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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Thursday, June 03, 2010


I don't know about you, but I can't keep up with technology.  I USE to consider myself technical savvy, but for the past several years, I've given up trying to KEEP up.  And I'm too tired to learn new things.

Pretty much everyone looks like a Cyborg (from Star Trek??); most people have a phone attached to their ear or a little earwig (WHOOPS, I GUESS THAT IS CALLED AN EAR BUD??!!) with a skinny little line running from the ear to the Ipod or whatever it is they are holding in their hand or have clipped to a belt.

So, with that in mind, here is the latest and greatest gadget....THE HOG POD...(no, I can't take credit for the following...other than stumbling across it while searching for something else! I THINK it was on a site called hogwild.com.)

Check out these amazing hogPod features!

* Whopping 2.5 inch crystal clear plasma flat screen display.

NOTE: magnifying glass may be needed to view screen

* Enter notes without the use of a clumsy keyboard or frustrating speech-recognition software!

hogPod is fully equipped with a brand new technology called PnP. (Pen 'n Paper.) Yes! It's finally here! The hogPod has a slot to hold your ball point pen and a full pad of paper is attached to the back of your hogPod! Amazing!

NOTE: Proprietary HogPod paper refills are available for just $37.99! Express yourself with lined paper, unlined, white, off-white, kinda-white or cream!

* From the menu, choose Procedures, then choose LASIK, for corrective laser eye surgery on the go.

* Your hogPod is also a police radar jammer.

* hogPod comes with 2 sets of wireless headphones. Ear buds for summer and big huge headphones that double as ear muffs in winter.

* hogPod has an air freshener. Available scents: Vanilla, Cinnamon Apple, and Fresh Scrotum.

* hogPod is NOT intended for use as a can opener. But try it. What the hell.

* Nifty belt clip.

* Auto-reverse.

* Super Double Dolby® Triple Bass Response with Cranium Carnage Bleeding Ulcer.

* Noise Canceling Headphones (you are absolutely guaranteed not to hear outside noise like fire trucks, ambulance sirens, or an SUV's squealing brakes just before it slams into your legs, crushing you under 7,000 pounds of steel.)

* Teaches you Spanish while you sleep

* Forecasts weather with patented Doppler 1,000,000,000 technology that is guaranteed to be as accurate as your local TV Weather forecast and/or a polar bear flipping a coin.

* Your hogPod is fully stocked with bootleg versions of popular video games!

Play Grand Theft Otto. See that yellow circle? That's Otto. Use Otto to complete exciting missions like eating an entire maze of dots before the those blinking squares (ghosts) get you.

* hogPod phone features: When you enter the number of a new girl, the hogPod phone disables the number for 3 days, preventing you from accidentally seeming like a pathetic, over-anxious lonely loser who is totally desperate for a date. Not that you are, of course.

* hogPod has a top-of-the-line digital clock and AM radio.

* hogPod has a mobile internet connection so you can view important web sites like hogwild.net

* Includes GPS to help you find what you are looking for!

NOTE: Unless you are looking for your misplaced hogPod. In that case, you're screwed

* If somebody shoots you and you die, you can press Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start on your hogPod to bring yourself back to life up to 30 more times.

* hogPod is capable of sending and receiving text messages, instant messages, email, MySpace messages, phone calls, voice mail, telegraph messages, Morse code, and clicking sounds from African tribes. Now if you only had some friends who actually cared enough to contact you...

* hogPod can download and play your favorite movies, TV shows, and music videos. But if you set the download feature to "standard moron" it will auto-download and fill the hard drive with amateur YouTube clips of really fat dudes dancing, guys getting hit in the gonads, and hot girls talking about whatever. And you'll like it.

* And of course, the hogPod can be used to check your blood glucose level.

* While most portable devices can TELL you about sports, the hogPod can be used in sports! hogPod can be safely used as an air hockey puck and it folds out to be a boomerang!

