Tuesday, February 28, 2006


I just do not for the very life of me understand why some fools make such a big issue of this subject. I myself do believe in a woman's right to choose abortion, but it is HER business. IT IS JUST A SIMPLE MEDICAL PROCEDURE! Why all of this whining and gnashing of teeth about a simple medical procedure that is as difficult(most of the time) as getting a cavity filled at the local dental office.

Pardon me

I owe Jeff a phone call. I owe Jeff many phone calls. I did call him last Saturday after work to possibly go to a movie, but he wasn't home. Jeff and I have gotten rather physical in the past, which usually did start with back rubs and then front rubs and well, you take it from there LOL

My day in court

Well, I took care of it. The traffic ticket I mean. I get to have my day in court. April 4th. Yes. I am attempting to get a diversion, and I go before a judge. I think that this might even be a good expirience for me, because I will get a chance to see court in action(again). This is traffic court, so it is nothing bigtime. The last time I saw a courtroom was about a year and a half ago when I was selected for jury duty. It was an assault case. I really did learn quite a bit about our criminal justice system.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Traffic ticket/citation

Left for church tonight at about 5:55 p.m. Would you believe that I got a speeding ticket on the way there? I am just driving along, almost right after I pulled out of my driveway, I get out on to the street, and after a minute or two, I hear sirens, look in my rear view mirror, and there he is. We pull over. After I give him my driver's license and insurance information, he asks if I know why I was pulled over. I say, no. He says that I was going twelve miles over the speed limit. He asked me where I was going in such a hurry, and I embarrassingly tell him that I am going to church. I was embarrassed to say that, because officers probably hear replies like that all of the time from people they pull over, but I was telling the truth. I wont give out the officers name or the name of the church for privacy reasons. I will also pay the seventy five dollar fine. I give the officer no trouble whatsoever, secretly hoping that he will just let me off with a warning, but when I see him coming back with the citation on his clipboard.No chance. I get a seventy five dollar fine. " You sign here, this is not an admittance of guilt".I comply, he hands me a copy, he smiles at me( what a handsome face he had, too!) I smile back, and manage to mumble an apology. I think that men in uniforms look sexy( I didn't tell him that!) He says'no need to apologize to me, just slow down'. I will.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

He will be missed

Just learned this from Yahoo news. He will be missed.I used to watch Andy Griffith sometimes. Also I remember Mr Furley.. Rest in Peace:
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Actor Don Knotts Dies at 81
Saturday February 25 5:42 PM ET

Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 81.

Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, said Paul Ward, a spokesman for the cable network TV Land, which airs "The Andy Griffith Show," and another Knotts hit, "Three's Company."

Unspecified health problems had forced him to cancel an appearance in his native Morgantown in August 2005.


The West Virginia-born actor's half-century career included seven TV series and more than 25 films, but it was the Griffith show that brought him TV immortality and five Emmies.

The show ran from 1960-68, and was in the top 10 of the Nielsen ratings each season, including a No. 1 ranking its final year. It is one of only three series in TV history to bow out at the top: The others are "I Love Lucy" and "Seinfeld." The 249 episodes have appeared frequently in reruns and have spawned a large, active network of fan clubs.

As the bug-eyed deputy to Griffith, Knotts carried in his shirt pocket the one bullet he was allowed after shooting himself in the foot. The constant fumbling, a recurring sight gag, was typical of his self-deprecating humor.

Knotts, whose shy, soft-spoken manner was unlike his high-strung characters, once said he was most proud of the Fife character and doesn't mind being remembered that way.

His favorite episodes, he said, were "The Pickle Story," where Aunt Bea makes pickles no one can eat, and "Barney and the Choir," where no one can stop him from singing.

"I can't sing. It makes me sad that I can't sing or dance well enough to be in a musical, but I'm just not talented in that way," he lamented. "It's one of my weaknesses."

Friday, February 24, 2006

You favorite websites

What are your favourite websites? And no I do not mean adult websites( porn) I do not visit those sites. I like to go to game sites like AOL and Yahoo. I like cool links and other cool blogs. Tell me about em!

Here it is

Babel Fish Translation

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A while

Sorry that I have not posted here in a while. Have been sort of b usy with work, etc. Finally got to see Brokeback Mountain last night. Great film. Sorta long, and kinda sad. Went out to dinner at Perkin's afterwards. Had a nice meal. No barking furbabies to deal with, so I had a little time to myself. Thought about calling Den, then decided against it. He has his life and I have mine. I still have to return calls that Jeff made to me from last weekend. Man, I hope that he does not think that I am being rude or ignoring him. Generally, I do not care too much for cell phones. I think that they are too much of a distraction, and yes, I am a hypocrite in this area. I have a cell phone. I think that somefolks do get obsessive about telephone calls, and spend 45 minutes just chatting on a conversation that should only take about 5. I hate it when folks talk on the phone while they are driving. What could possibly be more important than paying attention to the road?

