"He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot, each with a long claw," Janet Kettman, a neighbor said Monday. "They are formidable weapons."
The neighbors said those weapons, along with catlike stealth, have allowed Lewis to attack at least a half dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she was getting out of her car.Here's the whole story.
Tainted water covers about 500 acres, goes to a depth of some 900 feet and is toxic enough that it was blamed for the deaths of 342 migratory snow geese that landed on the water in 1995.
Admission fees brought in about $18,600 between June 15 and Sept. 30 last year. Some of the proceeds will go toward improvements intended to make the site even more attractive to tourists.
"Some people see contaminated water," said chamber executive Marko Lucich. "I see wealth."
McGaugh's journey through an intellectual purgatory began six years ago when a woman now known only as AJ wrote him a letter detailing her astonishing ability to remember with remarkable clarity even trivial events that happened decades ago.
Give her any date, she said, and she could recall the day of the week, usually what the weather was like on that day, personal details of her life at that time, and major news events that occurred on that date.
Underwater for mostly underwater and Roses for the Rose Plantation we toured and had lunch at.
Because everyone's so technically atuned here, I was told to check into the hospital on the internet... heh. I showed up at 7am and they showed me to a private room, which was really nice - the last time I was in the hospital, the woman who was in my room cranked her tv and then went to sleep. Seriously irritating.
So, we do all the preliminary stuff (shaving my crotch - again - but I didn't giggle this time and putting in a catheter - incredibly uncomfortable - I think that was the worst part of the whole ordeal, actually) and they take me to the room to do the thing and there are two nurses there - from Nashville! Note: this is not a good sign when it comes to karma. I tend to say somewhat, shall we say, negative things about the south. But I didn't think that this was the appropriate time to tell them my jokes about being a Jewish New Yorker in the south. I just kept my mouth shut.
They asked how asleep I wanted to be and I said "very". It's concise and makes the point, I think. I don't remember the procedure, but I vagely remember bending my leg (the one with the artery they were wandering up) and the doctor yelling "whoa, whoa there." I guess he's a horsie guy.
Back to room - don't remember much of anything except that I was in a lot of pain and the catheter was seriously bugging me. All I could think was that they were going to put me on a Dilaudid pump when I got there and then I wouldn't mind any more. So they did. I know I was pumping that thing a lot cause I was in a serious amount of pain. They had me lie flat on my back for six hours, but I don't remember any of it. When I sorta came to, I was begging them to take the catheter out, but they wouldn't until I showed them that I could walk around the hospital floor. Walking was not a problem, but I was so wasted from the drugs, I literally had to fight to keep my eyes open.
After that, it was much sleeping. A couple of friends came by when I was still seriously looped and I had to kick them out cause I couldn't keep my eyes open to talk to them. My manager from work came by with balloons which was really nice and unexpected. By then, I was able to keep my eyes open for about 15 minutes in a row, which was good.
Got out the next day, filled the Percoset prescription but not the Dilaudid cause I was scared of it. Slept most of the day, went to bed at 7:30pm and woke up at 9:30 in horrible pain. Called a friend who took me to a 24 hour phamacy where I filled the Dilaudid prescription and took one there at the pharmacy.
Remember all that stuff about living in the third world? Well, I have to take it back, cause I figure they don't have 24 hour pharmacies. Oh yeah, did I mention we were both in our pajamas wandering the pharmacy at 10:30pm on a Friday night. Hott.
Since then, I've been mostly sleeping. The good news is that now I have a cold. My nose was all stuffed up last night and I was wheezing so much that I kept waking myself up thinking I heard someone in the house - but it was just me noisily breathing.
Feeling much better as of this afternoon. Taking tomorrow off. Haven't taken any painkillers since 3pm today, so I'm hoping to stay off them tomorrow and throw them out on Tuesday. Fingers crossed.
Bottom line is I'm fine, everything went well and I'm hardly walking funny at all any more. Thanks for playing.
But back to the story.
