An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
….twas the day of……….THE BUNKER! Heh.
Yes…it’s late in the day, but still. Hey…I had some things to do, and got totally distracted.
So, one of my FB friends had a link to a different kind of quiz. Aura? Well, ok, so it’s not the typical type of thing I do, but since it’s a crappy day, everything aches, so why the heck not? What else does an ol’ broad have to do on a cold, sleety, blech day? Ok, so I did feed the cats, scooped the litter box, did a load of laundry, and even put them away, but other than that….
Just a few questions, and they think they’ve got ya pegged. This is the link, if ya wanna play along. What is Your True Color Aura?
This is me? Hmmm…. Had to respond to this part, don’cha know.
Your Aura is Purple!
Purples hold themselves to sky high standards, and are always very graceful. Pfft! And I use to be…ballet will do that. Now? LMBO
Purple is envied, idolized, and copied without even realizing it. I don’t flippin’ think so!
They are an icon for those who know you. “They” what? Huh?
While it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it’s paying off! ROFLMBO Hardly!
I had to have another procedure done on my back this morning. Yippee. Sadly, as with the last one, I am not feeling any relief. Maybe tomorrow?
I’m suppose to be putting ice on the injection site, which I am doing. However, always remember to pick it up off the chair so you can put it in the correct position after you sit down. If you don’t, MEGA cold hiney will result, and trust me, you do NOT wanna jerk up that fast after having a back procedure!
Posting any serious stuff right now is totally out of the realm of my abilities at the moment. I’m still a WEE bit drugged!
I saw this on Facebook, and of course, I had to swipe it so I could post it here. I’m polite, up to a point, but….
….I can!!! Because the more I read the news, the more I get pissed off, so I decided to post something that ISN’T pissing me off!
Check THIS out! And if ya don’t have tears well up, then… well… you suck too!
H/T: Jayne via FB
To bring a little joy into your life, without politics being involved….
Well, today was an interesting day. First, I had to battle with my computer, and then the electricity went off! Everything! After 3 hours of no A/C, it was starting to get a wee bit warm in here, but thankfully, it finally came back on, and I survived.
So, what does a person do with no idjit box, no internet, no computer, etc.? Well, she decided to read her Kindle, of course! Seems like a good idea, right? Well, it would have been a brilliant idea if I had had a good charge on the sucker. sigh… But hey! Guess who has a crank lantern that charges contraptions!! ME!! WHOO HOO!! So, I crank the lantern, plug the cord in, and….nothing. Hmmm… Did you know you have to flip the switch to ON? Well, now you do!!
Of course, I did what I normally do when I read for any length of time…. I fell asleep! Well, unless I actually WANT to fall asleep, and then, it usually doesn’t work, but that’s beside the point.
There I was, happily snoozing, and my phone rings. UGH! I look at it and see it’s a call from Minnesota. I don’t know anyone in Minnesota, so I didn’t answer. Shock and surprise, there was a message. So, I check the message, expecting it to be someone asking for money for one organization or another. Nope! What I got was some gawd awful noise that MIGHT have been a fax machine. Kind of sounded like some kind of fire alarm to me, but hey, I was still semi asleep. I looked up the number, and apparently, it’s a number that when called, states it’s no longer in service. Hmmm… How do ya annoy people from a number that’s disconnected? Odd, don’cha think?
Apparently, while I was snoozing, D.C. called….again! I’d really appreciate it they would stop. I don’t have any money, and if I did, I sure wouldn’t be giving it to anyone in D.C. Sheesh! Give it a rest! Minimum of one call a day from this number, and some days, I get up to 10 from it! Jiminy crickets!
Oddly enough, I didn’t really miss not having the computer functional. Lately, I’ve been thinking I have “blogger burnout”. LOL Hey….it could happen!
Shared by Father Sam.
I decided we needed to do something yesterday besides grocery shop, pick up diapers, and hit the flea market. So, Short Person and I loaded up wee Spud and headed off to the Tennessee Safari Park on the other side of Jackson. It was a pretty nice day to have such an outing since we had a cold (????) front pass through, and the high only hit 85.
