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  • 20 Dec 2007
    Had a scary experience last evening. My bride and I were (temporarily) locked out of our own house. Somehow the lock on the doorknob was turned and when the door was closed it locked. We were sitting on the patio enjoying an alcoholic beverage and sharing a fine cigar. My wife got up from her chair to check on the supper which was cooking on the stove. Lo and behold the door was locked. I checked the other doors and they were locked too. I don't know what triggered it but I had a panic attack. I told my wife I didn't feel well and she went to a neighbor's to call for a locksmith. Luckily, the locksmith arrived within minutes. I didn't let my wife know I had been hyperventilating. This never happened to me before. I'm usually the one who is cool-headed and thinks of calling a locksmith. I think I must have uncovered something from my past which I've kept buried. Of course, the temperature was dropping and I was outside without a sweater or jacket. Then again, could it be the booze and the cigar? Nah!I going for the dramatics. Is fainting next?
    1098 Posted by Mary Grace
  • Had a scary experience last evening. My bride and I were (temporarily) locked out of our own house. Somehow the lock on the doorknob was turned and when the door was closed it locked. We were sitting on the patio enjoying an alcoholic beverage and sharing a fine cigar. My wife got up from her chair to check on the supper which was cooking on the stove. Lo and behold the door was locked. I checked the other doors and they were locked too. I don't know what triggered it but I had a panic attack. I told my wife I didn't feel well and she went to a neighbor's to call for a locksmith. Luckily, the locksmith arrived within minutes. I didn't let my wife know I had been hyperventilating. This never happened to me before. I'm usually the one who is cool-headed and thinks of calling a locksmith. I think I must have uncovered something from my past which I've kept buried. Of course, the temperature was dropping and I was outside without a sweater or jacket. Then again, could it be the booze and the cigar? Nah!I going for the dramatics. Is fainting next?
    Dec 20, 2007 1098
  • 01 Jan 2010
    I hope everyone survived last night. What with the celebrating - seems we can't have fun without alcoholic beverage- in moderation naturally - but the scary part was the Blue Moon. When I was out earlier it seemed as if the full moon was effecting the other drivers - stop signs were being ignored and to make matters worse - I got behind some driver who was going 20 MPH in a 40 MPH zone. Naturally, I wasn't speeding I just like to obey the law and drive at the minimum speed limit of 40 MPH.Happy New Year
    1161 Posted by Mary Grace
  • I hope everyone survived last night. What with the celebrating - seems we can't have fun without alcoholic beverage- in moderation naturally - but the scary part was the Blue Moon. When I was out earlier it seemed as if the full moon was effecting the other drivers - stop signs were being ignored and to make matters worse - I got behind some driver who was going 20 MPH in a 40 MPH zone. Naturally, I wasn't speeding I just like to obey the law and drive at the minimum speed limit of 40 MPH.Happy New Year
    Jan 01, 2010 1161
  • 31 Dec 2009
    I realize there is a difference between speaking and writing. When speaking the listener can interpret what's being said by watching body language, facial expression and also listening to the tone and loudness of voice. The written word can be easily misinterpreted. Unfortunately, the reader applies the written word to their own demeaner and sometime completely misses the train of thought of the writer.Perhaps this has been a problem from the time mankind started writing things down. I understand that Plato didn't like writing because it would stop people from memorizing. Maybe language is going through the same transition with the advent of texting and tweeting. We'll see.PS I neither text nor tweet. Guess I'm a misanthroupe
    1235 Posted by Mary Grace
  • I realize there is a difference between speaking and writing. When speaking the listener can interpret what's being said by watching body language, facial expression and also listening to the tone and loudness of voice. The written word can be easily misinterpreted. Unfortunately, the reader applies the written word to their own demeaner and sometime completely misses the train of thought of the writer.Perhaps this has been a problem from the time mankind started writing things down. I understand that Plato didn't like writing because it would stop people from memorizing. Maybe language is going through the same transition with the advent of texting and tweeting. We'll see.PS I neither text nor tweet. Guess I'm a misanthroupe
    Dec 31, 2009 1235
  • 30 Dec 2009
    Wow
    As Inspector Gadgit used to say "Wowzers" I got control buttons...I'll have to test them to see what they all do. Now to the blog I wanted to send.Things are not the same as they used to be. Things like coffee pots or rather coffee makers, wrist watches and garbage disposals.  Within the past month these three things broke. Could they be repaired -NO. What was the solution? Throw them away and get a new one. Replacement parts are not made for the coffee pot. The garbage disposal was sealed, no way to open it, so it had to go. The wrist watch is kaput -reasons unknown so it's bound for the trash heap. Used to be that companies manufacturing these "household treasures" took pride in their work. Things were made to last. Not anymore. Take clothing, as another example, the workman (or workwoman)-ship is poor and overpriced. Oops - not overpriced- our money is inflated.What's the solution. Bring back "cottage industry" but make it affordable to the buyer and maker. Maybe "quality" will be returned to the marketplace.That's my speech for the end of 2009HAPPY NEW YEAR
