Saturday, April 29, 2006

Not as Mad as a Wet Hornet, but...

I'm feeling a little bit PO'd today at a comment my uncle made on our family web site. It's one of those Yahoo group sites that has actually been wonderful for our family. We all keep in touch regularly (cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.) through the site. Anyway, my cousin or brother or someone started a "Things you might not know about me" and it included four places you've lived, four places you'd rather be right now, four jobs you've had, etc. I said under 4 places I'd rather be, "Sitting in a hot tub with my husband."

My uncle started a new category called, "Four places I'd never want to be."
1. In a hot tub with Kathy's husband.
2. In hell with a broken back.
3. In jail.
4. In bed sick having a nightmare.

I started to reply, "Gee thanks. Glad to know my husband is right up there with HELL, jail, etc." But I called my dad first and asked if I should send it. He said, "I really think it was a joke, Kathy. I laughed and thought I wouldn't want to be in a hot tub with Richard either." So I'm letting it go.

I guess I don't have much of a sense of humor. I want to say something clever and funny back, but having no imagine whatsoever and always thinking of the perfect reply two weeks later has hindered me. Ideas?

Meanwhile, I'm going to post a couple of pictures I took this week. They're sweet! Enjoy!

Our neighbor's niece's horse. I don't know his name (the other one is called "Patches"). He likes to come over to bum apples and carrots.

The irises are in full bloom right now. These look just like my Grandma's irises that she had planted in Branchville, Indiana. Mom and Dad once took a couple when they visited the old homeplace, and we've all managed to replant some in our yards. But since there were already here when we came, I haven't replanted my grandmother's.

That's all for now!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Letter is "M"

My pal Ivy posted a new game. Like Ivy, I'm just giddy about games. She asked anyone who wanted to play to post a comment on her site. She then assigns a letter and my job is to write 10 words that begin with that letter and why that word is important to me. It always comes back to being all about me! haha!

Marriage. When I vowed to love, honor and cherish my husband almost 20 years ago, I meant it. I have never strayed. I love spending time with him. I put up with a lot of crap, but I give out a lot too. It makes me feel wonderful knowing that our love for each other is still true and strong.

Melissa. My baby girl. She is the single most important person in my life whose name begins with the letter "M". She will be 11 years old in August and is already experiencing the pangs of becoming a teenager. Those dastardly hormones are making her even more sensitive and emotional than usual. She felt her best friend betrayed her yesterday, but I assured her that life happens. How we respond to these types of challenges is what defines our character.

Money. Contrary to popular belief, money is not evil. How you treat other people to make money is what can be evil. We have to have money to keep a roof over our heads, to pay bills, to feed our families. I intend to make a good living, to be able to buy nice things, and save for college and retirement, but I will NOT make this money by screwing someone else over. I will make money by treating people fairly, ethically, and with high moral standards.

Monkeys. Let's address the question, "If man evolved from apes, why are there still apes?" I believe it's because man was a different species of ape. There are thousands of species of trees, but still... they are trees. I think the people who dismiss evolution with some glib comment are not too bright. By ignoring science, you are moving us back toward the monkey end of the spectrum. Evolution and creationism CAN go hand-in-hand - stop being so fanatical about your religion (like certain factions of the Islamic faith) and accept this.

Mean. That's how my kids describe my husband and me when we strive to be good parents. When you spend 4 hours a day (plus) on the Internet, yes we will monitor where you go, who you talk to, and what you say. When we say that you need to have 8 hours of sleep, thus you must go to bed by 9:00 p.m., we mean it. Because we are mean. We hope you are good people when you grow up so that you, too, can have and raise good people.

Marketing. I love coming up with marketing ideas. I love writing the mailers, newsletters, and web sites that I maintain. I love sharing these ideas with other agents in my office to see them succeed too.

Moogie. The mother of Quark. From Star Trek. And that takes us to Star Trek. How I love that show. hahaha. Make it so.

