Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Music, Men and Mean People

To start with I want to warn y'all that there may be some adult topics in this post, so if you are NOT an adult, or if you refuse to act like one, MOVE ON!! Secondly, I want to apologize to any man that may stumble on this and take insult with the title of this post. Now, that being said, if ya would sit down and read a little bit without referring to me as a "stupid bitch" you may just learn something!

You may have noticed that the title of this post is "Music, Mean and Mean People".....odd correct? Definitely NOT my usual stuff, but shit happens and we must all learn to make fertilizer at one point or another.

So onward my twisted little buddies, lets see what dark, angry things we can meet on the way.

MUSIC.....awwww, the music makes MY life worth living! If I DON'T listen to or play something every day I become a real grump. I don't like to go through a day without music, and I WILL NOT go more than a couple of days without it. I enjoy music more than food, and you all know how I feel about food!!! But today I'm listening to some songs that seem to all have the same theme running through them......what theme is that you ask? Well, it's sort of a F*ck off and Die thing going on! Songs like Takin' off this Pain, Let's try Goodbye, and Pain seem to be the ones that reach me the best. Of course, Takin' Off This Pain is about a woman ready to leave her marriage (the pain is her wedding ring) and I'm not married, and I don't believe I'm going to lose my mind and enter into "wedding bliss" (read HELL) anytime soon. But I'm sure y'all understand what I mean, the songs that are appealing to me are all songs that pretty much say "This isn't working out and I'm going to find something else to do". WHAT isn't working out you may ask.....well, quite frankly it's not anyone's damn business what isn't working out and I'm not here to discuss what, I'm here to discuss the ins and outs of....oh who cares?? It's my blog and I'll talk about whatever I feel like talking about!! Yes, this is me working myself up to a real temper tamtrum, and folks, before it's all over with it won't be pretty!!

But enough of that...back to the music thing, I've been listening to a BUNCH of music today and I've noticed that there aren't many "Love has gone right and it's all hearts and flowers" songs coming out anymore! Is that because we have all become cynical or do we just not give a crap anymore? For myself, I'm cynical, I've been handed enough crap in the recent past to put Solar Environmental Corp out of business. (For those of you that DON'T know, Solar Eviromental Corp sells "organic" fertilizer aka feces!) Now, unlike the old saying "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade" which leaves you smelling fresh and clean like lemons, when life hands you (throws at you, shoots at you, drops on your head) enough crap and you try to make fertilizer there's only one thing you end up smelling like, and believe me it's NOT lemons! And it's DEFINITELY NOT a clean smell! Hence, crap = cynasism! I AM CYNICAL!

I DON'T BELIEVE IN LOVE....well, not love between two people that will ALWAYS be there! If you are with someone there will be times you definetly DON'T love him....there will be times when you don't even LIKE him. And I'm sure it's the same for you men, but I'm NOT one of you so I can't begin to pretend to know what goes on in your empty (opps did I say that)heads let alone what goes on in your little black hearts! Now before any of you male readers shut down because of the last statement, let me explain something to you...I KNOW there are good men out there, I KNOW that men love just like women do, I KNOW that not every man is an asshole......I ALSO KNOW I HAVEN'T MET MANY OF THOSE MEN!

I DO believe that a person can love another person, I just DON'T believe that it's all sugar and spice and everything nice that we've been brainwashed into believing! I believe that LOVE, real love, the thing that can and does keep people together for 50 years or more, that LOVE is a JOB!! It doesn't just happen, it's work. That thing that we confuse with LOVE, that "just happens" crap, that's attraction, and attraction CAN and DOES lead to LOVE, but kiddies, it's NOT Love! The songs on the radio, the sitcoms and the movies on TV, they teach us that it's something that happens...that you just LOVE someone, but that's bullshit!

So all of the above explain why I'm attracted to the F-off and die music! LOL Twisted, right?

Now for subject number two......MEN! I suppose I could just say read the above and you'll understand, but there is soooooo much more than that to it! I'm not actually down on men, I LIKE men, honest, I do. I like to talk to them, I like to look at them, I even like to touch one now and again. What I DON'T like to do is excuse their behavior just BECAUSE they are men! That's a cop-out and it sucks! It devalues men.

