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  • Oprah's been trying to do this for YEARS

    22 September 2006 ( #Current Affairs )

    U.N. Speech Gives Boost to Chomsky Book | Chicago Tribune NEW YORK -- The U.N. address by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has had an unexpected impact -- on the best seller lists of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. At the start of his talk Wednesday,...

  • Bookworming

    20 September 2006 ( #Commonplace )

    Yep, I know I've been a little absent (minded) lately. Life gets in the way of blogging. Not to mention the fact that some of the things I've been reading lately in the news have inspired more anger than reaction and thought. What kind of sick [insert...

  • WINTER POEM

    29 October 2006 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Sent to me by a friend this morning. I think she's jumping the gun just a tiny bit, but I'm hoping I can get this lovely piece of poetry memorized by January. I'm kinda busy, but I think it's a worthwhile project. The best piece of English literature...

  • yep. couldn't sleep. today's the day!

    16 November 2006 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    So I lay awake half the night, pondering age-old questions. Why do the boys at work refer to my brand-new, company-required goggles as "birth control glasses"? And why does everyone look at me, and break out in laughter? (Okay, that's not uncommon; it's...

  • 'Beer goggles'

    27 November 2006 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    BBC NEWS || 'Beer goggles' effect explained Scientists believe they have worked out a formula to calculate how "beer goggles" affect a drinker's vision. The drink-fuelled phenomenon is said to transform supposedly "ugly" people into beauties - until the...

  • /me was a VERY good little girl this year

    23 December 2006 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    That kiss on the cheek I gave Santa while sitting on his knee must have been what did it..... I forsee people running in terror at my approach--not because of the usual reasons, but because I TAKE PICTURES OF EVERYTHING. Canon Digital Rebel XTi Oh dear.......

  • Good news!!

    15 January 2007 ( #Family&038;Friends )

    You know when your insurance company completely messes up your claim and denies your payment and infuriates you and you think you'll SCREAM if you can't get through all those phone menus with the "if you would like to talk to a claim representative, please...

  • Venezuelan lawmakers give Chavez sweeping powers - CNN.com

    01 February 2007 ( #Current Affairs )

    Venezuelan lawmakers give Chavez sweeping powers - CNN.com "Democracy in Action" CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A congress wholly loyal to President Hugo Chavez approved a law Wednesday granting him authority to enact sweeping measures by decree. The law...

  • Could it be 1984 all over again?

    03 February 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    The official word is out. It appears that Van Halen will be reuniting with David Lee Roth for a 40 concert tour this summer. Is it possible? I have a hard time believing Diamond Dave will be able to "Jump" like he used to. This may be the Geriatric Van...

  • Ya know, I *really* prefer -20 degrees over this

    11 February 2007 ( #'Sconsin stuff )

    And I whine when I have to shovel 7 or 8 inches of the white stuff? I promise I will never complain again ....well, not much, anyway. As long as it stays above zero. P.S. this is a *very old* fat chick pic. :-D N.Y. town's snowfall may be over 11 feet...

  • My New Leash

    08 February 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    OK here it is. My new leash. It could be no less annoying if it actually had a shock collar attached. Now Uncle can reach out and touch me anywhere anytime he wants to. "At least until I am off the clock". It will probably take me 6 mos. to figure out...

  • Spam email of the day

    19 February 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Sometimes these emails are pure poetry... From: Therese Keene Subject: the arteries of broken sinks The officers is undoubtedly grateful to have gained your home bank petition affirmation. we accepted about 21 hours ago We are going to push thru your...

  • It could be worse....

    22 February 2007 ( #'Sconsin stuff )

    After yesterday's FORTY-EIGHT (!!) degree weather, I opened my email this afternoon to find this: Supposedly from the New York snowstorms earlier this winter, Snopes says this picture has been around for awhile. I'm just hoping that that the snow predicted...

  • that old wild single life....

    17 February 2007 ( #Current Affairs )

    ABC News: Britney Goes Bald, Reportedly Goes to Rehab Spears' reported rehab visit and new, hairless look is the culmination of a wild few months for the pop star. After filing for divorce from her husband Kevin Federline last year, she started club-...

  • Another Great Band doing some good for our troops.

    09 March 2007 ( #Musical )

    A co-worker of mine is the mother of Jasin Todd, the lead guitarist for the band Shine down. They recently returned from Iraq where they did a concert for our men and women in the military. I really like seeing these guys go out of their way to do this....

  • the crewdudes... and one dude-ette....

    05 March 2007 ( #Family&038;Friends )

    .... in our matching Tshirts, all USW-logo'd up for the first day of local contract negotiations. Looks like our mommy dressed us this morning, doesn't it? With apologies to Dave Edmunds, work can be fun when you have a great crew like mine: "Me and my...

  • London cabbie, 92, retires after 70 years

    21 March 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    London's longest-serving taxi driver has retired, after 70 years of ferrying passengers around the British capital. Alfred Collins, 92, picked up his first fare in 1937 and plied the streets until two years ago, keeping his black cab licence until last...

  • addendum

    23 March 2007 ( #'Sconsin stuff )

    Ya wanna know what the most important sign of "spring" is? It's the day Precious hits the road. Yes, Laur has got her wings on again. But would somebody please explain to me what-the-H-E-double hockeysticks this thing is?? Update: From the local paper:...

  • view from 20k feet

    28 March 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Yes. This is what a flight out of Milwaukee's General Mitchell airport looks like when the flight is cancelled!!!!!! Hertz is good. On the other hand, I am now the proud possessor of a roundtrip ticket to anywhere in the US that that particular airline...

  • Neither snow, nor rain, nor..... except cats

    06 May 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Post cowed by "very threatening cat" WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada's postal system has stopped delivering mail to a home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after a mail carrier was scared away by a "very threatening cat," the Winnipeg Free Press said on Friday....

  • Promises kept

    09 May 2007 ( #'Sconsin stuff )

    Yeah, yeah... I know I promised an update on the thing that nobody could figure out. So I'm a little slow. But first..... the eagles are nesting!! Isn't this a cool pic?! Beautiful birds, aren't they? Looks like one of them caught a fish. Although I've...

  • Well, *that* worked out well, didn't it?

    11 June 2007 ( #Family&038;Friends )

    By *that*, I mean the plan to adopt the cat which #2 daughter begged for. I wanted an older cat. Calmer. Less need for attention and/or correction. Less likely to jump on the counters the second my back is turned. With short hair. Already "fixed". Maybe...

  • does the phrase "coming down in buckets" mean anything?

    17 June 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    I was awakened this afternoon --yes, I'm working nights-- by a humongous crack of thunder and the sound of rain beginning. Which became heavy rain. And hail. Well, there goes the grass seed I threw out under the maple, floating away down the sidewalk........

  • Just a Tease for Mad

    07 July 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling )

    Doobie Brothers & Peter Frampton August 18, 2007 6:30 p.m. Classic rock takes center stage on the All-Star Amphitheater at Wild Adventures, as the park welcomes the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton on Aug. 18th. The show starts at 6:30 pm with a soon-to-be-announced...

  • She's ba-a-a--a-ck

    24 August 2007 ( #Photos )

    And yes, it rained. And fogged. And rained. You'd think we were in Seattle or something! So instead of trying out Precious' new windshield, I borrowed the 'vette-I-used-to-be-part-owner-of for my little lake cruise. It's fun to wrap your @$$ in fiberglas...

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