Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Dog Dictionary

LEASH: A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go.

DOG BED: any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.

DROOL: Is what you do when your persons have food and you don't. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and look sad and let the drool fall to the floor, or better yet, on their laps.

SNIFF: A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your nose as close as you can to the other dog's rear end and inhale deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you stop.

GARBAGE CAN: A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and moldy crusts of bread.

BICYCLES: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards; the person then swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.

DEAFNESS: This is a malady which affects dogs when their person want them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction, or lying down.

THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.

WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrapper. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house until your person comes home

SOFAS: Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean.

BATH: This is a process by which the humans drench the floor, walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.

LEAN: Every good dog's response to the command "sit !", especially if your person is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.

BUMP: The best way to get your human's attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

GOOSE BUMP: A maneuver to use as a last resort when the Regular Bump doesn't get the attention you require.....especially effective when combined with The Sniff. See above.

LOVE: Is a feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you're lucky, a human will love you in return.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Computer Follies.

This came in my email box tonight. I think that you will enjoy it:)

Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the "Any" key is.

AST technical support had a caller complaining that her mouse was hard to control with the dust cover on. The cover turned out to be the plastic bag the mouse was packaged in.

Another Compaq technician received a call from a man complaining that the system wouldn't read word processing files from his old diskettes. After trouble-shooting for magnets and heat failed to diagnose the problem, it was found that the customer had labeled the diskettes, then rolled them into the typewriter to type the labels.

A Dell technician advised his customer to put his troubled floppy back in the drive and close the door. The customer asked the technician to hold on, and was heard putting the phone down, getting up and crossing the room to close the door to his room.

Yet another Dell customer called to complain that his keyboard no longer worked. He had cleaned it by filling up his tub with soap and water and soaking the keyboard for a day, then removing all the keys and washing them individually.

A confused caller to IBM was having troubles printing documents. He told the technician that the computer had said it couldn't find printer. The user had also tried turning the computer screen to face the printer - but that his computer still couldn't see the printer.

An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell Computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing happens." The foot pedal turned out to be the computer's mouse.


I am going to the podiatrist tomorrow afternoon. You know, people should take better care of their feet, particularly if they are diabetic like me. My second toe on my left foot has an ingrown toenail, so that will have to be removed, and I think that it is a little bit painful. I used to get chronic ingrown toenails on my big toes, so much so that they would get infected and extremely painful. I finally tired of this and had some foot surgery to correct it. The doctor put some sort of chemical in between the nail and the toe to keep it growing back underneath the skin. I had to have something like ten shots in each foot. Man those did hurt something awful.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Hey there

I completed my New Years resolutions. I got my income taxes done very early. I have already recieved my state refund. I will get a Federal refund soon, a couple of weeks. Yes I did em online. Safe and fast. No errors. Only thin is that I have to adjust my withholding. The refund will go towards some renovations that I would like to do on my postage stamp size house:)


A rather old fashioned lady, always quite delicate and elegant, especially in her language, was planning a weeks holiday in Sydney with her husband, so she wrote to a particular camping ground and asked for a reservation.

She wanted to make sure that the camping ground was fully equipped, but didn't know quite how to ask about the toilet facilities. She just couldn't bring herself to write the word "toilet" in her letter.

After much thought, she finally came up with the old fashioned term "Bathroom closet" but when she wrote it down, she still thought she was being too forward, so she started all over again, rewrote the letter, and referred to the bathroom closet as the B.C.

"Does the camping ground have it's own B.C." is what she wrote.

Well, the camping ground owner wasn't a bit old fashioned, and he just couldn't figure out what the old lady was talking about, so he showed the letter around a few of the campers and the only thing they could come up with was that B.C. stood for Baptist Church, so he wrote the following reply.

Dear Madam,

I regret very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take the pleasure of informing you that a B.C. is located nine miles north of our camping ground, and is capable of seating 250 people at one time.

I admit that it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit of going regularly but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number of campers go there and many take their lunches along and make a day of it. They usually arrive nice and early and stay quite late.

The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were there. It may interest you to know that there is a special supper planned there to raise money to buy more seats so that everyone will be able to sit in comfort.

