Monday, October 23, 2006


goodbye for awhile.... leaving for Atlanta (ya'll) to see the grands for two weeks.. But first must get a manicure and a pedicure. I'm branching out this time, changing from my usual french on the fingers and french on the toes. All because of this post Resisting the "French Manicure" Pedicure you may have to scroll down to see it... So I stopped by to make the appointment and pick a new color.

Okay, the colors are nice and everything....but how do you get that job making up the names, because I want it. Have you seen these names? Is it only O.P.I.?

The color I've selected for tomorrow is 'Have a Tempura Tan-Trum'.... The shop keeper told me O.P.I.'s most popular color was "I'm not a waitress". So of course, it is discontinued.

If I had that job, I would name my first color "cotton candy, with a bitter finish" in honor of the former 'Ms Loves Hello Kitty'. Then my next color would be "Settle Down" probably because I'm going to visit two little livewire grandsons and, they
just. never. stop.

a job naming polish colors..... and watching the boys

They wouldn't even have to pay me

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Wig Out!

I have an account at a very friendly little local bank. It's a first name basis..... how's your mom........ 'sure let me get that for you'...kind of bank.

One of the tellers keeps a glass bowl which holds
an orange betta fish (beta?). There is also some type of aquatic plant with orange glass rocks courtesy of Michael's, scattered at the bottom...

That orange betta fish, is one psychotic dude. lurking in the root structure of the plant, darting in and out if he thinks you are getting "in his space". I try not to make 'eye contact' with the little goofball.


In preparation for a trip to see the kids and grandkids, I got out the 'Nemo' key ring I received as a gift from grandson last Christmas. I clipped Nemo onto my keys and set out to take care of errands. Those of you who are familiar with Betas, know where this is going, I had no clue. My first stop was the bank, stepping up to the teller with the fish bowl and set my key chain on the counter next to the fish. Happy, friendly nemo landing face forward to the fish bowl.
I don't think I have the words to do justice to the ensuing drama. This fish
began furiously slamming against the bowl, aiming for Nemo! Knocking over his plant, creating a small tidal wave and propelled! his little body right out of the bowl. "Lester!" exclaimed the teller (he had a name? who knew)...."Don't you know these fish are territorial! Please remove your keys.." complete with a surly look, directed at me.... as she scoops him up and puts him back in the bowl.
Okay, well he was floating a little suspiciously when I left (like lifeless).. I walked over to Pet Central and discovered 'orange' betas are $3.95 each.... blue are only 'a buck'.... I wonder if a timid blue beta would have been so freaked about an orange Nemo. Clearly, Lester was an Alpha Beta.....

you just can't make this stuff up....

Friday, October 20, 2006


I had a huge collection of Madame Alexander dolls as a child. On many occasions I was given a doll for my cabinet by different family members my favorite being the Bride doll, but Pocahontas was the one I played with the most. Usually they were 'country of origin' themes. Or 'story book' themes (red-ridinghood, bo-peep....yada).......It would have been awesome to get this

...totally weird and awesome...

click here if you want one

I wonder what happened to all those dolls of mine?

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Be-Bop Kitty

A sad day… Tomorrow we take BubbaKitty for a euthanasia consult and a last good-bye. He is so very sick and we just can’t see him suffer any longer. So we wait for the end, just so sad for our old cat with the kitten face.

He still purrs loudly when we sit with him, he loves us and we love him.

Good-bye to our Bo-Bo, the kitten with a thousand names

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Found this today while looking up info on Route 66

Kickin' Wookies

don't think Chewbaca would get it, I know, I don't

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Had some kind of weird nuclear test on my thyroid yesterday. They gave me a pill to swallow at 8:00am then I was told to return at 2:00pm for a scan. BUT... I couldn't be around pregnant women or small children for 24 hours because I would be

That's just swell.... I'm back to normal today

Monday, October 16, 2006


too cool.....that is Tia Lyndie in the lens (6mos pregnant)


2yr old grandson.....he can sleep anywhere, under any conditions

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Up a delicious batch of these:

Sweet and Spicy

Pumpkin Seeds

Makes 1 cup

Pumpkin seeds must be completely dried out in the oven before combining
with spices. Whether for cooking or carving, choose an unblemished pumpkin
that feels heavy for its size; it will store well, uncarved, at room temperature,
for up to a month.

1 medium pumpkin
5 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 ½ tablespoons peanut
Pinch cayenne pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 250°. Line a baking sheet with parchment
Cut pumpkin open from the bottom, removing seeds
with a
long-handled spoon. Separate flesh from seeds, and
the flesh for another use (see Pumpkin Pie). Pumpkin
yield 1 cup seeds. Spread seeds on parchment in an
even layer.
Bake until dry, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour.
Let cool.
In a medium bowl combine 3 tablespoons sugar, salt,
cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne. Heat peanut oil in a large
nonstick skillet over high heat. Add pumpkin seeds and
remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Cook until sugar melts and
pumpkin seeds begin to caramelize, about 45 to 60 seconds.
Transfer to bowl with spices, and stir well to coat. Let cool.
These may be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week

courtesy of Martha Stewart

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Someone wants to change the pronunciation of

the letter 'W'....

be sure and follow the link to the petition
thirty eight signatures....with some entertaining comments
Rut Roh!
good luck with that