Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I laughed really hard when i read this.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

touching on some big questions

A question i have longed struggled with is why do science followers* go so far in trying to show creationists the flaws in their belief? i mean, if you believe the earth was formed through evolution, what does it matter if some one else thinks it was an act of God that lasted 6 days?

Recently i watched the Bill Mathur documentary called, "Religulous". It was the first time i had the question answered in a way that made sense to me. Bill suggested that while faith had many positives, it also had some scary places it could go.

He cited that many religions around the world believed in an apocalyptic event that would end the world and bring about a new world. He said that when the Bible (specifically) was written, only God had the power to end the world. Today, we have the power to end the world. His concern is with people in charge of nuclear weapons who believe 'the end is near'. Will their beliefs become a self-fulfilling prophesy?

Coming at it from that angle, i can see why non-believers would fear those who believe (in whatever religion they follow).

And yet i wonder if believers are so certain that they would 'push the button' themselves instead of waiting for a god to do it. Certainly the religious nutjobs many shows parade before the cameras would gladly end the world...but what about the run-of -the-mill people? would they be willing to step into God's place (believing it to be God's will) and end the world?

*These are separate from scientists. They believe what science teaches, although they themselves are not scientists.

Friday, April 24, 2009

i'm hooked

It was in high school that i started listening to a series of stories on CD. They were the first 3 books from Janet Evanovich. I was enthralled with the stories. But i moved states and forgot the author's name, (as frequently happens to me) and all i could remember was the series was named according to their order. (eg. One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to get Deadly).

Sadly, i could not find the books when i went looking in my new state. I soon forgot about them...sort of. I stopped looking every time i went into a book store. Every now and again, i'd lazily browse to see if i could find something that looked like it might be part of the series. Two months ago i found the series again.

Realising my pocketbook could never afford the full series from the stores, i bought the first twelve books online. So far i'm up to 'Seven Up'.
If you've been wondering why my blogging is so slack...this is 70% of the reason.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


It isn't often that pride for my 'home' state comes into my life, yet the other day my mother sent me a forwarded email joke to me and it made me smile....then laugh...then show my terrified husband....and now i share with you too!

Three men married wives from different states in America.

The first man married a woman from Florida.. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day, he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man married a woman from Texas. He gave his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn't see any results, but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day, he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge dinner on the table.

The third man married a girl from Idaho. He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

taggie goodness

So i've been tagged a few times, (del, melody) so i figure it is time...

So, without further ado...

> I like tofu. I even like raw tofu. As i prepare it, i'll often sample pieces. If for some reason i find the texture not satisfying, i've been known to throw the entire block away.

> When the converstation eventually turns to where i'm from, i pause and often consider blatantly lying in order to keep people from thinking that i'm "one of those americans". Probably because i secretly fear that i really am.

> My animals mean so much to me. I had no idea that i was such a big animal lover until after i got married. I know what that means... i just don't want to think about it too hard.

> I psycho-anaylse myself far more than is necessary to survive in a normal 'civilised' culture.

> My house contains masks and photos of family and friends on the walls. The masks represent more than the pictures can. and yet i think the people who have painted masks for me don't realise the importance of their contribution to my walls.

> The best parts of my life are filled with quiet, silent hugs, and sloppy kisses.

> I believe i live in a magical place but way too far away from my friends and family. (you need to move near me...trust me, it will be worth it)

As the rules of the meme go, I now pick seven bloggers to share seven things themselves:

Penguin @ Penguin - Life As Me
Clare @ insane troll logic
Kaisa @ The Homely Housewife
MaybeMelody @ File Under 'Miscellaneous'
Becky @ Collaboration
Litigious Mind @ No Prior Restraints
Jen@ Happiness Returns

Here's what you do:

> Link to your original tagger and list these rules in your post.
> Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
> Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and links to their blogs.
> Let them know they’ve been tagged.
> Let your tagger know you've completed the meme.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

the introduction

Ginji gives birth

^she purred and purred as i rubbed her chin and belly, several hours before she went into labour.

^She was so happy and content!

^early on April 8, she gave birth to four beautiful kittens.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The pet boarding home

My husband and i have accepted our first pet boarder, Ginji.

She has come to us pregnant and nearly ready to give birth. She will stay with us until her kittens are 10 weeks old or 1 kg in weight. Once this happens she will go back to the RSPCA where she and her kittens will find new homes.

She has settled into our home very well. She gets on well with Faith, although she isn't entirely sure she likes Bob yet. They enjoy liaisons with a window between them, but they suddenly have a bout of nerves when put into the same room.

The nerves are not helped by the fact that Bob recently had a fall and was forced to take medication so that he could walk and jump properly. He is in a fair amount of pain and doesn't really want to deal with Faith or Ginji. I don't blame him.

Ginji on the other hand is very social. She loves a good pat and gives small mews of commands when you fail to give her the attention she requires. For a young momma cat, she has an amazing temperment. Many mothers-to-be, become cranky in the time before birth. Not Ginji, she can't wait to love anyone and everyone who comes to say hello to her. I know she will make a great addition to any home.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


once upon a time....

One day the old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old German Shepherd thinks, 'Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!' Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly, 'Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder, if there are any more around here?'

Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. 'Whew!' says the leopard, 'That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!'

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes, but the old German Shepherd sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up.

The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard.
The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, 'Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!

Now, the old German Shepherd sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, 'What am I going to do now?', but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd says...
'Where's that darn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!

Moral of this story...
Don't mess with the old dogs... age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery! Improvising and brilliance only come with age and experience.

--the previous story is stolen from a mass email someone sent me..