Saturday, December 31, 2005


A crusty old Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event, hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young, idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.

She said, "Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?"

"Negative, ma'am," the Sergeant Major said,

"Just serious by nature."

The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, "It looks like you have seen a lot of action."

The Sergeant Major's short reply was, "Yes, ma'am, a lot of action."

The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, "You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself."

The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner.

Finally the young lady said, "You know, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?"

The Sergeant Major looked at her and replied, "1955."

She said, "Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 1955! Isn't that a little extreme?"

The Sergeant Major, glancing at his watch, said in his matter-of-fact voice, "You think so? It's only 2130 now."

Bombing in Indonesia

I have been reading some commentary on the bombing in a meat market in Palu, Indonesia. The bombing is said to have targeted Christians.......was it at the bacon stall? Sorry, immature infidel humor.

Taking a bath

Someone sent me a video clip the other day. It was a commercial showing a woman taking a bath. She walks down the hall of a clean house to her clean, well appointed, huge bathtub. The robe drops to the floor and she sinks into the bubbles. I was soooooooo jealous!!
I wanted a bath last night. So, first I had to clean the table, put the clothes from the dryer onto it, put the towels in the dryer and load the washer. We have to be responsible here! Then it's off to the bathroom where we dump Ajax in the tub to scrub it 'cause I'm not bathing where those stinky boys shower unless there is lots of scrubbing. Once the tub is scrubbed and the dirty towels are off the floor and the floor and I clean the sink and hey! while I'm at it let's scrub the toilet (I've got the gloves on what the heck), I'm ready to go fold the clothes, and take mine to my room. Now I will gather up what I want in the tub since I can't leave my stuff in the bathroom, too many boys and their friends, etc. In other words my bathroom sees too much traffic to leave the good stuff in there. I gather together the latest issue of Foreign Policy, candles, my robe, my new dead sea salts from Ahava and a bag of M&Ms. As I pass through the kitchen I grab a bottle of Pom....pomagranete/blueberry juice because there just isn't enough sugar in my system this week! Drop all that in the bathroom and go to move the laundry along. Now I have fresh clean towels. I am ready to close the bathroom door and lock it. Meanwhile, kids have been coming and going....into the kitchen for food, into the living room to the computer, upstairs to Frankie's game of spades. In other words a typical evening. Although no one is allowed into the bathroom now that it has been cleaned. Candles are lit, bath is run, door is locked. I am in! It only took 97 minutes, but it was worth it.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Lazy Friday Afternoon

I should be working. I'm not. I am reading stuff online. Telling jokes to my coworkers. I just got a late Christmas present........I am floating on air. You are the best Southie-boy!

Recently freed German hostage

Ex-hostage's Iraq return angers her rescue team
Source: Times Online (UK) (12-28-05)

****My comment below****

THE German Government angrily rebuked a former hostage yesterday who is determined to return to Iraq despite being held captive for three weeks by a Sunni gang.
Susanne Osthoff, a 43-year-old archaeologist, announced this week on al-Jazeera television that she would go back to her work in northern Iraq, trying to set up a German cultural centre in Arbil.

Angela Merkel’s new Government, which regards the freeing of Frau Osthoff this month as its first foreign policy triumph, is furious. It made huge efforts to secure her release and is widely believed to have paid a ransom.

It has now blocked all funding for her project and has told her that she should leave the region immediately. She is believed currently to be in Jordan, with her 12-year-old daughter, preparing to return.

*****Hey, Angela, how does it feel to do the right thing and get this crap in return. Now you know how George Bush feels every day. Heck, how most American feel!******

Girl's Night

When I am being good, Thursdays are yoga class, then an Atkins friendly dinner with the girls.

Not tonight!

No yoga and a carb-aholic night at Solstice.

Second visit there......carpaccio was excellent, fabulous calimari, good pasta, disappointing molten chocolate cake.

But always fun with the girls, lots of laughs! I took some hits, they are a brutal lot.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

On a lighter note

I was in Personal Best Salon last night and I look..........fabulous!

BBC News Hour

I know what you are thinking, but really you have to try it.

