Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Bush Joke

Fire Destroys Bush Presidential Library

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tragic fire on Monday destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. Both of his books have been lost.

Presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer said the president was devastated, as he had not finished coloring the second one.

A couple of years ago, down the road a ways from me, a man shot his wife over a biscuit argument.

So, the Governator doesn't want tourism in California???

Shouldn't we be conquering the diseases and viruses we have on Earth now before possibly introducing new contaminants with this comet dust??

I hate Computers!

I have just spent about three hours trying to get my printer to work. It used to work fine, now, nothing. When I try to print I get a message that says my computer can't communicate with the printer and that I should unplug it and plug it back up, I should check the usb cable, and then I should restart the computer. Well, I do all those things and nothing happens. After about three tries, I got a message that said the computer had detected new hardware and wanted to look for the driver. So, I sent the computer on its mission to seek out the driver. Couldn't find it, which is strange because I sure haven't deleted anything off my computer. So, I reinstalled the printer. During the reinstallation, I was prompted to put in the driver disk. I didn't have a driver disk. At one time, I might have had one, but I don't know where it is now. That's what happens when Mom straightens up the house. So, I had to go to the Lexmark site and download the driver. It took two hours and the computer downloaded it into the Music file, which ironically, doesn't appear to have any music in it. Music file??? No wonder the computer can't find anything. Did I mention that I hate computers? Anyway, I restarted the computer. Still can't print. I should have just gone after the hair clog in the bathtub drain. It would have taken 10 minutes and I would have something to show for it (the hair clog and a well drained tub).
Today is the first day of my latest vacation. I'm so excited to be off again. I can watch more Alias, crash more planes with my Flight Simulator game (not that those crashes were intentional, but I was disappointed that my flight instructor didn't scream once) and eventually extract that huge hair clog out of my bathtub drain (yuck). I'm putting that one off for a while.

I gave Ria a blog for Christmas and she's actually made a couple of posts. So, click here to check out Riambra's Realm. She's an Everquest nut, if that interests you.

And since I haven't done this in a while, Check out Alfreds Cheese Emporium, my friends from England.

And here's Polly's blog, but she doesn't post very often. A definite slacker. It's not like she has house work to do or anything, she's got a wife for that - LOL.

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

I've begun work on January's Spymaster's Agenda. The calendar website keeps kicking me out. I guess it's what you can expect to get for free.

Bush Joke

Cheney and the Bushes on a Plane

Dick Cheney, President Bush and his father are flying on Air Force One. Dick looks at Dubya, chuckles and says, "You know, I could throw a $100.00 bill out the window right now and make one person very happy."

Dubya shrugs his shoulders and says, "Well, I could throw ten $10.00 bills out the window and make 10 people very happy." George Bush Senior says, "Of course then, I could throw one-hundred $1.00 bills out the window and make a hundred people very happy."

The pilot rolls her eyes, looks at all of them and says, "I could throw all of you out the window and make the whole country happy."

Pizza Survey

On my way home tonight, I saw that gas prices had raised $0.14 in just one day! Usually they only raise by $0.05 or so. This has to be price gouging because of the Gator Bowl and WVU Football's appearance in the event. I'm so tempted to email the local news and ask them to investigate.

Today at work I learned that despite the Governor ordering numerous rounds of budget cuts, the State office is planning on sending probably close to 100 people to a hotel three hours away for a two night stay for financial training. As a taxpayer, I am disgusted by this flagrant waste of my tax dollars. I'm trying to get out of the training. And it only has a little bit to do with the fact that I could teach this training with my eyes closed and I'd be bored to death if I had to go. A little bit more to do with the fact that I might just smack a few people, like Little Miss Commissioner, if I went.

