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Monday, February 25, 2008


How about that presidential debate last night?

Very spirited, loved every minute of it.

Makes you proud to be an American, doesn’t it?

Now we know who to vote for come November.

Naw, you’re right I didn’t watch it either.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Ode To Winter


It is winter

In Wyoming

Tomorrow it will

Be spring

The next day

It will be summer

The day after

Winter again

I like winter

Summer lasts

Too long


(From my, soon to be published, new book - Most Forgetable Poems, ever)

© 2008 N A Waring


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Easter & Stuff

Looks like we have an early Easter this year, my calendar has it scheduled for March 23ed. March 23ed is that right—haven’t even bought my Easter bonnet yet.
          Thinking about Easter because yesterday was Ash Wednesday and Easter cannot be far behind. Easter usually means spring but this cold weather makes it look like a long time coming.
          I have been told, by weak sources, that congress would like to move Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Easter to set days—too hard to figure which days to go to work and which days to stay home. Their proposal moves both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday to Monday’s so that congress can have a few more holidays. Easter would be left on Sunday but the Monday after Easter would be called Easter Bunny Day and a national holiday. Easter Bunny day would be a traditional holiday complete with roasted rabbit, chocolate moose and a fine carrot salad, fireworks optional.
          Speaking of congress—how about that budget, so many zeroes I am not sure of the number. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Their checkbook is never ending. I have a way to save our governmental budget crisis—Hey Congress, spend only what you take in, no more. That’s how we common American types do it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Snow & Wind Again

Snowed yesterday and the wind blew today

Forecast for the rest of the week, snow and wind

60% chance of snow and 100% chance of wind

Shoveled snow yesterday and today

Will shovel snow tomorrow and possible forever

On – No, someone call Bill Murray

It’s Groundhog Day—AGAIN  AGAIN   AGAIN


More Election Stuff

             Super Tuesday has passed; will we ever be the same again? Still cannot make up my mind who to vote for. Most candidate promises are things that would need to be done by congress not the president so they all look pretty empty to me. Congress is still messing with the economic stimulus package—think we’ll get anything?

            So here is what I am waiting for. Someone who will jump start the economy, lower taxes, balance the budget, pay off the national debt, find an acceptable workable solution in Iraq, take care of health care, raise the standard of living for all Americans and lastly a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.

            Guess I will be voting for myself, same as last time. Come to think of it, same as I have voted since Nixon.  

            Now if I could just get appointed secretary of something or ambassador to somewhere I would be one happy voter.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


            More snow, but what the heck, it is Wyoming. Looks like our governor will try to get a bill passed this term to outlaw shoveling. Because we are a small state the legislative session is short, this year eleven hours. Sure hope the governor can unite the two parties on this one. Last year they were able to unite two parties, unfortunately it was the Saint Patrick’s Day and Valentines Day parties.

            A big melt coming this week end, supposed to get up to 37 degrees, shiver me timbers, break out the shorts and sandals.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl and Other Stuff

           When’s the super bowl, I know it's coming up soon.  Think I will act like a sportswriter and take a stab at the final score. I am going with New York 17—New England 14. Not sure what channel it will be on, but I will be watching.

            I heard today that New England will be forced to change their name before next season, seems they have a geographical advantage over teams with only one city to support them. Believe the Arizona cardinals are in some trouble also. Forgot about the Colorado Rockies but think they might be a hockey team or a Ultimate Frisbee team.

            My favorite team, the Chiefs, once again failed to make the play-offs, looks like they need some help before next season. Most teams change players and coaches when things do not go well. If I were in charge I might try something else, like change the team colors, the cheerleader uniforms and the mustard for the stadium dogs. Maybe go all out and change from Coke in the stadium to Pepsi. These changes might be just what are needed to turn the franchise around.

            Enough of that—how about that Presidential race, looks like it will be exciting Tuesday—Super Tuesday, think they are playing the big game that same day. You heard it here first the winners of the Super Tuesday primaries will be Robin of Locksley and and John Dunbar. All-right you caught me. Two Kevin Costner characters.

            This just in—Bob Knight retired, who’s next Joe Gibbs?