Wednesday, November 30, 2005

For shame on me..I'm a Space Ball!!






I AM :
Schwartz Master

You scored 86% in Schwartzness!

You are a god among men.

BLOW! BLOW! BLOW
!

Have NO idea what I mean? Check out : SPACEBALLS THE QUIZ



I just love this movie. Just say the name, and I break out into a grin. I know, I know, today is pure fluff...BUT IT'S FUN!!!!

Remember your orders..."COMB THE DESERT!!!" And remember when asked if you found them yet....your answer??? We ain't found ______!! Come on..fill in the blank...LOL.


Now, this is what I call a cool spaceship. All the comforts of home....*giggle*

Oh, yes...I LOVE Spaceballs...what's your favorite line, character or part?????

Can we ever forget the all wise and knowing, Yogurt?
Do you remember what he's waxing poetic in this pic??

Oh, I'm having fun.


And to think this guy eventually grows up to be president and saves the world in
INDEPENDENCE DAY!! WOO HOO!!

I think I've had too much chocolate..I'm getting a tad silly today. Either that or I'm impressed with my 86% Schwartziness......*wink*

I love this pic!!!!!

I think this is when they went...
LUDICROUS SPEED!!! Or ,wait,
didn't they go plaid???



Of course, with any movie, there is publicity and posed promos. As fun and irreverent as Spaceballs is, they still have to have the standard "THE POSE /SCENE THAT NEVER WAS" .





Hey, isn't that a statue of Yorgurt??!!!!

And what in the world are they doing posing in the middle of its..........*ahem*



ANYWAY......like all fun fairy tale, adventure fantasys, there is a happy ever after and Spaceballs is no different.





Don't you just feel an
"Awwwwww" coming on??

Hope you have a happy Wednesday. As least as good as Princess Vespa and Prince Lonestar!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Can we try this AGAIN??

Thanks to Brandy for cluing me in yesterday that I had a Blogger mystery to solve. And for giving correct George Washington info. Always a good thing.

This is dedicated to Gangadhar, who was interested in taking the cool "Which Historic General Are You" quiz that got so messed up yesterday.

I made myself search diligently for the aforementioned quiz until I had succesfully located it.

For your Quiz taking, Curiosity-satisfying pleasure...the link to the quiz....

WHICH HISTORIC GENERAL ARE YOU????

Thanks to all who left comments yesterday. Posting - always an adventure.

Monday, November 28, 2005

I like a Challenging Quiz

THANKS BRANDY!!! I had not realized that blogger acutally posted the picture that went with the quiz. Forget the quiz link. It doesn't work. I have absolutely NO IDEA what went wrong...how I found the post that was actually invisible, was there only when viewed from my email response but not there while viewing comments or the blog itself. I have no concept of HTML Mysteries...suffice it to say..here's what my quiz said...if I can find the link and a link that WORKS, I'll edit my entry and let you know. Darn, this is incredibly frustrating and embarrassing. Thank goodness Brandy alerted me before too many people got the impression that I'd gone a little loopy....and I haven't even STARTED my Christmas shopping!!!!!


George Washington

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

George Washington

You scored: 66 Wisdom, 65 Tactics, 49 Guts, and 38 Ruthlessness!


Washington first served as a British officer during the French and Indian War, a war which he inadvertently helped to start. Afterwards, he resigned his post to marry Martha Dandridge Custis, a wealthy widow with two children. He was elected to the House of Burgesses and became a revolutionary leader at the outset of the American Revolution, attending both the first and second Continental Congresses. Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–83), leading the Americans to victory over the British, although sometimes in not the most scrupulous of ways. After the war, he served as president of the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Because of his central role in the founding of the United States and enduring legacy, Washington is sometimes called the "Father of his Country."

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


You scored higher than 65% on Unorthodox


You scored higher than 43% on Tactics


You scored higher than 34% on Guts


You scored higher than 38% on Ruthlessness


Interested in what General in History are You? Take the Quiz!


