Thursday, May 31, 2007

ravings of a semi-sane madwoman: to da liebs: "WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE"#links#links

ravings of a semi-sane madwoman: to da liebs: "WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE"#links#links


(and as a little aside, yet ANOTHER bear spotting in my hood, west hartford, yesterday)
i sure do hope mr peacock stays safe and sound.

Errant peacock nests in Seymour


SEYMOUR — He might have been abandoned. Perhaps he went looking for love and got lost along the way. Or maybe, after a career in a traveling exotic animal show, he simply wanted to retire.
Whatever the reason, a male peacock has decided to take up residence at the Meadow Brook Estates, an active adult community on Great Hill Road.
While no one knows where the peacock came from, he has made himself at home behind a cul-de-sac overlooking the Naugatuck River Valley.
"He picked the best spot with the best view," said Kathy Ekstrom, project executive for Meadow Brook Estates.
Deer, turkeys, coyotes and the occasional bald eagle have all been spotted in the 77 acres of open space next to the new homes. The most exotic animal sighting by far, the peacock showed up about a week ago and has since ingratiated itself to a group of neighbors who give it food and water.

A stray peacock walks away from the camera after being disturbed nesting behind a home on Eastwood Drive in Oxford.The peacock has taken up residence in the neighborhod where neighbors have been feeding it. (Phil Noel/Connecticut Post)

da liebs says things are going well

and of course he should know. he has his finger on the PULSE my dears

(don't we have enough pain and bad news WITHOUT him spouting this garbage, this pack of LIES?)
makeprofilelink("Joe Sudbay (DC)");
Joe Sudbay (DC)
What a coincidence. Two years after Cheney said the insurgency was in its last throes, Joe Lieberman made essentially the same prediction.CNN reports that Lieberman is on an unannounced "surprise" visit to Baghdad. Paula Hancocks followed Lieberman around. She talked to Lieberman and reported, "He said he was happy with the progress. He was devastated by the fact that May was turning in to the deadliest month since November 2004. But he said he did believe that this surge eventually would pay off and it would start to break the insurgency."Meanwhile, in the real world, the evidence is to the contrary:
U.S. officials have warned that the strategy of putting more American troops on the streets and in small combat outposts, part of a security plan launched in February, would lead to higher U.S. casualties. But Tuesday's carnage suggested that the effort had not created a safer security environment..........

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

i built my father a little rock garden

for father's day. it's not done yet. i'd like to put a few more plants in. and of course i have to weed a bit - although i do like the greenery in there.

i used hearty succulants and alpine plants. we'll see how it grows

dragon's blood (sedum)
in one of the dishs other sedum and sempervivums







whew! not to worry, they found ana

the story has an even better ending. ana is going to live in a place where she'll feel more at home

Anaconda Found Alive In Basement Of Owner's Apartment Building

TORRINGTON, Conn. -- A 10-foot-long yellow anaconda that escaped from its owner's apartment more than a week ago didn't get too far.The snake, named Ana, was found alive in the basement of the apartment building on Birge Street Saturday by a state Department of Environmental Protection conservation officer. It had been missing since May 15................

to the friends and family of first lieutenant keith heidtman

my most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. my thoughts and prayers are with you. i am so very sorry for your loss

by News Channel 8's Sara Welch

Norwich-WTNH) _ A Norwich soldier was killed in action in Iraq on Memorial Day, about six months after he was deployed.
Twenty-four year old First Lieutenant Keith Heidtman died in a helicopter crash, and as America remembered its fallen heroes, a Norwich family would learn of their own personal loss.
"It's a tough time and a shock to all of us. We've worried about him everyday since he's been there," said Keith's uncle Chris Heidtman.
At Norwich Free Academy, where Heidtman excelled in academics and athletics, former mentor Hugh Campbell remembered an outstanding young man.
"It's like losing one of your own," said Campbell. "Keith exemplified everything that is good about young people."..........
NORWICH, Conn. -- A helicopter crash in Iraq on Memorial Day claimed the life of a Norwich soldier, the governor's office said Tuesday.
Army 1st Lt. Keith Heidtman, 24, was the 37th military member with Connecticut ties to die since the war began in 2002. Two Connecticut civilians have also been killed. Gov. M. Jodi Rell ordered all state and U.S. flags lowered to half staff in Heidtman's honor.
"Lt. Heidtman made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us, and he did so to protect the freedom that we so often take for granted," Rell said in a statement. "To have given his life on Memorial Day is especially poignant."...........

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

don't dream it's over

There is freedom within, there is freedom without

Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

There's a battle ahead, many battles are lost

But you'll never see the end of the road

While you're traveling with me
Hey now, hey now

Don't dream it's over

Hey now, hey now

When the world comes in

They come, they come

To build a wall between us

We know they won't win.....

