Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Bee and The Bee Whisperer

We've apparantly got Bumble Bees finding a way into our living room. Also one Yellow Jacket in the bedrom yesterday. I'm becoming quite proficient as a Bee Whisperer as I can open the front door several feet away and say "Here Bee, Come Here Bee" and they come and go out. Since I never see more than one Bumbler, I wonder if it could be the same one who wants my attention for something? I decided to Blog about this. As I was trying to upload a graphic of a pretty Bee and some pretty flowers, the computer locked up. Deciding to leave it alone for a few minutes, I headed back to the living room and there was a Bee! It is now outside, having heeded my call to go back to the great outdoors.

Just finished a great book today. It is the 2nd book by one of my new favorite authors. Please feel free to purchase it from Amazon via this link!

TV for the most part remains unwatchable. Daytime, primetime, anytime. AWFUL. Almost the only things I watch are the Boston Fox Morning News which is very entertaining for a news show, and the Red Sox (when they aren't on until 1 am or later). So, it's "More Books the Better" for me!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Week Later

I can't believe it's been a week since I blogged. Where does the time go? Does time seem speeded up to you, too? It's almost Memorial Day already!

My favorite stories of this week:

1) David Cook wins American Idol! Yay! I just love this guy and have been rooting for him for weeks and weeks. He definitely has Rock Star quality and also has a big heart. It was so week how he kept putting his arm around Archie's shoulders like a big brother. How about Simon apologizing to him for what he said the night before the finale? I don't care how much they protest, Simon knew who was going to win and wanted to save face. I think most of us on the net knew who the winner was from the polls. Twelve million votes is quite a margin.

My second favorite story is from Japan. I first saw it on the Drudge report, then heard it on Coast to Coast, and then it was on Fox news this morning. Here is the text from Drudge:

TOKYO - When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught — recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. After spending a night at the station, he was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues, local policeman Shinjiro Uemura said.
He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.
"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.
"We checked the address, and what do you know, a Nakamura family really lived there. So we told them we've found Yosuke," Uemura said.
The Nakamura family told police they had been teaching the bird its name and address for about two years.
But Yosuke apparently wasn't keen on opening up to police officials.
"I tried to be friendly and talked to him, but he completely ignored me," Uemura said.

3) Here in Massachusetts the news of Ted Kennedy's illness really struck home. He's been a Senator from our state for over 40 years. While many of us do not agree with his politics, face it, he does keep getting re-elected, and I think most all of us can put politics aside to wish him well. We know he's getting the best care in the world. The most touching scene for me was when his dogs were at the hospital to greet him as he exited. He looked so pleased to see them. He was walking at least one of them when he had the seizure, and I bet the dog was scared silly--the tails were wagging when they saw him walking out, that's for sure!

Stay well! Be kind to each other!

The More Books the Better

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Horrible People

As part of my ongoing effort to find another mindless way to pass a few minutes here and there, I found an online soap spoof. Each episode runs about 6 minutes or less. It is for the "over 18" only group due to language content. It's so bad it is amusing!

Here's the link: Horrible People

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sleepless Child

"Doctors said Rhett Lamb of St. Petersburg apparently has a condition called chiari malformation that puts pressure on his brain."

Wow, this might be my problem! I've never slept well-- although at least I sleep some! My Mom used to say I never slept because I didn't want to miss anything.

These poor parents! The poor kid!!! He is three years old and has never fallen asleep.

Well in other news, the planet sure seems to be striking back at man. Between the Cyclone in Burma (I can never spell the name they use now), and the huge Earthquake in China, to the Tornados in the USA....and Volcanos erupting after seems like Mother Nature is thinning the herd of mankind. Very scary. I feel so badly for everyone who has lost family or friends and for those who are suffering and homeless.

It's time to stop taking life for granted and realize that anyday, anything could happen to any of us.

Peace and Light for all

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Eyes Only

"There are things that the public is better served not knowing."

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Another Sunny Day

Is this really Pee Wee? Or is this a GH spoof from way back time? HAHAHA!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Suicide or Murder?

Did "DC Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey really commit suicide yesterday, or was it murder? Conspiracy theorists are cautioning the press to be careful not to just take the word of the police involved.

I'm usually one of the first in line to be cynical and suspect the worst. This time, though, I do believe she hung herself. Although I do find it very cruel that she did it in a place where she likely knew her mother would be the one to find her.
I guess one could theorize that if she WAS murdered, perhaps it took place in her mother's shed to send a message-- someone may think the mother knows more than she has said about the clients of Palfrey's Escort Service.

I think she hung herself because she didn't want to face prison time, and perhaps she was selfish enough to want her mother to find her. If she was murdered, it was a very professional job and will likely never be proven to be anything but suicide.

ON to GH--- a much "lighter" more fun topic. HA! Things just go from bad to worse, darker and darker, families plotting against each other, a boy still in a coma, Luke back in trouble with the mob. You would think that man might know better by now!
Then, of course, Bob Guza, headwriter is talking to the magazines again-- stories initially written by the "scabs" during the writer's strike are just being ignored.
Kate's heart problem, Kate's mysterious "Olivia", Jason's injured hands, and I'm sure there are others. I keep finding scoops and sharing them with Karen, but honestly, I don't even read most of them. The words just appear to me as "blah blah blah and more danger, death, guns and neurosis".

Happy Friday- go read a book!

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