Tuesday, October 31, 2006


"if anyone knows about uncontrollable shaking, faking symptoms for meds and eliciting the public's pity, it's Limbaugh. This just in from hell, Beelzebub's minions are tearing down a fence near the admissions entrance to let Limbaugh's fat ass in"

This was in relation to Rush bitching about Fox's ad. Yes, it's political but that's not why I posted it. I really can't stand Rush or how he spins his yarns so I really just enjoyed the dig.

Need to upgrade my phone

Remember Cat? Well, she has a beautiful green bell, breakaway collar to enhance her eyes. And this weekend at a flea market, I acquired a really cool cat house for her. It's that hard outdoor plastic with a built-in scratchy roof thingie and a front door and back (circle) exit for that quick getaway. She loves it! Best $13 bucks ever!

Well, strolling out to the car today getting to work and she's lounging on the hood of my vehicle still warm from my gym run earlier. But, alas, something is wrong. Her left eye appears a bit puffy and there's a sticky? matted clump of hair on her forehead.

The puff may be a mosquito bite as I was ate alive while I slept yesterday afternoon. We've had a major problem in the neighborhood - as cold as it is you think the buggers would be gone by now?!?!?! So I'm hoping it's just a bug bite. But with the hair disheveled I'm thinking maybe a brawl?

Then I come to work tonight and am advised that male cats tend to grab the female's face when "socializing" and the kids did mention the cat sounded possessed the day before so ...

Now that's she's put on weight and healthy, eating regular, has a home - she's in heat? Yea, so she's going to the vet ( long overdue but have had no time, all right?!) to get checked out and make sure she's okay and if she's not preggers, she's getting fixed ASAP! Kitty condo isn't that big and we don't need a litter so I've my fingers crossed.

(I really got to get some better pics of her, this cell cam just isn't cutting it.)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Where the Wild Things Are!?

I've tried for some time now to create a post and Blogger has sufficiently pissed me off and wasted my time tonight.

In a nutshell, we went camping weeks ago and I've finally got time to blab about it. Took the 13 year old dog who's never been camping before, and the baby.

They are both piggy girls who love to be dirty and ruffin' it in general, lol. Here are some pictures - no beatles this time just toads, lizards, 'pillars, and an incredible full moon.

Ella ... close up and personal...yea she looks thrilled - but she really was. Fresh air makes her crazy!

Kowabunga, DUDE!!! Breakfast is ON! Eggs and bacon anyone?! This is one of the kids "chilling" by the fire pit our first morning, I think. I just woke up and was getting breakfast started as well as the fire.

Breakfast is my fave when camping, just leisure morning, fresh food, full tummy, and a FULL DAY. We hiked tons later that day. First pic shows Ally watching the girls (Teen and Friend) mastering the rocks

OOOhhhhhh, Fire!!!! We did have quite a blaze going noon and night. It certainly helps to keep the bugs away. And other things...we were in bear country and I was a bit curious to see how the dogs would be but we had them leashed up to a runner that I rigged across the camp from trees so they could run, not wander. The weather was beautiful and we had a blast - looking forward to heading back up for a couple nights after it snows!!!

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Who am I????

Found this at Leesa's. Interesting - certainly see some of the points made.
The "dream" section was a wow, most surprisingly, I found it accurate.

There are 7 letters in your name.
Those 7 letters total to 34
There are 1 vowels and 6 consonants in your name.
Your number is: 7

The characteristics of #7 are: Analysis, understanding, knowledge, awareness, studious, meditating.

The expression or destiny for #7:Thought, analysis, introspection, and seclusiveness are all characteristics of the expression number 7. The hallmark of the number 7 is a good mind, and especially good at searching out and finding the truth. You are so very capable of analyzing, judging and discriminating, that very little ever escapes your observation and deep understanding. You are the type of person that can really get involved in a search for wisdom or hidden truths, often becoming an authority on whatever it is your are focusing on. This can easily be of a technical or scientific nature, or it may be religious or occult, it matters very little, you pursue knowledge with the same sort of vigor. You can make a very fine teacher, or because of a natural inclination toward the spiritual, you may become deeply emerged in religious affairs or even psychic explorations. You tend to operate on a rather different wavelength, and many of your friends may not really know you very well. The positive aspects of the 7 expression are that you can be a true perfectionist in a very positive sense of the word. You are very logical, and usually employ a quite rational approach to most things you do. You can be so rational at times that you almost seem to lack emotion, and when you are faced with an emotional situation, you may have a bit of a problem coping with it. You have excellent capabilities to study and learn really deep and difficult subjects, and to search for hidden fundamentals. At full maturity you are likely to be a very peaceful and poised individual.

