Monday, May 9, 2011

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183 comments:

Carol said...

Can you identify what's in each pic?

Coreen said...

Came home with an awful cold, sore throat, collapsed on the bed, just getting up
trying to watch DWTS, but keeping my head up
is a chore...

But I can almost smell those gardenias...stop
teasing me...

jan said...

Beautiful pictures Carol. The only one I recognize is the gardenias in the last one. They look so real, I can almost smell them. We had 2 big gardenia bushes in LR and I loved it when they were in season. I am so envious.

jan said...

I know the 1st pic is a little lizard but you call it something else - just cannot remember what.

jan said...

One picture is some little peppers.

Carol said...

Just got in from outside. A neighbor I haven't seen in quite a while came over to visit. We were enjoying to spring weather. I am recording DWTS so now I'm gonna catch up.

Coreen, you're never sick or if you are, you never mention it. Hope you get to feeling better. Maybe the pollen is just getting to you.

Carol said...

I bet, if Jan is watching DWTS, I'm right with her tonight.

jan said...

Sorry to hear you are ill Coreen. Try a nice cup of tea with honey. Carol, I know you don't care for honey but I have heard it has anti-bacterial properties. I alternate taking tylenol and ibuprofen and it relieves some congestion and helps get some rest. John says this helps him when I say "Poor Sweet Baby." So for you "Poor Sweet Baby." Get better soon.

jan said...

Carol, I am taping DWTS. But I will turn it on now.

Carol said...

I still think the judges are full of it when it comes to Hines. I wasn't at all impressed tonight with his dancing. I guess I'm one of the few that isn't under his charm.

jan said...

OK I am just now watching chelsea and Mark

jan said...

Chelsea's dance was beautiful. 2 10's.

Carol said...

Chelsea and Mark were good.

Carol said...

She fused at Mark for his behavior last week. She doesn't want to piss off the judges.

jan said...

I just saw Hines' dance. His form just lacks something for me.

jan said...

The judges love it though

jan said...

I like Chelsea more and more. She has those long arms and legs that make dancing look effortless.

Carol said...

I think Hines sticks out his ass too much and I don't like his ass as much as I like Max's.

jan said...

I liked Romeo's dance too

Carol said...

Judges overscore him every week.

jan said...

I agree about Hines. The judges love him though. Go figure.

jan said...

I thought Romeo's dance was much better than Hines but he got a lower score.

Carol said...

I agree Jan.

jan said...

Ralph got through his routine without hurting. Hope he gets through the instant one too. Looked good.

Carol said...

Kirsty is over dieting and dancing hard and tonight she looks like she's gained weight. It might be the outfit.

Carol said...

Her dancing was good though.

jan said...

I guess Kirstie is next.

jan said...

I don't like her outfit. It does not flatter her at all.

Carol said...

I wonder if Ralph got a steroid injection?? Probably needed some marcaine also.

Carol said...

These judges are biased!

Carol said...

For Kirsty and Hines.

jan said...

I thought it was good too. I wish her dress had been black and slinkier.

jan said...

I am amazed at how light on her feet that Kirstie is.

Carol said...

That music that Chelsae and Mark had to dance to was awful but they did a great job. Carrie Ann was a bitch.

Carol said...

She's trying to give her Hinesy Poo an edge.

jan said...

Now the instant dances!

Carol said...

Kirsty needs to distract from her mega legs.

jan said...

In chelsea and marks dance, it was hard to tell who was the pro.

Carol said...

And they didn't get good scores!

jan said...

Yes, It is too bad but when I watch her dance, I am thinking the same thing.

jan said...

Talking about Kirstie in above.

Carol said...

Hines is cute but he did look like a penquin with that dance.

jan said...

The judges are full of S*** when it comes to Hines. He was not doing that well in the instant dance, and the judges are way off base. Bruno was the only one who was close to getting it right.

Carol said...

I liked Romeo's salsa.

jan said...

I like Kirstie's 2nd outfit so much better.

Carol said...

How did you get ahead of me? I haven't seen Kirsty dance yet.

jan said...

I think the judges are being more generous in their judging the instant dances.

jan said...

They are showing them practicing. I have not seen their real dance yet.

jan said...

Kirstie's instant dance.

jan said...

I think the judges are not being serious tonight.

jan said...

Every so often the cameras are showing Kirstie and Macks practicing.

Carol said...

I was starting to think I had a little fugue state.

jan said...

I think Chelsea and Mark win tonight = hands down!

jan said...

Ralph may get the sympathy vote this week. He really did not do much in his instant dance.

jan said...

Ralph did give it a try. He may go off this week, unless lots of folks feel sorry for him.

jan said...

