Sunday, August 30, 2009

And the roar of Leo fades away...

We all gathered to mark the milestone of Hubby's 60th Birthday last night. As you can see, he needed some help with the candles! And he got it. That's "Munchkin" and she got Hubby a big balloon of Dora the Explorer. Of course, we are far to busy to care for Dora, so Munchkin agreed to take Dora home with her and be her friend. So, Grandma and Grandpa took Munchkin home to go to bed, and of course had to buckle Dora into the seatbelt for safety! Looks like Hubby left Dora in very capable hands!!

And so August is over, all the Birthdays, our anniversary, and the BBQ's are at an end. It has been a fun month, but an exhausting one. And now on to September, and getting back to the blog!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stupid is as Stupid does....

Stella Awards

It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with these
awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot
coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico , where
she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it

between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get

burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish

lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you

scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy.

Here are the Stellas for the past year:


Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers

after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture
store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering

the running toddler was her own son.

Start scratching!


Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when

his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice
there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

Scratch some more...


Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had just burglarized

by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned

and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door
connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight,

count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the

homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the
insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish.

Keep scratching. There are more...

Double hand scratching after this


Jerry Williams, of Little Rock , Arkansas , garnered 4th Place in the Stella's when he was awarded
$14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even

though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked
for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because

Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.

Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot..


Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay
her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft

drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an
argument. Whatever happened to people being responsible for their own actions?

Only two more so ease up on the scratching....


Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city
because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth.
Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying

the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental
expenses. Go figure.

Ok. Here we go!!


This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma , who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from

an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly

left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly,

the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued
Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while

the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down?

$1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of
this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

Are we, as a society, getting more stupid....

or are more members of Congress serving on juries these days?


Thursday, August 20, 2009

A surprise arrived today!!!!

While enjoying the waterfall (and ignoring the heat) today I was happy to see the moss is recovering nicely from the days of 106 degree temps!

Above the waterfall, the stream that leads to it is looking well too. The moss and ground cover there is looking quite happy!

And to top it all off, the Lilly Pads have sent up a little color of their own! Our first this year! We usually have had several red and pink flowers, but with the strange weather patterns we have not been blessed with any. Instead, our tropical lilly, which truly loves heat, kicked out a perfect starburst! Just look at that bad boy! Perfection!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Perfect road side attractions.....

Big T, aka Lucious Lady Lane, Star of stage and screen, took us on a road side hunt. And look...

Yes, we saw Elvis...
And Marilyn.....
And Elvis.....
Then we found the Wood Tick Theater! I think it is a ploy to get is in and kidnap us for our blood.....We did not go in!!!

The we found this....

Everything that follows is in this little resort. Oh, and I almost had an affair with the lady of the lake. She was HAWT... Such a fashion plate.....Lil Deb would not let me "Dip my toe in the water..."



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

No cock today, just more roadside attractions...

The Hubby, Big T and Lil Deb......ah, a choo-choo.....

Now that is one big forehead.....

Paul B. and Babe
Wait, another Paul B? He gets around...
Hubbies birth place!
Deer! A doe, a deer, a female deer......

And tomorrow we travel to Hooch Lake!!!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Another giant Cock.....

Gotcha! I was telling the truth though! This giant Cock was on the way to Ely! Now that is what I call a big one!!!

While I took the Chicken photo above, a truck drove by an lost it's couch. Just like that, right when I was taking the picture. Lil Deb and I dragged the furniture off the street to be nice of course, and gave the Chicken something to rest on at the same time....

After Duluth, we headed to Hubbies Aunts house. We saw a wolf along the road, it was very spiritual.

We made it to Ely, got a room at the Lodge, did laundry, had a huge supper and went to read and relax. The next day Hubbies Aunt put out a big spread for lunch, just after we ate breakfast. But you know how it is, food is our friend!!!

Anyway, here are some pix of the road side attractions we found.....

Above is the "Road Kill Vulture" that we drove by. We had to turn around and get a pix. Kind of icky, I know.....
Me, the Hubby and his Aunts!!! They are the sweetest ever!!!!

We found this pair flashing us from the outhouse as we drove by. We turned around, but they just didn't want to talk much!!!

This power switch sits along the road, for what reason I don't know. I made up a story about how it turns on the G-flux generator for the Back to the Future car, but Lil Deb did not believe me. Darn!

A path to nowhere. Ah, it's perfect!

Wayside rest stop sign. We stopped here to stretch our legs. Just so you know, the little stop is kept immaculate! It is a wonderful way to remember a loved one...

Oh, and did you know this deck was for sale??


Saturday, August 15, 2009


Happy Birthday SSG!!!!!



Thursday, August 13, 2009

The day after....

My Birthday Party was wonderful. My Aunt surprised me from Canada and joined us! It was wonderful to see her and her husband, and especially to be surrounded by my fabulous friends! Thanks SSG, you and Lady M helped Hubby make it a great day!!!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

And Finals are over......

I aced the final, aced the term and have been accepted for the next term. I now have three weeks of no classes so can infiltrate the world again!!!!


Now gonna have drink, some dinner and off to bed!


Monday, August 3, 2009

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