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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A New York Moment /Inpiration? Who Knew? ;-)

Meat without feet!
Good to eat!
(Seen on my walk to work)
I'm honored that my very good friend Roger, who writes the funny comic Oger the Caveman, and Mike, one of my newer blogging buddies and the "inspiration" behind the Writer's Experiment (link on right) thought that Odat's Mumblings should get the Inspirational Blogger Award! Wow!
Thanks guys! :-)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday


It was a hot and stormy weekend.........

The fog rolled in.
My hair got wet.
My dog panted.
I didn't.

The fog rolled out.
My eyes could see
My dog still panted.
I drank.

The humidity stayed.
My hair all frizzed.
My dog panted
I swam.

The thunder came
I ran home
My dog panted
I ate ice cream.

The End.


Hope y'all had a great weekend ;-).

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Quiz Time Sunday

You Are Animal

A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
"Kill! Kill!"

Your Hillbilly Name Is...

Lil' Dolly Beaver

You Are Lacy Panties

You're one seductive chica, but you've also got a ton of class.
You are like a pinup girl, with timeless beauty and sexiness.
Men are afraid to talk to you, knowing they'll be addicted to your charm immediately.
Only a true manly man, confident in himself, is your perfect match.


Saturday, July 28, 2007

Saturday Sillies

If you want someone who will eat whatever you put in front of him and never says its not quite as good as his mother made it
then buy a dog.

If you want someone always willing to go out, at any hour, for as long and wherever you want , then buy a dog.

If you want someone who will never touch the remote, doesn't care about football, and can sit next to you as you watch romantic movies then buy a dog.

If you want someone who is content to get up on your bed just to warm your feet and whom you can push off if he snores ..... then buy a dog.

If you want someone who never criticizes what you do, doesn't care if you are pretty or ugly, fat or thin, young or old, who acts as if every word you say is especially worthy of listening to, and loves you unconditionally, no matter what then buy a dog.

But, on the other hand, if you want someone who will never come when you call, ignores you totally when you come home, leaves hair all over the place, walks all over you, runs around all night and only comes home to eat and sleep, and acts as if your entire existence is solely to ensure his happiness

then buy a cat!

Now be honest, you thought I was going to say....then marry a man.


Friday, July 27, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Freezer Bags and such

I stole this from Danielle

You might not have known this, but a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female.

Here are some examples:

FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.

PHOTOCOPIERS: These are female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm them up again. They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong buttons.

TIRES: Tires are male, because they go bald easily and are often over inflated.

HOT AIR BALLOONS: Also a male object, because to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under their arse

SPONGES: These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.

WEB PAGES: Female, because they're constantly being looked at and frequently getting hit on.

TRAINS: Definitely male, because they always use the same old lines for picking up people.

EGG TIMERS: Egg timers are female because, over time, all the weight shiifts to
the bottom.

HAMMERS: Male, because in the last 5000 years, they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

THE REMOTE CONTROL: Female. Ha! You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying...........


Schmooze Time

Schmoozing as defined by as the ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” When it comes to blogging, schmoozing is your ticket to making new friends, getting yourself noticed and building a reputation.

Schmooze is also a very nice word to just pronounce....S C H M O O Z E, go ahead, say it! See!

There's also lots of words that rhyme with it which makes it very versitile. I'll spare you a poem right now, but I intend to write one some day...hehe.

I believe we all love to shmooze here in the here's to schmoozing!

Apparently I "schmooze"! Loving Annie seems to think so because she has lovingly bestowed the ole "Schmoozer Award" on me.
Okay folks, here are the Schmooze rules:

1. If, and only if, you get The Power of Schmooze Award, write a post with links to 5 blogs that have schmoozed you into submission.

Five of the best Schmoozers I know and I know lots of smoozers, for sure......

Roger-Oger the Cave Man - He makes me laugh
Deb-Boondoggled - My blog idol.
CEO - just because.
Lala - Young and in love.
Maria(Laugh More, Love More), sweet and intense


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Interview Meme

Interview Meme

Mike (the evil one) sent me these five interview questions that I so (stupidly?) asked to answer. He made them up and now I must keep my end of the bargain and answer them. So here goes.

