The Daily F Bomb - Thursday, 1/24

by: Floja Roja

Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 07:39:00 AM EST



Have a Thrilling Thursday, my Thermonuclear F-Bombers!

If there were a talking filibuster and you were a Senator filibustering something, what would YOU use (book, etc.) as your filibuster talk? What is the most beautiful rural place you have ever seen? What is the most beautiful urban place you have ever seen? Risotto or Paella? What is your favorite one hit by a one hit wonder?What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying?

My Twitter Stream was muddied a bit, mostly by the Hillary Hearings.

Now let's talk History!

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb - Thursday, 1/24
On This Day

In 41, Evil Roman emperor Caligula was murdered by his Praetorian Guard, and his uncle Claudius installed in his place.

In 1848, the California Gold Rush started when James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill.

In 1908, the first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.

In 1924, the Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed Leningrad in honor of late revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin.

In 1972, the Supreme Court struck down laws that denied welfare benefits to people who had resided in a state for less than a year.

In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security officially began operation.

Born on This Day

76 - Hadrian, Roman Emperor and wall builder (d. 138)

1670 - William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)

1705 - Farinelli, Italian castrato (d. 1782)

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1848 - Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)

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1862 - Edith Wharton, American writer (d. 1937)

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1864 - Marguerite Durand, French suffragette (d. 1936)

1872 - Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)

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1883 - Estelle Winwood, English actress (d. 1984)

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1909 - Ann Todd, English actress (d. 1993)

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1917 - Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. 2012)

1918 - Oral Roberts, American evangelist (d. 2009)

1924 - Joe Albany, American jazz pianist

1925 - Maria Tallchief, American ballerina

1936 - Doug Kershaw, American musician

1936 - Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist

1941 - Neil Diamond, American singer

1941 - Aaron Neville, American singer (Neville Brothers)

1943 - Sharon Tate, American actress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)

1944 - Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)

1945 - John Garamendi, American politician

1947 - Warren Zevon, American musician (d. 2003)

1949 - John Belushi, American actor (d. 1982)

1958 - Jools Holland, English musician (Squeeze)

1961 - Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress

1967 - Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon)

1971 - Andrea Mackris, American television producer whose name must not be mentioned in Bill O'Reilly's presence.

Died on This Day

1920 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)

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1950 - Bull Montana, actor and wrestler (b. 1887)

1962 - André Lhote, French painter (b. 1885)

1965 - Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel laureate (b. 1874)

1973 - J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. 1897)

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1979 - Mabel Taliaferro, American stage and silent film actress (b. 1887)

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1980 - Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (b. 1887)

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1983 - George Cukor, American film director (b. 1899)

1986 - L. Ron Hubbard, American writer and founder of Scientology (b. 1911)

1989 - Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)

1990 - Madge Bellamy, American actress (b. 1899)

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1993 - Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1908)

1995 - Victor Reinganum, English artist and illustrator (b. 1907)

2006 - Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers (b. 1914)

2006 - Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)

2010 - Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)

2012 - James Farentino, American actor (b. 1938)

Today is

Lobster Thermidor Day
National Peanut Butter Day
Eskimo Pie Patent Day
Belly Laugh Day
Compliment Day
Beer Can Appreciation Day

Poll
You call this a poll?
No, did I say that?
I know, let's ask Mikey!
I paid my poll tax, dammit!
Why no, it's not even a questionnaire!
It's a waste of my time!
Beer Can (we don't do pie here)

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It's pouring rain outside (2.00 / 24)
and I am fending off a barometric migraine.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Try this: (2.00 / 20)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
fend well! (2.00 / 14)
moist heat. saline spray.  and a feline head massage.  

[ Parent ]
Good morning. I am headed to work in a few. (2.00 / 19)
Here are some answers:

If there were a talking filibuster and you were a Senator filibustering something, what would YOU use (book, etc.) as your filibuster talk? Either the complete works of William Shakespeare or the Manhattan white pages.

