Sunday, December 23, 2007

(sing) Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match!

I just finished taking a survey that's supposed to match you up with your ideal presidential candidate, based on your answers to 20 questions. I had no idea who mine would be, since I don't feel very closely aligned with any of them so far. The only thing I felt sure about was that it wouldn't be Huckabee!

Turned out I'm closest in my views with Rudy Juliani, but not by that much. I agree with him on 51% of the issues.

BTW my prediction was right - the one I;m the LEAST compatible with IS Huckabee. I sat beside a total Huckabee supporter on Thanksgiving Day - that was interesting. Found out some things I didn't know about her... kind of wish I still didn't know those things!! :-p

To clarify, (before anyone gets all fired up & flames me) I'm not saying he's all evil or anything like that. I just know that being aligned with him seemed to make my friend feel very comfortable with tossing the word "queer" around in ways that didn't mean odd. Made me want to smack her.

Anyway... If you'd like to take the poll & see who your "best match" is, click on the box above!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thoughts on a Snowy Night

We're supposed to have 15 inches of snow and strong winds creating blizzard conditions by tomorrow afternoon. Woooo hooo I hope we actually get it!! It's snowing hard right now.

DH couldn't wait for me to order my new cell phone. (You get one free every 2 years.) I don't know why he worried about it, I wasn't. I liked my old one just fine. Sure, it had some teeth marks on the antennae but that just made it easily identifiable. ;-) (It was from Polly's puppy days- she was teething & chewed on it when it was brand new. Luckily she was so cute that I couldn't even get mad at her.)

DH is watching the movie "Taxi" with Queen Latifah. I swear if I have to watch her & her BF stick their tongues down each other's throats one more time I'm gonna barf!

We watched the movie "Elf" this afternoon. Very cute! If you haven't seen it, try to. :-) It's kid-friendly too - supports the reality of Santa. Bob Newhart and Ed Asner are both in it. My uncle was in the army with Newhart... he said he was a good guy & very funny.

Speaking of Ed Asner, I wonder why the "Mary Tyler Moore" show isn't on Nick at Night? Maybe it's too new? (snort!) I love watching "I Love Lucy" on it. If I'm ever in a coma and you want to have something for me to listen to, "I Love Lucy" would be good... or music, just not jazz. I like some jazz but after a while it gets annoying (unless it's live). It'd be awful to be in a coma and unable to say "turn that off please!"

When my gran'ma was in a coma they played Hawaiian music in her hospital room because they do think people can often hear, even when they're in a deep coma. My uncle (her son) remembered seeing some old Hawaiian records in her attic so he'd told the nurses that that was what she liked. Later on mom told me that Gran'ma actually hated Hawaiian music because it was the favorite music of my gran'pa's last girlfriend (before he met gran'ma), and those records in the attic had belonged to him. So.. I guess Gran'ma may have spent her last days silently stewing over the girlfriend of 60 years ago!

Dh filled out a card & sent it in to get info about cremation at one of the local funeral homes. He got a call from them yesterday confirming that he had actually requested it. The lady told him that people send the cards in with their friends' names on them as a joke so often that now they call each person before actually sending out the information.

When my son was in high school & girls he wasn't interested in asked for his phone number, he'd give them the funeral home number. He knew it because a their ad came on each morning just as his clock radio came on.

If reincarnation is real I want to come back as a dog that's owned by somebody just like me. :-) They have a good life.

I wish I knew how to ice skate. If I did I'd join a women's ice hockey team. I think that would be great! Being able to knock people down and slam them into the boards all in the name of good clean fun would be great! I'll bet hockey players don't have to take anti-anxiety meds or anti-depressants, what do you think? So much of what ails us is caused by holding too much stuff in.

Hannah Montana has added 3 weeks to her concert schedule. Santa is bringing my niece tickets to see her. :-p Somehow having elementary kids going to concerts doesn't seem right - it used to be such a special thing for somebody when they got to go to their first concert, usually in high school. Now the kids will have been going to them since they were 5 or 6, so there won't be much of a thrill.

"The Lion King" is playing in Detroit. We saw it in Toronto a few years back and it was fabulous! I think the one in Detroit is a smaller version. My boss is going, I hope he likes it. He sure needs and deserves a relaxing evening. The people over him have been treating him badly all year, and it's getting worse by the minute. You wouldn't think people working in a church environment would be that way, but they are.

My mom will find out Tuesday whether she has to have another angioplasty done. She had a stent put in in July and they now think that scar tissue has formed inside the stent and is causing a blockage. I hope it doesn't turn out to be that bad.

"I Love Lucy" is on now & they're about to go to the Grand Canyon because Fred wants to. Have you been there? I was and to be honest I wasn't all that impressed. I think living in an enormously mountainous area with beautiful rock formations, deep valleys, and places like Red River Gorge kept the canyon from seeming that unusual to me. I did love the Painted Desert though - that was amazing!

I'd like to try knitting with alpaca yarn sometime. It's supposed to be amazing to work with & very soft to the touch. I'm allergic to wool but I don't think alpaca hair would be the same as wool when it comes to allergies. I haven't priced it but I'll bet it's expensive... maybe I should start saving the dogs' hair when I brush them. (NO, not really!)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Washing Dishes

Dontcha just love modern appliances? At this very moment I'm washing dishes, washing clothes, and drying clothes all while sitting in my recliner with the laptop! :-D It just doesn't get much easier than this!

My mom doesn't have a dishwasher, has never had one, and doesn't want one! She said that to her washing dishes is like therapy... she actually enjoys it! I think maybe if she had one she'd change her mind. (If you ask her she'll tell you that she has had 2 dishwashers in her lifetime. Don't be fooled - she's referring to my sister and me!)