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Star Trek Meets Monty Python

For those of you not on my Facebook – I thought this was good for a laugh. Hope you agree.


Blogging bored – copied a questionnaire.

A blogging buddy posted her questionnaire on her blog yesterday. Give it a try . I answered iit there but decided I would post it here too. Of course since she is one of my best readers, I am probably being a little redundant, but what the heck.

1. What was the highlight of your week?
Not a good week
2. Whose car were you in last?
My own. Ditto
3. When is the next time you will kiss someone?
Who knows, miracles can happen. Ditto.
4. What color shirt are you wearing?
A blue t-shirt gown
5. How long is your hair?
6. Are you good looking?
Of course. As long as there are no mirrors around.
7. Last movie you watched?
Don’t remember.
8. Who were you with?
9. Last thing you ate?
Grape Nut Flakes.
10. Last thing you drank?
11. When was the last time you had your heart broken?
It breaks a little every day. Ditto.
12. Who came over last?
A fellow artist friend.
13. Are you happy right now?
14. What did you say last?
Something to the cat. Like – why are you always in the way. She manages to get right in the path even when I just decided to go there.
15. Where is your phone?
At my left hand.
16. What color are your eyes?
17. Are you left-handed?
18. Spell your name without vowels:
crlyn dnnll or does Y count as a vowel?
19. Do you have any pets?
Sasha cat.
20. Favourite Vacation?
What’s that?
21. What do you dislike currently?
Weedeater noise. Amen. Also my life in general. :-(
22. What are you listening to?
TV in the background. Mycroft Holmes (brother to Sherlock)..
23. If you could have one thing right now what would it be?
$100K or my son and grandkids here.
24. What is your favorite scent?
A David Austin old English Rose. Gertrude Jekyll for one.
25. Who makes you happiest?
My grandkids..
26. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Facebook probably :-[
27. When is your birthday?
21 July 19??.
28. Who has the same phone as you?
I have no idea.
29. Last time you went swimming in a pool?
Last year sometime.
30. Do you read your horoscope?
31. Where was the last place you bought something?
Grocery store
32. How do you feel about your hair right now?
33. Do you bite your nails?
34. Do you have any expensive jewelery?
Not really.
36. Myspace or facebook?
37. How fast have you driven a car?
100 :-].
38. Have you ever smoked?
Yes. a little back in college. VERY long time ago.
39. What was or is your favorite subject in school?
Music and Anthropology.
40. Do you have Verizon?
41.What type of boy or girl do you usually fall for?
Seems to be ones that aren’t that interested in me. :-( .
42. Do you have any hidden talents?
Not that I know of.
43. Favorite Song?
The Rose – Bette Midler …
44. Do you like to sing at all?
A little.
45. Dream Job?
Being paid to blog. Me too.
46. Where does most of your family live?
USA – Texas, Minnesota and California.
47. Are you an only child or do you have siblings?
Grew up as an only child but found a half sister later in life.
48. Would you consider yourself to be spoiled?
49. What was the first thing you thought when you woke up?
What am I going to do?
50. Do you drink?
A little.
51. Know any other languages?
52. Ever write a coded message?
53. Have you ever been IN a wedding?
Several times.
54. Do you have any children?
Yes, one son.
55. Did you take a nap today?
Yes. Always tired it seems.
56. Who has the same birthday as you?
Ernest Hemingway
57. Ever met anyone famous before?
Many times
58. Do you want to be famous one day?
Nah. Just well off.?
59. Any Pet Peeves?
Weedeater noise..
60. Are you multitasking right now?
61. Last supper
some stirfry with chicken.
62. What is your least favorite chore?
All of them?
63. Last place you drove your car?
To the friggin’ mechanics
64. Ever been out of the country?
Several times.
65. Where were you born?
Los Angeles.
66. Could you handle being in the military?
67. What is your average cell phone bill?
68. Who are you thinking about right now?
The person that blogged this questionairre. :-\
69. When was the last time you laughed REALLY hard?
A few days ago??
70. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Who knows?.
71. Are your toes always painted?
72. How many piercings do you have?
One in each ear. Conservative.
73. What are you doing today?
Trying to cull out mess and throw things away. .
74. Have you ever been gambling?
Slot machines a few times.
75. When is the last time you updated your page?

How do you go to the bathroom in space?

