June 2010 Archives

Get Your Potter On!

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Another Morning Chuckle

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jobsanger: A Joke

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be an Obama Democrat."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

Because the world is full of ignorant people.

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide."

And for plenty of good reasons, since:

    1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
    2. it is a major component in acid rain
    3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
    4. accidental inhalation can kill you
    5. it contributes to erosion
    6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
    7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients
He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.
  • Forty-three (43) said yes,
  • six (6) were undecided,
  • and only one (1) knew that the chemical was water.
The title of his prize winning project was, "How Gullible Are We?"

He feels the conclusion is obvious.

Dates are unknown for the first two because I forgot to write them down when I wrote down the states. Anyway, here we go:

Leg 6:

  • Average Speed: 11.0 mphThumbnail image for 
  • Total Distance: 8.98 miles
  • Top Speed: 27.5 mph
  • Elapsed riding time: 0.48.16
  • iPod: Tod The Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea & The Monkees - The Monkees Greatest Hits.
  • Wind: Unknown
  • Temp: Unknown
  • Humidity: Unknown

Leg 7:

  • Average Speed: 10.5 mph
  • Total Distance: 3.58 miles
  • Top Speed: 25.0 mph
  • Elapsed riding time: 0.19.53
  • iPod: None
  • Wind: Unknown
  • Temp:  Unknown
  • Humidity: Unknown

Leg 8 06/29/2010

  • Average Speed: 11.0 mph
  • Total Distance: 10.79 miles
  • Top Speed: 29.5 mph
  • Elapsed riding time: 0.58.06
  • iPod: John Mellencamp - Cuttin' Heads & Melissa Etheridge - Brave and Crazy
  • Wind: NW 3 mph
  • Temp: 70
  • Humidity: 31%

Actually, for having taken off over 3 weeks, today's leg felt good. I did not lose any ground, even with my rather poor diet. So, I am happy.

Say What? Say Nothing

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That is because I have nothing to say. I read the blogs. I read the newspapers. I listen to all the talk around work and in coffee shops. You know what? I do not care. Really. I have lost my outrage. It was overwhelmed by the total incompetence of the Bush years, still lingering in some of the more obscure federal agencies, and definitely still residing in many state agencies across the land.

I might regain my desire some day. But today I just don't care. At all. Let the country fall into total disarray. I give up voicing my disgust. Even with a President in office who actually can put two words together that means something, I just feel the fight is lost. Until a person is placed in office who is not beholding to the corporations and the rich, this country is doomed.

Upgrade Completed

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Wala! Upgrade completed. I am not sure of all that was lost. I have none of my plugins. They were not compatible with the newest version, requiring me to wipe out the old installation. Also, I might have deleted some of my old images. Anyway, here's to having a new MT version.

Yes, the style is ugly. I once again have a learning curve to overcome. Patience is still requested. Should I actually have any readers left, register your complaints in this post.

Update: Old style quickly re-instated. Rook is happy.

Ick Factor

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Not the way I would want to start the day, even if it is way early in the morning. I live with cats, which means I step in cat gack all the time. So, I have empathy for Mr. Cole.

Need Some Help

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Ah..... General, you need my help?

Balloon Juice

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Let's face it, not only does John Cole's Balloon Juice prove a need for a blogger's ethics panel, but a need for a bigger, better blogger's ethics panel. Oh, and more dog posts.

Truly, there can never be too many dog posts.

Emotional Malaise

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I go through life feeling strong, secure, and loved. Then, there are times where the energy gets sucked right out of me. I then hide, cover my head, curl up and wish the world away. It last but a moment in the total of time, yet can seem to drag forever in my mind. I know not what to do to fight this malaise. And then, without rhyme or reason, I find myself back to feeling strong, secure, and loved.

I sure could use a rudder to navigate my emotional storms.

Yes, I Am Still Alive

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But life has taken on an extra layer of difficulty and stress. So, Blogging takes a back seat. Don't know if it will ever move back up the priorities list. For the moment, though, it gets shafted.

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Politics is the control of wealth and power. You are being conditioned to condemn politics as petty and boring, thus granting all the more control to the powers that be. You are either a part of the problem or a part of the solution. The choice is yours.


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