Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Yim needs a loan of $1000.00 to buy a new motorcycle to transport fish and vegetables to the market more efficiently. She has proven to be a reliable client of HKL in the past. And she thanks HKL for their support and promises to be accurate in her loan payment.
Name: Yim Chhunly
Location: Kandal Province, Cambodia
Primary Activity: Motorcycle Transport
Loan Requested: $1,000.00
Repayment Term: 10 months - repaid monthly
Loan Use: To buy a new motorcycle to transport fish and vegetables to the market
Monday, April 28, 2008
Well, this has been fine. I nod to people as I go to the coffee pot or the water cooler. But I did have an odd encounter in the restroom.
I went to a sit down (as opposed to the urinal) – the product of strong coffee in the AM – and I sat down. And DOWN DOWN! It was my first encounter with a pee wee potty.
I don’t know what we call them anymore, dwarves, midgets, little people, apparently though if they need a BM, they go to the 6th floor stall one. I had no idea. My knees hit me in the chin. I felt like I was stuck in some weird-ass Willy Wonka universe.
It is quite disconcerting to drop an extra 8 inches past where you should (although luckily I didn’t end up with the wet ass which seemed to happen the first time you had new room-mates in the middle of the night). Well, you can’t change stalls (that is a sign of creepiness if you ask me) so I finished up and then got up. I immediately thought it was eerily similar to very deep knee bends, and made my way out of the bathroom.
Next time I will either just hold it or go to the handicap stall (where you know the height).
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I give it a B. Not because it was B material, but it was very inconsistent. When it was funny (and it was often funny) it was REALLY funny ("I'm afriad I am going to be surrounded by fatties!" " I'm not fat, I'm pregnate.").
When it wasn't funhy it was totally a C movie. Pretty dull and okay.
So it averages out to a B.
But, boy it was funny when it was funny.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Radar Magazine has a great and funny article on the 100 ways to tell the relationship is no longer working - and it is their fault...
6. The erotic highlight of your week is "Whip It Out Wednesday."
19. She keeps accidentally stabbing you.
NO. 37 At your high school reunion, you introduce him as "the reason I'm on Paxil"
38. Your respective Christmas stockings say Shrew and Let's end this charade, Doug.
53. Your response to "Does this skirt make me look fat?" is "No, your giant ass makes you look fat."
57. Out of nowhere, the cashier at the supermarket says, "Don't worry, five inches is almost average."
64. Although not a special occasion, you sometimes call just to whisper, "You've stolen my youth."
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Programs teaching U.S. schoolchildren to abstain from sex have not cut teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases or delayed the age at which sex begins, health groups told Congress on Wednesday.
But Congress wants to keep federal funding on these anyway. Okay, in one way that is what we elect them for, to be our voice. I don't agree, but someone voted for these guys. But I do love this arguement...
Rep. John Duncan, a Tennessee Republican, said that it seems “rather elitist” that people with academic degrees in health think they know better than parents what type of sex education is appropriate. “I don’t think it’s something we should abandon,” he said of abstinence-only funding.
If you don't wnat an answer, then don't ask the question. (From yahoo news.)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
All questions to be cleared in the future.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This past week-end Joan Benoit Samuelson, at 50 years of age (old than even I) ran the Boston Marathon and finished under 2 hours and 50 minutes. She sent a new record for her age group. I can't run for the bus without huffing a puffing. She is my hero. Here are then and now pictures.
You go Joan!!! (PS,women marathon runners, although spectacular healthy, not real lookers.)
I love that where we live I can easily walk to a great barber, a great dermatologist and a great dentist.
I have gotten a flu (made it through the snow and 10 degree weather fine, I have a flu now- which is just wrong) and I had a dentist appointment. So I go and on the way I see my dentist walking his Schnauzer and we talk. He is like, "No problem, you feel bad. We will reschedule whenever you are ready."
True, neither my barber nor dentist nor dermatologist are from New York, but they have all lived here a while and kept a really laid back cool attitude. And not having a car is no problem. I do like that.
And I haven't drunk and driven in years. I mean, not even a little. In LA, you have to watch it, but you are going to have a cocktail or two and drive.
So there you go. I don't hate New York.
Monday, April 21, 2008
-Food prices are crazy and could easily cause deaths around the world. Not that there isn’t enough food, but it is too expensive.
-The never ending election is working everyone’s nerves (at least mine).
-The war doesn’t show any sign of ending.
So what is the point of me whining about it right now? You can find all that somewhere else. So, yes, the web site is light hearted lately. My brain is tired of being sad and outraged.
I was thinking about Disneyland and the old ticket book. You see kids, back when I was a youngster, when you went to Disneyland you got a ticket book. And the most “thrilling” rides were the highest (E) tickets. Things like The Matterhorn or Pirates of the Caribbean.
And you learned from this. You can’t have everything. Now a days the number of attractions you can visit is limited only by your ability to berate Mom and Dad to stay long enough. But in the olden times (days of yore), you had to made some tough decisions. Peoplemover or RocketJets?
You only have 2 D tickets left and you have to use one of them to get to Tom Sawyer’s Island so you have to decide, PeopleMover or RocketJets?
Today this would be solved by making your parents stay so you could go on both, but in MY day you had to choose.
