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BLAINESWORLD (formerly STUFF)--the newsletter--contains some jokes, hopefully not too risqué; websites; reviews, etc. It began in 1996 and has come out on a more or less weekly basis since then.

For this missive to work best, it needs to be a two-way process; i.e., you need to share your thoughts and ideas. I will do likewise. And toward that end, I'd like you to think about the following: If I gave you a dollar, and you gave me a dollar back, we'd each have a buck. However, if I gave you a joke, quote or idea, and if you gave me one back, we'd each have two.

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In this issue

1. Reflections

2. Joke 1

3. Joke 2

4. Joke 3

5. A quote I like

6. Thought for the day


1. Reflections


A. Cynthia, my beautiful bride, and I:

(1) Had a blast at BUSINESS SINGS BROADWAY, a fundraiser for Asheville Community Theatre. 
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The high spot--for me at least--was performing "You Gotta Have Heart" with a great group of friends. L-R: Michael Trayford, Brian Biro, Keith Challenger, Mark Knollman, Doug Hauschild, Blaine Greenfield and Marvin Sadovsky. 

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Kudos to Jerry Crouch for directing us, as well as to Lenora Thom for her musical direction. If you'd like to view the result, please click:
http://youtu.be/W2Zm2LT2Tds

Mark also did a single number, "To All the Girls I've Loved Before." He had the audience in stitches; to see why, please click:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhOkKt5lcr4

It was also a thrill for me to be on stage (for both the opening and closing numbers with a whole bunch of other Asheville performers and/or members of the business community. If you look closely in the lower right corner of the picture (below), you'll even see me--or at least my thumb.

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As always, the talented Bradshaw Call was a big part of the reason that the even was such a huge success.

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If you would like to see more pictures from the event, please click the following links: 
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B. During the week, I  had the pleasure of viewing an excellent presentation from Tina FireWolf (center) at the monthly meeting of the Asheville Jewish Business Forum. I was joined by my friend Tebbe Davis (left).

Her topic was "Ignite the Warrior Within--Communicating from Chaos to Love." In particular, I liked this one suggestion she made: "Teach other people how to treat you."
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C. In addition, I got to attend a nice party for Tasha Lief (center) who will soon be leaving to study in France. That's my friend Bob Player (right).

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D. Kindly note that the submission date for the following contest has been extended one week .  . . 

***** CONTEST #17******
One lucky winner will receive a copy of DIARY OF A FAILURE: THE ART OF FAILING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS. It is the story of two friends who grew up together, but who chose different paths in life. I reviewed it in BLAINESWORLD #827 and enjoyed it. 
Note: Though suitable for all ages, it is a book especially relevant to teenagers.
To enter: Put "CONTEST #17 in the subject of an email and send it to: bginbc@aol.com . . . make sure you include your name AND snail mail address in the body of the email . . . all entries must be received on or before 9 p.m. on Monday, September 1.

E. Please excuse the fact that you're reading an abbreviated issue of the newsletter this week. I'm putting it together from my laptop, so I don't have access to my regular computer. 

Why that's the case: I'm currently in Pennsylvania. Full details next week, including a report on my first skydiving experience.

All regular features of BLAINESWORLD will also resume then. 

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2. Joke 1

NEW CHALLENGE . . . thanks, y'all, for nominating me for this one! And now I'm calling on Seymour Butz, Anita Bath and Jacques Strap to do the same within the next 24 hours . . . or make a significant donation to the truly worthy BGPF (Blaine Greenfield Pocket Fund) organization. Checks accepted, but cash is even more appreciated.

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3. Joke 2

A young man saw an elderly couple at McDonald's. He noticed that they ordered one meal and an extra cup. As he watched, the gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half and counted the fries until each had half. Next, he poured half the Coke into the extra cup and gave it to his wife. The gentleman then began to eat, and his wife sat watching. . . . The young man decided to ask if they would allow him to purchase another meal, so that they didn't have to split theirs. The gentleman said, "Oh no. We've been married 50 years and everything has always been shared 50/50." . . . The young man then asked the wife if she was going to eat, and she replied, "It's his turn with the teeth."

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4. Joke 3
Mr. Curious here: This ever happen to you? 

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5. A quote I like

This brings to mind one of my favorite quotes: When asked how he felt on his 70th birthday, Maurice Chevalier replied, "Great, considering the alternative."  

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6. Thought for the day

Soooo true--and profound, too!

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PS. Make it a wonderful week! And see below for a good reminder for this upcoming Labor Day! Personally, I'm also grateful for these other things brought to us by labor unions: 
http://www.unionplus.org/about/labor-unions/36-reasons-thank-union

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