Closing out Comments – Managing my Blog and Other Tidbits

Unfortunately…

I am getting a ton of SPAM comments on this blog.

As you can see I have not done much with it. I have been extremely busy taking college courses, raising my children, and volunteering every waking moment of my life.

I wanted to do more with the blog but the comments are just driving me crazy. I am not sure if I should delete it or just block comments.  I will try the latter of the two. For now.

So all my previous post will be blocked off from getting comments. I will see about this post and all others forward. I am sure it is because of the content in which I started this blog why I am getting all the sleaze spam messages.

As I hope you all know – this does not define me.  I despise adult rated material. I find it demeaning. Others will disagree. Like my husband – but it is not something I find appealing or enjoyable. I am not uptight nor am I boring. To each his own – but I do not appreciate links and the such that direct any potential reader of my blog to unsavory pictures or sites.

Hopefully this works – otherwise I will have to disable this entirely.

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What else could it be if not romance?

Not sure who is living with their head in the sand, so I will like to point out that archaeologists in Italy found two skeletons facing one another. Well instead of me repeating the story, I will direct your attention to and have you read the article here.

You must watch the video because it gives you a better look at the pair. However, if anyone can translate – I would much appreciate it!

Now, Valentine’s Day is approaching here.  We celebrate this on February 14.  It is mainly a commercial holiday in which lots of cards, candies, stuffed animals and jewelry are purchased for many woman who think they deserve these items just for being! Do I sound cynical? Anyway – this is what true romance is – not gift buying, no dinner by candlelight. Just love all the way to the end – love that last centuries for all to witness – now that is romantic.

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Anyone shocked over Anna Nicole’s Death?

I log online and the headline hits me – Anna Nicole Smith dead at 39!

I was in total shock.  My 12 year old daughter wants to know who she is!

This woman is a few years older than I.  I remember when she married the 89 year old billionaire – some 67 years older than she.  I thought she was just a money hungry slut – beautiful but ugly – if you know what I mean.  All guys my age – actually any age – drooled over her body and did who knows what with the pictures from Playboy. 

I couldn’t help compare myself to her – would I – could I marry and perhaps sleep with a man older than my grandfather? What was she thinking – even all the money in the world wouldn’t make me do that. It just disgusted me.  As a young mother myself, I put her life aside and concentrated on mine.

She gets fat, she is out of favor with the public – she has this legal battle with her (older) step-son.  And on and on.  She comes back in a reality show, she loses weight, becomes spokesperson for Trimspa and is back in the limelight.  Then tragedy strikes her and I felt for her loss. Her son, baring the same name as my own, dies tragically while visiting her after she gave birth to his little sister.  The emotions this poor woman (and I say this because no one should go through what she did in that short of time) went through was intolerable. The highs of giving birth – new life and then mourning the pride of her life, her son at such a young age.

I guess it was all too much for her. I have no idea what she died from, as nothing has been said.  My thought is that she couldn’t get through this – she may have overdosed herself. With the paternity test of her daughter being mandated by the courts, it was all too much for her to handle. I do not know why she was fighting against it so much. I guess we will never know. This woman was clearly a tortured soul. I hope she is at peace now. But something tells me her spirit is not at rest.

I am not sure why this affects me so much.  I couldn’t care less about her while she was alive. I certainly didn’t feel any ill will toward her, yet I wasn’t a fan either.  I suppose I just find it tragic – especially since she is just 2 years older than myself. 

I must end by saying – I wouldn’t push aside foul play either.  Time will tell – I suppose but then again – somethings are never really settled – things still remain mysteries and the life and death of Anna Nicole may just be one such example.

Some Spam Messages I Received!

I was cleaning out my Spam – all 153 of them and I came across these messages.  They have NOTHING to do with my post and they naturally have links to their site which sells items that I am not interested in. But I thought some were cute, so I thought I would share.  If you are one of these contributors, though, please stop! 