Look ladies (and I'm using that term loosely) men are people too! Yes, that's what I said, MEN ARE PEOPLE TOO, they are human, they make mistakes, they get confused, they get angry, sad, horny, hungry.....JUST LIKE WE WOMEN DO!!! Hell, most men don't know what they want anymore than we women do!!! To tell you the truth, with only a few exceptions, I like men BETTER THAN I LIKE MOST WOMEN!! Women can be hateful, cold, abusive creatures that make a badger look like a hamster. But that's another subject.........

Most of the hurts in my life can be traced back to a man.....not the same man, but a male none the less. And did you notice I said MOST of the hurts in my life??? Believe me, I have been hurt by women as well, it's just a different type of hurt. Men seem to be able to do things that leave me bewildered, confused, hurt and really, REALLY, REALLY pissed off!

And what pisses me off worse is that IF I complain to another female I hear things like "What do you expect, he's a man" or "They are ALL like that"!!!!

BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT!!!! That's just an excuse!!

The reason men do what they do and act like they act is simple.....WE WOMEN ALLOW AND EVEN ENCOURAGE IT!!!!!

Yes, I said that! I said it's OUR FAULT!! We raise our sons to think a certain way, act a certain way. We expect things from them that we don't expect from our daughters, we tell them "Act like a man"!!


We complain about men and then we tell our young sons to ACT LIKE A MAN????? That's like hitting a dog with a rolled up newspaper because he piddled on the floor and then teaching him to piddle on the floor! IT MAKES NO SENSE!!!

I raised two sons. Both of them can be assholes.....but it's not because they are male, it's because I'm their mother and was their role model.....and NOT always a good one!! They are just like me, they have a temper, they are sarcastic, they can and are mouthy a lot of the time.....THEY ARE HUMANS!! And as humans they have faults and things that drive their wives crazy....but so what?? It's not just because they are MEN!!

I will admit though that men and women think differently. They process things differently and they look at things differently. JUST LIKE GOD CREATED US TO DO!! But none of that is the same as saying "He's a man what do you expect?"

Okay, enough of that! I'm tired of MEN....yes I said it, I'm TIRED of men!

Have you seen any angry, scary creatures on our journey yet?? No?? Just wait, it's not over!

Now for the final subject of the day....MEAN PEOPLE!

It's pretty easy to state my feelings on the subject....I HATE MEAN PEOPLE AND THINK THAT THEY SHOULD ALL BE PUT IN STOCKS AND ROTTEN FRUIT (and maybe a few stones) THROWN AT THEM!!

By mean people I mean those of you who sit around and purposely tell lies about other people to ruin their good name (you know who you are.....and so do I), and the ones that just don't give a shit if they cause you harm, and the ones that will abuse a defenseless animal, and most especially the ones of you that are physically, mentally and sexually abusive to other human beings, be they your husband, your wife, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your child, or someone else's child. I HATE ABUSIVE PEOPLE THE MOST!

Abusive people aren't strong, they are little, weak, scared idiots that don't have enough sense to stand up and act like an adult. They are too lazy to actually work at a relationship, they would rather try to force someone to love them.

ABUSIVE PEOPLE SUCK!! Mean people in general suck, but abusive people suck harder, and not in a good way!

I've been having some unwanted experience with mean people, and I know someone else that is having some unwanted experience with abusive people. Neither of us deserve what we are expected to put up with.

The difference is I am NOT AFRAID to tell the liars and sneaks that I don't care what they think, and that maybe they should look in the mirror before they start talking about others, because there is plenty in their life that could be a tat embarrassing!! I'm not afraid to tell em to kiss my ass, AFTER they sterelize their lips!!

The other person just hasn't reached the point where they can stand up. They haven't reached the point where they can take control of their own life. And the fact that they are going through what they are going through is enough to piss off the best of us and make us want to kick her ass, but the fact of the matter is. WE CAN'T FIX IT!

We can ONLY fix ourselves.

Okay, I'm done. Have a good evening kiddies, and remember, keep the night light on because the monster under the bed is real and he is getting REALLY PISSED OFF about all the noise you make in your sleep!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer, Summer......

I am SOOOOOOO lazy!! It's summertime and I have done NOTHING that I had planned on doing! But I DO have a good excuse!! It's been BLAZING hot around here for the last week or so.....and it's been muggy know what I mean, the type of heat that just drains the energy right out of you.

But today I'm going to DO something! LOL Well, I have PLANS to do something, whether or not it gets done is a totally different story, but I DO have good intentions. (yeah, I know, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.....well, it HAS been hot, just not that hot!)

