Friday, February 26, 2010

This was sent to me by a friend of mine and I thought I would share. It's a good laugh. And right now when things are tough. I thought we could use a some cheering up, so I thought I would share.

This year, we taxpayers will again receive another 'Economic Stimulus'payment.

This is indeed a very exciting program, and I 'll explain it by using a Q & A format.

Q. What is an 'EconomicStimulus' payment?

A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q.Where will the government get this money?

A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving> me back my own money?

A. Only a smidgen of it.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?

A. The plan is for you to use> the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ?

A. Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U.S. economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

I f you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China or Sri Lanka .

If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs.

If you purchase a computer, it will go to India , Taiwan or China

If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico , Honduras and Guatamala.

If you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan or Korea .

If you purchase useless stuff, it will go to Taiwan.

If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.

I instead, keep the money in America by: 1) Spending it at yard sales, or 2) Going to ball games, or 3) Spending it on prostitutes, or 4) Beer or 5) Tattoos.

(These are the only American businesses still operating in U.S.)

Conclusion: Go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute that you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day ! No need to thank me, I'm just glad I could be of help.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dreams or the likes there of.....

The other night I went to bed like most of us do. And for me going to bed is like leaving this world to become part of another. Dreams free me from the confines of the world I live in and make everything and anything possible. I love going to bed and dreaming it like yoga for some, or a great massage for others. Dreams are where I can experience things I've always well....dreamed of. But the other night, as I quickly fell asleep I began to dream or going grocery shopping. WHAT!!Grocery shopping at not only did I go grocery shopping once I did it over and over again. By the time I woke up I had grocery shopped in my dreams four times. Four times are you kidding me. What happened to going sailing in the ocean in a bikini and looking fabulous or going sky diving with your own abilities because you can fly in your dreams. Oh no none of that on this night. I grocery shopped. So my question is this. What does that mean going grocery shopping in your dream.

I've been told that if you dream your teeth are falling out its because you are over worked or under alot of stress.

Now if you tell me that I dreamt of going grocery shopping because I was hungry I might yell and throw a small four year old kind of temper tantrum. Not that you will hear me but I will. Seriously, I would love to know what you all think it might mean to go grocery shopping in your dreams.

As a side note, I went grocery shopping the next day to ensure I would not dream about going grocery shopping again.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Words, words, words, it’s all about the words we use, what they mean and how we say them. I watched a movie recently Love Happens with Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart where Jennifer Aniston’s character writes obscure words poppysmic and quidnunc behind two different paintings.

Poppysmic -- produced by smacking ones lips together.
Quidnunc -- means a nosy or gossipy person, a gossipmonger.
You’re supposed to find her writing on the walls endearing and not what it actually is vandalism. Still it got me to thinking about how much I love words. My mother has always used big words and would make me look them up, if I didn't know what they meant. I wish now I could remember them all.

I thought it would be fun to find some words of my own. Feel free to let me know some fun words that you have found and have heard of or use. I like learning new words and if you can find a way to put them into a conversation—then think just how much smarter will you sound and be. So let’s improve our knowledge and our vocabulary.

obacerate v
1656 -1658
to stop one's mouth
When he swore onstage, several audience members obacerated themselves.
noscible adj
1654 -1654
knowable; well-known
It is noscible that no amount of training can make up for experience in the field.
fallaciloquence n
1656 -1761
deceitful speech
Your fallaciloquence, though charming, will not convince the jury to acquit.
impigrity n
1623 -1721
quickness; speed
The impigrity of the contract's signing led to vexing legal wranglings.
eternitarian n
1746 -1746
one who believes in the eternity of the soul
Though she held to no particular faith, she remained a hopeful eternitarian.

I think I will obacerate at the moment and never fallaciloquence for fear of being judged by impigrity because I am an eternitarian after all. And with that said I hope you will share words that you have seen, looked up, heard or discovered.

I found all these unusual words on the Phrontistery website.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What's on the menu?

Yesterday and the day before were spent preparing for Super bowl Sunday. Saturday I bought and ran around to three different stores making sure I had everything to make our evening a success. Sunday morning bright and early we prepped the turkey for roasting made queso dip, homemade salsa. Then we took a break, headed to church, skipped out early and came home to prepare the rest. So what was on the menu? Here's our list.

