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Thursday, July 31, 2008


I've made quite a few posts about dinosaurs, now I want to post about some of my favorite animals of the future. Yes, I do have some faves, even though most of them are my own ideas. These are the animals I do sculputres of. Currently, I am working on a giant relative of today's armadillos. I call it Dasyventris. It is a true relative of today's armadillos, but it is about 20 feet long, with specialized armor, coated with short, stubby spikes all down the back and sides, 5 long, sharp horns on it's head and 4 long, sharp spikes on the end of it's tail to swat at predators. Not only do these provide the armadillo with protection, they also have huge claws on the forefeet to also swat at predators should one manage to flip Dasyventris on it's back, exposing the soft, furry underside. The main predator of Dasyventris is Deinognathus. Deinognathus is a giant, predatory relative of today's deer and antelope. They get up to 25 feet tall and stand on 2 legs. The forelegs are greatly reduced, and are built like a bear's paws, with huge, sharp claws. The hind legs are long, and they don't have feet, they have hooves, like a cow, built for short persuits of their prey. The head is huge and looks like that of a camel, with a bigger mouth and sharp teeth. The tail is long and thick, counterbalancing the huge head. And today felines prey on deer and antelope!! LOL! They'd be in for a big surprise if they tried to attack this animal! I actually have several stories where some large feline attacks one of these deer-like predators and gets a surprise when the "prey" bites them back!

Another favorite is actually a critter that I found in another book about future evolution. I call it Ophiuchus. It's a tiny squirrel. Where it lives there are many species of birds and bats that will feed on these squirrels. In turn, the circle of life continues, and there is a variety of snake that will prey on the birds and bats that feed on the squirrel. Ophiuchus has developed an interesting way of defending it's self. The tail has markings on the end that resembles the head of this bird and bat-eating snake. When a bird or bat attacks it, the squirrel will duck under a branch and move it's tail akin to how the hunting snake would move it's head. Ophiuchus even hisses when necessary, further mocking the hunting snake. Here is a pic I made of the squirrel in 2004:

This is the animal at work.

Of course anyone who knows me knows my favorite animals are lemurs. Yes, I've even thought of a place for them in the future World. There are some of course who inhabit the trees, as all lemurs should. But I've also thought up one who has taken to the seas and oceans. I call it Oreolemur. They are related to today's bushbabies. Even today, there are prosimians that are very good swimmers, and one variety that even feeds on water reeds. Oreolemur goes a step further and feeds on fish, squid and crabs. They swim very well propelling themselves like modern sea lions, and catch fish and squid in "mid-flight". Their swimming habits are very un-primate-like. Unlike other primates when they swim, Oreolemur does not use their arms to stroke. But rather they use their huge, flat, fully-webbed feet. The arms and tail are used to steer the animal on a dime. They are so fast in the water, they can even leap directly out of the waves and onto the rocky cliffs that make up their land-based roosts. The reason they are so fast is sharks and giant sea-genets take these lemurs in the water. Yes, even the future will have sharks! They were here before us and they will be here when we are gone! Anyway, here's some drawings I did of Oreolemur in 2005.

Here's one resting on the cliffs.

This one caught a fish.
These are some of my favorite animals. My Metazoic site goes into detail about the lifestyle of these animals.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Respect

I admit, as someone who never liked lions as a species, I was very moved by the story of Christian!! Now there was a sweetheart!! Before I saw his story, I always thought lions were brainless, mindless, unfeeling murderers! Christian proved me wrong! I guess it just goes to show you never really know what a wild animal will do. Animals can be just as unpredictable as humans, sometimes in a good way. I'm still not a huge lover of lions, but I like Christian! He's given me a new respect for lions. Watch his story for yourself.

Teenage Crush!

I was watching the movie Amadeus the other night and I saw the extra bonus disc I got with the movie. There were interviews with the creators and directors and some of the actors. I was remembering how I had an enormous crush on Tom Hulce, the man who played Mozart, when I was a teenager. A lot of other teens did in fact, I found that out much later. I saw him in this interview from 2002, and he's put on weight!! But yet, I find I still had a bit of a crush on him even now. Especially now! Since I love men who are a bit chunky.

I remember one girl from my school, named Joey, saw a pic of him as Mozart and giggled saying "What a dork!" LOL! When I heard her say that I just had to burst out laughing!!! He did look a little dorky in that movie, but I guess that was what made him so cute! Those big, boggly eyes and goofy grin to me for some reason seemed attractive. It's funny to look back and see the movie stars and such that I loved so much as a kid. He was just one. When I was 12-years old I remember I wrote to Bob Hope asking if he'd like to do a picture exchange. I didn't tell him I loved him as such, but I told him I thought he was the greatest comedian and he was kinda cute to boot! I told him I would send him a pic of me if he'd send me one of him. Silly I know, but Bob Hope graciously complied! He sent me a pic of him and I sent him my picture. He told me I was cute!! hehe! I still have the pic, it's got his autograph and everything!! Unfortunately I threw the letters away when I briefly got out of old movie stars and looked back and thought what a corny kid I was!! It wasn't until Bob Hope passed away in 2003 that I really began to miss those letters!! When ma first saw the autograph I got she thought it was from a stamp, but I never believed her. For one thing, the ends of the letters, you can see the actual pen-line as it slid off the picture.

I remember writing to like 4 more movie stars I liked and only 2 wrote back. Some may have moved from their original address, while others may not have had the time or even the desire to write back. Some people don't like their fans. Why I don't know. If I were a movie star, I would adore my fans. They would be the ones who got me where I am. Or would be. I would imagine I would treat my fans the way I treat my friends, I'd treat them like equals. But that's me, and like I said in my previous post, I'm not like other people.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sandpipers Piping

Well, I did it. I took the dogs and walked back down to the ocean today. This time I took my camera with me. There was just one problem, there were too damn many people there today, there were not as many birds there today as there were on Friday when I went there. I knew I should have started bringing my camera with me!!!! Oh well. I got a few pics of some birds I managed to get close enough to to take some pics. I didn't see any terns today, nor did I see the dolphin gulls again. Just adult and juvenile western gulls. But I know what I saw on Friday were dolphin gulls!! The red beaks and legs gave that away! No other gull has both with the gray body and white head and mantle, with black wings and white eyes!! So I know what I saw!! I wish to GOD I had my camera with me on Friday!!

I got a few shots, not very good shots though. In order for me to get the really good close-up shots, I'd have to purchase about $2000 worth of digi-scoping equipment and I am not good enough in photography to invest that much in it!! That's the one art I have trouble with. But anyway, here is the pics I managed to take.

These were the group of little sandpipers piping in the surf.

Here's a closer view of them.

These are the curlews.

Here is an interesting pic of sea slime! hehe!

Vegas's little teeny paw on the right next to an enormous dog paw on the left.

This is a boat I caught going to Westport. You can barely see it way out there.

