da flu

da flu
got me
for a few days

stock up
on mint tea
and ginger ale

as you won't
wanna ta
be a traveling
when this bug
hits you

i'll talk more tomorrow

i've got some catching up
to do


and now for something completely different: Woman


happy fun friday

it's been
quite a week

well i
to google
'having fun'

in order
to get
and for for something...

and wow
there are great
ways to
have fun
out there
on the net

so you-all
go out
and have some

ps. um
i'll be


and now for something completely different: 8 Principles


US crime rates

back in the
saddle again

there's lots
of talk about
the women and men
dying in Iraq

now that got me to

how many
people are killed
on our american

so i went to
and looked it up

here's the US crime rates
from 1960 to 2005

notice please
as our population grows
so does crime

no surprise
when you read
From Warfare to Welfare

and isn't that interesting
how those two words
both end in 'fare'

when they are nothing but fair!


and now for something completely different : Laura Bush


oh happy happy day

it's my

so i'm
gonna give
a present



Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.


and now for something completely different : Longevity


the desert in snow

this is what i woke up to this morning - the snow was all the way down, to the valley my house is in - - my daughter called me last night and told me to go outside and when i did

a giant snow flake landed on my nose

i was gonna write about the urban war we, in america have going on

but there's always tomorrow

today i'm gonna sit and enjoy the warmth of my home and stare at the snow


and now for something completely different: Helium


let's fun our friday - YEA!

so glad it's friday

and today
i drove into
work with
some nice
gentle rain

anyone out
there ever smell
a southwest desert
in the rain?

it's got the most unique
smell in the world
a plant called
creosote bush

so i opened my
car window
and let that smell in


Anyone up
for dancing
in the rain?


and now for something completely different : Chi-Town Climate Exchange


yes yes yes

i had a blast
and ended up dancing
for 7 hours
this past weekend

yep - seven
it was so much fun

i guess i had a lot
of pent
energy to

which got me to

that if baby bush
had something
better to
do with his time
than plan wars
and piss off major world
power leaders

this planet
of ours
would be
a far better place

so i think i'll write
the white house
and suggest
that condi
start booking some
live bands

and have
richard b
start inviting all
his rich and
influential friends

then have

so thay all
can have

i'd bet
it'll chill
everyone out


and now for something completely different : Double a Penny


nice long weekend

honoring a wonderful man
martin luther king

and now
on to something
that just makes me

TV ads for enlisting
the military
have gone to
a new low - no surprise

(fade to
son in military
standing next to tractor
with wheat fields in the distance
and parents standing
to his left
holding hands
and looking
at their son)

this is all i saw
and didn't hear anything
as i mute TV
when i do watch it

but all i could think
about when i saw
this was
what if i had lost
my child
to this damn
war and
turned on my TV
to see


and now for something completely different: People Search


happy fun friday

(and i
hope blogger doesn't eat
this post
like it did
the last one)

i've added
on the right hand side
all of the
now for something ~~ links
thanks to DK for
the suggestion
and thanks to the
new blogger
for making it so easy

'old broad'
i'm going dancing tonight
and most likely tomorrow
my daughter
is healing well
and my three
week cold thingy
is finally gone


and now for something completely different: Playa Cofi


new look

i'm playing
with blogger

hey now
not that kind-of

it's almost friday
and i
need some
in my life

so blogger gets it


and now for something completely different: Toxic Water


no more theories

but i didn't
have any more theories
to share

just facts
that people
have lied
and are
and i doubt
that these

particular people
ever stop

at least
not while
they are getting
exactly what they

about not
giving them
what they want?


and now for something completely different: Second Life


conspiracy therory #1

before i get
to my theory

thanks everyone
for your
good wishes

thanks so much

and now on
to this new
conspiracy theory

i was thinking
over the weekend

what if
this whole war

the flag people

as every
man or woman
that dies
in combat
gets one

an american
flag that is

see, flag sales
were slacking
a few years back
and so
to boost

the flag people
sent lobbyists
to washington
and paid big bucks
for them
to start another

if baby bush can come up
with his theories
they have weapons
of mass destruction
or they
blew up
the twin

then i can
come up with my
own imaginary

(tongue outta cheeks now)


and now for something completely different: Earth Calendar


missed you-all


back in the

and boy
did i miss

i'll be around
sometime today
to visit

but i
had to
at least
leave you
with this


and now for something completely different: Green Power