Monday, July 31, 2006

Tap Water Ice? is now uncool.........

That was the headline in my Sunday financial section of my local newspaper.
I gotta ask ya why for god's sake?

I know some people have tap water that may not as good as what I may have. Our water is quite good in fact. No overwhelming smell of chlorine when you turn on the tap, and when ice cubes melt there are no fuzzies or whatever in the bottom of the glass. Our water tested very well at a lab. Guess that means no gremlins or anything else. So I don't need designer ice cubes thank God!!!

But if you do check this out....................

Or read the article I found originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal

Looking back I guess lemon flavored toothpaste isn't all that odd - or is it.............stay tuna'd

Thursday, July 27, 2006

toothpaste review............

I like lemon I really do - but I didn't know I would like it in my toothpaste.

Whitening Expressions Lemon Ice toothpaste.

It's an ice-cold wake-up call for your mouth!
not too sure about that!

It's more like lemoncello without the kick! I picked it up by accident but I just might stick with the tube...........stay tuna'd

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Humor in dieting.................

God do I wish when I buy cat food someone will ask me if I have a cat...............;-)

Purina Diet
I used to have a Labrador retriever & was buying a large bag of Purina at Wal-Mart, waiting in the check-out line. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. On impulse, I told her that no, I was starting The Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time. But, I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry, as the food is nutritionally complete. So, I was going to try it again.I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, especially a tall heavy man behind her. Horrified, she asked if I'd been poisoned. I told her no; I'd been sitting in the street licking my balls and a car hit me.The tall guy nearly had to stagger out of the store, oxygen-depleted from laughter. I paid for the food and left a lot of smiles behind me.

thanks kid

Monday, July 24, 2006

So how's your the weather...........???

I know it's hot everywhere. I feel for all you folks that are steaming and have nary an A/C in site. Sorry bout that. Sister moon said you could reach out and touch the air. And they said this wasn't gonna last HAHAHAHA..........

Well let me tell you I have been putting up with 92 - 94 with 101% humidity for some 20 + years. And where were y'all when we have been melting here in the good olde "blue tarp state"!!! See for us it's normal whatever normal might be.
I know we don't have to live here right?!! But since the real estate market went in the toilet there is nary a buyer to be seen. We are not the only ones hurt by this real estate market suicidal plunge, as it is sparadic acrossed the country. Why did Alan Greenspan have to retire now...........Ben Bernanke please call Mr Greenspan and ask him what to do - cause I'm not too sure about you.

I may have a plan..................stay tuna'd thermometer image from google images

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Moon dust gets in your eyes.....continued

french benefits:: Moon dust gets in your eyes


But what sister Moon (lol) forgot to mention was that the moon landing soiree was hosted by our dear momma........and what a soiree it was. No more details please

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Another butterfly

a relative to the butterfly I posted the other day.

I could have posted this over on PBE cause this flutterby is dinning ;-0

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I refuse................

There is so much crap going on in this world of ours right now. I told my sis yesterday I refuse to rant about Bush and his merry band of thieves. It is very difficult but I think I can pull it off.Don't rant it makes wrinkles! Not saying don't care, or stop writing letters - I haven't.

We need to find some good things in this world. One the shuttle landed safely thank god! We knew they were coming cause we heard the boom overhead. That was cool!

So I am going to post a photo that may bring calm or a smile to your sweet face...............stay tuna'd

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Customer Service

As a business owner in my other life I must say I was and still am a fanatic on customer service. I would require our employees, no matter how busy they were, to acknowledge everyone that walks thru the door with a greeting of some kind "good morning" not an attack just a recognition. Now mind you a few would go un-noticed but not often. Some employees would grumble that it was silly, but to me it is/was very important and I made sure it was done.

I frequent the Marshall's in my town and have always had great customer service experience in that particular store. The manager Bev is terrific, as she knows how to display product and passes that on to her staff. Bev's staff is equally knowledgeable and helpful. So to say shopping in that Marshall's always is a pleasant experience.

I happened to be in there the other day and I overheard a conversation of the manager and what sounded like a district manager giving suggestions but most of all praising the store for product placement. Well I thought this is a good chance to tell someone how great this store really was. I had expressed my feelings to the manager before but telling a corporate person usually is well thought of. I did speak to the gentleman and he was genuinely pleased of my comments. He said something interesting though, that people are quick to call corporate when there happens to be a problem but rarely call when they are happy and satisfied. He said"when you call the store gets points and goes in their file". "Cool" I say give me the 800# please.

