April 22, 2011

Foggy Brain And Fun Links To Play With.

My Fibromyalgia has been acting up lately so that means I have to make some more changes. I wrote an article on it a while back if you want more information.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Fibromyalgia-Taming-the-Dragon-Within

I have to change my diet and exercise routine every few years to keep the dragon confused so I've decided to start yoga. It's at a hospital gym so if I find myself in a pretzel shape and can't get out medical staff are nearby. Just kidding. I don't foresee any problems.

The trouble with Fibromyalgia is when it acts up we get brain fog and it's difficult to write. I found a few fun links y'all might enjoy reading until the clouds in my mind dissipate.

Here’s a sweet story about a blind man whose seeing eye dog went blind and instead of putting him aside he got them both another seeing eye dog to help them get around.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8374568/Blind-dog-gets-own-guide-dog.html

And here’s a good story about going green. Some like to blame the current pollution situation on older people but read this and you’ll see people were “Green” before it was a trend.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2rDpT3/www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php%3Ftopic%3D428311.0

Here are some cool hotel rooms that are out of the ordinary.

http://www.lastminutetravel.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/18/12-creative-hotels-which-one-is-your-favorite/

I like the cave and tree house hotels the best. Cool ideas for accommodations.

April 12, 2011

Rescue Horses Needing Homes




I live in a small town that has farms and ranches all around. I took my dog, Basil to the local vet's office and was talking to some people that said there has been a rash of people dropping off horses they can no longer afford to feed.

They call the police and fill out a report but that’s about all they can do. The reason you need to let the police know is not only in case there is an owner looking for them but also so they will know that the pitiful condition the animals are in isn’t the new owner’s fault.

The woman said she knows a man that took a horse to an auction and after all the fees, he was out $35 to get rid of the horse that didn’t even belong to him. When he got back to his truck he realized someone had stuck two more horses in his trailer. So not only did it cost him to get rid of a stray horse he now has two more to care for.

It’s expensive to feed and take care of horses and they don’t earn their keep like many farm animals do so if people lose their jobs or fall on hard times the horses suffer. They are more of a pet like a cat or dog only much larger and with more expensive needs.

Their hooves continue to grow like a persons fingernails and they have to be filed down on a regular basis or they keep growing and the animal has trouble walking. If you ride them they have to have horse shoes applied or their hooves break and split making their feet sore.

I don't own any horses but we had some when I was a kid. I had my own horse and had to brush and rub her down after a ride.

You need a big piece of land with plenty of grazing room and a barn for the winter.

Veterinarians no longer make house calls around here, you have to have a trailer and take them in for treatment or shots. And of course you have to have a truck to haul that trailer.

Horses are beautiful animals but they aren’t too bright. They will eat themselves to death so you have to make sure you only put out as much food as they can eat and make sure they can’t get in the area where you store the feed or they will bloat up and have to have surgery.

A lot of people think it would be cool to own a horse but don't have any idea the expense and work that goes into taking care of one.

There are horse rescue ranches but they are having money problems of their own and always needing donations to feed the ones they already have.

Here’s a list of horse rescue groups that are always looking for money or volunteers to help with theses animals.

http://horse.rescueshelter.com/Oklahoma

Rolling Stones- Wild Horses:

April 11, 2011

Employees aka Actors

The best employees are pretenders. They act like everything their boss says is the greatest thing they’ve ever heard and his jokes are hilarious even when they are stupid.

People who are good at making people think they like them even when they hate their guts get far in life in the employment world. I’ve never been that kind of person. I'm not saying I didn't get very far, I did and was even offered a supervisor position but it wasn't because I slept with the boss.

If I don’t like someone they know it, especially in person. I don’t believe in playing social games, pretending to like people or sucking up to someone just because of their status. It is also why most of my life I have been self-employed. Respect should be earned.

Putting up a fa├žade and giving the impression of enjoying people’s ideas even when they are terrible, makes you a great employee. But does it make you a good person?

I realize many people don’t have a choice so they play the games and go through life doing what they feel is necessary. That is a real talent.

One thing I didn’t inherit from my Native American side of the family is the ability to keep my emotions and opinions off my face. I really wish I could change that and if I make an effort can sometimes control it but not very well.

Going along with the majority of the group agreeing and following along because its the popular thing to do is not how I work. If I don't agree, I'll let you know.

I’ve never been able to pretend I like people purely based on their status in life. Respect must be earned. I don’t think we should have to act like everything is a great idea simply because they sign our paycheck. At some point in time everyone needs to know what they say or do isn’t going to work, or might even make things worse.

I don’t agree with people who give raises, advancements or bonuses because someone kisses their butt. I’ve gotten where I am in life based on my own merit, I’ve never put on a front or tried to woo anyone to get their approval. They either like me for who I am or not; it’s as simple as that.

This may make me sound a bit like a rebel but not really. I have no problem following rules as long as they make sense and everyone is held to the same list of guidelines. I don’t believe in favoritism.

Don’t get me wrong, I am nice to people even if I don’t care for them, I’m not talking about going into your supervisor’s office and telling them what you think in a rude way, I’m simply talking about the ones that are so fake it oozes from their pores and few people can stand them. When we were kids we called them the teacher’s pet.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/interview_questions

April 5, 2011

DUI/DWI Transportation Needed

I do not advocate driving under the influence and agree that it is a bad idea but at the same time states aren’t making it easy for people to get home from casinos, bars or restaurants.

Oklahoma keeps building more and more places to drink alcohol but have a lack of public transportation. I’ve known of people who knew they had too much to drink called a taxi only to be told they didn’t have one available or there was no answer on the other end of the phone line.

How do they expect people to get home? It’s like putting candy on a table and telling a child they can have all the candy they want but if they eat it they can’t go home; you are stuck here.

You’ve seen the commercials for the designated driver and while they are funny they are not very realistic. Who seriously wants to go out with people who are drinking while they sit by having soft drinks or water? No one. It’s a wonderful idea but unless you are paying a chauffer you aren’t going to get someone to willingly sit and wait for you to finish drinking so they can take you home.

They keep raising fines for people caught driving after they’ve indulged but do they spend any of that money on ways to get people home safely? No, they simply use it to help them catch more perpetrators.

The prisons are already over capacity, we need solutions not ways to house more convicts.

Some countries have karaoke rooms you can rent for an evening. They have a big screen television, tables and couches for friends to get together and party. They can use the couches to sleep if they want. It has caught on in some larger cities here in America and I think it is a great idea. At least they aren’t on the road after indulging.