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Oh John this is a beautiful tribute…the poem so perfect. Nolan was so upset and then his girlfriend asked who is Lee? We spent the next hour telling stories and laughing until tears ran down our faces. Lee was amazing and one of kind and we loved him very much.
» Posted By Carol On 28/May/2011 @ 11:39 am
Well it was better than a hallway. After I had Hillary there were no rooms available so I sat in the hall for about 6 hours. Since I had a spinal I had to lie flat on my back for 8 hours and could have no food. I missed breakfast -I was sort of busy so that was okay but I missed lunch and supper too and by then I was starving! Hunger, immobility and a hallway-yeah I was surly too. As bad as it was it doesn’t come close to comparing with my outpatient hysterectomy! Major abdominal surgery at 6 am and released at 6 pm. Back to the hospital three days later for complications -treated and released. I missed 8 weeks of work rather than 6 becasue of the complications. The carrier? BCBS. Fortunately they have changed their policy and you now stay in the hospital.
» Posted By Carol On 05/October/2008 @ 10:53 pm
You make this all sound so terribly funny. Yeah I laughed but it is alarming too.
» Posted By Carol On 22/May/2008 @ 12:10 am
Food would not stay in my body. I had serious heartburn so the doctor conjectured the Chantix in concert with my stomach acids was just too much for me. He told me to try again later when I returned to normal.
» Posted By Carol On 13/February/2008 @ 8:55 pm
You think so? This is a man who from time to time speaks as if his death were looming just before him. He has bad habits and worse at times a very negative outlook. He is however very competitive. So if my gloating and plain speaking goads him in to losing weight and dial down the bad habits then that is a good thing. Oddly enough I don’t want him to die and I hate it when he is depressed.
» Posted By Carol On 12/February/2008 @ 9:19 am
Smoke -check; drink-check; high blood pressure -nope try 110/60; cholesterol-127. (Yes I am gloating) BMI-25. I would like to lose 10 lbs for asthetic reasons. The doctor says I am perfect. I got a prescription for Chantrix. After a week I had to go off of it. So looks like I either keep smoking or go cold turkey. Lose some weight and the rest will follow.
» Posted By Carol On 11/February/2008 @ 3:05 am
The very first sentence is a tip off that not all 121 killings were committed after they returned home. Read it again “or were charged with.” The article reads “killings” not murders. Where exactly did they fail to get their facts straight?
Since when is reporting that a vet committed murder propaganda? The liberal bias of the story is the implication that the actions of the soldiers involved is somehow attributable to war trauma-you know the “its not their fault” refrain.
The people who join the military are not cut from a finer cloth than those who choose not to join. In general they are less educated and have had fewer opportunities-hence the decision to join the military. These days a fair number of new recruits have had run-ins with the law prior to their enlistment.
My point is the men and women who make up the military have their share of bad eggs-people who would have gone driving after drinking too much, people who would kill a spouse in anger. They don’t earn halos simply by fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan, they earn our gratitude. However, that gratitude does not mean we turn a blind eye to their indiscretions.
At least one branch of the military has engaged in a similar thought process (war trauma) that fueled the Times article. The U.S. Army at Ft. Bragg instituted a battery of interventions, to include counseling, for returning war veterans after 5 spouses were killed in the first wave of returning vets. Does this mean that the U.S. Army is guilty of dishonoring the troops?
» Posted By Carol On 21/January/2008 @ 10:54 pm
You really need to check your facts. The blogger who complained about the ad is not a feminist but a conservative who runs one of those blogs about protecting our youth from sexually subversive advertising, the media in general, etc.
» Posted By Carol On 21/January/2008 @ 11:18 pm
It snowed last week for about 10 minutes around 6:30 am. I wore my snow boots anticipating the worse. When I got to DC there was no snow-just lots of cold cold wind. So I walked around all day in strange footwear with overheated feet. Then this week it warmed up-beautifully. My heater hasn’t come on in days. Of course being the hot flash queen I keep it set pretty low.
» Posted By Carol On 12/January/2008 @ 11:31 pm
Gee for your sake I hope not!
» Posted By Carol On 28/December/2007 @ 2:29 pm
Merry Christmas! I found myself alone Xmas Eve so I watched The Ref, Mr. Magoo’s A Christmas Carol and The Christmas Story while I baked pumpkin bread and cookies. (I watched its A Wonderful Life on the big screen in Alexandria about a week ago. It was so cool.) I filled stockings for the cats and the dog and one for Nolan’s current girlfriend. So I kept up with traditions and felt all the more alone because of it. Its the first time I have not had any family to spend Christmas with me and it felt strange.
