Friday, February 27, 2009


Was a memorable year:
  • National Guardsmen opened fire on a group of students, wounding many, 4 fatally, on the campus of Kent State University
  • First Earth Day took place
  • ABC began it's long running Monday Night Football
  • The World Trade Center was completed
  • New York held it's first marathon
  • The Beatles released their last album, anyone know what it was?
  • Doonesbury cartoon goes national
  • The floppy disk was invented
  • Charles Manson was convicted of murdering Sharon Tate
  • 18 year olds were given the right to vote in federal elections
  • Our National Debt: $382 billion
  • Richard Nixon was President
  • and I was born!!
A Memorable Event Indeed!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Once in a while you just have to treat yourself.

For my birthday this year I decided to treat myself to a little bling. Not that 39 is necessarily a milestone but who cares. It will be my birthday on Friday and I can make a milestone out of it if I want to, right?. Of course right!

I'm not planning any kind of big ta-doo. I'm thinking maybe a little Almond Chicken at Alley Connection, some Huckleberry ice cream for dessert. Maybe catch a movie and something like this little gem on my finger.

(Moose, this isn't the actual ring but the closest I could find to the one I just bought)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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It's Montana Jones birthday today!!

Do I dare tell you how old??? Let's see...
  • The Mariner 6 Mars probe was launched
  • the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment applies to public schools
  • it was "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • the average cost of a new house was $15,550.00
  • the average cost of a new car was $3,270.00
  • gas was 35 cents a gallon
  • Richard Nixon became President of the United States
  • 250,000 people marched on Washington in protest at the Vietnam War
  • Senator Edward Kennedy drove a car into a pond and the body of a woman passenger was found in the car
  • members of a cult led by Charles Manson murdered five people
  • Wal-Mart incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
  • Woodstock attracted more than 350,000 rock-n-roll fans
  • the US Supreme Court ruled on Stanley v. Georgia declaring "The State may not prohibit mere possession of obscene materials for personal use"
  • the first transplant of a human eye took place
  • the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the epitome of the American muscle car, was introduced
  • Sesame Street debuted on Public Television
  • and Bell Bottom Jeans and tie-dye shirts became part of the teenage fashion scene...

Oh ok, it's his 40TH BIRTHDAY!!

Go wish Montana Jones a very Happy 40th Birthday!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Foster cat

I volunteer at the local animal shelter and am fostering a cat (I know Moose, who'd a thunk it). His name is Loki and he's a total lover cat. Traditionally I'm allergic to cats, well some cats. I don't know why but some cats make my eyes water and my face get all red and blow up like a balloon. Other cats I'm fine with. Maybe Moose can provide some explanation as to why.

In Norse mythology Loki is a Viking god and trickster. It was pointed out to me that animals sometimes take on the personalities of their names. Well, early this morning I found out that Loki discovered my Jade plant.

Rather than use his litter box he dug dirt out of the plant onto the floor and then used that dirt for his "litter". Smart little guy but not exactly what I was hoping he'd do.

The first night he stayed quiet most of the night. Last night he was up and down, checking things out, on my face, under the covers, moving about and basically letting me know he was there from about 3:30 on.

Hehe, little monster.
I think I'm going to start calling him Felix.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria."
~ Ben Franklin

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 litre of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli (E coli) bacteria found in poop. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

However, we do not run that risk when drinking wine and beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Remember, water = poop, alcohol = health; therefore it is better to drink alcohol and talk stupid than drink water and be full of poop!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thanks George...

For establishing a policy that a President can serve for a maximum of two terms (particularly useful last November)

For issuing the Proclamation of Neutrality

For leading the Patriot forces against the British

For participating in the Continental Congress that addressed the Declaration of Independence requesting our freedom

For joining the states together

For helping to establish the federal government (uh, on second thought)

For having a birthday in February so I can drink Scotch tonight and sleep in tomorrow.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

He: So how important is this Valentine's Day thing?

Me: Ya know, it really isn't important. I'm perfectly happy with hanging out Saturday night. We'll make a heart-shaped pizza, watch a movie, maybe play a game and just hang. Sound okay?

He: Yep. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't screwing up or walking into a bad scene.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ladies don't ya just love it?

"We men love your bodies: your real bodies, not the bodies we see on TV or in movies. It's not just one thing that makes you the center of our universe — it's all of you. We'll deny that we ever bought a John Mayer album if you try to get us to admit it in public. But the guy was right about one thing — your body is a wonderland. Period."

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Friday, February 06, 2009


Don't call me just to tell me that you're sending me an email - especially when it doesn't require my immediate attention. Just send the goram email already!

"Some board members have commented that the office is a mess." I have about had it this week with kowtowing to board members. We are so busy right now we don't have time for this shit. If they don't like the condition of the office then tell them to either buy more storage options or come in here and clean the fucking office themselves.

"So you're saying that even though the product is under warranty and we've been instructed to NOT replace the bulb ourselves you won't fix it and now you want us to replace the bulb? Ok, how much is a bulb? $400? You want $400 for a light bulb? Let me ask you this, if I smash the projector against the wall will you fix it then?"

The pounding headache I've had all day has not helped my mood. Is it time to go home yet?

Thursday, February 05, 2009


"I hope this won't be too insulting to you …….. But do you mind if D__ and I go to church on our own? D__ is nervous, and I really want to make this be a couple thing that we do - as I am hoping to hook him into at least a couple Sundays a month…..and truth be told, I feel ridiculous only showing up when you come with me ------ do you mind?"


Uhm no, I guess I don't mind.

Monday, February 02, 2009


A difficult task at times.

My sister lost her husband two months ago and has not been dealing very well. Her text message to me this morning asked when I was coming home - "I just need you."

My friend Kimme had to put her beloved Golden Retriever down two weeks ago and yesterday they had to put their rescue dog down as well. She isn't dealing very well and I know that my presence would be a comfort to her. If you have never lost a beloved pet then you wouldn't understand but it can be like losing a child. Her heart is broken.


I am planning a trip to Helena this weekend to try and be a rock for those that need me.

Plus there are the friends who write to complain that they never see me and want some time when I'm in Helena next.

Somehow I have to make time for everyone. There isn't going to be enough time in the two days that I'm there to fit everyone in. There never is it seems.

~sigh~ Going "home" is a difficult task at times.