Wednesday, May 31, 2006

What Kind of Cookie Are You?

You Are a Black and White Cookie

You're often conflicted in life, and you feel pulled in two opposite directions.
When you're good, you're sweet as sugar. And when you're bad, you're wicked!

What 2007 Car Should You Drive?

You Should Drive a Saturn Sky

You're sleek and smooth, and you need a car to match your hot persona.
Besides, sometimes you want your top up - and sometimes you want it down.

How Cynical Are You?

You Are 32% Cynical
Generally you give people the benefit of the doubt. But there are exceptions.You buy into many of the things that mainstream society believes, but you're not anybody's fool.
How Cynical Are You?

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

This is a remarkable work of Art

This picture is made from faces of 670 soldiers who died in the Iraq War

The Old Friend

A farmer was at a diner one day having lunch when he noticed an old friend.
What really caught his attention was that this friend was wearing an earring.
The farmer knew his old buddy to be a fairly conservative fellow, and was curious about his sudden change in "fashion sense."
The farmer walked up to him and said, "I didn't know you were into earrings."
"Don't make such a big deal, it's only an earring," the fellow replied sheepishly. The farmer was silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity got the best of him and he asked "So, how long have you been wearing one?" "Ever since my wife found it in my truck," the man replied.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

'Itake vak lo

‘Itake vak lo
Like a capsized canoe

‘Ifaliag pau.
Very noisy.

He walked into the room 'Itake vak lo.

Savage Chickens: Jibba Jabba Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Jibba Jabba Cartoon

Losta Luck, maybe you will learn to count sheep in Huttese or glasses or Chardonnay. One chardonnay, two chardonnay, three chardonnay ..........ick charay, sven charay, ack chary. Now that could be handy!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Da Vinci Code or Da Vinci Con

This link is for those people who have read the book Da vinci Code" and are misled by so misled "fact" behind the fiction.

Researchers have pointed too many errors in the book.

Basically book has tried to discredit and villify church.

It should not betaken seriously other than cheap fiction.

Monday, May 22, 2006

What Color Blue are YOu?

You are Ocean Blue

You're both warm and practical. You're very driven, but you're also very well rounded.
You tend to see both sides to every issue, and people consider you a natural diplomat.

Can You read This?

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe can.i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.

Just Think!

Happiness keeps You Sweet,

Trials keep You Strong,

Sorrows keep You Human,

Failures keeps You Humble,

Success keeps You Glowing,

But Only God keeps You Going!


Two persons sitting side by side using emails to communicate with each other.

Two persons fighting through emails.

Receiving no emails for a week.

The email server being down.

Writing a lov e mail and doing a 'Send All.'

A person sending email to a girl wanting to become friends and getting
a reply.

A person sending email to himself.

Forwarding an email to someone and receiving the same email forwarded
back to you by some one in the receiving chain.

You are swimming in the water tank and shout "F1 F1 F1?" instead of shouting "HELP" when u are unable to swim..

I always mail, u don't.

You reading such mails.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

What Color Flower Are You?

You Are a White Flower

A white flower tends to represent purity, simple beauty, and modesty.
At times, you are dignified like a magnolia.
And at other times, you represent great ecstasy, like a white orchid.
And more than you wish, you're a little boastful, like a white hydrangea.

What European City Do You Belong In?

You Belong in Paris

You enjoy all that life has to offer, and you can appreciate the fine tastes and sites of Paris.
You're the perfect person to wander the streets of Paris aimlessly, enjoying architecture and a crepe.

Are You A Good Cook?

You Are an Excellent Cook

You're a top cook, but you weren't born that way. It's taken a lot of practice, a lot of experimenting, and a lot of learning.
It's likely that you have what it takes to be a top chef, should you have the desire...

What Are The Keys To Your Heart?

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.

You'd like to your lover to think you are optimistic and happy.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.

In this moment, you think of love as something you don't need. You just feel like flirting around and playing right now.

