Posted by RED MOJO at 11:26 PM
Something Odd: I used the word unbefreakinglievable in an email today, and spellcheck didn't bat an eye!
However if you get a tattoo, make sure your tattoo artist uses spellcheck, or people may get the wrong idea.
I read in the paper yesterday, that an elderly man in a retirement home was stabbed to death as a result of a dispute over a loaf of white bread.
I had no idea how much work went into seedless watermelons!
I really enjoy blogging, sometimes too much, and I know the reason for this is all the bloggers who visit my blog regularly, and who I like to visit as well. My life is richer becasue of it.
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I have been tagged by Citizen of the World to describe my life in six words. This is a tough one for me, I've lived in more than six different states. But when I get tagged, I respond to the challenge.
Come to think of it, I love a challenge, and that is how I've lived my life. I have never let my gender limit my career choices. I can't say I have never been afraid to go for it, but I will say I have never let fear stop me from going for it.I have made some bad decisions, but at least I don't have to regret not trying. When I know what I want, I fight for it, it's being clear on what I want that seems to be the difficult part. Anyway, sweetened and condensed, these six words sum it all up, probably: Reaching, risking, growing, following my heart.
I'm not going to tag anyone, that would be mean, but I'd like to hear how kj and heartinsanfrancisco would sum themselves up. If you choose not to do accept this tag, that's okay, I will happily choose 6 words for you myself, just kidding. I know this one will be fun for you. Run along and get to work.
Posted by RED MOJO at 7:25 PM
My stepfather married my mother when I was eleven. He's been a part of our family for over thirty years now, and I call him Dad.
When I was entering my freshman year in high school, I was hit squarely in the face by a gender injustice, the first one since I'd wanted to play little league baseball. It seems that when everyone chose their electives for that year, a lot more students chose to take Industrial Arts than Home Economics. Well, the school decided since they couldn't give everyone what they'd asked for, they'd just assign the boys to I.A. and the girls to Home Ec. I was furious. I went home that day and told my parents what had happened.
The next day my dad was in the principals office. He said, "Why on earth would you put the boys in IA and the girls in Home Ec.?" The principal explained that that was the way things used to be, so they decided to just do that again to solve the over crowding issue.
dad: "If you have too many students in an English class what do you do?" "Throw out the girls?"
principal: "Well, that's not the same thing."
dad: "What's different about it?"
principal: "Boy's are more naturally inclined to IA, and girls to Home Ec."
dad: "Oh really. My daughter shingled the entire roof of our house last summer, by herself, cedar shakes on a gambrel roof! Show me one boy more qualified to take that class."
After dad's visit, they changed the resolution. Now every student had to take half a year of each class. Go dad!
Recently he said something else that made me really proud. He said his receptionist had advertised for a roommate because the price of heating oil was killing her.
Suzanne: I found a roommate!
dad: that's great, how much are you getting?
Suzanne: I'm getting $525.00
dad: Do you think that's enough?
Suzanne: Oh yeah, it's fine. I might have a problem though?
dad: What's that?
Suzanne: I think she's gay.
dad: Well.. Are you gay?
dad: Then you've got nothing to worry about.
That's my dad. He rocks!
Posted by RED MOJO at 12:01 AM
It's a beautiful sunny morning here, or "top o the mornin tooya". I know that's the wrong "to" but it's better phonetically. Why are you worried about my grammar anyway? It's St. Patrick's Day. Go do something green! I have some Irish in me, about 15%. I find most people do, especially on St. Patrick's Day! The Irish are a busy lot! What percentage are you?
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This meme is answered in a completely fictional manner in order to meet the challenge issued forth by VE. Please do not write angry letters or comments about how mean it is to sabotage a diet, or cruelty to hunters etc.
Warning: Reading the following post may lower your opinion of me if there is any room for movement in that direction.
Four Guilty Pleasures-
I like to catch mice in those glue traps, then use solvent to free three of their feet, and tickle them until they promise to stay outside.
I like to hide in the bushes with a semi-automatic rifle during deer season and when they shoot at a deer, I return fire. It makes it more like a sport.
I like to stop at toll booths and pay by check, which takes a couple hours, just to see how big a back-up I can cause, leaving my left turn signal on the entire time of course.
When someone at work says they're on a diet, I like to show up with a couple dozen warm Krispy Kreme Doughnuts the next day.
Four Favorite Foods
Brussel sprout cheesecake,
Pickled banana chips,
Jalapeno mint jelly and goat cheese pizza.
Four things that make me smile
When I try to make my ears move,
when I'm brushing my top teeth,
When I practice my reaction to winning the lottery
When I can successfully string together the nine-word-sequence for my favorite coffee drink at Starbucks without taking a breath in the middle.
Four Artists I’m listening to Right Now-
Anytime I try to listen to four different things at the same time, it always turns out the same way; with me trying to figure out the child safety cap on my Advil bottle.
How would you describe yourself?
Honestly deceptive, forward thinking historian, with a stand-offish approachability. Attractively plain, passionately even tempered, skeptically optimistic, interesting, vanilla, woman who's energetic about taking naps. My stubborn flexibility, and logically emotional reasoning powers make me singularly popular.
What is your life’s purpose?
To completely eliminate and get rid of redundancy. I will establish the Department of Redundancy Department, and begin to issue fines, give tickets, charge people money for, saying or doing, any action or words that would be considered redundant, and if they do it again, that's twice the fine, doubling the amount.
What do your friends think of you?
What do you think about very often?
What is your wedding day going to be like?
What is your life story?
My life story is "I'm Okay, You're Okay" It's a self-help book. My motto is if you need help, help yourself!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What will they play at your funeral?
And now, the end is near, And so I face the final curtain. My friends, I'll say it clear; I'll state my case of which I'm certain. I've lived a life that's full - I've travelled each and every highway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way. Regrets? I've had a few, But then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do And saw it through without exemption. I planned each charted course - Each careful step along the byway, And more, much more than this, I did it my way. Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew, When I bit off more than I could chew, But through it all, when there was doubt, I ate it up and spit it out. I faced it all and I stood tall And did it my way. I've loved, I've laughed and cried, I've had my fill - my share of losing. But now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing. To think I did all that, And may I say, not in a shy way - Oh no. Oh no, not me. I did it my way. For what is a man? What has he got? If not himself - Then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels And not the words of one who kneels. The record shows I took the blows And did it my way. Yes, it was my way.
What is your hobby/interest?
Mostly, I enjoy letting my dogs in and out of the house. They have worked out a system that insures them the highest allotment of cookies possible. It goes something like this. One dog asks to go outside, the other insists he does not need to go out right now, and he'd better stay in the house with me, it's for my own safety of course. I let the dog in, give them both cookies, and about 5-10 minutes later, the second dog, now has to go outside. You see how they have outsmarted me? I spend more time enjoying this activity then anything else really.
I also love shopping for brightly colored pot-holders on EBay, and plan to make a cozy for my house out of them, once I have enough.
Thank you for tolerating my meme. If you should choose to tag yourself with either of these, please let me know. I apologize for any permanent damage caused here today.
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