I can't believe I ended up as George Washington!! Wow, does that mean I'm good enough to be President???

Not! I'm allergic to cherrys, LOL

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Don't presume innocence

Have you ever listened to something time and again and just enjoyed the music, the beat, the singer's voice but yet not really listen????

One day, you listen to the same beloved song, perhaps in another venue.

Allow the following "for instance" ; you download the music to your computer, put on your headphones and get a one on one experience with the song that you've not experienced before.
The words, crisp, clear and undiluted by the world noise around you, are feeding directly into your ear. You focus more than you ever have before and your brain is jerked awake into an awareness.
The song that you knew....or thought you knew, takes you on a mental journey to a different place.

Such is the case with one of my favorite James Bond movie theme songs, THE MAN WITH THE
GOLDEN GUN.

Do you remember????


Christopher Lee played Scaramanga,
And the theme song was sung by..Lulu. (if memory serves)


Do you remember what Scaramanga liked to do before he shot his mark?

Well, I never had any misconceptions about the movie. It was one of the good ones, worth watching over and over. The theme song was one that I listened to and liked very much. Two weeks ago, I developed a greater appreciation for its lyrics.
It seemed so innocent!!
Well, as innocent as anything could be when it concerns our favorite 007 agent.

Allow me to provide focus for my revelation. It came from two sentences.

"Love is required, whenever he's hired. He comes just before the kill. "
No one can catch him, no hit man can match him for his million dollar skill.
One golden shot means another poor victim,
has come to a glittering end,
for a price he'll erase anyone,
(if you want to get rid of someone), the man with the golden gun will get it done,
he'll shoot anyone.
With his golden gun.
His eye may be on you or me,
who will he bang,
we shall see."

Whoa. It provides a rich innuendo. A sexual feel. And it got past the censors!!!

"He comes just before the kill"? When it is taken and viewed from this new perspective, the phrase just takes my eyebrows on an upward journey of astonishment.
Imagine me making a big "O" with my mouth, as I sat in shock from the ramifications of my new interpretation of the lyrics!!!

Originally, I assumed that "who will he bang" meant, who will be his next assassination target. Now, on this new level, I hear; who will be his next female conquest to get him "in the mood" for completing his mission. "His eye may be on You or Me".....makes you think, doesn't it??? Like I said, "Don't presume innocence"...




Am I the only one who has discovered this????
Am I the only one who this has ever happened to??

I really hope you can make me feel like I'm not alone in this .

Thanks.



Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A promise made good

Please don't loose sight of the Thanksgiving wishes for you in the previous post. ONE day to go.

However, a while ago, my blog was honored to be visited by a man whom I consider to be a
Rennaisance Man. He is erudite, articulate on many subjects, perceptive and his wit is wicked.

Today he posted a rather thought-provoking entry that delved into our perception of the times we live in. He uses himself in relation to a history that we all share...if we bothered to stop and think about it. Not in the same way...but we've lived through the period he refers to.

I promised, that whenever he posted, a post I felt was too good not to share, I'd loudly link it to my blog.

Consider this LOUD, Consider yourself linked, Judson.... Folks ,Consider his post!!
Thank you.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Happy thoughts of FOOD




Are you ready to eat???

2 days until Thanksgiving. Where has the rest of the year gone? I won't ask the trite question
"What are you thankful for in the past year"'. Seems everyone asks that. **rolls eyes**

I'm going to ask something a little different. [[ that's good, yes?]]

What are your absolutely favorite desserts and food to eat on Thanksgiving (notice dessert was listed first??? ) AND, if you are asked to bring something to the celebration, what would your food item be???

I'll go first.
I LOVE bread stuffing

black olives,


, the dark meat of turkey,


butternut squash flavored with butter, brown sugar and a hint of nutmeg, and



baked sweet potatoes.





For desserts, I LOVE the pumpkin rolls that have creme cheese filling, apple pies with vanilla ice cream and chocolate cream pie.



