YES, ONCE AGAIN... IT'S
riday... and once again I find that I have nothing to write about. I envy people that seem to have an ever-unending bag of things to write about... always saying something interesting, humorous, thought provoking. Labels: Boredom
Now, I suppose I could rumage through my old postings and recycle one of them... or... make something up to write about... or, write about having nothing to write about. You ever have one of those days?
For example... I sat here staring at my last sentence above... and this sentence and it took me 5 minutes to begin typing this sentence. And I am still not saying anything of substance anyway.
Got any plans for the weekend?
MY FIRST TRIP TO A...
awn Shop... Yes, I think I am one of the handful of people in this country that has never been inside a pawn shop... until yesterday that is.... Labels: Pawn Shop
I don't know why but I simply never had the inclination to visit one. It just so happens there is one not too far from me and I was driving past and had nothing better to do... how pathetic... nothing to do so I pull into the lot to visit a pawn shop. Please help me!
Anyway, once inside and looking around, I was genuinely surprised to see what was being offered. You name it and it was there. Golf clubs, microwaves, stereo equipment, diamond rings, electric knives... sabre saws... I had to get out before I discovered something that I absolutely couldn't live without...
After getting back home I sat down to enjoy a day of nothingness on my computer. I noticed my trash container next to the desk was full and figured it was time to change bags. I went to the closet to get a new bag and spotted 2 items sitting quietly in the corner of the darkened closet. An old portable 12 inch TV and it's friend a never-used VCR... Hmmmmmmmmmm.... Should I? Do I dare???
I did it.......
Within a half-hour I was back in the pawn shop... TV and VCR under my arm. "Hi, I bought these less than a year ago and now I am moving and need to get rid of these items." The guy behind the counter just knew I was lying. He looked them over and went to his computer after checking serial numbers... He looked at me and asked, "how much ya want for them?" Now I had to think... crap, I bought them a few years ago... at Walmart, so you know how much I paid for them... To make a long story short, he offered me $30 each. I know I paid less than $100 each at Walmart... I hesitated... and thought what do I do now? Just then a woman in her 30's walked out from the back room. Very hot breasts I thought.
She walked over and looked at my treasures... Then she looked at the guy and told him, "$40 each" and walked away. He nodded and I walked out with a fast $80!
I came home, feeling quite happy with myself. Unfortunately, I began to look around at some of the objects I had collected.... with different eyes. Hmmmmm....
Labels: Pawn Shop
PERSONALLY, I DON'T LIKE MARTHA...
nd now I don't think her hometown of Katonah, New York cares for her either. How could anyone hate Martha Stewart you ask? Labels: Celebrities
Well, for one thing she now is trying to trademark the name of her town, Katonah. Personally, I like the name of my hometown, Philadelphia but I don't think I'll be running to the Trademark Offices anytime soon. Is it no wonder people dislike this woman?
The Katonah Village Improvement Society voted Monday to allow its trademark committee to take the necessary steps to block the domestic diva from securing rights to the town's name.
The vote authorized the committee to spend up to $200 in legal costs in order to file formal opposition to Stewart's trademark application. The town has until Apr. 11 to make its case before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This is pathetic... $200????
WILL SHE REST IN PEACE?
ell, the official verdict is in... accidental overdose. Yeah right... and who administered the accidental over-dose? Labels: Celebrities
That's right... I am going on record... I say she was murdered... flat out... this was murder.
Now I bet, I don't have to say who I think was murdered... nor do I have to say who did the murdering... the inquest into the other murder begins today and they better come to the same conclusion that I have already formulated in my mind... so I don't have to mention the name... you already know the name. You know the murderer...
Plus I don't want to be sued for slander. LOL But it's ok if you want to mention the murderer's name in the comments section.
One last thing... when a person is autopsied there is usually the medical examiner and maybe one or two assistants. The other day I read there were 18 people assisting in her autopsy. Come on folks... geez, talk about Perv Central.
ANOTHER MONDAY MORNING
es, I hate to be the one to break it to you... it's Monday again. You would think with all of the people in the world that absolutely hate Monday and all the bad Karma we could just wish Mondays off the calendar... Labels: Celebrities
In case you've forgotten... today is the day that they lift the secrecy about Anna Nicole's death and the real reason is revealed. Talk about a cliff hanger...
Far be it for me to point fingers but there is one person in particular that I would not want to be for any amount of money. I am not mentioning names because I do not want to get sued for slander or anything. Negligence is one thing but Purposeful Negligence is quite another thing.
Everyone on TV is continually saying how the baby will be affected by all of this... come on now, the baby is 6 months old and will not remember one stupid thing about all of this.
Is there anyone out there that remembers when you were 6 months old?
