Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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How far that little candle throws its beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare

Stop Alien Abductions.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday, Once Again

Manic Monday.

What is your least favorite day of the week and why?

Friday -- because it is errand day.

What's the best way to end the day?

A cup of Italian sipping chocolate with cinnamon.

Which animal would you have left out of the ark?


Ha! Made a million feline-impaired people scream.

Take a breath, Cat People. I josh.

What animal would I have left out of the ark?


1st of the Season

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Language, Ladies

I never liked this phrase applied to a woman.

That took balls.

Obviously, if we are speaking about a woman, BALLS are not what it took.

"Ovaries" doesn't seem an appropriate replacement. Did ovaries ever start a war, beat up someone, or be especially brave?

For a while, I thought HOT FLASH might suffice.

She had the HOT FLASH to carry her through.

One never knows when hormonal imbalance can come in handy.

Over at Bitch Ph.D. she's suggesting something new to replace BALLS.


Do you have the skirt for that?

I went to Catholic school, back in the day. We didn't get to wear trousers. When I reached the age I could speak for myself, I discarded all those skirts and never looked back.

So, I know I don't have the skirt for anything.

But, she's right.

If you don't have, never wanted and don't need, don't let them tell you have BALLS.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Post #200


The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do,

something to love

and something to hope for.

Joseph Addison

Monday, November 05, 2007

Monday Meme

Manic Monday for November 5, 2007

Describe yourself in one word:


What is your favorite kitchen utensil and why?

One cup pot. It’s cute and boils just enough for one cup of tea.

What is the one thing that frightens you the most about growing old?

That I’ll be alone.

Define This

Word of the Day nudged a sensitive spot.

manqué • \mahng-KAY
: short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of one's aspirations or talents.
Example Sentence:

Clarke has a remarkable gift for drawing, but unless he applies himself, he'll always be an artist manqué.

American Entrepreneur

American Gangster, a movie way, way, way, way, way too long.

About mid 2nd Act, I leaned over to remark to Husband Dearest, This is boring, and found he was asleep.

The setup is nice. We meet the two men and learn their foibles, and then, and then, and t h e n -- the New York drug scene in the 70s. Over and over again. Once would have been enough.

The film has some nice moments. Especially when Lucas and Roberts finally meet. The story has interesting elements. Frank Lucas was an American entrepreneur figuring out how best to beat the competition and his competition was the Mafia. Richie Roberts was an honest cop at a time when honesty made him a pariah on the force.

But 157 minute run time! Give me, my bladder and aching back a break.

According to Box Offic Mojo, American Gangster made $46,344,000 coming out a little ahead of Seinfeld's cartoon.

Friday, November 02, 2007


Halloween night, as I walked out to take a picture of the pumpkin, I turned back and took this picture of our living room.
What the heck is this?
A moment later it looked like this.

I might say it clouds reflecting in the window except it was DARK.

I might say it was smoke, but there was nothing on fire in the living room.

Next picture it was gone.