Leslie's Omnibus

Tootin' The Horn

Just got the following fabulous news:
"Seanachaí just got nominated for 3 Equity Jeff Awards!!!

"Congratulations to Brad Armacost as Jack in The Weir, to Bob Groth and Jenniffer Thusing for scenic design in The Weir and to Ira Amyx as Noel in That Was Then."
I'm so proud to be associated with this wonderful group!

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Quick Stop

Giggle of the Day:

Watch the whole thing. It gets better and better!

Quick Stop

Giggle of the Day:

Hold the Bus!

I'm flying off to sunny Houston tomorrow morning. Miss Nancy and I are then trekking to Galveston Bay for three days of R&R on the beach.

I understand El Cap will be meeting us for dinner at some point in Galveston.

And I'm hoping to finally get to meet my girl PJ after a million years of enjoying each others' critter photos.

Then the long weekend will be taken up with a friend's wedding in Kingwood, TX and all the fun and games that go with it. I'm hearing Texas baseball and at least one honky tonk are in my future there...

Yes, the infamous boots and hat are going with me.

If I ever get out of the office tonight, that is...


It always happens this way.

Step On It

A word of warning to President Finger-Pointer:
Feeling persistently resentful toward other people -- the boss who fired you, the spouse who cheated on you -- can indeed affect your physical health, according to a new book, "Embitterment: Societal, psychological, and clinical perspectives."

In fact, the negative power of feeling bitter is so strong that the authors call for the creation of a new diagnosis called PTED, or post-traumatic embitterment disorder, to describe people who can't forgive others' transgressions against them.
Just how bad can it get?
Feeling bitter interferes with the body's hormonal and immune systems, according to Carsten Wrosch, an associate professor of psychology at Concordia University in Montreal and an author of a chapter in the new book. Studies have shown that bitter, angry people have higher blood pressure and heart rate and are more likely to die of heart disease and other illnesses.
Seriously, dude, you've turned into the Poster Child for PTED.


The weather here has been lovely today... just... freaking... lovely.

Current conditions

S 16mph
8 mi.


Do you have a BoA or Chase credit card? Then you may want to pay attention to this:
If you have a credit card account with Bank of America or Chase, two of the nation’s largest banks, a major security flaw has been exposed that could make your information vulnerable to an Internet crook – or even a nosy neighbor.

Consumer advocate Edgar Dworsky of ConsumerWorld.org, who discovered the flaw, says anyone who knows your phone number and has the last four digits of your Chase or BofA credit card number might be able access your account.

Here’s the flaw Dworsky uncovered: When you call a bank’s automated credit card account information system, the computer uses caller ID to compare the number you’re calling from with the one on the account (usually your home phone).

At BofA and Chase, if the phone number is a match, the verification process is streamlined. Rather than requiring the entire credit card number to be entered, the caller can usually access the account with only the last four digits. In some cases, a zip code is also required.

“The last four digits of your credit card number are just out there so predominantly,” Dworsky says. “If you look at any sales receipt, it always has those last four digits.”

In order for someone to take advantage of this security loophole, they’d have to trick the bank’s computer to make it appear the call is coming from your home phone. Internet “spoofing” sites make this incredibly easy to do. Con artists have been using this technology for years, and it is how those British tabloid reporters were able to hack into so many voicemail systems.

Here's a very interesting four-part article on the state of high tech manufacturing, and why it's less and less likely that it'll happen here in the states. While the focus of this article is mainly on Amazon's Kindle, the very effects it describes is evidenced in this article on GE moving its X-ray business to China.

From Joan of Argghh! a three hankie weeper. Seriously. Don't click on the link without an entire box of tissues at hand.

Graumagus has finally resurfaced. Yay! Now we can once again enjoy pithy posts such as this.
The man truly does employ a unique turn of phrase...

Update: Folks ending up here run the gamut from searches on "ass burgers" to "examples of inviolability of human dignity."

Y'all are an interesting bunch.

Book Your Ticket

Swiped from Mostly Cajun and Leeann:

To follow the NPR (US National Public Radio) meme, copy this list, putting in Bold those you have read.