We turned at the good size plastic giraffe onto a rather small road heading to the park. So what is the first thing I see standing in the middle of the road? A pea hen! Now, if you’ve been around for a while, you will know how much I loath those birds (I don’t care how ‘beautiful’ they are), and why. Being the nice person that I am, I didn’t run over the damn thing. However, the moron that pulled in behind me evidently was in a big hurry and zoomed around me, missing said evil fowl by a smidgen! Don’t you think being near such a large number of critters, someone MIGHT consider there was a darn good reason for a truck to be stopped in the road? Idjit!
Once we paid our fee, got a couple of buckets of whatever that nasty stuff is you feed the critters, our first concern was “Where’s the closet restroom?” Hey…it was a 2 hour drive, thanks to my inattention to turns! Don’t forget there was a diaper issue involved!
Once the important issues were dealt with, we found the gift shop to get a bottle of water for the little one. Then, it was a little exploring in the area. First, we TRIED to get him to sit on the plastic zebra. Wasn’t gonna happen!
Although, I have thought it might be the only way to get some time to myself! Heh. Having a teenager, with no off switch, and a toddler, with no volume control, is a bit trying, I’m finding it a whole lot more enjoyable than the current goings on in the world right now. While I have managed to post videos, but haven’t watched m’self, which I’m sure you’ve noticed, it’s a bit more difficult to actually THINK about what to say concerning the ‘hard news’ world when you have a tiny elephant running back and forth, rearranging the furniture, dumping out the DVDs, eating the cats’ food, and generally terrorizing the household, including the aforementioned felines. Although, to their credit, they have been amazingly patient with wee Spud, and then run like hell to escape under the bed, into a closet, or anywhere they can find to save their fur.
While my whole house is in an uproar, I’ve been attempting to keep up with the world in general. For instance, I’m quite aware of the doings in Egypt. And how does our illustrious Dear Leader react? Well, apparently, even though he took sides during their so called Arab Spring against the previous dictator, he says he’s not taking sides, with or against the most recent dictator. Now, why is that, I wonder? Hmmm… Could it be he is a closet Islamist? Well, there are a lot of commonalities between Islamists and socialists, so it’s possible. Just an example…both hate freedom, and don’t believe people should be able to make their own choices where their lives are concerned. And let’s not forget, Hitter was a big fan of such Islamists, and visa versa.
Much to my chagrin, the George Zimmerman case is one of Sean Hannity’s obsessions, as it is with most of the Fox folks, during the day. It’s not that I don’t care about the man, or that a 17 year old was shot, it’s just that over 1000 people have been shot in Chicago in 2013, so far, and 10 dead in just a 3 or 4 day period. I wonder how many threats of violence have come with any trials being handled in Chicago there have been? Hmmm… None that I’m aware of, and if there were, we’d never know about them. Do I think Zimmerman’s guilty? Actually, the only thing I believe he’s guilty of is being “white”, which he isn’t. Well, he is, in a way, as Hispanics are actually Caucasoid, but you know what I mean. Why the threats? Well, apparently, there is the entitlement class, divided from the rest of society by a very divisive POTUS.
Well, shoot, the rugrat is awake, and I must away! I need Xanex! We’re going to take him to play with another rugrat down the road, and perhaps will have him so worn out, I’ll actually have a minute or two to myself later? I’m not going to hold my breath. sigh….
Yep, after not waking up till almost 10, and finally getting on the road at noon…had to get gas and such y’know….I finally got here in one piece. Well, sorta one piece. Left a bit of brain on the road after listening to some ‘best of’ a variety of talk shows on the Patriot channel. Yep…my head exploded!
I’m about as worn out as I can be, so it might take a month or so to get caught up. Heh. Just kidding.
Just an FYI, I’m halfway to Texas, and I’m exhausted. If I had a brain cell left, I could say a lot, but as I said…TUCKERED! I’m very close to where the explosion occurred yesterday, and a second one today. Folks are a bit shaken cuz it rattled the windows. Rather glad I didn’t leave yesterday.
