Thursday, March 31, 2005

Deep Thoughts

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

Wednesday, March 30, 2005


You know, I added the thing in my sidebarthat gives anyone on my site the ability to see if anyone else is on my site..
just not who..

Now, when I get on and see someone else is on...

I wanna know who it is!

I need to find one that tells who it is.. or just take it off. It messes with my simple mind. LOL

I had a great Easter, how about you guys? My sister came up and we ate, watched movies, ate, played 20th anniversary Trivial Pursuit, ate.
You get the picture..

I sooooo need a new job. I am working way to much and feeling that any day the axe could fall.

We are going to Texas in a couple of weeks to go to Texas Motor Speedway and the Nascar race. It just happens to be at my son's birthday. He wants to go to Babes..


Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Just a bunch o s**t

Did you hear on the news that Newark used part of their money given them from the Justice Department earmarked for anti-terrorism to buy 2 new air conditioned trash trucks?
They can't understand why anyone is upset. After all they can be used to haul hazardous waste if we are attacked again..
The trucks are equipped with air conditioning, comfortable seating and power windows and cost $174,804 each.
A spokesman for the Homeland Security Office said if the money was from their office they would not have been able to buy trash trucks...

I can see it........


Sunday, March 27, 2005

Happy Easter to All! Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Friday, March 25, 2005

Friday's Funnies

A lawyer and a redhead are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY. The lawyer leans over to her and asks if she would like to play a fun game. The redhead just wants to take a nap, so she politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The lawyer persists and explains that the game is really easy and a lot of fun. He explains: "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5, and visa-versa."
Again, she politely declines and tries to get some sleep.
The lawyer, now somewhat agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $50".
This catches the redhead's attention and, figuring that there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, she agrees to the game.
The lawyer asks the first question: "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?"
The redhead doesn't say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a five-dollar bill and hands it to the lawyer.
Now, it's the redhead's turn. She asks the lawyer: "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?"
The lawyer looks at her with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. He taps into the digital cell phone via infra-red wireless connection to his modem port and searches the Net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends E-mail to all his co-workers, friends, clients, and suppliers that he knows. And then some. All to no avail.
After over an hour, he wakes the redhead and hands her $50. The redhead politely takes the $50 and turns away to get back to sleep.
The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the redhead and asks, "Well, so what IS the answer?"
Without a word, the redhead reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5, and goes back to sleep.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Just doin' what the news tells me too....

Last night on the news one of the stories was about spring being here and doing your part to make sure mosquitoes don’t breed in your yard.


I posted little pics of me holding a bug light all over the yard saying “No Sex Here Suckers!”
Every few feet I posted little billboards with ads for:
Little Mosquito Condoms
Mosquito Birth control

Made a shopping list for today…
Magnifying glasses,
Micro exacto knife
mawaaa ha ha
(think about it...)

Then I posted my shopping list outside...
For all fly by's to see.

I also found myself pondering these things:

Can mosquitoes get hung up like dogs?

If I squirted them with the water hose, like my momma did the neighbors dogs (she told me where just playing leap frog by the way), would they drown or fall into the puddle I made and be VERY FRUITFUL?

Do mosquitoes have little mosquito prostitutes with little mosquito pimps driving little mosquito Cadillac’s? I can just here that, "Yo Bitch, give me my money!", in that annoying, high pitched buzzing tone.

Can they “do it” on the fly?

Can you tell it was late and I was tired?

Deep Thought

If something "goes without saying" then why do people still say it?

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Got Paint?

Our Helpers Posted by Hello

It's a bird..

It's a plane

It's Nosey Kat!

Why is it every time we paint she thinks the top step is her's? Hasn't she read the warning sign not to use as a step??
The one at the bottom is smarter..
He must can read..

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


Camilla says she doesn't want to be called Queen.

uh huh

Monday, March 21, 2005

The right to life , the right to die

We have all heard a lot about Terri Shiavo, her condition, her parents and husbands fight over her life. We can all go online and find pro’s and con’s to what is going on today. examples here and here.
I, myself, would never want to be in her condition, and I do find it sad that the courts have intervened for many reasons. It does though, make quite the point for having a living will, and they can be filed for any doctor or hospital use here.

