Saturday, November 21, 2009

Patient Kitty!

So......I have bronchitis, and am just lying around knitting. My oldest son wants to keep me company, but really he is just torturing me. Of course, his i-phone is constantly in his hand. And, of course, his cat is sleeping nearby. She is never far from him when he is home.
He put the phone down to do something (without thinking), and put it on his cat! A phone rest! Then he decided that was such a great idea, he'd put some other things on her.

Boo had to check out what was going on!

Poor kitty!

Don't worry, it was only a few moments of insanity.

Anyway, he made me laugh hysterically, which made me cough hysterically.
Saturday afternoon hysterics!


They're everywhere lately. Is it because the weather FINALLY got cooler? Is it breeding season for coyotes? They're very active, and all over the place. You have no idea how many times I've tried to get pictures of them.....they vanish into the brush before I turn on the camera. The picture above is borrowed from Google Images.
They are wary of me, lurking and watching them, but they almost always stop, turn and look at me.

Friday, November 13, 2009

An Incredible Song

I was driving in the car today. A rare occurance - since I work (all my jobs) from home, I just don't get out enough.
I hardly ever play the radio at home, but always do in the car.

And I heard a song I had forgotten all about.

One of the greatest songs ever written.

It was written by Eric Bazilian, of The Hooters. The Hooters are a Philly band, and I'm from Philly. I used to see them play at JC Dobbs (awesome bar/club on South Street) a l o n g time ago. Eric Bazilian wrote all kinds of great songs that were performed/recorded by artists like Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin, Cindi Lauper - to name a few. The guy is a genius.

Anyway, Joan Osborne (no relation to Ozzie Osbourne) was the first to record the song that grabbed me so much today.

It's titled, "One of Us", and it's all about - what if God was one of us?

I cranked it as loud as I could in the car, and am posting this link here for your listening enjoyment. I'll be interested to hear what you think!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Endless Sunshine

I live in the land of endless sun. I can understand how that would be appealing. The last year we lived in Philadelphia, it rained 18 weekends in a row. 18!
So we moved west, to be near family.

However, here in southern Arizona, it hasn't rained since July. It is November. It is always sunny.

I hate it.

I'm very crabby, and I think I have sunny diseffective disease. Self diagnose.

I want wind, and cold, and frost, and crunchy leaves underfoot - and the fall smell in the air. I do not want to wear sleeveless t-shirts anymore. Or sandals.
Did I mention that it was 89 degrees today - November 10th?

I hate this place.

See that little bunny? He likes it here.
Not me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Why our country is in trouble : (OK< this isn't really true, but it's really funny....)

A Washington DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of 'Why' our country is in trouble!

1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)
2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman's (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke), who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, and then he interrupted me with, ''I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts .'' Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, ''Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa ''his response -- click.
3. A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando . He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that's not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, 'don't lie to me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!'' (OMG)
4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife (Landra Reid) who asked, ''Is it possible to see England from Canada ?''I said, ''No.''She said, ''But they look so close on the map.'' (OMG, again!)
5. An aide for a cabinet member(Janet Napolitano) once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas . I pulled up the reservation and noticed he had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas .
When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, ''I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between gates to save time.'' (Aghhhh)
6. An Illinois Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois , but she couldn't understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.
7. A New York lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) called and asked, ''Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?'' I said, 'No, why do you ask?' he replied, ''Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I'm overweight. I think that's very rude!''After putting him on hold for a minute, while I looked into it. (I was dying laughing). I came back and explained the city code for Fresno , Ca. is (FAT - Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on his luggage.
8. A Senator John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii . After going over all the cost info, she asked, ''Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii ?''
9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright (D) from Ala who asked, ''How do I know which plane to get on?'' I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, ''I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them." 10. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)called and said, ''I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola , Florida . Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?''I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola , FL on a commuter plane. She said, ''Yeah, whatever, smarty!''
11. Mary Landrieu (D) La. Senator called and had a question about the documents she needed in order to fly to China . After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded her that she needed a visa. 'Oh, no I don't. I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those.'' I double checked and sure enough, her stay required a visa. When I told her this she said, ''Look, I've been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!''
12. A New Jersey Congressman (I john Adler) called to make reservations, ''I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York .'' I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, ''Are you sure that's the name of the town?'' 'Yes, what flights do you have?'' replied the man. After some searching, I came back with, ''I'm sorry, sir, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't find a rhino anywhere." ''The man retorted, ''Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!'' So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, ''You don't mean Buffalo , do you?'' The reply? ''Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.''

Now you know why the Government is in the shape that it's in! YES, THEY WALK AMONG US, ARE IN POLITICS, AND THEY CONTINUE TO BREED.

I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to take a train to Hawaii.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Brownhairgirl7 - Congratulations - you're the winner of the Earring Giveaway!

Huge thanks to all who entered!