Darlena was looking for file folders today at work and Angie and I helped her find a couple. Angie told her that her best bet was to steal them from people who weren't at work that day and I said that she could steal them from Tony since he doesn't even read policy, let alone organizes it with folders. Darlena was stunned. She said, "How did you know that's what I was going to do with these folders? I didn't tell you." I really freaked her out. I wasn't about to tell her it was a lucky guess. So, I let her think I was psychic. It was so funny. And then we had a bunch of idiots replying to all in our email today. Our email program at work lets you email groups of people at one time. So, they have set up a group that includes everyone in our agency. Well, idiots include that group on the email and that means 100's of people get an email that has nothing to do with them. Then the ones who shouldn't have gotten the email reply to all, which means they deliberately choose to send their response back to every single person who was originally included in the first email. Polly and I have just about had it with the reply to all syndrome. I was tempted to email the ram and ask her to suggest at her next big meeting she has to go to that everyone gets more email training. Polly's going to send them all those Pinstruck voodoo dolls. She can send one to Little Miss Commissioner with my blessings, but not my email addy :) Polly said she'd like to have some email training since she's never had any for this program. I asked her why she should bother with it, apparently all you learn is to reply to all and send a lot of people unnecessary email.
Check out the P.U. Litzers

Good for them!

A moment of silence, please to mark the passing of Earl Hindman. Wilson from the sitcom Home Improvement.

I want to add Little Miss Commissioner to this list.

I think it looks like Castro.

Who really captured Saddam?

Monday, December 29, 2003

So, the lottery was up to $170 Million last Saturday. We bought $10.00 worth of tickets and won $7.00. That was good considering we always lose all our money on the lottery. We plan to reinvest the $7.00 back into the lottery for Wednesday's drawing (it's up to $210 Million). It would be nice to win. Then I could bid a joyous and a totally in-your-face farewell to Little Miss Commissioner and open my own bookstore and be happy.

Today I sent off $10.00 to the local animal shelter. They do year-long memberships for people who donate $10.00, not that I want to be a member of an organization. I just wanted to give them some money. And I know from personal experience that $10.00 can feed eight cats for a week so I'm sure my donation will make a difference.
Time for a work rant: Little Miss Commissioner has struck again. I did an audit and sent it to the adj. unit like always. Little Miss Commissioner decided she wanted to disregard our policies and procedures so she ran to her boss, who can override anything I do, and got her boss to agree to let Little Miss Commissioner to do what she wanted to do. Why do I even have to do an audit if SHE is just going to do whatever she wants to? You know, it's days like these when it's almost tempting enough to become a case worker. I can understand why Brenda D. wanted to be a case worker. Hmmm.... my supervisor retires in July and there's a good chance that there will be a case worker opening shortly after that. That thought's just too scary to consider.
Sounds like Rod Stewart has a good idea.

10 Dumbest Quotes of 2003

But I just read on a tabloid that Camilla's going to be Queen???

What's German for 'Deads-ville'??

Another Best of 2003 list...

Polly, an RIAA story!!

Sunday, December 28, 2003

So, I was watching my Alias dvds today and they had a song playing called "River". At the time I watched this particular episode I thought the song was a really good choice for the moment in the show (a confrontation between Sydney and Jack). But today, I made the connection that this same song is on my Barry Manilow Christmas CD! Well, this thrilled me because this was my favorite song on Barry's cd. What a nice coincidence!

Saturday, December 27, 2003

I got my Alias dvds!! I've already watched the bloopers and deleted scenes. And a segment about how the make-up and costume people come up with Sydney's wigs and outfits. I can't wait to start watching the episodes. And I now have sound on my pc again. So, I will have to play with Flight Simulator. The Great File Migration has run into a snag, I think. I ended up copying files instead of moving them from one hard drive to another, but some of them didn't copy. Sent off an email to my personal Help Desk (my sister and brother-in-law) on that one.

Tomorrow is another day

And today is tomorrow if you were thinking about yesterday. And today I'm feeling a lot better, pepperoni stayed down - a true test of intestinal fortitude. But I think I've probably lost some weight thanks to the virus, so that's good. I'll be the only one to come to work Monday with less weight. LOL! That will be fun considering all those weight conscious women do that Atkins diet whenever they gain an ounce. Now the only disappointing thing is that there's nothing on tv to watch. Live and Let Die is on, and while I liked the song, and Jane Seymour, I didn't care much for the story. My sister found the Alias Season 2 dvd in P-Burg and she's going to be bringing it by tonight, so I'll have something to watch tomorrow. And since I only have to work Monday and Tuesday, I'll have five more days to watch the dvds. Can't wait for that.

Friday, December 26, 2003


I spoke too soon. Tossed my cookies a few times in the last few hours. So, that means that I'm not eating or drinking again until morning.


