Showing posts from July, 2016

Know your poisons

Had I seen this plant underneath my techny arborvitae by the corner of my garage earlier this spring, I would have tried yanking it out with my bare hands.  That would have been a bad thing. The only reason I didn't is because I saw a new sign at our local park warning park users of poison ivy plants (the sign is planted right in the middle of many square feet of poison ivy plants right there 8 " from a heavily used path). Since I never really knew what poison ivy looked like (I'm not a boy so I was never in boy scouts to learn this kind of useful information. If I were a leader of young ladies, I would plan boy scout type activities. I like the merit badge system of learning and the real world topics), I stopped to take a look and find out. Huh, I said to myself, that is what poison ivy looks like. Unremarkable and kind of bland. I kinda wanted to touch it but so far I have managed to leave it alone.

And not many weeks later, I spotted poison ivy plants in my yard. I wa…

Paul turns 22

It was a tasty cake. But then cake is always tasty, unless it's carrot cake, which is a MUFFIN, and we don't eat MUFFINS on special occasions, do we? We eat CAKE.

Anyway, Paul is 22, which is a long way from how old he was when I started this blog. A picture of Paul at the beginning of the blog can be found here back in 2008, which was 8 years ago, so Paul was 14.

New little granddaughter

I couldn't help posting these recent pictures! On Saturday, Emma was born and her La La and Granddaddy and I were there to witness it!  PopPop had the important job of watching Emma's older brother (and we thank him very much!). 

I should really just relax


These are important to me. I quote MST3k almost as much as I make up my own sentences. Someday I hope to cosplay Pearl, and to see every ep of MST3k. I've seen most of them (and I own many of the official DVDs).

Last Tuesday Rifftrax put on an MST3K reunion and WE HAD TO GO. Jim got to see Sir Paul, so I had to see Joel, Mike, Kevin, Trace, Bill, Mary Jo, Frank, Bridget, and the newbie Jonah.

The actual event was so much fun. Small groups riffed shorts of the educational kind and every group was great. There was not a dud in the bunch. At the end, all nine came out and riffed two shorts all together. I was in fan heaven.

My favorite riff that I can remember off the top of my head as from the Dates for Kay short. Kay is on a mission to find as many dates for her Fridee and Saturdee nights.  One of her prospects comments that he likes dogs, Kay, ever the conversationalist, replies "Do you have a dog?" The poor sap she's talking to says, "No we can…