Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Friday, December 26, 2008

If have not noticed, i like online quizzes. They are silly and fun and this site is one the better ones. Check it out here.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Silent Night in German

I miss hearing Silent Night sung in German so hear it is.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Curse of Siberian White

Let me start this off with three facts:
1) I needed to mail off some bills.
2) Kai loves to go for walks and hates if I don't take him with me when I do the mail.
3) Kai is part Siberian Husky and is constantly praying to the snow gods for snow and rejoicing when they deliver.

I got all bundled up to do the mail. I am glad I did because even with the warmer temps, it is still none too warm out there. My head sock helped keep me feeling very toasty. The only thing that was remotely cold was my legs and even then, long johns would have made me warm and sweaty rather than just nicely warm. I also took my hiking stick along and I am glad I did. We had an ice storm earlier this week and between that and the cold temperatures, there is a lot of uneven and slippery ice out there. the hiking stick gave me the stability I needed to not wind up on my butt.

Kai has he say on how far we went. I only wanted to go to the mailbox and back but Kai wanted to get as much out of the walk as he could. He loves walks and the cold, and the snow gods are about to give him more of what he really loves and that is snow. The biggest reason I gave in other than I need to get out more is the expression on Kai's face along the walk. He had a big open mouth smile with snow and ice on his whiskers. One happy dog. The snow gods were smiling on him and he was rejoicing.

I really should not mind. Both Kai and I did not get out enough this fall and we both need to get out regardless of weather.At least it was on the cold side of seasonal instead of suck your soul out through your nostrils cold.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Kai Memory

This picture was taken a few years ago at a family reunion a few years ago. Kai was a hell puppy when we first got him and almost took him back to the pound a few times. It was at this weekend that Kai showed that he could be a good dog to the family and to me. I almost thought that it would be another bad visit when the weekend started off. Fortunately it turned around fast and this scene was one of the major turning points.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice

It is winter solstice and it feels like the third or fourth week of January already. The average high temperature for today is 34 and today I think the high was about one degree Fahrenheit. I am already looking forward to spring and doing a count down to Ground hogs day when the temperatures start marching warmer. It is going to be a long harsh winter this year. It does not help that I did not get outside as I wanted this fall (I never do) but dang it the weather is not only cold but it is a soul sucking cold. At the least we are at the solstice and the days are not going to get any shorter. I think the almanac said that tomorrow will be 2 seconds longer. It isn't much but at least the days are not getting any shorter.


Friday, December 19, 2008

what color should your car be?

You Should Drive a Silver Car

You're the type of driver who doesn't really pay attention to other cars on the road.

You are calm, focused, and clear headed. Driving is simply a task for you.

And you aren't one to be too fussy about what you drive.

Basing your status on a car is a little beneath you.

Friday, December 12, 2008

How old do you think?

You Act Like You Are 27 Years Old

You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.

You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.

The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.

I think this one was off.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Obama License Plates

I saw an article where the good people of Illinois are asking for an Obama license plate to commemorate his election to president. there is an article here about it. Why are they so anxious about it? I thought an honor like that would only occur after a president was out of office or after he died. Not to take anything away from Obama (he did win the election after all), but lets face it, he has not been voted in by electoral college yet nor has he been sworn into office. Right here, right now, I do not how good of a job he will do as president. He is going to be facing some tough challenges. The most I can say about him is that I don't agree with him on many issues. That does not make a bad person or a bad president but I do think it is far too early to change the Land of Lincoln into the Land of Obama. There is a part of me that is wondering if this is a hoax story just because it seams so dang early to praise Obama this much this early. Just one person's reaction.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Must be Santa by Lorne Green

I heard this song on 740 out of Toronto and had to post it hear. It is so bad it is funny.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bail Outs

I have been watching the government hand outs. I find it interesting that bail outs for the hanks are going faster and with less question than the bail outs for the Big Three Auto Companies. What's the difference? I know the media is notorious for not giving a whole lot of detail but it seams like the automotive companies are the red haired step child that nobody on Capitol hill wants to help. I am not necessarily for the bailouts because it smells to much like socialism but can't say I am totally against it because of the damage that could be caused by these companies failures to the economy. I am also scared that these bail outs could cause more damage by keeping a float companies that should go under. It is frustrating and scary how little good information there is. All I really know is that I would not like to be the incoming president with the mess that there is to be taken care of.

This is a bit of post script for those of you who like to entertain conspiracy theories. I was not impressed with the Republican ticket this time around. There is a part of me that wonders without taking it too seriously if the Republicans wanted to loss this time around because they knew the mess that was coming.

Friday, December 5, 2008

ClustrMaps is another neat site if you have your own blog or website. It is a widget where is shows where in the world the visitors to your site are coming from. It is not that hard and is just a matter of cut and pasting some html code which most blogs and free websites make rather easy to set up. So if you want a widget taht is sort of a utility for your website, check it out.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Thanksgiving has been over for a week and I still feel like doing nothing. I think it is because it has been a cold gray week. Winter feels like it has come early this year. It does not help that fall was warmer than usual only to be followed by a cold November. Normal in weather in the averaging of ten non normal years. It still seams like we have been getting more abnormal than normal weather. It just seams like it has been either very dry or very wet, very warm or very cold. Maybe i am just getting crankier.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

funny quote

"Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife."

Shelley Winters

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I am a slacker

I am a slacker or at least I feel like one. Projects around the house are not getting done or at least they are behind schedule. I have not gone caching for almost a month. Benchmark hunting is going on hiatus while the snow is on the ground. I think a part of it is me getting grumpy because is is feeling like winter a bit too early for me. With the colder weather, I am also behind on my reading but that is nothing new. I think one of the problems is that I have the hobby of collecting hobbies. there is no way on God's green little earth that I am going to have the time for all my interests. I wish there was a way to get a mix that I could at least be happy with. I am sure there is one and is probably easier than I think but I just can not see it right now. I guess it will come with time. Until then.