Wednesday, April 29, 2009


The slow loris is illegal, it bites and the bite is toxic and it will continue to mark its territory for the rest of its life. The Kids got lucky today! They are still number one in the house!

Would the Kids mind?

Is the slow loris illegal? Do they get along with schnauzers? Where can I get one????

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Gotta love the hippies! This makes me laugh and laugh! Go TREES!

Monday, April 20, 2009


HELLO!! I have said this before, but when you get to the pictures....double click on them so they are big and you can really see them for what they are. Ivan is so incredible, but until you double have no idea!

Went to Atlanta this weekend to see my buds, Jen and Michelle! Had a blast! Took off half a day on Friday so I could get on up there and avoid the traffic....HA! Atlanta traffic sucks and I hate it. I am a capable driver, but it is the other idiots there that drive like bats out of hell. Sorry...they are nuts! there safe. We did some buffalo wings for din-din and played "Rummikub". Totally addicting! It is like rummy but with tiles instead of cards. Super fun!

Then we watched "Emma" and crashed. By that point it was midnight or even later.

Got up the next dressed and headed out for the Atlanta Zoo. I am not usually a zoo fan because I feel sorry for the animals, but Atlanta does it right for the most part. There were parts where I felt sorry for the animals and I struggled. The tiger was stressed, one panda was stressed, one orangutan left because this stupid boy kept yelling at him/her and the parents didn't say a thing to the "little darling". Here is the one pic I got of my orangutan (yes! I claim him/her).

The orangutans were my favorites. There were 2 babies that I could not get a close enough shot of with my camera. I needed a higher powered lens to get them. But they would wrap up in each other and do somersaults. It was awesome! Here is their Momma:

Then we got to see the gorillas. AWESOME! Here is one of the babies:

Here is mama getting some leaves:

Then, my absolute favorite at the zoo was Ivan, the silverback gorilla. WOW!! He is so impressive and strong and scary and cool. He was born in 1962. Double click on the picture so you can see him a little closer. WOW!

In a disappointing part....happy to see my pink flamingos, but the stench coming off of them was awful. I don't want them to be stinky....but dangit they were...BUT still pretty with their little red knees:

So now on to the pandas. There was a long stretch of viewing area where one panda was up on a rock asleep. Then there was a VERY short area where the mama panda was going nuts eating bamboo while baby panda was down in the pit sleeping on a grate. Apparently that is where baby likes to sleep. I got in there and had to hold my camera over the barrier to get a shot of the baby:

The announcer lady said that mom panda was happy little baby was asleep so she could eat. Here is mama panda:

Then we went into this alcove and there was this little room where another panda was trapped. It made me so sad. He/she did not have a lot of room to do anything and he/she kept going to the door and slapping at it to get out of the enclosure. He/she wanted to get away from the prying eyes and chaos. He/she was not in the open like the others. He/she was in a room smaller than my bedroom with some tree trunks and not much else. Very sad. Here is the pic I did get of the poor panda scratching his hiney on a trunk. Bless it, he wanted out of that space so badly:

I will have more later.....I am sleepie-pie and gotta go!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Sorry for the last post/rant! Over it and will have some new things coming!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

sad and tax day tea party

I am just so frustrated and sad with the direction our country is going. I have so much to say but it would take a novel to express it, but here I go. What happened to common sense and why are they now considering hooking up with the Castro dictators and taxing soda so we all get skinny and taking over our banks and mortgages and just being all up in our business? Why are they still taking half our paychecks and why is the death tax still in effect and capital gains taxes? Give companies and small businesses a break! They will spend and build factories and create jobs....don't punish them. And as Rick and Bubba say and I agree.....I never got a job from a poor man. Let businesses thrive. Quit punishing them. AND what is up with all the killings in this country. People are at such a loss that they are taking their families out.

I was kind of happy to see the grass roots movement of tea parties going on April 15th. I don't know what good it will do because these "lifetime" politicians don't care about us. They have their own agendas about what THEY think is right and leave all the rest of us in the dust. We are the most charitable giving country.....let us make and keep our money and we WILL give it back to charities and take care. It is not your job to decide that for us. GET OUT OF OUR BUSINESS! Let us decide for ourselves!

AND to the states of America that keep electing the Barney Franks and Nancy Pelosis and Kennedy's.....stop it and grow up! We need fresh blood in the congress...not these lifers who have no impetus to get a real job. They are feeding off of us. Tired of paying for them. STOP!

If anyone is interested...there are several Tax Day Tea Parties happening on April 15th. Go to this link and you can sign up or just show up and say "NO"!

Also, write your congressmen and let them know how you feel and stick up for America and what it was built on. Our forefathers would be rolling in their graves if they could see this country now.

I do love this country and I am lucky to live here and so proud of it most of the time, but we have entered into a land of chaos and malcontent.....everybody thinks they are owed something and those of us that work hard are supposed to pay for them. I am all about charity and giving, but don't dictate that for me. We will take care of this country and we will rebound if you get out of our business!

Sorry for the rant.... have more to say, but stopped there, because I can't talk about Obama giving the Prime Minister of England a DVD collection or giving the Queen an Ipod with Broadway tunes and his speeches on it because that just might send me over the are some funneh pictures to end from I Can Haz Cheezeburger:

Monday, April 6, 2009


Sorry for the loooooooong break in posting. I just haven't had anything to say lately. Isn't that sad? Here's another cute animal picture while I figure something out....

Friday, April 3, 2009