18 September, 2009

Fall is almost here

The 1st day of fall is almost here and we are expecting hot temperatures in the next few days. When my first was born on October 1st we had an earthquake and then a heat wave. The heat just radiated off the windows of the room we were in. Hard to believe that it was 22 year ago. I appreciate the cooler weather and the fog has already come in tonight.

Sent all my paperwork in and now I am waiting to see if the financial aid comes through. Depending on how much I can get, I hope maybe to get away for a long weekend in Mammoth with kid #2 and perhaps the dog.

I do know that I think I need to get a desktop. I don't want to get a PC so if it's at all possible I will get an Imac. I need a bigger screen to be able to do my classwork on. I love my laptop but I need to be able to see. This is perfect for everything else though. Just have to wait and see. Patience is not one of my virtues.

I am proud of myself. I am weaning myself off of Coke. I have 2 cans a day. Then I go to cranberry juice and then I go to water. People drink coffee, I drink Coke. I usually drink water in the evening. Lots and lots of ice.

Tonight is the season finale of Eureka! I loved this series, though i would have preferred that they put Jack and Alison together. Who knows what will happen? House starts Tuesday. Bones was last night. Finally some good TV. But I will watch Dancing With The Stars to see Mark Dascascos.

So it's time to end for tonight.
Later gators!
da bunny

09 September, 2009

Still waiting

I think maybe if I keep looking at fall pictures, fall will come. The leaves will fall off the trees, the drizzle will be here in the mornings and cooler temps will prevail. Okay, so I can wish can't I?

Yesterday I took the time to fill out FAFSA for me and I gave all the information to the child to submit hers. I also applied for another loan, about $8000 to go to school this fall. I probably won't get it, my credit sucks big time. But you never know, maybe I'll have to have a high interest rate, but still be able to get the $ for school. I'd share it with the kid if I had to. Her books are astronomical. But then mine won't be cheap either. I'd also hope that if I get a decent amount, I can get a external hard drive and another battery for the beast. That way I can get a lot of stuff off of here and make folders that I can access on the external. I can get a 500G which is bigger than this for a decent price at the Apple Store or online at Apple.com.
Would be handy.

Last night I got a phone call. Go outside and look to the NW. You can see the space station and the shuttle going over. I went out and saw only a few planes. A few minutes later another call, it has just gone over us at the beach, go out side. So I did, I went out and looked up over the roof and there were 2 lights moving. 1 large and 1 small. It was the space shuttle and the ISS flying overhead. What a marvelous sight.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how
infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and
admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like
a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet,
to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me—
nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.

The new Beatles Rock Band has been released today. What a treat. But it's not cheap and it looks like today, most places are sold out. The remastered albums came out too. I'd love to have them. Everything old is new again.

Well that seems to be all that is on my mind. Healthcare address tonight, I don't know if I will watch. After all that brouhaha about the education speech, and I find out reading other blogs that it was okay for students to watch news about the MJ funeral and not the president, I wonder where our priorities lie.

That's all.
da bunny

06 September, 2009

Sunday Musings on God, mass, and singing....

The Discovery Channel has been on all afternoon. Planet Earth is on now. The photography on that series is wonderful. You get to see so many things that only God could have created.
nb: When I get to heaven, 2 things I have to ask God:

1. Why are avocado pits so big?

2. What were you doing when you created the platypus---was it a joke?

Anyway, I downloaded some Bible Studies from the ELCA website so I can keep up with the lectionary for this stretch of the year. I'd like to get the new Lutheran Study Bible but it depends on what this next check looks like. In the meantime I have my New Oxford Annotated Bible which has been my trusty companion now for 9 years. I also have my Woman's Devotional Bible with devotions that I have had since 1995. Both are really good companions. I think that seeing different translations and views help us learn more about God's word. What you say? The bunny is talking about God!

Yep, and I even loaded 14 cds in the Sanctus series on my Itunes, to listen to wonderful choirs sing the masses. Of course some of these existed before the Restoration to all your KJV people, but they carry the full liturgical value of the service that Christians celebrated then. Because they honor Christ and his sacrifice and through the gift of faith which is fully given, we are free in Jesus.

