Monday, August 24, 2009

The first road trip for the Corvette

A very single, very thin 25 year old Janice. Just before Gennie and Lee's wedding service. 1991

Circa 1995, just before my marriage to Nick. My first house in Cleveland.

Matrix Christmas Party 1995

A visit to their Charlotte, NC home with Megan, their daughter. Circa 1999

Vegas Baby! Circa 2002

Vegas AGAIN! Circa 2003

Visitng her NEW Charlotte, NC home. Circa 2002

A visit to my second Cleveland home. Circa 2000

Speed Street in downtown Charlotte. May 2002 And yes, we had race tickets too!

And our last trip to Vegas this past January for her wedding to Eric

Well loyal readers, this blogger is taking the Corvette on her first road trip to the Palmetto State. I’m leaving in the morning for Columbia, SC and Nick will join me on Thursday, after he secures boarding for Hershey at Eddy’s house.

My best girlfriend is turning “the-big-four-OH” on Thursday. A group of us girls are going-out-on-the-town on “her day” and a big party will be held on Saturday, with about 50 family and friends.

Gennie and I have been friends since 1991. Well, that’s not really true. I was friends with her fiancĂ©e for about a year before their wedding. And I must say, it was the ABSOLUTE best reception I’ve ever attended. But I digress. Lee, my friend and her betrothed, invited me to their wedding.

Even though Gennie also worked at Matrix Essentials I had yet to meet her. And let me tell you, it was not my best first impression or hers either. A few months after the wedding Gennie was promoted to a compounding clerk position, the same position I held about 10 months before I was promoted to chemical receiving clerk. Compounding (the mixing area) and chemical receiving always had issues keeping inventory straight so you can kinda see where I’m I going with this. We found each other out in the warehouse trying to reconcile the same chemical discrepancy. Gennie defending the compounders and me defending my receiving crew. One thing led to another and Gennie said “I’m not intimidated by you like all the compounding guys are, Bit*h! Well, I’m not going to tell you what was said next. It contains much more colorful language not suitable for this blog. And we walked away.

Later during lunch, me, being the bigger person (and not wanting to be summoned to HR for my attitude, again) sat down and ate lunch with my warehouse nemesis and made amends. And we’ve been best friends ever since.

We’ve shared so much, been there for each other and I can’t imagine not having her in my life. We are polar opposites on a lot of issues from raising children, religion (I’m still working on her) and running a household. But we are like “yin and yang” and compliment each other when we’re together. And we keep each other out of trouble.

So, I’m sure I have lots of pictures to post and some stories to tell once I return next week.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Up, up and away!

Nick and I live in between Grove City and Groveport, just outside
the 270 loop around Columbus. And this weekend we have the
pleasure of seeing the hot air balloons take flight just to the west of
our home. I was able to capture these about 8am this morning from
my backyard. The Grove City Hot Air Balloon Festival started
on Friday and runs thru Sunday.
*Click images to enlarge

Thursday, August 20, 2009

On the stimulus....

It’s finally been announced, the one Obama “shovel-ready” project is coming to fruition. Michael Jackson will be buried on his birthday, August 29, in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

That’s all I got…..

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

CAIR; A little of this, A little of that

The whine-o-grams have been thin in content the past couple weeks, but that doesn’t mean the unindicted terror coconspirators haven’t been busy. Busy trying to drum-up monetary support for their “share the quran” program. In a July 23rd email appeal for cash, Nihad Awad asks the ummah “why are qurans waiting in a D.C. warehouse?” and the answer is money. Since the project was launched only 1500 korans have been subsidized while tens-of-thousands of korans are in need of sponsorship. $120,000.00 is needed to “successfully complete the first phase of this important effort” claims Awad. “If you donate today, the Qurans can be in the hands of opinion leaders by the holy terror month Ramadan, the month of the Quran.”

You can see from the screen shot at the top of this post just how much progress CAIR has made in reaching their quran sponsoring goal. The progress meter is between zero and ten thousand dollars.

In other CAIR news;

On July 11 the San Diego Public Library was host to a lecture titled “ISLAMOPHOBIA: American Islamic Issues Discussed from a Post-September 11 Perspective” by Edgar Hopida. Hopida is CAIR’s San Diego chapter PR director. Do you think this was an impartial presentation? Me neither.

Well, the unindicted terror coconspirators had their panties in a bunch and issued action alert #586 when SD Public Library advertised a lecture by Michael Hayutin, the local director of Act! For America. The presentation titled; Radical Islam Discussed from a Post-September 11 Perspective was advertised the same way Hopida’s presentation was advertised.

In a letter to library director, Deborah Barrow, Edgar Hopida and CAIR’s concern was over taxpayer’s money being used to promote the presentation. After the usual CAIR character assassination of Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT! For America, and tactfully pointing out how CAIR successfully forced a Texas library to ban (what CAIR deemed) an anti-islamic group from meeting, Hopida stated; “Because we are strong defenders of the First amendment right to free speech, even the bigoted speech offered by groups such as Act! for America, we do not ask that the presentation be canceled.”

“Instead, we respectfully request that the San Diego Public Library withdraw its sponsorship of the event so that local taxpayers are not made unwittingly complicit in the promotion of hatred and bigotry. We also ask that a representative from the San Diego Muslim community be permitted to offer accurate and balanced information about Islam to those attending the event.”

It’s quite ironic that no one made a request to represent an opposing viewpoint during Hopida’s July 11th lecture. And no one came forward to express apprehension over the library’s promotion of such an event. Both events were promoted using the same San Diego Public Library letterhead. The hypocrisy of this group never ceases to amaze me.

***Update; SkyePuppy asked in the comment section if the San Diego Public Library caved to CAIR pressure. I'm happy to say that they did not cave. In this UPI article the library said "it is simply publicizing Hayutin's lecture as it would any public event."

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hillary comes unglued in the Congo

I hope she gets this snippy with the islam-o-fascists bent on our destruction.

**Maybe it's the polyester, someone should have told her that she'd be more comfortable in cotton.

HatTip; Debbie Schlussel

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Dinah Lord is making NEWS!

It seems my blogging twinster, Dinah Lord, has been busy during her summer hiatus. Here we have Ms. Lord gracing the pages of the Denver Post demonstration style metro section outside a clinic for the homeless awaiting the arrival of the pineapple princess Nancy Pelosi.

Dinah gives us all the details of her adventure here and a great video montage of her day of protest in Denver. No, Dinah didn't go down without a fight!

Friday, August 07, 2009; I turned myself in....

I wanted to let my fellow bloggers know that I may mysteriously disappear some time soon. I turned myself in to Ms. Douglass' goons as an opponent to BHO's "deathcare" plan. In addition to sending them the two pictures above, this is what I wrote in my confession email to;
To whom it may

I want to turn myself in as an
opponent to the obama health care plan. Here's my blog and I oppose EVERY THING obama and his thugs want to push down
the throats of it's citizens!

thanks for nothing!
Janice Cxxxxxxxxx

I've also instructed Nick to deny any knowledge of my being when the secret service come to take me away. I'll keep you posted on my journey......

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

This just in....

As a Tammy Bruce subscriber (I'm a TAM, Tammy Army Member) I have access to podcasts and other special items like this gem.

O'Joker, the moniker Tammy has given BHO after his new presidential photo showed up in LA, has posed for the newly created program to snitch on your neighbors. O'Joker wants people to turn in those who are against the "DeathCare" policy.

Yes, Ms. Douglass, Facts are Stubborn Things.....

**Edit; Just in case you wanted to turn in your co-workers, family and you go.

No, it's not's 1938!