Thursday, July 30, 2009

Idiot, Part 2

Beck. And not the good one.

But he's not a racist...


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another one bites the dust...

... in these days of focus on family values, the entertainment world continues of model society by promoting long lasting relationships. Unfortunately this one didn't make it. I'm sorry about that. I was rooting for them.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The basics

My daughter sent me this:

and said, "This is why I do what I do."

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Ultimate Couch Potato

Things are quiet at work this week. It will be quiet next week as folks get in their last-minute trips before the new semester begins. I should enjoy this, but frankly, I'm bored. HOW bored I didn't know until just now.

The lights in my office are on a motion detector. If there is no movement in the office for 20 minutes, the lights turn off automatically.

Apparently I've been sitting quietly for quite some time. The lights just went off.

I think that's a sign that I should go home.

I believe in a sense of decorum...

...there are times that dignity are required. I think the solemnity has its place.

But this is just plain fun!

Best wishes!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Because staying up all night to study (or party) is hard...

Talk about your niche market.

Hey, they're just filling a need!

I'm easily offended...

...but even I think this is hilarious!


"Do not argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."

From Andy Coon, on his Facebook page

Thanks, Andy, for the reality check.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Making It Right

Monday, July 20, 2009

I promise to keep the new one clean...

I got a new computer at work. It’s faster than my previous machine, doesn’t sound like a plane taking off, and there aren’t any crumbs in the keyboard. When the student worker came over to install it, I asked, “Is size going to be a problem?” I asked because I have a hutch over the desk and the monitor is HUGE! He said, “Don’t you think that’s a little personal?” Just install the machine, wise-ass! As it turned out, I was right to be concerned. The monitor wouldn’t sit on the computer as it had in the past. The monitor is 22” diagonally. In order for the monitor to sit where I needed it, the computer had to be moved to the side. “Will it fit under my printer,” I asked. “Let’s see,” and the student measured the width of the box WITH HIS FOREARM! It felt like home. My husband measures things by holding his hands up and moving to the area in question and says, “Yep. It fits.” Then once the nails are in he says, “I don’t understand. I MEASURED it.” Anyway…

I now have a new computer at work and a fairly up-to-date one at home. Next step? One of those cute little mini laptops. I’m waiting for them to come out in cool colors.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

And many more...

"I learned last night that these two young people have over 62 years of experience to learn from..." so said Friar Bill at Bundle of Joy #2's wedding last year. Today BJ2 and his wife celebrate their first anniversary. It's been a year of remarkable change. She graduated med school. He finished his MFA and novel. They moved to Texas, she for her residency, he without a job. Within four weeks he found a job at the University of Houston. They've settled in to an apartment. She is putting in LONG hours. He's learning how to cook.

Both sets of in-laws have been married a long time. I think that's a bit unusual in these days of multiple marriages and blended families. They've watched their parents struggle, some times harder than others, and stick with it. We hope they've learned from our example.

They've got a lot of years to go before they catch up. Here's to's's to having it all.

Happy Anniversary Andrew and Sharon.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Forces Are Conspiring Against Me!

I’ve been sick this week. Nothing that some medicine won’t cure. Unfortunately the medicine has been making me nauseous. I’ve discovered the only thing that keeps me from, let’s see, how shall I put this delicately, yakking up my insides, is to lie, curled up in a little ball, on my right side. I have to wait this out and continue taking the medicine.

But, when it rains, it pours.

I began to feel a LITTLE better. I dragged myself to the computer to check email and whatnot. I hop on Ed Cone’s only to discover this offal discussion taking place. That shut me down for another 10 hours.

I decided to attempt a couple of hours at work. I went out to the garage to discover that SOMEBODY (meaning a cat) did SOMETHING (meaning pooped). We cleared everything out of the garage, hosed it down, bleached everything we could and still the smell persisted. Eventually we discovered some sort of bacterial-infested water in the drip pan of the refrigerator that is in the garage. Once that was cleaned and sanitized the smell went away and the falsely-accused cats were given treats. My car still reeks.

The moral of the story?

There isn’t one.

I’m just whining.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I can't wait for tomorrow at noon...

...because that's when filing for the Greensboro City Council ends. Sometimes the interesting characters file at the last minute perhaps waiting for inspiration or a sign from God.

This local political season is shaping up to be interesting. I'm wondering if the national news will pick this up.

Thank you Ganache!

Ganache Bakery did a great job!

Then...little hands got ahold of it!

Am I in trouble??

Of course not. The little princess gets anything she wants.

(By the way, the photos were from July 4, 2009. I just haven't figured out how to adjust the time on the camera.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Any chance this woman could learn from her mistake?

Probably not.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Re: Sarah Palin

How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm(After They've Seen Paree) written by Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis with music by Walter Donaldson, and was published in 1918.

Reuben, Reuben, I've been thinking
Said his wifey dear
Now that all is peaceful and calm
The boys will soon be back on the farm
Mister Reuben started winking and slowly rubbed his chin
He pulled his chair up close to mother
And he asked her with a grin

Chorus (sung twice after each verse):
How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm
After they've seen Paree'
How ya gonna keep 'em away from Broadway
Jazzin around and paintin' the town
How ya gonna keep 'em away from harm, that's a mystery
They'll never want to see a rake or plow
And who the deuce can parleyvous a cow?
How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm
After they've seen Paree'

Ect. Ect. Ect.