Well, some came out not too bad, but like I said they could have been a bit better, if I had better equipment and a better understanding of this hobby. But that's OK. Not all of us can be expert photographers. Personally, I think people like that are born, not made. I wish I could be like this one guy named Mehd H. that I met in a bird forum once. He took the most beautiful bird pics I ever seen in my life!! He had a damn good camera I bet to capture all the colors he did!! I wish I could do that but I cannot.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Good Bye Yellowstone!

Well shoot! Today started off cloudy and rainy, but now it seems to be clearing up. A little too late to go on my walk and now I have other things on my mind. Anna is coming back home from Yellowstone. After all the trouble we went through to get her to the position she's at now. She was doing so much better after getting that one supervisor fired. Now she has to come home. I know it's no fault of her own, she's not adjusting to the 10,000-ft. high altitude there. Well, I am happy she at least got to see Old Faithful. She informed me that she has been there a month, and has only made $300. Not hardly worth it staying there. But I knew she wasn't going to make that much, she has to pay for her dorm room and meals and stuff, they take all that out of her pay! And she doesn't work every day. We knew all that though before she even left for there. Now she says she has a doctor bill there too for $75. It's NOT worth staying there!!!! She could have made more money staying here at home and working at one of the hotels down here on the strip. And I wouldn't have to keep sending her money from home and DVDs and other things and she would never have gotten sick. Well, at least she had a taste of being out on her own, and living it up in Yellowstone National Park. And I had a taste of being on my own too. Sometimes it has been fun. Sometimes it has been somewhat lonely. But there are some things I enjoyed doing while I was here by myself that I will have to re-un-adjust (if there is such a word) to when Anna gets back. For one thing, kitchen duties every night. I did them like once every week since she's been gone. Now I will have to get used to doing them every night again. It kinda sucks, but it's nothing I cannot handle.

Last night I was watching something about tyrannosaurs. For several years now I've been hearing Jack Horner, one of the leading authorities on Palaeontology, saying that tyrannosaurus rex was actually a cowardly scavenger. It's obvious T. rex was a meat-eater, but Horner thinks they were scavengers, not actual hunt-and-killum predators. Personally, I think he's wrong! T. rex was maybe a part-time scavenger, but I whole-heartedly doubt they were full-time scavengers. In today's world, no mammalian meat-eaters are full time hunters or scavengers, with the exception of maybe 2 species. Those are African wild dogs and cheetahs, both species built for running. They never scavenge, they only eat prey that they themselves capture. But look at lions and hyenas, and they will sometimes scavenge and sometimes kill their own food. It's about a 50-50 split with them. That is what I believe T. rex was like. There is so much more to prove this. Although one of the biggest arguments I have heard is that T. rex's arms were so tiny they could not have been able to grasp the prey they were taking down. Well, I believe that is why their head and jaws were so big. They needed them to be able to hold on to struggling prey. However we will never really know unless someone clones an actual Tyrannosaur. But do we really want to do that??

What do you think of that? Sure it would be nice to see a live dinosaur. But how would we know how one will respond to us? Or how will we know how to respond to them? Ever seen the movie Carnosaur? I picture it being similar to that. Besides that I think it would be disrespectful to nature. Nature selected dinosaurs to go extinct. Extinction is a natural process of elimination, akin to us cleaning out our closets and throwing things away that we don't need anymore. While I will admit today many animals are going extinct because of human encroachment, some animals are being eliminated naturally through selection even today right under our noses. Look at cheetahs, the felines built for running. They are dying off because of a low sperm count, it has nothing to do with the invasion of humans into their habitat at all. Nature is obviously trying to naturally eliminate cheetahs. Probably to make way for some new species to take it's place. Now, if humans were not here to intervene, cheetahs would have died off a long time ago and by now we'd see some new species beginning to emerge gradually to take it's place. Maybe lions would develop sleeker bodies, or maybe African wild dogs would get bigger and faster with better weapons. Who knows? But humans will not allow the natural course of evolution to take place because we insist on saving every last cheetah there is. Nevermind that they have a very low sperm-count and will probably die off in about 50 years anyway.

Now animals that are dying off because we have begun to build on and pollute their natural habitat, or are over-hunting them, that's a different story. Those animals should be saved. A great example are mountain gorillas. Farm lands are pushing into the natural range of the gorillas and replacing their natural food sources with cultivated crops, which mountain gorillas will not touch! One of the reasons it's nearly impossible to keep a mountain gorilla in captivity. Besides that, humans are hunting these rare apes for the sake of trophies. Just recently, I heard of poachers who mauled 6 adult mountain gorillas and cut off their heads and hands! Dian Fossey would turn in her grave if she had seen that!!! I do imagine though she is up in Heaven looking down and is extremely PISSED!!!!!!!

Well, those are just my views. Oh yes! Anyone who loves dinosaurs there will be a story available on my site called "Celina and the Tyrannosaur". It's about a lemur named Celina who finds a tyrannosaur egg and hatches it, and decides to keep the tyrannosaur chick as a pet and names him Rex (of course!) If you have kids, this is a great story!!! It's by a woman named Keisha Simpson, who was in our little "group" in 1993.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Today on the Beach

I just came from my walk. Today I decided to walk down to the ocean. Why I don't go there every day is beyond me!! I guess it's just no fun going without Anna, but today the dogs and I walked down there and headed into the surf. The only real thing I hate about going to the beach is walking on that dune sand!!! It makes it tough!! But I think if I keep doing it, I will get ready for mountain climbing again. And every route has it's downs. I cannot walk anywhere without coming across some obstacles! Anyway, I think I am going to do it more often. hehe! I love the ocean, and it is practically right out my back door! Anyway, the dogs and I went and walked about a mile down the surf, turned and came back home.

The best part of today's walk was going along and seeing huge flocks of birds!! I think I must have seen about a half dozen different kinds of birds today. I saw royal terns, western gulls, dolphin gulls (which I didn't think were even found here!), curlews, american golden plovers, killdeer and what I believe to have been least sandpipers. I think they were least sandpipers!! They were tiny, but I came home and looked them up and the colors were all wrong. These were light tan in color, almost grayish-tan, with black legs. The color more matched the little stint. A close relative, but not found in this country. Not even on migration. They are strictly an old world species. As for the dolphin gulls, I thought they were only found in the southern hemisphere, definitely not here. But there they were plain as day!! Blackish wings, gray body, light mantle, red beak and legs!! How they got here I don't know. They've never been seen in this area! They traveled a long way from the Antarctic circle! There was a small flock of about 10-13 of them, among a small flock of the larger western gulls.

I kinda wonder how killdeer got their name? LOL! They have nothing to do with deer. They're tiny plovers. Well, either way I want to go back, see if I can see all those wonderful, beautiful birds again. Maybe next time, take a camera and see if I can get some snap-shots. Pretty soon here we should start seeing pelicans. They are enormous!! They kinda scare me! Especially with the dogs being so tiny. They might mistake the dogs for rats and try to eat them!! EEK!!

