Sunday, December 26, 2010

This reciepe is directly lifted from the blog of the Always Awesome @schmutzie. You're Welcome.

Arrabiata Sauce

¼ cup olive oil

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 can diced tomatoes, drained



Fry the above ingredients minus the tomatoes together until the garlic is browned but not burnt.



Turn off heat and allow to cool for approximately one minute to avoid excess spatter during the next step.



Add the tomatoes and turn the heat back up to medium. Continue to cook the sauce for another 10 to 15 minutes.



Serve over spaghetti – I prefer the rice variety – or pasta of your choice.



When I am so moved, I also like to fry a diced onion with the garlic and add 1 tsp of oregano and a ½ tsp of basil when I add the tomatoes.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Olivia's Story: As told by Tracy Lynn Kaply (http://kaplyinc.com/) all rights (and Pie!) reserved

A Story For Olivia


Posted By Tracy on December 2nd, 2010 Once upon a time there was a girl. She was not a princess, because she had a backbone and thought that waiting around for someone to rescue you instead of doing things for yourself was more than sort of stupid.



She also felt positive that thinking a guy was a suitable life partner because he wandered around the place trying to get random women to try on this shoe he found was a road to disaster, and also, such a guy was probably a pervert with a shoe fetish.



The girl felt pretty strongly that sitting around bitching about stuff was useless, and so she determined that A) she was gonna do stuff and B) if she found someone she liked, then yay, but she wasn’t putting her life on hold for that shit.



The girl went on to do many things. She traveled all over the world, she worked at a lot of different types of jobs, she learned a lot of interesting things and meet many people.



She devoted a fair part of her time to making the world a better place and an equal amount of time to doing stuff that made her happy.



And in the long run, she was happy and productive, and life was good.



***Friend's, I saw this post & wanted to share it with you! If you haven't followed (or heard) of Tracy Lynn Kaply, Please go check her out! this isn't Plagerism- it's a Great Story that many Adults need to read to their little Girls (and boys)

Monday, November 29, 2010

TIME.

     I attended the Memorial service of a Quaker friend I've known for years'. Everyone was reminding each other of what a Great, Intelligent, Compassionate he was ( all True!) In a world where the word Gentleman is used interchangable with Sir (I never did figure out why) he really was a Gentleman of Excellent Taste, Intelligence, Wit and Modesty. I was sitting, contemplating Life & Death when I remembered something I heard about Einstein's Theory of Relativity: Time itself is Not an Ever Present Force- it is, in fact an effect! The faster you move, (I'm not talking moving your arms/legs etc...) in relation to the speed of Light (186,000 miles per Second, squared) the slower time is for you. That got me thinking.

     If Time is an effect (Perhaps of Gravity, Motion, Who knows ???) then There is a place where everything IS: You as a baby, you, playing with your friends, You, playing football in High School, You in College, You in Love on Your Wedding Day,Your first day on the Job, Your Promotions, You, raising your children, You, Retiring, You, sitting alone in an empty house, You, dying. All together. Birth through Death. We are Born, We live and We Die. So it goes, on & on. Newton taught us that: You cannot Create, nor Destroy Anything- you can only change it's Form. I don't know the Implications of all this Drivel, so I'll leave it there, for the Moment.

     I know that I will die one day. I don't know when that will be, but it's Coming. It is the Same for All of us. Kinda Depressing? Maybe. but True Nonetheless. I don't feel afraid of death, as so many others seem to be. Perhaps it's my Life Experience: I've seen all kinds of Death, up close & Personal. My job has been to keep folks alive until we can bring them to a place where they might Cheat Death-for a while, at least. For me, it's Important that I try to live a life of Honesty, Hard Work & Laughter, using Ethics, a Moral Sense & Responsibility as Guideposts. Hereafter? Don't Know. but I feel that by being True to myself & my fellow Creatures (Human & Otherwise) I'll be OK. How about You? Damn, if I know this is Deep, but can't help it- I was thinking about different aspects last night until I fell asleep.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Mom.

     This is kinda hard to Write.I am nothing if not a Realist. My mom is in the hospital, not communicating with just about anyone, & when she talked to me, she's not making any sense. it's difficult to match that with my memory of a bright, sharp-tongued older person who was nobody's fool. There's nothing to recommend getting old; I've said it before & I get no disagreement from any older person. What doesn't hurt, Doesn't work. Her chronic health problems are finally getting the upper hand & it hurts to watch. In my opinion, she has lost the will to live. I don't know what the future holds, but I'm getting set to say goodbye to her. I don't imagine it will be terribly long.