Saturday, February 18, 2006

For all of the people

For all of the people who were upset when the Danish newspaper printed those cartoons: That is exactly what they are! Cartoons. Get over it! As for the rioters: YOU ARE STUPID. Killing people over stupid cartoons is beyond stupid! Yes, I understand that the the depictions may have been offensive to some, but that is absolutely NO reason to riot and kill each other. We here in the United States are constantly depicting our leaders in a similar fashion, and we don't act in such a manner. Its called HUMOR. Look into it. Its also called freedom of expression. That would be a good thing to look into as well.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Is anybody else

Is anybody else here tired of hearing about Dick Cheney's shooting incident.? I mean, I am glad that the guy who was hit is ok, but peaople please!!!!Give it a rest! It was an accident. Nothing more, nothing less.

Monday, February 13, 2006


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Comments: Sharon appeared with me and Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch on our old show... F Troop. What a trooper Sharon was. In one scene of the show Sharon had to ride the same horse with Forrest. Of course she rode behind Forrest and he would pass gas all the time because he only ate beans and beef jerky. He said it was to stay in charactor of a ninetenth century soldier. Because of technical problems the scene needed to be reshot five or six times. When things were finaly "in the can", Sharon got off the horse, raised its tail and put her nose up to the horses, patute. She said she needed some fresh air after riding behind Forrest all afternoon. Now this really broke up the crew, who were tired and frustrated by all the delays. Mr. Roman Polanski, who was directing this episode, thought it would be funny if he did the same thing. After a step ladder was found, Roman put his face up to the horses' ass and promptly received a faceful of horse s---. After wiping his face, the soon to be famous director said... "Zees iz not unlike Fa-rench cooking."
Thanks for letting me share, Ken.

Reno 911

I just updated my queue at netflix.com(hows that for a free plug, eh?) and I ordered some episodes of Three's Company ( silly, I know, but hey I love those old 70's tv shows) and RENO 911, one of the funniest damn shows around. ! I like coming home from work, taking a long bath, then eating dinner, going for a walk then watching the shows on dvd to forget about your cares for the day..

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Here is a photo of me.

Here is a photo of me. If you like the photo, then great. If you don't , then that is ok with me, too.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Goofy !!!!

I have the day off tomorrow so I am up late jabbering with pals.. will sleep soon, church tomorrow eve so I sleep in

Friday, February 10, 2006

This song always cheers me up

This song always cheers me up when I am in a bad mood. It says take life easy! The Eagles Well, I'm a runnin' down the road, tryin' to loosen my load,
I've got seven women on my mind:
four that wanna own me, two that wanna stone me,
one says she's a friend of mine.
Take it easy, take it easy,
don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.
Lighten up while you still can, don't even try to understand,
just find a place to make your stand and take it easy.

Well, I'm a standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see:
it's a girl, my Lord, in a flat bed Ford
slowin' down to take a look at me.
Come on, baby, don't say maybe.
I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me.
We may lose and we may win though we will never be here again.
So open up, I'm climbin' in, so take it easy.

Well, I'm a runnin' down the road, tryin' to loosen my load,
got a world of trouble on my mind.
Lookin' for a lover who won't blow my cover,
she's so hard to find.
Take it easy, take it easy,
don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.
Come on, baby, don't say maybe.
I gotta know if your sweet love is gonna save me.
Oh, we got it easy,
we oughta take it easy.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I don't understand today's music

Frankly, I cannot understand today's music. I cannot name any 'new' music groups of today. I tried listening to it a few times, and frankly I cannot understand what is being sung. Just what in the hell does 'pimp my ride' mean, anyway? I HATE rap music. I will listen to just about anything but rap. It sucks. I like music from the sixties and seventies like The Moody Blues and Three Dog Night. I always listen to seventies soft rock.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Had a busy day at work today. I take care of the $ while the others set up shows and help customers. Very busy. Came home and watched OZ on dvd. Good show. Now I cant keep my eyes open. LOL. Will chat tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


I just watched Elizabethtown tonight. the movie was good and Orlando Bloom is a cutie!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Tax refund

Tax refund came in today.. I will make the adjustments on income when I can. I hate lending the government money. Tomorrow night Its OZ( woooo nude men) and bill pay time. Life is good.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Andrea Yates.

Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who suffered from post partum depression and psychosis, and drowned her 5 children. I really feel sorry for her. I really believe that she suffers very deeply from a psychosis. I have a compassion for her.

