As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Better things

This is NOT a fast car
Yah Mule .......
******************************************* My Pa is making sure I am ready to handle the fast cars

Thanks Dad !!!!

Need a lift ????


Yes Mom, I'm wearing my seatbelt


THIS is a fast car !!!!


Now I am learing to fly like a superhero

"Where did I leave the Batmobile?"


hahahahaha Now I make the rules!

I am the fastest, smartest

masked kid in town.

Monday, July 28, 2008


Yes it is
and it is making people totally
Where do you begin on a day like today???
oh , I don't know ,
How about stupid f'ing DISH TV people.
But lets be honest they were not the ones that set
the ball rolling today - but they basically put the
frosting on the cake.. Oh yes, that would be
the cake that I tried to buy at Wal-Mart - the new and
improved Super Center on HWY 107..
YES, I was stupid, I thought because it was the NEW
SUPER CENTER that things might actually
be different --
NOT !!!!
I got done with my shopping and even
picked up a couple of extras because I
pretty please that you could actually manuever
thru the store .. It was not the typical
junked up dirty Wal-Mart that I am used to seeing
in Arkansas. I even managed to ignore the employees
back in the electronic / linens area that were speaking
Ebonics and blocking the aisle. I still managed to get past
them and pick up a CD by Etta James that I have
really been wanting. On thru the store past produce,
and finally to the check out lines --
this is where you really know
you are in a Wally World..
3 check stands open,
thats right - count them T H R E E !!
Each line had a minimum of 8 people , so I go to
customer service and the mouth breathing , window
licking manager tells me that he
"ain't got no more cashiers".
I suggested that
he get some of the ones from the back that are
doing NOThING . I then explain to him
is lacking in this store and since he could not
find somebody to run the cash registers, he could
just have the cart FULL of stuff that I had in
front of me. Well I triggered a mini revolt
because two other women that had come up to the
customer service area to complain about the long lines
looked at me and said "Great IDEA" and they left their full
carts sitting there also . I know that all of these carts
had perishables in them and I'll bet there are
still sitting there tonight , but don't worry,I am sure that
chicken and milk weill be back on the shelves by tomorrow morning.
Soo , that was the start of another hot miserable fucking
day in Arkansas. Land of the Air You Can Wear.
Then I stop at another store -- A SMALL store and
get a few essentials, including a glass bottle of
pizza sauce.. YOU GUESSED it !!!
I got into the kitchen with it , the bottom fell out of the
bag and I had F'ng sauce all over the place.
Now I am pissed and it looks like there has
been a mass murder in the kitchen.The fucking dogs
are barking ( and shedding) . I am soooo over
having pets .. When these three are gone --
THAT IS IT .. Don't ANYBODY ever bring another
4 legged animal into my house for any reason>
GOT IT !!!!
BTW-- this is not the end of another
day in HELL..
I get home and Tom comes home and open the NEW
bill from Direct TV.. OF course they managed to fuck
up that one car funeral too.
As if I am not in a foul enough
mood now I call DishTV and speak to Mujibur in India.
His name is Brrrruce.
Now you must read this with a Hindu accent:
This es Brrruce- how may I seeervice you ??
First - Is there anybody that has English as a first langauge??
Vhat iss the prrooblem??
The Problem is I have had this service less than a week
and already you people are screwing things up.
How may I heeelp you.
etc etc etc , then Mujibur hangs up.
I call back and have to play 40 freaking questions
with the stupid automated call center again.
This Time , I get Rukmani,and her English is no
better than Brrrruces was ..
WTF-- Why do I have to press 1 for English -
if none of them speak ENGLISH !!!!!
OF course while I am typing this Buddy HAS to go out
and in and out and in.. He is about ready to be
out permanently.
N O W ! ! !
One last thing-- I was watching WE tv and they were
showing some guy from India getting married here in the
USA.. His family paid for a $300,000 wedding.
Where do they get the money? The bride has a $35,000
engagement ring.
Are they taking insurance policies out on Americans
and then tormenting us to death when we call for
tech support or credit card questions or
billing inquiries??

Sunday /Monday

I have a case of terminal dry skin with all of this heat and
the A/C running 24/7. I am sooooo sick of listening to
this damn thing droning all the time ..
But I hate to see what life would be without it ..
Today 100 degrees AGAIN-- heat index 113.
I hope Tom takes off at least 1/2 a day again.
It is too freaking hot for him to be working outside.

