Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This is a sweet video.

Watch it here.

The Power of Habit Investments

Less-than-great Habit Investments

The habits in the last section are usually seen as good things to build up, but they’re not the only things people put into their habit banks. A few other ones that aren’t seen as good:
  1. Social media sites. Checking social media on a regular basis builds up … what? Not a desirable skill, good health, mindfulness, new knowledge except perhaps what people had for lunch or what product they’ve recently launched. Just think about what you’re building up as you check these sites. The same applies to other things you might do on the Internet on a regular basis.
  2. Junk food. When you eat lots of sweets, chips, fried foods, stuff with cheesy sauce, lots of fat … what are you building up? Not healthy habits. You’re building up disease.
  3. Watching TV. I’m not completely against television (I love Parks & Rec, Modern Family, the Office, Downton Abbey) but when you watch a lot of it, especially flipping through all the cable TV channels, you are probably not watching the best stuff (any kind of reality TV is mind junk food, in my opinion). Think about what you’re building up with this time investment.
  4. Complaining. Do you regularly complain about other people? Do you regularly dislike people, dislike your job, dislike your life? Are other people the problem? You are building up unhappiness.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Joke = Blonde Versions

A blonde goes to the  vet with her goldfish. "I think it's got epilepsy," she tells the  vet.

The vet takes a look and says, "It seems calm enough to  me.”

The blonde says, "I haven't taken it out of the bowl  yet."

A blonde man shouts  frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only  two minutes apart!"

"Is this her first child?" asks the  Doctor.

"No!" he shouts, "this is her  husband!"

A blonde is  driving home, drunk as a skunk. Suddenly she has to swerve to avoid a tree,  then another, then another.

A cop car pulls her over, so she tells the  cop about all the trees in the road.

The cop says, "That's your air  freshener swinging  about!"


A blonde’s dog goes  missing, and she is frantic. Her husband says, "Why don't you put an ad in the  paper?"

She does, but two weeks later, the dog is still  missing.

"What did you put in the paper?" her husband asks.

She  replies, "Here boy!"

A Joke

Two medical students were walking along the street
when they saw an old man walking with his legs spread
apart. He was stiff-legged and walking slowly. 
One student  said to his friend: "I'm sure that poor old
man has Peltry Syndrome. Those people walk just like that." 
The other student says: "No, I don't think so.
The old man surely has Zovitzki Syndrome.
He walks slowly and his legs are apart, just as we learned in class." 
Since they couldn't agree they decided to ask the old man.
They approached him and one of the students said to him, "We're 
medical students and couldn't help but notice the way you walk, but we couldn't agree on the syndrome you might have. Could you tell us what it is?"  

The old man said, "I'll tell you, but first you tell me what you two fine medical students think." 
The first student said, "I think it's Peltry Syndrome."  
The old man said, "You thought - but you are wrong."  
The other student said, "I think you have Zovitzki Syndrome."  
The old man said, "You thought - but you are wrong."  
So they asked him, "Well, old timer, what do you have?"  

The old man said,
"I thought it was GAS - but I was wrong, too!"

North Dakota

Normally, I would make fun of the North Dah-Ko-Tan's, but this is a well done video

I also like how they refer to the "oil rush" as opposed to how everyone who experiences it, or has experienced it, refers to it as a "boom."

Friday, January 25, 2013

An Amaz-ing Resume

Go ahead, click to add him to your wedding registry.

The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap

Sam and I dated for two years. Then, when I turned 70 and he 80, we had a joint 150th birthday party and announced our engagement. We married a year later.The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap
We came from very different backgrounds. Sam, a Japanese-American who had been interned in the camps during World War II, worked his way through college and was happily married to his Japanese-American wife for more than 40 years until her death. I grew up as a fox-hunting debutante whose colonial New York ancestors were lords of the manor of Pelham. Typical of my much-married family, I had been divorced twice.
We belonged to the same San Francisco-area running club. He was a rarity — a charming, fit, single man of 77. I wanted to get to know him better.
I devised a plan. Our mutual friend Janet had in her house a small movie theater that seated about a dozen people; she often had parties there. I called her. “This is very seventh grade,” I began. “But I’d like you to invite Sam to one of your screenings. I’ll come to any movie he’s coming to.”

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chihuahua plays with English Mastiff

Very funny. 


What I Like About Missoula Today

Simple truths


Lovers help each other undress before sex.
However after sex, they always dress on their own.

Moral of the story: In life, no one helps you once you're screwed.

When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch the stomach and say, "Congrats".

But, none of them touch the man's penis and say, "Good job".

Moral of the story: Hard work is never appreciated.

1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than on a bicycle.

2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the asshole's name.

