Saturday, September 30, 2006

This Is A Comment That My Good Blog Friend Shane From New Zealand Made About A Recent Post Of Mine On Sept. 27th 2006. He Is Maori. I Thought This Was Worth Repeating. I Hope He Approves.

We Maori have our stuff too.

Rangi and Papatuanuku:

Rangi means Heaven in the common language, and is here used as a proper name, but Papatuanuku is the personal name for the Earth (te whenua). These two were not worshipped as gods, but were regarded as the parents of all visible nature.Rangi, having been lamed in the duel with his uncle, could no longer stand upright, and had, therefore, to lie always flat on the earth. The consequence was a still darkness; no wind could blow, no light could shine. Notwithstanding, they had many children. Most of them were cripples; some had crooked, drawn-up legs, some had stiff stretched out legs, and other deformities; however, a few had sound limbs. The most conspicuous among the latter was Tane; also Paiao (Cloud), Tawhirimatea (personal name of the Wind), deserve to be mentioned.

The children felt very inconvenient in that close darkness, and the more able ones among them held a consultation of what to do, in order to gain light and liberty. Some were for killing their father; others proposed to lift him up, and there let him live as a stranger to them. The counsel of the latter prevailed. After this they set to work. First Paiao (Cloud) tried, but could not lift him. Then Tane tried, with no better result. Then they tried all together; but Heaven was too heavy for them. At last Tane put his head on the ground and stretched his legs upward. That succeeded. Rangi cried and lamented that he was illtreated by his children; but they carried him up, and then Tane fixed him.

It seems that Tawhirimatea (the Wind) took no part in this movement, but rather that he had opposed it from the beginning, counselling to let things remain as they were. This seems rather strange of such a restless fellow as the Wind; but the northern natives, according to Sir George Grey's collection, account for this by saying that Tawhirimatea was a quiet, loving boy before, but that, when he was outvoted by his brothers, and Heaven and Earth were separated against his will, he became dissatisfied and restless. He followed his father heavenward, and talked to him about the injuries he had received from his children, and then came down again, fighting with his brothers from all quarters of the heavens.

When Heaven had been carried up, and Tane had fastened him, and then come down again to the earth, he (Tane) looked up to his father; but the old man looked dark and sad. Then he went to Okehu, to fetch ornaments for his father. With this he put on him a bright polish. When he came down again and looked up, he thought his father did not yet look so good as he ought to; so he fetched more ornaments, and with these he drew the Milky Way, painted the Magellan Clouds, and set the constellations. This done, he came down again to see how that did suit his father. Now he looked handsome.

Now Tane looked at his mother, who was still void of ornaments. So he raised some of her crippled children, and put them upright, as trees. First he put their legs downward and their heads upward, and then went aside to look at them. But the trees did not look well in that position, standing on their branches, with their stumps and roots as heads and hair, up. Then he took them up again, and put their heads down and their legs, the branches up; and went again aside to look. Now they looked good; now both parents were adorned with beauty.

Though Rangi and Papatuanuku have now been long separated, yet their love toward each other continues. Her sighs out of her bosom may be seen ascending up to Heaven in the vapoury mist that rises from the wooded mountains; and Heaven weeps his tears of love down upon her in dew-drops.

Thanks Te Ao Hou

Thank You Shane, For Sharing This.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Nine Lies About Me And One Truth -- Which One's The Truth ?

I swiped this from Xmichra and she said that she got it from Dee. Xmichra said it was easy and Dee said that it wasn't. I guess that means it's easier for Xmichra to Lie ! Ha Ha Ha...

Can you spot the truth? No cheating now.

Here is the updated version.