I would rather see Ralph go home rather than Kirstie. What do you think Carol?

jan said...

OK, Kirstie is next and last.

Carol said...

Had an interesting experience this morning. Right in the middle of my morning medical call one of the maintanance men came in with a drill attached to his hand.

An inmate assistant was drilling something and the drill slipped and the drill bit went thru his finger.

He had on gloves and the drill bit went thru the glove, then thru his index finger, out the other side and twisted into his glove. The drill was still attached to the bit.

We couldn't get the bit off the drill because you had to use the battery and reverse it and couldn't do that with the bit thru his finger.

I had to cut the glove off to see what was going on inside. After I had the glove all cut around both ends of the bit, I unwound it from the bit and we could then ease the bit our of his finger. We wrapped the finger up and sent him to the hospital for xray and treatment.

Carol said...

Yep, it's Ralphs time to go. His knee needs a rest anyway.

Carol said...

I already voted.

jan said...

I think Kirstie did good.

jan said...

I believe Kirstie said s*** I could see her mouth the word.

Carol said...

I was telling a friend about what happened today and she said...stop, I'm getting little shocks down my back.

Something similar happens to me when I come up to a auto wreck and have to go check to see if anyone needs my help. When I don't know what I might run into, I get this shocking sensation in my thighs. An electrical sensation. My friend said hers goes down her back.

I was wondering if anyone else has a similar sensation when seeing or hearing about something kinda gross?

jan said...

who did you vote for?

jan said...

Wow! Carol, you are good. I would probably have passed out. That is an amazing story.

jan said...

You are good at problem solving.

Carol said...

Coreen, I hope you get to feeling better. I recommend that honey that Jan mentioned, a dash of lemon juice and an ounce of Wild Turkey. The latter might knock out that sore throat.

jan said...

I am voting for Chelsea and Mark.

Carol said...

I voted 4 times for Romeo and 1 for Chelsae. I'm hoping Chelsae will get lots of votes and I'm hoping I can help Romeo.

Carol said...

Hines and Kirsty will get lots of votes.

Carol said...

The answer to the pic quiz:

1. Anole, he was puffed up getting ready to fight another male anole. I saw hime when I came home for lunch. I kinda interrupted the war.

2. Petunias

3 and 4 Caladiums. I planted them from bulbs a month or so ago.

5. Grape tomatoes. They haven't turned red yet. There are at least 100 little tomatoes on that plant already.

6. Geranium.

7. The folage of Morning Glory. I couldn't find a flower in bloom. When they do, they are blue.

8. You got that one...Gardenia. I wish I could do a scratch and sniff.

Carol said...

Well, I'm over an hour late with my nightly schedule. Haven't walked the Magster or ironed. Who needs sleep anyway.

jan said...

Rats, I started to say petunias on the 2nd pic. I could not remember the word 'Caladium" I remember lots of those in LA. I totally missed the grape toms. I thought they were peppers of some kind. I too wish you do a scratch and sniff on the gardenias. I also love the color of gardenias. The color reminds me of the color of a wedding gown.

jan said...

getting sleepy. Good night.

Carol said...

Just heard that Maria and Arnold are splitting the sheets. Hmmm. Well, since he can't run for President, he may not need a political wife any longer. Never could see what she saw in him anyway.

Carol said...

Hope you are feeling better Coreen.

jan said...

Maria and Arnold, wonder what that is about? He is probably wanting a young chickee. That is usually the case.

jan said...

The weather here has warmed up a lot. Try to get in a 2 mile walk before work.

Coreen, Sending you some good vibes for good health. Take care of yourself.

Coreen said...

Hi guys...thanks for your good thoughts...this
morning I feel better than yesterday...

Yes, Carol, I rarely get a cold thankfully...It will now have to play out its
course...someone once told me, it takes 3 days
to get a cold, 3 days with it & 3 days for it
to go away...so I guess each day will get a little better...

Coreen said...

I did have DWTS on last night, but I think I was dozing in & out...

It will be sad whoever has to leave tonight...
I like all of them just about equally...but yes, I am a Hines fan (even though he plays for the Steelers who ousted the Jets from the playoffs)...

Carol said...

Coreen, are you staying home or having to go to work? Sometimes our bodies do this on purpose cuz we need a break. Unfortunately our bodies don't realize we can't always take that break.

I think when I fell down the stairs my body was telling me I needed a vacation. That week in the hospital, in horrendous pain, wasn't exactly a vacation. I got a break alright, I broke three vertebrae. After my miserable hospital break I had to crawl back to work.

Carol said...

Just saw where Donny Osmand predicted it would be Romeo to go this week. I certainly hope not and that's why I gave him all but one of my votes last night.