Tom went to Greenbrier yesterday and then
over to Wooster. Bob the renter gave him 3 bag s of
sweet corn, 4 freezer bags of green beans
and a walmart bag of FRESH flavorful tomatoes!!!
OMG-- I just sliced two of them gave them
a kiss of salt and sat down and ate like a piggy !!!
Now for the
Dream Section
I was very very busy last night ,,
I was in Colorado,and I was getting ready for the
rodeo-- (RODEO- what the hell is that about)
then this faded into me working in a travel
agency that had NO CRUISE BROCHURES, and I
I had chicken in a bag marinading in my desk drawer,
then when work was over, I was giving Jackie ( from the
70's show) a ride home and she let my dog out .
The dog was Strider and the chase was on .
I threw her out of the car and continued the search
on my own and I found him. We went to the circus to
get Tom and then we left on vacation. We were
heading to the train station for a cross country trip.
We boarded the train , settled into our state room and
began to relax.
...First station call ...
We were in Washington and were waiting to board
a seaplane for the San Juan Islands for a
2 day layover for the "storm Watcher" portion of the
trip and then I woke up..
I am pissed,
I did not get to see the storm
and didn't get to finish my train journey
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Keep scrolling or you will miss the beach pictures
posted on the Saturday things ...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Weekend Things


It is STILL hot in Arkansas

We were invited and attended a birthday party
for the wife on one of the firefighters that lives in the area..


They even had a parade for her -- Drove her
around the area with the sunroof open on the BMW
and her throwing necklaces and candy to the
parade watchers..Ahhh memories of Mardi Gras. Of
course she had on the "50" banner and her tiara.


The lead car was followed
by the 2 hearses...One black and one white.
After the parade , the party move to their house..
Tons of food and beverages and live music.

YES, it was still H O T!!!!

(I feel left out- I have not had a
birthday party since I was 21-which was not a good
one - since then my boss realized I was not 21 when he had
hired me 2 years earlier. LONG STORY.)

I sat inside for a while trying to hide from the
heat and bugs, but since I did not know
anybody inside, I sucked it up and
wandered out to the back yard.


Much more fun out there , even if it was still
95 degrees at 9:30pm.
Finally, people with humor and that actually
talked. I sucked up my bottle of
wine pretty fast.. That was just because I
wanted to put my foot in the cooler with the ice.

Thankfully Tucker remembered to bring bug juice--

No you moron - that is not a drink-
it is an actual product to help keep the bugs away.
I cannot afford to be a buffet for local flesh eating
critters if I am going to keep my appointment at
the surgical hospital in 4 weeks.

It was good to get out -- even if it was hotter that
Death Valley only with humidity.

I am REALLY needing to get away from here for a while .
Can you tell??? Can you hear me whining with the
air conditioners running at MAX??


Maybe it is time to start researching a


One that does not involve
his work, but does involve , hotels ,beaches,
mountains or cruise ship and
planning actual activities for us.


I miss doing travel, at least that way I got to plan
wonderful vacations, even if I didn't get to participate


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Favorite things

A friend sent this to me -- so I thought I would share it
Julie Andrews Turns 69. This is hysterical!
To commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist,
Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattans Radio
City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.
One of the musical numbers she performed was
'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie
'Sound Of Music'.
Here are the lyrics she used:
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(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!
Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.
When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.
Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.
When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.
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Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that
lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please share
Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it

Sunday, July 20, 2008

News Bulletin

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen
This has to be the news event of the decade.
I know that some -- no no MOST of you are going
to find this
hard to believe, but today Gerald Tucker was
in a pissed off , hate the world mood.
Yes, this reporter actually saw this phenomenon.
I have been told that this is probably one
of the few rare sightings of a
pissed off Tucker-- You know it ranks right up
there with sighting a Unicorn or a southerner
that doesn't like BBQ.
Unfortunately , there was not a camera in sight
so there are no ACTUAL PHOTOS of the pissed of Tucker.
I will have to keep a camera in my purse so that the
next time the rarity is spotted it can be photographed.
Until then, you will just have to imagine the sight.
Hey Tucker , Thanks for unloading the few cans of
coke out of the back of my truck.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Comcast SUCKS !!!!!
I have spent the last 2 hours calling around to switch
from Comcast to something -- anything else.
Their digital phone service is horrible , but
the biggest complaint is - after having the service for 2 years --
at $99 for phone , tv and internet, our bill JUMPED to
are you ready???????
a month.
I called COMCAST
and asked if they could put us back on the bundle program
again. Well sure thay can
for $165.21 a month.
So basically we are being punished for paying our
bills every month.
Poor business if you ask me.
So now , I am switching us to
Dish Net
Dish service - $39.99 a month with free DVR
Comcast service - $66.93 a month
Monday I will call around and find a new
ISP and phone service .. It is a pain in the ass
because they ALL have "connection" or
"installation" fees. But I am sure I can find
internet service for less than $42.95 a month.
That's right -- Comcast is now charging us
$42.95 a month for internet.
The digital ( sucky) phone service is
up to $44.51 a month
Can you say kiss my ass COMCAST??
I can

Latest visit to Arkansas

July 12, 2008
We went to River Market
and rode the "train".

Risa and Ralph and Serena & Jack