Mountains. Our last vacation was to the Smoky Mountains. I loved it. I am ready for another vacation! I'm thinking seriously abut saving money to take my girls to Europe in 2007. BUT I'll have to pay off some major bills first. From surgery. And new sunroom.

Mayhem. This is my political comment. Mayhem is what this administration and Congress has brought to our beautiful nation. Time to kick them all out.

Oooooooo... last M....

I'm going to have to go with M&M's. I love them. Then again, I love anything with chocolate. I think I'd eat a rat turd if it was covered in chocolate. Okay, I'm not really serious about THAT, but I do so love chocolate.

Now, if you want to play this game, you can comment too. I don't really expect anyone to comment because I don't really think anyone reads this blog.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Oops, Let's Cover Other News

Latest headline "Oops, she did it again.". It appears that Brittney Spears may be expecting her third child (to go along with Kevin and Sean Prseton). The worst part of this is that any of us really give a damn about it. It's one of the headlines on my Comcast news (along with the possibility that Angelina's due date may still be a month away).

Instead of feeding the general public this kind of drivel, I'd like to see the media spend more energy covering stories beyond sound-bites. Like let's see more detailed news on what's going on in the rest of the world. Can you imagine how much news we miss because we spend all our time watching about which celebrity is pregnant, who's divorcing whom, what celeb house is for sale, etc.? Here are some articles that the world needs to know more about rather than this celebrity crap.

  1. Report laments 'despicable abuses' of children in Congo.
  2. Puerto Rico government may face shutdown.
  3. Chernyobl to kill 90,000.
  4. UNICEF 'sounds alarm' for Darfur's children.
  5. Nepal's king gives up absolute power.
  6. Major quake jolts Russian Far East.
  7. Oil raises hopes, fears in Belize.

That's just a sprinkling of some major stories that we should be FAR more concerned about rather than Brittney, Angelina, and the nut-job Tom Cruise and baby. See? I was involved enough in the Tom Cruise story to even label him a nut-job! Aaarrggghhhh!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Whoa - Interesting editorial

I found this op-ed piece by John Dean to be fascinating. If Past Is Prologue, George Bush Is Becoming An Increasingly Dangerous President. If Republicans lose control of the House this November, the investigations that will take place over this administration will be so much uglier than Watergate, Whitewater, and Monica-gate. I probably shouldn't but I've literally laughed out loud at people when they blindly defend everything this White House has done.

Time will tell. Tick tock.

Another Photo

I forgot to post a new picture today. I don't know if I can find a good one, but here goes... I did find a good one! I love this photo of Melissa goofing off. She is so lucky to have the thick, gorgeous hair. She cut it all off once and donated it to "Locks of Love." I think we had 12 inches at that time. Her latest haircut (after this photo was taken) took off about 2 inches. Her hair has more red than I had when I was her age.

See the ugly wallpaper behind her? That's the sh*t I'm trying to strip, but have gotten too busy. Plus it's hard to do. I guess I need to just schedule some time off to work on it. Ivy? You wanna come over to work on it with me? :-) Nudge nudge wink wink.

Blog Meeting Today

I can't go for long, but am able to pop in for a few moments. I'm here at the office covering floor time... the "agent on duty." heh heh she said "dootie." I'm bringing presents again.

It's a quiet day on the floor so far. My only call has been from one of my own clients (and friends). She's out of work as of this coming Friday, so I told her about a couple of job openings I know of in the hopes that she can snatch one of them up.

I watched Bill Maher last night. I'm not at all happy with the direction our nation is heading, but I'm also thinking we're still a great country. I think we liberals need to pause from forecasting just doom and gloom and remember that the United States truly is a wonderful place to live. I am anxious to see democracy in action again this year, though, to see if we can flip Congress back to Democrats. We are STARVING for more of a balance of power. I want to see this president and his administration subject to the same intense investigation that Kenneth Starr put Bill Clinton through. Isn't that Fitzpatrick guy supposed to be already doing this? Why aren't we hearing about it?

