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Sunday, December 30, 2007

YouTube Goodies

I was rambling around YouTube and stumbled across this...and thought I would share, Its not for everyone but it worked for

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Evening Folks
All in all its been a good year. Those of you that know me, know what my life is like...anyone else that wants to find out ask!!
I hope you all had a good Christmas, took care good care of your families...both biological and the ones we create with our friends. Take the time to be the person your profile says and be the person your dog thinks you are...old saying but ohh so true. I am leaving you with a picture a friend sent me. I have it on the bulletin board at all 3 jobs and everyone gets a kick out of it.
Happy Trails

Sunday, December 16, 2007

December 16th again

December 16th

Where to start folks, where to start. Things are finally slowing down a bit. I bought a house back in Feb. Due to the outlay of money I have been working 2 and sometimes 3 jobs, upwards of 60 hours a week to catch up and build up a nest egg again. I am down to about 45 hours now and will take time to post more often and update with some winter pictures from here in Maine.
I was also dealing with a condition known as chronic hives and was on a bunch of different medications from my Dr till we found one that seems to work. Allegra made me stupid and put 20 pounds on my already "not to slim to start with" frame. Next Fexofenadine made me grouchy and I broke out worse. Then we tried Famotidine...aka Pepsid in industrial doses...that made me break out and gave me zits, I mean c'mon people, 53 is just to old to have zits on your nose and chin. The old stand by of Benadryl works just fine as long as you can lay down and read the same page over and over. I am now on something called Doxepin at a very low dosage. Funny story here folks, the pharmacy I have gone to for 10 or so years refused to fill it. It seems it is an anti-depressant and they did not think it would work. The called my Drs office and he got cranky with them so they gave me an experimenal batch of 10 days and low and behold they had to eat their words. The dose for an anti-depressant is 15 times higher than I take and seems to be working just great. I have been tested for all kinds of stuff by a dermatologist and allergist and they can find nothing.
Since I last posted a lot has changed at this site and I have to figure out how a lot of it works. I am going to post this and do the pictures I have seperately. Mick and Rick, I may need help figuring this out.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

King Stephen

Evening folks.
Back in the early 80's Stephen King wrote a novella called "The Mist". It was one of his favorite themes. SOMETHING goes bad and the people all get together and fight for the good of the group. It is a very successful ploy and it has kept me a "constant reader" from the beginning. I have, to my knowledge, read all of his books except the Tower series..tried and tried again just can't get into them. I have however, read The Stand from cover to cover 21 times so I guess that makes me hard core. It is now being made into a movie to be released in November I believe
I travel down Rte 17 from Augusta to Rockland 3 times a week leaving at 5:45 am. It is a nice ride for the most part, however, like a lot of people I automatic drive so I tend to be more aware of my OUTSIDE conditions. I drove into this one morning and it got my feverish little mind all fired up.
To end this on a reality note...hey the movie may suck but you have Thomas Jane for eye can't be all bad.
Night Folks

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

A couple of questions

I will be the first to admit I am not a political man. I vote in ALL nation elections and in most local ones but thats as far as it goes. My question is this....if no one admits to voting for George W, how in the hell did he get elected twice????????? I am an admitted , registed republican, although I vote for the man not the party with usually a pretty evenly split ticket. Sorry Mick, it was the only thing you did not know about me that might make you pause and reflect and say "What the hell is wrong with him" and shake your head in wonder. Try living in Boston and admitting that in want to talk about getting crap from people. I have been listening to people I work with and radio shows...gotta love NPR..and have yet to hear one other person besides myself admiting I did....but only the first time.
Now for the second one. I will also be the first to admit I hate this war were in and the cost in lives it has taken. But, if we had done nothing how much more distruction would have happened by terrorists? Is that even a fair logical question to ask or am I just being selfish? I was around for the Viet Nam Conflict and lost friends and family and saw the whole matter as a teenager in high school and through the rather biased eyes of teachers. I was a long hair and a communist according to them....although none said it to my face. I was also registed for the draft but did not get called.
Not really looking for answers just venting....and ranting.
Good luck all and take care of yourselves and the ones you love.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

All I can say is


Monday, March 26, 2007

Rumors Abound

There is a rumor around here that spring is coming. Well to judge by the pile of snow outside you would never know. Actually thats not true..I can see about a foot of lawn near the driveway and the river going through the middle of town has this little patch of water showing. It will freeze over for most of the winter and then break in the spring. Not as exciting as it is in Cecily where there is that mad-man franticness where all the men run naked through town. Looking from the front porch I can see part of the sidewalks and there something by the basement window brave enough to send up a few shoots. Hey thats Binx, coming out from under the covers..its gotta be true about spring..she never makes winter appearances except for Thanksgiving cause she loves turkey.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Family...real, extended and other

The mother in mention and her psycho cat
Butch...well in name

Tony and Binx Something sad about a convertible in the snow God girl..lay off the kibbles!!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

This was taken just before Christmas 2006 where I work...the sky in Maine is always beautiful, sometimes scary and at times like this it can just fill you with wonder.

Rants, Raves, Rambles and the Occasional recipe

Hey Folks
My name is Dale, I live in central Maine and pretty much have a point of view and opinion on everything...however these are not carved in stone and can be changed if you can convinve me I am wrong and/or misinformed. Included here will be lot of information, the occasion picture and lots of "stuff". Feel free to comment on what you read or see of just think about something I have stated. A few friends have told me that I must have a huge ego to want to post my thoughts on the web for the world to see, and maybe they are right. Anyhow....welcome to my world. Pick and choose anything you like or dislike....hey the web is still free as long as you pay your 34.95 a month.
Later on folks..I am off to the IRS to get my tax return done.