Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Today was THAT day

Finagle's Law of Dynamic Negatives states that Anything that can go wrong, will.

and so,

and keep in mind that *I* am a positive and optimistic person

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

So far so good...

This was me when I got home from work.

It gets funnier the longer you watch! But then,

image credits: found on Tumblr and Facebook
credit to their original creators

Monday, April 22, 2013

On Spaceship Earth we are all crew


There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Happy Earth Day Earthlings!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

and gale force winds to boot!

photo shamelessly purloined from The Baron's Facebook.

Friday, April 19, 2013

just another manic ... Friday.

Yesterday it was 29C/84F and tonight we're expecting snow... Mother Nature, go home you are drunk!!

In other news: Happy Birthday to me!
I think I'm going to Home Depot to buy the supplies needed to build my raised-bed garden to celebrate as well as eat something chocolate! Ah, the hedonistic life I lead! LOL

Have a wonderful weekend!

Had to add this, cuz DAY-um it's been a rough week.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

the way it is

Why do people make their lives so complicated? There are things that complicated our lives over which we have absolutely no control, but there are so many people who seem to go out of their way to complicate their lives needlessly. I spent a couple hours at the DMV overhearing people talking to each other about their crazy-ass lives and presenting to the wickets all sorts of WTF? Stories in order to either renew their permits or plates.

It hit 29C (84F) – too hot too fast. The wind has picked up and it smells like rain. We are apparently in for ThunderstormTM tonight.

I love my vet, but I don’t want to hear from her. Sadly we got one of those calls. My dog had her yearly blood test and this year she came back positive for Heartworm. We had noticed she’d been breathing heavier and doing abit of coughing (which I had attributed to her incessant chewing of sticks) - we give her her preventative meds religiously!

It’s an awful treatment – she has one month of antibiotics to “soften up the worms”, Then she spend a day in the vet clinic so they can give her a serious and painful chemo-like shot and then she’s on one month of “complete rest” no walkies, she can’t even go out in the back unless she’s on a leash. Then back to the vet for two more shots and another month of complete rest. Not a fun way to spend the summer.

The shitty part is she’ll die without treatment and the treatment is “not without risk”.

Winds are really gusty now… I'm off to batten down the hatches and have a good cry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that

Today I received an invitation to be a recipe tester!

It's sweet to be included on that list, but I am completely incapable of following any recipe to the letter.
I have been cooking/baking since I was since age 2 when I started eating the cookie dough out of the bowl helping my mother bake cookies.

Since I have developed the ability to read a recipe and know what it will taste like, therefore I start making adjustments immediately; that's too much salt, we like things spicy I'll just double that, I am NOT putting olives in anything I cook, I don't have any of this so I'll used that instead...

I had to decline politely.

I also don't follow directions in general... you know like instructions on putting things together, repairs, etc.

The result is usually something like:

Why are there leftover pieces?
Why doesn't this fit?
Maybe I should read the instructions...

Tachyon pulses are always a good choice.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

let it begin with me

One Word

In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain't they got no shame
~Nikki Giovanni

*sigh* I'm a wee bit disheartened by the World. I probably won't renew my subscription.

Monday, April 15, 2013

A quotation for Monday

I do not spew profanities. I enunciate them clearly, like a fucking lady.
~ not a clue who said this, I found it on Tumblr

Why is this today's quote? because it is Monday and that is all you really need to know.

In other news, people claim it's nice out.  I can't vouch for this as I have a windowless office.
However I did manage to get to walk to work.  Conditions still aren't "ideal", but they are no longer treacherous.  They are however good practice for the muddy parts of The Warrior Dash.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I got one!

I got one question to my post last week...

Q: I can't tell what are you in style? are you witch? hippy? goth? what do you dress?

A: Style? oh Honey! I don't think I have a style. I just try to stay out of People of Walmart (seriously!) You don't want to see yourself on that site.

Am I a witch? Erm... Well I do identify as a witch (sometimes spelled with a "b"). For the record: No, I am NOT Wiccan. I respect Wiccans but I'm not one. Style-wise am I a witch? do you mean do I wear alot of black? I do have alot of black (Hey! It's slimming!) but i have been told "You don't look like a witch" - I honestly don't know what that means... Maybe I don't wear enough black

A hippy? Yes I am hippy - but I'm on a diet and exercise program. Hopefully those hips will be less "hippy" soon. Although I do enjoy playing up the "Pin Up Girl" style sometimes.
If you mean am I a hippie and all the being someone who has a bright outlook on life and cares about the world, the environment, human and animal rights, love and peace, and harbours a healthy mistrust of government and corporations- then yes. But not so much the drugs and communal living stuff; I never was into that.

A goth? Nope... it's too much work. I don't enjoy shopping enough to be bothered, and it doesn't really fit with the cheerful, hyper, bright outlook on life.

What do I dress? I aim for something clean and something that fits. Boring really.

Friday, April 12, 2013

They lied about Spring.

and now go have a great weekend.
Be a shit disturber, and a green revolutionary.
Speak up for those who can't speak.  Make a conservative uncomfortable.
Make the world a better place.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Go on...

Ask me anything.

Never let it be said I didn't accept a dare
You! Yes, you know Ima lookin'atchoo

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Mom Apple

If you’re a Mom you know what the 'Mom Apple' is; it’s that last apple in the basket. It is the apple that sat there while all the other ‘better’ bigger, shinier, less wrinkly apples got eaten. It’s the one that no one will eat and it will go to waste until Mom eats it or turns into apple sauce.

It’s not just apples though is it Mom? It’s the overly ripe banana, it’s that battered first slice of bread at the front of the bag that everyone reaches past, it’s the first pancakes out of the pan that are mangled no matter how careful you are, it’s those leftovers that have been in the fridge too long but that would be a sin to waste.

It’s the damp sleeping bag on camping trips, the lumpy pillow, and the non-window seat.

It’s all for a good cause but, every once and awhile, don’t forget to spoil yourself, eh?

Monday, April 08, 2013

brain fart

I've started this post three times ... and then thought ... er? wut? What on earth was I saying

Got our first T-boomer of the season! The whole house rattled.

I got nothing else.

As you were.

Friday, April 05, 2013

It's Friday! The golden child of the working week.

About time!


Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
~Arundhati Roy


There simply are not enough days or hours in a weekend.
My plans:
  • Work on the corset I'm hoping to finish by Lady Mary Tournament (stay tuned for pictures! maybe.) I have no idea why working with boning is freaking me out so much.
  • Get organized, but I always say that... wishful thinking.
  • Tune my harp cuz ... LOL ... it's so bad even I can tell it's out of tune. 
  • If the weather is any good I hope to get out with my camera and the pooch and get some pictures.  I love hiking in the spring!  The dog loves the mud.  But one station swears it'll be lovely and the other is calling for rain.   
How about you lot out there in Internetlandia? 

Have a wonderful weekend, but haste ye' back!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

also, This!


thanks for listening  *sigh*

Monday, April 01, 2013

This is not a joke.

Candle Light

You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.  ~Arlo Guthrie