Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What Does My Birthdate Mean?

Your Birthdate: January 1

You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven't been developed yet.
You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.
Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.
You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.

Your strength: Your supreme genius

Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity

Your power color: Gold

Your power symbol: Star

Your power month: January

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Youngest off to College

Youngest daughter left yesterday for her freshman year of college. Luckily there was still room for her in the SUV. When I left for college, everything I took fit into a small trunk. Times have changed.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Back in the Day

It's true! Back in the day, like when the dinosaurs were alive, and there were no clothes dryers, one would have to hang clothes on a clothesline to dry. Wow. What a concept!
Because our dryer died the other day and because the new one can't be delivered for another week, I went out and bought some clothesline and clothespins and got to work. Being that we live in an area that gets so much sunshine I thought this would be a piece of cake. As soon as I got up this morning I washed a load and hung it out, and then washed another load. Dear husband pointed out that it looked like it would rain. I hadn't noticed. I thought it was just too early for the sun to be out! And it NEVER rains in the morning. So, the clothes are hanging and we're waiting for the rain.

Friday, August 10, 2007

A Gentleman?

The following account was in our local paper, The Post-Independent, this morning. It seems I hear the word "gentleman" used inappropriately quite frequently nowadays. Am I wrong in thinking that this man is NOT a gentleman?
A suspected drunk driver was arrested Monday afternoon after going on what police called a "banzai run" the wrong way up the Grand Avenue wing street off Seventh Street.

Michael Dufresne, 25, of Aspen was arrested on suspicion of driving under restraint, harassment, felony menacing, criminal mischief, false imprisonment, aggravated motor vehicle theft, reckless driving, DUI, hit-and-run and second- degree assault.

"Monday afternoon at about three, a gentleman decided that he would try making a banzai run up the wing street," Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson said. Wilson said Dufresne was traveling the wrong way up the one-lane, one-way wing street next to the Grand Avenue bridge.Dufresne allegedly crashed a white Mercedes Benz SUV into one car under the bridge, severely damaging it and pushing it into two other cars that suffered lesser damage.

According to Wilson, a tourist couple came out from the Springs Bar from lunch to find their vehicle damaged by the suspected drunk driver and asked, "This doesn't happen here all the time does it?"
As for the tourist couple's question: "No folks, only when they let the gentlemen loose."

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Random Headlines

As I perused the newspapers this morning, I was delighted to find three--yes, THREE----interesting headlines. I know, it's a Jay Leno thing, but I can't help it:

'Out' of the cloth: Perspiring priest caught jogging nude

Fish reported on flooded Nebraska highway

And now my favorite:

Airline asks, 'Is that a monkey in your ponytail?'

All three on one day!

Red Roaring Fork River

When we took our afternoon walk yesterday we noticed a big change in our Roaring Fork River. Usually a beautiful, clear "gold-medal" river, (see photos), it appeared as if someone had dumped paint into it or.... there had been a mudslide upvalley. We weren't the only ones who thought so, as stated in today's Post-Independent:

"The Roaring Fork is just blood red," declared Brian Pettet,
director of the Pitkin County Public Works Department.

Seems there was a mudslide on the Frying Pan River, and the FPR flows into the Roaring Fork at Basalt. The folks living near the slide experienced some inconveniences, but I can't imagine what the fish were thinking.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Internet email scams complete with cheeping

All of a sudden I am being inundated with emails telling me how much money I've won, or that I need to help somebody get their money by letting them put their money into my bank account. If these were all true, in the last couple weeks I would have become a billionaire! Yes, that's a "B." What amazes me is that they don't even TRY to look official! Check out the language, spelling, etc. in the note I received a few minutes ago. Don't they even have "spell check" on their computor? And I'm so sorry that she already paid for the cheeping!

Attn. My Dear,
I sent you message about the money and not yet hear from you, so I went deposit it to the FEDEX SERVICE COMPNEY, Contact them now to know when delivering will take place I have paid for the cheeping, the only money you will send to them is their security fee which is $95.00 do let me know immediately you receive it, and make sure you contact them ASAP for security reason,$1.2, 000,000.USD is the total money, so be very careful about the transit transfer with the company, cause i never let them know the content, it pack in a box and register as an African material that is to avoid interruption on transit.

1. YOUR FULL NAME_____________________________
2. YOUR HOME ADDRESS._________________________
3. OCCUPATION___________________________________
4. A COPY OF YOUR PASS PORT____________________
6. YOUR CORRENT HOME ADDRESS,________________
Reconfirmation of your address is that, forward it to the FEDEX COMPANY immediately you filed it ok thanks.RegardMrs. Ca Sandra Sharon Counsellors at law

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Rifle Air Show

We attended the Rifle Air Show at the Garfield County Airport today. Saw some amazing airplane acrobatics! I was very intrigued by what those pilots' mothers' lives were like. "Patty, I've told you over and over again. Get off the roof." or "Don, where are your bed sheets?" Those pilots are definitely made of something that I don't have. I get nervous on a plane that just flies straight! But they definitely were quite fun to watch.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Flamingos and Yard Poetry

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.~ Robert Frost~

I have always thought it would be fun to have a flamingo in my yard, or maybe a whole flock of them. Under I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, beneath a section of the east-bound side there is a flock that appears every spring. I always look for them when driving back to Boulder, but it's not exactly a spot to just stop and take a picture. Over the weekend at the Carbondale Mountain Fair some folks were running around the fair, randomly planting these words in various places. So, I've changed my mind about the flamingos. Now I want yard poetry.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Happy Birthday, Colorado

Today is the 131st birthday of Colorado.

Looking through my photos I couldn't decide which one would be most symbolic of our state. And then I came across the following shot, from the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen-- my favorite Colorado song.

"And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high;
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky.
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply;
Rocky Mountain high Colorado."

Farmer's Market

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.- Thoreau
A walk to our local farmer's market yesterday yielded these beautiful vegies, elk bratwurst, and a wonderful loaf of Payson bread. Good thing since all we have at home is the little tomato plant.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...