Sunday, July 31, 2005

I'm already gone...

So, I've gone AWOL again....  

Actually, I have just been busy and not writing.   

I got to see one of the #2 (Rusty Wallace) cars at the grocery yesterday, so of course I bought a disposable camera and took some pics ;)  As we were leaving, the guy there with the car was loading it into the truck.  So we also got to see it driving around the very crowded parking lot.   

He was driving like he thought he was Rusty Wallace.... I was gonna complain, but I would've driven that car the same way had I the chance ;)  

Guess who doesn't have to go to work tomorrow?!  ME!  But, instead I get to head to our City-County Building for jury duty~again!  Yep, you read that correctly.... the idiots in charge have drafted me for an impending jury trial.  That is what I get for being registered to vote since I was 18. 

I got notice for jury duty the 1st time right before my 19th birthday, and damn near every year after that....   I think we must not have many voters in my state.   It's okay though, I've been called up many times before.  I just answer the questionaire as truthfully as possible and I am usually dismissed.  {Apparently, Kitty's views are a bit extreme~hee hee hee}  I keep thinking I'm gonna get called to serve one day.... hopefully not tomorrow!  

Though, in a way, if it would last through Wednesday, I wouldn't mind serving on a jury.  It would get me out of work for the week, and on the busiest day we have... so maybe being picked may not be so bad.  I need to make sure this place pays me while I'm off, too!  I think they have to, but I'll check....  

I can't believe it is August already!  I love it when summer flies by, especially when they're as hot as this one was (is).  I don't mind it when it gets dark by 6:30.  I don't mind scraping snow and ice off of cars in the morning.  In fact, I relish it and I come alive in the cold, blistery months.  I know that is hard for some of my summer babies to understand~but ahhhh, I cannot wait!  

I have to go get things ready for time occupation tomorrow~the waiting is the worst part.  

Hope you all had a great weekend and take care.....  


Monday, July 25, 2005

'Food' for thought...

Ah, yes.......  

Something to make my peeps think  ;)  


During an hour's swimming at a municipal pool you will ingest 1/12 liter of urine.

In an average day your hands will have come into indirect contact with 15 penises (touching door handles, etc.)

An average person's yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs.

In a year you will have swallowed 14 insects - while you slept!

Annually you will shake hands with 11 women who have recently masturbated and failed to wash their hands.

Annually you will shake hands with 6 men who have recently masturbated and failed to wash their hands.

In a lifetime 22 workmen will have examined the contents of your dirty linen basket.

At an average wedding reception you have a 1/100 chance of getting a cold sore from one of the guests.

Daily you will breath in 1 liter of other peoples' anal gases.  

My friend, Mel(ody), sent this to me.  Now, aren't you happy that you know, too?    NOT!  

So, have a good night.....          

      ...and wash your damn hands!  


Pussy Cat, pussy cat where have you been?

Where is winter when I need it?!  I'd even settle for fall right about now.  As I sit and type this at 8:30 pm, it is still 89 degrees (my weatherpixie's info is from our main airport, some 20 miles north~so her info doesn't mesh with my thermometer outside).  

It's been too hot to sit upstairs at this puter.....  Actually it is so hot up here, my computer has its own fan blowing to keep it cool.  Ya'll know these things do not function well when its hot, right?  Hell, I don't either.  

Brian called me out on my last entry on 'Into the West'.  When I had written it, I first said "Who the fuck did we think we were"  and I edited it the 'F' word to hell.  I suppose upon editing the entry, I had calmed down a little and it seemed extreme.  But honestly, it suited and I should've left it..... so thanks, Bri, for keeping me true to my cause :)  

What else?  Hmmmm....  

We had 6, count them 1-2-3-4-5-6 kids at work today.  It was a breeze.  Two left by 4:00 and I had one until 6:00, of course.... can't catch a break some days.  But it was good because at least my daycare has air conditioning  :)   

We took our kids outside in the morning for some water play.  It makes them sleep so good, too :)  Well, most of them.  We had 2 of 4 non-sleepers there today.  The one-hour nap kids.  Teachers do not care for them much because it interrupts 'their' time.  I'm gone to lunch from 1-2, so I miss the drama     ; )  

Gracie wrapped up Vacation Church School last Friday with a little get together and some songs sung by all the students, including sign language!  So now my girl knows more signs. 