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card (I read the whole series and the Bean series.)
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin (Three times, except for the most recent book, which just came out last month. Give me time...)
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman (One of my favorite books ever, which I've read four times.)
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan (Up to book 10. When I realized that really nothing had happened over the course of 10 books, I threw up my hands and cried "uncle".)
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
22. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
25. The Stand, by Stephen King
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
28. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey (I read everything in the Pern series published before 1995. Then I got a life.)
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
49. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
61. The Mote In God’s Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke (Completely over-hyped. Does anybody want my hardbound version?)
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
70. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
74. Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
77. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
96. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis

Actually, that's more sci-fi/fantasy that I would have thought. And it's missing some others I enjoyed but which didn't make this list -- Gayle Greeno's Ghatti series, Mercedes Lackey's, Valdemar and Elemental Masters series, Rick Cook's Wiz series (hilarious), John Ringo's Council Wars series (yes, I should read more Ringo), anything by Michael Chabon... and that's just getting me started.

Holy crap. I guess I am a bit of a geek in my reading choices.

How about you?

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy:

Commercial Break:

Snagglepuss the Lion:

Commercial Break:

Quickdraw McGraw:



True confession -- sometimes instead of doing laundry I'll buy new undies to get me through the week. (Tell the truth now. You've done it, too.)

A couple of months ago I rushed through a mall and grabbed two packages of underpants in what I thought was the correct size off a sale table in a store that I visit once or twice a decade, and put the brand new packages in my undies draw for just such an emergency.

A few weeks later I was running low and had no time to do laundry, so I hauled out and opened a new package of panties. When I unfolded them, I immediately realized I had made a mistake and bought one size too large.

Unlike Bridget Jones' gigantic granny pants, which were made of spandex, the ones I'd bought were made of cotton -- cheap cotton with elastic at the waist and leg bands.


It was the giant pants or going commando.

I opted for the giant pants.

Do you recall the tale of me and the self-destructing pantyhose? Sometimes my foundations and I simply do not get along.

The giant pants, like the pantyhose, fit just fine (okay, a little loose -- but not so bad) just out of the package. But as the day went on they started expanding in all directions, except for the waistband and leg bands.

The waistband ended up scooching northwards, missing my bra band by a mere inch.

The butt boofed out like a gangsta's boxers.

The sides expanded until it looked like the plastic pants my mother used to cover my cloth diapers as a baby.

And I had no time to do laundry or go shopping for at least three more days.

Yes, I should have thrown them out. I've laundered, then binned them at least three times but my penurious Yankee conscience just won't let me let go of them.

And I'll probably end up wearing them again, too.

The Chicago Air & Water Show starts tomorrow, but we've had fighter jets buzzing the city for a couple of days now in practice. Ear worm of the day?


Yes, this is extra naughty. Yes, it made me laugh and laugh and laugh some more.

Not only are her photographs beautiful, Jen McKen's ethics are, too:
Last night I posted on facebook the following: “If I’m wrong, please speak up. I came across a page on facebook that was created (by someone under a ficticious name) thats purpose is to bully, ridicule and say mean and hurtful things about their class mates. While visiting the page, I found several teenage girls that have scheduled sessions with me for their senior pictures. I am emailing them tomorrow to cancel their shoots. I do not want them to represent my business and I am beside myself at how MEAN and CRUEL they were on that page.”
You go, girl.

(A tip of the cap to Her Primordial Majesty.)

My down home girlfriend Paula kicks Tony Bourdain's arrogant ass:
“My good friends Rachael, Guy and Sandra are the most generous charitable folks I know. They give so much of their time and money to help the food-deprived, sick children and abandoned animals. I have no idea what Anthony has done to contribute besides being irritable.”
Go read the whole thing here.

In Dreams

Last night's lulu had to do with me wanting to go trekking around to do some photography. I didn't want to take my new tripod, because it's too heavy to be toting up hill and down dale. For some reason every time I stuffed it back in it's carry case, another friend or family member would unzip the bag, take out the tripod and set it up again. This happened over and over and over again.

Very strange.


Quick Stops

Via Instapundit, I see some poor mope compares Obama to Truman and actually believes it's possible The One can win the same way Give 'Em Hell Harry did.


