Why I quit you WordPress….

After much thinking after I posted my previous post yesterday (because I didn’t have a computer) I have decided that I am going back to the “Dark Side” (Blogger) as my bloggy pal Pooba calls it.  I’m still Confessions of a Country Girl but just at a different location….. http://confessionsofacountrygirl2.blogspot.com/.  Now here is why I quit you WordPress…..

1. You make it a pain in the but leave comments on my other wordpress blogging pals.

2. I don’t like that I only have 1 font selection.

3. It’s a pain in the butt to add HTML to my posts.

4. I’ve decided that I like knowing when my bloggy pals have updated their blogs.

5. I don’t like that it took me 3 freaking days to figure out how to get the time on my posts to be accurate…why can’t you do the time zone thing like Blogger?!

6. In addition to making it a pain in the butt to leave comments on my wordpress pals….you make it difficult to leave comments on pretty much any blog that blogs on blogger format!

I could keep going on but I have a new blog to get set up so I hope to see you all over at the new place….if I don’t catch you over at the new place….it’s been a pleasure.

J

I almost quit….

I almost quit blogging!  While I was at work one night someone somewhere hacked into my wordpress account and posted some pretty horrible and highly inappropriate content on my blog….good thing I caught it while on my break and got it deleted before anyone (hopefully) saw it.  If you haven’t noticed I’ve been in kind of a bloggy funk lately….There are things that are going on in my life, as well as with my blog that are just making me crazy!  All the problems that I’ve been having with wordpress are making Blogger look at that more appealing to me again!  The only downside is that if I moved again I would need to make new bloggy friends….but to be honest….it seems to me that I was able to make new bloggy friends easier when I was on Blogger.  So many things to consider…so little time.

J

Stud Rooster

A farmer went out one day and bought a brand new stud rooster for his chicken coop. The new rooster struts over to the old rooster and says, ‘OK old fart, Time for you to retire.’

The old rooster replies, ‘Come on, surely you cannot handle
ALL of these chickens.
Look what it has done to me
Can’t you just let me have the two old hens over in the corner?’
 
The young rooster says,
‘Beat it: You are washed up
And I am taking over.’
The old rooster says,
‘I tell you what, young stud.
I will race you around the farmhouse. Whoever wins gets the exclusive domain over the entire chicken coop.’
 
 The young rooster laughs.
‘You know you don’t stand a chance,  old man.
So, just to be fair,
I will give you a head start.’

The old rooster takes off running… About 15 seconds later the young rooster takes off running after him.
They round the front porch of the farmhouse and the young rooster has closed the gap.
 
He is only about 5 feet behind the old rooster and gaining fast!
The farmer, meanwhile, is sitting in his usual spot on the front porch
when he sees the roosters running by.

The Old Rooster is squawking
and running as hard as he can.
The Farmer grabs his shotgun and
—- BOOM!!!!!!!!
He blows the young rooster to bits. The farmer sadly shakes his head and says, 
‘Dammit……
Third gay rooster I bought this month.’
 
Moral of this
Story? ……
Don’t mess with the OLD FARTS —
Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery
always overcome youth and arrogance!
OLD  DUDES RULE !!!!!

Corn, Wii Fits….Oh My!

BWCornA couple of months ago I bought myself a Wii Fit.  I’ve been wanting one since they first came out and I finally got one.  Only problem is that since I’ve gotten it I’ve managed to screw up my left knee….needless to say I haven’t been using it recently because my knee occasionally bothers me.

When I threw myself on the scale yesterday….I was NOT happy to see the number.  Now I’m going to force myself to finally start using my Wii Fit.

If Betty can do it so can I!  Chat at you all later!  Gotta get some sleep for work tonight…

Jamie

I am SOOOO NOT loving wordpress

Why does my blog hate me?!  I’ve been out trying to leave comments out there in the blogosphere and wordpress is giving me all sorts of crap about my openID!  If this keeps up I may just get pissed off enough to “divorce” wordpress AGAIN!  It should NOT be this hard to comment on people’s blogs!

“Gentlemen, I think if we lose this fight, we lose the war.”

