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Phone Calls while Traveling

Posted by firstman2006 on July 26, 2006

cell phone off

I love those movies where the person throws their phone into the ocean. More times than I can count I have been temped to do this. It seems that they are an integeral part of our lives, so much so that kids request them for presents. When I go on vacation I need to take one with to stay in touch with kids and unfortuneatly work. I don’t need it that much for work, but Lizzie is continually using hers for client calls. While in Canada last winter she had many calls, and she then had quite a phone bill the following month. As a result of this trip, I now propose that while traveling abroad, International Calling Cards be used for making any phone calls that will be over a minute. These can be purchased on line from Cloncom.com ahead of time, for very reasonable rates. I actually suggest that people keep a calling card handy for emergencies. Cloncom also sells wireless calling cards that can be used on the invader of our personal time, the cell phone.

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Kitten Ditty Mao

Posted by firstman2006 on July 17, 2006

Ditty Mao was rescued from a certain road kill death when I was shopping for corn pie at Burkholder’s farm produce stand outside of Topton, PA. The little fluff ball was under another customers tire. The friendly little kitten came to me and affectionately purred while being held. I asked the farmers daughter how much the kitten was, and she said to take him. What a deal…I go for corn pie(still have not gotten any this year) and end up leaving with a kitten.

 I took him with me to visit my kids at their house, and they wanted to keep him, but he was already promised. They have since made a deal with their mom so they can go to the farm down the road and get another cat. They currently have two full grown cats…Duece and Pepper and Milton the dog who is a Sheepdog Schnauzer mix. 

After putting the kids to bed the little kitten and I headed out to Boyertown. With a bowl of food in the back seat, I did not hear a peep out of him until the whole way home. Lizzie was awake and very surprised when I came in with a kitten, but very happy, since we had been looking at kittens with her second son a few weekends before. Ditty was named by Lizzie’s oldest son, who I am told names all of the cats.  The other kids do name them, but his names seem to stick. I am not sure were or what the names means…something to do with the Simpsons or a Beastie Boys song.

Lizzie made an appointment for Ditty at the vet for the next week. He had a clean bill of health except for ear mites. The Vet gave him a dose of an oitment for that, plus a heart worm pill and a dose of flee and tic killer which I had the privledge of administering. We also went to Wally world and bought the boy some toys to keep him busy.

Herman, the oldest and previously the only cat in the house for at least 6 months is the only member of the family that does not like Diddy. We had two other cats, but we had to get rid of them due to problems with them urinating all over the house.  Everyone accuses Herman of plotting to get rid of them…like he got punk, another cat run over. Hopefully Ditty won’t have any of these problems…so far so good. Herman is just a jealous cat so we will have to keep and eye on him. I am sure he will come back inside once the weather gets cold.

 Herman the catDitty Mao

Herman                              Ditty Mao                                                                                                    

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Rectal Thermometers and Athletes

Posted by firstman2006 on July 16, 2006

I came across a forum where the use of rectal thermometers on teenagers was discussed. ….

Post Moved to above Rectal Thermometer Link.

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Wind Power

Posted by firstman2006 on July 7, 2006

Unplugged Living picture  

I came across this picture on the unpluggedLiving.com blog post Windy Flower Power. I Have been in favor of Wind power as long as I can remember. If not for my limited resources, I would love to have one on my property. Some day perhaps I will be able to get one like this picture which was commisioned by the Dutch government, who wanted designers to come up with wind mills that blended into the landscape. I never would think that the Dutch would have to worry about that, since their landscape is already so picturesque. These wind mills do look a little strange, perhaps they could add a bit of color to them to make them look like giant flowers.

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Why Rectal Thermometers?

Posted by firstman2006 on July 6, 2006

I suppose since this blog has rectal thermometer in its title….

Post moved to the above url…Title for this blog is no longer “My Rectal Thermometer Blog”

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