You also learned the value of a “deal”. Most of the rides in Fantasyland were C’s. Peter Pan (which was a must), Sleeping Beauty (because Kathy would cry on it no matter how much she promised she wouldn’t), Dumbo, the Tea Cups AND Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride- they were all C’s. You couldn’t go on them all.
But Alice in Wonderland. Ah.. gentle Alice. She was a “B”. Back then I didn’t know why. Now I think it is because she was tucked a little out of the way and didn’t get the walk in trade. But to this very day Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite rides.
The cars with the grumpy catapiliers on them. The dancing cards inside. The Queen of Hearts who shrieks, "Off with her head!". The disappearing Cheshire Cat.
I don’t know why I thought of this, except Eddie and I were talking and I miss Disneyland. But mainly the Disneyland of my memory, not the Disneyland of today. I remember holding, like, 4 tickets left, and wanted to go on six different rides. I remember actually standing and quivering being pulled in some many directions at once. And my mom or Jeanie just standing there saying, “It’s your decision.” Oh…. You knew you were going to decide wrong. AND you had to decide quickly or one of the other kids in your group would pull you onto the Jungle Cruise, which was just a waste of an E Ticket.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
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Monday, April 14, 2008
If you select the picture an even bigger view shows up.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
And in Cheesey Photo Shoots.
And, in the topper, RuPaul in a True Miss Texas outfit (which Miss Texas didn't even have).
Friday, April 11, 2008
First let me say that Miss California is a whu-ere... And Miss Wisconsin is African American. I understand the Miss California.., but Miss Wisconsin???
Miss California here is from Barstow. Apparently after Miss Koreatown originally won the crown, they went back and said there was a counting Miss Take (get it) and Miss Barstow really won.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Mary Kate and Ashley & Helena Bohman Carter
Monday, April 07, 2008
The movie benefitted from lousy reveiws and low expectations, but it was really cute. Frances McDormand plays a out of work nanny, who pretends the employment agency sent her as a Social Secretary. Amy Adams plays a singer /hopefully London Actress juggling 3 men. It is a 1930's farce, done very 1930s.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Remember, there is a lot to Thank him for.
- Two wars, were we went almost 2 and 0 (still possible in one of them).
- If you are in the top 5% of wage earners, your income went up over 20% a year over these 8 years (if you aren't in the top 5%, then stagnent isn't... you know the worst thing ever).
- The price of gas now reflects what you should be making on your Exxon shares (remember when he came in and we were are all shocked that gas might eventually hit $2.00 a gallon!?)
- He got rid of those pesky Geneva Conventions on torture
- He got government out of the way and allowed the market to fix the problems of New Orleans
- Made sure that Iraq didn't have Nuclear Weapons
- Made sure North Korea does
- Forcefully argued that girls shouldn't have to be vacinated to stop Cervical Cancer; because, you know, whores deserve cancer anyway
- Promised to get us back to the moon by 2010 and then to Mars
- One word, Uniter
- One more word, Decider
- Just promised that the American Economy is sound, and is giving many people $600 checks to make up for the lose in home values
- Inappropriate kissing of foreign leaders
- Had first Vice President to ever use the words "Fuck Off" on camera when talking to a Senator, thereby breaking down barriers to open and honest communication
- Makes sure that in this war, the National Gaurd actually gets to see some action - not like him with Vietnam; he missed all the fun
- Approved logging in National Forests, because nobody visits those anyway
- Defined a plan for turning the Middle East into a bastion of Democracy - starting with Iraq and Palestine (too bad about Hamas winning)
- Didn't barf on Japanese like his dad
- Didn't get a blow job like Clinton
- Didn't cut the size of the Military, nor their job resonsabilities.
- Share price of Exxon 5 years ago $35.00 -Today $90.00, Raytheon $28.00 - $65.00, Halliburton $7.50 - Today $41.07 (Thank God Dick Cheney has his retirement taken care of) - ps, I don't know why everyone isn't rich with a stock market like thatChristmas is Coming, get your requests in now....
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Some people have picked up on the fact that the Attorney General's story (in which he tries to justify the approval of FISA) is completely new. And they asked the 9/11 commission if it was true.
You see, our government directed a commission to investigate 9/11. And the government (even Bush) agreed to give them all the information they had. And, while they did have some information about calls from Yeman, this was the first time the commission heard about a call from Afganistan. The Attorney General has given brand new information, informatoin that was never given to a comission the government created to get to the bottom of the 9/11 attacks on our country.
So once again, I must ask. Did the Administration hide this information earlier? The consensus from the Bush Administration is no, they did not. They gave everything to the comission - EVERYTHING they had.
So our Attorney General lied and used the memories of 3,000+ dead Americans to get a law passed. OVER THREE THOUSAND dead Americans, both civilians working in New York and Military working at the Pentagon are now used as a prop for this lying bastard who is in charge of nation's legal system. Even if you are for the law - the lying use of dead American's as props should upset you.
If that doesn't piss you off, image Hillary Clinton saying that if she was President in 2001, these people wouldn't have died. This infuriating isn't it? Well, Hillary never said it. Our nation's chief law enforcement officer made a similiar case though in the FISA law. Forget that he is wrong (as I said, we are alowed to bug coversations from outside the country anyway). Doesn't it piss you off at all?
Are we so tainted that this Adminstration can trash the memories of America dead at will? Okay, I'll drop it.