Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Flu Square Dance

Copied this from Bits & Pieces. I can laugh at this now, but a few weeks ago, it wasn't that funny.

Choose your partners, one and all,
Aspirin, Advil, or Tylenol!

Now fling those covers with all you’ve got,
One minute cold, the next minute hot,

Circle right to the side of the bed,
Grab the tissues and Sudafed.

Back to the middle and don’t goof off;
Hold your stomach and cough, cough, cough.

Forget about slippers, dash down the hall,
Toss your cookies in the shower stall.

Remember others on the brink;
Wash your hands; wash the sink.

Wipe the doorknob, light switch too,
By George, you’ve got it, you’re doing the Flu!

Some like it cold, some like it hot;
If you like neither, get the shot.

A Very, Very Sick Cat

We had to take our cat, Loco, to the vet this morning. After 10 hours of not moving at all and about 15 hours of not being able to lift his head up, we finally took him to the vet. I thought for sure Shorty had hurt him in some way or another, whether it was by pulling him around by his tail or by her "hugging" him around his neck. Come to find out, it wasn't Shorty's fault at all.

Loco is having serious kidney problems - lack of potassium. Not holding his head up is a sign of kidney problems. Has anyone ever heard that in their life? I hadn't. He is home now and taking three different types of medicine and is on special cat food (which he won't eat).

It's a horrible, horrible feeling to watch my cat that I've had for 12 years walk around with his head down and kind of stumble. I love him. He has been there with me through so much.

I wanted to post this in case anyone else out there ever has this problem with their cat, where they can't lift their head up.

Pray for him, please.
(He won't lift his head up any higher than this.)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Funny Old Ads

Click on this one for that fresh, clean scent. Owww Chingawa!

Shamwow, Matey

Have you seen that irritating commercial for Shamwow? Makes me want to say ARGH!

Tea Time

When I was a baby, someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea,' which was just water.

After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home. My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch his little princess bring him a cup of tea, because it was, "just the cutest thing!"

My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up, then says, "Did it ever occur to you that the only place that baby can reach to get water is the toilet???"

Thanks, Sheri

Shorty's Drawing

I'm so proud of my little shorty. She drew this picture all by herself. It's her version of a silly face. She'll be 28 months on the 20th of this month.

Video Conference

Thanks, KC

Year Of The Rat

Happy Chinese New Year! Today is the year of the rat. The only reason why I know that is because it's on my calendar and I'm a rat.

Via Wikipedia:

Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiacs, rats are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Rat people are endowed with great leadership skills and are the most highly organized, meticulous, and systematic of the twelve signs. Intelligent and cunning at the same time, rats are highly ambitious and strong-willed people who are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas, which often include money and power. They are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles, and adapt to various environments easily. A rat's natural charm and sharp demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone, but rats are usually highly exclusive and selective when choosing friends and so often have only a few very close friends whom they trust.

Behind the smiles and charm, rats can be terribly obstinate and controlling, insisting on having things their way no matter what the cost. These people tend to have immense control of their emotions, which they may use as a tool to manipulate and exploit others, both emotionally and mentally. Rats are masters of mind games and can be very dangerous, calculative and downright cruel if the need arises. Quick-tempered and aggressive, they will not think twice about exacting revenge on those that hurt them in any way. Rats need to learn to relax sometimes, as they can be quite obsessed with detail, intolerant and strict, demanding order, obedience, and perfection.

Rats consider others before themselves, at least sometimes, and avoid forcing their ideas onto others. Rats are fair in their dealings and expect the same from others in return, and can be deeply affronted if they feel they have been deceived or that their trust has been abused. Sometimes they set their targets too high, whether in relation to their friends or in their career. But as the years pass, they will become more idealistic and tolerant. If they can develop their sense of self and realize it leaves room for others in their life as well, Rats can find true happiness.

According to tradition, Rats often carry heavy karma and at some point in life may face an identity crisis or some kind of feeling of guilt. Rats are said to often have to work very long and hard for everything they may earn or have in life. However, a Rat born during the day is said to have things a bit easier than those who are born at night. Traditionally, Rats born during the night may face extreme hardships and suffering throughout life. Rats in general should guard themselves against hedonism (Hedonism is the philosophy that pleasure is the most important pursuit), as it may lead to self-destruction. Gambling, alcohol and drugs tend to be great temptations to Rat natives.

Traditionally, Rats should avoid Horses, but they can usually find their best friends and love interests in Monkeys, Dragons, and Oxen.

Professions include espionage, psychiatry, psychology, writing, politics, law, engineering, accounting, detective work, acting, and pathology.

Go here to find your chinese zodiac sign.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Don't Squeeze The Lemons

Thanks, Linda

Rules Of Thumb

I'm sure you've heard the term "rule of thumb." But do you know where that phrase came from? It derives from an old English law that a man could beat his wife with a stick that was no bigger than the width of his thumb, and it didn't matter how long it was. Lovely, huh?