1. I still have two baby teeth. -- Had my last two baby teeth pulled when I was 30 years old.
2. I played the drums in my high school marching band. --I played the Baritone.
3. I can’t swim a lick. -- I used to be a Life Guard.
4. I cut Emily’s umbilical cord when she was born. -- True, it was tough like grissle.
5. I am allergic to latex. -- I'm allergic only to wool.
6. I failed my driving test two times (I was 18 before I got my license). -- I past my D.L. test the first time, I was 16 almost 17.
7. I met my second wife in a club called, “The Rose”. -- I've only been married once.
8. I’ve never had the Chicken Pox. -- Had them when I was 10 years old.
9. I went to NSU almost two years before dropping out. -- I never went to College.
10. I was named after my Mother’s step-father. -- All though my Mother's step-father's name was Charles, and my Great Grand Father's name was Charles, I was really named after my Father's best friend.
I Miss My Friend's Blog. I Hope That He Works Out His Differences And Comes Back Soon. I'm Sure That I'm Not The Only One Who Feels This Way. Hope To See You On The Mountain Shortly.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

No Respect For The Past

I will try and make this short. For one hundred and eleven years, the Mistletoe was the state flower of Oklahoma, even though Oklahoma was not a state until 1907, it was still being heavily considered in the 1890‘s. Anyway, it is said that because flowers were so scarce on the plains of Oklahoma Territory that when early settlers decorated the graves of their loved ones that they had to turn to a more available source of plant life, the Mistletoe. So from 1893 until 2004 the Mistletoe, Phoradendron Serotinum, served as our State Flower or Floral Emblem. Throughout the years there has been a controversy among garden clubs that the Mistletoe was not a flower but rather a parasite that attached itself to host trees and shrubs, therefore not a good representative as a State Flower. So in 2004 Governor Brad Henry (a man I otherwise approve of) championed a bill that was passed declaring the, “Oklahoma Rose” (a hybrid tea rose developed in 1964) as the official State Flower of Oklahoma and that the Mistletoe would at least remain as the State Floral Emblem. So with no respect for the past or history, something sacred that marked the graves of people who settled our state was moved aside for a rather plain red rose that was developed by a couple of men in a lab at Oklahoma State University. It has no character or romance in my book, but that’s Ok because when the roses die out for the year and everything turns brown the Mistletoe in the tops of my trees will still be green and will forever symbolize the perseverance of early Oklahoma settlers.

And on a similar note, the, “Indian Blanket” was adopted by Oklahoma as the State “Wild” Flower in 1910, and the green color of the Mistletoe foliage and the white of it’s berries remains the State Colors.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

My father's people say ... at the birth of the sun and of his brother, the moon, their mother died ... so the sun gave to the earth her body, from which was to spring all life. And he drew forth from her breast the stars. The stars he threw into the night sky to remind him of her soul.

”The Last Of The Mohicans”
If Girls With Large Breasts Work At Hooters, Then Where Do Girls With Only One Leg Work ?

IHOP, Of Course!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


While she was "flying" down the road yesterday (10 miles over the limit) a woman passed over a bridge only to find a cop with a radar gun on the other side lying in wait. The cop pulled her over, walked up to the car and with that classic patronizing smirk we all know and love, asked, "What's your hurry?" To which she replied, "I'm late for work." "Oh yeah," said the cop, "what do you do?" "I'm a rectum stretcher," she responded. The cop stammered, "A what? A rectum stretcher? And just what does a rectum stretcher do?" "Well," she said, "I start by inserting one finger. Then, I work my way up to two fingers, then three, then four, then with my whole hand I work from side to side, until I can get both hands inside. Then, I slowly but surely stretch, until it's about 6 feet wide."

"And just what the hell do you do with a 6 foot asshole?" he asked.

"You give him a radar gun and park him behind a bridge..."

Friday, September 22, 2006

Oklahoma's Own Native Son

''I have Indian Blood in me. I have just enough White Blood for you to question my honesty!'' -- Will Rogers aka "The Cherokee Kid" (1879 - 1935)
My Kid Wants A Job

My kid turns 16 in a little over 2 months, and she wants a job. I thought you had to be 18 but she got a special work permit from school for people under 18 wanting a part time job. I really don’t want her to have a job yet, she has enough to do with taking care of me, the dogs, and school work. But if she wants one I wouldn’t try and stop her, she’s a great kid and anyone that would hire her would be getting an amazing employee. I trust her more than any grownup I know and she has always been the best help that I could ever have. She picked up 3 applications today, McDonald’s, Braum’s, and Charlie’s Chicken. She chose these places because they were within walking distance from our house. I used to tease her that if she did not keep her grades up that all she would have to learn was to say, “Would you like fries with that?” Because that’s where she was gonna wind up working was McDonald’s. Now I don’t think that it would be such a bad place to work for a kid, if she could handle it there she could probably handle just about any job. I’m still waiting for my Disability to start and when it does the first thing that I’m gonna buy is a truck for her, that‘s what she wants and we’ve already found a good used one that she likes. We both hope that it is still available when we get our money, but if it’s not we’ll find her another one just as good or better. She also got an Oklahoma Driver’s Manual yesterday and I signed the permission slip for her to take Driver’s Education next semester. I’ve always enjoyed watching her grow up, but now I wish that it would just frigging stop. It’s not fair.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