But first, what happened to Terri? A supposed potassium level condition brought on her heart failure, leading to her diagnosis of being in a Persistant Vegetative State Rumors have it that the condition could be because of anorexia or bulimia. So far online and in the news, I haven’t seen where anyone in the family agrees that she had an eating disorder, but if you read the last link on this blog, signs point that way. But, does it really matter why? It happened and she became like she is regaurdless. There have been doctors testify there is no hope yet others testify there is. What faith do you but in that when these days for money, publicity or whatever, your lawyer can find a doctor somewhere to back up your story or beliefs.
In other speculations people have said her husband Micheal Shiavo, beat her and her condition was the result of some part of a beating with strangulation. That he doesn't want her coming out of this state for fear she will tell on him. Wouldn’t you think the EMT’s who came to her aid that fateful day, would have seen those signs (bloodshot eyes, marks around the neck etc). Also if there was any question of this happening would you not think that it would have been brought out in the lawsuit against her doctors for not diagnosing her condition? They won 1 million dollars for her being mis-diagnosed. More debating goes on as to where that money really went but it appears it has mostly gone to pay for this legal battle.
What is a Persistant Vegetative State: (quoted from another link) Sometimes, following a coma, a person may enter what is known as a persistent vegetative state; patients in persistent vegetative state have lost all cognitive neurological function but are still able to breathe and may exhibit various spontaneous movements. They may even be awake and appear to be normal but, because the cognitive part of their brain no longer functions, they are not able to respond to their environment. A vegetative state can last for years.
Can last for years.


Have you heard about Sarah Scatlin?
Can you imagine “waking up” after 20 years?
The husband: He says it is a matter of a promise he made to Terri.
Is he, Michael Schiavo, a champion for his wife? Trying to keep a promise made that he (and a few others) supposedly heard her say? He has turned down repeated offers of substantial sums to back away from his fight, all refused. He says it isn’t the money, yet a promise he made to her. Her parents and others fault him for “moving on” and having a family.
The parents: I can certainly understand the emotional, physical, mental bonds of a parent. I have seen parents hold on to that what ifs and wanting the best for their child. Hell I would want that for my child. Who wants to give up any hope!
If you use Sarah Scatlins case again, when do you draw the line?
Have they both turned this into a fight amongst themselves and who is right?
Polls taken recently seem to think the government should not br involved in Terri's case.
Will she feel anything or have pain? Studies show, that when that part of the brain dies, there is no sense of pain or suffering. Are they sure? I saw the news the other night when they showed her brain, or lack of brain tissue. All signs point to her not having feeling and not coming out of this state. How many people have come out of this state and been able to tell anyone how they feel?

What if the media never got involved in the first place? This would already be over.

What if the government wasn’t “butting in”? This would be over

What if she had said she didn’t want to live that way?

What if she had a living will? No one would be in the position they are in.

What if she does come out of her vegetative state to some degree?
Will she have enough knowledge to be glad or sad at where she is?
So many questions, so few straight forward answers in a case like this.
Except one.
I do not what to live that way.
What did Terri want?

This is the 3rd time her tube has been removed.
The third time her body starts shutting down.
God I wish she could talk..
end note: a thousand words about Terri Schiavo

Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Big Link

Time to read this weeks BIG LINK..Check it out!

Friday, March 18, 2005

Friday's Funnies

Essential additions for the workplace vocabulary:
(This weekends Challenge, Lets all use all these words in a short story and post them, let me know you wrote your story in comments!)

BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager who flies in, makes alot of noise, shits on everything, and then leaves.

ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing the boss' ass rather than working hard.

SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.

MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch potato.

SITCOMs: Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.

STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.

SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The Anna Nichole show or the Bachelor is
a prime example.

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve .

404: Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message "404 Not Found"
(meaning that the requested document, like the person's brain, could not be located).

GENERICA: Features of the North American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, subdivisions.

OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a BIG mistake.

WOOFYS: Well Off Older Folks.

CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously farting while passing thru a cube farm, then enjoying the sounds of dismay and disgust(leads to PRAIRIE DOGGING).

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Meet up

Tonight I am going to my first meet up meeting!


Should be fun meeting some new people AND getting to meet at Panera Bread to boot!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Spare the rod and spoil the child?

