Thursday, May 30, 2013

New TV–Motive

Any show I can walk away from before the “big reveal”… Meh.

Bright side – Lauren Holly and Louis Ferreira. I may give the second episode a try.

Motive on ABC

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Iron Man 3

Saw it this weekend. Meh.

Robert D. Jr. entertains as a PTSD’d Tony Stark who’s all twitchy over the Avengers vs. Aliens throw down.

ppottsGwyneth (did-I-spell-that-right?) Paltrow is a lovely, redheaded Pepper Potts who is getting mighty tired of Tony’s pissing and moaning around the house at all hours.

The movie was more about Stark getting his vaj’ unkinked and smelling fresh than Iron Man whooping bad guys and blowing shit up, though there was a good amount of that towards the end.

I felt the plot was really stretching my sense of disbelief at times. I know this is a movie about a super-rich uber-genius flying around in high tech armor… Yeah, yeah, shaddup.

I’m in no hurry to add Iron Man 3 to the home library. Like I said – A solid ‘Meh’.

Michele Bachman Calling It Quits

Rep. Michele Bachmann — the tea-party firebrand and former presidential candidate, facing investigations and a daunting reelection race — announced in a video on her website Wednesday morning that she will not seek reelection to a fifth term.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/michele-bachmann-not-running-again-91972.html#ixzz2Ugs9waQ7

I wish the Tea Party had not let Bachmann associate with them, her being bugnuts crazy and all. I see this as a ‘Good Thing’.

Gee, I wonder Why?

Accused Fort Hood gunman plans to represent self at trial

Handout photo of Nidal Hasan, charged with killing 13 people and wounding 31 in a November 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood.

(Handout . Reuters, / June 29, 2012)

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will ask a U.S. military court on Wednesday to rule he can represent himself at his trial this summer which could bring the death penalty on charges he killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage.

 

I’m thinking it’s because the crusty looking son of a bitch couldn’t find a lawyer who didn’t want to bury a hatchet in his face.

I could be wrong…

Friday, May 24, 2013

It only hurts when it hurts

A few Saturdays ago, Thud (aka Lovechild The Second) jumped out of a tree and tweaked his ankle upon landing. This wasn’t Thuds first twisted ankle so we doctored & wrapped it up, no biggie.

The following Wednesday my little Trooper upheld his school’s honor at the end of year Track & Field get-together.

Wednesday night he convinced Red he needed medical attention “‘cause it hurts soooo baaaad, mom!” and off they went to the Kids Walk-in clinic where Thud was poked, prodded, x-rayed and issued his very first Frankenboot.

Doc: “The x-rays don’t show any fractures but we’ll send ‘em off to Ortho, just in case, we’ll be in touch blah blah blah take it easy, no running or jumping etc., keep the ‘boot on all the time…”

Right. The only way to enforce such a rule with a 10 year old is to hogtie him and even then there will be some flopping around.

Friday morning comes and Thud is in tears the pain is so baaaaaaaaad. Back to the Doc-in-a-Box.

Doc: “Hhhhmmmm” Poke, poke, poke “Ortho says x-rays looked fine, very little swelling, blah, blah I’d say you had to boot too tight last night and slept wrong. Since there is no fracture you can loose the ‘boot now. Keep the ankle wrapped, no running or jumping, over the counter meds as needed, blah, blah, come back next week if there is no improvement.”

Fast forward to yesterday evening- Spring has made itself known with above freezing temps and inches of rain. I’m puttering around the yard enjoying the sunshine, when out pops Thud, tearing-ass down the block in hot pursuit of the ice cream truck. A minute later he comes running back “Iforgotmywalletwithallmymoneyinit!”. Another minute goes by and he’s out the door again, wallet clutched in hand, sprinting down the sidewalk and out of sight. That boy is built for running, all lean muscles and bone.

And no sign of a limp. Huh…

By bedtime the pain is back along with the tears.

Enough is enough.

Red hauls Thud to the Doc-in-a-Box office first thing this morning with the intent of getting the boy outfitted with a cast, from toes to hip. Lets see the little monkey run now…

After more prodding and head scratching the Doc sends them over to the walk-in Ortho place. The Ortho-Doc does his thing and announces Thud has a taken a tiny, itty-bitty chip out of his legbone hence the pain and tears. No cast necessary, though. Just wrap it, use over the counter meds, no running or jumping blah, blah, blah.

Red was very disappointed. Bright side- we’re that much closer to meeting our deductible.

Yay.

So little Thudrick is back at school now, where to be sure he’s bouncing off the walls and leaping off the highest points of the playground equipment. The little shit.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Cool Chick Wednesday


Jennifer Lawrence has a sense of humor and she’s nice to look at. I hear she’s down to earth as well…
Cool Chica indeed.

Screw it - blogger won't post the correct sized pic so I deleted it.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Former FBI Dude states the .gov is recording all digital communications

 

CLEMENTE: "No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It's not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out.

BURNETT: "So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible.

CLEMENTE: "No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not."

Hold on, I’m turning my paranoia dial up a few ticks.

Good Morning, Sunshine…

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