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You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse, and when you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift back into Park, unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove that piece of paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car, THAT is when the carjacker appears out of nowhere, jumps into your car and takes off. He practically mows you down as he speeds off in your car. And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car, and if he finds your home address in your belongings and he already has your keys, your home is now compromised!

So If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away, remove the paper later and be thankful that you read this.

Please pass this information along, especially to women. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

And of course I stole this Quizzy from the Dark and Enchanting Xmichra

Things that scare me.
1. Living too long
2. Not being able to support my kid (F**king Terrifies Me)
3. Women

People who make me laugh.
1. Emily (she’s evil funny)
I handed her a condom one time just to try and shock her… she said “Thanks, I’ll save it for later.” Then she just stuck it in her back pocket like it was nothing. She was 13 at the time.
2. Michael Keaton
3. Sinbad

Things I hate most.
1. Liars (people who lie about small crap that doesn’t matter, if you’re gonna lie to me, make it big and well worth it)
2. Time (I hate having to live by a clock)
3. Getting mad (I can’t think straight when I’m mad)

Things I don’t understand.
1. Hate
2. Evil Hearted People
3. A Butt-load of crap really

Things I’m doing right now.
1. Making this list.
2. Not eating
3. Moving my feet around because they are numb

Things I want to do before I die.
1. Lose weight
2. Ride a horse
3. See the ocean

Things I can do.
1. I can cook
2. I’m good at most everything but great at nothing
3. I’m pretty good in bed… I hardly ever fall out

Ways to describe my personality.
1. I can be friendly
2. I can be an ass
3. I’m better at being an ass than I am at being friendly.

Things I can’t do.
1. Walk more than 20 or 30 steps
2. Tolerate meanness
3. Spell very well

Things I think you should listen to.
1. God
2. Children
3. Elderly people

Things you should never listen to.
1. Howard Stern
2. Bill Maher
3. Rush Limbaugh

Things I’d like to learn.
1. How to control my rage
2. How to play the guitar
3. How to express my exact thoughts

Favorite foods.
1. Bacon & Sausage
2. Deer Chili
3. BBQ
4. Chicken
5. Italian
6. Chinese
7. Mexican
8. Chocolate
9. Sea food
10. Ice Cream
(Sorry, I couldn’t do just three)

Beverages I drink regularly.
1. Diet Mt. Dew
2. Water
3. Sometimes Iced Tea or Coffee

Shows I watched as a kid.
1. Gunsmoke (I even had a Gunsmoke Lunchbox and Thermos)
2. Sea Hunt (Lloyd Bridges)
3. Wanted, Dead or Alive (Steve McQueen)
Thirteen Things I’m Gonna Do!

1. Ride a Horse

2. See the Ocean

3. Come up with Eleven more things to do

Monday, September 11, 2006

Firefighter Robert Cordice
Age 28, NYC, NY
Engine 152
(Working in Squad 1)

'He Craved the Action'
When Firefighter Robert Cordice disappeared on Sept. 11, 2001, so did the dreams of dozens of bachelorettes.
Firefighter Cordice, 28, was a handsome, hulking man, a lover of good drink, beautiful women and fast motorcycles. He was to be a pinup boy, making the cut for the 2002 Fire Department Hunks calendar.
"The picture is of him downtown on the Wall Street bull with his shirt off, wearing his bunker pants and suspenders and boots," said his longtime friend John Deliso. Like so many other firefighters, he wanted to be in the thick of the smoke. He was stationed at Engine Company 152 in Staten Island, and decided that he wanted to work somewhere more busy and daring. He transferred to the elite Squad 1 unit in Brooklyn. He had been there only two weeks.
He was also a New York City police officer for three years before joining the Fire Department, stationed at the 13th Precinct in Manhattan.
"No matter what he was doing, he craved the action," Mr. Deliso said.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 17, 2001.