Though I have to say she gets the 'I love you sign' (pointer, pinky, and thumb extended) with the old party sign (only pointer and pinky, like from Crue in the 80's ;).  So, while all the kids were holding up their I love you's~my child was telling them all to PAR-TAY  ;)  Maybe a sign of the future......  

Tomorrow it is supposed to start cooling down!  Thank God, Allah, Jehovah, Buddah, or whoever!  Just make it come quick and stay long ;)  

I also have a trip to the eye doctor.  Haven't been there in about 10 years.  But I need new contacts and maybe a pair of prescription sunglasses.  I order my lenses online, but I need a new script to do that, too.  Dilation included...BOO!  Hate that worse than my gyn-y......  

Well, friends, thinking that about takes care of my world~boring and hot as it is.  I hope you guys are all doing well, and for those with same outside conditions~hope you're staying cool :)  

Take it easy..... or any way you can get it.....  


Friday, July 22, 2005

Into the West and out of line...

I am watching the final episode of 'Into the West' on TNT.   

I am very ashamed to be white.  

Who the hell did (do) we think we were (are)?  And why did our ancestors believe these native people were savages?  Because they didn't act 'refined'?  Because they spoke a different language?  Because they had darker skin?  

It sickens me, over and over again.  This superiority of white man.   

Who made us all Gods able to judge people?  Who gave whites the authority to think the color of our skin makes us better than people of different colors, cultures?  

Hell, we have even made Jesus (a man born in the middle east) blonde haired and blue eyed.....  I guess we can't stand to think of another race being 'better'. 


I hope any person in my family who was a biggot, racist, or discriminator, or had any part in destroying Indians or slavery.... is rolling over in their grave.  If I find out there were any, I'll go and spit on their tombstone.....  

If you've been watching this as well, I have to tell you this is one of the most accurate depictions I've seen to date.  Sad, but true....  

If you've missed the mini series~it'll be on DVD in October.  


Monday, July 18, 2005

I've escaped early....

Hello J~Land pals  :)  Guess who took off early from work today?!  That's right~ME!  Gosh, you guys are smart ;)  

I wasn't feeling it today.. and we only had 5 kids, so why not?  Gracie started VCS (vacation church school) today.  So I'm going to have free time during the day~yea!!  

Actually, I wasn't feeling very well this morning.  Lack of sleep, too much heat, and some anticipation of VCS has done some damage to my physical state...   

I got sick last year, too, when Gracie started school.  I do not understand why I get physically ill when she goes to preschool....  A friend told me its probably a psychosomatic reaction from my childhood school days.  I have no clue.  

Okay, I'll leave you with some truisms about Indiana  :)  



If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18
inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim
by... you might live in Indiana.  (I'm not that far 'south')

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March... you might live in Indiana. (hee hee, yep)

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year... you might live in Indiana. (um....)

If someone in a store offers you assistance & they don't work there... you might live in Indiana.  (just did that the other day ;)

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his
forehead... you might live in Indiana.  (more like the tan stops where the t-shirt sleeves end and the top of where the socks hit the calves)

If you have ever worn shorts and a parka at the same time... you might live in Indiana.  (true, every winter)

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches... you might live in Indiana. (I'd have to say more bars than churches)

If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number... you might live in Indiana.  (lmao!)

You know you're from Indiana when:

1. Vacation means going north or south on I-65 for the weekend.  (why not?!)

2. You measure distance in hours.  (true, and we use landmarks instead of directions ;)

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.  (nope, I don't)

4. You often switch from heat to AC in the same day and back again. (only in spring and fall)

 5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging
blizzard, without flinching.  (I look forward to it)

 6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events including
(Sand cammies are the latest rage)

7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave
both unlocked.  (well, yeah... so we can make sure we're shooting a trash raider and not a relative)

8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.  (yep, sure do)

9. You design your kids' Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit. (just buy the costumes a couple sizes big)

10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled
with snow.  (Amen!)

