Sew's Spot

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Good Morning World!

I don't have to go to work again until Jan. 2. *smile*
I don't even have to leave the house, really, except maybe to go to the grocery market. I am planning to get a lot of the "never have time for it" things done around the hacienda.

La Casa de Sewmouse is a little raggedy-looking around the edges, and I think a bit of pre-new-years cleanup is in order. The first Japanese company I worked for did this - the last 2 days of work before New Year, we stopped working and had to clean out all the cupbords and files and closets and stuff. Start the New Year off clean and tidy and fresh. Seems sensible.

So I have a list of 10 things, fairly "big" things, that need to be done, and for the 10 days I have off, I'll do one per day. I think that's manageable.

Remind me to tell you all about the great Jello fiasco...

758 days

Friday, December 22, 2006

Democracy?

So I'm reading this article and it SEEMS to be saying that exporting democracy before a country is ready to deal with the rule of law is pretty much a guarantee of failure.

What really hit me in the gut, however was this:

"The complete bypassing of legal norms and standards makes the experience of present times much more frightening,"

and this:

"(Asia's people) are angry at the use of martial law and emergency and terrorism laws that steal their rights in the name of making them secure,"

It's not just Asia, folks. It's not just Asia.

More swearing!

A Virginia Representative is having kittens over the fact that a new congressman from Minnesota wants to hold a koran at his swearing-in rather than a bible.

Linky

What really gets to me is that this guy cannot see what a flaming hypocrite he is. Here is a man who is NOT demanding that ANYONE else use a koran - he just wants to use HIS holy book, rather than someone else's. The Virginia Good Ol' Boy says things like "You won't see ME putting my hand on a koran!!" Guess what, Skippy? NOBODY"S ASKING YOU TO.

Now what I found most interesting was a comment made by Charles Osgood on the radio this morning on the way to work. It seems that for many years, there have not been individual swearing-in ceremonies for members of Congress. What they do is they have them come up in groups, nobody puts their hands on anything, and if you see an individual swearing-in thing, it's just faked for a photo-0p.

So all this hoo-hah from the Fair State of Virginia is just that - hoo-hah.

But what gets me is the hypocrisy - it's FINE for the so-called "gentleman" from Virginia to force the Congressman from Minnesota to put his hand on a so-called "holy book" that he does not espouse, but it's just WRONG for anyone to want to force the "gentleman" from Virginia to put HIS hand on a koran.

Especially when nobody is forcing anyone to put their hands on anything.

Hell - they should all just put their hands on their genitalia - it's what they seem to think with, and worship, the most!

759 days.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Sanctity of Marriage

A lot has been said by the religious bigots (primarily Xtian religious bigots) about the "Sanctity of Marriage", and how letting "Queers" marry will destroy said "Sanctity of Marriage". The Religious Wrong have paraded around in Massachusetts all about the "Sanctity of Marriage".

Hopefully, we can get rid of them and send them off to India where they can demonstrate and mouth off and be bigots about the fact that DOGS are being allowed - even FORCED to marry! OH the Caninity!!! PETA is already hot on the case, but because they don't feel the doggies should be FORCED to marry. (To hell with the 3 year old girls in Arabic countries - let's make sure the DOGS aren't forced into marriages!!)

Now - if two human beings who love one another, are committed to each other, live together and want to celebrate that union of their souls can destroy the "Sanctity of Marriage" by the fact they are of the same gender, wouldn't you think the bigots in the Religious Wrong would be all over this like white on wedding rice?

*crickets*

Hmm?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cheney to Testify for Defense

Deadeye Dick is going to be a witness for the defense in the CIA leak trial thing.

How in the bloody hell is the bailiff going to keep a straight face when he swears him in? I mean really ... "Do you, Mr. Cheney, Swear to tell the truth..... " ROFLMAOTPSOMN

I couldn't make it past the first 1/2 of the first 1/2 of the first sentance.

Easily Amused

Go to the Yahoo home page. www.yahoo.com for those of you who are home-page challenged.

Mouse over the logo on the upper left side. Aww, the penguin ice skates.
Now mouse over him again.

Yes, I am VERY easily amused. But he's cute.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Happy Days

In the interest of making certain that I don't have to pay royalties or anything on this, the following should NOT be sung to a familiar tune traditionally associated with Natal Events:


Happy No More Rummy Day to US!!!
Happy No More Rummy Day to US!!!
Happy No More Rummy Day Everybody!!!!!!
Happy No More Rummy Day To Ussssssssssssssssssssss!!!

Oh and.

Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Dear Leandra!!!
Happy Birthday To You.

Today is the first day of the rest of my blog.

I read where they found the body of one of those 3 mountainclimber guys on Mt. Hood. I'd hoped for better news, but yesterday while Lea was giving me the play-by-play off CNN over the phone (I don't have cable - I never watch TV), something in my gut knew that those guys weren't gonna have made it.

What an awful thing to have happen right before the Winter Holiday of their choice. My condolances to their families.

I'm sending out packages today and tomorrow. Some will surprise people, I think. I hope so, anyhow.

I have to make Jello salad for the Holiday Party at work. I'm thinking of making multi-colored jello cubes and then mixing them in with whipped creme. Or something.

I have only ONE resolution I'm making this year. I hope I can keep it. I really do. I want to learn how to spin wool or other fibers into thread. I know it's rather archaic, but I wanna know how.

Ok - EVERYONE head on over to Leandra's Blog and wish her Happy Birthday. Today is a "milestone" birthday for her, I hear she's scheduled an all-day depression to celebrate it, so go be nice and FORCE her to smile!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

You can buy ANYTHING on the Internet...

I really hate those auto-redirect things that if they can't find the URL you are looking for send you to E-Bay, Amazon or some other site that claims you can buy "XYZ" there. This one just hit me so funny. I was trying to click-thru to a favorite blog which has disappeared, unfortunately - the writer was an interesting person and had a lot of interesting things to say and link/comment about. I will miss her journal. One of the words in her blog's name was "Mother" - and when the thing 404'd on me, it suggested this as an alternate:

Mother
Save up to 50% on Mother. Search over 15,000 sites with one click. Your source for everything under the sun!.

http://FindStuff.com

Amazing.