Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Few Things From My Email

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

Thought for the Day: 'People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did.' 'But people will never forget how you made them feel!'

159 Years Ago

California became a state in 1850

The people had no electricity.
The state had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically nothing has changed except the women had real boobs
and the men didn't hold hands


Monday, February 23, 2009


Walter has been home one too many days. I do believe that he is trying to lose his mind. He's watched one too many commericals and they are having an adverse effect on his mental stability. He has become an outspoke advocate of doing away with a number of corporations and products due to the repetitive nature of the advertisements. Craziness run amuck!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Great Beginning

The weekend has started off on a right note. Walter & I headed out last night to O'Charleys to meet up with a few friends. We had a blast. It has been a long time since I've been out on a Friday night. Walter was impressed that 'the old guys' were so much fun.

This morning I've been puttering around the house getting it cleaned up from the week. We're still waiting on the new windows to arrive. It seems that the manufacturer has laid off a number of people and it is slowing down their delivery schedule. Lovely. I think that's the second thing that we've had to wait for.

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

Thought For the Day:
This is a quote worth reading and holding onto...let it sink in!

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

~~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 to 2005, Former Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis , TN ~~~

It is indeed sad that those who really need to know and understand this very simple logic will never see it and are too dumb to comprehend it.


1. The American people elect a black president with a total of 42 days experience as a U S Senator from the most politically corrupt state in America whose governor is ousted from office. The President's first official act is to close Gitmo and make sure Terrorists civil rights are not violated.
2. The U.S. Congress rushes to confirm a black Attorney General, Eric Holder, whose law firm we later find out represents seventeen Gitmo Terrorists.
3. The CIA Boss, Leon Penetta with absolutely no experience, has a daughter Linda we find out, that is a true radical anti-American activist who is a supporter of all the Anti-American regimes in the western hemisphere.
4. We got the most corrupt female in America as Secretary of State; bought and paid for.
5. We got a Tax Cheat for Treasury Secretary who files his own taxes.
6. A Commerce Secretary nominee who withdrew due to corruption charges.
7. A Tax cheat nominee for Chief Performance Officer who withdrew under charges.
8. A Labor Sec'y nominee who withdrew under charges of unethical conduct.
9. A Sec'y HHS nominee who withdrew under charges of cheating on his taxes.

And that's just the first two weeks . . . but who's counting.

America is being run by the modern-day Three Stooges ~ Barrack, Nancy, and Harry ~ and they are still trying to define stimulus.

Stimulus is where the government gives a smidgen of your tax dollars back to you making you feel so good about yourself [stimulated] that you want to run out to Wal-Mart and buy a new Chinese-made HDTV and go home and watch Telemundo!

One Big Ass Mistake America

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mid-week Musings

Heading out this morning I was bombarded by sleet. It was as if a small army had taken it upon itself to try to slow down the movement of traffic and raise the hope of school children everywhere with its attack. It was not to be. Traffic still moved and children still went to school. The snow that followed was pretty, even though it was not long lasting. The rain for the rest of the day just made everything cold and wet. Yuck!

I was steadily busy all day at the office. First thing this morning I was surprised by an email for yet another teleconference that was going on. Wow! The biggest and 'bestest' thing that happened this afternoon was the arrival of the Dell technician to work on our server. What should have been a very simple operation turned into a minor nightmare. As the story goes, the new DVD player for the server that was purchased last week (it took 3 hours to make the purchase) turned out to be for a different server, not ours. The tech spent 1 1/2 hours on the phone trying to track down what had gone wrong. He talked to people in California and Panama. How and why he got connect to Panama we may never know. [Sort of like the old Tootie Pop commericals, "And the world may never know."]

Finally after much fanagling we was able to pass me off to someone who was compentent to handle the situation. Although it was made much more challenging than it should have because the phone call kept getting dropped. The representative did have my number, thank goodness, so she was able to call me back. Come on a dropped call is one thing, but six times is a whole other thing. In the end they were able to save the company over $120.00 on the new part. I guess you could call it the silver lining at the end of a three hour phone marathon.

The evening teleconference happily turned out to be much shorter than anticipated. I was able to have a few minutes afterward to talk with Roz. Normally neither one of us has much time to just chat. Work keeps both of us hopping.

Here's to a speedy Thursday, although it is going to go long. After hours tomorrow the office is having a reception for patients to celebrate Dr. Martin's 25th year of doing implants. In addition to that there are two teleconferences. One at 7 p.m. followed by one at 10 p.m. EST. Busy, busy.

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

Thought for the Day: A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.

Cow's Tail

A man staggered into a hospital with a concussion, multiple bruises, two black eyes, and a five iron wrapped tightly around his throat.

Naturally, the doctor asked him, 'What happened to YOU?'

'Well, I was having a quiet round of golf with my wife, when at a difficult hole, we both sliced our golf balls into a field of cattle. And I noticed one of the cows had something white at its rear end.'

