Friday, January 30, 2015

Jessica Chambers: Candlelight Vigil

A candlelight vigil will be held in memory of Jessica Chambers this Saturday.


Will her killer show up at the vigil?

That would take some real nerve, wouldn't it?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Patriots: Some New Toys For The Boys

So, it has finally come down to this: Nobody deflated those New England "patriotic" footballs. 
Which then leads us to surmise that those sneaky footballs deflated themselves!!

Since the Bean Team already has a stash of self-deflating balls...then why not provide them with some
new toys to play with: A box of self-INFLATING whoopee cushions?

I bet they will find all sorts of useful things to do with them...especially if they add a lubricant.

Never mind.


What's The Seattle Seahawks Best Song?

We already know who the best team is...soooo...which do you think is the best song to represent them?

Vote here:


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DeflateGate: Balls InThe Bathroom?

 What did happen during those bathroom rendezvous with all of those footballs?

And is the focus of the controversy going to shift from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
to Dougie, uh...I mean a locker room attendant?

Will the "preponderance of the evidence"  nail the New England Patriots to the dirty
wall of cheating?

And just how long will it be before an official judgment call is made?

Sigh. Looks like we're stuck with the Patriots for the Super Bowl.

Tear'em a new one, Seahawks!!

Ruthie On The Road, Update--Part One

                                            Rainbows in Hood River, Oregon~Photo by
                                            Ruth Rader       

CBS NEWS is now saying that Juno might bring less snow and blow to the Northeast than what
was first predicted.

In other words, April Fool! Or I guess, January.

How bad is the storm really going to be? I suppose that depends on where you are.

I don't have to worry about it because I live in Oregon. And today the temperature in Baker City
will rise into the middle 50's. Most of the ice has melted into the river and the only real
snow covers the nearby mountains.

I've kept the window open in my room, every afternoon for the past week. I let the ceiling fan
spin all that fresh air around.

Last year, The Dalles was involved in a big snowstorm that lasted three days. After it ended,
it took twice that long to dig that city out. I know, because I was there.

I am farther east of that city now...far away from the rainforest in the Gorge...and living in the
high-desert country.

One day, at the beginning of this month, I left Hood River (but with a tear in my eye) and headed
back onto the road to find a place to live. I spent the night at the Motel 6 in The Dalles and then
put my thumb out for a ride, the next day.

I only got as far as Biggs. Which means that I really didn't go anywhere...but a Sunday drive
down the Interstate. I tried to get out of that stop-and-go location but road workers had the
eastbound ramp all torn up. So I just sat on my backpack, spinning around the cardboard sign
and got bored and very tired.

The people at the Pilot truck stop let me shower there for free and one of the ladies from
the nearby McDonald's drove me to Rufus.

I'm not sure what Rufus is supposed to be but people do live there. It's sort of a redneck,
low-income bedroom community. After I tried all day and failed to make it out of there,
I was adopted and given a burger, fries and a little motel room for the night.

The next day, several rides brought me all the way to Pendleton. Later on that day, I rode
a local shuttle bus up into the mountains to the small city of  La Grande. That city doesn't
have a shelter but it was, at that time, substantially colder that it is now.

So the locals let me stay for three days at the bus station. I got rides from a friendly cab
driver to the store where I was able to buy my own food to eat. The bathroom was almost
always empty and the front room offered cable TV and free Wi-Fi. So I just sat in a chair,
wrapped up in my little blankey and watched re-runs of South Park. Late at night, I fell
asleep gazing at the fully-dressed Christmas tree that was still standing in a corner of
the room.

Several days later, the cab driver gave me the money to take a shuttle bus on to Baker
City. That's when a local organization there paid for me to stay at the place that I am at now.

But the adventure didn't end there...oh no...after recuperating for two days...I hitched to
Ontario, Oregon. And there is where everything took some very interesting turns...and so
did I.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snowmageddon Is Gonna Mess Up More Than Roads

According to the OnLocations website, these productions are planning on filming in New York
City area today...or maybe not:
Filming in New York:

Law and Order: SVU is filming at Chelsea Piers in NYC.
Blue Bloods is filming at W 22nd St and 8th and 9th Ave in NYC.
The Blacklist is filming at Fordham University in Bronx.
Elementary is filming at Silvercup Studios East in Long Island City.
A Cadillac commercial is filming on Mercer in SoHo.
The Following is filming at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn.
Mysteries of Laura is filming on Greenwich St and Warren in NYC.
Louie is filming at Spring St and Hudson – Varick in NYC.
The Slap is filming at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Astoria.
Billions is filming at Ramland and Corporate Dr, Orangeburg.
Power is filming at W 26th and 5th Ave in NYC.

ABC Update On What Can't Be Stopped

A look at the Snowmageddon Monster, The Esri (Interactive) Disaster Map