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Some People Just Remain Morons

Today was trash day in the neighborhood. Now that is just Deb and I, we usually can get by just putting it out every other week, hence ours was still in the garage. It was a calm morning in the “hood”, no wind to speak off and yet upon leaving for work, I drive off to find packing peanuts all over the place! It never ceases to amaze me the lack of common sense some people continue to live with. First off, we live in a very windy area especially in the winter but that cannot be considered an excuse for today’s littering! Stupidity, laziness, or just plain ignorance can! I am almost positive I know who the offender is as I have dealt with their trash and recycling all over the street ever since they moved in, but cannot absolutely prove it this time but I shall rant once more probably in vain! Is it really that hard to figure out how NOT to have your trash littering the neighborhood on hellish windstorms as they usually come on trash day or the night before?! Most in the neighborhood have finally figured that one out by now! Now why can’t one figure out why packing peanuts end up all over the place when placed loosely in the bin? Gee does it make sense that they wouldn’t? Do you think the trash guy has time to carefully place your lighter than air foam peanuts into his trash truck without spilling them all over the place? Does he have the time to pick them up when he does? I think not! Hey MORONS, whever you are, do all of your neighbors a favor and try using your heads! Bag your foam packing nuts tightly before tossing them into the garbage bin! Better yet, take them up to the local UPS Store where they will be used again! Now get out there and clean up your mess! Can you tell I am not in the greatest of moods?

Party Time At Finaghty’s

Well this past weekend our local watering hole, Finaghty’s Irish Pub, had a great three day party to celebrate their first anniversary and recent expansion! Deb and I were only able to go to Saturday nights show, but it was the main event, so to say! The place was packed and everyone there had an absolute blast! We were treated to the music from Chicago blues man, Keith Scott, Seattle based rockers, Sugar Farm, and to highlight the night, the rock band Everclear played a fantastic set! I just happened to record a podcast for my Just Joe Podcast Show, so you can go there to listen or click here for the direct link to the file to download! I interviewed Keith Scott, the guys from Love Truckers who played the night before, and also Art Alexakis from Everclear. It is a loud and raw podcast, but I cleaned it up the best I could! We took great photos so check them out here. And check out a great video shot of Art doing an acoustic solo of Brown Eyed Girl here! It was a great event!!!

The Philosophy of Ambiguity

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE PHILOSOPHY OF AMBIGUITY, AS WELL AS THE IDIOSYNCRASIES OF ENGLISH:

1. DON’T SWEAT THE PETTY THINGS AND DON’T PET THE SWEATY THINGS.

2. ONE TEQUILA, TWO TEQUILA, THREE TEQUILA, FLOOR.

3. ATHEISM IS A NON-PROPHET ORGANIZATION.

4. IF MAN EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS AND APES, WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MONKEYS AND APES?

5. THE MAIN REASON THAT SANTA IS SO JOLLY IS BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHERE ALL THE BAD GIRLS LIVE.

6. I WENT TO A BOOKSTORE AND ASKED THE SALESWOMAN, “WHERE’S THE SELF- HELP SECTION?” SHE SAID IF SHE TOLD ME, IT WOULD DEFEAT THE PURPOSE.

7. WHAT IF THERE WERE NO HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS?

8. IF A DEAF CHILD SIGNS SWEAR WORDS, DOES HIS MOTHER WASH HIS HANDSWITH SOAP?

9. IF SOMEONE WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES THREATENS TO KILL HIMSELF, IS IT CONSIDERED A HOSTAGE SITUATION?

10. IS THERE ANOTHER WORD FOR SYNONYM?

11. WHERE DO FOREST RANGERS GO TO “GET AWAY FROM IT ALL?”

12. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU SEE AN ENDANGERED ANIMAL EATING AN ENDANGERED PLANT?

13. IF A PARSLEY FARMER IS SUED, CAN THEY GARNISH HIS WAGES?

14. WOULD A FLY WITHOUT WINGS BE CALLED A WALK?

15. WHY DO THEY LOCK GAS STATION BATHROOMS? ARE THEY AFRAID SOMEONE WILL CLEAN THEM?

16. IF A TURTLE DOESN’T HAVE A SHELL, IS HE HOMELESS OR NAKED?

17. CAN VEGETARIANS EAT ANIMAL CRACKERS?

18. IF THE POLICE ARREST A MIME, DO THEY TELL HIM HE HAS THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT?

19. WHY DO THEY PUT BRAILLE ON THE DRIVE-THROUGH BANK MACHINES?

20. HOW DO THEY GET DEER TO CROSS THE ROAD ONLY AT THOSE YELLOW ROAD SIGNS?

21. WHAT WAS THE BEST THING BEFORE SLICED BREAD?

22. ONE NICE THING ABOUT EGOTISTS: THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.

23. DOES THE LITTLE MERMAID WEAR AN ALGEBRA?

24. DO INFANTS ENJOY INFANCY AS MUCH AS ADULTS ENJOY ADULTERY?

25. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CIVIL WAR?

