Saturday, January 31, 2004
Friday, January 30, 2004
Scarlett, tell the Chip and the wagon story on your blog. I liked it!
Thursday, January 29, 2004
We're supposed to get one to two inches of snow tonight. But that is the 5:00 weatherman's prediction. The 6:00 weatherman has been known to completely change the forcast in the span of an hour. But the National Weather Service also says 1 to 2 inches.
I read in the newspaper today that a woman (name withheld to protect my own skin) was charged with writing worthless checks. Well, I know that down at PSI (the private company that handles our services in another county) there is a woman by that name and I know that this woman lives in my county. I wonder if it was her. She does accounting work so it would be really ironic if it was. And she asks the dumbest questions at our trainings too.
I made more chocolate covered peanut butter balls last night with my chocolate factory. They are yummy! Diet, Schmiet.
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
People born in the Year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the cycle. Clever, skillful, and flexible, they are remarkably inventive and original and can solve the most difficult problems with ease. There are few fields in which Monkey people wouldn't be successful but they have a disconcerting habit of being too agreeable. They want to do things now, and if they cannot get started immediately, they become discouraged and sometimes leave their projects. Although good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Having common sense, Monkey people have a deep desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. Monkey people are strong willed but their anger cools quickly. They are most compatible with the Dragon and Rat.
I'm a RAT:
People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and George W. Bush were set to face a firing squad in a small Central American country. Bill Clinton was the first one placed against the wall and just before the order was given he yelled out, "Earthquake!" The firing squad fell into a panic and Bill jumped over the wall and escaped in the confusion.
Al Gore was the second one placed against the wall. The squad was reassembled and Al pondered what he had just witnessed. Again before the order was given Al yelled out, "Tornado!" Again the squad fell apart and Al slipped over the wall.
The last person, George W. Bush, was placed against the wall. He was thinking, "I see the pattern here, just scream out something about a disaster and hop over the wall." He confidently refused the blindfold as the firing squad was reassembled. As the rifles were raised in his direction he grinned from ear to ear and yelled, "Fire!"
Monday, January 26, 2004
The river Styx runs through this level of Hell, and in it are punished the wrathful and the gloomy. The former are forever lashing out at each other in anger, furious and naked, tearing each other piecemeal with their teeth. The latter are gurgling in the black mud, slothful and sullen, withdrawn from the world. Their lamentations bubble to the surface as they try to repeat a doleful hymn, though with unbroken words they cannot say it. Because you lived a cruel, vindictive and hateful life, you meet your fate in the Styx.
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
|Purgatory (Repenting Believers)||Low|
|Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)||Moderate|
|Level 2 (Lustful)||Very Low|
|Level 3 (Gluttonous)||High|
|Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)||Low|
|Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)||High|
|Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)||Low|
|Level 7 (Violent)||Low|
|Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)||High|
|Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)||Low|
Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
Oh, the Golden Globes Fashion Police is on E! right now. It's the Joan Rivers Criticism show about who looked good and who looked bad at the Golden Globes. Now we'll get to find out what she really thought of the outfits, because she told everyone to their face that they looked great.
Crater site delights rover team
And on a side note about Mars. They were showing a clip from Lord of the Rings with that hairless, funny looking cgi character and my dad looked up from his paper and said, "Is that the alien on Mars?" LOLOL!!!!! Dad's totally out of the loop on LotR. They didn't teach that in the one room school he attended in the middle of West, By God, Virginia. But then, I've never read the books either. Not my thing.
And tomorrow, we're supposed to get more snow. But, hopefully, the roads will be in better condition and I'll be able to get to work. I'd rather use my vacation days for vacation rather than snow shoveling.
Sunday, January 25, 2004
1. You dance and it makes the band skip.
2. You are diagnosed with the flesh eating virus, and the doctor
gives you 22 more years to live.
3. You put mayonnaise on an aspirin.
4. You go to the zoo and the elephants throw you peanuts.
5. Your driver's license says, "Picture continued on other
6. You ran away and they had to use all four sides of the milk
carton for your picture.
7. You learn you were born with a silver shovel in your mouth.
8. You could sell shade.
9. Your blood type is Ragu.
10. You need an appointment to attend an 'open house'.
Saturday, January 24, 2004
Friday, January 23, 2004
The weatherman says we could get one to three inches of snow tonight. That means much shoveling for me tomorrow since my driveway is nearly a quarter of a mile long and all hill. But as I think it would be a tragedy if Jasmine was stranded at our house for another day and night, I will attack the icy enemy and emerge victorious.
