Friday, October 31, 2008



1. My favorite food seasoning is mustard. Lately anyway.

2.The sound my keyboard makes as I type is music to my ears. Weird, huh?

3. Lucky is as lucky does.

4.Family matters are something I take very seriously.

5. Many people are very annoying. Just came back from a community meeting where I had been flattered into a position on the Board - secretary - cuz the last one quit and everyone else hates that job, and then I realized they picked me cuz they think I'm dull and will be no trouble at all. Husband Dearest says, silly them.

6.A book was the last thing I bought at the store.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to errand day being over, tomorrow my plans include haven't a clue and Sunday, I want to see that new Edward Norton movie!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monday, Monday

Manic Monday #139

What is the greatest value that guides your life?


Fill in the blank: If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be

my dog.

What is one item in your house that you should really throw out but probably never will?

Half a million books.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Friday Fill-Ins

1. Right now, I'm feeling frustrated.
2. The coast is where I want to be.
3. How does one understand all the Photoshop options?
4. Self-focus keeps me on track.
5. Please don't forget to vote November 4th.
6. Photography fills me with joy.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to making my first bundt cake, tomorrow my plans include the gym then I have to go to a funeral and Sunday, I want to go to a movie!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


:P so, I'm a week behind.

3x Thursday: 10/16/y2k+8: Puter Stuphs

1. What kind of puter do you have? PC or Mac?

Both. PC desktop. MAC laptop.

Do you have a preference of type?

I prefer the Mac.


'cuz when something goes wrong, there is a net-wide community of other Mac-fanatics dedicated to solving all issues Mac maligned.

2. For what purposes (surfing, gaming, writing, etc) do you use your computer?

Writing. Photography. Internet.

3. Would you consider yourself to be 'computer savvy'?



You can learn a lot from the Mac-Addicted Online Community. Plus, I've been at it for a really long time. SIGH.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Choose Wisely

All men and women are born, live, suffer and die;

what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams,

whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things,

and what we do to make them come about...

We do not choose to be born.

We do not choose our parents.

We do not choose our historical epoch,

the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing.

We do not, most of us, choose to die;

nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death.

But within this realm of choicelessness,

we do choose how we live."

Joseph Epstein

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Manic Monday

Manic Monday #138

How long does it take you to get out of bed in the morning?

Waterbed. Depends on if the tide's in or out.

Actually, not long. No reason to tarry, but if you really want to see some quick moves, check in when the pager goes off at 2AM. Regular firemen must be able to put on their turnouts in 90 seconds.

We told the newest EMTs, they had to go from buck naked to enroute in five minutes and they laughed 'cuz they thought we were kidding. We were kidding about the test.

Truthfully, we don't have a time standard for that, but I've done it in six.

Do you usually sleep on one side of the bed or another?

On the right, but drift toward the middle.

Something you wish to accomplish before the end of the year:

Make some money.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pays To Write

The world's best paid authors according to Forbes.

1. J.K. Rowling, $300 million
2. James Patterson, $50 million
3. Stephen King, $45 million
4. Tom Clancy, $35 million
5. Danielle Steel, $30 million
6. John Grisham, $25 million
7. Dean Koontz, $25 million
8. Ken Follett, $20 million
9. Janet Evanovich, $17 million
10. Nicholas Sparks, $16 million

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Follow the leader and you'll end up where everyone else is.

2. A camera is something I always take with me on vacation.

3. To achieve your goals, you must dream big and work hard.

4. I make my own notebooks is something I'd like you to know about me.

5. I have a seriously crowded office.

6. Ice and poop float.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the end of errand day, tomorrow my plans include going to Bozeman! and Sunday, I want to clean house then rest!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Politics Can Be Fun

I can hardly bring myself to type this, check out this link -- Palin for President.

There hasn't been that many high jinks in the Oval Office since Clinton was President.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Potius sero quam nunquam

Interesting article from The New Yorker.

Late Bloomers

Why do we equate genius with precocity? by Malcolm Gladwell

Picasso’s greatest works came early; Cézanne’s came late.

Ben Fountain was an associate in the real-estate practice at the Dallas offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, just a few years out of law school, when he decided he wanted to write fiction. The only thing Fountain had ever published was a law-review article. His literary training consisted of a handful of creative-writing classes in college. He had tried to write when he came home at night from work, but usually he was too tired to do much. He decided to quit his job.

And some Cezanne to gaze upon.

Bloom Where You're Planted

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sign of Old Times

On curves ahead

Remember, sonny

That rabbit's foot

Didn't save

The bunny


Okay. I'm not THAT old. Cracked me up though.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


New Western in town. Slow as molasses in January, but authentic for the period.

The Appaloosa in the title is a town. Dumb name for a town.

Ed Harris channeled Robert Duval.

Jeremy Irons, surprisingly good BAD guy.

Renee Zellweger, seriously miscast as the slut with the brain of a pea.

, well, Viggo is perfect as usual.

I wish Robert Parker would find another theme other than she done me wrong but I'm sticking with her no matter what. Really. People move on.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

To be nobody but yourself
in a world which is doing its best day and night
to make you like everybody else
means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight
and never stop fighting.

e e cummings

Monday, October 06, 2008

Maverick or Not

I watched the debate Thursday, and even though, I don't usually comment on politics, I think someone should mention the latest assault on the lexicon.

This is Samuel Maverick from whence the word maverick was coined.

Cute, he ain't.

He was famous for not branding his cattle. His reason, he didn't want to hurt them.

His neighbors thought the reason was so he could collect all the unbranded cattle, claiming they were his, even when they weren't. Trės clever, no?

Another reason, bandied about at the time, was that he was too lazy to ranch properly.

Maverick -- Original -- lazy, sneaky thief. Current -- do anything to get ahead.

Opportunist fits both eras.

Thank-you and good night.


Sunday, October 05, 2008

Or Patriotism

Americanism means the virtues of
courage, honor, justice,
truth, sincerity, and hardihood --

the virtues that made America.

Theodore Roosevelt, 1917

Friday, October 03, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. October, not my favorite.

2. Politicians scare me!

3. Leaves are falling all around, it's a big mess.

I have 20 Golden Willows in my front yard, so I know whereof I speak.

4. My favorite horror movie is The Ring because it scared the crap out of me.

Seriously, you think the movie is over and the worst hasn't happened yet.

5. Christmas = good memories.

6. It was a dark and stormy night so I stayed at home.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to end of errand day, tomorrow my plans include setting up new photo printer (oops, I completely forgot I had to go to EMS Continuing Ed class all day Saturday) and Sunday, I want to a movie would be nice!