Tuesday, November 30, 2004

And for those of you who were waiting for the next installment of Manuscript Destiny - I've posted a few more words.

New Additions

I have officially added Michael Drayton, Detective Guy to the Blogs of Note section. I have also added Next in the Series: The Blog. Check them out!

Monday, November 29, 2004

Country Great Loretta Lynn has the 43rd top selling album in Norway. Wonder how well she's doing in America?

And President and Mrs. Bush said that stem cell research would not lead to people walking again. Hah! They were wrong.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Today I was in the basement getting out the 100 foot extension cord and I felt what I thought was spider webs clinging to my face. It wasn't until I was halfway done with the extension cord that I realized that it wasn't a spiderweb. My face where I had felt the contact was burning and swelling. I concluded I had gotten stung by something, but I didn't know what. I still don't know what because I didn't go back to look for the culprit. My dad seems to think it was some kind of stinging wooly worm. Thankfully, the swelling has gone down.


I've been meaning to do this for a while but with everything that's gone on this month, I haven't had a chance to until now. Check out Michael Drayton, Detective Guy. It's a really good story. The author is very talented.

For Ria

Phantom of the Opera Movie


Now that I have your attention - LOL. Today, I'm watching some of the Thanksgiving Weekend Bondathon on the SpikeTV channel. James Bond Movies. When the movie goes to commercial break, they have one of those scenes of the woman in silhouette swimming along like in the opening montage of a Bond movie. Well, along with the woman swimming, they also have a silhouette of a turkey chasing her. LOL!!! That's funny.

Last night I watched the last half hour or so of Galaxy Quest. I wanted to see the movie when it came out years ago, but never did. Now, I might want the dvd of it. It was pretty good.

I finally got some good, or at least decent, ideas for what to get my brother-in-law for Christmas. So, I placed the order and the all the packages should arrive by or around Dec. 9th.

Jasmine, my niece, had her Christmas with us last night. She was pretty excited and thrilled to get what we gave her. She got Jay Jay the Jet Plane character toys, My Little Ponies, cd's of kids' songs, some play dough, a little stuffed dog purse, some boohbah stuffed dolls and I don't know what else. I played with her for about an hour last night after mom and dad went to sleep. She would open her Jay Jay presents and every time she saw what the toy was she would say, "Oh my goodness." It was the cutest thing. She's not even 3 years old yet.

Monday, November 22, 2004

How about the Senators calling for a "Full and Complete" reading of the bills before they sign them????

Friday, November 19, 2004

Since I last posted, my dad has had quadruple heart bypass surgery. He came home today and the first thing he did was to tell mom to get him a hamburger from McDonalds. We will have to ease him into a low fat diet. So, things will be getting back to normal now that he's home. I'll be able to get a little more sleep, and I'll be able to get on the internet more often. I had to stay off the web since we have a dial up connection. We needed the phone line free. My sister has come from Cincinatti to stay with us for a while to help dad out.

I logged into my email account for the first time in a couple days and it said I was receiving 65 new emails. LOL! Ten of them were filtered out, but a lot of them were spam that I had to delete.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Today I gathered up 5 big trashbags full of stuff from my bedroom to throw away. And it still doesn't look like I've done anything in there. I am a really good packrat. Who knows what I'll get into tomorrow.

Monday, November 08, 2004

No Way!

There is no way that the Sex and the City woman, Carrie Bradshaw, is the 11th Greatest TV character of all time! Ugh! Check out the list for yourself and watch the Bravo channel to see the top ten. I bet there will be more controversial picks.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Flying mini-cabs. Cool!

I hate computers

I haven't said that in a while. Today I got the wild notion to play the Flight Simulator game I have. I plugged in the joystick that I had unplugged from the computer back when I was trying to get the digitial cameras to work, and got nothing in return. The joystick doesn't work. I tried plugging it in to different ports, restarting the computer, nothing helped. See why I read books. Books work every time. I think I'm just going to have to get my own computer. It's ridiculous to have two and three computers at a cost of well over $1000.00 in one household because this thing won't work on that pc but it will work on this other one if you stand on one foot singing Yankee Doodle on third Tuesday of the month.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

A quote

"Madness is rare in individuals-but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule." --- Nietzsche

(Applicable to the recent election outcome, I think.)