(neil finn)

guess what? crowded house is coming to the calvin theater! wicked cool (the above is one of my all time favorite songs - yes - in the ENTIRE universe)

(oh, ok, it's NO havin' my baby)

Crowded House with special guest Liam Finn
Live at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA Saturday, August 4th • 8:00 PM Doors open at 7:00 pm
To the delight of fans worldwide, Austalia's Crowded House have announced a reunion tour & new album. The current line-up features Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, Mark Hart, & new member Matt Sherrod, who subs for the late Paul Hester on drums. Leader Neil Finn's carefully crafted songs, meticulous eye for lyrical detail, & gift for melody are the basis of hit songs "Don't Dream It's Over," "Better Be Home," "Weather With You," and "Something So Strong." The band's fifth album "Time On Earth", is their first since 1993's "Together Alone." ........

Monday, May 28, 2007

just a tiny little tale: my new best friend is a stripper

well ok, she's NOT my BEST friend but she is an acquaintance. i met her a few times before. we have a mutual friend acquaintance in common. i met her through him.

so yesterday, i was minding my own bid-nez as i am KNOWN for doing. i stopped by my favorite pub for brunch. i was chatting with the bartender (i always sit at the bar) who happens to be a dear friend of mine. she is having a rather rough time of late and i just wanted to listen and support her. after a while the stripper (whom i shall call ms s) comes in. i know she is a stipper because the last time i saw her i asked what she did for a living and she told me.

we nodded hello to each other. she sat a few seats down the bar and there were people in between us. after a bit, i went out to have a butt and as i passed her she asked if our mutual acquaintance had been in. i told her no, not that day. i thought he may have been at work. (he works some weekends). when i came back in i saw her on the phone. turns out it was the bartenders phone. ms s was using it because she went to some brazilian party (there is more of a story here but to tell you the truth, i never did get the whole gist of it) and somehow her phone got lost or misplaced or stolen. the bartender's phone was losing it's juice so i offered ms s the use of my phone. i had just charged it earlier that morning. since i rarely use it, i knew i had a lot of minutes left. plus it was the weekend and you get extra minutes anyway, PLUS i have carryover minutes which i'll never use. all she was doing was trying to track down HER phone. nothing untoward. ms s decided to come sit next to me. i always put my 'stuff' (i travel with a LOT of stuff. one never knows, does one???) on the chair next to me so no assholes have a chance of getting in my personal zone (it doesn't always work though. i attract 'em like flies to shite. if they can't sit NEXT to me they stand next to me, they stand in back of me, they lean over me, they breathe MY air). anyway, in a friendly gesture (which was sincere i might add), i removed my 'stuff' from the chair and i made it available to ms s. she plopped her moneymaker right on down. she was using the phone and every time she put it down, it would ring. she'd ask me if it was ok if she answered (i liked that she was polite enough to ask. manners mean a GREAT deal to me) each time. she made and received TONS of calls. i can't wait until some of those people start calling ME, perhaps thinking it was HER phone number. we'll see. could make for some classic moments in a rose is a rose's history.

ms s had on one clingy stretchy halter top showing the big tattoo on her lower back. the ONLY reason i did notice that was it is the part of her i saw each time i got up to have a butt and each time i came back in to my seat. i think she had shorts on but i can't be certain. i will say ms s has beautiful exotic eyes. i never really checked out her whole body though.

from my perspective the prior few times i had seen her, it looked to me like she was ALL OVER our mutual acquaintance. i thought she was hot for him. he is an attractive man. i don't know too much about him. i've known him for a while but we don't hang in the same circles. when i DO run into him, he's always decent to me so i've always been decent to him. he has issues (one of them is he can be VERY loud and rather frightening but if you tell him to knock it off, he will IMMEDIATELY stop) but then again we ALL have issues. my curiousity got the better of me (aw c'mon we all know it ALWAYS does. the mindin' my own bid-nez is just a load o' crap. i NEVER mind my OWN bid-nez) and i asked ms s what the deal was between her and our mutual acquaintaince. she asked me if i really wanted to know - OF COURSE I REALLY WANT TO KNOW, dang. so then she told me something that knocked me back. holy shite, i never saw it coming a mile away. it's nothing bad, it was just that i can ususally discern this about a person and i sure had NOT about him. that is if ms s was telling me the truth. i don't know, i don't know, i don't know. i'm still pondering it. in the same breath she also told me our mutual acquaintance wanted her to be his grrrlfren'. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (that is NOT exactly the message i got from him the last time i saw him but he never came right on out and said anything one way or another)

anyway, i hope ms s tracks her phone down

i hope i get more scoop on ms s and the mutual acquainance

i hope i get some amusing phone calls today