Monday, November 30, 2009





night night babies!


sweet dreams.






i love the song!
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower



OMG-WTF? this guy has a piss fetish. guess ANYONE who is semi-literate can call themselves a preacher!


thanks, spork
watched a WONDERFUL show (the 1st. 2 episodes)on the travel channel last night.

it's called meet the natives u.s.a.


it is sweet and funny and sad, in a way, but it has a message as well that is very very true and needed now.


if you have a computer, go to the travel channel homepage and type in the show and check out last night's shows and next sunday's. you won't regret it- best thing on t.v. for ages.


it's a small group of men from a teeny south sea island tribe that lives in a jungle and they are taken to see the united states. underlying all of this is the fact that they want to deliver a message of peace and love that a man they only know as "tom navy" taught them.
this man was in the navy in WWII and was stationed on their island and the natives there helped build airplane runways. the runways are long overgrown but there is 1 elder there that knew "tom navy".

it's a great show.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Woman reveals role in civil rights history - STLtoday.com

Woman reveals role in civil rights history - STLtoday.com
McCain Fundamentals of Our Economy by Karl Rove - Newsweek 2010


the reasoning is convoluted at best.

The 29 Best Chalkboard Gags In "Simpsons" History (PICTURES)

The 29 Best Chalkboard Gags In "Simpsons" History (PICTURES)

Connecting.the.Dots: Bush's War Crimes Trial

Connecting.the.Dots: Bush's War Crimes Trial














"Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to practice the religion of our choice, but we must also be free from having someone else's religion practiced on us." ~ John Irving ~

Thanks and Giving campaign | Meet Alejandro

Thanks and Giving campaign | Meet Alejandro




good morning!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Collects Celebrity Fans

'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Collects Celebrity Fans
in honor of ALL of the turkey leftovers:







thanks ADB!




turkey soup cooking

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Hot and Cold

by Roald Dahl


A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.

Said I, not being very old,
'By golly gosh, you must be cold!'

'No, no!' she cried. 'Indeed I'm not!
I'm feeling devilishly hot!'

Ghost of President Taft Sighted at White House Refrigerator Looking for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Ghost of President Taft Sighted at White House Refrigerator Looking for Thanksgiving Leftovers

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2 Political Junkies

2 Political Junkies


cool interviews

Children of Afghan Refugees Are Dying From the Cold As Kabul Ignores Their Plight | Crooks and Liars

Children of Afghan Refugees Are Dying From the Cold As Kabul Ignores Their Plight | Crooks and Liars

Sarah Palin's Fake Bus Tour | Video Cafe

Sarah Palin's Fake Bus Tour | Video Cafe

Friday, November 27, 2009

NY Judge Gives Couple Thanksgiving Present , Wipes Out $525,000 Mortgage, Blasts Bank | Crooks and Liars

NY Judge Gives Couple Thanksgiving Present , Wipes Out $525,000 Mortgage, Blasts Bank | Crooks and Liars


i liked this!
friday's joke comes courtesy of pudd'n boy:




TRUE LOVE

An elderly gent was invited to an old friend's home for dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such as: Darling, Honey, My Love, Pumpkin, Sweetheart, etc..

The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love.

While the wife was in the kitchen, the man leaned over to his host, and said: "I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names."

The old man hung his head. "I have to tell you the truth," he said. "Her name slipped my mind about 10 years ago, -- and I'm scared to death to ask the old bitch what it is."
friday-wet snow showers and windy!

had a very nice thanksgiving at my nephew's house!

my family is threatening to post pictures of me on facebook.

me- i think a large army hoodie worn over a big turtleneck and sweatpants
topped off by a black tailed tux jacket with the sleeves cut off and a black bowler type hat is VERY thanksgivingish!

( the sweat suit outfit was because i'm always cold and jordan,my nephew likes to keep his house on the cool side. the tux and hat- well that was part of his halloween outfit and ... hey, at one time i had a viking helmet on top of the hat- but i think they missed getting that "kodak" moment- no, i wasn't drunk-just being me)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

see video below:





















DON'T EVER LET ANYONE CONVINCE YOU THAT E-MAILS AND PETITIONS ETC. DON'T WORK.
HERE'S JUST THE LATEST EXAMPLE THAT THEY CAN:







Dear sherry,

This Thanksgiving, we have something to truly be thankful for - YOU! A couple of weeks ago, I asked you to sign a petition to my Senator, Tom Coburn, demanding that he release his inexplicable hold on an important veterans spending bill. Well, over 13,000 of you signed, and just a few days ago, Senator Coburn caved to you, released his hold, and the bill passed unanimously!

