Showing posts from November, 2005


Man, oh man. I am getting nothing but grief from my diehard Blazer fan hubby. The CLIPPERS (who you might ask? the other LA team) is #1 in the Pacific and the Lakers lost yet another game to the Spurs. *sob* Though the 76ers spanked the Blazers but good last night. I think I need to start actually watching my team. They are obviously sucking dirt (bench Kobe!!!) without my support. I mean, the Clippers are first and Golden State (another team that you may ask "who??") is second. Even the Kings are ahead of the Lakers. What's wrong with this picture?????? ALL of the California teams are ahead of the Lakers. Even Phoenix is. Good thing Nevada doesn't have an NBA team. They'd probably be ahead of us too :( So, since I have no time to watch the shows that I do like, who wants to tape highlights of the Lakers games for me? :) Just kidding. Won't help them if I watch after the fact. Spurs slow down Kobe, beat Lakers 90-84 - Wednesday November 30, 2005 12:02AM: &


So, the one tradition that we have, the TSO concert, is tonight!!!!!! It's like the for sure date of the year. I got a sitter weeks ago. Can't wait. Though I am working today, so won't have a lot of time to get ready. It's about the only dress-up (let's get knockout gorgeous) date of the year. Though you still see people in jeans and sweats there, but more often people are dressed up. Makes sense since the cast dresses up. Though oddly enough, my fave album is Beethoven's Last Night [Listening to: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - - (02:12)] - It's official: 2005 hurricanes blew records away - Nov 29, 2005

Here's one for the history books .... "Including Epsilon, there were 26 named storms this year, surpassing the record of 21 set in 1933. Thirteen of the storms were hurricanes, edging by one the previous record set in 1969. Seven of the hurricanes were considered major. The normal seasonal average is 10 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes, according to the National Hurricane Center. Three of the hurricanes in the 2005 season reached Category 5 status, meaning they had wind speeds greater than 155 mph at some point during the arc of the storm. 'We've had two Category 5 storms in several seasons, but we've never had three,' said Steve Kiser, a tropical cyclone program manger at the National Weather Service. "

Homemaker - definition of Homemaker in Encyclopedia

Homemaker - definition of Homemaker in Encyclopedia : "Traditionally this role has been filled predominantly by women. It is still the case today in most societies and many men and women alike view that a homemaker is the natural, appropriate and most fulfilling role for women. Reasons for choosing the occupation of a housewife vary, but many women choose it largely because of financial benefits and their view of families. In many countries, including the United States and Japan, housewives can further claim certain tax deductions. Feminists have criticized this tax policy of giving unfair financial incentive for young women to choose a housewife or a part-time job over full time job. " I can claim tax deductions????????!!!!!! How???? Darn article doesn't explain *that*


I can get paid to do what I do at home for free??? Where do I sign up?? So, I am trying to fill in gaps and looking for a job description for homemaker, because that has been my primary position for the last 4 years. Lo and behold, there are states and social service departments that have an actual job description!!! And one even says the going rate is like $11.61/hour. Not too bad. ok, back to the grind.

Which Firefly character are you?

"The Captain" Which Firefly character are you? brought to you by Quizilla Man, I wanted to be Zoe or Kaylee. Though I guess being the Capt. is a good thing. ("Mal ... means bad in Latin") Why do I keep ending up as a guy on these? The first Firefly personality quiz I took I ended up as Shepherd Book. Go figure.

The turkey will survive

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clean house

Well, tomorrow, today really, is Thanksgiving. Some of you may know that I am a lousy housekeeper, but when I clean, I can CLEAN!. Here is my kitchen and the major "hot spot". That island/counter has not been that clean in almost a year! Likewise the counters, and dining room, and I was on my hands and knees about an hour ago spot cleaning the hallway. Can I get a backrub anyone? So, do you think it looks good? 


Talk about diversity! Well, my current fave song is " We Live " by Superchick. I want to find a way to have it as my Ringtone (finally upgraded to a phone that does that). Before I went to their website, I had no idea who was in the band. I thought it was a couple of girls like BarlowGirl . Shows what I know. Anyways, I'm starting to listen to more alternative Christian punk/rock because I am just not quite ready for Christmas music. I LOVE Christmas carols, but every time I put on the fish (since like the 15th of this month or something, the Monday after Veteran's Day) it's some regular song, like "All I want for Christmas". And frankly, Thanksgiving is my fave holiday. You get to really concentrate on the people and spending time together and not the rampant commercialism of the winter solstice. Can't we celebrate Thanksgiving and THEN get on to the sales? What happened to waiting till the day AFTER Thanksgiving to start the commercialism? Now


