This little video pretty much sums up my day.
Like many people, I wait to the last day almost to get Christmas presents, so today, I told myself, that all my usual daily chores would just have to forget it. (Including my afternoon post) I had to get out of the house and just go do it, and I had one item on the list that was the most important…of course it was for me. :)
Not many people know, and I’m sure NOBODY really cares, that for the last few years, there is one thing I like to do for a few of my friends—I make a video of me singing some song that I know they like. They all pretend and are very nice when they get them, but I’m sure they’d rather have money—- WHICH is why, I’m glad they live far away in other states.
Yesterday, I did managed to record a video of me playing Moonlight Sonata in the dark, with my cool special effects, consisting of that electric lamp that shoots off lighting in a globe that I bought last year at the mall, and you can hardly see me. I really love that fact. I put in a candle for special effects, because frankly, I do not have Steven Spielberg’s number, OR Taylor Dane’s makeup lady. Of course, Murphy has a law that if anything can break at the last minute, it will, and that’s exactly what happened. My old Sony Camera Broke. Poof. $445, I paid for that sucker and it has always given me troubles. You had to put a little disc in it.
I have a thing about camera’s. I never read the directions, therefore I’m always cussing at them.
I STILL have my family’s old 8mm camera down in my basement. I also have two very big JVC camera’s that cost over $1,000, and the battery pack alone would give you a heat stroke. Somewhere in the 1970’s the Japanese camera people got serious. The camera’s became smaller and smaller, and every year, you had to learn something new.
Anyway, being as I always want the best bargains at the best price, I had to go ALL over the county: God forbid I buy something and I could have gotten it cheaper some place else.
I went at this marathon in this order: Office Depot, (Nope) Office Max, (Nope) Best Buy (Nope) Target (Nope), Office Depot, (Nope) Target (Nope) Wal-Mart..WAIT…Yes! I found one!
Unfortunately it was at that Wal-Mart that has mostly Ferguson attendee’s and there I was, standing in line, waiting to be served. As she finished the transaction behind the counter, she saw me, waiting there for her, and so…she turned around and went over to some other guy…sigh. I am NOT one to back down. I followed her, and then I walked right up to her and said.
“I want this camera but you have to get it, it’s locked up.” What could she do? Michelle Obama was the first lady. She, on the other hand— She actually WORKED there. This white women was NOT going to leave her alone. So, she looked, and they were….out.
Forty miles to the next Wal-Mart. At this one I got a white girl, who also said, “We are out.”
“Can you call another store and find it?” I asked. I pictured having to drive to Kansas City.
“No, we don’t do that. They wouldn’t answer anyway.”
Back in the car, to the NEXT Wal-Mart, which was another 30 miles. Luckily, I got a manager who had the bad misfortune of being in the camera department. He was nice, and actually called another store (He didn’t have it either) but….he had…NINE of these camera’s
That was another 35 miles. Of course, I got lost.
Okay, GREAT! I have a camera, and I’m finally going to read the directions. Just do it. But it’s just a small little bitty thing, and it says: turn it one, put the plug in here. That’s about it. It was saying to me, “IF you are over 34 do NOT even buy this. Everybody in the universe knows this stuff.”
Don’t get me wrong. I’m pretty happy so far because you can fit the darn thing in the palm of your hand. Tonight I downloaded the manual…all 3,203 pages of it.
I might not make it by Christmas.
To top off the day, I did hear King Obama come out and ostracized Sony more than Kim Jung Un, and apologize to Castro, and say that race relations are better now than when he became President, and that he will deal with all problems, but not now. When he feels like it. He’s going to Hawaii, and then when he comes back, he will go on being King.
So tonight….you know what I’m really thankful for?
I was NOT the cameraman that had to film Obama’s speech today. I don’t care how much that camera cost, I might have thrown it on the floor.
So enjoy this video with me. It’s calming, it’s cute. It’s…..
Reminds me to have a shot of tequila.
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Since I like to post something on Sunday which are uplifting or beautiful in nature, I was surprise to see this; Fly Geyser, in Nevada.
John Travolta should have visited instead of the largest rubber band ball on his way to Chicago.
It really is beautiful, isn’t it?
(Thanks to JR)
They could be pictures of another planet or the set of a science fiction movie. But it is in fact an amazing phenomenon created by accident in the middle of the Nevada Desert . The otherworldly images show Fly Geyser, a little-known attraction described as one of the most beautiful sights in the state. Located 20 miles north of Gerlach, in Washoe County , it was accidentally created in 1916 during well drilling. The geothermically heated pack of water found a weak spot in the wall in the 1960s and began escaping, creating a geyser. Over the years, dissolved minerals created the mound that water now spews up to five metres from. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 30 hectares (74 acres). Multi-coloured: The rainbow effect is created by minerals in the water reacting with oxygen in the air. These ponds are forming an ecosystem, with small fish and birds such as swans and mallards enjoying the geyser. David Jamison, who gives tours to the geyser said: ‘I’d like to see more people be able to enjoy it. ‘When I saw it for the first time it wasn’t this big. This whole area’s kind of magic, there’s no airplanes here or cars. It’s just peaceful and quiet, all these beautiful mountains around. And the sound of the water.’ Fly Geyser is located on private land and is locked behind a closed gate and a fence topped with barbed wire. It is rarely open to the public but can be viewed from the road.
