Archive for February, 2013

The entitled youth of today

Posted February 13, 2013 By Ruth

Found via Lagniappe’s Lair:

Megan Thode as decided she’s a special snowflake.  After proving incapable of maintaining a professional demeanor in class, thus earning herself a C+ in a class where a B was required to move on, she is now suing school for allowing her to not move forward in her chosen program.  After all daddy works there, so she wasn’t even having to pay for her education, so why SHOULD she have to meet the requirements?

Yah, I didn’t think so either.  I hope the judge forces her to pay the school’s court costs.

One by one….

Posted February 13, 2013 By Ruth

Linked to from a bunch of other blogs:

The New York Boycott list.  This is a list of firearms companies who will not sell products to the police and other such agencies of NY if those products are not legal for civilians in NY to own.

As a citizen of NY state I’ll be sending those companies a thank you for refusing to acknowledge that the government is special!

Blog looks

Posted February 11, 2013 By Ruth

Doing some playing around with additional work with child themes and might change up some colors while I’m at it.  If something looks screwy please let me know, or if you see a color set that looks off to your eyes also please let me know, otherwise I’ll assume the changes don’t look bad!

Sunday Comic

Posted February 10, 2013 By Ruth

February 10, 2013

Comment moderation

Posted February 10, 2013 By Ruth

The number of spam messages is simply nuts.  I’ve already shut off commenting on older posts, and have a quite long list of sites and emails and the like that automatically puts the comment in the spam column.  And I’m still catching spam comments several times a day.  So now I’m turning on the function where everyone’s first post has to be approved by me.  At least this way I can keep the spam comments from getting air time.  I’m not sure what this means for those of you who’ve commented before, it may require me to approve your first comment too.  Just an FYI.

NY SAFE act, the counties don’t wanna…..

Posted February 7, 2013 By Ruth

Oswego County lawmakers passed a resolution calling for the repeal of the SAFE act.  And it looks like they’re not the only ones.

Bird of Prey

Posted February 6, 2013 By Ruth

I’ve been bad about posting the photos from the trail cameras lately, but to be honest they’ve not been overly interesting.  I put out a feed block in an attempt to attract in the deer and turkeys, and instead distracted the regular birds from my feeders.  This means 100+ photos a week of chickadees and cardinals…..till yesterday when I checked the cameras and found this following set of photos:

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The general concensus on the birder forum I posted the pics to is that this is probably a Coopers Hawk, though there was enough question that it MIGHT be a large Sharpshinned.  Made my day though!

Apollo’s new collar

Posted February 4, 2013 By Ruth

Apollo is coming into his adult temperment.  What does that have to do with his new collar, well……

Several weeks ago Apollo slipped his Lupine martingale (a standard slip over the head style).  I’ve never seen a dog manage that before, he somehow managed to back out of it such that it didn’t tighten like it normally would have when pulled on, and do so fast enough we couldn’t stop him.  He then proceeded to chase the psychotic GSDs (on the property kitty corner to us) into their doggy door.  I guess he decided he was tired of being barked at constantly. 

That started my search for a new martingale collar, this one with a safety clasp so that it could be sized such that it couldn’t slip over his head, and still be taken on and off easily.  Ended up ordering a custom collar from a guy on the mastiff forum I frequent.  It arrived today.

Today, hubby was getting ready to take the dogs out for one last potty and sniff the front line before he left for work.  Got leashes and collars on everyone, opened the front door, and discovered the UPS guy about to walk up the steps onto the front porch, none of us had noticed the truck pulling up.  Apollo DID NOT APPROVE.  The UPS guy proved to have enough dog sense to neither run nor freeze, and hubby stopped Apollo short anyway.  I suspect however that a large number of our UPS packages will be left on the steps instead of by the door from now on…..

At any rate the collar fits perfectly!

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The guy who does these doesn’t have a webpage as such, but he does take orders.  If anyone’s interested I can put you in touch!

 

(disclaimer: I paid for this with my own money and no review was expected or required.  The guy who made it did cover my shipping since the style was my idea and he’s sold several of the same style since then)

Pastor Alois Bell

Posted February 1, 2013 By Ruth

Its people like you who are driving young people away from churches.  You should be ashamed of yourself.  If you had a problem paying the 18% auto tip then you should have said so upfront as such things are stated on the menu of every restaurant that does that.  To instead use God as your excuse for your bad behavior, and to then get the woman fired over it, is simply despicable.