Your efforts didn't go unnoticed. The Military Times newspapers immediately wrote about your show of support for veterans. You can read that story here - http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/11/military_akaka_coburn_veteransbill_110609w/

Because of you, veterans will see an influx of important funding - appropriations that will go towards providing caregivers to the seriously
wounded veterans, women veterans' health, mental health, care for rural veterans, and more. Thousands and thousands of veterans, from all eras, will benefit because of your efforts. It's a huge deal.

So, on behalf of all of us at VoteVets.org, I wanted you to know that we're forever thankful for your help. And, we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,
Miranda Norman
Iraq War Veteran
Oklahoma State Captain
VoteVets.org

And Jon, Brian, Peter, Richard, and the entire VoteVets.org team!

Paid for by VoteVets.org




Tell-a-friend!

VoteVets.org.

British inquiry on Iraq War confirms a U.S. pre-9/11 push to oust Hussein

British inquiry on Iraq War confirms a U.S. pre-9/11 push to oust Hussein
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

not too shabby for making 5 pies!

today is pie day.

i already made the filling for the cranberry/raisin pie. it's cooling on the stove.

next, i have to make the crusts so they can chill in the fridge. making a pumpkin, a pumpkin chiffon, apple, and a mincemeat as well as the cranberry/raisin one.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One Thumb Down, Very Down: Vatican Says New Moon is a Must Miss « JONATHAN TURLEY#more-17596

One Thumb Down, Very Down: Vatican Says New Moon is a Must Miss « JONATHAN TURLEY#more-17596


yeah,like this is going to stop ticket sales!




"chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies, decisions, decisions!"

MacYapper

MacYapper



please watch. thanks.

















Nothing But Death

by Pablo Neruda


There are cemeteries that are lonely,
graves full of bones that do not make a sound,
the heart moving through a tunnel,
in it darkness, darkness, darkness,
like a shipwreck we die going into ourselves,
as though we were drowning inside our hearts,
as though we lived falling out of the skin into the soul.

And there are corpses,
feet made of cold and sticky clay,
death is inside the bones,
like a barking where there are no dogs,
coming out from bells somewhere, from graves somewhere,
growing in the damp air like tears of rain.

Sometimes I see alone
coffins under sail,
embarking with the pale dead, with women that have dead hair,
with bakers who are as white as angels,
and pensive young girls married to notary publics,
caskets sailing up the vertical river of the dead,
the river of dark purple,
moving upstream with sails filled out by the sound of death,
filled by the sound of death which is silence.

Death arrives among all that sound
like a shoe with no foot in it, like a suit with no man in it,
comes and knocks, using a ring with no stone in it, with no
finger in it,
comes and shouts with no mouth, with no tongue, with no
throat.
Nevertheless its steps can be heard
and its clothing makes a hushed sound, like a tree.

I'm not sure, I understand only a little, I can hardly see,
but it seems to me that its singing has the color of damp violets,
of violets that are at home in the earth,
because the face of death is green,
and the look death gives is green,
with the penetrating dampness of a violet leaf
and the somber color of embittered winter.

But death also goes through the world dressed as a broom,
lapping the floor, looking for dead bodies,
death is inside the broom,
the broom is the tongue of death looking for corpses,
it is the needle of death looking for thread.

Death is inside the folding cots:
it spends its life sleeping on the slow mattresses,
in the black blankets, and suddenly breathes out:
it blows out a mournful sound that swells the sheets,
and the beds go sailing toward a port
where death is waiting, dressed like an admiral.
Killer Flu Bug Attacks Western Ukraine


Yuriy Dyachyshyn, AFP / Getty Images

By Nicole Straff

An outbreak of a type of viral pneumonia has plunged the Ukraine and its neighboring countries into a state of panic. A potentially lethal combination of three different viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which is believed to be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189, and as many as one million people have been infected, most of them within regions of Western Ukraine.

Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organization to investigate, and a team of medical specialists is carrying out tests in Kiev and Lviv to identify the virus. Samples have been sent to London for analysis. However, preliminary tests reveal no significant changes in the pandemic based on samples taken from patients in the last few days, according to WHO affiliates in London and the Unites States. A total of 34 samples have been analyzed independently; analyses are performed as part of a global influenza surveillance network.

One of the WHO’s Collaborating Centers is St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. There, researchers from the Virology Division in the Department of Infectious Diseases state that preliminary genetic sequencing shows that the Ukraine virus is similar to the virus used for production of the pandemic flu vaccine. At press-time, the Memphis WHO Collaborating Center said, “Additional questions about the pandemic virus circulating in Ukraine will be answered as more data is available. WHO commends the government of Ukraine for its open sharing of samples to inform global monitoring of the virus for signs of change.”

