Saturday, August 27, 2011

Recalls

I get a list of FDA recalls at least once a day -sometimes twice. Got this one today:

Paleteria La Super, Yakima, Washington is voluntarily recalling their NUT, ESQUIMAL, and PINA COLADA flavored ice cream popsicles because they may contain undeclared walnuts, milk, and coconut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts, milk, and coconut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.


ok I may be wrong but..... wouldn't "nut" ice cream actually HAVE nuts in it? and wouldn't esquimal ICE CREAM actually HAVE milk in it? and wouldn't Pina Colada FAMOUS for it's coconut?

And wouldn't those who are allergic to such things KNOW by use of common sense, NOT to eat them???

oh yeah, stupidity really is running wild.

Friday, August 26, 2011

How REAL is REAL?

I was in some deep thought today after reading the opening introduction and part of the first chapter of a book I have to read for one of my classes. It's called Trophic Cascades. All about the food chain/web kind of stuff.

Now of all the MILLIONS of species on this earth, it is ONLY Homo sapiens that has made a whole nuther world that is based ....on nothing. "Our" real world is not part of the REAL world at all. Seriously, just think about it.

the ONLY reason money is worth anything is because "man" says it is. Yeah gold is pretty but it only have value is because "man" says so. We build houses, huge cities even and block ourselves from nature so MUCH that people no longer know where our FOOD COMES FROM!

We use so many chemicals, hormones, fertilizers, etc to GROW that food that we don't know what it tastes like "naturally".

or what it looks like.

What really matters in life? Sure people will say "I want to have a happy family" or "I want to be rich" or "I want to be popular" and on and on and on......

We allow ourselves to be bound by taxes and bills and work and stress and rules and regulations and fusses and fights and war and marriages and ...well you get the picture.

And it ALL is simply nothing. Now I'm not talking about the love we feel for our loved ones. THAT is very real. Actually that may be the ONLY real thing we humans actually deal with.

(and yes I know there are those precious few who do live close to nature, I'm a wildlifer myself, lol! I'm talking in general)

I think that "grandmas and grandpas" love to garden so much because they figure out that it's the soil that is real. and I think that is why little kids love to tag along with their grannies and pappies in said gardens because they have not yet figured out how to accept the "nothing".

So are we humans "superior-ly smart" because we have learned to "rise above" nature?

or are we just incredibly dumb for all that wasted effort on nothing?

I, personally, think we are dumb and give KUDOS to those who have figured all this out already.

and who knows maybe if enough of us simply remove ourselves from and ignore this "nothing of value" society; it will simply dissipate into REAL nothingness.

Friday, August 19, 2011

How to make a woman happy:

How to keep a woman happy . . .

It's really not difficult to make a woman happy.
A man only needs to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a man
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a carpenter
10. a plumber
11. a mechanic
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a sexologist
15. a gynecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a bug exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer
22. a good father
23. Very clean
24. Sympathetic
25. Athletic
26. Warm
27. Attentive
28. Gallant
29. Intelligent
30. Funny
31. Creative
32. Tender
33. Strong
34. Understanding
35.. Tolerant
36. Prudent
37. Ambitious
38. Capable
39. Courageous
40. Determined
41. True
42. Dependable
43. Passionate
44. Compassionate

WITHOUT FORGETTING TO:

45. Give her compliments frequently
46. Love shopping
47. Be honest
48. Be very rich
49. Never stress her
50. Never look at other women!

AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO:

51. Give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52. Give her lots of time, especially time for herself
53. Give her lots of space

VERY IMPORTANT:

54. Never to forget:
* anniversaries
* her favorite color
* her favorite flower
* her favorite gem
* her favorite fragrance
* her favorite memories
* her favorite holidays
* her favorite friends
* her favorite vacation destinations
* her favorite beverage
* her favorite food
* her favorite alcoholic drink
* her favorite restaurant
* any arrangements she makes

HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY

1. Leave him alone!!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

the right thing

I have been involved in an very interesting conversation. I have to admit, I do like playing devils advocate just to see how far I can push the topic and make people think outside their boxes though.

