Monday, August 31, 2009
I pretty much need to go home and crash and burn. I don't know if SU has a card game tonight, I kinda hope he does tho because it will be a lot quieter . I can't really eat anything because the nausea is just too severe and I really hate throwing up...sorry...TMI I know.
So of course I am craving " Whataburger".
And a Shake....trust me..this is not the norm for me.
Look up Lactose Intolerance.
Part of the trigger is the fact that some young men that work here in the building douse themselves so completely with their fragrance of choice that I damn near gag.
And don't get me started on the vendor who has become a client.
Nee Nee has tried.
I want my pih yo and my water beddies NAOW.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
My head just exploded from the cuteness......thud.
Have a great week.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Check it out !!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
UPDATE # 2: AS OF 3: 30 THIS AFTERNOON ENOUGH FUNDS HAVE BEEN RAISED FOR THE SURGERY, THO A SMIDGE MORE MIGHT BE HELPFUL FOR THE " JUST IN CASES "
The Original Story Link:
How I found out about it from my gal pal at the 'Stute :
Do not have a hissy fit ok ?
I am very low key ( check for a pulse kinda thing ) about the charities I support.
I am supporting the one above.
I am not in any way asking or soliciting funds.
I just wanted to share this link and story.
Read it if you want to or not.
I won't think the worse of you or rag your ass in some future post, pinky swear I won't.
If you think it's worthwhile, please consider passing it on.
If not , thank you for reading this anyway.
Waving..jumping up and down ....Hey !!!!
To Both my Miss L's, Monica and everyone else who fosters or has and or loves the kitteh's !!!
Nee Nee..this means you too !!!!
I want to get a copy of the book about " Homer" , and I will once I know that I won't be bawlin like a bebe..oh yeah , ...that's gonna be about it/
Really..check it out...pass the link to other pet parent's...spread the word.
OH HELL NOES !!!!!!!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
To be honest, I am not a huge admirer of the late Senator. I fully applaud his commitment to Civil Rights and tenure in the Senate...but....
I can only hope someone is waiting for him , standing beside St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.
With all due respect to his family, there is another family long forgotten.
If you are not familiar with the picture of the young lady, that's understandable. Many people under the age of 40 do not know her name or the circumstances of her drowning death in 1969 .
While some think of the Kennedy's, my thoughts today are with the Kopechne's.
Rest in Peace Mary Jo .
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
From : www.crazydaysandnights.net
I ran across this on Pink Raygun when I was reading the " Merlin" re-cap. Check that out by the way for my new favorite word.." Starbucked", a verb.
Include Your Facebook Password with that Job Application…Thanks. (blogs.abcnews.com)
Bozeman’s Hot Idea (arnoldit.com)
Applying For A Job? Great, Give Us Your Google And Facebook Passwords [Privacy] (consumerist.com)
5 more fresh articles...
Hands down y'all, I work with some of the biggest dumb fucks on the planet. I decided not to c/p all of the gaggable pictures that she spent over 2 hours on company time searching for ..the text speaks for itself.
Not only did she send this to a couple of the firms attorneys., she sent it to the HR admin.
To a person, everyone she sent it to saw it for what it was...a solicitation for money.
Dropping your child off for the first day of school , even if it is the first day of their Senior year is not....I repeat....not EVENT WORTHY.
Getting their happy asses through the year and graduation is.
Because I am not a complete bitch ( well , not every day) I have removed our firms name and her name. I have also removed the names of every one she sent it to...
Yeah....common sense...I gotz dat.
You have been warned .
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 1:16
Subject: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENED - SENIOR YEAR!!!!!
WITH THE MOST MIXED OF FEELINGS
that I proudly announce that:
"I'VE DONE IT"!!!!!
I've gotten another beautiful daughter to the first day of their
Senior Year of High School!!!!!!
I SAY "MIXED FEELINGS BECAUSE
IN SOME WAYS I FEEL THE STRUGGLE OF
GOOD VERSUS EVIL GOING ON INSIDE ME!!
Has this One been as easy as the first One?
Has she been a little Devil? SOME OF THE TIME AND IN MANY WAYS!!!!
Has she been a little Angel?
MOST OF THE TIME AND IN MANY, MANY, MANY WAYS!!!!
When this kid was born 17 years ago, my only child at the time, was 14 years old. I was "almost through" with the primary educational process and it hadn't been easy. The thought of car seats and starting over with teachers, book sales, fundraisers, lessons,...!!!
Now we have arrived at the very doorstep of adulthood and sending her on her way and I am so guilty of mixed emotions.
One one hand I am heartbroken. Literally.
She was truly such an unexpected little gift
straight from the heart of God into our lives!!!
I will never forget how I cried out of wonder and gratitude for the whole first week of her life.
But then, I will never forget other times when I have cried out of frustration and hurt and anger the kind that only one's own child can cause.