And, btw, I am sitting here in shorts and a sleeveless shirt because it's miserably hot in this office and I can. Flip flops too in case there is someone who is bothered by my bare toes. I'd wear a skirt if I had to but I am much more comfy right now. And I even have a bathing suit to wear in my spa, though I've been know not to. (Blinded eyes I know).

For those who haven't met me, I am a midwestern Lutheran transplanted to southern California. Mother of 2 adult children, 1 in college, 1 works full time. Neither can afford to move out. Right now on total disability due to a nasty work injury, married to a flawed but loving man for nearly 24 years. Have belonged to the same church for over 40 years. Believe in God. Jesus is my savior and with him brought the new rules into play. I was married in a religious ceremony by a woman minister, does that make it any less binding?

Well anyway, the back yard is being weedwhacked so I think I will watch the space shuttle for a while. And calm the dog.

Peace and out.
da bunny

03 September, 2009

Just a short comment about the presidents speech to schoolkids

"The goal of the speech and the lesson plans is to challenge students to work hard in school, to not drop out and to meet short-term goals like behaving in class, doing their homework and goals that parents and teachers alike can agree are noble," a White House spokesman tells ABC News, "This isn't a policy speech. This is a speech designed to encourage kids to stay in school."

Tom Vieter, The White House,
Wow that is so, gee, what can I call it===SUBVERSIVE, SOCIALIST, UNAMERICAN---

I have calmed down

Well I have calmed down some from yesterday but I still am pissed off about those comments. It takes an awful lot to get me riled, but then I hang on to it. I hope that I can carry on a calm and rational conversation with people without it disintegrating into a shouting match.

I just went outside to let the dog visit his girlfriend. The neighbors said that the little white mutt who lives down the street was over the door trying to get in our house (there's a steel door-might be hard,eh?). That dog runs all over. Ours got loose the other day and I had to walk 2 blocks to get him. Not good for the foot.

I am waiting for my new operating system, but being the dummy that I am, I didn't closely look at the shipping instructions and it is being delivered to our old address. I called our old landlord and asked him to ask his tenant to accept it and give it to him. He'll call me when it gets there and we'll go over and pick it up. DUMB. ME.

I have to take the jump and call Salie Mae and a couple of other lenders to see if I can get a career change loan so i can take the paralegal course. If I enroll I am committed to see it to the end. That is on my list of things to do. Prayers are requested.

I have my PT set up through November. 1 day a week. The newest exercises make me look like a beached vulture. LOL. Laying on a yoga ball with my arms outstretched moving them back and forth.....Horrible visual.

I want to get Chess the Musical, the PBS special to watch. It's got Josh Groban, Adrian Pascal, and Idina Menzel. It's soo good. I love to listen to

No man, no madness
Though their sad power may prevail
Can possess, conquer, my country's heart

They rise to fail
She is eternal
Long before nations' lines were drawn
When no flags flew when no armies stood
My land was born

And you ask me why I love her
Through wars, death and despair
She is the constant
We who don't care
And you wonder will I leave her - but how?
I cross over boarders but I'm still there now

How can I leave her?
Where would I start?
Let man's petty nations tear themselves apart
My land's only boarders lie
Around my heart

One Night in Bangkok


Bangkok, Oriental setting

And the city don't know that the city is getting

The creme de la creme of the chess world in a

Show with everything but Yul Brynner

Time flies -- doesn't seem a minute

Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it

All change -- don't you know that when you

Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

It's Iceland -- or the Philippines -- or Hastings -- or --

or this place!