11. You know all 5 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, road construction, and It's Hot.  (leaving It's Hot and moving towards Almost Winter)

12. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to
your blue spruce. (What is being said here?  That's wrong?)

13. Down south means Kentucky to you. (or Tennessee)

14. A brat is something you eat. (grilled with peppers and onions and brat mustard, and an ice cold MGD :)  

15. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed. (again, I'm not that far south)

16. You go out to a tailgate party every Friday. (not only on Fridays)

17. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car. (had to replace more snowblowers than cars)

18. You find 0 degrees, "a little chilly."  (You'd find Kitty laying out, getting tanned)

Friday, July 15, 2005

Dante's Inferno Test....

Thanks, NaeNae...... I'm still a lustful glutton  ;)

The wretched King Minos has decided your fate. His tale wraps around his body 2 times. The sweet light no longer strikes against your eyes. Your shade has been banished to... the Second Level of Hell!

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!

Second Level of Hell

You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate. (um.. notice Cleopatra?  You all remember my recurring dream, right?  The one where I'm queen?)  Seems, I may meet myself in my former life in the afterlife.... lmao!

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score

Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low

Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Very Low

Level 2 (Lustful) Very High

Level 3 (Gluttonous) Very High

Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) High

Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Very High

Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics) Moderate

Level 7 (Violent) Very High

Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Very High

Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous) Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Which level of hell will you land?  


Try this one....

Got this from Denielle's place....  


Here is a math trick so unbelievable that it will stump you:

1. Grab a calculator. (you won't be able to do this one in your head)

2. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code)

3. Multiply by 80

4. Add 1

5. Multiply by 250

6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number

7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.

8. Subtract 250

9. Divide number by 2

Do you recognize the answer? 

Freaky, huh?!  I love things like this!  Oh, and let me know if it doesn't work for you.... so far it has been correct 100%  :)  


Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Brat Camp....

Am watching 'Brat Camp'.  

For most of these kids, I have one sentence to say:  

Piss poor parenting skills!  

I swear this show is backing up my rant on people needing parenting classes before they ever think about actually having kids.  I think these classes should start in 6th grade for boys and girls, in school.  Part of the class is to live with a robot baby for 3 months, maybe even 6 months.  (I think this would cut the teenage pregnancy rate faster than you can blink an eye).  Teens may still have sex, but they'll both be sure there is protection!  

Honestly I'd prefer the program not end until the child is out of high school, with a new robot child 'growing' as a real child.  Maybe even aging twice as fast to get to the teenage years..ha!... but I have to be realistic.  Most students would not make it the full length of the program without turning the 'baby' off or breaking it.  But it would still make a point about how much fun a baby is at that age ;)  

So, back to this show.  There are several teens on this show who are the product of I Want Syndrome.  Now, as most of my readers know, children usually get the first symptoms around age 2, some earlier, some later.. but it starts early.  This can be cured, though, by not giving into them.  It is all about consistency, and following through with requests and punishments.   

If it is not ended early and continues on through teenage years, well... you get kids out of control.  Some of these teens, like Lexi, Jada, and a couple more, are like that.  I was one, too.  That is how I know what it takes not to make Grace like I was.   

I was catered to, and demanded it, and always, eventually, got my way.  I manipulated, lied, stole, was defiant as all hell, skipped school, did drugs, drank, had sex with strangers I just picked up... all the stuff these kids are doing.  It took years after high school for me to get my shit together.  And a lot of hard work and self realization, self acceptance.  

I do understand there are circumstances with the others here, that led to their behavior at home.  I'm not talking about the kids who really need help in this entry.  I know they exist and glad these programs are available for them.   

For example, one set of parents is talking about their daughter being spoiled, and given everything.... now she steals money to get what she wants.  Ticks me off, I want to smack them upside their heads....  They created the monster, now they want someone else fix it!  Why I oughta.....  

