Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Looters Will Be Shot

Looters Will Be Shot
Originally uploaded by JordanMGregory.
As they should be!

And I don't want to hear any crap about how poor they are and blah blah blah. A good portion of the world is poor and if we all went out and stole shit from other people what kind of world would this be?

I might be a liberal but I'm not a bloody bleeding heart IDIOT liberal. The damn looters should be shot...shoot a couple and word will get around and they will stop looting. IF this had been done right at the beginning, these assholes would not have stolen all the guns from Wal-Mart and local gun shops. But now, there is a city in fear.

Usually in situations like this where you have a natural catastrophe, most people come together, you see the best in them. But not there, not in that city. It's sad. If they were just taking food, water, diapers, and other things needed to SURVIVE, I don't think it would be an issue. But I can live without a DVD player, cell phone, gun, new tennis shoes, new clothes. Can't you? So, yeah...shoot the dumb asses.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Luis Royo - Body Art

Luis Royo (17)
Originally uploaded by evelnogueira.
Beautiful isn't it?

Just seen the Cindy Sheehan commercial for the first time - pretty powerful. I might have said similar things had it been my son who's 22. But my son refused to join the military because he DOESN'T want to fight in a war. that was his choice prior to 9/11, knowing full well that the possibillity existed. And low and behold it happened. Anyone joinging the military HAS to know this is a possibility, so please do not act surprised when it happens.

BUT... we cannot pull our troops out now. The time for that is long past. I agree that Mister Bush lied to us. As President of the USA he knew full fucking well that there was no conection between Iraq and Al Queda. This was his enemy. But it's done now and we have no choice but to finish what we've started or we'll have lost men and women for nothing. And even though Sadaam had nothing to do with 9/11, he was killing people, maiming people and promoting genocide, so we've done the world a favor. Next stop should be in Africa since we have made ourselves the Moral Judges of the world.

Anyway Cindy, the country greives with you for the loss of your son, as we grieve for all the other mothers who've lost sons and duaghters, wives who've lost husbands, husbands who've lost wives....and the list goes on. You are not the only one. Mister Bush won't talk with you face to face because he'll loose face. You've said your peice, now lets move forward in a positive way.

Don't stop speaking out. We have to question authority or we'll just become part of the sheeple of this country. But this war with Iraq has to go full circle. Even if we don't like why it started, it's too late to stop or we won't have brought another country into the 21st century and taught them about Democracy.

But please...move forward now.

Highway 90

Highway 90
Originally uploaded by kenyahudson.
US 90 is the highway along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Nothing separates it from the beach in most areas. (It's the highway, parallel parking and the beach or beachfront property.)

Here is a website from flickr of photos as well as updated blog lists of folks going through Katrina: if your interested in hearing what people are saying who aren't paid to report it.

Katrina is not happy...

Well I've been keeping an eye on different peoples photo streams who live in the path of Katrina, and at one photo I left the message to be smart - be safe. I'm thinking they are doing just that because there's been no further activity with their photos nor comments. I'm glad, because there are enough Darwin ricipeants on this planet don't you think?

I'm sorry for the folks along the Gulf Coast...but I sure as hell am thankfull it's not us. I've been through several cat 3's and I once went through a 4 as a young child on Okinawa (they call them Typhoons over there). I know that if we got a 4 here I'd pack up with my cats and sleep in my van in Raleigh if I had too. No way in hell would I ride out a 4 or 5. 3's are intense enough beleive me.

And Katrina is such a pretty name, why'd they have to have that name?

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Bull Shit Protector

Bull Shit Protector
Originally uploaded by NC Wench.
Bill Moyer, 73, wears a "Bullshit Protector" flap over his ear while President George W. Bush addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A friend sent me this photograph...and I just love it!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Caterpillar Aerobics

Catapillar Aerobics
Originally uploaded by NC Wench.
Well, all my caterpillars are gone. No clue where they went, no chrysalis’s around, and I'm hoping they weren't eaten. They were there when the sun went down, but not when it came up again. One by one they went. I hope to build their cocoons somewhere safe. They won't break open until March, so they have a long winter ahead.

