Friday, May 21, 2010

May 17, 2010

For those of you who do not follow the dOrk fOrces except when I am here (because it is online as a FaceBook group and on blogspot), and did not get to read yesterday's dOrk fOrces, Ronnie James Dio died yesterday of stomach cancer, a battle he's been fighting for a while. This is tragic. He was a powerful force in music, one of a kind.

***Patricia && Steffi! Yo quiero Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon material! :)


May is National Barbeque Month.

This week is National Backyard Games Week.

Today is World Hypertension Day!

Today in History

1620 1st merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey)
1845 Rubber band patents
1883 Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st wild west show premieres in Omaha
1984 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning

Word of the Day

majuscule - of letters written either as capitals or uncials.

from the life & times of jessi bean

I am getting extremely aggravated with this loan modification process. Yes. And this is the flood on one of two ways out of where I live:

Funny story. While I was taking this picture, a truck pulled up and the guy asked me if I was alright. I said yeah, I was just taking a picture. (I had packed my car about 15 feet past the water crossing sign, put my emergency lights on, got out, and hobbled down to about 20 feet from the river.) We started talking and turns out that he (his name was Tyler) went across it in his truck yesterday. I mean, yeah, he was in a truck, but the truck wasn't that big. I looked at him, walked away, and said "Sorry, I don't talk to crazy people." His son started laughing. Then a cop pulled up to the OTHER side of that mess, and waited.

I think he was planning on crossing it AGAIN, but the cop pulled up.

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!

So. What's up? Anything interesting happen????

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)

Bloodbuzz Ohio by The Nationals
Save Me by Shinedown
Walk the Line by Johnny Cash

The Mondays Bonus
Stay Strong by Newsboys

My Gal Friday…Steffi Style Song Promotion of the Day

Dragostea Din Tei (The Numa-Numa Song!) by O-Zone (and yes - all i can see are the sailors that did the parody of this song while out to sea!!!!)
Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
Your Love by The Outfielde

Scruffles' Song Promotion of the Day

Scream with Me by Mudvayne
Beautiful by Mudvayne
Strange by Mudvayne

The Mondays Bonus
The Crimson by Atreyu


“Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies for instance.” ~John Ruskin

“In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.” ~Paul Dirac

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.” ~Emily Dickinson

from random friends, family, etc.

why does everyday feel like groundhog day for me? LoL!
~My Gal Friday...Steffi Style


Ball lightning is an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the existence of which is disputed. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. It is usually associated with thunderstorms, but lasts considerably longer than the split-second flash of a lightning bolt. Many of the early reports say that the ball eventually explodes, sometimes with fatal consequences, leaving behind the odor of sulfur.

Laboratory experiments have produced effects that are visually similar to reports of ball lightning, but it is presently unknown whether these are actually related to any naturally occurring phenomenon. Scientific data on natural ball lightning are scarce owing to its infrequency and unpredictability. The presumption of its existence is based on reported public sightings, and has therefore produced somewhat inconsistent findings. Given inconsistencies and the lack of reliable data, the true nature of ball lightning is still unknown.[1] Until recently, ball lightning was often regarded as a fantasy or a hoax, but some serious scientific discussions and theories have attempted to explain it.


My Life is Average

Today in class I looked up from my work to see everyone staring at me. I freaked for a few seconds before I realized that the directions were written on the whiteboard behind me. MLIA

Today I was looking at the bus expectations for a high school I am applying for. One of the rules was: "Passengers on a school bus shall not transport tobacco, alcohol or controlled substances, weapons or explosives, animals, insects, or reptiles alive or dead, or glass items." I am now wondering what happened where they now need to specify alive or dead reptiles, or reptiles at all, for that matter. MLIA.

Today, my dad said he could survive through anything. I asked him how he would survive in a zombie invasion thinking he wouldn't be able to answer. Surprising enough to me, he answered me with the most elaborate plan and explained that all of the equipment was ready at his work and in our storage closet at home. I love my dad. MLIA

Today my mom went to my eye doctor appointment. Without me. MLIA.

Today, I was at play rehearsal and my director was fixing costumes. She had just bought a bunch of things from the craft stores, including string and new scissors. She grabbed the scissors and struggled to open it. Then she flipped it over and read aloud, "To Open, Cut with scissors". Oh the irony. MLIA

Learn from My Fail

After purchasing a new mobile phone, make sure it is not in your shirt pocket when you bend over to put the toilet seat up. #LFMF

"My husband's nuts fell off his bike" will ALWAYS make the guy at the bike shop laugh until he pees. #LFMF

If you see a hairy-looking brown thing in your shower, ALWAYS look to make sure that is in fact hair that came out when you while you were showering, and NOT the most terrifying bug you’ve ever seen. #LFMF

There is a reason makers of body wax have a different formula for legs and eyebrows. Leg wax WILL rip the skin off your eyelids. #LFMF

Customers are Fun

I Don’t Work Here Does Not Work Here
Supermarket Texas, USA

(I work in a library, but I had forgotten to take my name tag off after work when I went shopping.)
Customer: “What aisle is baking powder?”
Me: “Huh? Oh, I think it’s that way somewhere. I’m not really sure.”
Customer: “Well you’d better find out for me. Isn’t that your job?”
Me: “Oh, no, I’m sorry. I don’t work here.”
Customer: “Yes you do! You have a name tag on!”
Me: “Oh! No, I’m sorry, I work at the library, I just forgot to take this off.”
Customer: *very angry* “I don’t want excuses! Just tell me where the d*** baking powder is!”
Me: “I don’t know where it is. Go ask someone who works here.”
Customer: “You’re going to tell me or else!”
Store Manager: “Can I help you folks?”
Customer: “Yes! Your employee here is being very rude!”
Store Manager: “Sir, he doesn’t work here. Is there something I can help you with?”
Customer: “Oh!” *turning to me* “Well why didn’t you say so?”
Me: “I did. You were being a moron!”
Customer: *turning back to manager* “You let your employees curse at customers like that! I want him fired right now!”

Chuck Norris Factoid of the Day

"Chuck Norris does not know where you live, but he knows where you will die. "

Funny Pics
from the collection

Random Funnies

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