Sunday, February 29, 2004

Leap Year Traditions
Stole this quiz from Scarlett:

You belonge in the world of nature.
You belong in the world of leaves and trees, where
the wilderness can claim your soul. Somewhere
like a jungle or a thick wooded forest would be
your world. Intensely in tune with nature, you
feel the world belongs to the natural ways that
once ruled the planet. Be yourself, and
everything will work out. Don't let the grind
of the city destroy your free-as-a-bird nature.

Where do you belong?(ANIME IMAGES)
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UFO story


I've updated the Spymaster's Agenda.
Got this quiz from Chris:

Fight Club!

What movie Do you Belong in?(many different outcomes!)
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Saturday, February 28, 2004

Found this quiz on the blog Eyes Spies and Lies:

You're Thailand!

Calmer and more staunchly independent than almost all those around you,
you have a long history of rising above adversity.  Recent adversity has led to questions
about your sexual promiscuity and the threat of disease, but you still manage to attract a
number of tourists and admirers.  And despite any setbacks, you can really cook a good
meal whenever it's called for.  Good enough to make people cry.

face="Times New Roman">Take the Country
at the Blue Pyramid

Found this quiz on the blog, Fluffy Happy Bunnies.

stone heart
Heart of Stone

What is Your Heart REALLY Made of?
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Has Bin Laden already been captured?????????

Cassini pics of Saturn

A cute Golfing story

Oh great. Now he's invaded Wal-Mart! Is nothing sacred?

Darwin's Beagle ship 'found'

Friday, February 27, 2004

One of my heroes, Donald Trump, is on Larry King Live tonight. Here's a few links to websites about Donald Trump:

Trump Online
Donald Trump: A Who2 Profile
Donald Trump gets a dose of reality
Donald Trump Quotes

Forgot to mention that I got my raise for being a tech 3 on my pay check today. Which is good since for the last two weeks I've done the work of two people. Normally, a tech does about 10 or 12 audits a week. Last week I did 20 (in only four days). This week, I did 23 (in four days). Another reason why I'm glad today is over. I'm really tired.
Today was an interesting day at work. I'm glad it's over. I had to sit in on the job interviews for the vacant Tech position. I met several people, learned things I never thought I would know, and was told by my supervisor that it was pretty much up to me who was picked since I was going to be working with that person every day, training him or her. So, I stalled long enough so that my supervisor eventually said, "well, if it was me, I would pick so & so." Once she said who she would pick, I felt more comfortable picking that person. I was leaning toward that person anyway. Also today, my new nemesis, Little Miss Commissioner, tried to pick another fight with me. She was quoting policy, but it was the policy for third parties, not for the scenario my audit covered. So, I told her she was wrong (politely). She dragged her supervisor into it. I dragged my field attorney into it and that was the last I heard from her. She's probably calling up the Feds in Washington trying to get them to back her up. Why can't she get another job? I would ask why she couldn't win the lottery (thinking that if she won, she would quit and I'd never hear from her again) but my luck being what it is, she would be one of those foolish people who win the lottery but KEEP ON working. Extremely unfair for me. Those people need a wake up call. And when I finally got released from Interview duty, I was mobbed by my co-workers who just can't live without my knowledge of all things financial. It's great to be loved! One thing bugged me all day about the interviews. The list of questions we used had the word "complement" in it. It was supposed to be "compliment". That drove me nuts! I just hope the person we picked will work out.
A small victory for Martha Stewart!!

So, does this mean I'll have my vcr, dvd player, satellite dish receiver, and this new thing hooked up to my tv? How many jacks does my tv have anyway?

'Descendants of the Dragon'

Duke prof tells role in unique Indian tale

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Check out the 2/25/04 post from Wil Wheaton if you want to hear an opinion on the gay marriage issue.
Fabienne???? I've never seen this movie. Is this a good thing????

You're sweet, but not naive - though you like to be babied like a child at times. You prefer to have a bad boy by your side, but sometimes have problems understanding why he has to run off to take care of business. You want to settle down, yet deep down inside, you are excited by the surprises life throws your way.

Take the What Pulp Fiction Character Are You? quiz.
I'm only a second rate cynic :( I must practice so I can become better.

Are you a Cynic?