One night a police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible DUI violations. At closing time, he saw a fellow tumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and try his keys in five different cars before he found his. Then he sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes. Everyone else left the bar and drove off. Finally he started his engine and began to pull away. The police officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights and administered the Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0. The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be.The driver replied, “Tonight I’m the designated decoy.”

New Years Resolutions

2003: I will read at least 20 good books a year.
2004: I will read at least 10 books a year.
2005: I will read 5 books a year.
2006: I will read some articles in the newspaper this year.
2007: I will try and finish the comics section this year.

2003: I will get my weight down below 170.
2004: I will watch my calories until my weight is below 200.
2005: I will follow my new diet until I get below 220.
2006: I will work out once a week.
2007: I will drive past a gym at least once a week.

2003: I will pay off my bank loan promptly.
2004: I will pay off my bank loans promptly.
2005: I will be totally out of debt by next year.
2006: I will try to pay off the debt interest by next year.
2007: I will try to be out of the country by next year.

Names On The Wall

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. It was covered with names …and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

The seven-year-old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, “Good morning, Alex.”

“Good morning,” replied the young man — still focused on the plaque.

“What is this?” Alex asked.

“Well, son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.

“Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque.

Little Alex’s voice was trembling .. and barely audible … when he asked, “Which service? … the 8:30 …. or the 11:00?”

New Year – New Theme

Again!

Two of my favorite colors – purple and green.

Let’s see how long this will last.

Happy New Year

Observation

I have been very busy – see my last post!

Christmas always has me running around in circles.

This year – Santa is very behind schedule – but that is OK since my kids are 14 and 11. They will understand.

But where can I find the Wii system anywhere! I read last month that the supply will outweigh the demand for this – better than PS3. Hah what a joke! I was in Best Buy the other day and they announced a shipment of PS3 but they couldn’t tell me when they would be getting Wii! I should have grabbed the PS3 but my son doesn’t want it! So why bother. My point is that I should never listen to anyone – and I should have purchased the Wii when it came out, before the hysteria. But lack of funds prevented me from doing such a thing. Now here it is 4.5 days away and I am Wii-less! (not to mention DS-lite lite!) Didn’t think that would be a problem getting either! Guess I was wrong!

So, taking a break from my shopping dilemmas,  I log onto WordPress and see my blog is getting much activity. I guess tis the season to look up naked girls! My Vanessa Williams post is out of control with an average of 700 hits a day.

Pervs!

Merry Christmas!

Things keeping me busy these days…

  1. Taking orders for the middle school yearbook
  2. still organizing my basement
  3. taking pictures for middle school yearbook
  4. walking 4 miles a day
  5. MITIprayer group for middle schoolers
  6. MITIprayer group for high schoolers
  7. teaching 2nd graders Religion to prepare them for Reconciliation in January and First Holy Communion in April 2007
  8. preparing for Christmas
  9. stressing over taking two classes in Spring
  10. chauffeuring my two children to: lacrosse practice, dance lessons, twirling (baton) lessons, guitar lessons, and scout meetings – at least football and cheering are over!

Not to mention:

  1. maintaining the house – keeping it clean
  2. prepping dinner every day – tricky when afternoons are hectic!
  3. keeping up with the laundry – why does it mount up so much?
  4. clearing out my junk e-mail – not to mention the regular mail
  5. arguing with asinine customer service reps at credit card companies that seem to charge me late fees when – of all things – I am early with my bills!
  6. stressing over paying said bills! (usually between the 20th of one month to the 10th of the following month! – which gives me 10 days to breathe easy, except of course if I am PMS-ing at that time!)
  7. referee-ing my children when they act up – not often but usually during those 10 days as stated above!
  8. washing dishes that accumulate in the sink during the day – at least 3 times I am standing there (no – I don’t have a dishwasher – I AM THE DISHWASHER!)

Why does it seem to be so much more than it does when you write them down! I don’t feel like I have 10 minutes to myself, yet when reading this over, it appears like it can all be done in a few hours! I guess the running around takes up most of the time – and energy!