Hungry yet???


For what to bring, this year, I'm bringing mashed white potatoes (for some reason, they didn't want the purple!!! ) ...and I was asked to bring my favorite easy thing to make, chocolate rice krispy treats...NOT made with messy marshmallow BTW - it is made in the microwave..and from start to finish, it takes 10 minutes total. What a great, quick chocolate fix! And they insisted I bring that this year. The question is, how much will be eaten before it even gets brought to where the celebration is to be held?
Only me and my tummy will know.. *grin*

So what about you?

What ever you do, eat, or go for this American Holiday,
I will be Thankful that you arrive safely, eat heartily , celebrate joyously and return home hale and happy.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!!!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Nostalgia for Ren and Stimpy




The Ren & Stimpy Show" (1991) [TV-Series 1991-1996]

Do you remember??? Recently, I've been revisiting a fun time in my life by rewatching my videos of Ren and Stimpy...a frenetic Chihuahua and a stupid but loveable cat. Right now everyone LOVES Spongebob Squarepants. I admit to watching it myself. I believe the first venture that embraced true stardom with innocent but tasteless juvenile humor was Ren and Stimpy. I don't watch the Simpsons. Never have. If you can believe it. There's nothing innocent about Bart Simpson. He was born with a lemon in his mouth...hence his yellow ocher color.

RE: R& S:
I enjoyed the cast of characters.... I re-introduce:
Muddy Mudskipper!


I even remember his theme song!


Speaking of theme songs... I loved the Happy Happy Joy Joy song.

For my anniversary in the 90's, on of my family members gave me this same little figurine as a gift. I was THRILLED!! Aren't they cute? I still have it!!




You can never have enough Happy or JOY, right?




Then there is my favorite ...Powdered Toast Man with Vitamin F!!!! I wanted to post a pic of him, but Blogger went into coniptions every time I tried. In fact, it's gone 'down!" oh well,
maybe another day. Anyway:

I love his line"It may be filled with vitamin F, but no one said it makes you smart!"
Do you remember what the "F" Stood for???......LOL... it was better hearing Vitamin F versus Vitamin Fart!!.. *giggle*..it still gets me chuckling. I recollect that he flew by inflating his "buttocks" and when he had to land..he....well.".let it out" Thats why Vitamin F was so useful.

My favorite line is Ren, mad at Stimpy..for who knows what and he calls him a
"Sick Little Monkey!"



A scene from a typical R & S moment:

Quotes: [Ren is trying out Stimpy's Stay-Put Socks]
Ren: Say, these are great. How do they work?
Stimpy: They're filled with glue. [glue oozes out of the top of the socks]
Stimpy: Stay right there. I'll get the Stay-Put hat and raincoat.
Ren: [shouts] You filthy swine. I will kill you!

Ladies and Gentlemen...what you've just read is from the beginning of the birth of the Happy Happy Joy Joy song!!!!!!
I found the most Excellent Site that actually has the dialog of the entire episode. I couldn't believe my good luck!! I was SO tempted to copy the whole darn thing here, but I'd probably throw blogger out of whack..so, I give you a link....
BIRTH OF HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!!

Please share in my warped playfulness.

I've now passed the legacy off onto another generation in my family. We can quote verbatim during the show, all the dialog. Oh, to share such wealth!!

Speaking of which,, if you've ever had the fortune of watching this in the early 90's, I would be most pleased if you could share what you liked, loved or even Hated about the show.
Let's face it.... R & S wasn't and isnt' for everyone.

The best use of having my kids watch Ren and Stimpy was the episode where Ren refused to brush his teeth. I have made my kids watch it so they understand the worst case scenario of neglecting their oral hygiene. In that episode, Ren was the stupid one and Stimpy the cat was smart..he brushed Every Day! And you know what? We ALL went to the dentist today and we ALL got a clean bill of health. NO CAVITIES!!
Is that Awesome or What???