What is the most beautiful rural place you have ever seen? Probably Iceland

What is the most beautiful urban place you have ever seen?
Echmiadzen, Armenia.

Risotto or Paella? Risotto.

What is your favorite one hit by a one hit wonder? 96 Tears, ? and the Mysterians.

What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying? No close neighbors. My house is a wreck, but I have a lot of property.


Risotto and Paella are cheeses? (2.00 / 17)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Cheesus K. Rice, woman! (1.93 / 15)
With an emphasis on the rice part. ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Great tweets this morning!!! (2.00 / 20)
I am torn between this:
   In 2 min, McCain has done a more thorough questioning of Hillary than his entire vetting process of Palin.
   - Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) January 23, 2013

and this:

   EXPLAINER: Rand Paul just leaves "according to World Net Daily" off of his accusations to avoid repetition.
   - LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) January 23, 2013

The question I saw on a headline this morning was "Will Benghazi Define Hillary Clinton's Legacy?". Are they kidding me? Benghazi as a "scandal" is a made up right-wing news story much like the breathless coverage of the 9/12 movement.

I will be back to read the hovers and partake in Belly Laugh Day.

And in honor of Compliment Day, may I say that your F Bombs are very bombacious.  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


happy fucking (2.00 / 24)
birthday to me. what I want is to not be sick. blearrggh.



Happy, er, Birthday, warbler. (2.00 / 21)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Happy Birthday!! (2.00 / 18)


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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Happy Birthday warbler! (2.00 / 16)

Feel Better.


[ Parent ]
happy happy joy joy birfday warbler! (2.00 / 17)
and much cake! with frosting! to you!  

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oh mother effer (2.00 / 16)
Have a happy effing birthday.  

[ Parent ]
Some headlines from The Onion (2.00 / 18)
America's Finest News Source:

Ten Percent Of U.S. High School Students Graduating Without Basic Object Permanence Skills

NRA Fights Legislation That Would Ban Gun Sales To Those Currently On Killing Sprees

List Of Politically Achievable Reforms Down To Just Three Minor Changes To Traffic Code

And this:

62-Year-Old With Gun Only One Standing Between Nation And Full-Scale Government Takeover

"It is every American's right to be good and armed, and that's a right that should always be protected," said Bailey, now the sole American protecting the nation from the government's hidden plot of disarming all citizens, gradually gaining control of the mass media, and installing martial law throughout the nation's streets.[...]

"What happens when the feds show up at your front door and start telling you how much meat you can eat or how to raise your kids?" continued the lifetime NRA member, brandishing the very weapon that now serves as the final hope of staving off a totalitarian state. "Is that the future you want?"




Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Argh, hard and contentious. (2.00 / 15)
If there were a talking filibuster and you were a Senator filibustering something, what would YOU use (book, etc.) as your filibuster talk? The script from Being There

What is the most beautiful rural place you have ever seen? Dorset, Ontario perhaps. Hard to choose, I could name northern New Mexico at dawn, here in the Smoky's in a heartbeat or many others.

What is the most beautiful urban place you have ever seen? (Damn, these are hard!) I'll take DC during cherry blossom time for $800, Alex.

Risotto or Paella? Risotto.

What is your favorite one hit by a one hit wonder? Radar Love, Golden Earring. If you can't get an immense speeding ticket listening to this late at night on the interstate you simply have no soul.

What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying? (Sorry, you asked.) Our CA neighbor's liberal-boomer-cliche sneering judgmentalism ("You're moving to TN?!?! you know people there won't accept you unless you agree with them on everything..." [facepalm]).

[unnecessary caveat: no ideology is either free from cliche foolishness or those who will perpetuate it. those do not represent the majority of realists who actually adhere to such ideologies. I love my liberal friends, am probably more liberal than other, hence folks who make my own views look like stupid cartoons make me want to spit]

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


You know you have the right song (2.00 / 3)
when all the ones in the after-clicks are awesome, too.