But not until The One mans up and changes the nameplate on his desk from "I Never Met A Buck I Couldn't Pass!" to:

Between you and me, I don't think that's at all possible.

Oh, man! I love the whole Jack Reacher series, and this news is so wrong on so many levels I don't even know where to begin:
He is certainly a huge celebrity, but as far as size goes, Tom Cruise is not exactly big.

However the 49-year-old movie star's next leading role is playing giant Jack Reacher in the film adaptation of Lee Child's thriller book One Shot.
Check out Reacher's stats, per the novelist himself, here. If you can, with a straight face, 'splain me how they can turn the Poison Dwarf into that towering giant of a man, I'll buy your cocktails for a month.

Count me among the many who will be boycotting this one.


Bus Fumes

Curtis Moore has lost three cats, including his cat, Walter, who’s hind leg was found by his next door neighbor.

“I don’t live in the mountains, I live in the city. I’m ok with wildlife, but I don’t like them eating my pets,” Moore said.
How many different kinds of stupid do you have to be to not get the message after the first cat didn't come home?

Keep. Your. Freaking Cats. Indoors.


Quick Stops

'There's got to be regret': Former Governor Mark Sanford talks candidly about his mistress, his family and his regrets after scandal that brought down his career
Will this whiny piece of crap never go away???
The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico.

All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and two at the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
Only in DC can you conceive of and execute an operation that kills hundreds, including your own citizens, and get promoted. Only in DC, my friends. Only in DC...

Write your congress critter and let him or her know you're outraged.

When I get my next kitty, I'm getting a ModKat litter box. Seriously, this thing rocks:


Choices, Choices

Since your responses really helped me in my last dilemma,* here's a new one for you:


... or Red?

I can't decide.

*I opted for the black one. My jewelry is also purple, and I feared the dreaded purple overload.

P.S. -- Here's the dress. The photo doesn't nearly do it justice -- not in showing off the colors, and certainly not in how flattering it is on the body.

In the Rearview Mirror

A memorable portion of last night's dreams included watching water towers falling left and right in slow motion across the southern suburbs of Chicago. What do you suppose that means?


In Memoriam

A southern Illinois man who survived the 65-mile forced World War II trek known as the Bataan Death March has died.

Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville says Albert Brown was 105 when he died Sunday at the Friendship Manor nursing home in Nashville, Ill.

Brown was a Nebraska native who had been a dentist before the war. The artillery officer was among 78,000 prisoners of war that Japanese troops forced to walk from Bataan province near Manila to a POW camp in 1942.
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, Mr. Brown.

Godspeed and God Bless.

Update: Wouldn't you know the Brits would do a lovely tribute to Albert Brown?


I rarely buy books that aren't on Kindle, but I'm making an exception for one. According to George R.R. Martin:
I'm delighted to be able to announce the forthcoming publication of a new, deluxe, limited edition of A GAME OF THRONES, to be published by my friends at Subterranean Press, and illustrated by the massively talented TED NASMITH.

Ted is widely considered to be one of the "Big Three" of Tolkien illustrators; along with Alan Lee and John Howe, he has brought Middle Earth to life like no one else. And he he is no stranger to my own world, either. Ted painted the all of the wonderful landscapes for the gorgeous 2011 Ice & Fire calendar, with what I consider to be THE definitive depictions of thirteen of the great castles of Westeros.
Zing! Right to the top of my wish list with a bullet.

Speaking of GRRM, cartoonist Bill Amend clearly thinks like me.

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! There's only one Baby and only one Johnny Castle.

Leave It. The Fuck. Alone.

A new study finds that most people hit by cars in the city are in a crosswalk
Oh really? That's news to me...

Gouda, Bacon and Pear with Balsamic Onions Sandwich. Ooooooo!

All My Lovin'




I'm sure I'd love.


Windshield Wiper

Spit-Take Alert -- put down the beverages:

Told ya!

Saturday Ramblings

Which GOP presidential candidate has Obama worried? It's not Mitt or Michelle or Tim or Ron:
US President Barack Obama's top reelection strategist charged Friday that Republican White House hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry had "very little to do" with his state's economic success.
And well he should be worried about Perry.