From the front pages of Yahoo! Tell me what you think

Blogger Gains Following With Iraq Reports By MITCH STACY, Associated Press Writer
Sun Feb 5, 6:48 AM ET

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - He didn't have to go, it wasn't his job and nobody paid him to do it. But Michael Yon says he went to Iraq because he wanted to see for himself what was happening in the war zone.

The 41-year-old former Green Beret and author was embedded as a freelance journalist with troops last year and used an Internet blog to report on car bombs, firefights and fallen soldiers. He also wrote about acts of compassion and heroism, small triumphs in the country's crawl toward democracy and the gritty inner workings of the military.

Yon's dispatches have been extolled by readers as gutsy and honest reporting. His blog has been quoted by major newspapers and TV news networks, and he has drawn comparisons to Ernie Pyle, the renowned World War II correspondent who shared the trenches with fighting soldiers.

Yon followed the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment through battles against insurgents in Mosul. The unit, which is based at Fort Lewis, Wash., is known as the "Deuce Four."

"Deuce Four is an overwhelmingly aggressive and effective unit, and they believe the best defense is a dead enemy," Yon wrote in one dispatch. "They are constantly thinking up innovative, unique and effective ways to kill or capture the enemy; proactive not reactive."

In May, a poignant photo he shot of a soldier cradling a dying Iraqi girl after an explosion brought more attention to Yon's mission of telling the world about the war.

He crossed the line from observer to participant at one point.

During a firefight in downtown Mosul in August, Yon and witnesses say he picked up an M4 rifle, reloaded and fired three times at insurgents as two battalion leaders lay wounded nearby. His actions brought a stern reprimand from the Army.

Yon's blog is unflinchingly pro-military, but he has frequently criticized Army public affairs officers over how news out of Iraq is managed. He hasn't shied away from describing the horrors of war, and he once wrote about an Iraqi taxi driver killed by U.S. troops during a fire fight.

"They know I don't follow the party line," says the soft-spoken Yon, whose broad, solid physique makes him seem taller than 5 feet 6 inches. "Like when our guys get killed, I'll write about it and I'll write about it the way it really happened, which sometimes is pretty graphic."

Lt. Col. Erik Kurilla, a Deuce Four commander wounded in the downtown Mosul battle, says Yon was effective because he stayed with the unit longer than most embedded reporters.

"Mike, by spending five months with us, understood the unit, the idiosyncrasies, the good and the bad, and how we made decisions," Kurilla says. "You don't get that from coming in for 48 or 72 hours."

A native of Winter Haven in central Florida, Yon is a professional adventurer of sorts. His tales range from establishing a vending business in Poland to tracking cannibals in India, all after serving five years in the Army in the 1980s. In 2000, he self-published a memoir called "Danger Close."

Yon went to Iraq a year ago, began blogging a few weeks later and gained a strong Internet following within a few months. In the last four months of 2005, his site logged around 1.5 million hits.

Not being a journalist by trade, Yon says he initially had trouble being an objective observer when the explosions and gunfire started.

"In the beginning I would just help people, and I wouldn't get any photos," he says. "I realized that I could do a lot more with my camera and my pen than I could with my hands, and so I disciplined myself to just stay out of the way and photograph, unless somebody really, really needs me."

He felt that was the case in the downtown Mosul battle. Before picking up the rifle, he shot photos of Kurilla crumpling to the ground as an insurgent's bullets pierced both his legs and an arm.

Kurilla and the rest of the Deuce Four are home now, with dozens of Purple Hearts among them. Yon has been interviewing them for a book about the unit and the battles in Mosul.

He recently bought new body armor and, if all goes as planned, he'll return to Iraq later this year.

"It's a very complicated world and you can't learn about it by sitting back and reading about it," Yon says. "Not the way I wanted to learn about it anyway."


On the Net:

Michael Yon: Online Magazine: http://michaelyon-online.com

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sick and tired of her

Hey, am I the only one that is sick and tired of Cindy Sheehan? I mean, I at first felt sorry for herbecause she lost her kid, but now I think that she is milking it for all it is worth. Now I hear that she has gone to another country and complaining about the United States? Please anyone, correct me if I am wrong. I understood that she was a political activist before the war. Now she is running for political office??? What on God's green earth could she ever do? I certainly wouldn't vote for her. Personally, I think that she is doing a great disservice to her kids memory and a disservice to our Troops. I am seriously tired of seeing her name all over the papers, news, and other media. I understand that it is painful to lose a loved one, but for Chrissakes, she isn't the only one who has!::deep breath:: Ok that is the last time I will mention her name on this blog. I must live my own life.