Alright, I won't go there.  

So, anyone else watch this show?  


Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Holy Moly, I completely spaced my journal's 1st birthday!!  It was yesterday....  

So sorry, journal.   

And belated happy birthday to you  :)  

Last entry tonight, I promise!

Weatherpixie, anyone?

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And who likes my weather pixie?????  


Click on her to get your own!  



It seems I also failed to mention in my zoo entry that we did go to see the new underwater dolphin dome!  It is really cool, smaller than I though it would be, but very nice :) 

We went there on our way out, I almost forgot to go, but we passed by the dolphin pavilion and the light bulb in my head went off <epiphany moment>  

We also caught the dolphins in between shows, so the three of them were swimming around.  I don't think they are used to this whole concept yet, because they kept swimming to the gates that let them back into their habitat.  So, I'm not sure if the dolphins are handling their new underwater visitors.  Aww, poor mammals....  But we liked it.  

I went into work yesterday at 2pm because Dad had to go to the dentist.  We only had 7 kids, so it was an easy day.  Tomorrow will be a different story.  

Today was a dark and drizzly day thanks to Dennis' remains.  The rest of the week is supposed to be the same, but getting hotter~oh joy.  We didn't do much today, worked on phonics, alphabet, and reading comprehension (I read, she answers questions about the story).  Watched Noggin, Disney, and PBS kids for awhile.  Got out the craft boxes and let her at them.  Rainy days call for the big guns ;)  

Let's see, what else? 

On the political side, Karl Rove is still being investigated by a grand jury questioning if he was responsible for leaking the name of a CIA agent. 

The Press Secretary was reminded that he stated President Bush would fire any WH staff member leaking information in 2003.  Bush still stands behind Rove, since the investigation is ongoing.  Rove is the main reason Bush was re-elected.  It didn't help that Kerry's campaign manager sucked at his job, either though.  

Watching Rock Star: INXS.  I'm into this one :)  I think Heather (the red head) has a lot going for her!  But, so far, there are a lot of talented people ;) 

It's really not so different from American Idol, but I'm hoping when people start calling to vote~they won't lose their sense of hearing like AI voters seemed to.....  

K, think that's it for now.  Thoughts to Nae's family, sorry again sweets.  

Take care, and smile people....  


Thank you from the ONE Campaign...

Dear Friend:

This is a big thank you to all 1.5 million of you who joined together as ONE to do something extraordinary.

From the 500,000 letters you sent to President Bush to Live 8 in Philadelphia to the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, you called on eight men to do more to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty, and they heard your call. In Scotland this past Friday, overcoming the shadow of a tragic day in London, President Bush joined G8 leaders in an unprecedented deal to cancel debts and double aid to Africa.

For African nations fighting poverty and corruption, this means a $25 billion increase in aid and wiping out 100% of their debts. With this funding, Africa can halve deaths from malaria, put millions of children into school, and 10 million people across the world will have access to lifesaving AIDS drugs. Behind each of these numbers is one person, one life that will be changed forever.

For the first time ever, everyday Americans like you joined together to take a seat at the negotiating table, asking the world's most powerful leaders to do more to help the world's poorest people. Because you signed the ONE Declaration, wore the white band and forwarded emails to friends about ONE, you made a huge step toward making poverty history.  We've come so far and still have far to go. 

Keep the momentum going, email 3 friends about ONE today.

This agreement is a real victory for Africa - but promises made of words will only become promises for a generation if we keep watching, asking and acting. Much more needs to be done in Washington DC to turn these commitments into lifesaving programs, and the world must take new steps to make trade fair. More meetings will take place this year in New York and Hong Kong where a comprehensive debt-aid-trade deal can be reached and end global AIDS and extreme poverty in our time.  

We can be that great generation. As ONE, let's keep up the positive pressure and make 2005 the year we joined together to make history.

Thank you,

The ONE Team

On July 8, 2005, the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) committed to a comprehensive package of aid to Africa.  British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced the G8 would increase aid to Africa by $25 billion, more than a doubling of 2004 levels; increase global assistance by around $50 billion per year by 2010; provide near-universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment drugs; cancel the debt of some of the world's poorest nations; and address trade reforms in the near future.