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk said, “The character of this threat demands that rapid action be undertaken at the European Union level.” As the Daily Express in Britain originally reported, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Romania have launched health checks on Ukrainians entering their territory. In a televised interview, President Yushchenko said, “Unlike similar epidemics in other countries, three causes of serious viral infections came together simultaneously in Ukraine. Virologists conclude that this combination of infections may produce an even more aggressive new virus as a result of mutation.”

Presidential elections, which were to be held in January, may be cancelled.

Deadly Skin Trade Preys on African Albinos -- Sphere News, Opinion and Analysis

Deadly Skin Trade Preys on African Albinos -- Sphere News, Opinion and Analysis


oh god help us all.
harsh, really really nasty:




Low Tea Party moment symbolic of muddy week :: The SouthtownStar :: Kristen McQueary

China Executes 2 in Tainted Milk Scandal

China Executes 2 in Tainted Milk Scandal
http://www.poetrykit.org/HelenProject.pdf
this WOULD be funny if it wasn't sad:








"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough." -



Franklin D. Roosevelt

Task Force Declares December

Task Force Declares December “Breast Cancer Unawareness Month”

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Fearmonger-in-Chief Beck reveals 'The Plan': Frighten people into joining a movement of bedwetters | Crooks and Liars

Fearmonger-in-Chief Beck reveals 'The Plan': Frighten people into joining a movement of bedwetters | Crooks and Liars
yes, almost TURKEY DAY!
THE
SHOEBOX



A
man and woman had been married for more than 60 years.
They
had shared everything. They had talked about everything.
They
had kept no secrets from each other except that the little
Old
woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had

Cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.




For all of these
years, he had never thought about the box, but
One day the
little old woman got very sick and the doctor said
She would
not recover.

In trying to
sort out their affairs, the little old man took
Down the shoe
box and took it to his wife's bedside.
She agreed that it was
time that he should know what was
In the box. When he opened
it, he found two crocheted dolls
And a stack of money totaling
$95,000.

He asked her
about the contents.

'When we were to
be married,' she said, ' my grandmother told me
The secret of
a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that
If I
ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a
doll.'

The little
old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two

Precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with
him two
Times in all those years of living and loving. He
almost burst with
Happiness.

'Honey,' he
said, 'that explains the doll, but what about all of this money?

Where did it come from?'


'Oh,' she
said, 'that's the money I made from selling the
dolls.'




A
Prayer.......
Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my
man;
Love to forgive him; And Patience for his moods;

Because Lord, if I pray for Strength, I'll beat him to
death,
Because I don't
have time to crochet.

RANGER AGAINST WAR

RANGER AGAINST WAR

Blue Gal

Blue Gal


spot on!!!
the 2 videos below are andy jr. as elvis. first time i ever took a video with my little camera and uploaded. i think it came out pretty good.
dark chocolate espresso shortbread cookies




Edges tipped with unsweetened chocolate and white chocolate enhance the coffee flavor in these cookies.

Prep: 33 min.; Cook: 23 min.

Editor's favorite; Make ahead

Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 dozen


Ingredients
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder or instant coffee powder (we tested with Café Bustello)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3 ounces white chocolate baking bar (we tested with Ghirardelli)
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate baking bars
Preparation
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Stir in dry ingredients; beat just until blended.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Place 2 portions on opposite ends of 1 baking sheet. Place remaining portion on second baking sheet.

Cover dough portions with plastic wrap; gently press or roll each portion of dough into a 5 1/2" circle. Lightly score each round with a sharp knife into 6 or 8 wedges.

Bake rounds at 325° for 23 minutes or until shortbread feels firm to the touch. Gently score each round again with a sharp knife. Slide parchment from baking sheets onto wire racks. Let shortbread cool completely on parchment. Cut shortbread into wedges along scored lines.

Melt chocolate baking bars separately in small bowls in the microwave according to package directions. Partially dip wide end of each shortbread wedge in unsweetened chocolate. Place on a wax paper-lined jelly-roll pan, and freeze briefly to set chocolate. Then partially dip other half of wide end of each wedge in white chocolate. Freeze briefly to set white chocolate.