I feel like blowing my whole diet and trying out my Chocolate Factory thing I bought a few days ago. But I don't think we have any chocolate chips :( Oh well, it's probably for the best.......... On the other hand......
Thursday, January 22, 2004
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
I am determined to watch Donald Trump's reality show tonight. He's my hero. I don't watch any reality shows, but this one interested me from the beginning. Only I kept forgetting to watch it because I only watch one network tv show so I never know what's on network tv. And NBC likes to move that show around from one night to the next. If I turn on the show and it's all yelling and fighting, I'll probably find something else to watch.
Cute little puppy.
This is the second story I've seen from England about this ridiculous speed camera.
The Key Points of the State of the Union Address
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Monday, January 19, 2004
My inner child is sixteen years old!
Life's not fair! It's never been fair, but while
adults might just accept that, I know
something's gotta change. And it's gonna
change, just as soon as I become an adult and
get some power of my own.
How Old is Your Inner Child?
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Sunday, January 18, 2004
Well, the baby went back to P-Burg. Yay!! After she left, Mom took a nap, Dad took his truck off to have the gas tank looked at, and I got on the treadmill. Ria, that's why no one answered when you called. But at least this way, Dad will get to hear your stories too when they play the message on the answering machine.
Well, I think I might go and unfurl my yoga mat and do some pilates.........
Saturday, January 17, 2004
Tonight I watched Valley of the Kings, a movie from 1954. It was pretty good. I kept hoping the husband wouldn't turn out to be the bad guy, but he was the bad guy. The link takes you to a review of the movie which claims that the lead actors were romantically involved off camera, but the guy on TMC says they weren't, that MGM made up the stories to get people to see the movie. I believe that about MGM.
Don't get blood splatters on you when you shoot
your victim. Your methods are a bit uncouth but
your finesse and sense of style is impeccable.
With a bit of guidance you could live among us
in the world of vampires.
How would you Murder?
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Friday, January 16, 2004
Oh, my Incredimail dog is barkin'. I've got mail! Probably spam. But the dog is so cute.
But at least he LANDED. What more can you really ask for?
*Sigh* Once again, I bring up the whole 'Separation of Church and State' issue. If the Current Regime would give the money to non-faith based charities, there would be no need for faith-based ones because everyone would be getting what they needed from the non-faith based charities. Better yet, take all the Billions and Billions of dollars he's going to spend sending people to the Moon and Mars and take care of America's domestic issues. What an idiot. I really, really hope someone else becomes US Dictator Supreme next fall.
I bet she's a mutant!
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
The King must have a grove of the same kind of money trees that our President goes to for all his outrageous expenditures.
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Neighborcat was sleeping in his new box when I came home today. I went out and took him some catfood and some water after taking the dogs for their walk. Neighborcat is getting spoiled by having me bring the food to him, but I just figure it's good to save him a few steps.
The diet report from work is as follows:
Angie - 7 pounds - Atkins Diet - one week
Angie's Husband - 9 pounds - Atkins Diet - one week
Angie's daughter - 5 pounds - Atkins Diet - one week
Tony - 5 pounds - Atkins Diet - one week
Me - Don't know how many lost - The Turkey Sandwich (aka Slimfast) Diet and a whole lotta exercise - one week.
Scarlett - see yesterday's post about her great success - don't know what plan she's following.
Julie's on the Hershey bar and Pepsi diet. She's sure it's going to work, she just has to give it time - LOLOL!!!
And just in case you think I'm supporting the Atkins Diet, Darlena says she followed it to the letter for 6 weeks and only lost 7 pounds. There's something weird about a diet in which you can eat all the cheese you want, but can't drink milk.
........ off to find something happy............
Monday, January 12, 2004
Alias was really good last night. Not enough Jack though. But next week's episode promises to make up for it.
I made up a new box for the Neighborcat. This one is a little bigger and has a better entrance so he can get in there and keep the wind off of him on these cold nights. If he comes back to that spot. I think if I ever get a house of my own, I'll have to take Neighborcat with me and make him into a house cat to keep him safe. Hopefully he will make up with Fritz cause I'll have to take Fritz with me too.
Sunday, January 11, 2004
The neighborcat appears to have hurt his right front paw. It looks swollen and he doesn't put much pressure on it. Hopefully it will heal up on its own. I brought him his catfood and water today to save him a few steps. And no, that doesn't make him our cat. He still belongs to someone else. It isn't our fault he chooses to sleep and eat and drink at our house.
