June 11, 2007
I heard this on our 11:00 news last night. An Iowa woman is facing jail time for trying to steal three rolls of toilet paper from, of all places, a court house. She stuffed the rolls in her blouse and tried to walk out with them right in front of a court house guard. Could she be trying to become a canidate for the Darwin Awards? Oh, by the way, her name is Suzanne FLUSH...Bunny
We happen to be lucky enough to have an Ikea store about 3 miles from our home. We don't go often, but when we do go, it's usually a fun and amusing trip.
Ikea has just about anything you might want. It's a department store that's true to the name department. You can buy all kinds of furniture, linens, kitchenwares, art, lighting, I could go on and on. The fun part is seeing items that you wouldn't see in other stores and the names that go with them. Ikea uses it Swedish names for darn near everything. Just trying to pronounce some of them can be a gigglefest all in it's self. I'm looking to redecorate and reoutfit my sewing room. Some of the wilder names of products I looked at were: Agerum, Leksvik, Lysvik & Kavalkad.
Ikea makes a great rainy day outing. It can take you hours to go through the whole store (it's laid out so that you follow the arrows and you see EVERYTHING) and if you get hungry, you can hit their restaurant and have a plate of swedish meatballs. Fun, Fun, Fun!....Bunny
June 10, 2007
I love to play games, any kind of games; cards, board games and computer games. I can often be found playing on Pogo. If you're not familiar with Pogo, it's the best game site I have found on the internet. You can play completely free, but there is also an option to pay for play. It's like $30.00 a year and you get to play a lot of games that are not offered to the "non club members".
I meet a lot of jerks there, but also a lot of very nice people. Today, I was playing "Qwerty", a scrabble like game and met a very nice person by the name of Giababy73. She was pleasant, competive and didn't leave in the middle of a game just because she might have been behind. You'd be surprised how many people do that. So, I want to say thank you to Giababy73 for a very enjoyable, relaxing Sunday morning.
June 07, 2007
I have held a disabled parking permit for nearly 20 years. If I'm having a good day, I don't use it so others can. If I see a regular parking place close to where I'm going, I use it, again to allow someone else to use the handicap space.
What I've been noticing lately is a new trend. "Pregnant Women's" parking spaces or "Parking for Parents with Small Children". What the hell is this all about. I'm not a feminist nor a proponent of feminine causes. Since when does being pregnant or having small kids become a disability. Last night, my husband and I went to the mall. The space for Pregnant/Parents with Infants parking was closer to the door than the handicap space. At the grocery store, the same thing.
When I was pregnant 25, 23, and 19 years ago, I was told that pregnancy is a normal condition, unless there was some sort of complication, I was to do normal activites and maintain the same lifestyle (with the pregnancy drinking/smoking/eating proper exceptions). Has that changed? In this day of low infant morality and modern medicine, pregnancy and child care is better than ever. Percentages of live births and healthy children are higher then they have ever been. Then, why all the sudden are there these special privileges for people who simply have (in most cases) a condition or situation that they planned for.
I'm not an idiot, I know a lot of people misuse Handicap Parking. On the other hand, more people use the system properly then those who abuse it. It bothers me that there are so few handicap parking places available, percentage wise then regular parking, now they seem to be taking away close parking for what seems to be to me only a "customer pleaser". On a bad day, it takes me about 5 minutes to get from my car to the door of a store or mall. If it were raining, I would be pretty much soaked. Now, how long would it take a pregnant woman or a parent with small kids take to go that same distance? 15-30 seconds? How wet would they be? How cold would they be in the winter or hot in the summer. It just doesn't make sense to me and I'm damned pissed off about it. What do you think?....Bunny
June 06, 2007
Today, after nine months of being unable to work, I started the long process of applying for Social Security Disability.
I chose to use their on line application form, and it was an adventure. Many times, when I would hit the "continue" button, I would get one of those hated pages that said page not available or some such lingo. I had to repeatedly restart the application. I thought I was done, but something indicated that there was more to the form, but as of right now, I can't log back on, a little frustrating, but it's too early in the process to get flustered.
