Ok, I'm tired of looking at that last post. (Yes, I use my blog as my homepage. Every time I get online I see it. I'm tired of it.)
Unfortunately, I have nothing of interest with which to replace it. Well, except that one of my mom's sisters (mom is the baby of 12 children) recently celebrated her 90th birthday--and she is not the eldest surviving! One of my brothers took mom to Virginia to attend the party, where she got to visit with her siblings.
The women in my family are long-lived, apparently. It's good I have lots of hobbies...
Well, the nice thing about having a blog is that when the comments are down due to a spam-attack, you can post what you were going to say somewhere else on your own blog, and send a trackback (if they worked, which they don't, also due to sassafrassa fricking spammers).
My comment, on Harvey's post, would have been
Ah, memories! My beautiful pink Schwinn, customized with handle streamers and a front basket...my knees still have gravel scars...but since I can post pictures at my own place, here's one of a model similar to my beloved bike
I don't have any pictures of the gravel scars....
One of my sisters stopped by on her way back from the vet with her new puppy, a Bernese Mountain Dog that's the cutest little thing and almost makes me want to get a canine...
My sister promised me pictures, so I may post one when I get them...
This is cool! Not only does Extreme Tracking keeps tabs on visitors from the "Unknown Continent" (last seen in The Land That Time Forgot starring Doug McClure) but it has also discovered a couple of new continents that were previously unknown (at least by my 6th grade geography teacher): Oceania and Central America!
Somebody needs to call Rand McNally....
Cool, isn't it? It's Cinco de Mayo, too. Cinco de Mayo de Cinco?
I don't know if that's right--I don't speak French....
My brother emailed me: "I finally got a pretty clear pic of the ghost in our kitchen..." and attached this photo. Yes, the house is for sale. No, I don't think they'll be showing the photo to potential buyers.
I spent all my coffee-up time earning and spending pengos....
It is good to be a Munuvian.....
New Assistant Manager=new schedule=noon to midnight today. Try to behave yourselves while I'm at work.
For your entertainment needs: Viking Kittens!
My new niece!
P.S. Megan Sierra, 7 lbs, 3 oz--in case you missed the previous exciting episodes....
Further Update: Read Harvey's comment below, then click here!
Just call my blog 1329 39260....
Via The Cheesemistress, as usual....
And as long as I'm in the mood:
The post title is a movie quote, so imagine Maggie Smith (as Dora Charleston) saying it...
Thanks to my dearest Silver Blue I have a new effect to try out....
Via LeeAnn, as always:
Thanks to Pixy I learned
NW-You would feel most at home in the Northwest region. You advocate a large degree of economic and personal freedom. Your neighbors include folks like Ayn Rand, Jesse Ventura, Milton Friedman, and Drew Carey, and may refer to themselves as "classical liberals," "libertarians," "market liberals," "old whigs," "objectivists," "propertarians," "agorists," or "anarcho-capitalist."
Thanks to my ever-vigilant brother PK I have learned that the battle against continental drift is being waged successfully by The Society for the Prevention of Plate Techtonics. Be sure to admire the photos of their work in the field, such as this one of precise measurements of a fault line being taken. I applaud these modern day
Don Quixotes pioneers!!!
From the email joke file:
An airplane was about to crash; there were 5 passengers on board, but only 4 parachutes.
The first passenger said, "I am Kobe Bryant, the best NBA basketball player; the Lakers need me, I can't afford to die." So he took the first pack and left the plane.
The second passenger, Hillary Clinton said, "I am the wife of the former U.S. President, a Senator from New York, and a potential future president.
And I am the smartest woman in American history, so America's people don't want me to die." She took the second pack and jumped out of the plane.
The third passenger, Wesley Clark, said, "I'm a General in the Army of the United States of America". I am also going to be my parties nominee for President. So he grabbed the pack next to him and jumped.
The fourth passenger, President George W. Bush, said to the fifth passenger, a 10-year-old schoolgirl, "I have lived a full life, and served my country well, I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute."
The girl said, "That's okay. There's a parachute left for you. America's smartest woman took my schoolbag."
Look at all the cool stuff I found out about myself!
susie is technically a horse
susie is one of the most patient horses in the barn
susie is afraid of boris then either she is timid or he is a vampire
susie is a sexpot and a flirt
susie is getting roughed up by this lung fei guy
susie is obedience trained and
susie is too young and too inexperienced for jack
susie is overrun with mice
susie is receiving the missing enzyme through regular infusions and her condition has stabilized except for her lungs
and this one, which is no surprise at all:
susie is the bestest
In order to spare LeeAnn the humiliation of being the last one on the meme train, I present:
Thanks to Harvey for the pointer....
This is what I'm wearing to the Bartender's tonight, where we're going to play Mistress and Commander: Far Side of the Champagne Room...
Your Brain Usage Profile
Auditory : 43%
Visual : 56%
Left : 47%
Right : 52%
Susie, you exhibit an even balance between left- and right- hemisphere dominance and a slight preference for visual over auditory processing. With a score this balanced, it is likely that you would have slightly different results each time you complete this self-assessment quiz.
