Monday, August 31, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Werewolf Muzzle

Muzzle For Walking Your Dog In The Woods

This is what it looks like without the dog...

Nobody will ever bother you while you walk your dog again.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Family Circus

I tried every which way to post the pic of the old Family Circus cartoon featuring the mother and father where the mom says, " When the children are grown and leave home, we two will be all we have left." The dad replies, "We two were all we had to start with."

I had cut out this comic from the paper and put it on our office bulletin board and it hung there for years. I failed miserably when I tried to post a photo of it on the blog... I blame the dreaded Microsoft 10. It isn't progress when it doesn't work better. Isn't that the whole idea behind progress?

Anyway, back to my reality, Friday night was the first night my husband and I spent without both of our girls under our roof. It wasn't long before daughter number #1 came home to leave her kitten in our care because she was going to the beach and daughter #2 arrived from Gainesville around 3 p.m. to have stuffed grape leaves for dinner.

Mom was happy to have her babies back home.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Orange Cat Blog Friday

Or maybe...

I like them both.

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... the theme is orange. You decide which one you like best.

Happy Friday everybody.

Hope you get rain if you want it. Hope you don't if you don't need it.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Say What?

5 Mistakes Hillary Clinton Made In Her Latest e-mail Press Conference

Many are calling it mistake #6... the orange pantsuit.

Oh wait, is orange the new black?

Clinton Correctional Facility

"I doubt we´ll ever see HRC in prison, but we can still dream. There´s a prison with her name on it:"

Clinton Correctional Facility

Easy breezy, right?

[The BLOG note: Hat tip to Kitty Myers for the above.]

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yvonne Craig 1937 - 2015

TV's Batgirl Yvonne Craig Dies At 78

Yvonne Craig originated the role of Batgirl, and her portrayal is still the iconic view of the character for most fans.

Craig also played Marta, the green Orion Slave Girl in the third season episode of "Star Trek," "Whom Gods Destroy."

R.I.P. Ms. Craig.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Things That Drive Me Batty

It's worse at the post office because you don't have a supermarket cart to jam between you and the person behind you.

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Google said: "Your search - barukafara - did not match any image results."

Of course it wouldn't because it was a word my baby girl made up. She knew her letters long before she knew her words, but she still managed to arrange them in very interesting ways.

I'm thinking of this today because our baby moved away to grad school so it's been a bittersweet weekend for us. Goodbyes are never easy.

That's not why I bring up this crazy word, but because we were moving my daughter's stuff out, I ran across a small daily calendar in which I had written the crazy, silly stuff my children said. I picked up this tiny book and I opened it right to the page where I had noted that my daughter had written the word 'barukafara'.

I couldn't find an a google image for barukafara... so I chose a sparkling cube.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Old Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... meet Corduroy, who at 26, is the world's oldest cat.

Corduroy Becomes World's Oldest Cat At 26

Wow. I wish my kitties would live that long.

Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Throw Back Thursday

Fidel Castro To US: You Owe Us Millions

An old post from August 1, 2006 still holds today...

The Only Good Fidel Castro Is A Dead Fidel Castro

He was a terrorist long before the young whippersnappers from the middle east popped into our radar screen.

And the bastard is still kicking with his fake North Korean intestine.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

All Of My Spiders Have Been Named Charlotte

Thousands Of Spiders Come Together In Dallas Suburb To Make Giant Web From Your Nightmares

No, I'm not visiting Rowlett, Texas anytime soon...but I don't want to come down too harshly on spiders either. I've had very interesting interactions with spiders.

I had one living in my mailbox and she was very good about scurrying out of the way when I went to get the mail. Well, on this fateful day I noticed that Charlotte wasn't in the mailbox and I really hoped that nothing bad had happened to her. My attention soon turned to the mail and I was shocked to see Charlotte on my hand!


My husband watched the ensuing spider freak out. He told my daughters that their mom had just had a nervous breakdown at the mailbox.

Yeah, that was Charlotte's last day on earth.

Monday, August 10, 2015

LLAP Tribute

William Shatner asked for selfies of people doing the Vulcan greeting... live long and prosper.

Six thousand people responded and their selfies were put together to form the photo above.

What an awesome tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

My Trekkie heart is full.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Fools And Dunces

I very much enjoyed a book entitled, "A Confederancy Of Dunces." In it, foolishness was harmless fun. Not so much in this...

The Flipancy Of Fools

God help us all.

Friday, August 07, 2015

More Florida Fun

Buckets full of rain for the last few weeks and now this...

Giant Snails The Size Of Your Foot Are Terrorizing Florida

Yeah, it never gets old living in Florida.

Yeah, well it beats Ohio.

Moto Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

... a kitty who dreams big.

Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Happy Zebra

And eye-opener from a Zimbabwen who lives around lions:

In Zimbabwe We Don't Cry For Lions

Nature red in tooth and claw.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Pop Up Pools

Thanks to our spell of relentless rain, pools are popping up all over our area. This is just one example:

Flooding Causes 32,000-gallon Pool In Oldsmar, Florida To Pop Loose From Ground

Did you know that a pool could float if there's enough water underneath it?

That's why the majority of concrete (gunnite) pools are built with a hydrostatic relief valve.

Rain, rain, go away... and don't come back until we dry up.