I'm going to follow through on this red tape filled application, any denials or set backs and I am going to fight for what I need and deserve. I plan on keeping you up to date on the process so that I may possibly help others who are in need of disability payments. Wish me luck....Bunny
June 05, 2007
I found a website that tests your observational skills. I got 17 correct out of 25, how well can you do? Go to Think Test ....Bunny
June 04, 2007
I was surfing on Amazon a while back, looking to complete my M*A*S*H DVD series when I came across a surprising find. It was a book by Jeff Maxwell who was often seen dishing up all that unappetizing food in the mess tent. The book title is "Secrets of The M*A*S*H Mess: The Lost Recipes of Private Igor".
I couldn't resist, I had to check out what it was all about. The following is the Editorial Review posted on Amazon:
If you think war is hell, just try the food in the mess tent! For 11 years, fans of the television program M*A*S*H experienced the Korean War through the eyes of the doctors, nurses, and support personnel of the 4077th Mobil Army Surgical Hospital. One of the most important, though least appreciated, members of that brave band was Private Igor, the company cook. Almost every episode of M*A*S*H contained some reference to food--and it was never good. "Our food here leaves a lot to be desired," Commanding Officer Colonel Henry Blake states in one show. "Oh, it fills you up if you can keep it down." Regarding the breakfast entrée, Hawkeye Pierce exclaims, "I'm sure that was the same bacon that wrote Shakespeare's plays!"
So why, if Private Igor's food was so bad, should any cook in his or her right mind be interested in a collection of his long-lost recipes? According to Jeff Maxwell, author of Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess and the actor who portrayed Igor for more than a decade, inside that poor, much-maligned purveyor of army swill was a gourmet chef struggling to get out. Imagine, if you will, what Private Igor might have been capable of if he'd had ingredients such as cilantro, turkey sausage, Kahlú'a, or fusilli pasta? A quick glance at recipes such as Helmet Hash, Pre-Op Novocaine Shake, and Winchester's Wilted Lettuce Caesar Salad will give you some idea. And while you're whipping up a Company Clerk Quiche, you can amuse yourself by perusing the many photographs, quotes, and letters home from Private Igor that are scattered through the pages of Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess.
Some of the other interesting recipes in the book include:
* Hawkeye and Trapper's Swamp Spaghetti
* Winchester's Upper Crusted Chicken
* Hot Lips Tri-Tips
* Pork Choppers with Barbeque Sauce
* Stuffed Seoul
* Radar's Teddy Bear Turkey Loaf
* The Colonel's Kernel Stew
* Toasted Tank Tuna
* Hunnicut's Homesick Cookies
* Intravenous Drip Dip
June 02, 2007
May 31, 2007
I saw an article about a new kind of "double" theft. First, the theif steals your licence plate. Once your plate is stolen the theif puts it on their own vehicle, gases their car up then drives off without paying. The gas station camera's take a picture of the pump and run vehicle and guess what, they prosecute the person who's licence plate was stolen.
Yes, gas prices are climbing, but I find it disturbing that someone would go to all this trouble to rip off $30.00-$50.00 worth of gas. So heads up to everyone, check you car or truck once in a while and if you notice a missing licence plate, report it to the police so you don't get screwed even more by the high gas prices....Bunny
May 30, 2007
The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin. Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.
Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of "cocktails", "highballs" and just a good old-fashioned "stiff drink". Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO.
Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research.
This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.
May 28, 2007
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for our fallen heroes. Today, I would like to remember a fallen hero that I personally admired, my Uncle Bill.
First, I would like to describe my Uncle Bill. Think of James Garner . He not only resembles James Garner in appearance, but also in attitude. He was a fairly happy guy, would do just about anything for anyone unless he was crossed or there was an injustice done. He would fight for what is right. Kind of a cross between Garner’s “Maverick” and “Tank” characters.
