Sunday, October 31, 2004

31 October 2004


And after all that work...we had a bout 15 trick or treaters. I usually go thru a 5 gallon bucket and then some of candy. We have about 3/4 of the bucket left. Weather held of raining until abot 10:15, when we would have been done anyway.
Next year we advertise!
Enjoy the pics.
till later.

Friday, October 22, 2004

22Oct, 2004

I just had to post in reply to my SIL's blog.

I am slayed!! Slain?!! Okay, you know what I mean...
Halloween lights absurd....never!
here are a few of our house right at this moment.


Keep in mind that the brightness is due to the flash from the camera and the house lights.
On Halloween there will be an electronic keyboard that the keys light up red with a skeleton player sitting on the porch in the left corner. There will be glow light sticks in the post lanterns that will glow green. There is also going to be fog. We built a chiller so the fog will hug the ground and not just disperse up into the air. Also, cleverly hidden will be a CD player, playing "Tocotta and Fugue in D Minor"...what the kids call my creepy organ music.
I will be dressed up, along with everyone else.
The two younger kids will go out to collect candy and the older ones will be helping me hand it out.
Halloween, dark and scary? At our house it is....and a little creepy too.
Luckily the little ones all come by just before dark so they don't get too scared.
I'll be posting other pictures if theses work. I'll get pictures of everyone on Halloween.

Oh, And I have started school...I'm not doing too badly, In one class I have a 95 average and the other hasn't posted any grades yet. So we will see how it goes. So far it has been enteresting.

