Tuesday, June 28

The Witness Stand


I was waiting to take the witness stand in my trial today. I knew my turn had to come to be on the stand and come it did. I walked up with shaky legs (not due to my bad knees this time) and took my oath. As I sat down I thought; “I’ve went over this stuff a million times, I feel confident and will do just fine!”

The Petitioner's lawyer came over and asked the first question. I was well practiced and at the ready! As I opened my mouth I noticed the people looking at me on the stand started to swim around.
OMG! I looked back at the lawyer. Her lips were moving but nothing but gibberish was coming out! I was freaking out but I was aware that something was coming out of my mouth. Could it be I gave a good answer? I looked at the people looking at me. At least no one was laughing or pointing fingers…I did my best and plowed on. “Ignore the floating people, don’t look them in the eyes and answer the question,” I thought to myself.
I was on the stand for about 2 1/2 hours. and it was finally over. The longest 2 1/2 hours I ever spent and I swear I was on acid….until I got off of the stand.
Then it was over and the sky opened up, the sun came out and the angels sang! Yet, I was left with a full load of adrenalin. Then it hit me, it’s not over yet.
So yes my first day in court is over and I survived! The case isn’t over yet and I’ll have to go back for a 1/2 day July 5th and a 1/2 day July 8th. Can you believe they are making us come back twice for what we could get done in one day? Ridiculous.
At least it will finally be done soon as I’ve waited for over a year from the first court date. I am looking forward to starting the first day of my new life whatever comes.
Today is Tuesday and as the weekend approaches we have another holiday coming up, the 4th of July to celebrate. I want to see some awesome fireworks. Who’s with me? I hope you have a lovely week my friends as I retire for a well deserved restful evening.
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Sunday, June 26

Sunday Fiddling

I was busy fiddling around with my camera on my cell phone and an application on it called Photo Lab. I’m having so much fun I thought I’d share some of them with you.
Yeah, I know they’re all me but you can easily make your own. Tee hee! I just think it’s amazing how face technology has come along since web cams, digital cameras and the Internet.
This last one is to show you just how much I love you! Soak in the rest of your weekend and take care!
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Wednesday, June 22

The Sunshine Award

I was lucky enough to receive “The Sunshine Award” form Chaos Headquarters (now closed) by my friend Seth. I am very honored as it’s my first award! Seth is a long time online friend and blogger who is a firefighter, medic, teacher, parent, and funny as hell person to have as a friend. I’m very happy to get this from Seth through “Rhapsody Phoenix”. Stop by and visit his BlogSpot and tell him I said; “Hello!”
This award comes at a time when I have a lot of heavy duty things to consider about my life. There will be many changes to go through and I feel apprehensive about it. That is why this could not have happened at a better time. It shows me I have a great life and changes aren’t always a bad thing. Why not treat it as a new beginning? I think I will do just that. Thanx from the bottom of my heart Seth!
Just like Seth, I will be passing on my award to 10 of my favorite bloggers very soon. An award is not fun unless shared by others.
I’m very busy so I won’t have much time to blog for a week. I’m not going anywhere so I will be back to sling a blog if I can manage it, and in no time things will be back to normal. I enjoy writing very much, thanx for reading me and I’ll be back on track as soon as I can.
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Thursday, June 16

Thursday’s Moto Posters

I know, it’s been a long week. But Friday is tomorrow! Let’s finish off this week by taking a look at some posters and getting motoed for the weekend.
Yes, You!
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Wednesday, June 15

This Artists Work Is Like Catnip For People


These are some examples of work by Kitty Cassandra. Her work was discovered when she, her cats and her art showed up on an Animal Planet television show. People saw her art and it was like an addiction to animals lovers everywhere!

Here is a video explaining her background. Kitty Cassandra On Animal Planet. This art is only for appreciation of another’s work. It is not mine to own or copyright. I think her work is awesome! Let’s enjoy some more.
She started by painting her beloved cats. After being seen on the show with her art and kitties she is now selling her art online and getting your kitty “painted by Cassandra” is all the rage. I know I find her art colorful, cute, it’s all hand done and she’s very good. I wish her all the best with her career and maybe one day I could have her paint my cats?
The weekend’s closing in folks and it’s finally getting nice enough to swim. Yes I took my first swim in the pool this Summer because the pool isn’t heated and it’s been unseasonably cool so far in San Mateo. It was ever so nice!