You are a well-rounded person, distinctly individualistic and artistic, an active and multidimensional learner. At the same time, you are logical and disciplined, can operate well within an organization, and are sensitive towards others without losing objectivity. You are organized and goal-directed. Although a "thinking" individual, you "take in" entire situations readily and can act on intuition.
You sometimes tend to vacillate in your learning styles. Learning might take you longer than someone of equal intellect, but you will tend to be more thorough and retain the material longer than those other individuals. You will alternate between logic and impulse. This vacillation will not normally be intentional or deliberate, so you may experience anxiety in situations where you are not certain which aspect of yourself will be called on.
With a slight preference for visual processing, you tend to be encompassing in your perceptions, process along multidimensional paths and be active in your attacking of situations or learning.
Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself -- and of others -- while maintaining an "openness" which tempers that tendency. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity may not be in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, obvious and the more functional
Thanks to Tuning Spork here are the states I've visited:
create your own visited states map
I think I may have been in Iowa once by accident when I made a wrong turn getting onto I-80, but I can't be sure. I have also been to DC, but they show it on their map as being between Delaware and New Jersey, and that's not where it was when I went there...
when you should be at work right now? Well, at the moment I'm posting. Then I will be going in to work 6 to midnight tonight, and noon to midnight tomorrow. This would be because the children are out of school, and parents need
somewhere to dump them entertainment for the little darlings, so we are open for matinees daily through January 4th.
Yay!!!!! Dear blogbro Victor made a Dfilm starring me!!! This link to the film will open in a new window so you can find your way back eventually after you have made four or five movies of your own...Coincidently, the above film was based on a true life story.....
The Bestofme Symphony is up and has two of my posts! One I sent, and one Victor submitted (see above).
Well, I need to catch up on my blog reading....
Thanks to King of Fools I found this quiz:
This is actually my second favorite Christmas Carol, but my favorite, Angels We Have Heard On High, wasn't one of the answers....
I just finished reading The Da Vinci Code. It was kind of a Robert Ludlum lite. That's actually a good thing, since I gave up on Ludlum years ago--not because I came to dislike his writing, but because his books were so long that the print was almost microscopic (and after The Bourne Identity the next few seemed--gosh, I don't know, not as good? Still pre-coffee here and the vocabulary generator hasn't been kick-started yet).
Anyway, I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code. It was full of cool historical details and interesting theories and religious conspiracies. It made me want to study the Knights Templar and Emperor Constantine and Zoroastrianism and Art History. Which is what is so totally cool about the internet. Just type Rosselyn Chapel into Google and you can find pictures! In my long-ago youth it would have taken me hours searching the card catalogs to find what I did in a few seconds online. (Now it takes hours to wade through through the hits!).
So read The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. It's shorter than Ludlum.
The King of the Blogs tournament has its own url now, complete with cool picture of Napoleon! Everybody bookmark it and check out the action!
Here's an interesting idea from Nick Queen of Patriot Paradox....
I seek to propose a new contest for bloggers that aren’t new and have been here for a while, and aren’t going anywhere. Comment please and let me know what you think. The permalink to the entry is:
What I feel the blogosphere needs is a way to gauge
the worth of the grizzled and beaten veterans, who
cannot enter the New Weblog Showcase, and seek to
compete for the attention of others. So I propose a
monthly tournament. Such a tournament would only be
open to Bloggers in the bottom half of the Ecosystem,
and would be unaffiliated with the Alliances. The
competition would be a sort of Last Blog Standing. At
the beginning of the month there would be 20 to 30
competitors. Each week half would be voted forward to
compete the week after, perhaps by different themed
entries or such (this would maybe be categories sent
in by bloggers throughout the blogosphere). Their
posts would be up and presented by a different Blogger
each week (rotating maybe like the Carnival does) and
votes would be tallied by trackbacks, one vote per
blog in a hope to not have issues like the one at
Truth Laid Bear right now. The top half each week gets
to go forward and then finally the last week is the
week where only one blog remains. The prize would be
maybe a link at the top of all the participating blogs
for the month afterwards.
The Blogosphere Tournament (idea more fleshed out)
1. The winners each week will be based on the
favorites as voted by blogs throughout the
2. Each month new tournament will begin. The deadline
for signing up each month will be by the 20th of the
month prior. For example, for the tournament that
begins December 1, 2003 all participants will have to
have signed up for the tournament by November 20th,
3. On the first day of the tournament all participants
will be introduced and the contest begins. For
December here are the deadlines and dates for the
contest to be played out.
December 8, 2003 First Round entries due
December 12, 2003 Voting ends for first round
December 13, 2003 The first round winners are
announced; these will advance to round two (if 20
people enter 10 will advance, if 15 enter 8 will
advance; if 10 enters 5 will advance and so on)
December 15, 2003 Second round entries due
December 19, 2003 Voting ends for Second Round
December 20, 2003 Second Round winners are announced;
these will advance to the Final Round
Decmber 22, 2003 Final Round Posts due
December 29, 2003 Voting Ends for Final Round
December 30, 2003 Final Winner for December Tournament
4. Final Winner will advance to the next months Final
Round automatically to try for a repeat chance.
