Thursday, December 07, 2006

Free Viagra has unexpected side effect

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) -- The mayor of a small Brazilian town has begun handing out free Viagra, spicing up the sex lives of dozens of elderly men and their partners.

"Since we started the free distribution of sexual stimulants, our elderly population changed. They're much happier," said Joao de Souza Luz, the mayor of Novo Santo Antonio, a small town in the central state of Mato Grosso.

Souza Luz said 68 men over the age of 60 already had signed up for the program, which was approved by the town's legislature and has been dubbed "Happy Penis," or "Pinto Alegre" in Portuguese.

But the program also has had the unforeseen consequence of encouraging some extramarital affairs, Souza Luz said.

"Some of the old men aren't seeking out their wives. They've got romances on the side," he said.

Copyright 2006 Reuters. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Radiant Vista - The Daily Critique

The Radiant Vista - The Daily Critique has really helpful reviews of photos sent in by readers, photoshop techniques , and tutorials for taking all sorts of photography.


THE WATCHISMO TIMES has almost every type of watch known to man! From the plain to wildly odd timepiece.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Granny's passing

This past week, I lost my maternal grandmother....Granny, as we all called her. Although during the last few years, dementia stripped her of much of the joy that she so justly deserved, she did have a few minutes of right mind during her last day in the hospital, and so the family members present were able to have some closure.

Below are some photos of her as a child, a young lady, and then with my mother as an infant, and with my mom and aunt when they were kids. Click on the small photos to see the larger version of it.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Plane lands on highway

A sort of odd thing happened today...a small airplane made an emergency landing on the interstate highway here in town. The aircraft lost the engine, belly-flopped and skidded to a stop without anyone getting hurt. The plane did suffer damage and took out a guard rail.

New Kitty

I have a new cat! Her name is Callie....a total love cat.

cheap gas

Well, it took several years, but I have finally paid less than $2 per gallon for gasoline! I got it for $1.96 today. No telling how long the lower prices will last, but it certainly beats $3.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

My kind of magic show

Here is a link to a great magic show with a good sense of humor. Best with a higher speed connection.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

11th Hour - Macon - Read It For Fun! Deploy portals, intranets and content-centric Web sites

Here is a short article that I was asked to write on the local outdoor recreation options for a local free newspaper that targets the college kids in town. I was limited to 500 words, so had to cram a lot into a few paragraphs. Outdoor Activities

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Cat Burglar?

Thief steals 216 pounds of cat food from trailer

By Liz Fabian

LIZELLA - It could be a local cat burglar, but authorities are looking for the thief who nabbed 216 pounds of cat food.

Between 12:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, someone cut off the lock on Vernon Harris' tractor trailer and hauled off 72 3-pound bags of Whiskers cat food, according to an incident report from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

"They probably broke in to see what was in there and figured they'd steal whatever was in there," Harris said.

The tractor trailer, headed for a distribution center in Miami, was parked behind Frenchie's store at 6011 Bethel Church Road, the report stated.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

More classes at JCCFS

The John C. Campbell Folk School of Brasstown, NC offers Arts and Crafts Classes, Courses, and Instruction and will be my destination for 2 weeks soon. I am taking a blacksmithing class this fall and a photography course in the spring. I really am looking forward to these. I will also be going up for their Fall Festival Oct 7th, which should be a lot of fun.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

cool shoes

Check out these cool shoes at FiveFingers. You gotta admit, you aren't going to find those at Wal-Mart.

Happy Fourth of July

Well another Independence Day has come and gone. Today was the 230th anniversary and I spent the day at it should be. Hope everyone else had a great holiday too.
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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Copters at bbq festival in Dothan, where I judged this weekend.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Yesterday was the first day of summer....and the temperature hit 100 degrees! Today wasn't any better...101. We did have an afternoon shower come by about 5:00pm which cooled it down to 94, if you call that cool. The rain only lasted a few minutes, just enough to settle the dust...but we will take any that we can get.

