Friday, September 24, 2010

Since I'm not all

coiffed and whatnot but I was being harassed about posting a pic showing what my hair looks like currently (post black hair) this is what you get.
This is what it looked like from February til about July.

It was fun and I made an interesting discovery.
If your hair is yellowish you are a blonde,
if your hair is red you are a redhead,
if your hair is brown you are a brunette,
if your hair is black you are a ...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Flash Fiction

The steamy rumble of water boiling in the electric kettle reached its anti-climatic conclusion with the soft click of the auto-shutoff. Carrying a steeping cup of tea and a half-read book she cuddled into a well-lit cozy nest. She had the house to herself and she intended to ignore obligations and savor a peaceful moment.
I had a free day this week and I sooooooo enjoyed it

Here is a little flash fiction Thing Two has written as a school assignment. It's a bit more than 55 words but it is in keeping with the general concept.

When he saw the tornado he ran for the house. Then he was swept up by the force 40 tornado. It launched him into a tree, breaking every bone in his body. As he clung to life it was just bad luck that an old tree fell on him. Unfortunately, the ambulance crashed before it could reach him. He now laid, a lifeless heap, on the ground.

The cruel and unjust end

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oh my, a meme

Cooper tagged me to answer these 8 questions.

One might think my answers would reveal something unusual about me but if you ask me, the questions reveal much more about Cooper.

1) It’s your second date with a person you met on They invite you to a formal party at a friend of theirs who lives on a massive estate in the country. The two of you are dressed to the nines and drive up a long curved drive surrounded by trees. Eventually you pull up to a huge stone mansion with lush green grass as far as the eye can see in all directions. Your date takes you inside, walks you across cherry wood floors, past delicate antiques and plush furniture to the back patio where about 70 people all sit in a dozen or so hot tubs. Everyone, of course, is naked. What’s your next move?

I am missing a critical piece of data necessary to make a decision; how is the food?

2) You have the choice of having David Letterman chaperone your daughter to her senior prom or having Stevie Wonder paint your living room. Which do you choose and why…

Stevie, hands down.

First, think how awesome that might turn out? Definite potential in the wacky yet very cool category.

Second, paint isn't permanent.

Third, I prefer Dave to stay on the other coast and crack mean jokes about celebs at a distance.

3) Twenty people are protesting in front of your house. What are they chanting?

No Nukes! No Nukes!

4) When Harry Met Sally. The diner scene. Could you pull that off? In public? (applies to male and female)

Uh huh, given the right motivation, I would totally do that. Depending on who's with me, I'm just not sure I'd still have company when I finished.

5) There are but three foods left in the world: Twinkies, avocado and spam. How long will you last before resorting to cannibalism?

I lack the background on this to choose wisely. Do people taste better than Spam? I'm sure I'd last a week before I was motivated enough to experiment with that.

6) Speaking of which, the zombies are on the march. What skills do you posses that will keep you alive?

I can shoot, use an axe or hachet effectively, drive, run faster than a zombie (for a while anyway), am possessed of a surprisingly vicious streak when properly provoked, can survive being hit by a car, and can swim and kyayk.

7) You’re in the library browsing through the stacks in the far corner when a good-looking stranger catches your eye. This person walks up to you and says you are the most beautiful/handsome person they have ever seen and will give you $50 if the can lick your feet for five minutes. OK. Now what?

In this scenario, am I wearing sandals?

8 - Religion is outlawed in favor of personal spirituality. How will that alter the rest of your life?

As long as I'm allowed to reach out to the homeless and loveless and guard against corruption I can live without the rest of it.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down...

actually, that's not true.
If it were the Pacific NW would be a truly foolish place to live.

We had a picnic/bbq yesterday because we knew the weather was going to be better and the schedule was more open.

We had 15 people all together.

It was interesting to watch the kids. They played touch football, capture-the-flag and Wii games together. Thing One and two of the kids are within about a year of each other age-wise, and Thing Two and the others are just about the same age as well.
One of my pals moved here from the south and after her kids were born her folks moved out here too. The two of them came along and my dad was here so the three of them got to know each other a bit and seemed to enjoy themselves.

I stopped by the super ultra cheap cheap store and got fall paper products (cuz I'm not only cheap, I'm also lazy), and was amazed how much milage I got out of that.
I was lauded as being nearly Martha Stewart-esque.
All for $5!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"We must love one another or die."

Rabbit rabbit, and welcome to September.

Hope your month goes well.

* If you know why I named my post that I have a little intellectual crush on you now. Just so you know