Happy Sys Admin Day!

love you, darlin!
~ b


Wordy Wednesday.

As you all know my X decided to start a second family two+ years ago and now has adorable 21 month old twin boys. I enjoy hearing my kids talk about the antics of the little boys as well as the unfortunate happenings that befall the new parents.

Cut to tonight. The kid attempted to phone his father. His father didn't pick up which is really nothing new. What was new was his father phoning him back a few minutes later with an explanation. The reason excuse was that his phone was in the master bedroom. Behind a locked door. That the adorable two year old twins turned the lock on. And then closed the door behind them as they left the room.

To add insult to injury apparently the CS has doorknobs on the doors that are supposed to be difficult for little kids to lock. And he had to disassemble the door in order to get in and free the imprisoned cellphone.

So tell me CS - How are those fancy doorknobs workin for ya?

If we were friends on FB I would totally post this card on your wall.



Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
In your opinion {and with the understanding that this is just a silly question} can Vegetarians eat Animal Crackers?

Soup ~
What is the last thing that caused you to have buyer’s remorse?

Salad ~
Do you like Pesto?

Entrée ~
Do you feel the following statement is True or False: All good things must come to an end?

Dessert ~
Have you ever bought something after seeing a commercial advertising it?

Digestif ~
You need to quench your thirst and water is not available. What liquid will you choose?



There once was a blog full of fun
Brain-child of the blonde geeky one
Games,caffeine,sex and wine
Anecdotes to combine
Entertainment oft meant to stun

Your turn.
Have fun!


Whatcha got?

{HT to Rudy for the great graphic}
{click it to big it}


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Usually when I blog I like to write about sex, drugs and rock and roll {okay not really but rather sex, my idiot x,coffee, wine and the fact that Sarah Palin is not as harmless as she would like you to believe} but today is a little odd,because the prompt that T left me in a comment last week has been on my mind since reading it.

I have mentioned before, to Rudy, that I should make good use of a couple of websites I know of that have nothing but writing prompts. I obviously enjoy writing but have gotten out of the habit of doing so. T prompting me just might be the kick in the pants I needed to get me moving.

I think that my problem with the lack of writing is that I am generally happy and most of my previous writings come from a dark sad place where I am filled with angst. I need to find a way to rewire my thought process to enable me to write about things flowery and bright and happily ever after since that is the path my life is on. Using a prompt several times a week to just write could most definitely help me find a new comfort zone for getting what is in my brain and heart out onto the screen.

To that end I am going to start using prompts. I will probably up my writings here for you to read and critique. Don't be shy. {I know you aren't and I won't judge you while you judge me. tee hee!}

Thanks my dear T, for the prompt. It certainly did impact me even if it took the slacker me a week to respond to it. LOL!

Happy Monday!


Thursday Thirteen.

13 necessities for a man's success
{according to country music}
  1. faith
  2. sweat
  3. the heart of a faithful woman
  4. always treat your woman like a lady
  5. never get too old to call her baby
  6. be a best friend
  7. tell the truth
  8. overuse I love you
  9. go to work
  10. do your best
  11. don't outsmart your common sense
  12. never let your prayin knees get lazy
  13. and love like crazy



Happy 4th of July!

The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton


Happy Birthday, Mr. 20-year-old.

And Now:

What a great young man I have raised. I am so very proud of him. I love his gentle soul. I laugh at his crazy antics. He is one of my very best friends. Join me in wishing him a very happy 20th Birthday.

Love ya, Mr. Man! My wish for you as you begin your 21st year is that you believe you are the wonderful young man I know you are. Happy Birthday!


Thursday Thirteen:

Iced -
A Conversation in 13 Lines
  1. Me: Is this the only way Iced VIA comes?
  2. Starbucks Girl: Yes it is.
  3. Starbucks Girl: Why do you ask?
  4. Starbucks Girl: Do you like it really sweet?
  5. Me: Oh dear no. I like my iced coffee with no sweet at all.
  6. Starbucks Girl: Yeah, me too.
  7. Starbucks Girl: You can take the regular VIA and make it iced though.
  8. Me: Seriously?
  9. Me: I didn't know it would dissolve properly in the non hot water.
  10. Starbucks Girl: Yes, yes it will.
  11. Starbucks Girl: I do it all the time.
  12. Me: --> Starbucks Girl *fist bump*
  13. Me: Thanks so much.

Now here is my real problem with the Iced VIA. {see photo above} Not only does the Iced Via not come plain and by plain I mean with out sugar added but it also has a serving size of 1/2 a pkg. Now how is that helpful? So you THINK your iced coffee is going to cost you 50 calories but in reality you will drink the entire pkg worth and it will cost you 100. That is pretty Bastardly, imho.

No Starbucks Iced VIA for this Blondie. That is for certain.

p.s. There is a new poll on the sidebar.