Friday, April 21, 2006

April Showers...

... bring May flowers. That's my latest mailing that I put together today. If you're not on my mailing list (for real estate) and want to be, let me know. If you ARE on my mailing list you should get something on Monday. Enjoy!

I've spent a good chunk of today helping other agents in my office. One bought a new BIG printer and couldn't get the print cartridges installed (all four of them, plus the drum and fuser), so I helped her. I spent a good hour on hold waiting for Hewlett Packard to answer. They won't even try to help unless you send proof that you PAID for their printers. Yikes. I helped another agent merge her excel files into mailing labels (so he could do his April showers mailing, too).

I was going to meet my Mom and sister for dinner in Clarksville, but I just do not want to drive through Nashville in rush hour traffic, spend $3 p/gallon for gasoline, for an hour-dinner. Even though I love and adore my Mom and sis...

My Spanish class is beginning to sink in. I certainly can't speak anything fluently at this point (including English, haha), but it's starting to sink in. One of my colleagues asked how I was and I knew enough to say, "Bien. Y usted?" (Good, and you?). How cool.

K, I'm really stretching for news so I'll end your misery. buh-bye.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What's With These Gas Prices????

Aaarrrggghhhhh!!!! I'm so sick of paying almost $3.00 p/gallon for gasoline! Let's all inundate our Congressmen & Congresswomen, the White House, and everyone else we can think of demanding they do something to lower these price. How about dipping into the oil reserve? How's about we use some of that oil Iraq has? Kuwait? United Arab Emerites (are they REALLY our friends)?

Here's my picture of the day. I spent more than six hours helping another agent put together a "brochure/report" for a very very nice listing, and this is one of my photos from the day.

Pretty, huh? There's another photo I'd love to post, but I'm afraid it would make it too obvious on who's selling and what (and I promised to keep the info confidential).

I have Spanish class tomorrow night. I was supposed to learn the alphabet, count to 20, and learn some easy conversations. So far I've learned up to the letter "J" in the alphabet, but that's it. It's not sticking. I didn't think you were ever too old to learn, but as I struggle with these Spanish basics, I'm not sure that's the case for me anymore. I have CRS disease - can't remember sh*t! Ha.

Oh we heard from the sunroom guy today. They're thinking the missing window will be in by Tuesday, so they'll be back then to finish the deck. (We're still looking at only the posts and subfloor down at this point). Sigh.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Hello Tuesday.

It's too pretty to stay inside and work, but here I am. But obviously I'm not working if I'm posting here, so there ya go. Okay, here's the dog picture I promised.

Lonely Libby is laying down (I'm thinking about getting her shaved for summer). Cocoa whose Mom was ho'ing around with a chihuahua is on the left (see the Pomeranian curled tail, but chihuahua everthing else?). And Jack the neighborhood Jack Russell Terrorist is the white one. He is a thief. If anyone ever has anything in their yard, on their porch, or in an open garage, it will become Jack's property. We had to walk over to his house the other day to reclaim a rollerblade.... a gigantic heavy rollerblade. My nickname for him is Jackass. Go figure.

That's all I have for now! :-)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Happy Monday

Not a bad day here. I ran into my pal Ivy at CVS pharmacy today and got to look at her tick bite. My sympathy goes out to her and the resulting lyme disease. That sucks for her. I got to see her handsome son Aaron today - I'd met Meghan and Nate before.

We had a girl scout meeting tonight... we didn't have too many girls there and it was nice. We made balloon flip-flops that were very cute. Ivy has a tick bite. My co-leader Beth had a spider bite. They both looked bad, but Ivy's was worse. For some reason, we've had an invasion of spiders lately. I'm killing about two a day and Velma is off'ing about five or six. Yuck.