I would like to say that it pains me very much not to be able to go more regularly, but it is surely no lack of desire on my part, just that I am so busy most of the time.

As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort to go, especially in the cold weather. If you decide to come down to our camping ground perhaps I could go with you the first time you go, sit with you and introduce you to all the other folks.

Remember this is a very friendly community

Friday, January 27, 2006

Night guard

Tomorrow(today actually lol) I am going to FINALLY buy a doctor's night guard. It is a device that fits in your mouth that keeps you from harming your teeth if you grind them at night. No more morning headaches as of Sunday morning. Yay.! Check out their site: www.doctorsnightguard.com . You can usually get them at any Walgreens store. They are not cheap, about 25 dollars each, but they will save you a headache-literally! now I am off to beddy bye:)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Way to go, Mexico!!!!!!!!

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Police Nab Two in Serial Killings By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jan 26, 2:33 PM ET

MEXICO CITY - Mexican police had two accused serial killers in custody Thursday — a female ex-wrestler suspected in the deaths of at least 10 elderly women, and a former soldier accused of torturing and killing at least four gay men.

The news was shocking to a city that, although accustomed to crime, rarely sees serial killings.

On Wednesday, a former professional wrestler, originally mistaken for a man, was captured while fleeing a house where an 82-year-old woman had been strangled with a stethoscope.

Mexico City Attorney General Bernardo Batiz said Thursday that Juana Barraza, 48, has been linked to the deaths of at least 10 elderly women in Mexico City, raising hopes that the capital's notorious "Little Old Lady Killer" was finally in custody.

Authorities say they have enough evidence to believe that Barraza is the "Mataviejitas" who has been terrorizing elderly residents here for two years.

She was captured while running from a house where Ana Maria Reyes had just been strangled. During her arrest, she told police and reporters that she killed Reyes but not the other victims. Officers allowed reporters to interview the suspect at the scene, a standard practice in Mexico.

"Yes, I did it," she said, smiling at the television cameras. She quickly added: "Just because I'm going to pay for it, that doesn't mean they're going to hang all the crimes on me."

Batiz told the Televisa network that Barraza admitted killing three other women. He said Barraza's fingerprints matched those left at the scenes of a total of 10 killings and one attempted murder.

Police had suspected that the killer was a man dressed as a woman, and they spent months detaining, questioning and fingerprinting transvestites.

But now they say the stout Barraza is their prime suspect. She resembles police composite profiles and a sculpted rendering of the suspected serial killer — including a similar haircut and facial mole.

Ismael Alvarado Ruiz, one of two policemen who made the arrest, said a neighbor alerted them to Barraza.

"My partner and I caught her by the arms and took her back to the patrol car," Alvarado Ruiz said. "We went back to the house, and everything was scattered all around."

Police said Barraza was carrying a bag with a stethoscope, pension forms and a card identifying her as a social worker. Police have long believed that the killer gained access to victims' homes by offering to sign them up for pensions or other programs for the elderly.

But Barraza said she went to the victim's home to ask for work doing laundry.

"That's a lie. I wasn't carrying the documents they have there," she said.

She did not offer a motive, but told reporters, "You'll know why I did it when you read my statement to police."

One of Reyes' neighbors, 73-year-old Lourdes Medina, remembered the victim as a tidy, hardworking woman.

"This is very sad. It's not fair," Medina said. "This could have happened to me. I'm scared to walk on the street."

In a news conference Thursday, the other suspect, Raul Osiel Marroquin, described killing four gay men before his arrest Monday in Mexico City. Although there had been some reports of attacks against gays increasing, Marroquin's arrest was the first confirmation of a serial killer targeting homosexuals.

"I snuffed out four homosexuals that in some way were affecting society," he said while denying being homophobic.

He told reporters he would kill again, if given the chance, but he would "refine his methods." Police said he lured his victims away from bars, tortured them and hanged them. He allegedly carved a star into the forehead of one victim.

Marroquin also was accused of kidnapping two other gay men, but he released them after being paid a ransom of up to $11,500.


