Monthly Archives: May 2007

NEWS AND VIEWS

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MAN FLIES WITH TB !!
 
GOOD LORD! If they tell you NOT TO FLY..then
why do you do it?? OH boy this is a sore subject.. I mean the
guy knew he shouldn’t fly and then purposely avoided american
carriers because he was on the NO FLY list. Now 80 people
are at risk to this sort of disease that is so resistant to any
kind of antibiotic. WHAT THE HECK was he thinking????
 
I am thinking that this is so scary and this guy showed
all the people who are against the USA exactly how to infect
many people at once. You can sure get sick on the air that is
recycled through the system there on planes. I got sick out of the
blue once coming back to Mi from Ca. I was just fine when I left.
It is a possibility these days. I am sure homeland security has thought
of this whole thing though. That is why they put him on the NO FLY
list!! The man is in quarantine now and pretty sick I guess. He is 31 and a
Lawyer from Atlanta.. now you KNOW he knew better to NOT fly!!!
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TO TAN OR NOT TO TAN???
 
Should you spray tan yourself or something before you wear the white
wedding gown???? OH .. I am dying to know what you all think about this one!
My niece is pretty fair and so pale.. she will just wash out so bad wearing that
fancy wedding gown.. The bridesmaids are all buzzing about the tanner and how they
are going to look so nice. Well won’t that make the bride even look more pale???
YES!  There is the issue of makeup and how she doesn’t so much as wear lipgloss
regularly so if she wears a lot of makeup she will NOT look natural.
It is a quandry for sure. Glad she has about 4 months to think about it..
Taking all suggestions on this one for sure..
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30 INCH SCREEN COMPUTER.. I kid you not…
 
Something new called a SURFACE computer from Microsoft..
that is so large and so neat looking it is really scary. Remember
how we all thought the idea of having a computer at home was
outrageous?? I do! Well this thing gets rid of the mouse and the
KEYBOARD!! It is a tabletop model that weighs about 150 lbs!
Yeah you heard that right.. it costs a whole heck of a
lot right now..$5,000 at least..but the prices are set to come down in the
next five years and the size will too probably. I saw this thing on the
news and touching the screen is like moving things through water. Really
wierd! This is the future??? OH BOY.. we are moving to STAR TREK
land now.. scaryyyyyy!
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Another hot one today in Michigan…Hope your day is cool…
 
 
 
 

WHAT’S GOING ON???

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Ever click on the add button and have no idea what you are
going to write about..but you start anyway?…. It’s one of those
days.. lack of sleep or whatever.. I still felt like making an
effort.
Word on the street grapevine is the people in that house..
(it has three apts.) may be getting an annonymous letter
adressed to the OCCUPANTS..that further loud music
late at night will always be reported to the police and to
the land lord, no EXCEPTIONS.. I mean whew.. I didnt
think of this ..but I am hoping it works. If they know that
we will call the cops EVERY SINGLE time.. maybe they will
cut it out late at night. There is absolutely no reason for it
at all at 2 and 3 A.M. We have called and called the police
many many times and sometimes they come and sometimes 
they don’t show up. The druggies know when they are coming
for some reason and will turn off the lights and .WHAT
officer. we aren’t doing anything?!! Grrrr..I have to use
a cell phone to call because …EVEN THOUGH YOU ASK
the cops NOT to CONTACT you they will..no matter 
what time it is. I HATE THAT TOO! 
Keeping the good vibes going on this one.
 
Getting things together for the curbside clean up is going well.
I don’t nearly have as much as I thought I would. I have been
really making use of the garbage pickup each week with a little
of this and that so that I wont have so much to haul this year.
I feel like baking again today..I know it is hot out ..why oh why
do I do that to myself? Maybe I will make a cool dessert something
light and refreshing…
Ever hear of  a frozen salad??
My girlfriends mom made it and I loved it..
 
Frozen Fruit Salad
1 lg can fruit cocktail
1 lg. can crushed pineapple
1 jar maraschino cherries
1 lg. package of cream cheese
1 cup miracle whip
1 small package of min. marshmallows
1 small container cool whip
 
Drain the cocktail and the pineapple and cherries good. Cream the cheese and
miracle whip together and add the cool whip then add the fruit and
cherries and marshmallows last. Place in 13 X 9 pan and cover with saran wrap and
freeze until set. Cut into squares and serve. Makes about 15 squares.
This used to be made with real whipping cream but I use cool whip.
I imagine you could maybe skip the cream cheese too.. but I have never
tried that as I think the cream cheese gives it the salad kind of taste.
Some people add chopped nuts too. I don’t like the taste of them in this
recipe.
 
Have a great Wednesday……….
 
 
 

The Adventure continues….