Weekend Project

Well, I have a choice, I can either spend my weekend here or in Grayland, across the harbor. Someone is having a bit of a chihuahua match and I'd at least like to see it. Could be fun.

I'm getting OLD!!!!!!! Really!! I can't even turn my head anymore. When I do it creaks, like rusty old door-hinges! I think my body is out of that collagen. LOL! I worked a little more on my sculptures last night. I basically just smoothed out some rough edges on the one that I completed the night before and put a couple of others on a platform of sorts. They kept falling over and breaking, then I had to go and repair them. Fortunately this clay I work with is easy to repair. I think tonight I am going to create another. I have such fun doing these. It almost brings these animals I've been writing about for years to life. I like to do the animals from my Metazoic site. They're more exciting than today's animals. This one I completed the other night is a giant, groud-dwelling prosimian descended from today's bushbabies. I've been told my ideas are great, some are a little bit out there (some people have said) but most are likely to occur.

Though I am a firm believer in GOD, I also believe in evolution. Well, my ma is a mormon and she said that evolution and creation are the same thing. Of course, I thought that all along. Even on my Metazoic site, I said that GOD was the one who got the ball rolling, and adaptation and change took care of the rest. I still get hate letters from those who firmly believe in creation because I said that. But the biggest contradictors of the theory of creation are the dinosaurs. I look to them mostly. There are so many things about the dinosaurs that directly conflicts everything I ever learned about creation. Some examples are:

1. There is no mention of the dinosaur era anywhere in the Bible.
2. Before Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, the Bible says all was peaceful and there were no meat-eaters. But we know there were meat-eating dinosaurs.
3. The theory of creation would put dinosaurs and large mammals like mammoths in the same time frame. Yet, if you go to a place like Dinosaur National Monument, you won't find any mammoth, rhino or saber-toothed cat bones anywhere among the jumble of dinosaur bones.

How does one account for these? So far no one has been able to convince me of the theory of creation because of all this because these things have been proven.

Some people think the dinosaurs went extinct because of the Ice Age. But that is not so. The Ice Age as we know it, did not come until a good 60 million years after the dinosaurs were already extinct. So that could not have killed them. One guy named Robert Bakker said dinosaurs went extinct because of diseases picked up from their migrating habits, but I don't believe that either. I never did. Of course I believe he has a right to his own theory and I admire that, but I just have a hard time believing the one thing that wiped out an entire race of animals was the simple spread of disease. My problem with that theory was that dinosaurs were not the only creatures to die off at that one particular time, many sea creatures also died off. They couldn't catch the diseases dinosaurs did. The most believable theory of why the dinosaurs went extinct is an impact by a comet. I'll stick with that theory myself. Though we may never really know for sure, it is the one theory that has the most proof to back it up. Another man, Jack Horner (who I think was the inspiration for the character "Alan Grant" on Jurassic Park) believed simply that dinosaurs turned into birds. While I do believe dinosaurs turned into birds for sure, I don't think that was the only reason they are not here. Birds evolved during the Jurassic period, well before the end of the dinosaur era.

I kinda wonder if Bakker still believes that dinosaurs died of diseases? Or if he too has shifted the blame to the comet theory like everyone else? His disbelief came from the fact that frogs are still here today. In one program I have he compares frogs with elephants, he said a frog would freeze long before an elephant would if a comet were to strike the Earth today. So he said what does an elephant do that a frog doesn't? His answer was elephants spread. When they spread, they carry diseases that can be transmitted to other animals in another part of the world that didn't have natural immunities against those diseases. Personally, if he still believes that, I think the more appropriate question is what does a frog do that an elephant doesn't? The answer...Frogs go underground when times get tough. Elephants cannot do that. Besides the obvious fact that elephants are huge, they need to eat and eat and eat constantly and drink lots of water in order to survive. A frog, or an alligator, or a small mammal, can bury it's self and stay underground, not needing to eat or drink anything for as long as a year. Even 2 years in some cases. When Mount St. Helens blew up, every living creature within 6 miles of the mountain died. With the exception of one animal: gophers. Gophers were found within days after the eruption within the blast zone, and they survived because they were buried underground. Note the connection.

Last night I heard one man say we (humans) are the ending result of evolution. But I don't believe humans will be the "end-all" in evolution!! That's what my Metazoic site is there to introduce. As soon as I can get my behind going to make-up some more of those little flash movies, I can get the site finished!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm Just Glad Tim is Still There!!

Did I mention this before I LOVE Tim Farriss!? hehe!! I really feel sorry for Michael fans. They cannot seem to let him go. Then they get angry and say all kinds of insulting things about JD and INXS. Personally, I am just happy to see Tim is still with the band!! As long as he is there, INXS will always be INXS to me. I was thumbing through some real cool pics of INXS by a woman named Karine on Facebook. Nice pics. But the problem was she only had 2 pics of Timmy. I'm thinking "Is that all she has of him??" I don't know this woman at all, even though we do share quite a few friends, and being she knows the band INXS, she's probably a DonnaG supporter, so I would be uneasy around her. Yes, I must be cautious!! VERY cautious. Most of her pics are of Michael and Kirk. Hah! My 2 least favorite band members!! Kirk isn't even on the list anymore, and Michael, well like I said, he's too skinny for my taste!! There are a few of Garry, and I do love Garry!! But only 2 of Tim :( Oh well, I snatched the one pic I didn't have. I like the pic, Tim looks especially HOT!!!!

One of my friends says Tim only looks hot when he is fit and thin. LOL! I told her I wouldn't care if he's fat or chunky, he's beautiful to me either way. But I love the fact Timmy is a bit chunky and cuddly. I don't like skinny men!! Even this guy I am currently dating is chunky! I like men with some meat on their bones. Not necessarily muscular, but some meat makes a guy look good, I think!! I remember one girl in the Rockstar forums said Timmy needed to lose weight, and I told her No he doesn't. He's beautiful the way he is!! I don't understand some people! But then again that's me. A man like Michael or even JD, with no meat, I could not bury myself in him (if I lost weight), and I wouldn't think he could defend me against attackers, and he wouldn't be any fun to hug or cuddle. But a man like Tim I would feel would be all that and more!! But it is no fun hugging a skinny man. I'd probably feel nothing but his ribs sticking out!! YUK!! To me, that is even more disgusting than feeling a bit of flab on a guy.

I joined this one group on Facebook, only for a minute, they want to eradicate JD from INXS because they say he will never be like Michael. I only joined long enough to remind them that Michael is DEAD!!!! And to get over it!! No amount of belly-aching from the Hutch-fans is going to bring him back. And it isn't INXS's fault Michael died! Really, it's all Michael's own fault he is dead. Just being realistic here! He made the choice to try something unnecessary and potentially dangerous and take his own life. I see INXS as just a group of talented musicians who want to do nothing more than make music and please the fans. I like that too. Anyway, I left that group. I was only a member just long enough to tell them that. So, I don't want JD to leave INXS!! If it makes JD feel any better, there are only 7 members in that group. So, it says JD still has a LOT of support!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Never-Ending Battle Continues!!

