Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


There's a monster in my chair!!
He stares,
and scares,
and spares
my life!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Warning, In Case this Happens to you!!!!

A man was walking home alone late one foggy night, when behind him he hears:




Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.




Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him






He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him. However, the casket crashes through his door, with the lid of the casket clapping




on his heels, the terrified man runs.Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.

With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.

Bumping and clapping toward him.

The man screams and reaches for something, anything,but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup!

Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...


(hopefully you're ready for this!!!)

The coffin stops!


Eve ....

Arrrggghhhh, it's Monday.....It's ok tho...I'm feeling much better today. It's also going to be the Eve of Hollow tonight. I'm not looking forward to ducking the kids throwing eggs and stuff, altho the stores are not supposed to sell eggs unless one has ID to prove you're over eighteen. (I sure hope they ask me for mine, he he). I remember when we were kids. I used to love to get dressed in my dirtiest oldest clothes and go out on what we called "Hell Night" and cause, yup, hell!!! We didn't throw eggs although I got belted with enough of them. What we would do is fill socks up with flour and hit anyone who came our way. By the time we got home we all looked like we were ready to be baked, covered with flour and eggs. Ahh, the good old days....(OMG, I sound like my mother....shoot me now please).

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Are you hungry? I have dirty toes.
You have what? Dirty toes. In my back pack.
Um, can you spell that?
Maybe D-O-R-I-T-O-S. Do you want to try one?
No, thanks. I'm not so hungry right now.


Time and Storm

I hope you remembered to turn your clocks back last night. It was nice to walk the dog this morning in the light. The bad part will come Monday when I'll be driving home in the dark. That's so depressing.
We had such a bad wind storm here this weekend. Still going on too...I was afraid I was going to get hit by a tree or taken to OZ it was blowing so hard. Well I'm going to continue to stay holed up here and head back to work tomorrow. Have an easy Sunday!

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Odatette's Family Reunion

Bugs and pugs

Well, I usually let you know how happy I am because it's Saturday and I get to sleep in a little. But since I've been home sick I've been sleeping a lot! I'm feeling a lot better today but the weather outside is frightful! (omg a song!!!) Winds 60mph, rainy and cold. So it looks like I'm going to be stuck inside anyway, which I suppose is better until I'm rid of this damn bug.

Speaking of bugs, my dog, (the bugeyed pug) is such a wuss in the rain. He won't go out!! I try to drag him (not in a mean way, but in a way that says "This will be good for you" way). He tries running back in, shaking his lil heinie as he does. Geeze. Then when he gets inside he demands to be toweled off! I keep telling him, how do you expect to meet a pug of your dreams if you keep acting like a lil pug wuss? He just looks at me and goes into his lil bed and starts snoring.

Well that's all the inspiration I have today...Hope the sun is shining where you are.

Friday, October 27, 2006


I've adopted Odatette, the bat....see her over there>>>>in the side bar.
Do me a favor while you're here? Feed her please. Click on her first then click at the bottom right corner for her food. Thanks so much!!!!

Happy Friday

I have no rants or raves or jokes or anything to speak of today...I stayed home from work yesterday and today after battling some bug I've had all week. I fought the bug and the bug won. And it's not like a good bug. It's one of those that kicked my ass. I'm home and I'm miserable. It's not like a sorta, kinda sick day, where I can get things done or go shopping or something...I've actually been in bed, taking medicine, eating soup, drinking juice, taking vitamins....ugh! But ya know when one is a blogaholic one has to read everyone's blogs and comment and of course post something, even if it's my story of woe and sickness and drinking soup and all that. ;-) But I did manage to find some funny pictures, so enjoy.


Happy Dance Friday is here again...although I'm dancing a little slowly today, it's ok, I'm still doing the happy dance and I suggest you do the same. Not slow, but just dance however ya wanna.


Thursday, October 26, 2006

LuLu and Swahiis

In case anyone is interested in following the adventures of LuLu the Lizard and Swahiis the Snake you can go here:

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Oatmeal Soup

Have you ever heard of oatmeal soup? It's apparently a new thing here in NYC.
Went out to lunch yesterday to get some soup...(cause that's what one eats when one is sick). The deli s here have the soups in big black kettles right in the aisle so you can just grab an insulated bowl thingy with a top and serve yourself. There's tags on all of them indicating what type of soup is in each of them. So there I was...reading the labels...chicken noodle, chicken rice, chicken chile, vegetable beef, pea, plain vegetable, and "oatmeal". Ok, remember now I'm feeling really lousy, so I'm not thinking in my usual effervescient frame of mind here, and I say to my co-worker, I NEVER HEARD OF OATMEAL SOUP!!!!!! She just gave me one of those looks, that said...OOOOKKKKKKKKK! (it was really oatmeal, not soup.)


