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The news is that World War Three is supposed to start in November of this year (yes 2010), and end in 2014.

To make things worse, it isn’t going to be just any old war….no….there will be nukes too!

So, in preparation of this impending “End of the world” and “Armageddon”, I have been searching for information, equipment, and supplies to better survive this soon to be doomsday event.

The weird thing is I was talking on the phone with one of my brothers, just yesterday, and I happened to mention to him, “Oh, by the way, WWIII is supposed to start in November”. To my surprise, he replied, “Yeah, I know….right before the elections”. The even weirder thing is we were so blasé about it, and nonchalant…..like that is some kind of normal part of a conversation. I kind of laughed to myself, as I thought how bizarre our conversation would sound to an outsider.

The basic nuclear survival kit.

We both laughed, as he stated….”you tell Steve this kind of stuff all the time, and he ignores you right?”, and I replied, “yes, he thinks i’m crazy”, and he said, “Well, Birdie ignores me too!” (Birdie is his wife’s nickname).

So, I told him I was researching for bomb shelter information, either a ready-made one, or instructions on how to build one, and that I would e-mail him the video of the prediction I saw regarding this WWIII.

Home sweet home. Looks like the yellow submarine?

I really hope this “war thing” isn’t going to happen, as I really don’t like camping. I know you are thinking, “What? What is she talking about?” But lets face it, whenever a disaster happens, it is just like camping. No electricity, no running water, no microwave to warm up a “quick” meal, no T.V. Or computer. It will be just like camping…..and oh such an inconvenience. Especially the part about going to the “out house”, to do your duty. I just don’t like it period.

Ready made military meals.....don't they look yummy!

The last time we had water and power out was because of a hurricane (and that was just a week), I ended up dipping in the swimming pool (albeit dirty), to try to bathe myself. I was NOT a happy camper. I really like being clean and smelling good, I don’t like to sweat….especially all day, everyday.

I consider myself a “survivor” and non-high maintenance woman, I know how to do a lot of survivor type stuff, like fishing and hunting, and I have a post for you men later regarding why you should not chose a high-maintenance woman (yes, you really do need to think with your head…not the other one in your pants) for these type of emergencies….do you really want a whiny woman who cries because her nail broke? Or do you want a woman who isn’t afraid of spiders, bears, or blood thirsty zombies?…..yeah….you choose. But like I said that is a post for a later time.

So….I have some land secured in a far away remote place (an undisclosed location), and while looking for my much needed supplies, I ran across this, “Survival Island for sale”. Wow, how lucky could I be?

The ultimate survival island....has a landing strip.

My own island with an air-strip and everything! It is out in the middle of the Caribbean too!

And if you want to see a video about it, you can here:

/http://abcnews.go.com/Business/FunMoney/Story?id=3265516&page=1


The only bad thing, is well it is $5 million dollars (for the opening bid). Darn it! I just don’t have that kind of money lying around. And I really wanted my own island for this impending WWIII!

If any of you are wealthy and have an extra five million, and are feeling generous, please contact me, and we’ll work out something.

In the mean time, I suggest we all go to Costco, or Sams’ Club, and start stocking up on toilet paper and other necessities for this war. Also, if any of you want to provide some great survivor info. Well, please do share!

from: visualparadox.com

I’m trying to keep a positive attitude….but man it sure is difficult.

Ciao!

Trisho

p.s.  Here’s a link to the stuff: Survival

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So…..my birthday is coming up soon, so I thought I would get some ideas from you guys and gals on what I should do to celebrate.

Okay, first some background information. I usually don’t do anything exciting or fun, but this year I can do what I want, as the cat will be away (hubby), so the mouse will play (moi).

I’m going to set up this little survey, and let you vote on what I should do! Yea! Won’t that be fun!!!

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I’m thinking to myself…”This sucks”, as I have been pretty spoiled when it comes to “work”.  I have mostly worked for myself, and prefer to keep it that way.  But, the work I was doing….well….lets just say “commission only” isn’t working out.

And NOW, of all times to have to look for work, it is just brutal…….the economy is on a nose dive to hell, and guess what?  There aren’t any jobs! (wait….I take that back….I could work at McDonalds….or somewhere like that…..I’d rather gag myself).

To begin, I have a real problem with the whole application process.  I am not joking, when I tell you I had to complete four online tests to see if I met the minimum requirements for knowledge regarding software, grammar, math, and a psychological evaluation.  And this was just the beginning!  Then, I had to go to an interview, which it wasn’t really an interview, mostly to turn in all the paperwork I had to bring, such as seven years…..yes seven….of W2’s of my past earnings.  Oh yeah, this is just the beginning of the “process”, there is a background check, and of course to top it….a drug screen test!  Lucky me!

One time, after completing a “personality evaluation”, it immediately told me, “The answers show us you are not a good fit for this position”.  It then went on to tell me, I should not apply for any other positions there until after six months.  I was answering these questions truthfully, so after that incident, I changed my strategy to answer according to what I believed they wanted for an answer.