LOL!! Looks like there will never be an end to who is better, JD Fortune or Michael Hutchence. Neither one I think is better than the other. But people need to get over Michael. I am sorry, but it has to happen! INXS have moved on, so why can't the fans? Well, I guess that is just plain human nature to fear change. Like when my Groucho died, I had a hard time learning to really love Vegas. It took a lot of thinking, talking, coaxing, and learning to get me to love Vegas as much as I did Groucho. Some people don't want to learn to accept change though. Some people just want to live in the past. I remember my grandma was like that. She didn't like change either. Nothing anyone can do about it. But I just hate seeing former INXS fans drop the band completely because they decided to take in JD Fortune. I admit Jon Stevens was a big mistake, but I like JD. I hope he stays with the band for good. Jon Stevens, as I understand it, was too full of himself. That's what I used to think of JD. But the guys seem to have whipped him into shape.

The problem with figuring all this out is do these people hate JD Fortune because he is with INXS now? Or because they see him as a replacement for Michael? Or really, because they didn't like the way he was nominated into INXS---by a reality show? In all fairness it was INXS's choice. I think (this is speculative) the reason they nominated JD through a reality show is because they wanted to get the fans (you know, the ones who buy the concert tickets, CDs, etc) to help INXS do the picking. There have been some rumors that JD was picked LONG before the end of the series, and some are now saying that Mark Burnett himself picked the contestants, not INXS. Whether those statements are true or not, I don't know. We may never know the whole truth. Only INXS knows. But I'll tell you I personally have seen things that might conflict these rumors. For one thing, Timmy looked genuinely sad to let Suzie go at the taping of Rockstar I attended. Sorry to embarrass you Tim but it's true! You could not hide that from me. I was standing right by the band's panel, I saw him. I felt bad for him. I remember wanting to do something to help him feel better, I know his job was tough. But anyway, you cannot fake that! If the men didn't like Suzie at all, and a lot of people seemed not to think she had enough talent, they wouldn't have felt so bad letting her go. So INXS obviously had some hand in nominating her to become one of the contestants. I don't believe Mark Burnett did it all by himself! Personally I thought Suzie had some talent, I just did not like the idea of a woman fronting INXS!!!! Especially singing songs written from a man's point of view!! I just don't tend to take to female singers. So I was not one of Suzie's fans. She'd more likely do better in her own band. I was going either for Marty or JD. Not Mig! He may have had the talent, but he didn't have the sexual charisma!!

Now, I have nothing personal against Michael. I'm not a humongous fan of his anymore, and he was too skinny for my personal taste. But he was a good singer. I'd be lying if I said I didn't think so. The only time I thought Michael was ugly was when he straightened his hair! I hated that look on him!!!!!! He just didn't look like himself anymore. I "met" him in 1991, thank GOD he still had curly hair then. Well, we touched, almost the same as meeting him! hehe! Oh BTW! Lily's birthday was this past week, Happy Birthday Lily Hutchence!!! She is 12-years old now. I know it's late but anyway!! I saw her pic, and I didn't think she looks sad or sick at all. I think she looks like a normal, healthy, beautiful little girl!! I still see Michael when I look into her face!! She has his eyes, hair, nose, lips, face, everything!! Thank GOD she looks nothing like Paula!! Now, Paula was definitely UGLY!!!! But it's just like Michael to throw only female sperm. LOL! I was kidding, BTW! Not surprisingly, Peaches overdosed on drugs on Lily's birthday!! Ruining the whole day for her!! Those mediocre Paula-genes obviously!! I hope to GOD Lily does not pick up that habit!!!! But I would not be surprised if she did. It's sad just to think of that!!

Ya know, all of INXS's children are beautiful! They obviously have great genes. Though I have not seen Garry's or Andrew's kids, you all know I think Timmy's boys are beautiful!! I'm sure Jon's children will be beautiful. Michael's little girl is beautiful. Even Kirk's daughter is beautiful. But please, don't tell her!! I heard she's uppity and I don't want to contribute to a huge head-swell on her!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

JD Fortune Sporting a New Look!

I don't know, I think he looks better! I hated it when he was bald!! But it seems the JD fans (they call themselves "Fortunettes") liked that bald look. I don't know what it is with me, I never fell for bald guys. But I do like this new look of JD's. To me, a man with long hair looks powerful!! That's what I think a man should look like. Bald men look vulnerable, and some how that just doesn't do well with me. Odd huh! And I don't normally like men who are too powerful. I like a man to be a little bit vulnerable, not too much but a little bit. But I think JD looks good here. My sis Anna fell in love with him because of this. And I never thought she'd like JD!! She's always been one of those types that thought INXS would never again be INXS without Michael! But she saw JD in person in MI and she thought he was cute. But one time we were jabbering in the car together as we sometimes do, and we played a game. I asked her if she was an INXS fan which band member would she adore most? She said flat-out JD Fortune!! It was a surprise answer considering she hated him on Rockstar: INXS!!!!! (as I did). She asked me if I wasn't so stuck on Tim, what other band member would I love most? I told her my second choice would be Jon!! Not only is Jon one of the more handsome members of INXS, but whenever I've met him, he was always a very nice and kind person. I remember taking to him right away!! Surprising the band members I took to right off were Jon, Garry and Andrew (in no particular order). I did not take to Tim right away as one might expect. Oh he was beautiful to look at, I couldn't take my eyes off him! I felt like I was looking at a god!! But there was a subtle coldness in the way he shook my hands. That's basically just me looking at the person on the inside.

Well, none of this means I didn't like Tim, I still like him a lot. Always will unless he gives me a reason not to. After that, he's always been very nice to me. That was in a high-stress situation as well, and that could have been the reason he felt so distant and not into the fans as I'd always heard he was before. Before that first meeting, I always heard from those who had met him before that he was a gentleman and he adores the fans. That's why it was so easy to look past that incident. He wasn't hostile at that first meeting at all, and that made it much easier to believe the other fans and still hold on to that adoration I felt for him. And he didn't snub me either!! He seemed very nice considering it was a high-stress situation for him (elimination day on Rockstar: INXS). I remember during a break, the guys left the stage. Donna wanted me to grab Tim when he came back by and I said I wouldn't. She said she'd shoot me if I didn't (I didn't think she meant anything by it!) I still said I wouldn't do it. Just then Tim came on back and headed up the stage. I watched him with adoring eyes, but I didn't grab him. I didn't want to, I have a tendency not to know my own strength. I couldn't have lived with myself if I had grabbed him as he was going up the stairs and hurt him in some way.

