New Theme, New Post, New Laugh!

I had been working on 3 new topics when all of a sudden, SMACK!  I realized I was out numbered and surrounded by lunacy, the NRA and negativity.  Go Figure!  Feeling much like Custer as he shook his head saying “They were all right at the party last night!”.  I really needed to smile and laugh.  My search for personal amusement StumbleUpon gave me this. 

My Prayer Answered.  (Now if only the others would manifest themselves. sigh!)

 

Human Resources sent out a letter to Employees:

To have been a Fly on that wall when those were received!

**This is not meant to be offensive.  Just for fun. 

photo courtesy i.imgur

 

Cafe Today | Calling All Caped Crusaders of Common Sense

Turn on your Bat Signal.   Fire Up your Spidey Sense Seeker. 

Seriously, America needs help!  Common Sense and Democracy are at stake.

Mental Health Crusaders are needed ASAP in Madison Wisconsin.  The new republican Governor, Scott Walker has been told to decided to make a name for himself by declaring war on those slackers known as State Employees.  All of which have union contracts.  I am asking for the Mental Health Crusaders to assist as Governor Walker requires some common sense.  Apparently this can happen to newly elected as well as long-term officials.

 

 

courtesy Associated Press

 

The New York Times writes:   Meanwhile, the governor is refusing to accept his own share of responsibility for the state’s projected $137 million shortfall. Just last month, he and the Legislature gave away $117 million in tax breaks, mostly for businesses that expand and for private health savings accounts. That was a choice lawmakers made, and had it not been for those decisions and a few others, according to the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the state would have had a surplus.

Wisconsin is certainly not as bad off as California, Illinois, and several northeastern states that are making tough budgetary decisions without trying to eliminate union rights. Nonetheless, the union-busting movement is picking up steam, with lawmakers in Ohio, Indiana, and several other states. On Thursday in Washington, John Boehner, the speaker of the House, weighed in on Mr. Walker’s side.


Keeping schools closed and blocking certain public services is not a strategy we support and could alienate public opinion and play into the governor’s hand. Short of that, the unions should make their voices heard and push back hard against this misguided plan.  (NYT opinion article 2/17/11)

Governor  Walker takes office and immediately gives tax breaks to put the state over budget, then blames everyone within earshot and is told to go after union contracts to resolve the problem he just created.  Now.  This is where we need a caped crusader to assist him in understanding DEMOCRACY.  Oh, and let him know that threatening to send in crowd instigators, just for fun, is not appropriate.    

This just in:  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents, according to an Associated Press rundown

Right now Walkers EGO is riding high!  The “ego” needs to step back and have common sense take over.  Democracy is a discussion.

Response to Change

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. 

                                                                                                     ~Author unknown

Who’s Stylin Now!

A few days ago, Jamie (Fnkybee) at http://fnkybee.wordpress.com    left me a note asking me to mosey on over to her blog.   I am thinking she has some hot photos of Brad, Johnny and other hunky dunky guys.  Tada!   Jamie is the proud recipient of a Major Award.  The Stylish Blogger Award.  Blogdom’s answer to the Oscars.   Well, this could not happen to a nicer “mad woman-wild girl.” Fnkybee is a very cool lady.   She is a loving wife & mother, loyal friend and bad-ass sister.  She battles injustice and rampant stupidity in her spare time + Fights against evil ComCast + Parties with the best of gentile Nashville folk + Rocks the night away every chance she gets.  

So there I am just reading along as she does her best awards speech when I tripped over my name on her blog.  Damn girl!  Ms Fnkybee picked me as one of her choices for the very same Stylish Blogger Award.  What?  Really?  Well, All right!  I got it, uh huh!   I got it, uh huh!  Happy Dance time! Wahoo!  I was among a very prestigious group of bloggers.  Don’t I feel humble.  So now I have to follow the rules.   OK!  

RULES:    I must list 7 things no one knows about me.  Then choose 6 nominees to pass on the Stylish Blogger Award.  Leave a message for each of the six letting them know you have something for them on your blog.

Major Award to Me Haha!

    

 So  here  is my boring stuff.