Flowers for you!


My Weird

Thanks to Lizza, over at "I Am Woman, See Me Blog" I have been tagged to list nine (9) weird things about myself. Although I can think of many more than nine, I dare not publish them in a public forum ;-) . But I will share some less private ones with you. Ready?

  1. I have to sleep with a pillow under my feet.
  2. I take my pillow with me when I travel.
  3. I can't eat a sandwich or a hamburger without a pickle.
  4. I hate salmon.
  5. I have to have certain music on to do certain things..e.g. when I'm cleaning the house, I have to have fast music; when driving home from work, I need soothing music; when I'm working I listen to classical or new age music. When it's quiet, I get nervous.
  6. I'm always early for everything...(it annoys me too!).
  7. I only get pedicures, never manicures.
  8. Although my desk at work is amass with papers, I have to stack them in neat lil stacks before I leave.
  9. I put Vick's vapor rub on my nose every night.

I'm tagging the following 9 if they chose to do it:

michael c; Boondoggled; Lastonehere; LaughMoreLoveMove; Studio Twenty-Three; c-writing; The Thinker; The Laughorist; Mist1.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Not the past tense of fly.

I have to go to work.

I want to stay in bed.

But I can't.

(poor me) :-(

So, see the movie below for you entertainment today....bring some popcorn!!!

He's my idol!!!! LOL

Monday, October 23, 2006


Aarrgghh! It's Monday again! And sometimes on Mondays I do wake up screaming. But not in a good way (he he).
Let's hope this week brings some laughs and good things for us all.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

LuLu the Lizard continued from 10/20/06 post

(Continued from 10/20/06 post)

Ok, ok...LuLu's not dead and that wasn't really "the end", read on:

From that day forward, he became known as the snake with a hat in it's stomach. SWAHIIS, the snake. That's because the hat was never digested nor regurgatated (as snakes sometimes do). So Swahiis had a shape that looked rather funny now. He was long in the front, and long in the back, but rounded like a dome in the middle.

Meanwhile, back on the desert, LuLu was. (regurgitated that is!) A little shaken at first, but oh so happy again! At first she didn't realize what had happened. She knew that it got really really dark, and she felt as if she was being crushed. However, because her hat was so big it caused an air pocket in the snakes's passageway and she managed to walk right out of his unhinged mouth.
(to be continued).

Happy now?

Weird...but true

Got a cigar to go with that?

He can't see, I can't hear!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

"L" word/LuLu, Lizard

"LuLu the Lizard"

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a lizard named LuLu. LuLu was red and green and actually wore a hat on her little lizard head. Altho she was not required to she only wore it out when the sun was high in the sky. It was better than wearing sunglasses because she could never find them small enough fit her little lizard head.
One day as she was lolling in the sand of the very hot desert, with her lil hat on...a slithering snake came by and bid her adieu. She didn't see very well since her little hat not only shaded the sun but also shaded her vision. She looked up to the sound of a hissing hello. As she did so, the snake grabbed her, hat and all, by her little neck....and swallowed, little hat and all. ;-(
The end.

Friday, October 20, 2006


HAPPY HAPPY DANCE FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't forget.....move those feet......keep the beat and never cheat.
Dance the feet of clay......seize the day.

Holy Moley!

I just saw that I have 300 posts!!! That's really incredible because I fought tooth and nail with my blogger idol, Boondoggled, about blogging! She told me it was fun, it was addictive. I told her bulldonkey...I haven't got time for this...what would I write..and who would really care.

Well, I tried it. I approached it in a way whereas I would just write a thought or two I was having at the moment. I didn't care if anyone read it because I was doing it for me. It would become my therepy notebook. I did my first post in December 2005 and didn't think I would be here almost a year later and so much richer. I've been exposed to a whole new world. I love reading other blogs. Each one of them so different from the next. Just like people! And I've formed new "blog" friendships with people from all over the world. I find that incredible. I was just messaging a fellow blogger about having a convention of bloggers so we can all meet some day. I'd love it!

It's become fun! And as long as it is, I'll keep doing it. And like so many of you have mentioned, I view the world now as "Will that make a good post"? I always have to have my pad with me in case an idea pops up. I'll be the middle of say, a meeting at work, and pull out my pad and tell a co worker, "That'll make for great blogging!" Non bloggers just don't get it. Oh well, I've always been the "different" one. And I love it!