Remember to brush and floss folks! Its a good thing.


My wish for you today is that all your tests, whether they be school, MD appointments or relationships, also pass with flying colors!!
Have a great weekend!

The FUN is back

Wowza, folks. What a wonderful discussion my little rant generated yesterday. Thank you so much for all the awesome comments! Do you know what amazed me? I didn't have to duck any Cyber-pies!!! Woohoo!

I have 2 links that I want to share with you.

The first one, would probably appeal to the romantic in all of us.
I was blogging with Kelli and the topic of Martha Stewart's show came up. I've watched about 60 seconds of it, and Kelli filled me in as to why it deserved more than the seconds I gave.
If I saw Martha with the guy on Kelli's blog, I'd have been RIVETED and you would be DRAGGING ME away from the TV. Yum. I'd watch a show along those lines in a heartbeat...a really fast heartbeat. LOL The post that started it is HERE and my thrill appears HERE

The second, Is for Kick-butt loving, Alpha Male appreciating , Chuck Norris fans everywhere....I was checking out Markoos' site...he always has something amazing and I saw this Awesome, humourous ode to Chuck.... Please feel free to smile and be amazed by reading : The Amazing Feats of Chuck Norris

Oh, lets make it 3 links. I Really like Brandy's cats...and Layla has 3 poses that just are soooo cute...so If you like cats.....view the talented LAYLA!!

There's a few more I'd like to share..but you know what? I don't like to overwhelm with the links. I can only speak for myself...but anything more than three...I just kind of....drift away?
Maybe that 's why I always watched "Short Attention Span Theater".....I could relate.

My question for the day.....At least for those with the season change...
Do you or Have you had snow yet?????

Why do I ask? I woke up this AM AND THERE WAS SNOW!!!!
Not a lot mind you. But enough to bring into focus the up and coming holiday. The clock is ticking......

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Blogging SOAP BOX - Grrrrr

Its been a few days since my last post. There's no focal point for my blog entry today that targets anyone specific. This is a rambling GRRRR-fest about my blogging experiences.

This blog needs to be kept from becoming stale, something that just irritates me about some others.
I speak of those that I discover, fall in love with and then......hear the internet crickets chirp...the cyber-wind whispering through the motionless circuitry branches amongst the computer chip landscape.....hear...nothing...read.....the same entry for MONTHS!!! After awhile, you stop checking in. Why bother?
So, when said blogger finally returns and has something to say...No One Visits to See!!! Picture their words boucing off canyon walls of disinterest. How sad is that?

So NOT going to happen to me.
There's one blog I visit frequently that tells us readers that there's going to be a hiatus....and an estimate of time it will last. I so appreciate that. There's another blog that actually has someone come in as a guest blogger so entries can continue. Its kept me coming back and I've enjoyed the two different writing styles.

I make this promise...it's in writing here so it seems to me that it's binding. If I think I'm not going to post for an extended length of time......I'll let you know..not just disappear.
It wouldn't be very smart of me to be my own pet peeve now, would it?

Another.... annoyance, is when a reader posts a comment ( or many comments over time)
and the comment is NEVER acknowledged. There was one blog where that seemed the case. And I repeat.."seemed".
Example: I followed this one particular blog for 2 months..(at least).. and just the other day... a blog entry was dedicated to ME!! Jumpin' Jelly Beans! Really! That just got me all warm and squooshy all over. So, although I won't see any responses...and I now accept that about this particular blog...I am content to "know" that my comments ARE read. I can live with that.

*ahem* No, I don't expect blogs to be dedicated to me now. It'd be NICE.....*grin*, but nope. It was a beautiful anomaly.

