Saturday, January 31, 2009

Feeling Blue?

Here is a handful of happiness
to cheer you up!

Today's To Do List

  1. Take trash to dump
  2. Wash dishes
  3. Get a hair cut
  4. Clean the car
  5. Go to the grocery store

That should cover everything, or at least the most important ones for today!

Update: I got everything but the hair cut and the car washed. The hair cut I simply ran out of time. The car wash I went to was out of order, so maybe tomorrow I can find a working one on the way to meet my mother. I did get the inside detailed. I also went through the closet for Goodwill items. So far, 4 suits, 2 pairs of leather pants, a pair of leather overalls, a pair of denim overalls, and 4 vest. I haven't tackled the dress shirts yet.

Good Job

Churches: Making life miserable for over
2000 years!

A Life of Privilege

I woke up early this morning for some reason. As I laid there in bed, debating whether to get up, memories of people I have called friends welled up. It made me kinda sad this morning, that I have lost touch with so many people that I once held so dear. Those special people that suddenly enter your life, enrich it beyond measure, then fade into the past. I can only hope that they understood what an impact they had on my life. That some how, without knowing I returned the privilege of their friendships with my own. It's sad when time, money, distance or any circumstance goes against the bonds formed with others. I often wonder what became of so many people I've made that brief but intense connection with. I hope that they have enjoyed what time we shared together in friendship as much as I did. Those memories hold a special place in my heart. They give me hope for the future, shine a light on the past and yes, give me that warm, fuzzy feeling, we all seek. There are so many I'd love to reconnect with, but in all honesty, I wouldn't even know where to start. So here is a shout out to them, where ever they are, what ever they may now be doing; Thank you for the privilege of your friendships from each of you. May your lifes' be as blessed as you have made mine. And may our paths one day cross again.

Art Appreciation

I can't imagine what this is
suppose to immortalize.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Tease

I would so snuggle on the sofa
and watch a movie with him!

What Sign is Your True Love?

Your True Love Is a Cancer

Why you'll love a Cancer:

Cancer's loyal and sincere heart makes your own sensitive heart melt.

Caring and devoted, a Cancer will take the lead in pursuing you - and not give up!

Why a Cancer will love you:

You're laid back enough to deal with Cancer's little mood swings and freak-outs.

A fellow homebody, you know how make Cancer comfortable and at home with you.

I don't think I've ever dated a Cancer before

Knight in Shining Armour

Over the years I've dated a lot of guys and tricked with many more. I wouldn't say I'm a slut by any stretch, but I'm not naive either. I've learned a lot about myself and relationships in the process, so even the ones that didn't work out for some reason, I consider time well spent. I've been single now for going on 9 years. It does get lonely. I could prowl the bars or hook up web sites. At my age neither appeals to me. I still think about my ex. I still think that maybe, one day I'll find another guy that I will form that kind of bond with. I don't go looking for it. I have learned that is when you won't find it, even if you lower your standards, which I refuse to do. Sex isn't as important as it once was, but companionship is. Compatibility is. Common interest and conversation is. Looks aren't as important as personality and humor, though attraction is still a must in some form. I've wondered occasionally what my next ex will be like. I wonder what his name will be. I don't dwell on it much. It really doesn't make a difference as long as it isn't David or Dave. I think that will be just too odd for me. I'm not really waiting for my knight to appear just as I'm not seeking him. I do have my eyes open. My ear to the ground. When he appears I'll know it. I'll know how to proceed. I've learned something after all these years.

My Done List

I cut some underbrush and small trees.

I marked some larger trees to remove with a chainsaw.

I burned some trash.

Now Izzy and I are going to run some errands together.

The Truth

You can make a difference!


Celebrate the end
of the week!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sweet Dreams

provided by this hot babe!

Weirdness Week

I keep thinking today is Wednesday for some reason. This whole day has seemed a bit off. The week has too. Maybe its just me. Or the weather. Or because the days are slowly getting longer. Or the schedule I had planned out for the week. Whatever is the cause, I'm glad it is almost over.
My parents are going to the lake house for the weekend. I'm glad. They need a break from working on the other place. It will also give them to chance to see the grand kids play in some games on Saturday. I can't remember the last time they went. I'm sure it has been over a year.
While they are away, it will also give me some time to catch up on some chores I've put off to help them. I desperately need to go to the trash dump. I need to clean up the house and the car. I also want to go over to my property and mark some trees to be saved and others to be cut. Maybe even clean out some of the under brush a little. I have some boxes I need to go through. I can't even remember what's in them any more. Also sort out some other stuff I want to get rid of, either with my mother's yard sale this spring or give to Goodwill. There seems to be more things to do than hours in the day. I also bought a chandelier when my mother and I went antique shopping last week. I want to spray paint it black and use it in my bedroom at the new place. I also want to make some new floral arrangements, if I can get all the other crap out of the way first. My mother wants me to come to Salisbury Sunday to attend an antique and collectible market at the arena there. It seems there is much to do. I'll see Monday how much I actually got completed.