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When last we saw Bob he was still on the road to his YUKON adventure. He decided to rest in a park outside Ft Nelson on the Alaskan Highway. He found some really wonderful people at the WOODLANDS INN off the highway that gave him access to their WI-FI and he was set to let us know how things were coming. So..he parked his RV in the lot back behind the hotel and used their connection to send some great photos and all the details of his adventure so far.

Some young rascals trying to steal his bike off the back of the “Bear” …. His job offers..his meetings with some of his old buddies that he hauled with back in the day…and the beautful scenery along the highways of Canada and the trip as it goes to the YUKON.  Great Adventures for sure.. check him out here…  http://inthedriverseat.blogspot.com I am sure you will enjoy his trip as much as I am. 

WEEKEND WRAP UP…

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WELL the holiday is over. gas actually went down here to 3.51.. that was a real shock…maybe when it gets lower I will fill up the tank. I think the price might drop some more later this week, I can always hope so anyway. I stayed home, but wish I was somewhere else..

Those lousy neighbors “from hell” are now playing rap music etc.very very loud all day and all hours of the night. I am very tired of them and wish we could do something . We have tried everything.  EARPLUGS have been a Godsend.. So the weekend was pretty noisy here. How those children who are all pretty small can sleep with it going at 1 and 2 AM is beyond me. It will be hot here the next few days so the sound of the A/C will drown them out, I am now grateful for the heat..not making any complaints at all!!

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BY NOW you have heard that ROSIE left THE VIEW WHO did NOT see that coming???? I bet they will have a hard time getting a replacement for her now that Elisabeth has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with. When ASKED… WHOOPIE, who was  the front runner, bowed out..so they are back to making a list again. She was on the show with Barbra yesterday but nothing was said about her taking over again for Rosie…IF they just would not talk so much WAR and POLITICS on there I guess they would not have so many troubles. I wont be watching it I hate people fighting all the time!

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WATCHED the INDY 500 What a rainy day they had and boy what a finish to the race…coming across the finish line in the rain going oh so slow as to not spin out..DARIO FRANCHITTI won. HE is Scottish…I had no idea… I thought he was ITALIAN! HAH!

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DUDE GET A DELL AT WALMART!!!

It was announced that some models of DELL Computers will go on sale at all the WALMART Stores and they are considering selling them elsewhere too. Well… what took them so long? I mean their sales must have dipped pretty low or something to make this decision. I guess they found out that people do like to go to a store and purchase one and take it home right then. NO DELAY.. I have heard some horrible stories about computers being left on the doorstep by the delivery guys. Right out in the open. I have heard stories of  DELL computers bought over the phone and when recieved they found them to be PRE OWNED by someone else and re-conditioned to re-sell them. OH YES.. and it was a big LEMON too!! Many many things wrongwith it. I want to purchase an item like that in person .. no ordering for me!! 

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HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY.. boy this week is flying by…..

WEEKEND WRAP UP

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WELL the holiday is over. gas actually went down here to 3.51.. that was a
real shock…maybe when it gets lower I will fill up the tank. I think
the price might drop some more later this week, I can always hope so
anyway. I stayed home, but wish I was somewhere else..
Those lousy neighbors "from hell" are now playing rap music
etc.very very loud all day and all hours of the night. I am very
tired of them and wish we could do something . We have tried
everything.  EARPLUGS have been a Godsend.. So the weekend was
pretty noisy here. How those children who are all pretty small
can sleep with it going at 1 and 2 AM is beyond me. It will
be hot here the next few days so the sound of the A/C will
drown them out, I am now grateful for the heat..not making any
complaints at all!!
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I know, I know it is PINK in here…well I love Peonies! The bushes
we had took a real beating in the ice and cold and are mostly gone.
We had about three blooms last year.. maybe get that again this year
too. I like them because they don’t have a strong smell and I can be
around them with all my allergies. Tulips are the same way and so
are pansies. . Anyway…I thought I could
at least look at one if I don’t get many in the yard this year.
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BY NOW you have heard that ROSIE left THE VIEW
WHO did NOT see that coming???? I bet they will have a hard
time getting a replacement for her now that Elisabeth has proven that
she is a force to be reckoned with. When ASKED… WHOOPIE, who was
the front runner, bowed out..so they are back to making a list again.
IF they just would not talk so much WAR and POLITICS on there
I guess they would not have so many troubles. I wont be watching it
I hate people fighting all the time!
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WATCHED the INDY 500
What a rainy day they had and boy what a finish to the race…
coming across the finish line in the rain going oh so slow as to not
spin out..DARIO FRANCHITTI won. HE is Scottish…I had no idea…
I thought he was ITALIAN! HAH!
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DUDE GET A DELL AT WALMART!!!
 
