Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

As of this morning...

River Monsters


Love this show, and man I could listen to this guy talk ALL NIGHT....lol

Friday, August 27, 2010

Watch, listen ..and you will understand what I miss

I miss Dan...

Dan Fogelberg was a magician..he had the voice of an angel..and he wrote songs with magic...
I'm just a fan..and I miss him terribly...I cannot imagine how those who lived in his life and loved him feel.


Leader of the Band
An only child
Alone and wild
A cabinet maker’s son
His hands were meant
For different work
And his heart was known
To none --
He left his home
And went his lone
And solitary way
And he gave to me
A gift I know I never
Can repay

A quiet man of music
Denied a simpler fate
He tried to be a soldier once
But his music wouldn’t wait
He earned his love
Through discipline
A thundering, velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls
Took me years to understand.

The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through
My instrument
And his song is in my soul --
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
I’m just a living legacy
To the leader of the band.

My brothers’ lives were
Different
For they heard another call
One went to chicago
And the other to st. paul
And I’m in colorado
When I’m not in some hotel
Living out this life I’ve chose
And come to know so well.

I thank you for the music
And your stories of the road
I thank you for the freedom
When it came my time to go --
I thank you for the kindness
And the times when you got tough
And, pap, I don’t think i
Said ’i love you’ near enough --

The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through
My instrument
And his song is in my soul --
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
I’m just a living legacy
To the leader of the band
I am the living legacy
To the leader of the band.

Michael Stipe...


How much do I love him?
Well his voice is a singular mercy...and a blessing....
So hell yeah...I love him...

One of my favorite movies...


City of Angels...
I won't give my reasoning...watch the film and discover the reason for yourself.

Once again...Fall Out Boy.,.this video is one of their best

If you can dodge a wrench...you can dodge a ball

Tasty Aerosmith

Now things are heating up so much I'm sweating

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Things are heating up....

Wow...how civilized..




And we are the American Devils???



AOL News (Aug. 25) -- A 50-year-old Sri Lankan woman who worked as a maid for a large family in Saudi Arabia for five months was allegedly tortured by some of the family members hammering nails into her body, doctors said.

The woman, who flew back to Colombo, Sri Lanka, from Riyadh on Saturday night, was brought to the hospital by her concerned children Monday. X-rays showed there were 23 nails embedded in her body.

"Some of the nails were 2 inches long," Dr. Prabath Gajadeera of Kamburupitiya Base Hospital told AOL News today. "Most of the nails were embedded in her arms and legs. She didn't even realize how many were in there."


Sri Lankan housemaid L.T. Ariyawathi, left, who returned from Saudi Arabia with nails inside her body, talks to a nurse while receiving treatment at a hospital in Batticaloa on Wednesday. Ariyawathi alleged that her Saudi employer had tortured her and drove nails into her body as punishment.Gajadeera said the woman told doctors that the Saudi family allegedly tortured her with nails and threatened her life with knives during her employment with them.

"She didn't speak their language and they didn't understand her," Gajadeera said. "But she kept saying 'Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka' and they realized she wanted to go home. So they brought her to the airport."

Gajadeera said the woman did not say anything about the nails in her body at either the airport in Saudi Arabia when she was leaving nor when she arrived at the airport in Sri Lanka. The nails were apparently not detected by airport security devices, Gajadeera said.

She told her children about her injuries after her arrival, and they took her to the hospital, he said.

The detail of an X-ray shows nails embedded in Ariyawathi's body.The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, who sent an envoy to the hospital to record her statement, plans to take action against the Saudi family who employed the woman and has informed the Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh and the Saudi Embassy in Sri Lanka, the Daily News of Sri Lanka reported today.

"The bureau will take every action to get maximum compensation from the employer for the inhumane treatment he and his family had inflicted on the maid by inserting nails in her body," said a bureau official identified as H. Batagoda.

A Sri Lankan TV network, Newsfirst Sirasa, spoke to the woman, who showed its reporter the marks from the nails on her body. She said some of the nails had been heated prior to insertion.

The woman, identified as Ariyawathi from the town of Matara, said there were many people in the Saudi household where she worked.

"I had to work continuously since I had to do the chores of all the occupants, and when I wanted to take rest due to tiredness, they inserted the nail in my body as a punishment," she told Newsfirst.

This X-ray shows nails embedded into the woman's hand."I had to work from dawn to dusk. I hardly slept. They beat me and threatened to kill me and hide my body." She said she flew back to Sri Lanka at her own expense.

"They were really devils with no mercy at all," she said, adding that she believes they tortured her because she did not speak their language.

"I could not understand their orders and they were angry," she said.

Gajadeera said the woman told him that the male head of the household inserted the nails and his wife helped him. He said the family's children threatened the woman with knives.

Gajadeera said the woman had some pain while walking because of the embedded nails.

