Thursday, November 30, 2006

a rainy morning. i've posted 1300 times since
i started my little blog.
wow! s

Monday, November 27, 2006

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with hostility,they learn to fight.

If children live with ridicule,they learn to be shy.

If children live with tolerance,they learn to be patient.

If children live with encouragement,they learn confidence.

If children live with praise,they learn to appreciate.

If children live with fairness,they learn justice.

If children live with security,they learn faith.

If children live with approval,they learn to like themselves.

If children live with acceptance, and friendship,they learn to find love in the world.

Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph. D.

got this at shakespeare's sister.

check it out over there.


"peace on earth..."

yeah, right!
got this at blue gal's!


still pretty quiet. thankfully.
now, THESE are "hunters"

the people that are behind my home are not!

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

heard the first gunshot at 8:35!
freaking lazy so called
monday. first day of deer season.
i'm waiting to hear the sounds of guns!

they aren't supposed to hunt behind these houses.
1st off, the houses are TOO close to the small patch
of woods behind them. 2ndly, everything except 1
very small strip of land is posted but that doesn't stop
LAZY people that call themselves hunters, most of
them don't even have a license on them.

i sweat out deer season every year because of them.

hunters, ha! hunters go out into real woods and HUNT.
they don't sit in a teeny patch of the suburbs between two
areas of houses and within a stones throw of a road that
SCHOOL BUSES travel and try to shoot deer that practically stand
there and look at them!

freaking jackasses with guns and no real skills.

my rant. s

Friday, November 24, 2006

my friend philip sent me this.
you can watch a woman being drawn
from the inside out.
it is a wonder to watch.

friday-joke day...

A brain goes to a local bar

A brain walks into a bar and says,
"I'll have a pint of beer please."
The barman looks at him and says "Sorry, I can't serve you."
"Why not?" asks the brain.

"You're already out of your head."

Thursday, November 23, 2006

“I feel a very unusual sensation - if it's not indigestion,

I think it must be gratitude”

Benjamin Disraeli , British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

•" I am not being facetious when I say that the real enemies in this country are the Pentagon and its pals in big business."

• "The inside operation of Congress -- the deals, the compromises, the selling out, the co-opting, the unprincipled manipulating, the self-serving career-building -- is a story of such monumental decadence that I believe if people find out about it they will demand an end to it. "

Bella Abzug (1920-1998)
First Jewish Congresswoman, Bella Abzug was known for her wide-brimmed hats and fiery personality, as well as her work for feminism, peace, and civil liberties.

a lot of us are still waiting Bella. oh well.
hello! ; )

this is the on-line store below. check it out and help.
thanksgiving is this week. let's give something back, o.k?

i ALMOST had a poem last night.
words were teasing me from the
edges of my mind. i just couldn't quite see them, but
they were there and THAT is comforting to me.
lsqrd has 2 beautiful shots of hocking hills
on his blog. the stone steps one just thrills me.
i was there years ago and the memories of it's
beauty stays with me still.

Monday, November 20, 2006

i wasn't going to bitch. i tried, god, i tried!

the f'ing leafblowers are BAAACCCCKKKKK!

now, this has been going on since 8:30 this morning. it is
now 11:23! one yard, one small yard that has been BLOWN
just a few days ago, no leaves to speak of to begin with this morning
so i'm bitching. bitchbitchbitchbitchBITCH!

there, i feel better. carry on.... ; )
cold, cold, COLD!!!!

there is literally, "frost on the pumpkin."

i have one by my front door. i checked, yep, FROSTY!!!!


Sunday, November 19, 2006

“Not only do I not know what's going on,

I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did”

George Carlin
cold, maybe snow flurries later.
i have to go out in this later. ugh. : (

Friday, November 17, 2006

friday, woohoo, it's friday!!!!

What did the zoo keeper say when he saw four elephants
walking over the hill towards him wearing sunglasses?

Nothing, he didn't recognize them!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


What Your Face Says
At first glance, people see you as driven and ambitious.
Overall, your true self is passionate and physical.
With friends, you seem logical, detached, and a bit manipulative.
In love, you seem mysterious and interesting.
In stressful situations, you seem cheerful and optimistic.
What Do People Think Of Your Face?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

" Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter. "

Friedrich Nietzsche

think about it.
there's an orgy of leaf blowing at this very moment.
tho, at least today, it makes sense. almost all
of the leaves are down and now seems the
appropriate time to clean out the gutters ONCE and
to clear the yards and the bushes of a good 4 inches of
oak and maple leaves. i'm praying that after today the leafblowers
will be stored away in sheds and garages for the winter.

me, i'm roasting a chicken. ; )
Restless Night

by Tu Fu

As bamboo chill drifts into the bedroom,
Moonlight fills every corner of our
Garden. Heavy dew beads and trickles.
Stars suddenly there, sparse, next aren't.

