Monday, January 2, 2012

Enjoy Yourself!

Photos taken at the El Paso Saddle Blanket Company

Live every day as if it were your last and then some day you'll be right.  ~H.H. "Breaker" Morant

Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.  ~Elbert Hubbard and/or Bugs Bunny

Cowboy Casket.
Click to enjoy the tooled leather and fringe. Who wouldn't want this one?

Spend the afternoon.  You can't take it with you.  ~Annie Dillard

Don't be fooled by the calendar.  There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.  ~Charles Richards

Another really tacky cowboy casket (tacky in a good way, of course)

Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite.  
Or waiting around for Friday night 
or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake 
or a pot to boil 
or a better break 
or a string of pearls 
or a pair of pants 
or a wig with curls 
or another chance.  
Everyone is just waiting.  ~Dr. Seuss


turquoisemoon said...

Fun, fun post. Great pics!!! For some reason I thought the quote by HH "Breaker" Morant was a quote by Bugs Bunny??!!! Maybe that's just where I heard it...hahaha

turquoisemoon said...

Ooops...I mean the one by Elbert Hubbard. That's the one I learned from Bugs Bunny...hahaha

Mage said...

Simply wonderful skulls for day of the dead. I love em...

clairz said...

Turq, perhaps we are both right. I see that quote is attributed to both Elbert and Bugs in various places on our beloved interwebs, the place where truth lives. Another favorite Bugs Bunny quote: "I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque!"

John said...

Dr. Seuss, of course, is my favorite philosopher. Seriously.

When I was a boy, my mom had me in a book club, and I received one brand new Dr. Seuss book every month. Decades later, I read these books to my daughter and realized I had become the fish in The Cat in the Hat--the worrier. So I scanned a page from the book, enlarged the fish in a teapot image, and put it on my desk at work, a reminder to stop worrying! Much wisdom in those books from the doctor, for kids and adults alike.

Joyful said...

Great quotations and wonderful pics to go along with them. Happy New Year!

Joyful said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm amazed at the number of books you can read in a year and still manage to do other time consuming things. I love to read but it is challenging to read 24 books a year.

Mage said...

I don't know which of your blogs to read, but I will find you. :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Good reminder as we begin a brand new year. But what the heck?! Why are you shopping in a store that sells Day of the Dead skulls and cowboy caskets?


clairz said...

Lisa, the El Paso Saddle Blanket Co. has lots of rugs, blankets, leather goods, etc. We went there with some friends who have just moved to the area. It was a great field trip. I guess I could have taken some pix of blankets, but I was more interested in the odder items for sale. Stay tuned, more to come!

Linda said...

Well that's a novel start to the year! Seize the moment indeed.

Ms. Becky said...

hey hey, thanks for the fun Clair! stopping by to wish you all the best in 2012. cheers!

Beth said...

Those sure are some fancy caskets, Clair. So cushy! Good to know the dearly departed can sleep in comfort. :-)

Actually, someone once told me a story of someone they knew who bought their casket ahead of time and used it as a bed.

Great quotes---I enjoyed them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Clair! I came back to look and listen to the video, even though I knew what the song would be (It was running thru my head as soon as I saw the title of your post the other day). Couldn't listen to a video just then .....enjoyed it today -- thanks!! I loved this post.

And, BTW, Dr Seuss is my favorite poet in the world ;>)