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Lucky Dog story...
I'm watching the Anna Nicole Show on the E! channel. This is after she lost the weight and she was going to model at a fashion show during New York's fashion week. She had her attorney call up the people running the fashion show she was participating in and request that she get to do a walk through of the runway before the show. The smart aleck guy the attorney talked to said something like, "I don't see why she would need to do a walk through, she knows how to walk, doesn't she?" I would just like to say, that this guy has obviously never worn really high high heels and probably should have to wear them for about 8 straight hours so he would understand what women have to go through.
I was checking my counter statistics and saw that someone came to my site from a google search for "trading spaces hildie episodes". I hope they weren't disappointed when they found out that I really, really, really don't care for her designs. LOLOL!!
New finds confirm the events of the Old Testament

Rare coin find stuns historians

67% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

Here's a quiz I stole from Polly's blog, At Home in Wooton Manor. My British friends might find this one very strange.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

I was watching Larry King Live tonight on CNN and one of his guests was Chad Allen, the actor who played Matthew Cooper on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and who played a part on a very good episode of Star Trek TNG. I hadn't given him much thought over the years, despite watching every episode of Dr. Quinn and having I don't know how many episodes on VHS tapes as a part of my own personal video library. So, I thought tonight, I would shine a light on a talented actor who came into my home via the tv every week for six years.
Check out for a way to earn money just by driving around in your car. Unfortunately, I think you might have to be in Detroit to take advantage of this deal.
A moment of silence in honor of Daniel's mouse, Shigsy, who passed away today.
Great. Now Bush will get the screwball idea that he can fire the Congress.

Morbid, but interesting......

Education Secretary Paige calls teachers union ``terrorist organization'' - more proof that the Current Administration has gone too far.

Spacewalk planned despite fears - Ground control would monitor empty craft .......... Does this sound dangerous to anyone else? Heck, I've locked my car keys in the car before, I hope there's a locksmith at the space station.

Hmmmm....... The local news just reported that Mel Gibson's father lives in Summersville, West Virginia. Weird! I wonder if Mel's ever visited?

Survive the Drive in our Car

Early makeup kit may confirm biblical story

A commentary on conspiracies and paranoia

Monday, February 23, 2004

Officials: U.S. still paying millions to group that provided false Iraqi intelligence

Here's a Star Trek quiz. I only got 4 right. But I haven't watched Star Trek in years. And when I do, it's always a Barclay episode or a Q episode.

Powered only by their proximity to the power lines. And they say cancer clusters are only a myth.

Listen to storms on the planet Jupiter!

Sunday, February 22, 2004

The last time people voted for this guy, Bush became President. Let that be a lesson to you people!

A Joke

A new employee is hired at the Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00 am. The next day at 8:45 am there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's door. The Foreman from the assembly line throws open the door and begins to rant about the new employee. He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire plant behind schedule.

The Personnel Manager decides that he should see this for himself so the two men march down to the factory floor. When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Elmos all over the floor and they're really beginning to pile up. At the end of the line stands the new employee. She has a roll of red plush fabric and a big bag of marbles. The men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles and begins to sew the little package between Elmo's legs.

The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches the woman. "I'm sorry," he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face," but I think you misunderstood me yesterday.

Your job is to give each Elmo two test tickles.

I've updated the Spymaster's Agenda. Not much happened on Leap Day, as you might expect. But I did find a noteworthy event for that day.

Saturday, February 21, 2004

I was watching Decorating for the Sexes on HGTV when a commercial came on for a Hall & Oates Greatest Hits CD. So, now I have the song, "Out of Touch" stuck in my head. And I only know two lines of the song, so I'm singing the same two lines over and over and over again. Someday I'll have to get a greatest hits cd of theirs. Many good songs from them. And Daryl Hall is just so handsome.
I'm A 1990s Geek
Cool, confident, and very powerful, you're the sexiest geek ever! Buckle in, your decade is one hell of a ride.
find your geek decade at

Blue. You are cool as a cucumber. Most people would
consider you normal. You're agression isn't
high, and you know when to keep your mouth
shut. But sometimes, you really should punch a
pillow, don't hold it all in.

