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My Jewish friend's joy with this holiday.

[And the latkas aren't bad either...]
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Hunger. It's my belief that a lot of the world's conflicts would stop if people weren't struggling to find the next meal for themselves and their families.
seticat: (* cat - xmas-seticat - kit_foxfire)
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Bill Murry in "Scrooged".
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I am such a reader, especially I got my Kindle last year, that an Amazon gift card would be prefect! Actually, several - I give them as gifts for my family. I love encouraging folks to take time out and read.
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Why limit yourself to just one? :}

Actually, I'm not really a celebrator. Growing up my folks owned their own pharmacy and more often as not one of them would end up getting called in to fill scripts.

When I was working, I was in health care [either hospital based or home care] and there *are* no holidays.
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I guess it depends what someone considers 'famous'?

A whole slug of actors: most of them from Stargate, Stargate Atlantis, Battlestar Galactia [old and new], Farscape [that took a trip to Oz, but it was very with it], Star Trek [all variants], Andromeda and some others.

A few military individuals: Gen Normal Schwarzkopf for one.

A couple of folks who are fairly well know in the medicine but no one would know outside of that world.

And one that will always stand out to me: Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen who I met at 'Space Camp' back in the early 2000's when he came and gave a 2+ hour talk/lecture.
seticat: (cat - puzzeled - copperbadge)
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Phry3dd [Fred] - the '3' being silent

In honor of my husband's weird sense of humor
seticat: (fun - confirmed - kgems)
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A couple of things: fresh cut grass and lavender.
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Has anyone out there ever gone through the process to get approval for a VA home loan - Certificate of Eligibility (COE) VA Form 26-1880?

Without going into details at this time, it's looking like my housing where I'm at may becoming flaky at best and tenuous at the worst so I'm looking into getting approval to buy a place out here in Idaho. I'm trying to pre-plan on how much lead time I need before I can start home shopping, etc.

I really don't want to move. I absolutely *hate* moving. But I hate not knowing what's going on around me even more. I'm looking at staying in this general area not only because I simply can't afford to move back to WA State [cost of move, cost of living, 10% sales tax, etc] but there's something appealing about a less then 15 year old 3+ bedroom, 2 bath place going for under $75,000. It really *is* a buyers market out here.

Believe me, there's a big part that wants to move back to W. WA to be with friends, but the finances just aren't in the cards. And Mom [Mom-in-Law] isn't in the best of health despite what she tells me so there's some concerns on that front. I *might* consider W. Oregon, but I'm afraid the move would break me.

That's the one advantage with the COE. It's good anywhere.


I just wish life would settle down for a while.
seticat: (** 2lumps - o_0 - evilgrins)
Which honestly makes as much sense to me as any of the other ones. Maybe more.

seticat: (* cat - book - djinni)
The world has lost the imagination of of a great writer. Anne McCaffrey: April 1, 1926 - November 21, 2011.

May the crystals always sing to her at sunrise and may she rest safely within the shadow of dragon wings.
seticat: (* cat - tv - orangedragoness)
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It's a Trifecta:
The Lion King
Finding Nemo
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American Censorship Protest

I didn't wear the uniform of this country for 20-some years to have that same country tell me what I can and can't see on the internet. Mozilla is just one of several organizations listed on the web page supporting this protest. I am sure there are quite a few more.

Go. Look. Make up your own mind. I know I made up mine.
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[ profile] fenrirs_child is offering a drawing for a free pair of 'ears' over on their site. Wander over here and follow the directions.
seticat: (med - fun-xray - mine)
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Fiction. If I wanted reality, I go back to work in the ER.
seticat: (fun - ani-zombies - evilgrins)
Straight from the news room of South West Idaho News Network – your home town news team.

Zombie Ant Apocalypse Taking Place in Small SW Idaho Home!

Terror stricken citizens contact local religious leaders and chemical-biological warfare specialists in the hopes of quelling the advancing horde.

Doomsday Cult Leaders stating: “This is the end of all Days!”

Local units of the Zombie Squad contacted to provide specialized training and support to local forces.

Civic and government leaders encourage all private citizens to remain in their homes.

State Governor to declare martial law.

{ .......... oh crap .............. they're back........................... }

Verdict In

Nov. 7th, 2011 02:21 pm
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Conrad Robert Murry = guilty on the count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

Whether he caused Michael Jackson's death actively or through passive negligence, it is *my personal opinion* that he *did* provide substandard and inadequate care in a complex medical situation in an inappropriate setting using medications far better suited to be used in a critical care setting.