A CELTIC BOARD
his is pretty easy.... Find your birthday then see what kind of tree you are... run down to the bottom, find your tree and see what it says! Me? I'm a Lime Tree! lol Labels: Birthdays
Dec 22 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 (only) -Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
Jun 24 (only) - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 -Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only) - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
YOUR TREE (in alphabetical order)
Apple Tree (Love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs affectionate partner.
Ash Tree (Ambition) -- extremely attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic, reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.
Beech Tree (Creative) -- has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).
Birch Tree (Inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.
Cedar Tree (Confidence) -- of rare strength, knows how to adapt, likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often impatient likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.
Chestnut Tree (Honesty) -- of unusual stature, impressive, well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times, fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.
Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) -- strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it, strives to be content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to gain knowledge needs to be needed.
Elm Tree (Noble-mindedness) -- pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.
Fig Tree (Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a bit self-willed, honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, hard worker when wants to be, loves life and friends, enjoys children and animals, few sexual relationships, great sense of humor, has artistic talent and great intelligence.
Fir tree (Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste, handles stress well, loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close to them, hard to trust others, yet a social butterfly, likes idleness and laziness after long demanding hours at work, rather modest, talented, unselfish, many friends, very reliable.
Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) -- charming, sense of humor, very demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics, popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.
Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) -- of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is usually egoistic, wants life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.
Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what life dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great leadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.
Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.
Oak Tree (Brave) -- robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.
Olive Tree (Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.
Pine Tree (Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company, craves peace and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.
Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) -- looks very decorative, talented, not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.
Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) -- full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.
Walnut Tree (Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.
Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh
ARE PARENTS GOING CRAZY?
hat is happening to our parents in this country? Recently two stories caught my eye and had me shaking my head. I forget now, but I am pretty sure both stories come from Florida... I can remember when we thought all the kooks lived in California... I think kookdom has moved to the Sunshine State. Labels: Parenting
The first story involved a first grader who had to being something into skool for Show n Tell. Everyone else brought in normal thinks like a doll or a play army tank... what did little Billy bring in? He brought in a rock... no, no not a normal rock... he brought in his mommy's rock of cocaine! Needless to say it caused a commotion in the school and mommy will be spending some time in the Big Doll House on the hill.
The next story is something else.... those of us parents hate telling our kids about the 'birds n bees' and actually avoid it at all costs. However, a woman in Florida and her boyfriend had a different approach with their 9 year old daughter. They decided having full-blown sex in front of her would help us understand. Apparently they showed her a few times.
The 9 year old on a visit to her father's house decided to tell him all she learned. The teaching couple were put on probation.
So any kid problems at your house? LOL
Observations and Questions
DAMN RED LIGHT CAMERAS
as your city or town installed these spy cameras yet? They sit quietly above the street and if you exceed the speed limit... SNAP... they take your picture, then forward the picture to you with a fine of $75.00. Labels: Houston
I am all for safe driving, I really am. I do not speed, intentionally. But I really object to these cameras. I think Houston now has about 50 or so at various intersections. Let them spend the money on hiring cops to be at the intersections.
High rape spots would be a good place to put these spies... schools would be another great spot to capture the pictures of the pervs hanging out.
We're running head-long into Big Brother and no one seems to be bitching.
But all in all... have a great Monday! :)
HAPPY ST. PAT'S DAY... TOMORROW
y, my how times change. I can remember years ago the call to St. Patrick's Day was filled with partying and mayhem... Now I am content to see if there's anything exciting on the television. No wild singing at the top of my lungs... no drinking whatever was put in front of me... no half naked Irish girls trying to do things to me... nope, now it's just click... click... clicking on the remote. Labels: Holidays
Houston isn't too big on St. Pat celebrations... not like the bigger northern cities like Philly or New York.
So how is it where you live? Big parade? Bars full? What do you do, if anything?
JUSTICE AT LAST
r is it? Is the death penalty too good? It took a jury in Florida about an hour and fifteen minutes to decide the fate of murderer John Couey for raping and burying little Jessica Lunsford alive.
Usually I love Court TV, but this trial was just a bit too much for me in my old age. But as normal I would flip back and forth. During the entire trial this butt wipe drew pictures in a notepad and God knows what else he was drawing, all while seemingly caring less about the trial for his life. Many people including me, thought he was going for jury sympathy by showing how retarded he was... I am thrilled the jury didn't buy this charade... and I fault the judge for allowing this in his courtroom.
Actually, I'm also disappointed they even gave him the courtesy of a trial.
A REAL LOSER
id anyone else catch the video on the news yesterday of the mugging? It's become known as "the mugging". I forget now where it took place as to city but for some reason I think London.