Friday, September 10, 2010

9/11

     It was a bright sunny morning,without a cloud in the sky. I had driven the my Union headquarters early, in order to be a poll-watcher that morning (it was the Primary for the upcoming mayoral & state elections) We loaded into a van & were headed across the 59th St. Bridge when someone said:" hey look! The World Trade Center's on Fire!" We looked over, saw the smoke & turned on the radio to hear the announcer say "A small plane has crashed into the World Trade Center" I looked around & said to noone in particular  " Either this guy had a heart attack, was the World's Worst Pilot or it was deliberate."

     thus began my involvement with the WTC. I did Many, many different things, set up, organized & ran an aid/evacuation center in the Staten Island ferry terminal, treated the first responders that managed to escape the 1st tower collapsing, commandeered a city bus, evacuated victims out of liberty plaza (before it collapsed)- and that's just the first day!

     This is the 9th anniversary of the attacks. and as we go on, it becomes framed by the experiences of everybody. In my own case, it means I have "bilateral, sub segmental atelectasis", a condition I'm told needs nothing more then monitoring, but has reduced my lung tidal volume. Where this will leed, no one knows I hope to make it into retirement, am planning for it in fact but I may not. I hope that maybe I'll be the Lucky one but also knowing how cruelly the city is treating WTC responders, I know I will have a Long, Uphill Battle in which their entire Goal & Strategy will be to delay Everything until I'm at Death's very Door, so they won't have to pay anything out, other then the benefits they would normally pay if I died while working .

     For those of you who may be thinking to yourselves: " they wouldn't do that!" The last couple of EMS employees to be retired 3/4 salary from the WTC -NEVER LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO CASH THEIR FIRST RETIREMENT CHECK! New York City is a Cruel Mistress, make no mistake. I can't write anymore.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

From Talk2action.org:

Beyond Toleration: The Enduring Message Of Washington's Letter To The Touro Synagogue


Rob Boston

Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 12:34:28 PM EST



President George Washington received an interesting letter 220 years ago today.

Washington was visiting Newport, R.I., and Moses Seixas, an official at the Touro Synagogue, wrote to welcome our first chief executive to the city and to solicit his views on religious liberty.

Washington's reply, dated Aug. 21, 1790, isn't as well known as some other historic documents from the founding period, and that's a shame. Every American should read it.

"The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation," Washington wrote. "All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent national gifts. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support."



In today's Washington Post, columnist Dana Milbank cites the Washington missive in relation to the ongoing controversy over the so-called "Ground Zero mosque." Milbank contrasts Washington's eloquence with some of the bigoted and inane things that have been said about the proposed Islamic cultural center by today's political leaders.



Milbank certainly makes a valuable point. But for me, the importance of Washington's Touro Synagogue letter has always been twofold. His message transcends any contemporary controversies; it is a powerful statement of religious liberty that belongs to the ages.



First, Washington makes it clear that mere "toleration" is not enough. There was a time when religious majorities believed that their willingness to tolerate members of other faiths (as opposed to killing, exiling or imprisoning them) was a great step forward. It was, but Washington recognizes that much more is needed for society to be truly free. All persons have an inherent right to liberty of conscience and the benefits of citizenship regardless of their beliefs about religion.



Secondly, Washington's reply repudiates the wrong-headed idea that the United States is an officially Christian nation. (Glenn Beck, David Barton, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, et al, please take note.)



Remember, the Jews of Newport wrote to Washington one year before the Bill of Rights was ratified. They had good cause to be concerned about their status in the new nation, given the problems they had experienced in Europe.



Washington set their minds at ease. All alike possess the same rights, he noted, and bigotry would never receive state support. Nowhere in Washington's letter do we find any credence for the idea that America would be officially Christian but that Jews would be "tolerated" in the practice of their faith. Washington's letter specifically rejects that idea.



Employing a nice turn of phrase, Washington added, "May the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be none to make him afraid."



The Touro letter echoes sentiments Washington expressed in a 1783 letter to some Irish immigrants. In that missive, he observed, "The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations And Religions; whom we shall wellcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment."



