Nearing to end of my work shift, it was snowing outside (grinning). On my break, TV news and weather said it would be mix snow&rain between 6-9pm, stopped at 9-10pm, then possibly snow at 10-12pm. Sure enough when I got out, my car was covered not with snow any longer, but ice.
Later in evening, gone to Ingle aud. @ SAU @ RIT to watch "Polar Express" (pretty much first animated movie imitating humans beside cartoon characters) Its impressive movie , almost realistic (fluid movement and clear expressions) and it took 2&1/2 years to make. Sure can imagine that long with lot of work and details. It took me 6 hours to make 1-3 minutes flash for website class. This moive was worth to see if you like animation works and children story :)
When driving home, it started raining hails (not snow like news mentioned) and lot of flights were delayed. 195, TallWolf & JewWhoLovesGerman (as TallWolf called him) were lucky to missed it when flying out early this morning. I wished I had digital camera to take their lovely vehicles, which's being left at my apt to babysat, totally encased in ice. (Unf, camera's in other country with 195 :( )
Posted by FrecklesFly at 12:32 AM
Throw out the idea of retiring on cruise or prison or at lest add it to the options....Lets retire on this Hotel POSEIDON, its entirely underwater at 20 meters depth!.. It will be opened on December 2006 in the Bahamas (plenty time for trials and flaws) .
Yet, we probably wont be able to afford it unless we were rich.. It cost $1250 a night (gulps)... that's much I could figure out of french post from the french guy's blog.
Posted by FrecklesFly at 4:24 PM
Look at that! What do you think? I would do it :)
About 2 years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the western
Mediterranean aboard a Princess liner. At dinner we noticed an elderly
lady sitting alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main
dining room. I also noticed that all the staff, ships officers, waiters,
busboys, etc., all seemed very familiar with this lady.
I asked our waiter who the lady was, expecting to be told that she owned
the line,but he said he only knew that she had been on board for the
last four cruises, back to back.
As we left the dining room one evening I caught her eye and stopped to
say hello. We chatted and I said, "I understand you've been on this ship
for the last four cruises".
She replied, "Yes, that's true."
I stated, "I don't understand" and she replied, without a pause, "It's
cheaper than a nursing home".
So, there will be no nursing home in my future. When I get old and
feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost
for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations at
Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of
$135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:
1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.
2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the
restaurant, or I can have room service (which means I can have breakfast
in bed every day of the week).
3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free
washers and dryers, and shows every night.
4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.
5 They ! will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5
worth of tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
6. I will get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days.
7. T.V. broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to have the mattress
replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your
8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for
9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare;
if you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you
to a suite for the rest of your life.
Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America, the Panama
Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to
Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing
home, just call shore to ship.
PS And don't forget, when you die, they just dump you over the side at
Posted by FrecklesFly at 1:05 PM
29 Nov., Tuesday of 2005 was sad day indeed. Its the day when my jaws, root canal, teeth, etc were mutilated. I was having my wisdom teeth, all four of them, removed. As three were positioned sideways and refused to grow except for one innocent tooth that did but got removed as well. First two on right side went out willingly, didn't dare to rebel against pliers and all torture tools that dentist have within the reach. Unfortunately on left side, they decided to risk the revolution. One lost but another one on the bottom gave the dentist a hell of time that it had to be killed, sawed in half, and finally wretched out piece by piece. As of result, I looked like chipmunk but in few hours the swelling went down fast in other areas. However, in fourth area, where it was hardest, remained swollen up to today, going down very slowly. Now I look like half-mutating chipmunk...*chitters*
Posted by FrecklesFly at 1:19 AM