Monday, November 30, 2009

Work can be "ruff"



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I've heard that dogs can help people through all kinds of things. They are used to cheer up terminally ill patients. They are used to find things. They are used to aid the handicapped. They are even used to ring up sales...

Wait. What?

That's right. A chocolate lab named Cody "works" the drive-through window at a Clearwater Florida gas station. His owner originally brought him to his store to keep him company during the early morning hours. The dog was such a hit with customers that he's been "working" the drive-through window for 5 months now. He even wears one of the gas station logo t-shirts and a name tag. When a customer pulls up to the window, Cody pops up on his hind legs to greet them. Now that's something I would like to see! I hope Cody gets to continue his "job" for many years.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Remember me?




Sometimes I wonder how forgettable I am. And sometimes I wonder how much I forget. Sometimes I wonder if I forgot something or someone important. Or special.

If you've ever looked at my profile, you know I follow a lot of blogs. Thankfully I have the Dashboard to remind me of all of them and update me when someone posts. Otherwise I may forget some of them. But I don't think so.

Some of you know that in the last year we've lived without electricity twice. The first time was a little over three months. The second time was right at one month. Quite literally during those times I thought about my blogs and the blogs I follow at least 5000 times. I missed them. I think all of the people I follow are special and have become quite attached to all of you.

I've just recently gotten to be back here and have been doing my best to catch up on all your blogs. I love to leave comments almost as much as I like to receive them. Thank you to the people who do leave them for me. They really make my day (Unless you're one of the spammers. In your case, I don't like you at all.) and bring a smile to my face every time I read them.

I feel like I'm rambling a little so to wrap this up, I'd just like to remind everyone of my blogs.

I have this one of course. It's my news/things-that-happen-that-I-want-to-rant-about blog. I've been writing it almost a year now.

There's my Happy At Home blog (just click on the title to visit it). It's my ME blog. I write in it the most often and talk about me, my life, my worries, my joys and just about anything else I can think of. I've been writing in it over a year.

Then there's my cookbook, The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook (again, click on the title to visit it). It contains all my favorite recipes, readers recipes and occasionally recipes from other sites that I fall in love with that are inexpensive and easy to prepare. I also do a monthly review for Cooking Light magazine. I've been writing my cookbook almost a year too.

I'll continue to visit all of you that I already visit and any new blogs that I find interesting. I hope you will continue to visit me and check out my other blogs as well. Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sometimes the subject follows you around



If you read yesterdays post you know the subject was farting.

This morning I was wandering around on YouTube and the following video was suggested as one I might enjoy. I think they may know me.....well. Enjoy your Saturday everyone!


Friday, November 27, 2009

What's all the stink about?



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Many of you that know me personally, know that I have to live with certain, shall we say, odors. You could call these odors natural gas...

Picture if you will a farm in Sydney Australia. Animals, a barn, gas lines, grazing meadows. Can you see it in your mind? Good. Now picture the farmer doing his daily chores which includes feeding a 265 pound sow. Still with me? Ok.

Suddenly the farmer smells leaking natural gas! He panics! He phones the County Fire Service who immediately jump into action and send two fire trucks along with 15 firefighters out to his farm to contain the gas leak.

As they race up the driveway, they see the sow. Then they smell the sow. Then they hear the noise emanating from the sow's nether regions and realize that the "gas emergency" is just gas. Yep, that's right. The sow had a bad case of farts.

The story I read said "the pig's owner was "a little bit embarrassed to say the least," and it took fire crews a little while to compose themselves. "We could not only smell it, but we heard it and it was quite funny.""

All I have to say about that is this; if they enjoy gas that much they should come to my house today.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone ♥



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I hope you all have a great, fun, blessed and safe Thanksgiving!
See you Friday!


Friday, November 20, 2009

That was considerate...



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Sadly, these days home invasions occur more and more. Burglers force themselves into your home and take what they want. Often, those criminals have no concern for your well being. Many times people die. That wasn't the case in Indianapolis this morning.

An 18 year old accused of breaking into a home there heard a baby crying while he was in the process of robbing the home. He then made a bottle for the baby, warmed it up in the microwave and gave it to a child in the home to give to the baby.

