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You're from California if....

I have seen this before and I still think it is funny ...

1. Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.

2. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.

3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English.

4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is named Flower. (or Juniper like my grand daughter's teacher)

5. You can't remember . . . is pot illegal?

6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.

7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.

8. You can't remember . . . is pot illegal?

9. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.

10. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.

11. Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney really IS George Clooney.

12. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.

13. You can't remember . . . is pot illegal?

14. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH."

15. You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cells or pagers.

16. It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.

17. HEY!!!! Is pot illegal????

18.. Both you AND your dog have therapists, psychics, personal trainers and cosmetic surgeons.

19. The Terminator is your governor.

20. If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license. If you're here illegally, they want to give you one.

Oh My

Hugh Jackman is one of the studliest men on the planet. Movie I saw (Kate & Leopold) not so great. Hugh? Amazing. Can I have that for Christmas please? I've been really really really good.

I get my stitches out tomorrow morning - WOO HOO!

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog

Have any of you heard of this? OMG - it's FABULOUS! And, if you ever liked Firefly, there's a surprise in here for you. I tried to embed the video but it wouldn't let me :-( Just do a google search and it will come up.

Well- sometimes the embed option works and sometimes it doesn't.

Yes, I have lots of time on my hands

Pix of Bernard

Yes, Bernard the Bunny is still alive :-) I actually took these pics awhile ago but haven't had the time until now to post them. Poor guy - I think his ragged ears are from scooting under the shed. I still can't believe it's been over a year and he is still alive.

Go Bernard!!

Happy Birthday Kali!!!!

Kali - my first ever Aussie and the "best damn truck dog" in the world, turns 11 years old today! WOO HOO!!! This is even more impressive considering not many of her relatives make it past 10 and she's already lost 2 siblings to cancer.

Kali, who was *supposed* to be my husbands dog, determinedly decided (at the advanced age of 6 weeks) that I was her person. Period. No more discussion allowed. She has always typified those qualities that make Aussies such wonderful beasties: she is fanatically loyal (unless someone else has food,) completely unflappable, 100% trustworthy, gorgeous, and my main side kick. So while I couldn't take her on a beach romp today the way she deserves, we did play some ball and she had a pretty darn good time. And she looks pretty spiffy for her age!

Isn't she pretty?


This one is my favorite - Kali & Kane:

More Family shots:

Kali finally GOT the ball once or twice :-)

And Kat tired herself out making sure all the Aussies stayed together.

International Cow Policies

Subject: International Cow Policies

Some good cow humor.


You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

You feel guilty for being successful. You push for higher

taxes so the government can provide cows for everyone.


You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.



You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.


You have two cows.

The government seizes both and provides you with milk.

You wait in line for hours to get it.

It is expensive and sour.


You have two cows.

You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.


You have two cows.

Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other,

and then pours the milk down the drain.


You have two cows.

You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.

You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows.

You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the

analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.

Your stock goes up.


You have two cows.

You go on strike because you want three cows.

You go to lunch and drink wine.

Life is good.


You have two cows.

You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produces

twenty times the milk.

They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.

Most are at the top of their class at cow school.


You have two cows.

You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk,

and run a hundred miles an hour.

Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.


You have two cows but you don't know where they are.

You break for lunch.

Life is good.


You have two cows.

You have some vodka.

You count them and learn you have five cows.

You have some more vodka.

You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.

The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.


You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.

You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts.

You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk

production but use the money to buy weapons.


You have two cows.

They go into hiding.

They send radio tapes of their mooing.


You have two bulls.

Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.


You have one cow.

The cow is schizophrenic.

Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.

The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow.

The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk.

The cow asks permission to be cut in half.

The cow dies happy.


You have a black cow and a brown cow.

Everyone votes for the best looking one.

Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.

Some people vote for both.

Some people vote for neither.

Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.

Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.


You have millions of cows.

They make real California cheese.

Only five speak English.

Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.

Tempest In A Teacup

It appears that this whole "unfriending" thing has caused a massive over-reaction. So - I am NOT locking this post so no one can misconstrue my words. Here are my thoughts:

1. If you are not contributing, you are (in my mind) eavesdropping. That makes me personally uncomfortable - makes me feel like my words/thoughts/actions are being monitored. Call me paranoid but there it is.

2. LJ - for me - is about communicating with people I would either (a) never have met in the first place or (b) to keep up with people outside of the trials. Key word here is communication: see #1.

3. I am sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings - that was not the intent. I feel like someone who has been holding out treats for months which has never been taken or acknowledged, and then, when I put the food away, get a guilt trip for not holding it out there longer. When there is still no intent to actually take it.

Enough said.

I WANT NEWS!!!!!!!

How is everyone doing at Regionals????? I have to leave at 5am tomorrow and be sans computer for 5 days so now is my chance. You're all killing me...

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