Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 14, 2010

I love this weather. I am terrified of driving in it.

The things I love most in this world are my son, John Burchett, my family, my friends, music, and violent weather. Even as I driving to work trying not to cry because I was so scared of getting into another accident, I was thanking God for the weather because it is just so beautiful. Can you feel the lightning in your veins and the thunder in your heart? I adore this weather. I am terrified of the roads.


How fitting. May is American Wetlands Month.

This is National Children's Book week.

Today is National Chicken Dance Day!

Today in History

1796 1st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner
1804 Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
1896 Lowest US temperature in May recorded
1908 1st passenger flight in an airplane
1928 John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg

Word of the Day

sawyer - a person who saws wood, esp. as an occupation

from the life & times of jessi bean

I never go through water crossings, either when there are signs or no. But today the exit from my house out to FM471 was already a white water rapids at least 2 1/2 feet deep. So I turned around to go to the Potranco exit, the only other exit, and that was flooded, too, but not as bad. I had to go through it or I would not only not make it to work, but I would be stuck at my house for at least three days with no way out. The exit to Potranco never floods. That's how bad it is out there.

So I went through the river, and there was someone on the other side who had the common sense to not cross it, but they waited there while I proceeded to drive through the river, get caught in the current, freak out, hit the gas, and by the grace of God get through it.

I feel both foolish and stupid, also grateful that I did not get swept away.

But I can't go home.

How can something that I love so much, something so beautiful, something that never fails to make me feel electric with life, be so destructive and terrifying? We also had a tornado warning out by my house, and, like the last time when a tornado really did hit, no sirens. The kids in the neighborhood are at school right now, and I called the school to tell them to get as many kids home as possible right now because by the time school lets out, all roads that lead home will be flooded.

Even my yard is a lake right now with at least 2 inches of water. I now own lake front property.

***Thank you, My Gal Friday, Steffi, for putting me up whilst I am currently displaced from my home. :) **

Live…From California!!
from the adventures of SPA (my nephew & his friends)

And again, I forgot to post the dOrk fOrces, and again I got bombarded with questions about how I could forget to post them. Whoops. :) Sorry.

People of Chase
from the life & times of … you!

**Thank you, Steffi, for providing these pics.

Scary Spice's Song Promotion of the Day
(there ya go, Jan. got mahself a nicky-name. because My Gal Friday said I was scary spice for posting a pic of the scorpion that bit me up on FaceBook. or MySpace. one of them)

Leaving to Stay by Jonny Lang
Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park
I Song by Kevin Rudolf

Friday Bonus
The Levee by Jonny Lang

My Gal Friday…Steffi Style Song Promotion of the Day

Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
Sweet Child O Mine by Guns'n'Roses
When I See You Smile by Bad English

Friday Bonus
Mickey by Toni Basil


“Initially the rain will exacerbate an already fragile situation.” ~Andrew Featherstone

“And it's a hard, It's a hard, It's a hard, It's a hard, It's a hard rain gonna fall” ~Bob Dylan

“In the hour of adversity be not without hope For crystal rain falls from black clouds” ~Persian Proverb

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” ~Langston Hughes

from random friends, family, etc.

i should have brought my floaties and or a raft today....i probably would have been more successful getting myself to work. who needs the comal or guadalupe when you have stone oak? LoL
~My Gal Friday...Steffi Style


A pyrocumulus, or, literally, fire cloud, is a dense cumuliform cloud associated with fire or volcanic activity.[1]

A pyrocumulus is similar dynamically in some ways to a firestorm, and the two phenomena may occur in conjunction with each other. However, one may occur without the other.


My Life is Average

Today my mom asked my step-dad what he would do if my mom won the lottery. He said he would take half and leave her. My mom then said "good I won twelve dollars, here's six.. now go !" Mom, your hilarious. MLIA

So today I FaceBook chatted my mom...her response, "I can't talk to you right now, I'm doing some serious stalking." MLIA

Today, in my math class, another math teacher walked in to talk to mine. He finished his conversation, but as he was leaving he said to my teacher (a woman), "So I hear you scored last night?" She smiled and said that yes, she had. She then turned to us, her face bright red, and said, "In hockey." Good to know she thinks like we do. MLIA.

Today in Geometry, the student aid was coming around to stamp our homework logs. Frantically, I searched through my book and binder... but couldn't find mine. As he approached me.... I said in a panic, "Gaah I can't find my homework log! Can you come back in a minute?" He then looked at me, looked down at my desk, stamped my log, looked at me again like I was an idiot and walked away. Oops. MLIA
^sounds like something I would do.

Learn from My Fail

Never use the term "Lickety-split" to someone new to this country. You will have to explain, frantically, in broken Japanese, that it’s not a sexual suggestion. #LFMF

Never assume the small rodent shivering on your store’s windowsill is a hamster, no matter how much it looks like one, or the fact that PetSmart is right next door. Bats are VERY good at completely hiding their wings beneath them, and don’t care so much for being scooped into boxes. #LFMF

When packing a backpack for a short trip, be careful how you store your electric toothbrush. It could go off while you and everyone else on the bus is sleeping. While you’re trying to fish it out and turn it off, no one will believe that sound is coming from a toothbrush. This is especially embarrassing in a foreign country. #LFMF

Tell your grandmother your little brother just needs to end his video game, not that he’s "going to kill himself and then we can go to dinner." #LFMF

When getting your patients ready for the day, never ask the woman with one leg where her other shoe is. #LFMF

Customers are Fun

Extremely Dis-concert-ing
Library Phoenix, AZ, USA

Me: “Thank you for calling [Library]. How my I be of assistance?”
Caller: “Yeah, my son said he wanted to check out some CDs. Do you guys have CDs?”
Me: “Of course. Can you tell me what type of CD he’s looking for?”
Caller: “What do you mean?”
Me: “I mean is he looking for audio books, computer games, music?”
Caller: “I don’t understand.”
Me: “I’m sorry, let me be more clear. Did he want–”
Caller: “No, I mean I don’t understand what you said before.”
Me: “I was just asking if you knew what type of CD he was looking for. Like audio books, or music, or–”
Caller: “Wait, what’s that?”
Me: “What’s what?”
Caller: “That thing you just said.”
Me: “What, music?”
Caller: “Yeah, what’s that?”

Chuck Norris Factoid of the Day

"Chuck Norris can build a snowman out of rain. "

Funny Pics
from the collection

^they are wearing kleenex boxes.

Random Funnies

Thank you, thank you. I am here for all eternity.


By zerothehero
Daffodils Forgotten

A callow man takes up the mantle
driven on to make his mark,
conjoined in blurred arrangement
whilst conviction is securely parked.

And yet the heaviest burden falls
on those already bent,
bright daffodils forgotten
with life valued only in percent.

The journalists of the people
spouting reactionary spat encores,
turn your blind eyes toward celebrity
whilst your brothers join the poor.

As life's price receives appraisal
value so precious is thrown away,
the oldest and the broken
left alone in cold hard disarray.

Never Was by popoks


Scruffy! said...

This is good. And yes, I DID get mad at no dork forces! It's like, "A MUST HAVE" in my daily schedule! Wake up, stop feeling sleepy and stretching, pull out my "mobile device" (not a phone) and check if dork forces is up, get dressed, get to school (depends on when I wanna go since its the last month), have fun. OH! Where's saturdays? Wait, I forgot... "There wa no saturday's. sorry!" RAHHHHH! THOMAS & FRIENDS MONSTER WILL ATTACK!!!

Scruffy! said...

Damn, I forgot! I love this doggie. It look furry and scruffy, I WILL tryyy and steal this person's doggie!