This morning had an interesting interview with Jack Straw on Darfur. As well as a story on Western countries withholding aid from Ethiopia because of governmental abuses. How gratifying that it's not just looked upon as our obligation. Don't get me wrong, I do believe St. Luke "To whom much is given, much is expected". We are more fortunate and should help others. However, there is more to it. You can accuse me of a paternalistic attitude, guilty as charged. I simply believe that we owe them more than money. With that money should be guidance. It's a stick as well as a carrot. It's also not a never ending ATM. There are those who would say that we don't draw the line in the same place with other countries, but that's like your kids whining abut each other. Right here, right now, this is the right thing to do. Yesterday we made mistakes, tomorrow we'll make more.


....are aggravating.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Christmas candy

I have had so much candy, fudge, brownies, etc.........I am vibrating. If I ever make it back on Atkins, it will take a week for my system to purge all the sugar.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas Presents

While many people who love me have gone to considerable effort on my far one of the favorites is from American Movie Classics...........a John Wayne marathon. LOL, Jet Pilot, Commancheros, Hell Fighters. What fun!!

Next of course would be my gifts from Frankie who put forth the effort to go into "Lily's". I know what it takes to cross the threshold into that female domain of scented soaps and creams and make-up. To be fussed over by women he doesn't know and spend his hard earned money. Although to be fair, they do guide him into perfect choices and wrap things for him.

Then there is the present I bought myself. "One Day in September" the documentary about the Israeli atheletes killed in Munich. Everyone should watch it before they see Speilberg's movie "Munich". Then you can see his movie on the proper light and not be subjected to his whitewash of Germany's complicity and Black September's (not to mention Yassar Arafat) horrific guilt.

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2005


I really want to see this movie. However, I am very disheartened by what I am reading about the revisionism of the actual incident in September of '72. Interesting article about it in the American Spectator. I remember this, I was 11.

Movie Review

King Kong was toooooooooooooooooooo long. I laughed when I was supposed to be terrorized. I almost dozed off when I was supposed to be moved. I admired the special effects. I think Jack Black was perfect in his role. But Adrian Brody? Please!!! If I were Naomi Watts..........I would have gone for the Captain rather than the screenwriter.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

King Kong

Not sure how I feel about this movie, but I want to go to the movies and everything that interests me hasn't opened yet. Besides.......anything to avoid Christmas shopping, wrapping, etc.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Sunday night

Getting ready to listen to the President in 90 minutes. I hope he does well. It's so hard to get complicated issues across to a public used to 30 second sound bites. I get so aggravated with people who want to issue opinions based solely on headlines and blurbs on TV. I am fine with people disagreeing with me, but you have to be able to base it on something. If you haven't read the Duelfer report or listened to him speak to Congress, then don't talk to me aout WMD and Saddam. If you haven't read the 9/11 report, then don't try to tell me what you think about domestic security. If you haven't read the National Intelligence Estimate, then don't talk about Intelligence. If you don't know what FISA is, then shut your piehole about wiretapping.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Election Day

Congratulations to every Iraqi with a purple finger! Kudos to all American and Coalition forces!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Fry Tookie!

Since when do 9 children's books equal 4 innocent lives?

Sunday, December 11, 2005

John McCain

I just found out that the other night while I was listening to the lecture on rioting in France, John McCain was right down the street in the 1st Parish church. I am sooooooooooooo frustrated! I would have picked John McCain first in a heartbeat! How did this happen?!?!? I have to pay more attention. This is the great thing about Boston, there are so many great things to pick from.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

SecDef Leaving?

How can Donald leave me like this? In mid-war? Although I am giggling at the thought of Leiberman taking his place (don't get me wrong Gordon England is a good guy). Can you imagine how the jihadist will feel when we but a Jew in charge of the War on Terror? Excellent!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Why Is Paris Burning?

This was the title of the lecture I attended last night at the Kennedy School of Government. It was very interesting, although I am sure I would have enjoyed it more if I spoke French. Two of the speakers were ethnically African Frenchmen. Their accents were thick at times and one speaker occasionally lapsed into French. You could tell who spoke French in the audience.....they would laugh when it happened. On the other hand, there were two professors there I found to be very engrossing. One specialized in riots! Who knew there was enough subject matter there to specialize in? Overall the tone was very liberal and apologist. The problem was lack of transporation, yet the rioters managed to arrange transportation when they need to get from one riot scene to another. The problem was poverty, yet they all had cell phones and designer hip/hop clothes. It was the usual baloney about social problems. My problem during the riots was this; I didn't know who to root for!
Overall for me...........Why is Paris burning? Who cares?