5. Entries are post that the individual blogger will
write and choose to put in the competition. If a
blogger does not have entry in by due date they are
disqualified, unless extenuating circumstance warrents
(this would be up to the tournament judges)
6. Votes for the individual posts will be tabulated by
trackbacks. If a blog does not have trackbacks and
wish to vote they need to leave a comment on the
tournament entries posts to point to their entries.
The will need to add a link to the entry or entries
they are voting for and a link to the tournament entry
posts at Patriot Paradox.
7. Each week the blogs that are in the top half of the
vote-getters will advance; the other entries will have
to try next month; in case of a tie that would place
someone in the losing or winning half they will
8. The final winner will be determined by votes as
before. If their is a tie the judges will choose the
winner between the tied entries.
9. The judges will be determined each week by those
that wish to "sponser" the tournament for that month.
Those that "sponser" will have their logo on the top
of the tournament posts and will be responsible for
final tie breakers and any arguments that arise.
10. The winner will be given an image to place on
their website showing they won and will be placed in
the sidebar at the site as the winner for the month
11. To qualify to enter the blogs must be lower then a
large mammal in the ecosystem at The Truth Laid Bear
as of the first day of the month they enter the
tournament. One winner per month. All results will be
posted at the Patriot Paradox.
Sounds to me like Nick's serious about this...Who's game?
UPDATE: Updated rules here and this addition:
"This will be a floating award. This means that if you win you can place the pic on your site, letting everyone know you are the winner, but if you are unable to hold on to the victory in the next competition, you must give it up and the new victor gets the trophy. You then must reenter, hope you get in and try again."
and well he should be, because the man is a great writer! Check out his latest "Hell" entry, L'il Kim Goes on a Trip. A taste to taunt you with....
Satan raised his right hand and snapped his fingers. A horde of nattily dressed, well-coifed men with soft skin and perfect nails appeared surrounding Kim Jong Il.
“Oh my god!” one shrieked, “That hair is hideous! We must fix that!”
A second looked him up and down. “Sweetie pie, plain gray just isn’t your look. You’re an autumn, you need some color!”
Go read the rest! And, naturally, Drink Alert!
In case anyone wonders, I not only firmly believe that Israel has a right to exist, I also strongly support her right to defend herself and her people. That's why I was delighted to see that God has a new blog: Yahweh is in the House.
Blogroll me, Lord! I am a Goy Friend of Israel!
and that's where I found this one, too...
Only I can't get the dang thing to post without messing up my whole blog. Sigh. And I was pi, too.....
Thanks to LeeAnn I've learned:
I laughed so hard I think I hurt myself.....
Look what I got in my email:
Grand Opening Invitation!
You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of the blogosphere's newest Casual Drinking Establishment - Madfish Willie's, where every day's a holiday and every meal's a feast!
Madfish Willie's is officially open for business at www.MadfishWillies.blogspot.com
Madfish Recipe for Success™:
Mix two parts Humor, one part Satire, 1/2 ounce of Common Sense, shaken, stirred, served straight up, on the rocks, and ice cold! Garnish with liberal dose of Blog Linkage. Pour into giant plastic cup. Sit back in comfy chair and to hell with everything else!
So drop on by for a couple of beers and a little bit o' bullshittin'!
Madfish Willie, The Bartender, & GoatHead
I wonder if I have to R.S.V.P.
Thanks to Heather, I discovered:
"You are Windows 98. You're a bit flaky, but well-liked. You don't have a great memory, but everyone seems to know you. A great person to hang out with and play some games."
I couldn't get the code to display properly, but if you want to see what operating system you are, head over to angelweave and follow the
yellow brick road link.....
Mookie made this cool logo for the Axis of
What I particularly like about it is that it's completely subjective--if you want, you could say it shows a monkey's head exploding because it saw Frank J....
Thanks to Kevin of Wizbang I learned that Venomous Kate has decided to start her own weekly amalgam of themed postings. So, while you send your best ones to the Carnival, and your worst ones to the Bonfire, you can send your snarkiest one to "Bite Me". Cool.....
I just finished my interview with Paul, and brother, is he tough! I feel like I need to have a picnic in the dorm hallway with gin and lemonade to celebrate the end of mid-terms! And I didn't even get a study guide beforehand...
I love Mondays, and Loyal Readers know why: A new In My World, of course!
I've said it before, and now I'm sayin' again:
Go listen to Crunchy Frog Blues
You'll thank me.
I'm trying a new thing, just to see who's on their toes. I'm just adding stuff to my previous post instead of starting a new post (I can do that. I have MT.)
Uh oh. Forgot about the multiple pinging thingee. My bad.
Oh well, so far Pixy's the only one suffering the multiple pings....he's tough, he can take it!