It was announced that some models of DELL Computers will
go on sale at all the WALMART Stores and they are considering
selling them elsewhere too. Well… what took them so long? I mean
their sales must have dipped pretty low or something to make this
decision. I guess they found out that people do like to go to a store and
purchase one and take it home right then. NO DELAY.. I have heard
some horrible stories about computers being left on the doorstep
by the delivery guys. Right out in the open. I have heard stories of
DELL computers bought over the phone and when recieved they found
them to be PRE OWNED by someone else and re-conditioned to re-sell
them. OH YES.. and it was a big LEMON too!! Many many things wrong
with it. I want to purchase an item like that in person .. no ordering for
me!! 
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HAVE A GREAT DAY.. it doesn’t seem it… but it is TUESDAY!!
 
 
 

PRISONERS AT HOME…….

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Exhausted to say the least of it.. I am bone tired and fed up! We are prisoners at our own home. We have to put up daily with misery. The police are of no damn help at all. Neighbors from HELL are making us miserable. Day and Night the booming of the music makes my head pound! The landlord does nothing. The children run all over the porch at midnight and after every night screaming and yelling. Males throw up over the porch bannister’s and relieve themselves on and over the porch day and night time! It is HELL, worse than any other thing we have seen in the 55 years we have lived here. My windows rattle. I wear ear plugs to drown out the constant booming of the BASS that is way too loud. Neighbors are cranky, but not nearly as much as we are living RIGHT next to them! “THE HELL HOLE” mom calls it. Drugs and alcohol flow at all hours. This is a daily occurrence the past week. I DREAD the summer when the children do NOT have to go to school. They will be up all night long and sleep some in the daytime. WONDER why the youth of  AMERICA are like they are.? These children should be under protection of CPS. I think I might make a anonymous call to them. Kids under 2 running with no diapers all the time and GOD only knows what is in the baby bottles. It is NOT MILK!

These druggies are smart in a way. They watch for the cops coming by standing out on the porch and if they see them.. WHAM the music goes off and WHAT .. I didn’t do anything!  Cops here are not smart enough to sneak up on them. They love the big show of lights and sirens and dogs.

We are at our wits end. I feel like leaving and sitting in the car just to get some peace.I can’t do that..we are afraid of what will be here when we get back home. Fights.. violent fights and arguments resulting in people screaming and police called are a regular occurrence The noise is louder than my television and my a/c and my hard of hearing mother can hear it.. that’s how loud it is. I  thoguht college kids were wild and crazy.. but these “people” whoever they are..care nothing about anyone else and will tell you to your face. They are mean and cruel and capable of anything. They have destroyed our whole block’s life. Everyday when we look out the window we are afraid of what we see. Our yard has become their dumping grounds. Food, wrappers, bottles, cans, dirty diapers, utensils, real garbage. It is a nightmare I wish to be over soon. I am exhausted and care about nothing any more. The lack of sleep on our own time schedule and not theirs has changed our lives. We are prisoners at home…

THERE IS NO PEACE HERE…… 

MEMORIAL DAY 2007

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Memorial day has changed over the past years. It used to be a time of remembrance only for those who served in other wars. You know the ones you knew nothing much about. Well..maybe you knew about Viet Nam, but the other wars were so distant that you just didn’t relate to them. Now YOU relate in a big way. Soldiers..men and women are coming home wounded, changed for life with major physical and mental disabilities and they are unfortunately coming home to rest in our cemeteries.  Thousands!! The word does not really hit us that much.. we cannot relate unless we see the parents and the families and we know them. The television reports everyday that so many are wounded and so many are coming home to be buried. It has become such a routine that we don’t hardly hear it anymore. I look for one of the reporters some day to say ..”HEY ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME??” I SAID SOLDIERS HAVE DIED HERE!?”

I used to like to travel to the cemetery for the rituals and the pomp of the fly over, the wreath laying and the speeches. I could not relate to the whole thing in terms of anyone I knew. My uncles served in WORLD WAR II, but nowadays it is another story to watch so many YOUNG people come home in such terrible ways. YOUNG..very young. Look at the lists you will see they are 19..barely out of high school.. a lot of them.. what a young life they are changing and giving up for this war we are in.What horrible memories they will have to live with when they return home. So much more life for them to live through. There may be good memories of  the friendships they had and how they bonded with others, but mainly, I think, they will be bad ones.

This memorial day will be like others,flags flying and picnics and many parades and honors, there are so many out there in this country and others who are remembering in a different way.Their homes and lives will be empty from loved ones that they lost.  Please pray for them and for the troops that defend our country and it’s freedoms everyday.. GOD BLESS AMERICA..

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HAVE A GREAT< SAFE > HOLDIAY WEEKEND…