A new installment of Manuscript Destiny (over in the green box under Blogs of Note) has been posted. It might take a while for blogger to actually allow everyone to see it though. For some reason, Blogger won't immediately display new posts on the blogs. It's kind of frustrating.

Legitimacy Lost

Here's yet one more story about the voting screw-ups during the election. I don't think I'll be able to trust the outcome of any election again. I wonder what the percentages would work out to nation wide for this kind of 'error'.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

How can a communist country like China offer to pay children $12,000 to act as advisors in a toy factory??? Sounds pretty capitalist to me.
I just saw a guy who plays a correspondent on the Daily Show in an AOL commercial acting like someone who works for AOL!! It's true! They are all actors in those commercials!!! I bet this means too that when George W. Bush said in those commercials we had to watch for the last three months that he wanted to make America safer, he was just acting!!!
Space Story - Time and the Big Bang.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Check out this blog - apparently there's a picture of a Bush/Cheney supporter driving off with ballots in Ohio. Did they get counted??

And I got this from Chris over at Doik.net. Check out GlobalVote and see how the rest of the world would have voted in our election. If only more people in America were that smart.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Election Night Observation

Being the mathematically inclined accountant that I am, I can't help but be completely baffled as to how people can decide after only 3% of the vote has been counted who the winner is. What if the counters decided to count all the Nader votes first??? Or, maybe more to the point, what if certain sun tanned retiree pole workers in a certain sunny southern state 'conveniently misplace' ballots like they did last time?
I have spent the last four days working out and dieting. Yay for me. I also added the supplement CLA to my program. Woman's World magazine says it's supposed to help get rid of fat. I dusted off the treadmill today. I've been walking outside, but since it's supposed to get pretty cold by the end of the week, I thought I'd better get the treadmill ready. I also started writing the 'novel' for the NaNoWriMo event. Check it out over in the green box - Manuscript Destiny. I've been watching cooking shows lately. And I ordered one of Paula Deen's cookbooks. She cooks in a Southern style so I'm hoping there will be something good in there for me to make for Thanksgiving. I have a real urge to bake a cake, but since I'm doing the D and E thing, I figure I'd better not bake anything. Tonight I'll be watching some of the election returns and maybe staying up to watch the Daily Show. They are doing a full hour of election night coverage - it's bound to be very hilarious.
Two movies that sound pretty interesting:

National Treasure

After the Sunset
Hmm... you could always vote for one of these guys.............

Election Day

If you care anything about your future and the future of the country and the world, vote for John Kerry. On the other hand, if you want some dimwitted texan with a napoleon complex to continue to pick fights with other countries without provocation and kill thousands of our soldiers and risk all out nuclear war (reference Iran's policy makers declaring "Death to America" the other day), then vote for Bush.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Ria, Check out the comments regarding scary movies. I found the name of the movie you want to get......
This weekend I was watching Book TV on CSPAN and I happened to catch Jon Stewart and some of the others from the Daily Show. They were promoting their book, America. And I thought it was interesting that FCC rules about inappropriate language did not apply to them. They said the "F Word" several times, along with some other words that they shouldn't say on tv. I wonder why the rules don't apply to CSPAN. The only thing I could think of was that as it was Book TV, banning certain words would be a form of censorship. Still, the rules should apply to everyone equally. Either they all get to say the "F Word" or no one does.
Well, I've written a few lines for the Novel writing thing. They can be found by clicking on the "Manuscript Destiny" link over in the Blogs of Note section. Since I'm not looking to publish anything or win a Pulitzer, I don't care about any negative comments or any so-called constructive criticism. So, fair warning, those kinds of comments will be deleted.