Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Have a safe and responsible Halloween. Don't eat all your chocolate at once. Send it to me for safekeeping.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

My baby is 39 today. That's so young. If you don't know that, you're wasting your life.

That's AP3 and me in another time and place.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

This may be your last catalog!

Promises, promises...

I get so many catalogs! Some from businesses that I actually do order from, but many from places that I have never even heard of before getting the catalog.

Sometimes it's easy to see who sold your name to a mailing list, but often I just have no idea why I was so lucky as to get a particular catalog.

It's a big bother, because I have to shred the mailing address label, and also check inside to see if it's one of those catalogs with an order form inside it that is imprinted with my name and a "customer number." See, I get to have my very own customer number, on accounta I'm so very special. I've never done business with these folks, but they've given me my very own customer number. And I don't want just anyone stealing my number, now do I?

That's because some other piece of junk mail, trying to sell me identity protection, has scared me into worrying about you stealing my good name and good credit.

If they have some kind of envelope in the catalog that doesn't require a stamp, I tear off the address label and put it in the envelope with a note to remove me from their mailing lists. I often even bite the stamp bullet and pay to mail it to them myself. I might as well. We have dozens of stamps around here that don't have a price on them. No idea what they're worth. I just throw a hand full of them on letters. Just to be sure.

Several catalogs have threatened to cut me off 'cause I haven't placed an order in such a long time. Now, I have NEVER ordered from these folks. So, I guess that is a long time. Go ahead. Punish me. I deserve it. Please. Take me off your *&^%$ mailing list.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Home again

Turns out that New England was about as warm as Pennsylvania. But the leaves were at their peak, and the trip was perfect.

This is daughter AP3 and *husband, Niks at Walden Pond. AP3 and I walked around the entire pond, which doesn't take all that long. (*As Doug points out in a comment, that's not AP3's husband, but her father, MY husband, Niks. If Doug were polite he would e-mail me and let me quietly correct that mistake in grammar. But noooooooo....he did exactly what he knew I would do to him if he had made that mistake: make fun of me. That Doug.)

Here's another picture taken at the pond:

We had a lot of fun together, eating at great places, walking, watching the Red Sox win, etc.

Hope you had a good week too.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Summer's back and I'm gone

We had a couple of cool days, but now we're back to summer again. So husband Niks and I are leaving this morning for New England. We'll see the leaves, enjoy the cool weather, and visit daughter AP3.

See ya!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Autumn at last

After days, and weeks even, of much-too-warm weather, at last it's almost perfect.

We've had record-breaking warm weather. Actually I call 90 degrees HOT weather. But today it's back to what it should be for October. In the high 60's and low 70's. It could still be cooler to suit me, but apparently some folks like it like this.

I love autumn.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Another scavenger hunt

It's time for another scavenger hunt.

A is for Animated Apple
Word is that both these apples can get quite animated. Could be they get help.

B is for Bad Bee

This little sucker is just the baddest of the bad. Trust me.

C is for Cold Cat

He just about froze his whatevertheheck off.

This is an after picture. He came in to get warmed up.

D is for Drunk Door

This person was so drunk he couldn't find his keys. So he improvised locking his car door. That redneck.

E is for Evil Elevator

Evil here is in the eye of the beholder. The holder of the elevator door beholds this as something-less-than-evil.

F is for Fast Face

Everyone knows that the face that crosses the finish line first wins. I don't know why they don't just call the winner "The World's Fastest Face!"

G is for Greedy Ghost

The witches and fairies are just about as greedy as this ghost.

H is for Haunted Head

I'm glad the head in my house isn't haunted. Niks would pee all over the floor!

This is a thought that haunts me. Inconveniently being called back from the dead while on the head. That'd suck, huh?

I is for Indigo Igor.

Any fool can see that Igor is feelin' blue. I sees.

J is for Jumbled Jack.

If you don't get this one, well, then you don't know Jack.