       1.      All passengers in my car make me swear never to sing along with the music.  Yes, it really is that bad.

2.    Back in the day I had a mad crush on David Cassidy of The Partridge Family.  He was so, so cute and had great hair!

        3.     Gretchen was our guinea pig.  For most of her 8 years with us, she endured our cat Charlie sleeping in her cage.  She was groomed with Barbie accessories while the kids attempted to dress her up.  She would have no part of that.  Surprising she lived so long.

4.    I am peeved at Publisher’s Clearing House.  They assured me they would  to pay a visit to my house, bringing  the bouquet of roses, balloons and giant Million dollar check to my door.  Big Fat Liars!

       5.     I spent a great deal of my youth in the Apple Tree bordering our yard.  I watched my 5 older brothers be ratted out for smoking on numerous occasions.  They had no idea who squealed.  I heard them say things I did not understand …until years later. They all thought they were quite the Chick Magnets.   HaHaHaHaHa!

6.   For a few years I taught adults a healthcare business class at a local technical school.  As a break in the curriculum, I read Dr Seuss books and held discussion groups after.  The discussions were amazing.  If counselors or psychologists want to allow people to open up and speak of their issues, give them a few green eggs and ham! 

      7.   Maybe someday my Prince will come and take me away to travel the world.  ‘Tis a dream I had.  I promise I will not sing to him!

Whew! There are so many terrific blogs how can I possible pick only 6 ?  Special mention goes back to Fnkybee.  She was bestowed the Award again by  thoughts at http://thoughtsappear.wordpress.com/.   So, I must think on something for her at a later date.

I have my favorite blog buds and a few you may not know.  They are well worth checking out.  C’mon, we all need to get out more because…

          “The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”                                                                                                                                     * unknown

So, the Award goes to……

  1   http://nancygedney.wordpress.com     Nancy lives in Idaho, loves animals and writes a lovely blog with insight, humor and much grace.  I love the warmth in her writings.

2   http://fromthelittleyellowkitchen.wordpress.com      Chrissy and Lauren, 2 college grads that are best buds and love to cook in their spare time. There is plenty of delicious and mouth-watering food.  Yumm!  Great photos.  I always have a good feeling when I visit the yellow kitchen.

3    http://takearideonthereading.wordpress.com    Tarot started this blog for the WordPress Post a Day Challenge.  He lives in Toronto and fights unfair taxation daily.  His blog is intelligent, timely and filled with blogging tips.  This is a blog for readers.  He also has another blog aimed at writers at http://quidmont.wordpress.com 

4   http://findingstrengthtostandagain.wordpress.com    Tara has overcome so many obstacles in her life.  I am very humbled when reading of the challenges she encounters in her daily life.  She is also a navy wife and proud of it.

5   http://lifeintheboomerlane.wordpress.com      Renee is a writer of novels, a former teacher and hula hoop champion.  Renee lives in Virginia.  I discovered her recently and enjoy and appreciate her humor.

6   http://www.cassagram.com     Cassagram:   like a telegram only funnier.  Cassandra writes with a terrific wit.  She is young, hip and offers a fresh take on her world.  Plus, she has a regular item that I love called Boyfriend of the week.  Lots of hunky dunky guys. Well worth the visit.

Thanks again to Fnkybee. 

**sorry about the font…aliens in the machine!

Cafe Today | Ever Wonder Why Cupid Uses An Arrow?

Smitten with Cupid’s Arrows

 Have you ever give any thought to Cupid?  Why is he flying around aiming arrows at everyone?  Who gave him this power?  Why does he use an arrow?  Does love really look as bad as this poor guy? There are many questions.

Let’s just get down to it.  

Q:   Who is Cupid and who designs his clothes.  Just who gave him the bow and arrow? 

         A:   Sears men’s collection for the ensemble.  Rugged yet tough wearing pants.  Everyday shirt goes well with anything in his wardrobe.  Bow and Arrow from Cabellas.  Arrow sparkle and bling accessories by Joan Rivers.  Wings by Victoria Secret ‘wanna bees’.

 Q:  Is he really a sweet little cherub, an angelic being flying around bouncing off the clouds or is he something more? 

         A:  Number one, sweet cherubic beings are not allowed to have  bows and arrows.  It’s in the Cherub rule book.  Oh, yeah, he is something else though!  Did you not see the picture?