Associated Press reporters Ioan Grillo and Lisa J. Adams contributed to this report.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Sorry that I have not been blogging much lately but yesterday, I was ill. I even stayed home from work. I hate being ill. It sucks. It costs me money. Today, I felt much better so I went back to work. Had much to catch up on. Will post again tonight.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

What do you think?

I got this from Yahoo news. Tell me what you think. I just watched a documentary called FARMINGVILLE. Very good. I do not know which side to take a stand on, both sides have their good points and their not so good points.PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press Writer
Sun Jan 22, 5:03 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - The immigrant day laborers who wait for work on street corners across the United States have families and attend church regularly, and the people who hire them are more likely to be individual homeowners than construction contractors.


The first nationwide study of day laborers also found that one in five has been injured on the job and nearly half have been cheated out of pay.

The study, the most detailed snapshot to date of the mostly Hispanic and often undocumented immigrants who've become a focal point in the immigration debate, was based on interviews of 2,660 workers at 264 hiring sites in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

The authors said they were surprised by the level of community involvement among men often thought of as transients.

"The day labor corner is not as disconnected from society as people think. It's seen as a shadow economy, but that's really not the case," said professor Nik Theodore of the University of Illinois at Chicago, one of three study authors. The others were from the University of California, Los Angeles, and New York's New School University.

Standing outside a Home Depot store in suburban Burbank on Sunday, 33-year-old Raul Sanchez said that when he's not working, or waiting for work, he's involved in a church and tried to start a soccer league for fellow day laborers. The native of Mexico has been in the United States seven years and lives with his wife and two children, ages 13 and 14.

Sometimes he worries about small work sites with little safety equipment.

"We know nobody is going to help us out if we get hurt," Sanchez said. "There are risks, but what are we going to do — not work?"

As often as not, a day laborer's employer will be an individual rather than a labor contractor.

Forty-nine percent of respondents said they were regularly hired by homeowners for everything from carpentry to gardening, with 43 percent getting jobs from construction contractors. Two-thirds said they are hired repeatedly by the same employer.

Based on their interviews and counts at each hiring site, the researchers estimate there are about 117,600 day laborers nationwide, but say that number is probably low. They said it would be impossible to count the number of hiring sites nationwide, since some spring up spontaneously.

Among the other findings based on the interviews conducted in July and August 2004:

_Three-fourths were illegal immigrants and most were Hispanic: 59 percent were from Mexico and 28 percent from other Central American countries.

_Just over half said they attended church regularly, 22 percent reported being involved in sports clubs and 26 percent said they participated in community centers.

_Nearly two-thirds had children, 36 percent were married and seven percent lived with a partner.

_More than 80 percent rely on day labor as their sole source of income, earning close to the 2005 federal poverty guideline of $12,830 for a family of two.

_Of the 20 percent who reported on-the-job injuries, more than half said they received no medical care because they couldn't afford it or their employer refused to cover them.

Cesar Martinez, 45, another of the people waiting for work at the Home Depot in Burbank, is a Guatemala native who has been in the United States for 15 years without legal documentation. He said he sends $300 to $500 home every month to support his six children, ages 2 to 14, but that sometimes an employer rips him off.

"I couldn't complain because I'm not here legally, but I was so angry because I need every cent," he said. "I'm always thinking, 'Are they going to pay me, am I going to get to work 8 hours on this job, will I get hurt doing it?'"

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

RoeVWade and Sarah Weddington

Happy Anniversary ROE! I met Sarah Weddingtone once. Great lady!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Gordon Lightfoot

Last month, I got a Gordon Lightfoot cd for Christmas from Barnes and Noble. I have this photo of him. Great Voice! And I think he is kinda sexy in a strange way...


