Friday, June 29, 2007

American Culture- No shit Sherlock!

You Have Not Been Ruined by American Culture

You're nothing like the typical American. In fact, you may not be American at all.
You have a broad view of the world, and you're very well informed.
And while you certainly have been influenced by American culture (who hasn't?), it's not your primary influence.
You take a more global philosophy with your politics, taste, and life. And you're always expanding and revising what you believe.
Well, duh!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

And the shit keeps coming

Had a flat on the way home. Luckily the hubby was around to come & put the spare on. Yup, I know you are thinking " She can run a chainsaw but not replace her tire". If is had happened at work or at home I would have given it a shot. But after 8PM on 63rd St across from Nate's drive in/Swap & Shop. I don't think so.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm very sad right now

One of these babies was killed by a car this morning by some asshole who wasn't paying attention.

To the Asshole: There are deer signs posted for a fucking reason Asshole! I hope you don't have insurance & you have a lot of damage!!!

Theses two babies have been spending quite a bit of time in my yard. I've been watching them every day for a little over a month. Bad enough a buck was hit a week ago out front. I didn't cry over him. But I'm having a hard time keeping my shit together today.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Like you're really interested

If been tagged by XO over at Hip Suburban White Guy for 8 Random Things About Me.

1. I've had a few "partners" in my life before the Hubby. And I really can't remember the sex. Maybe because it's been so long, maybe because the Hubby has wiped the slate clean. I take that back. There is one I remember, a Greek pilot. He was so slow that I was drumming my fingers. The phone rang, he got up to answer & then hit the bathroom. I left before he came out. That was the worst fuck ever!

2. I'm a trained spiritual director. Can you believe it? Sinner, loved & forgiven!

3. Hubby & I nearly split up on our 7th year. He had his head up his ass. He's better now. Actually, we are much better now ( 22 years in July). I believe it was the 7 year itch.

4. I love animals. I've had dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits. I want another canary ( mine died years ago). I will always have dogs. You can't turn my dog on me & fire.

5. Like XO I can't learn structured dance but I've been told that I'm a great dancer. I freestyle it. When we slow dance I lead. He doesn't really like to dance so I tell the Hubby that it's like sex standing up: "Hang on & follow my hips!"

6. My parents met as pen pals. I was born in Jacksonville, Fl. but raised till I was 18 in Canada. I took English as a second language, French being my primary one. Blogging has helped my writing skills. Blogging has also become a bit of an addiction. But I have met some great people because of it.

7. We don't have prom queens back in Canada when I was growing up. We had Winter Snow Queens. I had to give a speech in English & in french & have a talent. I did a modern interpretive dance to "Georgy Girl". I was the 1st Snow Princess & rode on the back of the town firetruck with a torch light parade through town.

8. I love Stan Rogers' music: Three Fishers. Cape Islander. Northwest Passage. He was a Canadian who died in an airplane fire. Bob Walkenhorst (Jon Vermeer), formerly of the Rainmakers (Downstream), is a very close second. He is also one of the nicest guys you could meet. I have a mandolin but can't play yet.

Tag: Dan at Gone Mild, Happy in Bag, Emawkc at ThreeO'ClockA.M., Heather at General Blather, Michelle at Well Hell Michelle

Friday, June 22, 2007

I consider myself more of a beer person

You Are Chardonnay

Fresh, spirited, and classic - you have many facets to your personality.
You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.
You have a little bit of something to offer everyone... no wonder you're so popular.
Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest

Your partying style: Understated and polite

Your company is enjoyed best with: Cold or wild meat

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I'm rated PG!

I bet the hubby would rate me more than PG!

Note to the Hubby: You don't have to do it here. I know I rock your World!

What's My Blog Rated? From Mingle2 - Online Dating

Mingle2 - Online Dating

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
hell (3x)
kill (2x)
bitch (1X)

Monday, June 18, 2007

I'm a Yoni?

Tarot Revisited: I retook the test. The hubby says I'm his World. I guess I'm also his one & only Yoni.

You are the World

Completion, Good Reward.

The World is the final card of the Major Arcana, and as such represents saturnian energies, time, and completion.

The World card pictures a dancer in a Yoni (sometimes made of laurel leaves). The Yoni symbolizes the great Mother, the cervix through which everything is born, and also the doorway to the next life after death. It is indicative of a complete circle. Everything is finally coming together, successfully and at last. You will get that Ph.D. you've been working for years to complete, graduate at long last, marry after a long engagement, or finish that huge project. This card is not for little ends, but for big ones, important ones, ones that come with well earned cheers and acknowledgements. Your hard work, knowledge, wisdom, patience, etc, will absolutely pay-off; you've done everything right.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Another day in the wilderness

Sunday, looking out my kitchen window I saw these two very young (still speckled) fawns. I took this picture through the window & screen.