Uncle Bill joined the United States Air Force in the late fifties. He was a load master on Air Force planes. Eventually, Bill made it to the rank of E-7, Master Sergeant. He served in Vietnam on Air Planes that dropped what we now know as Agent Orange. That is what I know for sure about Bill. Through the grapevine, I’ve learned that Bill suffered, like many US Veteran’s have, because of what he experienced in Vietnam. The nightmares haunted him and the Agent Orange he was exposed to started to destroy his body. He had trouble with his marriages, and trouble with everyday life, but like a good soldier, he fought the good fight and eventually received compensation from the US Government for his illnesses from Agent Orange exposure.
The last time I saw my Uncle Bill, was in August of 2001. He finally seemed at peace, content with his life, both past and present. I remember the day my daughters and I spent with him like it was yesterday. I want to remember him just as he was then, before everything changed.
The day that impacted Bill more than anything that had happened to him in his military past, was September 11, 2001. It was about a week after 9/11 that his buddies at the VFW post he frequented became concerned over the fact that he hadn’t stopped in for over a week. A friend went to his home and found Bill lying on the floor. He was incoherent, malnourished and disoriented. You see, one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center was piloted by a man who Bill had flown with in the Air Force.
This horrible day in American history pushed my Uncle Bill over the edge. He was hospitalized and eventually, place in a Veteran’s hospital in Tampa, Florida. Bill lives in his own world now, a world at peace and a world where people aren’t trying to kill each other. He believes he is still a younger man, that his father is still alive, and the world is at peace. No, my Uncle Bill isn’t dead, he’s now 70 years old and still in the same Veteran’s hospital he was placed in over 5 years ago. But Bill is no less a fallen hero then all the other veteran’s that will be remembered on this Memorial Day and those to come. I love you Uncle Bill, you’re still my hero…..Bunny
May 26, 2007
May 25, 2007
I found this in my email and thought I would pass it on......Bunnymore...
May 24, 2007
I was watching a show today when they mentioned "School House Rock". I remember these well (I'm dating myself!). So just as any internet junkie, I went to You Tube and found a bunch of the old, Saturday morning three minute spots. I found many of my favorites along with plenty of spoofs done by Mad TV and other sources. I've put the links below to some of my favorites.
Do a bit of surfing on your own, I'm sure you'll bring back fond memories. Which one is your favorite?....Bunny
May 23, 2007
Sometimes, when life gets me down, I'm in a lot of pain or just can't get motivated, I tend to be negligent to those I love. It's not intentional, it's not meant to be hurtful, but I know I am disappointing those who mean the most to me. I often feel disoriented, in a fog that I can't break through. I want to be a "happy go lucky" mom, wife and friend, but there are times when I just can't muster the enthusiasm that I need to. I apologize to all those who depend on me, lean on me and need my ear to listen or shoulder to cry on. Even though I may not be visibly or audibly coherent, I do hear, I do see and most of all, I do care.....Bunny
May 22, 2007
that M*A*S*H had a huge array of guest stars? As you may know, I'm a huge M*A*S*H fan. I fall asleep to the show every night, I know each and every episode so well, I can lay down, close my eyes and know what's happening just by the dialog, and I know a lot of the dialog by heart. Sad isn't it.
In my continuing effort to post bits and pieces about this beloved show, I have compiled a list of guest stars that were on the show, many of whom were on the show before they found fame elsewhere. Check it out....Bunnymore...
May 21, 2007
As I mentioned before, I love Bunnies. We have 3 in our house. We started over a year ago with a small Holland Lop named Fred. Actually, his name started as Severn because the people who originally rescued Fred found him in an area around the Severn River. When he was taken to Bunny Lu , the rescue organization we work with, he was renamed Fast Freddie, we later shortened his name to just plain Fred. Fred is shy, a bit skittish but a lot of fun to watch and play with. His coloring is called sable grey.
After we had Fred for a few months, we decided to try to bond him with a female. Rabbits bond for life with a mate, usually one of the opposite sex however some bonded pairs are same sex. We chose a female named Java. She was one of many siblings that were all named for types of coffee. Java to me, looks like a chocolate Easter Bunny that came to life. She is a bit friendlier than Fred and the bonding process went very quickly, quicker than normal. She and Fred share a cage and play yard together, they cuddle when they sleep, groom each other and play together. If she shows any interest in our third bunny, Ozzie, Fred turns green with jealousy and chases her around their habitat. Maybe I should get Fred a wife beater t-shirt, he sure acts the part when he’s jealous.