So I have been on a religious forum and the topic came up about the man who has just been sentenced to 20 years and who is the leader of one of the fundamentalist religions that think it is ok to marry 12 year old girls and have many wives. I'm sure you know who I am talking about. Now the forum has a rule: DO NOT QUESTION anyone's belief.

Anyways, one of the posters began the thread to show just what hypocrites some of the people on the board are. After all, they do demand that everyone accept THEIR beliefs and drop any that do not agree with them. They also attack any who disagree. So basically they break the rule whenever they want but will whine and cry when someone breaks the rule and questions their beliefs.

So he brought up the idea of what is right or wrong. The man had the permission of the fathers of the girls he married and was going to marry. So IF it had been legal in this country to marry a 12 year old and have many wives; would it have been right to do so? why or why not. (in some eastern countries, this is legal and encouraged) And most importantly (the whole purpose of the thread) who are we to question the mans beliefs? (remember the forum does have that rule: NO QUESTIONING)

If something is NOT illegal, why cannot someone practice something that is their belief? And if someone worships God and feels he is commanded by God to live a certain way, should he obey God or man?

Now the man who was just sentenced (supposedly) believes he was living according to the God he serves. (the question of how old girls were in the bible when they married was also raised, and everyone pretty much agreed that Mary -Jesus' mother, was about 12)

So many posted (myself included) that God made marriage for one man and one woman, and gave the verses which state this. No one seemed to mention the fact that the Israelites were allowed to marry more than one woman, which was mostly due to someone dying and leaving no heir so their brother (or relative) would marry the widow to give an heir....

Everyone jumped on the pedophile band wagon and demanded the man was wrong and is beliefs were wrong. How DARE they question his beliefs! (sarcasm there folks)

Yet they all had seemed to agree woman married young in the bible. Are you seeing the hypocrisy?

I am very much against any one marrying someone so young, I think we should all wait until we are 30 (esp my daughters!). But where do I get this sense of wrongness?

Many will say they get their sense of right and wrong from God/bible. Atheists will say they just -know- what is right or wrong. Then we have laws of the land which tell us what is right or wrong. Society and culture also dictate the rules of morality.

But face it. we ALL know what is the right thing to do IF we are honest with OURSELVES. We ALL have that little voice within us that says -no no no! or yes. Unless we purposely do wrong so many times we actually squash that voice.

Yes we are all born with a conscience. It is just too bad and sad so many no longer use theirs!

Yes we ALL are able to know what is right, we just have to do it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Today I read a blog and feel you also would like it

HERE IS THE LINK

Just click the link and go read. I will wait.




Was that not a beautiful and encouraging and eye-opening blog? I will be adding this blog to my list. Right after I find my tissue!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thank you!

I would like to thank everyone that stops by and checks out my little blog. I was looking at my statistics today and saw that I have visitors from Russia, India, Germany, the Philippines, United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Latvia!

I am humbled by your attention! I am fascinated by the places where the people come from who visit me....trying to picture just who you may be, what your likes and dislikes are, how you live; are you poor like me or poorer or super rich just passing time, are you a guy or girl, what is your favorite color, are you a dog person or a cat person, do you live in a city or town or the country side, did you just stumble across my blog or are you a regular reader, what kinds of things are important to you, are you married or single, do you have kids, are you lonely or do you have tons of friends, are you happy or sad right now, and did I make you smile today or go on a rant .....all these things and more.

I hope I can keep writing about things you find as interesting as I do! And again I thank you very much for stopping by!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I thought I would help you become more sophisticated with a poem


saw this on another blog today and wanted to share:

John and Mary, a young couple, had just moved into a new neighborhood. One morning while they were eating breakfast, Mary sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside to dry.

"That laundry is not very clean" Mary scoffed. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap".

John looked on, but remained silent.

Every time Mary's neighbor would hang her wash out to dry, Mary would make the same comments.