Today's "call in topic" on my early morning ride to work was rather you should or should not spank your child.
What? I didn't know there was a choice!
I don't agree with beating a child. leaving marks or getting so mad you take your anger out with your hand or other things.
I also think things have gotten way out of hand when if you are seen spanking your child and you are afraid someone will turn you in to child welfare.
We are talking a spanking here, not beating..
I was suprised at how many called in that they would not or did not spank their kids.
It is a natural instinct for children to test their boundries. As they get older their tests get stretched a little farther, and farther, and farther. If all they get is a "talking to" or told to "sit out" till they can play fair. What are we telling our kids?
"Oh if I get caught cheating on my test, and dad finds out all I will get is a "talking to""
"Smoke some pot? why not, if mom finds out I will get sent to my room and I can use the "quiet time""
That has to lead to bad things.
Every offense is not a spankable offense but at times I do believe it is called for. I was spanked and if most of the parents where honest so where they. I wasn't spanked at every offense, but if it was serious and I didn't obey, or had done it before and been warned. The worst thing I had to do was get my own switch. That made it all the worse and my parents knew that. I don't want to beat children and I am not mentally scarred. I DO know right from wrong and wrongs have an effect and it ain't the silent treatment.
I spanked my son and he is no worse for the wear. He is a good kid putting his self though college.
Majority of teenagers now have no respect. For things, elders, people in general, etc. Have you seen many help an old person? Pull over when a funeral is passing? Understand the power of working for a living?
Hummm I wonder why.
Many people my age are of the baby boomer age and wanting to give their kids a better life since the majority of baby boomers can afford it. They have been given cars, money, credit cards..
What is this really teaching them? That everything should be handed to them? That there are no repercussions to doing bad things?
Seems to me it has gotten a little worse year by year.
I was 16 before I could wear make up. Now 13 year olds look over 18.
I got a car at 15 only because I qualified for a hardship license (I worked after school. I also had to make my own [horror] carpayment. Now most every teen has a new ride.
One lady at work can barely make it back and forth in her 80 model car, but her daughter is sure doing well in her 2004 model. AND she bitches when she has to help her mom. Mom can't afford a newer car right now cause she has to many other bills. One of them being her daughters car payment. What is wrong with this picture?
I guess I could go on and on but...
I was spanked and I didn't turn out so bad, did you? Did you really?
This is my opinion and my opinion only. I am of age. I am entitled to it. It's my right
Feel free to disagree, as I am sure many will. It's your right.
But you won't change my mind. Proof is in the pudding so to speak.

"...optimal disciplinary responses begin with less severe tactics, such as reasoning, but proceed to firmer disciplinary tactics when the initial tactic achieves neither compliance nor an acceptable compromise." from Robert Larzelere, Boys' Home

Monday, March 14, 2005

Today I drove in Canada

Not physically,
Let me explain.

The hub and I where making some adjustments in our bills. I sold my truck, took over his car and he got a Kia Amanti.
His car is was a Chrysler Pacifica.
If you call it a mini van I will kill you.. its NOT a minivan! LOL
Anyway, I get a new ride, get to help him and since I had equity in my truck, we get to pay uncle sam! cha!
Anyway I degress.
Sunday when he went to play with the boys, (pool and a round of hooters) I cleaned and shined it up. Wet Tire on the wheels, STP on the dash and all the plastic accents, vacumn the hell out of it..
Monday was my first day to drive it "offically". I am on my way to work and look down and FREAK OUT!!! I am going 120! But there is no way I am going that fast as I am not passing cars at an unbelievable rate.
OMG it is 2c outside!
And my milage has shot WAY up..
My head is spinning!
What did I do!
OMG I screwed it up!
Finally I figure out that I must have hit some button in my cleaning endevours that changed the measurements to metric. (Those crafty people at Chrysler being so flexable as they are.) If I lived on a border state I could really use this feature...
So I look around at the dials and switches and can't figure it out. Besides I can't fix that now driving down the road so I just float along and guess how fast I am de me whistle...
Got to work..
Found the button..
Fixed it..
made fun of myself all day!

Sunday, March 13, 2005

My Boys Posted by Hello

Sunday Afternoon

The hub went for a round or two of pool and a trip to hooters this afternoon with his guy friends and I was looking forward to the time to write. I wanted to work on my story, but it was a beautiful day.
Sun shining,
blue skies,
65 to 70 degrees
and a slight crisp breeze.
So I couldn't resist and spent most of my time outside. I cleaned my car, cruised the Sonic and got a Cherry-Vanilla Dr. Pepper, sat on my back porch and vegged. I cracked the windows open and the cats spent most of the afternoon sitting in them. I came in and ate a piece of cake, yum!!!
The boys took a nap...

Now it is dark and there is lightening on the horizon and the sound of thunder in the air. My wind chimes are going CRAZY!!! Rain to sleep by..

Ah the loveliness of Sunday.

Hope yours was as good.

See ya Monday!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Friday Funnies


MARKETING: You are ambitious yet stupid. You chose a marketing degree to avoid having to study in college, concentrating instead on drinking and socializing - which is pretty much what your job responsibilities are now. Least compatible with Sales.

SALES: Laziest of all signs, often referred to as "marketing without a degree", you are also self-centered and paranoid. Unless someone calls you and begs you to take their money, you like to avoid contact with "customers" so you can "concentrate on the big picture". You seek admiration for your golf game throughout your life.