Our third bunny, is Ozzie. As Mookie would say, he’s the worlds coolest rabbit. Ozzie is a pure white lop with ruby red eyes. Originally, we had planned to just foster Ozzie until he could be adopted out, but when someone was interested, we had already fell in love with him and couldn’t give him up. Ozzie is the ideal house bunny. He loves to be petted and cuddled, our affection for him is reciprocated with his nuzzles and contentment. We let all the bunny’s take turns running the room for exercise and Ozzie will hop over to where I’m sitting, push his head under my foot so that I can pet him.
House bunnies are the third most common house pet. They are very easy to take care of. All they require is hay, water, pellets and treats, for which they will beg on hind legs. They use a litter box, making clean up a breeze and are happy either in their cage or out amongst the humans and dogs (we have 2 small dogs as well). One of the things I like best, compared to dogs, you don’t get a wet face in the middle of the night to let them outside and they don’t bark every time they hear a noise outside or a knock on the door. Of course, like other pets, they also need love, which will be returned ten fold.
If you are considering a new pet, do some research and check into house rabbits. There are plenty of good adoption agencies, such as Pet Finder out there where you can adopt a rescued rabbit, which in my opinion is a much better thing than keeping breeders in business…..Bunny
May 20, 2007
It's beautiful here in our neck of the burbs today, so we're off to see our beloved Potomac Nationals. It's sure better than staying home and cleaning the house!....Bunny
I'm begining to think I'm a jinx, everytime I go to a game lately, our team loses, today it was 4-3. Oh well, still enjoyed the outing, we even took 2 of our kids....Bunny
May 19, 2007
May 16, 2007
May 15, 2007
One of the most interesting parts of our trip so far was some of the people we met. Waiting in line at a buffet, we talked to a woman who was in Atlantic City to see Englebert Humperdink, if you recognize that name, they you're probably as old as I am. Apparently, he was there for 3 nights and she went to each show. The most interesting people we met was a couple from New Jersey (pronounced Nu Joy-z by the locals), they had been married for 50 years. Talking to them was like seeing ourselves in another 25 years. They were a devoted, loving couple, wife disabled and a husband determined to do everything possible to make her happy. It gives us hope that through all the years, love doesn't fade, it continues to grow and thrive.
We are now in Conneticutt, (sorry Michele, didn't see your comment until we had already gone through New York City), and settled in for a few days. I plan to do some gambling at the two local Indian Casino's, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Lodge. I'll check back when I can and post more....Bunny
May 14, 2007
May 13, 2007
I spent the Mother's Day weekend with my youngest daughter. It's the last weekend of her Sophomore year of College and we went down to see a one act play festival, 2 of which plays she directed herself. All six plays were very good, but being a bias mother, I think her 2 were among the very best. Whatever this wonderful young woman sets her mind to do, she does it to the very best of her ability and the results show her efforts.
I'm very proud that all three of my children have an incredible work ethic. With many of today's youths believing that the world owes them a living and things should be handed to them by Mom and Dad or the government, my children have all gone out into the world and forged their own path and their own destiny. I'm very proud to have three self achieving offspring and to say that it has been my pleasure to have raised these children for the last 24 1/2 years. I Love You all!!....Mom
May 12, 2007
Today (May 12, 2007) is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Normally, I don't pay too much attention to "awareness" days, but this one means something to me, I suffer from Fibromyalgia. Please read on….Bunnymore...
May 11, 2007
May 10, 2007
Mr. Jones encouraged me to click a link he saw on Llama Butcher's site and subsquently put on to his site. When I did, I found a very addictive game, called Boomshine .It's extremely easy but challenging as well. If you want to play it, make sure you turn up the volumn and listen to the music, you're gonna need it to sooth your frustration. I thought I would pass on the frustration....Bunny
May 09, 2007
If you want to grow up to be a Physical Therapist, you better be a masochist!!!more...
