Friday, December 31, 2004

I just watched "Elvis on Tour" on the TCM channel. It's some kind of documentary of Elvis's concerts from the early '70's. Not once in this documentary did you hear Elvis mutter any kind of cuss word. I think today's 'artists' should really stop and think about their behavior. Elvis had all that success and he still remembered his manners, calling people ma'am and sir and such. Also on this documentary I noticed a back-up singer I hadn't seen before, so I found her name in the credits and looked her up on the internet. Her name is Kathy Westmoreland and here is her website. She has some very interesting things to say about what she believed Elvis's true medical condition was during his later years. I find it suspicious that no one in the main stream media has ever mentioned any of this.
Check out this article by Arianna Huffington.
Dusty Rhodes' autobiography is due out 3/31/05 according to I may have to buy it.
I don't know anything about Utah football and the bowl game, but this article was pretty funny.
Martha just hasn't learned to identify with Appalachian folks yet. Cranes might have worked in the Hamptons, but not in West Virginia.

Wonder if this story ties in with Rumsfeld's comments about the Pennsylvania plane being shot down on 9/11.

I just pre-ordered the Season 1 Box Set of The Pretender from I used the check/money order option, so I'm going to see how well that goes. Mom gave me her pre-paid mastercard to use, but since this is a pre-order and I have plenty of time to get my payment to them, I decided to go with the money order. I also have to order the Andromeda Season 3 box set. I may or may not use Mom's card for that one.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Getting Better.....

Your match is HBK Shawn Michaels! He's just a sexy
boy... Shawn may be getting older but yeah he
still rocks! I hope he lets his hair grow
longer though.

Which WWE Wrestler is your perfect match?
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This is the second time I've come up with Rob Van Dam in one of these quizzes. I fear what this could signify.

You'd definitely go with Rob Van Dam. You have a
degree in coolness and love to relax. You know
working the mind is just as important as toning
the body, and you really love being just an
all-around good girl. You can kick serious ass
in necessary...

Which WWE superstar would you date?
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Hmmm... Interesting choice since I'm a girl taking the quiz

Triple H
You are Triple H, your goal is to be the best there
is, and you're even ready to be with the boss'
daughter to do that.

Which WWE's RAW wrestler are you?
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Alanis Morisette - Precious

You have a vivid imagination, and probably find
yourself often in your own little dream world.
Your creativity knows few bounds - you were
probably one of those kids who spent all their
time in worlds of their own making, whether it
was dressing up in

What's Your Theme Song?
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Big News!!

I'm getting a bonus at work! All the people in our department are getting it. It's going to be $1000.00 before taxes! This is great considering probably half of the people who work in our department make less than $21,000 a year. See, government employees do not have cushy jobs. Some could say that I have already spent part of this bonus with the purchase of that dvd recorder, but I have some serious thinking to do about what I'm going to do with it. The logical choice is to throw it in with the house money, but I could take this opportunity to buy a couple of things that I've wanted for a while. I'm not planning for anything yet though. As sure as I start planning on spending it, my car will break down or I'll need to spend it on something else. But, it would be enough for a couple of AKC registered puppies.......................................

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Top 10 Paranormal Events 2004
How to Mend It - I found this website while looking for a way to fix my broken vhs tape. Check it out.

I'm currently watching a show called Funniest Commercials of the Year. It's pretty funny. The SPCA commercial was good. Two guys were sitting on the couch. One guy was sleeping. So the other guy pulls him onto his lap and starts rubbing his belly like he was a pet. The tagline was "there are some things you can only do with a pet." Heeheehee...
Possibly the Neatest Picture You Will See for a While
Least Popular Baby Names of 2004

This Show Sounds Pretty Good!!

“Young Blades,” PAX TV’s fun-filled, primetime action adventure series will premiere Sunday, January 23 at 8PM ET/PT. This program is unlike anything else on television, following a new generation of swashbucklers inspired by the legendary Three Musketeers.

“Young Blades” is set back in time over 400 years where the budding and chivalrous swordsmen learn the tricks of the trade from masters, including Captain Duval (Bruce Boxleitner), at the Musketeers military academy. D’Artagnan (Tobias Mehler), the son of the legendary Musketeer of the same name, is a ladies man as well as a fighter. He is challenged to become an even better warrior after he learns that his fellow student, Jacques (Karen Cliche), a phenomenal swordsman, has a deep secret: Jacques is really Jacqueline, a young woman who masquerades as a man in order to escape a price on her head and avenge the death of her father and imprisonment of her brother at the hands of the evil Mazarin (Michael Ironside). The other Young Blades are the rebellious Ramon (Zak Santiago), a poet who was disowned by his aristocratic Spanish family, but now calls the academy home, and Siroc (Mark Hildreth), a precocious inventor who dreams up “crazy” ideas such as submarines and flying machines and then builds them, 17th century style. The Musketeers’ loyalty lies with their homeland and protecting France’s young King Louis (Robert Michael Sheehan) from the evil genius, Cardinal Mazarin.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Top internet searches of 2004 - WWE more popular than George W Bush and the IRS!

