Tuesday, February 28, 2006

If he only had a brain...

Guess what?  

Now our most esteemed, humble (yes, I'm being sarcastic) President wants to sell off National Forest land and some public property to pay off the humungous debt he's accumulated for our country.  

Go here.  


Then start cold calling your local Congress-folk and tell them to jump off the nearest high building before considering moving forward with this ignorant plan.  

My comment on the petition to Mr. Bush is that he dive deep into his own pockets to pay for this enormous blunder.   He did start it, after all.....  

Why should future generations of Americans be denied seeing National Forests?  And if we let this happen now, what's stopping them (gov't) from selling off ALL our preserved land?  

I swear people, we really need to look at how politicians are ruining our country....  

I'm gonna go bang my head against the wall for a while.  


Saturday, February 25, 2006

How to...


Not many people enjoy it.  Mostly because it means finding a different way to do something.  But in the long run, change is usually a good thing...  

I want to change some things.  

I want to change myself.  I want to change my country.  I want to change the world.  

I want to change teacher's unions, lobbying, politics (including politicians), our economy, our fuel dependency, our environmental neglect, corporate welfare, and farm subsidies.  

I want to change our foreign policies and our domestic ones.  I want to change the way our education dollars are spent... and our medical ones.  I want to change the way people see their value in society.  I want to change people's spending habits.  I want to change the way we view child care givers, including stay at home moms.  

I want to change the fact that people with money get everything for free and people who are living paycheck to paycheck, pay for all.  I want to change that a person needs millions of dollars to be a serious politician.  I want to change the rules.   

I want to change this image we have that we are the greatest country, and make it real.  It is not real, you know.  I want to change the belief that our way is the only way.  It's not about winning or losing, its about doing what is right.   

I want to change this idea that the more new stuff we have, the better we are.  The more debt we accumulate, the more we own.  You do not own it if you still make payments.  

I want to know how to do all this....  


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Betting on Soul...

Oh.   My.   Gawd.    

Kitty has a new crush :) 

Ohhh.   Hold on....  

Cool.  He's not jailbait ;)  

Wanna know who?  



 Ace Young  

Isn't he just the type to throw down and work magic on?  

Yum!  (I don't even like long hair on men)  

But my opinion of the winner of AI this season....  



 Taylor Hicks.   

I love the type of music he sings.  I love, love, love (its catchy, what can I say) his voice more than anyone else I have heard on this show to date.  He is natural.  He loves to sing.  It shows.  He's not in it for fame, well, not like the rest of the bunch.   

If he doesn't make it.... and let's face it, we're dealing with mostly kids making the calls to vote.... Someone will sign this man.  Care to make a wager?  

Kitty goes all in.  

That's my choice and I'm sticking by him.  I'm still after Ace up there, but that's a whole other kinda idol ;)  

Thanks to Nae for the links!  

Take care, People...  


Saturday, February 11, 2006


Well, its done.  

I am the proud owner of a new digital camera :)   Thanks for all the help you guys~I was truly lost.  

So, after researching the one I displayed previously with some others.... and getting some consultations from my buddy and her 'gadget shopaholic' hubby, I decided to buy the Kodak Z740..... and all that came with this one  :) 

Thanks again, Julie and Jim!  

I guess I failed to mention in that last entry, that I already own the small convenient type camera.  But since it no longer wants to cooperate with my computer (software issues came up), I decided to replace it with a not so convenient type ;)  

And I miss putting my girl's activity pictures in here.  

So, here it is, my new baby and all her stuff:    

  • Kodak Z740 Easyshare Digital Camera
  • 2x AF Super Telephoto Lens
  • 0.45x Wide Angle Lens with Macro
  • Multi Coated Video 3Pc Filter Kit
  • 1GB Secure Digital Card
  • USB SD Card Reader
  • Digital Concepts 4 Nimh Batteries & Charger
  • Compact Digital Camera Case
  • Premium Lens/Filter Cleaning Kit
  • 46inch Video/Photo Tripod w/ 2 way Head
  • Oh, and with all that came with it, I still had to buy the printer dock (because I HAVE to have all the accessories ;)


    I spent $200 more than I had planned, but I still think I got a deal.  Don't tell me if I didn't, I like my fantasy land......  

    That's my splurge from my tax refund for this year.  Hope I don't regret not booking a few days in a hotel room anywhere away from here instead!   

    Appreciate the help, as always....  


