Friday, April 24, 2009

One Flu over the .....

Actually, it's a virus. And it's nasty.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Okay, I'm one tired diva

Yes, it's after midnight! Sheesh. Long story, but here's the blog post. Not much, 'cuz you know I'm typing with my eyes closed. Anway, just a couple of things.

Has everyone seen the youtube stuff about Susan Boyles, surely the next winner of Britains Got Talent? No? She really great. I couldn't embed the video here because it's been disabled. *rolling eyes* But here is the URL link.

Amazing, wasn't it?

Well, how about this one? She actually did a CD a few years back, and this is a song from it. I'd buy it.

So pay attention, this lady is going places.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I'll Take the One in the Yellow ....

*insert name of bookstore* "in Mesquite, may I help you?"

"Oh I hope so, I'm looking for a book ..." long silence (Again, calling a bookstore is a great way to start)

"Which book are you looking for?"

"Oh, yeah, I don't know the name" (oh no, not again) "but I have the ISBN number, does that help?" (About as much as Charlie Sheen at a panty raid).

"No, I'm sorry, our books are categorized by genre and then by author"

"So the ISBN number won't help you?" (Would a squirt bottle have helped Joan of Arc?)

"You don't know the title?"

"Um, I know it's yellow ...." (There's a reason inbreeding is frowned upon.)

Overheard between two customers:

"You can buy these books?" (No, we give them away, but you can't have any.)

and the award goes to ....

"Do you know who wrote Marilyn Monroes autobiography?" (I'm guessing Groucho Marx)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just Another Dismal Tuesday

Tuesday evening, April 14

I’ve had a lousy day, oh not cataclysmic, but lousy nonetheless. Work was really busy – busier than it usually is during the week. We had a slow morning, and then everybody and their dog came in after lunch. None of them had less than 2 bags, the average being 3 each. Our take-in shelves filled up and we even had a drop-off that we were not able to get to. Just to give you a bit of an average weekday – we usually have the take-in shelves cleared before we leave. Today we couldn’t even touch them. Oh well, that does give me something to do tomorrow morning.

Then there was the moment before I left work that I found last Wednesday’s deposit still in my purse. That wasn’t a great feeling.

I finally pulled myself through the front door at about 5:45; didn’t get on-line until after 8. Not that I wasn’t trying. I’d started trying to get on-line at about 6. The computer kept freezing and yes, 2 hours later I’m finally here doing my blog entry. So if I’m a little short, and not that funny … you’ll know why. Bailey is not a happy camper.

But alas, there isn’t much I can do about it – I definitely can’t afford a new laptop, and the CPU? Forgetaboutit. It’s slower than FEMA. Okay, now that was a little cute, right?

Okay, since obviously I’m a stick in the mud this evening, I’m going to give you a couple of LOlcats to make you smile. Please, please have a great Wednesday, and send the karma this way.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

To Censor or not to Censor

Ohh, my hackles are up! There is nothing I despise more than censorship. And to think that such an establishment as Amazon would participate in this heinous occupation is difficult to swallow. It doesn’t matter to me whether I agree with what is in the books, it doesn’t matter to me whether they would be books that I myself would read – what matters to me is the fact that Amazon has decided that I shouldn’t read them.

There are books in the bookstore where I work that I hate – books the attack people because of their religious or political beliefs. I don’t like hatred. But I still put those books out because I don’t believe that I have the right to decide who should read what. That’s why I don’t believe that Amazon is right in doing this. It’s strange that they are censoring books because they have gay or lesbian themes, but they’ll sell books about Playboy centerfolds, books that have explicit heterosexual scenes, books that portray hatred, drug use, books that teach intolerance of others, etc. But books that have no sexual themes in them, but rather discuss homosexuality, are not allowed. That’s wrong. Books like Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, or the short story that was the basis for Brokeback Mountain, would not be allowed on Amazon's search. How can you buy a book on Amazon if you can't search for it. The German's practiced censorship - my father fought them so that we wouldn't .... think about it.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. ~John F. Kennedy

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. ~Tommy Smothers

If you agree with this, then please follow this link and sign the petition.