TECHNOLOGY: Unable to control anything in your personal life, you are instead content to completely control everything that happens at your workplace. Often even YOU don't understand what you are saying, but who the hell can tell?! It is written that the Geeks shall inherit the Earth.

ENGINEERING: One of only two signs that actually studied in school, it is said that ninety percent of all Personal Ads are placed by engineers. You can be happy with yourself: your office is typically full of all the latest "ergodynamic" gadgets. However, we all know what is really causing your "carpal tunnel"...

ACCOUNTING: The only other sign that studied in school, you are mostly immune from office politics. You are the most feared person in the organization; combined with your extreme organizational traits, the majority of rumors concerning you say that you are completely insane.

HUMAN RESOURCES: Ironically, given your access to confidential information, you tend to be the biggest gossip within the organization. Possibly the only other person that does less work than marketing, you are unable to return any calls today because you have to get a haircut, have lunch, AND mail a letter!

MIDDLE MANAGEMENT/ DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT/ "TEAM LEADS": Catty, cut-throat, yet completely spineless, you are destined to remain at your current job for the rest of your life. Unable to make a single decision you tend to measure your worth by the number of meetings you can schedule for yourself. Best suited to marry other "Middle Managers", as everyone in your social circle is a "Middle Manager".

SENIOR MANAGEMENT: Catty, cut-throat, yet completely spineless, you are destined to remain at your current job for the rest of your life. Unable to make a single decision you tend to measure your worth by the number of meetings you can schedule for yourself. Best suited to marry other "Senior Managers", as everyone in your social circle is a "Senior Manager".

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Bright, cheery, positive, you are a fifty-cent cab ride from jumping off a cliff. As a child, very few of you asked your parents for a little cubicle for your room and a headset so you could pretend to play "Customer Service". Continually passed over for promotions, your best bet is to sleep with your manager.

CONSULTANT: 666 (Satan's spawn).

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

American Idol - the girls

I laugh..

and Jessica Sierra, OK she can kinda sing but I think she is trying to win on boobage
Tonight should be interesting..

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

American Idol - The Guys

Is it me or are the guys much better than the girls this year? Makes me kinda wonder why it has to be 6 girls and 6 guys in the top 12.
Last night they were a weeeeee bit disappointing though.
Bo Bice has been one of my favorites and after last night we certianly know he is Simons also. Anwar knocked it out of the park last night and he is got the looks too. Anthony is good too and I wish they would quit comparing him to Clay, athough I don't think he will win, I think he would make a good recording artist..

Are you watching? What do you think?

Sunday, March 06, 2005


A year ago today I met the hub for the first time...

We where going to celebrate and go to the restaurant tonight that we first went to.
The Village Tavern in Greensboro..

But I am sick

Doesn't THAT suck!

Friday, March 04, 2005

Friday's Funnies

10 Fun Things To Do In An Elevator...

1. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: "Shut up, dammit, all of you just shut UP!"
2. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: "Got enough air in there?"
3. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
4. On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go "plink" at the bottom.
5. Holler "Chutes away!" whenever the elevator descends.
6. Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce "You're one of THEM!" and move to the far corner of the elevator.
7. Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to other passengers "through" it.
8. Say "Ding!" at each floor.
9. Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your "personal space."
10. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
11. Stop at every floor, run off the elevator, then run back on

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Ramblings and Irony

Is it me or is it a bit of irony that the theme song to "The Apprentice" is For the Love of Money by the O-Jays?!?! (I like the show by the way, but not as much as Lost.)

Not paid attention to the lyrics.. click here

Is The Donald making a subliminal statement?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A conversation between my son and my self last Friday night

I call him

Ring ring

Son: YO

Mom: What are you doing?

Son: Resting and doing nothing before I go to work

Mom: Well listen, I am at Dillards and they are having a fantastic sale. What are the colors that you have to wear to work now?

Son: Khaki pants and black shirt

Mom:What size are your pants

Son: I don’t know 34 X 34 I think

Mom: OH, Look at this shirt (me to the hub)

(Then to my son) Would you wear any polo type shirts? Here are some really marked down in green and blue and…

Son: Mom I am really a T shirt and jeans kind of guy for school, between that and work I don’t wear anything else. And you know how you and Lisa are about buying me clothes...

Mom: I hardly ever buy you clothes because you are so picky.. but this is free, what up with that??
Mom: OH here are some Khaki’s these say 36 X 34, but I think they are tagged wrong and are 34’s. I will get them and send them to you. If they are to big I will pay for alterations as these are cheap enough. Besides for work who will notice.

Son: Mom, I can’t be looking scrungy and all…

This from a T shirt and jeans kind of guy…