Today, a level one drought emergency was issued...which means that in addition to the regular alternating days for any outdoor watering, now there is no watering to be done during the hot part of the day (10:00 till 4:00). If the drought continues, the number of days available for irrigating will be cut to two, then none.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Arresting Images

The Smoking Gun: Arresting Images has those oh so embararssing images of your favortie celebrities. Some funny, some not....just sad.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Propery Taxes

Well the county is all talking about the new tax assessment that was just released. Most everyone's value went up. I am not sure why mine actually dropped a few bucks, but it did. True enough that I have not made any significant improvements, but I would have guessed that it would go up a bit...not that I am complaining.

All that I can say about it is that I hope the trend for my house continues!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New Cape Cod wind farm plan drawing positive spin |

New Cape Cod wind farm plan drawing positive spin | who cares if you see the windmills? I can't imagine that they would reduce fact, it might do just the opposite.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The evolution of dance

If you like music videos and dance, then you will like this.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Looks like a bad storm is a coming!
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Macon Telegraph | 05/10/2006 | Linda Schrenko pleads guilty

Macon Telegraph | 05/10/2006 | Linda Schrenko pleads guilty

What a shocker....not! The lady is as guilty as the day is long.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tour de Georgia 2006

Tour de Georgia 2006 is coming to town today. While I am very excited about the cyclists ending today's leg of the race here today, I hope that the road traffic will be manageable! I have a lot of road miles to put in today at work, and afterwork with GWS, with much of it downtown. Does that sound petty? Sure it does, but that is life in America these days.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Folk School

I spent the last week at the John C. Campbell Folk School taking a woodworking class, where we built an Appalachian Dulcimer. Mine turned out ok looking, and it sounds fairly good too. I still have a long way to go on my playing....but the instrument looks great. We learned a couple of simple melodies, but the vast majority of the time was spent on construction.

I went with a tulip design on the front for the sound holes, accented with woodburning for the stems and stamens.

If you want to take a class in almost any form of artwork, the folk school is the place to go!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Cherry Blossom Balloon Fest and Airshow

The 2006 Cherry Blossom Balloon Fest and Airshow
continues today...all day. The winds were up to high for some of the balloons this morning, but we are hopeful for a calmer evening for the balloon glow. Despite the winds, the helicopters and airplanes have been buzzing my house all day long. I am beginning to think that perhaps the Japanese are attacking Pearl Harbor again. A few minutes ago, there were several loud explosions from over at the airport....about a mile away from here. As that I did not hear about any crashes, I am assuming that it was a staged bombing run. In any case, the aircraft are buzzing about, like angry hornets. Once twilight sets in, maybe they will settle down and if the wind cooperates, we can end the day with the balloon glow. What a great way to bring to a close this year's Cherry Blossom Festival.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Cherry Bloggin’

Cherry Bloggin’
is a really fun look at the Cherry Blossom Festival, which is currently going on here in town. Lots of silliness and fun.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Monday, March 06, 2006

They are dropping like flies on "24"

I just finished watching tonight's episode of "24" and yet again, the cast has been reduced. Tonight, the CTU gang were dropping like flies....including one of my favorite characters. Edgar Stiles seems to have bit the dust, along with several dozen other CTU agents due to a nerve gas attack on the CTU headquarters. I guess there are still plenty of new episodes this season, but they are going to have to introduce some new characters....or else everyone will be dead by then, at the rate that they are being killed.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Preg mom steals from school

One of the schools here, Springdale Elementary, fell prey to these bunch of stealing, no good for nothing, folks. See the story below from today's newspaper:

Theft ring targets teachers' credit and debit cards

Police are looking for four suspects who have been walking into elementary schools and stealing credit and debit cards from teachers' purses.

Three schools in Cherokee County have been targeted.