Oxmoor House, JUNE 2007
up and doing monday things.





it is funny

Sunday, November 22, 2009



andy staranic jr. /elvis(before the show)

a lot of us went to see the son of friends do his elvis impersonation at a little bar last night.

it was a teeny place and the backdrop of the makeshift stage was plastic garbage bags. the dj tho had a very nice sound and light system. it was a great time. they also had a neil diamond impersonator there that was simply phenomenal. his name is ed burik.

but it was andy staraniec jr. that we were all there to see. andy jr. is a very talented singer and he could sing in his own style and be terrific as well as doing elvis.

here are some of the pictures. there's andy jr. and his mom sara. there's sara and her husband andy sr. there's the bar crowd, including a still tired but happy me, and there's andy jr. as elvis and ed burik as neil diamond.

i'm not much on impersonators, but these guys are good and it was a very fun evening out.


















Friday, November 20, 2009





it's friday babies...



pickled jalapeno eggs from pudd'n boy.

i don't even want to be around when the jar is opened! : )
took this from a new fb/nf friend's blog.




chewy chocolate cherry cookies:







The tartness of the cherries contrasts with the cocoa and semisweet chocolate chips.

Yield: 30 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)


Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2/3 cup dried tart cherries
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking spray
Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture. Beat just until combined. Fold in cherries and chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven; cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Nutritional Information
Calories:80 (30% from fat)
Fat:2.7g (sat 1.3g,mono 1.1g,poly 0.1g)
Protein:1.1g
Carbohydrate:13.4g
Fiber:0.8g
Cholesterol:12mg
Iron:0.4mg
Sodium:56mg
Calcium:10mg
Julie Grimes Bottcher, Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2005
Priceless...

According to a news report, a certain private school in Washington was recently faced with a unique problem.

A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

Every night the maintenance man would remove them,and the next day the girls would put them back.
Finally the principal decided that something had to be done.

She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man.
She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night (you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses).
To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.

He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it.

Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

There are teachers .... and then there are educators.


=
please-take the few minutes it takes to watch this to the end.

then make up your mind. thanks.





10 States Where the Poor Pay the Most Unfair Share of Taxes -- Sphere News, Opinion and Analysis

10 States Where the Poor Pay the Most Unfair Share of Taxes -- Sphere News, Opinion and Analysis

d'Armond Speers: Dad Spoke Only Klingon To Son For Three Years

d'Armond Speers: Dad Spoke Only Klingon To Son For Three Years


someone willingly bore his child????

OMG!
Kids Are Quick
____________________________________

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: Maria.
____________________________________

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
__________________________________________

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
GLENN: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

(I Love this kid)
____________________________________________

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.
__________________________________

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
WINNIE: Me!
__________________________________________

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
_______________________________________

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'
________________________________

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry
tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.
______________________________________

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
______________________________

TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir.. It's the same dog.
___________________________________

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher
__________________________________


PASS IT AROUND AND MAKE SOMEONE LAUGH!

LAUGHTER IS TIME SPENT WITH THE GODS AND THE SOUL'S MEDICINE!!

Jon Stewart Enlists Pro-Wrestler Mick Foley To Protect 10-Year-Old Gay Marriage Activist (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Enlists Pro-Wrestler Mick Foley To Protect 10-Year-Old Gay Marriage Activist (VIDEO)

2 Political Junkies

2 Political Junkies


christian?? i doubt that.
KNOCK KNOCK

who's there?

LUCY

lucy who


LUCY LASTIC will make you pants fall DOWN!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Crazed Michele Bachmann fan threatens a Ft. Hood-type bloodbath against a Michigan paper | Crooks and Liars

Crazed Michele Bachmann fan threatens a Ft. Hood-type bloodbath against a Michigan paper | Crooks and Liars

got done grocery shopping.
i'm sneezing and coughing and i swear i'm coming down with a stupid cold on the tail end of recovering from the flu.

i also feel like a big ole whiny baby for pissing and moaning about sneezing and coughing but what the heck- my blog so- i'll crab a bit. ; )

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Signs Exclusive Contract With Fruit Of The Loom

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Signs Exclusive Contract With Fruit Of The Loom

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In The Land Of Long Dark Shadows - America in 1955 | Newstalgia

In The Land Of Long Dark Shadows - America in 1955 | Newstalgia
got this in a e-mail:




Subject: Rules of Rural Pennsylvania. Love It Or Leave It!!


1. PULL YOUR DROOPY PANTS UP. YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT.(me- YES, no matter where you are-you look like an idiot!)


2. TURN YOUR CAP RIGHT, YOUR HEAD ISN'T CROOKED.(me- nah, i've seem em wear em crooked in brookville)


3. LET'S GET THIS STRAIGHT; IT'S CALLED A 'DIRT ROAD.' NO MATTER HOW SLOW YOU DRIVE, YOU'RE GOING TO GET DUST ON YOUR LEXUS. DRIVE IT OR GET OUT OF THE WAY.(me-amen!)


