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Happy New Year, everyone.
My new year started off with a bang. The fire alarm in my apt bldg went off about 12:15. When the alarm goes off a strobe light in the living room flashes and a voice says a fire has been reported, please leave the bldg.
My 2 yr old granddaughter woke up crying, but my 6 yr old grandson would not wake up. Their parents were still out, and I was a little panicky because I couldn’t wake him up and I couldn’t carry both of them. I went out in the hallway and called for someone to help me. A guy came in and carried my grandson out for me. We were out there for about 15 minutes before the firemen said we could come back in.
This bldg has sprinklers and a good alarm system. Alarms have gone off a few times since I’ve lived here, but thankfully there has never been a bad fire. Even though I know there’s never been a threatening fire, it was quite frightening to be alone with two small children and not be able to wake one of them up. Daughter and SIL got home about 10 minutes after we came back in, while the fire trucks were still out there.
Happy New Year to me! It’s 1:10 and I’m going to bed. Hope everyone else’s night was uneventful.
For New Year’s Day, here is my favorite Black Eyed Peas recipe. :-D
Lets break walls, so we see through
Let love and peace lead you
We could overcome the complication cause we need to
Help each other, make these changes
Brother, sister, rearrange this
The way I’m thinking that we can change this bad condition
Wait, use you mind and not your greed
Let’s connect and then proceed
This is something I believe
We are one, we’re all just people.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Not only is today the first day of a brand spankin’ New Year, it’s also the day Jesus was circumcised! Well, if he had been born on Dec. 25, that is…..
HAPPY CIRCUMCISION DAY!!!
Oh my gosh Debbie I bet your daughter was a little panicked approaching your building seeing the firs trucks. Amazing how little kids can sleep through anything.
Happy new year everyone! We saw the Charlie Hamil band last night and they were really good….highly recommended.
Yes Kristen, they came in asking what’s going on? It is amazing, but it really was a little scary for me. Thank goodness for a good alarm system and a kind stranger. I didn’t even pay attention to the fact that I had pajamas on, until I came back in. I don’t know about the folks in the back of the bldg, but the ones out front were all dressed. No pj’s in sight.
Happy New Year to All. Here are some 2012 predictions.
Dead locks-take them to the bank.
1.Obama wins reelection
2.Democrats retake house
3.Kaine defeats Allen
4. ICLEI/UN fails to overthrow Roanoke Co. Govt.
5. Bob McDonnell does not win VP nomination
6.Kenny the Cooch files another no chance suit against the fed. Govt.
7. Morgan Griffith issues at least 2 press releases against EPA every month
8. Ralph Smith commutes at least once weekly from Botetourt Mcmansion to rented camper trailer on Bent Mtn.
9. Unemployment drops under 8%
10. Eric Cantnot continues to have Boehner’s back, knife in hand.
11. Va. General Assembly passes another stupid gun law.
2012 predictions, Part two. These are even money.
1.Mitt Romney wins GOP nomination
2. Ron Paul and/or Donald Trump try third party Presidential run
3.Michelle Bachmann enrolls in remedial history class at Georgetown U. to get up to speed for 2016 election.
4.Romney picks Huntsman as running mate evoking cries of Mormon conspiracy from evangelicals.
5. Pat Robertson and Jonathan Falwell form Anti LGBT Party and and nominate Perry and Bachmann on national ticket.
6. Sean Hannity arrested for lewd gay activity in restroom at Chicago airport. Later discovers guy in next stall was Larry Craig.
7. Christine O’Donnell lands new gig as leader of a coven in a new Fox Network sitcom.
8.Herman Cain is named CEO of Dominos and immediately closes 200 stores
and lays off 6000 people.
9.Newt Gingrich moves to the Greek Islands and becomes the Republican version of Michael Moore.
10.Suzie is charged with assault and battery after attacking a 250 lb. handicapped woman over a dispute in the WalMart parking lot.
and last but not least
11. Rush Limbaugh fails to save marriage despite massive doses of Viagra.
Wife cites embarrassing trips to emergency room due to the four hour rule.
WOW Debbie! I was in bed before the ball dropped but I was awakened by someone “ringing” in the new year with gunshots for 15 minutes…gotta love rural living. Happy New Year! ContraSuzie, you Rock!
Only 96 months until the twenties!
dave, you are on a roll.
Dave, I think you have more right than is good for us.
Gunshots for 15 minutes, they were definitely ringing in the new year, Sandi. Wonder how many “shots” he or they had before midnight!
Dave – from your “fingertips” to God;s ears…that is if he/she has ears…
Dave from prognosticator to sage. Good stuff.
Obama wins reelection
But notice Dave, Art, and the rest of the leftwing geezers are too chickensh*t to make a little wager on their nonsensical trollish prediction.
It’s called being yellow.
I’d like to add the following prediction to dave’s list:
Santorum surges from behind.
Wow debbie! What a crazy beginning to a new year! If it stays that eventful for you, I hope it’s with things more fun than fire alarms!
Glad you didn’t get burned out, Debbie.
It’s called being yellow.”
Oh, for Pete’s sake, just shut up. You won’t even give Dan your address to send you a major award that’s not even fra-gee-lay. No one wants to wager with you because
(A) No one trusts you to make good on your end and (2) No one wants to have any contact with you outside of this blog even when you lose and (III) nobody gives a hoot and a spit what you think about anything.
Excellent stuff, dave.
Thanks, Contrasuzie and Dan.
“(A) No one trusts you to make good on your end and (2) No one wants to have any contact with you outside of this blog even when you lose and (III) nobody gives a hoot and a spit what you think about anything.”
What gdad said +10! And thqnks.
You won’t even give Dan your address to send you a major award
LOL. If Dan wants to send me a “major award” I’ll gladly give him my address.
“You won’t even give Dan your address to send you a major award
LOL. If Dan wants to send me a “major award” I’ll gladly give him my address.”
Hey moron! It was a JOKE! Combined with ‘fra-gee-lay, it was a reference to the movie, ‘A Christmas Story’. Pretty funny little joke, too, even if I do say so myself.
You’ll have to ask someone else to explain ‘Santorum surges from behind’. I’m pretty sure the rules won’t allow me to explain it here.
“fra-gee-lay” That’s on of my favorite moments in that movie. “Must be Italian.”
Make that one, not on.
One of my favorites, too, Debbie! Out of many!
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