Washington's message of religious freedom still speaks to us after more than 200 years. I wish all of our political leaders would adopt his "enlarged and liberal" vision.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cat: Owned? or Abuse?

Working: What does a work ethic do?

     I like to say that my parents (in general) & my Father (in particular) raised me with a Work ethic, I show up to work almost every day, I don't call out sick if I'm not actually sick or hurt. I believe I've missed a sum total of about 2 weeks total on the last 9 years, that wasn't due to illness or circumstances beyond my control. I'm not a saint however. I do run late on a regular basis; usually due to the terrible region known as the George Washington Bridge, the Cross Bronx Expressway & the Major Deegan Expressway, none of which are guaranteed to be moving at any given time. When the Yankees are playing, it's mostly a Disaster Area!

     Many of the folks I work with do not share my ethic. Many call in without regard of how it will look or how it will affect the job. I have been known to benefit from this in the form of OT. I have also been stuck working with people who really didn't want to work with anyone other then their regular partner, as their "rhythm" gets messed up- whatever... I believe that a work ethic is the difference between an average and an Outstanding employee. The city however feels differently.  What do you think?

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Blogher10: A 1st Timers' view

Well, the Ecological disaster in the gulf is supposedly contained, after 85 days. For those of you with a statistical bent, the amount of oil actually released into the gulf will never be known- BP will put out a number, but can you really believe a company that initially says that the release was 5,000 barrels per day, but upon looking at the camera feed was more in the range of 60,000 barrels per day; the amount is Enormous! Only Time will tell how badly we are all screwed- but make No Mistake, we are all Screwed!

I was able to attend a Very Small Part of Blogher10 in NYC. I thought I wouldn't be able to go at all, but then that particular weekend opened up for me & after asking several folks on Twitter (yknot.twitter.com) I posted that I'd like to obtain a Cocktail ticket, with the intention of trying to meet some of the folks that post on Twitter. @justheather of Inexpensively.com came through with her husband's ticket(he couldn't attend) The following are some of my observations.

You really need to attend the whole conference! This Cannot be denied! I knew that there was a lot I might be interested in checking out, but the schedule is Extensive! I only saw things from the vantage point of someone on the edges. You gotta be In it to Win it,& There's a Lot of Great Stuff going on!

Be Sure to arrange to meetup with folks you follow/stalk/ are Twitter/Facebook buddies with. I'm not a guy who gets a lot of Social Anxiety- I work in a Ghetto & there are many occasions when I'm not in a familiar environment. That said, I didn't make any arrangements & when I showed up- I was Alone, in the middle of a crowd! I showed up after work at about 10:30pm on Friday night. Until I saw a post by @schmutzie at around 12:30 that indicated she was in the same bar & Direct Messaged her; The only person who spoke to me was the Bartender!
-By The Way- Big Hugs to @schmutzie,@palinode & @lod (laid off Dad) for being the Great Canadian Bloggers & people they are. I'm not sure if laidoffdad is a Canadian, but he's certainly in Good Company!

I showed up Saturday afternoon (Unfortunately, as soon as I thought I could go for the Whole weekend, I was Mandated by the job for Saturday evening& Night & Sunday evening & night, due to Call Volume) I walked around the art exhibit met the self-described "kissame mob"-
@missbritt
@mrbritt
@avitable
I then ran into @herbadmother & volunteered for Tutu duty for her son Tanner (tutusfortanner)
"Do I make you Horny? O.K. Nauseous, but it's a start..."

I ran into @sarcasticmomLC, who took this shot (I think) I wandered around for awhile, but, as expected for a guy dressed in a tutu, was alone again. My day considerably Improved after I went back to the bar & DM a few folks who were Twittering.

The Awesome @thecaffeinatrix came down for a drink & we hit it off. Apparently, she knows everybody! So all of a Sudden a lot of people came over to talk. I met @looneytunes, dead on her feet & the last person I met was someone I follow regularly: @borneochica, at around 1:30am She's a Great Writer and we exchanged some chit-chat. That made my night!

There are still some folks I would have loved to meet, but circumstances prevented it:
@faiqua
@neilochka
@grace134
@theweirdgirl
????????
I know that using Twitter handles is Geeky, but that's how I know these folks!