Presidential bearing? Check.

Executive experience? Check.

Military service? Check.

Self-made man? Check.

I like Perry's announcement speech because he ignored all the other GOP candidates and acted as though he's only running against one opponent -- the one that's currently in the White House. If he keeps that up, he'll really have my respect.

Update: Yep. Perry's entry into the race is alarming the Obama Dems. Any guy who has the far lefties up in arms is the right guy for me.

What's at the root of the UK riots? Maybe parental attitudes like this:
‘But, I believe our human rights have been completely taken for granted. Daniel was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

‘As a mother, I’m not responsible for my son’s actions and they are penalising me for his actions.’
Marvelous job, Mum.

I haven't seen a really good heist job comedy in a long time. I have hope, because this looks promising:


What is just about the silliest question ever posed?
"Can brownies be too rich?"

For Denny and Jimbo, who I could see doing this song:


(A tip of the cap to GruntDoc for that little giggle.)

In the Rearview Mirror

Two ancient memories dredged up within the last 24 hours:


Jackie Gleason...

What I'm really looking for is the "Harry Vederci" episode of The Honeymooners. Anybody know where I can find it? (And if you know which one I'm talking about, you're officially old.)


This'll put a smile on your face:


For all you GRRM/Game of Thrones fan-geeks like me, Maureen Ryan (whose column I miss in the Chicago Tribune, dammit) has Part 1 of her interview with him here and Part 2 is here. Good stuff.

Ooooh! And you can now stream Season One of Game of Thrones on your computer. Sweet!

Just how bad is the economy here in Illinois? We're going back to burying our indigent dead in potter's fields. That's just sad.

Wholly crap! The Dems are losing their union support:
About a dozen trade unions plan to sit out the 2012 Democratic convention because they're angry that it's being held in a right-to-work state and frustrated that Democrats haven't done enough to create jobs.

The move could pose a larger problem for President Barack Obama next year if an increasingly dispirited base of labor activists becomes so discouraged that it doesn't get the rank-and-file to the polls in the usual strong numbers.
Did you spot the flying pig that just whizzed by?

For those that think all the looters in the UK are poor, down-trodden folks on the dole who think they are taking their bit back, think again:
The middle class 'rioters' revealed: The millionaire's daughter, the aspiring musician and the organic chef all in the dock
It's an eye-opener, no?

Justice is being handled very swiftly:
Two-thirds of those who have come before magistrates have been remanded in custody and a large number have been sent to Crown Courts, which have powers to hand down prison sentences of longer than six months.

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said: 'Yesterday and today I met court staff and judges who had worked 30 hours straight.

'We will continue to provide all necessary support to the police to ensure anyone involved in this kind of criminal activity is brought to justice as swiftly as possible.'

A Ministry of Justice spokesman added: 'We have enough prison places for those that are sentenced to custody after these incidents. There is substantial capacity in the prison and youth justice system.'
In addition, the papers are shaming by naming names. LOTS of names. Well done.

Also, I love this purple rain idea:
In addition to shutting down Twitter and BlackBerry messaging during civil disturbances, the government is suggesting rioters be sprayed with dye....

Other governments have used brightly colored dye to mark and arrest people. The tactic has been used in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, Hungary, Bangladesh, Uganda, South Korea and Indonesia.


Are there really no good new story lines, for cripe's sake??? Now they're bringing the Munster's back... and making them... edgier... darker. It was a comedy! It's not supposed to be "dark" dammit.

Leave. Well. Enough. Alone.

Gross-Out Alert:
If there’s a warrant out for your arrest, perhaps you should think twice about popping your pimples in a public place.

That’s what police in Florida said when they arrested Owen Lemire Kato outside a Cape Coral McDonald’s in an incident that would make the Hamburglar blush.

As Mr Kato, 23, reached behind him to pop zits on his back for 10 minutes, customers demanded that he leave the restaurant.
The popping of zits is disgusting, on his back is even grosser, doing it in a public restaurant is appalling.

But the thing that really blows my mind is that he had enough back zits that he could take ten whole minutes to pop them and still not be done. *Shudder*

I don't know about you, but I feel like I need to shower in Lysol now.


Beep Beep!

