Thursday, April 30, 2009
You Believe that Love is Devotion
When you think of love, you think of committing to one person for the rest of your life. In love, you see things as they are. You accept and love your partner's faults. If you are in love, you want the whole world to know it. You don't hold back with letting people know. You are patient in love. You are willing to wait for the right person and the right time.
Here we have the AP (!) correcting the facts for Bambi. Gotta keep it real, dawg.
Bambi may be reluctantly refusing to delve into Bush Administration policies regarding interrogation techniques that some are laughingly calling torture, but AG Eric "You're all cowards" Holder is contemplating assisting Spain with an Inquisition. By what stretch of the imagination do they think we should allow another country to investigate our government, let alone charge a former President with any crimes?
I see Nancy "Bugeye" Pelosi is gloating over Specter switching parties, because now they'll have enough on their side there'll be no more need to explain themselves. She may not want to gloat too much, though; Specter voted against the 2010 budget.
For those of you who watched Bambi on TV tonight, I'm sorry. It wasn't my fault; I didn't vote for him. He was in Arnold, Missouri Wednesday morning shooting his mouth off about something. Between 200-300 tea party protestors showed up to let him know there is opposition out here. I thought that was pretty good for short notice on a weekday morning.
I guess he's starting to take notice. He felt the need to mock those who participated in the Tax Day protests:
“Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, Obama said, “let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.”Does he think we weren't serious? Does he really think we don't want to fix these things? Does he think we want to be protesting rather than doing other things with our families? I truly don't think he's going to take any of us seriously until there is a protest in Washington, D.C. Someone needs to start planning one of those, if they haven't already. Could be I just haven't heard about it yet.
Enough of that. I don't want to have nightmares tonight.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I started this pathetic excuse for a blog five years ago today. I can't believe I've stuck with it, because I'm really good at not finishing things. I guess when there is no "finish" to begin with, you can't get there. Or something like that.
I got this beautiful picture from desicomments.com . Isn't it nice? I found it when I did an image search for anniversary pictures. I hope they don't mind me using it. If they do, I'm sure someone will let me know.
This blog has changed a lot over the years, yet the basics are still shining through. I still love posting about strange news items, still adore doggies, and still complain about idiots in office. I promise those things will never change. And now I think I'll go eat some ice cream. Because I can.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I won't be watching. If I want a nap, I'll take one on my own. Unlike Lawrence Summers, Bambi's top economic advisor, I can keep my eyes open when I'm in a meeting. Anyway, I didn't enjoy the first 100 the first time, I don't want to relive it.
That's it for Phriday Phideaux. Thanks again to ihasahotdog.com for nearly all the great photos we use for this segment. See ya next Phriday!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Have y'all seen this? I'm sure the liberals are watching it closely. From the reading I've been doing, I'd say we're in the middle right now. Not gonna guarantee how much longer that will last, though. People tend to get tired of being treated like they don't matter, like they are brain-damaged if they don't believe in Bambi, and don't like being accused of being a domestic terrorist just because they own guns and believe in God. More than a half million people showed up at the tea parties across this country, and that was on a weekday in the afternoon while a good many were working. I'm waiting for someone to organize one for the National Mall (all the best protests eventually make it there), to see how many turn out. I dare say it will be more difficult for the administration to pretend it didn't happen after that.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
If you're going to put up a sign, at least get the spelling right!
Now the limberness (is that a word?) of this guy is impressive, but...ouch!! That makes me cringe, and I'm a girl!
It's about time. Dan Brown has finally finished his sequel to The DaVinci Code and it is available for pre-order at Amazon, even though it won't be published until September. It's called The Lost Symbol, and if it is half as good as the rest of his novels, I'll be up all night reading it. I've read all of his novels, and he can really mess with your mind as you try to figure out the solution to the mystery. If you want, you can click on the link in the right-hand column and pre-order a copy for yourself.
I'll dump some more links later if I can. See ya!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Yeah, I won't go to a re-education camp, either. Seriously thinking of moving to Texas. I've never lived in another country before.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
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Saturday, April 11, 2009
The Preakness. Second leg of the Triple Crown of horseracing. Would it still be the Preakness if it were run anywhere but Pimlico? The lawmakers in Maryland don't think so. They are in the process of declaring eminent domain on the racetrack and grounds to keep the owner from selling it. Not cool.
The other story reminds me of my days as a teenager in Kansas City. The church our family attended would have suppers once a month or so. Anyone could call and order dinners, usually fried chicken dinners with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, hot rolls, and dessert, and a church member would deliver it to their home. No proselytizing, just good deeds. Plus it was a good way to raise funds for things like carpeting for the sanctuary, etc. The teen group would occasionally do one of these dinners, usually tacos, to raise money for stuff like trips to the skating rink. If we'd had to deal with these idiots, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish as much. Bad law, folks. Change it quickly.