And for those that might think..."Hey, I didn't write my blog just for comments." OK. Good Point.
However, Blogger provides options to prevent comments from being left..or you can specify and tailor it for a "select" group of invitees. If you don't want comments at all...shut it off.
If you leave your options open, expect someone, sometime, to post a comment.
Consider it a compliment, not a hassle.
And I ask, as a courtesy, throw me a bone and say "Thanks for visiting!' How hard is that???
*sigh*
ALRIGHT! Someone's thinking.."I don't HAVE to DO anything! It's my blog. What law is there that says I have to say anything to anyone?!"
*smacks hand to forehead*
There is no law.
None.
You'd be right.
BUT, courtesy is a wonderful component of a civilized human society. We ALL benefit with its use.

Now that I've vented...go on....I can take it. Throw your worst comments back at me. Tell me I'm being unrealistic or that I'm full of hot air, or get a grip......
But check back to my description under my Blog title.....this is also a place to use as a sounding board...and I just "sounded off".

Do I feel better? Yes..
If you've read all the way down to this point...THANK YOU.
In appreciation, I present this:

A little old lady goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor I have this
problem with gas, but it really doesn't bother me too much. My farts
never smell and are always silent. As a matter of fact, I've farted at
least 20 times since I've been here in your office. You didn't know I
was farting because they don't smell and they are silent."


The doctor says, "I see. Take these pills and come back to see me next
week."

The next week the lady comes back. "Doctor," she says, "I don't know
what the hell you gave me, but now my farts... although still silent..
stink terribly!"

The doctor says, "Good. Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's
work on your hearing."

Lastly:

If big breasted women work at Hooters
Where do one legged women work??

. (Give up?)
*
*
*
*
I HOP

Have a nice Thursday!



Sunday, November 13, 2005

A walk in Santa's Land

My longish weekend was spent getting in tune with the holiday season that is fast coming upon us.
Already in stores, are the materialistic sledgehammers that excel at pounding away at our wallets and phyche.
Music, new gimmicks and merchandise is being is touted as things you simply "can't live without or, that the items, once given for Christmas, are the "true meaning of ...friendship, love, caring...yadayada...pick your poison. "

I, however, go a different path to enter into the Christmas spirit. I go to the source.
Visit Santa Claus!
Snow's been a little scarce this past year at the north pole. Hence this elf slide....used for Elven down-time and just cheerful fun. Just under the Polar Bear is the proof...it reads: North Pole.

Really, think about it....if you can't have fun in the snow..you gotta have back-up, right?


Looks like fun!










This is the pond where the Christmas Geese are kept. You know, like the one that Ebeneezer Scrooge gives to Tiny Tim and his family?




Here we have the Elf ticket taker who always takes your train tickets for the Polar Express with a smile.

You can see the train in the backround. Wonderful ride...any time of year to tell the truth.













The next is a wonderful visit to Maude and Larry Llama at 7 Clause Lane. I was very happy to see that Maude was in a very photogenic mood. She has the most beautiful, soulful eyes for a llama.






Isn't she pretty????

Oh!! By the Way.... did you know that if you want to see my pictures clearer... just click on one and it will load in all its close-up, vibrant glory? I didn't until I clicked on one by accident.....I LOVE it when I discover new things!!!....
Is this cool or what!!?!!






















I was thrilled when I saw that Frosty's cousin, Sparkle, was waiting for me with a great big Santa's Land "HELLO" treat. I wonder how long it's going to take for me to eat that HUGE candy cane???

Dear reader...wanna help???





The best thing that happened was when I went to Santa's house and got to meet the big guy himself, Kris Kringle.



See the sign over the mantle???
It says:
"I believe in Santa Clause"


Of course I do.....,
Why would I travel all the miles I did, if I didn't?!?!










However, now being the age and height and .....well, height that I am now....sitting on Santa's lap isn't such a healthy idea ... for the jolly Elf. He took pity on me and let me have a wish, ( see, he's STANDING *grin* ) but now I have to make my wishes for some one else. Something about "being an adult"....bummer!

Ah, but isn't that the spirit of Christmas...good wishes and good cheer for those that we call friends and family? Loved ones and cherished acquantainces?

It's not about self.....