"It was shocking to hear," Ayabilleke Da Silva, editor at the Sri Lanka Daily News who oversaw the story, told AOL News today. "Such tortures are not heard of in Sri Lanka. It's beyond our imagination and our belief."

Saudi Arabia hosts more than 5.5 million foreign workers, many of them from Asian countries, and there have been reports for years that some of them are systematically mistreated with scant legal recourse.
Filed under: World, Top StoriesTagged: maid tortured, nails, torture test, sri lankan, saudi arabia, sri lanka, sri lankan embassy, saudi embassy, matara, human rights

Monday, August 23, 2010

The technology of "The Dragulator"


LOL...I love RuPauls Drag Race, and more recently RuPauls DragU...
Such campy fun

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Its a twister Auntie Em...its a twister

You know you're a true Floridian if you know.......

You know you're a Floridian if...

Socks are only for bowling.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.

Your winter coat is made of denim.

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

Anything under 70 degrees Fahrenheit is chilly.

You pass on the right and honk at the elderly, but pull over for a funeral.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

You could swim before you could read.

You have to drive north to get to The South.

You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

You've gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before it got dark.

You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

You dread lovebug season.

You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Ivan, and Hurricane Jeanne, but Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.

You know what a snowbird is and you are not crazy about them.

You know why flamingos are pink.

You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

You were twelve before you ever saw snow, or you still haven't.

"Down South" means Key West.

"Panhandling" means going to Pensacola.

You think nobody over 90 should be allowed to drive.

Flip-flops are everyday wear.

Shoes are for business meetings and church.

No, wait, flip flops are good for church too, unless it's Easter or Christmas.

Sweet tea can be served at any meal.

An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip or cruise to Florida.

You measure distance in minutes.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

All the local festivals are named after a fruit.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.

You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer but really hot, and February.

It's not soda, cola, or pop. It's coke, regardless of brand or flavor - "What kinda coke you want?"

Anything under 95 is just warm.

You've hosted a hurricane party.

You go to a theme park for an afternoon and know when to get on the best rides. (Space Mountain during the Electric Light Parade!)

You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Ichnatucknee, and Withlacoochee.

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include: various fish, NRA, Nascar, Go Gators, and a confederate flag.

You were 5 before you realized they made houses without pools.

You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You get angry when people say " Florida isn't really part of the SOUTH."

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

You know what the "stingray shuffle" is, and why it's important!

You recognize Miami-Dade as "Northern Cuba."

Redneck rules

Tasteful Rules for Rednecks

GENERAL

1. You shouldn't drink on the job unless you bring enough for everyone.
2. Always make an effort to identify people in your yard before shooting at them.
3. You really shouldn't take a cooler and portable grill to church.
4. If you need to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.
5. Even if you're certain that you are included in the will, it is still tacky to drive a U-Haul to the funeral home.
6. if you are going to emit gas from your body, use the 'one cheek sneak' whenever possible.

DINING

1. When decanting wine, after unscrewing the cap make sure that you tilt the paper cup to the side when pouring, and pour slowly so as not to"bruise" the fruit of the vine.
2. If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your fingers covering the label.
3. If you are a guest, always compliment your hosts choice of wine, even if it is a flavor of Ripple or Boones Farmyou don't like
3. When picking your nose, cover your face with the napkin and wipe it on the napkin, not under the edge of the table or chair.

ENTERTAINING IN YOUR HOME

1. A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist. Nor should it be anything capable of independent bodily functions.
2. Do not allow the dog to eat at the table...no matter how good his manners are.
3. When serving your guests, try to remember to wash whatever fingers or thumbs you have in the stew or soup before you serve.

PERSONAL HYGIENE

1. While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this is a job that should be done in private using one's OWN truck keys.
2. Proper use of toiletries can forestall bathing for several days. However, if you live alone, deodorant is a waste of beer money.
3. Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to detract from the look of the woman's jewelry and may alter the taste of finger foods.
4. When visiting a public restroom, take one of the empty beer cans off the floorboards of your truck with you, Free liquid soap may be available . That soap will help get the engine grease out of your dress jeans.

DATING (Outside the Family)

1. Always offer to bait your date's hook, especially on the first date.
2. No matter how tough it seems to you, share the beer with heron that first date.
3. Be aggressive. Let her know you're interested: "I've been wanting to go out with you since I read that stuff on the bathroom wall and saw your name two years ago."
4. Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say 10:00 PM; Others might say "Monday." If the latter is the answer, it is your responsibility to get her to school on time.