    Thursday, February 9, 2006

    Trial and error...

    Hi guys!   How's everyone?  Good, I hope  :)  

    Stopping by to catch up a little and ask some opinions.... you know I gotta want something ;)  

    Things are going along here.  I've been working some extra hours since #2's been out with her heart condition.  I cannot believe the difference in attitudes with her absence.  Its terrible that things are happy and 'static' free when she isn't around.   

    Then, #1 has been out with sciatica and now pneumonia...  With both gone, everyone can speak freely and not work so hard to keep tempers from flaring.  Its a shame it takes a cardiac event to bring these things to the workplace.  

    Anyway, I sometimes believe that experience is the best teacher.  That doing is better than watching.  The following being the exception.  See, I am buying a digital camera and I have no clue as to which one to get.  Can't invest in something when I know nothing to compare it to...

    The one I like is on Ebay (hee hee).  Its a Kodak Z740 Easy share, has a 10x Optical zoom, 5x digital zoom, and its 5 MP.    

    However, I just like the way it looks.    


    Now, I can't buy something like this because of the way it looks.  So I need your opinions, if you have one...  

    F E A T U R E S :

    • Point-and-shoot simplicity
    • 5.0MP for prints up to 20" x 30" (50 cm x 75 cm)
    • 10.0X Advanced Optical Zoom
    • 5.0X Advanced Digital Zoom
    • Preview and review with a crystal clear 1.8" color display - indoors and outdoor display is easy to view, even in direct light.
    • The Kodak Color Science chip collects scene data to identify and adjust factors that influence picture quality.

    • Automatic exposure
    • 80 minutes video clip recording (depending on size of memory card)
    • 10-second self-timer lets you get in the picture too
    • Flash: Auto , Built-in , Forced Off , Red-Eye Reduction  
    • Auto white balance for lifelike colors in almost any light

    • On-camera Share button
    • 32MB internal memory with MMC/SD expansion slot
    • Compatible with Kodak EasyShare camera dock (Optional)
    • One Year Kodak Warranty

      Back to watching.  I may be back later, never know ;)  


    Sunday, February 5, 2006

    Rubbing it in, salt in the wound...




    Because I can, I do  :) 


    What a game. 

    That first half was so close, had me worried for a second.  Especially those first 3-and-outs.... whew....   I knew it would be a close game, though.  Seattle wasthe toughest NFC team I have seen in a long time.  (Sorry to 'The Pack')  

    Those wondering what was up with Palomalu not being a factor, he was playing with a very hurt knee, but he was still running all over the damn place :)  

    The Bus got his ring.  He is calling it quits.  Good when players can retire on top of their game.   

    My only complaint, and not really much of one, I thought Antwon Randel El should've been the MVP, not Hines Ward.  But since I'd do either of them... its all good ;)  

    Next year, I'm predicting Colts versus Packers.  Right, Julie?! 

    Sorry to my Philly fan(s) out there, but hey Pittsburgh is your home team too ;)  

    So, I'm one happy Cat....

    Seattle who?


    Saturday, February 4, 2006

    Living, learning, laughing...

    1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
    2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
    3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
    4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
    5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
    6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
    7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
    8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
    9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
    10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandma's lap.

    1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
    2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
    3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
    4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
    5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
    6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

    1) Growing up is mandatory;growing old is optional.
    2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
    3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
    4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
    5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
    6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
    7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

    1) You believe in Santa Claus.
    2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
    3) You are Santa Claus.
    4) You look like Santa Claus.

    At age 4 success is . . not peeing in your pants.
    At age 12 success is having friends.
    At age 16 success is . . . having a drivers license.
    At age 35 success is . having money.
    At age 50 success is . . . having money.
    At age 70 success is . . . having a drivers license.
    At age 75 success is . having friends.
    At age 80 success is . not peeing in your pants.

    I had to lighten things up a bit.  Don't like the funk.    Don't like censoring myself to appease some spineless lurkers here.  You know who you are.   

    Grow a backbone and some balls.... then come talk to me, cowards  :)  


    Friday, February 3, 2006

    Just blah....

    Lots to write.  Just don't feel like it anymore.  

    Its not the same here. 

    Losing its magic.  

    The only people left, trying to make a mark, are frauds and wanna-be's. 

    Present company, excluded....Nobody who comments here fits that description.  

    But I know they're reading.  

    Maybe I'll go private.....  

    You've been warned.  


                  GO STEELERS!