Sunday, December 6, 2009

If you need a Disneyland fix...

as I usually do, here's the Live webcam from Howard Johnson. Not the greatest, but be sure and choose the javascript version.

Hojoanaheim Mattercam

Friday, November 6, 2009

Storytelling Tips from Salesforce's Marc Benioff

The co-founder and CEO of the $1 billion company offers advice on how to shape and articulate your vision for your own brand...link to BusinessWeek page here

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Can you help with wee Marty's surgery? Even a dollar goes to help pay vet bills.

Sweet little Marty had been neglected by a previous family. Was left with a severe infestation of worms that caused his anus to prolapse. He was rescued by a loving young couple attending college and was given vet care. Marty was cleaned up and his anus was stitched. It looked like all was going well, but a few days after the stitches were out poor Marty prolapsed again.
Little Marty was in the ER Thursday night (October 29) with severe anal swelling. After two trips they finally did get the swelling down so he could move his bowels. If you can, please give a $1 or two to help raise funds for the permanent surgery that can fix little Marty and give him the life he deserves.


There is a "chip in" link on his page. I clicked it and used paypal for a donation.


The rescurer's blog, about Marty.






Friday, October 30, 2009

The next time you think "This doesn't happen"

Watch the "Operation Save Gunny" video and know the horrors of dog fighting and the story of one "bait" dog who survived.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Walt and El Grupo has now premiered...

as of Oct 23! A list of the cities where it will be playing is on the official site:
Walt and El Grupo

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A real blast from the past, and shopping too!

At Crossroads Market and choose any of the shops, but I'm in love with the Hard To Find Grocer and Hometown Favorites which offers candy from the 50's 60's etc. Talk about memories ;0)

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Worlds Best Cat Litter...Update!!!

Well, it's been over one month since we started using The Worlds Best Cat Litter. I wanted to give it at least this long 'cause you know how kitties are: First couple of days it's the best thing since sliced fish, then...you can't pay them in enough cat nip to use something, play with something, eat some fancy expensive food (yea, the organic cat food from Krogers at 99 cents a can, you would think I poured vegamite over it *sigh* Nice cans though and the neighbor's cat Loved It).

Here's the results for the month...>nine out of ten cats in this house Love The Worlds Best Cat Litter. Hoooray! We like it too, what a relief to get away from so much dust, even the best litter is dusty, but boy howdy not this litter.

We have a deaf kitty who is very shy, goes by the name Mr. Breezie, though she is a she. Due to a number of reasons, all of them her's, we have a custom made litter box in on corner of our living room. By custom made I mean we made it from a nice big Rubber Maid storage box, which came with a lid. We cut a hole in one end and it's perfect and she loves it. Pop the lid on it and I love it cause I cover it with an old Piratey looking blanket so it matches our Pirate Corner decor. You can't tell what it is...and with The Worlds Best Cat Litter no one will Smell what it is, and Whooopeee! no more dust on the Pirate Booty!

So you're thinking, "Yea you aren't gonna tell us about that 'tenth' cat are you?" Yes I am VBG The tenth of ten did have an issue, a slight issue at first with The Worlds Best Cat Litter. Our fault really, we know we know we know you should always introduce new litter and new food slowly. However, we didn't because we are a mulit-cat household and a multi-box household. We started with two out of six boxes...>remember we make our own litter boxes and each one equals at Least two standard sized boxes, and two are so Large they even equal three standard boxes. And we scoop at least twice a day. So...think of it as 11 litter boxes.

And Hillary, we now know, only uses one of the litter boxes in the house, one of two used as a test box. Hillary, who is a he, and this is a "he" name btw he's named after the Butler in the Tomb Raider movies, Hillary didn't care for it, we don't know why, and we should have introduced it slowly I suppose. Be that as it may, Hillary let us know in no uncertain terms he was opposed to such a sudden change.

One month later he still doesn't care for it, but we have reservered "his" box with the old product and we are still slowly but surely switching him over.

I stand by the product and we will keep using it. Old cats can learn new ways and patience is the key of course. I sincerely hope that anyone who reads this will try it and more so I hope anyone reading this and still won't have a litter box in the house will try The World's Best Cat Litter. You will find it's almost perfect, you can keep kitty inside and avoid any and all outside dangers. And if you think there are none out there, read my old poem..."We Buried Your Cat Today."

I'll update how Hillary is doing very soon!

