Monday, November 28, 2005


Well one more holiday has come and gone. Thank God it's over. No I'm not being sarcastic, that's what all the cooks think they just don't say it out loud.
Let's face it, for the one in charge of pulling it off it's still a chore, especially if you're the only one doing all of it. Even if you like to cook the holiday pressure is on, there's the menu to plan which of course has to include a turkey on Thanksgiving. The preparation, the cooking blah, blah, blah, you know the senario.
I do have to laugh about the turkey though, when we were shopping my daughter picked a turkey up and it was not much bigger than a chicken and I laughed and said just that, so in her rebellion she picked up another and said O.K. this is the one we are getting. It was huge and I tried to get her to put it back but she wouldn't hear of it.

We are a small family and there is never more here for the holidays then the four of us unless one of them drags someone home with them, and that's extremely rare, so no need for a 24lb. turkey, I mean I can eat but not that much. But the time had arrived for me to do my thing so I cooked up a storm, you know we all do it. The turkey, dressing, all the trimmings and of course let us not forget desserts.

My daughter had to work, what a bummer, especially for her sons sake and I would miss her sneaking up behind me picking at things that were ready before I was ready to put them on the table, but then there would be so much left over that we could just pretend like it was Thanksgiving again tomorrow, and let me not forget to mention that the night before Thanksgiving, my son informed me that he had to leave for a two day job in Alabama. "What?"

So who showed up for dinner -- no one. So are you thinking why did I do it? why didn't I just wait until they both got back home and have a late holiday dinner?
Well I did it upon request. I had one dinner guest that would be there who wanted to celebrate on time just the two of us and I must say I was glad that we did it. We enjoyed each others company and the fun of having this special day together. We talked and laughed and ate, in fact we pigged out. He was the perfect gentleman and when it came to the dessert, he insisted on serving me. We both love pumkin pie so there always has to be one, no matter who else might hate it. So in his appreciation, he cut it, put the whip cream on top and served us both.

Yes my grandson can be very thoughtful. I was glad that we went ahead and did it his way. We both had a great time. When he talks I listen, and he seems to appreciate that a lot. Why do I do it, perhaps because when I was young I had a lot to say, but no one ever listened.

It really ended up being one of the best Thanksgivings for the both of us.
Shamefully full, good conversation, kidding, joking and lots of laugher and hopefully -- creating memories that he will be able to carry with him for the rest of his life.

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Warm, Fuzzy Winter Bra Unveiled in Japan

Furry, heated bras may soon appear in some Japanese wardrobes as the country prepares for "Warm Biz" — a nationwide government campaign urging workers to bundle up and save energy on heating this winter.

The Warm Biz Bra, unveiled this week by Tokyo-based underwear maker Triumph International, is lined with material that the company says helps save warmth.

The bra also has removable pads that can be heated in a microwave or hot water — as well as long, furry straps that wrap around the neck like a scarf, and matching shorts.

"Warm Biz lets you add a little fun and chic to office wear, and prevents global warming," Triumph says.

In an attempt to cut energy use, Japan's government has recommended setting thermostats this winter at 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) for government buildings, and 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) for private companies.

The government said this year's June-August "Cool Biz" campaign — which had bureaucrats and politicians sporting open-collar, short-sleeve shirts to cut down on air conditioning — saved 210 million kilowatt hours, enough to power 720,000 households for a month.

So my boobs and butt will be warm , and my back, arms and legs will be frostbitten. I don't want lumpy boobs. I want smooth boobs and warm clothing all over me.
Besides what guy wants to cop a feel and grab what feels like the hairiest boob in the world.
He will be out the door and gone, before you can say -- Hey , it's just my bra, come back.

Friday, November 18, 2005


It seems that animals were very busy this November and some of them made the news. Here are some of the more popular ones.

Pandas married with city-wide ceremony in Thailand Wed Nov 9

Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai pulled out the stops.
Five-year-old Chuang Chuang and his four-year-old bride Lin Hui had a cake in their pen but never left the zoo. They were married Wednesday by proxy with a couple in panda costumes parading through the city and going through the traditions of a Chinese wedding ceremony.

Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai pulled out the stops to throw a traditional Chinese wedding for two giant pandas on loan from China, with the hope that they will consummate their marriage and make some babies soon, local media reported Thursday.

Drunk Moose Invade Swedish Seniors Home By The Associated Press
Sat Nov 12

a retirement home in southern Sweden had to deal with both: A pair of intoxicated moose invaded the premises.

The moose — a cow and her calf — had become drunk over the weekend by eating fermented apples they found outside the home in Sibbhult, said employee Anna Karlsson.

Police managed to scare them off once, but the tipsy mammals returned to get more of the tempting fruits. This time the moose were drunk and aggressive, forcing police to send for a hunter with a dog to make them leave.

Let's go for a swim and try to sober up.


My all time favorite has got to be about the Giraffe.

Wanted: Mate for lovesick giraffe in Mexico park
Fri Nov 11

Keepers of a small menagerie at a Mexican park are looking for a mate for a lovesick giraffe after the 15-foot-tall beast tried to make love to a tree and a garden shed.