You can also write here:

CEO of Amazon:
Jeffrey Bezos.
1200 12th Avenue South,
Seattle, Washington 98144-2734,
United States
Phone: 206-266-1000
Fax: 206-622-2405

Contact info for Amazon for calls, emails, faxes letters

Thank you for listening to me.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

When God Made Cats

When God made the world, He chose to put animals in it, and decided to give each whatever it wanted. All the animals formed a long line before His throne, and the cat quietly went to the end of the line.

To the elephant and the bear He gave strength, to the rabbit and the deer, swiftness; to the owl, the ability to see at night, to the birds and the butterflies, great beauty; to the fox, cunning; to the monkey, intelligence; to the dog, loyalty; to the lion, courage; to the otter, playfulness. And all these were things the animals begged of God.

At last he came to the end of the line, and there sat the little cat, waiting patiently.

"What will YOU have?" God asked the cat.

The cat shrugged modestly. "Oh, whatever scraps you have left over. I don't mind."

"But I'm God. I have everything left over."

"Then I'll have a little of everything, please."

And God gave a great shout of laughter at the cleverness of this small animal, and gave the cat everything she asked for, adding grace and elegance and, only for her, a gentle purr that would always attract humans and assure her a warm and comfortable home.

The end!

p. s. cats rule!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Monday, just another day .....

Well, here we are again, another Monday. One Monday after another – a whole string of Mondays. And it’s April at that. Time seems to be passing so fast. They (and who are these mysterious “they”’s anyway?) say that time passes faster the older you get. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it seems to be flying by.

Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how you could leave and not take me.

The Mamas and the Papas had that right. This is a kind of melancholy day for me. You see, today would have been my sweet Devlin’s fourth birthday. I still miss that silly little kitty, my baby. More than I’ve ever missed any other cat that I’ve lost.

Nothing much to blog about; it was a normally boring weekend. Next Saturday is the Yellow Rose meeting, so maybe I’ll have something interesting then. Or maybe not …. LOL

Happy Birthday Devlin ....

Friday, April 03, 2009


Um, it's Friday, isn't it? Guess my first clue would have been the fact that I'm not at work ... sheesh. Anyway, I remembered at about 1:30 this morning, soooo .... here is a really cute email that JJ sent me. Sort of goes along with my college essay posts, and you know what? I think they are real 'cuz it does look like they were xeroxed from actual tests. Click on the pics to make them larger.

How to Fail School Tests With Dignity:

Example one:

Example two:

Example three:

Example four:

Example five:

Example six:

Example seven:

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Yada Yada

I think Mother Nature has PMS. Shorts Monday, leggings Tuesday, shorts Wednesday, leggings Thursday - up and down temps all over the place. Sheesh. And the pollen - I generally like the temps in Spring, but I always get hit with the pollen.

Nick? Come on y'all, didn't you recognize the reference? It's Nick from Casablanca. I know Bebo recognized it, 'cuz it's one of her favorite movies.

And as for your weekend, most of you had just about as much fun as I did! What gives? Jeanne is the only one that did something interesting. I've got to get my jollies somewhere.

Not a whole lot going on. I haven't written or read, and I have deadlines looming on both. The book I'm supposed to read is for a contest, and it's due by April 18. And the writing? Well, at the writer's group, we get charms for writing - and I want one!!!! The next meeting is the 11th, so I got to get a move on. I'm also taking an on-line workshop through the group - it's called "Sizzle 101" and is being taught by Blaze author Jennifer LaBrecque, one of my favorite writers.

Here's the description:

The two-week course will cover sensuality vs. sexuality, creating sexual tension, awareness, steps to intimacy, the emotional component, engaging all five senses, and moving beyond tab a into slot b.

I'm really looking forward to it. It's my first on-line workshop, so I'm still not quite sure what is expected of me.

Anyway, that's just about it for now. Hope you are having a great hump day!!