Blind Cat Rescue...always happy tears...

when I watch the videos, see the pictures of these happy kitties. We have been supporters of Blind Cat Rescue for almost two years and right now they are looking for votes for The Shelter Challenge over at the Animal Rescue Site. Please visit Blind Cat Rescue and you'll also see the button to click. It's a bit confusing once you get to Animal Rescue Site so here is also the direct link to voting:

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3


You'll need to type in Blind Cat Rescue, and select NC as the state. You'll be taken to the voting page then.

Thanks ;0)


http://www.blindcatrescue.com/

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cats In Space!

Not really but it was a good lead in ;0)

Linking to an interesting site:
Satellite Flybys which monitors, then lists the times, of the more interesting traffic we can view over head.

On the evening of September 8, 2009 you will be able to view the Shuttle Discovery.

Other sites which covers this, and more: Heavens-Above and of course NASA

And of course to just fill in your extra time, please visit Space Station TikTok, The Moon-Unit

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some of the most incredible landscape images on the 'net...

I can not believe I've never seen this site:

Free Artistic Photos

He offers the images for use on any non commercial site as well.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Today we have Launch!

This past week we received a Huge sample of The World's Best Cat Litter...and what a surprise...a really nice scooper is in the box! We hadn't opened the shipping container until we were ready for Launch! which is today. Saturday is 'scrub the box in the bathroom' day (the poor old shower off our bedroom is devoted solely to housing a huge litter box). Said box is scrubbed, dried, and now filled with The World's Best Cat Litter.

However, if I don't watch him, I'm concerned my husband is taking that new scooper and using it to extract hard boiled eggs...he keeps telling me that...

It's Saturday AM 11:30...I'll update as we see what action the Crew of Space Station TikTok does with this new litter.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New! And a Coupon! And I think we'll Love It!! Cat Litter!

Have I lived so long with cats that I go gaga over a new cat litter...Yes! LOL!

Called "The World's Best Cat Litter" they are going live with a new site next week, and there will be a coupon for four dollars off the product. Here is what they are saying:

http://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com/blogsavings/

Now my pdf they sent says August 10 but I see on the landing page from the link, August 19th...but keep checking, bookmark that page! Just today I received a very generous sample and will blog about, honest and true cause I am true blue and will never stain.

Here's a screen cap of their new site:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What a deal, and almost free...

I say almost free, that is if you have an internet connection with some speed - dsl or better.

And that deal? Facebook.

Thanks to Facebook I have a dander free pet in Pet Society which I've actually spent $9.95 of Real money to buy "coins" can you read "fake money" to which I have purchased for my Pet, named after my heart cat: Tik Tok: A white potty, a white bathtub, curtains, clothes, a fridge, a tiara, wallpapers galore, and flooring too. Ooo and those Mystery Boxes!! Every day I visit her friends, which now number 32, and each visit earns us 5 coins. She has a lovely pink heart-shaped bar of soap and she must be washed daily, or house flies begin to follow her around. She eats apples and strawberries but cheese cake (at 60 coins a pop) is her favorite.

Next on the time killer list at Facebook: Pirates - Rule The Caribbean!

And my sweet pet dons her eyepatch and becomes Capt Tik Tok, dreaded swashbuckler. With work and patience she now earns over 10000 gold coins An Hour. I should do so well. She owns ships, hidden coves, a Voodoo Hut too. Rifles, and daggers, and two hand grenades, oh and a green parrot. She has a crew of 7 now.

Next...>Fish Wrangler!

I actually donated $1 to buy "Red Love Chum" to use in this months Tuna Tournament, where one can actually win a $20 gift card to Amazon. I teamed up with friends to nighfish so it's sort of Fishing on autopilot as I don't have to be online.

And two days ago I was invited to play Farm Town, and now I have a wee yellow chick following me around my plowed and seeded potato and rice plots.

And you wonder why I haven't been to my blog ;0)

Belong to Facebook and want to be friends? Leave a comment with your email and I'll give you my address there. Then I'll delete your email addy from the comment ;0)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

25 notes about myself..msg

I have a Facebook account now and recently was "tagged" to do 25 notes about myself. Here they are:

The original title was "25 Dizzy Notes About Myself"...>

1. I say dizzy because this afternoon, about 3 pm I become so dizzy I couldn't sit in this chair. After lying down for almost two hours I am still whooozy in the head. I have no idea why. That being said....>

2. I was born, and spent most of my early days in Arizona. I always considered Prescott my home. I spent years trying to figure out a way to make a living in Prescott and move back. Last time I was there it has changed to so very much that the word "home" will never dovetail with the name "Prescott" again.