However, I wanted to share a show I listened to this evening of my favorite talk guy, Mark Levin. Brilliant dude! I wish we had more like him….IN OFFICE! I tried to upload the show, but naturally, it was too big, so WordPress wouldn’t let me do it, and I have no idea how to cut it in half, or whatever, or load like some folks do. SO…. I would encourage y’all to go to this link, click on today’s show (14 June) and give a listen. The man scares the Ds, and quite a few Rs as well, which makes him a hero to me. But especially listen to the first guest, the lady from….ah shoot, can’t remember her name or the organization, but I’ve hear of her. One smart cookie. She’s in the first hour, but the whole show is VERY worth listening to!!! Download it, put it on your iPod, but LISTEN. Please?
Heather McDonald! Manhattan Institute! I remembered! WHOO HOO!
And, on that note, I’m going to take my meds, get comfy, and pretend I’m a zucchini until I have to get up, gulp coffee, and do it all over again, until I reach my destination.
Shared by Father D…an oldie but goodie!
The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories. There were all the regular types of stuff, spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized, much to her dismay, that she had missed Janie.
“Janie, do you have a story to share?”
“Yes ma’am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit.
She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife. She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn’t break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops. She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands.
“Good Heavens,” said the horrified teacher. “What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?”
“Stay away from Mommy when she’s been drinking.”
Jerry sent me the link to this video this morning, and I thought it would be a terrific break from anything political! So cool!
Under the sea….”Fiji islands and Tonga. Featuring colorful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish, sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves, scuba divers and much more marine life from the south Pacific.”
I’ve never been scuba diving, but I have snorkeled a few times off Jamaica. Unfortunately, I didn’t have one of those oversized, expensive camera thingys to take pictures, but I can tell ya, it was pretty cool to see a whole different world under the water.
We might still be the ‘home of the brave’, but we are surely no longer ‘the land of the free’. For nearly 50 years, we have been the frog in the pot of slowly heated water. Someone has now turned the burner on high, and we are starting to boil.
At first, the intrusion into our lives was small and slow. Over time, apparently we got so use to these intrusions, we thought of them as normal, even though occasionally a few would speak out against such intrusions, no one seemed to take it seriously. They were called paranoid. In recent years, more have noticed the intrusions, and decided, “Hey…this just isn’t right!” But by that time, things had grown so out of control, no one was sure how to stop it.
Now, here we are, nearly 50 years later, and where are we? In the midst of the same type of tyranny that provoked our forefathers to fight a war for freedom. Many are ‘fighting’ the downward spiral, but not enough. Those who do, are being targeted as enemies, but when did being a supporter of the U.S. Constitution become a crime? At what point in our recent history?
Taking up arms against this tyranny shouldn’t be necessary. We have a much more effective weapon. It’s called the vote. Removing people from office who are not working in the best interest of the nation should be paramount, and there are a lot of them. Those who want to silence the people, those who wish to change our nation from a Republic to a socialist state, those who would deny us our God given, constitutional rights, and those who want to regulate us into poverty.
In order to stop our march into the cesspool, and elect constitutional representatives, it will take a great deal of money. It shouldn’t, but if you haven’t noticed, those who fit the description above are part of the 1%…extremely rich, with extremely wealthy backers. To fight against those who would destroy, donate to candidates who will turn the tide, in whatever means possible. We have had some success in this, but not nearly enough. In 2014, we must take the Senate away from the mealy mouthed, Obama lapdog who attacks those who stand up against tyranny, and increase our numbers in the House. Removing the entrenched career politicians won’t be easy, but it must be done, R and D alike!
This is a fight for our very lives, the lives of our children, grandchildren, and all future generations. I want my grandchildren to know the freedom I enjoyed as a child, that has been stripped away, little by little, until we are at this point. We are at a crossroads. It is up to us to decide which way we will travel in the future.