THEATER ETIQUETTE

1. Crying babies should be taken to the lobby and picked up immediately after the movie has ended.
2. Refrain from talking to characters on the screen. Tests have proven they can't hear you.
3, Ice cubes in your drink should be spit back in your drink, not off the edge of the balcony



WEDDINGS

1. Livestock, usually, is a poor choice for a wedding gift.
2. Kissing the bride for more than 5 seconds may get you shot.
3. For the groom, at least, rent a tux. Overalls with a cummerbund and a clean bowling shirt looks tacky.
4. Though uncomfortable, say "yes" to socks and shoes for this special occasion.
5. Undergarments [if you wear them] should have been worn no more than two days , at most

DRIVING ETIQUETTE

1. Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles; Even if the gun is loaded, and the deer is in sight.
2. When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires always has the right of way.
3. Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.
4. When sending your woman down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer.
5. Do not lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.
6. Honking and waving at friends you pass on the way to the cemetery is another no-no

Thursday, August 19, 2010

THE TUBES....ROCK THE MOST....ADORE THEM FAITHFUL


I have seen The Tubes at least four times...the first time in the old Paladium in NYC, which was down in the Bowery by the ole Russian Tea Room..it eventually became Studio 54.
But that first time was magic...a stage show like I'd never seen before nor have since.
A punk band that put on a SHOW...not just singing...but a real show with props and costumes...and it was AMAZING...
If you've never heard them, seek out their music. Its of the punk genre of its generation, but with a different sound than any other band of that generation.
I WAS A PUNK BEFORE YOU WERE...
WPOD....lol....

Ok Ok...I'm ashamed...but I'll post it and leave it. I ADORE this video..as for Usher? Pbbbtthhhhhhttttt

Pink Vs Britney Spears

I often wonder if Britney saw Pink on the Grammys and thought....OH MY GAWD...why didn't I think to lip sync to water....
And didn't realize that Pink was actually singing, and doing gymnastics...and singing incredibly at that.
Britney can't sing the simplest song..she lip syncs everything because she's a weak voiced hack.
Thats why her stories in the news upset me so.
So rich, so blessed, and so talentless....
Shes nothing but a production number, and I don't thinks she even realizes it.
And shes been so blessed with money..and fame.
And she isn't worth it..and doesn't even seem to realize she isn't.
Poor lost little girl.

BTW....Mammo appt changed to tomorrow

So keep your fingers crossed and say a prayer of good health for me oh ye blog faithful....
Such as you are...lol...

Now this doesn't look promising does it?????

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Groan.....


Ok...Ok...it wasn't the second time in history...the immaculate conception...lol
Period arrived, late but Gawd that damn thing just won't QUIT...
This month is absolutely chock full of MD appts to give me a long overdue tune up.
Mammo tomorrow....updates as they occur!!!!
LOL
And ok...I firmly believe this. If a man had to get his gonads squashed between two dinner plates, there would be a better and more accurate test invented YESTERDAY!
EXAMPLE?????? Theres a blood test for prostate cancer isn't there?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

No period?

Is it finally over?
Or just delayed due to my illness?
Whatever, stick a fork in me, I'm done
puhleeze!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Wells Fargo sucks

I tried to refi, was told I had no worries..then today was told that suddenly this that and the other thing prevented me from doing a refi under the govt HARP program.
Wow...guess I'm one of the many who've been screwed by Wells Fargo.
Welcome to the real world girl....
You make your payments on time, and you are still fucked.
I'm so glad Dubya made all that money available to the market to then further fuck me and countless other americans over.
I simply wish I'd gotten a soulful kiss first.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Don't like the looks of this at all




This is off the Cape Verde....and its August 1st Today..
We are gradually approaching the heightened activity time for the Season.
Did I mention that I really hate being not 100% well with Marc sick?
Lil one tried to straighten up the kitchen ....I said puhleeze take care of daddy and me....LOL LOL...
Shes a good kid.

Oh my E God


I've been so sick Faithful....so sick.
I truly believe it was Flu, but where the hell I got it from is anyones guess.
I woke up last monday noting two things.....
1: I had a headache, a hangovery headache from too much wine the night before.
2: I felt yucky, like coming down sick yucky.
I stayed in bed...figured if I slept off the wine from dinner I would wake up and feel better later in the day.
WRONG...
It only got worse.
Headache, which when I coughed made me feel like the top of my head was going to explode.
Aches in places where no aches should be.
Fever...persistent fever...103 range.
And when the fever broke? Drenched with sweat. Some days I had to change my T shirt three or more times, and the bed was...well funky would be a kind word for it.
The last true bad day I had at least four cycles of fever and profound sweat, and after showering I felt quasi human.
Changed the sheets which totally exhausted me, then climbed into a fresh clean bed....AHHHHHHHHHHH.
I'm still coughing, and still a bit headachy, but grateful I filled the prescription for the antibiotic, because I believe I'd have followed flu up with a nasty secondary bacterial infection if I hadn't.
Had chinese food last night for dinner, and for the first time in a week food tasted good.
The horror...omg...had an ice cold amber bock on friday.
See I was so crazed from being bedbound that I insisted we go out to eat.
And then couldn't eat. And the beer tasted off....
THE HORROR....what kind of evil makes BEER TASTE BAD??????????
The flu, thats what.
Anyway, I'm on the mend...and trying not to worry too much about having missed work and a conference on friday.
There was no help for it, I still had a fever.