Several people have asked this question, so here is some information. There’s even a book. How Do You Go To The Bathroom In Space? [Paperback] William R. Pogue (Author) at Amazon.com

Toilet Use: http://space.about.com/cs/spaceshuttles/a/bathroominspace.htm

Since there is no gravity to either hold a toilet bowl full of water in place or pull human wastes down, designing a toilet for zero-gravity was not an easy task. NASA had to develop a way to use air flow to make the urine or feces go where they wanted.

There is a toilet on each space shuttle which can be used by men or women. Although it is designed to be as much as possible like those on Earth, there are a number of changes. Straps are in place to hold feet against the floor. Pivoting bars swing across the thighs, ensuring the user remains seated. Since the system operates on a vacuum, a tight seal is essential.

Besides the main toilet bowl, there is a hose, which is utilized as a urinal by men and women. It can be used in a standing position or can be attached to the commode by a pivoting mounting bracket for use in a sitting position. A separate receptacle allows for disposal of wipes. All three units use flowing air instead of water to move waste through the system.

The human waste is separated and solid wastes are compressed and stored on-board, and then removed after landing. Waste water is vented to space, although future systems may recycle it. The air is filtered to remove odor and bacteria and then returned to the cabin.

Hopefully, there is sufficient reading material aboard for the task.

The Orbital Workshop waste management compartment

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA-MSFC) A wide-angle view of the Orbital Workshop waste management compartment. The actual toilet's down the hall, to your right.

Other links:




A friend sent me this. I Laughed until I cried, almost…


>I had prepared for it like any intelligent woman would.
>I went on a starvation diet the day before, knowing that all the
>extra weight would just melt off in 24 hours, leaving me with my sleek,
>trim, high-school-girl body. The last forty years of careful
>cellulite collection would just be gone with a snap of a finger.
>I knew if I didn’t eat a morsel on Friday, that I could probably
>fit into my senior formal on Saturday. Trotting up to the attic,
>I pulled the gown out of the garment bag, carried it lovingly downstairs,
>ran my hand over the fabric, and hung it on the door.
>I stripped naked, looked in the mirror, sighed, and thought, “Well,
>okay, maybe if I shift it all to the back …” Bodies
>never have pockets where you need them.
>Bravely I took the gown off the hanger, unzipped the shimmering
>dress and stepped gingerly into it. I struggled, twisted, turned,
>and pulled and I got the formal all the way up to my knees … before
>the zipper gave out. I was disappointed. I wanted to wear that
>dress with those silver sandals again and dance the night away.
>Okay, one setback was not going to spoil my mood for this affair.
> No way! Rolling the dress into a ball and tossing it into
>the corner, I turned to Plan B: the black crepe caftan.
>I gathered up all the goodies that I had purchased at Saks: the
>scented shower gel; the body building and highlighting shampoo and
> conditioner; the split-end killer and shine enhancer. Soon my
> hair would look like that girl’s in the Pantene ads.
>Then the makeup — the under eye “ain’t no lines here” firming
>cream, the all-day face-lifting gravity-fighting moisturizer with
>wrinkle filler spackle; the ‘all day kiss me till my lips bleed, and
>see if this gloss will come off’ lipstick, the bronzing face powder
>for that special glow.
>But first, the roll-on facial hair remover. I could feel the wrinkles
>shuddering in fear.
>Okay, time to get ready! I jumped into the steaming shower,
>soaped, lathered, rinsed, shaved, tweezed, buffed, scrubbed and scoured
>my body to a tingling pink.
>I plastered my freshly scrubbed face with the anti-wrinkle, gravity
>fighting “your face will look like a baby’s posterior” face cream.
> I set my hair on hot rollers.
>I felt wonderful. Ready to take on the world. Or in
>this instance, my underwear. With the towel firmly wrapped around
>my glistening body, I pulled out the black lace, tummy-tucking, cellulite-pushing,
>ham hock-rounding girdle, and the matching “lifting those bosoms like
>they’re filled with helium” bra.
>I greased my body with the scented body lotion and began the plunge.
> I pulled, stretched, tugged, hiked, folded, tucked, twisted,
>shimmied, hopped, pushed, wiggled, snapped, shook, caterpillar crawled
>and kicked. Sweat poured off my forehead but I was done. And
>it didn’t look bad.
>So I rested. A well deserved rest, too.
>The girdle was on my body. Bounce a quarter off my behind?
> It was tighter than a trampoline. Can you say, “Rubber
>baby buggy bumper buns?” Okay, so I had to take baby steps,
>and walk sideways, and I couldn’t move from my buns to my knees. But
>I was firm!
>Oh no … I had to go to the bathroom. And there wasn’t a
>snap crotch. From now on, undies gotta have a snap crotch. I
>was ready to rip it open and re-stitch the crotch with Velcro, but
>the pain factor from past experiments was still fresh in my mind.
> I quickly sidestepped to the bathroom.
>An hour later, I had answered nature’s call and repeated the struggle
>into the girdle. I was ready for the bra. I remembered
>what the saleslady said to do. I could see her glossed lips
>mouthing, “Do not fasten the bra in the front, and twist it
>around. Put the bra on the way it should be worn — straps over
>the shoulders. Then bend over and gently place both breasts
>inside the cups.”
>Easy if you have four hands. But, with confidence, I put
>my arms into the holsters, bent over and pulled the bra down … but
>the boobs weren’t cooperating. I’d no sooner tuck one in a cup, and
>while placing the other, the first would slip out. I needed
>a strategy. I bounced up and down a few times, tried to dribble
> them in with short bunny hops, but that didn’t work. So, while
> bent over, I began rocking gently back and forth on my heel and toes
> and I set ’em to swinging. Finally, on the fourth swing,
> pause, and lift, I captured the gliding glands. Quickly
> fastening the back of the bra,
>I stood up for examination.
>Back straight, slightly arched, I turned and faced the mirror,
>turning front, and then sideways. I smiled, yes, Houston ,
>we have lift up!
>My breasts were high, firm and there was cleavage! I was
>happy until I tried to look down. I had a chin rest. And
>I couldn’t see my feet.
>I still had to put on my pantyhose, and shoes. Oh … why
>did I buy heels with buckles?
>Then I had to pee again. ……..So I put on my sweats, fixed myself
>a drink, ordered pizza, and skipped the high school reunion.

