Sunday, January 27, 2008

Comfort is important you know!

So, I was at a store. It wasn't my fault, I was having a bonding moment with the Aged P, female type. I found some cute little recliner's on the clearance shelf and I knew I had to bring them home.
They are so cute! I think they must be more comfortable too, and they even make the counter look less cluttery which means Mr. Logo is happy. I think I may have found the cheapest cell phone accessory EVAH!

Monday, January 21, 2008

I have a dream...

I have a dream, and in it, something eats you.

OK, but really, if you've never seen Martin Luther King, Jr. give the whole "I have a dream" speech, you ought to take a look.

This weekend the Things and I went to the Olympic Sculpture Park
(Untitled Abstract by Thing One)

and did a little art class.
(My New Trike by Thing One)

It was about sculpture
(Brown Men Playing Tennis by Thing Two)

and we all had a marvelous time.
(A Boot Not Meant for Walking by Logo™)

The Aged Ps came with and they wandered through the park while we did our class and then we all went to the model train show at the Pacific Science Center.
Being typical grandparents my mom and dad found the little train whistles the Things were given to decorate (and which they LOVED blowing) to be endearing and essential to childhood, unlike the Things' mother (that would be me in case you lost track), who was pretty sure they were gifts from Satan, directly delivered from the pics of hell and wicked by their very nature, objects that should be discarded immediately and probably smashed to bits first.

We also attended a star show at the Science Center's planetarium. The very nice staff member doing the show asked a lot of questions to involve the audience. She asked if anyone had an idea why Ursa Major had such an unusually long and fluffy tail.
Thing Two suggested in an aside, thankfully only heard by one or two people in our immediate vicinity, that perhaps the bear had shoved a racoon up its butt.
Aaaah, it's wonderful to have such creative and verbal children.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Melodious birds sing madrigals

The birds are enjoying our feeders again this year,

and the birds are not the ONLY ones enjoying them.
The pushy little squirrels have quite the attitude problem.
They not only want the bird seed and suet, they will chase the birds off to get them!
As you can see in these next few pictures, taken over the last couple years, the birds have been forced to share before,
with pushy deer,
in various seasons.Who, by the way, are very hard on bird feeders.
The rabbits were far better mannered.

As seen here last winter,

if the situations gets desperate enough

the birds will insist on getting their fair share and the squirrels just have to hang off to the side getting what they can.

However this year,

a new issue has presented itself.
The charming, and actobatic little character seen here...

has apparently figured out how to open the suet holder.

Cheeky little devil, hm?

Walt Whitman- "You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things. "

Monday, January 14, 2008

Subsiste Sermonem Statim

I am a big fan of this University.
Anyone can afford it, and a lot of people would benefit.
Won't you joining me today to support them?

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Non hai capito

There are any number of things I don't really understand.
For example, I comprehend the overview of how electricity works, but don't hand me an electrical system schematic and expect me to be anything but confused. I'm also a little sketchy on the ins and outs of the orderly mind. How does THAT work?
Here is something else I'm unclear about.
Below you see an item mailed to us last week. It is a Jesus prayer rug (of the finest copier paper) from...
"a 57 year old church who wants to pray for YOU!"
All one must do is kneel on this rug or, if kneeling not possible, simply place in on your lap making sure it is in contact with BOTH knees.
If you REALLY believe, the eyes of Jesus on the rug will open, and then you will know your prayers are answered.
After praying on this rug you must fold it carefully and mail it back to the church so that they can join in the praying and then mail it on to others.
You can rest assured that if you do this, your prayers will be answered.
Testimonials are included.
Also included in the packaged was this envelope...

which is NOT TO BE OPENED TILL THE RUG IS IN THE MAIL on its return journey to the 57 year old church who wants to pray for YOU!
It contains detailed prophecies about the future.
Well, you know, what with one thing and another, it ended up being opened and I was AMAZED by the enclosed revelations.

Stunning, just stunning, really.
Ok, one other thing I don't understand.
What is my dog's issue with folded laundry?
She knocks it over every chance she gets.
Here she is perched and ready to attack.

Ornery little bitch!

Friday, January 04, 2008

De loot is deloverly

OK, this first thingee is actually something I found myself at Linens and Things, on the As Is shelf. After a patch job, some sanding, a little paint matching, and a delicate re-paint to match job...
I don't think you can really even tell which door I had to fix.
It's going to be perfect for counting down to Christmas as well as keeping track of all the other December holidays, Hanukkah, Festivus, the solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa and whatever the Muslims are celebrating in December this year. It's a Festivus miracle!
Next up- my slippers, I love 'em.
Then my Happy Bunny playing cards, my pal knows me well.
I also have a massager now, ooooh the bliss.
Bag, have I ever mentioned my love of bags?

I do so love bags, here you see a purse and an overnight bag.

Next is a precious little blue patent leather wallet. It is PERFECT. It's kinda sassy and will fit neatly into my purse or into my back pocket. I do love it so.

Thing Two assisted me with a little modeling for this next gift.
This is my golf umbrella, ooooo, it's so big!

(Egan, that was totally a set up for you, you're welcome.)

Here are my golf clubs, sitting in the doorway, ready to go at a moment's notice.

There is one more thing, and is verrrry pretty, so I thought I'd share, even though I'm not going to model it and the Things wouldn't do it either.

Last but not least, (and that is all the transition you are getting here)

I have to tell you I LOVE the movie Stranger Than Fiction.

This song is just ONE of the reasons.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

It's a new dawn, it's a new's even a new year!

Well, we've all survived the holidays as nearly as I can tell, and we even had fun.
You can't beat that, can you?
However, I must share a trauma, every year this happens.
I open my box of tree decoration and a ghastly sight greets me.
Ohhh, the horror of it all.
We received this tree skirt as a gift some time ago. It is not, I grant you, hideous.
But it is...cutesy.
Such a thing can hardly be borne!
Mr. Logo and I were discussing the fact that every year as I pull this out I say,
"UGH! We need a new tree skirt."
By the time I finish decorating the tree though I don't really want to go shopping.
Then it gets covered up with gifts and then its time to put it away.
So it has stayed well past its welcome.
We discussed the suitability of a black tree skirt with flames around the edge and perhaps some nice skulls wearing santa hats but had to sadly conclude we'd never seen one and they are probably not widely available.
I do love most of my tree decorations.
We have a Christmas geoduck,
bungee penguins,
other penguins,
a motorcycle ornament,
and of course, a collection of fine Thing-made ornaments
(I don't know either, just say something affirming).
this year I went shopping after Christmas with my mom.
And what to my wondering eyes should appear but...

a black tree skirt!

Now, granted, there are no flames, skulls or santa hats, but still, I don't believe you could accuse it of being cutesy.

Color me pleased.

For my next post I believe I shall share photos of my new Christmas gifts. Looking at them brings me great joy and therefore I have concluded everyone else would undoubtedly like to see them too! You would, right? Right??