John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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Leningrad was named after Vladimir? Really? (2.00 / 17)
I was sure that it was named after John from Liverpool.

If there were a talking filibuster and you were a Senator filibustering something, what would YOU use (book, etc.) as your filibuster talk? The Lord of the Rings
What is the most beautiful rural place you have ever seen?  Middlebury, VT
What is the most beautiful urban place you have ever seen? Grand Central Terminal
Risotto or Paella? Yes, please!
What is your favorite one hit by a one hit wonder? Everybdoy wants to ryule the world, by Tears for Fears
What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying? Past tense.  When the girls were teething, I had a neighbor who reported us to child services.  She is (was) the lowest of pond scum.


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas


Oh, you're having the Risotto and Paella too? (2.00 / 15)
Want to join me???

Yeah, you win most fucked up neighbor of the world.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
TWICE, we had an agent from Social Services (2.00 / 15)
(both times accompanied by a cop) come.  They physically examined the babies, looking for signs of abuse and found nothing.  The second time, I pointed out that this was the second time this had happened.  Speaking to the first social worker a week after the second visit (I had given his name to the second social worker), he neither confirmed nor denied the identity of the informant, but he did indicate that they would be on the lookout for further reports from that individual (thereby confirming that the reports had come from the same person).  We never heard from the police or social services again.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

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That's just evil. (2.00 / 13)
I'll bet she reports barking dogs, too. Can't afford earplugs, I guess.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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My understanding is that she was a screenwriter. (2.00 / 10)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
Where I'm from, EVERYONE is a screenwriter. (2.00 / 10)
They just haven't sold any scripts yet.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
This was when we lived in LaLaLand. (2.00 / 10)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
I should have known! (2.00 / 5)


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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oh, come on now (2.00 / 10)
Tears for Fears had TWO hits.  Or are you forgetting Shout?

I fierce'd anyway, because you redeemed yourself with Lord of the Rings.  ;-)


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Thank you for telliing us (2.00 / 18)
it is National Compliment Day.

You did that very well.  


She really did, didn't she. (1.93 / 15)
I also like how you took the time to tell her that. Great job!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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I don't think my Thursday will be very thrilling, (2.00 / 16)
and I am THRILLED about that!

Love the tweets. Especially the one about Rand Paul's hair. I was just talking with someone about that last night. Looks like a toupee to me, regardless of how real it might actually be. Like... a poodle's toupee.  

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.


heh ditto on the hair (2.00 / 13)
sorta reminds me of that guy on Ancient Aliens.  

[ Parent ]
freezing rain (2.00 / 14)
but the new weather is not strong enough to clean up the air.  so many accidents the law officials cannot get to them.  

umm, harry potter & LOTR.  
segovia, spain, plaza, sunset, sangria, roman ruins.
canyonlands NP.  
indifferent to fancy rice.
golden earring - radar love
my neighbors are okay. they didn't know that i only slept 3 hours tues night before they excavated their side yard wednesday.  


My answers (2.00 / 16)
For the filibuster, I'd go for Patrick Rothfuss, his Kingkiller Chronicles, and hope he has the last book done in time.

Most beautiful rural place? I am biased, but I'd say the Northern California Coastline, with the redwood forests coming in a close second.

Most beautiful urban place? Thus far, San Francisco.

Risotto or Paella? If I can get it without the dreaded seafood, Paella. Risotto is easier to make because no special pans are required.

One hit by a one hit wonder? The best, hands down, is The Only Ones, "Another Girl, Another Planet."

What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying? The freaking car alarm that goes off every. single. time. whoever it is (has not been determined yet) gets into their car.


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


not (2.00 / 10)
george r r r r r r martin ?  