"The ONE campaign is encouraged by the commitment at the G8 Summit to fighting thecrisis of extreme poverty and global AIDS.  We welcome the pledges by G8 leaders to provide an additional $25 billion in development assistance to address the emergency in Africa as part of an additional $50 billion globally by 2010. The 1.4 million Americans who have joined the ONE campaign take satisfaction in the recent commitment to double U.S. aid to Africa and President Bush's commitment of more to come.  We will remain vigilant to ensure that those promises are made a reality.

"These pledges are a positive step forward in a comprehensive debt-aid-trade deal to reduce extreme poverty in the poorest countries. Based on the outcomes of this summit, the United States has moved a step closer to achieving the ONE campaign's goal of devoting an additional 1% of the budget to reducing extreme poverty.

"ONE will continue to advocate for more and better aid, expanded debt relief and trade reform that helps poor countries trade their way out of poverty."

Monday, July 11, 2005

Extended zoo entry....

It seems I owe you a zoo story :)  (Thanks, Julie!)    

I had actually written it once and well, you know, AOL did it's thing.  I got ticked and didn't rewrite it.  Go figure :)    

Ok, last Thursday morning I loaded the girl in the car around 9:30 am.  I did not feel like going at all.  Too early, not enough java (even though it is decaf~it's the point of waking up first), and to top that off--cramps (sorry guys :)    

But what can you do when the child already knows we are going?  Suck it up and dive right in.  That I did, and off we went, coffee in hand.     

The drive is only 15-20 minutes away and only reaches the border of the downtown limits.  I do not drive downtown!  But the route to the zoo escapes that mess, thankfully.  I hit Washington Street and turned left.  Then I see this line of stopped cars in the right hand lane.  It couldn't be for the zoo.... Nah...    

Guess who was wrong?!  Yes, it seems I picked the busiest day.  Or so I thought.....  When we get inside the zoo gates, approaching the parking ticket booths, I notice that there are other attendants in their little booth waiting for customers.  But no one was going over there.     

Because drivers these days prefer to be bumper to bumper, my '78 Lincoln Continental was pinned in.  What I don't understand is there were cars coming in from the opposite direction on Wash. St., and heading right for the empty booth lanes.  No one followed!    

So, I, being the clever Kitty I am, waited for the SUV in front of me to move up and I stayed put.  I only needed a few more inches before I could maneuver my tank into another lane when the dumb ass in the SUV behind me started honking like he was driving in New York City at Friday during rush hour!    

We were still at least 20 cars back, all in a single line, watching other vehicles go to other booths.... and I am the only one thinking about getting out of line.  So, the guy behind me is laying on his horn and I wave hello out my window and smile in my rear view at him.  He is not a happy camper and I just like taunting sometimes.    

Next thing I know, he is at my window.  "Why aren't you moving?"  he asked, gruffly.  "Because I am going over there as soon as I can (pointing to the other booths)."  "So, I have to wait because you picked the wrong lane?!" he inquired more agitated.   

"No, you do not have to wait because I picked the wrong lane!"  I told him, "You have to wait because you decided to get as close to my car without hitting it as you could AND you decided to pick this one booth like everyone else, when there are 3 other booths just waiting for us!  Any other questions?" I retorted.  He stomped off back to his oversized vehicle that I assume he bought to make up for lack of penis size.....

Before he got back though, I had enough room and I quickly jumped to another booth, paid and got right in :)  Guess who followed my lead?!  The guy behind me and everyone else in line.......LMAO!  Idiots!    