Donny thinks that Kirsty and Hines are safe because of their fan base. He thinks that Chelsae is the best so she's safe. He thinks that maybe Ralph will get a sympathy vote so that would leave Romeo in jeoparty.

That's very possible with the skewed scores from the judges. It's hard to get enough votes to overcome those judges scores.

jan said...

I am with Coreen, I like all of those that are left. It will be sad to see any of them go home.

jan said...

Just checkin in. Working today and home for a lunch break.

Coreen said...

Back home again...& yes Carol I did go to my office...some of us have to get up & go regardless...

Really tired though, will try to rest for awhile, check in later...

Carol said...

I understand Coreen. Hope you can wake up later to catch the results.

Looking at Ralph's scores from last night, it might be tough for him to get enough of a sympathy vote to survive. The judges were a little tough on him also.

Carol said...

I should have known that my favorite would be out. After purusing the Net I was worried that would happen. It's never about who has the talent and skills in life. It's who is popular.

Carol said...

And that same thing goes all the way up to the president.

Carol said...

And I don't think I even liked the kid when this season first started.

Carol said...

Heard on the news this morning that the total cost of this horrendous flood could end up being 4 billion dollars. Sounds awful?? We spend 10 billion a month on the wars. Kinda gives you a perspective on how much we are wasting on these wars. I know where we can find some money to take care of our country's problems.

Listening to my folk music from the 60s, I'm remembering just how much of it was antiwar. The young people, us, back then were reminded everyday about how senseless the war was. Now we barely know that wars are going on unless we watch the news and it's not even covered there very often anymore.

Carol said...

Hope you are feeling better this morning Coreen. When you don't get them very often, you forget just how bad a cold can make you feel.

Carol said...

Some simple arithmatic from what has been presented to me over the last couple of weeks...

Binny was hiding in plain site without many weopons to protect himself. Didn't seem like he was worried about anyone coming for him.

Keeping him alive did keep some of the motivation for these terribly expensive wars.

The justification for the wars started with the destruction of the towers.

Isn't really rocket science.

Not a good ponder.

Carol said...

Which brings me to my next ponder.....I think I will be seriously supporting Obama this go round. If he took out Binny, maybe he and his gang are moving in the right direction.

I feel that presidents are just figure heads, not the real power. This is especially true during their first term when they are very dependent on big money to get re-elected to their second term. Can't do much. But for the second term, they can do more of what they really want to do. Can't run for a third term and don't have to kiss anyone's ass anymore. Can't be really sure of that but it's the only hope we have.

Coreen said...

Sorry about Romeo guys...told you it would be sad whoever lost...

Coreen said...

Carol, good...now that you have made your voting decision, you won't have to watch/listen to any of the nonsense that will
soon be everywhere...what we only have like 18 months til its time to vote...

jan said...

Wonder how these people know who will go on the reality shows.

Carol said...

Your right Coreen. Actually, I haven't watched any significant news in a while and I'm still sick of "that nonsense" from the last campaigns.

More important, how are you feeling today?

jan said...

OK, tonight is Idol. Who will leave there? I don't get as excited about DWTS as I do about Idol. I know you guys are not that into Idol. But it is my fav reality show.

jan said...

I too hope you are feeling better Coreen.

jan said...

Hard to believe the pres election is only 18 months away.

Carol said...

Well, I've gone thru my grief cycle over my Romeo. He was going either this week or next so I guess it's good I got it over with.

Another rationalization I'm using is that Ralph probably needs the money more than Romeo does. Romeo probably has more irons in the fire.

I do think that Ralph is pressing his luck though with that knee trying to dance at that intensity and it's getting harder by the week.

Carol said...

Jan, this season I do like Idol as much as DWTS.

Coreen said...

I am feeling better today guys...thanks for asking...& yes I did go to work again, but now
am dragging...hard to believe just a cold drains all energy...& boy do I hate coughing & blowing my nose...I am not used to getting sick...carrying a box of tissues, vaseline & vicks....

Carol said...

Not sure if I'll feel sad about who leaves Idol. They're all good and I'm sure they will all have a music career.

I was reading something the other day and some of the losers had better careers than the winners. Heck, winning might slow down a career.

Coreen said...

How many are left on AI...4, 2 women, 2 men...

You will have to give the updates on that...

As for DWTS, wouldn't it be great if Kirstie
winds up the winner...I would really like that...at the beginning didn't seem likely, but
I do think it is a real possibility now...

Carol said...

Another new Modern Family tonight.

Carol said...

On NBC nightly news, I think Brian Williams will be live at Butte La Rose at the Atchafalaya river in Lousiana tonight.

