Anyone who notes Al Gore’s assitude is my pal!

PR200311070022What do you call a guy who says all of the bailouts are stupid, that Al Gore is an ass, thinks that the EU is stripping the sovreignty of the countries in it, and who is all for a free market????

The next EU president, Vaclav Klaus.

The French won’t like him, will they?

Even though he won’t really have that much power, and people are so narrow-minded that he’ll probably have little influence, he still gives me hope that socialism isn’t loved by all.


Not your grandpa’s garden gnome

A Romanian gentleman with a skill for making statues has found an “interesting” way to try to get business for his garden gnome business:  place plastic hookers by the road, next to his house.

Cristi Birgu, 27, who has just set up his business, defends his “aggressive advertising” and says the dummies will remain outside his house to drum up trade.

Apart from garden gnomes and prostitutes, he makes reproductions of Laurel and Hardy, Elvis, sports stars, cartoon characters and animals.

Mr Birgu said: “So far, my girls have attracted a lot of beeping from truck drivers but not too many customers. Sometimes I am afraid somebody might have an accident, arrested by the view, you know.”

Well, I doubt the type of customers he’s hoping for would come into his shop.  However, Hugh Hefner might want a plastic version of the bunnies…well, that would be redundant.  Never mind.

(H/T:  Ananova)


a-frank1.  Police think they’ve nabbed ‘butt bandit’
They’d throw his ass in jail, but….

2.  Ohio police nab possible ‘Granny Robber’ suspect
Dang, no one’s grandmother is safe!  What’s next, kidnapping spinster aunts with cats?  The humanity!

3.  Dog crashes van into coffeehouse
Zoinks!  Well, Scooby needed something to go with his Scooby snacks.

4.  Priest gets probation for jogging nude
So, that wasn’t holy water?

5.  Man wields bat to get cat from shelter
Well, he’d need a log to get a dog, or a rake to free a snake.  I wonder if he’d need a mitten to get his kitten?  Nah…not bad ass enough.

6.  Obama set to tap Clinton
Dag.  Not even Bill will tap that.

7.  Amsterdam closes cannabis shops
American college students everywhere are crying!  There goes Amsterdams’ “semester abroad” and general tourism dollars.  Heh.  Guess the tourism will go up in smoke.

8.  Search widened for cardboard box fugitive
Hmm…wouldn’t a guy walking down the road dressed as a carboard box be kind of obvious?

9.  Robber apologizes during Vt. general store holdup
Store dude: Welcome to the Maple Syrup Emporium.  Did you find everything you needed?
Robber: I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to rob you of all of your syrup.
Store dude: Hmm…you present a sticky situation.
Robber: I’m sorry.  I know it is an inconvenience, being robbed of all your syrup and all.
Store dude: Hmmm…let me get you a box and you can take all you want.  No need for that gun, fella.
Robber: I’m sorry, but I have a bad back.  Could you please load up the box for me, and include the fruit syrups, too.  I like a variety for my flapjacks.
Store dude: Sure, no problem.
Robber: Really, I’m sorry to put you out.  This is really kind of you.  I feel just awful about being a criminal and all.  In another time and another place, we’d be buds.  Gosh, I just feel awful.
Store dude: No worries.
Robber: Really, I’m sorry to have ruined your day.  I’m just an ass.

10.  Robber threatens to complain after finding no cash
Is he going to go crying to his mommy?

A word (meme)

a-oneSnigglefrits has tagged me with this interesting meme.  Please feel free to do it, too, if you wish.

One word answers only!

1. Where is your cell phone? nightstand
2. Your significant other? none
3. Your hair? long
4. Your mother? aging
5. Your father? generous
6. Your favorite thing? love
7. Your dream last night? swamp
8. Your favorite drink? coke
9. Your dream/goal? healthy
10. The room you’re in? claustrophobic
11. Your fear? alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? thriving
13. Where were you last night? bed
14. What you’re not? wanker
15. Muffins? Nope
16. One of your wish list items? love
17. Where you grew up? Shade
18. The last thing you did? weighed
19. What are you wearing? nightie
20. Your TV? on
21. Your pet? cozy
22. Your computer? portal
23. Your life? decent
24. Your mood? great
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Your car? comfy
27. Something you’re not wearing? socks
28. Favorite Store? Wegman’s
29. Your summer? fun
30. Your favorite color? red
31. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
32. Last time you cried? Thursday

Sunday Song

Psalm 145

1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

“Beautiful One”–Jeremy Camp

It took the beauty of God and His love to create the beauty of Christ and what He did for us on the cross.

Excuse me while I’m happy!

heippa_kaikilleI’ve spent the last five hours cleaning out my closet.  (Long story…have to take 1/2 breaks every now and then.)  Hanging in it have been clothes that I haven’t worn in a very long time.  When I got sick, I gained about 100 pounds in about four to six months (already needed to lose a lot of weight at that point, just made things worse).  I’m close to being completely rid of that 100 pounds, so I thought it was time to see what fit.  Some things are another month or two away from fitting nicely; however, the majority of my clothes fit.  I won’t have to go shopping for new clothes, except for some updated blouses, until at least March or April.  I even found a long black cardigan to replace one that somehow got holes in it this week.  I found smaller “everything,” and that just makes my life a little easier.  My favorite finds were a Flyers hoodie that still had the tags on it and a pair of black corduroys.  Tomorrow I’m going to buy stuff to put all of the clothes in so I can take them to the dry cleaner and the laundromat next Friday afternoon.  (That will be my exercise for the day.)

The best part was finding a lot of work clothes to get me through the winter.  I even found a few more pairs of sweats and t-shirts to wear to the gym.

I cannot tell you all how happy this makes me.  It makes me want to endure Pinboy’s torture sessions.