31 October 2008

Happy Halloween

We worked hard on some pumpkins yesterday.........if the squirrels don't eat them, they should look pretty good tonight when the ghouls show up : )

Here's youngest DD. This was last year. She has decided to be frugal and be a vampire again this year. I think we'll use more make-up to make her look more ghastly. I'll post a picture tonight of this years version.

When witches go riding,

and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers,

tis near Halloween.

~Author Unknown~

28 October 2008


That's how I feel right now. I am sick. Not horribly sick, but my body is fighting off some kind of illness, and it makes me tired and blah.

One week from today one of the most important decisions Americans have ever had to make will be upon them. I do hope they choose wisely.

Otherwise I may be feeling like this, blah, for the next 4 years.

26 October 2008

Early Sunday Mutterings

My DH decided to get up at 8:30 today. Why? I don't know. So let's see how sleepy my unconscious is this morning.

  1. Contemplate :: Think about

  2. In the house :: lived a mouse

  3. Classical :: music

  4. Quest :: vision

  5. Best friend :: I don't really have one anymore

  6. 1991 :: year I moved in with DH

  7. Never will :: never say never

  8. Fool :: on a hill

  9. Unhappy :: I will be if Obama wins

  10. Best man :: there isn't one

Well, I made it to #9 this week before I had to think about that damn Obama again.

Want to see what your unconscious is up to? Unconscious mutterings.

25 October 2008

20 October 2008

More Wise Words

So many wise people on the internet, so little time. Again, another email being sent around without an owner. But wise words indeed:


1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

3. Colt: The original point and click interface.

4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

7. "Free" men do not ask permission to bear arms.

8. If you don't know your rights you don't have any.

9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.

10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights reserved.

11. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?

12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.

15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

17. 911 - government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.

8. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

19. Criminals love gun control -- it makes their jobs safer.

20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.

21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

22. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

23. Enforce the "gun control laws" we ALREADY have, don't make more.

24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

26. "A government of the people, by the people, for the people..."

Oh C'mon, Laugh A Little

Again I have stolen someone else's joke. I would give credit where it is due, if I knew who to give the credit to. Whoever they are, I thank them.

A teacher was explaining the two party system to her students, and little Tommy raised his hand to say he plans to be a Republican.

"Why is that?" asked the teacher.

"Well," he replied, "My father was a Republican, and my grandfather was a Republican, and my great grandfather was a Republican.

"Wanting the child to think for himself, she prodded: "What if your father, and your grandfather, and your great grandfather had all been thieves?"

Quickly Tommy responded, "Then I'd be a Democrat."

18 October 2008

More Mindless Muttering

Maybe muttering will take my mind off politics for a while:

  1. Magical :: Mystery Tour
  2. Shrimp :: cocktail
  3. Project Runway :: Heidi Klum
  4. Economy :: sick of hearing about it
  5. Porch :: wish I had one
  6. State of affairs :: abyssmal
  7. .com :: internet
  8. Fifty cents :: all we'll have left if Obama wins
  9. Ripping :: me off (Obama will be if he wins)
  10. Bull :: shit (Obama is full of it)

I was doing so well until I hit #8. Even muttering reminded me of politics.......damn that Obama, he's like stepping in gum, you can never seem to get it all off of your shoe.

Care to mutter?

Cult of Personality

17 October 2008

Obama Promises Acorn a Hand in Setting the Agenda

Don't Lose Faith

“Reviewing the polls printed in The New York Times and The Washington Post in the last month of every presidential election since 1976, I found the polls were never wrong in a friendly way to Republicans. When the polls were wrong, which was often, they overestimated support for the Democrat, usually by about 6 to 10 points.”

16 October 2008

A Good One

Stephanie's Take on the Election

My friend Stpehanie has posted a MUST READ on her blog. If you don't already read her blog regularly, please follow the link and go there now. We all need to wake up and realize just how drastically our lives will change if Barack Hussein Obama becomes our next president.

14 October 2008

The Most Important 8 Minutes You Will Ever Spend

Please take the time to watch this........Obama's part starts about 1/2 way in:

The Fisherman and the Balloonist

This was not written by me.......but it's too good not to pass along. Unfortunately, I don't know to whom the credit is due, but I thank them.

The Fisherman and the Balloonist

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."

12 October 2008

Sunday Morning Muttering

Up too early, thought I'd give my sleepy brain a try at muttering:

  1. Zoo :: Lions
  2. Neighborhood :: bully
  3. Salute :: a soldier
  4. Immortality :: I hope I have it
  5. Dominion :: Obama thinks America is his
  6. Rhonda :: Help me Rhonda
  7. Parties :: I like to throw them
  8. Prince of Darkness :: Satan (Obama?)
  9. Garbage :: in garbage out
  10. Standard :: ideal

That's all my brain can handle this early, think I might go back to bed : )

Want to mutter on a tired brain too?