4. THEY ARE CATTLE. THEY'RE LIVE STEAKS. THAT'S WHY THEY SMELL FUNNY TO YOU, GET OVER IT. DON'T LIKE IT? I-80 GOES EAST AND WEST, I-79 GOES NORTH AND SOUTH. PICK ONE.



5. SO YOU HAVE A $60,000 CAR. WE'RE IMPRESSED. WE HAVE $150,000 CORN PICKERS AND HAY BALERS THAT ARE DRIVEN ONLY 3 WEEKS A YEAR.


6. EVERY PERSON IN RURAL PENNSYLVANIA WAVES. WE THINK OF IT AS BEING FRIENDLY. TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT.(me-pittsburgers are friendlier! yeah, we are!)


7. IF THAT CELL PHONE RINGS WHILE AN 8-POINT BUCK AND 3 DOES ARE COMING IN, WE WILL SHOOT IT OUT OF YOUR HAND. YOU BETTER HOPE YOU DON'T HAVE IT UP TO YOUR EAR AT THE TIME.(yeah, they will-better believe it!)


8. YEAH, WE EAT SCRAPPLE, POT PIE, FUNNEL CAKES, HALUSKIE AND MACARONI AND MILK. WE FRY OUR FISH AFTER 'CATCH'N 'EM'. YOU REALLY WANT SUSHI & CAVIAR? IT'S AVAILABLE AT THE CORNER BAIT SHOP.


9. THE 'OPENER' REFERS TO THE FIRST DAY OF DEER SEASON. IT'S A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY HELD ON THE MONDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING.(me-also the bottle opener for beer. beer is also used as currency in many many places)


10. WE OPEN DOORS FOR WOMEN. THAT IS APPLIED TO ALL WOMEN, REGARDLESS OF AGE.(me-and that doesn't bother me one bit-we also call EVERYONE hun, honey or sweetie )


11. NO, THERE'S NO 'VEGETARIAN SPECIAL' ON THE MENU. ORDER STEAK OR YOU CAN ORDER THE CHEF'S SALAD AND PICK OFF THE 2 POUNDS OF HAM & TURKEY.(me-this is true)


12. WHEN WE FILL OUT A TABLE, THERE ARE THREE MAIN DISHES: MEATS (INCLUDES FISH), VEGETABLES, AND BREADS. WE USE FOUR SPICES: SALT, PEPPER, HOT SAUCE AND KETCHUP. OH, YEAH...WE DON'T CARE WHAT YOU FOLKS IN JERSEY CALL THAT STUFF YOU EAT...IT's NOT REAL CHILI!!!!


13. YOU BRING 'COKE' INTO MY HOUSE, IT BETTER BE BROWN, WET AND SERVED OVER ICE.(me-we won't discuss the heroin and meth problems, will we??!!)


14. YOU BRING 'MARY JANE' INTO MY HOUSE, SHE BETTER BE CUTE, KNOW HOW TO SHOOT, AND HAVE LONG HAIR.
(me-that's what they say but...)

15. COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS AS IMPORTANT HERE AS THE THE STEELERS, AND JUST AS EXCITING TO WATCH.(me- no it isn't as important as the steelers-not quite anyway)


16. YEAH, WE HAVE GOLF COURSES. BUT DON'T HIT THE WATER HAZARDS---IT SPOOKS THE FISH.


17. COLLEGES? WE HAVE THEM ALL OVER. WE HAVE STATE UNIVERSITIES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND VO-TECHS. THEY COME OUTTA THERE WITH AN EDUCATION PLUS A LOVE FOR GOD AND COUNTRY. THEY STILL WAVE AT EVERYBODY WHEN THEY COME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.(me-just can't find a job where they are from)


18. WE HAVE A WHOLE TON OF FOLKS IN THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, AND MARINES SO DON'T MESS WITH US. IF YOU DO, YOU WILL GET WHIPPED BY THE BEST. (me-no, they are all in the military-theyre overseas right now!)


19. TURN DOWN THAT BLASTED CAR STEREO! THAT THUMPITY-THUMP RAP IS NOT MUSIC, ANYWAY. WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT ANYMORE THAN WE WANT TO SEE YOUR BOXERS. REFER BACK TO #1.(me- turn down your car and truck radios- i'm not big into country music either!)