If there is an over supply of the number 7 in your makeup, the negative aspects of the number may be apparent. The chief negative of 7 relates to the limited degree of trust that you may have in people. A tendency to be highly introverted can make you a bit on the self-centered side, certainly very much self-contained . Because of this, you are not very adaptable, and you may tend to be overly critical and intolerant. You really like to work alone, at your own pace and in your own way. You neither show or understand emotions very well.

Your Soul Urge number is: 1

A Soul Urge number of 1 means:
Your Soul Urge is the number 1. With a Soul Urge number of 1, you want to lead and direct, to work independent of supervision, by yourself or with subordinates. You take pride in your abilities and want to be recognized for them. You may seek opportunities to display your strength and usefulness, wanting to create and originate. In your desire to manage the big picture and the main issues, you may often leave the details to others.

The positive 1 Soul Urge is Ambitious and determined, a leader seeking opportunities. There is a great deal of honesty and loyalty in this character. If you possess positive 1 Soul Urge qualities, you are very attainment oriented and driven to success. You are a loyal friend and strictly fair in your business dealings.

The negative side of the 1 Soul Urge must be avoided. A negative 1 is apt to dominate situations and people; the home, the spouse, the family and the business. Emotions aren't strong in this nature. If you possess an excess of 1 energy, you may, at times, be boastful and egotistic. You must avoid being too critical and impatient of trifles. The great need of the 1 Soul Urge is the development of friendliness, and a sincere interest in people.

Your Inner Dream number is: 5

An Inner Dream number of 5 means:
You dream of being totally free and unrestrained by responsibility. You see yourself conversing and mingling with the natives in many nations, living for adventure and life experiences. You imagine what you might accomplished.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Just say NO!

The "Protect Marriage Arizona" Amendment is an anti-domestic partner benefits initiative. It is set to take away benefits and legal protections for ALL unmarried couples whether homosexual or HETEROSEXUAL, period.

Taken from the No on Prop 107 website:

"This amendment will have a negative effect on unmarried heterosexual, committed couples! Of the 118,196 Arizona households with unmarried partners identified in the 2000 Census, more than 106,000 of them were straight couples living together. That's about 10% of all couples in the state!

"Many Arizonans who would like to marry cannot for various reasons: financial consequences of divorce, attempts to maintain survivor benefits, and may more. That means that if this amendment passes:If you are in a domestic partnership, you will lose medical and other benefits if you work for Pima County or the cities of Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe. You may also lose the benefits being offered by your company if it offers domestic partner benefits to unmarried heterosexual, committed couples.

"Domestic Violence laws will no longer apply. In Ohio, where a similar amendment passed, a man who beat his girlfriend had a reduced sentence because the judge ruled that the domestic violence laws no longer applied to unmarried couples. In Utah, a protective order was challenged by a defense lawyer for a man who continued to show up at a former girlfriend's home. In the Tucson area, senior citizens not wanting to marry for fear of losing pension and/or social security benefits from their deceased or divorced spouse, will no longer have their partner recognized and therefore will lose the benefits afforded to them by the Tucson Domestic Partner Registry, including the very important right to visit their partner in a health care facility.

"Many seniors cannot marry for fear of losing their pension and Social Security benefits. The legal impact of the amendment is not fully known, but it is certain that Arizona's seniors are especially in need of the ability to make life-saving medical decisions for their loved ones. In the Tucson area, senior citizens registered on the Domestic Partner Registry will no longer be legally recognized. In addition they will lose: the right to visit their partner in a health care facility, and spousal discounts on Parks and Recreation fees.

"This amendment will hurt children and put them at risk. Less than 25% of American families are made up of "one man + one woman" households. Will single parents or heterosexual, committed couples find themselves suddenly declared unconstitutional? Should their children
be without access to health care or other benefits? In Arizona, children are only eligible for health benefits under their biological or foster/adopted parent. If this parent is without insurance, the non-biological parent will not be able to provide insurance for the child.

"Because Arizona laws do not allow second-parent adoption, if the biological or foster/adopted parent passes away, the state or other biological relative may remove the child from the parent's partner-- gay or straight. The parent without legal rights to the child may not be recognized as the child's parent by medical facilities, schools, etc. and therefore has no right to participate in the child's activities in these locations. Medicaid states on their website that as of July 2005, an estimated 15.3% or 245,309 children are without insurance. These numbers include both gay and straight households. No percentage of these children should be without access to health insurance.

"Arizona would be at a distinct disadvantage, by comparison, in attempting to attract top talent and new business to the state. Establishment of new Arizona locations for businesses that have locations in other states, and employee transfers between those locations would be complicated by benefit differences.