Okay, here's a new picture (for picture of the day). It's part of our front yard ... I thought the blooms on the tree would show up better. Tomorrow's picture will be of our two dogs and the neighborhood Jack Russell Terrorist. Until then!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

I Need Drugs to Survive Easter

Did I already wish you a Happy Easter? Mine doesn't seem to be shaping up to be at all enjoyable. I've been really angry at my husband all day because he has clearly indicated he feels it is a waste of money for me to drive the 2 hours to see my parents at Easter. He said, "MY family is here." First of all, Duh. His mom lives with us. But what really pisses me off is when I picture when our daughters as adults with husbands who say, "You shouldn't go visit your parents." Frankly, I plan to go tomorrow without him. Happy Easter.

Now to top all that off, Melissa is boo-hooing because we didnt' have an Easter egg hunt today. Instead, we mowed the lawn, went to the office, potted flowers, and went to church this evening. We went to the 7:00 p.m mass and it was LONG. It was the night where people come into the church, so there are baptisms, confirmations, and first communions. We sneaked out right after communion at 9:00 p.m. rather than waiting for the "official" ending (another prayer and song). Mass is okay, except when the musicians sing every single part they can sing (every prayer, every amen, every responsorial, etc.). And everything had the same tune. I suppose the musicians were trying to make the Mass extra-special with all the singing because of the people being baptized, but it still annoyed me. Maybe I'm just having a crisis of faith. I feel so guilty about not taking my daughters to church regularly. But when I go, I just sit there annoyed at different things (crying babies, not-perfect singers, etc.).

So we're driving home at 9:15 p.m. only to find out no dinner is ready and I have to go get something. Hello Sonic. It's cheaper than Pizza Hut.

Hopefully Easter Sunday will be better. I hope so because I don't want to spend all day being angry like I've felt today.

Friday, April 14, 2006

EWW - 10 year old is flirted with

We went to the carnival tonight in Smyrna and my 10-year old was disgusted after her last ride. Apparently the ride guy flirted with Melissa and her friend. She grossed out. Personally I think he was flirting with everyone. While standing in one line, a lady behind me tapped my shoulder and said, "I'm so glad to see that there are parents here who are actually with their children." Um, yes? Then I started looking around and saw there were an awful lot of kids there who didn't have an adult with them. What the hell is wrong with people???

Okay, I'm going to post a couple of pictures for your viewing pleasure. (ha).

Yep, it's me. I don't know why I took off my glasses, but maybe I should consider contacts. That way my eyes can get infected and I can go blind from the contact fluid. But I do like this photo that Hillary took.

Hillary and Melissa posing. I thought it was cute.

That's my friend and hero Anissa who got me in to see her doctor when I was having the acute gall bladder attacks. She'll kill me if she sees that I posted this.

Melissa and Erica (who hates having her picture taken) on the farris wheel.

Finally, a view of the midway before it got crowded. One of the "games" was actually giving away little bunny rabbits as a prize. Although I'm no vet, they appeared to be pretty healthy. I don't have a picture of them, though.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! We don't have big plans, unless I drive up to my parents house in Kentucky. It appears that no one except me wants to go. I hate paying $2.75 a gallon to go myself. I am so angry at the gas prices going up again. I feel very helpless about it.

So to cheer myself up, I posted my favorite picture. It cracks me up every time I see it!

I'm sitting here watching "The Day After Tomorrow" with Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhal. At the risk of revealing how old I am (haha), I just want to say that I think Dennis Quaid is soooo good looking! Not as sexy as my own husband, of course, but still. I saw him interviewed the other night on either Letterman or Leno and even wrinkled up, he looks good. Dang.

Lordy work has been keeping me busy. I did have a listing appointment this afternoon, but the asshat found another agent. That's fine and dandy - I have no problem with that. It was his attitude about it that frosted my butt. When I politely asked who the other agent was, he said, "Well you'll find out soon enough." What a jerk. That paranoid, secretive attitude makes me glad I didn't actually get stuck working with him. Boy am I venting today! Ha!