What Terror Alert Level Are You?
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I did a google search for "Terror Alert Level" and found this site. LOLOL!!! For anyone who wants a good chuckle over John Ashcroft, click on the link.
Well, Steffi hasn't had her Slippery Elm bark for about 24 hours and she hasn't thrown up once. I'd say her illness is over. I didn't take her to the vet since she kept her breakfast down. So, today I stayed home and made meatloaf, dinner rolls, green beans and corn for supper. It was pretty good. I noticed today that there are three little plants sprouting in the flower pot that is home to my miniature orange tree. I don't know what the plants are, unless they were my first few attempts at growing the mini orange tree (it took forever before one of my seeds would sprout), but I plan to let them live and see how they turn out. I think Steffi's eyesight is going. Today she ran across the room to attack a couple of blue pillows laying on the couch. I guess they looked feline to her.

So, perhaps the aliens allowed the US to pilfer their technology in 1947 knowing that we pitiful humans would become enslaved by it and therefore easily conquered.........

Rockers pose as teens to hit charts

Nasca Lines viewed by ESA

Well, it must be hair from the aliens.... wait, everyone on Earth reports the aliens are hairless. Hmmm.........

Friday, February 20, 2004

Bumper Stickers for the Bush 2004 Campaign

Bush/Cheney '04: Four More Wars

Bush/Cheney '04: Leave no billionaire behind

Bush/Cheney '04: Deja-voodoo all over again!

Bush/Cheney '04: Compassionate Colonialism

Bush/Cheney '04: Because the truth just isn't good enough.

Bush/Cheney '04: Making the world a better place, one country at a time.

Bush/Cheney '04: Over a billion Whoppers served.

Bush/Cheney '04: Putting the "con" in conservatism

Bush/Cheney '04: Thanks for not paying attention.

Bush/Cheney '04: The last vote you'll ever have to cast.

Bush/Cheney: Asses of Evil

Don't think. Vote Bush!

George W. Bush: A brainwave away from the presidency

George W. Bush: The buck stops Over There

Bush/Cheney '04: This time, elect us!
So, Scarlett and I were joking around today at work and somehow we ended up on the subject of Spam. Not the junk email, but the actual food. So, why don't you check out the official Spam website.
Osama Bin Laden can fly the friendly skies in America.

And then they all Died of some mysterious ailment...... LOLOL - At least that's how it is in the movies...

And where there's brine, there's sea monkeys!

Thursday, February 19, 2004

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Home Rant

I was eating supper tonight when Dad, who wasn't doing a thing, yelled at me and said that Steffi had thrown up again and it needed to be cleaned up. I swear I don't know where he got this Lord of the Manor attitude, but he thinks he can just order me around. So, I obviously told him I wasn't cleaning the puke up until I had eaten my supper. And I didn't. I even washed all my dishes first, which I hardly ever do.

Well, as you've no doubt deduced, Steffi is still feeling poorly. She didn't eat today except for a doggie treat, which I'm guessing is what she threw up. So, I defrosted some turkey breast this evening and fed her that with that Slippery Elm bark stuff poured over it. She licked it all up. And she hasn't thrown up again. I was hoping the Slippery Elm would buy her enough time to get over whatever it is she's got, but I think I will have to take her to the vet on Saturday. Can't do it tomorrow because I work until 4:30 and the vet is open from 3pm to 5 pm. There won't be enough time to go home and get her there before they close. Adding his two cents worth into it, Dad said, "She's gonna die. You might as well give up on her." She is nowhere near death's door. She's just got a cold or something. With Mr. Sunshine (aka my dad) in my life, it's a wonder I'm not on maximum strength Zoloft.

Work Rant

It's my job to review the cases and do an audit on the case. That means that everything needs to be right. Well, I asked Greg today to look at a case because there were two months that we weren't charging anyone anything and that was just wrong. So, he looked and worked on the case. Then he sent me an email that said, "I've worked on this all day, mostly dealing with the other worker in the other county. I've included our supervisor in these emails so maybe she can reassure you that the case is correct." To which I thought, "Well, maybe the boss can reassure you that sometime before I die I might just get your audits done." What a sucky email he sent me! So, tomorrow morning I'm going to respond to that email in a nice professional way and include the supervisor, using the "I'm sorry if I offended you" line that I learned in the sexual harrassment training I had on Wednesday. She's going to lecture him and the other worker in that office to do better on their audit referrals anyway. And things aren't going to get much better for old Greg. I'm training the person who's going to be doing his audits in the future. So, he'll have two of us to deal with. He'd better get used to it.
Aliens or Dentist - you decide....