And I almost forgot, I had a three hour nap today too. Dad slept an hour longer. If I didn't feel so awful, I'd be excited at the prospect of being up all night.

Sick as a dog

To quote Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movies. Today, the day after Christmas, my dad and I woke up with tummy aches. He's thrown up a couple of times. I have fortunately avoided that so far. All I've eaten today is a slimfast meal on the go bar and a few crackers. I've drunk some water and some 7-up. I don't know what dad's eaten if anything. I think I hear him milling about in the kitchen now. But he did say that he had only had one cup of coffee today. He usually drinks that like water. However. I did manage to get to Walmart to check on the Alias Season 2 dvd - they didn't have it at my store. I bought some Christmas stuff on sale and came back home.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

What a nice story!!!!!

Christmas was pretty good at our house. My sister and brother-in-law got some PS2 games. They seemed thrilled with those. Dad got some cd's, a pc game, Andy Griffith dvds and some tools. Mom got pc games, a box of chocolates (cause life's like that - LOL), I got her a kitchen utility cart (one of those put-it-together-yourself deals from wallyworld). Jasmine got all kinds of toys. She was as happy as a nearly two year old can be. I got Flight Simulator 2004 (when I get sound back on my pc, I'll enjoy that better), an album for recipes, a book on the meaning of dreams, a unique pig figure, some mixing bowls and measuring cups and spoons, and a big stone baking sheet for baking pizzas. Fritz and Steffi got a rawhide chew to snack on for Christmas. Fritz got a new jingle ball. And the house cats got some new catnip this morning. Dad liked the uncooked cranberry sauce the best, so I guess I will keep that recipe and make it every year. And the chocolate mousse cake went over very well. My brother in law, Steve, is upgrading our pc. He put a second hard drive in it and said, "you can migrate the stuff from your old hard drive to this one and then we can get rid of the old one." I'm still wondering what he meant by 'migrate'. Do you think it means copy and paste? Cause I can do that. And we have no sound on our pc because it took Steve an hour to download video drivers, whatever they are, and he said it would take too long to download sound drivers so he was going to put whatever we need on a cd and have my sister install it when she comes down again. Dial up connections may not be the best thing for downloading stuff, but they are pretty much the cheapest and that's a good selling point. I took a quick look at Flight Simulator last night, but I think I need sound to do anything cool with it. The introductory flight kept showing this message to bank right, but there were no instructions for how to do that, so I'm guessing there was a voice telling me how to do it. Mom hid Dad's cd's, game and dvds because Jasmine was throwing them on the floor and it took us a half a day to find them.

Today, I watched part of The Spy Who Loved Me on Spike TV. A very good Bond movie, considering it's Roger Moore. I also watched the last hour or so of The Man With the Golden Gun. When Bond landed his little plane on the island, I kept expecting Nicknack to yell, "the plane, the plane!" But I guess the island wasn't much of a fantasy - heeheehee.

I think tomorrow I will go to walmart to see if they have the Alias Season 2 dvd. Walmart is bad about having these things at one store, but not at all of them.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Whoohoo!!!! Home for 5 and a half days!! This afternoon I spent my time cooking. I made a version of Cranberry sauce for my dad. I made a different version last night, it was cooked. Today's version isn't cooked. So, the plan is for him to pick which one he likes better. I'm not picking 'cause I don't eat cranberries. And I made chocolate mousse cake. It's not a cake that you bake, it's just called that to mislead you. There are only two three ingredients to the cake: semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate cookies (like oreos), and heavy whipping cream. You make a mousse like substance from the chocolate chips and the cream and then layer it with the cookies. The base of the cake is crumbed cookies. I've made it once before and it was pretty good. I stopped at Krogers and picked up some rolls for our Christmas Dinner that we're having tomorrow. And I stopped at Fruth's Pharmacy and bought Fritz two more jingle balls. He lost his last toy somewhere in the house. I haven't given them to him yet, with Jasmine here, she'd end up bouncing them into the tree and breaking something.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Only four working hours to go and then I am on Christmas break! I can hardly stand it. Ordinarily, it doesn't bother me to have Christmas presents in the other room and not rip off the wrapping paper to see what they are, but this year for some reason, I really, really want to see what I'm getting. Jasmine is coming for a visit tonight. She will be spending tonight, tomorrow, tomorrow night and Wednesday with us. All day Wednesday. Oh boy....

