Monday, March 30, 2009


Wow, where did the weekend go? Oh wait, I don’t have a weekend! I really miss having two days off in a row – I have Friday, then work Saturday, then off Sunday again. It’s really hard, I tend to laze around both days and never get anything done. When I had two days off in a row – even though it was Sunday/Monday – I would laze one day and then get things done on the other. Now, I’m tired out from the week, so Friday is the pits, and Saturday’s are usually really busy, so once again I’m tired on Sunday.

Anyway, as I said, I didn’t get anything done on my days off – of course, I’ve been dealing with asthma this last week too – the weather has been freaky this week again. Real windy, and then one day really, really cool – not cold really, but the wind was bad which made the wind chill factor colder. But it will be back to shorts tomorrow. Sheesh. I don’t know if I’m safe to take off the flannel sheets yet or not.

So, anyone do anything fun this weekend? Come on, I live vicariously, you know!

Friday, March 27, 2009


we save your money on our adrvetisement (well, obviously, you get what you pay for …)

Easiest way to save money is not to spend them for notihng. (No, I’m spending them on adrvetisements)

Guess again (They’re not adrvetisements?)

Women will be your resigned slaves (That sounds about right.)

Tell me about Nick. (Ahhh, Nick. We’ll always have Paris)

Tell me more, please. (It began when he walked into my bar ….)

I was funny, let’s repeat. (I thought I was.)

You are nominated for a bachelors. (Which ones? Clooney??? Bloom???)

Man’s response. (I don’t need to freakin’ map)

Stop calling it soccer. (What am I supposed to call it? Football?)

You won’t get away with it. (Of course I will. Who are they going to believe, me or spam?)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dog Warning

Dog warning; this applies to neighborhood dogs, friends dogs and so-called gentle looking dogs.

If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a 'dangerous breed' category and you also have a small child please take this as a warning.

Don't leave your dog with the child unattended under any circumstances.

Only a little moment was enough for the following to happen.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday, Monday

Another month of Mondays, hmmm, wait – there’s one more to go, right? So we’ve almost completed a month of Mondays. LOL Winter is giving away to the two weeks of Spring that we get around here; then it’s Summer’s tight grip. And what does Bailey hate more than cauliflower? Yeah, Summer. Around here Spring is also referred to “duck, it’s a thunderstorm”. And we have some coming this week. I hope so – I do love thunderstorms, as long as no one gets hurt or loses property, but I love it when the thunder is so loud it makes the windows shake and rattle. Heavenly.

I received an interesting message from someone on my friends list on MySpace. Goes by the name of Spartan? Thought my profile was interesting and would like to read one of my books. I’d like to read one of my books. But that’s another matter. I don’t know if he was hitting on me or if he was serious. I don’t think I want to know. Almost jailbait as it is – a seventeen year difference. I know, it’s been done, but not by me – thankyouverymuch. Although …. Hugh Jackman, call me, please.

I didn’t get any writing done this week. I didn’t get a lot of anything done this week. At least I’m consistent. That’s something, isn’t it?

So what did you do this weekend. And be specific, I’m taking notes.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Funny

Okay, it's not spam. But a friend sent me this and I just had a laugh. So I decided to share it with you - now, I don't know if this stuff is really true, but there's a disc jockey here that does something similar every morning and his stuff is real, sooooooo:


We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a "large" enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, "Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower." I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, "NO, it's not." Four is larger than two.."

We haven't used Sears repair since.


My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter. She said, "you gave me too much money." I said, "Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back." She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said "We're sorry but they could not do that kind of thing." The clerk then proceeded to give me back$1 and 75 cents in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.


I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: "Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore."

From Kingman , KS .


My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.

From Kansas City


I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."

Happened in Birmingham , Ala.


The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?!"

She was a probation officer in Wichita , KS


At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to "downsizing." Our manager commented cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often." Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.


I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.

A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs office, no less.


When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the drivers side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "it' s open!" His reply, "I know. I already got that side."

This was at the Ford dealership in Canton , Mississippi


They walk among us... and the scary part is that they VOTE and


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Okay, the St. Patrick's Day Blog that wasn't

You know, a day late and a dollar short - in my case, more than a dollar. LOL

First, the funny stuff - my cats photoshopped as leprechauns!!!!





And Bailey:


I hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day -

May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat.
(May the road rise with you.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hi there!