If this didn’t make you laugh out loud, you’re too
> young!!

Famous birthday: July 1 Charles Laughton

No, Charles Laughton it not a composer. But I couldn’t find a musical person I wanted to feature today. I am a writer too. So I picked an actor this time. Maybe I will go for an artist tomorrow.

From Wikepedia

Charles Laughton (July 1, 1899–December 15, 1962) was an English stage and film actor, screenwriter, producer and two-time director.

photograph by Carl Van Vechten, 1940.

Laughton was best known for his historical roles in films, but he started his career as a remarkable stage actor, during a time when many serious stage actors despised the motion picture medium, seeing it only as a source of income. Laughton showed keen and serious interest in the pioneering possibilities of film, and later other media, such as radio, recordings, and TV, proving that quality work could be made available to audiences other than theatre-goers. He became an American citizen in 1950.

Laughton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, the son of Robert Laughton, a Yorkshire hotel keeper[1], and his wife Elizabeth (née Conlon). His mother was a devout Roman Catholic and he attended Stonyhurst College, a Jesuit school, in Lancashire, England.[2] He served during World War I (in which he was gassed) first with the 2/1st Battalion of the Huntingdonshire Cyclist Regiment[3] and later with the 7th Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment.

He started work in the family hotel business, while participating in amateur theatricals in Scarborough. Finally allowed by his family to become a drama student at RADA in 1925, Laughton made his first professional stage appearance on April 28, 1926 at the Barnes Theatre, as Osip in the comedy The Government Inspector, in which he also appeared at the London Gaiety Theatre in May.

Laughton won the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Mutiny on the Bounty and Ruggles of Red Gap in 1953.

Academy Awards
  • 1933 Won Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Private Life of Henry VIII
  • 1936 Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role, Mutiny on the Bounty
  • 1958 Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role, Witness for the Prosecution

See more …


See another link at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Laughton

Leonard Nimoy

Lots more Leonard Nimoy at the following site:


A youTube from that site.

Leonard Nimoy honored by the town of Vulcan

Leonard Nimoy honored by the town of Vulcan


Leonard Nimoy spoke to citizens of Vulcan, Canada at an event for the world’s most famous Vulcan. “I figured it was time to come home,” Leonard Nimoy said.

Leonard Nimoy was overwhelmed during a visit to Vulcan, Canada after residents in the Star Trek-themed town arranged a parade in his honor. In this file photo, Leonard Nimoy appears with William Shatner.