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Nobody likes to see kids having fun... nobody... And since we are all Scrooges, don't bother going to see Simon Dance... Junior did good with these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AfSf2JZAH0 - Simon Dancing with Super Smart Pants

and then

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnTjroIkxyY - Simon Kung Fu Fighting (set at double speed)
Well, I now have my first Tattoo! Long desc of weekend leading up to TattooCollapse )Evolved Ink, brief critique of the actual eventCollapse )

Check the pics, and you tell me….

Something I stole from a friend of mine from Hattiesburg, MS, a long time ago (you will probably know who you are)b. It does make an interesting read...

> 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 rpsoet it. OLNY
> "I couldn't belive that I could actually understand
> what I was reading. The paranormal power of the human
> mind, according to a research at Cambridge University,
> it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word
> are, the only important thing is that the first and
> last letter be in the right place. The rest can be a
> total mess and you can still read it without a problem
> This is because the human mind does not read every
> letter by itself, but the word as a whole. Amazing
> huh? Yeah, and I always thought that spelling was
> important! If you can read this, repost it. ONLY

I mucked the chicken yard yesterday, in preparation for today’s activity, which was taking the chicks off the Hippie Bus we use as a brooder, and adding them to the actual chicken yard.  The Barred Rocks are a few weeks younger than the RIR’s and White Leghorns, and can fit between the wires of the chain link dog run panels that make the primary fence for the chicken yard.  They can’t make it through the chicken wire that wraps it (necessary because a housemates dog loves to eat chicken, and the birds are too stupid to not stick their heads through when the dog is there), so they are getting “stuck” and working their way back into the yard.  The RIRs are as big as the banties… I believe they and the leghorns are about 8 weeks, and the Rocks are about 6…


I placed a wooden slat twin bedframe on some 4*4 posts in the house so they would have a roosting area until they learn how to climb (one wing’s feathers clipped to prevent escape till they know where home is) to the adult roost.  So far today, they ran amongst the adults, eating scratch from the ground and hiding behind the food storage bin until I laid the bedframe down… after that, they all zoomed under the frame, and have stayed hidden.  Most of them have had their beaks dipped in the auto-waterer, and several have jumped over the food trough, so I think they will be ok… unless they starve or dehydrate themselves while hiding.

Who was your first friend on LiveJournal? Are they still on your Friends list?
I am not even sure why I am answering this "writers block" question... I probably shouldn't.

My first LiveJournal friend was my highschool sweetheart, who I had re-met and started dating again.  I discovered that it was good that our highschool relationship was mostly letters back and forth.  She has many handles here on LJ, and I am not going to make a link. 

Basically, I found out how messed up she really was.  When I talked to her mom afterwards, her mom told me she was waiting to see how long it was before she chased me off. 

She wrote me back a long while later, apologizing for her insanity, and telling me she was getting her life on track again.  I hope so.  I didn't respond, simply because I can't take the hurt of when she falls off the sanity wagon again. I have since then been informed that she started talking badly about me again.  I don't check. 

It really breaks my heart to think about this.  I wish her and her (not mine, though I do care very deeply for son she brought with her when we were dating) kids well.  I wish them a happy life.  Anyway... that's the answer.


I witnessed trust today.  I have decided that I miss it.


My son, who is 5 years old, saw me reach out to him as he climbed across the seat of an old Ford Bronco, and launched himself into my arms.  He knew that his daddy had offered to catch him, and he had absolutely no doubt that that is exactly what would happen. He trusted me.  There are other examples of his trust I could bring up, but this one is perfect in its elegant simplicity.


As we get older, the vast majority of us reach a point where that simple trust starts to leave us.  I had mine shattered when I was just barely older than my son. Many start the process of losing that trust around that age, but some make it up into early adulthood before losing it. Once lost, it is very difficult to regain.  I realize that I do not trust anyone like that, not even my life-mate.  Sure, I trust her in many areas, but there are those areas that where my doubts start creeping in.  I wish I could get there again, I really do.


It is an awesome responsibility.  I hope I can live up to it.

Well, we have our second batch of chicks for the season... The first was about 2 weeks ago, and consisted of 10 White Leghorns (the almost white ones in the pics), and 10 Rhode Island Reds (brownish reds). The new batch are 10 Barred Rocks (black and white), 3 golden sexlinks (yellow), and 3 silver-laced wyandottes (black). Gotta love them! we are more than doubling our egg producers!!

Tabitha approves of the Barred Rocks (They will grow up to have feathers with alternating chevrons of white and black on each feather) and the silver laced wyandottes (feathers edged in white), because they will grow up black and white... so that means we have 13 goth chicks living out in the hippie bus (the chicks cages are in an old bus that IS really a broken down hippie bus!)

the pics that start with 2009-04 are the ones of the new babies...


2009-04-27 FirstDreamCatcher(2)
Well, I have finished the course, with one class to make up in June... I have passed FF1; I just can't graduate until I attend that makeup class. Life goes on. For state certification, I have to finish a taskbook at my department, then I am ready to roll. I am going to some of the local fire companies this upcoming week to see if I can get a Tender Driver (water supply truck) position for this upcoming wildland fire season... wish me good fortune!