About a month later, Mary was surprised to see nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, "Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her?"

John replied, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

Author Unknown

Thank you America

THANK YOU
AMERICA!

Dear American Taxpayer

For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars for my vacation in Spain.

My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time.

Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.

Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol, I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella; great lobster with rice and oysters! I'm ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha's Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you're not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it?

Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates, but they are close. That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.

I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.

I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few
days.

Cordially,

Michelle (Moochelle) Obama

P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip
to India from which we just returned!


P.SS. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard; it was fabulous.

And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha's Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn't take him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.

P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square foot house was great!

Love ya!

Remember we all have to share the pain of these economic times equally! Love to -redistribute- share- the
wealth.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Advice for retired men

ADVICE FROM PETER - A RETIRED HUSBAND

It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger.

Now when you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some women are oversensitive, and there's nothing worse than an oversensitive woman.

My name is Peter and let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife.

When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Lesley to get a full-time job, along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed.

However shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I couldn’t help but notice as I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work.

Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. Now I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. As I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at the club, eating out, for us, is not reasonable and I'm ready for some home-cooked food when I hit that door.

After we had eaten she used to do the dishes as soon as we finished but now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves.

I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of her getting older is her complaining, I think. As an example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour.

Come on now lads, we take 'em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two, or even three days. That way, she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When she is doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods.

Like for instance when she was mowing the lawn she had to take a break when she was only half-finished. I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while and as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support my wife. I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older.

However, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile.

After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.



PLEASE NOTE:
Peter, died suddenly on January 31 of a perforated rectum. The police report says he was found with a Calloway extra-long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip showing, and a sledge hammer lying nearby.

His wife was arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that Peter, somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

baby pills made out of ....babies

It is bad enough to murder the babies, now they trick people into ingesting them.



THE DISGUSTING STORY HERE


I am so disgusted

Friday, August 12, 2011

some politics

So I managed to stumble across the large republican debate tonight and wow did it get feisty! Did you see it? I'm sure you'll see tidbits here and there in the news.

I wonder how a ticket would do with Palin and Bachmann....hhmmmmm.

However, I did notice how they (those asking the questions) managed to still be sexist towards Bachmann. Seriously, they would never EVER mention anything to any of the men about thinking with their penis which is equivalent to asking her if she would still be submissive to her husband as president. I think she handled it well though.

I would have asked the men -have you ever or would you ever tweet a picture of your penis?

well enough of this from me, I am just rambling cause I cannot sleep ...again

another rocker bites the dust

This is sad, I LIKED all the big hair bands and now another lead singer dies.

Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the rock group Warrant, was found dead in a Los Angeles-area hotel Thursday night, TMZ reported.

His body was found at the Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, but no cause of death has been released.


The Hermit has.....

an interesting story on his blog today about

True story from a Kansas State Highway Patrol officer

you have GOT to go and read it. :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bank robbing siblings caught

I use to LIVE in Walsenburg! wow! would still be there if possible! loved it!

STORY HERE!

Three fugitive siblings accused of crimes in Florida and Georgia were arrested Wednesday following a car crash in southern Colorado, Fox News has confirmed.

Ryan Dougherty, 21, Dylan Dougherty, 26 and their sister, Lee Grace Doughtery, 29, were taken into custody after a "short pursuit" on Interstate 25 near Walsenburg, roughly 50 miles north of the New Mexico state line, according to the Colorado State Patrol.


Man, I missed all the excitement! (maybe a good thing!)


Monday, August 8, 2011

Ponder on these:

1· I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

2· There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

3· Life is sexually transmitted.

4· Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

5· The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

6· Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

7· Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

8· Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

9· All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

10· In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it Normal .

11· How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

12· Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever Comes out'?

13· If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

14· Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?

15· If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

16· If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

17· Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

18· Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

19· Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

feel free to add any....

Friday, August 5, 2011

US credit downgraded!

despite the fact we were told the deal would prevent it. Are YOU surprised? I am not!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011