Monthly Archives: October 2007

Ghost Video

Pay careful attention to the following video. You may see a ghost captured when the company was filming a car commercial…

Thanks to Rich Miller at The Capitol Fax Blog.

Happy Halloween

I didn’t carve any pumpkins this year so I am recycling photos of one from last year.



That skull was really cool.

Project Valour-IT

It’s time for the friendly competition between services again for Project Valour-IT

Voice Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops

Since I am an Army vet, that’s our Team!

To donate through the Army Team please use the link in the sidebar or this one.

Monday Morning Musings

There’s that Bounty commercial where the mother says, You need 60 cupcakes tomorrow?
It’s nice that Bounty says you can use one paper towel for the whole project but…

  1. One generally can not send home made goodies to school. Schools require store bought now.
  2. Where has this note been?
    • Did the school neglect to send it home in a timely manner?
    • Did the boy forget to bring it home?

This woman just happens to have the ingredients for 60 (five dozen) cupcakes on hand. I could come up with a batch or two of cookies, but that’s partly because it’s getting to be fall baking season and I’m stocked up on chips right now. I think the next baking project will be biscotti.

Breaking News

Tom Tancredo has just announced on Fox and Friends that he will not pursue re-election to the House of Representatives in 2008. He will continue with his Presidential bid, but whatever the outcome of the Presidential bid, he will not run for re-election to the House.

He mentioned that he had made a promise to self limit on terms, but had broken that promise. He said he has done what he can in the House and will keep his promise now.

Raven as Dorothy/Toto

She’s not too happy and really doesn’t like the “shoes” but she’s soooo cute!


Here she’s standing for a cookie.


Geeky Halloween Costumes

This is one of my favorites.

The rest of the slide show is here. There are some really good costumes there.

LeeLoo from Fifth Element is here. You really have to be of a certain body type to pull this one off.

Open Book

This is very interesting and I would like to see it in the Federal arena as well as the state arena.

Via CapitolFaxBlog:

Comptroller Dan Hynes today unveiled a user-friendly website that allows citizens to track political contributions made by companies that have state contracts.

Open Book” is a searchable database of state contracts and campaign contributions that combines information from the Comptroller’s accounting system with official semi-annual campaign disclosure reports filed by political committees with the State Board of Elections (SBE).

“The purpose of Open Book is to make it much easier for the public to ‘follow the money,’” said Hynes. “That should make public officials more accountable to the people they serve. In turn, it is my hope that some measure of the public confidence in state government that has been lost over the years can be restored.”

Monday Morning Musings

Why is it that dashboard lights come on with just parking lights? You get people driving around and since they can see their dashboards, they think the lights are on. And they’re not.

It’s getting dark earlier (and the switch back to Standard time {fall back} comes at 2 am local in just under two weeks – November 4 will make it even earlier).

What is the thing with fake bullet holes on a vehicle? Why would anyone want to pretend that they either spend time in the wrong areas of town, or with the wrong people?