Saturday, January 19, 2013

Last of Lance (on this blog!)

Just kind of by accident...I found black " L I V E W R O N G " bracelets now being sold...can only hope the money goes to the foundation (and I'm pretty sure it doesn't)...
Added later...realized that sounded like I'm going to buy one.  I'm NOT.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

All About Lance

Arrogant Prick...he called himself that.  And...and those of you who know me know I've stood by his story all along...I ride a duplicate of the bike that he rode in the 2001 Tour....but I think he nailed it:  He IS an arrogant prick!

IF what he says now is true, he's also right in that it is too late. I trash them as a token of a huge hoax (that's a mild name for it)...or just toss 'em back in the drawer.  (And..I have another bracelet somewhere still in the plastic...couldn't find it for the photo..didn't try very hard.)

I'm disappointed...not the first time, probably won't be the last.  Arrogant Prick!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Favorite Tree

This is one of my favorite backyard trees.  When it gets wet, it has a light streak down one side.  Strange...hope it doesn't mean it's going to croak or something.  Rainy here today...but not much.  My little rain gauge shows less than 1/4 inch...but we'll take what we can get!!!

Count your blessings!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I REPEAT: USE BCC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recently I received an email from someone who I don't know...never heard of her before...and I'm having a really hard time not responding.  She sent her "change of email address" message to 176 persons....AND DIDN'T USE "BCC".    That's 176 people whose email addresses she put out there for the world to spam.  She said in the her mail that her darling daughter-in-law had taught her how to change her email address.   I SO badly want to email her at her new address and tell her she ought to have her teach her how to use the "bcc" function!   I've gone so far to look up her address and have thought about snail-mailing her an anonymous letter.  How she got my name and email address I don't know.  Maybe she thinks I'm the other person in town with the same name.  I find however (from past experience with ignorance) that reacting to such blatant stupidity can often just cause more of the same.

Perhaps someone (ya live in a cave, do ya???) doesn't know what "bcc" means.  It's "blind carbon copy" and many years ago in the age of real ink and paper messaging, one would put "bcc" and a name or two at the bottom of the master (kept) copy.  A clean message would go to each individual without the others knowing anyone else had received it. In today's world, it also means you aren't sharing everyone else's email address with the world!

So, if you aren't using the "bcc" function...DO!!!! It doesn't take one single keystroke more than the other way.  
                     JUST DO IT!!!! 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2013 !!!!! I got up, got bundled up and took Schiz out to do "her thing."  Decided to sweep/shovel the drive and sidewalk.  My shovel looks like a kid's toy and doesn't work even that well....handle either swivels on the wood barrel or the shovel-part swivels.  Anyway...not much snow and I cleared it all pretty easily.  Came back in...maybe 5 minutes later, looked out....and this is what's happening:
I just stood inside the front doorway to take this shot. I didn't go back out in to it.  We need the moisture...I'm not complaining...exactly........  Happy New Year!