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them".
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Meme IV

I've been "chosen" again for a tag.....(thanks to Lastonehere, whom I plan on getting back at sometime in the future (lol))!

Five things I would do if I were a millionaire:

  1. Take a trip around the world (in my own jet, of course!)
  2. Buy a house, with a wrap around porch, on a secluded beach, near an ocean, with palm trees.
  3. Donate some or set up a foundation for Alzheimers research and/or cure.
  4. Hire a live in personal trainer and chef.
  5. And of course ensure that my family and even some friends are well taken care of.
Five bad habits:

  1. I buy things I don't need.
  2. I'm very selfish
  3. I chew gum constantly.
  4. I love junk food.
  5. I'm a control freak.

Five things I hate doing:

  1. Commuting to work.
  2. Ironing.
  3. Getting my ass to the gym.
  4. Listening to people whine.
  5. Grocery shopping.

Five things I would never do: ( I found this one a little tough, because I think I've done just about or maybe close to everything, lol), except the following:

  1. Kill someone
  2. Bungee jump
  3. Have plastic surgery
  4. Eat liver
  5. Deliberately hurt someone

Five things I regret doing:

  1. Pursuing the career I have and not the one I really love.
  2. Not having a better relationship with my brother.
  3. Not following what my heart tells me to be true.
  4. Not playing enough.
  5. Leaving home the way I did.

Five favorite things:

  1. The change of seasons (I change with them and it gives me a chance to renew myself).
  2. Sleeping a little later on weekends.
  3. Laughing and bringing smiles to people's faces.
  4. My dog.
  5. Sunrises and sunsets.

(I'm going to tag:

Boondoggled; Laugh More, Love More; Studio Twenty Three)


My Wish

Thursday, October 19, 2006


My "K" Word:
(See yesterday's post, and this addendum to it, a message for Condoleezza Rice) ;-)


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Love Story

A love story in four pictures:

Peace ;-)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

"J" Word

(I bet you thought I forgot all about my "words" project. Ha, I haven't! After this one maybe I should)!

My "J" word is:

JABBERWOCKY: Meaningless speech or writing (something like what you find in this blog ;-); also a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll.

I always liked this word, ever since I saw it for the first time. I guess that was while I was in school and was "forced" by those nuns to read the poem. But nonetheless the word just stuck out. I even named one of my cats Jabber. (he's no longer with us.)


The poem

The Jabberwock, as illustrated by John Tenniel

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
'Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought--
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

My intreperation:

At four o'clock, a slimey lizard drilled holes in the ground around a sundial (apparently Jabberwocks live in these holes). The birds with feathers like mops were miserable, and the lost green pigs were whistling and sneezing.
Look out for those very strange creatures - the desperate horney bird and the long necked biting thingy!
The man with the really big sword went looking for his fearsome enemy (I think this refers to the bad assed Jabberwock thing). He was tired and leaned against this weird tree to reflect.
Suddenly, the big bad Jabberwock (with red eyes!) came prancing along, murmering to itself.
The swordsman reached out quickly with his sword and chopped it's head off! He left in a triumphent mood carrying the head with him, smugly walking back to town.
And the townspeople rejoiced! and the birds and the pigs whistled and sneezed.
The end. ;-)


Monday, October 16, 2006

OMG! of my co workers just told me he was going to report me for sexual harassment!!!

Can I help it if one of his rerooted plants in his office looks just like a penis??? I mean, I just call em as I see em! I just asked him how his "penis" plant was "coming" along, has it started "growing" yet. I realize how "hard" it is to reroot plants.

I mean "come" on now!!! I'm just showing someone I care. There's no need to report me for this, is there?


It's Arrrrggghhhhh MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG...It's 36 effing degrees out there right now!!!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooooo....

not yet.....I'm not ready. Help!!!!!!!!!!

In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure: (a lil argh Monday and Happy Dance Friday all rolled into one...;-)

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sunday Easy

There's a sadness inside me today...although everything and everyone around me seem fine. I checked. I called everyone in my family to see if all are well....and they are. But there's that churning inside my soul almost that I can't seem to shake. "This too will pass" is usually my motto. But I think there's something more here. It's time to look inside again, I suppose. Something I don't do too often and I really should if I'm going to move on from this spot that I've found myself stuck in. Sunday afternoons always do this to me. I still like Sundays though. They're easy. And in spite of my mood, I'm glad for them.
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer"....Albert Camus