This is pretty much how I remember it, too!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
This is a Bladder Diverticulum. You have your normal bladder there in the center and unnatural growth of the diverticulum on the sides. Basically like squeezing a balloon until smaller projections appear.
They can only be removed by surgery.
One guess who has two of these?
Not my best year!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Will I vote for Hillary Clinton? No!
Will I change my mind come November? Probably not.
Will vote for McCain? Definetly not!
Will I vote Third Party? Maybe.
Will I simply not vote for President? Likely.
The longer it goes the more uncomfortable I feel about her. I believe that she would rather destroy the Democratic Party's chance of taking the White House than allow anyone but herself to be at the top of the ticket. I really do feel that she would rather have John McCain win this November, allowing her to run again in 2012.
Monday, April 21, 2008
On a lighter note, I was talking to a friend from Brooklyn last night and he said he had a good time at the New York Comic Con. He reports that it was much better than last year. There is a possiblity that he may fly out for the San Diego Con, so that should prove interesting (even if his female companion doesn't join him). Dan has never been to the SD convention, while it has been a decade since my last trip. It should be fun for both of us!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Politics as usual, no matter what, especially in an Election Year.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Even then we felt abandoned by government, badly treated to the companies which were closing the factories in which most folks worked and found things like fishing, hunting, sports and church major parts of our lives. Maybe Hillary forgets what others in her hometown have not, since she put down her rifle and got her law degree. People in rural areas have every right to feel bitter and forgotten by those who do not share our experience.
Frankly, when I look to see who I think has a better understanding of being a 'have not', it seems to me it's Obama. Hillary just seems desperate to be President and McCain seems to feel it is his right.
I personally don't see this as being a major stumble for Obama, but another example of the Clinton campaign grasping at whatever they can find to keep folks from realizing she is sliding.
Friday, April 11, 2008
If you click on that 'Next Blog' link above I would say you have about a 50/50 chance of getting something in another language. About two years ago you would have to click three or four times to get that first non-English posting. There also seem to be more for schools, sports fans and people posting their art & photos then previously. In quiet moments I'll spend ten or fifteen minutes just going from one blog to another to see what is out there.
Oh! Be warned that you might hit one that is NOT 'all ages' suitable, so you might not want to play this game at work. :-)
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Not that I'm losing sleep over all this, but I will admit to mixed feelings.
I think having the Olympics in China sends a signal to that government that they can get away with just about anything. I'm not naive enough not to know that economically they hold sway over corporations and governments, none of whom dare to stand up to them.
I realize that there are athletes who train for years for the one chance to go to these games, even if they only see the possible dollar signs from endorsement deals rather than national pride. They should probably be allowed that opportunity.
Probably be a good idea though, at this point, to pack up the torch and fly it directly to Beijing. The problems in Paris & London were unfortunate, and I only see similar if not worse events should the relay continue. Fortunately, nobody has been seriously hurt, but these things escalate and it may only be a matter of time.
Finally, we all know that His Smugness will be all smiles at the opening ceremony, since he and his cronies probably already have business deals worked out for '09 and beyond. Only time will tell how any of the competing athletes may make their feelings known.
I'm sure Matt, Ann & Meredith will tell us all how great things are! At least we can be grateful that Katie isn't going to be there. :-)
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Speaking of tremblers, we are averaging about 20+ per week here in SoCal, but only one was measured at over 3.0. Most have actually been located south of San Diego, out in the desert and a few minor ones west & north of us.
We are making some plans to take a couple short trips, since the condo-hunting is put off. One of Donna's long time friends from New York is going to be in Las Vegas for a week, so we are looking into getting a room for one weekend. Our plan is to drive down Friday night and back on Sunday, unless one of us loses the pink slip in the casino.
It's possible, depending on if I can get some vacation time, that we'll be flying back to New York for Memorial Day weekend. We haven't been back since the funeral last year and Donna really misses her family. Me, I miss Dunkin' Donuts!
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Using the books and lectures of Howard Zinn as a spring board these folks are producing books & graphic novels in hopes of showing Americans just what has been done 'in their name' for the last hundred plus years or more. Browse through the site when you have a chance.
Just paid $3.63 per gallon for Regular this morning. Twenty bucks barely got me from a quarter tank to over three quarters. Yet, the Oil companies are crying they need those tax breaks!
The worst part is that you know that Congress will give it to them after some meaningless camera time. "See, we held hearings? Could you please re-elect me this November? I really need a few more years before I can get a seat on the board of a multi-national and that lobbyist job."
On a personal note, Donna will be meeting with our agent and the appraiser tonight. They'll probably be finished by the time I get out of work, so I won't know the situation until later. We have our fingers crossed and plan to apply for a VA loan if everything looks good.
Have a good day!