Monday, October 26, 2009


Blame it on Mamacita..... she's the one who told me that Build*a*Bear clothes fit HER dog..........

Look at that embarrassment ..........

Wait until you see the Hula Girl costume

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I have 52 years to practice .......

One hundred-year-old Ruth Frith competes in the women's shot put during the Masters Games in Sydney, Australia, Sunday,

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My strange Lawyer

The Lawyer is USUALLY a clever girl. She likes to putter around the house and can always create a diversion for herself outside when the children are in their usual hyper states. This time though, she went too far. I present to you, Exhibit A:

hmmmmmm, aren't those DEAD flower heads unusually RED, you ask?

Exhibit B, more BRIGHT RED DEAD flowers:

Hmmmmm, a green leaf with a stray SPRAY of red? What could be going on here?

She even got some RED on her arm and had some splainin to do when she went to court. Yup, she went to court with a splotch of red on her arm.
Now do you understand the yoke I carry? She thinks it brightens up our dying gardens. I think she's a whack job.
She is absolutely unrepentant.

UPDATE - Apologies to the Lawyer for the "Whackjob" comment. She is SUPER CLEVER and I love her!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stanley and Stanlie have been studying up on Japan in preparation for their trip with Aunt Suzie. They are on their way to Aunt Suzie's mailbox!

Poor Stanley. He's a perfectly normal boy until one morning he wakes up flat. After his parents peel the incriminating bulletin board off of him, Stanley must adjust to life as a pancake. He is a boy who takes this kind of thing in stride, though, and soon he's enjoying the advantages of squashedness. Sliding under closed doors is fun, and it's gratifying to be of use to his mother when she drops her ring through a narrow metal grating. Expensive plane fare to California? No problem. Svelte Stanley folds comfortably into a brown paper envelope. There's even room left over in there for an egg-salad sandwich. But Stanley's true moment of glory comes when a gang of thieves begins stealing paintings from the Famous Museum of Art. The case seems hopeless--until our two-dimensional hero saves the day. Here is one boy who doesn't let his profile-challenged body stop him from living life fully--that is, until his brother finds a way to help him become well rounded again.

Friday, October 2, 2009

What to do when you have too much time on your hands

Buddha shaped pears are seen in an orchard in Weixian county, Hebei province September 10, 2009. Hao Xianzhang, a local famer, spent six years to perfect the process by growing the pears inside moulds, local media reported. The pears cost around 50 yuan (7.32 USD) each. Picture taken September 10, 2009.

and in other "interesting" news.......
People With Issues

Three physicians, reporting in The Canadian Journal of Urology in July, described how they handled an emergency-room patient who arrived with a ballpoint pen in his urethra. The man, 57, had assumed that the insertion would be pleasurable, and when it wasn't, thought initially that maybe the pen was not in far enough. After pushing further, to even greater discomfort, he thought that if he pushed it all the way through, it would exit in his rectum, where he could remove it more easily. (Actually, they're not connected.) Doctors removed the pen with the same procedure used to remove kidney stones. [Canadian Journal of Urology (July 2009) via Neurotopia blog, 8-28-09]