Thursday, August 17, 2017

I Like Coffee, Coffee Is Good!

Bring on the coffee!!!! I believe both of these were consumed on the same day (breakfast, afternoon break).

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

No Words

I've got nuthin' today...except I did re-read my blog post published the day after the election. It's here. I wish I could look at it and think, "Wow, what a crazy emotional overreaction THAT was." But no--it is more true than ever, 9 months on. And that's just sad.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sign o' the Times

Yes, please. Lots of it...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Direwolf in da HOUZZZZZ! Tallulah Mae makes baby Nymeria's acquaintance. She is, of course, not impressed.

For those of you who are not GoT geeks [and who ARE you if you're not, LOL]: this is a stuffed toy of baby Nymeria, one of the six direwolf puppies adopted by the six Stark children (well, Jon Snow was allegedly a Stark bastard, but we all know that's not the case!).

Nymeria is one of two direwolves still alive--Arya shooed her away into the forest to escape being killed by the fuckwit Joffrey (her sister Sansa's direwolf, Lady, was killed instead--because Joffrey just SUCKED! But he's dead now, so there's that...). Nymeria is out there, in the wild; Arya just encountered her two episodes ago. Jon Snow's direwolf, Ghost, is also still alive, and still with Jon--Jon SNOOOOOOWWW.

Summer, Shaggydog, Grey Wind, and Lady are no longer alive, all killed by various assholes in the GoT universe (I'm looking at YOU, Ramsey Bolton!).

Game of Thrones geekery! How are we going to wait another year for the final episodes?!?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

At the Carwash

"Ooh ooh
You might not ever get rich
But let me tell ya it's better than diggin' a ditch
There ain't no tellin' who you might meet
A movie star or maybe even an Indian chief
At the car wash
Workin' at the car wash, yeah
Come on and sing it with me
(Car wash)
Sing it with the feelin' y'all
(Car wash, yeah)..."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

More Vintage Goodness

I cute is this?! (They are blank cards...)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bird Party

One boy for all these girls!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Cooler Days

Dedicated to the proposition that everything used to be much cooler. They didn't HAVE to decorate this carbon paper, but they did, to marvelous effect...

Friday, August 4, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

We ALL love watermelon in this household! (Her tongue almost matches the melon!)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Winter in the Summer

Wow! These are wintertime skies (atmosphere full of moisture) in the has been wickedly humid here, but I guess this is the reward!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

So Real They Look Fake

Aren't these amazing? They are growing in a garden here in the neighborhood. They almost look fake, like the plastic or glass grapes that folks had on display in the 1960s, like these.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy National Mutt Day!

Today is National Mutt Day! Greetings from one of the muttiest mutts ever: when we had Tallulah Mae's DNA tested, only 4 breeds were identifiable--the rest of her bloodlines were too dilute to ID! For the record, she is part boxer, part Staffordshire terrier, part Corgi, and part Maltese (ha!).

Whatever is in her ancestry, they make up the cutest/sweetest/funniest/smartest girl! Also, someone in her background must have been a master of the stinkeye...

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Somebody insisted on going to Starbucks as a reward for having endured a bath...Floofy and pissed!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


False oregano (meaning it is not edible)...isn't it pretty?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


This is Ria, the next-door cat. I was taking care of her for a few days, and because she is an indoor/outdoor cat who had to be indoors, I think she was trying to mesmerize me into letting her out. It didn't work, but aren't those eyes amazing?

(She is a very sweet cat and no trouble at all to mind.)

Monday, July 24, 2017


 This odd flower is actually a green ball dianthus (same family as carnations and pinks--you can definitely see the family resemblance in the little red flower). The red flowers are TINY.

The one above is growing in a pot, while the one below was growing on the same plant but broke off; the red flower appeared a few days after I put it in water.

I thought the colors matched nicely with my Ale-8-1 bottle (Kentucky proud, y'all!).

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

BOLO for Tallulah's ears...last seen on her head but now appear to have gone missing.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Diner Vibes

A diner breakfast can't be beat! (Even if no one in California knows how to make a proper biscuit!)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Face Time

It's been a while since I've had plastic doll faces to sell...cute or creepy?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rest In(Sect) Peace

 I found two deceased insects yesterday. One of my bee girls and this lovely "june bug" (they are really figeater beetles).
RIP, buggies!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Button Button

 Is there much more fun than sorting through a great big tin of vintage buttons?
Here are some of the treasures I them! There were even some religious medals in there. Fun fun fun!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

I feel like maybe she's judging me...kiss kiss, Miss Mae!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Glow Time

I don't love petunias, as a rule, but I thought these were quite pretty...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Two Fun Things I'll Definitely Do Again (Props to David Foster Wallace)

When your friend comes to town, you also might consider playing mini golf--we did!
 Alas, this was the only hole with a moving object.
 And we won't discuss how politically incorrect some of these "tikis" actually are...

 It was fun...and I actually won. Which is amazing considering I have NO hand/eye coordination whatsoever.
 And then: BOWLING! I love the smell, the noise, just everything. I am a terrible, terrible bowler, but it was really fun (and tiring! And my legs, butt, and right thumb hurt the next day). I will consider it a successful bowling excursion the day I do not have any gutter balls. BTW, I did NOT win at bowling (see aforementioned gutter balls). Next time!
 The day was capped off with beers at Societe. A very fun day indeed!