The story I read said that the boy is being "held on charges of burglary, robbery, criminal confinement and pointing a firearm." While those are serious charges, I can't help but think that this boy is not a hardened criminal. At least not yet. Hopefully this will be a wake up call to him and the people in his life and his road to becoming a hardened criminal will end now.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sexiest man alive? I'd have to agree



I've always been a big fan of People magazine and one of my favorite guilty pleasures each year is their Sexiest Man Alive issue. I'm also a huge Johnny Depp fan. In my opinion he's the exact definition of the word YUMMY. So needless to say, I was very happy to see that People named Johnny Depp the Sexiest Man Alive this year! This is his second time to receive that title. The first time was in 2003. I think he looks better now than he did then :) (Honestly I think most men age well and look better the older they get.) What do you think? Is he the sexiest man alive to you?

2009


2003




Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Do you believe in horoscopes?



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Ever read your horoscope and think wow, that's actually what's happening in my life? That seems to be happening to me a lot lately. Today's is particularly on the mark. It says:

"For some reason, individuals of a certain type seem to be gravitating toward you. You've just about had it with listening to sad stories, pleas for redemption and promises to do better next time. That kind of energy just seems to follow you around right now. Practice saying no and walking away. It might be tough to master at first, but you'll get the hang of it eventually."

I have this person that I have forgiven repeatedly for things that should never have been forgiven but being the person that I am, I have forgiven her. I think I'm taking my horoscopes advice this time though and just saying no. I'm tired of being hurt because other people think they are more important than I am.

Does your horoscope ever ring true? Do you believe in what they say?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A funny for the ladies



My mother sent me this email today and it was so cute that I thought I'd share it with you for today's post. Enjoy!

Appropriate Girlie wisdom





Women over 50 don't have babies because they would put them down and forget where they left them.


A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills... she has 14 kids but doesn't really care.


One of life's mysteries is how a 2-pound box of chocolates can make a woman gain 5 lbs.


My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.


The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes.


The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you are doing, someone else does.


The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then, your body and your fat are really good friends.


Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.


Sometimes I think I understand everything, and then I regain consciousness.


I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting fire to my knicker's.


Amazing! You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks 2 sizes!



The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him.


I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That's my idea of a perfect day!


LIVE SIMPLY.....LAUGH OFTEN....LOVE DEEPLY

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thank the SPAM



You know, I got lots of complaints about comment moderation and word verification and so I took them off. But now I get spam comments pertaining to sex and Viagra and such things. While I'm not a prude, I don't appreciate the comments and will not allow them on my blogs. They are, after all, MINE. So because of this mornings spam perpetrator, word verification will once again be required to leave a comment on this blog. Also, I have enabled comment moderation on posts older than 14 days. What irritates me the most is the fact that this person decided to put their Viagra spam on my post about my very dear friend that passed away. I have the following things to say to that:

How disrespectful
How rude
How low

They decided to post under anonymous which I graciously allowed so that people who do not have Google accounts can still comment on my blogs. IF this continues, I'm sorry to tell you that anonymous comments will no longer be allowed either. I hope the people that leave the good comments understand this and I apologize for any inconvenience. I hope everyone has a nice day.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Now that's the pits



You may remember a while back I wrote a story about a Bugatti that was locked away for years until it's owner passed away and it was discovered by family members. I believe I told you that I really liked that car. They are, after all, $1.25 million cars. That's quite a chunk of change if you ask me.

Now imagine owning one of those very expensive vehicles and then having it end up in the ocean. I think I would die. The worst part of it is that the accident was the drivers fault. He blames a pelican for the mishap but in reality it was because he took his eyes off the road.

I was shocked when I came across the story this morning while reading the news. Flabbergasted really. I literally think I would die if I wrecked a car worth that much money. I suppose if I could afford a car worth that much money then I could afford to wreck it but the fact that it was wrecked because a low flying pelican scared me into dropping my cell phone (which shouldn't be in use while driving) and then I leaned down to pick up that phone, taking my eyes off the road mind you, would be enough humiliation to cause my death. If you ask me the man was just foolish. He wasn't foolish enough to be identified in the story though. At least he had that much sense.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I may be back...



Life certainly is a crazy adventure. If you have any doubt of that you can click here to read a few of our recent adventures... I think I'm back for a while now though :) See y'all tomorrow with my news when I get caught up on it. I did see that Soupy Sales passed away. He was a funny man. May he rest in peace.
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