Watching the news tonight I heard the Christians are very upset that the book "The DaVinci Code" is being made into a movie. This is a touchy subject for me because I reallllllly loved that book. It was great fun reading and I hope they don't fuck up the movie. As for the Christians being upset about it - WHO CARES?! I'm sorry, but damnit I'm an adult and I sure as hell don't need someone else feeding me their idea of right and wrong or morals, or even weather or not if Jesus Christ was a married man. Ummm... if he was a good Jewish son, he sure was married by the ripe old age of 35. And last I heard, he was Jewish and they didn't believe a man should be a bachelor back then. So I have to ask, why the hell is it such a big deal if he was married - and had children? It's not as though any miracles have been happening. At least not by his side of the family. Only miracles we're being spoon fed are the ones the last Pope did. So he can be a saint. Yeah. Thank you oh high priests of our morals for trying to make us believe the man was a saint. But I'm not buying it. Have I pissed off all the religions? Oh wait, I haven’t mentioned the Baptists... only thing wrong with them is they aren't held under long enough.
No seriously, be any religion you want, but don't feel it necessary to FORCE others to believe your way. Is that even considered Christian? I thought it wasn't our job to pass judgment on others.

Still looking for a job. Went out today to local shops and businesses. No luck and I always feel like they just plan to throw away the application as soon as I leave. It's not as though they have a "Help Wanted" sign out front so, I guess I just expect it. I'm loosing faith. And yes, I do have faith, and I do believe in God, and the Goddess. I live as good as possible without hurting others. I work hard. If I don't know how to do something I learn how. I'm still trying to figure out why I'm doing worse than my parents instead of better... aren't we suppose to do better?

Oh hell, it's Monday - what did you expect?

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

These are a few of my favorite thingssss (C'mon, you know the tune - sing it with me!)

Favorites 3
Originally uploaded by NC Wench.

Wooooo Hoooooooo I am sooooooo friggin happy! My trojans have been anialated at last! You see the problem wasn't that I couldn't do it, the problem was that my boyfriend (sweet man that he is) added himself as an administrator to my pc *cough* so now mine will no longer take my password and his won't allow me to delete anything from safe mode because he really ISN'T the adminstator. So I had to go in through DOS... wich of course again wouldn't let me in that way. SO my boyfriend called a fellow FF who works with computers for a living, and he came over and anialted my trojans... but he was unable to fix my admin stuff, but that's ok, because like I've said before: I will buy a new PC when I get a job and GOD IS MY WITNESS! (Along with a new car and etc. etc. etc!)

I did finally go through my 1000's of fotos and burn them to cd this morning, and now my pc is running a bit faster, but I think I'll head over to and see how much 2 256 PC100's will cost me to up the memory in this bitch. Right now I only have 128 o it's slow as snail lime.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Yo Dude! You're totally hanging up the traffic here!

My swallowtail caterpillars are back. My whole garden is busy with bugs! I'm glad I have the bugs to amuse me because my computer is driving me NUTS! I need more memory and of course the freakin Trojans aren't helping. I have spyware doctor on my computer to help me keep this shiot off, and I have Nortons as well... but the trojans still keep poppin up now and then. And no I do not download stuff.

Ok enough of my woes. In other news, 2 boys out on Bald Head Island (Ages 11 and 9) were struck by lightning yesterday. They were air lifted to Chaple Hill and are expected to make full recoveries. (The 9 year old went into cardiac arrest!) There was not a storm at the time this took place but one did pop up within 10 - 15 minutes later. Beware the old saying: If you can hear it, it can strike you.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Vanidad de vanidades

Vanidad de vanidades
Originally uploaded by threelunaticdevils.
Is this just not freakin adorable?

Phewww... 96 F here today (That's 35 C for those of you on the other side of the world) and I had to go grocery shopping. YES my wonderful beautiful van is working again. It was the starter mechanism this time - she's practically been rebuilt! I bought her 17 years ago in California... where you do not have to have air conditioning once your car gets moving. (I lived in sunny Northern Ca.) So here I am toodling along home when a downpour starts. Yes George, the sky opened, and rain came down and my windows had to go up! So I had to swealter my way home.

But at least the van is working again!

Grasshopper, Irene and My Horoscope...

