Spider – Even More Emotio-cons For You To Use…

•August 13, 2007 • 5 Comments

Here are some “butt-icons” for you to use on your favorite people…

(_!_) A regular ass

(__!__) A wide ass

(!) A tight ass

(_*_) A sore ass

{_!_} A swishy ass

(_O_) An ass that has been around

(_x_) Kiss my ass

(_X_) Leave my ass alome

(_zzz_) A tired ass

(_e=mc2_) A smart ass

(_$$$_) Money coming out his ass

and for MiKell and myself…

(___)A flat ass

Now – off you go and have fun!

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Spider – More Mindless Drivel – What you have come to love from this blog…

•August 9, 2007 • 5 Comments

Check out the headlines, the events and all the other exciting news from the year you were born – on any other year since 1900. This should keep you busy for at least 30 minutes or so!

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Spider – If You Need A Reason to Follow Spiderball…

•August 9, 2007 • 5 Comments

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There are two (2) redheads playing roundball for the Spiders this season… well, one redhead and one strawberry blond – and you don’t hear me complaining!

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Spider – One Year and Counting…

•August 8, 2007 • 9 Comments

Yep – August 8-24, 2008 is the time-frame for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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I was taking a look at their website today, and was totally amazed at the venues that they are building for this event. Olympic architecture has always been the chance for the host country to demonstrate their progressiveness, to shine in the realm of progressive architecture. Munich did it in 1972,

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Montreal in 1976,

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Sydney in 2000,

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Athens in 2004.

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and now, I think that Beijing is stepping forward with some of the most bold and exciting designs ever for an Olympics. I had not seen or heard of any of these facilities until today – and when I saw the conceptions I was just blown away. For China, I am simply amazed. The first is for the Olympic National Stadium – nicknamed “the birds nest”.

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The National Aquatic Center known as “The Water Cube”. The sides of the facility are equipped with projections screens will will change images.

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The Ying Tung Natatorium,

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The National Indoor Stadium,

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The Beijing Gymnasium,

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The Shanghai Stadium,

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The Tianjin Stadium,

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and The Birds Nest and the Water Cube complex.

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and all I can say is WOW!

Spider – Sometimes You Just Need to Learn To Keep Your Mouth Shut…

•August 8, 2007 • 8 Comments

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Spider – We Have Liftoff…

•August 8, 2007 • 6 Comments

At 6:36 this evening, the Space Shuttle Endeavour will lift off after 4 1/2 years of being on the ground.

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Endeavour will be carrying several experiments including one with 10 million basal cells in an attempt to see if they will grow in space as well as grow on earth after being weightless in space.

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The shuttle will also be working to replace defective stabilizers on the International Space Station. Remembering that the Shuttle program will be phased out in 2010 with approximately fifteen (15) remaining flights, part of the goal of the remaining missions is to perform as much work on the Space Station as possible.

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Endeavour has spent most of the 4 1/2 years it has been grounded here in the OPF – Orbiter Processing Facility – getting heat resistant tiles replaced, new computer systems and other upgrades. Endeavour is the newest of the shuttle fleet and only one (1) of three (3) remaining shuttles after the loss of Columbia and Challenger. The author thanks Brad for pointing out his error of my earlier post… The seven (7) person crew includes one (1) civilian – Barbara Morgan – a school teacher from Idaho who was Christa McAuliffe backup when she lifted-off on Columbia.

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As a long time supporter of the space program, I have a problem with “civilians” being sent into space. This is far to dangerous of an occupation to send “non-professionals” into space. The shuttle program has prided itself on making public education a big part of the program – and bringing the program to the public – but there are better ways than sending schoolteachers into space. There are certainly enough educated and qualified individuals in the program.

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So, make sure if you are near a TV or a computer this evening, make sure you tune into the launch is special and exciting and something to be watched.

Spider – Well, one more step down…

•August 7, 2007 • 17 Comments

Another step down in the great trial… I had my port-a-cath put into my left shoulder this morning. This device that is located right under the skin has a catheter that leads directly to my heart and eliminates the need for daily arm sticks for the chemo. The port has a life of over 1000 sticks before it must be removed.

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The chemo starts a week from today for 20 weeks. So, after that, I should be good as new… however good that was to start with!

Oh btw – it is 98 degrees here today but feels like 117 – I HATE this god forsaken hell hole!