NOW FOR MY POINT: I ran across a link to a tribute site at Jerseytjej's blog, about bloggers remembering those who parished on 9/11/01. You can go to this link and get a Tribute Memorial to post on your side bar like the one I have on the right of my page down towards the middle. I then did a search on the name given me and found out more about Robert Cordice. 2996 women, children, and men passed away on that day and I was the 1108th blogger to sign up to honor one of these people, so there are plenty left. Just click on the Memorial on my sidebar, go to the link, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on the button "Sign Up Now", and follow the instructions, it's a neat, free, and worthwhile thing to do, so join me and tell others about it also. The goal was to have all 2996 persons honored this way by 9/11/06. So thank you and have a good day.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Spam Fried Rice:

2 Tbs cooking oil, divided
2 eggs, beaten
1 can Spam, cubed (12 oz.)
1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 cup cooked rice
3 Tbs Soy Sauce

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add eggs. Cook, stirring,to desired doneness. Remove from skillet. In the same skillet, heatremaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Cook Spam, mushrooms and onion 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in rice and egg. Sprinkle with soy sauce. Heat thoroughly. Serves 4-6.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 405, Protein 20g, Carbohydrate 31g, Fat 22g, Cholesterol 174mg, Sodium 1646mg.

SOURCE: *The Great Taste of Spam Cookbook, By Hormel Foods Corp.*

Now here is how I do it !

1 12 oz. can of Treet, diced (it’s cheaper than Spam)
2 cups cooked rice (day old rice works best)
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup frozen peas (I just throw in however many looks about right)
¼ cup or 1 sm onion, diced
1 Tbs cooking oil (peanut oil works best)
1 to 2 Tbs Soy Sauce (your taste)
Pinch of Black Pepper (I don’t use salt)

In a large non-stick skillet (I guess you could use a wok if you had one) heat up cooking oil and add Treet and onion, browning lightly. Remove from skillet. In same skillet add eggs, cooking lightly, then add rice and peas, continue cooking stirring constantly. Add Treet and onions back to skillet. Add Soy Sauce (I use a lot) and Pepper to your taste. Serves maybe 2 if you're lucky.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Who cares ?

Saturday, September 02, 2006

I’ve been tagged by Babs,

along with 5 other Bloggers, Butchieboy, Mickelino, Xmichra, Silvia, and Miranda. It’s supposed to be 8 Facts/Things/Habits about myself. I’ve told so much that it will be hard to think of 8 things that I haven’t mentioned before, but I’ll give it a shot.

1. I am a Rage-aholic, no shit, I explode at the drop of a pen for the slightest reason, I don’t just get mad, I get stupid mad. I don’t get violent but I blow up and yell and say shit that I don’t mean, and then just as suddenly as it started I’m over it and I’m sorry. This is the worst thing about me that I can think of and I’m working on it. It’s a very ugly thing and it’s the reason for most of my prayers.

2. I’ve owned over 100 firearms, I’ve sold most of them due to being broke, I have around 30 left and I will die before I sell any more of them.

3. My ex wife broke my f**king heart, after she left I would sit alone in my house with all of the lights off in silence with a gun in my mouth trying to think of a way to kill myself and still go to Heaven. Today I can’t even remember why I liked her. We get along just fine.

4. I drink Diet Mt. Dew like it’s going out of style, and I have for over 15 years.

5. I had to shoot a horse one time that was dieing. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done.

6. I tell my daughter that I love her so many times a day that I lose count, she tells me about the same number of times.

7. I have a slight case of OCD, some things just have to be a certain way and in a certain place, there are too many things to list, you would think that I’m a freak if you knew some of them. No one knows this but my daughter, and that’s because she is the same way.

8. I think Spam-Fried-Rice is some good ass shit!

Now I guess that I’m supposed to tag 6 people but I figure if you read this and you feel like doing it… well then go ahead and knock yourself out.