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You gotta LOVE fighter pilots!
And by the way, I am no longer mad at the fighter pilot who took my shoe off me while I was singing at the Cheshire Inn, and spent the night drinking vodka out of it at the bar, and wouldn’t give it back.
Seriously, I forgive you.
(Thanks to Kim Komando)
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This woman is GREAT! I hope I have the same attitude at 77. Of course, my weight lifting is around 10 pounds. I think I should punch it up a notch, after watching Willie Murphy. I’m going for…okay…twenty.
This woman is an inspiration for us all.
(Thanks to Kim Komando)
Here’s something to talk about around your family Turkey dinner…the 10 worst business decisions.
I’ll add one more: Don’t go shopping in downtown Ferguson on Black Friday.
Have a GREAT Thanksgiving everyone!
This is a fun watch, because Gene ALWAYS has opinions. What’s even funnier is that for years he didn’t marry his long time mate Shannon, so that he didn’t have to be faithful, and then, when he started hitting the old age, and the young girls didn’t find him appealing anymore, he decided to get married…on TV so that he would make some money.
The advice he gives, he gives from his own perspective that men just think about themselves, the point that feminists have been making for years. Hillary should JUMP on this.
The real problem with women, which Gene forgets, is while men’s hormones rage, so do women’s. The urge to have a child is overbearing, and as a species, it really IS better and healthier to have children when the women is younger….life is just not that easily managed.
I don’t know what women he is talking to here, I am assuming white women, who are already doing just that: NOT having mates and children, and when they do, the government is supporting them.
He seems to give the whole male race a pass on ever growing up.
What is pretty weird about Gene’s opinion’s, is that while it’s good advice and women at this point in time should always earn her own money, because our culture has pretty much thrown marriage as an institution out the window (Unless of course, you are gay)—–Gene is actually suggesting, in his own way to women: use men like men use you.
Realistic? Or just plan stupid? Or is that exactly what’s happening?
What do YOU think?
For those of you who have more than one dog, this scene will be just like your own home movies.
My dogs do this every single day. In our house, my husband is the “alpha” and we have two female dogs, so to them, I’m just the other member of the female pack. It’s HIS attention that brings the brownie points.
And so, when he pets one dog, the other dog will try all KINDS of tricks to get that spoil rotten dog who is getting all the attention out the door.
She will bark like crazy, growl, dance, steal treats, and if that doesn’t work, she just lays her head down and looks depressed. It’s always funny.
What’s even funnier is the comments about this video on Youtube from people—one person said it was animal cruelty.
Obviously a feminist.
This week, we have the subject of two separations: Rupert Murdoch VS Burger King.
Hey! I didn’t even know (or care) about Rupert Murdoch’s love life, but there it was in Vanity Fair: Rupert’s young Chinese wife of 14 years, Wendi, had been having sexual affairs with other men—- and not just any men. Tony Blair, Google’s Eric Schmidt, and co-founder of MySpace, Chris DeWolfe. (How she missed Bill Clinton is anybody’s guess.)
Get the feeling she likes to feel connected?
Really, what’s a billionaire mogul to do? His mother tried to warn him to stay with his last wife, who wanted him to retire, but Wendi saw her way to riches, and Rupert saw his way INTO China, and with the help of science, he was off to another marriage…his third.
It’s not the shock that a young women took advantage of an older man’s riches, it’s that she had to bed the one man Rupert had put into power, Mr. Blair, and she did it in their own house…and yacht…and who knows where else? Probably even in the Tower of London!
Rupert had raised LOADS of money for Tony, who really doesn’t need more either. But in the hall of fame gold-diggers, Wendi choose carefully: ALL these men …were powerful, rich, and mostly married.
And then we have the divorce of Burger King and its money, from Obama. Yes, Burger King is taking its big Whoppers and moving its headquarters to Canada where it will pay less taxes.
Obama has called this exodus of major American companies to other countries…unpatriotic!
After all…Walgreens wanted to move, and stopped cold after hearing those words, so, should we all be mad that Burger King is NOT going to pay its fair share, and you and I will have to fork out even more? Is it really their fault?
Who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week? (No, it’s not Al Sharpton, I’m sick to death of him.)
Is it Rupert Murdoch, who failed to see that he was marrying a gold-digger? Rumors are he lost over $1.7 billion. Wendi got him into buying MySpace, which he paid $545 million and sold for $35 million. Uh….not exactly what you would expect a smart man to do.
And even though she signed a pre-nup, she got the Rockefeller triplex on Fifth Avenue ($70 million), the house in Beijing ($40 million), $14 million for each year she was married, jewelry and half of their art collection.
