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Y'all Grinched me today. Thanks.,

When I tweeted that I needed help the response was so quick and from so many people, my heart grew several sizes. Hearts tend to shrink when people are fretting and I am a world class fretter.

I was overwhelmed because I feel so crotchety and I know it carries over too much on DU. When
I get scrunched up, my world narrows and it's hard to find the humor I need. Humor and kindness can unscrunch people.(Most GOPeas are scrunched down to the size of electrons if that.)

DU is a rambunctious place to say the least. However, when it comes to helping animals or stepping up when others are in trouble, DU shines. Freepers have gator arms and don't know how to reach out.

BTW I told Moonpie and Tater about y'all. They yawned and wanted to know when they were getting a new toy and fresh treats.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Jul 5, 2014, 04:43 PM (9 replies)

I need help. (LAWD PEOPLE. I HAVE ENOUGH. I am completely overwhelmed by this!)

After people here helped brfore, I got things squared away and was doing ok. I had a little breathing room after a while.

Then came March and Mousie passed and Scat followed her. I was able to handle those bills.
Then I began to have gall bladder attacks(they think.) After each attack was over, food was optional for a few days. I think the stress from Mousie and Scat ruined my digestive system.

After that was the the coup de grace. My car blowed up. Actually it hasn't blowed up yet, but the center muffler is almost broken apart. I can drive it(cross my fingers), but I have to get it fixed.

Thank gawd for once that SC doesn't inspect anything as far as I can tell. The vehicles I have seen on the road......

I realize DU is not my bank. I don't blame anybody for what they think. I'm out of options. I know I am not as bad off as some. If you think badly of me in some way, I've probably beaten you to it.

If anybody can help, it would be very much appreciated. I am trying to scrounge $225. This was literally the very last thing I wanted to do.

Good wishes vibes are also more than welcome and very much needed if you have any to spare.

So that's my tale of woe.(I did have a job interview for a PT position at the library but I wasn't chosen) The only problem will be if I have to fumigate because of locusts.

My PayPal is under tannybogus@hotmail.com.

Please don't apologize if you are 'only' sending good vibes. Those thoughts really pulled through after Mousie and Scat. I wove them into a rope to hold onto until I got my feet back under me again. I still use it from time to time and keep it hanging over my heart.

Now y'all made me cry, but it's a good cry for a change.
I don't even know what else to say except thank you from the bottom of my itty-bitty heart.
I do and WILL pass it on.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Jul 5, 2014, 11:44 AM (49 replies)

Do you need a 5 second break of pure sweetness?

Charlie's bedtime routine:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jul 4, 2014, 11:44 PM (14 replies)

(UPDATE:7am)That was weird.Heard someone(something) beating on or around my bedroom window.

I was sound asleep when I woke up to a noise of whatever banging around the outside of my apartment window. It took me a minute to orient myself.

It wasn't a frantic banging or a rhythmic noise. Then it stopped. It hadn't lasted very long.

Now this is the part in the movie where the terrified college girl goes to investigate a scary noise in the dark while everyone is thinking "DON'T GO!"

This is also where the jacked up gun fool decides he is going to confront whatever is making the noise instead staying inside and calling the police regardless of the fact that there probably will be shooting (and injury or death.) Then there is the sad fact that the cop may be jacked up too resulting in the same outcome. (I don't have a gun, but I am not going outside to be in the middle of anything)

I'm not terrified, but I'm not going outside. I will check when the sun is up. I 'm wide awake now though.

UPDATE: Now that the sun's up, I went outside to see what I could see. I saw nada.
I'm going to ask my upstairs neighbor if she heard anything. She also has a teenage daughter who might have heard something.
Just checkin'.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jul 4, 2014, 11:18 PM (40 replies)

American Apparel used this photo in an ad for the 4th of July:


Oy! Just Oy.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jul 4, 2014, 11:07 AM (53 replies)

Here is what the father was doing while the kid was in the hot car:

Bombshell - Hot Car dad was sexting with 6 different women, one 17 yrs old, while Cooper Harris was in the car.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 3, 2014, 02:12 PM (7 replies)

Whoa! Wow! The mother went to pick up the kid at daycare who was left in a hot car. She said:

Holy cow. Mom in #HotCarDeath went to pick up son at day care, when not there, immediately said husband must have left him in car.