We parked, paid our admission, and went in.  It wasn't crowded at all!  First, we got our hands stamped for the 12:30 dolphin show.  Then it was off to see the sea lions.  Grace liked them and they were all outside playing in the water.  She got a real kick out of it, but then she whined about not being able to get in the water with them....  We moved on :)    

This is where I should be writing about all the exotic fish, birds, snakes, and various other reptiles and such.... But Grace was having none of them, as she ran right through it with me chasing behind.  Maybe next time she'll let Mommy have some fun ;)    

Back outside in the heat and off to 'The Plains' to see the elephant baths that did not happen :(  But she did get to see the new male they just got, so she was happy.  Next were the giraffe (or is it giraffes?) and we saw a new baby one, that Gracie thought was "just great"  :) 

She got to feed the adults, too.  She got a kick out of being the only little kid not afraid of the giraffe's big tongue!  The workers kept telling her how she was such a big girl and my kid ate that stuff up faster than if at a chocolate buffet....    

By this time it was 11:45 and Ms. Thing is saying she is 'Hungary', so off to the Cafe Commons for chow.  This place happens to be right next to the playground... hee hee hee.  How convenient.  We order, take the food to a table, and she takes one bite and is ready to go.  Uh-huh, not gonna happen, wee one....    

We finished, and decided to go ride the train before the dolphin show.  I realized once in line for the train, there was no way we're making the dolphin show.  I asked her which one she'd rather do and, of course, she choose the train.  She still loves trains, thought horses are giving them a close run for their money.  So, we took the train and skipped the dolphin show.    

If you are ever planning on visiting the Indianapolis Zoo, do not even waste your time on the train.  Seriously!  Not worth the wait one iota.  The old train took a journey around the entire zoo and all it encompasses.  The new one takes a trip behind the zoo buildings, with half-assed, make shift 'safari' remnants.  We saw the giraffe, zebra, and the white rhinoceros' ears (they were laying down, it was hot!) and that was all the animals.  I was disappointed.  Grace just liked the train ride.     

We exited the train, me and some others voicing our discerning opinions of the ride now, and we headed for the commons area again.  Once we hit the playground, Grace forgot she even had a Mom, or that I was even there.  She was in heaven playing with all the other kids.  She has taken a real liking to older kids, so she buddied up with some (a boy and a girl).  They all took turns sliding down the poles and climbing over the playground equipment.  (Why is it called 'equipment' anyway?)     

The kids had to leave, then my child meandered her way over to me to whine about not having anyone to play with now.  Time to go!  We went to the carousel and she rode it twice.  Now, they have completely replaced most of the animals with endangered species and they were all so neat!  I did take pictures of them, but can't get them in here yet, sorry :(    

Guess what Grace choose to ride both times.  Yep.  Horses.  ;)  She would keep going on this ride, but I told her if she was going to ride horses, let's go ride some real ones.  Off to the pony rides!  She got to ride the biggest one and she was so proud!  The attendant asked her if she wanted me to go and Gracie said "I don't need my mom, I know how to ride."  Ha!  Told her :)     

I had 2 tickets left and we were done riding rides for the day (or I was tired of waiting anyway).  There were a couple of kids who came to ride but their mother didn't get the tickets first, so I gave them ours.  No need for them to go to waste and I knew these kids wanted to go.... and something told me, from the look on their mom's face, that she didn't have the money for tickets.  Mom had the biggest smile and thanked me repeatedly.....   Always trust your gut :)     

Her kids went right after Gracie and we all ended up over at the water playground, across from the other.  Then she told me that they were there on a special pass and she didn't have any money for them to do extra things there.  She felt bad that her kids wanted to feed the birds, and ride the rides ~but it all costs extra and she didn't have it.....    

Our kids played and we chatted.  I bought the kids ice cream cones and we got a couple cokes.  The kids devoured theirs and were off again playing in the water and getting soaked :)  The woman told me more than I wanted or needed to know and I felt for her.  Her husband took off one day without warning.  He has only talked to her in court and will not see his kids at all.  He wants nothing to do with any of them.  Like I said, I felt for her.    

After that, we headed home.  It was 2:30 and the girl needed a nap in a bad way.  I forgot to say she didn't go to bed until 9:30 the night before and was up at Dawn's crack, anticipating.....    

So, that was it.  A good trip gone bad, gone good again.  Just the way I like them ;)    

I guess by not seeing the rest of the place, we'll have something 'new' to see next time......     