I dunno, I think when I was going to meet Tim for the first time, I kinda expected him to be more of a back-slapper that says, "Hey there! How's it going bud!" And have a firm-gripping handshake. But he was not like that at all. He was sweet alright in a gentle way. I was comparing him to what I had heard about him from fans who had met him. That's the way I always seemed to picture his personality to be like. But I was not disappointed in him at all. One thing I clearly remember other fans saying about him was that he has a photographic memory. hehe! He always remembers the fans he meets. And yes, he did remember me each time I met him and he was always good and kind. I felt good when I met JD face to face for the first time and he called me darlin'. hehe! I love it when people I like flatter me like that, makes me feel a bit closer to them, whether I truly am or not. I loved it when Timmy called me sweetheart!! It just felt comforting. I remember Catsredrum and the rest of her dip-shit friends on the delusional fans forum were implying that I took that too seriously. I also remember Catsredrum saying that she'd run and hide under the bed if someone called her 'babe'. I bet though that if it was said to her by JD, she'd fall head over heals in love right away!! Unless she's impotent, as I think she may be. To me, it just helps me to feel closer to a person to hear them address me with any sort of kind words, it makes them seem friendlier. Like offering oats and soft, gentle words to a wild horse in a new enclosure that feels no less than terrified of you. I hate it that I am that way. But my initial response to strangers is that they are all enemies until proven otherwise. It's my defensive mechanism. And it feels generally very well when you find you can get along great with someone you've seen on TV and pictures and admired and adored.

That's why I was so disappointed in Kirk. I'd heard from so many fans that he was a very nice person, but I never saw that. Remember the wild horse in a new enclosure. Well, imagine you are that horse, and someone else comes into your cage, and offers no kind words and no oats, just stands there. That is what Kirk felt like to me when I met him. So that is why if the opportunity comes that I ever meet him again, I won't take that opportunity, and just give him a really good staying away from!! Well, at least he wasn't like Jack N. the show-chihuahua breeder!! (not his real name) LOL!! Imagine the wild horse again, and another stranger comes into your cage and never offers oats or kind words, but instead of just standing there, shouts and rages at you and then takes out a rifle and shoots you. That was what Jack Nipplemama was like! hehehe!! Funny, but true!! I can honestly say that was NOT what Kirk felt like to me!!!! But just the same, I never want to meet Jack N. at all for fear of that possibly coming true! I've met too many show-breeders who were living nightmares to trust any of them!!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Paris Hilton A Mother????

OMG! There are some things in this world that make me just stop in a funk and say "What is this world coming to?" Gang wars being one of them. People dissing each other on the internet, high fuel prices, the threat of another great depression, the lack of jobs available, the delusional fans forum, the dirty dozen mob. And now, Paris Hilton wants to become a friggin' mother!!! Oh SHIT!!!!!! GOD send your bad angels down and make that woman barren NOW!!!! Can you imagine that stupid twat as a mother?? Stuck-up, lowly, ugly piece of shit!!

Yep, you guessed it, I HATE Paris Hilton!!! Always did and always will!! That's one dumbass who I don't mind dissing. She deserves all the bad publicity she gets! I'm not usually in the habit of hating people, but I hate her!! I hope to GOD she never has a baby! I would definately feel for that child. I would think someone like Paris Hilton would treat it like a commodity, not like something to love and cherish and teach about the finer things in life. A friend of mine on MySpace put it all so eloquently on her own blog. Here is the link:

Write her a comment and tell her what you think. She started her own celebrity gossip blog, and this is one of the articles. She uses a bit of sarcasm in her posts, and she is funny!! She's better with the sarcasm than me. Everytime I try to be sarcastic everyone always takes me too seriously! This girl Christina also owns her own group on MySpace for those who want to look at things from a realist point of view. I like going in there because I can be who I am and she doesn't care!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Anna Vs. Supervisor and Eva Vs. Dumbass Show Breeder

I just got a message from Anna today, I’ve been waiting to hear about some deep, dark secret about the person she called a supervisor. Earlier this month, Anna said that her supervisor was going to turn her in because he said she was being rude to the customers. He also reported that Anna has been hitting the customers with her bussing cart and we all knew that couldn’t be true. The woman hasn’t a mean, nasty bone in her body!!! And she found out that she was not the only one that supervisor had reported and told lies about! He’s done it to several other people too. Not only that, but he was also caught putting up a poster that read "women should work harder than men, instead of flirting with them." Male chauvinist!!!! And yes, he’s a PIG!!!!!!! That is discrimination against women and it’s a crime. So my sis turned him in and got his butt fired!!! Good for you Anna!!!! Don’t F*** with us dude!!! I thought there was something strange when Anna called a week ago and told me she was ready to quit and that her boss had turned her in because she was being rude. My sisters and I know Anna very damn well, and there is NO way she can be rude to anyone! The whole description is just so uncharacteristic of her!!! You should see how she is behind the wheel of a car. She’s not even an aggressive driver, whereas me I drive like a dang maniac!!

Well, I just thought I would post this here. Anna said she was so pissed off at him, she wanted to find him and beat the crap out of him. I told her no, don't even think that (don't worry, she would never do that! She just says it). I told her just be glad you won the battle. Hopefully he will learn not to treat women as if they are brainless, mindless objects now. Apparently he's been thinking that all his life or he wouldn't have even thought about putting up a dumb poster like that one!! And Anna wondered why he made her work extra hard the way he did.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Jake Farriss!!

Hehe! Just thought I would throw this in today. I don't know the lad, but I do still think he's a handsome guy! He's having some kind of party on Facebook. I don't know him, and vice-versa so I will just say this here. Hopefully he gets it! Hope it's not too late. May all your wishes for the year come true!!

Love This Place!

Well heck I love living here! My neighbors are literally the animals. There is a doe who lives in the thickets out here behind our house. She seems to always have twin fawns every year. She had a set last year and this year she has another set of twins. They were born in the thickets out here and they pretty-much stay in this vicinity. It has been a while since I've seen them, last time I saw them the fawns were really tiny and had bright white spots. I just recently started seeing them again all the time and now their spots are fading. They're both about 6 weeks old. Anyway, I've been desiring getting a picture of them since I first saw them. Today I just happened to notice they were in my front yard and I grabbed my camera and pointed it, looking out the window, and started snapping. I caught them at the tail end of their feeding in my yard on some goldenrod bushes. They LOVE that stuff!!!! They took off right about when I started clicking. Anyway, here are the pictures that resulted! They look grainy because I snapped them through the window. I didn't want to go out there and make a lot of noise and scare them all away. You can click on each pic to see them full-sized.

Here's mama and the first baby.

Here comes the second fawn. He was standing right in front of our window!

Now that she has both babies back she heads off to other feeding grounds across the road.

There they go! You can barely see both fawns, our mail boxes are in the way.