Q:   So where did he come from? 

          A:   Long story.  Thousands of years ago – BVG – before video games – people became bored and lonely hanging out at the local watering hole. Literally a watering hole.   Too many Camels, Scorpions and Sand.   Lovely ladies and handsome gentlemen, not so much.  One night, a bored and lonely goat herder by the name of Cupidamius visited the local watering hot spot and decided he needed to shake things up.  He knew in that instant he had the greatest idea ever for his loneliness.   He wanted a way to meet girls. Instead of just passing other goat herder families on their way to the local watering  hole.  He knew he must find a way to meet women and fall in love.  He wanted the fairy tale you see.  “And they lived happily ever after” stuff.   He was ahead of his time. Cupidamius grabbed his Bow and Quiver. (Apparently it magically appeared??)  Filled it with arrows.  Voila!  Thus, he became “Cupidous Wingdoneon Bow-Arrowous”.   Cupid had arrived!  He journeyed forth into that good night, saw a lonely soul and started shooting.  Not to hurt anyone, silly. With cupid arrows.  Cupid discovered when he used his arrow,  for some odd reason that person fell in love with the first person they encountered.  Kinda like Midnight on a Saturday night at the local brew pub, huh!  

Desert Watering Hole courtesy National Geographic

  

 

 Q:  So is Cupid still employed or did the internet really kill him off ?   Damn you Match.Com!

           A:  Yes, Match.com, E Harmony, Plenty of Fish (Yeah, right) and others have really hurt poor Cupid.    I understand there are some Temporary Employees however!  Perhaps Cupid now looks a bit more like this:

 

 Meet the New Temp……. Cupid?   Really!    

              Not quite what we envision, eh!  Sort of a  Steel Worker, Longshoremen, Teamster combo.  Jobs being what they are, some have moved on to foreign clouds as it were. (Mainly over Mexico or India)  Temps have to work, right.  Economic Hard Times everywhere.   Slim pickins out there folks, so we will get over it.

Hamster Valentine …….Cupid’s Helper

             So back to my question…why does Cupid use an arrow?   Because it hurts more.  The arrow’s sharp stinging blow makes you deaf, dumb and blind.  Making it easier to fall in love.   Apparently Cupid  believes we need to be blinded by pain to fall in love.  Was he looking in the mirror when he came up with that dumb idea?  Not sure.

          I imagine he was telling us that our brain was not necessary to fall in love.  Hmm!  Interesting!   What would happen if Cupid had used a feather or a bucket of water?  Perhaps a  box of chocolates?  Now, maybe some of you would be OK with a pile of  feathers striking you, risking a mouth full of feathers, not pretty.  Or some may not mind having water dumped on them.  Well that definitely ruins and ensemble doesn’t it! The box of chocolates, ….well hell,  everybody would like those.  But, none of those will blind you to love.   Just risk a sugary high.  Yep, has to be an arrow.   Love Hurts!

Who would you want as your Cupid?   What is your perfect match?  Are you willing to settle?  Think about it.

Today i can only hope Cupid looks like this………Oh my!

Gotta Love a guy that can handle a bow & arrow......Jeremy Renner as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel

            *Oh, and  this year, do not become upset if Cupid misses you.  I understand there is a “Wing Recall”, Arrow Failures and many layoffs.    So don’t wait for the flying archer guy.  Put yourself out there and meet someone.  Be smart.  Be Safe.  Open Your Heart.   In other words……Get your butt out the door and find that someone to love.  You can do it.  Go on.  Are you still here?   Get out there!!!

 

 
photo courtesy of holidayinsights.com 

One Dollar a Day!

According to the U.S. and World Population Report from census.gov  website, the populations are as of this posting: 

 

 U.S.  population      310,776,120
World population        6,898,504,305
20:58 UTC (EST+5) Feb 07, 2011

 

More than  2 Billion people in the world live on $1.00 a day or less.  You can do the math on percentage here.  This according to the World Bank Data Report.  http://www.worldbank.org/ 

I discovered these shocking numbers  while reading a Wall Street Market Report.  I had to research the facts myself.  Sadly I report this to be quite accurate. 

 

Next time I shop for food, I will be grateful I can