GettysburgI haven’t done a movie post in a LONG time so I thought that I would post about one of the BEST movies to be filmed about a “bad” time in American history.  There are very few movies that are based on books that you will actually hear me say the words “the movie was better.” but Gettysburg is one of them….Hands down.

Honestly, I could not think of the “right” words to put in to this review to make it even come close to what it is that I LOVE about this movie….so I found this review that you are about to read and I think it does a better job than I ever could have.

“One need not be a lifelong student of the Civil War to appreciate the themes threaded throughout Gettysburg. As did Shaara’s novel, the film uses the battle to explore duty, patriotism, comradeship and devotion to a cause. Of these, perhaps duty is the one theme that stands out best in all its forms.

Lee (played by Martin Sheen) has placed what he sees as his duty to his home state of Virginia over his duty to the United States and leads the South’s forces against his former comrades in arms (or, as Lee refers to his Union adversaries, “those people”).

Union cavalry General John Buford (Sam Elliott) has only a small brigade to hold off an entire Confederate infantry corps as it advances toward Gettysburg on the battle’s first day – a potential suicide mission. But Buford knows that the Army of Potomac’s only chance is to occupy the best defensive ground before the enemy can reach it. Buford’s duty is to stand fast and hold as long as he can.

Lee’s principal subordinate, General James Longstreet (Tom Berenger) feels Lee’s plan for Pickett’s Charge is sheer suicide and argues repeatedly against the action. Yet in the end, Longstreet executes the futile plan since Lee is in command and it is therefore Longstreet’s duty to carry out the orders.

Chamberlain (Daniels) fears his outnumbered regiment will likely be destroyed trying to defend the key hilltop, Little Round Top. Yet he knows his unit anchors the far left flank of Meade’s entire position and therefore he understands that it is his and the regiment’s duty to try to hold the line at all costs.

Finally, in what might be termed a “corporate” expression of Soldiers’ devotion to duty, 10,000 Confederate troops in a mile-long line step off at 2 p.m. on July 3, 1863, and march toward the center of the Union line a half mile away. Most know that the assault is likely to be a one-way trip. Yet faithful to their duty as Soldiers – and their duty to one another – the men go forward into the bloody shambles of Pickett’s Charge.

Maxwell frames the story chronologically over the three-day period while depicting the action through the eyes and relationships of key players. The viewer feels Lee’s frustration with his flamboyant cavalry commander General J.E.B Stuart, whose untimely absence during the prelude to battle denies Lee vital intelligence and ultimately robs the Confederates of the high ground – and yet one can’t help but marvel at Lee’s self-control during Stuart’s midnight “counseling session.” And for insight into what motivates Soldiers – even today’s Soldiers – pay particular attention to Chamberlain’s low-key entreaty to the 120 mutineers from Maine’s 2d Regiment: “What we’re fighting for, in the end, we are fighting for each other.”

The film’s cinematography is wonderful, the dialogue moves the drama along effortlessly, and the depiction of Civil War-era maneuver is admirably accurate. In particular, this is the first film of this genre to correctly show artillery combat. Dozens of cannon and their re-enactor crews were gathered to depict this extremely important – but too often poorly filmed – aspect of Civil War battles.

Yet awesome combat scenes aside, the dramatic story is what holds the viewer’s attention. The drama surrounding the 20th Maine’s defense of Little Round Top on the second day of the battle is a prime example. After watching the Confederates assault Little Round Top repeatedly, each attack nearly breaking Chamberlain’s thin line, his audacious command of “Bayonets!” comes across as a powerfully dramatic portrayal of brave men in desperate combat. Seeing Confederate General Lewis “Lo” Armistead (the late Richard Jordan’s final role) lead Pickett’s men from the front and hearing Longstreet’s clairvoyant description of the event about to unfold helps viewers fully appreciate the futility, courage and remarkable dedication exemplified by Pickett’s Charge.

In sum, Gettysburg is the best depiction of the carnage of combat and the drama of this brother-against-brother war – America’s most deadly conflict – that filmmakers have yet put together.”

 

Hi everybody!

We’ve been having some computer issues so I haven’t been able to blog for a few days. Now that we’ve got the computer issue figured out I’m off get caught up on my google reader….have 697 unread posts in there….and visit everybody.