But there's no picture of Katie Couric to go along with the story :(

Apparently everyone does have an opinon....

Are you an evil overlord??

Treasure hunters find possible Viking burial boat

More stuff falling off the Space Station.

Apollo Moon Missions - Fact or Fiction?

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

An interesting Chuck Yeager story. I've heard of the children fighting over the will, but he's not dead yet.
Hey Scarlett, maybe the insane Dental Woman who's been harrassing you will make you pay for this too.

I gotta say, I agree with the Daddy on this one. The woman's out for some extra compensation. No child needs $68,000/month in child support.

Hmmm.... Maybe there was some impropriety when Bush was chosen president by the Supreme Court?

Reality TV gone too far. NBC MUST be sued for starting this stuff.

Ecologist shares findings on mystery of Mima Mounds

Does God Exist? Yes, Mathematician Says

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

I'm beginning to think Cash in the Attic, a show that airs on BBC America, is rigged. Everything is always 30 pounds and nothing sells until the last couple of lots and then the estimates are shattered by enormous bids. Amazing!
Update on Steffi and Fritz, Mom says Steffi ate some macaroni and cheese today and kept it down. And Dad said that Fritz ate a couple of pancakes and about a cup of Sugar Smacks cereal that Jasmine had laying around the house.
My dog Steffi has been throwing up for the last couple of days. So, I searched the internet for some home remedies for upset stomachs, hoping I could find something to help her. What I found was Slippery Elm Bark. Tonight after work, I stopped at the local pharmacy and found Slippery Elm Bark for sale. For $8.00 a bottle, 100 capsules. Steffi is a chihuahua. I don't think she's going to need all 100 capsules. So, I thought I would look up this herb to see what humans can use it for. I think this stuff will probably go stale before we use it. I gave Steffi some of this slippery elm bark tonight. She is leery of any liquid poured out onto a paper plate (that's how she used to get her worm medicine), so I had to get the liquid on my fingers and then she licked them. Eventually, she did lick up the slippery elm that was on the plate. I think I might give her a little more tonight before we go to bed. Steffi might go to the vet if she doesn't get over whatever this is. And if this wasn't enough, Fritz, my other dog, didn't eat supper either. *sigh* I think he's pouting because I had to go to work today after being home with him for five straight days. He can be such a baby at times.

You can see pictures of Steffi and Fritz by clicking on the Photo Album button in the green box.
I bet my cell phone bill will increase now! And I'm happy with my $20.00/month plan. I wonder if this had anything to do with AT&T sending me a coupon for a credit on my bill if I signed up for a year?

News report says John Kerry did not have an affair. Yay!!!!

Monday, February 16, 2004

"If we can't get him out ourselves, we can use the wench on my truck."

The quote in the title of this post comes from a romance novel I was reading today. It's called "The Winter Soldier" by Diana Palmer. I've read this book a hundred times and never caught the mistake in the quote. But now that I've caught it, I can't keep from laughing. Here's the scene: Cy Parks comes across Lisa Monroe, his neighbor, whose cow is having a calf. The calf is stuck and won't come out, so Cy told his ranch forman who was with him that they will use the wench on his truck to pull the calf out if they can't get him theirselves. The mistake is the word "wench". According to, a wench is a young woman or girl, especially a peasant girl, a woman servant, or a wanton woman. This presented the most hilarious imagery in my mind when I was reading this a few minutes ago, because I'm almost certain the writer meant to use the word winch which means a stationary motor-driven or hand-powered machine used for hoisting or hauling, having a drum around which is wound a rope or chain attached to the load being moved. It could be that the writer did use the correct word and someone's spellchecker replaced it, but you would think people who worked in the romance novel genre would know the difference between a wench and a winch. LOLOL - Too funny!
Space story

I thought this made sense. I'm surprised people are treating it as a big discovery.

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What fuzzy creature are you?

Saturday, February 14, 2004

So, now he's back in the Bond seat? I wish they would make up their minds. I want to see the sequel to the Thomas Crown Affair. Hopefully, the evil shrink woman that Crown talked to in the film won't be in this one.

A diamond in space!

Brutus Beefcake, former wrestler, causes Anthax scare.

Another find from Amorous Propensities - fitting for Valentine's Day.
Found a blog with an interesting title while I was perusing the list. Check out: Revolving Duck.

