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Mira's Journal
Mira's Journal
February 13, 2014

Snow to Wine index in the affected Southern. Yes, that is Wine - not Whine

I live in the orange band. It's still snowing hard. What to do?
February 12, 2014

What is is called when your phone garbles your words? I looked out my window and said "Treacherous"

I said "Treacherous" about conditions on my street and the phone sent out:

"True Wrecked Your Ass"

February 11, 2014

Rand Paul: Hillary Could Be Derailed by Little-Known Lewinsky Affair - secret told by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Potential Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) said today that he believes he has a “secret weapon” that will derail Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House bid: “A little-known affair between her husband and a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.”

Appearing on the Fox News Channel, Paul told the host Sean Hannity, “Sean, when the American people find out about this scandal, they are going to be shocked, truly shocked. It didn’t get a lot of coverage at the time.”
Asked by Hannity how the scandal could have remained under wraps for so long, Paul replied, “You’ll have to ask Bill and Hillary that. Let’s just say they’ve pulled a lot of strings to keep this story out of the mainstream media.”
“Unfortunately for them, Sean, I have the details on this juicy scandal and I’m prepared to share them with the American people,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a game-changer.”

While he believes that the shocking revelations about President Clinton’s Oval Office dalliances will be enough to destroy Hillary’s 2016 ambitions, Paul confirmed that he has other arrows in his quiver.
“It turns out that Hillary was involved in a business deal called Whitewater,” he said. “When the American people find out about this, it’s going to blow their minds.”

February 9, 2014

You folks gave me the courage to enter a contest

I just found out about this contest yesterday, and today was the deadline. Without your kind encouragement about my photos in general I would never have considered entering.

It was fun to rummage through my files, but the one with the man and dog I took yesterday afternoon when I also took the photos of playing in the dirt

They let you enter 4 photos, and here they are.
I made the choices based on what they may like, but also what I like which is evidenced in the one of the ducks on water. It does not have a chance, and I had others, but I just groove with that one.


Sunday at Salem Lake

Salem Creek Conversation

Ducks on Rock Quarry Waters

Swamp on Reynolda Road

February 7, 2014

Nice and fitting goodbye to Jay Leno

Many wonderful attributes and kudos.
Billy Crystal Garth Brooks Oprah Winfrey and more.
But the best thing was when Jay, in saying goodbye to us as he kept breaking down in tears, praised that he was able to work with UNIONIZED NBC.

He had a great section about politics through the last 22 years, surely we will see a clip of it tomorrow.
But I cannot help but think that his "unionized" comment gave us an idea in parting about his political leanings which he did not feel free to disclose while working his show.
Wishing Jay well!

February 6, 2014

Sochi Hotel Guests Complain About Topless Portraits of Putin in Rooms unveiled by Andy Borowitz

Sochi Hotel Guests Complain About Topless Portraits of Putin in Rooms
unveiled by Andy Borowitz

SOCHI (The Borowitz Report)—With the Olympics underway, hundreds of visitors to Sochi are complaining that they checked into expensive hotel rooms only to find them decorated with seminude portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The portraits, showing Mr. Putin shirtless and riding a variety of mammals, adorn the walls of virtually every hotel room constructed especially for the Olympics and were created at a cost of over two million dollars, Olympic officials said.
Tracy Klugian, who travelled from Ohio with his wife to attend the Sochi Games, said that he was appalled to find his hotel room dominated by a gigantic portrait of a shirtless Putin riding what appears to be a bear.
Said Mr. Klugian, “I did not travel thousands of miles just to be grossed out.”

For his part, President Putin has been dismissive of the complaints, today calling the hotel guests “babies who cry.”
“These people who are complaining about what is on their walls should be grateful,” he said. “At least they got one of the hotel rooms with walls.”


February 5, 2014

Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 - Borowitz observes

REDMOND, WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Bill Gates’ first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founder struggled for hours to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade.
The installation hit a snag early on, sources said, when Mr. Gates repeatedly received an error message informing him that his PC ran into a problem that it could not handle and needed to restart.
After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success.
While the two men worked behind closed doors, one source described the situation as “tense.”
“Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,” the source said.
A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’ first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7.

February 4, 2014

One line Satan forgot in his love note to Paul Ryan is:

I so look forward to working with you side by side throughout eternity.

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