So, this was my first time seeing Ailey in Seattle. Apparently, all 12 black folks who live in Seattle attended. Seriously, I never saw so many white people at an Ailey performance. Where do the black people live here? It's kinda a weird city for that. It is diverse - there are tons of asians and indians 'n stuff, but not many African Americans. Or they're hiding. Or they hate Ailey, which is pretty much impossible if you ask me.
Of course, the flip side of all of this is that there's great Indian food.
So, we get to the theatre right when it's supposed to start (8pm) due to people crashing their cars and dying, which was a little inconsiderate just before showtime. And the will call line runs the entire block! At 8pm! We picked up our tickets by 8:15 and were told we couldn't go in until the first intermission, so we watched it on tv, which frankly, just sucked.
Seriously, if that many people are still outside waiting for tickets, I think that in a big, grown up city like New York, they would delay the start time, wouldn't they?
Sigh...it really is the third world here. I like it, but it's a little baby city I have to nurture, I think.
I'll be having a little bit of surgery on Thursday. It's called Uterine Artery Embolization and they're going to go up an artery into my uterus and inject tiny little plastic balls into the parts of the artery that are feeding some rather large fibroids. They will block the blood flow and shrink the fibroids down.
I'll be spending the night in the hospital (I'll be at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue - near my house) and returning home on Friday. I'll definitely be home all weekend taking it easy. I will be on medication, but have asked for a minimal amount.
I apologize to any of you who I forgot to mention this to. Somehow I got it in my head I've told folks about this, but I heard a mouthful from my mom this weekend cause I apparently didn't tell her about it.
Thanks for caring!
Daily Kos has an interesting idea: "I recommend a guerilla campaign of vegans infiltrating supermarkets nationwide and refusing to ring up slabs of Midwestern beef because it offends their tender sensibilities."
Heh heh heh.
In the episode, they decide that Stan is the reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard.
I just watched a scene of Tom & Nicole arguing about him being in the closet - when he's sitting in a closet. Classic.
Be sure to pay attention to the credits at the end!
See it on You Tube (requires registration) or Xenutv.
Newark has its own blog now. Have you ever been to Newark, NJ? Seriously, Newark? Granted, I am seriously prejudiced against NJ, but Newark?
Newark's new mayor -->
I can see his breasts. I think if you're elected to political office, you have to wear shirts with sleeves when you're in public. Call me old fashioned...
Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs asked: "Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?"Replied Mr. Raskin:"Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You didn't place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." The hearing room erupted in applause.
(Clearly the red states haven't learned the difference between its and it's. Edukashun isn't important to folks who believe in Intelligent Design, I guess.)
RED CARPET RED STATES’ AWARDS
For Best Family-Friendly Films
Blue States values were the big winners at this year’s Academy Awards rewarding blatant anti-family themes of homosexuality, prostitution, pimping, drugs, crime, and the overall demonization of America as a bunch of bigots and oil mongers. Virtually absent from the podium was anything supportive of hard work, self-responsibility, charity, faith or family.
The two exceptions were that the supporting actress Oscar went to Reese Witherspoon, who actually deserved the honor but probably won the extra votes necessary due to her blatant real life Bush-bashing, and the best documentary going to a bunch of penguins who were neither blue nor red. They were values neutral: black and white but the fact that it was a pro-environmental film probably didn’t hurt.
“Parents of America, unite! It’s time for us to stand up against this filth,” said Bestselling children’s author Katharine DeBrecht, who is “Chairmom” of the new Red Carpet Red States’ Film Awards, a kinder, gentler and refreshing pro-family alternative to the Oscars.
RED CARPET RED STATES’ AWARDS:
BEST PICTURE: The Chronicles of Narnia (snubbed by the Oscars except for make-up)
Magnificent film based on the classic CS Lewis book about good versus evil, that brings home the values of love, family, forgiveness and sacrifice.
Honorable Mention: Pride and Prejudice (snubbed by the Oscars)
Beautiful film about family and true love that explores the virtuous side of pride, and the faulty side of pride that can result in unwarranted prejudices.
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Joaquin Phoenix
Phoenix portrays Johnny Cash in a brilliant film about the legendary singer which does not glorify drugs and alcohol, but shows how addiction affects relationships and careers.