What Kind Of English Are You?

I suppose my results come from growing up in California.

Your Linguistic Profile::
75% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Savage Chickens: The Prairies Cartoon

Savage Chickens: The Prairies Cartoon

Yep, that's my place. Forget about the cell phone. Well you can recieve but hard to call out. Only email by diAlUp so slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Your Deadly Sins

Your Deadly Sins
Envy: 20%
Gluttony: 20%
Greed: 20%
Pride: 20%
Wrath: 20%
Lust: 0%
Sloth: 0%
Chance You'll Go to Hell: 14%
You will die a boring death. While dying, you will be jealous of those who die dramatic deaths.

What Gender Is Your Brain?

Your Brain is 60% Female, 40% Male

Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female
You are both sensitive and savvy
Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed
But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve

How American Are You?

You Are 70% American

Most times you are proud to be an American.
Though sometimes the good ole US of A makes you cringe
Still, you know there's no place better suited to be your home.
You love your freedom and no one's going to take it away from you!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

"Happy Mother's Day" Means More

Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.

Copyright by
Nicholas Gordon

My Pyramid

The USDA has a web page called that can give you a quick estimate of how much you can eat to maintain you weight. You enter your age, sex and activity level to get this quick estimate. They also have MyPyramid Tracker which is an online dietary and physical activity assessment. You can track what you eat for a year or get an ideal online of what your activity level is.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

This is mine what are YOu?

Half-Full Glass
You try to look on the bright side, and optimism is a skill you've cultivated to help you weather life's rough spots. All the same, you know it's okay to admit when you're angry or hurt. You're neither blindly positive, nor prone to dwell on slights and injuries, and your generally positive outlook helps prepare you to take risks without being held back by bitterness or a fear of failure. Believe it or not, some scientists have theorized that there is an evolutionary advantage to optimism: Human beings may be programmed to view the world as just slightly better than it actually is, in order to recognize clearly any real threats to our well-being and handle them appropriately. Your ability to rise above negative thinking while remaining realistic about temporary setbacks is a great strength.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana.

Translation: Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship.

Explanation: Many native Hawaiians live with their extended family and family is the most important part of life for them. This saying teaches why they should put family first...In the Ohana or family, you know others and they know you, you help others and know you will be helped if there is anything you need.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Potato Buns and Doughnuts

I believe a lot of discoveries are made by accident or discovered by doing someting different. At some point in time someone learned that potatoes added to the dough for rolls and doughtnuts created an additional softness in the finished product. I suspect some cook either used water that had potatoes cooked in it to make bread (hey if your have walk to a water source you make do or had extra potatoes). Now some bakers make more mashed potatoes than needed for a meal to make some "planned" leftovers. Yummy! If you do not have mashed potatoes I have used reconstituted instant mashed potatoes with great results. I do not like instant mashed potatoes for mashed potaotes and gravy but I have a small box for baking and use as a thickener. Take 1/2 cup of instant potatoes and add 1/2 cup warm water and via you have mashed potatoes for bread. You can add more to make it thicker if needed.


1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup lard or shortening
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2- 2 packs yeast
1 cup warm water
5 cups flour (if you use all-purpose I suggest adding a tablespoon of gluten)

Mix together the sugar, potatoes. lard, eggs and salt. Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup warm water; then add that to the above mixture.

Stir in about 3 cups of flour. Add the remaining 2 cups flour while kneading. Knead until the dough is no longer sticky but moist.

Let rise until doubled.

For Buns:

Roll out dough into a 3/4" - 1" thickness. Cut into bun shapes with a jar or doughnut cutter and put on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Let them rise until puffy but not doubled.

Brush with milk. Bake a 325 degrees F until lighly golden brown.