Where the hell is bin laden? Find the bastard and kill him . NOW.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Find him and kill him

Find and kill bin laden. He is scum.Bin Laden Tape Won't Raise Security Level
AP - 32 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - The U.S. has no plans to raise the security threat level because of a new tape of Osama bin Laden saying al-Qaida is planning attacks, counterterrorism officials said Thursday. The White House firmly rejected bin Laden's suggestion of a negotiated truce. "We don't negotiate with terrorists," Vice President Dick Cheney said in a television interview. "I think you have to destroy them." Counterterror officials said they have seen no specific or credible intelligence to indicate an upcoming al-Qaida attack on the United States.

from Yahoo news

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


My new microwave oven is home!!! Works just fine.. on another subject, I took a trip to Costa Rica back in 1995.. there I met some male natives who were uhhhhm shall I say interesting...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Romantic Lessons

Ok yesterday when I posted I promised you that I would post about my romantic life. Here goes: I do see someone , sometimes. Lets just call him Big D. How I met him is a long story, lets just say that we hit it off right away. He has taught me many things such as how to keep a hubby happy( If I ever get married lol). Its pretty steamy , and raunchy, but I love the lessons. We have explored each others bodies, and D is very muscular. VERY muscular. It has been a while since I have had a 'lesson' but the lessons were so great and vast that I never forgot the techniques.He likes my frontside, too. VERY much. Next, I will tell you about my trip to Costa Rica

Monday, January 16, 2006

Taxes filed!

I got my taxes filed tonight. Well, the federals filed tonight anyway. I am due a refund. I have to adjust my withholdings. The state taxes I will have done in about a week or two. WWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And hey I know that I promised more postings on my romantic life. I will.. I have never had any problem getting dates, even when I went to Costa Rica. But my head is resting on my keypad right now. I need some sleep.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

My romantic life

I plan on posting more about my romantic life here. Tomorrow.


Beddybye time for me now.


I just purchased a new microwave. Whoo hoo. I kinda figured that I am poor without one, and I needed one tonight. I look around my house and I am amazed at the 'stuff' I have collected over the years. I need 'stuff'( Gawd how my father hates that word) and since I have this computer, I have more 'stuff'.Think about it. Poor people in the United States generally have more stuff than the poor people who live in foreign countries.


I had to get rid of my microwave today. Last night, I went to put some food in it , and I hear these sparks starting to pop. Oh well I guess that it was about time for it to die. I think it was about 15 or 20 years old. I got it from my sister when I moved into my house almost 9 years ago. Oh well I hardly ev er used it anymore, so I will not miss it much. I put it out in the trash can tonight. Not even worth looking into fixing.I use my stove and oven more these days anyway, so I really dont need a microwave yet. When I do, I can always buy a new cheap one somewhere, maybe on line or at Sears. Nothing to worry about now.

Furbaby Personalities

The oldest-(Female) Dommie( German for Lady) Personality trait: THE BOSS. The Second oldest-(female) Heidi personality trait: BRAIN. The one I picked. Originally mine as as home protection, but for undisclosed reasons must attend to the family business. Third oldest: (male ) Donner(German for THUNDER) The Muscle. The enforcer. The everything. Will enforce the rules if others break the rules. Tends to be a 'mama's boy'. Fourth oldest: (female) Zucker(German for sugar) : The athlete. Can counter surf faster and dig farther than anybody's three year old, and has no qualms about it.Fifth oldest: (Female) Honig: ( German for Honey): Excellent worker. Tends to be very shy in social situations. Sometimes a bit too submissive, though this can be a trick. Is a very effective worker. Also could be a beauty pageant winner. Sixth oldest: (female) Liebchen( German for 'loved one') Personality trait: Not nicknamed Libby for no reason. Liberty. World traveler. Must see what is out there. Will break through a cracked door . Has the strength of one twice her size. The camera loves her. The seventh oldest: (female) Schatzi(German for treasure): The Baby. Is becoming and learning to be a great worker and efficiently vociferous. Tends to whine and pester the elders. Is known to redecorate if not watched constantly.This is all 7! The youngest is less than a year old, so she is still in the baby stage.

This afternoon

Ok I promised that I would post here everyday. More to come this afternoon.. meanwhile back to bed for me. Yes I have a day off! Nice after working about 55 hours this week.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


I got a cool new chair a few days ago for less than a hundred bucks! I had a little trouble putting it together and had to request a little help. Other than that, life is good. Now on with the taxes....

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Sister Cutlass of The Short Path.

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