It is also Weird that,I know things about many of these folks, but don't actually know them! I know for Instance, that @borneochica is vexed by a Wonky drier at home that she can't seem to get fixed. I know she likes to run & is very fit & while she speaks passable German, she's slowly learning the Swiss dialect. Yet,While I think we could have a sit down & a good conversation (a distinct pleasure in this world), I didn't feel like I should invite myself along when they (the women)went to get food (and I was also Tired & had a 45min. drive in front of me)

I picked up the car and drove out through the city streets, using my "Street eye" to pick out all the details, the hookers in the blocks around the Hustler Club, using their phones as a cover to scan the traffic, then smiling & beckoning, the restaurant workers sharing a cigarette (or a joint) out the kitchen door, the "rocks" scanning the area around the park for the Unwary,all a part of NYC.I have a lot of Unconventional knowledge, built up over time. I don't normally blog about it- perhaps I should. I am reticent to disclose other peoples' affairs. I think it's bad karma. but maybe I can work on changing enough of it to matter, while still holding the Truth clear. I'll let you know...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Culture of Corruption and it's Price

We have all watched in Horror, the developing Environmental Disaster that is happening in the Gulf Coast. If we are Lucky, the last-ditch, Containment methods will work and we will just have destroyed one of the Worlds' Great Areas for Generations. but what makes me Angry, what makes me feel Hopeless about all this is IT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED!!!

A device called an Acoustic Switch, when properly implanted at the bottom of an oil pumping line can be remotely triggered to close off a leak or failure in the pipeline. They cost about $500,000 a switch, no small number for a piece of equipment, but in comparison to the cost of doing nothing-CHEAP!!! The use of the Switch is NOT REQUIRED by recommendation of the Minerals Management Service, who found: "acoustic systems are not recommended because they tend to be very costly." Not Surprisingly, this is an agency filled with Bush Cheney appointments, mostly from the very industries they "Monitor" I wonder if anyone who is either in the Underwriting Industry, the Management of these Companies or their stockholders wish they had installed those switches today...

The Bottom Line is the Hard Truth that No One can effectively be Trusted to Monitor themselves. The Same off- Balance Partnerships that did Enron in are still Legal, fought for by the accounting Industry themselves, The Heads of the Banks Knew that the Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis was developing, but were making too much money to care & Big Oil & Big Mining has Proven that they will cut Any Corner!

It is especially Telling that, in it's message to it's stockholders that the Massey Energy staed that they were not insured for the loss of production but were insured from workers' claims. They also said that they would recover all the Equipment from the mine and move it to another site, saving the company a significant expense...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Portrait of an Artist

I know a local man who lives near me. He's very...weatherbeaten, ruddy complexion and is in an overcoat for most of the year. He worked for a guy who sells Stuff, Junk, "Americana", what-have you for the last several years. Recently, the business closed up , leaving him without a job, and I became-I guess concerned would cover it & went to visit him in his house about 1/2 a mile away from mine.

I knew he was down on his luck (I Might imply there are Reasons for this, but it's neither my or indeed your business & really not the point of this post) but I was Unprepared for what I found. If you would like to Visualize this, you need only to recall what a standard High Ranch type house & you're Spot on.There were/are no locked doors, the Garage & back doors are open as is the garage door into the house. I know they haven't been for a long time. There are many items outside, but Almost no items inside. His bed is a mattress on the floor in front of an opening in the house that used to have a Bay window. No Heat, No Hot Water, no Refridgeration, a hole in the floor where the stove used to be. (it's in the Garage)

After talking for a while, he invited me in to see some of his artwork. He has talent, and apparantly an entire family of artists, all of whom have talent! His latest endevour is carefully, but randomly applying small dots & drips of Nail Polish to panes of glass from small size frames, then over & over again, in different colors, creating works that remind me very much of Jasper Johns & Jackson Pollock. his several examples have that kind of Style.

Today, I dropped off a few things he needed & as we were sitting at the entrance to the Garage, a starling flew in behind a crate. "She made her nest behind the door." he said. Sure enough, after hopping onto the door track & watching us for several minutes, she was satisfied that we weren't any danger & put herself into her nest!

I feed the birds outside my house every day & I have yet to have any bird build a nest close enough for me to touch!


The Japanese have a Philosophy behind the Tea Ceremony embodied in 4 Concepts: Wabi, Sabi, Shibui & Fura

D.T. Suzuki says:


Wabi in the narrow sense indicates a life of poverty and avoidance of luxury, remote from falsity and intrigue. Whoever lives according to wabi is content with simple things, has understood the wisdom of rocks and grasshoppers, serenely accepts poverty as an enrichment of the spirit of life.