A bit later I was back at the window. There were 3-4 birds attacking something. I looked again & there was the biggest (5 feet) black snake heading straight at the house. That was not acceptable. First of you need to know that I'm terrified of snakes. I ran out & told the hubby to follow me. I showed him the snake & he agreed that it was a mucking big snake. Since it's suppose to be a "good" snake we didn't want to kill it but we didn't want it up by the house. I asked him if he wanted this long garden tool that has 3 prongs. I thought that it might work picking the snake up. The snake went around the house and up a huge holly tree which towers over the house. Here is a picture of him in the holly tree (not an apple tree!). We lost him up there for a bit. Hubby kept trying to get me to go into the house. But I wasn't going in until I was sure that the snake was back into the woods. He finally came down & headed across the yard & went under our wood racks. Hubby got the hose & sprayed water hoping to encourage the snake to just keep going. It took me over an hour to calm down. Later that night I had to pick a tick off the hubby's back. Yup, life in the wilderness has it's good moments, and it's bad ones.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Canada Day July 1st- Let's celebrate!

Since I won't be in Canada that day I'm thinking I need to celebrate just the same. It's a Sunday so no real heavy drinking. Maybe at BB's Lawnside BBQ? Maybe 4pm in time for supper? Early enough to be able to talk & hear each other. If anybody wants to stay later Lee McBee and the Confessors start playing at 8PM ($4 cover charge). Who's interested?
Canada Day is celebrated every year on July 1. Canada Day celebrates the formation of the Canadian federal government on July 1, 1867 (the British North America Act). This Canadian holiday was called Dominion Day until October 27, 1982.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Double Oh Seven

You scored as James Bond, Agent 007, James Bond is MI6's best agent, a suave, sophisticated super spy with charm, cunning, and a license's to kill. He doesn't care about rules or regulations and somewhat amoral. He does care about saving humanity though, as well as the beautiful women who fill his world. Bond has expensive tastes, a wide knowledge of many subjects, and his usually armed with a clever gadget and an appropriate one-liner.

James Bond, 007 92%
Batman, the Dark Knight 88%
Captain Jack Sparrow 83%
William Wallace 83%
El Zorro 79%
Indiana Jones 75%
The Terminator 71%
Lara Croft 63%
Maximus 58%
Neo, the "One" 50%
The Amazing Spider-Man 42%

Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

You never know who you will see

My boss & I went to lunch & met up with Dan from Gone Mild at Cupini's. Great food! At the table next to us was Tony Dipardo. He even showed us his Super Bowl ring!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Another bird saved

I went to Big Lots tonight hoping to find a cell phone case/clip for my new phone. I walked it & there was a small house finch trying to find it's way out. It kept going to the window, looking out. I mentioned the bird to the employees. "Oh yea, it's been in here all day. We have the door open for it to get out." That was it. I wasn't going to let that little bird die in that store. I went to the toy section of the store & found one of those butterfly nets. I calmly chased that bird all over the store. I was inches away 3-4 times. I climbed their display in the front window. I climbed on step stools. I was there for over an hour. But I caught that little bird & released it outside. There was some of it's buddies there waiting. They all flew off together. Then I left since they didn't have what I wanted. Stopped at the grocery store. Got home & had a ice cold Corona & slice of lime as a reward. Life is good.


From a girlffriend: As I've Matured...

As I've Matured...

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in...

I've learned that one good turn gets most of the blankets.

I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just jackasses.

I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to others - they are more screwed up than you think.
I've learned that depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

I've learned that it is not what you wear; it is how you take it off.

I've learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you're finished.

I've learned to not sweat the petty things, and not pet the sweaty things.

I've learned that ex's are like fungus, and keep coming back.

I've learned age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.
I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.
I've learned that artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
I've learned that 99% of the time when something isn't working in your house, one of your kids did it
I've learned that there is a fine line between genius and insanity.

I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away; and the real pains in the ass are permanent.

Friday, June 08, 2007

How Democratic am I ?

Emawkc for at 3 O'Clock A.M. had this quiz.

You Are 64% Democrat

You have a good deal of donkey running through your blood, and you're proud to be liberal.
You don't fit every Democrat stereotype, but you definitely belong in the Democrat party.

You Are 4% Republican

If you have anything in common with the Republican party, it's by sheer chance.
You're a staunch liberal, and nothing is going to change that!

Another from Mom: Living in Canadian Provinces.....Top Reasons

Living in Canadian Provinces.....Top Reasons


1. Vancouver: 1.5 million people and two bridges. You do the math.
2. Your $400,000 Vancouver home is just 5 hours from downtown.
3. You can throw a rock and hit three Starbucks locations.
4. There's always some sort of deforestation protest going on.
5. Weed


1. Big rock between you and B.C.
2. Ottawa who?
3. Tax is 6% instead of approximately 200% as it is for the rest of the country.
4. You can exploit almost any natural resource you can think of.
5. You live in the only province that could actually afford to be its own country.
6. The Americans below you are all in anti-government militia groups.