Just a year or two off, but who's counting?

A few of the gifts I received today?

A gazillion and one birthday wishes on Facebook. I'm truly blessed with wonderful friends.

A stunning decor suggestion from Og.

A Master Class in prose from Leeann:
This demonspawn is obviously the love child of Joan Crawford at her frothing finest and the Honey Badger. She’s the only 4 year old I’ve seen that has the voice of a chain-smoking dock worker. She is the dark underbelly of what happens when breeding is left to amateurs. If we airdropped Makenzie’s rhinestoned ass into Afghanistan, the war would be over the next day. If we sent Makenzie to live one day with each teenage girl in America, the teen pregnancy rate would drop to zero. If we wait long enough, most likely the pits of Hell will open up and reclaim her.
Fried butter on a stick.

The race card.

Fantastic news in the fight against leukemia.

A heads-up from my pal Donna:
If you are a LinkedIn user, you may want to act on this quickly. In classic social network style, LinkedIn has borrowed from Facebook’s playbook on abusing your privacy. They’ve made agreements with advertisers and defaulted your LinkedIn account’s privacy settings. Unless you change the default setting, advertisers have permission to use your LinkedIn name, photo and posts in their ads. In effect, this makes you an implied endorser of a company, product or service without your explicit consent.

To change your settings, do the following:

Go to LinkedIn and sign into your account. In the upper right and side of the window you’ll see a small hyperlink for your name.

Click on your name and click Settings from the drop down menu.

Go to the bottom left of the window and click on Account (icon is a small grey shield)
Just left of that, a list will appear for PRIVACY CONTROLS. Under that, click Manage Social Advertising and remove the check from the box.

You may also want to click Turn On/Off Enhanced Advertising and remove the check from that box too…depends on your feeling about ads you receive.

When’s the last time you heard of anything more snake-oily than ‘enhanced advertising’?
A very naughty, very funny gift from Ray at Finish the Book, George:

A new dive to visit!

A mention from Oom Keesie with a request for pictures of lips.

When a man describes one as "Da driver of some serious sex and common sense" you've gotta ante up.

(Oom Keesie? I do not think that Hillary is wanking at you. Or maybe she is. Come to think of it, she's probably got the equipment for it.)

Happy birthday to me!


At least I warned you.

Who Said...

... no good deed goes unpunished?

I promoted an Etsy shop last week because I really love their gorgeous, girly jewelry... and I come home to find these (or the next closest thing) in my mailbox with a lovely thank-you note:

Girly, pretty, totally romantic! I'm going to have to go shopping because I want something soft and feminine in heather grey and another something in burgundy lace to wear with these gorgeous ear bobs.

To the wonderful folks at A Pocket Full of Posies -- thanks for the totally unexpected and greatly appreciated birthday gift!

(To my gentlemen readers -- A gift from APFOP will make your own lady feel totally appreciated. Bookmark and use them for Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day or "just because" gifting. Your lady will be impressed with your good taste and flattered that you see her as feminine enough to rock this gorgeous stuff.)

Again, many thanks!

UPDATE: It wasn't a gift from APFOP after all. Even better, it was from my beautiful daughter. I wore them right away, and felt absolutely beautiful in them! (But it does pay to post your wish list!)

Oh, Goodie

Lovely searches that brought folks here today?
  • daddy's little princess* sexy panties
  • fuck no
  • funny beans
  • funny bitch
Y'all are some seriously twisted people.

(*Either that or you've been over to Bou's place recently.)

In Memoriam

Another amazing hero of World War II has passed away:
http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifA World War II heroine spy who topped the Gestapo’s wanted list after her daring exploits behind enemy lines helped pave the way for the D-Day landings has died aged 98.

Nancy Wake, who inspired the film Charlotte Gray after becoming one the Allies' most decorated servicewomen for her role in the French resistance, passed away in a nursing home in London yesterday.

After reading Beyond Silk and Cyanide several years, I've always had tremendous respect for the spies, British and American, who risked their lives under incredibly difficult circumstances. Very, very few made it home again.

God speed, Mrs. Wake.

In Memoriam

God bless and God speed to all who were lost, American and Afghan alike. Prayers sent up for their families.