Sabi has a not dissimilar meaning but refers rather to things and places; it brings to mind a certain 'unpretentious rusticity, an archaic imperfection' which put people and matter into a relationship of loving intimacy. This implies somewhere in the background a solitary, a hermit, actively putting all this into practice.

Shibui literally means astringent, broadly means good taste. It implies sobriety, absence of ostentation, simplicity, impeccable taste.

Fura indicates a way of life prescribed by Zen principles. It is a chaste enjoyment of life...identification of the self with the creative spirit, the spirit of the beauty of nature. Men and women of fura find their friends among flowers and animals, in rocks and water, in showers and the moon.

This man IS Wabi! Perhaps even Sabi! I don't believe he embodies the other two but 2 out of 4 ain't Bad!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blogger, Why do you make it SO Difficult to get any Help?

To those Brave few of you following me, you may have noticed that I stopped putting Headlines and different type on my Blog. This is NOT my Doing! this is the Hot Mess that is Blogger, who apparently decided one fine day that I somehow wasn't "Worthy" of such "luxuries" and just removed the settings, so I can't change type styles, size or much else...

I can't either find an answer to my question of how to fix this or even where to send a question! It isn't listed under "help" If I don't get some HELP with making this Blog work, I'm Jumping Ship & taking my Blog Elsewhere! Be Prepared if I announce this in the near Future. and, if by some MAJIC someone at Blogger sees this- I'd call my Boss over & Strongly Suggest he/she gets me some HELP ASAP!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Birds. Why did it Have to be Birds!

I awoke this morning to the sounds of Rain and flapping wings! Immediately sensing that the Angel of Death had come, I said "Go make yourself a cup of Coffee." then looked. A bird had flown through the open window and was sitting on my Armiore! I was Bummed, birds don't even like coffee & refuse to make it & I had to get up & get it back outside! I opened the door to the bedroom & the front door & using a blanket & pillow, I scared the shit out of the bird until he/she/? flew out. Now I'm cleaning up the birdshit. True Story.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Today's Thought: I'm not the One you would Choose, I'm just the One who Cares!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Wyld Abandon!

The following is a comment I made on my Twitter Buddy Kris' site: Not a Girl not yet a Wino (See sidebar for the link) about the First Day of Spring (today) Tell me what you think.

1.yknot
Posted 04.01.10 | Permalink
Spring! Yay! Watched out my back yard to where the neighbor’s 11 year old daughter had the time of her life swinging on the rope swing, yelling and laughing her head off! I wanted her to Own that moment; as we all do of Innocent Happiness & Wyld Abondon!

I should have done the Responsible thing, played the nasty old “Get off my Lawn, Kid!” but my heart isn’t in it at all. Youth is a precious time for each of us, all too short & many times frittered away & wasted.

I hope she keeps this Day Close, remembers how she felt, the Joy of being ALIVE!

Meanwhile, I sort through stuff I’m either Giving Away or going to list on EBay, taking another Tylonol for my Right knee, which, after a lifetime of lifting and carrying people is Stiff & Sore and Remembering a Day a lot like this when I was her age; with both Fondness & Sadness, ’cause Life is like That too.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly."
-Thomas H. Huxley
English biologist (1825 - 1895)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hoarding, American Pickers and the fine Art of Actually Helping Someone rather then Helping Yourself...

A & E has some great programs. I like Hoarders, Intervention and their newest program American Pickers. After watching several episodes however, it has come to my attention that these guys are a couple of Greedy Bastards who look for Hoarders, gain their trust , then try to walk off with as much merchandice as they can- usually ripping off the person they "befriended" They revel in finding stuff the person put away many years' ago & give them some low-ball figure, then go & sell the stuff at Top price & laugh all the way to the Bank!

I want,instead of that model of bad behavior, to look at Hoarders. While those folks are Extreme, the show just doesn't tape them & go home. ?They send in Professional Therapists & Organizers to help before, during & After. They Pay to clean out the houses & for subsequent therapy. I consider that both responsible & reasonable. Remember, with any luck, we will all get old- which way do we want to be treated? Below, I copied a posting from one of the show's Organizers & hope you'll taks a quick look at it.