"The perception of an environment of intolerance for diversity, as well as explicit benefit differences, would most likely contribute to the continuation, or even the acceleration, of the loss of Arizona's top college graduates to other states.

Not to attract people to such a sick and twisted and HATEFUL group of people, let's just look at the other side of this matter...who is supporting this bigotry?
Support for 107

How do you honestly plan to save marriage with shows like, Marry a Millionaire, Bachelor / Bachelorette, and NUMEROUS other bs programming showing the trivial side to today's marriage? Britney's quickie, the average 3 year marriage. Furthermore, in 2005, 51% of households were unmarried couples compared to 49% being married couples. In the 1930's, 84% were MARRIED households. There is a decline here and marriage simply isn't what it used to be. Times have changed! Marriage still has a place in society and many people still believe in it. But it doesn't hold the same values it once did and whether you admit it or not, homosexuality and/or domestic partner benefits has no bearing. As my partner said today, it they outlawed divorce, how many people do you think would marry?

I, never while growing up, wanted to marry. I'd witnessed much divorce through relatives and later by my own parents. Between my father and step-mother, there are 8, yes EIGHT marriages. The vows just don't mean anything. And frankly, maybe they're not suppose to. The history of marriage is incredibly archaic and as we progress with technology etc., perhaps it's time we progress with ourselves as well?

Outlaw divorce and 50 minute marriages...that's how you can "protect" your "sanctity" of marriage. This isn't going to happen and it's a ridiculous concept. But that would be truly protecting the value of marriage - taking it back to Death do you Part, right?
Quit wasting everyone's time trying to hide your bigotry. It's really getting tiresome.

The real deal about 107 :

It would ban domestic partner benefits (primarily medical insurance) for all state, county and city employees. This includes colleges, universities and school districts.
No state, county or city entity would be able to reinstate them or pass laws that would establish these benefits in the future. This would most probably affect the ability of private business to determine benefits for their own employees. In addition, lawsuits to force governmental entities to end contracts with private companies that offer domestic partner benefits are likely. If private businesses choose not to follow the amendment's restrictions, they could have their government contracts voided.

Businesses would be forced to choose between receiving government contracts and offering domestic partner benefits. The broad language of the amendment could also be interpreted legally to deny employees the right to name beneficiaries of their choice (life insurance, etc) or limit other benefits, possibly contributing to a more unstable workforce and reduced productivity.

If passed, the amendment will eliminate benefits of those currently registered as domestic partners, and jeopardize the possibility of Arizona ever providing the basic legal protections to same-sex couples. People who have registered their domestic partnerships--gay or straight--in Tucson will see their certificates become worthless pieces of paper.

Couples who work for the cities of Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Pima County, and other institutions/agencies currently providing domestic partner health benefits, will see their benefits taken away. Even the recently announced tuition waiver benefits offered to same-sex domestic partners employed at the University of Arizona will disappear. And to top it off, domestic partner benefits offered by more than 65% of Arizona's top private employers would be at risk.

Local control would be taken away! Passage of this amendment will set back all the hard won rights (and their adjunct responsibilities) gained by the LGBTQ community in the last 30 years.
It just doesn't make sense. Arizona being a very Republican state, is running this drive under fear that the State's Supreme Court will soon rule in favor of granting homosexual couples the right to marry as Mass. did. This is highly unlikely, at least in any recent year's terms. The bottom line is yet another division of this country is being driven only now it is pulling the government into a morality war. You have a faith based morality against living in sin pushing the government to amend the state's constitution to eliminate bennies to those who they deem, live immorally. They judge, a lot.

How very "christian" of them...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New animal...

At this present time, our house consists of two women, two teens, to adolescents, four dogs, three birds, four turtles, a fish, and now our latest addition ... a cat. This cat belonged ??? and the neighbors across the street began feeding her as she was apparently a stray. Well, she lingered on to our side of the road and chose not to leave unless to use prev neighbor's yard for a litterbox. So we feed her, pat her head on the way in, and the kids pick her up and hold her when playing out front. Her name is, well, Cat. They called her Angel but mmm, yea, no. She's a sweet cat but one of our girls would love to turn her into a dog toy so she's to remain outside and hopefully she'll do alright. I am hoping to make some time next week to have a vet check her out and get her fixed if she isn't already which I doubt she is. Also just to be sure she isn't FLV+ or anything. She's light as a feather but seems healthy.

Anyone know if the Humane Society in PHX still fixes strays for free or a donation?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Gotta go ... gotta go...

A whole new meaning behind that little jingle...potty breaks are a luxury when playing chess for world domination...er I mean, Championship. Read this. Talk about dire needs!!!