Saturday, May 31, 2008

May 31st

"I think that elephant just pooped on my head."


"yes poor woman, she must of got the same lawyer and judge that setenced that amrtinez moron who caused the fires a few years ago near ramona supposedly he was hunting deer, yeah sure, he should of been sentanced to replanting all the trees and more, no sorryness for neither losers"

"Over the years I've paid for drivers education schools for teenagers that I've known to help them become better drivers. Along with the understanding that they must go to traffic court 3 times before they get there drivers licence. So they can see for themselves just what the consequences are fro there actions, and how much money it will cost them not only in fines but the increase in there auto insurance.
I've done this with 5 kids, there all adults now, some with teenagers of there own. I receive letters from them telling me, there doing the same for there kids.
Like the these 5 kids and I, we all have spotless driver's licence's, and hopefully so will there children." I hope you can drive better than you write.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

May 29th

"I got a Nikon camera.
I love to take a photograph.
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away."

Yes, I bought a new camera. I now have to justify the purchase by attempting to actually make some money taking pictures.

I already have some people lined up for free photo shoots in return for being able to use the photos to set up a website and use as examples of my remarkable ability. Okay, I've been told that I take good pictures, but I won't claim that my ability is remarkable.

If I don't make any money, at least I can say I tried.

And, I'll still have a really cool camera.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 27th


Possums are good to have around. They eat snails, slugs and small rodents. They clean up road kill. Their body temperature is too low to incubate the rabies virus. And, I think they're cute. Especially the little ones. However, I would prefer not to find them in my kitchen.

Apparently one of the canines decided to play squeaky toy with a baby possum, and brought it into the house. I found it on the kitchen floor, playing possum. Cute little thing, and it was still warm so I put it out in the side yard (where the dogs couldn't get to it) and it was gone in the morning. Kiara was not happy with me for stealing the new toy, but she got over it.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

May 25th


Channel 10:

“Alaska has the most expensive gas of any country in the state.”

KH: “A mother's emotional plea to find her killer's son.”

Photo Caption: “Balboa Park Bridal Trail”. Except, it was originally for horses, not for newly married women.

And, from the network (ABC) “The 92nd Indy 500 telecast.” Not possible, unless television has been around for 92 years. It should have been “The telecast of the 92nd Indy 500.”

Morons posting to the UT forums: (Honest-these are verbatim. I couldn't make this up!)

"I'm for getting rid of prop 13, seems to benefit exisiting property owners as the expense of new property owners. The big spikes in property taxes are caused by the boom and bust nature of California real estate. I think this is the root cause, and is what should be addressed. We can start off by making califorrnia a lender recourse state. This will discourage speculation a little bit when people know that lenders can pursue other assets of the debtor. They won't be so inclined to making wild bets and taking loans the can't repay. Prop 13 moved taxes away from property taxes and into income taxes in their place. From what I understand, the icomes of the people who pay the most taxes vary wildly, might make $10,000,000 one year, and nothing the next. Kinda makes it hard to budget for the state if they're in the habit of spending everything they take in."

"This is so funny it is pitiful. Let me help the ones who don't know history. Republicans CUT EVERYTHING that has to do with helping people get better lives and cut ALL Taxes for the things that make RICH PEOPLE RICHER.
Sacrifice all the poor public ed kids because their kids get PRIVATE educations so YOUR KIDS can work for THEIR Kids.
Democrats get a Bum Rap for HELPING people and fixing what the republicans screw-up and or to REFILL the treasury after they have spent and given away to their buddies all of the countries wealth.
Get it now??"

"You sound like a VERY angry, racists person that will probably pass away ed off at the world when the time comes."

"what kind of poor article writing is this? can someone at the union tribune teach this people how to write interesting stories. besides the city of san diego has got the worst reputation in structural building designs coupled with poor permit department planning period. has anybody here ever visited orange county?" Maybe after someone teaches YOU how to write a sentence using proper grammar.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May 21st


"An animal behavior expert has developed a personality test for cats . If yours is moody, demanding, disobedient, and given to wild rampages followed by long periods of lethargy, then yep, you've got yourself a cat."


The one between what is appropriate to say about someone else, especially in a blog that's not anonymous. I think that public figures are fair game for ridicule and criticism, but the situation gets a bit tricky when it's people that you know personally. My new rule is that if it's something that I wouldn't mind someone reading, and knowing that I was the one that said it I will put it in this blog. Some things people should read about themselves, but I wouldn't want to be known as the messenger-those things won't go here.

Now that I've straightened that out, I am going to talk about my brother.

He used to be grumpy. Everyone agreed on that. Unfortunately, what was once slightly annoying grumpiness has morphed into outright meanness, rude bossiness and downright cruelty. I guess he thinks that he is so freaking perfect that he has some sort of right to harshly criticize everyone who doesn't meet his standard of perfection-which appears to be everyone but himself. And, if anyone has the illusion that they are exempt from the type of bad mouthing he does about other people, they are deluding themselves. In his opinion, nobody is worthy of being in his company.