In Honor Of Valentine's Day

77% Of The Internet Loves Me!
I am loved by 77% of the population, including:
4263 people who love people who like cake
4283 people who love poets
1816 people who love christians
In return, I love 73% of the population, including:
798 programmers
1745 star wars fans
1246 punks
show the love at

I added the FactMonster Search button to the green box. Check it out.
Some interesting names of U.S. towns:

Bacon, IN
Big Rock Candy Mountain, VT
Buttermilk, KS
Cheesequake, NJ
Chocolate Bayou, TX
Spuds, FL
Goodfood, MS
Ham Lake, MN
Hot Coffee, MS
Lick Fork, VA
Lickskillet, OH
Mexican Water, AZ
Oatmeal, TX
Oniontown, PA
Picnic, FL
Pie Town, NM
Sandwich, MA
Spuds, FL
Sugar City, ID
Tea, SD
Tortilla Flat, AZ
Two Egg, FL

Friday, February 13, 2004

The best Catwoman ever! Catherine Zeta Jones would be a good Catwoman, but I'm hoping she'll end up the next Wonder Woman.
On this day of my vacation, I watched some episodes of season 1 of Alias. I love Jack. He's my favorite character on that show.
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brosnan was the PERFECT Bond!!!

It sounds like this is an important discovery. Too bad I'm not a science nut, or I'd understand it better.
So, this news story is about Kevin Stadler, son of Golfing great, Craig Stadler, and how much Kevin looks like his father. And whose picture is attached to the story? Tiger Woods. See why I don't watch golf anymore. I got so tired of the media sucking up to Woods. Ugh!
I read a story about this cute little dog in Womans World magazine. So, here's the link: Check out Tiny Pinocchio

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Hmmm... I'm getting returned mail email regarding email to people I don't know and email I never sent. Did I hear something a week or two ago about some virus like this? Maybe the computer geeks at work sent us an email warning us about this?
The last time there was an issue with insulation, the space shuttle blew up. I really think people should take this more seriously.

Stem cell research continues in S. Korea.
More talk of a coverup of Bush's military records.....

A police officer's dream assignment: "No honey, I wasn't cheating on you. I was really frisking her for those stolen implants. I swear."

Courtesy of the Drudge Report: John Kerry may have cheated on his wife.

But, as Kerry's married to a woman, the sanctity of marriage is still preserved. Whew! That was a close one.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

I don't know if anyone caught the posts this past weekend about the updates, I had posted quite a bit and they might have gotten buried. So, I'll mention them again, I added new photos to the photo album and I updated the Spymaster's Agenda. If you haven't already, check them out.
Emeril Lagasse is making chocolate candy tonight. He's using a thermometer to measure the temperature of his boiling chocolate candy. The only time I use a thermomter is when I'm making hard tack candy, which I make once every 5 years or so. For fudge and those wonderful no-bake cookies, I use the ice water method. You keep a bowl of ice water near the stove and when it looks like the candy is about done, you drop a little bit into the ice water and if it forms a soft ball of goo, then it's done. Cooking Thermometers are for sissies.

Tonight, I made a blackberry cobbler for dad. I felt like baking something since I've got those five days off. For a while, we were on a search for the best cobbler crust recipe and Jamie Oliver 's was one of the best we tested. But tonight, I just mixed up butter, sugar, flour, an egg, a little milk and a tiny bit of vanilla and drizzled it onto the berries that had been coated with sugar and dotted with a little butter. I didn't do any measuring, I just estimated. I mean, you pretty much know you need about twice as much flour as you have sugar, and if you're mixing up a small bowl, then one egg would probably be ok, enough milk to make the batter as runny as you need it to be, about a quarter to a half of a cup of butter, and about a teaspoon of vanilla.
I stole this quiz from Scarlett. Go to her blog to see what kind of kiss she is! And I think it's hilarious that I'm dominant! Hahahahaha!!!!!! After all the punishment I inflict on Tony, who would have guessed?!

You have a dominant kiss- you take charge and make
sure your partner can feel it! Done artfully,
it can be very satisfactory if he/she is into
you playing the dominant role MEORW!