26. IF ONE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER DROWNS, DO THE REST DROWN TOO?

27. IF YOU ATE BOTH PASTA AND ANTIPASTO, WOULD YOU STILL BE HUNGRY?

28. IF YOU TRY TO FAIL, AND SUCCEED, WHICH HAVE YOU DONE?

29. WHOSE CRUEL IDEA WAS IT FOR THE WORD ‘LISP’ TO HAVE ‘S’ IN IT?

30. WHY ARE HEMORRHOIDS CALLED “HEMORRHOIDS” INSTEAD OF “ASSTEROIDS”?

31. WHY IS IT CALLED TOURIST SEASON IF WE CAN’T SHOOT AT THEM?

32. WHY IS THERE AN EXPIRATION DATE ON SOUR CREAM?

33. IF YOU SPIN AN ORIENTAL PERSON IN A CIRCLE THREE TIMES, DO THEY BECOME DISORIENTED?

34. CAN AN ATHEIST GET INSURANCE AGAINST ACTS OF GOD

News From Best friends

Best Friends Animal Society

Dear Members and Friends,

Outcast and unwanted? Not around here! A lot of animals come to Best Friends feeling that way at first. But thanks to you, and our work together at the sanctuary and around the nation, we’re getting closer to a time when every pet feels valued.

Click Here!Can’t sleep without a cat purring at your feet?

You’re not alone. And we can help! These cats know they’re loved and wanted by everyone who comes to the sanctuary. And now, when you visit Best Friends, you can take a cat on a slumber party back at your room.

>> Watch a video of Apollo and Teela at their first feline slumber party.

Click Here!A kiss is just a kiss?

Not when you’re Cherry the dog. He used to think nobody wanted his kisses. He was one of the pooches rescued from the property of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, and he was once painfully shy. But his Best Friends caregiver recently got a slobbery surprise!

>> Read about the kiss that was a real "Vicktory."

Click Here!“If I’m a good boy, can I stay?”

Speaking of feeling unwanted, it’s tough when just looking the way you do makes you an outlaw. That’s why pit bulls in Montana hope you’ll visit the Best Friends Network and find out what you can do to help stop a bill that would outlaw them.

>> Visit the Stop Breed Specific Legislation community to learn more.

Click Here!“People Got a Lotta Nerve”

And singer/songwriter Neko Case has got a lot of heart! “People Got a Lotta Nerve” is her latest single, and when you download it online and put it on your blog, the animals at Best Friends get a donation. Learn how to do it, and also read all about her recent visit to the sanctuary.

>> She’s our visitor in the spotlight.

And as always, there’s lots more on the homepage this week, including:

  • Francis Battista, one of the folks who helped found Best Friends, is back on the 25th Anniversary blog, reminiscing about making history while the mayor watered his lawn.
  • Meet the man who invented the Animal House, and find out why he chose to donate a bunch of them to the precious pooches at Best Friends.
  • Wild about wildlife? Now there’s a newsletter just for you – or for anyone who might come across an injured or orphaned wild one. Check it out here.

By working together around the nation, we can achieve No More Homeless Pets in our lifetimes. That means a time when every pet feels valued, loved, and wanted. It’s worth working for!

Thank you for being a member, and making all the work at Best Friends possible.

From all of us here, thank you.

BF Staff
From all of the animals and staff of Best Friends

P.S. Want to see some adorable, happy faces who really want to be wanted? Check out the Adorable Adoptables page. Even if you don’t pick out a new best friend today, you’re gonna love the pictures!

Floods and Rains Part II

Well we had weeks of snow and ice and now everything melted in a matter of days. Add to that torrential rains and this is what you get:

http://www.komonews.com/home/video/37247769.html

http://www.komonews.com/home/video/37254774.html?video=YHI&t=a

http://www.komonews.com/news/37226989.html

http://www.king5.com/video/featured-index.html?nvid=319568

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/395372_passes09.html

Luckily we live up in Snoqualmie Ridge and not down in the Valley where the main flooding is taking place. It is still terrible none the less!

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