Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Got Grapes?

This is the latest crop of grapes from our grape vines...

It reminds me of an old joke:

A duck walks into a bar and asks, "Got grapes?"

The bartender, confused, tells the ducks that no, his bar doesn't serve grapes. The duck thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns and asks, "Got grapes?"

Again, the bartender tells him that, no, the bar does not serve grapes, has never served grapes, and, furthermore, will never serve grapes. The duck, a little ruffled, thanks him and leaves.

The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender begins to yell: "Listen, duck! This is a bar! We do not serve grapes! If you ever ask for grapes again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!"

The duck looks at the bartender and asks, "Got nails?"

Surprised, the bartender says, “No, we don’t have any nails.”

“Good," the duck says, "Got grapes?”

It's an oldie but a goody.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Perigee Moon

Supermoon 2013 Peaks This Weekend: Don't Miss It

I was locking up last night when Elke, my German Shepherd, gave me a baleful stare which usually means she wants to go out. So, she and I went outside and it was very quiet and peaceful. I noticed how beautifully bright the moon was.

Turns out the full moon on June 23rd will be the largest full moon of the year, as well as the closest the moon will come to our planet in all of 2013.

So, grab your honey, and get out there and catch nature's beauty.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Last night I came across an Heteropoda venatoria also known as a huntsman spider or a giant crab spider and my husband was asleep so I didn't have the heart to call upon him for one of his husbandly duties.

This spider was huge and it's eyes glinted at me. I was scared, but I managed to kill it with my daughter's shoe.

I'll never forget those shiny eyes...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... what better than a cat and our flag on Flag Day.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Naked Loon

Naked Acrobat Terrorizes BART Riders At SF Station

I fear an armed man more than a naked one. I would've kicked this moron in the nuts and waited for the police to arrive.

OK, that's just me.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Cat Blog Friday

After this news... Top Secret Prism Program
for this Cat Blog Friday...

... a paranoid cat.

Remember what Joseph Heller, who wrote "Catch 22" said, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”

Try to have a happy Friday anyway.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Timely Stuff

George Orwell's "1984" Was Published 64 Years Ago Today

"George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was published on this date in 1949 (books by this author). Nineteen Eighty-Four begins with this famous line: "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." Orwell wrote most of the novel on the island of Jura in the Scottish Hebrides; grieving the loss of his wife and overwhelmed with all the demands on his time that arose from the success of Animal Farm (1945), he retreated there with his son. The weather was bad, and so he stayed inside and wrote. He kept on with the book even as he became more and more ill with tuberculosis. He died in 1950, less than a year after the book was published."

Orwell said: On the whole, human beings want to be good — but not too good, and not quite all the time.

Times have changed...

Glub glub

Our cat, the very food-driven Felix, woke us at 1:30 AM when he knocked over the kitchen trash can. A little later, my husband told me that a big storm was coming. Turns out we were under a tornado watch until 4:15 AM and a tornado warning until 11 AM.

Holy moly!

My husband eventually went back to bed, but I, thinking about all the devastation in Texas and Oklahoma, stayed up all night.

Now it's just raining and raining. Thank goodness the tornado watches/warnings are over.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


This is an interesting 3D printer site...

Cubify Your Life

With this technology, you can even create a Star Trek figure in your own likeness

Oh, be still my heart.