Now we have K for Keen Kite:

I think this kite is very keen. Also way cool.

On to L for Last Liver:

I'm guessing that the owner of this last liver wouldn't last very long. Just sayin'.

Apparently M is supposed to make us think of Magenta Mist.

This makes me a tad woozy.

Negative North is easy.

I think of Ollie North in a very negative way.

Obsessed Orange is next.

Obsessed or possessed. You be the judge.

P is for Peeved Post and there are several good ones for this.

This doggie is peeved about a post that his blogger did. So he did what peeved puppies do.

The person who posted this was pretty peeved too.

Q is for Quiet Quince.
This is a picture of quince being still.

R is for Rosy Rabbit.

I found some interesting pictures of a gal named Rosy in her rabbit costume. I don't know what Rosy was thinking! That Rosy. I thought about picking one of them. But then, what was I thinkin'?

Svelte Soda is what we do for the letter S.

It hasn't helped me any.

T is for Teeming Tonsils:

Could one of you check that out? I'm not touchin' it.

U is for Under Union.

Someone under Union Square feels the way I do about Bush.

Velvet Vest:

Okay, there were better velvet vest pictures out there. But I like this guy. This place needs pretty'n up.

There are Wide Windows and there are wide windows. This here is a WIDE window.

This is the Philip Johnson Glass House. Nothin' but a big ol' window.

Once again I had to Google the meaning of the X words:
Xeric Xenagogue. So, xeric is dry, and xenagogue is a guide.

This may be too exciting to be labeled dry, but I did my best.

We're supposed to do Yodeling Yard.

I'm so sorry. There's no yodelling on this site. None.

Unless you count those guys in the back yard:

They can get noisy.

Z is the end of course. The time just flew by, huh? Kinda like this zebra. It's zipping on by.
Zipped Zebra:

Ya know I won the last hunt. That's 'cause I jumped right on it and did it fast. Notice that I waited for several days to start this one. So if I win again, it's not my bloody fault.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I Heart Bumper Stickers

Seen any good bumper stickers lately? I don't put them on my car, but I like reading them on your car. That is, if they're funny. No one ever changed anyone's mind with a bumper sticker, so no point in bein' too serious.

I've never seen one that said "If At First You Don't Succeed... Blame Someone Else And Seek Counseling." Movie stars might use one like that.
Never saw "Impotence: Nature's Way Of Saying No Hard Feelings" either. Maybe Bob Dole has that one.
I did see "If You Can Read This, I've Lost My Trailer" on a car in Memphis. Saw "Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway" somewhere. Probably in front of Dairy Queen.
You can amuse yourself if you're stuck in traffic if there are some good ones around.

Not that many people remember to treat their ex on holidays and such.

This one above could just sum it all up for you and then you wouldn't have to use so many. In case you're tryin' to be, you know, green and stuff.

Or you
could be direct about it.

You got a favorite?

Happy Birthday Peanuts

The Peanuts Comic strip, written by charles Schulz, first appeared in newspapers on October 2, 1950.

I'm a tad like Lucy:

"Lucy Van Pelt works hard at being bossy, crabby and selfish. She is loud and yells a lot. Her smiles and motives are rarely pure. She's a know-it-all who dispenses advice whether you want it or not--and for Charlie Brown, there's a charge. She's a fussbudget, in the true sense of the word. She's a real grouch, with only one or two soft spots, and both of them may be Schroeder, who prefers Beethoven. As she sees it, hers is the only way. The absence of logic in her arguments holds a kind of shining lunacy. When it comes to compliments, Lucy only likes receiving them. If she's paying one--or even smiling--she's probably up to something devious."

Only I'm not bossy. I just know what you should be doing.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Rabbit Rabbit

Deer me, it's time to Rabbit Rabbit again.

Say Rabbit Rabbit on the first day of each month in order to have good luck.

If you forget, you can save your ass recover by saying tibbar tibbar. Be safe out there. Say Rabbit Rabbit.