Friday, February 23, 2007

Psycho sadistic??

I have been going through some severe psychological thoughts and let me tell you I did not suffer this well when I decided to get into bed this evening:



In my mood I chased it all through my bedcovers then smushed it with no mercey between my hands. That is rather gross in of its self. Then I checked everywhere else in my room, because 1 means 1000. - more anxious than ever.

Is it wrong to be able to do this with no thought? I would have killed 1000 with my bare hands if thats what it took... take that back if a 1000 cock roaches were in my bed I would simply died of a stroke or heart attack.

Then I saw this on my curtin:




I did not have my camera at attention before it ran to where ever it came from. I would never execute a lizzard as they are who keep the house safe from other pests. I must say after going through a bad emotional evening - bugs in the bed/curtin by the bed are the last thing I needed.

If anything bigger shows up in my bedroom I am going to go insane. Well at least move over to my gallery which would be less insane than staying in my bedroom

good night to all , and do not let bed bugs bite?

Psycho Sadistic is whoever is of high authority that will not let me be at peace even in my bed. I must change the sheet and look one more time all around or I will never sleep tonight.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Random pics of Mardi Gras day



one of my most telling pictures...



a bit bleak at the end, but look at more pictures


My
lots of cups



Rex passed


we were all looking for cups


They wanted a picture



The bar staff and owners legs look pretty good!




The owner and bartenders at the Mayfair



what a lovely picture - the guy insisted



a friend dressed as ms demeanor - a cop came across the street to have his pic taken


a bear down
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a telletubby down

Sunday, February 18, 2007

bacchus pictures








this was the bead catch airborn at 50' - not bad if I do not say so me self:)



I watched this at the end of my street. Even though the police decided to block it off and make an area for their employees I was still able to catch the bead de parade - and have a good time on my own. Please take a look - all 4 blocks from my house.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

why?





I am not a fan, but did all those extensions and hair weaves make this necessary or are we talking a Vulcan melt down?


She can afford great wigs, perhaps this is not the best publicity, but she got IT nationally, who figures?

I will not do anything further than say – you go girl I guess… bald is attractive for men losing their hair – not sure about a 20 something young woman… who has a million dollars?

A cry for help? I doubt it - like I said what else better than to get a bit of media.

Britney - start singing, stop singeing off the hair.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

So you add it up







I would like to know who ? thought out the formula for distributing grant money to small businesses disrupted by Katrina.

Unless you happened to be listening to WWL radio you probably would not even know that The State was planning to hand out $20K per affected business that can pass the criteria. First come first served and all in person I might add. Oh and if you are just hearing about it now – too late the application period was only 10 days.

Not to mention that the “intake centers” were all in odd places with even odder hours the whole criteria for who should or should not get the money was completely unfair and bias.

The criteria is that 2nd quarter sales figure for 2006 had to be 30% less than those for 2nd quarter 2005. Sounds fair? Not really.

You had to also be in business at least 6 months prior to Katrina.

So let’s say you open a business is Jan of 2005 – The first quarter is always hard so you don’t make much The Second Quarter goes better

1st 2005 $10000
2nd 2005 $15000.00

Then Katrina hits and you simply decide to hell with it, my business is destroyed and I may rebuild – but I really cant until well there are tourists and grants and people back.

So – you are in town filling out your sales tax forms with zeros and waiting for something to happen. Jan 06 comes around and you are still not ready to open up. April comes around and well you are sort of ready, but only really doing as you have time.
1st 2006 $0.00
2nd 2006 $5000.00

Why are the sales figures so low? Maybe you did not try to get off your ass and make the business work. Maybe you did not get a SBA loan and put your house up as collateral. May be you are simply waiting for a government hand out without doing anything.

Well if that is what you are waiting for BINGO you won. Because you sat on your ass and did nothing you qualify for the GRANT because your figures 2nd Quarter 2006 are 30% less than 2005. No questions nothing – you qualify.

Suppose you had a business that had been around for 10 years. You have put all your savings in it and have worked hard.

1st 2005 $50000.00
2nd 2005 $60000.00

Life is great – the tourists are here and then Katrina Hits.

1st 2006 $15,000.00
2nd 2006 $50,000.00

Why are the sales figures so much higher than the other guy? Well maybe you got off your ass and worked hard to build your business back up. Maybe you took out a SBA Loan and used your house as collateral. Maybe you spent hours laboring and advertising your business to get it back up and running. What – there is grant money available? WOW that is really unexpected – but great I really could use it. I have worked so hard.
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA you do not qualify. Your 2nd quarter figures when comparing 2005 to 2006 do not reflect a 30% loss. You only have a 17% loss

So you point out to the person in charge – well I worked hard and took out SBA and personal loans to get my business up and running. Sir / Madam if you would consider even an average of 1st and 2nd quarters 2005 VS. 2006 you can see that the average reflects a 41% loss – and you said I could pick a different quarter if applicable how about 1st quarter figures? That reflects a 70% loss.

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA we really did not mean you could pick a different quarter you have to use the 2nd quarter or take an average of all your quarters 2005 and compare that to 2nd quarter 2006. So you think ok let me figure this out ( trust me if you went back and got yourself up and running you will never qualify this way, but lets take a look)

1st 2005 $50000
2nd2005 $60000
3rd 2005 $45000 (remember that Katrina happened the last day of Aug – so you have 2 good months
4th 2005 $ 0.00 – say you did not even get back up and running

Well that adds up to $155,000.00 – divided by 3 quarters as you were not open 4th quarter =51,666 – which is certainly not a 30% loss against 2nd Quarter 2006.

