Wednesday, November 30, 2005

just in case...

Just in case anyone is pondering the proliferation of posts and paragraphical pontification personified in this passage of posting preponderance - I am bored. Not much in the way of work till the weather warms. Hey, have any of you guys seen Cinderella Man? Just wondering.

Pulled out the Websters Library of Practical Information-Quotations.

"Committee": If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
Charles Kittering
"America": Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right. When wrong, to be put right.
Carl Schurz
A citizen of america will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but will not cross the street to vote in a national election. Bill Vaughn

I could go on, just opened pages at random and picked my favorites. Actually I read way more than I would post. Just those three took me twenty minutes. (That is something I forgot to mention in the previous post. I am addicted to books. I can lose hours at a time in a good book. However at this time I have no unread books, and very few that would stand a second or third reading.)


I hate smoking. I refuse to go to the store just for cigarettes. Have been all morning. When the other half is here I tell myself it is for him to, so it is O.K. And I know that is B.S. I had two C-Sections, in the hospital for three days each time, and when I got out I wasn't going to smoke. But I just had one... I don't like being addicted. Never really been addicted to anything else. Well, fast cars and loud music, but I kinda grew out of that. Well to be honest, not the fast cars and I just turn the music down. It sucks that the music I grew up listening to is now classic rock. Depressing, like Mick Jagger in tight pants. Anyway, back on track. I am addicted to coffee, but I can live with that. Never had a problem with drugs, even when they gave me the good ones after surgery. But I can walk to the top af a mountain and stand there, gasping for air, feeling what these things do to my body, and I still want one. We tried to quit together once. We decided we might quit, but we wouldn't be together. Couldn't stand each other. I thought when I went to New York for a week it would be a good time to try. Made it three days again. I didn't even smoke five a day, and felt guilty when I did. When I was working I took maybe one quick break a day. I worked there for close to a year before my boss even knew I smoked. But when I know I can smoke, I want to. But I am not going to go to the store right now. Even though I want to.
I love this. On the Tribune front page is a headline about ranchers putting extra work for their livestock-and a picture of a deer standing by the road!

A pet peeve of mine:Clean the snow off your car before you go crusing down the street! A hole in the windshield snow big enough to see out of is just stupid. I know the wipers are frozen down, and you'll hit them as soon as you can but... and all that snow blowing off the hood Might be distracting! Those red things on the back of the car? A quick wipe will give us a clue that you are turning your mini-blizzard down a side street. I saw a guy this morning sitting in his car, while it was running, pumping gas, with snow piled up over the entire thing. His back window was untouched powder, with a nice mogul over the trunk and a jump off the bumper!
Front windshield was a two hand sweep for visibility, a snow visor on top and a foot on the hood.

Another thing that has been bugging me. Body piercings. Not really as a whole, but in a sub-group called children. Saw a little girl at the school the other day, not more than eleven years old, with multiple earrings, nose ring, lip ring, and a stud through each eyebrow. Is an eleven year old child really mature enough to get these?
Earrings are feminine, I believe, and if I chose not to wear them, most people don't notice. (I also have long hair, so even less noticeable.) But how do you get away from a hole in your lip? And don't tell me she can let them close up. I have had pierced ears for 17 years, wear earings maybe 4-5 times a year, still there!
And what if she gets a boyfriend with a lip ring and they get tangled together and she has to go to her Dad for wire cutters? Bet that would make his day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

So far no good.

What a day. Forgot to dry the last load of laundry I did last night, so the boy only had two pairs of jeans to chose from- one he Will Not wear, and one he has outgrown in the last week. Damn. The girl hates wearing socks, and would in fact wear her flip flops today if I would let her. Then the other half calls - he is being sent to Placid Lake (up by Seeley Lake) for three days! Yeah, lets wait till the roads suck! Does this guy really need plumbing RIGHT NOW? It is a vacation cabin! There are winter storm warnings in Lincoln and Seeley till about - oh, spring! Damn. I have to provide my own nighttime heat for at least two nights. Damn, damn! However, GeeGuy has a humorous link, however socially incorrect, it is still funny! I am not working today, the kids don't care if I clean the house, I get to cook something the Other Half doesn't like for dinner, and spend the day doing nothing untill I cannot stand myself. So it is getting a little better. I will imagine David doing a snow dance to the tune of Charlie Brown to amuse myself.