Till next time then.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

5 October 2004

It's been awhile. But I haven't forgotten my blog just been busy with other things.
Have you ever?
01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink--Yes several times
02. Swam with wild dolphins--No.
03. Climbed a mountain--No.
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive--Nope.
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid--Nope
06. Held a tarantula--Not only no but Hell No! I hate spiders
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone--Yes
08. Said "I love you" and meant it--I only say it when I mean it
09. Hugged a tree--Not because I was fond of it.
10. Done a striptease--Only in private
11. Bungee jumped--Not my idea of fun and excitement, so no.
12. Visited Paris--I feel about France the way French people feel about America. Screw Paris!!
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea--No, unfortunately
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise--Do it on a regular basis
15. Seen the Northern Lights--Yes, when I was stationed in Alaska
16. Gone to a huge sports game--I feel the same about sports as I do about France
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa--No
18. Grown and eaten my own vegetables--I have a black thumb, but my dad used to grow some of the best tomatoes I ever ate.
19. Touched an iceberg--No.
20. Slept under the stars--Among other things.
21. Changed a baby's diaper--More than I can count.
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon--No but it might be fun.
23. Watched a meteor shower--Yes.
24. Gotten drunk on champagne--No, champagne like wine and scotch is only good as lacquer thinner.
25. Given more than you can afford to charity--No.
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope--No, but I would like to.
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment--No, I managed to get out of the room before it became noticeable.
28. Had a food fight--No.
29. Bet on a winning horse--I don't bet, but I do play poker, which I am good at.
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill--I plead the 5th
31. Asked out a stranger--Yes on a bet.
32. Had a snowball fight--Yes, and built snow forts and made snow angels.
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier--Like I could do that with out drawing attention? Please!!!
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can--yep, it's a good way to relieve stress.
35. Held a lamb--Nope, puppies, kittens and babies only
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy--My fantasies require a partner, so no.
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip--Yes, on more than one occasion.
38. Taken an ice cold bath--Only when the kids run all the hot water out and it goes cold while I am filling it up. Same with showers.
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar--Not lately
40. Seen a total eclipse-- Yes.
41. Rode on a roller coaster--Yes.
42. Hit a home run--Yes.
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days--No, never had to.
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking--No.
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day--Why?
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors--Not yet, but I sure would like to.
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment--Once, a long time ago...
48. Had two hard drives for your computer--No.
49. Visited all 50 states--No, but I am up to 15.
50. Loved your job for all accounts--No, I am not sure that will ever happen
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced--Yes, and I would rather diaper babies.
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied--No, not yet.
53. Had amazing friends--Yes
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country--I have never been out of the States so that would be a no.
55. Watched wild whales--Only on Discovery channel
56. Stolen a sign--No, but I know someone who has.
57. Backpacked in Europe--If I was gonna backpack anywhere it would be Scotland, Wales and England. Oh, and Ireland too.
58. Taken a road-trip--Too many to count
59. Rock climbing--On a couple of occasions when I was way younger.
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice--How would telling a lie help you avoid notice? Anywhere?
61. Midnight walk on the beach--No but I have contemplated taking a mini-vacation to Galveston just to walk on the beach.
62. Sky diving--I have one static line jump and that was enough.
63. Visited Ireland--One day.....
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love--No.
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them--No.
66. Visited Japan--No.
67. Benchpressed your own weight--Many moons ago
68. Milked a cow--You mean it doesn't come in gallon jugs?
69. Alphabetized your records--Heavens! No!
70. Pretended to be a superhero--Nope, never found one that fit my image of what a superhero should be.
71. Sung karaoke--Yes, but only under the influence.
72. Lounged around in bed all day--Yes, with a good book
73. Posed nude in front of strangers--Please!! They would throw me in jail for being a public nuisance
74. Scuba diving--I like to swim but not enough to put on breathing apparatus.
75. Got it on to Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye--I was otherwise occupied so how would I know.
76. Kissed in the rain--Yes.
77. Played in the mud--Yes.
78. Played in the rain--Yes.
79. Gone to a drive-in theater--Yes.
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it.--Yes
81. Visited the Great Wall of China--No.
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog--Since I don't care who knows, does it really matter?
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better--Is there something better, that I can afford yet?
84. Started a business--No have been seriously contemplating it though
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken--Nope.
86. Toured ancient sites--How ancient are we talking about here?
87. Taken a martial arts class--No, but I would like to; to improve my balance and tone muscles.
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman--I am a woman, so no.
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight--Never played D&D.
90. Gotten married--Yes but only the second one counted.
91. Been in a movie--No.
92. Crashed a party--Yes.
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have--Probably.
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy--You betcha!!!
95. Gotten divorced--Once.
96. Had sex at the office--No.
97. Gone without food for 5 days--I went for 4 days back in June when I had my gallbladder out. Does that count?
98. Made cookies from scratch--All the time
99. Won first prize in a costume contest--Yes, year before last at Halloween.
100. Rode a gondola in Venice--Nope.
101. Gotten a tattoo--No.
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on--Oh! Yes!!
103. Rafted the Snake River--Nope.
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"--No, I wouldn't lower myself to do that.
105. Got flowers for no reason--Yes.
106. Masturbated in a public place--No.
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything--Commode huggin', knee knocking, passing out drunk; but I always remembered everything up until the pass out point.
