Monthly Archives: March 2006

I Got My Mouth Soaped

I Got My Mouth Soaped

No Rett, this isnít some kinky game weíve been playing. Although…

Um. Right.

Moving on with the story.

In our bathroom we have on of those matching accessory sets. You know the kind. Matching toothbrush holder, water cup, trash receptacle, and soap dispenser. It is this last item which provides the fodder for tonightís bedtime story.

Having just assisted our Heroine in placing clean laundry in the appropriate clean laundry storage locals, our Hero retires to the futon to watch a rerun of the Gilmore Girls while our Heroine attends to additional tasks around the Royal Castle. Her quest brings her to the empty bathroom soap dispenser where she braves the vile an mysterious creatures who inhabit the nether regions of the bathroom cabinet in search of fresh scented, bacteria abolishing, liquid soap. She completes her task and also retires to the royal futon to enjoy the company of our Hero.

Fast forward an hour or so. Their eveningís entertainment now complete, the happy couple adjourn to the Royal Throan Room to complete their nightly ablutions.

This process necessitates our Heroine using the newly refilled Royal Soap Dispenser. To her great horror she is unable to make the device function within its alleged specifications.

Flying into a Royal rage (otherwise known as a hissy fit, or temper tantrum) our Heroine demands that this problem be immediately corrected else our Hero may just find himself in the Royal Doghouse.

Having previously vanquished the vicious fire breathing dragon (er, uh cranky raccoons) from the Royal Backyard Shanty (shed) he figures this mere piece of household convenience will prove little challenge.

After glowering and making threatening gestures at the Royal Soap Dispenser our Hero proceeds to dismantle the unit. Upon a suggestion from our Heroine he begins to investigate for a clog in the soap outlet mechanism. Finding that water cannot pass through, our hero places the tube against his lips and blows the clog free.

While reassembling the device our Hero notices a slightly displeasing taste on his tongue. Sure enough he has managed to inhale some of the Royal Hand Cleanser.

After hastily downing a much more pleasing Royal Beverage our Hero and a grateful Heroine retire to the Royal Bedchamber for a much needed night of rest.

Bad Roads

Bad Roads

Yipe! Almost every deputy on duty is tied up with multiple, at least 6 separate, 10-50 PDs on 27 and Tingler. Theyíre all in basically the same spot. Glad itís PDO since it appears as if about 15 vehicles are involved.

Itís been like that all morning though. County roads must be pretty slick.

Glad Tigress didnít go to Indy today like she was supposed to.

Child Safety

Child Safety

I am absolutely flabbergasted at the neglect our state legislators place on child safety. This was in todayís newspaper in an article discussing the laws coming from the last legislative session.

Child restraint systems exception

During the Indiana General Assembly’s 2005 session, it passed legislation requiring all children to ride properly restrained in a child restraint until their eighth birthday.

Legislation passed during the most recent session states those earlier regulations do not apply during a funeral procession and the return trip to the funeral home.

Iím perplexed. I know that funeral processions drive rather slowly, but thereís still a chance of an accident. An accident which could cause any unrestrained passenger to be injured.

Indiana already has an exception to the child restraint laws that says if a child is in a cab they do not have to be in a safety seat. Almost every member of the public safety community I have heard, or discussed this with, has indicated their outrage at this. Why are we making it easy to neglect the safety o our children. Spend the $50 on a safety seat! Itís much better than the medical bills youíre going to pay when the cab is broadsided by an inattentive dimwit and your child is ejected from the vehicle and subsequently ends up in a vegetative state from head injuries.

TV Disasters

TV Disasters

Is anyone who gets the Discovery Channel willing to tape these for me?

Perfect Disaster: Super Tornado
Discovery Channel, March 19th 9PM, April 6th 8PM, April 16th 8PM.
Eastern Times, check Cable-TV listings.

The series examines what might happen if some of Nature’s most destructive
storms were unleashed on some of the world’s most populous cities.

Each catastrophe is presented as a mini-movie, complete with actors and
fictional storylines, but unlike similar Hollywood creations, each
episode is peppered with expert scientific commentary and slick computer
animations explaining the science behind the storms.

The series’ tagline is “It may not happen tomorrow, but it is scientific prediction.”

Each episode takes a natural disaster and imagines what might happen if
it were ratcheted up a notch to become the “perfect storm” of its type.
Tornadoes become mega-tornadoes that reduce entire cities to rubble and
solar storms are so powerful they can generate global blackouts that
last for years.

The special effects in each episode are top-notch and the acting is
generally good. If viewers were to tune in during a part that didn’t
involve an educational animation or scientific commentators-like Alan
Moller from the National Weather Service explaining the science of
tornadoes- they might be fooled into thinking they were watching a
typical Hollywood disaster flick.  (Commentary by Live Science’s Ker Than)

I’m Dr. Pepper

I’m Dr. Pepper

Got this from Shanti. It’s close, but I drink the diet variety. Trying to cut out needless sugar in hopes of cutting out needless belly, but I’m still losing that particular battle.

You Are Dr. Pepper

You’re very unique and funky, yet you still have a bit of traditionalism to you.
People who like you think they have great taste… and they usually do.

Your best soda match: Root Beer

Stay away from: 7 Up

No Storms

No Storms

We made it through the Tornado watch with no incidents. Fortunately, the temperatures did not heat up early enough to cause any convection and destabilize the line of storms moving through the area.

We saw some minor rain between 11:00 and 11:30 before NWS cancelled the watch a few minutes early.

A flood watch was left in effect until 19:00, but we dindít experience any additional rainfall.

We remain under a wind advisory until 05:00 tomorrow morning. A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are expected to be between 31-39 MPH or gusts are expected to be greater than 46 MPH. Hereís hoping our roof stays where it should be.


Ironically, or fittingly, tonight was our countyís storm spotter training. We had 39 people show up including a couple who are interested in obtaining their amateur radio licenses.

All righ. Iím off to watch The Apprentice.

It Begins…

It Begins…

So far, in the past 24 hours, the Storm Prediction Center has said 66 tornadoes have ben sighted in the US.

We just got tagged with a Tornado Watch until 12:00. Additionally SPC has us under a moderate risk for severe weather.

The fun starts now kids…