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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


They don’t do it on purpose (or maybe they do….?) but parents have a unique way of embarrassing their kids.

And even in those moments of embarrassment ….looking back, it’s still kinda’ funny.

Like the time I was having a slumber party.
We must have been in our early teens.
Seven of my BFF’s sleeping over. We were camped out in the family room at the far end of the house. Well away from the other bedrooms.
But I guess not far enough away for my father because he kept coming out to tell us to quite down and go to sleep.

That was the first embarrassment.

The second embarrassment was that he slept in a nightshirt.
Cue the giggles.

But the coup de grĂ¢ce was when he turned to go back to bed…..

He had a habit of bending over to pick up fuzzits from the carpeting.
And his nightshirt only went to his knees…..
So when he bent over it hiked up in the back revealing the full Monty to a room of adolescent girls giving them a view that I’m sure, to this day, is seared into their brains no matter how hard they’ve tried to forget it!

I was mortified!

But it makes a great story!
In hindsight!

(............see what I did there??? Ba dum tish……..)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Punny Monday

Atheists don't solve exponential equations because they don't believe in higher powers.

Friday, March 27, 2015


.......watching the news......
(illo from lolquacio.us)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vacation 101….Don’t Drink the Water

When Husband and I were young and childless we used to travel.
One year we decided to try one of those all inclusive club resorts in Mexico.

It was snuggled into the base of two small mountains that opened to a horseshoe shaped beach, totally secluded from the outside world.
The villas nestled up the sides of the mountain with winding pathways draped in blooming bougainvillea.
The ‘clubhouse’ was in the middle and opened to the beach.
It was beautiful!

We knew NOT to drink the water. And I came prepared with several bottles of Pepto Bismol, you know, just in case.
But we were meticulous!
We remembered NOT to have drinks with ice cubes.
We didn’t order any meals that involved water…like soups.
We ate only fruits and veggies that had to be peeled not washed.
We even had bottled water to brush our teeth! (and remembered NOT to open our mouths in the shower!!! I thought we were being quite diligent!)
Until  early one morning when I went to the bar to get a few more bottles of water and I watched in horror as the bartender placed the empty bottles in the sink and filled them from the tap!!!!

To use the bathroom in your villa it was quite a trek up the mountain side (especially when time is an issue.)
So people began to use the centrally located bathroom in the clubhouse.

This was a large unisex ‘room’ with enclosed stalls on the outer walls separated in the middle by a wall lined with sinks on both sides.
For the first few days there was a natural tendency for the women to use one side and the men to use the other.
All very prim and proper.
But by Wednesday all bets were off and people were dashing into whatever open stall they could find!
Gender be damned!
And by Thursday anyone with ‘the pink stuff’ became the most popular ones at the resort!

For the last few days of the week we all sat around the pool swigging Pepto straight from the bottle no longer caring about proprieties or appearances.

Still, not a bad vacation.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Punny Monday

Yesterday I accidentally swallowed some food coloring. The doctor says I'm OK, but I feel like I've dyed a little inside.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Did the Taxes

Does ANYone get a refund anymore? {shut up BigBrother!}

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday

I know I'm biased but......CUTENESS alert!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Sometimes, when there’s nothing good on TV (or Husband is watching something I’m not particularly interested in) I'll scribble random lines and see if I can’t ‘find’ something in it. I usually don’t like the outcome, in and of itself, but I’ll use bits and pieces of one to add to or create another. I like the snout and whiskers on this one so I’ll keep it in my file for future use. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As Promised: The Menagerie

I did NOT enjoy making these and there will be no more! Life is too short!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Punny Monday

I couldn't quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually it came back to me.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Late Night Rant…………..

Let’s discuss the use of what were, in my day, popular songs being used in today’s commercials.
First of all….if you had told me when I was a teen ‘rockin out’ to my tunes that they would someday be the soundtrack to car commercials aimed at aging baby boomers I would have laughed in your face.
And yet……
They take songs that I once loved and make them the soundtrack to pretentious cologne commercials.

And now I hate them!
We've sold out to 'the man'.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday

I remember........the view from our northern back porch.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Miss Gilbert

As I was lying in bed last night, trying to think of something to write about, my mind wandered back to seventh grade English class.
Miss Gilbert.
I loved Miss Gilbert.
She was young.
She was funny.
AND she talked to us like we were her equals.
I also liked that she graded me more on content than actual grammar! (Good thing, I was/am terrible with grammar. And spelling, and syntax, and ….you get the idea.)
I got up to look through my files thinking it might be funny to post something I wrote when I was twelve.

And I found this!
Apparently the way to get a good grade was/is to write nice things about your teacher! LOL I don’t remember the ‘Dragon’ but I still remember Miss Gilbert. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Punny Monday

I'm glad I know sign language, it's pretty handy.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday

My first library.
 Crestwood Library. I have fond memories of snuggling  into a soft, overstuffed easy chair and 'reading'  picture books for what seemed like hours and hours........

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Thought I'd try some of Carla Sonheim's wrapped animals..........

  So far so good.....I'll let you know how it goes when I add the fabric! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Punny Monday

If you don't pay your exorcist you get repossessed.