You Are a Snow Leopard
You have learned that you must rely on yourself, and yourself alone, to live a happy life.
You are understand the world better than most people you know. You are very perceptive and intuitive.
You need lots of space to think. If you don't get the space you need, you're likely to bite someone's head off.
Because you are so thoughtful and solitary, people find you to be intense and mysterious. You're even seen as intimidating.
Friday, April 10, 2009
They didn't finish the game until one o'clock this morning, but the Springfield Cardinals won their season opener against the Frisco Rough Riders with a score of 16-4. Not a bad start, even if it was wet.
A cell phone used by a Wyoming 13-year-old to run up a nearly $5,000 phone bill will text no more thanks to her angry father and his hammer.She was also grounded. How sweet it is!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
1. What color is your toothbrush? White
2. Name one person who made you smile today. Tim Conway
3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Getting ready to go to sleep.
5. What is your favorite candy bar? Sometimes Mounds, sometimes Three Musketeers
6. Have you ever been to a strip club? No.
7. What is the last thing you said aloud? “Gimmee kisses.” (to the dog)
8. What is your favorite ice cream? Chocolate
9. What was the last thing you had to drink? French vanilla cappucino.
10, Do you like your wallet? Never carry one. Don't use a purse, either.
11, What was the last thing you ate? Tuna salad sandwich
12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week? No.
13, The last sporting event you watched? NCAA Final Four Championship.
14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? Light caramel.
15. Who is the last person you sent a text message? I've never done that.
16. Ever go camping? Yes, but not for a long time.
17, Do you take vitamins daily? No.
18, Do you go to church every Sunday? I don't really go anywhere, but I used to attend regularly.
19, Do you have a tan? Not unless you can get one from a lamp.
20,Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? That's a tough choice. I love both.
21, Do you drink your soda with a straw? No, and I don't use ice, either. Besides, bottles don't require straws.
22, What did your last text message say? See #15.
23, What are you doing tomorrow? Same thing I did today.
25, Look to your left, what do you see? A very fat beagle.
26, What color is your watch? I don’t wear a watch.
27, What do you think of when you hear Australia? Beautiful scenery (Hugh Jackman).
29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? Our local fast food places don't have drive thru service, so you have to go in.
30. What is your favorite number? 572
31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone? My pharmacist.
32. Any plans today? Nope.
33. How many states have you lived in? Two.
34. Biggest annoyance right now? I want to eat but I'm not hungry.
35, Last song listened to? Highway Star by Deep Purple.
36.Can you say the alphabet backwards? Can't everyone?
37. Do you have a maid service clean your house? Bwahahahaha!!
38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Black slip-ons.
39. Are you jealous of anyone? Rachel Lucas, because she's in the UK and I'd love to go there sometime.
40. Is anyone jealous of you? I hope not.
41. Do you love anyone? Yes, I love a lot of people.
42. Do any of your friends have children? Yes, they do.
43. What do you usually do during the day? Sleep.
44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now? I don't hate anyone, but there are some that I don't like very much.
45. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? Only when I answer the telephone.
46. What color is your car? Light blue.
47. Do you like cats? Not as much as dogs.
48. Are you thinking about someone right now? No, I'm thinking about answering this question.
49, Have you ever been to Six Flags? No, the closest I've been is Worlds of Fun in KC.
50. How did you get your worst scar? Gall bladder and appendix removal, August 1984.
And for those who noticed, yes there were some numbers skipped, but I didn't even notice until now and I'm not going back to change them all. Accept it. I did.
Some more fun:
An 87 year old English woman and her husband were on their way to church, and her scooter kicked into overdrive, leaving him in the dust. They caught up to her five miles later.
Another case of 911 abuse. This time, a Texas woman called to complain that her rice dish didn't have enough shrimp.
A truck driver in California wrecked his semi, and said it was the burrito's fault.
Last, but definitely not least, the idiot who was elected back in November actually took twelve teleprompters with him. Aren't we being mocked enough around the world without this kind of crap?
Enough about him. I'm gonna go take my handful of meds and go to bed. See ya!
Monday, April 06, 2009
If you want to focus on your writing, try the soundtrack from Braveheart. I wrote half my paper on one run through. Best thing since classical for schoolwork.
For play, by far the GREATEST ROCK ALBUM EVER...sorry. The greatest rock album ever made is Machine Head by Deep Purple. What can I say? The worst song on the disc is Smoke On The Water, and that's only because I've heard it so many times. I don't understand why they always want to play the live version on the radio. The studio version is much better. If I had a CD player in my car, and this disc, I'd probably get a ticket at least once a week. Definite driving music. Woo! If you're more into folksy stuff, you can't be CSN&Y. Their harmonies touch the soul.
