~~Life is Hell, and then you Die.~~
Anonymous.

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Amarante",
"Milagro Beanfield War"


Thursday, May 6, 2021

See you in a few... Wolfie update.

 We are waiting for the final results from the labs.  

He has apparently gotten an infection of an avian fungi (Aspergillosis) in his right nasal passage, something exceedingly rare. And exceedingly hard, and expensive ($15 Grand + ) to treat and a whole lot of stress to endure for our sweet little guy.  There may also be cancer present.   

In his happy place
We just want to spend every minute with him.
I will be knitting a pair of sf gloves 




Stay well, and I wish you all good health and happiness as we pull out of the National, and global, nightmare. 


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Finnish Secret of Happiness, is it?

 Let’s see if the iPad has outsmarted me yet again... 

Link to article about Nordic Secrets

Edit:  Their state of bliss sort of equals the one when other Christians celebrate "A sufficiency of All Good Things."  Only without defining Good. lol

Friends in Chicago and Maine have sort of Finnish weather.  πŸ₯Ά

Article is from Slate.  You gotta love these guys.  I do. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Sunday Stealing: Navy Wife

 


 Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves!


1. What was your proudest moment:  I've had many, but the most recent was the day that my daughter graduated from Berkeley.

2. What is your favorite childhood memory? Living at my grandparents' farm and going into the woods with my two young aunties -they were twelve and I was three- and the other little cousins in order to gather wild onions and celery for Grandma.
 
3. Describe your dream vacation. RVing up the west coast through Oregon and Washington, then going all the way to the Canadian Border.  We would cross, and then driving their Long continental highway all the way across to to the East Coast, and coming back in to the states at Maine, and visiting all the people along the way in Canada (like  ..Pina... Whom I adore) and also my nephews, and their families, and Kwizgiver in Maine. 
 
After that, we would come all the way back across the upper states through Montana, maybe stopping beforehand in Chicago and meeting up with some friends there... And, then, after Montana and Wyoming, we would travel all the way down through the valleys on the western side of the Rockies, and stop at Convict Lake at the base of the Sierras.  From there we would come home, down the back side of the Sierras.
 
4. Do you see yourself as an optimist, pessimist, or realist?  Why?  I'm now a pessimist. Why?  I've lived a long time with hope, and now, pretty much I don't think humans can extract themselves from their own racial fanaticisms.  We are all one race, the DNA says so.  God has said so...   I want to shout, "GEESUS KeyRiced People, Just get over yourselves!"
 
5. What is something you wanted to do as a child, but never got to do.  I wanted to learn to play the piano.  And I wanted to sing in a church Choir. 
 
6. What board game do you hate the most?  I never play a game I hate. So, I'm not sure?

7. Describe the worst haircut you ever got.  The one I got just before I started just cutting my own hair because I could never get a good pixie cut .. I love Pixies.

 

Courtesy of Noel Vasquez
I can give one of these to myself so it made me happy.

8. What’s the worst job you ever had? Working in a yarn shop.  The boss was a sadistic, tyrannical b*tch.  We could never sit down to do anything, even during inventory and counting stuff that was on or near the floor.  Or, we weren't allowed to sit, even if we were knitting to show off all the great things the store offered, like classes.  

The boss at the other shop, own by the same people, was shocked when I told her what was going on and why I quit a job that I otherwise loved. 

9. What is one thing you want to be remembered for?  Verity.  I am ultra committed to The Truth.

10. On a scale of 1-10, what is the highest level of pain you’ve ever experienced?  A 9, and this is because I never passed out when I broke my wrist, shoulder or elbow.  that should be a 10.  However, only a 10 would be the acceptable answer to childbirth, even though on my own scale, it seemingly only rates a 9.  We'll give it a 13. 

11. What fashion trend do you wish would go away?  The big butt thing.

12. What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had One that predicted the future, and was right.  Enough said about that though. It was non-political. 

13. What are 2 weaknesses you have.  I can't ask anybody who wouldn't be immediately suspicious so I'll have to guess.  I am weak to ice cream and to Bling.

14. How would you spend your 100th birthday?  This is impossible to answer because I know I'm not going to get to 100. Ok.. If I get to 100, I would like to have a day to spend  eating ice cream and cake until I didn't want it anymore. I'd also have a sort of an Indian Potlatch of crafting junk and anything else I've not previously donated or given away.  As one jokester said, "He died penniless. [long pause]  What a budget!"

15. What food/drinks would you pack in a picnic basket?  Drinks go in to an ice chest, and so do all the foods like a potato salad,  and ham sandwiches and pickles.  So, into the basket would go a fruit pie, potato chips, Fritos, and pretzels. 

Darn it!  I am hungry now.. 

Go PEEK at this week's Sunday stealing blog for the link to all the other Thieves.  

Long Live the Thieves!  ARR!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Saturday 9: something about Taylor Swift...

 1) The lyrics tell us about a romantic summer night on a balcony. Does your home have a balcony? No balcony. 

2) Taylor Swift sings that her father warns her boyfriend to stay away, but she sees him anyway. Tell us about a time you defied your parents. Not my parents but the Universally hated paternal unit.  I went to the mountains with my collie on Father’s Day and he was offended. 

3) The castle in this video looks European, but it's in Arrington, TN. Castle Gwynn is the site of the annual Tennessee Renaissance Fair. This May the festival will be back, and among the items food vendors are offering are Scotch eggs. When did you most recently eat eggs, and how were they prepared?  Hard boiled - one- and with a piece of toast. 

4) Love Story is also the story of Jenny and Oliver in a book by Erich Segal and a movie starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. Are you familiar with either the book or the movie? I watch the movie .

5) Taylor was born in Reading, PA. which is home to the Reading Railroad, one of the four railroads featured in Monopoly. Without looking it up, can you name the two most expensive Monopoly properties?  Park place and Boardwalk.  It sort of gets burned into your mind .. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

6) When she's not performing on stage, Taylor likes to keep it casual and prefers to wear cowboy boots. Tell us about your favorite footwear.  I like my Tevas. I have three pair. 

7) Taylor's brother, Austin Swift, is an actor and producer who studied photography at college. Think about the last picture you took. Did you use your phone, tablet or camera? (Feel free to share it, if you'd like.)  There.. the newest 

8) In 2008, the year this song was popular, the Emmy Award winning show Breaking Bad premiered. Were you a fan? I was a fan until the FBI agent was killed.  Then I never watched anymore of it.  They crossed a line with me. 
 
 9) Random question: You and your best friend sit down to write the story of how/when you met. Do you think the stories would be almost the same or quite different? (In other words, will you ...two remember the event the same way? I’m  certain it would be a little different.  But we really seemed to be instantly BFF.  

Sorry Sam.  I’m doing this from my creakingly older tablet - which is the stupidest one apple ever made.  Never again. 🀨 I am getting an Android next time.