Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
AS the world celebrates World Toilet Day today, sanitation experts have called for the end of the flushing dunny to save water and provide fertilizer for crops.
Leading health advocates have called for the use of "dry" toilets which separate urine from faeces and remove the need to flush.
Mr Sims said a culture where people flushed their loos but disregarded the thousands of litres of wasted drinking water each year was one of sanitation's greatest challenges.
"This 'flush and forget' attitude creates a new problem which we have to revisit," he said.
Personally, I prefer the 'flush and forget' attitude.... Can you believe this... umm... mess? :-D
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I know Vic would love the vases of crackle glass. Davy has a surprise for you.
Friday, November 14, 2008
CopperWolf has night firearms on my birthday (so sad), so he gave me my birthday present early. He made me a saddle stand. Isn't it beautiful??? He said his dad got him the plans, but he did it all himself.
He's going to put a bridle hook on the front so I can hang my bridle on it. :)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
So, CopperWolf and I have spent some time straightening out the house. Here is a pic of my degree from SBC. It's finally framed. Here is a shot of the office. Like my new corner desk? :)
Oh, and the towel rack in our bathroom was falling off the wall, so we replaced it with this huge cabinet/shelf thing. Got it from Habitat Restore in Raleigh. Some sanding and a few coats of paint later, and check it out. Doesn't it look great? (By the way, it's not built into the wall. We painted the back walls the same green as the bathroom wall to make it look like it is.)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thank you again! Hope everyone is having a great week! xoxoxox
(ps: Meant to post this yesterday, but the Alligator wouldn't let me)
Monday, November 10, 2008
The Background: CopperWolf was telling me about how his uncle was saying his horses are more like dogs since he never rides them. He told CopperWolf he could have his saddle, since it wasn't getting used. Well, I wanted to know about the saddle, but CopperWolf didn't know much. He said the saddle probably came with one of the horses as a package deal. Maybe his uncle bought the horse from someone who wasn't planning on ever owning horses again, so they sold their saddle with the horse
So, here's the conversation:
CopperWolf: "The guy who sold the horse didn't have any others. He must have figured there was no reason to own a saddle if he didn't own a horse."
Sque (with look of total disbelief on face): "That may seem logical to you, but I can assure you in my family, an argument like that doesn't make any sense. You can always use a saddle."
CopperWolf: "Yeah, but I think your dad has horse blood in him... just a small amount."
Sque: "You knew horses were in my blood from the beginning."
CopperWolf: "No, I mean real horse blood. I figure he had an accident when he was really little and needed a transfusion. The only blood available to the country doctor was either horse blood or cow blood. Now, aren't you glad they realized the horse would get there quicker?"
Sque (laughing head off): "I can't wait to tell my daddy you think that."
CopperWolf: "Well, it's probably true. You should ask him about it. But he may have been so young he doesn't remember."
CopperWolf is crazy. I know. But I married him anyways. Hope y'all got as much of a laugh as I did out of that.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
One should never say "never" in politics. However, Barack Obama's victory almost certainly means that neither Hillary Clinton nor Al Gore will ever be president of the United States.
I'd say that's worth celebrating...
Bad Economy + Extremely Unpopular Republican President + Entire Media in the Tank for Candidate + $700 Million Dollars = Victory for Liberals!
Also, from John Hawkins at RightWingNews, some really good news:
And now, what I found myself having to be reminded of last night when it became obvious we knew who the president-elect now is:
In 2004, George Bush beat John Kerry 51% to 48%.
Today, the Democrats are as fired up as they have ever been, conservatives are completely demoralized, the Republican Party has done an awful job, George Bush is less popular than Nixon after Watergate, McCain was widely disliked by conservatives, and Barack Obama/DNC had a war chest at least 200 million dollars bigger than the McCain campaign/RNC -- and as a result, Obama won 52% to 47%.
In other words, despite the staggering advantages the Democrats had in this election, including a candidate who undoubtedly drew in millions of black voters who wanted to pull the lever for the first black President and millions of other voters gripped by white guilt, it only led to a shift of about 4% of the American public from the Republicans to the Democrats. That's what a "landslide" amounts to, folks -- 1% more of the vote than George Bush received in the 2004 election.
Does this election prove that the country has shifted to the left? No, it proves that with almost every factor in their favor, the Democrats can win big -- but, the same could be said of the GOP.
Our Father, who art in heaven,And, lastly, congratulations Senator Obama.
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
(Metropolitan Statistical Area*)
Estimated Population: 105,000
Watch your step in West Palm Beach--falls are frequently permanent. Florida leads the nation in the total number of accidental deaths caused by falling, and West Palm Beach leads Florida, edging out two other state locales, Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach.
*West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla.
Road to Victory Rally in Raleigh, NC
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2008
4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Address: The North Carolina State Fairgrounds: 1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Governor Sarah Palin
for a Road to Victory Rally
in Raleigh, NC
Saturday November 1st
1025 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27607
Doors Open at 4:00 p.m.
Guests Must Arrive by 6:00 p.m.