20 Quotes that make you Think

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A bit late with the blog this week, but decided to take some much needed time with family and friends, and it is, or was, Christmas. We will be busy up until the end of the year with massive sales. If you are in the area come in and check us out and ask us for the best deal and that Demea or Jim sent you.

The store has been really busy, but Jim and I and the kids, cats, enjoyed our Christmas.

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If you have been following my blog you will remember that I like to research stuff and often save quotes because I know I will have a tough time remembering them.

20 of the Best Quotes

Below are a few of my favorites that will make you think.

  • You live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
  • If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, build a door.
  • You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
  • Silence is better than bullshit
  • Sweat is fat crying
  • Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now
  • I am thankful for the difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly what I don’t want to be.
  • This too shall pass.
  • Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance you’ve got to keep moving.
  • Don’t be a woman that needs a man, be a woman a man needs.
  • Judging a person doesn’t define who they are, it defines who you are.
  • Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
  • Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.
  • Sometimes good things can fall apart so better things can fall together.
  • Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going.
  • Without money we’d all be rich.
  • When your past calls, don’t answer. It has got nothing new to say.
  • Be patient. You will get whatever you ask for in prayer.
  • Remind yourself that it is okay not to be perfect.
  • Accept the fact that some days you are the pigeon and others you are the statue.

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What are You Having for Christmas Dinner?

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The store has been really busy so once it again it has been impossible for Jim and I to get out and take a ride, mind you, the weather hasn’t been playing in our favor either. If we do get some time out we just relax at home and kick back at home with the kids, I mean cats.

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On one particular afternoon, I was reading something about Christmas Traditions on Facebook and then I got to thinking about food, Christmas dinner in particular. If you know anything about me and have been following my blog, you know I love to eat and found it fascinating that different cultures enjoy different food during the holidays. .

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Here in the United States turkey with stuffing, potatoes and gravy, roasted veggies and cranberry sauce is the norm when it comes to the Christmas Feast. Americans usually finish the meal off with a pumpkin or mince meat pie. Of course, not every family in the United States will sit down to a turkey dinner. Some will have ham while others may opt for roast beef or duck.

In Austria Christmas Day is spent feasting on fried carp, ham or goose, Sacher torte, which is a type of Austrian chocolate cake and Christmas cookies. Austria is very big on edible Christmas ornaments as well.

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Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom usually begins in the early afternoon with a roast turkey, duck, pheasant, goose, chicken, or capon. Sometimes the British may eat ham or roast beef. Sides consist of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pigs in a blanket, redcurrant jelly, bread pudding, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and parsnips. Dessert is usually a Christmas pudding, known as plum pudding or trifle with brandy butter.

Traditional Christmas dinner in Mexico is shared by family and friends and happens on Christmas Eve, or Niche Buena. Every year the family sets a location with the host of the event contributing the majority of the food, dinnerware, and decorations with guests bringing a side dish, alcohol or a dessert. Food can differ according to region, but usually includes menudo, birria, pozole, atole, and of course, tamales. Tamale preparation, which is practiced by people all over the United States, also varies from region to region with fillings like pork or beef with red sauce, chicken with a green chili sauce, and cheese tamales with jalapeno strips. Christmas also brings out the sweet tamales that are filled with strawberries, raisins, and pineapple.

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It’s called Christmas lunch in Australia and is based on the North American and traditional English feasts, however because Christmas falls during the summer months, ham, turkey or chicken is usually served cold with the majority of Australians opting for barbecues in order to avoid the heat. Seafood is a popular choice for Christmas lunch with Aussies enjoying crayfish, bugs, prawns, and lobster followed by Pavlova, which is a classic Australian dessert featuring fruit and baked meringue.

The New Road King Would Be Nice Under the Tree

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It sure would be nice to have a new Road King under the tree this year, but unless Santa is being more than generous, I don’t think that will happen on Christmas Day.

Jim and I test drove the new 2014 Road King and it really is something with fantastic features that would do us well in our next, “Travels with Harley.” It really is more affordable than you think starting at just $18,249. At that price, Jim and I could afford to add a few extras for the long haul. After test-driving the new Road King, it kind of reminds me of that old Jimmy Dean classic as it is perfectly understandable why Harley Davidson calls it the, “King of the Road.”

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Of course, if we really wanted to splurge, we would probably go for the new Harley Davidson CVO Road King. It truly has the classic style, heavy custom details, and long haul comfort that we have grown accustomed to on the Road King we ride now.

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Harley Davidson has been producing the CVO Road King, which translates to Custom Vehicle Operation, since 1999. If Jim and I do decide on the CVO Road King starting at $29,499 I’m not sure what color we would go with. I like the green that is on the Harley Davidson website, but I’m pretty partial to red as well. What I really like about the CVO is that it offers an entirely new level of customization. Unlike the standard Road King, it also features accessories that are not available anywhere else. We can even add the new 6.5” full color display, which features a touch screen.

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Honestly, I don’t know what Santa or Jim is putting under the tree this year, but it would sure be nice to have a brand new 2014 Road King for Christmas.

‘Twas the Night before Travels with Harley

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Jim and I have been so busy with the store that we have not had a chance to take the Road King out for a, “Travels with Harley,” but I am still getting my Harley Davidson fix from the World Wide Web, and found an interesting new twist on the classic, “Twas the Night before Christmas,” tale.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and I was out in the shed, my bike needed fixing, but I should be in bed. The rain began falling, but no snow was in site, still in the shed, I shivered in my boxers looking for a light.

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As I crouched in the corner I heard a grunt and a grown and looked up from my light and saw an old man with a frown. As he dragged his bag behind him, he left a big mess and bumped his head on the ceiling before falling on wet grass.

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The old white bearded man was soaked from head to toe with his bright red suit ruined by the mud and the ice. His map was torn and his words were not nice as he continued to slip on the rain and the ice. He then showed me his broken GPS with a very sad frown before he begrudgingly asked me for directions into town.

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We wiped off his sleigh before he said something about home, then flew off with his reindeer and a cup of coffee from my stove. He got back on track into the rain and the fog and happily thanked me by leaving a part for my hog.

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Jim and I chuckled after reading this and both thought about the new accessories that we could use for the Road King. Santa may not break down at our house this year, but you can be assured that there will be something under the tree before our next, “Travels with Harley.”