Created by Recipe Star
Two Dogs, I should have asked you to help me with my Cost Accounting class. You probably know more about it than I ever will.
And now for some fun. The first one goes out to my younger sister (you know who you are) just because it cracked me up. They were having a problem with geese in Canada and decided to scare them off with a couple of cardboard coyotes. It didn't work out so well:
A jogger out for a run early one morning came across the coyote cutouts and was so startled she ran to a nearby construction site.Bwahahaha!! They had it surrounded!! Oh, my sides!
There, she told a worker a coyote had 'barked' at her and that she feared it would give chase, McCallum said.
The worker called 911 and Sarnia police were dispatched.
They arrived on the scene and quickly surrounded the coyote, only then discovering it was made of cardboard.
Next, for my older sister (yeah, you) this story just because you really get my sense of humor. Somebody decided to blow up a statue of Lenin but that didn't work, either:
One of Russia's most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been bombed, leaving the Bolshevik revolutionary with a gaping hole in his rear.I'm guessing it was a gas bomb.
And this one to my oldest sister (hey, sissy dawg) just because she has a chihuahua who probably needs to stay in shape to keep from getting stepped on. The UK has opened their very first pet gymnasium. Could be interesting:
Trained exercise co-ordinators will run a series of group exercise classes which will include Pooch Paunch Buster, Puuuroebics, Wag Attack, Canine Crunch and Pawlates.Yep, could be interesting... to watch.
Now I need one for my brother, Uncle Turkey. For the man who has received some of the strangest gifts for Christmas from me that you can imagine, you won't be getting one of these. Although I think around here they would need to use a possum instead of a fox. ACK!!
That's it for now. School's out. I'm free for a couple of weeks. Daughter in town for one night because she has a custody thing tomorrow, so I'm not sleeping anyway until they get back from court. Gonna be a long morning. See ya!
Friday, April 03, 2009
I'm so jealous of blog-queen Rachel Lucas. Not only are she and Mr. Rupert (NHRN) living in England for three years, just a hop, skip and jump from the places on this planet I'd most like to visit, they are going to a play starring Sir Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart. On the same stage!! Peeps, this is huge! Captain Picard and Gandalf at the same time! Or, if you prefer, Professor Xavier and Magneto together again!! I'll go cry now.
As far as our so-called leader...an Ipod? Seriously? What's next? Gonna give the leader of China a Rubik's Cube? And what's the deal with bowing down to the king of Saudi Arabia? My President would never, EVER!! bow down to another head of state. And Michelle, for heaven's sake, I learned in grade school that when you meet the Queen of England, you're supposed to curtsy. Of course, when I went to grade school they also taught proper telephone etiquette, dining etiquette, etc. In second grade. This crap is really getting embarrassing.
That's it for now. I've got to work on these papers. Then out of school for two weeks before I start my Bachelor's Program. Woo hoo!!
Now wasn't that special? Thanks, as always, to ihasahotdog.com for their pics. See ya next Phriday!
Thursday, April 02, 2009
You are Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)
You love your significant other and you are a tough cookie when in a conflict.
|Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)||90%|
|Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)||85%|
|Wash (Ship Pilot)||70%|
|Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic)||65%|
|Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)||60%|
|Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)||50%|
|Derrial Book (Shepherd)||40%|
|Inara Serra (Companion)||30%|
|A Reaver (Cannibal)||20%|
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
This global warming/climate change crap is really getting old: California legislators are actually considering banning black cars to cut down carbon emissions. Gimme a break.
It's not just here, though. The crazy has infected the entire world. In Australia, a group is advocating giving the inmates the keys to their prison cells, because the prisons will be safer that way. Okay.
And now, the lighter side of the news:
A Japanese company is trying to convince women to give up their thongs or other forms of undergarments, and wearing loincloths instead. No freakin' way, pal.
It seems squirrels in Kansas are going bald. While this may be slightly humorous, thinking about bald headed squirrels running around town, the part I found most amusing is that this was listed as "Breaking News".
A minor league baseball team in Michigan is planning to sell a monster burger at their home games this year. The burger is made of 5 beef patties, 5 slices of cheese, a cup of chili and salsa and corn chips on a bun. Now while that doesn't scream out "health food" to me, a vegan advocacy group is demanding they put a warning label on the burger. Really?
And last, but certainly not least, a couple of idiots have devised a life vest for polar bears to get them through the nightmare of global warming that is melting the poles. I just want someone to tape their attempts to put a life jacket on a polar bear. That would be a sight to behold.
See ya Phriday!