Turkey, rolls and condiments to make a sandwich if you wanted.
Cubed steak bathed in barbeque sauce and wrapped in bacon.
Chicken walnut lettuce wraps, vegetable and fruit tray.
Queso sauce with taco seasoned hamburger meat mixed in and tortilla chips along with fresh salsa. Plus two bags of sun chips and barbeque chips
Black bean salsa, stuffed mushrooms, potato skins dripping with cheese and bacon bits.
Artichoke heart and spinach dip with whole wheat crackers (The whole wheat part makes me feel better) Garlic hummus and toasted pita bread.
Baked fresh French bread cut and slathered in butter and mozzarella cheese to dip into marinara sauce.
Now for the baked goods; We had a sheet cake from Costco, chocolate covered marshmallows, rice krispie treats, mini chocolate bars, sand dollar cookies, Oreo’s, jolly ranchers, pretzels covered in white chocolate and ice cream.

I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating the most watched game on TV or should I say commercials. We had over thirty guests to our party and loved every minute of the game and spending time with our friends and loved ones. The goal of this blog was to actually figure out the calorie count for each item, but now that I've listed what was on the menu. I'm down right frightened of what it might be. So suffice it to say, I think maybe Super bowl Sunday over took Thanksgiving on the calorie index by a lot. If we were talking in boxing terms I'm pretty sure it was a knock out for the Super bowl.

So whether your team won or not -- I hope you had a good time eating and spending time with the ones you love.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February 4th Thank your Mailman Day.

When : Always February 4th

Thank a Mailman Day is your chance to say thanks to the guy, or gal, who delivers your mail. After all, they are there six days a week come rain or shine. The reliable postal worker is always there doing their job, regardless of the weather.

Did you Know? Pony Express riders were the most famous early American "mailmen". Their motto was " Neither rain, nor snow, nor death of the night, can keep us from our duty". This motto is believed to be taken in part from a motto dating back to ancient times. Among the most popular variation is "Through rain or snow, or sleet or hail, we'll carry the mail. We will not fail".

I know I am completely grateful when they do there job. Aren't you?

Make it a point to catch your mail carrier enroute today and say thank you or if your like me I have no idea what time my mail carrier comes around so put a thank you in your mailbox for them. Give him or her a great big smile if you happen to see them or visit your local post office. But try and acknowledge those who serve us faithfully. Everyone likes to be noticed and thanked for a job that most people take for granted.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Then and Now.

I love the movie Pride and Prejudice like every other girl on the planet. And I don't know why hearing these lines come out of Kiera Knightly mouth gives me such great joy, but it does.
The scene that I have chosen is when Lady Catherine shows up late at night. To ask Elizabeth if she has accepted a proposal of marriage from her nephew. I decided to show you the real dialogue and then show you my interpretation of how it would be said today. I'll let you read and see for yourself. Enjoy.

``I will not be interrupted. Hear me in silence.'' Lady Catherine said, ''My daughter and my nephew are formed for each other. They are descended, on the maternal side, from the same noble line; and, on the father's, from respectable, honourable, and ancient -- though untitled -- families. Their fortune on both sides is splendid. They are destined for each other by the voice of every member of their respective houses; and what is to divide them? The upstart pretensions of a young woman without family, connections, or fortune. Is this to be endured! But it must not, shall not be. If you were sensible of your own good, you would not wish to quit the sphere in which you have been brought up.''
Lady Catherine: "You do not belong on the same planet as my nephew."

``In marrying your nephew, I should not consider myself as quitting that sphere. He is a gentleman; I am a gentleman's daughter; so far we are equal.''
Miss Bennet: "Oh, I believe I am." That's none of your business."

``True. You are a gentleman's daughter. But who was your mother? Who are your uncles and aunts? Do not imagine me ignorant of their condition.''
Lady Catherine: "Pleassse."

``Whatever my connections may be,'' said Elizabeth, ``if your nephew does not object to them, they can be nothing to you.''
Miss Bennet: "If he doesn't mind...then why should you."