1) If for one day you could be someone else, who would that be and why?

Although I really don't mind being myself, if I must chose someone it would be Cleopatra, because she basically had the world at her feet, was far ahead of her time too. She had "guys" feeding her grapes and fanning her and carrying her around, not to mention the power she weilded over that part of the world and her great love affairs with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. (I would pass on the asp.)

2) If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?

I can only say that it would most likely involve making children smile and laugh...which is one of life's great moments.

3) If you found out the world was going to end in 24 hours, what would you do?

I would keep it simple. Since I wouldn't have time enough to get to Tahiti, I'd get my ass to the nearest marina, steal a very large boat or yacht, gather my family and friends and take it out in the ocean and just watch the sea and the sky....remembering the two things that give me the most peace.

4) Given George Bush, Rosie O'Donnell and Al Sharpton, who would you fuck, marry and kill?
And explain why? (this is the question that makes me think mike is a very evil person)
(I'm only answering this becasue it was asked. Make it publically known that I disassociate myself with any and all feelings about this question or these people.)

a) I would fuck with Al Sharpton's mind., cause he's done it enough to everyone else. (I'm not going to fuck any of these people literally, thank you very much!)

b) I would marry George Bush (gagging as I write this) but it would only be because I need a bigger closet and more living space (and of course, this marriage WOULD NOT be consumated)

c) I would kill Rosie O'Donnell, well just because.

5) If you could spend one hot and romantic night with anyone on earth, who would it be?

Liam Neissen!!! I find him to be really sexy and attractive, not to mention he's a great charactor actor, has a great strong voice and body. I've seen him in every play he's done and my friends had to tie me down so I wouldn't storm the stage.

If you would like to do this meme.....leave me a comment saying "Interview me".
I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
Thank you Mike! :-)


Monday, July 23, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday/Milkman Review

Happy Monkey Monday!

Ian ,over at E Dog's Blog who actually gave me the idea for Monkey Monday, has had a book published recently! See it up there? (not the monkey, the book!). Well....Ian has a fantastic imagination and a wonderful creative sense as evidenced not only by his writings but by his web comic "Adventures of the S Team", consisting of scenes made by Ian out of leggos....It's really rather funny!

I just finished reading his book. Mind you, I'm not the biggest fan of science fiction books. I do like watching sci-fi flicks, and if I had a choice between the two I'd chose the movie.

However, since I've been reading Ian's blog and read one of his other stories he wrote in the Novel Writing Month competition, I was eager to read The Milkman. I mean who else knows a real life published author???

I loved the book...yes, this non sci-fi reader, actually loved it. It had me hooked in the first two pages. The story flowed easily and I couldn't wait to see what happened with the two main charactors along with the rest of the crazy crew. In spite of the fact that it's touted as science fiction, it's the funniest sci-fi i've ever read. His comedy shines through as he writes the story and shows how the aliens intend to take over the earth....and explains how all those nasty rumors about aliens came to be. It was up-beat, funny, romantic (yes), and down right silly that I actually laughed out loud on the train when I was reading it.

Well done Ian!! I highly recommend that you read it....Go visit Ian and get to know him and his blogs and you'll see what I'm talking about.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sunday Funnies

Man goes into a cocktail lounge and approaches Maxine sitting by herself
Man: "May I buy you a cocktail?"
Maxine: "No thank you, alcohol is bad for my legs."
Man: "Sorry to hear that. Do they swell?"
Maxine: "No, they spread ..."



Saturday, July 21, 2007

Pop Up Thoughts

Dad gave me his curly hair
I fought most of my life to make it straight
Today I appreciate it, as I do my name.

Why do we, as young adults and children always rebel,
when as we grow older we know what our parents said was right all along.

Oh if only I knew then, what I know now.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Happy Dance Friday

Happy Dance Friday!!!
May all your wishes come true ;-)


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hey Hey

Ok....I tried really hard to stay away from here...but it was calling me back...... I've been really busy at work lately and I didn't want this blog to feel like work, ergo the lil break. I wish I could say I went to Tahiti or some equally exotic location, but no, I was only putting my priorities in order (for a change). I don't know what came over me. I'll make sure that doesn't happen again!
I'll be back visiting you all in a the meantime here something to make you smile:

I had a car accident at an intersection. The driver got out of the other car . . . he was a DWARF!! He was really ticked off! He looked up at me and said, "I am NOT happy!" I said, "Okay, then which one are you?"