I think I'm taking my daughters to a "fair/carnival" tonight that's set up in front of the Smyrna bowling alley. I may take my camera and try to get some fun pictures. I'm out of news!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

100 Things About Me

  1. I am married to Richard, a funny brilliant man who I adore and cherish.
  2. We dated for 5 months before getting hitched in 1986.
  3. We were already “older” when we got married – I was 26 he was 31.
  4. It took three years of infertility treatments before we were able to have children, and in fact we had already gathered the papers to start adoption procedures.
  5. I have two daughters, Hillary Anne and Melissa Erin.
  6. Not to be bragging, but they are both brilliant. I believe Hillary has a photographic memory so her A’s come easily, but Melissa has to study for every single A she gets.
  7. My Dad was in the Air Force so we grew up all over the USA.
  8. My favorite state that I lived in at that time was North Dakota.
  9. The coldest it got while we lived in Grand Forks was 48 below, or 98 below wind chill.
  10. I have four younger brothers and one older sister.
  11. One brother is a talented guitarist in a West Kentucky regional band.
  12. One brother is a talented drummer, but he earns his paycheck as a science teacher.
  13. One brother is a mechanical genius who just bought a new house with his young wife.
  14. One brother is a genius genius, but I don’t typically agree with his life-decisions.
  15. My sister is a widow who lost her husband to cancer when he was 43. I still grieve for both her and him and their four children. It breaks my heart.
  16. When I was 5-years old I swallowed a dime my mom gave me for the ice cream truck, so my sister halved a Popsicle with me (she’s a sweetie). I never found the dime.
  17. I graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Journalism/Radio-TV.
  18. I worked at WKMS-FM in the promotions department.
  19. I hosted “Backroads” and was “Ralph the Engineer” on the “Ranger Bob Show.”
  20. My college years were a time of great joy in my life, my memories are wonderful!
  21. I was born at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, the nearest town was Knobnoster.
  22. I have been to all but three states: Connecticut, Michigan, and Alaska.
  23. I’ve been to Mexico and Canada, but never “overseas”.
  24. I’ve been quoted in several national publications including: Real Simple, Fortune, USA Today, and Money.
  25. I’ve published award winning news articles!
  26. I forgot to take the price tag of the dress I wore to my first job interview.
  27. One night I had diarrhea while riding in a boat on the Ohio River.
  28. Barges have really big spotlights.
  29. I have voted republican, but I mostly vote for democrats.
  30. I think those currently in power in Washington are setting our country up to be the next Roman empire.
  31. I completely support space exploration.
  32. I hope the nations of our world can learn to love and accept each other without violence and hatred.
  33. I am not a hippy.
  34. I have two dogs: Libby and Cocoa.
  35. I have two cats: Pootster and Kitty. Pootster is really old. She’s 18 in cat hears. That’s 126 in human years.
  36. I’ve had my heart broken more times by friends than by men.
  37. I was engaged once before to someone I’m quite grateful that I didn’t marry.
  38. My husband has never yelled at me.
  39. Sometimes I fail, but I’m usually willing to take a chance on things.
  40. I believe the U.S. has lost the war on drugs. Let’s legalize them so we can tax them and control them.
  41. I love watching TV. My favorite shows are: Lost, Survivor, Two and Half Men, King of Queens, VH1 Reality Shows, and all the Designed to Sell and Sell This House type shows.
  42. My favorite author is Anne McCaffrey and her Dragonriders of Pern series.
  43. I’ve learned to really enjoy Andre Norton and have several pieces from her estate, including jewelry, books, and a beaded coin purse.
  44. I am diabetic and really struggle hard to eat right. It is an agonizing struggle.
  45. I have liver disease caused by diabetes. If I don’t lose 50 pounds, I could die. Yet I still struggle.
  46. I wish I was independently wealthy so I could build my dream home, take a lot of vacations, and enjoy a lot of quality, fun time with my family.