» Posted By Carol On 26/December/2007 @ 2:57 am
You aren’t lost. You are on a journey of discovery, broadening your horizons, experiencing new things. And you aren’t estranged. That implies you are on the outs with your family and you aren’t. You are just separated by distance.
As for the loneliness, well you are just a rainy day person. You have plenty of friends; in fact, you have more interaction with people now than you did back in the states. It is small wonder that you like your life there. You’ve become quite social!
And someday if you decide to return you will have a place and people to return to who will welcome you with open arms.
» Posted By Carol On 16/December/2007 @ 12:55 am
A team called cake mix. Yep this was one of those post where you called play by play on the dart game but I had to read it just to see how many puns you were going to make.
» Posted By Carol On 05/December/2007 @ 10:28 am
Yeah well gas was 3.31 a gallon Friday after Thanksgiving. Today it was back down to 2.99 so it did drop once the holiday was over. It sucks though that it always goes up right around the holidays. You know it will be back up there by Friday before Christmas.
You are being too hard on yourself. Your blog isn’t that insipid. Well, um except sometimes I admit I find myself going brain dead during your play by play calling of the dart game but hey that’s just me. I love the cooking stories.
» Posted By Carol On 04/December/2007 @ 1:01 pm
The response from the protesters was certainly over the top but are you aware that not all the Muslims were in agreement? The teacher actually has support from some Muslims. But the real question is why did you bring the prophet into the discussion? He’s been dead a long time and certainly cannot be held responsible for the latest incident of intolerance. And why did you throw in the pedophile charge?
Mary the mother of Jesus was around 11 or 12 when she conceived. Does that make the God a pedophile? What about Joseph-a man at least twice her age and likely more, who supposedly had relations with her by the time she was 13, is he a pedophile? Yeah I know the Ayisha was supposedly 9 when the prophet consummated the marriage but the two years difference between her and Mary is not significant. Muhammad had several wives and this is the only one that was very young when he married her. I don’t think he meets the criteria of a pedophile.
» Posted By Carol On 03/December/2007 @ 5:50 am
Gerald Butler played the phantom in Phantom of the Opera. He also played the King of Sparta in The 300. Let’s see he also played Beowulf in one of the best adaptations of the story that I have ever seen Beowulf and the Grendel. He was the bad boy former love interest of Laura Croft in one of the Tomb Raider movies -she had to get him out of jail so he could help her and then he got greedy and met a terrible ending and he was Dracula in Wes Craven presents Dracula. He can sing, he has a cute accent and he’s hot!
I thought License to Wed had its moments. However, if I had been that young man I would not have gone through with the wedding-Mandy Moore’s character was just too self centered.
I just got back from seeing No Country for Old Men with Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and a new guy Javier Bardem. Jones is a small town Texas sheriff tracking a murderer he can’t find-Bardem, a psychopath with principles-weird principles but principles nonetheless, who is tracking down Brolin because Brolin stumbled across a drug deal gone really really bad -dead men, dead dog bag of cash-and he decided to take the cash. You should check this flick out.
» Posted By Carol On 03/December/2007 @ 5:08 am
Wow, I’m impressed! Extra kudos for not burning the bread.
Its good to see you blogging again.
» Posted By Carol On 18/November/2007 @ 12:01 pm
Its funny but you and Corine actually favor in that picture. I can’t get use to seeing you without the mustache!
» Posted By Carol On 02/September/2007 @ 9:50 am
I’m not saying that celebrity turned political pundit hasn’t grown tiresome-especially during award shows. However, unless one was a captive audience member I see no grounds to object. Moreover, that is not the basis of John’s objection nor it seems (I’m assuming here) your’s.
» Posted By Carol On 18/March/2007 @ 11:22 am
So what you are saying is she is not entitled to voice an opinion when performing? Why? Is it because it is a political opinion? Again how does that make a difference?
The fact that she is a performer does not give her opinion more weight. It simply gives her an audience. Is that what you feel in innately unfair-the fact that she has access to an audience to hear her opinion that was not gathered for the express purpose of hearing a political opinion? The President and his cohorts had access to audiences that the average American does not have in which to express thier opinions so it has to be that your objection is based on the fact that the audience wasn’t gathered to hear a political opinion. In that case the only person who should object are those audience members who feel cheated of song time.
The reality is you feel threatened that she could get her dissenting opinion out and thus sway others. That’s foolish. Those most likely to blindly follow are following Bush.