May 08, 2007
Born on November 14, 1927, McLean Stevenson was the great-grandson of United States Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson. Growing up as the son of a cardiologist, McLean only followed in his father’s footsteps through his acting. It wasn’t until he was in his early thirties that McLean started to seriously look into a career as a professional actor. Early on, Mclean was in the U.S. Navy then went to Northwestern University where he earned a B.A. in Theater Arts. After college, he had several jobs such as working at a radio station, selling medical supplies and insurance, directing at Northwestern and playing a TV clown in Dallas on a live TV show.more...
May 07, 2007
Summer is near, warm days, sunny skys and flowers blooming in the yard. It's the time of year when we get out of the house more to enjoy the garden, baseball games and a new tradition started last year, outdoor theater. Mookie, my youngest daugher, is a Theater major at Mary Baldwin College and through out the school year we drive down to see the various productions the school puts on. Last summer however, Mookie worked for The Ash Lawn Opera Company, and we went down to Charlottesville, Virginia to see "The Merry Widow". I didn't think I would care for the show but was very surprised when I found myself tapping my toes to the music.more...
May 06, 2007
In the weeks and months ahead, I plan to post about the much loved TV series M*A*S*H. I will have articles on the actors, trivia, and irregularities and possibly some Q & A. For now, I offer you this link to some M*A*S*H bloopers....Bunny
Mr. Jones and I went to a baseball game last night. We saw our Potomac Nationals lose to the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Even though we sat in a fairly constant drizzle of rain and our team lost, we still enjoyed the game and the atmosphere.
I ask you, would this have happened in a major league baseball game? The ceremonial 1st pitch was thrown out by Miss Blue Ridge (as in the Blue Ridge Mountains), not necessarily uncommon, but what was both uncommon and very stirring was during the 7th inning stretch, Miss Blue Ridge was allowed to sing a song. It wasn't just any song, it was "God Bless America", which she dedicated to her father who will be leaving for a tour of duty in Iraq in a few weeks. There were very few dry eyes in the house. It was one of those hometown touches that make minor league baseball so much more enjoyable then the big "money hungry" major league parks.....Bunny
May 05, 2007
I was watching a special I found on my DirectTV about Freddie Mercury when I discovered that he had done a song I never knew about. So, being the internet person I am, I googled the song and found the video on You Tube, check it out.....Bunny
I followed Pixi's instructions to the letter, but the You tube doesn't appear on my page, just click on the link below.
May 04, 2007
I've dealt with medical insurance both personally and when I worked in several different medical offices. I am extremely lucky to have great medical coverage through my husbands employer. It's frustrating however when something you really need isn't covered by your medical insurance. I needed a wheelchair, no coverage. My doctor and physical therapist both prescribed physical therapy in water but guess what, no coverage.
I don't believe in government dictating our private lives, I'm tired of be told what I can and can not do, where I can and can not do things and how to live my life. Apart of me however wishes that if a doctor prescribes a treatment, particular medicine, health care aide or therapy, then damn it, the insurance company should have to pay for it! Just a thought....Bunny
May 03, 2007
I made a banner for my blog, but putting it up has proven to be a coding nightmare for the likes of me. When it's finally up, correctly, it won't be me who achieved the improvement, it will be Mr. Jones. Right now he's working his magic with making the graphics better then I could on my best day, I basically just found the picture and typed what I wanted it to say, the rest is all Mr. Jones. Thank you sweetie!.....Bunny
May 02, 2007
Thought I'd pass this on to anyone who could use the tip.
Rocket Jones saw my email address link (now gone) and said it was a bad idea. When you have an email link on your page, spybots come along and gather addresses then bombard your email box with spam. Instead, he told me to use my "paint" program and whip up a quick graphic with my email address. It's not a clickable link and the spybots can't get the information. So, I did as Rocket Jones would like to known as "Oh wise and benevolent one") suggested.
On another note, Rocket Jones has started to write up simplified instructions for starting a blog, the link to Rocket Jones and "Quick Start"is on the side bar.
