Saturday, March 04, 2006

Blogging for St. Jude

I had an email from Jeffrey Blanco, AKA Louisiana Conservative, who had this to say:

A group of bloggers known as the South Park Republicans are doing a series of posts to help raise money for cancer research. This week's post can be found at...

I'm not a big fan of South Park, but for cancer research, I can overlook this. I have And Rightly So! on my blogroll. If Raven writes at South Park Republicans, then I will give it a look and space to tell you to go look at least at And Rightly So!

My Uncle Paul was a doctor at St. Jude's for many years (his field was children's leukemia), so I have a connection to St. Jude's. And cancer, especially in children, is a cause near to my heart.
So. Go visit, and most of all, donate.

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Warning for All Dog Owners!

If you don't have a dog, please pass this on to your friends who do. Warning to all dog owners: Watch your dog! The State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the FBI has issued a warning advising all dog owners to keep their dogs indoors until further notice. Dogs are being picked off one at a time on an almost continual basis throughout the city. They are falling in great numbers. Police in the city advise all dog owners not to walk their dogs - KEEP THEM INDOORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Here is a picture of the suspect:

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It's An Animal's Life

Everybody needs to feel secure

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from email

Friday, March 03, 2006

What Was...

Laverne DeFazio's favorite drink in the TV series Laverne and Shirley ?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Black and White

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Black and White
(Under age 40? You won't understand.)

You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.

Pull a chair up to the TV set,
"Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet."

Depending on the channel you tuned,
You got Rob and Laura - or Ward and June.

It felt so good. It felt so right.
Life looked better in black and white.

I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys,
Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys,

Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train,
Superman, Jimmy and Lois Lane.

Father Knows Best, Patty Duke,
Rin Tin Tin and Lassie too,

Donna Reed on Thursday night! --
Life looked better in black and white.

I wanna go back to black and white.
Everything always turned out right.

Simple people, simple lives...
Good guys always won the fights.

Now nothing is the way it seems,
In living color on the TV screen.

Too many murders, too many fights,
I wanna go back to black and white.

In God they trusted, alone in bed, they slept,
A promise made was a promise kept.

They never cussed or broke their vows.
They'd never make the network now.

But if I could, I'd rather
be In a TV town in '53.

It felt so good. It felt so right.
Life looked better in black and white.

I'd trade all the channels on the satellite,
If I could just turn back the clock tonight

To when everybody knew wrong from right.
Life was better in black and white!
from email

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


36 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3 have done time for assault
71, repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 currently are defendants in lawsuits and
84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

NFL or NBA. Can you guess which organization this is?

Give up yet?

Neither, it's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

from email. Can't say whether this is true or not, but unfortunately, I can believe it.

7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
71, repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

This explains a lot about our government. It's amazing that our economy is doing as well as it it.
In Honor of Stupid People. . . Part 2
Actual label instructions on consumer goods.

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On a bar of Dial soap -- "Directions: Use like regular soap."(and that would be???....)

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On some Swanson frozen dinners -- "Serving suggestion: Defrost."(but, it's just a suggestion.)

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More to follow...

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Banister of life

As You Slide Down The Bannister of Life, Remember.........

1. Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggert have written an impressive new book. It's called "Ministers Do More Than Lay People."

2. Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary.

3. The difference between the Pope and your boss...the Pope only expects you to kiss his ring.

4. My mind works like lightning. One brilliant flash and it is gone.

5. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom.

6. I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once. The seat folded up, the drink spilled and that ice, well, it really chilled the mood.

7. It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too.

8. A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, gives the impression that he just cleaned the whole house.

9. My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

10. A blonde said, "I was worried that my mechanic might try to rip me off. I was relieved when he told me all I needed was turn signal fluid."

11. I'm so depressed. My doctor refused to write me a prescription for Viagra. He said it would be like putting a new flagpole on a condemned building.

12. My neighbor was bit by a stray rabid dog. I went to see how he was and found him writing frantically on a piece of paper. I told him rabies could be treated, and he didn't have to worry about a Will. He said, "Will? What Will? I'm making a list of the people I want to bite."

13. Definition of a teenager? God's punishment for enjoying sex. (image placeholder)

14. As we slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.


from email - Thanks, Joyce!

Monday, February 27, 2006

This is Cool!

Got this link from my cousin Buddy.

Here's a fun game to play. The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls. If you can go longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal.

Reportedly, the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes. Give it a try!