» Posted By Carol On 16/March/2007 @ 11:49 pm
What was said “Just so you know, we are on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence and we are ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.” The group went on to express their support for our American troops. The comment was not about our military or our country. It was about the President, who at that time was being described as a “cowboy’ as if his being from Texas explained his actions. At the time that this comment was made many in this country and Europe were protesting the rush to war with Iraq. The concerns of half the citizens of this country, including those in the military and many of our top commanders were brushed aside; ignored.
Two days later she apologized for her comment calling it disrespectful to the President. She explained that she wanted to see all options exercised before we sacrificed the lives of our soldiers. She concluded that she was a proud American who supported her country.
She didn’t whine she critized and rightly so. Those of your ilk distorted her remarks and ignored her apology. Moreover, to imply that an American citizen cannot criticize a president is unAmerican. Funny how she was whining but everyone on your side of the issue was merely repeating their opinions. Well that little gal had an opinion too and she had balls. She stood by her convictions and she weathered the storm. Kudos to her. With her 5 grammy’s I don’t think she is too worried about whether or not you like her music and quite frankly its your loss if you choose to ignore her very fine music because you don’t think she is entitled to express her opinion when it differs from yours.
And lets be honest that was what it was really about. It isn’t that she expressed an opinionl its that her opinion didn’t agree with the opinion of you and others that supported the war. You can put lipstick on a pig and its still a pig. Trying to dress up her comments or portraying her actions as unpatriotic or whinny when really you are just pissed that she didn’t keep quiet when she didn’t agree with your opinion is lipsticking the pig.
» Posted By Carol On 14/March/2007 @ 11:05 am
Fascinating yes but the music like to have drove me bonkers until I finally got smart enough to mute it.
» Posted By Carol On 10/November/2006 @ 12:01 pm
Nice pictures. I hope you will post some more. I like to see what my boys are up to over there. Next time have Nolan take a few of you.
Korean food appears to suit Nolan. He looks like he has gained a few pounds or is that just the camera?
» Posted By Carol On 17/September/2006 @ 10:50 pm
That is the coolest video but how on earth was it made? Is that really the DMZ or a set?
» Posted By Carol On 16/September/2006 @ 9:04 pm
Happy happy birthday to my baby boy. I hope you guys did something fun for his birthday. I thought you might have done a post but no such luck. A birthday with no carrot cake -poor baby. Well his sisters and I celebrated by calling each other and missing him terribly.
» Posted By Carol On 05/September/2006 @ 11:10 am
Ok when I come I want to you put that restaurant on the list of things you will show me. I would love to see Korean entertainment arts.
It looks like you had a great birthday.
» Posted By Carol On 28/August/2006 @ 11:52 am
Ah shucks! And I was having so much fun stringing him along. Please please please let finish dicking with him. You know I wouldn’t ask but since is you that I am painting is such colorful terms, I guess he decent thing to do, is obtain your acquiescence. But be forwarned if you say no I am going to be so disappointed.
» Posted By Carol On 31/August/2006 @ 11:46 am
Gee, I rather like hedonistic love! The more the better has always been my motto. Just because you believe in God doesn’t mean you can’t like sex and more sex. If John has a deeply hidden gay condition that accounts for his hedonistic impulses then I thank God (literally) for it. Yes John has let his libido rule him on occasion but I would not change him. I think I am probably one those occasions when his libido got the best of him. LOL! Actually, I know I am.
Also John didn’t go through the motions of the whole raising kids aspect of our marriage. So you are only partially right there too. He was not interested in any of them until they hit their teens and became interesting people. He didn’t even pretend to be interested unless they did or said something actually interesting. The day-to-day parenting he had no interest in and he made no bones about it. He is a very large man with a very deep voice and he looks intimidating even when he isn’t frowning. Some of the kid’s friends were very intimadated by him. He taught the kids to be interesting, he taught them not to be easily intimidated. The kids love and admire him because he is what they aspire to be.
You’re wrong about the Oz character that typifies John by the way. I’m the lion. John is Dorothy. You figure it out.
» Posted By Carol On 29/August/2006 @ 12:23 pm
Ah, the assumption is that I am a controlling wife. My friends, my family-yeah including the kids, my coworkers all know that I am dick-dominated. No I did not coin the expression rather a gentleman who knew both my husband (John) and I coined it. The truth of the matter was born out by John’s laughter and my pained expression. So do I still need to worry now that we have firmly established the fact that John is the domineering partner, the control freak so to speak, the head of household, in the family? Cause quite frankly if I do it won’t do much good as I have no control or influence over what he does or who he does it with. My choice, as it has always been, is whether I accept his actions and learn to deal with it or not and move on. In other words I can control what I do but not him.
» Posted By Carol On 27/August/2006 @ 7:52 am
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» Posted By Carol On 26/August/2006 @ 11:57 am