Scotties Toy Box

April 6, 2020

A duty we all should shoulder.

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, Things I like — Scottie @ 11:40

My cats and me every early in the morning this weekend

Filed under: Animals, Family, Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants, Things I like — Scottie @ 09:21


April 3, 2020

The imagery is perfect.

I love this.   The wording is perfect.   Hugs


Craig Allen Wilkes wrote it. Tommy Lee posted it.


March 28, 2020

Vegan toilet paper

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, Things I like — Scottie @ 05:20


March 25, 2020

Gordon Lightfoot – The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

My favorite song by him.  It sent chils up my spine when I first heard it.  It scared the poop out of me when I was in the Navy.  It made me feel adventurous in the Army.  Now in my older age it makes me feel discouraged and like I am fighting a future I can not change, one too powerful to stop, yet I must not give in until it takes me down.   Hugs.

Don Quixote

Filed under: Economics, Health, Music and Videos, News, Song, Things I like — Scottie @ 13:30

Guess my mood?  This too will pass.    Hugs

Harry Chapin – All 14 minutes of Taxi & Sequel

Filed under: Music and Videos, Music Video, Things I like — Scottie @ 12:41

Sorry about the bad quality but I really like his music.  Hugs

March 20, 2020

Also heros 2

Also heros

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Family, Food, Health, Ideas, Memes, opinion, People I like, Things I like — Scottie @ 06:40

Remember you can still use the phone while isolated.     Hugs

March 1, 2020

A lot to get to

Filed under: Education, My Life and Rants, opinion, Reason, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 19:02

Hello everyone.  I have tried really hard to function today, but I am still under the weather.  I am still really tired and not feeling well.  I have another doctors appointment in the morning.  So before I go to bed for the night I want to watch one more episode of the Expanse.   It really is an awesome show.   Hugs

February 26, 2020

Abba – Dancing Queen

Today I am struggling with pain and remembering better times when I moved with a lot less pain.   I loved the disco / dance music of the 70’s /80’s.   I have my memories.   Best wishes.   Hugs

January 30, 2020

Be Nice

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Memes, News, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 13:37


January 27, 2020

Endorsement: Elizabeth Warren will push an unequal America in the right direction

Filed under: Economics, News, People I like, Political, Questions, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 09:29

Tough and compassionate, pushing unequal America in the right direction

The senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts is not the radical some perceive her to be. She was a registered Republican until 1996. She is a capitalist. “I love what markets can do,” she said. “They are what make us rich, they are what create opportunity.”

But she wants fair markets, with rules and accountability. She wants a government that works for people, not one corrupted by cash.

A former Harvard professor and expert in bankruptcy law, she helped set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency was specifically designed to prevent a repeat of the banking crisis and look out for little guys swindled by lenders and credit card companies.

Warren doesn’t measure the health of the economy by looking at the stock market or an unemployment rate that doesn’t count the longtime jobless or chronically underemployed. She measures it by how working families are doing. Many are not doing well, and Warren seeks major reforms to help them.

She believes access to health care is a human right.

She would make climate change a top priority and use her executive power to roll back Trump administration policies that prop up fossil fuels.

She says corporations should have less Washington influence, children should be protected from gun violence, child care should be affordable, immigrants deserve compassion, mass incarceration should end and the wealthy should pay more in taxes.

Those ideas are not radical. They are right. They would improve life in America, and they are generally shared by the other Democratic candidates, who bring their own strengths to this race.

At this moment, when the very fabric of American life is at stake, Elizabeth Warren is the president this nation needs.

January 26, 2020

The way it should be

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Memes, News, Political, Reason, Things I like, Twitter — Scottie @ 04:02

January 24, 2020

Take that and that and this … oh no you touched my belly! Gottcha.

Filed under: Animals, Children, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Things I like — Scottie @ 20:47

January 20, 2020

Everyone must decide

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 04:58

January 18, 2020

This is what we are when we choose to care about each other

Filed under: Cartoons, History, Memes, News, People I like, Questions, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 07:27

January 16, 2020

A pleasant and wonderful surprise.

