Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine‏

From the 1961 Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine as proposed by the Democrats, then a private citizen Ronald Reagan Speaks out against socialized medicine. There is no video because this was an LP sent out by the American Medical Association.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Do you Trust our Government?

If our leaders want to address the growing disdain among Americans, they need to first restore trust with them. If you promise that you are going to build a fence on our southern border, build a fence. If you say you are going to clean up government, don't appoint Tax Cheats to positions of power. If you promise to make American energy independent, don't refuse to discuss offshore drilling or nuclear power. If you don't know what needs to be done to fix our economic meltdown, don't spend Trillions of dollars, take control of private companies, vilify corporate executives, and tell us that everything will be okay.

Fence our Southern Border ~

Are we to honestly believe that the country that took the idea of a man walking on the moon and turned it into a reality within eight years, or the country that built a transcontinental railroad in seven years (without power tools or machines) doesn't have the ability to completely build the 670 mile fence along our southern border that was promised to us in 2005?

Think also about all of the jobs this would create for Americans!! A REAL Stimulous!!

Debt & Spending ~

Common Sense tells us that you can't solve a debt crisis with more debt or solve a spending crisis with more spending. Guess our administration has no Common Sense!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I thought you would like to know that...

At exactly 5 minutes and 6 seconds after 4 am, on the 8th of July this year,

the time and date will be:

04:05:06, 07-08-09

4 5 6 7 8 9 !!!

This will not happen again until the year 3009.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The 45 lessons life taught me..

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.. It is the most-requested column I've ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oriental Cole Slaw

My oldest daughters mother in law made this cole slaw for Easter. It was Delicious!! I can't wait to make it myself :) Thanks for the recipe Susan!!

Mix together in large mixing bowl and set aside:
1 pkg. shredded coleslaw
4 green onions, chopped (or use onion powder to taste)

Spread on cookie sheet and bake 325 for 15 min (or til golden brown):
1 pkg. chicken flavored Ramon noodles, crushed
2 oz. pkg. slivered almonds - optional, can keep separate

Mix dressing in small bowl:
1/2 C olive oil (or safflower oil)
1/4 C vinegar (can also use cider vinegar)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
1 packet of flavor seasoning from Ramon noodle package

Mix dressing and coleslaw together. Refrigerate until ready to eat. Add Ramon noodles/almonds to coleslaw just before serving for crispness.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

How to grow a Pineapple!

Here is a step by step how to web page on how to grow a pineapple. I am going to have to give this a try ~

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Use it or Lose it!"

I've been starting off my day with some simple stretches. Just to get everything moving (well) for the day. It feels good to. I love just laying on the floor and stretching like a cat, toes point out as far as you can and arms & fingers stretched out as far as you can. All the stretching of your muscles also helps with your balance which is very important. Here are some simple exercises which are also a continuation of stretching. I am a big fan of Dr. Oz and his books "YOU!" Check out the web site for more helpful tips for "Staying Young." :)
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kids say the Darndest Things :)

Please take the time to watch both segments. Click on "next" at the bottom of the page to watch the second one.

You're going to enjoy this. C/P into your browser :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Peeling a potato with Dawn Wells ~

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Support your Local Animal Shelter!

Don't Breed or Buy While the Homeless Die... Adopt a Rescue

Sunday, March 29, 2009

My brain is 31 :) Woo Hoo!!


This will drive you nuts. The site instructions are in Japanese, so read below!

1. Touch 'start'
2. Wait for 3, 2, 1.
3. Memorize the position of the random numbers that flash on the screen, and then click the circle from the smallest number to the largest number.
4. At the end of game, the computer will tell you the age of your brain.

C/P this address into your browser and have fun ;)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Very Cool!

This is amazing - as you listen intently follow along with the words forward and backward......
Make sure you read as well as listen.

This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20 year old.

The contest was Titled "u @ 50", by the AARP.

This video won second place. When they showed it,
everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.

So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it.

Click on the link below or c/p into your browser :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Patriotic dissent is a luxury for those protected by better men than they."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Economic Quote

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy
out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another
person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to
anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody
else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to
work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the
other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody
else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about
the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

The late Dr. Adrian Rogers

Friday, March 13, 2009

"Glenn Beck Fox News"

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

12 Values
Hard Work
Personal Responsibility

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Los Angeles, CA
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Old cemetery in LA, CA where some of the old stars rest in peace. It was amazing to me how some of their markers / headstones were "small" for what big names they were in life. Then so many others (names unknown to me) with such Large and ornate stones. Remember to click on the picture if you want to enlarge for better viewing.