I'm going to clean and re-arrange my kitchen today. There I said it! Now I just need to DO it! You see, I have an ant problem. I have had an ant problem since the ground thawed out and the little buggers began crawling around. I have tried EVERYTHING, well, everything except an Anteater, and that's ONLY because I don't know where to get an Anteater, (if any of you out there happen to have one laying around gathering dust, please send it my way!!) and nothing has worked. I mean NOTHING!!

It's not those big black ants that are driving me to's those little biting things that have invaded my home. They are not only in the kitchen, the computer room and the bathroom, they are now trooping towards the bedroom. I just don't get it, I mean, I can understand them being interested in the kitchen, there are all kinds of goodies in there, but the bedroom???? There is nothing, and I repeat NOTHING, in my bedroom that any self-respecting ant would have even a glimmer of interest in! At this point in my life there isn't anything in my bedroom that I'M interested in! So I don't understand the ants sudden interest in my bedroom. (Maybe they know something I don't know? It's either that or they figure since I'm not using it to it's fullest extent they should step in and take over???)

Anyway, for whatever reason, the ants are taking over my house and I AM going to do something about it. (Maybe move?) I hate to use poisons, I have WAY too many little furry creatures to risk too much of that crap. And the Boric acid around the windows etc. hasn't worked. Even the outside sprinkle around the foundation stuff hasn't stopped these little invaders. I'm just not sure what else to do, but I'll try any suggestions that y'all may have.

I just don't want to wake up one morning tied up and staked out like Gulliver with thousands of little ants pacing around me trying to figure out exactly what I am and what they should do about me.

Maybe I should just plant a white flag in the middle of the house and try to get them to sign a truce??


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hot, hot, hot

So, Summer is OFFICIALLY here!!  LOL

It was awfully hot yesterday.....hazy and muggy.  But I was lucky enough to get to fulfill a dream I've had for over 10 years!!  I got to go to the MOUNTAINS!!!!!

I've wanted to go up there for years and I've had people promise to take me, but until yesterday I was repeatedly disappointed.  When I first got a glimpse of the hazy, blue mountains in the distance I actually cried.  (How silly is that??  But it reminds me of HOME so much that I was almost paralyzed with joy!)

We tried to do as much as we could for a day trip, and believe me I think we did very well!

First off, after the crying jag that is, we stopped at Bowden Fish Hatchery.  There were so many trout in every size you could imagine!!  I know it doesn't sound like something most people would enjoy, but I LOVED it!!  

It's not that easy to get pictures under those conditions using my little old camera, but I don't think I did too bad.

Smaller rainbow trout with some golden trout mixed in.

Even smaller golden Trout!!  Aren't the just beautiful!!!

One golden trout on top of a bunch of rainbow trout!

Seemed like MILLIONS of baby Golden Trout!

The GOLDEN TROUT are my favorite!  The are sooooo beautiful (for fish) and they don't seem as shy as the Rainbow or Brook trout!

Some good sized Rainbow trout.


Close up of the BIGGINS!!

It was so much fun to watch these fish.  I know that sounds weird, but it was relaxing and invigorating at the same time.  The little ones, especially the Goldens, were jumping out of the water and acting, well like children!  LOL  Some of the little Rainbows would actually skim across the water, it almost looked like someone skipping a stone across the surface of the water.  I loved it, I could go back every day and I don't believe I'd get tired of it.

Next we went to Seneca Rock.  It was getting hotter by then and it was still so hazy.  But I got to look at the Rocks through the binoculars and I did get a few pictures (although they aren't the best, but you can see the outline of the rocks.)

I didn't know that the U.S. Army used the rocks to train some of our soldiers!  If it had been me, I would still be locked up in a stockade somewhere....there is NO WAY you could get me to climb those rocks!

Seneca Rocks on a hot, hazy day!

Seneca Rocks in the distance.

While we were at Seneca Rocks, we walked down to the river.  There hasn't been much rain in good old West Virginia this year, so the water was low.  We walked a little ways down stream and I got some pretty pictures.  We also seen some native Brook Trout in a deeper hole of water, but I didn't get a picture of them.

A view of the walk bridge that shows how low the water is this year.

Even though the water is down, this is an amazingly beautiful stream.

While at Seneca Rocks discovery center, we decided to visit the Sites Homestead and Heritage Garden.  Unfortunately they weren't open, but we walked around the area, looking at the gardens and even looking through the windows of the house.  It was cool!  I want to go back so that we can go through the house because if it's anything like what we were able to see it will be awesome!