``Tell me once and for all, are you engaged to him?''
Lady Catherine: "I want to know...are you engaged to him?"

Though Elizabeth would not, for the mere purpose of obliging Lady Catherine, have answered this question, she could not but say, after a moment's deliberation,

``I am not.''
Miss Bennet: "No"

Lady Catherine seemed pleased.

``And will you promise me, never to enter into such an engagement?''
Lady Catherine: " won't."

``I will make no promise of the kind.''
Miss Bennet: "No, I won't."

``Miss Bennet I am shocked and astonished. I expected to find a more reasonable young woman. But do not deceive yourself into a belief that I will ever recede. I shall not go away till you have given me the assurance I require.''
Lady Catherine: "I am not leaving until you tell me you won't marry him."

``And I certainly never shall give it. I am not to be intimidated into anything so wholly unreasonable. Your ladyship wants Mr. Darcy to marry your daughter; but would my giving you the wished-for promise make their marriage at all more probable? Supposing him to be attached to me, would my refusing to accept his hand make him wish to bestow it on his cousin? Allow me to say, Lady Catherine, that the arguments with which you have supported this extraordinary application have been as frivolous as the application was ill-judged. You have widely mistaken my character, if you think I can be worked on by such persuasions as these. How far your nephew might approve of your interference in his affairs, I cannot tell; but you have certainly no right to concern yourself in mine. I must beg, therefore, to be importuned no farther on the subject.''
Miss Bennet: "Get the hell out of my house."

``Not so hasty, if you please. I have by no means done. To all the objections I have already urged, I have still another to add. I am no stranger to the particulars of your youngest sister's infamous elopement. I know it all; that the young man's marrying her was a patched-up business, at the expence of your father and uncles. And is such a girl to be my nephew's sister? Is her husband, is the son of his late father's steward, to be his brother? Heaven and earth! -- of what are you thinking? Are the shades of Pemberley to be thus polluted?''
Lady Catherine: "I am not through here. don't think I don't know about the affairs of your family."

``You can now have nothing farther to say,'' she resentfully answered. ``You have insulted me in every possible method. I must beg to return to the house.''
Miss Bennet: "I'm done. Get out!"

And she rose as she spoke. Lady Catherine rose also, and they turned back. Her ladyship was highly incensed.

``You have no regard, then, for the honour and credit of my nephew! Unfeeling, selfish girl! Do you not consider that a connection with you must disgrace him in the eyes of everybody?''
Lady Catherine: "You are a tramp and not worthy of him."

``Lady Catherine, I have nothing farther to say. You know my sentiments.''
Miss Bennet: Crosses her arms against her chest and glares.

``You are then resolved to have him?''
Lady Catherine: "I know you want him?"

``I have said no such thing. I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.''
Miss Bennet: "I will do whatever I damn well please."

``It is well. You refuse, then, to oblige me. You refuse to obey the claims of duty, honour, and gratitude. You are determined to ruin him in the opinion of all his friends, and make him the contempt of the world.''
Lady Catherine: "So your just going to ignore everything I've said. You will ruin his life."

``Neither duty, nor honour, nor gratitude,'' replied Elizabeth, ``have any possible claim on me, in the present instance. No principle of either would be violated by my marriage with Mr. Darcy. And with regard to the resentment of his family, or the indignation of the world, if the former were excited by his marrying me, it would not give me one moment's concern -- and the world in general would have too much sense to join in the scorn.''
Miss Bennet: "Don't concern yourself.I'm pretty sure the worlds population won't die if we choose to get married."

``And this is your real opinion! This is your final resolve! Very well. I shall now know how to act. Do not imagine, Miss Bennet, that your ambition will ever be gratified. I came to try you. I hoped to find you reasonable; but, depend upon it, I will carry my point.''
Lady Catherine: "I thought we could talk, but I was wrong."

In this manner Lady Catherine talked on, till they were at the door of the carriage, when, turning hastily round, she added, ``I take no leave of you, Miss Bennet. I send no compliments to your mother. You deserve no such attention. I am most seriously displeased.''
Lady Catherine: "Go ahead and ruin both your lives."

Today's speach is alot shorter, but it sure lacks the luster of the way people spoke back then. What do you think?