Monday, November 30, 2009

To Dubai with Love

In all the Tiger news, it was easily overlooked that Dubai just defaulted on $60 billion of debt.

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

You know I love Tiger Woods. So let me get this straight....your wife drove out to your car in a golf cart at 2 AM to save you from an incident with a hydrant at the end of your driveway and bashed in your rear window to save you, the massive fire in your front seat, no, hit your head on the pantry doorknob and didn't want to disturb her sleep so you attempted to drive yourself to the hospital but passed out and backed into a hydrant, no wait....this is going to require a really big solitaire for Christmas.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Well it's after the Turkey Holiday and my husband and I have successfully survived sharing it with my folks. They are cute, but my dad shares every thought that crosses his mind out loud. I am thankful that they want to brave the drive, which at their age fills me with some anxiety. They have GPS on the cell phone, but that didn't keep them from getting lost at the Ft. Carson entrance attempting to navigate to the Love's outpost and attached restroom on the other side of  I-25.

Husband won his football bets this weekend and is feeling quite fine. I am still preparing for the business trip next weekend and fighting a bad tooth. I just had my teeth cleaned last week, but skipped the checkup as I ran out of insurance in June. Which reminds me - we need health care reform. Have I mentioned that? Put people above profits. It's not going to take anything away from your freedom to make a million dollars a year in your Amway business by ensuring every American gets health care.

Back to cleaning up puke from geriatric cats and enjoying leftover turkey. But not in the same hour.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Turkey parts, cream pie and Dutch Clark

Enjoying the after-after Thanksgiving Day and still nomming turkey and coconut cream pie in between getting ready for my business trip. preparing my training presentation on their new software and reading a required book. Big events here in Steel City this holiday season weekend - some high school football tournament at Dutch Clark stadium which is a Big Deal because high school fricking football is a Big Deal in a town of 100,000, and so is the stadium; and the Big Deal Christmas "Parade" of Big Lights which my husband insists is a Big Deal because it features at least one marching band but I imagine consists of no more than three floats and the guest appearances of a News First 5 weekend anchor and possibly the weatherman.

I wish I could pay more respect to the memory of Dutch Clark, but I can't remember what importance he played in the Home of the Heroes to get a stadium named after himself. A high school football coach would be the obvious guess. I assume he won The Big Game.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


One thing about the prairie I must say: consistent pink and gold sunrises, enjoyed with my Former Feral in my lap. I am awaiting the arrival tomorrow of my parents direct (via Chevy Malibu) from the Mile High City to the plains. My husband says he used to fly to Denver for $40, and the parking was free at the Pwello airport, which made it cheaper than driving. Those days are gone. I'd fly my folks down but it's $180 per person for a 40-minute flight. I can make that drive with my eyes closed (not recommended) 20 minutes from downtown Denver to Castle Rock; 15 minutes from Castle Rock to Monument; 15 minutes from there to the Springs; 15 more minutes to Fountain; 30 more to Pwello. Don't forget: the rest stop outside Larkspur is permanently closed. Say hi to the folks at Pinon on your way down.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Be mindful of mixing up your relationship to God with your patriotism.

Part Seven of 'Why I'm no Longer a Conservative"

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I never thought I'd end up spending my later years in a village. I-25 in Pwello has two lanes. Right lane: 40 miles an hour. Stop to merge at the side of the highway. Left lane: 85 miles an hour. Drive up the ass of the Honda in front of you in the left lane with your superjackedupbigasstruck. Move over to the right lane just to run into the idiots in the right lane who don't understnd how to merge with the five cars stopped at the shoulder, waiting to accelerate from 0 to 30 in 90 seconds when the conditions are right. Be very confused and tentative when the right lane is closed for the installation of a Jack-in-the-Box (they are still in business???) in a parking lot next to the right lane. (Why this requires the closure of the entire right lane, I can't explain). I was behind a driver yesterday who was literally going two miles an hour. Of course her primer grey whatever model with duct tape holding the muffler in place had the three "Support Our Troops" eight-year-old bumperstickers in place as required by law here. Gawd.

A Double Dip of Word Salad

For all my friends that insist Caribou Barbie is the most qualified 2012 Presidential candidate EVAR USA! USA! USA! who is one of them and speaks for 'Merika and people and press are just mean to her, please check out the following transcription of her Alaskan Highness herself. Speaking. Maybe in English. This is not meanness. It's not editing magic by the nasty Couric crew. It's why I did not entertain for a minute consider her as a candidate for anything.

A Double Dip of Word Salad

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Teh Cute

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Fox News displays old campaign footage to claim Palin is getting ‘huge crowds’ at her book signings

Gosh, two 'mistakes' in a one week period. Mess with the facts, apologize, smirk to yourself knowing the bell cannot be un-rung. Sort of like all the mistakes their 'interns' made when they ran Repubs looking bad ((Standford, Ensign, Foley, Craig, and when he spoke againist waterboarding, McCain) with "D" after their names on the crawl. Isn't obvious they aren't a news organization? Too bad most of their followers don't care.