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Brief Break

A Blog-free holiday!

I'm taking a few days off from blogging....See ya when I get back.....don't do anything I wouldn't do...hehehehehe.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday

Oh shit..I gotta work today?????

Happy Monkey Monday!!!
(Have a great day, in spite of it all)


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sunday Funnies


I have three memes backed up: the birthday meme from lovely Mimi, the interview from Mike M. and the Schmooze award tag from Hot/Loving Annie....I will get to them real soon....I've just been having a bit of trouble lately with my puter.....I can't wait to do them...Thanks all!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

This just in......


2008 Democratic National Convention Agenda

7:00 pm Opening flag burning

7:15 pm Pledge of Allegiance to the U.N.

7:20 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

7:25 pm Nonreligious prayer and worship with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton

7:45 pm Ceremonial tree hugging

7:55 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

8:00 pm How I Invented the Internet - Al Gore

8:15 pm Gay Wedding - Barney Frank presiding

8:35 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

8:40 pm Our Troops are War Criminals - John Kerry

9.00 pm &am p;am p;nb sp; Memorial service for Saddam and his sons - Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon

10:00 pm "Answering Machine Etiquette" - Alec Baldwin

11:00 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

11:05 pm Collection for the Osama Bin Laden kidney transplant fund - Barbra Streisand

11:15 pm Free the Freedom Fighters from Guantanamo Bay - Sean Penn

11:30 pm Oval Office Affairs - William Jefferson Clinton

11:45 pm Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

11:50 pm How George Bush Brought Down the World Trade Towers - Howard Dean

12:15 am "Truth in Broadcasting Award" - Presented to Da n Rat her b y Michael Moore

12:25 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

12:30 am Satellite address by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

12:45 am Nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Nancy Pelosi

1:00 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

1:05 am Coronation of Hillary Rodham Clinton

1:30 am Ted Kennedy proposes a toast

1:35 am Bill Clinton asks Ted to drive Hillary home


Friday, July 13, 2007

Happy Dance Friday!!!

Happy Dance Friday All!!
Have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Poor Lil Guy ;-(

My lil snot dog had surgery yesterday.....he had what is known as an elongated palate which is explained below and also had to have his notrils widened and some cartiledge removed that was pressing on his esophagus. He was having a real hard time breathing during this hot weather and was tiring out much too soon for a dog his age. He also went through a bad bout with pnemonia from this so I finally decided to get the surgery done. I felt so bad about it but the vet called me last night and told me that all was fine and lil snot boy was breathing better already! I'm going to pick him up a little poor lil babeeee..... ;-)
(btw his name is not really Snot, it's just what some of my weird friends call him and it kinda stuck)....

One of the the most common forms of airway obstruction in Brachycephalic (short muzzled) breeds is due to an elongated soft palate. The soft palate is an extension of the hard palate which forms the roof of the mouth. The purpose of the soft palate is to serve as a mobile flap preventing food and water from entering the nasal passages during swallowing. A soft palate that is elongated will either hang in front of the airway or will fall into the larynx during inhalation. Dogs affected by chronic airway obstruction (CAO) tend to breathe rather noisily when excited. Mouth breathing, snoring and snorting are characteristics of this condition. These characteristics become even more pronounced when the dog is hot or during periods of exercise. The dogs frequently gag in an attempt to clear their airway and occasionally bring up foam and saliva while eating or drinking. The harder the dog breathes, the greater the swelling and elongation of the soft palate.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cute Kids?????

Cute kid post

What's this world coming to??????????


Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Eyechan Man, my international blog buddy, whose blog is a beautiful account of his experience of living in Japan, has tagged me to list eight (8) random things about myself.

1) I think I'm accident prone.....I keep falling and injuring my right ankle......and I don't even drink!