Carol said...

No danger to my river with this flood. We have no connection to the Mississippi River.

Carol said...

I do it when I feel one coming on and it seems to work for me.

Carol said...

Didn't see you slip in Coreen. Yes those colds are awful. If you don't already take Vit C, I'd hit about 1-2 thousand mgs a day for a while. I've read that hitting the C when coming down with a cold can shorten the course of the illness. I also read that taking it everyday doesn't necessarily decrease the incidence of them.

Carol said...

I tell you those steroid nasal sprays do wonders for me. I don't use them all the time but when I feel the slightest nasal congestion, I hit the spray and bam, it's gone.

Carol said...

Don't dare use the OTC nasal decongestant sprays unless you want to get worse.

Carol said...

Nope Brian ain't out there

Carol said...

Ann Thompson was and she can't pronouce Atchafalaya. It's a tough one.

Carol said...

I listened to the nightly news and I'm already depressed. Heard that up to 1000 women were raped, assaulted and one even killed while working for the effing Peace Corps.

Carol said...

Yes Coreen, there are 4 left in Idol. Scotty, James, Lauren and Haley.

Carol said...

Are you watching Coreen? I miss your company.

Tonight they have Lady Gaga..and after dogging her song last week.

Carol said...

Wish Jan could watch at the same time. I can't record and watch this one later because I have to watch it on Rabbit ears. Dish doesn't have Fox on Local options. They have all the other Networks.

The pic is good but there are interrruptions in the sound at times and that's a bitch. Dang you Fox.

Carol said...

Casey was out in the audience jumping up and down for Haley. I think he likes her.

Jennifer, go stick your head up your ass! I'm with Steven tonight. But I do have to admit that that song didn't showcase her great voice as much as something else might have.

Carol said...

I think Jennifer and Randy could have handled the critique better.

Carol said...

Haley will still get my votes.

Carol said...

Don't think Scotty did anything special for that song.

Carol said...

And they gush over Scotty.

Coreen said...

OK, I'm going to try to watch AI with you...
Obviously I missed a few songs...but there's
another hour...

Meanwhile Yankees are ahead 2-1 bottom of 4th...

Carol said...

And Mary and I both heard some pitchiness in the song James did. I thought it was just me but then Mary called and said the same thing.

Carol said...

Who are the Yanks playing?

Coreen said...

KC Royals in the stadium...

Seems these judge are overly complimentary to each of the singers...

By the way, in my fog the other night I think
that Casey the bearded singer voted off was in
the DWTS audience...did you see him, was I right...He had been on local NY morning show after he lost,I know I
was groggy Monday night, but pretty sure it was
him...that would be the 2nd cross-over...

Carol said...

The judges are certainly undermining Haley tonight. She got such rave reviews from the public last week, at least what I read. They thought she was absolutely the best.

Even though the judges can't vote they can influence some of the audience.

Carol said...

I think Scotty is cute and is a great little country singer but I find his voice the least exciting.

Coreen said...

When it comes to country music...I really don't like it...when I hear that twang in a voice I just cringe....believe it or not, that country music is like the only music genre that can not sustain its own station out of NYC...everytime they have tried turning a radio
station into country here it fails...

I know its big elsewhere but not for me...

Carol said...

Haley knocks another one outta the park!

Coreen said...

You really like the way this woman's singing I who have nothing?...Really....

Carol said...

I was standing there in front of my TV watching Haley, sweating just like I was her mama.

Carol said...

Yes I did Coreen and it seems the audience did too. So did Mary.

Carol said...

I like some country, probably as much of it as I do songs in other genres.

Carol said...

Gaga schooling Scotty???? That's really interesting.

Carol said...

Gaga's right, Scotty does pull away from the microphone at times.

Coreen said...

Just realized they were singing Leiber & Stoller songs tonite...

Carol said...

I heard the Yanks will be battling the Red Socks in Primetime this weekend on Fox.

Carol said...

I think Gaga is fun.

Coreen said...

Yeah...& you may be able to see that one...

Carol said...

Who are they Coreen??

Coreen said...

They are songwriters, & they produced Smoky Joe's Cafe, a broadway musical full of Rock & roll...I was lucky enough to have seen it on
Broadway

let's see...some of their tunes...hound dog,
stand by me, jailhouse rock...there's more...

Carol said...

Lauren is also very good. Hard to believe she is only 16...going on 30.

Coreen said...

Pretty sure that was one of them with Gaga...that's kind of when I realized they were
doing their songs...did they say who the guy in the baseball cap was...

Coreen said...