I've changed my mind yet again. Tonight I decided that I would get really, really ticked if I went all the way to P-Burg to look for that dvd recorder only to find out that neither of those walmarts had it in stock. So, I ordered it from If it arrives broken, the website says I can take it to any walmart store and get a refund. Hopefully it will arrive in good condition.

Monday, December 27, 2004

I'm John Kerry!
Which Presidential Candidate Are You?
Rung from Rum and Monkey's very own liberty bell.

Government Cover-up

Okay, I read this story and the Rumsfeld quote and I don't think the writer of the story is really getting what Rumsfeld said. I read Rumsfeld's quote and it says that the people who attacked New York shot down the Pennsylvania plane on 9/11. Maybe he didn't mean to put it that way, but it certainly doesn't sound the way the writer of this story makes it sound - that the government shot down the plane because it had been hijacked and deemed a threat to National Security:

'Here's what Rumsfeld said Friday: "I think all of us have a sense if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the people who did the bombing in Spain, or the people who attacked the United States in New York, shot down the plane over Pennsylvania and attacked the Pentagon, the people who cut off peoples' heads on television to intimidate, to frighten – indeed the word 'terrorized' is just that. Its purpose is to terrorize, to alter behavior, to make people be something other than that which they want to be." '
I have decided to buy the dvd recorder. I went to Walmart today to buy the one that everyone on the website I visit recommends, but my walmart didn't have it. So, I put the money on a shopping card and I had planned to order it online. But, I've decided to drive up to P-Burg on Thursday to see if either of the walmarts there has it in stock. If I can get it there, then I think that will be better than having it shipped to me.

I fixed the cd player in my car. There is a button on the side of the machine that has a hold, resume, and off option and apparently, to have the cd pick up from where it left off, the button has to be on resume. I don't know how the button could have shifted over to the off option, but it was. I didn't even know the button was there. I couldn't have accidentally pushed it since it's on the side of the machine.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

More Great News!!!

Season 2 of The A-Team is going to be released on DVD sometime in 2005!!!!! Can't wait for that either!!!


Great News! One of my favorite TV shows, The Pretender, is coming out on DVD!!! Season 1 will be out March 15. Can't wait. I've placed it on the Wish List so I don't forget.
Help please - I have a vhs tape with very important A-Team episodes on it and it appears that the tape has become separated from the little plastic wheely thing that the ends of the tape are attached to. I was rewinding it today and it made a really funny noise and then stopped at about the 6 hour mark. If anyone would know how I can repair this, please post a comment.

I am contemplating parting ways with some of my house money to buy a dvd recorder. There's a website I go to that has reviews and comments about various dvd recorders and it looks as though Pioneer makes pretty good ones. According to the website there isn't one brand that is as reliable as your average vhs recorder, but Pioneer gets pretty good reviews. I think I need to get one before I lose any more A-Team episodes.
There's something weird going on with the Amazon website. I searched for "Alias" and it told me there were 520 items for that word in the books section. So, I clicked on 'books' and it only gave me 6 listings. Not the 520. Somewhere, another tech geek needs smacked.

Friday, December 24, 2004


Christmas at my house:

I got money from mom. Nothing from dad (as usual). My sister, brother-in-law and Jasmine got me the Ultimate Ric Flair dvd and the book Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Waystation. Right now I'm watching the Barry Windham portion of the Ric Flair dvd. Naturally, I went straight to that part of the dvd first. I got Mom a Freddy Fender cd, some sock like house shoes, some kitchen towels. I got Dad a classic tractors calendar and a Gaithers' Bluegrass Gospel cd. I got Mom and Dad both a fleece blanket and a portable cd player for the car. My sister, brother in law and Jassie got mom and dad something but they haven't delivered it yet. They are supposed to be down tomorrow. Christmas dinner was pretty good. Turkey, home made noodles, mashed potatoes, and more. Yum. Mom and Dad have cheesecake to eat later for dessert and I've got a chocolate cake.

*sigh* you just don't see wrestling like this anymore. Flair had some really good things to say about Barry Windham before this match began. That's good.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

I had today off from work. I spent the day watching the History channel mostly. I watched something on Greek Gods and Goddesses and a show on the history of Christmas. Checked out the house listings. I'm almost considering a $125,000 house. I would be left with absolutely no money and a huge house payment, but it's brick and has about 2.5 acres with it. It's probably out in the boonies too. Most everything I've looked at has been out in the boonies. The portable cd player I have in my car is doing something differently. Yesterday I must have pushed the wrong button because now, every time I start the cd player, it starts playing the first song on the cd. Until yesterday, when I would stop it and then start the player again, it would pick up where it left off. If anyone knows how to make the cd player stop this, let me know. I have no clue where the little instruction sheet is that came with the player.
Does Cosby Help?

