Archive for May, 2012

To Deloitte & Touche

Posted May 23, 2012 By Ruth

Seriously, its actually gotten annoying.  Get you tech support in gear and figure out which computer it is that’s constantly pinging my blog and shut it down.  Since I started counting, a total of 3 days worth of stats, you’ve hit that ONE post on my blog 53 times.  I don’t need hits that badly.

Turn up your volume

Posted May 22, 2012 By Ruth

and listen to Arty’s morning vocalizations



You might want to get back to work…..

Posted May 22, 2012 By Ruth

Edited: add on another 7 hits since I posted this morning.  All 1 second in length, all to the same post.  WTF?


Donno who this person is:

But they really really like that one post, they’ve hit it 18 times in the last two days, almost all overnight too.  (They might have hit it even more for all I know, but the Gerber baby food post resulted in a buttload of search engine hits last night so I can’t see as far back as usual.)


Posted May 22, 2012 By Ruth

Maryland teen wins world’s largest science contest.

I thought taking all the firearms away was supposed to make NYC safer??

Dad gets ticket for saving sons life.

Remind me again why we want government run health care?

Hey, school officials who DIDN’T suspend seniors for their prank!

Wisconsin police confiscating bail money, cause its “dirty”.

Must be that time of year again…..I’m not sure why my Facebook friends insist on posting these things, since 99% of the time I’m posting Snopes back at them…..anyway:



Not true, not really.  Seems last year Nestle’s France office recalled ONE lot of Banana baby food after one piece of glass was found.  The recall was confined to France only, and the batch code was different than those in the various email and Facebook forwards going around (according to Snopes theres at least one other version ending in 6).  No American batches were included at all. 

Please please please check your facts before reposting/forwarding such things people.

Re-posting this one temporarily for the folks still struggling with Blogger.


For those of you who are struggling with the new Blogger format and trying to figure out why you no longer have paragraphs here’s how to fix it.

Apparently the good folks at Google believe that EVERYONE codes their posts in HTML cause the default setting is to require HTML code to create a paragraph break.  Nice huh?

Anyway, go to the screen where you type in new posts.  On the right hand side is a list of menus for various settings, click on the one that says Options and has a gear icon.  At the bottom of the menu is the option for Line Breaks.  Default (when they forced you to change) is “Use <br> tag”, change it to “Press Enter for line breaks”.  Click “done”.  Presto, paragraph breaks where you want them.


Posted May 20, 2012 By Ruth

Wrong inmate released.

Bets on whether drugs or alcohol were involved?

Salt water from the tap.

Or, green water from the tap.

DEA wants to track you where ever you go.

Truth About Pet Food is reporting that the latest recalled foods have come from a different plant than the original recall.

Now I haven’t quite figured out how they can tell that, I’m not sure if I’m blind, or if they have information I don’t, BUT what is clear is that this new recall includes states that were NOT part of the original recall:

The product was distributed in the following states, further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred:

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin



Note is also made that two of the recalled foods where MADE in Augest of 2011, and not bagged for one or two months later.  And yet the “expire date” goes with the bagged date and not the manufacture date.


Production Code & Best Before Dates:

DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012

DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012

DSL0801, 27-Sept- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Sept. 27, 2011)

DSL0801, 18-Oct- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 18, 2011)

DSL0801, (Samples)

(bolding done by me)


Makes me wonder if we’re about to get a whole NOTHER list of recalled foods….

We got a counter surfer…

Posted May 20, 2012 By Ruth

Friday evening Husband brought home a dozen donuts for us to split over the weekend.  No we don’t need them, but we don’t do that sort of thing very often either.  As of last night there were still 4 left in the box.  As of this morning when I got up, the box was on the kitchen floor and the donuts where no where to be seen (don’t worry, the chocolate ones were long gone).

Pretty sure its Arty who’s the problem, Apollo is certinally capable of stealing stuff off the counter, but he knows better.  Arty on the other hand has JUST reached a size where he can stretch up and grab something, and we haven’t been successfull yet in teaching him not to.   And of course although Apollo might not START it, but he’s more than willing to “help” once Arty starts it.  Sigh

I feel like a redneck

Posted May 19, 2012 By Ruth

Over at The Adventures of Roberta X, there was discussion of the validity of combat boots as dress wear.   I typed my comment/response.  Hit post.  And then re-read what I’d typed*.  Oh well.




*I really did though, along with black jeans and a new blouse I’d bought for the occasion.  Course, my “wedding” was standing in front of a judge in her home office.  I refuse to spend thousands to notify the government of a promise between myself and my husband.  My mother managed to restrain her opinion of my mode of dress, which is good, because my backup wear was a Tshirt that read “I’m out of bed and dressed, what more do you want?”.