Saturday, June 30, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

"Racine Uncovered Is A 'Hit'"


"Asked my computer guru to send me the stats to see how we are doing. I freaked again! Guess Racine Uncovered it a 'hit' and oh yes pun intended. Not to bad for a tenacious, outgoing Racine girl who loves this town and a computer guru who has her back!"

You deserve all of the attention, RU.  You are a primary news source.  I'm also proud to be 'Patch'ed in.  

Four for Fridays

Hello everybody! Welcome back to another amazing episode of Four for Fridays! Sorry for such a late start, I'm on vacation and slept in... Anyways, here are some questions....

1) When was the last time you have ridden a bicycle?

2) If were given a super power (like a superhero) what power would you choose?

3) What traditions do you have for the Forth of July?

4) Do you use a PC or a lap top?

Enjoy your weekend!

National Lampoon - "Deteriorata" (National Lampoon Radio Dinner (1972))

One of my all-time favorite songs.

Open Blog - Friday

Sniff, sniff.  You're right.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Ultimate WTF Viral Videos - 15 seconds or less"


An utter waste of time, but I can't help myself anymore. You might still have a chance. Don't look at the video. Run, run!

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my hotsy-totsy hostas!  How are you?  It looks like we’re going to get a taste of the heat wave that recently visited Ms. Mary and Mr. hale-bopp.  Temperatures in the triple digits may be possible.  Be careful in that kind of heat, my friends.  Stay out of it as much as possible.  Stay hydrated.  Stay in touch with the elderly and infirm to make sure that they are OK.  If you don’t have air conditioning, find someplace or someone who does, and go there. This is not a drill.  Warning, Will Robinson! Danger, warning!  Oh my, I think you get the drift.  Be careful in the heat. 

And, no, Mr. OrbsCorbs, they don’t allow fat, old men to romp in the Dr. Clark fountain.  Don’t even ask, don’t even think about it. 

One week from today is the 4th of July.  Where does the time go?  I assume that Junior will want to see the parade and the fireworks.  For me, it’s almost too much sensory input.  For Junior, it’s not enough. Seeing the spectacles spurs childhood memories of Fourths.  The thunder of drums and horns still resonates in my breast.  The beauty of some floats is still astonishing.  The reverence for our Armed Forces is still awe inspiring.  This year may be particularly difficult because of roadwork all over the city.  Moving the huge crowds might be more of a problem than usual.  If you go to either event, please allow yourself enough time for getting there, and especially for leaving.  Parking will be at a premium.  Let us give thanks for the law enforcement officers who will be working that day.  Thank you all.

I read the article in The Journal entitled, “Downtown study aims for ‘safe, vibrant’ nightlife,” Bravo to the Downtown Racine Corporation for playing to their strong suit.  Perhaps now they will consider a fortuneteller suitable for their district.  Nothing goes better with a night out on the town than a personal reading from a professional psychic.  Very reasonably priced, too.

Uh, did someone “up there” forget to turn on a faucet or something?  We need rain.  The farmers are beginning to worry.  Our cherry crop was decimated by the early warmth of March.  Everything else will be hurt soon, too, if we don’t get precipitation.  Keep an eye on your gardens during this heat wave, my dears.  It’s not just the sun and heat that take moisture from your plants; wind also evaporates it.

Thank you for reading my blog this week.  The pleasure is all mine.  I’m so happy to have each and every one of you.  I spell “family”: J-T-I-R-R-E-G-U-L-A-R-S.

The meaning of meaning?  Find out here:

I don’t want to be a nagging mother hen, but be careful in the heat.  Use sun block SPF 10,000 or higher.  Better yet, stay out of the sun.  Come out at night instead.  If you don’t have anything to do, check out the nightlife in Downtown Racine.  Stereobate!     

Open Blog - Wednesday

Enjoy the new and improved Wednesday. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hell Ya.....

Just a Question

One For the Ladies

Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan , several years before the Afghan conflict.

She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, 'Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?'

The woman looked Ms Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, “Land mines.”

Moral of the story is:

(no matter what language you speak or where you go):- BEHIND EVERY MAN, THERE'S A SMART WOMAN!

Open Blog - Tuesday

Tuesday must be the day for romance.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Nation's Strength

What makes a nation's pillars high
And it's foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?

It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.

Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.

And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.

Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

"Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's 'intellectual Declaration of Independence'.[1]"

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Blue Cheer - "Summertime Blues"

The ultimate summer song. I love the hair.