Arthur, Ontario, Canada
May 22
I'm an old, short, fat, unsightly, grouchy, reformed troll with a bad attitude and a cricket bat. ---------------------------------------------------- I need to state clearly that English is not my first language. There are upwards of 600,000 words in the English language. In my native language there are a mere 11,000 and most of those are entire concepts (kind of like the theory of relativity) rather than words which translate individually. ----------------------------------------------------- Free advice: Don't.

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Herman Cain can bump uglies with who the hell ever he wants to...  I DO NOT CARE so long as his paramour is (a) not ME and (b) a consenting adult! 

I said the SAME damn thing about Bill Clinton...   I don't CARE who he's bumping uglies with... so… Read full post »

Around here we have "bigs" and we have "littles" and I am a huge believer in "Each One Teach One." 

"Bigs" are teenagers.   "Littles" are tweens and younger.  "Each One Teach One" is the idea that each of us is capable of teaching another person something of value.  … Read full post »

I may or may not make it to 7...  We'll see.   

Grandchildren:   Honestly, I did not think I would like being a grandmother.   I'm not quite 50, I have nine grandchildren ranging from newborn up to age 13.   When my oldest grandchild was born I was… Read full post »

I have been meaning to write this for almost 3 weeks.   I have been too angry to write this for almost 3 weeks. 

If you missed the 20/20 episode entitled "Children of the Plains" I would advise taking 40 minutes out of your life and watching it before reading the… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2011 3:53PM

Strange things found searching THOMAS

I originally went searching for the text to the `National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act'  (H.R. 1505 of 2011) because I simply could NOT believe anyone would be so STUPID as to believe there is a significant amount of illegal immigration going on through wilderness areas on the borde… Read full post »

This post is the result of a comment I made on Jonathan Wolfman's post this morning.   For a little context please read his post:

It is a frequent parallel drawn... that between Native Americans… Read full post »

A comment that I made in the middle of the night last night about how I wouldn't throw Taio Cruz outta bed got me to thinking about who else I wouldn't throw outta bed... and why.  

In Taio Cruz's case...  He's an adorable guy and whilst I prefer men with… Read full post »

her name is China McLain...   and I predict she's going places..  

Give her a listen...   And tell me what you think.  


 She also did a fantastic job on a Tao Cruz song called "Dynamite"... 

First her version:  



The… Read full post »

I think.  



It could be even higher though given how often the person I was conversing with and I have strange conversations or make strange observations.  

The following is our conversation... she had sent me a link to something on yahoo which reminded me to check… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 1:21PM

Saying "Good bye" to an old friend...

Recently the former superintendent of the school system where I went to elementary and high shool passed away.   Tom was beloved by many... including myself.  

He was a man who KNEW intimately the value of an education.  He came from very humble beginnings himeslf - he was r… Read full post »

Someone made a comment on a post that, I must admit, left me with my jaw dropped to my chest and shaking my head... to the point where I HAVE to call "BULLSHIT"!   The comment was: "This country has a history of being the best, of giving a damn, of takingRead full post »

Without researching...  

Which weighs more...  

A pound of Gold? 


Or a pound of Feathers?  

Eurasian_Jay_feather Read full post »

No, that is not a typo.   Some of my children are, in fact, younger than some of my grand children.  

In August of 1991 I became, officially, both a step mother and, legally, a grandmother.   That particular step daughter is a mere five years younger than I am.  No… Read full post »

Mr Cantor,

This morning I saw in a publication called "Business Insider" where you had stated the following:  "if there is any damage caused by Hurricane Irene requiring federal disaster funding, the money would have to be balanced out by spending cuts elsewhere in government."  

Read mo… Read full post »

These measurements are not going to be exact - mainly because I rarely measure when I am cooking.   My terms are not going to be "fancy" either... dump it in a bowl, stir, etc...   I can tell you it made 18 muffins and 2 loaves of bread (which were inhaled… Read full post »

AUGUST 21, 2011 1:02PM

Small Blessings Tor's Open Call

I have a whole housefull of things which started out as "small blessings" and have grown into larger blessings.  Just looking at their faces when they were toddlers let you know they were full of mischief. 


Believe me when I say they have gotten into more than their… Read full post »

My memories of Ry are a little different than most here.  They are different not because I knew him "better" but because I knew him differently than most here. 


I first met Ry on an Adult website.   He blogged there about anything and everything but mostly about… Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2011 8:58PM

Lessons from clear crayons

I know what you are thinking - "Crayons don't come in a color of clear" but this post has little to do with crayons and much to do with perceptions. 

A young autistic girl by the name of Kayla taught me something many years ago... Kayla is gone now, thanks… Read full post »

It's difficult to remember you just wanted to drain the stinking swamp. 

Regardless of your political persuasion there is a reality which is constantly demonstrated and yet rarely acknowledged.  That reality is that the "other side" is always, but always, completely and totally guilty of w… Read full post »

It should be noted that my personal views on abortion are as follows:  I will never have one HOWEVER: Abortion absolutely must continue to be both legal and available.   I am making my particular stand on the subject clear from the outset because, upon reading this I am certain there wRead full post »

JULY 8, 2011 1:18PM

For those who are hurting:

Each of us deals with grief and pain differently.  Some turn to writing.  Some turn to music.  Some turn into hermits.  Our means of coping are as unique to each of us as we are unique as individuals. 

I tend to turn to music when I am in pain.  For… Read full post »

JULY 7, 2011 5:28PM

They're OUR bedrooms...

We wake up where the hell we wake up! 

Contemplations on Marriage: 

"Marriage is a wonderful institution" is a line I have spent the great majority of my life saying on a fairly regular basis.   I have routinely followed that statement with "When I am ready for an institution… Read full post »

my brand spanking new great nephew cum grandson arrived in this world... 

Weighing in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces...

He is 20 1/2 inches long... 

Has a VERY good pair of lungs on him... 

A FULL head of dark hair... 

and he's just as cute as a bug… Read full post »

BABY INTERRUPTUS! The best reason known to man for NOT ranting about the latest stupidity from the oil companies!  

I just got a call... and it turns out that before the day is out I will be a great aunt cum grandma to a little boy whose name will… Read full post »

Yesterday, for the first time in almost forever, I ran out of creamer for my coffee.   "I'll use milk's no biggie" was my thought.   Long about 6:00 pm I dispatched a victim volunteer to the store to get me some creamer since I wasn't going to be without my… Read full post »