07 October 2008

Political Quotes

"He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing."
~ Benjamin Franklin~
(from his writings, 1758)
Reference: Franklin: Writings, Lemay, ed., Library of America(1300)

"It's awfully hard to get a hog to butcher itself."
~Sen. Strom Thurmond~
(explaining why Congress doesn't decrease deficit spending)

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have"
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts,and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
~ John Adams~
(letter to John Taylor, 15 April 1814)

"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it."
~Woodrow Wilson~

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
~Sir Winston Churchill~

"Politicians have a field day misleading Americans who, as a result of having been dumbed down by our education system, can't think, reason or analyze."
~Walter Williams~

And my Favorite three are:

"While many people are urging us to vote -- regardless of for whom, for what, or for what reason -- there are very few urging us to do what is far more important: Stop and think! Voting is not a matter of personal expression but a serious responsibility for choosing what course this country will take in the years -- and decades -- ahead."
~Thomas Sowell~

"If a person is utterly ignorant about matters of public policy, then he or she has a solemn obligation to refrain from voting. The percentage of people who fall into the utterly ignorant category is estimated to be about 25 percent of eligible voters."
~Mona Charen~

"If guns are outlawed, how can we shoot the liberals?"
~Mike Gunn~
(Mississippi state senator, 1991)

05 October 2008

Sunday Muttering

I waited for my word list last night ( it gets emailed to me every week) and it never showed : (

So I had to hunt down my word list this week.....that's why I am a little late.

So here's my muttering on a cool, rainy, late Sunday afternoon:

  1. Insight :: revelation
  2. Irksome :: bothersome
  3. Maybe :: I'll think about it
  4. Confirmation :: What I did when I was Catholic
  5. Bib :: keeps babys slop off them
  6. Stop! :: Look and Listen
  7. Lobster :: tail
  8. Boys :: will be boys
  9. Fire away :: Hit me with your best shot (Pat Benatar)
  10. Give up :: Walk away

Want to mutter too?

03 October 2008


Stephanie was Midnight, so I decided to see what I was:

You Are Sunrise
You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.
You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.
Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.
All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

I am certainly not a morning person, (not much of a night owl anymore either, I like to think I live by normal hours), but what they wrote abut a Sunrise person seems to ring true.

01 October 2008


I thought I would get off politics for a day or two.

I plan to color my hair today, it's getting a bit gray around the edges. I used to be a dark brunette, but when I started going gray those darn grays would pop out only a few days after coloring. So I started going lighter, the grays blended better. I lightened myself all the way to blonde. DH isn't a fan of blondes (or at least me as a blonde, I'm sure there are blondes he wouldn't pass up if given the opportunity : ) I've been heading back to a light brown lately and I think that's where I'll stay, at least for now. I get bored easily, so who knows, I haven't been a redhead for a few years : )

In light of this, I took a quiz to tell me what color my hair should really be:

Your Hair Should Be Brown
You are an intelligent, well respected person.
You are very confident. You take yourself seriously, and other people take you seriously too.

You are a good leader, and you can be trusted with someone's life.
You motivate people well, and you command respect easily.

You are competent, successful, and organized. You can't stand chaos.
Some people mistake you for being cold, calculating, or elitist.

Ok, brown it is. Although it will be a light brown. L'Oreal Superior Preference 6 1/2G Lightest Golden Brown to be exact.

Who knew I could learn so much about myself taking a quiz about hair color! Although I never thought of myself as being mistaken for cold, calculating or elitist. Ok, maybe I'll give you calculating, LOL.

All of this hair talk reminds me of the song "Hair" from where else, the musical "Hair".

She asks me why
I'm just a hairy guy
I'm hairy noon and night
Hair that's a fright
I'm hairy high and low
Don't ask me why
Don't know
It's not for lack of bread
Like the Grateful Dead

Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it,
show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas
in my hair
A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain't no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
Of my...

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Flaxen, waxen
Knotted, polka-dotted
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

Oh say can you see
My eyes if you can
Then my hair's too short

Down to here
Down to there
Down to where
It stops by itself

They'll be ga ga at the go go
When they see me in my toga
My toga made of blond
Biblical hair

My hair like Jesus wore it
Hallelujah I adore it
Hallelujah Mary loved her son
Why don't my mother love me?

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

I found a playlist version of the song by the Cowsills, it's below if you'd like to listen. I tried to find the original cast version, which is where the above words come from, but to no avail. I like the musical lyrics best, but this'll do.