Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Playing Catch-Up

Miss me? I'm back.

I went to this ...

Where I looked at a lot of stuff like this ...

Listened to this guy, among others.

Most of the drive to the conference looked like this ...

I missed Photo Theme Thursday - Nature.

And Friday Fill-Ins.
1. When I fell in love things got complicated!
2. I relax when the flowers bloom and it heats up outside!
3. Oh no! The internet connection is down, whatever will I do?
4. LOST is the craziest tv show ever.
5. Cheese and apples and wine make a great meal!
6. Plant a garden. Feed yourself.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the EMS Conference, tomorrow my plans include more EMS Conference and Sunday, I want to get home and recover!

I realized I could never be a travel writer.

Every place looks like every other place. One stretch of freeway could be any stretch of freeway.

Industrial area/rundown housing just outside the city limits. Packed four lanes of traffic driving by Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, Shopko, Costco, gas station, Office Mart, Home Depot and the pattern repeats.

Except in Billings there seemed to be a tattoo parlor on every corner so it was Home Depot, Borders, tattoo place, Shopko etc.

I didn't notice a multitude of tattooed people though . . .

We lived in Billings, long time ago. I didn't see anything I recognized, except, this place.

We had dinner there on our 10th wedding anniversary and it changed our lives.

How, you may inquire?

The after party.

When people asked what Husband Dearest got me for our 11th anniversary I said,

I told him not to get me what he got me last year.

What was that, they wondered?

Pregnant, my reply.

Faithful Reader, Number 1 Fan -- my kiddo -- just fainted.

I hadn't been on a long trip since the car wreck, so that was a challenge.

And, of course, there is no ocean in Billings, Montana, always a down side, but vacation is in the wings.

Ocean, Ocean, OCEAN.

Thankfully, the drive back looked like this. (Two reasons people like Montana.)

I'm glad to be home.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Éire Go Brách

I've seen cartloads of Hibernians brought to sobbing tears by this song,* so I just gotta say, who knew Beaker was Irish?

*which formed the basis of my Star Trek Theory of Obsession.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. The last time I lost my temper I YELLED, STOMPED AROUND, THEN SULKED!

Better to be pissed off than pissed on.

2. POLITICS is what I'm fed up with!

The treadmills at the gym are pointed at two big screen TVs which are ALWAYS turned to Fox News and Fox Sports. All I get to see for one hour is sniping politicians, over-paid sports stars and the back end of a sweaty fat guy.

3. The next book I'd like to read is SUE GRAFTON MYSTERY.

Actually, any nice suspense story would be good.

4. VACATION is what I'm looking forward to.

Ocean, ocean, OCEAN.

5. If you can't get rid of the skeleton[s] in your closet, MOVE TO A NEW HOUSE!

I once bought new dishes and before I put them up, I served dinner on the old ones, then instead of washing them, THREW THEM ALL AWAY. It was nice.

6. The best thing I got in the mail recently was INSURANCE REFUND CHECK.

Not exactly Christmas in July, but not bad.

7. And as for the weekend, I HAVE NO PLANS AT ALL!

I like it that way.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008


Friday Fill-Ins

1. I love springtime in the mountains!2. English muffins with marmalade are foods I love to eat for breakfast.

3. It seems I'm always searching for the secret to success.

4. Italian sipping chocolate is a great way to end the day.

5. I think I need a vacation!


6. Fish and chips is what I've been craving lately.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to barbecued chicken, tomorrow my plans include gym day and Sunday, I want to read my new book!

Post #300 -- Who'da Thought

I missed commerating my blogging anniversary -- three years, January 1st. Hard for me to believe.

Another milestone I didn't mention, although I did a virtual dance around my office, was the 6,000th view of the blog.

Who are these people?

Anyway, I thought Post #300 oughta be something special, so here goes.

Remember this guy?

From Woodstock, the original.

Hugh Romney, AKA Wavy Gravy. Primo Hippie. Still kicking it at 70.

Back in the day -- he started a campaign -- Nobody for President.

Nobody has all the answers.

Nobody keeps all campaign promises.

Nobody will lower your taxes.

Who makes apple pie better than Mom? Nobody.