Work was ok today. A bunch of people sent us a lot of stupid "Merry Christmas" emails. One of my co-workers pestered me all day about how much our clients owed on cases. She got yelled at a few weeks ago for giving out the wrong amount and now she's afraid to say anything. I'm only going to put up with it for a couple of more months. But she's going to have to learn how to read our system and how to review a case before telling anyone anything. She will have been with us for a year in February. It's time to cut that cord, as they say. I don't mind answering a few questions, but the same question on three different cases in one day is a bit much when I need to work on my backlog.

I got home today and Jewel of the Nile was on tv. It's a good movie, but I liked Romancing the Stone better. I guess I like these movies because I'm a closet writer of romances. And I read romance novels constantly.

And don't forget to check out the pet in the green box on the right. A pet makes a wonderful companion - unconditional love and all that....

Saturday, December 20, 2003

I just watched the Kid Rock Christmas Special. It was cute to see Kid and his Mom fixing Christmas dinner. And Hank Williams Jr. helped with dinner by deep frying a turkey. A New South tradition. Surprisingly, Kid didn't sing any Christmas songs. But he did sing the Dukes of Hazzard Theme song (A tribute to Waylon Jennings, no doubt).

Last night we went to the store for some supershopping. We wanted to get everything before snow started sticking to our driveway so we had to speed through the store. We did the best we could, but it's hard to speed when pushing over 50 pounds of cat food and cat litter in a shopping cart. That wore me out. I bought a little Black&Decker food chopper for $10 at Walmart. It is so cute and it did great with Mom's walnuts she used for her Pumpkin bread that she made today. I'm planning to make Chocolate Mousse Cake soon and I'll use my little chopper to chop up some cookies for the base of the cake. I was planning to use it to chop up some cranberries to make home-made cranberry sauce for Dad, but Krogers has no cranberries. I told mom she may have to stop at the Walmart Supercenter in P-Burg to get some when she goes to pick up Jasmine next week.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

You are Kermit the Frog.
You are reliable, responsible and caring. And you
have a habit of waving your arms about

"Hi ho!" "Yaaay!" and
"How Green Was My Mother"

"Surfin' the Webfoot: A Frog's Guide to the

Sitting in the swamp playing banjo.

"Hmm, my banjo is wet."

What Muppet are you?
brought to you by Quizilla
"presidential authority does not exist in a vacuum"

"McCain says no torture for Saddam"

Today was the office Christmas party, yet another day that I didn't get anything done. The food was good. And after the lunch, they played bingo. I wasn't going to play bingo, but I went by the conference room on my way to the restroom and they all yelled at me to come in and play bingo because they had too many prizes and it would take them all day to give all the prizes out. So, I played and won three prizes. A bad of Hershey Kisses with Almonds. A Christmas Oven mit and kitchen towel. And a small set of Christmas village buildings. So, all in all, it was a good way to waste a day and get me one day closer to the Christmas holiday and my five and a half days off.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

So, when these kids grow up and start killing people with knives, they can claim the PETA defense and maybe, just maybe, PETA will be punished for their tactics. I wonder if one of these little kids kicked a PETA person or something if the PETA person would try to sue? Any court in the country would say they deserved it. I would ask the PETA folks how many trees they killed to hand out the fliers and where they were going to get their oxygen to breathe in a few years when there are no more trees.

Today was the unit Christmas party. It was pretty good. The snow didn't keep us from traveling the 60 miles round trip. Somehow, Julie and I got to talking about Saddam Hussein and Groundhog day. I said, "If Saddam sees his shadow, life in prison." And Julie said, "And if he doesn't, the death penalty." I think we started talking about groundhog day, and then I jumped to Saddam in his hole in the ground because he reminded me of a groundhog. LOL! Tony told the RAM (Regional Area Manager) "See what I put up with having to sit between these two." Tomorrow is our office Christmas party. I have to make more no-bake cookies.

I got a birthday present from my sister today. It was a Kim Possible mouse pad and $20.00. Pretty good. I'm using the mouse pad now. Thanks!