Aside from these mule deer, we also have weasels, pheasants, rabbits, chicken hawks, I've even seen a coyote once! The ponds around here have otters, beaver and muskrats too, I've seen them all. A friend out here once said he saw a black bear, but I've never seen one. Hope I never do either!! Seeing the coyote was scary enough!! I'd fear for my dogs.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Giant Rats

I was just watching a program called Monsterquest. They were doing a segment on giant rats in New York City! Most of the accounts may be passed off as exaggeration as everybody knows New Yorkers exaggerate (sorry sis!) One homeless man was poking around and thought he heard something big and huge growling at him from inside a small tunnel. He didn't really hang around to see what it was, but some exterminators who were working with him thought it may have been a giant rat, but they were not sure. It could also have been a raccoon. I know raccoons can get awful aggressive.

I do know that giant rats actually do exist. Look at this giant Mallomys rat from Indonesia:

That sucker must have a total length (including the tail) of over 3 feet, and it is one of the largest living rats. Then there are the giant pouched rats of Africa, there are several species, and they can reach 2 and a half feet in length. They kindof resemble dogs more than rats:

They are also easily tamable and are often kept as pets. Then there is the largest living rat of them all, the cloud rat of the Philippenes. They more resemble giant squirrels than rats:

Those guys can reach 4 feet long. The World is full of enormous rats living today. But no rat living in the wilds of the USA has ever reached those proportions. Though some people say different. Some on that program have claimed they have seen rats as big as cats or small dogs.
There is no doubt in my mind a rat can fight off a person given the correct opportunity. They are tough little buggers! They may can even kill babies as claimed in that program. Who really knows what a giant, hungry rat would do?
My personal feelings on this issue? I love rats! I think they're very fascinating animals!! I've had pet rats that were as affectionate as dogs. But I highly doubt there are rats as big as dogs living in New York. Some homeless people I would have a tough time taking their word for the gospel, a lot of them are homeless because they drink or drug their money away. But if I ever do see a giant Norway rat that was claimed to be seen by some of the witnesses on that program, I would turn and run the opposite way! Norway rats are so aggressive, they have even been known to kill other rats. That's why you usually won't find Norway (or brown) rats and black rats inhabiting the same space. Norway rats can easily make short work of black rats! They are not really afraid to stand and fight against a human if the opportunity arrives.

Amazing Animal Facts

I found these on another blog (thank you!) Since I love animals, I thought I would post this here today, along with some of my own commentary based on my own life experiences with animals.

The koala is the world’s fussiest eater and feeds uniquely on eucalyptus leaves. (I can be an even fussier eater!)

An elephant's tooth can weigh as much as 12 pounds.

In Alaska, it is legal to shoot a bear - but you'll break the law if you wake up a bear to take its photograph.

Americans own 55 million dogs, and 60 million cats. (None of that 60 million is mine! I prefer the first pet mentioned if they are no bigger than a cat!)

Adult fleas can live for up to 2 years during which time the female can lay up to 1,200 eggs. (I hope someday these get totally eradicated!)

Elephant seals are air-breathing mammals, but they can hold their breath for up to two hours while diving. (They also have the most flexible spine in the animal kingdom)

Apart from humans the only land animal that cries is the elephant.

The longest snake is the reticulated python, which can reach over 33 ft.

In Lousiana, you can be jailed for ten years for stealing an alligator. (When I lived in Lousiana, I almost never saw an alligator)

Dragonflies have the largest eyes and sharpest eyesight of any insect. Each eye is made up of more than 30,000 separate rod-like units. (Jumping spiders come in an amazing second, but they are not insects)

Desert rats can copulate 122 times an hour. (Hmmm. Some rat hanky-panky!)

One of the many Tarzans, Karmuala Searlel, was mauled to death on the set by a raging elephant. (and another one of them managed to really kill a lion on the set because the script called for it)

A scientist at Michigan State University has calculated that the production of a single hens egg requires about 120 gallons of water, a loaf of bread requires 300 gallons, and a pound of beef 3,500 gallons.

Great Whites can swim at up to 25 mph. They must swim continually or they would sink, as they don't have a swim bladder to keep them afloat like a bony fish.

Strands of spider web are stronger than steel wire of the same thickness.

The collective name for a group of frogs is an “army of frogs”; in the case of their warty cousins, it’s a “knot of toads”.

Dolphins are the only other animals besides humans that get pleasure out of sex. They are also the only other animals that have sex for reasons other than reproduction.

Contrary to popular belief, biblical Jonah was swallowed by a Great White Shark, not a whale. It is thought that a shark may have been landed with a man's body inside, prompting the myth to arise.

Not all polar bears hibernate; only pregnant females polar bears do. (and polar bear cubs are the size of a rat when they are born)

Most scientists agree that Great White Shark attacks on humans often stem from territorial aggression because of a perceived invasion of their space, and are usually non-predatory in nature. (I always heard it was because their first impression of us is we're their favorite prey, seals and sea lions)

Naked mole rats are the only hairless mammals. (they have whisker-like hairs coming from their skin instead to feel around with)

One 15 foot great white was found with 200 plus crabs in its stomach. (are they sure it was a great white?? It would have to capture the crab as it was swimming in the open ocean)

An armadillo can walk under water.

House mice are able to drop vertically down 12 feet without injury. (that's about the equivolent of a human falling off a 20-story building)

Goldfish history can be traced back over 1500 years to Ancient China.

Only 2% of male red deer are seriously injured in their antler-rattling contests.

An American Animal Hospital Association poll showed that 33 percent of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on an answering machine while away. (Me being one of them, plus I read stories to my dogs too! They are my very first audience when I release a story)

Frogs may be hypnotised by placing them on their back and gently stroking their stomach.

The African driver ant Dorylus lives in colonies of up to twenty-two million workers. Their combined mass is more than fifty kilograms, and they feed off and protect a territory of a massive fifty thousand square metres.

Twenty-eight species of anemone fishes are known, along with 10 species of anemones that act as hosts. (they don't all resemble Nemo either)

The average body temperature of a sparrow is 105.8 degrees Fahrenheit. (I'd hate to feel what an abnormal temperature is for a sparrow)

Sheep's milk is used to produce Roquefort cheese.

A female donkey's milk is closest to human milk.

Stone-aged people tamed dogs to help them track game. (dogs are darned good multi-taskers, unlike cats)

A seagull can drink salt water because it has special glands that filter out the salt. (so can albatrosses and penguins)

The difference in weight between a 'newborn' caterpillar and the fully grown larva is typically 1000-fold or even more.

Snake venom is ninety percent protein.

The hippopotamus has the world's shortest sperm. (Amazing considering hippos are the 4th largest land animals)

A rabbit's teeth never stops growing. They are kept worn down by gnawing on food. (and anything else they can find! Food or not!)