No link yet.
Dan Abrams is live tweeting as the info is read.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 3, 2014, 02:04 PM (93 replies)

Neighbor problem. Ideas?

I was cleaning out my car when a neighbor I know saw me and motioned me over. He pointed to a bush outside the front of the apartment building. He told me that some Asian tenants upstairs dumped their cooking grease on it.

I looked and you could see the grease on the leaves. There was also an unpleasant smell that was still at a low level. It's so hot down here that the bush might just fry up all by itself. Leaves and branches....Yum!

At any rate we tried to figure out what to do. I wasn't about to call management or report them to our environmental and health agency(SCDHEC). I have a cousin who works there and he would know exactly what to do. I just want them to recycle the crap properly and not outside.

I decided to write them a note and tell them not to do that anymore in any place. Then I said my brother had a tracking dog who I WOULD call to find if there were other places it had been dumped. Lies like a rug I does. I also printed 4 basic instructions about what to do with it. I taped it on their door.

Of course there is a twist. An Asian woman walked by while we were talking. After she left, he told me that she had rented the apartment and used to live there. He said she owned a restaurant and was letting her workers live there. I have no idea how many people live there. I still don't want to narc on them. It is hard getting any decent place to live without front money for rent and deposits.

Of course, my mind races and I wondered if she was taking care of them or exploiting them. That's another can of worms. She picks them up and brings them back so their transportation is limited. I rarely see any of them and have no idea if they speak English or if they are citizens. All my surmises are leaps of my imagination. However, problems you see in larger places can crop up anywhere.

If any tenant did that I would have done the same thing if I heard the same story about them. Now I am wondering about myself and if highlighting the Asian part is legitimate factor or am I guilty of being a meddling bigot with my own issues. I believe that I think too much.

For right now, I'm just going to pay attention and see if I can pick up any clues about them. Calling management is still out of the question unless something is seriously wrong. I really don't care if she is just helping them out with a place to live even if she is breaking the lease. They may in fact be known to management and be listed on the lease.

Dumping grease has got to go though.

Edit to add:
Most of what I know comes from another person. I don't know him well enough to judge how truthful he is. I need more into I can rely on.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 3, 2014, 02:03 AM (21 replies)

7 Breathtaking Winners Of The 2014 Wilderness Photo Competition:

2. LANDSCAPE/SCENERY Winner: Petar Sabol (Croatia)

4. LAND MAMMALS Winner: Cheetah ...... Giorgia Karampatou (Abu Dhabi)

5. CONSERVATION/MAN AND THE ENVIRONMENT Winner: Jeffrey Kirkpatrick (Australia)


Beautiful but #5 is so sad.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 2, 2014, 04:22 PM (4 replies)

Whoa! Anonymous-Affiliated Hackers Have Declared War on the Islamic State ISIS

While it's known the Iranian Quds Force is aiding the Iraqi army and American armed drones currently patrol the skies above Baghdad, the list entities fighting the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Iraq just got a virtual addition. In a YouTube video message, an Anonymous splinter group called The Anonymous Message sets out the reasoning behind "Operation NO2ISIS," a hacking campaign targeting the cyber infrastructure of states sponsoring IS militants.

Though regional actors like the Iranians and Saudis see themselves as engaging in a crucial proxy war defending their geopolitical sphere of influence, Anonymous says its acting on behalf of defenseless Iraqi citizens.
To the state of Qatar, Turkey, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; you will not escape our wrath. Evidence shows your continued support and supply to ISIS. If this does not promptly stop, we will be forced to unleash our entire legion against your pathetic excuse of a cyber-security, said the message.

Courtesy of an unnamed source, Forbes is reporting that Anonymous is targeting IS sponsors because the group and its infrastructure has a limited virtual footprint vulnerable to their attacks. We are unable to target ISIS because they predominately fight on the ground. But we can go after the people or states who fund them, the source told Forbes contributor Jasper Hamill.

Jeebus! What a hot mess.
Supporters of ISIS are mocking them. They best be careful.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 2, 2014, 12:07 PM (2 replies)
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