Julie went to the clinic last night to get an ailment checked out. She was telling me and Angie about seeing Dr. Cestaric and having to undress for him to examine her. Angie and I cringed because Dr. Cestaric is a guy we went to school with. Angie said, "When you've done a social studies project with him, you don't want to undress in front of him." LOL! I agree. I think he was even in kindergarten with me. That is just way too weird. But Julie said she remembered him as a little kid riding a tricycle down the street. So, you'd think that would be weird for her too.

My little weatherpixie is all dressed up for snow! I think that is so cute!

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Look what I found (The green box on the right)! It's a Weather Pixie! I thought she was cute so I put her on the blog. You can choose from many different pixies - they have females, males, goths. Feel free to steal the idea if you'd like one of your own. You can even save her to the desk top if you want to.

Tomorrow is the unit Christmas party at the Pizza Hut. I can't wait. I'm tired of work. I have Christmas Fever I think. It's a variation of Senioritis and Spring Fever.

We got new printers at work. They are a part of the Printer Solution project. Ironically, these printers don't work. They aren't hooked up to everyone yet, and probably won't be until the programming is in place to send all our forms through the internet before they print. I love confidentiality. I guess what they say is true, you can either be part of the problem or part of the solution. So far, these printers aren't solving a thing.

Tonight is Carol's last episode of Changing Rooms on BBC America. And I think they are showing a special Ground Force with Allen's return for Christmas. I'll have to find time to watch it while I'm making those cookies for Marlene.

Monday, December 15, 2003

If you've checked out the Spymaster's Agenda (in the green box on the right) then you know that today is my birthday. Many people at work wished me a happy birthday. And Mom got me a book called Your Psychic Pet: Developing Psychic Communication with Your Pet. It's a lot cheaper than spending $200.00 on a phone call to the Pet Psychic, Sonia Fitzpatrick. At least that's what her website said she would charge. I'm still hoping I might get to see her in person someday to find out why Fritz tries to eat us when we leave the house and why he barks at dad whenever he walks through the house.

Tony liked his Barry Manilow Christmas Tree :)

I watched most of the Battlestar Galactica mini-series on the Scifi channel last night. I had to tape the last hour or so. It was ok, but I don't like the fact that they gave real names to Boomer, Apollo, and Starbuck. They went out of their way to say that these were their flying ace nicknames and not their real names and that was kind of disappointing.

Update on My Lost Ebay Auction Wins

Remember a few posts back when I said that I had won three auctions from an Ebay seller but hadn't received them and the seller's feedback had plummeted after I had won? Well, I got the items today with a well written apology - the seller had been in the hospital for a month and the person he had 'minding the store' didn't mind the store and screwed everything up. Did you know that you can't leave feedback for a user that has been subjected to the "not a registered user" status? That stinks. This seller completed the transaction and I can't leave feedback for him. They should do something about that. So, I sent the guy an email telling him that I had received the items and that I would have left positive feedback if Ebay had let me. So, this means that I now have one more gift for Mom than I do for Dad for Christmas. Ugh! Now I have to find something else to buy for Dad.

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Check out Dubya's Diary....

Scarlett, here's a Middle Earth name generator....

What's that? An election is coming up? Well, better start another war....

He died a free whale....

Jesse Ventura kicked butt tonight on his show, Jesse Ventura's America. He attacked a government official on the illegality of marijuana use in the U.S. You should really check out the transcript, once it becomes available. Then he talked about wasteful spending in Washington by our elected representatives. They showed a list of the top five congressmen who get the most pork barrel money for their states, and guess what, Sen. Byrd of WV is #5!
Yesterday at work was pretty pleasant. Tony wasn't there. It seems that everytime Tony takes a day off, his wife calls the office to talk to him and finds out he's sneaked off without telling her. It's too funny. And yesterday, he did get a call, but whoever it was hung up before we could find out who it was. We like it when he gets busted.

