Checking my stats

170 views on April 8th.  What the heck?

I admit it, I am vain.  I post occasional entries to this blog and hope somebody reads them.  I know Hub & Mum do.  The Major and Writer also pop in to read every now & again.  I like WordPress because it has this little area that shows me how many views my blog gets each day when I open my Dashboard to enter a new post.  I had 170 views this past Thursday.  WOW!

Thank you to everyone that came in.  Sorry the most recent post at that time was my mental breakdown/release, but thanks all the same for stopping by.

Concerning my last post … I’m taking it one day at a time.  Not every day is a good day, but I’m hopeful the good ones will start outnumbering the bad ones again.

Throwing my opinion in the ring

So there’s this bill that’s supposed to be voted on today in Congress.

Hub asked me what I thought about it.

Truthfully? Without having read it, I can’t make an informed comment on it.

What I can do, however, is opine on what I’ve heard …

I don’t like it.

There.  I’ve said it.

I don’t trust the media or their slant on what may or may not be in the bill.

“Strong-arm” tactics of Washington politicos to garner support?  Seriously?  I mean, if the bill was worth its weight, would strong-arm tactics be necessary?

I believe in small government, not big government.  I don’t believe government should do any more than protect us from terrorist threats and invasions by our international “friends.”  Insurance & health care?  That’s our responsibility.  Education? That’s the responsibility of our state government.

I do not agree that people in higher income brackets should be penalized by paying a higher percentage of the taxes.  Although they (and as I make more money, I) do, it’s not fair.  It’s as bad as “sliding scale” adoption fees based on income.   Why should people who work hard and make a higher income for all their efforts be penalized for their achievement?

What happened to the “American Dream?”  Is it only applicable for some Americans? Are we allowed to only pursue the “Dream” so far and then once that predetermined level of prosperity is reached, pay a penalty for the success we work so hard to achieve? Who determined the level we can’t go past before we have to pay the “price of our success?”  It’s unfair!

If people can’t afford insurance because of where they work, then it’s time to find another job.  Or marry someone who does.  Sounds callous?  Too bad.

Hub, because of his job situation (or lack thereof) doesn’t have health insurance available to him.  I carry him on my insurance.  It’s expensive, but we’re both covered.  I certainly don’t expect a government handout.  We’re doing what we have to do.

And in the long run, isn’t this what we all should expect from ourselves & each other?

“Kill the Bill?”  Oh yeah.  Kill it.  Dead.

Tinkering around

So WordPress has this new feature that will allow me to publish to my Twitter & Facebook accounts.  I tried the FB publish yesterday and it works really well.  Thought I’d try the Twitter publish today and since I have FB and Twitter linked, I want to see if it will publish to both with one click.

I sang to my dog in a hole because someone offered me $1,ooo,ooo

I received this meme from a couple of my female Facebook friends with the exhortation to DON’T TELL ANY MEN!!!!!

Why can’t the menfolk have any fun with this?  Some of the composed sentences are downright funny.  Mine is weird:  who is in the hole … me or the dog … or both of us?

Truth be told, I sing to and with all three of the Barky Boys all the time … and I’ve never been offered anything to do so.  Hub’s offered me plenty to stop, though! They each have their own song that I’ve made up for them.  Two of the poochies even “sing along” when I hit certain notes juuuuuuust right.  And I mean that in a good way, honest!

So gals and guys, here is the mystery meme that was circulating through Facebook over the past several days.  Have fun with it … EVERYone!

Pick the month you were born:
January——-I kicked
February——I loved
March———-I karate chopped
April————I licked
May————I jumped on
June———–I smelled
July————I did the Macarena With
August——–I had lunch with
September—-I danced with
October——-I sang to
November—–I yelled at
December—–I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:
1——-a birdbath
2——-a monster
3——-a phone
4——-a fork
5——-a snowman
6——-a gangster
7——-my mobile phone
8——-my dog
9——-my best friends’ boyfriend
10——-my neighbour
11——-my science teacher
12——-a banana
13——-a fireman
14——-a stuffed animal
15——-a goat
16——-a pickle
17——-your mom
18——-a spoon
19——- a smurf
20——-a baseball bat
21——-a ninja
22——-Chuck Norris
23——-a noodle
24——-a squirrel
25——-a football player
26——-my sister
27——-my brother
28——-an iPod
29——-a surfer
30——-a homeless guy
31——-a llama

What is the last number of the year you were born:
1——— In my car
2 ——— On your car
3 ——— In a hole
4 ——— Under your bed
5 ——— Riding a Motorcycle
6 ——— sliding down a hill
7 ——— in an elevator
8———- at the dinner table
9 ——– In line at the bank
0 ——– in your bathroom

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:
White———because I’m cool like that
Black———because that’s how I roll.
Pink———–because I’m NOT crazy.
Red———–because the voices told me to.
Blue———–because I’m sexy and I do what I want
Green———because I think I need some serious help.
Purple———because I’m AWESOME!
Gray———-because Big Bird said to and he’s my leader.
Yellow———because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange——–because my family thinks I’m stupid anyway.
Brown———because I can.
Other———-because I’m a Ninja!
None———-because I can’t control myself!