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Sunday, August 30, 2009

I'm Not Old! But I'm wearing it anyway...

Happy Birthday to me... :-)


When I am Old
I will wear Purple!

When I am an old woman,
I shall wear purple - -
With a red hat which doesn't go,
and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves and satin sandals,
And say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
and gobble up samples in shops
and press alarm bells
and run with my stick along public railings,
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick flowers in other people's gardens
and learn to spit!
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
or only bread and pickles for a week,
and hoard pens and pencils
and beermats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
and pay our rent
and not swear in the street,
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner
and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised
when suddenly I am old,
And start to wear purple!

--Jenny Joseph

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Not-so-speedy Internet

All in all, I like the U-Verse package from AT&T, however, the download and upload speeds (and we're paying for the highest end of home Internet) are pathetic!!! If you go to you can find out just how fast your Internet service is to your computer.

When we had Comcast, we had speeds of 21 Mbps download and 14 Mbps upload.

Now, with AT&T, this is what we struggle to get.

It's not even hamsters running in their wheels. It is the turtle family doing laps.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pointy and poignant

This was the lead cartoon for the movie, UP! It's amazing what emotion can be evoked through animation.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

A creation of Aussie

Check this out! It's an Aussie Burger, and you have to ask for it by name, because it isn't on the menu.

The menu is located at the Lakeside Grille in Petersburg, Kentucky. Better known as the site of the Creation Museum.

And it takes some creativity to put this thing together...burger, cheddar, bacon, fried egg, shredded carrots, pickled beets, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pineapple! Practically a rainbow in a bun.

Which is very appropriate for the restaurant. The Creation Museum has multiple allusions to the global flood (billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by flood water, all over the world). You really should try it... and I don't just mean the burger.

Head for the Creation Museum as fast as you can! It's worth it!