Category: VoxPosts


Pic of the Day – 7/27/10

People are just so creative and clever sometimes.

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Pic of the Day – 7/26/10

"Braaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnns……  braaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnns….."

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Pic of the Day – 7/25/10

This orphaned baby goat was adopted by a boxer. He became VERY protective of his little white charge. Did you ever see a cuter goat in your life? I certainly wouldn't want to try taking him away from his protector, though.
Photo by Richard Austin.

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Yesterday, somewhere between Albertsons and North Park Produce, I lost my shopping list. Luckily I only needed a few things from NP Produce, and I think I remembered them all. I got a couple extra things just in case. Rich mentioned something like, "Someone's going to pick up your list and they'll know what we have in our house." Ooooooo… big whoop. But Rich & I like to spin scenarios for fun, like movie plots or novels or whatnot. So we tried to imagine a shopping list, that if found in a Wal-Mart parking lot, would prompt one to call the police. Here's what our dark, twisted minds came up with:

50' nylon rope
00 shot
Shovel
50# bag lime
Plastic sheeting / Tarps
Bleach
Tube socks
Duct tape
Pliers
Curling iron
Extension cord
Garden shears
Pry-bar
Ski mask

I know, we're sick. This is how we pass the time on an hour commute.
Can you all come up with any additions? Let's hear yours!

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Pic of the Day – 7/24/10

Can you imagine a more perfect setting? I could so live there. Let's see, I'd just need plenty of good rope, some pitons, a rifle and ammo, a canteen, good scotch, and a K-Bar. Who's with me?

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Pic of the Day – 7/23/10

"Psyche Defending Herself Against Eros," by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.  This is one of my favorite paintings.  I've seen it in person.  It hangs in the Getty Center in Los Angeles.  It is far more impressive in real life.  I love the realism, the anatomical perfection, the lightheartedness and fun of it, the warmth of the light.

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Pic of the Day – 7/22/10

Oh Hai!  It's a good thing you weren't here. There was a terrific battle, but I bravely defended the house against this… this stuff here. It's insidious! You're very lucky.

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THESE REALLY WORK!!

1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

 

2. AVOID TOILET-SEAT ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES BY USING THE SINK.

 

3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS.  REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.

 

4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

 

5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES.  YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

 

6. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE — WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE.  IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40.  IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

 

7. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

 

BONUS DAILY THOUGHT:

SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES — NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.

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Pic of the Day – 7/21/10

Most bunnies HATE being wet. These two look pretty chill, though! Must've been a really hot day.

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The other day, Rich's 86-year-old mother, Bub, got a call from a man who said he was a defense attorney. It seemed that her granddaughter Katie (Rich's niece) had gotten into a car crash while in Montreal attending a wedding. While the crash was the other party's fault, Katie was in jail because she had alcohol on her breath. Could Bub go to WalMart and wire bail money to Quebec? It was something like $2,356 for one charge, and $1,582 for another charge. He then put Katie on the phone with Bub. The connection was terrible – she could barely understand Katie. She was crying, distraught, so sorry this happened, practically hysterical.

Bub thought something about all this stunk. So she called the police, who came over and when she started to tell him the story, and he interrupted her, "Oh, another one. You're the fourth one so far in the Colony (the complex she lives in) alone. Another woman got taken for over $4,000."

Turns out Katie was never in Montreal. Bub had been talking to some stranger, apparently a very good actress. The scammers must have gotten Katie's name from public records. You see, Katie has been in some trouble with the law in the past. And Bub has bailed her out of jail before. So it wasn't a huge surprise when an attorney called up to inform Bub that Katie was in trouble again. She was, in fact, just fine and still here in SoCal.

Might want to pass this along to anyone elderly. This is a new one. Watch out.

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