Saturday, October 25, 2008

It had to happen

Well, it's happened. The weatherman is calling for a chance of rain turning to that 4 letter S word for Monday. I am sooooooo not ready for winter. I am a warm weather, Hot summer days, kind of person. Not minus 30 degree wind chill, kind of person.

Soon we will be a$$ deep in the white chit here, and once again I will have to wrestle mother nature for the right to remain on the road for my 60 mile round trip to work.

I really think I may have been switched at birth, and somewhere down south there is someone who absolutely loves cold weather.

Monday, October 20, 2008

You Tell 'em Granny

89-Year-Old Woman Accused Of Theft Over Football

An 89-year-old Ohio woman faces a charge of petty theft because neighborhood children said she refused to give back their football.
Edna Jester was placed under arrest last week and taken to the police station in Blue Ash.Police say there had been an ongoing dispute over the errant football and a child's parent called to report that Jester kept the ball after it landed in her yard again.
“I'm 89 years old and I want a little piece of mind,” Jester said. “This is my life here in this chair, looking out that door, and all I see is playing the ball down and all over and all over. If it doesn't come in my yard, OK, but if it comes in my yard, I'm going to get it. No trespassing.”

Blue Ash Police Capt. James Schaffer said Monday that police warned Jester twice and finally arrested her after she refused to accept a citation."She chose to take a stand," Schaffer said, saying she told police to handcuff her, but they wouldn't do that.He said Jester wasn't a troublemaker, but that police had been to the neighborhood several times to try to mediate similar disputes.
“The actual rule is if you take the property of another and convert it to your own use, it's theft,” Schaffer said. “She was told by the police two times, give the ball back or you face criminal charges, and she refused to do so.”
Jester must appear in mayor's court next month.“I'm not giving the ball up, no,” Jester said.
“That's the only protection I have. They know if it comes in my yard I'll get it, and that keeps them off of me a little.”The football, valued at $15, is being held for evidence, Schaffer said.
The potential maximum penalty for a petty theft conviction in Ohio is six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.Schaffer said he suspects the mayor or presiding magistrate will take into account her age and lack of criminal record when the case comes up.“We don't like arresting 89-year-old women,” Schaffer said. “We don't like going into neighborhood disputes like this, and taking them to the extreme, but some times you're backed into a corner.”

Maybe its just me, but it seems a little extreme, for her to be facing 6 months in jail, plus a fine, when the little brats were repeatedly caught trespassing.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oscar the cat.

Oscar decided to see what I was up to, he had a bird's eye view from the top of my monitor. Good thing it's an old crt screen or his 25 pounds would have toppled it over many times.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sexy Timepiece

A man is sitting at a bar one night, wearing a fancy new watch, covered with buttons and lights and dials. The woman next to him says, "Wow, that's a really fancy watch."

Thanks, says the guy, "It's the cutting edge of technology. I can telepathically ask this watch anything I want to know, and it'll answer me, telepathically."

"Rubbish," says the girl.

"No, it's true," says that guy. "Look, tell you what, I'll prove it. I'll ask it if you've got any panties on."

The guy scrunches up his eyes for a moment, as if concentrating hard to talk to his watch, then opens them and says, "Nope, it says you haven't got any panties on."

"Well, it's wrong," says the girl, "I do have panties on."

"Damn," says the guy, slapping his watch, "it's an hour fast!"

Courtesy of comedy

Saturday, October 11, 2008

the boys

These are our boys, Stan is a 5 year old yellow lab and Tucker is a 3 month old chocolate lab.


As summer slowly releases us from her heated embrace, autumn welcomes us with her cooling kisses. Her visual displays of reds, oranges, and yellows, perhaps the most colorful season of all, are but a fleeting moment in time. Winter is just around the corner, but to ignore autumn's offerings is pure seasonal neglect. It is a time of harvest, and celebration.

My personal favorite holiday is coming up soon. Samhain, All Hallow's Eve, or Halloween if you prefer.

For now enjoy the last few days of warm sunshine, enjoy the riot of colors provided to you, live life to the fullest.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Political snafu

Now isn't this the truth ....... McCain makes a verbal oooopsie of tremendous proportion, but unfortunately it's how many feel. Best one i have heard so far :D

it's an ON ramp not the speed way

Was on my way to town this afternoon, when some idiot decides to freaking fly past me on the shoulder of the on ramp, by the time I merged with traffic he was long gone. Were you in such a hurry that you couldn't wait for me to get into traffic that you had to make you own lane??! Dayem drivers, and people wonder why there are so many accidents. He's very lucky I didn't happen to move just a bit to the right or he would have been road pizza.

Song of the week

Poison – Every Rose has It’s Thorn

We both lie silently still
in the dead of the night
Although we both lie close together
We feel miles apart inside

Was it something I said or something I did
Did the words not come out right
Though I tried not to hurt you
Though I tried
But I guess that's why they say

Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn

Yeah it does

I listen to our favorite song
playing on the radio
Hear the DJ say loves a game of easy come and
easy go
But I wonder does he know
Has he ever felt like this
And I know that you'd be here somehow
If I could have let you know somehow
I guess


Though it's been a while now
I can still feel so much pain
Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals
but the scar, that scar remains


I know I could have saved a love that night
If I'd known what to say
Instead of makin' love
We both made our separate ways

But now I hear you found somebody new
and that I never meant that much to you
To hear that tears me up inside

And to see you cuts me like a knife
I guess


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sick days are NOT extra vacation days.

We have a lady at work who figures if you have sick days, you should use them as personal vacation days. I hate people who dislike their job soooo much they think like this. With you out enjoying yet another day off we have to pick up the slack. We already have 3 weeks vacation plus 2 personal days, That doesn't count all the holidays they give you. We have 3 day weekends also, as we work four ten hour days.
How much time off do you really need in a year?!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It was a sign!!!!!!

Some days it just doesn't pay to play on the computer. There I was minding my own business, when all he11 broke loose. Physical memory dump. BSOD. Tries to think of what I deleted or changed that I shouldn't have. All I can come up is the registry cleaner, which I have used many times before without this kind of catastrophic ending. Many people know I have a tendency to fry harddrives (6 in the last 8 years, not to mention 2 motherboards) and I really thought I had this time also. But luckily after a failed system restore and repair, a full format brought it back to life.