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be mindful of your surroundings young padawan - NFL - Rams' punter apologizes for halftime disruption - Monday November 21, 2005 7:39PM : "'I apologize to anyone who was offended by my actions,' Barker said in a statement. 'It was not my intention to be disrespectful to our military personnel. 'We have a short time to prepare for the second half and I was only following my regular routine in getting warmed up.'"
I'm sweating, my hair is sweating, i'm starving, and I think I am going to develop a love-hate relationship with the elliptical machine. My goal this morning was to go in for 30-45 minutes of *walking* on the treadmill. Almost 3 weeks ago I was supposed to have my first workout with a trainer, but between cramps, back pain and sick kids, I haven't been able to make it in. I saw my trainer this morning and waited around to make an appointment. Nope says he, "I've got time, my 9:00 is a no-show" so, we worked on back and biceps. I am such a wimp. For the hammercurl, he just used his own body as resistance for me .... er, he held my hands and I did the curls, oh nevermind! But anyways, towards the end he could totally tell that all my strength is in my right hand/arm. The back workout was pretty easy, but I think he was keeping it that way to avoid injury and just get the muscles used to working. Then we went upstairs for cardio. He was so enthusiastic when I - Edwards AFB

Ok, the geek in me thinks this is soooo cool! I used to live near Edwards AFB, and for it to have a podcast, is just KEWL!

NBA History: Remembering The Rens

NBA History: Remembering The Rens : "This is the greatest basketball team you have never heard of, a team so dominant that in one season it won 112 games and lost only seven. It was a team that won championships despite never being officially accepted professionally or socially. Yet, encountering obstacles on and off the court wasn't anything new for the New York Renaissance, the first all-black professional basketball team. All the Rens did was win, and in the process they served as catalysts for social equality. 'They were literally pioneers and recognized that they were making a statement in front of the audiences,' said Richard Lapchick, director of Northeastern University's Center for the Study of the Sport in Society. 'And there were some audiences that didn't like that statement.' Or teams, for that matter. The Rens chose to let their on-court actions do the talking. In their nearly three-decade existence, beginning in 1922, the Rens comp
YES! OH YES! even though I thought I might come out Chiana or Aeryn, but being Crichton kicks butt! Who da man? I'm da man! SIP: Sin-In-Pants. You are John Chrichton, and you kick ASS! Though the people around you may not understand anything you say, it's all right because your're the man with the plan. Plus, nobody looks better in leather. Who the FRELL are you? A Farscape Personality Quiz. brought to you by Quizilla

Juice, the cross-platform podcast receiver.

"New name, same freshness We squeezed 'iPodder' out of our name. What's left is... pure Juice. So what is it? Want to listen to internet audio programs but can't when they are scheduled? This program lets you create your own custom online audio anytime, anywhere. Really. " Tim got me an mp3 player for my birthday and I think I have discovered a new hobby/addiction. And it started with the NPR site, go figure. But now I can listen to news and et cetera whenever I manage to update my player =) Yay me! I'm not an old fogey yet!

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EVERYTHING HAS A GENDER You may not know this but many non-living things have a gender. 1) Ziploc Bags are Male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them. 2) Copiers are Female, because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. It's an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can wreak havoc if the wrong buttons are pushed. 3) A Tire is Male, because it goes bald and it's often over-inflated. 4) A Hot Air Balloon is Male, because, to get it to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under it, and of course, there's the hot air part. 5) Sponges are Female, because they're soft, squeezable and retain water. 6) A Web Page is Female, because it's always getting hit on. 7) A Subway is Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up. 8) An Hourglass is Fe

There's Something About Harry

  I just love the first 'graph of this :)   =============================== Annette Sargent   "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein -----Original Message----- From: CT at the Movies-HTML [] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 11:41 AM To: Annette Sargent Subject: CT at the Movies: There's Something About Harry If this page is not displaying correctly, please click here .  Biblical perspectives on contemporary cinema Friday, November 18, 2005  There's Something About Harry I find it interesting that so many Christians are so ready to embrace a story—a


AWESOME ER tonight. Can't wait for the next episode, but I miss a week or two and what happens? Abby and Luca sleep together, Ray gets the shizznit beat out of him, Neela decides to go on a ride-along with John Stamos. And of course none of these good bits are on last week's summary . So, for those who love me, I would like ER on DVD. All available seasons (because I missed like 6 due to RL, like I didn't know her beau was a FOINE looking black guy). And last week's if you have Tivo. If you burn it to DVD I'll send one as a replacement with much love and thanks. yeah, cary grant and ER, that'll get you Brownie points :)

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Category:Star Trek races - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For all you trekkies out there, something interesting on Wiki Category:Star Trek races - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : "Category:Star Trek races From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search Star Trek Races are races of sentient lifeforms on the fictional show Star Trek."