'I walked over, lifted its tail, and sure enough, there was a golf ball with my wife's monogram on it - stuck right in the middle of the cow's fanny.'

'Still holding the cow's tail up, I yelled to my wife, 'Hey, this looks like yours!''

'I don't remember much after that.'

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Day of Discovery

Here we are already into another week Walter & I have been searching the house high & low for his wallet that was last seen on January 20th. I have been through virtually every box, bin and drawer in the house. Well, I got a little note from Walter just as I was heading home from work today letting me know that he had made the great discovery....he found the wallet.

Now before I tell you where I must say the he had already purchased a new wallet, you know buy a new one and you find the old one. He was trying everything before making the dreaded call to the bank for a new debit & credit card. He finally broke down and made the call at the end of last week and low and behold I found his debit card in a box of desk stuff. Today he found the wallet in an ammo box. And as luck would have it today his new credit card arrived in the mail, just what he had been trying to avoid in the first place by putting it off. Hmm....

His message said that he must have been on drugs when he put it there, which is absolutely true. Pain killers from his surgery must have really had him loopy for it to have been put in there. Following the train of 'fuzzy logic' involved with putting your wallet in an ammo box - it would be a safe place. And as luck would have it today his new credit card arrived in the mail, just what he had been trying to avoid in the first place by putting it off. Hmm....

An update came in on what we thought was a dog attack on the cats in the neighborhood. Turns out that it was a grey fox. It had apparently been roaming around the neighborhood and met up with a car sometime in the last day or two.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Post

I have been informed that I am not blogging enough. Of course, I have been spending quite a bit of time over on Facebook catching up with a whole lot of people from high school.

Let's see...there has been so much going on over the past month it is hard to keep it all straight. We closed on the 9th of January on the new house (Walt bought the house while having surgery.) We moved into the house on the 24th. The movers were great! I even have moving pictures, alas not uploaded or even edited.

The house was to say the least not ready for us. We moved in without the carpets installed, the painting hadn't been done and various other things were in a terrible state of disarray. We slept on the sofas for 3 days before the builder took pity on us and set up the beds in the uncarpeted bedrooms so we could at least get a decent night's sleep. By the next weekend things were beginning to come around

So far the bedrooms have been carpeted and painted. The hallway has a new coat of paint and floating hardwoods. The Florida room has new floating hardwoods and a fresh coat of paint. The laundry room has a new floor and paint job. They came in last week and started re-roofing, but were short by one container of shingles, now we're waiting on the store to be open for them to pick them up. (It seems that President's Day threw a wrench into the works.) We're scheduled to have new windows installed on Wednesday or Thursday. I'm not sure if they which day that will get started. Once they are done the list of things to do shrinks considerably. Leaving only 3 rooms to patch and paint. Hopefully we'll be finished with all the construction by the first of March

On a positive, at the end of last week, a neighborhood guy came by looking to earn some money. Nothing like a teenager wanting to work for money. He's now in charge of raking all the leaves in the yard. He is quite the industrious worker. He has a plan I think to have it all finished or close to it by the end of the week. Walt tells me they are going out of town at the end of the week for a week long vacation (now we know why he wanted to earn some money.) I applaud him though, it is difficult to find someone who's willing to do yardwork.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

When Dogs Attack

Well, Walter gave me a call this morning at the office to report on the fracus that occurred in our yard last night. He had heard a dog chasing a cat last night and some questionable noises following so this morning he went out after I left and discovered that a feral cat dead in our backyard. He did some looking around and from what he saw it appears that the neighbors dog took out after the cat, that was sitting next to our deck, and chased it towards the wooded area behind the houes. The cat got about 30 feet before the dog got it. From his account the cat was torn up (not a pretty sight at all). He went next door and talked to the neighbors about it and found out that they have a pitbull. Lovely! Just what we need next door. I hadn't seen that particular dog at all. I knew that there they had a small dog, but a pit bull. No fun whatsoever.

This means we are going to have to watch more closely when we let Carla out in the evenings and probably during the day as well. I wouldn't want the same thing to happen to her - I mean she's not much larger than a big cat.

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

Stupid Women #@^*">>?##

This morning on the Interstate,
I looked over to my left and there was a

In a brand new Cadillac

Doing 65 mph
With her
Face up next to her
Rear view mirror

Putting on her eyeliner.
I looked away
For a couple seconds
And when I looked back she was

Halfway over in my lane,
Still working on that makeup.
As a man,

I don't scare easily.
But she scared me so much;
I dropped

My electric shaver,
Which knocked
The donut
Out of my other hand.
In all
The confusion of trying
To straighten out the car

Using my knees against
The steering wheel,
It knocked

My cellphone

Away from my ear
Which fell

Into the coffee
Between my legs,
And burned

Big Jim and the Twins,

Ruined the darn phone,
Soaked my trousers,
And disconnected an Important call.
Stupid women drivers