Nobody should have that much power.

Who do you want running your life?


Can't find someone to vote for? Vote for Nobody.

Nobody for President.

Click here for a clip of Wavy.

Here's the original music video.

"They're all a bunch of losers and liars."

Not much has changed.

Now, you may wonder, what has gotten into her?

Personally, I avoid political blogs because while everyone thinks their opinion is precious, mostly, they're just boring. So, it's against my nature to foist one upon the masses (or the 6,000).


I'm about to finish my anti-war screenplay and I've been flashing back to the 60s so hard, you could get a contact high from being in the same room with me.


The treadmills at the gym are all pointed at TVs tuned to CNN, so I'm forced to watch Obama and Hillary trading snipes for one hour or two miles whichever comes first.

Like a zephyr muse, these two events collided to fire up one unreconstructed Flower Child, so as we used to say, back in the day,

Peace and Love

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Photo Theme Thursday - Silly

Satan's Parcel Service?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Lie By Any Other Name

Is now a joke.

Salon sends a commercial first -- sorry.
Wait for the cartoon.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Springtime in Montana

April 5th, 12 inches of snow overnight!

And, it's still snowing.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Naughtiest Puppy In The World - Part 2

Child-safe is not puppy-proof if you have the NAUGHTIEST PUPPY IN THE WORLD.

After the scarfing the medicine escapade, everything that's anyTHING is up out of reach, or so one might think.

Silly humans.

This afternoon, Gracie opened the bedroom door.

OPENED the door.

Raised herself on tippy-toe to check out what was on the dresser.

Picked up Violet, my iPod shuffle, and ran, chewing all the while, to see there was a squeak in there.

Violet doesn't squeak and now she doesn't sing.

Friday Fill-Ins

Friday Fill In #66

1. Tonight I saw _____.

We're planning to watch GOYA'S GHOST. I've had a run of several mediorce to crap movies. I'm hoping this one will be good.

2. ____ makes me wanna dance!


3. Splitting a few appetizers between friends is _____.

Nice, if they know how to share. Don't bogart the calamari, friend.

4. _____ is someone I'd like to get to know better.

Well, I hate to admit I'm an anti-social loner, but I'm an anti-social loner, so off-hand I can't think of anyone I'd like to get to know better, except, maybe Jake Gyllenhaal. Do you think, young Jake would like to meet an anti-social loner who's willing to offer unprotected rescue breathing?

5. The smell of ____ reminds me so much of springtime!


6. _____ and that made it all better.

Gracie got in my lap ...

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _____,

a quiet evening at home

tomorrow my plans include _____

going to the gym. Thursday was gym day and between appointments and errands I missed gym day. And, I didn't just miss it, dig, I MISSED it. How did this happen to me, original couch person?

and Sunday, I want to _____!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Notebook Nuts

Go here.

Read this.

Yes, I'm officially MAD, and now I want an embossing pen.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Take Five Tuesday

5 useless bits of trivia, that you know, or find interesting.

Mules are sterile.

You have to get a goat pregnant before she'll give you milk.

(Sounds like the date from hell, doesn't it?)

If you whistle, a mule deer will stop and listen. An elk will run.

Dryer lint makes good fire starter.

I know why giving oxygen to someone with emphysema will make them stop breathing, which is less useless trivia, more scare-the-crap-out-of-you fact.

5 things you did to celebrate Easter.

Did not go to church.

Worshipped at the altar of the ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-BUFFET.

Drank Mimosas.

Went to the movies.

Did this on Christmas Day too. Amazing the number of heathens one can meet this way.

5 songs stuck in your head, right at the moment your posting this.

"I'm A Good Old Rebel" by Hoyt Axton

How could a person have five songs stuck in her head at one time? One stuck song is more than enough, thank-you.
I'm a good old rebel, now that's just what I am.
For this Yankee nation, I do not give a damn.
I'm glad I fought agin her,
I only wish we'd won.
I ain't ask any pardon, for anything I done.

5 of your pet’s names.

Gracie, Lil, Maggie, Lucy, Duchess.

5 sounds you hear right now.

Two heater fans

Well, that drowns out everything else.

Find this meme here.