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug--No.
109. Performed on stage---No.
110. Been to Las Vegas--No.
111. Recorded music--Only on a tape recorder.
112. Eaten shark--Yuck!! Fish!!
113. Had a one-night stand--Yes.
114. Gone to Thailand--No, but my dad did when I was in the 3rd and 4th grades.
115. Seen Siouxsie live--Who?
116. Bought a house--Yes, several times.
117. Been in a combat zone--Only if being married to my EX counts.
118. Buried one/both of your parents--One, and he is sorely missed.
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off--Not willingly.
120. Been on a cruise ship--No.
121. Spoken more than one language fluently--Hell, I have trouble with English, much less any others.
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone--Not a fist fight.
123. Bounced a check--Unfortunately yes, luckily I have a bank who pays them and charges me an exorbitant fee for the service.
124. Performed in Rocky Horror--No, never wanted to.
125. Read - and understood - your credit report--Yes.
126. Raised children--Yes.
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy--No.
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour--No.
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars--No.
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country--What is exotic about a bicycle tour of anywhere?
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did--Yes, several were Civil War generals on both sides.
132. Called or written your Congress person--Yes and the form letters they send back make good fire starter.
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over--Yes.
134. ...more than once? - More than thrice?--Yes.
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge--No.
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking--Yep, I like to sing.
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did--I won't answer, on the principle that it is none of your business.
138. Had plastic surgery--See 137 above.
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived--No.
140. Wrote articles for a large publication--No.
141. Lost over 100 pounds--Hell, I'm having trouble with 30 and you want me to try to lose 70 more? No thanks.
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback--Yes.
143. Piloted an airplane--No.
144. Petted a stingray--No.
145. Broken someone's heart--Not purposely
146. Helped an animal give birth--Yes.
147. Been fired or laid off from a job--Yes, once from a Security company on 9/11. Ironic, huh?
148. Won money on a T.V. game show--No.
149. Broken a bone--Yes, each collar bone, but not at the same time.
150. Killed a human being--Never.
151. Gone on an African photo safari--No, too hot and too boring.
152. Rode on a motorcycle--yes, it was great!
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph--yes, as close to flying as you can get but not leave the ground.
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced--Not likely.
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol--Yes, I had a Glok .40 but it was just to awkward for me to handle. Come income tax time, I intend to get a Springfield .40 which has a smaller grip and fits better. Also after a 27 year hiatus, I'm not too bad. All shots in the 5 ring.
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild--No, wouldn't know a wild one from a tame one, that's why I buy canned or bottled ones.
157. Rode a horse--Yes, back in high school.
158. Had major surgery--I'm not sure if Laproscopic surgery is considered major surgery.
159. Had sex on a moving train--Never been on a train.
160. Had a snake as a pet--Not happenin'.
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon--No.
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing--No.
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours--No, I rarely sleep 4 to 6 hours with out interruption.
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states--Nope, never been out of the US.
165. Visited all 7 continents--See 164.
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days--No.
167. Eaten kangaroo meat--Do they eat those things?
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground--Only when reading a book.
169. Been a sperm or egg donor--No, You can only do that in CA. and my eggs are too old.
170. Eaten Sushi--Yuck!! Fish!!
171. Had your picture in the newspaper--Yes, in high school.
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime--Yes.
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about--Yes.
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions--Only when absolutely necessary.
175. Gone back to school--I am doing that right now.
176. Parasailed--Been hang gliding, does that count?
177. Changed your name--Only when I got married and the last one I am keeping.
178. Petted a cockroach--With the sole of my shoe.
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes--Yes, once and only once.
180. Read The Iliad--No
181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school and read--No.
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them--No.
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you--No.
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch--I am painting windows to simulate stained glass and lead glass windows. Believe me it ain't easy to do on glass that is already in the window.
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating--No.
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt--No.
187. Skipped all your school reunions--Only went to the 10 year and was so impressed, I haven't been back.
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language--Yes.
189. Been elected to public office--No.
190. Written your own computer language--No.
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream--No.
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care--Hope I never have to.
193. Built your own PC from parts--No, but I have changed out parts in the ones I have had.
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you--No.
195. Had a booth at a street fair--No.
196: Dyed your hair--Regularly.
197: Been a DJ--No.
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal--No.
199: Written your own role playing game--No.
200: Been arrested--Not officially.

Now, aren't you just bored to death with all of that?
Anyway, I have started school. My first 2 courses anyway. One is to help get me back into the learning mode and the other is Intro to Criminal Justice. It should be interesting with the exception of the text book.
Why do people have to write so that the reader spends more time deciphering and trying to get the meaning the author is trying to convey than they actually do reading the text. I hate having to slog through that type of writing. It's like reading political double and triple speak and is very irritating.
Other than starting school, there isn't much going on here, except getting ready to put up Halloween decorations.
Oh! we did make a chiller for the fogger so that the fog will lay on the ground instead of swirl up into the air. It works great! I will try to post some photos after Halloween, if I can figure out how to.

By the way, Bro. If your momma raised 2 fools, an idiot and you; and I am not an idiot nor a fool; are you sure we were raised in the same family?

See you in the funny papers!

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