The other day I made the observation that the state of the house is a reflection of the state of our marriage. On days when things are going great, I have the motivation and energy to keep it presentable. When things aren't going so good, the house is in a state of total disrepair. For the last week and a half I have had no motivation. I have a 3-yr-old daughter. And take care of an 18-month-old. Use your imagination. Today I thought I would wake up early and get a good start on it. Instead, I have been writing, and thinking, and writing some more. I just want this all to go away and be fixed. Why can't I have a magic wand? Or a magic oil lamp? I wish some outside observer could/would say "See, here's where you did wrong, and here are the resultant consequences. Let's not make that mistake again" and even "See, here's what you are doing now. Does any of this look even remotely familiar?" Well, I guess I can Flylady crisis clean. That will at lea

Leo Horoscope

HEY!!! This resembles me this last week especially the bit about being superficial, being chased, and taking people for granted :( leo, horoscope leo, astrology, compatibility, love signs, characteristic : " General character : King planet Sun governs your zodiac sign. You want to live like a king. You are a very ambitious person and want to rise to the top in the profession of your choice. You have been blessed with a strong personality, which can take you places if you so desire. You are logical in your approach to most things but sometimes you get so confused over the small issues. An extrovert, you have many friends and you are a good host. You learn to branch out on your own even if it turns out to be an expensive idea since you are ready to sacrifice much if it benefits in the long run. You are very much a materialistic person; you will find it difficult to do without worldly things. The picture you portray, however, is of the strong silent type. Your plus point is keep

deep sigh

So, I think I am going to take my friend's advice and run like hell. Satan tried to seduce me, did quite well, broke 3 lives in the process, and since that didn't work out quite the way he wanted, he's pulling out all the big guns and firing at once. I want to be amused, but I am also scared. Despite what's happened, I am still tempted. But there is no way, why I, in my right mind, that I should be. I am only human, but I consider myself to be a fairly bright human, and the fact that I recognize what is happening .... Details: I love to chat, always have. So, as soon as I was excised , a local guy started putting out more obvious feelers. Before this I thought he was nice enough and just bored during the day since our conversations were,honestly, innocent. So now .... it's not and he has made his intentions clear. And, today, whoa! a blast from the past! the first attack on my marriage. At least that is what I recognize it as now. At the time it was just a flirtatio

A public declaration of love

So, I also have a LiveJournal , and my friend has a LJ that Tim reads on a fairly regular basis, and she posted something and this is Tim's response [posted with his ok] As the "said hubby", I wanted to add my two cents, with your kind permission. I have shared this with my wife, and she has given her OK for me to post this reply to your LJ. You wrote "I'm mad at the world for training her husband up....". It's not the world's fault. If you want to be mad, be mad at me. You have every right to be and take me to task (I could go as far as to argue that you have a responsibility as a sister in Christ [I can't find the reference for it...I was thinking James 5:19-20, but I don't think thats the one I'm looking for]). I knew what my wife needed and wanted, and I did not give it to her. We fell into a rut - she wasn't getting what she needed/wanted, I wasn't getting what I needed/wanted, so neither of us were willing to bend to s

Selling this stuff will be like swimming upstream - Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:27 AM ET

SEATTLE (Reuters) - For beverage connoisseurs tired of turkey-and-gravy or green-beans-and-casserole flavored sodas, there's a new choice being offered this year by specialty U.S. soda maker Jones Soda Co.: salmon. Jones Soda, the Seattle company that scored a hit during the last two holiday seasons with its turkey and gravy-flavored sodas, said it is offering the orange-hued fish-flavored drink this year in a nod to the Pacific Northwest's salmon catch. "When you smell it, it's got that smoked salmon aroma," said Peter van Stolk, chief executive of Jones Soda. The salmon-flavored soda will be offered as part of a $13 "regional holiday pack" that also includes other unusual sodas such as turkey & gravy, corn on the cob, broccoli casserole and pecan pie. While those five bottles will be offered locally, Jones Soda is also selling its similarly-priced "holiday pack" of turkey and gravy, wild herb stuffing, brussels sprout, cranberry and pumpk

the music of dawson cowals

Good stuff this. Uplifting and meaningful. Man, I miss Calvary Salem, that's where I was first introduced to Dawson and his music.
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