3. If you help someone when they're in trouble, they will remember you when they're in trouble again.

4. Many people are alive only because it's illegal to shoot them.

5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Listen to some of Missoula's best music

Showcase: The ZooMAs will be taking over Missoula on February 16, 2013, and will feature 45 bands at 9 venues - all in 1 night for $10 at the door of any venue! Your wristband will allow you to come and go as you please to all 9 venues. Below is a list of the venues and categories. Don't forget to pick up the MissoulaIndependent on February 14, 2013 for a map of venues and times for each performer.
• Ole Beck VFW Post 209: Indie Pop and Rock
• Sean Kelly's: Singer/Songwriter and Folk 
• Palace: Psychedelic and Jam Band
• Feruqi's: Hip Hop and Spoken Word
• The Broadway: Electronica and Dj
• Sunrise Saloon: Bluegrass and Country
• Dark Horse: Metal and Punk
• Monks: Funk, Soul, and Reggae
• Brooks and Browns: Jazz and Blues 

You can listen to the contestants here (scroll down the page.)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What I Like About Missoula Today

Gracie is curious about the dog in our hotel room.

Trail running by my house on the lunch hour.

This in in a park by my house.

I'm waiting for that tree to come down into the river, where it will provide great cover for summer trout.

Lord knows how much it's going to cost me in flies.

The view from my office building, the view from my office.

Someday I'll stop working long enough to unpack. 

My building (and office) are an old women's dorm. 

The building is haunted.

It's haunted by the ghost of a thousand guys on Saturday morning saying, 

"So I'll see you again, right?" 

Sarah's B-Day "Brunch, Broads, Booze and Bowling"

Gracie's Missoula BFF

Vale is a sweet Maremma. Every day for her is the best day ever. I missed the picture of Gracie standing underneath her and reaching up to chew Vale's ear. 

The Cigarette Girls Burlesque

Two tickets in the balcony on Valentine's Day. Gotta love Missoula for the varied night life!

Montgomery Distillery

Red Dawn - Vodka, muddled beets, lemon syrup, soda and a sprig of thyme. 

Just What The Doctor Ordered - Vodka, lemon syrup, a salted rim, and four shakes of cayenne pepper in the middle. Sweet, Salty and Hot - same as I like my women!

Montgomery Distillery in Missoula



Sunday, January 06, 2013

2013 Legislative Preview

As the 2013 legislature arrives, here are some bills that I’m told are already being drafted by certain legislators. Some I like, some not.  You be the judge.  (For those new to the Cowgirl Blog, referring to the 2011 Nutjob Bills may provide some context).

1.  Joint Resolution of the House and Senate, acknowledging the earth is significantly greater than 6,000 years old.
2.  Joint Resolution, declaring global warming to be bad.
3.  Bill requiring all political funding sources to be disclosed, for all groups and candidates, period.
4.  Bill requiring mandatory counseling prior to divorce, for candidates running in a GOP gubernatorial primary.
5.  Bill forbidding any GOP legislator who votes to take health care from others from benefitting in any way from any aspect of taxpayer funded health care.
6.  State income tax increase for large corporations and Montana’s making more than $250,000.
7.  Bill to remove carbon monoxide detector in the Governor’s office.
8.  Bill to require legislators opposed to medical marijuana to take a lie detector test, about whether they’ve ever smoked it, and how much they smoked.
9.  Bill to require a posting, in Capitol Rotunda, of all federal farm subsidy payments to legislators.  (Did you know they are mostly TEA Partiers?)
10.  Bill to require school children to carry hand-thrown spears and guns with silencers.
11.  Constitutional amendment limiting the number of legislative referenda to three per election with citizen-authorized measures with greatest number of signatures taking priority; and raising the vote threshold needed for the legislature to send a measure directly to the ballot, to supermajority.
12.  Bill requiring security checkpoints at all public bathrooms, to inspect all transgender Montanans.
13.  Bill to establish dog kennel on Capitol grounds, to perpetuate dog-friendly state government.
14.  Constitutional Amendment to require use of branding iron by Governor when vetoing.
15.  Bill to allow fishing with silencers (and semiautomatics).
16.  Bill to allow legislators to be paid in gold dust, pixie stix, or cattle.

Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States

1. Shooting sprees are not rare in the United States. 
Mother Jones has tracked and mapped every shooting spree in the last three decades. “Since 1982, there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms across the country, with the killings unfolding in 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii,” they found. And in most cases, the killers had obtained their weapons legally:

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Worth Watching

Safety Not Guarenteed

This review is from: Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml (Personal Care)
Picture the scene: a badly sunburnt, blistered and shaved Boris Johnson carries two red Space Hoppers accross the surface of Mars. This is an accurrate description of the current state of my genital region 3 weeks after a liberal application of this product. Seriously, my once proud Biggles looks more like the lone equine survivor of a fire at a donkey sanctuary.

On the positive side i can report the following unexpected benefits:
- My pain threshold has almost trebled
- I can now pass urine in 3 positions: standing, sitting and curled in a ball weeping.
- using a shammy leather and some wax I was able to polish up my ballbag enough to act as a signal for passing ships, saving me from certain starvation one time when i was stuck on a desert island.

It is due only to point 3 that this product gets 5 stars.