Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I'm a Lotus Elise!
You believe in maximum performance and minimum baggage. You like to travel light and fast, hit the corners hard, and dance like there's no tomorrow.
"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
OK, did you read it? In the first paragraph where it states that a Russian bomber buzzed an American aircraft carrier, I became puzzled. My oldest son was stationed on the USS George Washington for 6 years, and has told me several times that nobody can get within 400 miles of our carrier groups without us knowing about it, at which time the commander would scramble a couple of F/A-18 fighter planes. I was a bit relieved as I read on, finding out that's exactly what they did, but WTF?
Why are Russian bombers buzzing our carrier groups? This is extremely alarming news. "Russia revived the Soviet-era practice of long-range patrols by strategic bombers over the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans last August." This is also alarming news.
It seems to me that we had better turn our plans to put a radar system in the Czech Republic and 10 missile defense interceptors in Poland a reality! I wonder if any of the current Presidential hopefuls are up to the task? Let's hope so! (No, this was not a stab at any of the candidates!)
And I love this line regarding Russian bombers crossing into Japanese airspace for three minutes: "Russia has denied there was an intrusion." Well, then, that must make it so! This is a picture of the USS Nimitz with two F/A-18 Hornets flying over during an airborne change of command ceremony in 2007. God bless ALL our Sailors and Soldiers!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
- From the "Where Are They Now" Department: Dick Van Patten's new gig. I guess Paul Newman had the Salad Dressing market covered, so really, I think this was the natural choice, don't you?
- From the "Neat New Products" Department: Stealth Switch. I wonder how many of you are ordering this right now?
- From the "Sad News" Department: Nurse Amy Vining from General Hospital has passed away at the age of 49.
- From the "Happy and Sad" Department: A Gilbert, AZ woman won $297K on Deal or No Deal. Happy because she won a lot of money; sad because there were 10 - $10M cases!
OK. That's it for today! Enjoy the rest of the day, everyone!
Fast forward to 7:30 this morning, and here are two pictures of my car. The first is the ice that had formed on the roof of the car. The second is the ice, and the little mean face I made on my windshield. I actually had to whip out a credit card to scrape the ice off of my windshield this morning. In Phoenix, Arizona. This also makes me very unhappy.
Let's back up a moment, because I don't want this to be a totally unhappy and negative post. Here is a picture of a beautiful double rainbow yesterday afternoon when I got home from work. It really was striking. This made me somewhat happy. But then it rained again.
So, my issue (for today) is this: I think Global Warming is total B.S. I would like to invite Al Gore to check out the recent weather patterns in normally-sunny-and-dry Phoenix, Arizona. The "Incovenient Truth" is: we have had more rain, snow (up north), cold weather, and freeze warnings this winter than any other winter in the last 8 years. Probably longer than that, but that's all I can speak for. I came here 8 years ago because I wanted to live in The Valley of the Sun. That's where I live, but you can't tell by the weather we're having this year! I did not move here for weather! I could have stayed in Massachusetts for weather!