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The experts say...
"Many hoarders live alone and face mental illness or disorders. Because of this, by the time they are in the court system, there is an assumption that they are not able to care for themselves or their finances and belongings. The court then assigns a conservator and while understandable � it is completely overwhelming, sad and frightening for the hoarder."

- Dorothy Breininger


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Help For Hoarders: Ten Small Steps
If you want to help the hoarder you need to remove the threat of being judgemental - instead look at situation from their point of view. Every hoarder feels that their collection, clutter, trash is valuable - nearly every disintegrated book and newspaper circular is viewed by a hoarder as though it were a "diamond in the rough."

1-"Trust is essential." When they know that WE know all this trash and clutter represents their identity, they are less defensive and are able to relax and trust us so that we can help them.


2-Don't throw anything away without the persons approval.


3-Excavate one tiny area at a time - one tabletop, one corner, one drawer, one shelf in the medicine cabinet.


4-Sort before discarding anything. It's hard to relinquish one scarf, but less hard to get rid of 20 out of 40.


5-Donate items instead of throwing them away, since it's a comfort to know they can find a good home with someone else.


6-Make contact face-to-face and use a soft, gentle approach and let the hoarder tell his/her story.


7-Treat the hoarder with respect and dignity -- remain calm and factual but caring and supportive.


8-Evaluate the situation for safety then refer the hoarder for medical and mental health evaluation.


9-Go slowly and expect gradual changes and be sure to involve the hoarder in seeking solutions.


10-Avoid being critical or judgmental about the hoarder's environment.


Present ideas for behavior modification - for example: Don't buy a book unless you spend half an hour with it in the bookstore. For every book acquired, relinquish two books that you've already identified as dispensable.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

London Ambulance Service Bicycle Patrol! at Heathrow! _courtesy of ukmedic999

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

On Trusting Folks...

A while back, a "friend" came by and asked to borrow a couple of Tools I had. I gave them to him and asked that he return them when he was finished. About a week ago, someone else was discussing the Great deal he just got on some Tools & proceeded to show me 2 of my own tools! I know they are my tools because I have my license number engraved in them (I do that with ALL my tools) I explained the situation and bought both my tools back (after all, why should anyone be out money they paid for tools when they didn't know they were Stolen?)

I called my "friend" up & asked him to return my tools. He said he "didn't know where he had put them and he would return them to me as soon as he had located them." I told him I know where he put them- On Sale & that I wanted the last tool he had back the next day, No Excuses! Well, 3 days passed & I heard nothing from him & I finally left a message that, unless he returned the Tool, I was calling the Cops-THAT worked! He came back with the tool & I told him not to bother calling or coming around anymore. If I can't Trust you-You're Gone! Apologies only go so far, then they are just Words to try to Manipulate you. I'm Tired of Manipulation!

What would You have done? Do you Agree?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I love it when...
I have the day off
It is snowing.
Kitty is Purring.
The fire is burning.
The wine is Chilled & opened.
The meal was Superb.
& you can guess what starts to happen next!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Oh, What a Tool I am!

Now that most of you who, from time-to-time look in here have noticed, I really haven't been blogging much- I have however been posting on Twitter almost Daily, proving that talking about yourself can mostly fit into 140 characters (or Less) I'd Apologise, but I still have a Duty to the Truth & most of you (like me) would think it insincere. I like talking with folks from all over the world, sharing the Bad Jokes, Life Situations, Quips, Witticisms, what-have-you. Like most of you who do this, I'm not in it for the money, and just like a lot of you, my job, while it has more then it's share of Exciting Moments, is also filled with Dull, Drab people that you wouldn't choose to hang out with if you could!

I have a Lot of Plans for the new year: Getting my workshop together, fixing up my place, making money, buying a new car,etc... but someone I knew just committed suicide recently and a quote from the Movies has me Thinking. The quote was: "Were all going to die someday and Sooner that any of us would like." I hope I'm not slated to die this year or even this coming decade, but nobody knows. I think I'm going to make a Will out this year, and start putting all of my Important papers together with instructions. Sounds like a Good Idea to me. What are You doing? Is your Life better or worse then it was this time last year? What are Your Goals & how do You see yourself getting there? All good questions. You don't have to leave a comment if you don't want to, but I'm sure I'm not the Only one having these kinds of thoughts!