Nobody Asked Us, But ...: Start the day off with a good laugh

Every now and then, you just need to start off the day with a laugh. Barb Gregg from Idaho sent us this one off the Internet ... "A cowboy walks into a bar and orders three mugs of beer. He sips out of each one and, when finished, orders three more. The bartender comes up and tells the cowboy, 'You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it ... it would taste better if you bought one at a time.' The cowboy replies, 'You see, I have two brothers ... one lives in Wyoming, the other in Arizona ... so when we left Texas, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together.' The cowboy became a regular at the bar, and always drank this way ... one for himself, and two for his brothers. The bartender and the other patrons thought this was a nice thing to do. One day, however, the cowboy comes in and only orders two mugs of beer. All the customers fell silent. The bartender went up to the cowboy and said, 'I don't want to intrude on your grief, but we want to offer our condolences on your loss.' The cowboy looked puzzled for a moment, then started to smile. 'Oh, no, everybody's just fine. It's just that my wife and I joined the Mormon Church and I had to quit drinking. Didn't affect my brothers though.'" (Yes, we know ... we're going to hell on the fast track)

Happy birthday's to Vicky Ellis and Tracy Larkin Thompson. Older and better, we're sure. Lisa Tolda, a great photographer in our area, is now freelancing. Contact her at or call her on her cell, 848-8124, if you want a picture taken. You won't be disappointed. She's greaaaaat!

Carolyn would like to thank Washoe County Deputy Sawyer for being ever so nice while giving her a speeding ticket. She had been visiting her sick mother and was rushing home to bed. She gave him her best "I'll never do it again" look, but it didn't prevail, and she got the ticket anyway. Still, he was very kind, and she did appreciate it.

Maizie needs her hearing checked. She was listening to the Jack in the Box ad about "Minnesota burgers," and wondering what in heck they were, when she realized they were saying "mini sirloin" burgers. That's the ad that sings "cows the size of schnauzers" which is pretty funny. Right up there with the Heineken beer ads on men's and women's closets. We are easily entertained in the midst of all our war and economic woes.

LOTS of things going on in the area: Carson High's Fairytale Theatre presents "King Midas and the Touch of Gold" at the Community Center tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. What a great thing to take your kids to. Dayton High School and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce are getting together tomorrow evening at the high school at 5:30 p.m. for a Band and BBQ fundraiser to help buy them uniforms. Anyone can go and help them out and have lots of music, food, and fun. A family affair. On May 1, a fundraiser, "Suds and Sounds," will be held at the Plaza Hotel Conference Center in Carson City at 5:50 p.m. to benefit the WNC baseball and softball teams. For information call 445-3240. Sounds like a blast. Don't forget this is the last weekend you can see "Journeys End" at the Brewery Arts Center. A terrific play (883-1976). Today is also the last day for the Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare Auxiliary leather sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hospital. Up to 75 percent off on great items.

Please call Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign, and Congressman Dean Heller, to continue the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act when it comes up in Congress soon, with the funding it needs. You will be doing a great favor to all families who have been or may be harmed by child predators. Thank you for helping.

And remember (from Ken Fraser off the Internet): "Red meat is not bad for you ... fuzzy green meat is." ICK

- Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. They can be reached by e-mail at


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