Tonight is the next new episode of Alias. I just read some spoilers that Lauren (Vaughn's wife whom we were supposed to feel sympathy for and like this season) is really a bad guy working with Sark. The writers might have thought we needed a reason to hate her, but the fans didn't.
Saturday, January 10, 2004
You are going to marry Brad Pitt. He is always
friendly to anybody he ever meets and he is
very talented as an actor. He is also very
sincere and friendly. He will respect you until
the day he dies. Congrats!!
Which male celebrity are you going to marry? (10 results that have pics!)
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Friday, January 09, 2004
I am a Defender-ship.
I am fiercely protective of my friends and loved ones, and unforgiving of any who would hurt them. Speed and foresight are my strengths, at the cost of a little clumsiness. I'm most comfortable with a few friends, but sometimes particularly enjoy spending time in larger groups. What Video Game Character Are You?
Congratulations! You're Merry!
Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you?
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Thursday, January 08, 2004
On the History channel right now is a show called Stealing the Superfortress. It's a show about the Soviet Union copying the US B-29, the WWII bomber that dropped the atomic bombs. I've seen documentaries about the construction of the B-29 before so I might switch over to the NASA channel to see what's up with the rover.
I'm still doing my early morning workouts. I don't know if I will work out tomorrow morning. We're expecting snow tonight and if Mom gets Dad up to have him drive her down our very steep driveway, then he'll be up smoking. And I can't exercise if I can't breathe, and I can't breathe if he's polluting the air. So, I may not work out tomorrow. Hopefully I will get to work tomorrow. Not that I like work, this week its been pretty aggravating. Aggravating in the sense that my depression has kicked in and I have an overwhelming urge to spend a whole bunch of money and eat three pizzas in one setting. But I need to get a few things done. And I still haven't found that $0.02 that I've been looking for on that case. At this point I'm tempted to send the audit in anyway and let the people at the state office, who get paid more than me, find it. Two days looking for $0.02 is not a good use of resources.
Well, the weatherman lied again. He said at 5pm that we'd only get flurries tonight. Then at 6pm he said we'd get an inch of snow tonight. I'm starting to think that I'd get more truth out of George W. Bush than the weatherman. And that's frightening.
If the bag had broken while on WalMart property I might be inclined to believe the people were owed some kind of compensation. But the people had ample time to make alternate arrangements of their canned goods so injuries wouldn't take place. I do it all the time.
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
And why isn't he focusing on the next X-Men movie???
Another Nessie story. Believe me, you'll thank me. I could have picked one of the many Princess Diana Conspiracy stories. Ugh!
One day as President Clinton was getting off the helicopter in front of the White House, he had a baby pig under each arm.
The Marine guard snapped to attention, salutes, and said: ''Nice pigs, sir.''
The President replied, ''These are not pigs, these are authentic Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for Hillary, and I got one for Chelsea.''
The Marine again snapped to attention, saluted, and replied, ''Nice trade, sir'''
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
My early morning workouts are going ok. My lower back is a little achy, but once I'm over this cold I'll be able to sleep on my back and rest it.
Liberal Justice for John Ashcroft - the second story down the page - notice his irrational fear of calico cats. The man is obviously off his rocker.
A little math to bore you.
Hypochondriacs rejoice! Your new custom website is here!!!!!!!!
Monday, January 05, 2004
Today was the first day of my new workout strategy. Hopefully I can continue it. I really wish I could breathe though. I have a stuffy nose.
Here's a Clinton Joke for you. Gotta like that Hillary......
Hillary Clinton vs. God
Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore were in an airplane that crashed. They're up in heaven, and God's sitting on the great white throne. God addresses Al first.
"Al, what do you believe in?"
Al replies, "Well, I believe that the combustion engine is evil and that we need to save the world from CFCs and that if any more freon is used, the whole earth will become a greenhouse and we'll all die."
God thinks for a second and says "Okay, I can live with that. Come and sit at my left."
God then addresses Bill. "Bill, what do you believe in?"
Bill replies, "Well, I believe in power to the people. I think people should be able to make their own choices about things and that no one should ever be able to tell someone else what to do. I also believe in feeling people's pain."
God thinks for a second and says "Okay, that sounds good. Come and sit at my right."
God then address Hillary. "Hillary, what do you believe in?"
"I believe you're in my chair."
Sunday, January 04, 2004
The Discovery Health channel is sponsoring a nationwide "body challenge". This is based on the two editions of the tv show in which 12 contestants challenge each other to lose weight and get healthy in 16 weeks. At the end of the challenge a group of judges (nutritionists, psychologists, former winners of the show etc) pick the contestant they believe overcame the most obstacles. I think it's nice that the channel is doing a real life challenge that anyone can participate in, but I liked watching the tv show. I wish they'd do another edition.
