Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Frontline/Deadliest Catch

I just watched an amazing episode of Frontline (on PBS), it was about the invading Taliban in Pakistan. It was very insightful as to how the entire cult of Taliban works. What really struck me and what has lately been firing me up is how much poverty plays a role. Poverty makes for susceptible recruits to the Taliban. According to the news reporter there are 800,000 plus children in Pakistan, a quarter of which live in poverty. Why are we not working to keep these innocent kids from the clutches of the Taliban. I don't know, but I feel like we would be best to use our resources for fighting this poverty instead of spending money on torture. I wonder which would yield the best long term results??

Of course torture is much more manly for Napoleon complexed men like Dick Cheney than the humbling act of lifting people out of abject misery and bare human existence, no?? We claim to be such a Christian nation, why is there no empathy for this poverty, these children? We have no qualms about spending million on weapons but balk at building schools - I wonder which one Jesus (PBUH) would back (sarcastic).

On the flip side I'm getting back into the Discovery Channel television show, The Deadliest Catch. I know some of my fellow bloggers watch this show. Despite knowing pretty much what goes on in the catching of crabs, I'm still hooked (no pun intended but certainly appreciated). I'm secretly crushing on the Northwestern crew member Jake. He is a cutie with startling hypnotic eyes (does anyone know are they blue or green?). Besides who can't get into the pure masculinity of this entire process....

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Late Missing Person

Sorry I have been AWOL of late, again I am traveling this week (to Corpus Christi, Texas and than Atlanta, Georgia and than to Florida to see my grandpa, who as I have mentioned before is not doing well). I am traveling this week with a team. One of the ladies on the team was telling us how her son had gone missing for 14 years. It seems he was a paranoid schzophronic. I can't imagine what she went through. They finally found him outside of Las Vegas and now he is getting the help he needs but for 14 years she searched and worried. My heart breaks thinking about it.

In that spirit, I am returning to missing days, though this is not a Monday, I am posting a missing person pic and profile - God willing this can help.

Age: 18
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 145
Missing From: Newport News, Virginia
Missing Since: 04/03/2009
Details: Katherine was last seen on April 3, 2009. She goes by the nickname "Kathy". She may still be in the local area. Contact:Newport News Police Department Officer R.E. Collier 757-928-4100

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Just a potpourri of a post today....

I skidded and fell on Monday and badly injured my knee. Its all bloody and gross. Nothing tells you you are getting older than when you don't heal immediately from a skinned knee. Sigh. I've been walking around this week with a big fat bandage around my knee. Bleeding has just now stopped.

Google is doing a drawing competition for children and they want the American public to pick the winner - just go to their main site, you know, www.google.com and it should be there. There are some amazing drawings there and you can't believe they are done by kids!

Does anyone else think Dick Cheney is a very bad man? I don't like that he is going around badmouthing the President. Yet on the other hand I like it, because Mr. Cheney is not very liked, so the more he talks the worse his party comes out.

My Capitals (ice hockey) lost last night in the second round of NHL play-offs. I am so not surprised. They are the quintessial heartbreak kids when it comes to championships. You know they can be number one in the league and still screw up. Last year actually that was the case. I don't know why I even get my hopes up. Sad.

Oh my God, Cat Stevens is on the Colbert Report! Way cool, he's a good speaker for us Muslims, but I thought he was having difficulty getting into the US of A?? oh well....

Monday, May 11, 2009


Is it just me but I take no credence in the following.....

  1. Bristal Palin giving teen's abstinence advice. I mean who are we kidding here? If this wasn't so absurd I would laugh and laugh and laugh.
  2. Ms. California talking about the sanctity of marriage and than traipsing around nearly naked. Well nothing says morals than showing your private parts for the world.

Seriously this is why I can't stand the political right, they are so high and mighty about judging others but they themselves live in a glass house. I don't understand the psychology of it. Is this something like to deflect the sins of yourself to others? But why judge? Why set yourself up as some sort of pillar of good conscience, when you know you are not? Why do these people feel they are somehow in a better position to grade others? It leaves me utterly baffled. There is just so much arrogance in this stance that I relish when these people are taken down..probably not very kind of me. But how can I be kind to those who are so cruel or stupid to others?? Why is it that these people are such sticklers for the rules, but can't even stick to the rules themselves?? I see it with fanatical Muslims as well.

The irony of this is that with the right there are TONS of examples of "do as I say, but not as I do."

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Green Tip

I'm traveling this week for work, and my computer is moving so slowly, hence my lack of comment on all of my favorite blogs this week. Sorry. (if you are wondering, I am cruising around and visiting Albuqurque, New Mexico, Prescott, Arizona and Brownsville, Texas, the great southwest!).

Anyway, in lieu of a proper post, I wanted to just put up this green tip -

instead of constantly using the dryer, consider hanging up a load of clothes, when it is summer and spring time, you can easily hang the clothes outside, or even in a enclosed patio or sunroom.
At my house we do it all the time and the clothes and sheets and towels always smell warm and fresh. Not only do they get nice and dry but you save a lot of energy by not using the dryer (which eats up a TON of energy).

Friday, May 01, 2009

7 Things I love

"List 7 things that you love, and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you love!"

I was tagged by the lovely Ms. Shannon for this memo.....I'm going to avoid the obvious answers, i.e. family, health, God, my awesome friends, and go for some of my more unique loves as Shannon did:

1. Getting flowers unexpectedly
2. A good romance novel
3. Watching a brilliantly staged ballet
4. Seeing a late night Saturday movie at the theater with my sister
5. Take-off's in an airplane
6. Going to NYC with awesome friends for a girls weekend!
7. The lovely smell of rain in the spring

I tag Molly Malone, Merci, Brenda, Mommantor, Kate, H, and Citizen, but all are invited to play.