My New Favorite...

... who knew there was such a thing as Watermelon Milk Shakes! HEAVENLY!

Monday, July 13, 2009

See? I F*&^%*&$ing TOLD You So!!!

What I knew all along now has some scientific merit.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Swim club president denies racism

Let's break this down --- (My comments in Red)

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- The president of The Valley Swim Club on Friday strongly denied charges of racism after his club canceled the swimming privileges of a nearby day care center whose children are predominantly African-American.

John Duesler said he underestimated the number of swimmers who would come to swim at the club.

When the arrangements were made, was the number of swimmers not discussed? Did it not occur to you to ask, "How many kids are we talking about. 3? 13? 33?

"It was never our intention to offend anyone," said John Duesler. "This thing has been blown out of proportion."
Duesler said his club -- which he called "very diverse" -- (Can we get a breakdown exactly HOW diverse the club is?) invited camps in the Philadelphia area to use his facility because of the number of pools in the region closed due to budget cuts this summer. He said he underestimated the amount of children who would participate, and the club's capacity to take on the groups was not up to the task.
"It was a safety issue," he said.

The Creative Steps Day Care children -- who are in kindergarten through seventh grade -- went to The Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley on June 29 after the center's director, Alethea Wright, had contracted to use the club once a week.
During their first visit, some children said they heard club members asking why African-American children were there. One youngster told a Philadelphia television station a woman there said she feared the children "might do something" to her child. \

Days later, the day care center's $1,950 check was returned without explanation, Wright said.
She was dismissive of Duesler's comments Friday.
"He knows what happened at the pool that day," Wright told CNN in a telephone interview. "I was embarrassed and humiliated."
She called it an "unfortunate situation," adding, "I know what happened; the members know what happened and a higher power knows what happened."

After news reports of the incident, the office of Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania) said Specter sent a letter to the club president asking him to reinstate the contract with Creative Steps, saying, "I think that you would agree that there is no place for racism in America today."
Duesler said he appreciates the senator's concern, but the club's board has yet to make a decision of how it will proceed.
"If we're going to revise our policies here, we need to make it so for all the camps," he said. "I just don't think we're prepared for that."

Duesler earlier in the week told two Philadelphia television stations the children had changed "the complexion" and "atmosphere" of the club, a comment that protesters outside the facility Thursday said showed that racism was involved. This would change "the complexion" but it has nothing to do with race.

Bernice Duesler, John Duesler's wife, called the negative response her husband has faced since the incident "unbearable." Face it lady. Your husband is a racist.
"He's not one of the good guys -- he's one of the great guys," she said, holding back tears. "He doesn't deserve this." If he is a racist, and you think "he's one of the great guys," then that makes YOU a racist, too.
She added, "If there really was a racial issue that happened, my husband and I would be the first one[s] picketing."
Jim Flynn, who said he was one of the club members who made a complaint against the children, told CNN this week it was not racially motivated. "There were a lot of children in the pool and not enough lifeguards," he said. "As general members we were not told that they were coming. If we knew, we could decide to not come when the pool was crowded or come anyway. We could have had an option." Again, when the arrangements were made, and when you accepted the day care's check, was nothing said about the number of children.
He also said invitations to two other day care centers, neither of which contained minority children, had previously been withdrawn. So you're equal opportunity racists.
Girard College, a private Philadelphia boarding school, told CNN on Thursday it would offer Creative Steps Day Care use of its facilities this summer. Let's hear it for higher education.

The pool members can put lipstick all over this pig and it wouldn't change a thing.

Shame on them for doing this, but especially for doing this to CHILDREN!

Friday, July 10, 2009

But there's no racism anymore...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

How to die...

I've thought about that some. I want to go quickly and painlessly, hopefully doing something exciting. Maybe partying with Tommy Lee. Or perhaps having just beaten Nadal in tennis.

I DON'T want to die from electrocution cleaning my stove. Or inhaling cleaning chemicals.

With all due respect for his family, who I'm sure is devastated, WHAT A WAY TO GO!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


You are entitled to 1 lane. ONE. It's the area between the lines. Find one and stay in it. (Unless, of course, you need to change lanes. Then you can do so, ONLY after signaling. Idiot!)

And while we're at it...


Turn Signals Are Our Friends

You know that little stick thing on the left side of your steering column?

It’s called a turn signal.

If you are turning left, you push it down. If you are turning right, you pull it up. Then it magically sends a message to the lights on the outside of your car which lets people know which way you are turning. If you are going straight, you don’t push it up or down. No lights will come on and then the people who are trying to drive safely will know to wait while you come across the street because people who are going straight have the right-of-way over people who are making a left turn.

It’s all really very simple you inconsiderate moron.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Discovering the English Language

I am always interested in learning the latest theories in language and writing. I guess I need a lot more education because I can not seem to get some things right.

For example, I thought, "No Parking, Fire Lane" painted on a curb meant that you couldn't park there. The area is reserved in case there is an emergency and fire truck is called.

Apparently I'm wrong.

APPARENTLY it means, "I'm just running in for a few things and besides I'm special and I drive a Mercedes so I'm better than you and can park wherever I want because the rules don't apply to me, and why are you looking at me like that, bitch!"

Who knew?