    1092 Posted by Mary Grace
  • Wow
    As Inspector Gadgit used to say "Wowzers" I got control buttons...I'll have to test them to see what they all do. Now to the blog I wanted to send.Things are not the same as they used to be. Things like coffee pots or rather coffee makers, wrist watches and garbage disposals.  Within the past month these three things broke. Could they be repaired -NO. What was the solution? Throw them away and get a new one. Replacement parts are not made for the coffee pot. The garbage disposal was sealed, no way to open it, so it had to go. The wrist watch is kaput -reasons unknown so it's bound for the trash heap. Used to be that companies manufacturing these "household treasures" took pride in their work. Things were made to last. Not anymore. Take clothing, as another example, the workman (or workwoman)-ship is poor and overpriced. Oops - not overpriced- our money is inflated.What's the solution. Bring back "cottage industry" but make it affordable to the buyer and maker. Maybe "quality" will be returned to the marketplace.That's my speech for the end of 2009HAPPY NEW YEAR
    Dec 30, 2009 1092
  • 19 Dec 2009
    I must be one of the world's worst gamblers. I've played in Vegas - did ok. Played in Reno - did ok. Played in Tahoe - did pretty good. BUT played on TW - ooops.I getting the feeling that the computer has a superiority complex and knows a succer when I go to the tables.
    1182 Posted by Mary Grace
  • I must be one of the world's worst gamblers. I've played in Vegas - did ok. Played in Reno - did ok. Played in Tahoe - did pretty good. BUT played on TW - ooops.I getting the feeling that the computer has a superiority complex and knows a succer when I go to the tables.
    Dec 19, 2009 1182
  • 14 Dec 2009
    Some people evidently love labels - they just throw them around. Thinking back I 've been called everything from gay, commie to just plain stupid. Does that bother me - yes. I'm being judged by people who aren't qualified to judge. That's my thought for the day.
    1321 Posted by Mary Grace
  • Some people evidently love labels - they just throw them around. Thinking back I 've been called everything from gay, commie to just plain stupid. Does that bother me - yes. I'm being judged by people who aren't qualified to judge. That's my thought for the day.
    Dec 14, 2009 1321
  • 11 Sep 2009
    Anyone who remembers the Elmer Fudd cartoons remembers "Kwazy Wabbit" Well I'm encountering a "Kwazy Sqwerrill" There's a wooden frame covering over our patio. There are two bird feeders suspended from the beams. One feeder has a cage over it which allows the smaller birds to feed while keeping out larger birds - like doves. I also thought it would keep out squirrels - -never happened. I spotted a squirrel inside the cage. I yelled at it and it went into a frenzy to get out of the cage - it took at least 45 seconds.-it must have been panicing. It didn't come back for at least three days. Now it knows how to get out of the cage so it leaves whenever I speak to it. It's getting a little bit too smart - Yesterday - I yelled at it - it left the cage but paused on top of the wooden frame - as if I couldn't see it- but it forgot about its tail which was hanging through the framework. I had to laugh - Kwazy Sqwerril."
    1026 Posted by Mary Grace
  • Anyone who remembers the Elmer Fudd cartoons remembers "Kwazy Wabbit" Well I'm encountering a "Kwazy Sqwerrill" There's a wooden frame covering over our patio. There are two bird feeders suspended from the beams. One feeder has a cage over it which allows the smaller birds to feed while keeping out larger birds - like doves. I also thought it would keep out squirrels - -never happened. I spotted a squirrel inside the cage. I yelled at it and it went into a frenzy to get out of the cage - it took at least 45 seconds.-it must have been panicing. It didn't come back for at least three days. Now it knows how to get out of the cage so it leaves whenever I speak to it. It's getting a little bit too smart - Yesterday - I yelled at it - it left the cage but paused on top of the wooden frame - as if I couldn't see it- but it forgot about its tail which was hanging through the framework. I had to laugh - Kwazy Sqwerril."
    Sep 11, 2009 1026
  • 05 Aug 2009
    odd
    I like to look at the birthday girls listing whenever I have time to be on TW. I like to wish everyone I recognize - met in chat room - a happy birthday. I enjoy getting birthday greeting myself. I guess it's something I missed as a youth or some deep psycological need - whatever (joke). When I look over the listing and fail to see someone I know I pick a name at random - low and behold that person is usually someone who joined three years ago and never has logged on since. That brings to mind why didn't they stay and find out what a wonderful opportunity they are misssing? Are they faint of heart and decided they weren't really crossdressers or they were just toying with the idea of transitioning? Makes me wonder - unfortunately, we'll never know. I guess I could take up a crusade and send them a PM as ask "What happened? Where did you go?" Maybe I'll try that....maybe.