Can't Have it Both Ways

Is anyone else a little tired of the church wanting their rights protected while trampling upon the rights of others? I certainly am. I'm fed up with the hypocrisy the churches represent as truth. While I believe deeply in a supreme being that I refer to as God, I don't force my beliefs on others or hold them in contempt if they don't believe the same. I don't think that one can follow the Bible to the letter nor can you pick and choose whatever suits you, when it suits you. I think it is a history lesson at best, myth for the most part and a guide in the least. I'm sick of hearing from pontificating mouthpieces claiming to know the will of God or hold the only keys to heaven. I keep hoping that these pious individuals at the head of the mega churches will wake up to the error of their ways. My understanding of Bible doesn't support what they preach. It isn't Christ like to shove your beliefs onto someone else. You lead by example and they come to you. Never once did Jesus ever try to pass laws to force his will onto others, nor did he every say any of his believers should. Today's holy relics called churches are a far cry from the originals. They will pay dearly for it too, just as we will if we allow them to get away with it.

The Formative Years


Well, this semester is off to a great start! The first assignment was turned in last week. I made 100 on the first part and skipped the second part of it, so that was a zero! I totally didn't notice that there were two parts to the assignment. This week's assignment was due on the 28th by 6pm. I completed it at 7pm last night. I went the entire day thinking the 28th was Thursday, so I guess that will be another zero! And the text book is still out of stock at the book store. The teacher must think I'm an idiot by now. It isn't shaping up too well at the moment. Hopefully, I can get my act together soon.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Let It Snow (again soon)

These are from the snow we had last week or so.

I've been trying to upload a video of me and

Izzy out while it was still falling, but

obviously, I wasn't successful.

It's Still Standing

The new roof line for the front with the old porch.

Side view of the old porch with old columns removed.
New floor boards.

New post across the front.

New extension on side of the steps.
We still have trim work, painting, railings and
plantings to install. The structural part
is finished now.

Hump Day

Just another day in the rat race!

Morning Giggle

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Do You Have a Type A Personality?

You Have A Type A Personality

You are hyper and energetic - your mind is always active

You tend to succeed at everything you attempt

And if you don't succeed at first, you quickly climb your way to the top!

You could be called a workaholic, but you also make time for fun

As long as something is competitive, you're interested

You have the perfect personality for success in business and athletics

Me a workaholic?

Awe Struck Thankfulness

Unbelievable! Who would have thought it possible? I'm awe struck! This little blog has came so far in such a short period of time. It is all because of YOU! The loyal and faithful readers of Ultra Dave. On September 13th 2008, I wrote my first post. I was voicing my opinion about the government and the up coming election. It seems that I wrote a great deal in the beginning about politics, just to vent and make myself feel better in these uncertain times. I began to open up more about myself and my life as I grew more comfortable with the format. Slowly I picked up followers and more visitors, each with their own unique personality and story. We grew together as a close circle of friends, that I've come to cherish. The experience has been heart warming. Today celebrates my 10,000th visitor, 20 followers and 692 comments to date. This post is my 593rd, since September 13th. I even started a second, more mature blog with 10 followers of its own. I want to thank each you for making my days brighter and giving me something to look forward to everyday. It has truly been a joy and a privilege to share a little of myself with y'all through writings, cartoons, photos and the like. I look forward to our shared time together!

School Daze

Well if that don't beat all! It seems as though the school finally figured out that they made a boo boo by canceling a class. My instructor call me Sunday at home to let me know that the class was being offered again starting February 9th. While being overjoyed about the offering, the time the class is to be held sucks, from 5:30 to 8:30 in the evenings on Mondays and Thursdays. I went today and registered for it, bought the book again and now I wait. It is a class I need for my certification and unless I want to take 10 years to get it at the rate they offer these classes, I figured I might as well go ahead with it. I guess enough people complained that they reconsidered. They should have thought of that to begin with.


Drag Queen Name Generator

Your Drag Queen Name Is: Ophelia Cox

You go girl!

What's For Lunch?

Are reservations needed?

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Kiss Goodnight

One thing leads to another.

