Friday, January 20, 2012


The swing in our yard winter 2006

Winter 2008

Winter 2010

Last Tuesday this headline warned us to brace for a "massive amount of snow."
We've had NONE so far this winter.

WRONG.  This is today, January 20, 2012.  Snow fell in the highlands and mountains.
All we got was wind.  So much wind the traffic on Interstate 15 was dealing with 
low-to-no visibility from blowing dust.

The newspaper still has high hopes.  
I think the snow got left behind in Oregon and Washington. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Just random stuff I’ve collected from the web,
 from friends and from that Weirdo living in my head.

Valuable strategy for organizers, directors, people in charge, spouses—
“Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the heck 
you were gonna do anyway.  
If caught, pretend you didn’t know 
whatever you were doing was against the rules.”  GB

Don’t you just hate leaving the house looking good (for once) 
and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day.

It is difficult to differentiate between hunger and boredom.

 Makeup can make you pretty on the outside.  
But it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on inside (unless you eat the makeup).

There is just no good way to fold a fitted sheet.

Cats have poltergeist radar.

 Some days you’re the pigeon and some days you’re the statue.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

 Google Maps needs an "Avoid Scary Neighborhood" option.

I can look at my watch three times and still not know what time it is.

How come I can’t find my keys in my pocket or my cell phone in my purse
 but I can find and hit the snooze button in the dark at three feet away, eyes closed?

Monday, January 16, 2012


What do

James Earl Jones,
Benjamin Franklin,
Eartha Kitt,

 Shari Lewis,
Pope Pius V,

Vidal Sassoon,
Anton Chekov,

 Betty White,
Muhammad Ali,

and Al Capone
have in common?

 They were all born on the same day.
January seventeenth; same as

 …this baby.

On that day in history...

Nine old women were burnt as witches 
for causing a bad harvest in Kalisk, Poland
The flush toilet was patented by Mr. Thomas Crapper
The Beatles released the Yellow Submarine album in the U.K.

Super Bowl V--Baltimore Colts 16—Dallas Cowboys 13
“I Write the Songs” by Barry Manilow hits #1
“Cold Sunday”  in U.S. temperatures fall to their lowest levels
 in over 100 years in numerous cities
Operation Desert Storm begins
6.6 Earthquake in L.A. 
kills 60 and causes $30 billion in damage
7.2 Kobe, Japan Earthquake

(the 2010 Haiti Earthquake magnitude 7 happened on January 12)

It was the best birthday present ever—
Ten days on the Caribbean.  THANKS! Dear Hubby

Do you think we are due for another monster earthquake?