Hello, my thawed, but not flawed, friends!How are you?How’s the heat wave treating you?Have you broken out the sun-block yet?Ha-ha!The joke’s on us.Another winter storm tomorrow.Ha-ha!Old Man Winter and all of the Weather Witches must have conspired to
make this winter a nasty one.
Well, I refuse to lose hope. Today I could still see clearly outside at 6
pm.Not too long ago, it was
dark at 5.We’re getting there; we just
have to take it one day at a time. One
storm at a time.One act of kindness
toward someone encumbered by the weather at a time.I know that February and March can kick very
hard.I don’t look forward to any of
that.However, winter is one the
wane.Protest all you want, Old Man
Winter, but even you can’t stop the march of time.(Psst, by the way, I think you did a
marvelous job on winter this year.It
reminds of the “real” winters we had when I was a child.)
That, of course, was Milton
“Uncle Miltie” Berle, a man who was always too wiling to appear in drag for a
Thank you for walking down TV’s memory lane with me.I love all of the JTI readers and my fans in
TV land.Your attention encourages
me.Your friendship inspires me.Your love overpowers me.Thank you, JTI’s.
One is engaged, one is a mistress, and I have been married for 20+ years.
We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by greeting them at the door wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes.
We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes. Here's how it all went.
The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my dreams...I love you.' Then we made passionate love all night long.
Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing a raincoat, under it only the black bra, heels and mask over my eyes. When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but he started to tremble and we had wild sex all night.
Then I had to share my story:
When my husband came home I was wearing the black bra, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. When he came in the door and saw me he said:
Christine M. Flowers, Daily News Columnist Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014, 3:01 AM
"NOTHING touches the psychological third rail as saying that 'addicts are selfish.' Since early last Friday morning, when my column on Philip Seymour Hoffman first appeared online, I've been receiving emails from all over the country with various levels of outrage, self-righteousness and, most surprisingly, gratitude.
"I expected the comments like 'I want to bitch slap you' from the woman in Florida who said that her son had just died of a heroin overdose. The supercilious tsk- tsking from those in what I call the industrial-addiction complex was hardly surprising, either. They took me to task for my ignorance, including the self-described therapist who told me that she understood that I had the right to my opinion but that it was dangerous to express that opinion. It's as if calling Hoffman 'selfish' would burden recovering addicts with unhealthy guilt. Personally, I think it is the lack of guilt that lies at the root of the injuries we inflict on others, if not ourselves.
"But what really struck me with more force than the bolt that hit Saul on his way to Damascus was the volume of readers who agreed with me that Hoffman was selfish in failing to consider how his actions would affect his babies.
"There, I said it again and will continue to say it until the last co-dependent parent writes to call me a jackass because his daughter just got out of rehab and I apparently don't know what the hell I'm talking about."
From Alcoholics Anonymous, page 62: "Selfishness - self-centeredness! That, we think, is the
root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion,
self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and
they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation,
but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made
decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt."
"So, it’s not that the City of Racine has not worked to reduce costs. It’s that the City
of Racine has a vested interest to increase Water Utility rates and
fees as much as possible in order to fund the Cities growing financial
deficit and avoid the pain of having to control their costs. By issuing
Water Utility Revenue Bonds or manipulating property values, Water
Utility revenues are redirected to the general operations of The City of
Racine and the costs are silently passed onto the surrounding
communities. That’s wrong. A financially sound Water Utility that
provides safe and clean water to a region is too important and too vital
a function to be left in the trust of Politicians who may allow their
ambitions and dreams of development to jeopardize the Utilities
financial health and continuous operation."
I don't understand our Water Utility. It seems to be an organization that's outside of city control. When they lose customers, rates go up. When they gain customers, rates go up. That must be why they always have the newest trucks and equipment.
Alaskan Fireplace was originally Builders Showroom Building Supply, opening in 1992 near the old Kohl's Grocery Store , near Elmwood Plaza.
