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Since this does not directly apply to me anymore I hesitate to voice an opinion. I will say the 'previous' smoker in me cried FOUL and of course I have to wonder if this will make road rage any worse (I killed him because I wanted a cigarette but I'm taking the cub scout to a den meeting?). I also have major issues with our civil liberties (if I'm addressing the right arena) being infringed upon.
She isn't paralyzed or anything like that. Currently she just has some left side weakness in her arm and leg. Obviously faire season is out for her this year and I'll start checking in advance about renting a scooter for her next year (yeah I can just see her driving THAT after a few ciders LOL). It's a shame to have her miss something she loves so much
They're letting her loose today and when I left her last night (after errand #3) she was bitching she couldn't go grocery shopping and couldn't go to Walmart today and of course that she couldn't go to faire either. Yeah that's The Wild Granny. Oh and mistressfetch: Mom said have a cider for her (at least one) and she owes you a hug and a story swap over snake charmin Pentacostal Mothers (or Grandmas in her case). She also said to tell marybrenna thanks for helping pass the word around. Maybe after faire season we'll have to do a get together at Piratz or something :)
Thanks for the good thoughts everyone. I think this was just more of a scare but frankly she needed to be more stabalized (in regards to her blood pressure) for a long time. Maybe this woke her doctor up as well.
First off this is not a blatant suck up attempt. I save my suck up efforts for the ever lovely (and courteous) Madame sweetpea86 and her magic clavicles. You ROCK m'dear.
Ok on to the point of this (of which there is one somewhere ... I promise). For the first time in the 5 years I've been going to
Having said that - I found myself so very pleasantly surprised at how much I frickin laughed Sunday at Dinty the Moor (which btw I just caught the pun on Sunday - yes I'm slow like that). It's a funny show. I like subtle humour - the type that makes you go 'he didn't really really say that did he?' and I love watching the audience be
Thank you thatliardiego for such a pleasant surprise and some much needed giggles.
I figure we'll do what we did last year (courtesy of our lovely Captain jingle_chelle) and just camp at the White Hart until Ma wears out. Anyone who wants to come by and say hi she really does miss you all so very much - especially the ones she missed last year *coughmistressfetchcough*.
Now here's a question for the masses - if you have a faireever pass can you go in the regular gate? Mom doesn't have one because it's always a toss-up if she can go and then how often but we have them.
Meanwhile, see you then :)
1) Washed and fed** your mug?
2) Chosen your opening day attire
--changed your mind at least once?
3) Dusted off your leather?
4) Decided what purchases MUST be made this year?
--or-- finished making your garb?
5) Cleaned your shoes/boots?
6) Found all of your pins, jewelry, favors, and other accoutrements?
7) Heard the commercial on the radio?
8) Thought of something I don't have on the list? LOL
**yes fed - as in cider, mead, ale, wine, or other beverages of your choice.
I am in desperate need of a new hair salon/stylist. I thought I had a good one but the last time I couldn't see her (why I don't know - she wasn't working at the moment) and another person there burtchered my bangs - as in it will probably take another 3 months for them to partially grow out right.
Does anyone have someone/some place they might recommend in the Laurel general area? say 20 mile radius? I desperately need to get my hair trimmed before faire LOL
Hello? didn't I leave this shit back in Kansas?
They've evacuated The Mall
Tornado Warning Howard County.
Tornado Warning Fairfax County - actually it's nice to know I've not lost my touch because I spotted the developing 'hook' on radar before they announced it. Yes it's a skill I wish I didn't have - and never needed to use again.
On the less funny but equally strange note - it's amazing how the body goes IMMEDIATELY back into survivor mode. 'The humidity is lifting' 'Isn't that a hook?' 'Did you see that?' 'oooo my ears popped'. 'If one drops it will probably move due east. for a bit.'
Oh how I wish my body didn't still instinctively remember the signs of a severe storm - often before I even realize that is what it is. Why is it I can figure out which way is north when it storms?
I thought I was still a proud member of the directionally challenged. I guess that's only during good weather eh?
First of all - none of my family lives in Coffeyville (unless they moved) and they're all pretty much ok in Winfield, Arkansas City, and Wellington. Waterlogged but not flooded out.
COFFEYVILLE, Kansas (AP) -- The flood is bad enough, engulfing homes to the rooftops and turning neighborhoods into floating junkyards of children's toys and family heirlooms.
But the floodwaters here also carry some of the 42,000 gallons of crude oil that spilled from the Coffeyville Resources refinery on Sunday, coating everything they touch with a slimy, smelly layer of goo.
"My question is how are they going to get all that oil out of the environment," said Mary Burge, a heart surgery patient who was forced to breathe from her portable oxygen tank. The petroleum odor Monday was so strong it could be detected from helicopters passing overhead.
The oil spill, caused by a malfunction while the refinery was shutting down in advance of the flooding, has concerned federal and state officials as they monitor the slick's progress down the Verdigris River toward drinking water sources and recreation areas in Oklahoma.
It also presents another hurdle to Coffeyville leaders as they map out long-term flood recovery efforts that now must deal with the toxic sludge.
----and it continues if you follow the link
This is very sad. Granted that area of the country isn't as well known as many others and it doesn't have the money as many places -- but Coffeyville is also home to the bank The Dalton Gang attempted to rob which lead to their final shootout. I wonder if the bank is under water? Doubtful as it is in a different area of town but still ....
In the path of this stuff are small farming communities - most of which don't show up on the map unless you know where to look. Heck I can't even remember all of them. All I can think is thank goodness its east of Chatauqua and Shidler and Kaw City and Fairfax and Pawhuska - names that will mean nothing to anyone not from that area.
With the icestorm 6 years ago, the storms, the drought, and now the floods I have to wonder what is happening to that area?
Now? I have people filling out job applications and I can't read the addresses. Looking on the Driver's License is no help because 90% of the time that address is incorrect (or they don't have a DL they have a resident alien card).
No this isn't about the Hispanics - I can at least READ their phoenetic spellings and can usually figure out where they mean (Birgena has to be the funniest though. btw that translated into Virginia). If I literally cannot read the writing HTF am I supposed to mail a check?
I know that is my biggest concern upon starting a new job - well not offending the boss by flipping him off in traffic is another concern (a story for another time folks) but making certain they know where to mail my freakin $$$$$. C'mon folks. Yes my son is one of the worst.
What is this world coming to when materialism isn't enough of a motivator to make sure it's correct and legible?
Bomb Squad Investigates 4 Suspicious Packages Near L'Enfant
POSTED: 1:12 pm EDT May 31, 2007
UPDATED: 1:46 pm EDT May 31, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Authorities said they are investigating four suspicious packages near the U.S. Department of Energy in southwest D.C., News4's Keith Garvin reported.
Bomb-sniffing dogs and the bomb squad are at the scene near L'Enfant Plaza. Independence Avenue is closed between Ninth and 10th streets.
Some buildings in the area have been evacuated.
According to Metro, the Seventh and D streets entrance to the L'Enfant station is closed.
[EDIT: Apparently it was nothing but a pain - sort of like trying to post, edit or delete in live journal today eh?