Sunday, November 25, 2007


Why Microsoft shouldn't make cars

At a recent computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated: "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments/General Motors issued a press release stating the following: "If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally, your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would accept this, restart, and drive on.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart;
in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought 'Car95' or 'CarNT.' Then you would have to buy
more seats.

6. Macintosh would make a car that's powered by the sun, more reliable, five times as fast, and twice as easy to drive, but would only run on five percent of the roads.

7. The oil, water, temperature and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single 'general car fault' warning light.

8. New seats would force everyone to have the same butt size.

9. The airbag system would say 'Are you sure?' before going off.

10. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

11. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps, even though they neither need them nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car's performance to diminish by 50 per cent or more.

12. Every time GM introduced a new model, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

13. You'd press the 'Start' button to shut off the engine.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


For those of you that are into PC games (mostly vintage), come to this site for a look. The games and shipping are inexpensive. There are also movies, music and text books for your college student.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Here is a list of nine actresses who recently turn 40. It goes to show, that one can still look good at 40.

Kate Walsh turned 40 on October 13, 2007. Formally of the Grey’s Anatomy cast, and now stars on ABC’s Private Practice.

Pamela Anderson .turned 40: July 1, 2007. First regular part: Tool Time girl on the sitcom Home Improvement.

Joely Fisher turned 40 on Oct. 29, 2007. Actress with numerous film and TV background. She is presently staring in “Til Death”.

Lauren Graham turned 40 on March 16, 2007. She transitioned to the big screen with the
“Evan Almighty” after her run on the Gilmore Girls,

Faith Hill turned 40 on Sept. 21, 2007.The country superstar celebrated crossed over to the pop charts in 1999 with her song Breathe.

Nicole Kidman turned 40 on June 20, 2007. She won the Best Actress Oscar for "The Hours" in 2003.

Mo'nique Turned 40 on December 11. 2007. Busy as an Actress, Producer and wirtier,

Julia Roberts turned 40 on October 28, 2007. One of Hollywood's highest paid actresses.

Mira Sorvino turned 40 on Sept. 28, 2007. Won and Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for: Mighty Aphrodite (1995).

Monday, October 29, 2007


Embrace the hill...but don't go over it!

Somewhere along the way, I woke up and found that I am no longer in my 20's or my 30's. The numbers keep rising. I do not want to go over the hill, so I will just embrace the hill. BIG BIG HUG!!! I don't want to see what is on the other side. It was hard enough getting to the top of this little hill, only to find out that there are many
mountains in my way. What am I to do? If it were football, I could punt. That would put more pain on my arthritic knees and my bone spurred feet. Now I have to figure out how to stay on the defensive. The big 50 is knocking. But I am still on the hill and I will stay there with a "death grip" as long as I can.

It's true that time goes faster as one get older. One day you are wondering "What will I be when I grow up?" You have big plans and think, "When I am old, say 30 or so...I will have all this money and be able to retire." In the blink of an eye, you are all grown up, (at least in age) not "thirty" but "forty something". You realize..."Where is the money...will I ever be able to retire?" The answer is "NO"! And after I can longer work the job that I have now, I will be a WalMart greeter. I will be working until the day I die.

In the mean time, I need to stop looking in the mirror. Stop looking at what gravity has done. I don't even remember when that happen! When did all those wrinkles start? Who ever heard of adult acne? My skin was always clear as a teenager. People told me that I was too thin. When was the last time that I heard that? Not that I want to be too thin...but I hate being too fat.

Maybe I can click my feet together (ouch..those bone spurs) and repeat these words, "I am young, sucessful and good looking".

Ok, I will just embrace this hill for awhile.