And I agree we do complain and are quick to criticize. I am going to make a habit of complimenting staff when necessary. If that means calling or emailing the company or the store then I will make a point to do that.....and I hope y'all with think about doing it as well.
stay tuna'd............................

Friday, July 14, 2006

So handsome he is!!!

My sister and brother-in-law have the
very best dog in THE world .

I love "Buddy the dog"!!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Dear Tom and Ray: the NPR car talk dudes

These guys are pretty funny...... actually they are goofy. And a lot of the show is them ribbing each other cause they are brothers and they can do that. But Tom & Ray are very knowledgeable in the auto repair biz. They appear on my local NPR station at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. While I am spiffing up around the house and doing me chores I listen to NPR the Car Talk Guys But this call in nearly put me away - reading it does not do it justice cause it's one a those ya had to have been there. If you ever get a chance listen to them.......hey two brothers do on show on the radio ~ oh sister moon are ya listening.................stay tuna'd

Monday, July 10, 2006

Southeastern gecko found in Kansas next we are gonna send them some alligators

There's a new creature crawling around Kansas.
Herpetologists have confirmed that the Mediterranean gecko is taking up residence in the state, spreading north from the southeast United States over the past decade.
"We knew it got as far as Norman, Oklahoma, in the early 1990s," said Joe Collins, University of Kansas herpetologist. "Well, it's here."And one is now on display at the Prairie Park Nature Center in Lawrence, feeding on crickets."Ours has been hiding under rocks in its cage since we got him," said Marty Birrell, the center's director. "They are nocturnal, so we don't usually see them in the daytime."Collins said there were sightings late last year in Johnson County. He was asked in May about the gecko after someone caught the lizard, which Collins had previously seen and caught in Texas and Florida.
Just to make sure it was a gecko, Collins took a picture of the lizard and sent it to Walter Meshaka Jr., the state herpetologist for Pennsylvania and a renowned expert on geckos.
There is a renowned expert on geckos??? Meshaka confirmed it was a Mediterranean gecko.
In late June, some of Collins' students conducted a search for the geckos at the Johnson County location and found them on and around manufacturing and warehouse buildings. They found dozens and caught a few, one of which was given to the nature center.
The geckos were around the buildings because the night security lights were attracting insects. They use their sticky, padded feet to climb the walls.
"They'd go up and hang around the lights and eat dinner," Collins said. "It's sort of a smorgasbord for geckos." The geckos are generally about 4 inches long and can blend in with their surroundings. Common in southern Europe and northern Africa, geckos probably arrived in Florida by way of ships, then migrated or hitched rides aboard vehicles to other states, Collins said. "I didn't think they would make it this far north because it's too cold," Collins said. "Apparently, the little fellows learned how to live outside during the summer and run inside during the winter and live off whatever spiders and cockroaches they can find in buildings."
Geckos are friendly creatures and make good pets, Collins said.
"They are fairly easy animals to keep, and that's probably why they naturalize to a lot of different areas," she said.
The Mediterranean gecko is the third "alien" gecko to migrate to Kansas, Collins said. The other two are the Italian wall lizard and western green lacerta, both found around Topeka. The wall lizard also can be found in Lawrence, he said.

alligators could be next.....stay tuna'd

University of Kansas:
Prairie Park Nature Center:
Information from: Lawrence Journal-World,

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Another Birthday!!!

photos from National Zoo web site

Tai Shan Is One Year Old Today!

I sure hope sister moon and husband get to see this beautiful creature on their trip to D.C. and the National Zoo

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Happy Birthday "Buddy" the cat......

So July 7th is my Buddy's birthday. And I say my Buddy because my sis has a dog born the very same year as our cat and his name is Buddy. And little did we know that each were getting a furbaby and naming them Buddy. Our Buddy was named after a the famous Budweiser because the poor baby got himself caught in and empty box of Bud and husband couldn't find him so when we did and noticed where he was husband said we shall call him "Buddy". what a crock huh?!