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Paul Giamatti – The Cinderella Man (snubbed by the Oscars)
Giamatti portrays the manager of real-life Depression era boxer, James J. Braddock, in a moving film about love and devotion for family and following your dreams.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line (Great actress but big Bush-basher in real life)
Witherspoon portrays June Carter, long-time friend and wife of Johnny Cash, struggling to keep her friend away from the damaging addictions that haunt him.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Rene Zellweger – The Cinderella Man snubbed by Oscars)
Zellweger portrays Mae, the wife of James J. Braddock, a woman who places keeping her family together in any hardship above all.
DOCUMENTARY: March of the Penguins (Great film but it’s pro-environmental theme didn’t hurt it’s chances at the Academy Awards)
Excellent documentary about penguins in Antarctica where fathers risk their lives without food or water for 2 months to protect their offspring.
Quotes by Katharine DeBrecht regarding this year’s Oscar picks:
“The movies garnering the most Oscar nominations included films about feature sympathetic terrorists, gay cowboys, communist sympathizers, and transexuals. How bad is Hollywood out of touch with mainstream values? None of the best picture nominees were even in the top 20 highest grossing movies of last year!”
“Selecting Jon Stewart as its host only offers more proof that the Academy has taken a turn to the far left. Stewart uses his show to attack President Bush nightly, and he freely admits he voted for Democrat John Kerry in 2004. He once mocked a Christian guest who was explaining intelligent design, saying he wanted to ‘smoke a bong’ with him. Stewart is hardly a reflection of mainstream America, so in that sense he was the perfect representative for Hollywood.”
“It’s time to roll out the Red State Red Carpet to high quality, family friendly movies that the Oscars snubbed. Forget the gay cowboys — let’s tell Hollywood to take a hike and talk about the movies that were truly the best of 2005.”
How 'bout some nice pasta, eh?
Thumbs down: Naomi Campbell's dress, Rachel Weisz winning for supporting actress for Constant Gardener?, Crash best picture??, white women with blonde hair wearing dresses that fade into their skin, the color of Michelle Williams' dress (cause she was in the front row and really stood out, but the fashionistas on tv this morning liked it, so what do I know?)
All in all, I thought it was a really good show. I didn't mind all the clips - thought in general they were good. Perhaps a bit too much, but since there were only 3 songs, it provided a little filler. What did you think?
So I joined my company's photography club this weekend to shoot pictures at a park (I'll post them shortly). I have a new digital SLR and I was really excited to see a new area of Seattle and meet some new folks. First of all, as with most things associated with my company, it's all guys. There was one other woman. No problem, I like guys! However, these guys had tripods and lenses that were (I swear) almost as long as my arm. I'm not saying anyone was compensating for anything, but... It was a bit much.
Not the most social of folks. Then again, photography is a bit of a loner sport, I guess. But seriously, these were geeks. Real geeks. 2005 version of pocket protector folks I think.
See, I've spent my life surrounded by civilians, so comparatively, I am a geek. I like to read, I'm into news and politics, I really like gadgets (the shinier, the better). Thus, I considered myself a geek.
Then I started my new job. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one on campus who hasn't seen Star Trek. Ever. I do know about the guy with the pointy ears (Spock, right?). That covers my Star Trek knowledge. I'm pretty sure that's enough to get me fired. We're talking about the kids you wanted to beat up when you were growing up. Now, they're running the world.
The odd part, is I think they're funny. It's a different humor, but when I get it (I don't really get it when they make computer language jokes - and they do - they make "hex" jokes), I think it's funny.
I feel like I'm crossing the divide between the geeks and the civilians. I guess that's my role.
The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls. If you can go longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal. Reportedly, the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.
Quail hunting school for Dickie
“in honor of VP Dick’s hunting “accident”. OBJECTIVE: Shoot 10 quail without shooting Harry and you get a Certificate of Completion that you can print.
Or just shoot the crap out of Harry.”
Worse, a number of the second-grade coke recipients got all Scarfacey and ate the drug, with Philly's NBC 10 news reporting at least one of the toddler Tony Montanas being checked out a local hospital for aggressive post-coke twitching.
Lucky for all, no serious damage was reported, and school officials are investigating. Full story here.