Eye catching name for a Buisiness :)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

If I Were A Boy lyrics by: Beyonce

If I were a boy even just for a day
I'd roll out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted
And go drink beer with the guys

And chase after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
And I'd never get confronted for it
'Cause they stick up for me

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man

I'd listen to her
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it's broken
So they'd think that I was sleeping alone

I'd put myself first
And make the rules as I go
'Cause I know that she'd be faithful
Waiting for me to come home, to come home

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man

I'd listen to her
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

It's a little too late for you to come back
Say it's just a mistake
Think I'd forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong

But you're just a boy
You don't understand
And you don't understand, oh
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you wish you were a better man

You don't listen to her
You don't care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
'Cause you're taking her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed
But you're just a boy

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Brie & Hubby

This was at the end of our tour of US. We came back to go to the office of our guide (Paul the locations manager for CSI Las Vegas) and low and Behold there was Brie & hubby :) Click on picture to enlarge! What I gathered from all of this filming and such was, these are people just like you and me. They work and put in long hours BUT they make a hell of a lot more money than you or I ~

Universal Studios

We got a private tour of Universal Studios. Seeing the sets of CSI, Wisteria Lane for Desperate housewives and some behind the scenes places. Steve demonstrates the autopsy table ~ Click on picture to enlarge.

Producers of CSI

Producer Louis and Assistant Producer Steve of CSI with my husband Steve. Steve is showing the 2 producers a H pile made of steel that got squished as it was being hammered into the ground because of boulders underground that it was running in to. So when it was raised out of the ground it came out looking like a large piece of ribbon candy! Both Louis & the director (William Friedkin) of this episode of CSI wanted to buy this amazing work of art ~ Click on picture to enlarge.

Filming of CSI Las Vegas in LA

Filming at Steve's bridge project. This is episode # 18 and should air in April of 2009. The weather was rainy & cold for the filming ~

Funny pictures from LA, CA

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Steve's project ~

This project consists of widening this bridge. When finished there will be 2 lanes of traffic in each direction with the metro train running between the 2 directions of traffic. Lot's if character to this old bridge. The new side will be done to match the original side built in the 1920's.

City view from Steve's project


Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Felines at the MGM in Las Vegas

January 2009
Paris in Las Vegas ~

Las Vegas 1/2009

The City Center being built in Las Vegas between The Monte Carlo and The Bellagio ~

Las Vegas 1/2009

The City Center being built in Las Vegas between The Monte Carlo and The Bellagio ~

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by: Baz Luhrmann

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering
experience…I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you
imagine. Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours. Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with
yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever
own.. Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for
good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than
it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen…

Saturday, January 17, 2009

All I wanna Do by: Sheryl Crow ~

Hit it!
This ain't no disco
It ain't no country club either
This is LA!

"All I wanna do is have a little fun before I die,"
Says the man next to me out of nowhere
It's apropos of nothing
He says his name's William but I'm sure
He's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy
And he's plain ugly to me
And I wonder if he's ever had a day of fun in his whole life
We are drinking beer at noon on Tuesday
In a bar that faces a giant car wash
The good people of the world are washing their cars
On their lunch break, hosing and scrubbing
As best they can in skirts in suits
They drive their shiny Datsuns and Buicks
Back to the phone company, the record store too
Well, they're nothing like Billy and me, cause

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

I like a good beer buzz early in the morning
And Billy likes to peel the labels
From his bottles of Bud
He shreds them on the bar
Then he lights every match in an oversized pack
Letting each one burn down to his thick fingers
Before blowing and cursing them out
And he's watching the bottles of Bud as they spin on the floor
And a happy couple enters the bar
Dangerously close to one another
The bartender looks up from his want ads but

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

Otherwise the bar is ours,
The day and the night and the car wash too
The matches and the Buds and the clean and dirty cars
The sun and the moon but

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I've got a feeling the party has just begun
All I wanna do is have some fun
I won't tell you that you're the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

Downtown LA

Night time, same view of LA

View of LA from Apartment Day Time