What kind of kiss are you?
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I am lucky enough to have five whole days off, thanks to a couple of Presidential Holidays. Honoring the good presidents like Washington and Lincoln. It's probably a good thing too. Today we found out that Scarlett has her case load, a printout to work, and all of Tony's caseload. So, without really thinking first, I asked Tony what he plans to be doing while Scarlett is doing his job. He wasn't happy, but then Julie started laughing (probably at the fact that I was incredulous enough to ask Tony straight out if he was really ditching all his work) and Tony then figured that I was teasing. I wasn't, but what he doesn't know won't hurt him. Scarlett, my advice to you is to ask "Why" for everything he tries to train you. Why do we have to do this? Why can't we do that? Take your time and ask every question you can. He will soon get tired of answering them and will beg to have his caseload back. If he's wanting to 'train' you, then you should do your best to help him with his goal.
As long as WV isn't on the list.

Frenchwoman Marries Her Dead Boyfriend - to which Bush might say, "Hey, as long as she marries a man so the sanctity of marriage can be preserved.........."

Another great news story from the Weekly World News!

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

You all have to go to Alfreds Cheese Emporium and check out the Bond Girl Name Generator and the lovely picture of GW Bush! Hilarious!
--- Signed, Lupe La Rue
Bush's *ahem* military records released.....

Two trees "married" to appease rain god in Indian village ........ Bush vows to protect the sanctity of marriage.

Bill O'Reilly now skeptical of Bush's reasons for war. But still manages to be a good Republican by pinning the blame on Clinton.

Analysis of Bush's appearance on Meet the Press.

Atkins Diet Doctor - what was the state of his health?

Monday, February 09, 2004

Last night I watched part of the Grammys. Mom and Dad watched The Day of the Jackal, the classic movie about the assassin. So, when June Carter Cash won a Grammy for a song she sang about 40 years ago, I thought I would go tell my parents the news. I went into the family room and said, "June Carter won a grammy. And that man's naked!" pointing to the aforementioned Jackal on the tv screen. So, Janet Jackson can have clothes on most of her body and get threatened by the FCC, but TCM can show this naked guy and everything's peachy. Hmm....... Another comment on the Grammys, Christina Aguilera (I know I spelled that wrong) wore a pants suit and didn't show an ounce of skin when she performed, but Sting wore a skirt. He might try to convince people it was a kilt, but there wasn't an inch of plaid on that skirt. Anyway it was a weird night.
Those Mars Rovers have been really busy!!!

Bush's Legacy in Afghanistan.

The latest issue of TV Guide is reporting that American Idol will have a Barry Manilow episode in April!!!! I might have to actually watch the show!

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Former President, Jimmy Carter, has a blog documenting his trip to Africa.
Yummmm!!!!! I made a two layer chocolate cake today and I added orange extract to the chocolate frosting. It's really yummy.
One of my favorite actors, Jan-Michael Vincent, has a movie that's going to be on the SciFi channel in a couple of weeks. I've never heard of it, but I might check it out to see if he has a real role in the movie, or one of those Blink and You'll Miss It roles. Here's the description from

Xtro II: The Second Encounter
120 minutes- Canada, 1991, (CC), Video, In Stereo

Directed by Harry Bromley Davenport and starring
Jan-Michael Vincent, Tara Buckman, Paul Koslo
Jano Frandsen, Nicholas Lea, W.F. Wadden

A creature from another dimension is accidentally unleashed on researchers at a top-secret government compound.

Sun Feb 22 07:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

Here's the description for the episode of Alias in which Golden Globe winning Ricky Gervais, from the Golden Globe winning comedy, The Office, guest stars:

Sydney and Vaughn must convince bomb maker Daniel Ryan (Golden Globe-winner Ricky Gervais, "The Office") that they are part of The Covenant in order to find out where he has hidden one of his devices. But Sydney discovers that her ties to the bomber could lead him on a suicide mission, on "Alias," SUNDAY, MARCH 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

I've updated the Spymaster's Agenda over in the Links Section. Check it out. Valentine's Day is coming up.
Woman Strikes Oil in Toilet, and Bush went all the way to Iraq to find his.

I just had an interesting meeting with a couple of pretty cute guys from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They apparently walked all the way up our driveway in this cold snowy weather to spread the word of their beliefs. Bless their hearts. As they were cute and young and hadn't yet had their hopes and dreams dashed by the cruel evilness of real life, I let them tell me how they knew it to be true that Joseph Smith was a prophet and such. And I believe them since they told me this about 15 times in five minutes. I was a little amazed that they are called elders and they are about 20 to 24 years old. What are the really old members of their Church called? I think they thought that in this weather I would take pity on them and invite them in, but no. Faith in one's beliefs only gets stronger when one is met with adversity, so the cold was better for their souls in the long run.
The true motives behind the Miss America pageant are finally revealed.

