Thursday, November 30, 2006

What next?

It was brought to my attention today that it's been a while since I wrote on this blog. Like I didn't know that? Sheesh.

I've been in a funk and can't put my finger on what's causing it. I've got a list of probable causes going and it could be a number of things including that dunderhead of a president and now the president of Iran is sending us letters. I wish he wouldn't. It's like a nosy old uncle writing to tell you your brother is a jerk. Yeah, we know, we were trying to get rid of him but you know the family voted and there must have been some alcohol involved because somehow we voted him to stay around for another few years.

And now it looks like Italy is pissed at Ikea for not selling nativity scenes. Guido, they sell f-ing furniture not religious items. Don't we have more to worry about? Get this, some Italian minister is asking Christians AND atheists to boycott them. Atheists? Why the hell would they care?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

They really tug on your heart strings

He's ok now.

I've always said the day Buddy doesn't get excited about going for his daily walk is the day he goes to the vet and that happened yesterday morning.

He was in quite a bit of pain and after the Dr checked him out decided it was his neck. Buddy is 11, which is Social Security/Medicare time for puppies, and things just get wonky. The meds were an anti-inflammatory and had our precious pup up and tail wagging in a few hours. Whew.

But there was some more sad news, oh not for us, for Buddy. Doc says he's gotta drop a few pounds by his next appointment which will be in January. When I told Buddy he needed to go on the South Beach Diet he got very excited, all he heard was "go".

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bow down to the king and princess of the mountain

Our friend up the mountain invited us to see two additions to her family, Rex and Grace. These are Cornish Rex cats and they came by way of a pet rescue group. She took both because were from an owner who could no longer care for them. They are sweet little critters and very non-allergic. I can attest to that as I never sneezed once.

Rex, the black and white male, does actually have front feet he just has a strange way of sitting. He sits on his butt like a human and he's very friendly. Grace, the smaller tri-color female, we found just as friendly but doesn't like to sit in you lap and is more content to be on your level. She's quite curious and will poke her nose in anything.
She lost her beloved Noché, also a Cornish Rex, a while back so I'm glad she got these two. She's a great cat wrangler.

The human comedy has heart

If you'd like to know what makes us human read my sister's post, A warm fuzzy.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Nothing socially redeeming about Fox

This is just wrong. An interview with O.J. Simpson about his upcoming book will air on Fox. This guy is such a creep I can't imagine why someone hasn't slit his throat. And those bastards at Fox, do you suppose the moron that ok'd this to air has a mirror in his house? It's all about the money. Well, I guess someone will watch it, pity them.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Black and blue Friday

Someone told me on Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving) the stores will open at 5:00 am. I know every retail store wants it to be a good holiday shopping season but why the ridiculous store hours? Competition is tough but what about your staff? Have some compassion.

If you're planning to shop that day, I stay away because there is no sale big enough to make me stand in line with my fellow Americans and their screaming tired children, do it at a more reasonable time. Don't incourage this type of marketing.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hurray for some smart Boulders

Now this is smart. I want to live in Boulder, Colorado. They will be assessing a charge on business and residents for how much carbon they use based on their electric bills. Seems as though they use coal to run the power plants. The money will fund audits of users that will help them conserve electricity. The tax will be less that two dollars a month for residents and if they already use wind power they don't pay the tax.

It's a small step but ya gotta start somewhere. The imaginative residents of Boulder actually voted for this. Can you imagine the TV ads if this was tried in California? I shudder at the thought.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Let us thank you

Whether you agree with the current administration or not today is the day you think of and thank our veterans. My family has had many of our fathers serve this country. Both my grandparents served in WWI though one died before I was born and I never heard the other speak of the war, not unusual that was the war to end all wars.

My father and father-in-law served in the next war and my husband and brother-in-law served as well as many friends. One died in Viet Nam and when we were in D.C this summer we visited the Wall, moving experience. How do you really thank someone for giving their life?

War is the unfortunate result of being able to live the way we want and I feel guilty each time I fill my tank with gas and hope there is a better way. War will never go away but the way we honor the people who have and will in the future protect us will tell more about us as a culture than any election.

My sister has an interesting idea about how to celebrate Veteran's Day on her blog.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Can Christmas be far behind?

Ok, you Dems have gotten control of the House and damn near control of the Senate now it's time to see some action. Let's do some good while you're there, just don't worry about what's going to happen in two years--do something now. Represent US. It's US who've elected you and although we didn't pay the bill; make us proud.

If you have to pay for sex be a stand-up person and say so. It will be a lot less painful for your family and no one will stand on your lawn at four in the morning with a camera crew and microphone trampling on your tulips.

If you take money from lobbists--lie to them, not us--treat us like the family who loves you and will throw your fat asses out next election if we think you're not doing the right thing--because we can. Oh, and stay away from the kids unless you are trying to help them.

Because I like to save the best for last, Rumsfeld resigned. Here's a quote from that bastard Bill Frist. "Washington must now work together in a bipartisan way - Republicans and Democrats - to outline the path to success in Iraq." Don't get too excited his replacement is another Bush family crony, Robert Gates, so he'll fit right in.

Now, all we have to do is get rid of Rove and Cheney and we could have some sanity in this country.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Getting a twofer in your golden years

Who sneaks into movies? My 77 year-old friend and her 90 year-old boyfriend, that's who. They actually do pay for one movie at one of these huge mega movie plexes and after seeing it they sneak into another one. They plan in advance what pictures they'll see so it's a premeditated crime.

I'm not without sin here because once, as an adult, my husband and two other friends did the very same thing but it was on a lark, not pre-planned. I just think it's a riot that they plan this before they go. I forgot to ask why they do it, neither are short on cash, but it might just be for the hell of it. I'm sure when you're his age you might not care about rules of etiquette.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Fall Apples

I have a new computer and I couldn't be happier. I'm a MAC person, always have been and this purchase was no different. If you haven't been to an Apple store do yourself a favor. It's like going to Disneyland. Jeeps, I was even thinking of working part time just to play with all the new stuff. The Ipod Shuffle is the cutest damn think. I'm trying to figure out why I need one but for 80 bucks who can resist.

My new edition is an iMac Intel Core Duo with a gig of ram, one gb, imagine that. The last machine I had, only five years old, had 130 mb of ram. This one is small, I've gone from a tower to just something that sits on the desktop. This one is cheaper and the screen is bigger than my Studio Display, which I loved but five years things start to go.

So expect great things from me in coming months, just as soon as I get used to the new mouse.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hey fellow fatsos

Hooray for science. It seems there was a study that suggests a substance in red wine might counteract the effects of obesity. It won't make any of my pudgy brothers and sisters thinner, just healthier. Drink up my friends you can be a jolly, roly-poly drunk.

So, I'm sure in the future, you'll be seeing wine served at Colonel Sanders.