Really - Very Nutricious
Originally uploaded by NC Wench.
This guy has mad himself at home in my sunflower seeds (Along with other bugs) and is eating the leaves and loving them.

He better enjoy them, because they may not be there this time next week if Irene follows the path thats being predicted. Strike probability for Tropical Storm Irene is at...

(If you leave a web browser open on the page...
....the page automatically updates continuously)

Those of you not on the coast probably aren't interested... but if she does hit here, you won't be seeing me for a while because the power always goes out. *Sad Face* But seriously, a hurricane couldn't come at a better time. I have no job so I'll be able to focus on the house and not have to worry about much else.

Your Thursday Horoscope Wench!
Career opportunities are linked to your recent work routine. Someone in a position of influence could be convinced that you are the right person to move up. Make an appeal today.

Career opportunities huh? Linked to my recent work routine? I'm doomed!
Everyone who's called me before setting up an interview has asked me for my experience... and I tell them the truth. Should I lie? I am not comfortable lieing or even stretching the truth because I figure it's going to come out in the long or short run anyway. What should I do?!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Sucking My Blood Out

Sucking My Blood Out
Originally uploaded by NC Wench.
I realize this is a burry picture... but I'm right handed and at the time of this photo, my right arm was already in use.

You might be good enough to get a crystal clear photo with one hand while having blood sucked from your arm... But I'm not!

This was taken when I was giving blood for the first time to the red cross... and passed out.

You need to eat before giving blood. (Now they tell me!)

Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Sun Sure Does Rise Early Doesn't It?

I woke wide awake at 4:30 this morning... now mind you I did not fall asleep until after 1, so today isn't going to be a day to perform brain surgury.

I think the problem was that John didn't make it home from the roadside fiasco until almost 11:30 last night and I still had not eaten because in between phone calls with him and the tow truck dispatcher I was in the bathroom being sick to my stomach. So when he finally did make it home I was starved, but that too was another mistake. Having eaten and then going to bed, I woke around 4:30 as I said, only to have to run to the bathroom to be sick... heartburn and post nasal drip had set in and was not sitting well!

I feel wonderful now. Seriously. I took a tylenol sinus day time tablet and feel great. No heartburn, not drip, and no cough. But it's bloody bright outside and it hurts my eyes!

Poor John has to work today, and he's none too happy himself having spent his friday evening along the side of the road.

Well... here's to a better Saturday. (Just as soon as I find out whats up with my van!)

Friday, August 05, 2005

Today Was Hell

Ok, my van is ready finally... pick up time 1:00 this afternoon. So I get there and it's 100.00 more than expected. Ok I can deal with it. Leaves me absolutley broke but hey I need my wheels right? So I get it and off I go.

Decide to take a side trip o the community center to find out some information on an upcoming photography contest here in my little segment of woods. When I get there I get more than I planned. The Red Cross is there too for a blood drive and so I figure sure why not? I always wanted to give blood but somehow I never have and since I'm A- I figure I should. Uhh... maybe I should have eaten before attempting this though because after all is said and done I passed out. And hour later I'm free to go and go I do! Get me home!

I get home and lay down on the couch and John comes home, since I'm not cooking he orders us subs. Off he goes to pick up our hot sandwiches. I get a phone call 30 minutes later. The van has died. Dead. Gone with the wind. WTF? So I call Geico and they call Youpon Beach Towing, and John waits... and waits... and waits. The time now is 10:30 as I type this and he is still waiting. Are we pissed? YES!!! And not just at Youpon. I'm pissed at the mechanics too. WHAT THE HELL DID THEY DO TO MY VAN?

More later.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

International Guide For Freedom

International Guide For Freedom

I have 2 photographs entered in this, if you go to that website, click on the M-Z button and a second window should open, then look for NC Wench and please choose one of my pictures. They are suppose to represent freedom in an abstract way, not necisarilly Freedom in a country, but just human freedom. After you've chosen a photograph, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the vote now button. You can vote every day.

Thanks & I appreciate it.
Shelly ~ Wenchie

My Little Visitor

My Little Visitor
Originally uploaded by NC Wench.
I took this picture Aug 2nd. And man I think it turned out pretty!

On a side note:
I have just enough money to pay for alllllllll the repairs I need done to my van. Thankgoodness!