Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat

The number of trick and treaters have fallen a little, but tonight we still had about 30 kids.
Well not all kids there was one little adult who came with her Russian exchange student to show her one of our many American customs.
We opened the door and Hubba was busy getting the candy when this deep voice
"I don't want your stinking candy I want your money."
I looked at the little twerp dressed in black with her face covered, and then she pulled down the zipper and there stood Runningwoman giggling.
She and Alina were having a blast going to the neighbors who didn't recognize her.

We had a lot of little cuties too, Asian, Black, Latino
and my last visitor was a middle eastern handsome young man with his daughter.

I love Halloween

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Friend,, Our Senator Paul

When he died, so did the conscience of the Senate.

Paul his wife Sheila and their daughter, Marcia Markuson, along with three campaign workers and two pilots, were killed on Oct. 25, 2002, just days before the Senate election.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thank you Kitty !

Kitty sent me this little silent film,
you may recognize it from my earlier post.
There are genius's amongst us.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No prize in this cracker jack Box !

I want this blog to be as non partisan as possible.
So here are some reasons to bow to the Elephant.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Book Selling Maybe??

Sarah Palin has no love for the mass media and has been focusing on Facebook to get her message out to her adoring followers.
Currently she has 930,000 followers, kind of depressing isn't it?
Our Minnesota Governor better get his act together, cause it is obvious that intelligence isn't going to count in the Republican party in 2012.

"Through her [million] Facebook followers she is her own virtual broadcast platform and the size of that platform makes her a player," said the source. "She can create her own reality on whatever she likes in a way that is no different than the balloon boy 'reality' created by cable producers."

Palin has made no secret of her distaste for the media since she emerged on the national stage last summer, arguing repeatedly that the press is pre-disposed against her and will twist whatever she says for their own purposes. She clearly believes that the public image of her created by the media is fundamentally incorrect and is seeking to end-run the media to speak to her backers. (Worth noting: President Obama used a number of social networking tools to speak directly to supporters without the use of the media.)

"My guess is that Team Palin is very twitchy about what they perceive as the hostile 'filter' of the regular media, so Facebook offers a direct way to communicate," said Mike Murphy, a prominent Republican media consultant who has been broadly critical of Palin. "Plus, it's not that big on correct grammar."

Get the whole story here; from Chris Cillizza at "The Fix"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tea for me please!

Someone sent me this video.
I guess it is suppose to be funny, but to me it is the most depressing thing I have ever seen.
I wonder what happen to this young man.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

One Word !

I usually don't do these, but Kitty asked me so nice and I really didn't have anything else to post.

The challenge: answer the survey below…you can only use one word answers!

Where is your cell phone? purse

Your hair? poofed

Your mother? nurse

Your father? hunter

Your favorite food? asian

Your dream last night? searching

Your favorite drink? Tea

Your dream/goal? move

What room are you in? office

Your hobby? Volunteerism

Your Fear? heights

Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home

Where were you last night? cards

Something that you aren’t? tall

Muffins? Pumpkin

Wish list item? Peace

Where did you grow up? Town

Last thing you did? Laundry

What are you wearing? nighty

Your TV? On

Your pets? none!

Friends? Good

Your life? Hectic

Your mood? relaxed

Missing someone? always

Vehicle? Milan

Something you’re not wearing? shoes

Your favorite store? Herbergers

Your favorite color? Teal

When was the last time you laughed? tonight

Last time you cried? yesterday

Your best friend? Heaven!

One place that I go to over and over? Hometown

One person who emails me regularly? Sister

Favorite place to eat? Changs

*I'm supposed to pass this on to six other bloggers, so if you're up for it...*


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Procrastinating Again !

Yesterday we got our official first snow making it one of the earliest in our states history.
There is still a little covering on the ground but I suspect it won't last long.
This was a wake up call for me.
I have been putting off cleaning out my closets
Why is it so hard to get rid of clothes you never wear?
Hubba has one closet, I use three and
" I never have anything to wear."