Tomorrow I go to get my drug screen test, and I just spoke with my sister, and she told me, “Don’t eat any poppy seed muffins before you go…..that will show up as a positive.”  Is it true?  Eating poppy seed muffins will cause one to fail their drug test?  Anyone know?  Since I’m on the subject, if anyone knows of any other tips that I need to know about….please do share it with me.

I can’t go into details of the other seven pages of online “stuff” I had to fill out…such as “contract agreement”, “authorization for background check”, etc.  I mean it is a two or three day ordeal….just filling out paperwork (and you don’t know if you actually get the job, until AFTER these verifications are completed).

from: Platinumtestgroup.com

I can’t help but think to myself, “I can thank all the former criminals and liars for all this paperwork I have to do now….just for a job”.

So, I’m handing over my life history, all in good faith that they aren’t going to steal my identity, or lose one of those many W-2 forms I gave them (all with my social on them too).  I’m thinking to myself, “This better be worth it”, or I just wasted three days of my life.

Whatever happened to just filling out a one page application and shaking hands over the deal?  I miss the good old days when applying for a job was simple.

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I suspect we will get more rain from the far-reaching “arms” of hurricane Alex.  I thought it was pretty though…..I like the rain.  I like how it makes everything so much greener, and how it smells after the rain.

Looking out at the back yard.....raining hard.

Now it is really coming down.

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. The fool, in “Intuitions” (written Oct. 1932; published in Youthful Writings, 1976) By Albert Camus

According to Webster’s New Universal Unabridged dictionary, “happiness” is defined as, “The enjoyment of pleasure without pain; felicity, blessedness, or satisfaction.” It would seem that happiness would be relatively easy to acquire, as defined above, however so many people are not happy. Happiness is not just one single thing; it cannot be defined in one statement as given by Webster’s. What is “happiness” to one person could be “hell” to another, so I am not going to attempt to define it, but I do believe that people can obtain it. Happiness is subject to many unseen circumstances, it is also determined by individual perceptions of it, and is believed to be obtained through many avenues such as materialism, money, power, and sometimes (but rarely?) self-reflection.

There are many unseen forces, circumstances and social pressures that we must endure; these are some of the obstacles to our happiness. I believe that most people would agree that there are circumstances “beyond our control” that affect our happiness. I am referring to the most essential mark of human identity which distinguishes us from other animals, the possession of free will and the innate perception of good and evil with the ability to choose between them. The choices that other people make are a crucial and conditional factor in determining our happiness.

There are are also social pressures that we have to deal with that can affect our perception of happiness. This must be a major factor, as society ultimately forms our perception of what is acceptable. Television and media are constantly bombarding us with messages of what is supposed to bring us happiness, and everyone falls into that trap. Our society is abhorrently selfish, wanting more and more things, as we are never happy with what we have. According to the Austrian writer and poet, Baronness Marie Von Eber-Eschenbach, “To be content with little is hard, to be content with much is impossible.”  It is much like a double-edged sword.

The problem with wanting more and never being happy with what we have, could be because our country has always been “rich” compared to the rest of the world. The majority of the people in the U.S. (except for the poorest & homeless?) has never really experienced true poverty, hunger, thirst, or wanted for shelter. Perhaps if we Americans had to live through another depression, it would force us to rethink our priorities and would make it easier for people to be happy. More people could find happiness by trying to live by the words of Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism, “Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, and have few desires.” Of course this is difficult, as our culture and society tells us that more is better and that something is wrong with us if we are not following the pack.

Happiness is determined by individual perceptions of what happiness is. I really believe this to be true. Since we are complex organisms, we possess complex brains, which allows us to think and reason. Maybe the hardest part of obtaining happiness is actually deciding to be happy (this is where the self-reflection comes in). The Roman statesman and and philosopher Seneca, explains it best in the following, “The mind is the master over every kind of fortune: itself acts in both ways, being the cause of its own happiness and misery.”

Happiness is believed to be obtained through many avenues such as materialism, money and power. These are probably the sources of torment and unhappiness for many people. Sure, they can make living easier, but they are not a necessary ingredient to happiness. In fact, in many cases they are the cause of misery (after winning the lottery, people find out that their lives become much worse than before they had all that money).

It is only logical to realize that excessive material possessions are not going to determine your happiness. This is where we trick ourselves into believing that if we only had that certain thing that we think we need, then we would be totally happy.

Happiness can be achieved through self-reflection and people need to realize that it is the craving of more things that keep them from being happy. I leave this one final quote to think about, one of my favorites from a children’s book, The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Happiness is something that each of us as an individual can only find within ourselves.

Happiness hand photo: zeenatsyal.files.wordpress.com

Chinese sign for happiness: chinesecomments.com

Happiness sign: shineanthology.wordpress.com/2008/12/

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Nacho, Nacho, ….when I hear your name….I want to tango
You have the look
The look of a lovely boy toy
If I could remember my dreams
I’m sure you would be in them
You are the master of polo
And quite an exquisite fellow
Oh the magnificent life you have
From humble beginnings
You have reached the zenith in life
Time will pass and beauty will fade
But you will endure
As that stunning polo player…..Nacho

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