Monday, November 28, 2005


Lovely snow. Covering us with a mantle of peace and purity. Granting a reprieve from booring driving conditions. I personally love it most when I can hibernate. I enjoy shoveling once in a while, but it rarely comes up. The other half makes it a priority for our walk to be shoveled first and best. And then complains that the mailman doesn't use his nice clean walks.
The youngest child was up at 7:00 on Sunday, because Daddy promised they would build a snowman. A quick check outside and she was ready. Daddy however wished a cup of coffe first. After about an hour of moving snow in the backyard they came in to eat-and chase me around with snowballs, smuggled into my nice warm house! Evidently Mommy can run pretty fast for an old lady! (and lock herself in the bedroom untill all snow has melted)
Turkey day was great, and thank you to those who left good wishes. After thursday morn. I made it all the way through with out going to a single store! No big sales for me, I put shopping off for at least another week or two.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

pecan pie, pumpkin pie,
appple pie and stuffing,
eat until you want to lie
on the sofa, doing nothing.

watch some football,
eat some more,
it's the day to be a glutton,
but just remember to give thanks
to the one who does the dishes!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Is taking the word CASINO off signs really going to make people less likely to go in and spend their money? The word is being replaced/removed on signs all over town. If we take the words Pawn Shop off signs will people stop selling stereo's to pay for their gambling? How about we make the word BAR so unpopular people will stay at home to drink. Or go to the casino uh, gaming institution, to drink and gamble. New casino's are not putting "the word" up, but we still know what goes on inside. Casino's are part of free enterprise, people go to them because they want to! They have just as much right to advertise as anyone else, and honestly do a better job of regulating their signage than many other business in town. There are alot of them, but if they didn't make money they wouldn't be there. Lets attack quality instead of content for a moment. Oh, wait you cannot regulate signs based on content! Any sign advertising a defunct business must be removed in 180 days. But no, lets just paint or flip the face. That looks much better. (And the Montana Bar sign is a bit over 180 days - I think. Why is it still up?) Temporary signs must be of professional quality - Boy, You sure notice a difference there lately!
Sandwich boards are only allowed on public property in the Central Business District-and every business on Central got a warning. What about on 10th Ave S.? Not in the CBD. Signs on public property, there Every Day! And put a new face on a sign - Like a old face that you took the word Casino off - and the sign inspector wants a look. Not that he is an electrical inspector...Or a building inspector..
And nobody cares about the regulations for window graphics. Good thing that was addressed in the new code.
O.K. I'm done with my rant.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Doesn't Thanksgiving deserve to be celebrated before we begin on Christmas? Had to stop by the store last week, and the chistmas trees are all up, right by the thanksgiving decorations. I enjoy the holiday season, but I appreciate it more when we gear up for Christmas in mid December. Otherwise, you get burned out on it before the big day and ruin the mystery and magic of the season.
I remember as a kid putting up the tree, and when we did it was usually snowy out. There is nothing better than the sight of light spilling out windows onto the snow, the tree glowing in the background, and you know there is warmth and love and happiness just through the door. Take a moment before you go in to appreciate all that you have, and cherish the beauty of the world around you.

Bummer Game

The Griz didn't do too well. At least it was not a defining game for playoff chances. Did happen to follow a link to Craigs site, to bad about that. Interesting site tho, I'll have to go back when it does not support those terrible colors.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

pretty good!

Your Personality Profile
You are funky, outdoorsy, and down to earth.While you may not be a total hippie...You're definitely one of the most free spirited people around.
You are very impulsive - every day is a new adventure.However, you do put some thought behind all your actions.Still, you do tend to shock and offend people from time to time!
The World's Shortest Personality Test

did you know..

If you cannot get word verification to work-your blind, letters are blurred, type is askew, whatever, you can right click on it and "show image with full quality"-it will give you a new, clearer, string of letters.


1 : not named or identified 2 : of unknown authorship or origin 3 : lacking individuality, distinction, or recognizability

1. I am identified. You just don't know me. Would it be any different if you knew my real name and still didn't know me?
2. I take credit for everything I write, unless stated otherwise.
3. Individuality. I think I am fairly unique. Hmm, distinction... Recognizability. Several of you would recognize me, but not as a blogger.

I do not try to hide who I am, I just have no reason to publish it on the internet. I have left comments on several sites where I am required to leave an e-mail address. (thank you to all who have sent me e-mails.) I would have no problem supplying my name if I felt it was relevant. If I ever choose to attack a fellow blogger, politically, morally or otherwise, I will do so in a way in which they know who I am and who to respond to. However, I don't see that happening. Y'all seem like pretty cool people.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Can you believe this!

Can you believe the Tribune printed this article? Don't try to find it on their website, AP articles are not archived.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

I'm bored, so I started playing with Corel. I wanted to post a picture, but Blogger won't upload a Windows bitmap, .cdr file, EPS, or PDF. Any suggestions? I have no problem sending e-mails with these types of files. Thank you.

Friday, November 11, 2005

It took about 20 minutes to get this info.

