Sunday, May 20, 2007

Goodmorning Sunshine

Well it's hard to believe that the sun is out. It has been dark and rainy for what seems like forty days and forty nights.

Went to SARMU this week and saw some talented students. I hope to go to the reunion tonite, I hear it is very good indeed. "The Cook" is singing and I look forward to seeing her perform.

~~Top Moron of 2003
WILL THE REAL DUMMY PLEASE STAND UP? AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence. ~~

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A Whole Lot of Nothing

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Top Six reasons for being late for work: 1) traffic. 2) oversleeping. 3) procrastination. 4) Chores. 5) Car Trouble. 6) Having Sex.

Car accidents rise 10% during the first week of daylight savings time.

An attosecond is one billionth of a billionth of a second.

The odds of a mother having twins are 90 to 1.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Home from the Rock

St. John's was nice, and the weather was warm... 13 degrees. WWE Raw was good, the boys said it was " more than awesome", so I guess that means it was good. I got more kicks out of watching the boys, than I did watching those grown men flipping each other over and slamming each other down. I do admit however, their physique was a credit to their gender.

As it wasn't my first time in St. John's, I acted as tour director, and we went to Signal Hill, the Geo Centre, the fishing village of Quidi Vidi, and visited Battery Hill Road. We all enjoyed Battery Hill Road, where the houses are built against the rocks, and the vehicles can just squeeze between the houses. We had a taxi driver who could speak some Newfoundnese ( as he called it)..... and we never understood anything but a couple words.

The boys enjoyed their first flight. West Jet was very nice, TV's behind each seat, and 24 channels to look at. Like their Mom, they enjoy spending most of the time looking out the window.

We walked around the harbour front and admired the different boats. Yachts, supply ships, crab boats, container ships, iceberg tour boats, etc..

I found the city wasn't very clean compared to Halifax for example. Much litter around, and even the Subway " Eat Fresh" was very dirty. The food was fresh, but the dirt and scum on the window sills wasn't.

The Delta was great, no complaints at all. A really beautiful suite with kitchenette. An iPod deck on the night stand, a harbour view, feather bedding, a doorbell outside the door, and a telephone by the toilet. What more can you ask for? ... maybe a small step stool to help us shorter people to get into bed.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday at Airport Hotel

Here I sit at the Airport Hotel.... with my youngest and killing time in the computer room. The heat outside is an unbearable 25 degrees. Guess I am not accustomed to heat. Now, as for wind and fog...... I am accustomed to that.

Yesterday I received a couple mother's day gifts. They are getting nicer each year. I just love the homemade gifts from school. One was a potted pansy in a hand painted pot with #1MOM on it. The other was a fan (for my soon to come menopause and hot flashes), and a hand painted wooden heart. After supper The eldest went out with his pellet gun. He reported that he never got anything... then about 30 minutes later he says " Oh Yeah! " and pulls a dead birdie out of his pocket. He tosses it on the countertop. Surprize Mom! I pretended it was real cool, and a nice shot up by the neck area. I suggested he bury it. or something, and " oh by the way... go wash your hands"

We are headed to NFLD in the morning. The kids are pretty excited for both their first flight and for WWE Raw. The youngest asked why were flying West Jet when we were headed East?
I reassured him, I have the right reservations.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Mid-week Report

Wednesday at last.... Vacation tomorrow. Headed to "The Rock" .

Had the strangest mishap today in the office. Got hit in the arm by a falling filing cabinet. Of course it had to fall over a commode I had stored in the office before it hit and got totalled on the floor. Guess it was top heavy and I had pulled the top drawer out to file some stuff away. It got all dented, and wouldn't close. I kicked it shut and will look at it another day. The staff have excellent hearing, and were alarmed.... one said she thought one of the seniors had been fatally crushed, along with a walker, by a big falling "something". What a noise !

I had an inspection, an unannounced one, .... aren't they the best. She was new on the job ... isn't that the best too. She found everything was OK. Maybe we should check fridge temperatures twice a day and keep a record of it. I didn't tell her, but I don't think that is her department, and I will ask Agriculture and fisheries when they come and do their inspection. She also had an issue with Scope and Listerine. Said she saw some here and there in the residents rooms. She asked if we could put it out of sight. Well, I am naive as heck, so I asked if it had to do with the alcohol in it..... Oh, no, she said.... she just doesn't find it homey looking. I am assuming she only brushes and flosses.
What a good waste of time and energy that 2 hours was.

Yes, it's time for a little break.

I'll blog after the WWE RAW.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Caught her , red handed

Yup, Lo and Behold, I caught Minnie Mouse in my trap. And she was indeed a three legged mouse . I observed her closely & found she had a very nice self- amputation job done. Very impressive! I said a few chosen words to her as I flung her to her final resting place somewhere in the bushes. She'll hold a special place in my heart, which is much better than holding a special place in my camper.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mouse trap saga

I caught a mouse, but it was not Minnie. It was a four legged one. Darn it, I am looking for the three footed one. Where do you suppose that one went? Chewed a hole in my mattress and died after bleeding to death, I suppose. Oh well, a dead mouse is bound to stink after awhile....

It's not pocket change

~~ "If a monster gold coin is on your wish list, now's the time to make your move, but it will cost you a hefty $3 million.
The Royal Canadian Mint introduced the world's first 100-kilogram gold coin today. It will make only 10 and it sold three within hours of introducing the coin.
Listed as 99.999 per cent pure gold bullion, the big coin has the purest gold of any coin. It has the Queen on one side and three maple leafs on the other, and is mainly a promotional product to give the mint a higher international profile.
"We wanted to raise the bar so that we could say the government of Canada or the Royal Canadian Mint produced the purest gold coins in the world," said David Madge, the mint's director of bullion and refinery services.
The coin, which takes about six weeks to make, has a face value of $1 million, but it sells for about $3 million, depending on the market value of gold. The tire-sized coin is a little over 50 centimetres in diameter and about three centimetres thick.
The coins will be made to order so there'll be no inventory to carry or to melt down if there's unsold stock." ~~

I'll put it on my wish list, but there's a Kazillion other things I dream of having after my 20 million lottery win. A convertible , liposuction, a home in Tuscany, ..... Hmm.....