So, since Tony was gone, it was naturally a wonderful opportunity to play another prank or two on him. Yesterday's pranks consisted of a Christmas Card and a Christmas tree. The card - I copied the cd cover for my new Barry Manilow Christmas cd and wrote out a little message to go beside it. It went like this, "Wishing you all the joy that a Barry Manilow Christmas has brought me. Best Wishes, Tony." I taped the card onto Tony's pc monitor so everyone who walked by could see it. Marlene wrote a little note and attached it to the card. The note said, "We'll let you figure out who all we sent this card to." LOL! Then Angie saw it and said that we should have decorated Tony's cubicle for Christmas. That he at least needed a tree. So, I spent my afternoon, in between bouts of work, making a Christmas tree out of copier paper. I colored it green with a green highlighter and then cut out round ornament shapes from colored post-it notes and wrote Barry Manilow song titles on them and taped them to the tree. The star on top of the tree was a copy of Barry's face. Myhaulina walked by and saw it sitting there on Tony's desk and burst out laughing. I'm going to tell Tony not to throw it away. I want to bring it home and show my dad. He loves to hear about all the pranks I pull on Tony.

The third pleasant thing that happened yesterday was that my old boss, Sallie, sent me a birthday card. We share the same birthday, only she was born quite a few years before me. I think she's trying to butter me up so that if a position comes open in her region I might transfer down there. That isn't going to happen, but gifts are wonderful.

I noticed that the links in my post last night are blue now, instead of the greyish color they normally are. I hate it when the program has a mind of its own (because I certainly didn't do anything to change it). I guess I'll have to try to fix it somehow. I want the links to be different colors so you can see which word to click on.

And President Bush has some nerve. He tells France, Russia and Germany that they can't bid on contracts in Iraq and then has the nerve to send a representative to those countries to talk them into forgiving Iraq's debt! And he's also alienated Canada to boot! If Clinton had done this, he would have been impeached and thrown in jail by now. This only goes to show you that if you are a rich Republican you can buy your way around the law. Howard Dean may have some problems, but at least he says what I want to hear when it comes to attacking the current administration. And he's the only one saying it loud enough for the voting public to hear.

Friday, December 12, 2003

That wacky Magneto is up to something....

Hey Scarlett, here's another MiddleEarth thing....

Expect the Bush Administration to completely kill all funding for these people.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Don't forget, according to The Spymaster's Agenda (in the green box on the right), tomorrow is National Ding-a-Ling Day! And I know plenty of them. It's sad that they get their own day.
All the cool stuff is found in England's mud.

In the year 2004....

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

What do you think?

I have found a couple of websites where I can list my blog (like Blogwise, and Blogmatrix. I don't know if I want to do that though. On the one hand, I like the thought of new people reading my blog, but on the other hand, I like the coziness of the small group of readers I have now. So, should I, or shouldn't I? I guess I think that if I do this and get more readers, they will probably be spoilsports who nitpick and criticize. And who needs that?
Another reason the day I was born is so special.

OMG!!! This is happening about 30 miles away from my house!!! Another reason to join the "Anyone But Bush" election campaign!!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Did he or Didn't he? Makes you wonder....

I would donate to this cause...

I bet they got this idea from Wolverine...

'Lost' Avebury stones discovered

You mean they aren't nasca lines or canals??

Well, I had a post all ready to go and I clicked on preview post and it disappeared. I checked out the What's up with blogger section and it said that they were fiddling with blogger but 'trust them' it would be worth the wait. No. It's not.

Monday, December 08, 2003

This is so true!!

I know the home alone thing is bad, but 10 KIDS!!!! Someone needs to tell her what causes that, because she obviously hasn't figured it out yet. And, by the way, 14 is old enough to babysit in most situations and the kids had grandparents to call for help if they needed it. Gee whiz, in a lot of countries, 14 year olds are married.

Hmm... I suppose this is a bad thing, if you're catholic and you believe this, but I liked the picture of the wolf in sheep's clothing. It was cute.

Some quotes:

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."
-Mark Twain

"Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain."
-Leo Buscaglia

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
-Allan K. Chalmers

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
-Oscar Wilde

So, Alias last night was great! Evil Lindsay is dead - D-E-D, dead! Yay!!! Sloane had the sniper kill Lindsay instead of Sydney. Will was in this episode and it was great seeing Syd and Will together again. He needs to come back full time! Jack and Vaughn were in custody only a little while, but it was good to see Jack punch Lindsay. And Sark had a really good scene where he confronted his father about his rough childhood. Oh, Evil Francie (AKA Allison) was stabbed in the heart by Will. They think she's dead, but very few main characters die on this show. I bet she'll be back. And best of all, no cliffhanger.