SO, PLEASE SAY LOTS OF PRAYERS FOR ME
AS I MOURN THE PASSING OF CHILDHOOD,
...TRY NOT TO KICK HER IN THE BUTT
ON HER WAY OUT THE DOOR!!!
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED ME MAKE IT THIS FAR!!!!!!
It's going to be a fun, furious and expensive year! (hint, hint for some of you)!
lots of love,
Monday, August 24, 2009
Then read the article linked below.
I ran across a very interesting article today from a blog I read .." Double X"
Read the article , then read the comments .
Oh and By The Way..Double X is not porn you pervs.....oops,....you goobers ..see below;
About Us :
Double X is a new Web magazine, founded by women but not just for women, that Slate launched in spring 2009. The site spins off from Slate's XX Factor blog, where we started a conversation among women—about politics, sex, and culture—that both men and women listen in on. Double X takes the Slate and XX Factor sensibility and applies it to sexual politics, fashion, parenting, health, science, sex, friendship, work-life balance, and anything else you might talk about with your friends over coffee. We tackle subjects high and low with an approach that's unabashedly intellectual but not dry or condescending. The blog is at the heart of the site, but we also publish essays, reporting, and other features.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
" I wouldn't want to be a part of any group that would have me as a member."
More or less.
Anyhoo..I am considering becoming a member of Blogher.
Maybe it's just a whim.
I don't know.
But ok..there are some bloggers out there that read this drivel.
Thoughts on Blogher ?
Am I overthinking this ?
Do I need this really ?
p.s....they are who exactly ?
I do not have time for this.
I really don't.
I don't have the time to be sick right now, but I think I am going to get a pass here .
I've just had the 10 sneeze bit and head go plotz.
Yeah , yeah, the gang at the office knows that the sneeze thing is no big deal. They are used to the fact that I am like my late mother in that..it's at least 10 or 12 in a row .I'm like the lil bobble dog in the back of the old sedans...boing boing boing ,....bobble bobble bobble.
But...I've also got the bone ache and the burning sinus thingy.
Here we go.
It's still hotter than Satan's underoos down here and SU had to work today....basically our typical weekend.
While he is gone , I usually bang out all the laundry, hoover, mop floors...tidivate ( a word from my late father meaning tidy up the joint ) ....
But today ....
I managed to only get his scrubs done....2 loads of laundry and tidy up the kitchen.
About 10% of what I usually do.
And I took a 2 hour nap.
Didn't help, not one iota.
At least the LB ( little brother ) won't give a rats ass when he comes by tomorrow.
But it's gonna bug me .
Not keeping up means it's just gonna build up until I kill myself to get it all done.
And we are short staffed right now at work...
I don't have time to be sick.
I have more writing to do and a ton of research to do on Mansarovar.
Have a good weekend..if you have rain..send it this way please.
Friday, August 21, 2009
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Monday, August 17, 2009
Laurie..It reminds me of the Butterbean !
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I never learned to play an instrument and have a great admiration for anyone who can. Les Paul was a master at his craft and whether playing or speaking about it, his passion was clear for all to see.
Aug. 13, 2009, 11:17 AM EST
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock and roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 94.
According to Gibson Guitar, Paul died at White Plains Hospital. His family and friends were by his side.
As an inventor, Paul also helped bring about the rise of rock and roll with multitrack recording, which enables artists to record different instruments at different times, sing harmony with themselves, and then carefully balance the tracks in the finished recording.
The use of electric guitar gained popularity in the mid-to-late 1940s, and then exploded with the advent of rock in the mid-'50s.
"Suddenly, it was recognized that power was a very important part of music," Paul once said. "To have the dynamics, to have the way of expressing yourself beyond the normal limits of an unamplified instrument, was incredible. Today a guy wouldn't think of singing a song on a stage without a microphone and a sound system."
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A tinkerer and musician since childhood, he experimented with guitar amplification for years before coming up in 1941 with what he called "The Log," a four-by-four piece of wood strung with steel strings.
"I went into a nightclub and played it. Of course, everybody had me labeled as a nut." He later put the wooden wings onto the body to give it a tradition guitar shape.
In 1952, Gibson Guitars began production on the Les Paul guitar.
Pete Townsend of The Who, Steve Howe of Yes, jazz great Al Di Meola and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page all made the Gibson Les Paul their trademark six-string.
Over the years, the Les Paul series has become one of the most widely used guitars in the music industry. In 2005, Christie's auction house sold a 1955 Gibson Les Paul for $45,600.
In the late 1960s, Paul retired from music to concentrate on his inventions. His interest in country music was rekindled in the mid-'70s and he teamed up with Chet Atkins for two albums. The duo were awarded a Grammy for best country instrumental performance of 1976 for their "Chester and Lester" album.
With Mary Ford, his wife from 1949 to 1962, he earned 36 gold records for hits including "Vaya Con Dios" and "How High the Moon," which both hit No. 1. Many of their songs used overdubbing techniques that Paul had helped develop.
