Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I love that begin with the letter O

1. Ocean

2. Office, mine.

3. Olympus FE-115 digital camera.

4. Olives.

Onions, alas, not so much anymore.

6. Otters, sea

7. Other helpful people.

8. Orlando Bloom. Didn't he make a
scrumptious pirate this time around?

9. Oak trees.

10. Online browsing.

11. Oatmeal. Reminds me of my Irish Grandma. Just the taste and I can see her cooking porridge in the kitchen.

12. Originality.

13. Ocelot. Why not?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Missed Meme

'cuz I wasn't paying attention to what day it is, I missed Monday's A Bitch.

So here's --

Tuesday's Not That Nice Of A Girl Either


1. Do you like pulp in your orange juice?

Little bit.

2. Do you ever visit the tanning salon?

No. What does that have to do with orange?

3. Orange you glad I didn't say ___________?

Pirates 3 rocked.

4. Did you watch "The O.C."?


5. Do you like your grilled cheese made with Kraft singles (or a similar processed cheese) or real cheese?

Real cheese, thank you. We have an ongoing discussion around here about people who prefer a certain cheese-flavored petroleum product, but it ain't me.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Some Good News



Thanks to BeliBlog


Q1 - Remembrances: Given the choice, what would your headstone look like and what would it say?

I've actually thought about this. And even, in my youth, wrote a poem about said, sad occurrence. To once again prove I have no shame, here it is.

Q2 - Your Call: What do you think would be the best and worst ways to die?

Asleep would be the best. Sorry, I don't want to imagine the worst.

Husband Dearest works for the FAA. Often when someone hears where he works, he'll have to field miscellaneous questions about aviation.

Once, at the electric company, the clerk asked about one airline's safety record, and my Sweetie replied, "All things considered, flying is the best way to go."

Standing behind him in line, I said, "I'd rather go in my sleep."

Q3 - Better off Dead or Alive: Jerry Falwell?

Oh my. Sounds like a good way to incur bad karma. He was a major obnoxious force in American politics, but we still have Donald Trump.

Q4 - Sphere of Influence: What dead person has influenced your life the most?

Amelia Earhart.

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace,
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings. AE 1927

From Fond of Snape Apparently to celebrate this weekend's release of Pirates 3.

1. 10 years at sea; one _____! Parrot left.
2. Why is the _____? Boat leaking.
3. Here there be _____. One movie, one hour too long.
4. Ah..._____ does not know _____. Who ... what evil lurks in the hearts and minds of men.
5. The _____ from the _____ must _____. Scale ... doctor's office ... always be wrong.
6. Of course it makes you _____. Look like you know more than you do.
7. This weekend, I _____, _____ and maybe even _____! Happy _____ Day! I'm going to cook out, fish, and maybe even see Pirates 3! Happy Memorial Day!

It always rains here on Memorial Day. One fun Memorial weekend sport is watching tourists peer out the RV windows while they wonder, why did we come to Montana?

Of course, we know it could be worse. It could be snowing.

Come back in June.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Thanks to Fond of Snape

1. How poor are they who have not patience _____!

For children.

2. All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: _____.

Well, I looked this up because the quote intrigued me more than the comedy I might conceive.

Surprise, it was the screenwriter's friend, Aristotle who said, "All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."

And this:
"Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts."

3. It's the friends _____.


4. Hate _____, love _____.

Is a waste, -- a blessing.

5. Everything has its _____ but not everyone sees it.

Confucius says beauty.

6. I don't give a damn for a man that can only _____.

Well, the first thing I thought of was obscene, so ... I looked this one up too.

Mark Twain, "I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way."

7. The advantage of a bad memory is that _____

What was that? I've noticed lately that I'll begin a nice story and by the time I get to the end of the story, and my audience is waiting expectantly for the point, I've forgotten what it was. The point, I was trying to make, that is. No doubt, I'm six months from carrying on long conversations with the birds in the trees and everyone will be happy.

What was the question?

Actually, I looked this one up too. This has been the most fun meme, I've ever encountered.

"The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time." Friedrich Nietzsche.

Who would have thought old Nietzsche had that thought in him. And how right he was.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Question of the Day

Now that we know, we can get a kiddo through college, we wonder ...

will we ever get her stuff out of our garage?

Friday, May 11, 2007


Suggested by Fond of Snape.

1. I love _____ with my coffee.

The morning newspaper.

2. _____ can't arrive too fast!


3. My friend _____ is _____.

Terry ... published by now.

4. Days like today when the sky is _____ and the weather is _____ are so awesome!

... threatening

You don't really believe I'd say "
awesome," do you?

5. I am still _____ with your _____.

friends ... mother.

6. _____ are my favorite spring flowers.


7. This weekend, I'm _____ and _____.

Going to a graduation ceremony and watch my college girl move into a new phase in her life.

A brand new anthropologist loosed on an unsuspecting world.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Blue Monday

From Monday's A Bitch. (Ain't it the truth.)

1.What's the first R-rated movie you ever saw?

The Graduate.

2.What word always makes you laugh?


3.What's your biggest extravagance?

Pencils. It's an addiction. There is no other explanation.

4.What song would you choose to sing if you had to serenade a crying baby to sleep?

I used to sing my baby to sleep with Viet Nam protest songs.

Come on all of you big, strong men.
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
He's got himself in a terrible jam,
Way down yonder in Viet Nam.
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
We're gonna have a lot of fun.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn.
Next stop is Viet Nam.
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the Pearly Gates.
Oh, ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee, we're all gonna die.

5.What would you do for a Klondike Bar?


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

In Case I Mysteriously Disappear Some Day

You have a 73% chance of surviving a T-Rex Attack

"You have an above average chance of surviving a T-Rex attack. You are able to recognize real dangers as opposed to imaginary ones."

Stay in the trees.

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