I watched Trading Spaces Family tonight and that Hildi Santos once again ticked me off. The homeowners working with her actually said, "I thought the whole purpose of this show was to do the room the way we wanted to." Yeah, I thought that too, but no one told the designers that. This is why I like Changing Rooms better. If the homeowner doesn't like something Laurence is doing, he either talks them into it or he changes what he's doing. But he listens to the homeowner. Hildi doesn't. She glued feathers to a wall a few weeks ago. The whole wall covered in feathers. If you ever wondered what happened to all the feathers from the chickens used by KFC, this might answer that question for you.
I just want to remind everyone that Timothy McVey (Oklahoma City bomber) was an American. This fingerprinting thing wouldn't have stopped him.
Martian Pics from the Rover.
I wonder if this would work with potatoes?
Recent scientific news story about Earth's magnetic poles. In case you're worried, go to the Pole Shift Preparedness Site for survival tips.
Saturday, January 03, 2004
Mom bought a plastic storage cart to hold some of Jasmine's clothes. She has the cart in the family room which means even more crap sticking out in the floor. I may have to do a little rearranging while she's not looking. She'll get mad but I'm not having all this crap cluttering up the floor. It drives me nuts and sets off my claustrophobia.
The baby has returned to P-Burg. Thank goodness. The house can return to normal and maybe Fritz will eat his breakfast tomorrow. He hasn't eaten a meal since yesterday morning. He's been living off catfood and treats. I don't mind feeding him doggy treats, but the catfood has too much fat in it.
If you've noticed the weatherpixie on the right, you've seen that we are experiencing a heat wave. It's not supposed to be in the 60's this time of year, but I'm not complaining. The rain we've been having would have been a couple of feet of snow if it had been colder. And I really don't want to see snow.
Fooled around with Flight Simulator a little bit today. Crashed a couple of times. One of these days I'll have to see what those flying lessons are all about on that game.
People are complaining about the Croc Hunter holding onto his baby while feeding a crocodile during one of his shows in Australia. That it might have been too dangerous. Well, when these whiners have 40 years of hands on experience working with and feeding crocodiles, they can be the judge as to whether or not it was dangerous. Thousands of children suffer real abuse in this country every day and the media would rather focus on a sensationalized story that only grabs ratings and makes them money.
Friday, January 02, 2004
Thursday, January 01, 2004
On the Today show this morning, Al Roker (who was also at that very same time in California getting ready for the Rose Parade - that's how I knew the Today show was taped) interviewed this guy about what 2004's music would be like. The guy covered hiphop and rock, but not country. The country acts shouldn't appear on the Today show if they aren't going to get respect the rest of the time.
And on an unrelated note, I have really had it with all the Michael Jackson coverage. Isn't Scott Peterson doing anything? What about the Green River Killer? I'm sure Kobe Bryant spent more money on the wife this Christmas, where's the report on that? Frankly, since they have caught Michael Jackson in a lie (he wasn't in the bathroom for 45 minutes like he claims) I have come to believe that Michael Jackson is lying about a lot of other things too. I tried to remain objective considering the past of the alleged victim and the victim's family, but I'm really sick of the whole "everyone's out to get me" excuse that Jackson and his 'team' are offering. His attorney was there during the whole booking process, if anything had been wrong, the attorney would have filed a complaint before now. And the CBS interview - CBS has a Jackson special that it isn't sure about airing. Jackson may want them to air the special. So, CBS sets up this 'interview' on 60 Minutes to make even more money off this crap and as a way of gauging whether or not to air the special? A better time would have been spent watching Martha Stewart's recent appearance on the Larry King show. He didn't get into specifics about the charges against her, but it was more informative about her background, and made her seem more personable. She even brought out her mother and showed off some decorations or something.
Speaking of Larry King Live, last night, the hard-as-nails prosecutor turned analyst, Nancy Grace, was the guest host and she was reduced to a puddle of cuddly oohs and ahs for the whole show because the guest on the show was Jack Hanna who had with him a bunch of wild animals. I was astounded that she could have feelings because you never really see anything other than her 'pitbullish' attack style when she's talking about whatever case is in the news.
Spilling over into New Year's Day, I just have one comment. They call it the Today show for a reason. Not The Pre-Taped A Week Ago Show. It's really sad when the news starts taping the show in advance.