.....and other random stuff......

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Let Walsh Week Begin!!!!


May your birthday be amazingly awesome and your hangover be mercifully minor..... ;)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Is It Just Me???

Our local news station has implemented a new segment to their nightly news show.  It called ‘Storm Chasers’…..or something like that. They send out a reporter and driver to report on the weather ‘as it’s happening’…..from inside the truck, you know, just to be safe!

I have issues with this. First, wouldn’t they be safer reporting from inside the TV station? Secondly…..it’s RAINING people! It’s what happens in the summertime in a subtropical climate!!!!

Have we all become such children that we need someone to tell us to come in out of the rain???? To tell us lightning is dangerous? That rain may cause flooding? That you shouldn’t drive into/through standing water if you don’t know how deep it may be?

And it’s not JUST the weather.

I feel like they are hyping the ‘news’ more and more lately. Pretty soon it’s going to be called The Nightly News with Chicken Little reporting!

There is such a thing a personal responsibility. It’s not the job of the government, or local authorities, or even the newscasters to tell me I need to come in out of the rain to be safe. If I haven’t learned some basic lessons by now it’s my problem, not theirs.

Is it just me? Is it the local station here? Are they doing this everywhere now?

Or have I become that cranky old man yelling “GET OFF MY LAWN!”

Monday, June 18, 2018

Punny Monday

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Playing Around

♪♫♪♫ When you’re feeling kinda blue ♪♫♪♫
And you don’t know what to do
Cut and paste,
Cut and paste……. 
♪♫♪♫ When you’re feeling down and out ♪♫♪♫
And your mind is all in doubt
Cut and paste,
Cut and paste………
This is what goes on inside my head when I'm not feeling inspired.....
Even in my own head I'm singing off key....aren't you glad you can't read my mind????? 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


We have a pet gecko. Well, not really a pet, per se. It’s a gecko who lives on the lanai. Not in the ‘back forty’ garden with all the plants and camouflage like the other self respecting geckos. No, this one lives behind the outdoor refrigerator (I know, a refrigerator on the lanai sounds odd, but believe me, down here it is de rigueur!)

We’ve named him Mikey. (I think, perhaps, that might be an erroneous name….) He’s been on the lanai for over a year now. We’ve opened the screen doors to let him find his way out but he hasn’t taken the hint, either that or he prefers the nice flat terrain of the concrete lanai to the rougher side of life ‘outside’. It also saves him from flying predators…not that he knows this, but still….

We think of him as a pet because, unlike the other geckos that run like hell when they see us, Mikey actually comes up closer and LOOKS at us! He cocks his little head and turns one beady eye to watch what we’re doing. During the winter months, when we had the house open, he would come right up to the threshold of the sliding doors and watch us as we sat in the living room. He never tried to get in. Never once crossed the saddle.

I worry that he won’t live very long, there’s not much to eat on a concrete lanai, but he seems to manage. There are always ants in one place or another and I guess it doesn’t take much to fill up a gecko.

Anyway…..about a month ago Mikey went missing. He didn’t come to the door anymore and we didn’t see him scurrying around anywhere. We figured his time had come and we’d find his shriveled remains somewhere on the lanai.

Then one day when Husband was neatening things up he found this:
A gecko egg! Isn’t that the most adorable thing EVER? He showed me and then carefully put it back where he found it and left it there to incubate. Sometime later we noticed a much smaller gecko running around the lanai.

I think, maybe, Mikey was really a Michelle and apparently she DID find the ‘back forty’! LOL

Monday, June 11, 2018

Punny Monday

  Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, you will be a mile away and he won’t have any shoes.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Update on Comments

 I’ve finally found a response to the issue of your comments not being forwarded to my email…….

“They’re working on it!” Famous last words….lol.

Anyway, for the time being, until Blogger can figure it out I’ll just post responses to your comments under your original comment on the blog.

If you want to get an email with my response instead of having to come back and check the blog just check the ‘notify me’ box in the lower right corner of the comment box and when I answer you should get an email.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. ;D