7/15/2010

So many things so little time

Haven't had much to write about this week. It has been a whirlwind of work, cleaning and trying to have a life when I get home. You know the week I am talking about, when you leave work and it takes forever to get home, you put jammies on as soon as you walk through the door, demand that your child cooks dinner and then you proceed to fall asleep on the couch.

I do have one thing to mention, we won. Friday for the Franconia Moose Golf Tournament we came in first place. It was the perfect day after being hot hot for days, and the golfing was on fire. Nearly perfect game, if it was perfect then we would have shot 2 more under what we had shot. 2 lips on the put made us win with a 59, but like I said, it could have and should have been a 57. Went back to the moose for the prizes and food. The food was excellent as always and was prepared by Bob's dad. The chicken was out of this world, could have been cooked a bit more, I like boiling my chicken before throwing it on the grill. I am learning how to cook LOL.

Then of course it was a great time, and for some it ended too soon, and those people did not come out of their house the next day. I was home at a decent hour and up early the next day.

Other than going to work and sleeping that has been it this week.

7/06/2010

Hope it is not too late for this one

I just saw that Lidsay Lohan received 90 days in jail and then another 90 days of rehab. I hope that this helps. At one time I felt sorry for her, because of her parents, which did not look like a great team to begin with, but now she is old enough to make the right choices and decisions. Her parents can be fame whores without her present. They can make the wrong decisions without implicating their daughter. I wonder how the sister is doing and where she is going?
The court gave Miss Lohan plenty of chances and went out of their way to accomodate her. Do you know of anyone who has received the same treatment and is also your next door neighbor or a co-worker? I hope that she gets this done and cleans up her act. I do think that it is too late for this one, and she is going to wind up in a bad place mentality, emotionally, financially, and physically. I have been wrong many times. Remember Nicole Richie?

They are all Fame Whores!!!!!

Can you believe it? Jake and Vienna. Who knew that I could watch trashy TV. I mean I have enough of my problems to have to watch other people’s fake problems.

In conclusion I have come up with the following:
They both are fame whores
They both have issues that cannot even start to be defined in 60 minutes of bad television.
They both think that the other has undermined, and emotional abused the other.
Jake is definitely swimming on the gayness side and does not want to admit it. I think he loves women, but cannot be in a long term committed sexual relationship with a woman.
I am glad that Jake picked Vienna to wreak havoc on, because I do not think Tinley would have been able to handle it so well, and go to the tabloids before Jake could and spread fame whore rumors about Jake.
I think that the only one who gained the most from all of this is the dog, since the dog has gotten the most frequent flyer miles.

Interesting Facts

Did you know that Lorton, Virginia is named for a village in England? It is the hometown of Joseph Plaskett, who settled in this area running a general store and opened the post office in 1875. Did you know that the Lorton Reformatory detained 168 women from the women’s suffrage movement from the Washington DC area from June to December of 1917? Did you also know that Lorton was where the Nike Missile site was built in 1955? This missile site stayed in Lorton until the 1970’s.

A couple more great landmark Plantations on the Potomac in Lorton are the Belvoir Plantation, (means beautiful view) and Gunston Hall homes to Lord George Fairfax and George Mason respectively. The idea of guaranteed individual rights grew in the fertile minds on the river banks of the Lorton area. The American Heritage was cultivated in Lorton and Virginia.


On the tip of Mason Neck you can find a few Bald Eagles. Mason Neck NWR was established in 1969 for the protection of nesting, feeding, and roosting habitat for the Bald Eagles. It was the first federal refuge established specifically for the (then endangered) Bald eagle. The refuge is part of the Potomac River NWR Complex.
The refuge, situated along the Potomac River on the Mason Neck peninsula, consists of 2277 acres of oak-hickory forest, freshwater marshes, and has 4.4 miles of shoreline. The refuge has the largest fresh water marsh in Northern Virginia, the largest Great Blue heron rookery in the Mid-Atlantic region (over 1400 nests), is a designated RAMSAR site, and hosts over 200 species of birds, 31 species of mammals, and 44 species of reptiles and amphibians.

Eagles use the mature forests for shelter and nesting sites and the marshes, bays, and river for foraging and hunting. The refuge was listed as one of the top ten sites in the country for viewing Bald eagles.

7/01/2010

Started with an email

You know when you get 'those' emails and make you remember back to the good times, and then when you talk about it in a large group everyone says, "they stayed out till the street lights came on". I love those emails, and with each one, I can say yes I do remember. Some of these though, I did not remember. Maybe some of my older readers will!

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
When a quarter was a decent allowance?
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time? And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . and they did it!
When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends?and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a... '?
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
. .as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating
Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow knows,
Nellie Bell , Roy and Dale,Trigger and Buttermilk.

How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Candy cigarettes

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
Newsreels before the movie.
Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( Yukon 2-601). Party lines.
Peashooters.
Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records.
78 RPM records!
Green Stamps.
Mimeograph paper.
The Fort Apache Play Set.

Do You Remember a Time When…

Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'Do Over!'?
'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy
An Entire Evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three 'BestFriends'?
Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot?
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
'Oly-oly-oxen-free' made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange - flavored chewable aspirin?Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?