And Carol, on my YES channel they just mentioned that the Sat & Sun games will be on
national tv, so I'm guessing fox & then espn...so you get to see 2 if you want....

Carol said...

Are you talking about the guy sitting next to Gaga? He's a producer. He's been on every week but I can't remember his name.

Coreen said...

The way he was talking I thought it could have been one of them...

Carol said...

James does a lot of screaming. Are the judges going to go after him for that???

Coreen said...

He would be my least favorite of the 4...

And that's counting the country singer Scotty..

Of all of them, I would have to say I hope its one of the women....

Coreen said...

Are you busy voting Carol...back to the game for me...

Carol said...

Yep. And I did it 50 times. Can you believe that? And I split my vote between the two women. I agree with you.

Carol said...

And I'm doing it in the dark because we're having a termite swarm outside tonight and those buggers can get in here when there's a light on. I've got to get out of this room and go to the bedroom. They never get in there.

Maggie and I will have to run when I take her out. They do this once a year.

Carol said...

They come to the light.

Carol said...

Jan, are you and John watching?? Can't wait to hear your opinions.

Carol said...

Just finished watching Modern Family. Loved it.

Carol said...

Something goofy going on. I can't sign into the blog from my computer. I go to the sign in page and I'm signed in but go back to the blog and not signed in.

Carol said...

Works from phone.

Carol said...

Still can't comment from my laptop. Go to sign in page and
I'm signed in go back to comment and not signed
In. Can comment from phone. Anyone else having a problem.

jan said...

Picked up a movie at red box. John did not tape Idol or Modern Family so we missed them both. More sorry that I missed Modern fam. We will watch Idol tonight to see who won.

jan said...

Will not depend on John to do taping any more.

Carol said...

Neither Coreen or I can comment on the blog. I can from phone which is Apple based. Jan got on but might have been using a Apple computer. Must be a problem with Windows of Internet Explorer.

Carol said...

Jan you can watch both online. Modern
Family easy to watch online. Not sure about
Idol.

Coreen said...

Trying from my office...here goes

Carol said...

Woo Hoo???

Carol said...

We're back!

Coreen said...

Back, stronger & better...but I'm still at work...

Carol said...

Actually I'm not Coreen. I'm back to where I still can't sign into the blog
I hit sign on it brings me to that dashboard page like usual but when I go back to the blog I'm not signed in. Everything is OK from IPhone. Is this just me or is anyone else having that problem??

jan said...

I am finally able to get on the blog. I wonder if you guys are able to sign on. Its friday afternoon about 4:30 here.

Carol said...

Testing

jan said...

Coreen, glad to hear you are better.

Carol said...

Well, just after I finished posting my question on Blogger, I finally am able to sign in. I'm not sure it will continue to work.

Blogger help is not user friendly!

I swear I felt like I'm in the Twilight Zone. I even went to system restore and restored my computer to a day before I downloaded this game. I thought that might be the problem since I had no problem on Iphoney.

Carol said...

Jan, were you not allowed to sign on??

Carol said...

Well if Blogger thought they broke up our little gang, they can think again. We just did a lot of emailing!

Carol said...

Jan, are you still grieving over James? I do feel sorry for him and it was a shock. I was hoping it would be Scotty that was knocked out. He has a country music career no matter how this all turns out.

I think he should be on Leno tonight doing the pre and post commercial singing. They don't get much of an opportunity to say anything though.

Carol said...

Jan or anyone else who might have a post you want to put up, it would be a good time. If they return some of our lost comments, we will go over the witching number. They said they would be returning them.

Coreen said...

Here I come, ready or not...back on track again...

jan said...

Carol, I just saw your "woo hoo" above. I tried to sign on at noon today and could not and did not see your "woo hoo."

Carol said...

Did ya'll hear that Kym, Hine's partner on dancing, was taken away in an ambulance after a fall while practicing. I guess Hines dropped the pass. I wonder if it will go down as a fumble?

Her rep said she was going OK.

Carol said...

When I got on using my Iphone, I thought everything was OK. Then it was back to what it was doing before the entire system crashed. Blogger said everything was fixed except for some of the comments that went away. That's when I thought that maybe that game I downloaded was blocking something.

I turned off my antivirus and did a system restore. Almost couldn't get my antivirus back on.

Good thing I found out before I got the screwdriver after my new laptop. Still haven't gotten Lappy 1 back.

Coreen said...

Stop blaming your stuff...its google or whoever
runs blogger...

Jan has a title up but no pics are showing on my computer...Carol, want to refresh & see if you have something new....

jan said...

New Post! Coreen I fixed it.

Coreen said...

OK, Jan's flower pics are now showing on my computer...so it looks like we are in working order....