Makes 3 dozen


Roll out dough to a 1/2" thickness. Cut out with a doughtnut cutter. Then place on clean towels laid over cookie sheets or boards. Let rise until almost double. Then fry in fat, heat to 350 dress F, about 4 inches deep. Keep fat at that temperature throughout frying. Turn doughnuts once while frying. When they turn golden brown take out and drain.

Glaze for doughnuts

1 pound 10x sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon soft butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat together just until butter is melted and milk is warm. Glaze doughnuts while still hot.

Udate Your Wardrobe

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blog layouts

Losing weight is a good think but it has caused a major problem in my wardrobe. I have changed from a size 14 to a size 8 in about 6 months. Since I am I was looking around the web and found an interesting article called Update Your Closet in 10 Pieces or Less. I suppose I am a SCHIZOPHRENIA Style dresser like style # 2 even though I had never though of if in that way. I dress rather conservative at work but I love my jeans and frilly girlish casual type of clothing on the weekend and at night when I am able to dress that way but unfornatively I am back working until closing at my job.

I priced the clothing they had suggested and they are designer (we are taking a little expensive) but you can find clothing at Target or other stores for less and get the same type of look. If you sew and have the time you can get very good quality. You just will not get the same quality. Hey, I think I might do some shopping this weekend.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Budget Plan

I decided to see how I was doing on my budget today so I went over the numbers. I basically budget by what is called the 60 % plan. It is a fairly basic plan when you live off 70% of you income. It is not easy but it can be done. You may not be able to live in the house you would really want to or do as many things as you want.

In the plan 10% is considered fun money. You can buy those designers’ Jeans or eat out. This should include those cafĂ© Lattes.

30% is then divided in to three savings plans:

10%: 401K

I have this taken out from my paycheck so I never see it.

10%: Long term savings (stocks, CD, T Bills and other not very liquid forms of savings

This lack of liquidity means it is hard to do impulse spending on this since it takes a while to get the cash and usually takes a few days.

10% is Sort-Term Savings.

This is money saved for vacations, gifts, appliances, car repairs and other needs. This came in handy this year for me when, Yikes, I owed money for taxes. I found out I no longer qualified for the child care tax credit since my two daughters turned 17.

So how did I do you may wonder. Yes, I have amazingly kept within my goals with an average of almost 15% in the Long-Term and Short-Term Savings. My 401k is, of course, 10% because it is automatically deducted from my pay. I just cahged it to 15% to get my money up there and see if I will be able to do it. Well these results makes me happy. At least I am doing better towards my goals. I am only planning on taking my two children for a 3 day weekend vacation this year to Chicago to see the King Tut exhibition that open this month using the short-term savings.

Savage Chickens: Speed Dating Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Speed Dating Cartoon

The date is so fast they most likely do not know which is which?

Rainy Weather

The weather is still making it impossible to do much outside. I hoping the weather will clear by this weekendMySpace Layouts

MySpace Layouts

Cinco De Mayo May 5th

myspace layout

myspace layout

The Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Life and Friends

Visit your group "nidokidos" on the web.


Source: Google Groups "nidokidos" group.


Darkness looms,
Like a night without a moon.
Deep within space,
No shining light in sight.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Just Do It

MySpace Layouts

MySpace Layouts

E ho'a'o no i pau kuhihewa.

Translation: Try it to end the panic.

Just DO IT!

Bird flu: What you should know

Bird flu: What you should know

Monday, May 01, 2006


MySpace Layouts

MySpace Layouts

Song Bird In the Making

A blog music player is in the beginning stages and should be out this summer. Song Bird will be a welcome relief from the player I currently use on another site.

Get Songbird!

How Quirky Are You? & What Kind of Food Are You?

You will have to blame bloggers at for giveng me this site. I hope you enjoy this litttle quiz.

Your Quirk Factor: 43%

You're a pretty quirky person, but you're just normal enough to hide it.
Congratulations - you've fooled other people into thinking you're just like them!

You Are Mexican Food

Spicy yet dependable.
You pull punches, but people still love you.