Hope you find this stuff useful.....Bunny
Someone passed this to me in an email and I thought I'd pass it on.
On May 6 at 1:23:04 the date and time will read:
1234567 (1 hour, 23 minutes, 4 seconds, on the 5th month, 6th day, 7th year.). Just offering a bit of useless trivia...Bunny
May 01, 2007
Today is my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and I don't have a clue on why they have stayed together so long.
Mr. Jones and I have been married nearly 26 years and we have made it this far because of deep love, mutual respect, desire to make the other happy, genuine care and devotion. Those are the conventional reasons we've made it this long, the unconventional reasons are: separate tv's, separate computers, twisted sense of humors and I keep the check book.
Why my parents have stayed together for 50 years is something only the two of them can explain. As a child growing up, I remember horrible arguments, sometimes lasting weeks. There were times when my parents didn't even talk for weeks or months at a time. I rarely saw any sort of affection between them nor indications that they even liked each other. There were no pet names or terms of endearment. I use to think that they have stayed together so long out of fear of being alone, maybe, maybe not.
Whatever their reasons for being married 50 years, I have to admire their staying power. My father's health is becoming frail and my mother is there to help him however she can. When my mother is sick, he's there for her. Through all their problems and turmoil, they have stuck it out, worked through the hard times are still planning for the future. Maybe it's old fashion, but when they said their vows in 1957, "to love and to cherish to death do us part" the words must have meant something to them both, sadly, those words don't hold the same weight in todays society.
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
April 30, 2007
My husband and I have been talking for years about going the four short miles to our local stadium to see a minor league baseball game. It was about a week ago, when we finally did it, and I think we're hooked.
We are going tonight to see the Potomac Nationals, a Carolina league affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Unlike the big league Nationals, the PNats, as they have been nicknamed, are 11-9, and infinatly more fun to watch. Not only are they more fun to watch, it's a lot more affordable. For a regular home game, the ticket prices range from $7.00 - $12.00, tonight, and all Monday home games are only $1.00 for grandstand seats and $1.00 hot dog night. Not a bad deal at all!!! If you choose to splurge on the $12.00 seats, they even have waiter service. I grew up long ago when ticket prices were still reasonable. I really don't know how a young family could afford the treat of seeing a major league baseball game, or any other sport for that matter. But for as much as you would spend on an evening at Chuckee Cheese, you can take your family out to the ball game and see your children's faces light up just like you did when you were their age. At the PNat games, every Saturday home game has free fireworks, and not just the normal amature shows you might see on Independance Day, but an all out spectacularly brilliant show that will blow you mind.
If you live in the Washington metro area, there are three minor league teams you can see; The Bowie Baysox, The Frederick Keys,(both Baltimore Oriole affiliates) and The Potomac Nationals. Clicking any one of these teams links will get you to their sight and a drop down menu of well over 200 minor league teams around the nation.
I think the best thing about watching minor league baseball, is that the players really try. They aren't yet filled with major league egos and astronomical salarys, they are humble hardworking men who still have the same dreams that most American boys have, just being a baseball player and having fun. Maybe someday I'll have the opportunity to say, "I saw him when....Bunnymore...
April 29, 2007
Why do I call myself Bunny? I have a few good reasons.
First off, I was born on Easter Sunday, in 19??. The funny thing about being born on Easter is that usually, every so often, you have your birthday on Easter again. Always being the exception to the rule, my birthday has only landed on Easter twice since I was born, I was 5 & 10 years old and don't even remember it. After doing some google research, I have since discovered that my birthday will not be on Easter again until 2047 and then after I'm over 100 years of age in 2069. In a span from 1901-2078, only 5 times has Easter fallen on April 14.
Second reason for the name Bunny, I love bunnies. I have 3 of my own. To see these adorable furry friends, click more at the bottom of this post.
Third, when I was in school, there was another girl throughout most of my education that was born on the exact same day as me. Guess who was called Bunny: hint, it wasn't me. So, I went through most of my life with my given nickname.
Now, I have the opportunity to be known by the name I've wanted to use since I was little, so please feel free to call me....Bunny
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