My (ahem) first try was 21.6. My best (and fourth) try was 48.7 seconds.
New Kind of Breast Cancer

from email - confirmed by

Please forward to all of the women in your lives -- Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, etc. In November, a rare kind of breast cancer was found. A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing.

Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections. After 2 rounds, it continued to get worse, so her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass.

A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round of Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health.

She had one year of living each day to its fullest! Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had 5 great months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of needing morphine, she died. She left this message to be delivered to women everywhere.

Women, PLEASE be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help as soon as possible.

Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole. It appeared as a rash, which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak.

They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous. Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can be breast cancer. Mine started out as a single red pimple on the aureole.

One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.

What are the symptoms?

1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn. (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one side.)

2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish thick looking area in center of nipple).

3. Usually only one nipple is effected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.

This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life.

My breast cancer has spread and metastasized to my bones after receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking Tamaxofin. If this had been diagnosed as breast cancer in the beginning, perhaps it would not have spread.

TO ALL READERS: This is sad as women are not aware of Paget's disease of the nipple. If, by passing this around on the e-mail, we can make others aware of it and its potential danger, we are helping women everywhere.

Please, if you can, take a moment to forward this message to as many people as possible, especially to your family and friends. It only takes a moment, yet the results could save a life.


From Paget's disease of the nipple is indeed a real form of breast cancer, and the description offered in this message is fairly accurate. (This malady should not be confused with Paget's disease of the bone, which has a confusingly similar name but is a completely different disease.) Paget's disease of the nipple is far from a common illness, however. It's the first sign of breast cancer in about only 0.5% to 4.3% of all cases, it accounts for less than 1% of all breast cancers, and it's extremely rare in women under 30.

And more information from OncoLink.
How Much Do You Know About the
Winter Games?


1. Katarina Witt.

2. 500-meter speed skating. She finished 18/100ths of a second behind Bonnie Blair of the U.S.

3. Tights. They are required to wear trousers.

4. Bjorn Daehlie. The Nordic skier won 12 medals from 1992 to 1998 - eight of them gold.

5. Thirty-four. Ten gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze. It was the U.S.' best-ever showing at the Winter Games.

6. Fourteenth.

7. They swept the medals in halfpipe, giving the U.S. its first Winter Games medal sweep since men's figure skating in 1956.

8. Small-bore, .22 caliber rifles are used.

9. Jim Shea Jr. and Tristan Gale.

10. Switzerland defeated Canada 9-3 for the gold in men's curling; Canada defeated Denmark 7-5 for the women's gold.

Bonus: Finland.

Link to US Olympic Team site

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Final US Medal Count

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Apolo Anton Ohno - Short Track – Men’s 1500m
Julia Mancuso – Women’s Giant Slalom
Ted Ligety - Alpine Skiing – Men’s Combined
Chad Hedrick – Speed skating 5000m
Shani Davis – Speed Skating – 1000m
Joey Cheek – Speed Skating – 500m
Shaun White – Snowboarding – Halfpipe
Hannah Teter – Snowboarding – Halfpipe
Seth Wescott – Snowboarding – Snowboard Cross


Chad Hedrick –Speed skating - Men’s 10000m
Sasha Cohen – Figure Skating – Women’s Individual
Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming –Women’s’ Bobsled
Shani Davis – Speed skating – Men’s 1500m
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto – Ice Dancing
Joey Cheek – Speed Skating – 1000m
Lindsey Jocobellis – Snowboarding – Snowboard Cross
Danny Kass – Snowboarding – Halfpipe
Gretchen Bleiler – Snowboarding - Halfpipe


Rusty Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno, Alex Izykowski and JP Kepka – Short Track 5000m Relay
US Men’s Curling Team
Rosey Fletcher – Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom
Chad Hedrick – Speed skating 1500m
Women’s US Ice Hockey Team
Apolo Anton Ohno – Speed Skating – Short Track 1000m
Toby Dawson – Freestyle Skiing - Moguls

Congratulations to the US Teams and to all Olympians. There are only so many medals that can be won, but every athlete who competed showed that personal and political differences can be put aside for a couple of weeks. It would be nice if our governments could figure out a way of doing the same.

In my opinion, Joey Cheek of the US deserves a Gold Medal for being the most generous Olympian. He donated, I believe it was $40,000 in bonus money received for winning medals to charity. Other Olympians followed his leadand also donated bonus money. I'll have more information on how much, who and what charity(ies) as I find the inforamtion.

And finally, we bid a fond farewell to Turino and look forward to Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010, and London in 2012.


There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.

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Part 4