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Nah, (2.00 / 10)
reading the sex scenes aloud would be kind of squicky.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
morning bombers (2.00 / 16)
* If there were a talking filibuster and you were a Senator filibustering something, what would YOU use (book, etc.) as your filibuster talk?
Springer Verlang's Texts in Applied Mathematics.  63 titles.
* What is the most beautiful rural place you have ever seen?
Bad Gastein, Austria
* What is the most beautiful urban place you have ever seen?
Venice, Italy.
Risotto or Paella?
Meh.
* What is your favorite one hit by a one hit wonder?

* What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying?
Pretty much anything he does...but the stench and noise from the recycling/dumpster-diving operation he runs out of his house is the worst.

That is a real name? (2.00 / 13)
Bad Gastein, Austria

::giggles::

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


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answers (2.00 / 14)
If there were a talking filibuster and you were a Senator filibustering something, what would YOU use (book, etc.) as your filibuster talk? I would MC a fashion show. They would have something to listen to and watch that way! Oh wait, is it supposed to be boring?

What is the most beautiful rural place you have ever seen? I would have to say driving through those fucking scary ass mountains on the way to Santa Cruz was pretty damn gorgeous!

What is the most beautiful urban place you have ever seen? Chicago, natch. I love the view at night from the LSD bridge over the Chicago River looking west towards downtown. Cannot be beat.

Risotto or Paella? Sure, why not! Can I have a glass of wine with that?

What is your favorite one hit by a one hit wonder? http://bit.ly/r8BnSf

What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying? Do no get me started. Just don't.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


You got several right! (2.00 / 6)
As a matter of fact, I'm just going to go with all your answers 'cept one:

What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying?  She's my mother-in-law.  'Nuff said.


[ Parent ]
Speaking of mother-in-laws as neighbors... (2.00 / 4)
My very annoying MIL called last night, totally upsetting my dear husband, who then called his sister who was also upset over the same issue: my MIL's decision to spend $17K on a new car... because the tires on her car needed to be replaced. They got in a big screaming match, for which I can't blame him one bit.

Anyway... my sister-in-law said that my MIL had casually said "I'll just sell my house and move in with you guys" to which my sister-in-law replied, "well, you might want to rethink that, because we're planning to move."

My advice: leave no forwarding address!!


I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


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I aim to please! (2.00 / 4)
I imediately thought of you when I read the neighbor question, heh.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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hard to keep up with everything on the moose ;) (2.00 / 14)
Filibuster: my latest novel

Rural place: you said seen, not been, so I'd say Switzerland.

Urban place: I guess I'd say Hong Kong.

I'm a rice lover and I don't discriminate. Never had paella, I don't think, but I'm certain I'd love it.

That Thing You Do by the fictional group, The Oneders.

No really annoying neighbors. We keep to ourselves on both ends.  


Oh! That's my filibuster choice too (2.00 / 7)
If you mean whatever novel it is that I happen to be reading now.  But if you meant the latest novel that I've written, well, that would be more like The Sounds Of Silence.


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This is a splendid diary (2.00 / 19)
every single day.

Yesterday I was broke & skeert. Then I got a check in the mail from Wells Fargo for excess escrow (that's fun to say). Now I can pay my bills for next month without wringing my hands (so hard on the rheumatiz, doncha know).

I love surprises.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


Great compliment! (2.00 / 14)
Nice surprise, too.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Wait to you see what we have to say on (2.00 / 15)
National Insult Day.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
like JG, I also got a check in the mail yesterday (2.00 / 17)
$539 from the doctor who did my wrist surgery. Their audit showed I overpaid. Feels like I won the lottery!

July 2010, I was at Wekiva Falls in Florida. There's a pretty steep hill you have to cross to get to the swimming area, though there are concrete steps in some places. Anyhow, I was picking up toys when it started to rain, slipped and landed smack-dab on my palm, breaking the bone just above my wrist. I could see two bumps under my skin from the broken edges of the bone. This is the place. The ER doctor joked that that's why it's named Wekiva FALLS. Harhar.

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I hope you told the doctor (2.00 / 12)
not to quit his day job!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Gosh? (2.00 / 9)
I wonder what happens at Wekiva Springs?  