Main Entry: ad·ver·tise 1 : to make something known. a : to make publicly and generally known b : to announce publicly especially by a printed notice or a broadcast c : to call public attention to especially by emphasizing desirable qualities so as to arouse a desire to buy or patronize :

Main Entry: 1 pub·lic a : exposed to general view : of, relating to, or affecting all the people or the whole area of a nation or state b : of or relating to a government c : of, relating to, or being in the service of the community or nation a : of or relating to people in general 4 : of or relating to business or community interests as opposed to private affairs : also has several other related articles worth reading

A U.S. District Court in Washington state allowed NoGuano to object to the subpoena (as “John Doe”) and the court sustained the objection. The First Amendment, said the court, protects the anonymity of Internet speech. It called anonymous speech a “great tradition that is woven into the fabric of this nation’s history,” and added that “the ability to speak one’s mind on the Internet without the burden of the other party knowing all the facts about one’s identity can foster open communication and robust debate."

People who have committed no wrongdoing should be free to participate in online forums without fear that their identity will be exposed under the authority of the court,” the district court said.

The court devised a strategy to balance the interests in protecting a party’s online anonymity with preserving an opposing party’s right to sue for libel if warranted. The ruling announced a four-part test, such that the identity of an anonymous Internet user could be disclosed if: “(1) the subpoena seeking the information was issued in good faith and not for any improper purpose; (2) the information sought relates to a core claim or defense; (3) the identifying information that is directly and materially relevant to that claim or defense, and (4) information sufficient to establish or to disprove that claim or defense is unavailable from any other source.”

all emphasis is MINE!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Random survey

I have been receiving surveys from Fish and Game on where I fish. This is fine with me, I always fill out and return them. I am becoming a bit suspicious tho, about the randomness of the mailings. There must be many thousands of people in MT with fishing licenses. Why do I get this survey four out of the last five months. Am I the only one sending it back? My husband is a licensed fisherman and has NEVER got one. In fact I don't think I know anyone else that has.

Well it is almost three and the snow is still here!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Well, I tried to read the Trib on line. Piece of *%&#. Then I tried to find something from last week. Hah! Ended up mad with no news. So I made meatballs.
Well, I missed all the weekend political news. I was down by Lewistown, chasing the elusive Big Buck. Saw his Sisters, Mommy, Little Brothers, countless cousins and nephews, walked until my legs felt like jelly, swore I would give up smoking on countless hills, was windblown until my eyes were streaming tears, scanned hillsides for hours, saw little deer bounding away when I closed my eyes and had a wonderful time. It even snowed on us! I think we will take this weekend off for rest and night fishing and go back next weekend. Now I am going to read the Tribune online, so I will most likely post again soon - on something.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Gee, Sorry

I have not abandoned the blogging community. Just figured I would get my news from the Tribune for a while, since It is a Pulitzer Prize Winning publication, impartial, honest, unbiased
and chock full of the things that interest me. O.K., stop sputtering, I'm just kidding. But really, what would it take to get a real paper. I perused a copy of the Leaderless. Information us radicals probably all know, but the lady that gave it to me was in shock. (Another member of the informed public that reads the prize winning paper.) Didn't care for Mr. G. blowing it off as Poor Richard type propaganda. I believe in what this country was built on, people who wanted change, freedom from oppression, no taxation without representation, etc. Huh, sounds like city gov't. I resent that People in Power seem to think they are the only ones who can do anything. Politicians need to get shaken up every so often.

Anyway, I have been working, first time in two years. Well, except for washing dishes, cleaning house, cooking, running errands, kid to school, from school, laundry, homework.....
I left my job Oct 31 2003, to stay home with the youngest child. She starts school next fall, I have a wonderful babysitter (daycares are germ factorys, and a big expensive part of the stay home decision) and I am tired of being poor, so I am giving small business owner/part time employee a try. So far so good, but I am having to readjust my time schedules and blogging has lost out to QuickBooks and CorelDraw on the computer time. I have been checking up on you guys. But I love sleep and some of you get up awful early to post!

Another WalMart?

Just what we need. Maybe they could just cut the one we have in half and move part of it across town. One of the reasons I hate shopping there is all the people seem to lose any courtesy they had when they come in the doors. And what's with stopping in the middle of the aisle to talk to the Long lost friend-other people still want to get past. Move the blasted cart! Another example of people losing all decorum when they enter a crowded area. I took my kids to a Halloween party put on by a local church. Fun and games, prizes, lots of candy and short people. SHORT PEOPLE trying to have a good time. That means look Down and don't trip on SHORT PEOPLE!!!! I ended up carrying my daughter around all evening because she is SHORT and gets a bit afraid when she can't see anything and is surrounded by tall people not paying attention to where they are going. She did have fun. Mom wore the wrong shoes, moderate heel which still puts me at almost 6' tall, so I can see over all the munchkins but they pinch the toe a bit. Just what you all wanted to know, right!