"I could take my Mary and make her three, six, nine, 12, as many voices as I wished," he recalled. "This is quite an asset." The overdubbing technique was highly influential on later recording artists such as the Carpenters.
Released in 2005, "Les Paul & Friends: American Made, World Played" was his first album of new material since those 1970s recordings. Among those playing with him: Peter Frampton, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Richie Sambora.
"They're not only my friends, but they're great players," Paul told The Associated Press. "I never stop being amazed by all the different ways of playing the guitar and making it deliver a message."
Two cuts from the album won Grammys: "Caravan," for best pop instrumental performance and "69 Freedom Special," for best rock instrumental performance. (He had also been awarded a technical Grammy in 2001.)
Paul was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2005.
Paul was born Lester William Polfus, in Waukseha, Wis., on June 9, 1915. He began his career as a musician, billing himself as Red Hot Red or Rhubarb Red. He toured with the popular Chicago band Rube Tronson and His Texas Cowboys and led the house band on WJJD radio in Chicago.
In the mid-1930s he joined Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians and soon moved to New York to form the Les Paul Trio, with Jim Atkins and bassist Ernie Newton.
Meanwhile, he had made his first attempt at audio amplification at age 13. Unhappy with the amount of volume produced by his acoustic guitar, Paul tried placing a telephone receiver under the strings. Although this worked to some extent, only two strings were amplified and the volume level was still too low.
By placing a phonograph needle in the guitar, all six strings were amplified, which proved to be much louder. Paul was playing a working prototype of the electric guitar in 1929.
His work on taping techniques began in the years after World War II, when Bing Crosby gave him a tape recorder. Drawing on his earlier experimentation with his homemade record-cutting machines, Paul added an additional playback head to the recorder. The result was a delayed effect that became known as tape echo.
Tape echo gave the recording a more "live" feel and enabled the user to simulate different playing environments.
Paul's next "crazy idea" was to stack together eight mono tape machines and send their outputs to one piece of tape, stacking the recording heads on top of each other. The resulting machine served as the forerunner to today's multitrack recorders.
In 1954, Paul commissioned Ampex to build the first eight-track tape recorder, later known as "Sel-Sync," in which a recording head could simultaneously record a new track and play back previous ones.
He had met Ford, then known as Colleen Summers, in the 1940s while working as a studio musician in Los Angeles. For seven years in the 1950s, Paul and Ford broadcast a TV show from their home in Mahwah, N.J. Ford died in 1977, 15 years after they divorced.
In recent years, even after his illness in early 2006, Paul played Monday nights at New York night spots. Such stars as Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Dire Straits ' Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Van Halen came to pay tribute and sit in with him.
"It's where we were the happiest, in a `joint,'" he said in a 2000 interview with the AP. "It was not being on top. The fun was getting there, not staying there — that's hard work."
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
This is getting very , very , old.
" What the hell are you thinking waking up the Mommy at 4: 23 a.m. , also known as either " Oh Crap " or " Oh Dark Thirty".....for Brekki ????????????
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Picture by: Andy. Caption by: Boschka via Our LOL Builder
LMAO, MY first ICHCB re-caption.
Too Much Fun ~!
But also scary.
SU and I have been married for a while . Not as long as I consider normal but above average for today's society.
I have learned to tolerate golf.
I may not appreciate golf , but I have come to ever so slightly understand the game. By that , I mean that hopefully I don't ask the straight out dumbest question in the room.
And I can recognize the cute guys.
The REALLY cute ones.
Amidst all of the crap of this year , I mentioned that we were starting a new game , therefore I would need some visitation rights.
WE share the PC .
He knows that I am an old DND'r. I've been playing since the inception of the game, RIP Gary Gygax ( sp). He's found the funny looking dice, seen the archives of game shit I've hoarded..heard the terms...understood none but all in all gets my obsession. He's understood the odd hour calls from Australia, snickered at my stomping down the hall muttering and flailing armed march , focused on who I was going to kill in reaction to what they just did to me...Thank you CT for giving me the slow acting poison.
I let that lay , since the newest game took a while to start as we don't tend to rush into things. Our games are completely on line and last an average of 2 years in real time. Our GM crafts each one and there is a lot of IM's and e-mails that fly all over..UK...Australia etc.
This by the way , is where I get very impatient and that is usually not a benefit to my character..
Tonight he asked a couple of questions because as he put it , " I've seen your friends signing in and out (on IM ) all day ."
RED ALERT....DANGER...RED ALERT !
Soooo..... I pull up the premise on the board for him to read.
Then, I realise yet again that he reads my blog.
And...I had put the outline of my character, Agnes Louise Brown on the blog.
And then he says " So , you're doing a pre Clive Cussler " Dirk Pit ?"
Me : ?
Him: " Doc Savage ?"
Ohhhhhhh..fuckity fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck ..
He gets it.
KILL ME NAOW.
I am not going to screen mission requests or whatever CT decides we need to do in order to move forward here with SU.
KILL ME NAOW.