Does that sound familiar?

The new styles are so ugly that I don't even want to shop.

I have been watching Project Runway for the first time this season, because there were two
designers from Minnesota.
Ra'mon is gone, but my favorite Christopher is still there, barely.
He has been in the bottom 3 the last couple programs.
This week he is going to have to come up with something spectacular or he will be gone too.
I watch it for entertainment only, because most of the styles on the show
or in the stores are not made for someone 5 ft tall.

Which brings me back to why I have trouble getting rid of clothes.
I need to find a designer for mature woman of short stature who don't want to wear
skirts that barely cover the crotch.

Until then I will stick with slacks

Friday, October 09, 2009

Old Friends are like Old Shoes! !

It was a fun trip down to St.Peter for my mini class reunion.
The leaves are turning and I don't think even the east coast can beat the beauty in the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant.

My first stop was at The Diva's accounting office.
An old house that had been converted to office space.
Very nice Marie I was impressed.

When I got to Whiskey River and walked into "The View", a separate room that overlooks a nature area,
my first impression when I saw everyone was,
"Do I look this old?"
After I made my way around the room and talked to everyone I realized it was the gray hair that made most of them look a little bit older then others.
Only a couple of us have refused to go that direction.

Over all, most of my classmates looked pretty well preserved.
Our former Homecoming queen looked great, and to be honest it was the former football players
that seemed to have the most problems with weight gain and bad knees etc.
My advice to any prospective athletes out there is stick with Golf or Tennis.

At our last Reunion about 3 years ago, a classmate came with her new husband, "number 3."
He was very attractive and she told us it was the love of her life.
Don't know what happen to him, because she brought her new fiancee this time, and no one wanted to ask
Out of a class of 85, about 30 showed up, which was pretty good since it was put together on such short notice.
We have lost a few members, one recently and it was the reason we decided to meet.

I have suggested that we skip the formal reunion coming up in 2011 and maybe just schedule one of these meetings every year at the same time.

After lunch most of the class headed over to to one of the classmates home for pie.
I decided I didn't need the dessert and headed out to my cousins who lives on a lake about
12 miles east.

It was raining pretty heavy, but was so peaceful and quiet that I hated leaving the next morning to go home.
My cousin will soon close up her place for the winter and head for her home in Mesa.
I won't see her till next spring unless I take a quick trip west.
We'll see what happens.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Rally against Racism

Borrowed this from Flash over at Centrisity..head over there if you want to check his links to the story.
It has been upsetting to those who live in Brooklyn Park and surrounding Communities.
The right wing in this country is stirring up hatred that has even spread to otherwise peaceful Areas.
What is it going to take before Limbaugh, and all the nuts at Fox news stop the hateful rhetoric?

"Derrick Thomas was on his bike with home in his sights, returning about 1 a.m. Wednesday from hanging out with his girlfriend and cousin in Brooklyn Park.

Before he knew to be terrified, Thomas, who has autism, found himself flying over his handlebars and writhing on his back on the concrete. Standing over him, he said, were three men armed with an ax, brass knuckles and a gun.

The community will not tolerate this form of behavior and are gathering this evening in a show of solidarity to the victim. More on the Rally Against Racist Attacks:

Residents of Brooklyn Park plan to hold a rally Thursday night in reaction to the beatings last week of two black men that authorities have characterized as hate crimes.

The Rally Against Racist Attacks and in Celebration of Diversity will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hartkopf Park, 7300 Florida Av. N. The park is near the site of the attacks. (ed- If raining the rally will be at Zanewood Community Center at 71st Street North and Zane Ave North. )

Carol Woehrer and Linda Freemon planned the demonstration after reading news accounts about the beating, deciding, in Woehrer's words, "we shouldn't wait until something even worse happens."

Yes, that's frequent Centrisity commenter, Linda. Why don't you check your schedule and see if you can join them. Racism isn't a partisan issue, it is a human moral issue! "