    986 Posted by Mary Grace
  • odd
    I like to look at the birthday girls listing whenever I have time to be on TW. I like to wish everyone I recognize - met in chat room - a happy birthday. I enjoy getting birthday greeting myself. I guess it's something I missed as a youth or some deep psycological need - whatever (joke). When I look over the listing and fail to see someone I know I pick a name at random - low and behold that person is usually someone who joined three years ago and never has logged on since. That brings to mind why didn't they stay and find out what a wonderful opportunity they are misssing? Are they faint of heart and decided they weren't really crossdressers or they were just toying with the idea of transitioning? Makes me wonder - unfortunately, we'll never know. I guess I could take up a crusade and send them a PM as ask "What happened? Where did you go?" Maybe I'll try that....maybe.
    Aug 05, 2009 986
  • 31 Jul 2009
    I know I can give myself problems thinking, but...the other day the thought occured to me that I have no interest in sports - particularly professional sports. I'm not against them. Many people appear to have a facination with teams- baseball, football, soccer, hockey, golf - you name it. They wear shirts and caps with the logo - they have bumper stickers on their vehicle - they take some kind of ownership. I guess I was too involved with my art or with my work; I might watch a championship game but I was never involved week to week. Couldn't name what team won in what year to save myself. I have been told that I wasn't physically built to sit behind a desk - thanks - those days are gone bye bye. I did play some sports. But as I started out in this rant - am I out of step? Have I been missing something? Oh well I'm too far along in life to change - I guess. Never was much of a beer drinker. My days of hanging out in a bar ended when I met me soul mate. We drink at home and enjoy each other's company.
    1090 Posted by Mary Grace
  • I know I can give myself problems thinking, but...the other day the thought occured to me that I have no interest in sports - particularly professional sports. I'm not against them. Many people appear to have a facination with teams- baseball, football, soccer, hockey, golf - you name it. They wear shirts and caps with the logo - they have bumper stickers on their vehicle - they take some kind of ownership. I guess I was too involved with my art or with my work; I might watch a championship game but I was never involved week to week. Couldn't name what team won in what year to save myself. I have been told that I wasn't physically built to sit behind a desk - thanks - those days are gone bye bye. I did play some sports. But as I started out in this rant - am I out of step? Have I been missing something? Oh well I'm too far along in life to change - I guess. Never was much of a beer drinker. My days of hanging out in a bar ended when I met me soul mate. We drink at home and enjoy each other's company.
    Jul 31, 2009 1090
  • 15 Jul 2009
    I'm trying to be good but it's hard. That reminds me of Mae West's old line "It's got to be hard to be good" or when told "Goodness Miss West, what beautiful pearls you're wearing." She replied "My dear, goodness had nothing to do with them." In my case, I've been ordered (my doctor) to wear a sling on my arm for the nest 6 to 8 weeks. Immobilizing my arm is supposed to allow the torn muscle in my shoulder to mend. Of course it's been 23years since I tore that shoulder in an accident, so I'm not ceretain this procedure will help, I don't like pill and I won't take a shot to hide the pain. I've tried acupunture and that helped temporarily. I have had two massages and get another today. That seems to help some but not in the long term. I trust this will work for a longer period. Since I've been exercising between 4 to 6 times a week - that's water aerobics-  the frequency of the pain has increased but I stop exercising my shoulder when this happens and the pain stops. I've been told it's old age - bah, humbug.
    917 Posted by Mary Grace
  • I'm trying to be good but it's hard. That reminds me of Mae West's old line "It's got to be hard to be good" or when told "Goodness Miss West, what beautiful pearls you're wearing." She replied "My dear, goodness had nothing to do with them." In my case, I've been ordered (my doctor) to wear a sling on my arm for the nest 6 to 8 weeks. Immobilizing my arm is supposed to allow the torn muscle in my shoulder to mend. Of course it's been 23years since I tore that shoulder in an accident, so I'm not ceretain this procedure will help, I don't like pill and I won't take a shot to hide the pain. I've tried acupunture and that helped temporarily. I have had two massages and get another today. That seems to help some but not in the long term. I trust this will work for a longer period. Since I've been exercising between 4 to 6 times a week - that's water aerobics-  the frequency of the pain has increased but I stop exercising my shoulder when this happens and the pain stops. I've been told it's old age - bah, humbug.
    Jul 15, 2009 917