And, I am really pissed at him for a little stunt he pulled last night. I plainly explained to him before my mother got here to visit that, since I'm living on borrowed money, I wasn't going to be able to pay for restaurant dinners. I thought I made it clear that if I was going to go out to eat someone else needed to pay. Now, it's not like I didn't contribute anything to the visit. I drove my mother around, drove everyone up to Del Mar for the balloon ride-using over $40 worth of gasoline, contributed a beef tenderloin for a dinner, bought HIM a freaking six pack of expensive beer, etc. He called and invited me to go to dinner at a Mexican restaurant last night. (And, HE ordered the most expensive item on the menu!) AFTER we had eaten he announced that HE decided that the three children should split the bill evenly and pay for our mother's dinner. Wouldn't it have been polite for him to tell me BEFORE this that this was HIS plan so that I would have had the choice whether to go or not knowing what the payment plan was? Of course, I couldn't object at the restaurant without looking like some sort of freeloading cheapskate, and it's not going to break me, but I think it was just an example of how selfish, bossy and rude he has become. If I ever have to go out with him again I'll be sure to clarify what His Assholiness' plans are for the group beforehand.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May 20th


Thursday, May 15, 2008

May 15th


It's entirely possible that things happen in order to teach us lessons. Whether the teacher is the Universe, cosmic forces or your deity of choice is up for debate.

I found the lost remote control, under the covers way down at the foot of my bed. Fortunately it showed back up before I broke down and bought a new one. So, what could the lesson be?

Never give up hope?

A remote control is not a necessary accessory?

In order to find something you must stop looking?

I should change my sheets more often?

Yeah, that's probably it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May 14th


I had no idea that a lot of newer cars have a little triangle next to the gas-pump icon on the gas gauge. The triangle points towards the side where the gas cap is located. (Not to be confused with the old urban myth that the side where the hose is the side with the gas cap. That one is true only half of the time.)

And, keeping with the automotive theme; I always thought that the yellow spots we get on our cars was tree pollen. It's not. It's bee shit. I'm not sure that this is something I really needed to know.


The weather idiot started a blog:

Get to Know 10News Weather Guy, Jimmy Q!
Posted on May 14th, 2008 by Sofia
Hey Everyone!
This is the beginning of my Blog. My first Blog. I am very excited about sharing my life and job and my thoughts with you. I don’t know where to start. Ok, from the beginning. I Started working for 10 News about 10 years ago. I can’t believe how fast time has gone bye since I first arrived here. They say time flies when you are having fun and this applies to my life here in San Diego. I feel very fortunate to come into your house’s every day and personally give you the weather. I used to live out in Texas. Completely different weather. So hot and so humid. I feel very blessed to live in a place like this. I just love the cool ocean breeze. Except when we don’t have one and it gets hot and feels like Texas again. Don’t get me wrong. I love Texas! It’s just hot.
I will keep blogging and I invite you to ask questions or to make any comments and I will always do my best to answer questions about myself, work, weather or life. So we begin the journey. Take care my friend and have a great day!
Submitted by James Quinones, 10News Weather Forecaster

I will refrain from calling him a moron on HIS blog, and keep my comments here.

For some reason, Channel 10 has decided to hire a few reporters who can't even say the word "news". They have two right now who end their mangled language news bits with "My Name, 10 NOOSE". NOOSE? Oh yeah, the thing I would like to strange you with for being a moron. That noose.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 13th


Why someone stole the tee-pee cover.

I took this at the home of my mother's friends. They said they used to cover it with sheets in the summer and their grandchildren would sleep in it.

I drove my mother up to her friends' house today, and got some nice photos out of the excursion. These people lost their house in the 2003 Cedar Fire, and you can still see the effects on the landscape. The best photo spots unfortunately were in places where there was no spot to pull off the road.


Received this one yesterday:

"Marilyn - You Have a Secret Admirer in Spring Valley (this isn't junk mail) This message has been sent to you by a Secret Admirer! No Joke: Your Secret Admirer is a real person, maybe a friend or colleague, who knows your email address. Is the feeling mutual? To find out if the person who sent you this message is someone you like Go Here. Good Luck!"

The problem? It says that my "admirer" is a real person who knows my email address. This was sent to the address I only use to register on web sites, and nobody that actually knows me would also know that address.

I didn't click on the link.

Friday, May 9, 2008

May 9th

Jump Banjo, Jump!


But, I shouldn't write blog posts after arguing with idiots. Especially idiots who refuse to believe that they could be wrong about something.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

May 4th


I am speaking of the remote control for the TV in my bedroom. It has disappeared. The logical answer would be that it slipped behind the bed onto the floor. It's not there. It's not in the bed, or on the bed, or on the floor on the side of the bed. I suppose I could have carried it somewhere and laid it down, but that's not very likely. I doubt that a dog ate it-the only things besides raw meat that are in danger of being eaten by my dogs are paper and cardboard. (My dogs really would eat my homework if I had any.) Of course, as soon as I go out and buy a new remote the missing one will magically reappear. I just like to have the TV on when I go to bed and turn down the volume as I fall asleep. I guess I'll have to turn off the TV and read myself to sleep for now.


The baby of the family turns 50 today. This makes me feel old.


Channel 10:

“Greeted by the media's flashing lenses....” Oh, how sad it is that this little nugget was uttered by the woman I once thought was one of the only intelligent reporters at Channel 10. I must now come to the conclusion that they are all complete and utter morons.

“...waiting to hear about the dangers of pool safety.” Huh?


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