Sunday, November 26, 2006

When the moon hits your eyes....

... well the moon is white, isn't it? God, why do you have to be so critical? You don't respect me for my creativity anymore do you? When we first started dating - it was the #1 thing you loved about me.... never mind. Posted for contest.

Taken tonight from my driveway... hope you enjoy it.

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Downey Woodpecker in a Black Walnut Tree

This female Downey Woodpecker and her family visited us today.

The Black Walnut tree across the street seems to be home to many birds and animals alike. I spotted some Nuthatches here too today. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 20, 2006

Charles Wadsworth

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."... 

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Death of a Green Beret

Before he died in Iraq, 'Toz' had an order for his Green Berets: Attend my Arlington burial, then take this $100,000 for a party in Las Vegas.

"If you are getting this e-mail, it means that I have passed away," the missive said. "No, it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this happened." the rest here, it's a great story.

I guess this is a good a time as any to make my wishes public when I die. I feel very strongly that the funeral and gatherings should be a celebration of life. I want everyone to get up and tell a funny story about something that happend with us, make everyone laugh and help them remember the good times.

If you can't think of a funny story - you don't know me well enough!!

See you in 80 years at the funeral.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Cut it out!

In 1994 a group of doctors at Chenglepattu Medical College Hospital, India lost a pair of 7 inch long scissors while removing a tumor from a 33 year old woman. The doctors must frequently lose medical instruments, because they didn't seem to notice the missing tools. When Ms. Sigamani began complaining about abdominal pain after the procedure, the doctors figured that it was probably just run of the mill post-surgery blues and suggested she take pain killers.

Twelve years later the independent investigators believe they may have solved the mystery of the phantom pain and the lost scissors when they suggested that Sigamani have an X-ray.

The hospital denies having any medical records pertaining to the now-12 year old surgery, and has not asked for the scissors back.

via wired

Wednesday, November 8, 2006


So, I'm getting Paige ready for bed tonight when she decides (like every night) that she has to pee, NOW. She wanders off to the bathroom naked and sits on the "big girl potty"

"Daddy, I don't need the Dora seat anymore, because I just hold on now - like at school."

She finishes peeing, and leans down to pull up her pants which aren't there.

She looks up at me and giggles "I'm having a rough day."

Sunday, November 5, 2006


Kidney Cancer

My sister goes in tomorrow for surgery to take out a cancerous tumor from her kidney. The doctor isn't sure if he will be able to just take a small piece of it or will need to remove the entire organ. Keep her in your prayers for tomorrow.

She was in great spirits when we visited today and gave me this bracelet to wear in support of the Kidney Cancer Association. Posted by Picasa

My ladies

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This is a Goldfinch. This is a tree in my office. This is a Goldfinch in the tree in my office.

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At least our priorities are in order

HP Ink costs more then Human Blood.

Via Gizmodo