SUGAR is SUGAR, oh YEAH?

'Sugar is sugar,' the National Corn Sugar Consortium (or whatever) keeps telling us, adding "Your body can't tell the difference."  They started this ad campaign immediately after the first negative report on the use of corn syrup in soft drinks...

Dems RISK LOSING BIGTIME

Why did they do it?  Dems, in complete control this term, ruled against the people. Why?  They are wily, crafty, street smart, many things but they are not stupid.  What made them take such risks?  There only two possible answers. Either they...

TERRIBLEST, AWFULEST DREAM - 2

Part 2 When the police came to check out the shooting that had come so close to killing my daughter, I told them the story minimized.  I didn't want them to think my uncle was insane.  Just a little unhinged over the loss of his wife. I'd better...

TERRIBLEST, AWFULEST Dream EVER

 Part 1 of  2 For week afterward, I slept fitfully, if at all.  It was totally real and in full, detailed color.  I felt such awful guilt for even having a dream like that.  It seems like it was only a night or so ago that I had this nightmare. ...

Good morning Earthlings, I'm up.

I'm up and a happy camper. The hip catch is on the mend. It is tender but no longer any pain.  Definitely colder this moring.  Time to turn on the central heating and let the thermostat make decisons for us. Still no Lotto winnings, but one of...

RE: MIAs - WE'RE FAMILY HERE

The silence is deafening!  So many silent bloggers. We have become family here. We care about each other, most of  us, anyway.  So when a Thoughtster suddenly stops writing, we worry and wonder and just care. It's like a sister or brother has...

SLICE and DICE

Chopping tomatoes to go in my cottage cheese salad lunch. I also sliced and almost diced my finger.  I waited for the tomato acid to start stinging my finger -- but no pain.  Either there is something wrong with my finger or something is wrong with...

Good Morning WORLD

Not a bad day. Little cooler each morning, but still comfortable enough with just a heavier T-shirt in side and a light sweater if I go out.  Depending on the meanderings of the Gulf Stream, we may have patches of mild weather several times during the...

Where's Acinerov?

Has anyone heard from her?  Her last blog was one month ago today. She was 2/3 way through chemo, cancer in remission, and since then... silence. 

How OLD Am I?

No. There is no prize if you guess. And you might get a slap if you guess too much. It is very possible I am the oldest Thoughtster.  It doesn't seem so to me, but I have not found anyone quite so old on here. I'm not going to say, but the first...

July 4, 1776, Sign HERE Please

I don't know about you, but my first thoughts would be:  "Huh?  Who ARE you? and what is this all about?" That fateful summer, those men in Philadelphia had to think many times before they signed.  Some were firebrands and would have shot a Red...

Bagdad Monday = Sexy Tuesday

Habib was as cafty as they come.  After a century his legend lives on.  In all the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, there had never been, even in legend, a more cunning scoundrel. His fortune, or misfortune, began as an accident of...

My Confusion is TOTAL

Some of you find the new Thoughts is easier.  I find it much slower, and all the tricks I learned on T2 no longer work.  And it is definitely not easier.  And now groups!!! Two or more of my friends write posts in one group. I find I was blocked...

MISJUDGING

Usually I will avoid judging as if it were the plague.  But sometimes one has responsibilities and one of them may require judgment of others.  And sometimes it can't be kept private. I was the boss of a small business with about 15 employees who...

Mistake

  This is about it for me.  I'm so lost.  Too many bugs to fight.  I need a bug zapper.

Why Did SUITS get a Bad Rep?

There is something about Suits that make you feel you mean business.  When you dress down, you feel a little down.  When you dress UP, you feel up! Like social critic, Philip Wylie once said, You are whatever hat you are wearing.  Put on a...

Cat Behaviour

My cat has one more deposited a dying mouse at my feet.    I am not sure what this ceremony means.  I know he backs away and watches to see what I will do.  I’ve tried to reason it out. There seem to be three possibilities. It could mean that he...

HONOR YOUR WEIRD Body painting

HONOR YOUR WEIRD???   We are promoting Greunie's slogan.  I've got the silkscreen set to do T-shirts.  But  SPECIAL TO THE LADIES,  -- I do Body Painting also and will paint a t-shirt with that slogan, directly on your skin. NOTE.  I am a...

Avoid JUDGING

  Usually I will avoid judging as if it were the plague.  But sometimes one has responsibilities and one of them may require judgment of others.  And sometimes it can't be kept private. I was the boss of a small business with about 15 employees...

When We Die

It may follow sickness. But we are released from it.  Or it may happen suddenly and was shocking to the survivors, but that is over too.  The dead are no longer part of it. When we die either we feel nothing and no regrets, or we are sailing away...

Planning My Funeral

Don't get excited.  I feel fine and well, infact I feel sort of festive.  What better time to plan these things.  It has to be done sometime.  So I mixed myself a screwdriver and put a sprig of mint in it.  I've put my thinking cap on at a jaunty...

Man, Have I Screwed Up, Or

Don't try this at home. I don't know when I bought the program. Two or three years ago?  Maybe back in the early 90s?  No idea when.  I'd never run it. A 3-D Grden Planner.  A whim buy and then never used. Yesterday I bought a bunch of bulbs for...

Ever Wondered What Soviet Means?

In the old Soviet system the title of their country was "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics." A 'soviet' is a trade union. So the title would have been more understandable as "The Union of Union-run Socialist Republics."  The unions were the first to...

Repeal All Laws Prohibiting Desecration of Graves...

of members of both houses of Congress, US presidents, or Governors of States that have worked against the Constitution of the United States.  They took an oath and were sworn to uphold it.  Many did not.  Therefore they should forfeit all rights and...