Saturday, May 12, 2007


I was in PetSmart yesterday and they now have postage paid mailers to send in your old printer cartridges and/or cell phones for recycling and they send whatever money it brings in to homeless shelters for dog and cats. You might want to let your readers know about this.
The reason we were in Petsmart was a phone call to me from Wild Thing. She pointed out that she had gone into the store to get cat food. (We were running low apparently--only two 20 lb. bags and 29 cans left.) And while she was there she noted that Animal Humane had a bunch of cats up for adoption. And guess what? She was looking at cats in cages (very traumatic). And when she looked in this one cat came right up to her and meowed and rubbed against her fingers. And would I come down and have a look? And she'd wait 'til I got there. And that was because I might like to see if we could give the cat a home.
Now, Wild and I have been together a long time. I learned long ago that every husband needed to have only two phrases in his vocabulary to insure domestic tranquillity: 1) Yes Dear, 2) No Dear. And the ability to know when to use each one.
Soooo, we have a new member of our household. She's two years or so, certainly beautiful in my eyes, and separated from the rest of the menagerie while they learn she is not an interloper. Picture posing will come later when she and the others have adjusted to each other.

Friday, May 11, 2007


I found an interesting blog with all kinds of information (about many different things). Don't let the first page put you off, 'cause there are many other pages that can help you in maintaining your computer, your life and your sanity.
Apparently Mike is ready for a cat fight at any time, but it's all in fun. And like all of us, he has issues with our Government, or lack thereof. And no problem in saying so. (Fractured English is allowed here.) Have a look. The wealth of information is worth a visit and some time spent there.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


"Early this year, the Citizenship and Immigration Service announced a set of fee increases that averaged more than 80 percent. Under their plan, the cost of becoming a citizen, for example, would jump to $595 from $330."
In fact, you might have a look around the CIS pages (yeah, Google works on that). There's a lot of things I didn't know about there. I believe that if you are foreign born and have Master's (or better) degree, you can buy your way in to the U.S. in 15 days or less for $1,000.
There are lots and lots of ways to get into this country legally. Of course, I looked at the web pages in English. I have no idea if the pages are available in any other language.
I have the good fortune of being acquainted with a couple of physicians and nurses at our University Hospital. (That's the hospital that treats you if you are low income, a poor senior citizen or simply can't afford the high cost of all the tests doctors want you to have now.)
When I inquired about the costs associated with treating illegal aliens, the common answer seemed to be a rolling of the eyes and an expression of aversion on their faces. The thread that ran through all of their responses was "millions, millions".
What brought all this about to be put in the blog? Well, last night I was watching TV (resting my banged up knuckle--it's doing better, thank you) and one of the news channels was pointing out that in El Paso (Texas) the border crossing there had put in a walk lane strictly for children from Mexico to come to schools in Texas. Pictures and all. Lots of kids walking across the border. All they needed was a utility bill with an El Paso address on it to be given the ok.
It seems that in Texas kids may not asked if they are legal residents of the United States. So Texas feeds them breakfast, lunch and gives free schooling with free books and supplies. There is also after school care for them. Free.
The news person narrating the story said that Texas estimated it was costing their taxpayers "More than a billion dollars a year".
I might have to start advocating that we get our troops out of Iraq (and let them have The Bomb) so we can use that money to give freebies to illegal aliens.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


I'm sick of this Paris Hilton boredom. I have absolutely no idea why the American media thinks her kind of slutty behaviour is newsworthy and/or interesting.

So I'm bringing you a site I found (I can still surf with that darn knuckle thingee. Just can't type well.) It has tons of old black and white and sepia toned pictures on it. What impressed me was the home page picture I can only think of as a study of an Okie mother straight out of Steinbeck's "Grapes Of Wrath".

Have a look, I think you will be as impressed as I was.

Monday, May 7, 2007


Just a short entry today. Managed to whack my index finger and the big knuckle is swollen like you know what. Typing's not much fun. But, as the Governator says, "I'll be back".
Three residents at the Funny-Farm are at the doctor's office for their annual intelligence test.The doctor asks the first man, "What is three times three?""274," he replies.The doctor asks the second man, "What is three times three?""Tuesday," replies the second man.The doctor says to the third man, "Okay, your turn. What's threetimes three?""Nine," says the third man."That's great!" says the doctor."How did you get that?""Easy," says the third man. "I subtracted 274 from Tuesday."
It has been determined that having sex before participating in athletic activity, such as a marathon race, does not impair the athlete's abilities. In fact, men have known and displayed this for centuries. After sex,they glance at their watches and say, "Oops, gotta run!
This is really a Christmas tree story, but the pictures are worth at least a smile.
See you later.