Tuesday, February 28, 2006


My current reading material:

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of...

Dean Koontz's Frankentein: City of Night

It's the sequel to Frankenstein: Prodigal Son

Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who’s traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Detective Carson O’Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itself–and that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense O’Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more–and less–than human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn’t merely a homicidal maniac–but his deranged maker.

hello? Is this thing on???

Where have all the commenters gone? I want comments!

Friday, February 24, 2006

alive and NOT well....

Thanks for asking though.

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm down with the flu.
Yup, that's right, the Honest-to-God Influenza.
The "swab your nasal passages and test it for...
YUP you got the flu alright. That's kinda neat, I don't get to see that too often."
"Gee thanks, Doc. I can really feel the love"
"Oh, I didn't mean I'm glad you've got the flu.... it's just..."
"Yeah, Right... whatever..."

So he gave me some meds and sent me home (you know... B.F.E. ... the land of NO WIFI! Gasp). I have a temporary reprieve in civilization to pick up a few things (not including my sanity, of course). So here I am. Mind you, I'm closing this laptop up right now and heading back to my bed... 'cause I feel like crap.


(looks like something that exploded in Swordfish)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Don't hate me 'cause I'm addictive...

Here's a cool strip that I found (thanks to Lady Calliah).
It's the adventures of Ornery Boy and Dirty Girl.
This is the first installment (there've been a lot more since then) and
it is so ME!
Check it out.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day surprise...

I got flowers!!!!

What a nice surprise!

Sorry about the crummy pic from my phone, but I didn't have my camera with me.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

walkin' in a winter wonderland...

It started snowing here early this morning. Wasn't supposed to start until around noon, but what do meterologists know? The temperature has remained warm enough to keep the roads decent. But I imagine things will be pretty messy in the morning... think I'll stay in.

I hate to drive in the snow but I love watching it come down... from inside a warm, comfy house.

Thanks to Webdeveloper.com for the graphic!

Friday, February 10, 2006

the "camel toe" phenomenon...

NO, this post is not designed to boost blog hits! Although, I am eager to see how it goes over.

What IS a camel toe? You may ask.
The Urban Dictionary has many colorful definitions. One of my favorites is:
"When her pants are so tight you can read her lips!"
Woohoo.... now there's a visual image!

I've never liked this particular physical attribute (at least, not MINE). But I've been told that a lot of people find it very appealing. Hmm, no accounting for taste I guess.
I must admit that I've seen some examples that I found intriguing. The Camel Toe Report site has some interesting entries. They even rate the entries on a scale... Toe Factor 1 - 10.
AND... there are some Camel Toe Haiku on the site. YES!

Yes, there ARE male camel toes... but believe me, they are NOT pretty.

Hmmm, I wonder...
Could this be what the Black Eyed Peas were REALLY talking about??

What you gonna do with all that junk? All that junk inside your trunk?
I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk, Get you love drunk off my hump.
My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
My hump, my hump,my hump, my lovely little lumps.
oh yahe I drive these brothas crazy i do it on the daily
they treat me really nicely they buy me all these ice-ys.
Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and then Donna Karen, they be sharing all the money, got me wearing fly brother i aint askin, They say they love my ass 'n,
Seven Jeans, True Religion,
I say no, but they keep givin'
So I keep on takin'
And no I ain't takin'
We can keep on datin'
and I keep on demonstratin.

My love, my love, my love, my love
You love my lady lumps,
My hump, my hump, my hump,
My humps they got you,

She's got me spending.
(Oh) Spendin' all your money on me and spending time on me.
She's got me spendin'.
(Oh) Spendin' all your money on me, up on me, on me

I think Lil' Kim presents us with the quintessential example of Camel Toe.

Thank you Kim!!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I'd commit sins with her anytime...

I was searching for movie wallpaper today and found this site with some Sin City downloads.

Jessica Alba is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hot!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Monday, February 06, 2006

"no good deed...

...goes unpunished" - Clare Booth Luce

That's what "the Scholar" said about this past weekend. He and I and Robbie ("the Saint") volunteered to teach a special Basic Rider Course for our employer (MSCV). It seems some of our friends were interested in becoming RiderCoaches (like us) and they needed to take the BRC first. We volunteered to teach them. Turns out most of them had prior commitments and had to back out. The company sold the other seats to "flesh" out the class. And of course Fwed wanted to pay us (nice thought actually). So we ended up teaching a whole class so we had to be there all day and the weather wasn't ideal. Well, hell... it IS February in Virginia.

Saturday was WET. I mean it POURED on us, but it was reasonably warm so, all in all, not too bad. But yesterday was cold! Not just cold... Fuckin' Cold!

We finished after sundown in the cold, feet hurtin', exhausted...
You know, I'm glad it's over... but I'm glad we did it! The students had a good time, we've gotten one class under our belts for the season and I got to spend the weekend with 3 of my favorite people in the whole world: "Scholar", "the Saint" and "Fwed".
I'd say that was time well spent!

There was a man in our town who had King Midas’ touch;
He gave away his millions to the colleges and such;
And people cried: “The hypocrite! He ought to understand
The ones who really need him are the children of this land!”

When Andrew Croesus built a home for children who were sick,
The people said they rather thought he did it as a trick,
And writers said: “He thinks about the drooping girls and boys,
But what about conditions with the men whom he employs?”

There was a man in our town who said that he would share
His profits with his laborers, for that was only fair,
And people said: “Oh, isn’t he the shrewd and foxy gent?
It cost him next to nothing for that free advértisement!”

There was a man in our town who had the perfect plan
To do away with poverty and other ills of man,
But he feared the public jeering, and the folks who would defame him,
So he never told the plan he had, and I can hardly blame him.

at peace : in a state of concord or tranquillity

I was talking with a friend last week and I told him I was in such a wonderful mood and I had been all week. He asked me why and I said I really didn't know.
The next day at work it hit me like the proverbial ton of bricks... the way I've been feeling... it's happiness! This is what it feels like to be HAPPY. Whew... glad we cleared THAT up.

I finally feel at peace... with myself, with my decisions of late. I have a sense of calm that is truly beautiful. Tiny things are a joy. The sunshine today fills me with such warmth and pleasure. I simply sat in my truck at lunchtime and just soaked it up. I was talking with T on the phone while we were both playing a fun (yet brainless) online game and we were just giggling... like kids.

I was telling Fwed yesterday about the way I've been feeling. He said that it shows! Hmmm, I guess it IS pretty obvious.