Thursday, June 30, 2011

pardon the interruption

my internet is out - don't have time to figure it out until the weekend. i know a couple of things it is not, and have a good idea all i need to do is reboot vonage, but i will take care of that when i have daylight in the room.
and then i will be back with some inane postings.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I used to be a Democrat — for decades. Was it always this bad? Was I that blind?

"this is not your daddy's democrat party"
roger simon over at pgtv has an excellent post and a few of the comments have equal merit. take the time to read his essay and the comments. i thoroughly enjoyed it
update: i am still reading the comments and thought i had already posted this
i have been a victim of a rif, as my readers will know, in oct '09.
april of 2010 i was blessed with a new job.. a billion dollar international biotech company. to date, we have had 3 rifs
all in usa
i may have more updates by the time i finish the comments
update: read it all, there are some incredibly intelligent commenters. i am going to bed

a man ahead of his time

archie tells obama a thing or two

h/t theo

Friday, June 17, 2011

the dirty laundry

now for the rest of them
why has anthony weiner been singled out when so many others, i dont care what party they belong to, are so corrupt

should we care if people dont pay their debts

first of all i will give credit to instapundit for this
yes i do care if someone doesnt pay their debts because in some way it will affect me.
when my daughter moved to california i was in a debt management program. years of raising a daughter on a single mothers budget and medical bills not covered by insurance left me with debts that were devastating me. i went into a debt management program and was put on a budget.
when she needed me to cosign for a lease, the manager told me it was between me and a man who had declared bankruptcy. at that point my credit score was crap. i told him i was a better risk for i was taking the responsible action towards my debts, and the man who declared bankruptcy was eluding his debts. i also told him i knew many people who declare bankruptcy tend to be repeat offenders and he would be likely to skip his rent if his financial situation didnt suit him.
he did not rent the apartment to my daughter
since then.. 8 years ago, i have lived without a credit card and pay everything i buy with cash. i have been debt free except my mortgage for years and my credit score is excellent. and i am financially solvent. well, as long obummer doesnt take away what little capital i have left

finally some of the photos from our villa in italy

i tried to give a bit of commentary on each photo but i ended up totally wrecking things. so here they are without a caption. there is one photo that doesnt belong but too many tech thingys prevent me from figuring out which codes i can delete. my favourite is the photo of the tree where i sat every morning drinking my morning tea and looking out at the other views

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

update on the british fashion fiasco

she is a style icon that has inspired millions?


transparent plane

typical californian

apologies to those out there that do have brains.. but there was a reason i finally left ;)
anyway, briefly i saw a couple of headlines about some diver (evidently quite successful at finding lost things at sea) who is going to search for bin ladens body at sea. well he better hurry
for he is rapidly becoming fish food
now why on earth would someone want to dive into the sea on such a useless task? what is it about californians that they come up with these wacky ideas? 15 minutes of fame, perhaps? eejit i say
found a story about it

Thursday, June 9, 2011

what i did on my vacation

i took photos.. well i thought i did. turns out i took these wee videos and am trying to at least capture a still photo from them. took them to imovie and saved as a still, but they are still movies and not a still shot. oh well. i guess i should download the instructions for the camera since one doesnt seem to get user instructions with products these days. i could buy a much better camera - my sister's shots were amazing, but there still would be the user dilemna
my sister and b-i-l went to ireland at the same time i was in scotland. they waved to me in this photo - they say that is scotland in the distance

i really wonder about the brits and their sense of fashion

But Michelle steals the show

steal the show? with those expressions on her face? she looks a fright! and face it, that derriere wide load is no pippa! tip to mobo, that dress is too long if you don't know how to walk without picking it up.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011