Sometimes, it's nice to be reminded of that. And who best than the fire-engine red tangible, the visible crimson and snow white symbol of the Christmas season.... Santa Claus!!

So, yes indeed. Ho ho and ho....I'm now ready to begin the festive mind-set. No being snarky, or crabby about anyone or anything.......much. (have to give myself a loop-hole *wink*)

Curious kitty wants to know. What gets YOU into the spirit of the season????

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Ode to a Potato-oh no.....


Oh, yes. Time for a spud "ode". Another wonderful email came my way, so I figured, "heh, why not?" What could I possibly say about a POTATO??

THE POTATO

Well, Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other, and finally they got married, and had a little sweet potato, which they called 'Yam.'

Of course, they wanted the best for Yam. When it was time, they told her about the facts of life.

They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed,and get a bad name for herself like
'Hot Potato,' and end up with a bunch of Tater Tots.

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her!

But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato either. She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her Shoestring cousins.

When she went off to Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for the hard-boiled guys from Ireland.

And the greasy guys from France called the French Fries.

And when she went out west, to watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped.

Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and wouldn't associate with those high class Yukon Golds, or the ones from the other side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all the trucks that say, 'Frito Lay.'

Mr. and Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U.(that's Potato University)so that when she graduated she'd really be in the Chips.

But in spite of all they did for her, one-day Yam came home and announced she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw!

Mr. and Mrs. Potato were very upset.
They told Yam she couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw because he's

just.......

Are you ready for this?



***********A COMMON TATER!!!
Shhh., stop banging you head against the wall.....it wasn't that bad, was it????

On to "Googling a Potato":
I have to say....Cute Potato didn't generate much. At least not in potatoes. I saw, CATS, DOGS, WEIRD PUMPKINS And Sylvester Stallone in a Race Car Helmut....HELLO! What does A Potato and Sylvester have in common????! Your conjecture at this point is as good as mine.

Scary Potato didn't well....scare me. He was one tough spud.....but, I can handle that.


In fact..this google search has presented many challenges.
I tried Alien Potato, and Dangerous, silly, goofy...OK, so I have some time on my hands........*grin*




I will admit...I was left scratching my head while being totally perplexed as to the connection between an Alien Potato and a Martial Arts Monk...seriously!




What the H...???

So , without further ado..... potatoes that couldn't escape my search!!

We have, your regular Couch Potato....and we All know how unhealthy that it......so What would get a potato off his Couch??? Well, *giggle* Seeing this big Bad-a$$ dude might....It would me!! LOL (psst remember Gamorah from Godzilla fame??) That's One HUGE turtle!


If Couchie doesnt' move, he might end up as......




oooooh! Pass the ketchup.

Of course SOME spuds aren't duds,....and they'll let you know.
























I din't know that potatos were patriotic either. I have a deeper respect for our fellow tubers now.


But for every democracy...we have our bad guys out there. The ones who want to rule the galaxy!!!! And we have our heroes who stand up against their tyranny.....
Meet: Darth Tater and his side kick, Stormtuber...scary.







Duke Spudwalker was no where to be found....that's because he was seduced by the dark side of the force... ...
He'd better watch out for those little swimmers!


How could our hero be led astry? Must have been the vile influence of this smuggled in movie onTaterine..


It even had the Royal Potato Seal of approval...Oh My! What scandal!



But all in all...I'd say potatoes aren't the most stimulating bunch of vegetables......but they try. I guess this ODE is pretty large. Larger than your willing to suffer through...sorry 'bout that..but this is going to have to keep for a few days.. Going to see Santa Claus. Really!... He gives me candy canes. Well one actually ...I've not been THAT good...*wink* Let the wierd and wonderful potato have the last word from the
Twilight Zone!!!!

This kinda freaks me out, ya know?

I'm still trying to figure out if the faces are carved in, Photoshopped or are we seeing retribution by the Sidhe????
*shudder*

May your mashed potatoes never revolt!!!