Friday, February 6, 2009

The Lime Green Drama Queen Justa Rises from the Dead!

Yes folks I the Lime Green Drama Queen hath returned. I don't know what I did wrong but for some unforeseen reason I am stuck with my Uncle Mark {aka "the Grump"} this weekend. I must have really made my dad mad when I made that magazine cover of him.

image Swimming is one of the best sports you can do for your body. I like swimming because it's one of the sports I can do without failing. The fact that I haven't drowned yet must indicate that I have some skills hidden in there somewhere.I've tried Gymnastics (not), I've tried Karate (not so much), I've tried dancing(watch for me on Dancing with the stars) are you still watching?, I've played Soccer(chased butterflies ),I'm in Ski club(ok but slow learner),I've played and enjoyed softball( but I'm no Dereck Jeter), I enjoy playing basketball (I'm no Michael Jordan) so I'm left with swimming.I'm on my school swim team and have a very good time. I mostly do Freestyle and breaststroke. My best time in Freestyle has been 42.09 seconds for 50 yards and 48.32 seconds for the same distance in breaststroke. Watch out Michael Phelps. Even though he just got in trouble for smoking the wacky tobackie I would still like to be able to swim like him. I can be wacky without the tobackie!

I get to help watch the Brandonmiester this weekend. I'm going to teach him everything I know. That should take care of the first 10 minutes.But then uncle Mark will teach him everything he knows(That shouldn't take to long)I'm justa kidding!! I'm looking forward to holding the little guy. I get to do everything to fix what Uncle Mark messes up.

I first did a guest post when I was 12 years old. Now at the ripe ole age of 13 I'm finally getting to post again. I shall return.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Justa Truckin!



This would be a really fun truck to drive. I'd love to see inside the back of it. Speaking of the inside of the back of a nice truck, check out this site.The Daily Rant   Scroll down to January 31. This is a pretty cool truck. I would like to congratulate one of our trucking blogging buddies on the 500th post on their blog. If you want to see what it is like on the road as a husband and wife you got to check in and follow Craig & Diane on their trips up and down the West Coast.Diane takes some awesome pictures that I sneak onto this site once in a while.

I would be remiss if I didn't talk about the Magna(New Process Gear) debacle here in Syracuse. We have a relative(Cindy's brother) that works there and has for quite a few years. It is so easy to just read news stories everyday and say to ourselves "that's terrible, good thing it doesn't effect us" Well this time it does sort of. Tom and Sherry are a very giving couple and would probably give you the shirt off of their  backs. Unfortunately they are caught up in things out of their control.  I hate to see them going through this.image

I'm not going to pretend to know the ins and outs of the situation as it relates to contracts and such. All I know is that this is another example of how we all have been affected by allowing our good manufacturing jobs to just sort of sneak out of the country.We have sat around and watched while it happens to other people. Well the other people is "Us" now. When it comes close to home it comes off of the news on TV into your own family. I checked out the Magna web site and they are a huge company. Closing this plant won't even be a blip in their radar. It will be "Syracuse who?"

I'm afraid the only way we are going to get back to having control of our lives is to work for yourself. If you have a skill or a talent try to use it. Years ago a large percentage of Americans had their own businesses now overwhelmingly we depend on someone else for our lively hood.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Justa hanging on a Monday

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I'm thinking of getting one of these to replace my John Deere this summer. What do you think. Hey it's green still.


Cindy has gone back to work from her one weeks vacation. I don't have anyone to play with anymore. I don't think she had much fun playing with me anyway. I'm heading down into a little funk. I'm hoping it isn't Depression rearing it's ugly head again. That last bout almost did me in.{It took two times in the county looney bin} For those of you that have ever been in one you know what I'm talking about being looney. If you aren't looney when you go in you for sure are once you have been there a while. I've told Cindy that no matter how bad I get I'm not going back in again. Your treated like just another number that has to be watched and reported on. The staff seemed more interested in the task of filing out the reports on behavior than anything else.

Stan from Is there something not quite right with Stan and I have been accused of being anti-Woman by our blogging buddy Stephany from Soulful Sepulcher. Now where would she get that Idea? Just because I have a Man basket on the kitchen counter to hold my wallet and keys and such. Behind every good man is a better woman. In my case Cindy is definitely "The better Half".

I'm adding another site to my blogroll Sensetosave  Is a neat blog to check out. It is about frugal living. A pretty good idea in these tough times.

In closing today I want to reveal to you a sure fire way to get a Dumocrat to pay their taxes. Just appoint them a spot in the NOBAMA administration! Seems to work every time.