Andy Rooney - Organized

I'm a piler too.

Tornadoes In Arkansas

My mother-in-law called last night to tell us about a tornado in Pope County, Arkansas. My Uncle Ralph lives in Atkins. He had some huge trees blow over in his yard, but him and his wife are okay. My dad and stepmother, who live in Conway County, are both all right as well.
As for me, I had to have a semi-emergency root canal done yesterday - fun, fun, fun. I actually have to go back Friday so he can finish the job - can't wait for that! My teeth suck.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Where You Ats?

I was watching the news the other day and they had a story on there that had to do with not-so-nice people getting prepaid cell phones. Those cell phone companies do not require you to give your real name when you buy one of their prepaid phones. If someone that has a prepaid cell phone and they're calling your high-dollar cell phone or your home, neither you nor the police can trace the call.

Anyway, the news reporter in this story was standing in front of a billboard that said, "Where you ats?" I just about barfed. Stuff like this makes me sick.
Here's a link to a video of the news report I saw.

Dirt Roads

Dirt Roads
by Paul Harvey

What's mainly wrong with society today is that too many Dirt Roads have been paved.

There's not a problem in America today, crime, drugs, education, divorce, delinquency that wouldn't be remedied, if we just had more Dirt Roads, because Dirt Roads give character.

People that live at the end of Dirt Roads learn early on that life is a bumpy ride.

That it can jar you right down to your teeth sometimes, but it's worth it, if at the end is home...a loving spouse, happy kids and a dog.

We wouldn't have near the trouble with our educational system if our kids got their exercise walking a Dirt Road with other kids, from whom they learn how to get along.

There was less crime in our streets before they were paved.

Criminals didn't walk two dusty miles to rob or rape, if they knew they'd be welcomed by 5 barking dogs and a double barrel shotgun.

And there were no drive by shootings.

Our values were better when our roads were worse!

People did not worship their cars more than their kids, and motorists were more courteous, they didn't tailgate by riding the bumper or the guy in front would choke you with dust & bust your windshield with rocks.

Dirt Roads taught patience.

Dirt Roads were environmentally friendly, you didn't hop in your car for a quart of milk you walked to the barn for your milk.

For your mail, you walked to the mail box.

What if it rained and the Dirt Road got washed out? That was the best part, then you stayed home and had some family time, roasted marshmallows and popped popcorn and pony rode on Daddy's shoulders and learned how to make prettier quilts than anybody.

At the end of Dirt Roads, you soon learned that bad words tasted like soap.

Most paved roads lead to trouble, Dirt Roads more likely lead to a fishing creek or a swimming hole.

At the end of a Dirt Road, the only time we even locked our car was in August, because if we didn't some neighbor would fill it with too much zucchini.

At the end of a Dirt Road, there was always extra springtime income, from when city dudes would get stuck, you'd have to hitch up a team and pull them out.

Usually you got a dollar...always you got a new the end of a Dirt Road!

Go here to read this and listen to some music and look at some pretty pictures.

Thanks, Mom

Vote For Texas New License Plate

Go here to vote for Texas new license plate. Be sure and pick the one in the top right (Natural Texas) - just kidding - but that's the one I like, and as of right now, it's losing.

Natural Texas

This is the one that has the most votes:

Lone Star Texas

Monday, February 4, 2008

My New Truck

I bought a new GMC Sierra and returned to the dealer the next day because I couldn't get the radio to work. The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated.

"Nelson," the salesman said to the radio. The radio replied, "Ricky or Willie?" "Willie!" he continued and "On The Road Again" came from the speakers.

Then he said, "Ray Charles!", and in an instant " Georgia On My Mind" replaced Willie Nelson.

I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say, "Beethoven," I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said "Beatles," I'd get one of their awesome songs.

Yesterday, a couple ran a red light and nearly creamed my new Truck, but I swerved in time to avoid them. I yelled, "Butt Holes!"

Immediately the Iranian National Anthem began to play, sung by Jane Fonda and Barbara Streisand, backed up by Michael Moore and The Dixie Chicks, with John Kerry on guitar, Al Gore on drums, Dan Rather on harmonica, Nancy Pelosi on tambourine, Harry Reid on spoons, Bill Clinton on sax and Ted Kennedy On Scotch.

Man, I LOVE this truck!

Thanks, Wildflower

The Good Husband

Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party. Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all.

He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong.

Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them, a single red rose!

Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house.

He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror. Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick: "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to get groceries to make you your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling! Love, Jill"

He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper.

His son is also at the table, eating. Jack asks, "Son...what happened last night?"

"Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door "

Confused, he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order and so clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me??"

His son replies, "Oh THAT!...Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, I'm married!!"

Thanks, Sheri

Strip Poker

Thanks, Linda

Why Buy Expensive Toys?

Thanks, KC