AMERICAblog News A great nation deserves the truth: Fox News displays old campaign footage to claim Palin is getting ‘huge crowds’ at her book signings

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Interview With John Cole

From a piece by E.D. Kain, John Cole of the blog 'Balloon Juice' speaks of turning from being a Republican in 2003:

And putting aside personal political beliefs, I simply don’t understand how anyone can look back at the two Bush administrations and say, with a straight face, that Gore or Kerry would have been worse. I just don’t. Every single aspect of the last eight years was a complete and total disaster. How could Gore possibly have been worse? Anyone who is still a Republican after eight years of Bush and Cheney is simply a Republican for the rest of their life. Nothing is going to change them.

Something I have to remind myself of in political arguements discourse with my many Repub friends and family. When I hear talking points about 'death panels' or health care as Socialism or Obama is a radicalsecretMuslimterroristcommieabortionist who is taking this country down, I sigh and remember that they have "The Brain Fever". Probably contracted from the sermons they hear at their church.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

GOP Boys

Even my grandmother - a very spiritual woman who is pro life- wondered out loud why men were so involved in this issue. I concur: where's your dog in this fight? Something else is going on here. Jesus' General takes a stab at the answer:
GOP Boys

Flirting with Ferrets

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

What were the Republicans smoking?

What were the Republicans smoking?
Well said....too bad the conservatives have been overtaken by the GOP Bachman, yikes.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Marine attacks priest

Good grief - back in my acting days, I was cast as a 60's hippie, marching with a sign for a scene in a student film. An army man in full uniform walked through as we were filming, marched to the people seated at a table in the scene and asked if they 'needed help', gesturing to us dirty hippies. Poor man was well-intentioned and some extras had a good laugh. The soldier was appropriately embarrased by his gaffe and moved off the set quickly when he realized he had distrupted the shoot. A bit different from the link below. We really need to provide more mental health care for our soldiers, ya think?

Tampa police: Marine reservist attacked Greek priest he mistook for terrorist - St. Petersburg Times

Tampa police: Marine reservist attacked Greek priest he mistook for terrorist - St. Petersburg Times

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Iz Caturday!

Prairie Life

Cash for Clunkers never made it here. Hundreds of primer-grey autos held together with the mandatory three 'Support Our Troops' stickers and some duct tape. In addition, few seem to understand the rules of a four-way stop. Or merging. Or yielding.
Nice sunrise, beautiful pinks and orange across the eastern view which means towards La Junta. If you squint, you can make out Long's Peak in the distance, if you turn around.
Had lunch with friends at a local, long established diner in the area that specializes in sausage sandwiches and greasy patty melts. And something they call 'Masticoli' which is penne pasta with red sauce and maybe a meatball. The spoons with our large iced teas sprouted somewhere below the fluid line, and so had to be dug out or tea sipped with a straw so as not to damage the teeth.
What's with all the check-writing? And do you really distrust the credit card swipe at the pump so much that you fill up and then stand in line to hand the staff your gas purchase in person? The same reason you refuse direct deposit of your paychecks cuz that's just suspicious.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Damn Librul Media

So my teabagger friends (and that includes my husband, sorry to say) mention how the election results handed Obama his hat and walking stick. New York voted in it's first Democrat in 120 years? Didn't read much of that, didja? Damn librul media.
It's Thursday, frost on the ground and 80 degrees forecast for Saturday. And Joe LIEberman is still a douche.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

70 Degrees and sunny, or as we call it in Pueblo, "November"

I'm almost ready to turn the air on in the condo. A beautiful, sunny day, hard to believe motorists were stranded in the blizzard three days and an hour north ago. Pee-wee football next door at the middle school. The seven-year-olds are playing each with one pink sock, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hear the giggles, "she said 'breast'". It's been Upset Sunday for the NFL, although Denver has done so much better than any of us anticipated when we found out our new coach was all of 32 and we were getting Chicago's quarterback??? Broken toes are healing, back muscles still strained. Geriatric kitties sleeping, one snoring. I awoke this morning with the typical 5:30 AM (Standard time, as of this November 1st) worry about the future and when I ask for help, He replies, "Do not worry about tomorrow, today has enough worries of its own".
Oh, I forgot.
I can be nuts about the lack of retirement funds, or the state of the econcomy, or how I'm going to survive this layoff at my age in my field in this small town, and if Congress will actually pass a health care reform bill that will meet all of our needs, and I determine that I will relax, listen to the still, small voice inside and know He holds my future.


So far this Halloween (my least favorite 'holiday' - glad it's over) our houshold has had one broken toe, scrapes and a muscle pull from a fall out of bed; firecrackers last night but zero trick-or-treaters. But we got this as a treat : 'Joe Lieberman is a Douchebag' on Facebook!


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