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Friday, February 29, 2008

Something to ponder over the weekend...

Whether Democrat or Republican, I think you'll get a kick out of this!

A little boy goes to his dad and asks, 'What is Politics?' Dad says, 'Well son, let me try to explain it this way:

I am the head of the family, so call me The President. Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government. We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People. The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class. And your baby brother, we will call him the Future Now think about that and see if it makes sense.'

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper. So the little boy goes to his parent's room and finds his mother asleep Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed .

The next morning, the little boy says to his father, 'Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now. '

The father says, 'Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.'

The little boy replies, 'The President is screwing the Working Class while the Government is sound asleep.

The People are being ignored and the Future is in deep #$ @!! ^&

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Message in a Bottle Meme...What ever shall I do?

HELP ME! HELP ME! I'm in Queen Mimi's dungeon and I must get out. There are eerie creepy crawly things down here and I don't like them. Especially that nasty, big eyed, slimey frog over there on the wall. EWWWWWW!!!

Ok, you don't have to help me get out... I'll do it on my own... fine!!! ;-)

I've been tagged with a Message in a Bottle meme...

**Start Copy**

Here are the rules: You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Anonymous or not.

What message would you like to send out to the universe?

Message In A Bottle Meme

1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle

2. Right click and Save the graphic below

3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture

4. Post the meme and these rules on your blog

5. Return your "Message In a Bottle" to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com, sign the Mr. Linky below and leave a comment HERE telling me you've finished. IF YOU WANT YOUR MESSAGE TO BE ANONYMOUS PLEASE SAY SO.

6. Tag a minimum of five people - or your entire blogroll - to do the same. Notify them of the tag.

Well folks, here it is... my message in a bottle

I really had a hard time with this one. I hope that it's good enough to get me out of this creepy dungeon. I don't know why I couldn't get it to format any better. I've NEVER had this problem before. HMMMM

Heavens to Betsy... I can't even get the linky thingy to work... what ever shall I do???

So I know that I'm suppose to tag five people. But since I'm probably one of the last few I tag who ever hasn't done theirs yet.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

My Personality????

First of all I want to say congratulations to the University of Tennessee Men's basketball team. Unfortunately they beat my Memphis Tigers Saturday night but what a game it was.

Anyone who follows sports knows that the Tigers can't hit a free throw worth a crap so they left 11 points on the free throw line. That can cost any team a game and so it did.

However, we now have No. 1 Tennessee and N0. 2 Memphis in the AP poll... so I'm still happy.

Tennessee has to play Vanderbilt Tuesday night on the road. Hearing a lot of talk that Tennessee may have problems with them. They also have to play Turnbaby's Kentucky Wildcats soon and from my understanding the Wildcats will be out for blood. So that being said... Memphis could be No. 1 again... time will tell.

One thing is for certain, they will have a No. 1 seed come tourny time... this I'm sure...

So I found this over at Julie's who found it over at Trav's who found it ... well I don't know... but I thought it was cute and decided to find out what my true personality was...

So I did the first one with my real name

The Recipe For Lee Ann
3 parts Happiness
2 parts Courage
1 part Playfulness

Splash of Humor

Limit yourself to one serving. This cocktail is strong!

Here's the one with my alias

The Recipe For Dixie
3 parts Understanding
2 parts Superiority
1 part Giddiness

Splash of Wisdom

Finish off with whipped cream

Which one is the REAL me... Can you guess???

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Friday, February 22, 2008



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2/22/2008 5:23 PM

www.use-antivirus . com - This is what is showing as the link

Because I believe that it is some type of virus. I permanently delete any comments that look like this.

This is the 2nd one I've got this week. The first one was from Jon.
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Let the hype begin.

Click the picture for more information about The University Of Memphis Tigers.... GO TIGERS GO!!!!!!!!!
Picture courtesy of gotigersgo.com

The No. 1 University of Memphis Tigers and the No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers both won Wednesday night, setting up a showdown between the teams Saturday. It will be the first 1-2 meeting since No. 2 Ohio State beat No. 1 Wisconsin 49-48 last Feb. 25.

I won't go into a lot of detail. All I will say is GO TIGERS GO!!!!!!!!

Be sure to tune in to ESPN Saturday February 23 8:00 PM CST to watch one of the best basketball games EVER!!!!!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Forget the helmet...

True meaning of skid marks.... damn that HAD to have hurt...

Really busy right now. Will try and post more tomorrow night.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Manic Monday

Today's Manic Monday word is brought to you by the number 2. Thanks Mo!

I'm posting TWO classic songs by Meatloaf...

I have never seen or heard anybody come close to singing with the same level of passion and intensity as Meatloaf. His amazing voice sends chills up my spine and gives me goose bumps all over!

I can remember parking on a deserted road and making out with my 17 year old boyfriend in his dads car with these TWO songs playing on the tape cassette. That was many, many moons ago. Some good songs and some good things never change. The boy has since gone, but I always remember that special time in my life when I hear this song :). Songs like this are timeless.


Here is another classic


The majority of the music today is crap. These are timeless classics. So here you have my TWO song choices for today.



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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

You For Me - Johnny Gill

For the man who stole my heart and promised to never return it.
For my true soulmate.
For the man who I love unconditionally because he truly loves me unconditionally.

Everytime I Close My Eyes - Babyface

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Marines Fight for Us, Let's Fight for Them


I received this in my work e-mail today. I find what the city of Berkeley is doing is repulsive. What gives this City the right to treat our Marine Corps this way?

