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Letters to Nowhere

Friday, January 26, 2007


I've lived in my current rental property for almost 10 years. I've maintained an aloof personality, with the understanding of my landlord.

She has advised new tenants that I'm a very private person; I do NOT allow intrusion in my life; She supported that.

However... Once in the last 10 years a situation has occurred that I, at great personal expense, involved myself in. I've never done so since.. the last "situation" broke into my house and stole my .38 gun and all alcohol in the house.. They didn't touch the many $1000's of dollars worth of electronics..... just the gun and alcohol. HUMPH

Still.. Even since.. 6 years later I've found myself, or maybe inserted myself, in a situation that I feel needs an "older, calmer head" (I'm 30, but far older.. and calmer than the others) to weigh the situation.

Damn it.. I'm a sucker for a young person in need of advice, for many many reasons, some personal... . Just .. Just don't ask me my opinion, or advice... ..

I should be a hermit! ARGGG!

To be fair.. I've not posted much online lately.

I've been trying to minimize a deep depression I've been battling for the last 3 or 5 months. Alot of it has to do with me not being able to be with my husband when he needs me.. or visa versa. So... If I've I known and loved you.. and havent talked to you lately.. .. Well, I'm sorry.

Sometimes faking it can become a form of hiding.. self protection even.. even if I've only protected myself from you.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Offical "WTF!" website of the day.

Make sure you check out the "care of your bag" and the photos (dear god the photos)


Sunday, January 07, 2007

ARRGGG .. Grammar

Ok.. Anyone that has read this site for any long time knows I'm not a Grammar Slut...

But.. But..

I was watching a CNN report about the Denver Area Blizzard and the CNN chick said

"Is there any injury?"

I received a phone call this evening, and this came up in the conversation. The CNN reporter was interviewing a woman who had seen the results of a major series of slides on the road going to a ski resort. I discerned from my love that the woman being interviewed was not highly educated. So the answers to the proffered questions were less than stellar, perhaps. What REALLY surprised me was the way the reporter posed the question! I think my belle repeated it as "Is there any injuries?" Hello!? These are journalists schooled in this sort of speech? Common speech among folk is one thing (I is goin' to the Walmart.), but trained speakers? People that have taken some kind of Journalism course in a college or university? I have to say.....I is appalled!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Every year, English teachers from across the USA can
submit their collections of actual analogies and
metaphors found in high school essays.
These excerpts are published each year to the
amusement of teachers across the country. Here are
last year's winners.

1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had
its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and
breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without
Cling Free.

3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from
experience, like a guy who went blind because he
looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes
with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country
speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking
at a solar eclipse without one of those
boxes with a pinhole in it.

4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli,
and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.

5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that
sound a dog makes just before it throws up.

6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.

8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had
disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as
a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly
surcharge-free ATM machine.

9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond
exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.

10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like
a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.

11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole
scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're
on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at
7:00 p.m. Instead of 7:30.

12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair
after a sneeze.

13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like
maggots when you fry them in hot grease.

14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed
lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other
like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at
6:36 p.m. Traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka
at 4:19 p.m. At a speed of 35 mph.

15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with
picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.

16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two
hummingbirds who had also never met.

17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob
informant, and she was the East River.

18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a
steel trap, only one that had been left out so long,
it had rusted shut.

19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.

20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil.
But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.

21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you
get from not eating for a while.

22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical
lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually
lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and
extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a
fire hydrant.

24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing
kids around with power tools.

25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought
he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Wii = Crack

We've had the Wii for a little over a week and have logged, between the two of us, over 75 hours of game play.

I love Zelda!