Scientists estimate that there are currently 1.4 million animal species known to science; with possibly as many as 30 million on the planet. (Most of which are probably found in the deep-sea oceans or underground)

The only two mammals to lay eggs are the platypus and the echidna. The mothers nurse their babies through pores in their skin.

Kittens can clock an amazing 31 miles per hour at full speed, and can cover about three times their body length per leap. (and when they get to be older cats, they can run at 45 mph, but they don't become any better at leaping)

The tuatara lizard's metabolism is so slow they only have to breathe once an hour. (Anyone doesn't know what a tuatara lizard is, here's a pic:

Male bees will try to attract sex partners with orchid fragrance.

The giant cricket of Africa enjoys eating human hair. (All I can say is YUK!!! No wonder a lot of African natives don't have any hair!)

The octopus's testicles are located in its head. (That's one creature that literally has sex on the brain!)

The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has three eyes - two in the center of its head and one on top.

It takes the deep-sea clam 100 years to grow to a length of one-third inch. (You can just imagine how old those giant clams that get up to 6 feet wide are!)

The Venus flytrap can eat a whole cheeseburger. (Imagine what a good-sized Venus flytrap can eat)

Hamsters love to eat crickets. (So do dormice, a small pet emerging in popularity)

Dinosaurs lived on Earth for around 165 million years before they became extinct. (Humans have been around less than 2 million, and look what they have done to the planet in that short length of time! What would happen if we would have been around for 165 million years?!)

The rare Hawaiian monk seal has been known to dive to about 1,650 feet.

The female green turtle sheds tears as she lays her eggs on the beach. This washes sand particles out of her eyes and rids her body of excess salt.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

The color a head louse will be as an adult can depend on the color of the person's hair in which it lives.

The kangaroo and the emu are the two animals found on the Australian coat of arms.

Elephants and short-tailed shrews get by on only two hours of sleep a day. (Short tailed shrews are also the only mammals with a venomous bite)

Urine from male cape water buffaloes is so flammable that some tribes use it for lantern fuel. (a new source of global energy!)

One way to tell seals and sea lions apart is that, sea lions have external ears and testicles. (Sea lions also crawl on all fours like a dog, while seals move by rubbing their bellies along the ground like an inchworm)

Sharks can go up to at least 6 weeks without feeding. The record for a shark fasting was observed in an aquarium with the Swell Shark, which did not eat for 15 months.

The shell of an egg constitutes 12% of its weight.

In ancient Egypt, entire families would shave their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when the family cat died. (Shows how much cats were worshipped by the ancient Egyptians)

The Sanskrit word for 'war' means 'desire for more cows'.

Using its web-like skin between its arms, an octopus can carry up to a dozen crabs back to its den. (Pinch! Pinch! Pinch!)

Electric Eels can reach up to 2 metres in length and larger specimens can generate 500 volts of electricity.

The zorilla is the smelliest animal on the planet. Its anal glands can be smelled from a half mile away. (Anyone doesn't know what a zorilla looks like, they are related to weasels and look like this:

Sheep can survive for up to two weeks buried in snow drifts. (I don't know how they found this one out!)

Bats can eat from one-half to three quarters their weight per evening. (Think about how many mosquitoes that is next time you want to bad-mouth about bats!)

It takes 24 hours for a tiny newborn swan to peck its way out of its shell. (It takes 3 days for an ostrich chick to break out of it's shell)

Certain fireflies emit a light so penetrating that it can pass through flesh and wood.

The porcupine's love for salt often leads the animal to roadways or walkways where salt has been sprinkled to melt the ice. They will lick and gnaw on anything containing salt, such as saddles, canoe paddles and axe handles. (That's how so many porcupines are killed on the highway)

There are more species of fish than mammals, reptiles and birds combined. (True, there are 10,000 bird species, 4,000 mammals, and about 3,000 reptiles, while there are about 20,000 fish. But there are 100,000 insect species known)

When angered, the Tazmanian devil turns pinkish red. (So do a lot of people)

Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air. (They can from the water too because they can swim so fast)

When cornered, the horned toad shoots blood from its eyes. (Despite it's name, the "horned toad" is not a toad, it's a relative of the iguana)

In 1740 a cow was found guilty of sorcery in France and publicly hanged. (What the Hell did the cow do?? Put a curse on anyone who milked it? What a stupid waste of life!)

A newborn Chinese water deer is so small that it can almost be held in the palm of the hand. (That is sweet, but not really difficult to believe, the deer it's self is about 4 feet long as an adult)

A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year.

A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to be able to fly. (That must be why I've not seen any butterflies out here. 80 degree temperatures are rare here!)

The tsetse fly infests 36 African countries and a total of 9-10 million square kilometres of land.
(That's about 10-million square miles too many! Too many chances of catching trypanosomiasis, or "sleeping sickness")

It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver - 15; fox - 15 to 25; ermine - 150; chinchilla - 60 to 100. (Who cares!? I don't like wearing furs anyway! I always say the fur looks better on the animals, not us!)

Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike. (Why not? Cooking the animal gives it flavor. Although seriously, that could be an indication that lightening emits some amount of toxins in the animal's body it strikes)

About 600 species of plants are carnivorous. Most eat insects but also on the menu are frogs, birds and even small monkeys. (I once saw in a documentary a pitcher-plant eating a hummingbird!)

The 1st buffalo ever born in captivity was born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in 1884. (was it a buffalo or a bison? They are 2 distinct animals)

Squirrels are immune to rabies. (There shoots the theory that you can get rabies from a squirrel)

Unlike a frog, a toad cannot jump. (True, they crawl, not hop)

All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st.

The candlefish is so oily that it was once burned for fuel. (I guess that's how it got that common name!)

The snow leopard protects itself from extreme cold when it sleeps by wrapping its 3-foot-long tail around its nose. (Snow leopards: the one and only feline I am forever loyal to)

The venom of a female black widow spider is more potent than that of a rattlesnake. (That doesn't surprise me at all!! I hate spiders!!!)

Lassie was played by several male dogs, despite the female name, because male collies were thought to look better on camera. The main "actor" was named Pal. (Males are also friendlier by default than females)

All pet hamsters are descended from a single female wild golden hamster found with a litter of 12 young in Syria in 1930. (They were first caught and bred for labratory use)

A chicken once had its head cut off and survived for over eighteen months, headless. (Singing: "Don't Lose Your Head" by INXS)

Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates. (They are! Snails sure don't deserve that rank!)

During warm weather hippopotamus's secrete sweat that is pink. This substance not only cools them down but also helps fight infections of the skin.

By feeding hens certain dyes they can be made to lay eggs with varicolored yolks. (great idea for Easter!)

A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born. (True, no matter how big they are as adults, and some can be anywhere from 3 inches to 18 feet in length)

The female dairy goat is a doe; the male, a buck; the young, kids; and a castrated male, a wether. Their life span is eight to twelve years.