* You can point your hogPod at any television and use it as universal remote control!

* hogPod has a travel size toothbrush holder... and squeeze the HogPod for your choice of whitening toothpaste, tartar control toothpaste or creamy chocolate fudge (not ADA approved to fight cavities.)

* hogPod may also be used as an electric razor.

* Pull out the hogPod toe nail clipper, lighter, and auto-sunflower-seed-opener.

* At the push of a button, get 1 sentence opinions on any topic in current events that you can memorize to sound smart.

* For romance on the fly, your hogPod turns into a candle with your choice of scents: Vanilla, Cinnamon Apple

* hogPod can pause, fast forward and rewind live phone conversations with your girlfriend. Excellent for pausing while you watch sports, fast forwarding through boring parts like "her day at work", and rewinding to catch important details like if you really DID agree to go to that lame get-together at her friend Holly's apartment this weekend.

* Can project movies onto a screen.

* hogPod has a Scroll Lock button for unknown reasons-- just like your computer keyboard!

* hogPod can be used as a metal detector wand.

* If you hold the Up volume button and squeeze the side panel buttons while humming "Ice Ice Baby" you can use the hogPod to microwave popcorn.

CAUTION!: Humming Ice Ice Baby may cause you to get your ass kicked.

* hogPod has a decibel level meter to measure loudness in rock concerts, airports, and sounds exiting the back of your pants.

Multi-use Antenna excellent for cleaning out ear wax, , getting gunk out of your back teeth, and improving phone call reception.

CAUTION: Not recommended for use in that order.

NOTE: Phone call reception may be reduced if antenna is not cleaned after any of the other uses.

* Emergency Social Eject Button: When someone who is RFA (Really F*cking Annoying) is talking to you, discreetly press the ESE button. The phone will ring, and an older female voice that is "accidentally" on speaker will shout, "My hip! I need you to help me!"

If this doesn't work to extract your from the painful social situation, press the SESE Button (Super Emergency Social Eject) then hand the hogPod to the RFA person. Run.

The HogPod will detonate within 7 seconds, obliterating all teeth and glass in a 3 foot radius.

NOTE: Pressing the SESE button voids the Lifetime Warranty.

NOTE: Hopefully RFA person doesn't know about pressing Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start or you will be really screwed.

* Makes a great gift!


  1. You had me at "FRESH scrotum"...OMG,did you really put that in there???? YOU GOOF!!! I almost spewed my coffee this morning laughing at this....
    and by the way....what drug are you ON????? I need some! Must be those knee pain meds.????

  2. Retired One...I MISSED that one! I tried to go through and "clean it up" a bit before posting it! I'm just gonna leave it in there; what the heck! I cna't take credit for this thing other than accidentally finding it!

  3. LMAO...where in the hell do you come up with this stuff....I love that RFA and SESE button......but that popcorn button is 2die4
    Thanks for making my otherwise, bored day....I'm still ROFLing
    Have a great day now see if you can program that hogPod to pay for health insurance and pay off the farm

  4. Gary / Battle Creek10:58 AM

    Too, too funny...I WANT ONE !!! By the way, after looking it up, there is a song "Can't Keep Up" by a group named Lifehouse...LOL. Have a great day !

  5. Dar, I wasn't looking for it and I don't remebmer what I WAS looking for online, but I thought this was a HOOT! Glad it brightened your day!

    Gary, ONLY YOU could find a song that I didn't know existed!! Now, if you really had a Hog Pod (or whatever it was called) what would be the functions you would use the most!?

  6. Anonymous8:32 PM


    Good to laugh with you (you were laughing weren't you?)...oh, too funny. Whatta gal!

    Betcha if I'd have some teens read about the hogPod they'd want to have one......hahahahaha.

    Take care and be good to yourself.

    Hi to Dan.

    (Gaylord G'ma)

  7. Radar jammer, GPS, universal remote, metal detector, the SESE button, and MOST importantly the pen and paper....LOL


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