A view of the Sites Homestead and Heritage Garden.

A view of several of the gardens.

A corner of the old kitchen. (Taken through a window)

This room was the original one room cabin. (this picture was also taken through a window) The cabin was expanded around this one room as the family grew and the need for room arose.


The Sites Homestead was built in 1839 by James Sites.  It was a typical of the homes built by German Settlers in the North Fork Valley.  As the family prospered the house grew, expanding to a two-story frame building in sometime in the 1860's or 70's.  Four generations of the Sites family called this house their home.  It was abandoned around 1950 and used to store hay.  In 1968 the Forest Service bought the property.  By the early 1980's the house had been vandalized and was falling to ruin, the decision was made to demolish the structure.  But the community and family members rallied around a proposal to restore the old home.  It was rehabilitated and opened to the public in 1991.

Anyway.....once we left Seneca Rocks, we decided to go to Smoke Hole Caverns.  Believe me, the cool damp air in the caverns was a wonderful break from the hot, humid weather.  I got some good pictures!

 The entrance to the caverns.  Boy could you ever feel the cool air coming out of there!!

Ribbon formation!  There were a lot of them in the caverns!

I can't remember what this formation is called, I think it's a Cascade, maybe...but there were a lot of these in this one room called the Queen's room.  It was beautiful!!

Artisan Well.  I took a drink of the tasted like well water and was really, really cold!

Look like pig ears don't they??

A "over-easy egg"!  LOL

We enjoyed the caverns, it takes 45 minutes to take the tour, it's 2/3 of a mile underground.  It was nice and cool in there, and it felt really hot when we got out of the cavern into the blazing sun!


"Smoke Hole Caverns formed more than 200 million years ago being carved out by an underground stream. It served as a place for the Seneca Indians to cure meat in the early days, which is how the caverns got its name. Passing settlers frequently saw the smoke billowing out of the top of the mountain, giving rise to the name of Smoke Hole. During the Civil War, the caverns served as a shelter for Union or Confederate soldiers. It gave weary soldiers a protected resting stop and a perfect place to store ammunition. While the cave was being prepared for commercial use during the 1930s, an old ammunition chest was discovered. Moonshiners hid their stills in the cavern’s darkness during the Prohibition era, and one that was abandoned prior to the arrival by Revenue Agents still greets visitors at the entrance to the cavern tour today. The caverns opened to commercial visitors in May 1942."

After the caverns we decided to go to Blackstone Falls.  It was a wonderful sight to see all of that water drop 57 feet to the pool underneath!  Although the water level is low, it was still a sight!

First view through the trees.  We could hear the sounds of water falling and as we rounded one of the switchbacks on the stairs I caught my first glimpse of the falls!  BEAUTIFUL!! 

The farthest part of the falls from the viewing platform. 

 As you can tell, the water was very low.  This is the "middle" part of the falls.

Full view of the falls from the lowest viewing platform.  It's an amazing sight.  No wonder people from all over the world come here. 

Here is a view from the steps.

My last view of the falls.

Steps, and steps and.....more steps.

Mountain laurel in full bloom!  So beautiful!!

After leaving Blackwater we had one more stop to make.  Just outside of Thomas, WV, on 219 about 5 miles out, just where you cross the top of Backbone Mountain, sits huge wind turbines.  These turbines produce electricity for the surrounding area.  There are some people that have a problem with them, but once we had stopped and got out, walking around for a better view and hearing the sound they make, I realized that this is one of the smarter things West Virginia has done.  No black coal smoke, no polluted streams.....just some windmills (I believe that there are 9 or 10 of them) sitting on the ridge turning gently in the breeze and sounding like the wind.

Anyway...that's just my outlook.

Here's a few pictures of the wind turbines.

A good shot of the windmills.

A view of most of the wind turbines.

A distant shot of the windmills.

Notice how small the white truck seems?  That's a full size pick-up!!  These things are HUGE!

Here are a few random pictures to give you an idea of how hazy it was all day and to show you some of the beauty of West Virginia.  

All in all it was the MOST amazing day in my recent memory!!  I'll never forget my first trip to the mountains of West Virginia!!

This picture shows the way the rocks are all sideways in this part of the country. Isn't it amazing??

Reflection of rock formation in river. Wonderful!

Isn't it just beautiful??

Early Morning Mountains!
Hazy, hazy day!

Well y'all, I'm out of here!!

Have a wonderful week!!