[ Parent ]
heh (2.00 / 7)
spring you from the water?

You ever been to Wekiva Falls? Boy, does that water stink from the sulfur. Takes a while to ignore it.  


[ Parent ]
Is that water really healthy? (2.00 / 6)
One wonders about those smelly springs. Do they really help or is it a matter of No Pain No Gain?  

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

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don't know if they help (2.00 / 6)
they're more for swimming enjoyment than for health benefits. Like all springs in Florida, and there area over 700, according to the FL government website, they are cold water springs. Not all are smelly, though. This one is the only one I can think of that is.  

[ Parent ]
I've actually been to Edith Wharton's home in MA (2.00 / 15)
it's called The Mount and it is beautiful.   Morning Meeses & thank you once again Floja Roja for your creativity and creating a fun place to play!

Oh curses! (2.00 / 12)
I failed to post a Nicholas Brothers video! Best dancers evah!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

also Yakov Smirnoff's bee-day (bidet) (2.00 / 12)


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If I were filibustering... (2.00 / 12)
...I'd read from Boswell's Life of Johnson. Why? Because it would interest me and bore nearly everyone else. And it's LONG, so I could go for days and days if necessary. ;-p

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

for the filibuster (2.00 / 12)
I was thinking the entire phone directory of Tokyo. 38 million people, yo. But Japan takes the lead on cellphone technology, I wonder if they even have a directory for cellphone users.  

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LOL, now THAT would be a challenge. (2.00 / 12)
Especially since I don't read Japanese. ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
raina would sign the entire filibuster. (2.00 / 9)
So it would be pretty quiet. ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
hah! (2.00 / 9)
I'd get carpal tunnel or something.

Do y'all watch Switched at Birth on the ABC family channel. Deaf white baby and hearing Latina baby switched at birth, now all live in the same house. Lots of signing. Anyways, one of the mothers, the lovely Constance Marie who played the wife on George, injured her arms or wrists from signing so much so short an amount of time. I didn't think it was possible. Her injury is now written into the script where she can no longer sign to her non-biological deaf daughter, the one she raised.


[ Parent ]
The Pines - All The While (2.00 / 12)

Good morning.....I'll be back later to read and visit. Why would I make an early Dr. appointment....grrr!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


to avoid the crowds (2.00 / 8)
'lest that's what I do.

And good morning.  


[ Parent ]
About early appointments (2.00 / 9)
I like to think there's less chance of waiting around if you're the first one on the day's schedule. But having spent far too much time in doctors' waiting rooms in recent years, I have to admit that it seldom works out that way for me. I don't know why, but I always forget to bring my Kindle with me to the doctor's. It would save much boredom, because the magazine selection seldom pleases. ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

[ Parent ]
I always forget my Kindle too (2.00 / 7)
I usually play Sudoku. They don't let me have access to their wireless connection, so no Internet. I'm usually called within 15 minutes with an early appointment.  

[ Parent ]
I use my iPhone (2.00 / 6)
and go on Twitter to find funny tweets that I can post in the F Bomb. ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I'm finally back home..... (2.00 / 7)
I was so late I forgot my phone, book... everything. This was the specialist who only has clinic days in Bellingham 3 days a month, so I always wait. Then I had 2 lab visits...and now finally some food! As soon as my headache eases I may be coherent.  

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
mornin' bombers! (2.00 / 10)
home sick so i have time to play.

lots of favs in this diary FR. Belushi, Zevon, Modigliani and now that hot writer with the big puffy shirt and woozles on her shoulder. is that considered classic author porn?

most beautiful rural place, the view from Mt. Katahdin in Maine, most beautiful urban place, New York, for all the right and wrong reasons, risotto or paella, only if someone else made it, talking filibuster, i don't need no stinkin' book, i'd just stand there with my hands covering my ears saying,LALALALA, just like they do, fav one hit wonder, i'll be kinder than y'all and not provide anymore earworms, and my the first words out of the mouth of my downstairs neighbor after we invited her for coffee, shuddering she said,

'OOHH, it's so c l u t t e r e d in here!'

vile woman. i could write a book!  

time...it seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.


