Thursday, July 15, 2010


Then he said, "This fall I think you're riding for-- it's a special kind of fall, a horrible kind. The man falling isn't permitted to feel or hear himself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and falling. The whole arrangement's designed for men who, at some time or other in their lives, were looking for something their own environment couldn't supply them with. Or they thought their own environment couldn't supply them with. So they gave up looking. They gave it up before they ever really even got started." -from THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I wish it would cool off again so I can wear my Super Comfy Pamper Time $1 Thrift Store Jeans I got @ Another Season in Salem. Take THAT, Obama's economy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

TAMPICO Mango Punch tastes even better if you say TAMPICO like you would say SABADO GIGANTE! on Telemundo or Univisión. #fb

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Two Poems By John Hutchison.

What The Voice In My Head Shouted At The Three Idiots Who Do Not Grasp The Concept That One Is Supposed To Be QUIET At The Library.
What The Voice In My Head Shouted At The Old Woman Blocking The Aisle In The Grocery Store, Not Doing Anything, Just STANDING THERE In The Way.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

If I could design a car for NASCAR, this would be it.

The base colors need to be evened out, but this is the general idea.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Hutchison Plan to Shave $2.7407B off the Deficit, Without Raising Taxes, in 5 Easy Steps.

The 2010 deficit is $1.56 trillion.

1. Pardon all federal prisoners convicted of nothing but simple marijuana possession. Savings: $1 billion.

2. Ground Air Force One and use Skype for Obama's little thinly-disguised campaign appearances instead. Savings: $68,000/hr, at least $200 million a year.

3. Cancel the National Endowment for the Arts. Savings: $161.3 million.

4. End "Don't Ask; Don't Tell." Savings: $29.4 million per year.

5. Halve the budget of the National Parks Service. Savings: $1.35 billion per year.

Now, if the other 304,059,723 of you can come up with 5 similar steps each, we've got this deficit problem licked.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 28, 1986.

"Nineteen years ago, almost to the day, we lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the ground. But, we've never lost an astronaut in flight; we've never had a tragedy like this. And perhaps we've forgotten the courage it took for the crew of the shuttle; but they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly. We mourn seven heroes: Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe. We mourn their loss as a nation together.

For the families of the seven, we cannot bear, as you do, the full impact of this tragedy. But we feel the loss, and we're thinking about you so very much. Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that special spirit that says, 'Give me a challenge and I'll meet it with joy.' They had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths. They wished to serve, and they did. They served all of us.

We've grown used to wonders in this century. It's hard to dazzle us. But for twenty-five years the United States space program has been doing just that. We've grown used to the idea of space, and perhaps we forget that we've only just begun. We're still pioneers. They, the members of the Challenger crew, were pioneers.

And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle's takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them...

There's a coincidence today. On this day 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the great frontiers were the oceans, and a historian later said, 'He lived by the sea, died on it, and was buried in it.' Well, today we can say of the Challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake's, complete.

The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honoured us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God.'" -- Ronald Reagan, at the Challenger memorial service.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Just after midnight New Years morn. All my texts are failing. Any ideas what's going on? Cyber attack?