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Weird Stuff

On Memorial Day talk radio repeated shows when the hosts left town. That’s why I was listening again to an earlier show while on my way to the grocery. At the three point stop, there was deja vu. I had heard those exact words at that exact spot before. I turned right, drove a few yards and heard the same words I had when the sandhill cranes blocked my path before. So feeling kinda “wooooey” I pulled into a parking spot and turned the radio off right where I had in the previous show. Even more weird is the fact that I rarely go to this grocery store, only in emergencies. Total happenstance or freaky happening?

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Do you know why we love to hate you? Do you? We install your stupid update and what happens for the rest of the day every ten minutes? A pop-up asking if we want to restart now or later. To you “later” means ten minutes from now. Something about that pushy message flying up there makes me want to do some skeet shooting. Wouldn’t it feel good to blast that pop-up to smithereens?

Oops! There it comes again. …..

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LeaKelley sent this challenge my way.  I will not tag anyone, but invite all who would like to have a little fun to play along.  This is how it goes:

Sometimes you can learn more about a person by what they don’t tell you.

Sometimes you can learn a lot from the things they just make up.

If you are tagged with this Meme, lie to me.

 

Then tag  7 other folks (one for each deadly sin) and hope they can lie.

 

Pride

What is your biggest contribution to the world?

I delivered seven babies all fathered by different men at one wild party. Yes, I am the Septomom. I also invented 6-UP.

 

Envy

What do your coworkers have that you wish was yours? 

Bigger Social Security checks.  Just because they got degrees and sold their soul to a corporation for a fat salary they are reaping more in entitlement benefits. It’s not fair. So I farted away a bright mind smoking dope, raising hell and pushing fries? Should I receive less now that I’m a pathetic elder? Have a little respect. And while you are at it, screw the next generations, give us oldsters what we’ve got coming to us.

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Gluttony 

What did you eat last night?

Ding Dongs and doughnuts. What are you gonna do, call the Health Police?

 

Lust

What really lights your fire?

Macho guys with open collars and gold link chains, the more jewelry the merrier. Oh man, I get chills just thinking about one approaching me.

 

Anger 

What is the last thing that pissed you off?

The stupid clerk who accused me of switching barcodes on the wide-screen TV that rang up $16.97. If she’s so bright, why is she standing at a cash register all day?

 

Greed 

Name something you hoard and keep from others.

Words, all the good ones without which those stinking novelists would never be able to make a living. Soon I’ll have all the best. Then we’ll see who the publishers come crawling to.

 

Sloth

What’s the laziest thing you ever did?

I sleep on a made up bed every night without moving so I don’t have to make it in the morning. Gets a bit cold in the winter.

 

Okay, Your turn.

I know you’re clever.

Lie to Meme!

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Remember the mouse Lennie fondled in his pocket for comfort in “Of Mice and Men”? The mouse didn’t make it. Neither did my eggplant bloom for the same reason. I am keeping my hands off the next ones.

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Can't believe the beauty of this Italian eggplant bloom--and I get to eat the veggie to come.

Can't believe the beauty of this Italian eggplant bloom--and I get to eat the veggie to come.

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Did you know that the military is still discharging soldiers for being openly gay?

One of these soldiers is California’s own Lt. Dan Choi. In March he went on Rachel Maddow’s show and spoke honestly about his sexual orientation. As a result in April the Army sent him a letter of discharge. Lt. Choi is fighting the discharge and fighting the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

I just signed a petition from the Courage Campaign to President Obama, urging him to do the right thing by stopping the discharge of Lt. Dan Choi and other LGBT soldiers, and asking President Obama to uphold his promise to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” They are going to deliver it to the president and it’s important that as many people as possible speak out right now.

Will you join me in signing and urge your friends to do the same?:

http://www.couragecampaign.org/DontFireDan

Thanks!

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The way to my heart is through my garden. For Mother’s Day my daughter gave me this unreal pot of calla lillies to enjoy and later plant in the garden. Please don’t anyone tell the squirrels where the bulbs are. I want to see these again and again.

From my daughter, unreal calla lillies to be planted in my garden.

And from one son the mama birds and I got an amazing bird bath, one I have dreamed about for years. From the other son, there is something to scent the garden, Confederate jasmine. P1050536You must move in closer and see the frog band playing instruments around the rim. P1050544

In the searing heat, my son-in-law dug up two anoying stumps that marred the yard for years and moved my rain barrel to the spot on the side where it belongs. 

It’s good to be queen for a day. Thank you, kids and kids-in-law and grands for your phone calls. I won’t forget this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hubble Shuttle

Nothing. Zilch. Nada. That’s what we saw when the shuttle to Hubble took off about 2 p.m. There were clouds, but those of us gathered down our street thought surely we would see the shuttle after it broke through. We were relieved to learn when we went back to our TV’s and radios that everything went well after having watched the one that didn’t many years ago from this very spot.

So I missed the liftoff of this shuttle, but the mission is dear to my heart, to keep the amazing Hubble telescope going up to ten years more. Let’s all hope they are successful. 

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Drinks That Reflect Personality 

Before you order a drink in public, you should read this! Seven New York City bartenders were asked if they could ‘nail’ a woman’s personality based on what she drinks. Though interviewed separately, they concurred on almost all counts. The results: 

PART A: WOMEN-DRINKS, WHO THEY ARE, & YOU! 

Drink: Beer 
Personality:
 Causal, low-maintenance; down to earth.
Your Approach:
 Challenge her to a game of pool. 

Drink: Blender Drinks 
Personality:
 Flaky, whiny, annoying; a pain in the ass.
Your Approach:
 Avoid her, unless you want to be her cabana boy. 

Drink: Mixed Drinks 
Personality:
 Older, more refined, high maintenance, has very picky taste; knows EXACTLY what she wants. 
Your Approach:
 You won’t have to approach her. If she’s interested, she’ll send YOU a drink……


Drink:
 Wine (does not include White Zinfandel) 
Personality:
 Conservative and classy; sophisticated yet giggles.
Your Approach:
 Tell her you love to travel and spend quiet evenings with my friends.


Drink:
 White Zinfandel 
Personality:
 Easy; thinks she is classy and sophisticated, actually, she has NO clue. 
Your Approach:
 Make her feel smarter than she is..this should be an easy target.


Drink:
 Shots 
Personality:
 Likes to hang with pals and looking to get totally drunk… and naked.
Your Approach:
 Easiest hit in the joint. You have been blessed. Nothing to do but wait, however, be careful not to make her mad! 

Drink: Tequila 
No explanations required – everyone just KNOWS what happens there. 

PART B: MAN-DRINKS & WHO THE MEN ARE! 

THEN, there is the MALE addendum — The deal with guys is, as always, very simple and clear cut:

DOMESTIC BEER:
 He’s poor and wants to get laid.


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mported Beer: He likes good beer and wants to get laid.

Wine:
 He is hoping that the wine will give him a sophisticated image to help him get laid. 

Whiskey:
 He doesn’t give a damn about anything but getting laid. 


Tequila: 
He is thinking he has a chance with the toothless waitress.


White Zinfandel:
 He’s gay 

 

I would like to attribute the creator of this if anyone knows.

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