Work was frustrating. The helpless desk screwed up some programming and didn't even have the guts to admit it. They were like, "oh, there's no problem." Well, if I could do something last week, and now I can't, I'd say there's a problem. But that's ok. If I can't do it, then someone else will have to. Let's see just how long that will last. We are having our unit Christmas party on Dec. 17th and the office Christmas party on the 18th. We know that on the 17th, we will be having the Pizza Hut Buffet. And Marlene wants me to make some no-bake cookies. But we don't know what we are going to do for the 18th. It appears to be some kind of secret because no one will tell our OA anything about it. I guess that means the party is free for our unit.

I am only a couple of pages short of finishing a murder mystery book. It's very annoying to get that close to finding out who the murderer is and have to put the book down, but I had to today. I will finish it tonight though.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

"Kirk. You're time is at an end." Doesn't this look like something you'd see from the Original Trek Series?

I put up the Christmas tree today. One of the cats has already gotten in the first chomps on the lights. Luckily they weren't plugged in yet. Tonight's episode of Alias is the last new one for a month. To cope with the severe withdrawal, someone could be nice enough to supply me with the Alias Season 2 Dvd, maybe for my upcoming birthday??? So you know the cliffhanger for tonight's episode is going to be pure torture. It will probably be whether or not Sloane's sniper shoots Sydney or someone else, since the Evil Lindsay blackmailed Sloane into arranging for Syd's assassination during the exchange between the "covenant" and the NSC.

Keep checking the Spymaster's Agenda (my calendar). I've been updating it a little.

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Jesse Ventura's America was on tonight and Jesse's guest was retired NBA Basketball star Charles Barkley. Barkley is very vocal about his opinions on politics and social issues so it was a good episode. And Barkley actually said a few things I agreed with. The most notable thing about tonight's show was a badge Jesse wore which had both his and Barkley's names on it - it was supposed to imply that the two of them may run for President and Vice President next year. Ventura's been talking about it since his show premiered. I'd love to see it only to see the current President get his butt kicked in debates.

Tonight after Jesse's show, I used my new dvd player and watched three episodes of the show, Nero Wolfe, the series on A&E which the network cancelled after two seasons. A&E is supposed to release the second season on dvd next year. I plan to get that set also. This is a very good show, complete with period sets and costumes. By 'period', I mean 1940's or so. And the music is a mix of classical and big band with a little jazz thrown in. It's too bad it isn't still on the air.

Yes! Now I have an excuse for still having that Halloween doormat on the floor in my cubicle at work.
Every good Evil Genius needs an Evil Plan. What's yours?
Check out Mr. Picassohead. Do you have an artistic side
A Quote:

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-Thomas Jefferson
I like Howard Dean even more now.

I took this quiz for this answer?

you are ready salted, plain and normal.

What flavour crisps are you?
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Here's a quiz I haven't stolen from anyone:

Your A Dark Angel..

What Mystical creature are you?
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Okay, so this was a vaguely interesting quiz:

Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.

Friday, December 05, 2003

Well, I have stolen yet another cool feature from Daniel. Check out the link to My Calendar over in the green box on the right.
Got this quiz from my friend, Scarlett. *Sigh* - yet, one more thing we have in common.

Legardored is your Vampire name.
You are one hell of an insane Vampire. Anyone who
messes with you is out of their minds.
To use your new Vampire name and become a Vampire,
go here:

What is your Vampire name?
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And my friend Polly boycotts China. I say, "What about the U.S.?"

This is exciting news. And the picture is pretty cool.

But this doesn't excuse the carelessness of the other shoppers there that day.

I don't know if this will still work when you do it, but when I went to google, typed in the phrase miserable failure and then clicked "I'm feeling lucky" I got something pretty funny.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Your Elizabeth Swann
You're almost always fair and brave. You know what
to do when your in trouble. Your also very

-x-What charater from Pirates of the Carribbean are you?(with pictures)-x-
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Wow, it's just like being there.