The apartment security camera caught a mugger actually beating up a 101 year old woman for her purse. As the tape went on it showed this "man" and I use the term loosely, punching her in the face and knocking her down as he went through her pockets.
Did he think he was going to really score with this haul? He'd be lucky if he found $15 in total.
I am guessing his reward wasn't big enough because he actually went on to another place and did the same thing to an 87 year old woman and it was caught on tape as well.
Honest to God... I really hate watching the news anymore.
o Guess Who? Yes, that's right... Me. Ugh, another one crossed off. I can remember how as a kid I couldn't wait for my birthday... I knew the party was coming, the presents unending, people singing... it was a fun time. Labels: Holidays
Yesterday was much different... I was grown up, moved into a new set of digits and running out of numbers. The phone calls from up north back home in Philly and Jersey started early. Everyone called.
Ok, it started thundering here in Houston, really LOUD. I am ending this blog entry really quickly before yesterday turns into my last birthday. If it stops I'll be back to finish it.
Okay, I'm back. I want to thank my blogger buddies who either wished me a happy birthday in the comments section or emailed me... and special thanks to the lady who sent me her panties as a birthday present! lol
And remember, the other day when I fell? Little by little my body got back to normal. My foot and ankle still hurt... my back feels like it went through a ringer, but otherwise I am feeling pretty good. Next time I am going to the hospital though and let them sort it all out. I am an old guy now, officially, I think.
MY BRAIN versus
he World.... Something is wrong... I have been sitting here for over an hour trying to think of something to write about. I have come to the conclusion that one of two things is happening... either my brain has officially died or there is nothing happening in the world to write about.
Over the past week, I have been playing hit or miss with articles to write about. Have I finally come to the end of the road? Am I blogged out? I hope not because I really do enjoy blogging... writing goofy stuff and then having people comment.
Maybe I have contracted the deadly Blogitis... the inability of one to blog... I've even slowed down visiting your blogs and commenting and I definitely do not like that at all.
The only exciting thing that happened yesterday was that I fell in the kitchen. I was preparing dinner and I felt the all too familiar shaking begin... I knew I had to drop what I was holding and begin to get down on the floor. Usually by the time I kneel on the floor the shaking and tremors have stopped. Not this time... they continued and got so bad that they actually started shaking my entire body as opposed to just my left side. Down I went... flat on my back. I know I did twist my ankle because this morning it hurts like hell... and I am limping... but I can move my little toe, so I am assuming that nothing is broken, even though it hurts like hell to walk on...
What's happening in your life?
rowing and attending Catholic School, the good nuns taught us a lot. Steal... go to hell... Don't go to church... go to hell... Lie... go to hell, add any other sin... go to hell. Everything I did and I was heading to the big house down below.
The one thing the good nuns never talked about was nudity in heaven. Now I KNOW there's lots of nudity in Hell... but with all the fire, being eaten by goblins who has time down there to enjoy it? In all of the oil paintings I've seen, people in Hell are naked. People in Heaven have flowing gowns on...
God must like nudity because when he created Adam and Eve, they were running around naked, until Eve screwed it up for the rest of us. So you could say that God intended originally for us to be naked.
I'm not so sure I am ready to see dear Aunt Bertha nude in all her glory. Cousin Rachel is quite another story.
had an article thought out already about nakedness in Heaven... until I happened to see this in the news this morning....
On Feb. 26, police received a call from an employee at Chase Bank about an "unwanted subject," according to Det. Jeff White of the Hobart Police Department.
Kevin Russell, 21, had presented what appeared to be a starter check for $50,000. In the signature block was written, "King/Savior, King of Kings, Lord of Lords/Servant R.E.E," White said. The word "INHERITANCE" was written at the top of the check.
When the employee asked Russell who had given him the check, he answered, "My father," according to White.
The bank checked the account number, found it was invalid, and called police. Hobart police officers found several more checks on Russell, including one for $100,000 that was also signed by the King/Savior, King of Kings, Lord of Lords/Servant R.E.E., which Russell hadn't tried to cash.
"Apparently he didn't think God could cover that one," White said. "I guess God didn't have enough money in his account."
"You'd hate to have a check returned from God," he said.
After a brief struggle, police handcuffed Russell. White said Russell also threatened the transporting officer on the way to the police station. Russell has been charged with attempted check fraud, intimidation and resisting law enforcement.
White said he was disappointed by one thing: "I've been a supporter of God for a long time," he said. "I was disappointed that I didn't get a check from God too. I guess when you're the son of God, you take priority."
Any thoughts? LOL
Observations and Questions
A DAY OFF
es gang, I'm taking another day off from Blogging. But that doesn't mean you can take a day off from commenting. Anything on your minds?
See y'all tomorrow! :)