Most Disappointing Movies of 2004 - I disagree with their opinion on Van Helsing....

Friday, December 17, 2004

Worst Space Song ever?????? You decide...........

Separated At Birth

John Davidson & Eric Bischoff
I only worked a half a day today. I had to take some time off before the end of the year or else I would lose my vacation time. So, I went to the bank and the stores after work and then came home. Dad forgot that I was coming home early so he got a surprise. He had let Fritz outside and went off into the house and then suddenly he saw Fritz there in the hall and thought for a second, "When did we get two Fritz's". LOL! My long time friend Jenny sent me a birthday card with a Walmart gift Card valued at $35.00. That was very nice of her considering she has a husband, two young kids and a stepson, not to mention tons of nephews in her family. She doesn't have much money for things like that. But I coincidentally sent her a Christmas gift of $35.00 a couple of weeks ago. Steffi is still having some tummy problems, but not as bad as they were. I think the medicine is helping.

I think I got the two Christmas presents my sister got for me. I don't remember having anything ordered from so I'm guessing that package and the package I got in the mail today are for Christmas. I didn't open them, just in case they aren't wrapped. I did put them under the tree. We can't put the wrapped presents under the tree yet. My sister's psycho cat would get into them.

I finished the Ric Flair autobiography a little while ago. The end was really touching. I just wonder when the Blackjack Mulligan or Barry Windham autobiography will be written.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I'm currently reading the Ric Flair autobiography. Here are a few opinions thus far:
1) Adults should avoid using vulgar cuss words. If you expect to be accepted by others as someone with intelligence, develop a vocabulary that will project that image.

2) Stop telling me about how you use razor blades and sandpaper to make the wounds we see. I don't want to know how David Copperfield makes the Statue of Liberty disappear and I don't want to know that a chair shot to the head doesn't make you bleed.

3) So far there isn't a strong enough "Don't do as I do, do as I say" message coming through. Flair's partying ways are featured prominently in this book.

4) About half way through the book and Flair finally says something good about Barry Windham.
I took Steffi to the vet tonight. She wasn't eating well and she kept throwing up. This started Saturday morning after she ate something unidentifiable Friday night. The vet said right off the bat that given the way she smelled that she had eaten some kind of dead wild thing and that it had caused severe gastritis. She also had a fever. So the vet gave her a couple of shots and some pills. Hopefully she will get better. The vet says he sees a lot of this thing during hunting season.

Today was my birthday and I got a cute little plastic jar from April (she said it would be perfect to hold my gobstoppers). I got avon products from Connie, a woman at work with whom I'm not really all that friendly. But I do help her work the copier so I guess she was showing her appreciation. Julie bought me a candy bar yesterday for my birthday and my sister got me a Linda Eder cd. She sings Broadway show tunes and such. I confess I opened that present yesterday, but I didn't play it until today. "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "Man of La Mancha" never sounded better.

Today was also the Christmas Party at work. We actually got by without having to listen to Grace before the meal. Considering we are all paid with government funds, I object to having to be forced to listen to Christian stuff at work as organized by management, but I normally don't make a fuss over it. We are in the bible belt. Julie gave me another candy bar today for helping her and John get the right answer on a case they were working on. I took it home and showed it to my dad and before I knew it he had it opened and was eating it! I never said he could have it.

Monday, December 13, 2004

In Short....

Tony's cousin's dog won't have puppies until April.

I saw on some website that William Shatner was nominated for a Golden Globe. Yay!

Steffi's been sick. She threw up several times Friday night and Saturday morning. Didn't eat any solid food until this morning. We've been using a syringe to shoot melted ice cream and crushed up baby asprin down her throat. I think her problem now is maybe a sore throat or sore gums/teeth.

I got the Ric Flair autobiography in the mail today. I can't wait to start reading it.

I got my birthday present from my sister in the mail today along with my John Schneider greatest hits cd. Yes, he does have some great hits. I haven't opened my birthday present yet. The big day isn't until Wednesday.

Evil weather man who just can't hide his love for snow is predicting one to two inches of snow by morning. Why can't our weather people be sun worshipping beach combers?

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Well, Mom is threatening to take the new puppy, if I get one, to the pound. I don't know what her problem is. I buy the food for the dogs, I feed them, I water them, I take them outside.