I am personally and professionally satisfied with this outcome.
seticat: (** 2lumps - argh - mine)
'Other Son of Bug Buster' was by late Saturday afternoon and gave the back of the bottom cabinets/drawers and the baseboards a spray of some sort of sticky emulsion that will create a barrier. 'Either Son of Bug Busters' will be back either Monday or Tuesday [depending on the weather] to go around the outside of the house foundation.

Status report so far: not one single little hexaped seen.

Of course, I'm still keeping the kitchen light on because I don't want any surprises.

The really fun/interesting about this whole experience? 'Both Sons of Bug Buster' know this house inside and out because the used to come over than play here with all the other area kids back when this was a lot more rural area. Father Bug Buster' [who is no longer dealing with bugs on Earth, but probably manages any needed pest control in the Afterlife] knew G'ma and G'pa Johnson quite well which may explain why both son's were willing to come out at a minutes notice on a weekend to spray this place.

They probably know this place better then I do.

Gotta love the small town rural life.

Ya know...

Nov. 4th, 2011 03:08 am
seticat: (** 2lumps - argh - mine)
...when you head into the kitchen at 'Oh-Dark-Awful' to make your self a pre-bedtime snack, flip on the light switch and all the little black specks you thought were 'poppy seeds' on the surface of the breadboard start heading for cover, they may not be poppy seeds.


2.5 hours later all the counter tops have been sprayed with a 'biologically safe' ant spray and then washed back down, all the dishes in the dish drainer have been rewashed, all the appliances have been wiped down, the floor vacuumed [twice] & the base boards sprayed with self same spray. I didn't do the breakfast nook tonight because I didn't see any of the little bastards there [only by the kitchen sink] and didn't want to end up shifting everything to the other side of the kitchen, doing all of that and then shifting it back. [I have a tiny, narrow, one-butt kitchen], but I'll do that tomorrow.

Ghod, but I *hate* bugs inside!!!

Gonna hit Home Despot or somewhere tomorrow and get the industrial sized bottle of ant spray to go around the outside edges of the house - again. And if those little bastards come back and try to set up camp like they did last year in the bathroom, I'm calling in the 'Big Guns' [tm]. I still have the business card from the 'Bug Busters' who came by last year.

I know bugs have their own little ecological niche in the food chain and all, but that niche is *not* in my house!

This incident may put me off poppy seeds for the rest of my life.

Just sayin'...

UPDATE: After two more breakouts this am and afternoon, I've called in the 'Bug Busters'. It's like calling in an air strike, I know, but this house was owner built in the early 50's and simply has too many nooks and things for me to deal with. And this is the same guy who took the ants on last winter when they made a surgical strike to invade the bathroom. He's used to working in food production areas and knows what to use and not to use.

And to be honest, I simply can't wait a week or so to see if any of the 'remedies' I've tried so far actually do anything. There's something about pulling out the breadboard and have a swarm of 'poppy seeds' come out at you that induces a shrill, piercing girly scream out of me. It's like last winter. Picture if you will, sinking into a nice hot relaxing bath only to realize there's a crowd of six-legged voyeurs staring at you and your 'privates'. Or living in mortal fear of one of them crawling in under the rim of the toilet seat and coming to visit just after you've sat down.

I am *not* going back to that 'scary place' again. VA doesn't have enough meds to deal with the aftermath.

UPDATE Part Duex: 'Son of Bug Buster' will be coming out tomorrow to deliver the needed 'Chemical Warfare Agents'. Which is probably a better solution then my digging a moat, filling it with gelled gasoline and tossing in a flare...
seticat: (cat - po'd - monicapdx)
The state of Kentucky is going to vote on Amendment 26 which will state that a fertilized human egg, a cloned entity or anything of that sort will considered a 'person' with all the rights and privileges of any other person. Not amazingly enough, all the spoke-people are male.

Go figure.

So there's no doubt that the 'morning after pill', birth control and things like life saving abortions and such will be tossed under the bus. But to carry this 'I *Have* to have control of *Your* body because I know better then you' legislation further, does that mean if a pregnant woman drinks or smokes or takes anything internally [like a medication prescribed by her doctor] that *might* cause harm to the unborn, that she is committing battery against another person?

Okay everybody, let's take one giant step backward to the days when women had no rights of their own and were essentially chattels whose only purpose was to cater to their men and produce babies for the man's legacies.


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