What a Mighty Good Man

Thus far, with the exception of the Rick Warren incident, I've have been very happy with what Obama has done this far. I believe he truly has America's best interest at heart in his decisions. It really is a breathe of fresh air. The economy will take time to repair, it didn't disintegrate over night. It won't be on the upswing overnight either. I'm glad he isn't afraid to ask for expert advice on policy making. I do wish that things could happen at a quicker pace, just so I can say, "I told you so" sooner. It appears that things are headed in the right direction if we keep up the pressure to follow through, even if so far it seems unnecessary. I feel this country is on the cusp of a new age of rebirth and revitalization that has been desperately lacking for the last 2 decades.
Bless his heart, Bill Clinton tried but the Republicans were too busy with trite matters to worry about the country. This go round, I hope and pray, that will change. I'm excited about the future for once in this country. It has been a long time since I felt any pride in the government or the people. We are off to a great start. We just need to keep the momentum.

Hammer Time

Today, My father and I are gonna attempt to finish flooring the porch. I certainly hope it goes quicker than the last time. It should now that the hardest part is finished; the framing and squaring. Here's to bent nails and all!

Monday Tease

He maybe waiting for you
to return from work!

In Honor of English Teachers

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ready For Monday?

Hope your weekend measured
up to your expectations!


Yesterday, after returning from the Home and Garden Show with my mother, I stopped by the grocery store on the way home. I needed to pick up some dog food and begging strips for Izzy, least he revolt and start gnawing my leg. I wonder over to the deli section and picked up a small but delicious chocolate creme pie, then moseyed over to the wine section for a bottle of Ecco Domani Chardonnay Pinot Grigio (the only type I can drink without an instant headache) and then proceeded to track down the pet food aisle. Low and behold, I approached a lady that looked very familiar. She had that look of recognition on her face as well. It was my absolute favorite teacher in high school! I hadn't seen her in 25 years! I gave her a hug and we chatted briefly. She retired after becoming principle there and then returned to college herself. Now she is a minister with her own church somewhere in the western part of the county! She looked the about the same, maybe a few pounds extra. I'm surprised she recognized me at all with the extra 40 pounds I've gain in the last 4 years. I was absolutely delighted to see her. She was always a class act. I was fortunate enough to have her for a homeroom teacher and 3 English classes during high school. She was always such a cool lady. That did my heart good!

What Hand Gesture Are You?

You Are an "A-OK"

Your life philosophy can be summed up as, "Whatever will be, will be."

Your greatest wish is to live each day a little better than the next.

You are naturally calm and stable. Some people would call you a rock.

You feel one with the world. You are a spiritual person, though no one who knows you would guess it.


Today's Plans

I'm just gonna hang around
the house.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Home Work

We had blast. There were so many cool products, but we resisted the urge to splurge. I gathered information about a lot of products I had an interest in. The top two being insulation and lap pools. My mother was interested in replacement windows for the house. I love hanging out with my mother. We both have good taste, and expensive. She can't say she doesn't know where I get it from. There where some beautiful plants but nothing I hadn't seen locally. I also found a very reasonable, local granite counter top fabricator. I'm hoping to be able to have them since the kitchen is so small. I never realized just a lap pool would be so expensive! I'm still gonna leave some space in the backyard just in case. My mother fell in love with a pergola that had an outdoor stone fireplace. It was beautiful but the price seemed rather high to me. Of course, all the prices are high at these type of shows. I'm so glad I went. We are both exhausted from 3 hours of non stop walking. I think I need a nap. (There was some very cute guys there, but very hard to cruise with your mother, plus I've never been very good at it.)

Saturday Tease

I'll gladly cross that bridge when I come to it!

Saturday's Agenda

My mother and I are going to a Home and Garden Show today in Salisbury, about an hour's drive from here. I love these type events. There are so many cool things to see and purchase. Most times some nice eye candy as well! It a great source for ideas and inspiration for gardens too. Since I still haven't decided how to set my meditation/memory garden apart from the rest of the yard, maybe I'll come across something creative that I haven't considered yet. We always have fun going shopping together anyway, regardless of whether we purchase anything or not. Oddly, she purchases more than I do when we are together, though she always offers to buy me something. It will be great to get out of the house for a while too. I guess Izzy can enjoy himself while I'm gone, even if I feel a wee bit guilty leaving him alone for a few hours. Posting will be very light for me today while I'm away. But rest assured, I'll be thinking of y'all anyway and what to post when I return.

Here's Your Sign

I wonder if they offer lay-away?

Friday, January 23, 2009

I Feel Pretty

Oh so pretty! So witty and gay!

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