Oh, and the guy who gave me crap at the parking booth apologized to me in line for the train :)  He knew he was out of line and he said he was just tired of waiting....    

It was a good day :)    


Sunday, July 10, 2005

Long time, short entry....

Hey friends~been a busy week!  

First, my sympathies to the people of London.  Sucks that yet another country is being attacked by terrorists!  Am glad it wasn't any worse than it was, but saddened just the same.  

Second, welcome back Nae!!  Sorry about Granny, but it is damn good to be reading your words again :)  I missed them and the daily smiles you gave me (or us)....  

Finally, not much else to write about.  I took zoo pictures, but apparently my puter doesn't want to let me re install my software for it, so they will have to wait until I can figure that out.  

So, tomorrow is Monday~back to work and all that jazz.  Wish I had more to say, but no news is good news, right?!  

Have a good one, J~Land........ 


Wednesday, July 6, 2005


Had entry all ready to go.... then AOL ate it.   Don't feel like retyping it all, so not going to. 

AOL sucks!

I miss Stacy and Nae  :(

Gracie and I are spending the day at the zoo tomorrow.  Feeding lorikeet, and giraffes.. maybe the elephants if we can make it until 3.   

Riding the zoo train, the ponies, and the newly reopened carousel which they have replaced the old horses with new endangered species animals.  I'll be sure and take pictures of those :)  

Going to the dolphin show and checking out the new dolphin dome~supposedly the 1st of its kind in the states!  It is a 30-foot diameter, 12 foot high, underwater dome placed squarely in the middle of the dolphin performance pool :)  Here are some pictures from their website: 

Dolphin Dome exterior-Lodge



Dolphin Dome 5-24-05







Dolphin Dome interior w-guests 4-11






So, if you plan a trip through Indianapolis~stop by and check it out!  

The rest of my deleted entry was about work today... you're not missing much~ and I know you're all so sad you won't get to read all about it ;)  

Have a nice night, ya'll.....  


Monday, July 4, 2005

Happy 4th to you....

Hope everyone had a great day today, and a nice holiday weekend...  

We had some folks over for grill food on Saturday, and lit fireworks then for the crowd.  The weather was picture perfect.  It was a nice time.   

Though, the morning didn't start that way.  My precious, but precocious child deciding to take a stick to the now empty birdfeeders.  Much to her surprise, a family of wasp had built their hive inside, and one immediately came out to 'greet' her with his stinger.  

So, one to the upper lip taught her not to go around swinging sticks anymore!  I put some Adolf's (meat tenderizer) on it, and gave her a little Benadryl.  It swelled to about 4 times its normal size, but within a couple hours, was back to normal.  

At least now I know she is not allergic to wasps.....  

Didn't do anything yesterday to write of, a rather boring chilling out day.   

Today, I cleaned a little and started working on presents for some nice little J~Land girls  ;)  Details coming soon....  Trying to figure out if I can make anything for boys... will have to see what I can do there.  

My apologies for not commenting so much right now.  My mind isn't cooperating lately.  Soon I'll be sending all kinds of comment alerts.  I have been reading, so you know I still care :)  

Happy Independence Day everyone!  


Friday, July 1, 2005

Sappy Cat....

Okay...   Have you guys seen that commercial for Chase where they play 'Wind beneath my wings'?  

The one where the father is paying for his daughter's wedding and remembers her as a little girl?  

Then the daughter comes over during the reception and asks her Daddy to dance with her and as they are walking to the dance floor, her Dad sees her as a little girl.....  

And Kitty cries like a baby.............  

Commercials suck!  


Justice, retiring....

How nervous should we be that Sandra Day O'Connor is retiring?   She was the swing vote on so many things... like Roe V. Wade.  

Senator Ted Kennedy is already speaking out that ultra-conservative Justices will not be confirmed.  Wishing he is right.....   

But there are more retirements coming.  Maybe we'll get lucky and those Justices will not do so for another 2 1/2 years.... when we elect a new president.  

Here's to hope ........