2) I may have adult onset attention deficit disorder. While at work, I keep sneaking into the blogosphere to read some every now and then and sometimes even do a post. Maybe that's addiction??? ;-)

3) I like to be tan in the summer, but don't like to lay in the sun. So I get spray tanned. (which is probably just as unhealthy as it is to lay in the sun). I sit under an umbrella at the beach with a hat on.

4) I used to trap shoot.

5) I can't eat a hamburger without a pickle.

6) I went to four different graduate schools before I got my degree.

7) I sleep with just my feet outside the covers. I don't like to have them covered.

8) My lil Snot dogs snores all night...and it doesn't bother me anymore ...;-) . Actually I find it soothing.

Ok, just send my ticket to the nut house and I'll be glad to veg out there for a few weeks....
and thanks Eyechan, for the tag.


Monday, July 09, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday!!! Sneaks up on you, huh?????

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend...


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Saturday Poem

On Walking

I hate being careful and such
I'm not that aware so much
That I've got a bad ankle
And I've got to be thankful
For things such as a crutch.

Don't know where that just came just came out. Actually my ankle is much better, thanks for asking. I've got exercises to do (once again) to strenghten up the muscles and such. And as I stated above it really sucks to have to be careful. I don't like it. Gives me too much to do while I'm walking I have to watch where I step, how I step, who I step on.....geeze.....I don't like it one bit. I'm not good at multitasking and walking. I can just about chew gum now as I walk and they want me to be careful on top of that? I just don't know how. Have you ever walked in NYC during rush hour? One has to be in defensive mode and be ready to push and shove and bang your briefcase into another's shoulder! I may as well just give up for crying out loud. Be careful? Ha!

Happy Saturday!


Friday, July 06, 2007


Happy Dance Friday!!! Hehehe.....


Thursday, July 05, 2007

This Is All I Got Thursday.

You Would Be a Pet Monkey

Smart and unbridled, you are truly unpredictable... and a little crazy.
You're very playful and funny, but you're also moody and aggressive.
You're have the personality of a wild animal, which is both scary and entertaining.

Why you would make a great pet: You're very smart and you know how to charm people

Why you would make a bad pet: When you don't get your way, you're a bit of a monster

What you would love about being a monkey: Playing interesting games with humans

What you would hate about being a monkey: Not being quite smart enough to be a human!


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Another Fairy Tale

(I'm posting this because I think it's funny, not to offend (hehe)


One day, long, long ago there was this man

who surprisingly, was not full of shit........

But this was a long time ago....and it was

just ONE day!!


A few other random thoughts for the day:

It takes 46 muscles to frown but only 4 to flip 'em the bird.

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?


Monday, July 02, 2007

Happy Monkey Monday!

Happy Monkey Monday!

I saw this picture and it transported me back to days long ago and far away. My brother had a sock monkey! His name was Jocko. Altho my brother was older than I, he sucked his thumb and had to go to bed with his 'sock monkey everynight, long past the age when I had given up all that stuff (hehe). (Actually. come to think of it, I was never a thumb sucker and don't recall having to go to bed with a stuffed animal. Oh no, did I have a deprived childhood? Should I bring this up in therepy? Oh, but I digress.) I made fun of him and his lil monkey. He'd get mad. I remember the monkey having a hard head! Someone must have placed a rubber or hard plastic face on this sock! ( I mean really, what decent sock monkey maker does that???). Well anyway the one other memory I have about all this is that my sweet, dear, older protective brother...used to hit me on the head with it every time I made fun of him! Damn.....ya think that's why I am the way I am today????? I have sock monkey brains!


Five things I'm grateful for today:
1). My brother (RIP)
2) Sock Monkeys
3) just plain ole socks for that matter
4) the ability to heal (my ankle, remember?)
5) Soothing music

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Room Kill

"Ok Ma, I killed the bunny, where's my treat????"
(Snot dog earning his keep ;-)

Hey all, guess what????
The Rising Blogger just contacted me to inform me that I won the "Rising Blogger Award"!!!!!
for the post about how I hurt my ankle.......Ha! Little did I know that my falling down and going boom would reap such a benefit! I'm really honored. Yipppppppieeeeeeeeeeee!