3. I remember in 1970 when I begged my folks to buy a two story building which included a bakery and gift shop on a main highway in Sedona, AZ. It was less than $100k. and that included the land. My Dad said that "Hell no one would want to live in Sedona who wasn't growin' apples." They never listened to me.

4. My family use to own a ranch on the west side of Phoenix, AZ, about where Sky Harbor Intl Airport now sits.

5. On a ranch in Texas, in 1959, I picked up a rock and asked my Mom: "How did a sea shell get here?"
She said it was during the Great Flood in the Bible. My interest in fossils started that day, though it was years before I knew that sea shell was indeed a fossil.

6. I worked in the oil patch in the late '70s through the mid 80's. Recently an friend from those years found me by "googling" my name and emailing me through one of my web sites. Nice to be remembered ;0) We chat once a week now. 25 years later...and it's just like we never went our separate ways.

7. As you may know, my spelling is not very good. We moved a lot when I was a kid. I went to three different schools in the second grade, and the third grade too. Two different schools for the fourth grade. Every school taught differently, and were at different places in different school books. We moved to Carleton, TX, for six months in '59 (see number 5 above) to help some old friend of my Dad's. I got in trouble in school for not using "a final T" in my beginning cursive lessons = What the hell was a final T?? I finally learned btw. That same teacher accused me of wearing makeup. I was in the second grade. The school was so small it had two grades per room.

8. I hated school except when lived outside of Lebanon, Oregon for a few months. I started the 4th grade in some rural school and I loved the teacher and everything about it. I have always felt that had we have stayed there I might have been able to learn and not be frightened of being behind all the time. We had to move back to AZ, my sister had asthma and couldn't breath most of the time.

9. When I was in the first grade we had drills for the possibility of an atomic bomb being dropped by Russia then known as The Soviet Union. We were taught to "drop and cover" by crawling under our school desks. This was the start of the Cold War. We were even put on buses and taken out into the desert for drills. I was so frightened that I'd never see my Mother again I truly think I was emotionally scared for most of my life. I was always terrified I'd never be able to find her. When I moved into this house, after she died, and going through old papers, I found a memographed sheet of instructions from the school detailing this was a real possibility and that the school would take care of us. There was no monster under my bed, it was sitting in Moscow, preparing to wipe America off the face of the earth.

10. I love the music from "Soring Over California" - the ride at Disneyland. Love the ride, love the music.

11. I enjoy this time of the year, it's very cool to cold at night, but days are in the 60's.

12. I would like to visit Scotland one more time, London too.

13. I've enjoyed how the world has changed to much with the internet. The Elephant's Child can be fed 24 hours a day.

14. If I could have a new career I would like to be a historian, esp anything to do with early California and the gold rush.

15. I regret I didn't join the Navy after college.

16. I am so blessed to have met and married my husband aka Mr. Calm

17. I don't read books as often as I use too.

18. I would love to start swimming again.

19. My husband and I once helped breakup a cock fight ring by going under cover.

20. I want to be cremated with at least a pound of uncooked bacon in my casket. I want my body to float to the next life with my favorite food.

21. Speaking of which, in my next life I want to sing like Topol and look like Antonio Banderas - well maybe a bit taller.

22. The best Sherlock Holmes ever is/was the late Jeremy Brett.

23. My favorite movie is Last Of The Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis..or maybe any of The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies with Johnny Depp.

24 My living room has two black walls, decorates with everything collectible about Pirates we already owned or could build. And lots of fake coins and jewelry. Even a snake hanging from a branch in the ceiling. All we are missing is Tia Dalma.

25. I practice being calm every day.

Friday, January 16, 2009

For years I've asked that when I die that ..msg

a pound of bacon be placed in the box with me before I'm cremated. The smell of bacon cooking...one of the joys of life.

Well, here is the ultimate site for bacon lovers:

Bacon Today

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy 2009 to all and a link!

Another New Year, another chance to "get it right!!"

About a month ago I was surprised and a bit disappointed to find that the web site for the Zoo where Sera and the cubs lived and removed all the links pertaining to them, to the baby giraffe etc. Well just now I realized that "Arkiv" must mean "Archive" and Yes!!! I found the archives, not only for 2008 but older:

Archives for Dyreparken

And all the links to the updates about Sera and the cubs ;0)