Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Snow No say it isn't so

 We have seen a small amount of snow these past years, Not enough to raise a sweat but enough to cause concern to those driving in it. Most of the time we get ice and freezing rain. The most snow I have seen in the area was maybe a foot or two in my lifetime. I have a vivid memory in elementary school Go Westgate!! where we were looking out the window as young children do and watching the buses come into the sweeping driveway before noon or lunch time. We all sat in our little desk chairs and whispered to each other why they were there so early, we could see the snow coming down but in our little minds that didn't register. Our teacher had ushered us to the cafeteria and threw the line to pick up our hot lunches and back to the school room to eat. The best part was the menu chili and cinnamon rolls, one of the favorites to be eaten and savored. Lunch went with out a hitch although those who could tell time knew it was early lunch much earlier than normal. But who were we to question the adults. It didn't take long to realize the whole school day was soon to end as the snow piled deeper. I was not a school crossing guard for the end of class that week but so when the call for the crossing guards to head to their posts was made I was asked to fill in for a student who was absent. I went to get my bright florescent vest and flag on and bundled up. The snow was coming down in white sheets but fluffy flakes to the ground as I made my way to the crossing. I waited as the bell rang and my fellow classmates came running out jossiling and playing as they headed home, knowing that the day was short and they would be in the throws of the snow making snowballs, snow men and if we all were lucky sledding later if and a big if there was enough snow. I did my stint carefully walking out into the road to stop traffic and allow the charges across the street making sure all were safely across before returning to the sidewalk. The children dilly dallied making it to the crossing, playing and having fun. In kid time it seemed forever but in reality it was only a half hour to forty five minutes from the time you leave to put your vest on to the time you return to the school and pull your own stuff together and are off for home yourself. I was fortunate in that I really didn't live far from school not more than five blocks. I will say that my Mom always' made sure I had good water proofed boots for the winter months. I can be thankful for that, a warm coat and a hand crochet knit hat to stave off the cold. That day we all had a blast playing in the snow as it fell, I got right on shoveling the snow off the walks out of the house and down the front up the block a few houses and down a few just for good measure. There was a motive for such, It piled the snow higher and made it more accessible to snowman material. I went in and shook off the snow, and warmed up in front of  and back with our one heater a one foot by one foot 220 volt that was the one and only heat source for the whole house, baring the electric stove which on very cold days was the BIG heater but wasn't used specifically for heat but in a dual purpose on cold days to cook a belly warming meal. That old coil heater did the job even when the outside temps would be in the -00 with the wind chill most winter days. Now there isn't the snow we once had come into the area, global warming LOLOLO or in this case warm houses creating a zone that makes for less snow in the winter a banana belt as it were. I enjoyed the next day off which was a friday and the weekend playing in the snow with Suzy and Jamie the neighbor girls, a loot of snowballs was lobbed into the tire swing, at the cat's and of course the telephone poles. We were too young for Hooky Bobbing or sledding One you needed a car for and the second you need a hill for neither of which at our age we had access too. The desert is still throwing freezing rain and the temps are said to cause it to be snow I will do my snow dance and wait with a cup of coffee in my hand and fond memorys of the past and dreams of future snow day's to come. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Looks like a lot of Seattleites don't like Marshawn "the Seahawk" Lynch getting financial support from his fan base. 50 thousand dollars in fines from the NFL is a lot, for silliness. Yes, the money could go to cancer research, homeless, foodbanks. Now think about how many MILLIONS the obama's have gained, "please donate your change, sell your toaster, spare clothes for our campaign, sell cookies, donate your pizza money" at least Marshawn has dignity, isn't begging or asking for any help with his fine he appears to be manning up to his decisions. It would be nice if Michelle would too.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

By Jove Ain’t Technology wonderful;

 How crazy is that to have an active office program. It pays to look in the right places now if I can get an active internet connection I would be in the berries. Haha, I thought one time that it was a given to have internet, then it was patchy, sketchy internet with the screech of a dial tone and the looming geek geek sound as the internet provider was accessed threw the melodious sounds, Wow this new connection, that is slower than the original gee whiz but I have internet. I know I took it for granted and thought “My how easy it is to surf the net, take a look at email, and to Facebook, Twitter, and watch youtube videos like they were just there…always. Now with the shut down and ending of farm season the free surfing is over until the next wi- fi hook up is scanned and gleaned. I could find my own provider at a highly exorbitant cost for very limited service but will just wait until free comes back. I know the owners sometime and sometime work out a small stipend for using the internet. Another way to stay unnoticed in my day to day living in the deserted areas of our community.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


      You get the general idea the company has chosen to sit on the fence, they wont tell you to leave, they wont say you cannot come in with an open carry, constitutionally guaranteed right to have a firearm in public. If you can't take a stand for what you belive in the FUCK you and your business. Yes, it's blunt but I have gone to starbucks and patronized them from the start up day's when they first when into business. So I take it personally when I have supported them but they choose to not support me Openly, see that play on words. 

SO YEA, get off the fence or go down in flames gun owners unite like zombies on a fresh kill.  

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I played along and BAM!!

I saw a lot of posts with this type of D&D reference and I thought what the heck I might as well do the same myself and Here it is:

You Are A:

Neutral Good Human Ranger (6th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 14
Dexterity- 15
Constitution- 17
Intelligence- 15
Wisdom- 18
Charisma- 14

Neutral Good- A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Rangers- Rangers are skilled stalkers and hunters who make their home in the woods. Their martial skill is nearly the equal of the fighter, but they lack the latter's dedication to the craft of fighting. Instead, the ranger focuses his skills and training on a specific enemy a type of creature he bears a vengeful grudge against and hunts above all others. Rangers often accept the role of protector, aiding those who live in or travel through the woods. His skills allow him to move quietly and stick to the shadows, especially in natural settings, and he also has special knowledge of certain types of creatures. Finally, an experienced ranger has such a tie to nature that he can actually draw on natural power to cast divine spells, much as a druid does, and like a druid he is often accompanied by animal companions. A ranger's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.

Give it a try yourself click here :

Monday, August 5, 2013

VLOG say What!

Well what else can you do but throw out a video when you figure out after 3 years how to upload a video from your web cam. I thought I was less technically challenged.  So much for thinking :)