Filed under: Children, Family, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like, Things I like — Scottie @ 17:05

A couple days ago when texting with our son he asked if we would be home today and he would stop by.  Ron worked last night so he would catch a few hours sleep so he could also visit with James when he got here.  It was nice when the boy moved out making his own way in the world, but we do miss him.  He works so many shifts and crosses shifts to work any time they need him.   It is hard on him and hard to plan anything so our visits are fewer than we would like.   But it is expensive for young people these days and give the boy all the credit he is doing well for someone his age in today’s expensive world.   I am really proud of him and the way he has turned out, the man he has become.   After a few hours visiting he asked if he could take us out for lunch.   We agreed to go to lunch but told him we would pick up the tab.   We were his age once and know how hard it was for us then.   So we all went out to eat.   James took us to a pizza place we have never been to before and it was grand.  It was really nice with unusual decor and artisan menu.   It was a grand time and an older couple in the booth behind us with their grand child stopped to talk with us.   The woman said I looked very failure to her and wondered where we may have met.   I get this occasionally from my days working in the Surgical ICU at HealthPark Hospital.    I explained to her I had worked there in the 5th floor ICU, and sometimes helped out in other ICU units.  She started to smile broadly and laughed.  She had worked on the 6th floor.   She and I had left the hospital about the same time but she remembered me.   Seems I had gone up and helped them out a few times and she remembered that.   She had to come to the ICU a few times and remembered how ( in her words ) kind and nice I had been.  It is nice to be remembered.    James , Ron, and I all shared a bunch of appetizers and a large pizza.     We talked to him about him and his girlfriend would like to go to Busch Gardens with us as we often went to the theme parks when he lived with us.   We told him we would pick up the tickets as his birthday present.   He was excited and would work out a date with us.   He offered to drive, which I thought was wonderful as at our age a day walking around a theme park in the Florida heat is very tiring.   James was worried about me being able to do it and remarked we should look into a scooter for me.   Smarty pants I scolded him, but I was pleased he realized the difficulties and was thinking ahead.  James did react quickly when the bill came taking it from the server before I could reach it.   Ron tried to tell him we would be more than happy to get the bill, but James was firm, it was his wish and he wanted to do it.   As he had the bill in his hands we gave in.  I was in a lot of pain by the time we left, my back was wrecked and when I went to stand up I couldn’t get my legs to push me upright.   Ron helped me up.   I could see James was worried.   So we are home, Ron has gone to bed, both cats were waiting for us when we got home and Milo is sacked out on my desk.   I found the PBS video of the impeachment trail and have it set up to see what I missed.   Yes I know I just am addicted to knew but this is a historical event.  I will now look at the comments I love that came in while I was gone.   Be well everyone.   Hugs

January 14, 2020

I can not do it.

Filed under: Animals, My Life and Rants, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:46

I have 25 open tabs on my computer to read.  I just can not get my mind to focus on them.  I am going to shut this computer down and start a movie on the other one, even though I know I won’t finish it.  If my life pattern is true I will be up by 3 AM and start again.  Thanks to everyone, if there is something you want me to get to let me know.   Oh and Milo is again sacked out in front of my keyboard.  I feel that is going to become his fav place.   Hugs

Testing a REAL Exoskeleton – the Comau MATE

Filed under: Health, News, Science, Things I like, You Tube — Scottie @ 15:19

I find this really interesting.   One of the things I struggle to do is hold my arms over my head.   The pain builds quickly to very intense.  Also to stand for any length of time my spine starts to really hurt badly.  Something like this would really help me.   But it really might be good for people much worse than I am, in the future could people without the ability to walk use something like this?  Could people who have to use a walker use this instead?   This really is an important part of human / science interaction we need to look into.   Oh yes the first few minutes are silly, but get beyond them to where he goes to the factory and shows what the suit really can do for workers.   Hugs

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