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November 19, 2003

Bare Butts on CBS???

Okay, not totally bare but close enough. We're watching the Victoria's Secret fashion show. How funny. Winged girls in underwear and high heels. Do men really like this crap?? Todd doesn't. He left the room to help C. make a log cabin out of rolled up construction paper. I think it was the wings that overwhelmed him. Seriously, men don't like this, do they?

December 1, 2003

Horse Tidbit

While taking care of the horses last week, we noticed the little colt was acting strangely. It was as if he was trying to throw up. I had always been told that horses cannot vomit so when he continued to wretch I called the vet. Just as the vet said that horses could not throw up, a large amount of foam came flying out of his mouth. I said "Ack! He just did!!!" and the vet said "Well, I'll be. I didn't know a horse could throw up, did you?"

After that, he appeared to be better for a bit. The vet said to keep a close eye on him and call back if he got worse again. A little later he started acting weird again so I rubbed his neck and patted and kissed his nose to keep him calm. After a few minutes of that, he coughed a giant horse cough right into my face and that was the end of it. He acted and looked as if nothing had happened.

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January 2, 2004

Interesting Quiz

"God will not suffer man to have the knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity he would be careless; and understanding of his adversity he would be senseless."
You are Augustine!
You love to study tough issues and don't mind it if you lose sleep over them. Everyone loves you and wants to talk to you and hear your views, you even get things like "nice debating with you." Yep, you are super smart, even if you are still trying to figure it all out. You're also very honest, something people admire, even when you do stupid things.

What theologian are you?
A creation of Henderson

January 20, 2004

Gonna get political

First off, if anyone is inspired to comment on this, keep in mind our 9 year old daughter reads this from school and no, I cannot block an entire IP range just to keep her out. That being said, I've just about had it already with the presidential process and the fallout. I don't remember this much bickering and backstabbing and name calling in the 80's or 90's. Maybe I just pay more attention now that I'm older.

Anyway, I am registered as an Independent. I have Democratic leanings but not enough to tow that party line. I abhor practically everything Republicans stand for. I have some Republican friends whom I love to the moon and back but I do NOT discuss politics with them.

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January 31, 2004

Absolutely insane

"He fired at them, sure, but why did they have to fire back?" Amy asked. "Sure, they needed to protect themselves. But it didn't seem as if anybody got hit. . . ."

Maybe no one got hit because they fired back and dropped him?? Stories like this make me too mad to think!

February 12, 2004

Can't get this out of my head

The little girl in Utah that was drug over three miles when her coat sleeve stuck in her aunts car door. I can't stop thinking about how easily that could happen.

When I drop C. at school in the morning I see a lot of parents zipping away as soon as their child shuts the vehicle door. I know it's a clusterfsck there in the morning but I always wait until C. is up on the sidewalk before I leave. If someone has to wait a bit behind me, so be it. I just can't imagine what the aunt must be feeling. ugh.

February 17, 2004

This is why they fire

Remember when I posted this about family members of a police shooting victim not being able to believe that the police fired back on the suspect?

This is why they fire back if they can.

February 22, 2004

Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

Ralph Nader is running for president. Time to go back to bed. Wake me in five years.

Ever heard of this book?

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren? I picked it up at B&N yesterday. It's a 40 day spiritual journey designed to clue you in as to what God's plan is for you.

The website is at www.purposedrivenlife.com and of course the book is half the price at the website as it was at B&N. Guess part of my purpose is to spend too much money. hahahaha

February 27, 2004

We have a drug problem

Todd's nephew has just been suspended from his Des Moines junior high school for drug use. No one even recognized the signs that trouble was looming. All we can do now is hope that his three day vacation from his peers will help rehabilitate his sorry butt.

Oh, his drug of choice...

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April 9, 2004

Small minded homophobes

The Senate Education Committee questioned an openly gay nominee on whether he'd promote a "gay agenda" in public schools. Are the heterosexual members of the state school board promoting a hetero agenda? I would hope they are promoting learning in an equal opportunity, safe environment.

July 9, 2004

Blah

A week of Melatonin and I'm still awake. I wonder how long is long enough for something like that to work. The only difference I notice is that now when I wake up after 3-4 hours of sleep, I have a dull ache in my head and neck. Anyone have experience with Kava Kava? That's my next experiment I think.

September 17, 2004

Is it November yet?

When I worked at the group home we would allow the kids to gather in the dining room and talk after school. It would soon become a steady hum that got louder and louder until all ten kids were talking at once. When the hum got too loud, no one could understand what the other was saying. It wasn't conversation anymore; it was just loud, obnoxious noise. When it hit that point we'd yell "NOISE LEVEL!!!". Everyone had to fall silent and stay that way for ten minutes. God, how I wish I could do that now. I could sure use a noise level break.

Supporters of both political parties are making loud, obnoxious noise that really has nothing to do with the facts at hand. It's just a deafening roar that has turned most of us in the middle off of the process altogether. I think the undecideds will vote for whichever party has irritated them the least. That's not how it's supposed to work. Can we all take a ten minute break and refocus? Concentrate on the here and now and your candidates plan for my future and then convince me who I should vote for.

Thank you.

October 14, 2004

Just keeping the page from going blank

I have a lot to say but no time to say it.

What's on your mind?

October 30, 2004

Presented without commentary

An Open Letter to Americans

VOTE

November 17, 2004

Have I mentioned my dislike for homophobes?

Cross dressing for school homecoming week has homosexual overtones? Are you kidding me???

I was going to write about how wonderful it was this past week to see not just one, but two of my cousins who are in the military. Right now all I can think about are the poor children who are being raised by parents who think like the above article.

November 28, 2004

Anyone else hate Sunday mornings?

I've been up since 6 something. Todd is still in bed so I have to be still. I do not do that well. Up until my late 20s I could sleep til noon then sit on the couch all day if I had nothing to do. Now my on/off switch is stuck to ON and it kills me to respect someone else's right to rest and relax. Get up dammit!!! Get up and be miserable!!!

This four day weekend went by way too fast, didn't it?

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March 9, 2007

Just sad

My favorite musician is checking into rehab. That picture of him just breaks my heart. He was easily one of the best looking men in rock n roll for decades. I read somewhere else that he accidentally ingested meth that had been cut into some cocaine. Guess that is common with street cocaine. Anyway, that supposedly caused a meth addiction. I don't know how accurate all that is but he certainly appears to have meth mouth. That last link has really gross pictures. Don't say I didn't warn you.

April 4, 2007

Specialized Dating Sites

Another specialized dating service that is self described as "The Premier Ebony Dating Community" is Black Dating Service. One of the first things I noticed was that despite being designed for ebony singles, there are photos of white guys who are members. There isn't anything in the FAQ that specifically says white people cannot belong but I would think that's sort of implied.

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