In 1888, an estimated 300,000 mummified cats were found at Beni Hassan, Egypt. They were sold at $18.43 per ton, and shipped to England to be ground up and used for fertilizer. (EWW!! But I guess that's one good use for a cat)

The anaconda, one of the world's largest snakes, gives birth to its young instead of laying eggs. (Hmm, and 10 years ago, they would have been classed as THE largest snake!)

In the 1800's cats were used to deliver mail. In 1879, in Belgium 37 cats were used to deliver mail to villages, however they found that the cats were not disciplined enough to do this. (Cats are lousy multi-taskers!!!)

In a day, an elephant can drink 80 gallons of water. (Having worked in an aquarium store before, 80 gallons is a LOT of water!!!!)

The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is Bingo. (I wonder if he was the inspiration for the song about a dog named Bingo?)

There are more plastic flamingos in America than real ones. (one of those useless facts)

Aphids are born pregnant without the benefit of sex. Aphids can give birth 10 days after being born themselves. (And humans aren't allowed to have sex until they are at least 13)

More than 99.9% of all the animal species that have ever lived on earth were extinct before the coming of man. (and most now are becoming extinct because of man!)

Asian tree frogs build nests in trees over water. When their tadpoles hatch, they drop directly into the water. (They also have African cousins that do the same)

It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer. (great alternatives to spiders in grape vineyards, and not venomous)

In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. (the last animal to be domesticated completely was the european polecat, we know them as "ferrets")

The world's oldest known captive goldfish, Tish, died peacefully at home in his tank at the age of at least 43 in 1999. (And I can't get A goldfish to last me more than 2 weeks!)

It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again. (WTF was a frog doing in outer space?)

Despite man's fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever been proved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human. (Anything rabid will attack anything that moves, even a rabid skunk has been known to attack humans!)

Goldfish lose their color if they are kept in dim light or are placed in a body of running water, such as a stream.

On June 20th, 1782, the United States Congress made the "American Eagle" the national emblem of the United States. (I heard Benjamin Franklin wanted the wild turkey)

You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather. (The one and only time I was stung was on a cloudy day, no wind)

The 'Silverback' gorilla is 30 per cent taller and almost twice as heavy as the females in the group he dominates.

The pom-pom cut was originally developed to increase the Poodle's swimming abilities as a retriever. The haircut allowed for faster swimming but the pom-poms were left to keep the joints warm.

Before the enactment of the 1978 law that made it mandatory for dog owners in New York City to clean up after their pets, approximately 40 million pounds of dog excrement were deposited on the streets every year. (I always thought New York was full of crap!)

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. (HAHAHA!!! I've been called a twit a lot!! I'll have to remember this one!)

The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who was weighed at 1,904 pounds in 1939.

When ants find food, they lay down a chemical trail, called a pheromone, so that other ants can find their way from the nest to the food source.

There are more than 100 million dogs and cats in the United States. (At least 2 of those dogs live here at my home and are here to stay!)

Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year. (I cannot afford that! I just keep the same toys and stuff for my babies. The only thing new I buy for them is food and water and vet care when they need it)

Snails produce a colorless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.

A duck's quack doesn't echo anywhere, and no one knows why. (I think this was already proven wrong)

Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet. (Itty-Bitty corn-chip feet!!!!!)

The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car.

Lewis and Clark traveled with a 150-pound Newfoundland named "Seaman." This pooch was a respected member of the expedition team and his antics were included in the extensive diaries of the famous explorers.

'Zorro' means 'fox' in Spanish. (That's why the TV hero was so quick!!)

For Stephen King's "Cujo" (1983), five St. Bernards were used, one mechanical head, and an actor in a dog costume to play the title character.

A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as feelers or antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage. (Cats are not bad contortionists!)

The Venus flytrap takes less than half a second to slam shut on an insect.

Brazil has the most species of mammals (524), fresh water fish, insects and parrots of anywhere. (Personally, I think the most colorful parrots live in Australia, not the Amazon)

Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostate glands.

The world record frog jump is 33 feet 5.5 inches over the course of 3 consecutive leaps, achieved in May 1977 by a South African sharp-nosed frog called Santjie.

A 7-year study, which concluded in the summer of 2000, found that 33 U.S. deaths were caused by rottweilers. Pit bulls were responsible for 27 deaths. (Cats are no better! More people are killed by wild felines than by any dogs)

The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth.

German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog. (Hmm, and I always thought chihuahuas were the biggest culprits of biting!)

Swans are the only birds with penises. (How do other birds have sex?)

Though human noses have an impressive 5 million olfactory cells with which to smell, sheepdogs have 220 million, enabling them to smell 44 times better than man. (I think bloodhounds have even more than a sheepdog)

When the Black Death swept across England one theory was that cats caused the plague. Thousands were slaughtered. Ironically, those that kept their cats were less affected, because they kept their houses clear of the real culprits, rats. (One of very few tasks a cat is good at)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Who Defines Beauty??

I was browsing other Blogger blogs and I found one that mentions this site called BeautifulPeople.com, and it's specifically for what the title says! They will not accept anyone as a member if they are ugly, and I must ask, who defines what is beautiful and what is ugly? How do they choose their members? Because what is ugly to one person may be gorgeous to another! Me, I only see the beauty on the inside. If there is beauty inside, then I don't care what a person is like on the outside! But in the case of some people, like Catsredrum, there is no beauty inside or outside!! If there is none on the inside I have no choice but to look at the outside. Anyway, it's all too political for me!

This is why I really did not like showing my chihuahuas and why I also object to beauty pageants! The politics of what is beautiful to one person and not so beautiful to another was just too much for me to bear!! I showed Odessa twice and that was enough. The first time we showed Odessa, the judge said she was not even going to give her a reserve for "lack of quality", those were her exact words! The next judge thought Odessa was great and she got a blue ribbon in that show. Many top chihuahua breeders have said Odessa is a beautiful specimen of a chihuahua. But it's like the saying goes, one man's meat is another man's garbage! What if I were to keep showing Odessa and then I get to the point where I need just that one little major to finish her? Then when I think I have it in the bag, she's dumped!! And another dog with not even a smidgen of Odessa's quality (and I have actually seen that happen!) wins out instead of her. I went to the specials once and there was a dog there that should not have even been there! I loved that dog a lot because it looked so much like my Groucho! But it only had a half a tail for a chihuahua! That's a serious fault! I don't know though, for all I know that dog may have lost it's tail in an accident. It happens. But still how it made it to the specials I will never know!

Anyway, I think that site is a little too degrading, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I personally don't think I'm that beautiful at all. But I've been told different more than once before! I even looked at some of their members and I can tell you I found a couple that I would not say were very attractive at all. But then that is my own personal taste. Real beauty should come from within! No one with any sense should look at how a person looks on the outside, unless their inside is so ugly (as in evil, like the people of the delusionalfans forum) you have no choice but to look at the outside!