One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster

The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free

You'll find a god in every golden cloister

And if you're lucky then the god's a she

I can feel an angel sliding up to me


One town's very like another

When your head's down over your pieces, brother


It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity

To be looking at the board, not looking at the city


Whaddya mean? Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town --


Tea, girls, warm, sweet

Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite


Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist

Whose every move's among the purest

I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine


One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble

Not much between despair and ecstasy

One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble

Can't be too careful with your company

I can feel the devil walking next to me


Siam's gonna be the witness

To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness

This grips me more than would a

Muddy old river or reclining Buddha

And thank God I'm only watching the game -- controlling it --

I don't see you guys rating

The kind of mate I'm contemplating

I'd let you watch, I would invite you

But the queens we use would not excite you

So you better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage

parlours --


One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster

The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free

You'll find a god in every golden cloister

A little flesh, a little history

I can feel an angel sliding up to me

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble

Not much between despair and ecstasy

One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble

Can't be too careful with your company

I can feel the devil walking next to me

Nobody's On Nobody's Side

What's going on around me
Is barely making sense
I need some explanations fast
I see my present partner
In the imperfect tense
And I don't see how we can last
I feel I need a change of cast
Maybe I'm on nobody's side.

And when he gives me reasons
To justify each move
They're getting harder to believe
I know this can't continue
I've still a lot to prove
There must be more I could achieve
But I don't have the nerve to leave.

Everybody's playing the game
But nobody's rules are the same
Nobody's on nobody's side
Better learn to go it alone
Recognize you're out on your own
Nobody's on nobody's side.

The one I should not think of
Keeps rolling through my mind
And I don't want to let that go
No lovers ever faithful
No contract truly signed
There's nothing certain left to know
And how the cracks begin to show!

Never make a promise or plan
Take a little love where you can
Nobody's on nobody's side
Never stay too long in your bed
Never lose your heart, use your head
Nobody's on nobody's side.

Never take a stranger's advice
Never let a friend fool you twice
Nobody's on nobody's side
Never be the first to believe
Never be the last to deceive
Nobody's on nobody's side
And never leave a moment too soon
Never waste a hot afternoon
Nobody's on nobody's side
Never stay a minute too long
Don't forget the best will go wrong
Nobody's on nobody's side.

Better learn to go it alone
Recognize you're out on your own
Nobody's on nobody's side.

Well enough of all that. Rick Sanchez is skewering Chris Brown. What an ass Brown is.

da bunny

02 September, 2009

I read a post today-- a small rant.

at a place called Carepages where a person went on a rant as to how dare the president of these Youknighted States dare take precious edjucational time to address elementary school students and indoctrinate them in the communist way.

This person who I used to think was fairly intelligent, who lost a child to brain cancer and had the best health care money could buy for her deathly ill child (who also took pictures of said deathly ill child and posted them on the webpage-perhaps they thought they were honoring her, but it was creepy to see the child who had deteriorated to an awful state ) was crucifying the president for health care changes.

And how dare they change the name on 9-11 from Patriot Day to a service day. I asked her if she remembered President Kennedy and the ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country, was he a communist? Is wanting children to take pride in their country and help someone else being a communist? I don't think so.

She said she would entertain opposite opinions but would tell you now that ALL of her readers believed the same as her. I sent her message as a private option and removed myself from the email list. I told her I wasn't going to fight about it as I was too old to get into a shouting match, but we are involved in a war we never should have gotten into because of her adored president GWB and how many thousand young men and women will never again come home to their families. Funny how they forget the freedoms like the oblivion of the 4th amendment, freedoim from warrant less search and seizure, and wiretap that were basically erased with the patriot act. I asked her if the health care they had should not be available for all sick children in the country and if families who couldn't afford the same quality of care be turned away and let their children suffer and have the family go bankrupt paying hospital bills?

It irritates me that people are so blind. After being led down the path blindfolded, we still can't see we were screwed and no one even said thank you. All I can say for the years from 2001-2008 is that there was an awful lot of evil masquerading as security and protection. Let's consider every brown person with a foreign name a terrorist but throw in granny and the baby so we aren't profiling at the airport.

But then these are my opinions and no one elses. That's the beauty of free speech. You can say what you want and if someone doesn't like it, so what. We are guaranteed that right in the 1st Amendment. Those old guys in wigs must be rolling over at what a mockery the law has become.

Ok. I am done. I just had to blow that out of my mind.

da bunny