20. 4 INCHES ISN'T A BLIZZARD, IT'S A FLURRY. DRIVE LIKE YOU GOT SOME SENSE, AND DON'T TAKE ALL OUR BREAD, MILK, AND TOILET PAPER FROM THE GROCERY STORES. YOUR'E NOT IN ALASKA . WORST CASE YOU MAY HAVE TO LIVE A WHOLE DAY WITHOUT CROISSANTS. THE PICKUPS WITH SNOW PLOWS WILL HAVE YOU OUT THE NEXT DAY.


A TRUE PENNSYLVANIAN WILL PASS THIS ON
today in history:





"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of ... Read Morethat war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Dreams in the dusk

by Carl Sandburg


DREAMS in the dusk,
Only dreams closing the day
And with the day's close going back
To the gray things, the dark things,
The far, deep things of dreamland.

Dreams, only dreams in the dusk,
Only the old remembered pictures
Of lost days when the day's loss
Wrote in tears the heart's loss.

Tears and loss and broken dreams
May find your heart at dusk.
THIRTEEN THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU:

>> 1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning
>> your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new
>> refrigerator.
>>
>> 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was
>> working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the
>> back window to make my return a little easier.
>>
>> 3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste ... and
>> taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids
>> leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.
>>
>> 4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the
>> driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how
>> long it takes you to remove it..
>>
>> 5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to
>> create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway
>> are a dead giveaway.
>>
>> 6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let
>> your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set.
>> That makes it too easy.
>>
>> 7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And
>> the windows on the second floor, which often access the master
>> bedroom-and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up
>> there too.
>>
>> 8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you
>> forget to lock your door-understandable. But understand this: I don't
>> take a day off because of bad weather.
>>
>> 9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions
>> somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)
>>
>> 10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I
>> always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine
>> cabinet.
>>
>> 11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.
>>
>> 12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that
>> safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll
>> take it with me.
>>
>> 13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best
>> alarm system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out
>> of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates
>> the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it atfaketv.com.)
>>
>> 8 MORE THINGS A BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU:
>>
>> 1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a
>> lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a
>> crook.
>>
>> 2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.
>>
>> 3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little
>> noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing
>> and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go
>> back to what he was doing. It's human nature.
>>
>> 4. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for
>> a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
>>
>> 5. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that
>> you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll
>> drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the
>> blinds, just to pick my targets.
>>
>> 6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's
>> easier than you think to look up your address.
>>
>> 7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day
>> is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.
>>
>> 8. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door.
>> Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
>>
>> Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina , Oregon ,
>> California , andKentucky ; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runs
>> crimedoctor.com; and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the
>> University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his
>> book Burglars on the Job

Hundreds Of Dead, Rotting Deer Removed From Yard - Pittsburgh News Story - WTAE Pittsburgh

Hundreds Of Dead, Rotting Deer Removed From Yard - Pittsburgh News Story - WTAE Pittsburgh


i saw footage on the news last night. i am amazed that it took so long for any action to be taken-ugh!
"So the atheist liberals are sounding a lot like Jesus - they want to feed the poor, heal the sick, and love thine enemies, while the Christians are sounding a lot like Darwin - survival of the fittest for all, every man for himself, and pull yourself up by your bootstraps etc. This is what you might call a political inversion." -Evan York

rain rain rain, but we really haven't had any in a long time so i shouldn't complain-but i will!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009





sweet dreams babies!
"No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power." ~ P.J. O'Rourke ~



o'rourke, by the way, is a conservative.
"We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~
"The world is being run by people my age, men my age, with falling-out hair & health worries, & it frightens me. When the leaders were older than me I could believe in their wisdom, I could believe they had transcended rage & malice & the need to be loved. Now I know better. I look at the faces in newspapers, in magazines, & wonder: what greeds, what furies drive them on?" ~ Margaret Atwood (Cat's eye)

Blue Gal

Blue Gal
memories...(and nixon)








CRIPES, billo has gone off the deep end!
thanks sadie:







These are from a book called 'Disorder in the American Courts' and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.
____________________________________________

ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
___________________________________________

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
_________________________ ___________

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's twenty, much like your IQ.
___________________________________________

ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?
_________________________________________

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: getting laid
____________________________________________

ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
W ITNESS : Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
____________________________________________

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
____________________________________________

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
_____________________________________

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
______________________________________

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
_________________________________________

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral.
_________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I fini shed.
____________________________________________

ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
______________________________________

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law..

Want to Buy American This Holiday Season? Good Luck. -- Sphere News, Opinion and Analysis

Want to Buy American This Holiday Season? Good Luck. -- Sphere News, Opinion and Analysis










Never look down on anybody, unless you're helping them up.
Just a heads up, if you see someone with the t-shirt or bumper sticker "Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8" they are actually advocating assassinating the president!!!