Friday, December 10, 2004

I may be getting a puppy! Tony said his cousin did have half miniature pomeranian, half chihuahua puppies and he asked if I would want one. Tony wasn't sure if his cousin had any left, but I told him that if he had females I would take one. Dad didn't seem so angry about it, especially when I told him that the dog is supposed to be all of 3 pounds when fully grown. Steffi has probably lost three pounds since being on the turkey diet so it isn't like we're getting more dog or anything. Mom said no a few times when I told her, but she's coming around. The only thing that worries me is Fritz. He doesn't watch where he goes and jumps and steps and runs over top of Steffi. So, I will have to make sure he doesn't get the little puppy.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Tonight I read this interview with the Nature Boy Ric Flair. He is one of the greats in the sport of Pro Wrestling and I wanted to post the link to the interview because he actually named WV as one of the places where he could have sold thousands of copies of his autobiography. It's good to know he has good memories of WV and that in his mind my home state was good to him. I know he got some of my money when I was younger. My grandpa and I went to a few matches and my sister and mom even went to some of them. Wrestling was great when I was a kid. Now it's more or less a soap opera.
This morning I got up in time to hear the opening credits for the Today Show. They opened with "breaking news" of an attack on US interests in Saudi Arabia - I think the embassy. But, instead of spending the first twenty minutes of the show covering this 'breaking news', the Today Show's first story of the morning was a discussion about steroid use in major league baseball. Maybe this will shed some light to those people around the world who can't understand how Bush won a second term in office. The majority of Americans are just shallow and care more about millionaire baseball players ripping off the common man than they do about our people being killed by terrorists overseas.
It's been one whole month since Topanga took his blogrest. He has the "How to Make it in Life" blog. I would tell you to check out the blog (the link is in the green box), but as Topanga is resting, there are no new posts since Nov. 6th. He is missed.
Pyramid of the Moon

Planet Swapping

Friday, December 03, 2004

Look what I got In my Email

From: Ivan
Date: 12/02/04 15:20:35
Subject: From Mr. Ivan Poski.
>From Mr. Ivan Poski.
Dear Friend,
I am Mr. Ivan Poski, a member of the Ovasi Rebel movement. A rebel group secretly sponsored by late president Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the embattled chairman, CEO of Yukos oil Menatap SBP Bank.
The Ovasi rebel group contributed immensely in the revolution that sent President Charles Taylor on exile. Beside our fight for equality and political stability in Liberia was the lusaka Diamond, we also had control over the Lusaka Diamond mines, which was a joint investment between late President Reagan and Mr. Khodorkovsky.
Diamonds were being mined and sold to French and Arabian dealers for many years. On 28th of may 2004 before the death of late president Reagan the sum of US$360million was realized from the sales of the Diamonds at the Lusaka Mines and as usual was disbursed according to the agreement among the war lords, the local chiefs and the foreign sponsors. The sum of US$25m and US$21m was sent to late President Reagan and Mr. Khodorkovsky respectively. All funds previously sent to them were usually done through a European security transport Agency. The Agency moves the money from London to Holland where it is delivered to one European broker who helps them deposit the funds in different Financial House in Europe. On this particular transaction I had delays in sending a confirmation of the arrival of the funds in Europe before the CNN announcement of the arrest of Mr. Khodorkovsky with other members. Based on this counter, i immediately declare myself as a refuge and move to a refuge !
camp for my safty.
Right now the funds are still with the broker waiting for instructions on how they are to be transfer.
If you agree on my terms, I will give you every detail you require to present yourself to the broker as an associate or personal assistant to Mr. Khodorkovsky and they will send the funds to wherever you tell him Mr. Khodorkovsky wants it.
(1) I will take 70% of the funds when you get it.
(2) You will have to open a joint bank account of which I will be a signatory where the funds would be deposited.
If this is okay by you, notify me immediately either by phone or email in good time so that we can proceed.
Ivan Poski

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Well, blogger won't update my Manuscript Destiny blog. I'm getting tired of Blogger not displaying my posts. You'd think they would be better at this stuff.

I watched a few minutes of the Real Gilligan's Island reality show last night and was apalled by what I saw. One of the Skippers was apparently having a heart attack on the beach and I didn't see one medic come to his aid. That kind of irresponsibility should be punished by the FCC more than any 'wardrobe malfunction'. I guess the Republicans running the government care more about naked people than they do about saving someone's life.

Tonight on the Nightly News with Tom Brokaw they did a story about the son of the head guy at the UN making money from some company under investigation for some misdeeds regarding Iraq's Oil for Food program. Some Republican congressman said that Annan should resign from the UN because of his son having a job at this company. Well, I say when Dick Cheney severs all connections with Haliburton maybe someone can listen to this congressman who obviously has no clue about what he's saying. That's about as lame as Powell coming out and saying that the US wouldn't recognize the result of the Ukrainian election. Bush was all in a hurry to accept a flawed election result back in 2000 and now he thinks he can pass judgment on other countries election practices?

We had some strong winds over night last night. They blew over a tree in our pasture and it created two holes in the roof of an outbuilding we have. I'll have to see if we need to cover anything up in that building to protect it before we get more rain.