Did I say there would be a blog today? Well, I lied. Sort of. If I can get something posted before I go to work, then there will be. If not, it will be tomorrow as usual. Sorry, but life sort of hi-jacked me.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cue Jaws Theme

Monday, Monday, Mondaymondaymondaymonday .....

My version of the Monday Jaws song ..... yeah, I'm weird like that. Anway, here it is Monday again, and ain't we all soooooo happy? Whatever. Another week, another strange temps in Baileyexas. We'll be close to 80 on Monday, and throughout the week, except for Thursday I think, when we'll sink to around 65, and then back up again. YoYo!!!! After the sinuses adjusted, I actually had a good weekend. Spent Saturday with the girls (and one guy) at the Yellow Rose meeting. Wonderful presentation by Rosemary Clement-Moore, ate lunch, then over to Barnes and Noble for her booksigning. Yes, I spent too much money. Yeah, I hate myself now, but ... Anyway, Rosemary writes YA - her latest book is the third in a series titled "Highway to Hell". I bought it. I also bought the first one. Will try for the second at another time. It has been years since I've read YA. Um, probably since I was a YA. LOL Yes, we had books then ... and no, they weren't carved in stone. Sheesh.

So that was pretty much the high-light of my weekend. How was yours?

And since we haven't done this in a long time - what are you reading? I have a whole stack of books to choose from, not sure what to start on next.

Oh, and since St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, there will be a blog that day and then not another one until Friday.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sick ... again

Damn sinuses - could be the fact that on Tuesday I was wearing shorts and it was in the 80s (or was that Monday?), and today the high was 45, maybe 39 tomorrow. Up and down stuff like that really gets to me.

Anyway, not in the mood, want to go to bed!!!!

So here are some YouTube's to enjoy.

The first is a cat watching TV. Yeah, it reminded me of me ...

And who can't resist these little ones.

I detect a bit of an English accent. Hallo!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Review

Just a little note to tell you that I've put up a new review at Isn't It Romantic. I know, long time no do ......

Joyce Evanovich and Janet Plum

Sometimes I love working in a bookstore .....

*phone rings* (insert name of store) “May I help you?”


“I’m looking for a book.”

(another pause)

This is where I bite my tongue, lest I say something along the lines of “well, you’ve made a hell of a great start.” “What’s the name and the author?”

(Insert title of book that I’ve never heard of and an author whose parent’s must have been on crack when they named him) “What type of book is that?’


“It’s a paperback.”

Oh geeze, that narrows it down… “What is it about? Is it fiction or non-fiction?”

“Umm, it’s real?”

Oh damn, those real books ….

Another scenario

*customer walks into store and up to the counter*

“May I help you?”

“I’m looking for a book.”

Oh no, not again!

“Got a title and/or author?”

“No, I can’t remember, but it’s a romance. I think the author had three names.”

Should I slit my wrists now?

“Well, do you remember what it was about?”

“Yes, it’s about a man and a woman …”

Oh, one of those

“They fall in love …”

Hence the romance part.

“But something happens and they break up …”

That would be the black moment.

“And then they get back together again.”

I swear, I’m gonna get a cattle prod.

But it’s these that I love the most …

“I’m looking for those Janet Plum books by Joyce Evanovich”

“Do you have A Christmas Story by Charles Dickinson?”

“Any westerns by Hillary, er, Hillerin?” *Tony Hillerman*

“I love those books by Linda Mary Miller.” Did she write a book about a man and a woman who fall in love, but something breaks them up …..

And thank you all so much for your kind words about Cissy. I still can't believe it, and I'm still crying at a drop of the hat, but I do feel better now.

Monday, March 09, 2009


Thank you for praying for Cissy's return, but I am sorry to tell you that Cissy was found by the shelter - or I should say her body was found, two streets over from her home. We found out on Friday night. I don't know how my heart could be broken over the passing of a cat that I never saw, never touched, never heard her purr - but it is. I spent most of Friday evening and Saturday crying - so much so that I had to leave work on Saturday. I feel as if I have lost one of my own furbabies. A part of it is the fact that I know that my relationship with her owner, Vickie, will change. I used to look forward to Friday nights, hurry home from work on Saturday - because that meant that I would be "talking" to Vickie (through Cissy) at our favorite MyPetSpace (what we refer to the pages of our pets) hangout called The Rock Bottom Bar and Grill - yeah, we're strange. Now, I don't know. I also became caught up in the make-believe world of being married and having children (yeah, Aidan and Cissy were "parents") - something that I never had - a partnership. Now that's gone too. Aidan and Cissy were "married" for just a little over 6 months, and it was the happiest 6 months I've had in a long time. So anyway, that's the follow-up on little Cissy - oh, and she died exactly 1 month before her 4th birthday.