109:8 Let his days be few; [and] let another take his office.109:9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. Psalm 109:8+9

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go maria!!!!!
from my cousin linda:





1) I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your
computer history if you die.

2) Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize
you're wrong.

3) I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was
younger.

4) There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5) How the HELL are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?!

6) Was learning cursive really necessary?

7) Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I
know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8) Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.

9) I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10) Bad decisions make good stories.

11) You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work
when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the
rest of the day.

12) Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu Ray? I don't
want to have to restart my collection...again.

13) I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if
I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did
not make any changes to.

14) "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this --
ever.

15) I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? ), but
when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail.
What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16) I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing
anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17) I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to
answer when they call.

18) My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would
happen if you ran over a ninja?" How do I respond to that?

19) I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

20) I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.
"There are 2,000 verses of Scripture that tell us we must be committed to protecting the poor and the oppressed... There is no concern of Scripture that is addressed so often and so powerfully as reaching out to the poor." - Tony Campolo
trying to get up enough energy to get my shower.
the critters were all back early this morning. i wonder where they all were yesterday.

still have a lingering cough. this flu is nothing to mess around with.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

thank you gd.




Crooks and Liars

Crooks and Liars

ha!
A Dog's Purpose? (From a 6-year-old).



Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.



I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.



The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.



The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''



Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try to live.



He said,' People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?''

The Six-year-old continued,' Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''



Live simply.



Love generously.



Care deeply.



Speak kindly.



Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:



When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.



Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.



Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.



Take naps.



Stretch before rising.



Run, romp, and play daily.



Thrive on attention and let people touch you.



Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.



On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.



On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.



When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.



Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.



Be loyal.



Never pretend to be something you're not.



If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.



When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.



ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!
she wanted to be a heartbeat away babies-remember that.






dinner- homemade pizza with ricotta mixed with romano and parsley, spread on the dough and then i added some canned tomato chunks and topped that with mozzarella!

'Unfriend' Is New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year

'Unfriend' Is New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year
A Silly Poem


by Spike Milligan


Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?

Insurance Runs Out For 12-Year-Old Boy Without Arm

Insurance Runs Out For 12-Year-Old Boy Without Arm



sucks-just freaking sucks!

Pam's House Blend:: Oklahoma pol to file bill to counter fed hate crimes law -- or else necrophilia will be protected

Pam's House Blend:: Oklahoma pol to file bill to counter fed hate crimes law -- or else necrophilia will be protected


this is the FIRST time i'm using this term...

this guy is an ASSHAT!

Pam's House Blend:: Wash. Times' Pruden: Obama lacks 'blood impulse' to lead the U.S. because of mother's jungle fever

Pam's House Blend:: Wash. Times' Pruden: Obama lacks 'blood impulse' to lead the U.S. because of mother's jungle fever


i'm speechless!

'Remote Control' Host Ken Ober Dead

'Remote Control' Host Ken Ober Dead


i loved this show

Unusual monuments around the world

Unusual monuments around the world

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i joined an NF support/chat group on facebook. actually, more than 1 group but the one i am writing about lets us ask each other questions and offer moral support and learn

it is so sad and so WRONG that so many people are isolated and do not get the info to deal with the things this disease can bring.

sadder still, are the people that have hidden themselves away because they have the more visible physical signs of NF.

we really need to give this disease the attention it deserves. it is quite common really, as genetic things go and if the general population knew what it was and understood it then i believe that people would not be as cruel or as unthinking as some are.

we need the medical community as a whole to understand more that the little they learn about it in school. they are going to come across this more and more unfortunately and they need to understand ALL of the effects of it and how it can look like other conditions and diseases.

i'll get off of my soapbox now. thank you. ; )
HI BOAG!

i'm a bad puggle mama-forgot this month's frontline and had to remove a big fat icky tick this morning!
stayed up to watch the meteors but the clouds never parted-phooey!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Beck on health care: "We're the young girl saying 'no, no, help me,' and the government is Roman Polanski"

Beck on health care: "We're the young girl saying 'no, no, help me,' and the government is Roman Polanski"

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BartCop's most recent rants - Political Humor and Commentary

BartCop's most recent rants - Political Humor and Commentary

It’s prime time for colorful meteor shower - Space.com- msnbc.com

It’s prime time for colorful meteor shower - Space.com- msnbc.com
well, made sausage gravy over biscuits for dinner then i cleaned up the kitchen-sort of- took a hot shower and i'm hoping that the shies are clear enough to see the meteor shower late tonight.

max is chasing an empty plastic bottle around and bob and layla are snoozing downstairs.