I added three pictures to my photo album. You can get to it by clicking on the My photo album button in the green box. The pictures are located in the HQ folder.

Friday, February 06, 2004

Find some inner peace. Check out
I realized this evening as I was driving home that this is a BABY FREE weekend! Yippee!!!

Check out How to Make it In Life, one of the Blogs of Note in the green box. There's an interesting poem about a Butt posted. And we're not talking Montana, Scarlett! (LOL - Work Joke)
Julie bought me lunch as a token of her appreciation for how wonderful I am to everyone at work. I take time to answer their questions and go out of my way to help them out. I don't solicit these tokens but it's difficult to turn them down because you might hurt people's feelings. So, I figured I would quietly take the lunch today and not make a big deal about it and it would be forgotten by Monday. And I made cookies and brought them in to work today so I could contribute something of value to the office and not look like a total leech. Well, dad says I shouldn't have taken lunch from Julie, that she has bills to pay. I think it's ok to take the lunch as long as I don't encourage her to do it again and as long as I continue to treat all the co-workers equally, not giving Julie special treatment because she bought me lunch. It isn't as if we don't bring food in to share any other time. Tony brought in some Christmas cookies. Darlena's brought in doughnuts a couple of times. True, Julie directed her act of kindness at me only when the others shared their food with the whole office, but Julie said that it was a thank you for all I do for everyone, not just her. When the others in the office heard she was going to do this, they could have chipped in and helped her pay for it if they wanted to. And when you think of all the money we spend chipping in on gifts throughout the year for Secretaries Day and Bosses Day and Christmas gifts for the Bosses, the $3.00 Julie spent on me today wasn't all that much. Heck, I lost $50.00 in Walmart one day.
A wise and exceptional blogger asked the question, "What's a Tech 3?" Here's a little background: I was once called an Accounting Technician II. Then along came a reclassification and I became a CS Technician 2. By removing the word "accounting" and making the job title more vague, I was able to get a 10% increase in pay. The downside is that no one knows what I do with a title like CS Tech. Anyway, I should have been reclassified as a Tech 3 (one more paygrade {5%} higher) because I have those qualifications, but because of stupid personnel rules, I got robbed. So I filed a grievance and my bosses worked out an elaborate plan to get me the Tech 3 job title and a raise. They had to strongly suggest that someone in our office retire so I could take her job, but hey, retirement's good so my conscience wasn't too bothered by sending her on her way. It took the woman three months to finally retire and then I was submitted for her position. And today I was presented with a box of audits from her area (since now that she's gone I have to work her area and mine), even though I was told that she had everything caught up last week before she left. I think some people lied to me. Oh well, if I ever leave, I'll just leave behind a few audits as well. It seems to be the rule since this has happened to me twice now.
A very cute cow story!!!

Hidden treasures of Saxon burial chamber

Thursday, February 05, 2004

I was notified today that my promotion has gone through and I will be a TECH 3 eff. 2/15/04. That comes with a 5% raise. Whoohoo!!! It's about time!
So, what's the point in telling us, if they aren't going to disclose how the people died?

I thought people already vacationed at Loch Ness? I guess there weren't enough of them for some folks.

Britney Spears will RUIN the Bond Movies. What are they thinking????!!!!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

I just found out that Red Cap, a show that airs on BBC America, is coming back for a new season, starting next week. I'm really pleased about that. Not only will I have something to watch on Monday nights, but I was really starting to like that Douglas Hodge guy.
The 10 Most Intriguing Mysteries of Lost Civilizations
I would expect the State of Florida to also pay the bills in these living will cases.

Mel Gibson censors his own movie. But he'd call it editing.

At least Edward James Olmos may have a job again.

This Texas Pharmacist should have to pay 18 years of child and medical support then.