  47. If I won the Powerball, I’d probably give a lot of it away to my family and some friends.
  48. I lost a lot of weight right before I met my husband. People who previously wouldn’t give me the time of day were suddenly much nicer.
  49. I really used to enjoy things like hiking, but because I married a man with a bad leg that part of my life fell away.
  50. I used to own a banjo, but don't have a bit of music talent.
  51. My mother-in-law has lived with us for more than 11 years.
  52. I should be sainted, except I don’t go to church often enough!
  53. I don’t look at all good in hats.
  54. I am the leader of a Girl Scout troop.
  55. I used to be president of the Waldron School PTO.
  56. I am angry at people who mix politics with religion.
  57. My favorite toy when I was little was a purple bicycle with a b-a-n-a-n-a seat.
  58. My favorite city I’ve visited is a toss-up between Boston and Austin.
  59. I hate Wal Mart.
  60. The former treasurer of the United States was a reference on my resume.
  61. I’ve thought about being a foster mom.
  62. All the walls in my house are white, except those that have wallpaper.
  63. I don’t think I’m a bad cook, but my family makes fun of my cooking when I do.
  64. My favorite movies are Star Trek: First Contact, Independence Day, The Fifth Element, Men in Black, Office Space, Lord of the Rings… see a pattern here?
  65. I have written a children’s book called “The Adventures of Pheebs and Pattie” that has yet to be published.
  66. I have two favorite cakes: yellow with chocolate icing and Mississippi Mud Cake.
  67. I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 11, 2001.
  68. I was three-years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
  69. I hated mushrooms and rice until after college.
  70. My Mom and I earned got a “C” in home-economics when I was in 8th grade. I only passed because she sewed the top I was supposed to make.
  71. I don’t like taking orders. If you ask me to do something, I’m happy to help. If you tell me, I get angry.
  72. I cry when I get mad.
  73. Do. Not. Screw. Me. Over. My license plate should read DFWM (for Don’t F with me).
  74. My favorite drink is Diet Cream Soda by A&W.
  75. I think Wisconsin is an awesome state – they have cheese curds and beautiful landscapes.
  76. I am now wearing my first pair of bifocals and I love them. I don’t have to squint anymore.
  77. My favorite joke was a Jesus joke, but since I don’t want to go to hell I stopped telling it.
  78. I love computers and almost all accompanying technology.
  79. I really should run for political office, but the skeletons in my closet prevent me from doing this.
  80. I love watching Bill Maher and Jon Stewart.
  81. If I had to choose between ocean or mountain, I’d pick mountain.
  82. I want to ride in a hot air balloon.
  83. My dentist’s name in Lexington was Dr. Hurt.
  84. I had early signs of cancer, so had a hysterectomy when I was 37.
  85. Giving birth to 9-pound babies au naturale is a lot easier than having an acute gall bladder attack.
  86. I know the guy whose Dad recommended the U.S. go to the metric system.
  87. When I was a teenager, I snooped in all the hiding places of the people I’d babysit for.
  88. I invested in the stock market from the money I earned babysitting when I was 12-years old.
  89. I had to get a tetanus shot when I was around 7 years old because I let one of my neighbors stick a dart in my arm while we played doctor.
  90. Since we’ve lived in LaVergne, we’ve caught a very pregnant black widow spider that gave birth to about 1000 babies in a jar we had her in. We’ve also caught a big old snake that we released by Percy Priest Lake up the road from us.
  91. I am scared of spiders and snakes.
  92. I’m thinking about getting a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
  93. I nearly drowned as a child, but still love the water.
  94. If I could be any animal, I’d be a bird because I think flying would be awesome.
  95. I was born and raised Catholic.
  96. I would secretly like to write movie scripts.
  97. I bit my nails unti I was about 30 years old.
  98. My hair is hideously straight without a perm.
  99. I once forgot that my garage door wasn't all the way open, and backed into it.
  100. Some people think I'm a control freak.

