Monday, June 29, 2009

DONTYOUHATEITWHEN

They started a Trending topic on twitter called Dontyouhateitwhen! Before I had a chance to list much on it, it was gone. I would like to list a few here and folks can add anything to it! dontyouhateitwhen: Someone passes you on the freeway, then pulls in front of you and slows down; When people park at the Mall taking up two spaces; When someone asks how you are and does not want to hear the answer; When you are finished with your meal at a restaurant, the waiter brings you the bill and you have to wait forever for him to bring back your change;You order take-out and when you get home you realize you have cheese enchiladas instead of a Beef Burro; Your significant other acts like your warden, telling you what you can and can't buy; When you do finally get to buy something and the very next day it goes on sale; When you find yourself carrying on conversation with an acquaintance for twenty minutes and realize that you've spoken about nothing; People smile to your face and then talk about how much they can't stand you behind your back.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

In the Heart of the Sea The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex is long, but it's worth the read

It is a great story that is true and if one ever has read Moby Dick, this is the real story about what happened on that ship.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Blog about Blog

When I started this thing a few months ago, I had thought that it would be a great thing to do. I had a lot to say and felt that people would be interested in what I had to say and some might agree and some would not.
I had no idea that this whole thing was really all about pretty pictures and somewhat of a popularity contest.
It certainly has been a learning and humbling experience. I live with a family of diverse backgrounds and political views for which I usually try to stay clear of in defense for my sanity. I have listened to ridiculious reasons for what Republicans think is important in our country. I have watched Democrats buckle under to public opinion for no apparant reason. I have given independants the benefit of the doubt, knowing that their opinion really doesn't count because they have little representatives in power. I have read many books giving ideas of coruption and fear tactics to sway someone their way, but I think we are all missing the real meaning of life here. In the final outcome, it really has little to do with spirituality which is really what is important in life. When we are lying on our death beds, I do not think the Almighty is going to care what Party affiliation you belonged to, let alone how much money you are worth. I cannot comprehend how Muslims equate war with religion and why generation after generation are brain washed to believe this.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

THE IRANIAN AFFAIR

Why are we being blamed for tainting the election in Iran.
We do not even have access to what is going on let alone Obama
has already taken a wait and see stance. Is it because Twitter has a by-pass
way of getting information across the Internet? If so, that is a pretty pathetic excuse for
thinking we have anyway of influiencing the outcome. I think it is horrible what is happening there,
but a lot of folks in the U.S. seem to think this could happen here next election? I don't buy it but
I suppose anything is possible. They would certainly do a better job of fixing the election, than the Iranians did. After all we have more experience at it. All and all I still think we are doing the right thing by not getting involved for now. I just do not understand at all why they claim they want democracy and fair elections and then proceed to pull this stunt!

Monday, June 8, 2009

GOOD TIME IN PUERTO VALLARTA




























Had a wonderful time in Puerto Vallarta except for two things!







One, I sprained my right thumb getting off the boat to go snorkeling.







Two, Had two really bad experiences with timeshare presentations.







The people down there will not let you say no to a timeshare purchase! Everywhere we went,







we were bombarded by folks wanting us to go to one and once you go they won't let you leave.







We were held captive on on for almost five hours that was supposed to be a ninety minute deal!!







One salesman insulted us calling us stupid for not taking him up on the deal only in a deceptive way. So my advice if you go is to wear blinders from the time you step off the plane and everywhere you go. We even go hit up while eating at a restaurant by the hostess!!







Unbelievable!!