Need more proof that Dubya's administration is inept at national security? Vote him out!
But boy am I glad America is safe from that evil villain, Saddam Hussein. It only took hundreds of dead US soldiers and billions of dollars. He was really dangerous. Much more than this kid.
I think someone in my extended family is sick in some way. The parents didn't bother to tell me anything, but when Mom came home this evening (from where I wasn't told) and dad asked, "Well, is she dead yet?" And mom proceded to tell a story about someone falling on the sidewalk in front of the post office and needing five metal staples/clamps and 60 stitches because their head was split open, I kinda got the hint that someone was ill. I'm guessing it's my grandmother because mom mentioned my grandfather and my aunt. Oh well. I guess if it was important someone would have told me. You can see how close my family is.
I wish I could have gone to this convention! I love hearing about the road stories. And Jim Cornette is always great entertainment.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Joe Lieberman just dropped out of the Presidential race. In his speech he said that his wife would have made a great first lady, but he was the lucky one because she would always be his first lady. I thought that was so sweet, especially with Valentine's Day coming up. Joe would have done better if he'd had as much tv time as Kerry and Dean. It just seems like the media is playing the odds and sucking up to Kerry and Dean and snubbing Edwards, Lieberman and to a lesser extent, Clark. But then, Clark is only getting media attention because they can ask him war questions. Maybe Edwards should start answering questions about the Martha Stewart trial, considering his 'trial lawyers' affiliation.

On the Martha Stewart issue - I found out last week that a month before Martha sold the 4000 shares that she's in trouble for, she sold 50,000 shares of Imclone stock (I heard that on the Today show). This tells me that even if she did get some kind of tip from the broker, her mind was focused on selling anyway and it probably didn't make much difference. But I sure am glad that dangerous people like Martha are on trial. Ken Lay ruined the lives of thousands of Enron employees but no trial for him. Don't you just love justice?

A joke

Target: Nader, Ralph Date: 10/26/00
'Tonight Show w/Jay Leno

"here's ralph nader's bumper sticker, a little bit different. It says -- "Vote Nader: Paid for by the Bush for President campaign"
Groundhog Day - a Spiritual Awakening???
Since Polly has decided to help Bush get re-elected by posting anti-democrat propaganda on her blog, I thought I would refer everyone to this top 10 list: 10 REASONS WHY I HATE JOHNNY DEPP by Taco John .
I discovered that the owner of the blog Random Ramblings II has placed my blog in their list of links. So, I thought I would add this blog to my blogs of note. As a nice gesture, click on Random Ramblings over in the green box. See what it's all about. There is a cute Blonde Joke there.

Monday, February 02, 2004

Quote from my favorite tv show, The A-Team:

"I lie, I cheat, I steal and I just don't get any respect."

You Are Ichabod Crane From "Sleepy Hollow."

You're a deep thinker - most times logically. You're a bit of a neat freak and a wuss (hey, you do faint a lot!) but you do have the ability to overcome your fears and come out stronger in the end. And you never lose your head over things. (Gufaw gufaw!)

Take The Johnny Depp Quiz!

Pray for Barry Manilow!!! He is one of America's National Treasures!

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Someone over at Tin Foil Hat posted this website. I thought some of my friends might get a kick out of it.
I added a couple of pictures of the cats to the Photo Album. Check them out. No pictures of Neighborcat yet. But they're coming. I just took a couple last night.
Yay! The cat lives!!!!
The other night, Mom carmelized some onions in the frying pan, "washed" the pan and put it in the cabinet. Well, I got this pan out today and used it to make some pancakes. Unfortunately, they acquired a faint onion taste as they fried. Yum! - NOT!
Get Paid for Going Online - I found this article in the Womans World Magazine. It listed several websites a person could go to and sign up fo earn points that you can redeem for gift certificates, sites you can sign up to read junk email and get paid, and sites where you can download an ad bar onto your computer- everytime a different ad appears, you're supposed to earn money. As always, I don't know how legit these are and my concern would be how do you claim this stuff on your taxes when you file. But here's the list of websites:

Like a Thief in the Morning ..........

Another quiz stolen from Alfreds Cheese Emporium:

eating people

what's YOUR deepest secret?
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Stolen from Alfreds Cheese Emporium (a Blog of Note)

You have a problem with letting people in your
life. Your there for your friends but you dont
let them be there for you. Your determined and
independant and propably the person people come
to talk to because your such a great listener.
Remember that it can be good to let things out,
burdens get heavy to bare on your own, trust
me...........Please rate my quiz

Are you a good friend???
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Scarlett has written her Chip story. Go check it out! It's really cute.