Well we really shoulda called him Buddy the evil one because he was......notice I said was. OK here is how we got Buddy the cat. A friend who is a veternarian happened to be outside in their front yard and a neighbor came running over, Dr, Dr there is a dog that has something in it's mouth and won't let go could you help me. Turned out it was a rotweiller and the something was a just born kitten. Dr Vet removed the kitten from the dogs mouth and realized that the dog had killed the other kittens and the momma......yikes!!! Well Dr Vet took the newborn baby kitten to his house and did all the things that a Dr Vet would do to help that poor baby survive.
Well a few days later Dr Vet and wife came to visit and Mrs Dr Vet had to show us what she had in her shirt pocket. OH MY GOD y'all know how cute babies. Well husband and I just melted. What a cutie he was. And this kitten thought that Mrs Dr Vet was his momma, she fed him with an eye dropper, washed him in the sink, the damn cat loves water to this day. She just did all the things that Mrs Dr Vet's do to keep little baby kittens alive.
Well it turned 4 weeks old and Mrs and I had a plan to convince husband we needed this kitten. They came to the house for dinner and brought the baby under the assumption that kitty couldn't be left alone............fooled husband, cause when they finally left that evening the kitten stayed. That was twelve years ago.
So let's jump ahead a few years................Buddy the cat has never been fond of people all that much. Actually I think back he liked the attention that people would give him and if they didn't he would BITE their ankles. Yep he bit the crap out of our next door neighbor once. See he wasn't paying attention to sweet Buddy so Buddy decided to get attention. When husband ran to get some paper towels to wipe up the wounds, husband asked "Jim you're not gonna arrest me are ya?" Neighbor Jim was a cop in Miami. No but I do have a new found respect for that damned cat!!!
So here we are a few years later the Budster is mellowing in his age a tad bit, at least we thought he had. Well it's time for his shots and unfortunately Dr. Vet moved away and Buddy is going to a new Vet................OH MY GOD!!! Husband transports the cat to the Vet's office and he a little hissy but not bad. Goes into the office and is called in for the check up with the Dr, husband takes him out of his carrier and the cat goes ballistic I mean crazy. Bit the shit outta husband, scared the Dr so band she left the room - what a chicken she is HUH?! The attendant helper person was a bit more brave and went to go get a muzzle, aaaaahhh not a good idea darlin. I wish I would have been there, well maybe not. Anyway, the chicken Dr Vet gave the helper assistant a pill to give the Busdter, a tranquilizer of sorts. God I wish I could seen this, husband put it in his mouth after several tries and after he thought he had calmed down, well the cat SPIT the pill acrossed the room. The assistant stood in amazement and started laughing hysterically............."that is a first!!!" "Oh swell" husband says and leaves the office and is told to get the pill down the cat first thing the next morning wait a few hours and bring him in cause by then he will be tranquill..hahahahahaha - NOT our Buddy. Well husband did as directed but Buddy was never completely sedated I think he was more exhausted. He got his shot and no one was injured in the process.

So Happy Birthday Buddy........guess what you have an appointment at the Vet next week!!! Dear god............................stay tuna'd

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Photo in the News: Rare "Rainbow" Spotted Over Idaho


Mother nature presenting all her beauty

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!!!

to many it just wouldn't be the 4th of July without the sound of the Boston Pops and had the opportunity when living in the northeastern part of our country, to here them in person. They are quite the show and that show will be televised.

I would really like to see the fireworks display over Mt Rushmore. How much more patriotic could you get. But certainly not at the expense of any danger. check this out>>>>>>>>>

found this image on cool does that look.

Maybe the Boston Pops would go visit Mt. Rushmore next year.......
stay tuna'd............

oooooops forgot to add that this photo was taken off of google images!!!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Do flip-flops mean you’re not toeing the line?

Experts eta:who are these experts warn that popular sandal may damage career if worn at work.

Maybe,just maybe that if we all wore flip flops to work this may be a less stressful society.
Picture an attorney standing
in front of the jury giving her final argument for her high profile case and she is wearing those pointy foot killers. How can you concentrate and address the jury while your toes are screaming "please release me"! This attorney might just do a better job if she is wearing flip flops and her poor toes aren't getting in the way of her argument.

But then I am no longer in the workplace, so I have no business in sticking my nose or toes for that matter where they don't belong. And maybe the noise of all of those flip flops flapping up and down the hallways of Corporate America would be a bit too much to handle. Now if I wore them all the time I would have to invest in many, many band-aids for my toesies cause I have tender feets and flip flops give me blisters. But I must admit I wore sandals to work many a day when I knew I wouldn't get caught.

And what about the men of Corporate America, don't they want their little feets to escape and be free in flip flops? Stay tuna'd.................