Sunroom has begun

Actually at this point, we're talking demolition of the old deck. So far they have the roof and the handrails off. It already looks better! I'd almost be satisfied at this point with just the roof off! Meanwhile, I'm posting a "before" picture. This is the two-man crew removing the old roof. I don't know if you can tell, but it had no pitch on it - no slant for the water to drainl. That meant that there was an enormous amount of mold and water damage underneath. It was pretty gross. The people who lived here before us were brilliant - an attorney and a Coca-Cola manager. But obviously they were dumb as shit when it came to plain, old-fashioned common sense.

Yay! I finished putting my numbers together for my taxes. Now Richard can get them done later today. He gets to plug them into Turbo-Tax. If anyone wants to know what the cost of being a realtor is, my expenses before gas were more than $10,000. This includes insurance, dues, MLS fees, marketing, advertising, etc. With gas, that's another $1732. Yikes. BUT it's so worth it. It does take some time to build a business, but I doubled mine this year from last year and I want to double it again. I think as long as you're honest, energetic, and you truly put your clients needs above your own, you will build a reputation as a professional Realtor.

I meant to get up and go to church this morning, but I guess I died in my sleep. I woke up at (are you sitting) ELEVEN O'CLOCK. I couldn't believe it! My poor dogs must have bladders the size of basketballs! Bless their hearts! And I mean that in a NICE way. The "You're a mess" way. haha.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Republicans Hit New Low

I always felt the people currently holding the mighty political stick (used to constantly beat Democrats over the head) were basically dishonest thieves. Yes, they talk about how Christian they are and how they love Jesus etc. But I believe they've forgotten one of the mainstays of being a decent human being: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

So let's say George Bush or Dick Cheney or Karl Rove have a spouse who is a covert CIA agent. Okay, maybe not even completely undercover, but enough so that not even the neighbors know. Now pretend that Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden or Howard Dean are mad at them because they blew the whistle on something that could affect you politically. So these Democrats in charge decide they'll have one of their underlings tell a reporter that the spouse of George, Dick or Karl is really an undercover CIA agent. What do you think would happen?

I think not only would their popularity poll numbers PLUNGE as well they should (like reported on MSNBC News), but they'd be charged with TREASON. They would be impeached. There would be an outcry so loud that the planet would shake. They would probably serve prison time.

But because George, Dick, and Karl did this, it seems that it may be okay. It's just not that big of an issue. They have control of the Congress, so none of their cronies will support any measure to impeach or censure them.

I can't wait for the 2008 elections. It's time to put some balance back into the government so that these crooks will stop getting away with this criminal behavior. Their behavior must be okay because Jesus loves criminals too. He just doesn't care for illegal aliens, gays, people who have abortions, people who perform abortions, the French, Democrats, women who want to run for president, people who live in blue states (or the color blue), and blacks.

God bless us every one.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Copycat Kathy writes quiz

Following the lead of Sonia and Bad Ivy, I've written a quiz to see how well you know Kathy. Good luck and let me know how you do! Hugs and kisses, kathy

How Well Do You Know Kathy?

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Choking Game

I just read a story on Comcast about a West Virginia 4.0 college student who died playing the "choking game." Apparently it's a game where kids cut off the oxygen supply to their brains briefly so they can feel the rush when oxygen is restored. My question, why don't kids today just get high? Is it because our society is so rigid now that kids are terrified to try something that doesn't kill (pot) because it's against the religious right and OMG practically a FELONY? Instead, they do this stupid game and accidentally kill themselves to feel a little rush. I don't know about you, but I'd rather catch my kid with a doobie than to find her hanging from a ceiling fan.

A friend of mine just found a pot-pipe in her daughters car and threw her out of the house. It really was the impetus of a long-standing situation, but she just absolutely freaked out. She cried and sobbed and finally turned it over to God. I told her that all kids experiment someway somehow, and she was darn lucky that's all she found.

PS - My sincere sympathy to Loni who posted a comment.