1. You never run out of wheat.
2. Your province is really easy to draw.
3. You can watch the dog run away from home for hours.
4. People will assume you live on a farm.


1. You wake up one morning to find that you suddenly have a beachfront property.
2. Hundreds of huge, horribly frigid lakes.
3. Nothing compares to a wicked Winnipeg winter.
4. You can be an Easterner or a Westerner depending on your mood.
5. You can pass the time watching trucks and barns float by.


1. You live in the centre of the universe.
2. Your $400,000 Toronto home is actually a dump.
3. You and you alone decide who will win the federal election.
4. The only province with hard-core American-style crime.


1. Racism is socially acceptable
2. You can take bets with your friends on which English neighbour will move out next.
3. Other provinces basically bribe you to stay in Canada .
4. You can blame all your problems on the "Anglo *#!%!"


1. One way or another, the government gets 98% of your income.
2. You're poor, but not as poor as the Newfies.
3. No one ever blames anything on New Brunswick
4. Everybody has a grandfather who runs a lighthouse.


1. Everyone can play the fiddle. The ones who can't, think they can.
2. You can pretend to have Scottish heritage as an excuse to get drunk and wear a kilt.
3. You are the only reason Anne Murray makes money.


1. Even though more people live on Vancouver Island, you still got the big, new bridge.
2. You can walk across the province in half an hour.
3. You can drive across the province in two minutes.
4. Everyone has been an extra on "Road to Avonlea."
5. This is where all those tiny, red potatoes come from.
6. You can confuse ships by turning your porch lights on and off at night.


1. If Quebec separates, you will float off to sea.
2. If you do something stupid, you have a built-in excuse.
3. The workday is about two hours long.
4. It is socially acceptable to wear your hip waders to your wedding

At least we can still laugh, even when the jokes on us.

I will only respond to the Quebec one since that is where I'm from. RACISM IS NEVER ACCEPTABLE! I try my best not to be. I know the above is a joke but I felt like I had to state my feelings on this.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Small world

So I get a post from martinoffroad saying that he thinks we are neighbors. So what are the odds? We should have bought Lotto tickets. There is ONE house between us. I took it off blog & emailed him. We emailed back forth for a couple of days. Shared names & personal info and such. Well, tonight I walked over & introduced myself. Offroad & his lady welcomed me to their home. We sat on their deck in view of our property drinking sweet tea . We talked about a bunch of you bloggers, politics (asshole Kraus), living in Raytown, and what ever else came up. I can hardly believe we talked for around 2 1/2 hours. I had a great time, and I think they did too. Great people! We're talking about getting together at BB's Lawnside BBQ for food & music some time in the next few weeks. Any one else interested?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sent to me by Mom!

When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch.
When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch.
When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch.
Being a bitch means I won't compromise what's in my heart. It means I live my life MY way. It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.
When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak against it, I am defined as a bitch.
The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish.
It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be.
I am outspoken, opinionated and determined.
want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
So try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me.
You won't succeed. And if that makes me a bitch , so be it.
I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.
B = Beautiful
I = Individual
T = That
C = Can
H = Handle anything

American Kestrel

Another exciting day on the home front. Hubby went to take the recycling this morning late. The first thing he says as he returned was" I need your help". That always worries me when I hear that and can't see him. I'm thinking "Now what?". He walks in with a paper bag and tells me that there is a wounded bird in it. Sure enough there was a beautiful, young female American Kestrel. We ended taking her to the Lakeside Nature Center. Then we toured the Center. If you haven't been there in a while you should go. Don't forget to leave some of your hard earned money in one of their donation boxes. They have 2 Bald Eagles, also hawks, owls, falcons, snakes, turtles....We were very impressed. Next time we have out of town guests we will be making a stop there. As we were leaving they told us that the wounded wing had been cleaned & bandaged. So here's hoping that the young Miss Kestrel has a full recovery.

Friday, June 01, 2007

What childhood toy from the 80s are you?

You're a Spirograph!! You're pretty tripped out, even though you've been known to be a bit boring at times. You manage to serve your purpose in life while expending hardly any effort (and are probably stoned to the gills all the while).
Take this quiz.
I don't do "stoned". And if "tripped out" means gadgets then call me gadget girl. Hubby would tell you that I'm never boring. He never know what to expect from me.

I feel like freaking Mother Nature

I feel like freaking Mother Nature. Last Friday, we bought 13 flats of pink & purple petunias (234 plants) for our flower boxes. Tonight, while getting mosquito bitten, I finished planting the last of them. I also bought this rose, called Outta the Blue, and planted it on Sunday. It's blooming like crazy. I still have 9 ferns, 8 small vincas, and a cucumber to plant.

My big tip to you gardeners: Buy Soil Moist for pots, hanging baskets & flower boxes. You won't have to water as often. It's great!