The director of Central Park in Ciudad Juarez, south of the border from El Paso, Texas, said on Friday they have been looking since last month for a mate for the five-year-old giraffe, named Modesto.

"He's driving us crazy," Juan Aragones told Reuters in a telephone interview. "He's mounted a tree, a fence and even a shed."

The giraffe, has never had a sexual partner.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


135-million-year-old crocodile found in Argentina

Here is the computer image of a marine crocodile, whos remains were found in Buenos Aires. With flipper-like feet and a tail like those found on fish, the crocodile is believed to have been about 12 feet (4 meters) long.

It had a high snout, unlike the long, thin snouts found on many of today's crocodiles and large sharp teeth.
Scientists are calling the beast "Godzilla." Its discovery will be highlighted in the December issue of National Geographic.

Actually found by a group of farmers who were smart enough to realize they had found something special, but of course the palaeontologists will get the credit for being able to identify it.
I for one, strongly believe that things that once existed long ago could still possibly exist in some remote places of today. I believe in the possiblity of the Lockness Monster, the Abominable Snowman and yes, even the possiblity of Aliens.
You know we still have many, many remote avenues which pretty much have yet to be explored. Remote mountains, thick dense jungles, and who knows what still lurks -- under the sea?

Here's a thought -- where do fairytales come from, are they totally fiction?

If a prehistoric crocodile can have features of both a crocodile and a fish, why couldn't a prehistoric horse have wings??

Is it possible that there once was such a thing as a Pegasus or a Unicorn?

Am I a dreamer? I suppose I am, but what a wonderful way to live. I feel sorry for those people who are so practical that they can't take the time to dream a little.

Think about it.

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Millionaire tabby becomes Canada's richest cat

Fri Nov 4, 3:14 PM ET

A lifelong bachelor who amassed a fortune by living reportedly simply left all his money to his cat after his death.

According to the Ottawa Citizen David Harper, the shy and somewhat reclusive owner of Red the cat, died in March at the age of 79, but left an estate worth 1.3 million dollars (1.1 million US) to his beloved tabby.

The United Church of Canada will administer the funds, in accordance with Harper's will, and be responsible for the three-year-old cat's care, feeding and veterinarian bills for the rest of its life, the newspaper reported.

Harper worked most of his life as a gardener in public service.

I'm speechless all I can think of is --- PURRRRRRRRRRRR

I just had a thought, who gets the money if somthing happens to the cat -- Oh, run kitty run!

Friday, November 04, 2005


Well I must say yesterday was interesing. My daughter is an EMT. Lately she has been working two jobs at two different stations so she has little time for anything else. Yesterday, she was at least working at the one close to home. She had left her car with me in case I wanted to
use it instead of my old truck. She wasn't suppose to get off until 8pm but since there was nothing of any great urgency they let her off early, so just a little before 3pm, she called and said Mom come and get me. I picked her up and the plan was pick up her son from school, stop at the store, home for rest.
Traffic was really heavy. Just as we have the store in view my daughter says "Oh shit", I looked up to see there had been an accident. No ambulance or police were in sight which told us it had just happened. So she pulls up in the parking lot parallel to the wrecked vehicles and we see a women, sitting upright with the door opened. She appeared to be awake . My daughter, still in uniform jumps out of the car and runs over to see if everyone was alright. I am on the passenger side of the womans vehicle in my daughters car, but I can see my daughter on the other side rip out her phone so I knew the women was hurt and she was calling the ambulance. After a couple of seconds of assessing the women I see her moving her hand and I thought she was motioning for me to come, but I thought nope, then I see her eyes bug out of her head like, if you don't move it I'm going to kill you and I give her one of those 'are you talking to me' looks as I jump out of the car tell my grandson stay with the car and I get over there fast.

Buy the way the scene of the accident looked like this, there was a big tanker truck stopped in the outside lane with a white pickup with a towbar on the front turned sideways very close to the tanker and the womans white van on the inside lane. They were all just really close together.The tanker truck wasn't in the wreck but the driver felt like he had caused it and stayed where he was until the police came. So anyway as I get to the other side of the ladys van I noticed how badly it was bashed in (I thougt it was going to be a little fender bender), then I look up--what do I see-- Oh lord, my-bother-in-law. Oh shit, I whisper, did you do this? uhha, my first wreck too. I turned to my daughter and she said I need for you to climb in the back seat and hold her head still so that she won't move her neck . O.K., but none of the other doors would open. The woman is elderly, awake, calm and lucid, you couldn't have asked for a better patient. As I'm pulling on another door to see if I can get one open the ambulance drives up and here comes the police so that lets me off the hook at this point I know the best thing I can do for them is to get out of the way and let them do their job.
So that's exactly what I did. I went back to keep my grandson company. The medic finds a way into the van, I didn't see him get in but when I turned around his big self was trying to climb around in the van to help the woman and get her out. The three of them finally get her out onto a stretcher and strap her head down so that she can't move her neck untel they can assess her neck at the hospital.
Boy when they did that, I could see my bother-in-law just about to come unglued. It scared him to death. The ambulance took off and my daughter was free to go, but we decided to stay with my brother-in-law until he was free to go. He appeared calm but he wasn't. He just kept saying Oh please let her be alright. Over an over. We took a look at his truck and he said he didn't care about his truck and he didn't care who was right or wrong he just wanted her to be O.K. and he'd buy her a new van. We kept telling him she would be just fine. My daughter explained that the worst thing that it looked like she had was a bump on the head , but that anytime someone is thrust foreword and has a bump on the head it is just a precaution to stabilize the head. It didn't seem to help him a bit. Seeing her that way upset him, so we decided to stay with him. It's a good thing that we didn't leave him beacuse when they asked him for his registration and insurance papers, he went and grabbed everything that was in his glove box and said he could'nt read without his glasses and he didn't have them with him so I had to fill out the accident report for him. Whoopy an accident report, hmm. Finally his son showed up and took over for us and we said our good-byes.