And police say the suspects are believed to have committed similar crimes in Clarke, Bibb, Cobb, Crisp, Floyd, Henry and Oconee counties. Authorities also are investigating similar thefts in Habersham and DeKalb counties.

The suspects walk into schools while classes are in session and seek out empty classrooms or offices, according to Detective Kristen Murphy of the Woodstock Police Department. They then take credit and debit cards from teacher's purses, and go to the nearest stores to buy things.

"I don't know if they see the teachers as easy targets or if they are comfortable in the school, but we need to find out who these people are," Murphy said. "Besides the fact that they will continue to victimize the teachers and staff, these people are wandering around in our schools at the same time as the children. That is rather alarming."

Three of the suspects are female, two of whom appear to be pregnant. The fourth suspect is a man who has an unusually high voice for his size.

"These people are walking into the school, and if they are challenged by staff or administration, they are smart enough to have a valid reason for being there," Murphy said. "They've picked up a child's name off a posted class roster or something like that, in case they're noticed."

Most of the incidents occurred during the early morning drop-off or after school hours, said Diane Baggett, detective investigator for the Cherokee County School District Police.

On Feb. 9, a security bulletin was sent out to all Cherokee County public schools, reminding faculty and staff to secure their belongings. It also asked for additional attention to anyone visiting the school without proper identification or visitor registration.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Hurt foot

Well, my good friend Bonnie has had the surgeon do a slice and dice on her foot, so she is laid up at home for a week or so. I went over yesterday to visit and share a meal. Fortunately, Ron is staying with her....for both company and to help out until she can get a little more mobile. She is hobbling around on crutches now, but hopes to be walking soon.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Cheney and Bin Laden

In order to take care of Osama Bin Laden a bit faster, maybe we just need to invite him to go along on one of Vice President Cheney's hunting trips!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

How to cook a chicken

How to cook a chicken in lava. Yes, you read that correct. In lava.

The Sect of Homokaasu

The Sect of Homokaasu Pong gone wild

Welcome to Golf Mongolia - extreme golf, travel writing, adventure expressionism - Golf Mongolia

Welcome to Golf Mongolia. Ok, so this guy went and repeatedly hit a golf ball, go find it, and hit it again....over and over and over and over and....enough times to actually actually cross Mongolia.

It took 90 days, to travel the 1,234 miles. In the process, he took 12,170 shots, where he lost 509 balls.

How weird.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Off we go......leaving Denver and heading west to Keystone
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A view from the gondola going from River Run up to the Summit House.
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Footprints running out into the forest.
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Here is a shot of our favorite ski bunny....Kathy
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A view from part way down Schoolmarm of Dillon Lake in the distance.
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Despite some serious recent health issues, Kay still came out and skied with us all. Go get 'em Kay!
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Who doesn't love the mountains at Keystone?
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Here is the ice skating area behind Keystone Lodge
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Here's the occupants of 1235...Sandi, Nan, Vickie, Kathy, Chris and Ron.
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A pic of me after a day of skiing
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Our condo....1235 Keystone Gulch...great snow too!
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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

BRAVO>PROJECT RUNWAY 2 > Episode 8 > Bonus Video

Catch this hilarious video from Bravo TV's Project Runway. Santino does a fabulous immitation of Tim Gunn...this time he is doing a bit of Nine Inch Nails. His immitation is dead on.

Saturday, January 21, 2006


That can't be good. Emjoy this actual major goof from TechTV....a cable tv show that aired live.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Crash Test Kitchen

Crash Test Kitchen is a fun place to watch a couple of Aussie folks, Waz and Lenny, as they prepare their meals. Sounds boring, but isn't. They are really funny and some of it even looks like it would be good to eat.

If you have iTunes on your computer, sign up for their podcast.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

My test results...what are yours?

Here are my results.....what are yours? Take the test at The Politics Test

You are a

Social Liberal
(76% permissive)

and an...

Economic Moderate
(50% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test