Or does the trophy go to Burger King, who just couldn’t stand to keep paying Obama’s high taxes?
It’s obvious isn’t it?
What a man will do for a pretty face, and a busty oriental beauty.
We really can’t blame Burger King for wanting to desert America. That fault goes to our past Presidents (of BOTH parties) who threw America out the window with the bath water when they dreamed up globalization.
Burger King doesn’t need us anymore…it’s in every country in the world now, and its the American people who continue to lose.
As for the REAL loser of the week…Al Sharpton……go ahead……fill in the blank………………………………………
Not many people know that the guy who invented air conditioning, was…robbed of his fortune. You can bet your last greatest idea, that this still happens every single day. The inventor gets basically…robbed. It’s just that robbing the little guy, never gets talked about much.
But those who have more power, and money are very good at it.
It was John Gorrie who invented the air conditioner.
Dr. John Gorrie was a Florida physician who was looking for a way to make his patients suffering from yellow fever and malaria more comfortable. It was the 1840’s and it before they knew that mosquitoes were the cause, so most doctors figured it was caused by ‘bad air.”
The doctor thought if he could just cool the air, they would all feel better.
In the Apalachicola Commercial Advertiser he wrote this:
“If the air were highly compressed, it would heat up by the energy of compression. If this compressed air were run through metal pipes cooled with water, and if this air cooled to the water temperature was expanded down to atmospheric pressure again, very low temperatures could be obtained, even low enough to freeze water in pans in a refrigerator box.”
Gorrie patented his ice making and air cooling device in 1851, but his main financial backer died that year. He couldn’t find another investor, and it was mainly because his invention was being ridiculed in the press.
Who did he blame this bad press on? Frederic Tudor, the Ice King, who had made his fortune shipping insulated natural ice to warm climates.
Gurrie died destitute in 1855, and it would be another fifty years before Willis Haviland Carrier would use Gurrie basic principles and get another patent.
There another blog here, (and lots more Nobody Opinions) but it’s too nice outside! I want to enjoy it before I have to turn on the air.
Sorry, I was absent today. It was my brother’s birthday, and believe it or not, for the VERY first time, I got to see his son pitch a game.
I can’t tell you what a thrill it was, to see that, mainly, because on my father’s side, we did have a ball player who was on the cardinals team, my uncle Dean. My grandmother even named him Dean, after Dizzy Dean.
And then my father had my brother pitching baseball, and now, my brother has made a hell of a great pitcher out of his son. He could go on to be in the major leagues, that’s how good he is, (and no, I’ve seen enough pitchers to know) but he’s a smart kid, and could do whatever he chooses.
But, let me tell you the main reason I’m posting this: I got this video off of an excellent blog by amfortas about the veterans, and he had this video in the piece, which I am putting here, so that I can send this to my brother.
My brother, was such a great trumpet player, he really was one of the best players in America. (In my opinion, the best.) While he never became nationally famous, For years he entertained the crowds in Chicago. He played rings around this girl, but I thought he would enjoy it, for the sheer beauty of tone.
BECAUSE…as far as I know, my brother has never read my blog. (Sneaky way to get him here, don’t you think? LOL!)
Anyway, GARY…you’re the best! I had a great day watching your son Cody pitch. DAD would be so proud!
Everybody else…excuse me for indulging my family memories, and do enjoy, the little Holland girls wonderful rendition of TAPS.
Did anybody get to see the meteor shower last night? I went out…looked up in the sky for about 15 minutes, and saw…nothing. Just the usual.
But the universe didn’t disappoint. One lone mockingbird was singing at the top of his lungs, in the silence at 2 in the morning. He was a block over and sang like he was singing to the universe and every star above his head in the sky.
I missed the meteorite show, but not even a song by the greatest voices on earth… could have sounded as sweet as that little bird.
Good Morning! And…Enjoy!
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Amazing how many ways someone can steal from you…here’s one we don’t think about much.
This was from Kim Komando…if you travel a lot, you might want to watch this.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Hey! I am going to give myself a break today because it’s MOTHER’S DAY and I’m spending the day with my family. As should you!
Here’s some of my favorite “mom and kid” pictures–but before I run off, I must say…last winter I was worried about the birds. We had a good run of near zero degrees here for months, and that’s in Missouri. It was brutal. But the birds not only survived, they flourished! Nature is AMAZING.
And, now that you know I’m a bird lover, I have noticed that the birds are exceptionally happy and joyful this spring. They are having babies all over the place, including right outside my window where there is a gaggle of them in a nest and they chirp for momma all day long. Poor mom. She is having a hard time keeping up.
The baby bunnies are out, and what is it about spring and babies? How can you not love it?
So, enjoy…the love between a mother and child. Remember, even Al Gore had a mother. (Hard to believe)
Everybody, have a great day! And be sure to love mom, even though your pretty sure she loves your brother more. (That’s me as a kid in that last picture.)