The Looky-Loos

Apprehensions

Thursday, April 2, 2009

 

I am SOOOO happy it's my FRIDAY!!! I do have an 8 hour class to do this 'actual' Friday from 10am - 6pm but still ... WEET!

Google Analytics ya gotta love it! Here's some of the more interesting googles that have led to my site:

1. clymbyng tykeinesse? What? is that like climbing a rock wall by telekinesis with a little tyke?
2. Car seat cover dog pinch pig funny? I don't even want to know! I really don't.
3. Cause of right breast pinch sense? Really ... what kind of sense does it make to pinch ya right breast? And there's a cause for this?
4. Infundibuliform gheu? Is that a person, place or thing? Where's my 20 question game when I need it?
5. Reaper? Sorry ... I've misplaced my scythe!
6. Man is freed from servile bands? Well good for him!

I know I had some strange 'grandmother' searches before too, like hot rocking grandmother or something. When does this stuff fall off? I'd better check my settings.

On with a little FUNNY (maybe it's funny? not so much when you're considering how the new 'government' is expecting us to pay for everything their spending money on!)

This Country is in deep trouble:
The population of this country is reported to be about 300 million.
160 million are said to be retired.
That would leave about 140 million to do the work.
Some say that there are 85 million in school.
Which would leave 55 million to do the work.
Of this, it is reported that there are 35 million employed by the federal government.
Which would leave 15 million to do the work.
2.8 million are said to be in the armed forces preoccupied with killing Osama Bin-Laden and creating democracy throughout the world.
Which would leave about 12.2 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 10.8 million people who are said to work for state and city Governments.. And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.
At any given time, some predict there are 188,000 people in hospitals.
Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
Now, it is reported that there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.
Crunching the numbers, that would leave just two people to do the work.
You and me.

And there you are, sitting on your ass, at your computer, reading jokes.

Nice. Real nice.

Addendum: I just want you all to know, I tried to post comments today while reading all yoos new posts, however, blogspot (or other) didn't seem to like me too much, and wouldn't bring up the actual comment boxes for me, no matter how many times I refreshed. *sighs*

*~*Start Rant*~*
I'm so embarrassed by our so called 'President', does he do NO research into the appropriate gifts to give the HEADS of other nations? Seriously, a stack of movies for the Prime Minister? (Ones that aren't formatted for the UK and are no doubt useless) and an Ipod for the Queen? (he didn't know she already had one?) DO A LITTLE RESEARCH YOU EFFIN FERRET! Oh ... and don't even get me started on his new Money for Clunkers campaign. WOOL ... EYES ... PULL! God forbid in the future I be able to CHOOSE what vehicle I would like to drive. Tis not to be though, the gubment will be telling us all what we can drive, how far, where to, where from, and how many people we can have in the car in order to get our cap and trade 'refund'. BAH!!! (and people are still cheering this fascist on? sooooo annoying! I AM still entitled to an opinion? Right? They haven't taken that away yet? Oh good!)
*~*End Rant*~*

On with the show ... *tap dances offstage*



ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ


Keep up appearances whatever you do.
Charles Dickens

(I rarely if EVER leave my house without my eyebrows pencilled in neatly. I just feel nekkie ... and that I look like Spock from Star Trek)



ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ


If you were in trouble or ran afoul of the law, which fictional detective or investigator—from tv, movies, or books—would you want to help you?

I'm going to have to go with my FAVORITE literary detective, Lt Eve Dallas from the In Death series! Yup yup!



ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ


Acarpous

PRONUNCIATION:
(ay-KAHR-puhs)

MEANING:
adjective: Not producing fruit; sterile.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek akarpos, from a- (not) + karpos (fruit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kerp- (to gather or harvest) which is also the source of harvest, excerpt, carpet, and scarce.

USAGE:
"According to the doomsayers, if a satellite doesn't clobber you into the next millennium, there's always the danger its plutonium payload will turn your neighbourhood area into an acarpous wasteland."



ஜ~§What I'm Reading§~ஜ


I'm still reading High Noon.


ஜ~§What I'm Watching§~ஜ


Wednesday night was Lost and Better Off Ted (which is much better than I expected it to be). Thursday night is usually a big one, but there are several re-runs so the line-up will be Smallville, Supernatural and Hell's Kitchen. Oooh and there's a 'Snapped' marathon on Oxygen. I love watching these crazy women get sent up the river for offing their 'better' or 'worse' halves. He He!


ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ


Apprehensions

There is this white wall, above which the sky creates itself-
Infinite, green, utterly untouchable.
Angels swim in it, and the stars, in indifference also.
They are my medium.
The sun dissolves on this wall, bleeding its lights.

A grey wall now, clawed and bloody.
Is there no way out of the mind?
Steps at my back spiral into a well.
There are no trees or birds in this world,
There is only sourness.

This red wall winces continually:
A red fist, opening and closing,
Two grey, papery bags-
This is what i am made of, this, and a terror
Of being wheeled off under crosses and rain of pieties.

On a black wall, unidentifiable birds
Swivel their heads and cry.
There is no talk of immorality amoun these!
Cold blanks approach us:
They move in a hurry.

Sylvia Plath



ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ


Five-Spice Roast Chicken





Ingredients:
4 garlic cloves, pressed
2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder*
1 cut-up chicken (8 pieces; about 3 1/2 pounds)
1 large onion, peeled, cut into 16 wedges

Preparation:
Combine garlic, salt, olive oil, and Chinese five-spice powder in large bowl. (Use a large plastic storage bag and save the clean-up) Add chicken pieces; turn to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange onion wedges in 13x9x2-inch roasting pan.

Arrange chicken, skin side up, atop onions. Roast until chicken is cooked through, basting occasionally with pan juices, about 50 minutes. Remove chicken from oven and let rest 10 minutes. Arrange chicken and onions on platter and serve.

*A spice blend that usually contains ground fennel seeds, Szechuan peppercorns, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves; available in the spice section of most supermarkets.

Enjoy!

Brightest Blessings,
~Surry~


6 Things people say ...:

Heather said...

That little funny about work was great!!
And once again, you've made me drool with your daily recipe. Remind me that it's only 8 a.m. and I'm at work... I can't have roast chicken!

♥ Kathy said...

Google is just odd LOL and I'd want Monk to help me if I got in trouble. He's always right :)

Lacey said...

I love Google Analytics! Some of the stuff people search for is HILARIOUS!

Miss Grace said...

I love analytics.

Susan said...

Your google analytics have me so curious I'm going to have to back-read all your posts now! Hysterical!

david mcmahon said...

I;m intrigued by the ``grandmother'' search!