Friday, March 06, 2009

No, it isn't spam

I'm sorry y'all, but I'm not in the funny mood. You see, sometime Tuesday afternoon, my good friend Vickie's cat Cissy escaped from their house and they haven't been able to find her. I don't know if you remember, but in my insanity world of MySpace (also known as MyPetSpace), Aidan has his own page and he has a wife - yeah, that Cissy. We are all so worried and heartbroken. Especially Vickie. You see, her cat Zeke disappeared a couple of days before Halloween and hasn't been seen since. But Zeke was an indoor/outdoor cat - Cissy is a total housecat and they live in the state of Washington - and it was rainy and snowy today. I just think of that poor baby lost and cold. We're hoping that someone has taken her in and that she is warm and fed. Yes, Vickie has checked the pound. Anyway, I have actually been crying a bit the last two days - and devastated.

Here is a picture of Cissy ... could you please say a prayer for her safe return?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Can I Change the Calendar?

Well, it’s happened again. You would think after all of these years I would realize when Wednesday was. I mean, for my entire life Wednesday has always followed Tuesday and before Thursday, but once again it’s Tuesday night and I sit here surprised at its arrival. And once again I have nothing to blog about. I know, come on Bailey, get with it! Okay, let’s see. Um, Bebo and I are going to the North Texas Irish Festival on Sunday – yes, its that time of year again. I’m really looking forward to it. The weatherguessers can’t decide whether it’s going to rain or not – but those that say it will have been indicating that it would be in the morning and only scattered. I can handle scattered. Other than that, it should be a nice day with temps around 70 degrees, which is perfect for this sort of outing where things are both indoor and out. I’ll try to take pictures.

So, I’ve found another on-line site to waste, er, spend time. It’s called and it’s a pet site. Has a lot of useful information and when you register, your pets are automatically put in these things called pet wars. Not so sure how I feel about that. It’s where they pit a picture of your pet against that of another and then people can vote as to which is the cutest. So far, Bubba has been in one and has lost (who’s cuter than him??); so has Aidan – I don’t get that, Aidan is a beauty!! Bailey has been in it 4 times and has won 3 of them. Which means that some idiot doesn’t think that my little snowshoe is cute????? Come on, look at those eyes!


Okay, that’s pretty much all I have for today. I know, gee Bailey, you overwhelm us with your wonderful blog posts. I try folks, I really try. LOL

Oh, and Happy Birthday Dru!!!!!!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Monday Rambles

Yeah, I stole this from Ames. Whatcha gonna do about it? See .... you enablers.

What Would You Do For A Bailey?

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I am not a happy camper! And when Bailey is upset, everyone is gonna join her. Right? Right?? I can't hear you!!!!

Okay, I made the switch from cable to converter this weekend. This involved a long drawn out process of switching the two entertainment units - the bedroom for the living room. Why? Two reasons - 1) For some reason, the DVD player connections are whacky and I am constantly having to mess with them - the entertainment unit that was in the living room is a cabinet, so it was hard to look at/mess with the connections in the back of the tv; 2) the bedroom one was prettier ......

Anyway, I hooked up the converter box/antenna in the bedroom on Friday (for reasons I'm not going into), couldn't get FOX (OH NO!! AMERICAN IDOL!!). As you can understand, this was not acceptable. So I finally got that cleared up today only to find out that I can not use the VCR in the bedroom. What the .....???? I can live with that, but I'm not happy. There are two nights a week that there are two shows on at the same time that I want to watch. The only shows that night (can anyone say American Idol and NCIS???) No, nothing at 8 or 9, but two shows on at 7. What gives?? And of course, you can't watch one channel and record another with a converter box, that would be too easy. That's why I wanted two VCR's! Then I go to hook up the stuff in the living room. Now, since it was getting late, I decided not to worry about the VCR/DVD player (yes, this one does have instructions on how to do that, and the adapters to use), and just hook up the tv so I could watch tonight (this being Sunday night, got it?). Right. Guess what? Nothing. Oh wait, one time I did get one channel - one of the Spanish ones. Now this is supposed to be the best antenna and converter boxes that Best Buy had. Yeah, that's what I said. And before someone says anything, no I can't take it back and buy something different - I used a coupon. The only thing I can think of is to rearrange the room and see where the antenna will pick up the best. I want my cable back .........