One Year Later: Ten Things President Obama HAS Done Since He's Been in Office | The LA Progressive

One Year Later: Ten Things President Obama HAS Done Since He's Been in Office | The LA Progressive

Senate Bill Would Allow "Mentally Incapacitated" Vets to Buy Guns | Mother Jones

Senate Bill Would Allow "Mentally Incapacitated" Vets to Buy Guns | Mother Jones

Dawn Teo: VIDEO: Scuffle Ensues when Neo-Nazis Unfurl Hitler Flag at Tea Party Rally

Dawn Teo: VIDEO: Scuffle Ensues when Neo-Nazis Unfurl Hitler Flag at Tea Party Rally

Beck's Guest List Included White Supremacists, Other Extremists

Beck's Guest List Included White Supremacists, Other Extremists

Think Progress » As Conservatives Fear-Monger Over Gitmo Closure, Illinois Town Says It Would Welcome Detainees

Think Progress » As Conservatives Fear-Monger Over Gitmo Closure, Illinois Town Says It Would Welcome Detainees

Think Progress » Retired Military Chaplains Announce Support For Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Think Progress » Retired Military Chaplains Announce Support For Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Study: Uninsured Trauma Victims Face Sky-High Death Rate -- Sphere News, Opinion and Analysis

Study: Uninsured Trauma Victims Face Sky-High Death Rate -- Sphere News, Opinion and Analysis




HOW PUMPKIN PIES ARE MADE

( awwww, you know you giggled a little )
Crooks and Liars


i would have loved to have been there!
from my friend, sadie:






A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:



You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!



So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:



Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.



She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:



Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.



"That's nice", she thinks, "but I want more."



So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:



Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.



"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.



She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:



Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.



"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"



Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:



Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.



She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:



Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.



PLEASE NOTE:

To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex and have money.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.
"Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd." -


Bertrand Russell
Super Samson Simpson

by Jack Prelutsky


I am Super Samson Simpson,
I'm superlatively strong,
I like to carry elephants,
I do it all day long,
I pick up half a dozen
and hoist them in the air,
it's really somewhat simple,
for I have strength to spare.

My muscles are enormous,
they bulge from top to toe,
and when I carry elephants,
they ripple to and fro,
but I am not the strongest
in the Simpson family,
for when I carry elephants,
my grandma carries me.

Pope Convenes Vatican Council To Discuss Sweeping Changes In Notre Dame Football

Pope Convenes Vatican Council To Discuss Sweeping Changes In Notre Dame Football

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Ancient Mayan Realtor Credited With Popularizing Mayan Calendar

Ancient Mayan Realtor Credited With Popularizing Mayan Calendar

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all the critters have been fed. laundry in. another monday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

yes, the name of this cookie really is:

CHOCOLATE CHUBBIES!




Yield: 3 1/2 dozen


Ingredients
6 (1-ounce) semisweet chocolate squares, chopped
2 (1-ounce) unsweetened chocolate squares, chopped
1/3 cup butter
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
Preparation
Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; cook, stirring often, over low heat until chocolate melts. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

Beat eggs and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; add chocolate mixture, beating well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to chocolate mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in chocolate morsels, pecans, and walnuts.

Drop batter by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes or until done. Cool cookies on baking sheet 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool.


Southern Living, JULY 2001

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From Your First Cigarette - First Draft

From Your First Cigarette - First Draft





read this if you are a woman or if you are a man that cares about women. thanks

Group News Blog

Group News Blog

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Blue Gal: Damn Right I'm Whining!!!#comments

Blue Gal: Damn Right I'm Whining!!!#comments

















A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds,

'What does love mean?'

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined

See what you think:






'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'

Rebecca- age 8



'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'

Billy - age 4



'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'

Karl - age 5



'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'

Chrissy - age 6



'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'

Terri - age 4



'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.'

Danny - age 7



'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.
They look gross when they kiss'

Emily - age 8



'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and listen.'

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)



'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,'

Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)



'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.'

Noelle - age 7



'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'

Tommy - age 6



'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling..

He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.'

Cindy - age 8



'My mommy loves me more than anybody
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'

Clare - age 6



'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'

Elaine-age 5



'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'

Chris - age 7



'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.'

Mary Ann - age 4



'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'

Lauren - age 4



'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image)

Karen - age 7



'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.'

Mark - age 6



'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.'

Jessica - age 8
And the final one

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,

'Nothing, I just helped him cry'