Ok let’s pretend that you had sales 4th quarter 2005 so that we are allowed to divide by 4 instead of 3. Let’s say you make $20000.00 – not likely but let run the figures.

$175000/4 = $43750

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

You do not qualify that is only a 12% loss.

As you may note from this long accounting process, the only people that benefited from this program are the same people who have benefited by doing nothing at all through the whole process.

Yes you are correct in assuming that I did not qualify, but this is not sour grapes you hear – this is a justification of why the program was poorly done as has been every governmental attempt before during and after Katrina.

I do not think many people will read this through, but it made me feel better putting it in black and white.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

a fungus among us



How do you apologize when you know for a fact that you are the one who spread the germs?

For the past 5 days I have displayed every disgusting, nauseating symptom of what started as a simple smoker cough and developed into the toilet worshiping head throbbing torture of a person who might wish for death over one minute more.

I have been out of circulation so I am not sure where I contracted the new virus that is attacking the city along with black mold and tornados, but if I could find the person who gave it to me; I would certainly shake their hand and say “back at ya”.

I stayed away from my accounting j0b – though they probably thought it was all psychosomatic; so that I did not infect anyone. I was not as kind at my gallery where I managed through airborne germ warfare to give it to one of my artists.

I feel a bit better now, but do feel the guilt of passing on one of the most colorful viruses that I have had the displeasure of contracting in the past 10 years.

Michael Jackson may seem odd, but I bet he significantly reduces his risks of being contaminated or contaminating through said oddness.



To my artist, I am very sorry and if you need anything please ask. To my co- workers, I am psychotic at times, but I never miss work unless it is necessary and I of course only have YOUR well being in mind when I do.

If I am not in after Mardi Gras Day Celebrations, please assume it is because I have caught not only beads, but another deadly germ and feel the altruistic need to spare you.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

No conspiracy this time...





Anna Nichole Smith: A train wreck waiting to happen?

I have spent quite a bit of time on this blog speculating about the death of her son. I will not do the same conspiracy thing with her. No matter what the autopsy reports show: death by Trim Spa, death by accidental OD (on trim spa) or something more natural like a heart attack or viral meningitis the whole story is quite the American tragedy.

I had a panic attack on the way home this evening, so severe that I had to pull over and ask a friend to come and drive me home. I think that my overactive hypochondriac imagination got the best of me when they said on the news that the only thing that they could think of with regard to Anna’s death was that she was experiencing flu like symptoms before she died.

3 weeks ago a good friend of my parents who was only 54 displayed flu like symptoms. She told her husband that she did not feel up to going to the airport to pick up her mother; so she would stay home and get the house ready for the visit. When her husband and mother came home she was passed out on the kitchen floor and died 5 hours later. Viral meningitis was the cause of death.

I will end my post on that note as I do not want to trigger any further panic attacks!

Many thanks to my friend who drove me home this evening. I would do the same for you!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

12?






This gets my “yuck” vote for the week. The above pictured man shaved off his body hair and had his “grandfather” enroll him in school as a Seventh Grader.

Above pictured actually is a 29 year old sex offender who was living in a trailer with his “grandfather” and ‘uncle” who are both sex offenders and a 43 year old man who because he does not have a prior record is not yet considered a sex offender.

Apparently uncle and gramps bought into the story that the 29 year old was actually 12 which is why they were allowing him to live with his 43 year old roommate in their trailer, encouraging the 29 year old to go and entice his young school mates back to the trailer.

School officials sort of caught on after a while when they realized that the German Birth Certificate presented by the 29 year old was in lbs not kilograms. They thought he might be 15... The catch was only made after the school nurse who was giving a routine temp read got makeup on her hands after touching his face and made note of "stubble". Why he let her read his tempeture and touch is face is a whole other cause to pause - so I will just move on.

Beyond the obvious disgusting of this whole story is the knowledge that people are STUPID and they are out there preying on children. Not to say that it would be better to have SMART people preying on children, but unfortunately there are a lot of them out there too, and they simply do not get caught.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

bear treats




A good game in the rain, I guess Grossman was wishing for snow.
In New Orelans we were routing for a Manning win.

Anyone that might support The Washington Redskins might remember that their team did not make the final four – The New Orleans Saints did; with a son of New Orleans winning the Super Bowl.

– Payton is true brew New Orleans with Dad supporting him all the way, and it was almost as good as Saints win.

What is even better is that the dissenters were wrong, GRRRRRRRRR to Bears – maybe if we are scared of camping: we should not be so “campy” in our posts.


GEAUX Colts and I WILLINGLY am ready to take gentlemen bets on for next year.

The Saints: Super Bowl Bound: Winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YA COLTS

Friday, February 02, 2007

Super bowel Nasty



I must say, I asked a friend to p/up the items that would constitute 7 layer dip. He gave me a bill for $40.00 and said I am “not sure about that guacamole”.

$40.00 seemed really a bit much given the enormous thing of chips from Sam’s was just $5.00.

I took a look at the questionable guac- and realized that he had paid $15.00 for it. ($8:00 and one $7.00) I think I will by my own avocado and do my own version –

Of course I had to check out the guacamole –and yes it is very yummy with 8000 calories per teaspoon – so I have decided to suck up the cost and serve it as my super bowl trophy dish.

I shall tell my thin friends that it is all good – because that would not be lying.

As I have to evidently get this football thing out of my system, I will post pics of the dip and of the people/victims of wonderful yummy calories that are eating it.

ps - I posted the chips and dips before the saints and philly played and the saints took it: as an omen I hope this works for the colts