"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom" Albert Einstein

"A dame who knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Mae West

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Titillating Tuesday - Bald benefits

Going bald keeps you from getting crabby.

Apparently with so many people waxing and shaving, pubic lice have nowhere to roam. According to this Bloomberg article:

Waning infestations of the bloodsuckers have been linked by doctors to pubic depilation...
(For some reason I like the way that phrase was written)

Not only are there some health benefits to this craze, from an economic standpoint companies are seeing sales booms:

The global market for depilatories was worth $4.69 billion last year, according to London-based Euromonitor International Ltd., which estimates sales increased at a 7.6 percent average annual clip the past decade. Cincinnati-based P&G, Slough, England-based Reckitt Benckiser and Energizer Holdings Inc. (ENR), based in St. Louis, dominate the market, which Euromonitor predicts will reach $5.6 billion by 2016
What a lousy way to make some money.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Testing, testing, is anyone still there?

My New Year's resolution was to blog more this year. I should say to go back to blogging since I've been gone for nearly 6 months. Now it's the 10th day into the new year, and I am only now making a feeble attempt at a comeback.

So I'll take the lazy way and start off with a meme from another blogger Memphis Steve. And being even lazier, my dog is guest blogger today.

The 3 Meme

 Three names I go by: Lola, LolaBola, Preeety Doggie

Three places I have lived: little farm, big farm, small town

Three places I worked: I don't have to work.  I'm a kept woman.

Three things I love to watch: humans eating, squirrels and rabbits running from me, stupid cats using a scratch post

Three places I have been: back yard, farm, vet

Three people that email me regularly: No one. I don't even hear from my 40+ children

Three things I love to eat: cat poop, rabbit droppings, toffee

Three people I think will respond: dog owners, dog lovers, cat haters

Three things I am looking forward to: pooping, eating, napping

Monday, July 23, 2012

A dark night in Aurora

I didn't come out of my hole to write about the horrific shooting of the past few days. There's enough being written in main-stream and social media, and our hearts weep for all those innocent victims. 

The incident, however, did bring to light bad parental behavior that is all too common these days: 

What the heck are parents thinking taking young children to a midnight movie that is rated PG-13? News reports indicate there were numerous young children under age 13 in the audience.

According to the Motion Picture Association of America, here's the definition of PG-13:

"PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13. A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous."

So the parents are strongly cautioned about the content of the film, but they think their child can handle it. (Maybe, but most small children probably can't or shouldn't.)

This was a MIDNIGHT show on a week night.  Why weren't these kids in bed getting a good night's sleep?

Oh, Mom and Dad couldn't get a baby sitter and they really wanted to see this movie?  Then they should go see it another time when they CAN get a sitter. The priorities should be children first, movie second.

Even if this horrible tragedy had not occurred, one wonders what the effect the movie alone would have had on those children attending. Rating systems are in place so that parents can make good judgments about what their children are exposed to.  There are times when we can't keep the evil of life from entering their lives, but as parents we have a responsibility to protect their innocence as long as possible.  Taking young children to a PG-13 or R rated movie at midnight or any other time is a violation of parental responsibility.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Henri's Ennui

Not only bored, but he can't speak French either.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday Titillation

Somebody's been trying to view porn in the courtroom according to an investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times.  Judge Joseph Polito, a Will County judge, in northern Illinois, has a county owned computer on the bench in his courtroom.  Someone has tried  to log into 243 porn sites but failed because of filtering software.

Judge Polito isn't fessing up to the crime, but somebody has tried to view  chubbyparade.com, hugeheavybreasts.com, bigbras-club.com, portofdebauchery.com and teenagesextape.com, among others.

The most interesting part of this is that the Chicago Sun-Times used the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to the website logs, but the Chief Judge fought the disclosure saying the logs were judcial records and not subject to public scrutinty.  The Illinois Attorney General ruled otherwise and the newspaper got the information. A wise decision.  Government employees should be accountable for their taxpayer funded salaries and use of publicly funded office quipment. That type of behavior is theft and the person responsible should be held accountable.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Stealing - Charmed Meme

1. My uncle once:
kept a diary with pictures of all the physical abuse his wife did to him

2. Never in my life:
have I climbed Mt. Everest

3. When I was five:
I walked 3 blocks alone to kindergarten and back home each day

4. High School was:
four years of teenage angst

5. I will never forget:
April, 2011

6. I once met:
Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul & Mary) at a local drive-in restaurant. She needed directions to a concert venue.

7. There’s this girl I know who:
who has coulrophobia

8. Once, at a bar:
a former college hot shot basketball player dumped an entire pitcher of beer on my chest, simply because he thought it was funny.  I, however, was not amused.

9. By noon, I’m usually:
hankering for a sandwich

10. Last night:
I cooked a pork roast with carrots and parsnips, delivered some to my Dad for his dinner, took him for a car ride and back to the nursing home, then watched a movie, 50/50 , with my spouse.

"Adam: A tumor?
Dr. Ross: Yes.
Adam: Me?
Dr. Ross: Yes.
Adam: That doesn't make any sense though. I mean... I don't smoke. I don't drink. I recycle."

11. If only I had:
more hours in the day and more days in the week

12. Next time I go to church:
will most likely be for a wedding or funeral

13. Jonathan Frid:
now just a dark shadow of his former self

14. What worries me most:

15. When I turn my head left, I see:
my left shoulder

16. When I turn my head right, I see:
my right shoulder

17. You know I’m lying when:
I'm prone or supine.

18. What I miss most about the 80s:

my two babies and shoulder pads

19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be:
Katherina Minola

20. By this time next year:
we'll know if the Mayans were right

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Musings

How is it that I had not written a post in almost two months, yet gained two followers of this blog?