I am training my cat to walk on a leash outside. It’s slow but rewarding work. What I want to accomplish is to take Boo in my car (in his carrier) and be able to get out of the car with him on leash for “breaks” and of course some fun! I’ll let you know how this goes because Boo is not liking it much. Tee hee!
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How About Some Music?

I have been to more than a few BlogSpot's and other websites where people openly wish they had music for their sites. Well how about today?
The music player I use and recommend is from Playlist.com. Go there now and create your “free” account. (This is also listed under my “Web Wonders” tab here.)

I like this player and I have been using it off and on for over 10 years on many different sites. It is easy to customize, is easy to use and has a lot of great music to use on it. You can even personalize it by putting an image (jpeg) on it to match your site.

First things first. Pick a playlist (which is a list of music you will collect) to play on your site. Playlist makes it easy just do searches to find what you like and add each song to your list.

Once and awhile you will find a song with a commercial on it (after all it is a freebie site) and if it happens don’t sweat it. Most of the time there is more than one copy of the song listed just try another one. If you have to dump the offending song do so, but this doesn’t happen very often. I just wanted to make sure you understood this in case you were thinking someone hacked or messed with your account. They are just trying to pay the bills.

When you are done I suggest putting the player anywhere but in a blog so you can get to it when needed to mute it or change your music. One perk of using this site is any new changes you wish to make once yours is embedded on your site is easy. Just go the site, log in, make your changes and when you go back to your website your player should reflect those changes. No embedding the player again.

There are two ways to install this on BlogSpot. Under “add a gadget” do a search for playlist.com and use that box or just use the embed code and use the “configure html java script” embed box under, “add a gadget.”

That should just about do it but if you have any questions feel free to comment and I’ll help you out. Now, how about that music?
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Monday, June 13

Odds For Sex Are Best On Wednesday

Most of us tend to schedule our dates on Friday or Saturday nights, but it turns out that if we're looking for some—ahem—action we should meet up with our potential bed partners on Wednesdays.
They don’t call Wednesdays “Hump Day” for nothing my friends! The New York Times Reports that dating site OKCupid has come up with something it's calling the "sexual availability index" after collecting data from its users. According to the site's co-founder Christian Rudder, this index is "not unlike the Dow, if the stock market were about sex.”
Happy Hump Day
If you want to see what it’s all about join OKCupid it’s free and popular. Click on OkCupid to check it out.
You Are Getting Horny
Why should you care about the “sexual availability index?” Because it tells you when your odds of ending the night with a naughty snuggle buddy are best:
  • Rudder started by finding out, based on OkCupid’s mobile service, which customers in New York, Boston and Washington were out on the town on a given night. From these people’s profile data, Rudder then built a composite of four sets of personal characteristics that might correlate with openness toward new (but not necessarily long-lasting) relationships.
  • Two measures he studied were explicitly concerned with sex: what percentage of singles out on a given evening listed casual sex as a “romantic priority” and what percentage was willing to sleep with someone on a first date. The other two measures were less sex-centric: what percentage described themselves as extroverted and what percentage fancied themselves as adventurous.
  • When he put all the numbers together, he got a curious result. Weekdays, not weekends, are better for singles on the prowl and the mix of people out on Wednesday nights are the friskiest. (The least surprising bit of data is that someone’s chances of success increase over the course of an evening.)
Of course there's no good way to check how accurate this data is, unless Rudder were to reach out to every OKCupid user and ask whether or not they had sex on any particular night. But based on an informal survey of bartenders by New York Times writer Nate Silver, you should consider setting aside a few Wednesday nights and trying your luck.
Love Is Simple
Sounds like an attractive idea to me; anyone want to try it out this Wednesday to see? Ha ha! Have a wonderful week my friends and a hot Wednesday!
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