Rand Paul (2.00 / 8)
See Hillary's smirk when he said, "If I was President..."

Was he named after Ayn Rand?

The Lil dates are backwards...unless she was a time traveling, Benjamin Button type or something...

Although I do like the photo.

And Ann Todd looks like she just made it to the Pacific Ocean with Lewis and Clark...what an Explorer!


Yes he was. Is that creepy or what... (2.00 / 2)


Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

[ Parent ]
Does explain a lot.... (2.00 / 1)
Poor kid never had a chance...with that name and that Dad...

[ Parent ]
Good afternoon (2.00 / 7)
I need more coffee.

If there were a talking filibuster and you were a Senator filibustering something, what would YOU use (book, etc.) as your filibuster talk?

Dennis McKiernan's Mithgar novels.  Dragondoom if I had to pick just one (although I suppose it would be lost on most of them).

What is the most beautiful rural place you have ever seen?

Oooh, that's a toughie.  I'm gonna go with Northern Scotland though.

What is the most beautiful urban place you have ever seen?

In general, I have a huge dislike of urban places.  Edinburgh was nice though.

Risotto or Paella?

Risotto, hands down.  But then I hate seafood.

What is your favorite one hit by a one hit wonder?

Tough call...  probably "Believe it or Not (theme from "Greatest American Hero)" by Joey Scarbury though.

What makes your most annoying neighbor so annoying?

Well, technically not neighbors, but I'm on the town border, and across the street from us is a different town/different county, which is zoned residential, and has a strip mall... with an Irish Pub.  Said Irish Pub tends to have loud blaring outdoor music in the summer, and loud drunks at night year round.  Even with windows shut, noise leaks in.  


Things you don't ever want to hear from your credit union (or bank) (2.00 / 5)
"What are you talking about?  There was no $5000 check you deposited in an ATM!"

And this, boys and girls, is why those new ATMS that give you an image of your check on the receipt are golden.  And why you should always keep your receipts.  

They eventually found it sitting on someone's desk.  Someone, I would hope would soon be fired, but I'm sure that ain't gonna happen.


My heart would have (2.00 / 4)
stopped. Reminds me of the time I put $400 cash in the wrong slot. Except that was my fault!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Yeah, my blood pressure shot through the roof for a bit (2.00 / 4)
But I knew I had that receipt around somewhere and I was going to get my money or someone's flesh.  

[ Parent ]
Just came home from breakfast. (2.00 / 8)
Not the healthiest (eggs, home fries and a pancake) but nicely filling. :-)

And I noticed that I was almost the only person in the restaurant not buried in an iPhone or tablet (except for two chatty groups of four). Am I the only one left who is content with his own random thoughts during a solitary meal?

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


Yes! (2.00 / 5)


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
LOL (2.00 / 5)
Well, then. Like the cheese, I stand (or sit) alone. ;-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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Yes, slksfca; you ARE the only one (2.00 / 8)
I sometimes seethe (probably audibly) when my husband checks his iPhone, and even though I have one too, I just cherish my dining our time too much to spend it that way. It makes me crazy to see entire families at a restaurant where everyone's on a phone, tablet, or game console. Makes me long for that big electromagnetic pulse. THAT'LL show 'em!  

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


-- Oscar Wilde


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It would be a pleasure... (2.00 / 7)
...to share a nice meal - and conversation - with you! :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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The Madge Bellamy hover is a LOL for me..... (1.80 / 5)
I've been sitting that way for over a year now.....and I'm becoming quite shameless about it!

Thanks Floja.....the F Bomb is a daily pleasure.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


Any Mad Men fans out there? (2.00 / 4)
FR, I know you will appreciate this!

Gorgeous B&W photos, sneak peak at season 6.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/tommyw...

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


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