Thursday, October 22, 2009


Seems that video is a bit wide for our purposes here - or maybe it's just my computer. Whatever. I'll post some lovely photos to move it down a bit...


We dont' need no stinkin' Obamacare!

Do we?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Life has been good... busy, and good.

The garden doesn't keep me quite as busy these days, but it's still growing strong. I took down all of the sunflowers, and hung them from the lilac trees so the birds can feast on their seeds for a while. They look sort of Blair Witch Project-ish dangling in the wind... but the birds don't mind. They're eating up the seeds like crazy.

The last few days have been sunny, so we've been getting out to enjoy it while it lasts. Nolan and I hiked around Pass Island yesterday, and today the three of us took a brisk jaunt through the nearby corn maze. I don't know that it was quite worth the $12 we paid for the privilege, and they charged extra for the "hay" ride (dust ride) into the zombieland section of the corn maze. Boo!

Oh dear... looks like it's bedtime for me. G'nite!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Today there was a march, somewhere, of people opposed to our current president and his efforts to make this country a better place than it is for all Americans.

I would like to share some photos from the march, because I think they speak volumes about a segment of our population that seems to have COMPLETELY LOST THEIR MINDS!

Either that, or they are gullible, or racists, or unthinking, or some combination of these things and many others.

#912dc #failephant on Twitpic

Please note this young lad's t-shirt. The sign is ridiculous enough, but the t-shirt is absolutely appalling. We need a new era of McCarthyism? WTF?

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Well, at least as far as Z and R are concerned - talk about calling the kettle black! If I'm not mistaken, the term "CZAR" has been used for quite a while now to describe the people heading various departments of the government. The previous administration used the term as well. Your hypocrisy is showing.

As for C, A, and S - Oh puleeeze. Not even close.

Overheard: "Glenn Beck 2012!" on Twitpic

That's nice. He'd rather be torturing people.

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Lovely - this guy just wants to torture the President. I suspect the President has a far better education than this guy. I don't know that for sure, but I'm pretty confident.

I'm noticing a trend here... the vast majority of these people are WHITE. Which leads us to the next photo.

Craziest one yet on Twitpic

I find this very ironic. Generally, it's pretty well known that there's a subsegment of WHITE people that think there is racial superiority, and of course - it's white people. Maybe there's people of other skin tones that think the same way, and if so that's wrong. But this sign is appalling, in so many ways.

"Senor citizens get free healthcare. Senior citizens can drop... on Twitpic

That's right ma'am. You're headed straight for a death panel. Even worse, that panel will be made up exclusively of Hispanics. They will decide your fate. All of those illegal aliens, who pick your vegetables and fruit and ensure that the prices are low for you, are going to be totally covered in this plan. But you will be sent to die.

This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. Death panels? The insurance companies are the death panels. Everybody remember Norma Rae? That's a nice feel good movie, eh? The underdog wins? Well, the real Norma Rae - Crystal Lee Sutton - just died of cancer after treatment was delayed by her insurance company. Who was the bean counting droog that made that decision? Who's pocket is lined just a little bit more by her death?

#912dc #failephant on Twitpic

Because despair and the status quo = freedom, apparently. Despair is nice.

I can't stop. on Twitpic

Undesirables, huh? And who is so special that they have the right to decide who qualifies as "undesirable"?

All of this makes me want to vomit.

And the biggest irony of all - these people call themselves Christians.


There is nothing so pure as the kindness of an Atheist...

Monday, August 17, 2009


Everybody wanted to know where we were going on vacation, when I mentioned I was excited to have two weeks off.


I'm not going to call it that word that rhymes with vacation and starts with stay - ick. But I am so very glad we aren't taking a long trip somewhere. Sure it would be fun, but there's something to be said for staying home and relaxing for a while.

I have tonnes of things to do here, anyhow!

There is the garden to be worked in, of course. And bike rides to go on, and books to read. I have various crafty projects to work on as well - the first up being a bathroom rug crocheted from old t-shirts. I should have that done tomorrow, so I'll post a picture then. It's looking pretty cool!