The two people on the ambulance service are the owners, I am proud to say the three of them did a great job and worked well together. After all, the other two are also like my own children the woman grew up with my daughter. I've known her since she was about 6.

The police were great we also all know each other. It's a pretty small towm. One of the police got in the same trap that my daughter did he was off duty but still in uniform and he just happened upon it all. I told them both that's what they get for running around town in uniform, so he began to rank off his tie as he said not me I'm getting out of it right now. I said do you need a drum roll, just how much are you going to take off. He grinned. Hahaha


Find your birthday and then find your tree. This is really cool and
accurate, also in line with Celtic astrology. Then send it to all your
friends, including the one that sent it to you, so they can find out what
tree they fell from, but don't forget to change the subject line to your

Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree

Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree

Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree

Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree

Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree

Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree

Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree

Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree

Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree

Mar 21 (only) - Oak Tree

Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree

Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree

Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree

Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree

May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree

May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree

May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree

Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree

Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree

Jun 24 (only) - Birch Tree

Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree

Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree

Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree

Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree

Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree

Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree

Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree

Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree

Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree

Sep 23 (only) - Olive Tree

Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree

Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree

Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree

Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree

Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree

Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree

Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree

Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree

Dec 22 (only) - Beech Tree

YOUR TREE (in alphabetical order)

Apple Tree (Love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm, appeal, and
attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adventurous,
sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and
tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs
affectionate partner.

Ash Tree (Ambition) -- extremely attractive, vivacious, impulsive,
demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent,
talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic, reliable,
restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands
attention, needs love and much emotional support.

Beech Tree (Creative) -- has good taste, concerned about its looks,
materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good
leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime
companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).

Birch Tree (Inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly,
unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the
vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of
imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (Confidence) -- of rare strength, knows how to adapt, likes
unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to
look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often
impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious,
healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick

Chestnut Tree (Honesty) -- of unusual stature, impressive,
well-developed sense of justice, fun to be a! round, a planner, born
diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard
worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times,
fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.

Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) -- strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what
life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it, strives to be
content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants love
and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be
satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and
careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to be needed.

Elm Tree (Noble-mindedness) -- pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest
demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not
to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for
others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humour, practical.

Fig Tree (Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a bit self-willed,
honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, hard
worker when wants to be, ! loves life and friends, enjoys children and
animals, few sexual relationships, great sense of humour, has artistic
talent and great intelligence.

Fir tree (Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste, handles stress well,
loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close to
them, hard to trust others, yet a social butterfly, likes idleness and
laziness after long
demanding hours at work, rather modest, talented, unselfish, many
very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) -- charming, sense of humour, very
demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a
lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics,
popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a
precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.

Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) -- of cool beauty, cares for its looks and
condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as
possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness
and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers,
is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure
of its decisions, very conscientious.

Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what life dishes
but not before trying to change bad circumstances into good ones, hates
fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear tough, but is
actually soft and relenting, always willing to make sacrifices for family
and friends, has many talents but not always enough time to use them, can
become a complainer, great leadership qualities, is jealous at times but
extremely loyal.

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of
and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident,
for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good
learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

Oak Tree (Brave) -- robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting,
independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the
ground, person of action.

Olive Tree (Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable,
balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm,
well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of
jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

Pine Tree (Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company, craves peace and
loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write poetry, not
conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly in love but
will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, low self esteem,
affection and reassurance.

Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) -- looks very decorative, talented, not very
self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and
pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity,
great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy,
reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) -- full of charm, cheerful, gifted without
egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even
complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic,
passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

Walnut Tree (Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts,
often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected
reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult
and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious
strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves family
life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves
anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic
places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy
to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition,
suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner;
loves to make others laugh.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


A friend of mine sent this to me
the other day. I thought I'ed share.
We've known each other for years.
He went to work for me when he was
barely 16 and was one of the best em-
plyees ever. I'm a little crazy and he is
absolutely insane, and we just clicked.
He's about thirtiesh now and we
still keep in close touch.

I Love You Sam,
Thanks for the pics.

I APOLOGIZE. (come on you know it's funny)

7 things you would see if the rednecks ruled the country

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