Well, I figured out what was wrong with my dvd player. It wasn't the player at all. My tv has this button on the remote called "game". And apparently, when you push that button, the tv pays attention to whatever device is hooked up to it, rather than the tv antenna signal. Who knew you had to push the 'game' button to watch a movie? Well, I do now. So, I'm all happy now that I can watch dvds in this room.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

I believe the President would do this. He's out to spend us so far into debt that it will completely destroy America as not only a world power, but as a viable international capitalist competitor.
Well, I bought a dvd player. Unfortunately, I can't get it to work on my tv. It will turn on and play and stop and stuff. But no picture or sound on my tv. I will have to play around with it. You wouldn't think it would be that difficult - the only wires to hook up are color coded so I can't plug them in any other way. There's a 1-800# I can call if I get fed up with it. And that might be sooner than later if I have to work with my dad on it. We tend to communicate by yelling when we are putting things together or working with electronic stuff.
A cool story about Da Vinci.

No Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. And there's no Social Security either. And no weapons of mass destruction.

Another reason is all they need for their conflict...

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

I Win Again!

Well, actually, I just picked the right designer on Changing Rooms for the third time. Tonight it was Graham. I think it's odd that the times I picked the correct designer, they haven't announced a winner.

My Take on a Couple of Reality Shows

So, I was watching the commercials for Average Joe and that Paris Hilton show and a couple of things came to mind. On Average Joe, the sexy woman who's supposed to choose her man from a pack of average joes put on a fat suit, played her 'cousin' and found out how all the average joes thought about the fat cousin when she wasn't around. That was pretty good. I liked the idea that the sexy woman found out what it was like to be fat and that the guys found out what it was like to get busted for being mean about her. A good life lesson from a cheesy reality show. I guess a few miracles still exist out there. The other thing that came to mind is that Paris Hilton and that Ritchie girl seem a lot nicer in the commercials than you would think they would be. I haven't seen the actual shows, but the commercials do have some merit.
And Tony spent all that money on his puppy. Bet his dog isn't as smart as this one....

Inhabited by the Ferengi, no doubt.

I just heard on the news today that our State Supreme Court has ruled that local health departments have the right to ban smoking in public places like restaurants. I think this is stupid. I'm not a smoker and second hand smoke bothers me, but as long as you have separate but equal sections for smokers and non-smokers I don't see what the problem is.

I got an email today that told me I had to update Paypal with my credit card information for security purposes. I just had to laugh because I don't have a Paypal account. Hahahahaha!!! That was too funny. At least I got a little laugh out of that spam. I can't believe they're still working that scam, it's been on the news and the internet for months.

I'm currently reading a Nero Wolfe book, written by Rex Stout. The Nero Wolfe series is the only kind of mystery book I read. I'm not a fan of the genre. But I started watching Nero Wolfe on A&E and thought it was good with its period set designs and costumes and music, so I started reading the books to see if they were different from the show. The books are very good. They are as much stories about the characters as they are mystery stories. One of my favorite lines from the series is from a story called The Christmas Party in which Wolfe yells at Archie to "Marry and be damned." LOLOL!! I like the idea of marriage as a curse. Heeheehee......

Monday, December 01, 2003

Good news for Siegfried and Roy. Here's the Google News link.

Hey Scarlett, I was at walmart tonight and saw a Gone With the Wind dvd. You have to get Andersonville with it though. But you could always sell Andersonville on Ebay. Andersonville was, like, a prison during the Civil War, wasn't it? Gee, I bet that's some good tv.
I stole this from Chris, who may be a geek, but at times very adorable. Here's what I am:

You are an.. OUTCAST! Nobody hates you, you just hate them. Or vice versa. You really don't like being around people, being by yourself is much better company. You are not accepted by the norm and are deemed "weird" or "freaky". You appreciate things that others don't, and you dwell in your indifference.
And this man is one of the leaders of our country.

Well, this just bursts my bubble.

I love John McCain.

The Zero Files.

Alias was great last night. We found out that Sydney didn't kill Lazarey. Jack actually smiled and he was trying to convince Sydney that Sloane wasn't all bad. Huh? Jack needs a reality check on Sloane. Anyway, it was a great episode. Next week, the spoilers suggest that Jack and Vaughn will be taken into custody for their part in Sydney's escape from the evil Lindsay and Jack gets some satisfaction in punching the evil Lindsay. Good. Now if only Sloane would get it into his head to use his contacts in the Covenant to FRAME Lindsay and get him locked away, life would be good. I don't know why I have to think of everything.

So, I think there's about three weeks before the next holiday break from work. I can't wait.