Fireflies in dark flight flash. Waking
Waterbirds begin calling, one to another.
All things caught between shield and sword,
All grief empty, the clear night passes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

have to get my mamogram later today.
don't want to, but it's a wise thing to do.

i've posted on this before and some political blogs
have run this continuing saga of the soldier's widows and
their fight to have their late husband's religion
recognized on their headstones.

read the article, see how many,. many religions ARE
afforded a symbol for the headstone and then tell me,
tell the widows of 2 brave soldiers WHY they have been given
such grief in this land where we are supposed to have
freedom of religion.

they had the symbol on their dogtags, why NOT the headstones?
all i can think of is discrimination of the worst sort.


Monday, November 13, 2006

" Poetry is an orphan of silence.

The words never quite equal the experience behind them.”

Charles Simic

this is wladimir and his
brother,vitali who is
also a boxer.

monday morning, been cleaning and catching up
on some e-mails. still no real ideas for a poem.
i'm just going to have to relax a bit and open
myself up.
i watched boxing last night. i haven't been following
the sport as i used to. no one to root for.
i always needed a guy to cheer on or to boo!
i've found my new man. wladimir klitschko. he is good.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

this is one of my favorite photos of my daughter when
she was just a baby. my sister took it for a photography class
in high school.

i wanted to show lsqrd because he takes some wonderful
photos, especially in black and white.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

happy birthday boag!

it was a great party!!!!

this is my friend rhino. i've mentioned him
and his wife, sadie in my blog before. it's a funny
thing. rhino went to school with my daughter and had
been to my old home during high school. years later
we ran into each other at the club we belong to and
never recognized each other. small world.
i saw sadie and rhino last night and asked
if i could put rhino's picture up because
sadie (and her boss )have looked at my blog.
sadie is just a sweetie and a hoot and
rhino has an artist's soul
in the body of a hard working, rugged guy.
i don't run into them often, but it's fun when i do.

hi to sadie and her boss! sherry

Friday, November 10, 2006

happy birthday to the united states marines and
don't forget, tomorrow is veteran's day.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

see friday's joke below.
blogger is goofy, well, goofier than i am. ; )
a small personal note.


fall,usually one of my favorite seasons,
a warm sunfilled afternoon like this one,
has been
turned into a neverending loud,
monotonous whine
hours on end!


every freaking day unless it's raining, EVERY DAY!!!!!

it's friday again!

Q: What do you get when two giraffes collide?

A: A giraffic jam.

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

yours is the light by which my spirit's born:
yours is the darkness of my soul's return -
you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars

e.e. cummings, silently if,out of not knowable

Sunday, November 05, 2006

last night we had our fund raiser "nite at the races"
for the scholarship fund at the club. it went very well and
even tho we had a few less people than the last one, we raised
MORE money. a BIG thanks to everyone that helped make it
a success.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

a bonus friday joke , especially for ol'froth...

Q: Did you hear about the cowboy who got himself a dachshund?

A: Everyone kept telling him to get a long, little doggie.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

the poem below is a work in progress.

we eat each other up
sitting around this place
like family at the table.

some take little bites
savoring the taste before the first swallow.
so refined and ladylike.
you don't notice them picking
their teeth with the bones.

others take huge bites from the
ego served up but so greedy
they spit the bloody chunks on the floor
as they reach out to fork the last piece.

they leave an empty platter and wipe
greasy fingers on the leg of their trousers.

some slip a tastly little bit
to the dogs that drool at the feet of their masters.
the growls and snapping teeth amuse us
so we throw scraps of infidelity and abuse,
like fat cut from a well marbled steak.

we feast well and grow fat enough
to set out a bountiful table for the hungry dinners
that take our place.

don't know WHAT my daughter's going to do.
bob barker's going to RETIRE!
she just loves that show.
a rainy november 1st.

went over to pudd'n and GL's last evening to help hand out
candy. there aren't any on the street here so pudd'n had
a fire barrel in the driveway and a bunch of us went over there.
there was food for us and treats for the little ghosties and goblins.
i brought over a big bag of candy to add to the bowl. when the rain
stopped the kids came out and it was cool.