Best of all, I get to spend all of my time with Michael. It's always such a bummer to go to work every day. I love my job, but I love my life better...

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I see you - or maybe it's you see me. Haven't been around much, haven't been in the mood to blog. It seems like I'm starting to get the bug again though.

This is a good thing.

On the bright side, I've been very busy in the garden, and working. Summer has been a crazy time at the library - summer reading is always a bit insane. I'm very pleased to say that I have only one more work day until VACATION!


I need it. Everybody asks, "where are you going?"


And so glad for it. So glad. Not that it wouldn't be nice to take a trip somewhere, but traveling can be very stressful and tiring. This vacation is for relaxing - working in the gardening, doing some crafty projects, reading... things like that. My family will be visiting for a few days, but that's something to look forward to!

The garden will take up a lot of my time - it has been hugely successful so far. We've been eating veggies for weeks now! Zucchini, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes... such good stuff!

Michael has done an amazing job of keeping up with whatever is harvested. And the dishes he has cooked have been absolutely scrumptious! There will be more interesting things to come well into the fall and winter. Our parsley (with edible roots), parsnips, and turnips are just coming up now. And brussel sprouts. So much good stuff!

Well, bye now!


Mark E. gardens too...

Bowling Ball

Monday, May 18, 2009


I'm a sucker for the sun behind a leaf - can't but help to try and get a photograph!

The sun has made an appearance a few times not this spring, but still isn't confident enough to stick around for any length of time.

To wit - the rain pours down again.

Now, that isn't all bad, as my garden will be happy for the water (and I will be happy I don't have to water).

But when the sun shines, things really grow like mad!

And I don't feel like I'm growing mold around my edges...

Ivor knows...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Okay. I'm going to try this again. I got so excited over words and pictures, that I forgot the actual theme for the week...

Silly me!

So... what to remember? So many things to choose from. I took a gander through my photos, and this one in particular popped out at me.

1977 Ford Gran Torino station wagon - my car of choice through high school (well, maybe not choice, but it was available to me for free). I am to this day a big fan of station wagons, and I'm sure I'll drive more before I'm through.

The canoe was pretty new - I think we were taking it out on a test spin. I have no clue what lake we were at - suffice it to say it was full of water.

My mom knit the hat I was wearing, I'm pretty sure of that. I don't know what I was eating, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was Tang and space food sticks. Yum! And see where it got me - certainly not the moon!

Look at my brother rifling through things in the car. I bet he was looking for something better than space food sticks...

This picture got me thinking about station wagons, which led to El Caminos (it's a CAR! it's a TRUCK!), another vehicle I drove later in life. So I started looking through Google images, and found this great shot ~

Oh yeah, shootin' fish!


Poor things never had a chance...

Guns and drinking don't mix

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Words. Pictures.

Pictures and words...

Words and pictures...

This is now the home of a combination of those two things - with a bit of music tossed in for good measure.


Sometimes pictures prompt many words, sometimes no words are necessary, and in fact take away from the beauty of the image.

Sometimes words are necessary, but must be in a language we do not understand.

Words are music to the ears...

Music soothes the soul.

Words can be dangerous - but we should never shy away from them!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The garden

I have been a gardening fiend lately. Planting. Digging. Planting. Watering. Planting.

Watching. Waiting.

Will the seeds sprout?


Things have been really successful so far. We've even eaten a bit of lettuce on a sandwich already! Yum.

I'm ready to make the garden twice the size!

Oh yeah...

Ooops! I almost forgot the GREAT MUSIC for you listening pleasure! Just getting used to this new blog...


Hello... haven't posted here in a while. But I've been inspired to turn this into something of a photography blog. A photo or two per day - and a bit of music tossed in for good measure!

Sooo... where shall we start?

Ahhhh. The lavender I've planted in my garden. So lovely and fragrant.

For your listening pleasure