Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ice Day Update

First of all, here is the scene of the crime. I have 3 good sizes bruises from slipping on the deck. 2 on my arm from hanging onto the porch pole for dear life & one on the hip where I literally 'hit the deck.' Yeee-ouch!It's been pelleting on & off all day. Pelleting means: not rain, not snow, but tiny little ice pellets. It makes an interesting sound. Just a few minutes ago, it actually turned to snow.

Blu doesn't know what to do when he goes out. He hears that tinkling sound & just stands in the middle of the yard listening, looking quite concerned.

Some back yard pictures. And thanks to my DEAREST friends in the whole wide world, I could stand in the door and zoom in on this. Thank You, Dear Ones!

Just as long as this guy hangs in there, we'll be fine!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ice Storm Replay

The Weather Wizards are prognosticating a bad night. AAAAAAAAAAAAAgh!!!
We're all still traumatized by last year's ice storm. (this picture is from the Dec'07 storm)

On the bright class was canceled tonight. That means I can stay home and watch......
24!! Ah, I hear that sweet, familiar sound of the 24 clock countdown beckoning. Oh yeaaaaah.

Shiny Words

Lovely words.
Inspiring. Eloquent. Uplifting. Encouraging. Sparkling. Dazzling.

Brave words.
Imparting Hope, Courage, Excitement. Expectation. Dreams. Promise.

Lovely, eloquent, shiny words from an elegant, noble, graceful, black man.

The President of the United States.
Charisma is a powerful thing.
It can change the course of history.
In the right hands.

It is very dangerous.
In the wrong hands.

I pray his are the right hands.

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord.
Like the rivers of water, He turns it wherever He wishes.
Prov 21:1

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A New Day Dawns

"...and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations." President O

Quote of the week:
"This is America happening."~Evadey Minott

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mirror, Mirror

A mirror hanging in my office.
Purposely placed opposite the window to reflect the outdoors.
Photographed from an angle whereby the mirror appears to reflect nothing.
This picture is saying something to me. I'm still pondering the meaning.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

24 Reasons

...why I LOVE 24:
  1. Jack carries a magical manpurse. It has no bottom. Everything he could possibly need in any given situation is in there; including a change of clothes.
  2. Jack can get anywhere in LA in 15 minutes. Traffic is no obstacle.
  4. No matter how intense the situation, Jack always remembers to say Please & Thank You.
  5. In a 24 Crisis, Jack never has to stop to eat, sleep, or go to the bathroom.
  6. Jack’s compartmentalization skill is superb. He can torture his brother & comfort him at the same time.
  7. Jack’s been fired a lot. It never matters. They can’t do without him.
  8. Jack’s hoodie is like an Elvish cloaking device.
  9. Jack can hold his breath longer than Michael Phelps.
  10. Jack can’t leap tall buildings at a single bound, but he can jump off them without breaking a bone.
  11. “This is our last chance to find (fill in the blank)” is never really the last chance.
  12. Jack is a dynamic compact combo of Rambo, Arnold, JetLi, Dirty Harry, & Captain Kirk in one little blond guy - yet still in touch with his tender side.
  13. Jack has a cool, gravelly voice.
  14. Satellites are always at Jack’s disposal.
  15. Jack is not a man-slut. He’s had problems with the women he loves, but deep down, he’s a one-woman kind of guy.
  16. There is no gray in the 24 Universe. It’s either black or white; right or wrong.
  17. Jack got to whack his boss. Not that I condone that, but who hasn’t had that fantasy moment at one point in their career? And he asked forgiveness before pulling the trigger.
  18. No matter how many times the bad guys get away just before his arrival, Jack never drops the f-bomb.
  19. Jack was asked by his boss to make a ridiculous sacrifice immediately after being released from a Chinese prison. He didn't get mad.
  20. Jack is a good dad, whether Kim thinks so or not. He would slay any dragon for his daughter.
  21. No matter what it is, Jack knows how to shoot it, drive it, fly it, or disarm it.
  22. Jack throws out the rules to get the job done without compromising his integrity.
  23. Jack Bauer is always right. Even if he’s not.
  24. The bad guys always pay.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Waiting For Summer

It was 84 degrees here Sunday. But January was backstage the whole time, waiting to make her debut. It wasn't as dramatic as last year, thank goodness. But that little taste of summer over the weekend makes the chill sting a bit more today!

(dedicated to the one I love; who endures winter only because he has to!)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Rock Star

I had to do something fun with this picture. It just reminded me of an 80's hair band rock star. In case you can't tell, this is my Afghan Hound, Blu2, getting a blow-out after a rainy Saturday morning (see Blu Christmas for the final results).

"The Soundtrack of My Life"

During a recent discussion of music, my young friend made a comment so poetic I had to put it on my Random Quotes list. She loves music of all kinds; her taste covers the spectrum from jazz to indie rock. But U2, she said, is like the soundtrack of her life. I've been trying to think what my soundtrack would be. Interesting question, isn't it?