I have put in three links here just in case you miss one.

Please go to Move America Forward and check it out. You will find some very interesting reading.

The below is from Senator Jim DeMent:

The City Council of Berkeley last week voted to ask the U.S. Marine Corps to vacate their recruiting office in town, and that if they chose to stay they did so as "uninvited and unwelcome intruders." Berkeley also voted to give the radical liberal group Code Pink a parking space to protest the Marine Corps and urged them to "impede, passively or actively" the work of Marine Corps recruiters.

During debate of the resolution, one council member called the Marines "the President's own gangsters" and "trained killers." Another said the Marines had given the country "horrible karma" and said they had a history of "death and destruction. " In a document drafted to support the resolution against the Marines, the council stated: "Military recruiters are sales people known to lie to and seduce minors and young adults into contracting themselves into military service with false promises regarding jobs, job training, education and other benefits."

I do not believe a city that has turned its back on our country's finest deserves $2 million worth of pork-barrel projects. This week I introduced the Semper Fi Act of 2008. The bill would rescind over $2 million in hidden earmarks for Berkeley, California in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and transfer the funds to the Marine Corps But I need your help.

I'm currently working with MoveAmericaFoward. org to petition members of Congress to support the Semper Fi Act of 2008.

Here are some ways you can help:

Tell five people to tell five people about the situation in Berkeley, CA

Call the Berkeley County Council Members and tell them to support the troops

Meanwhile, the Marines will continue to bring peace, security, and freedom to the citizens of Berkeley, whether they like it or not. There is a well known slogan outside the Marine Air Base in Beaufort, SC warning passersby of the jets' loud noises. The slogan says, "The noise you hear is the sound of freedom."

The irony is the Marines are glad to do it and that is why most Americans are so proud of them. The Marines risk so much fighting for us, now it's time us to fight for them.


Senator Jim DeMint

P.S. We can strengthen America. Change begins with you, so please get involved today and sign the petition at MoveAmericaForward.org

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Manic Monday

Manic Monday word is HEART. Thank you Mo!

So the first thing I thought of was my true soulmate, Tony, who has my HEART.

Valentines Day Candy Heart

Then the next two people to have my HEART are my two beautiful children, Matt and Kaitlin...

Valentines Day Candy Heart

Without these three I would have no HEART.

Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 3:51 PM 9 comments

Thursday, February 07, 2008

As for us.... We are safe.

Thanks to all of you who have e-mailed me since Tuesday night. What a wicked night of storms. There are no words to describe the devastation that has hit not only Tennessee but Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky.

Most of you know that I live in a very small community of 365 people. Everybody knows everybody and if one of those tornados had come through this community it would have wiped it out.

There were two that was spotted to hit our small town head on. They didn't... one went round to the south of us and one went around to the north of us. We are blessed. There were so many more that wasn't. The one that went south of us is another small community which is only 4 miles down the road. The one that went north and hit is about 10 miles from my town. Again... we were blessed.

I'm sure everyone has heard of the tornado that hit Jackson, TN. I work in Jackson. I work about 3 - 4 miles from Union University which was heavily damaged. The tornado went right over our plant but did not touch it.

Please remember to keep all the victims of this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.

If this is any indication of March and April... I'm moving somewhere else.

Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 7:07 PM 9 comments

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Because I'm the Mom.... that's why!!!!

How many times have you said to your kids... no wait... yelled at your kids... "BECAUSE I'M THE MOM.... THAT WHY!?!?!?!?!" I have found myself saying that in my sleep...

While I was doing some blog rounds I found this youtube video over at Lois' place.

What this funny lady has done has taken what any mom would say in a 24 hour period and condensed it to 2:55... yes that's right... two minutes 55 seconds...

Let me tell you this is absolutely hilarious. I can sooooooooo relate ... ENJOY!

Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 5:54 PM 16 comments

Monday, February 04, 2008

Manic Monday

Mo has said the Manic Monday word is BLUE. Thanks Mo...

When I first saw this the first thing that popped into my mind was the NCAA No. 1 Men's Basketball Team. Yes, that's right I'm talking about the UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS TIGERS!!!!!! GO BLUE!!!!

The University of Memphis squad remain the ONLY unbeaten team in the nation ... Currently they are 21-0 overal and 6-0 in conference play. They are ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll and No. 1 in the ESPN/USA Today poll. They will remain No. 1 as they beat UTEP on Saturday.

It's not like the Tigers haven't made enough history already this season. With Coach Caliparis' eighth 20-win campaign overall, moving past former Memphis great Larry Finch seven 20-win season. Coach Cal is the only coach in Tiger basketball history to direct his squad to eight consecuitve 20 win campaigns.

With the victory over UTEP Saturday, the Tigers broke the program's best ever start at 21-0. The last time the Tigers started off with this record was the 1985-86 season. That squad also began the year with 20-0 record before losing its 21st games at Virginia Tech on February 1, 1986.

It's the season of the Tigers .... GO BLUE!!!!!!!

Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 4:49 PM 12 comments

Friday, February 01, 2008

Autism Awareness

Beautiful video and song and phenomenal reason to watch...
The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed.

It's true...check it out here: SNOPES

The funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.

Click the baby picture for the video

I am so very thankful that neither one of my children was diagnosed with this horrible disease. However, there are so many that are and there is NO CURE.

For the sake of all the families who have autistic children please, please click the baby above and watch the video. This is a beautiful little girl whose family is wanting something done.

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