Monday, August 11, 2014

"For Sail"----uh, not during Shark Week

Paul and I were at lunch and a car with this sign was parked next to us:

I should have taken a picture of the whole car--I did check it out to see if it was outfitted for the open water like the 007 car-

Sadly, I didn't end up pursuing the purchase of this automobile due to my intense fear of deep open water and sharks.  This week is my favorite time of the year--Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.  For some inexplicable reason, I like to intensify my fear by watching horrifying shark attacks and feeding frenzies.  My friend Noelle got me this shirt for my birthday this year-I think I should wear it all week:)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Yeah…give me that guy's number-sounds like a good idea????

I have been looking for a company to come give us estimates on repair for our flagstone patio/walkways.  I have sent several emails to various places and this is (word for word) one of the emails I got in reply.

I have retired   Still on google cause got 2 year.  Off subject have the complete Wight history. Scottish ,English. To current like which branch. School etc. 1638 Thomas wight arrived in Plymouth. 11 generations later me David Wight. My Dad  and granny where instrumental.  My grand daughter is Annalise shortened to Alise Wight Nelson. My Dad would go to the Wight family reunion   spelled w I g h t   a favorite joke.   Flagstone is labor intensive. Quality and price is all over place. Salt and freezing. Last year was bad. Masons are who want as opposed handi man,most landscapers.  Matching is primary and basic. Was cement used or mortar. Mortar is 2 parts lime and way off. Cement is important to clean off same day with water and sponge. If stone moves reset after removing old cement. Cracked cement. Grind or chisel then replace. My success as contractor. Is state the out come. Some time. Flagstone is loose. A problem other times is only cracked. Different amounts of work. I was thorough so more expense at times. The old adage you get what you pay for. Calisto a worker. Now on own. 20 years with. Is honest and good at repairs but I yelled  at him a lot.  Glad I'm retired. I'll give # if like. It's the Wight name an all.

***First of all, what are the odds this guy's name is Wight?  I really liked the part about "spelled w i g h t   a favorite joke"  we always have to spell it slowly for people so they don't  spell it Wright, but usually we do it like this--" w i    then pause until they write that---then   g h t."  I'm sure I'll be asking him for the phone number for "Calisto" (who is also probably glad that Mr. Wight retired) what with that ringing endorsement---but he'd be doing us a favor, you know us having the Wight name an all.***

Monday, June 23, 2014

Happy Birthday…(only if you give blood)

I like to donate blood--well, as much as anyone can "like" it I guess-but I do it regularly because I have the universal blood type (O+) which everyone can use, so they call me/email me/send me reminders in the mail, etc. all the time.  So today for my birthday I got this email and I thought, nice of them to send this-until I got to the bottom.

Well….I guess if I can't give blood they just un-wished me a Happy Birthday:(


We want to take this time to wish you a very Happy Birthday!  Thank you for all you do for Inova Blood Donor Services and the community.

Enjoy your birthday!

Your friends at Inova Blood Services

If you are not eligible to donate blood, please disregard this message.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"BATSQUATCH" coming (hopefully) to a theater near you

I think most people know that I have a fascination (like, mostly just amazed people believe it) with Sasquatch/Bigfoot. However, apparently there’s a creature out there that I just became aware of this very evening…
I was channel surfing and came across the show “Paranormal State”  I have never actually seen this show and thought it had to do with ghosts-which maybe I should have been watching considering the “ghost activity” we’ve been having lately.  The episode didn’t concern ghosts…it concerned UFOs. I was intrigued-however, it went downhill pretty fast. What started as an episode about UFOs outside this ranch where people go to watch them took a horrific turn as the team headed into the woods at night to get their investigation on, and one of the locals began to tell them that something lurked in those woods: Batsquatch.
At the time I was answering a text on my phone, but as I heard the word “…quatch” uttered my interest shot back to the television to see how Sasquatch was brought into this. Then I thought I heard the guy say “Batsquatch” and I didn’t think I heard it right. That’s when the guy revealed a picture he drew of what he believed lived in the woods, and at that point I nearly lost it. This is the image the guy on the show claimed he saw (I actually got if off their website):

That’s right, Batsquatch appears to have the typical Sasquatch body, but with some wings and bat ears. I was in shock, trying to comprehend what I was seeing on TV.

I also found records on cryptozoology sites.  And of course, if that’s not proof enough, you can hear about it straight from the…uh…batsquatch’s mouth at his official site.

I have to say, I was surprised with what I found. Seeing as how I had never heard of it before, I didn’t think I’d find so much random information on the internet, but I did. However, I was sad to see that Batsquatch does not have a Wikipedia page. Maybe I’ll have to go ahead and fix that…

So not only is the name ridiculous, but so is the appearance. It does seem that most reports claim it has either a blue or purple-ish hair covering the body, but as you can see there are several different descriptions of the basic appearance. In some it looks like some kind of bat monster, in others it looks more like a prehistoric flying dinosaur.

I think I just prefer good ol' run of the mill Bigfoot.  The one in our woods seems to be a little more civilized:)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Snakes…why'd it have to be snakes

This information is for all of you ophidiophobians out there.  Live in fear no longer, for the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines has a cure!  Yes, you guessed it…..snake massage.  Overcome your nightmares with a 15 minute massage from a pack of pythons.  Sounds too good to be true, right?  What if something goes wrong?  Don't worry--zookeepers are on hand just in case.  I'm not horribly scared of snakes…maybe I would touch one briefly or something, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to be that cozy with a mess of snakes.  I wonder if the zookeepers use a gas can and torch if things get crazy….

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Scientific Institute welcomes nearly 18,000 new species

Well, another year of new discoveries has gone by and apparently the Sasquatch did not make the list of top 10 best newly identified species.  Yes, poor Bigfoot was noticeably absent from the winners--which consisted of things like the Zospeum Tholossum (domed land snail), the Skeleton Shrimp, and the "Tinkerbell Fairyfly."

Just because a species possesses a "mythologically challenged" nature and, so far, cannot claim a "factually substantiated" status does not mean it does not exist.  And they call themselves scientists?  Now really, who could doubt the vehement ramblings of say, a group of inebriated outdoorsmen who "saw something big and hairy" in the woods?  Or maybe some kids who were sure they heard "a loud howling noise" at night?  Actually, now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I experienced both of those things at Girl's Camp.  I won't go into details, but I believe there were stolen gorilla suits and duck calls involved.

Oh, well.  Better luck next year.  Or maybe Bigfoot's on the list, but further down--like number 15,000 or something.  I guess I should examine these findings further.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pope would baptize Martians….if they asked

In a homily delivered Monday, Pope Francis said he'd baptize Martians if they showed up at the Vatican demanding to be baptized.  He was trying to illustrate the point that everyone has the right to receive the Holy Spirit-even aliens from faraway planets.

"If tomorrow, for example, an expedition of Martians arrives and some of them come to us…and if one of them says:  'Me, I want to be baptized!', what would happen?"  the pontiff said according to AFP.

He defined these hypothetical beings as "green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw."  For extra emphasis, he added, "Who are we to close doors?"

**Oh, my…I'm wondering if someone asked him this question, or if he came up with this scenario himself?  I actually really like this Pope from what I've seen and read…so this is totally funny to me;)  I also like how he said they wouldn't be forced into it.  Maybe the Catholics know a secret:  the untapped  resource of a universe full of aliens from faraway planets.  I should tell Leslea that if the missionary work is slow, just look for stray UFO's.  Is there a mission for Area 51?  Personally, I can't wait until hordes of Martians show up at the Vatican.**