In 1997, they moved to their current location and became Alaskan Fireplace.
As the whole big hullabaloo (I know, awesome word, right?!)
came up with the impending Y2K, fireplaces were quite in demand,
and have continued to be popular, whether wood, gas or other.
Even we (hubby and I), thought it best to have a safety net for heating back-up, just in case the electrical grid should fail. I've been acquainted with them since 1999, when we too, were looking for something for our basement. If the grid held up, at least we'd be able to have supplemental heat for our otherwise chilly basement when entertaining. I'm still very glad we did, love it as much today as I did the day we got it!
When we went in, we didn't know what we needed or wanted, but they quickly helped us, held our hands, listened to what need we had and showed us the options and things that would work well for us. They were absolutely wonderful from very start to finish and I know they're there if we ever need anything.
Alaskan Fireplace even did our fireplaces at work!
Small world, AND a great company!
Their hours are -
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. 10-5
Sat. 10-3 and
In 2009, they joined with Fireside Hearth and Home.
They have been, and continue to be the biggest supplier of fireplace and hearths in the area, so they are unique and the only ones like them.
As I spent time with Ken and we talked about his business, I asked what he'd want people to know about them. Alot of that is covered above. They are very service oriented, and they do whatever it takes to care for their customers.
When you research something like fireplaces, don't just research the actual thing but also the company behind it. They're the ones coming into your home and installing it, don't you want to know who they are too? :) You'll have complete confidence in Alaskan Fireplace, I can guarantee it from personal experience.
The 3 words Ken chose, came in the version of a phrase -
"Small town values".
That explains the whole taking care of their customers,
something alot of places have gotten away from.
Besides their website (clickable link above), they are also on Facebook.
I know it's not every day you go out and get yourself a fireplace, but if you have the need, these are your people and your place to go. You won't be disappointed!
From rhe Shepherd Express
, Art Kumbalek comes with his column "Art For Art's Sake," more or less every Tuesday. Art's been doing this for more than 30 years, so he must have something to say.
Dear Madame Zoltar
Every Wednesday, Madame Zoltar responds to your queries and comments in her blog, Dear Madame Zoltar. Are the stars in your favor? What to do with that 401K? Find out by sending your questions and thoughts to: email@example.com
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” Bob Marley
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ OUR DISCLAIMER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
This website exists for entertainment purposes only. The reader is responsible for discerning the validity of information posted here, be it fictional or based on real events or people. The content of posts on this site, including but not limited to links to other web sites, are the expressed opinion of the original poster and are in no way representative of or endorsed by the owners or administration of this website. The posts on this website are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or factual information on behalf of the owner or administration of JT Irregulars. This site may contain adult content and if you feel you might be offended by such content, you should log off immediately.
Not all posts on this website are intended as truthful or factual assertion by their authors. Some users of this website are participating in internet role playing, with or without the use of an avatar. NO post on this website should be considered factual information on face value alone. Users are encouraged to USE DISCERNMENT and do their own follow up research while reading and posting on this website. JT Irregulars reserves the right to make changes to, corrections and/or remove entirely at any time posts made on this website without notice. In addition, JT Irregulars disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of a post on this website.
This site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. You should not assume that this site is error-free or that it will be suitable for the particular purpose which you have in mind when using it. In no event shall JT Irregulars be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
Some events depicted in certain posting and threads on this website may be fictitious and any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental. Some other articles may be based on actual events but which in certain cases incidents, characters and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. Certain characters may be composites, or entirely fictitious. We do not discriminate against the mentally ill!
Administrators may close an account, remove any post or comment and cancel author accounts as they, alone, deem necessary. You may contact the administration at firstname.lastname@example.org to report inappropriate use or to ask for the removal of specific material. The administration retains the final decision of what content constitutes appropriate use and what content is displayed.
Fair Use Notice: This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to civil rights, economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science & technology, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.