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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dang Computers! ~ Scary Spider ~ Ice Cream Soda

Good 46º, somewhat cloudy morning.
Ok, here is a hot button with me...
Pledge of Allegiance Divides Oregon Town
Watch this video:
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What will we become.... socialists/communists? Sounds like we are heading that direction!
Again yesterday, an interesting weather day. Started out overcast and very cloudy. Then the breezes started, some sun broke through, a PERFECT day! We hit 74º. Awesome.
I spent the majority of the day working on computer projects. Then I called Bob, our Qwest "Network Tech" and told him I was having a problem getting my laptops to engage with the wifi. He gave me some hints as to what to do, but they didn't work. So, "since he was close by" he stopped in. He got my little notebook sized computer on line (Acer 8"x10" 
)but couldn't get the big laptop to come on. Sum Ting Wong. Later I tried to go on line with the little LT and nana. Grrrrr. I called Turk and, sweet man that he is, said to bring them by. I'll do that tomorrow.  

So, then Maggie and I went down in the pasture to pound a post into the spot where Dean ran over a pipe (groan...) when brush-hogging,  so as to mark the spot... 
I have the pounder on top of the post, but I don't have enough height or strength to get it pounded into the ground. Sigh..... The post is over 6' tall and it was all I could do to reach the pounder handles! So, it sits there.....  Then I saw a berry bush that came up over night... and sprayed it...
The view from down there is neat...
And Maggs was enjoying the ride...
...The sky towards Grants Pass (west) was ominous... but there is nothing on the radar...
We went to get our mail .. taking pictures along the way..

And stopped to chat with Cindy who was outside with her grandson Evan...
He is the smiley guy. So cute!
Cindy said Mr. Skunk was down there under the porch. Swell. He traveled quite a ways in his condition! Poor sick skunk! 
Historically this date....

1864U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".
1882Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.
1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
And births this date include.....
1917Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)
Her death might be contributed to the radioactive fall out from atomic bomb test when filming the movie The Conqueror with John Wayne. Several production members as well as Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, and Pedro Armendariz later died from cancer-related illnesses. But, hell, they all smoked like mad!
1917 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (d. 2010)
1959Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor
OMG, he was in Full Metal Jacket! He was the strange one who killed himself!
1966Mike Tyson, American boxer
I discussed him in my blog on the 28th.
Ha! Quite the oinker now!
and today is the birthday of a former Temple City neighbor of ours... Debbie (Mehl) Taylor. Mother of darling girls (Lindsay Windsay - Heather Weather- and Heidi), pretty lady, and a newlywed! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE!!!!!
In my bathroom last evening I found Harley sound asleep in the window
and a HUGE SPIDER in the bathtub!
OMG. I am such a spider fraidy cat
HARLEY GET THE SPIDER!!! What, you are so not interested? Gaaaaaa.... So I took a big gulp, put on my big girl panties, took a Kleenex and GRABBED it! Ooooohhhhhh I could feel it wiggling in the Kleenex! YIKES. I ran outside and left it on a brick! Sigh...................
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
June 30th
National Ice Cream Soda Day