Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Random HELLO

Oh my goodness gracious, hello. As in HELLO. You know, the song that is stuck in my head five out of seven days a week. It is beautiful and haunting…and driving me crazy! I will be going about my business feeling sort of melancholy, and then realize the ear worm is why. I am sorry Lionel Richie, but while I do wonder where you are and want to tell you so much "I love you", Adele has taken your place! 

Here is my grand hello from the college pickup yesterday! I love this picture...
I know that is because this is my kid heading for the car, but it's my random, right?

Sometimes I email myself things I am afraid I will forget...
…"Orange hello"? Well I almost forgot what that was supposed to remind me to do! Thank you very little autocorrect, as that was my reminder to make orange jello!

Now this car?
Just wow! Chick magnet probably doesn't even begin to do it justice. I was so sorry that I didn't have my Princess Leia hairdo rocking that day! I am also sorry that you can't really see the large Darth Vader  strapped in the back seat, facing out the rear window. May the force be with you, indeed!

Speaking of the Dark Side...
This has Barbie looking classier by the minute. "Freak Chic"? That's not exactly how I would put it, but the monster part seems about right.

I tried to go with the flow, Kotex, but now...
…too far, Kotex…TOO FAR! Well this seems like an awkward place to end the post, but I have no idea what could follow this!

Friday, November 20, 2015

No Mo Movember

You saw it, right? The glorious body of fur I was working on? Well would you look at what happened…
That's right, the groomer. I think you can tell by my snaggle-tooth scowl on the way home that I was not impressed. My hopes and dreams for Movember crushed...
I feel like such a turkey. Is that why they made me wear this neckerchief?
I'd feel so much better if you shared whatever that snack is you're having, now that I can clearly see you are in fact eating something...

Well, at least I got my

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Randomly overlooked

Foz, what are you doing here? Your day passed.
No kidding!? How could you snatch away my livelihood? Surely people wondered where I was.
Um, really?
It is possible. Totally. Absolutely possible. Anyway, I am here to file a grievance.
Oh that is certainly what people want to read.
Well, in addition to letting someone decorate me, did either of you share any 20th anniversary celebratory cannolis with me?
That is like 140 years to me. I deserved some dessert! And why is your pinky sticking out like that? It wasn't tea with the queen.
Are you done?
That depends. Did you tell people I am participating in no shave November this year?
I actually haven't had a chance to tell people much of anything since you interrupted. By the way, you look a little rough here at mid-month.

Now that Foz has wandered off to pout elsewhere, let's check back in to see how the battle with the automatic pill dispenser is shaping up...
Unplugged, but I can't help thinking that television remote was involved at some point. The drain basket over the mug seems related as well.

Does anyone else this may not be the best medical breakthrough?

And now, and artsy pose by my mother's cat...
...you probably can't see her though, right?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


*Really and truly running out of names for these Tuesday things

Tomorrow I will have been married to this guy for twenty years...
…yet somehow when he does things like walk in the mall with sunglasses on, I think  to myself "Who the hell are you and what are you thinking?"

The Elf on the shelf is making his way back, right along side all of the other Christmas flair that has arrived far too early. Now scores of children can rejoice and smile because they too can now feel the joy of the creepy elf. Yes, the wait is over, here he is...
…you're welcome Judaism.

Just a little something I took a picture of to text to my son...
…maybe that is not better than a sad face emoticon that says "I miss you"?

Speaking of things that were missing, I m not sure how many times I looked in this drawer last week before going out to buy a new seam ripper. (I have convinced myself that I am a crafting goddess these days, but that is a tale for another post.) I opened the drawer to look for something else yesterday, and the first thing I saw...
 …right there with the blue end, someone decided to quit hiding my stuff to make me go crazy and put back the seam ripper. I am certain that is what must have happened!

And speaking of things that cannot be explained...
…are you looking for an explanation? Did I not just say there wasn't one? I guess there is a theory at least. That round thing is my grandmother's pill dispenser, and it has an alarm that sounds when she is supposed to get her pills out of the magic delivery door. Sometimes the alarm is a bit, well, alarming, and she may forget how to make it stop. I didn't think unplugging the clock next to it, flipping it over and offering it a jar of teabags would help, but what do I know? (This falls under the "laugh so we don't cry" category, as opposed to the "I am a terrible granddaughter" category.)

Friday, November 6, 2015


Just when you thought the costume parade was over..what's that now? You figured there would be more? Yet you did nothing to warn me? Well fine, see if I rush to your rescue, like ever.
No more number one super guy Hong Kong Phooey, we are over it Underdog, never mind where you are Scooby…Super Foz is in the house, well, the yard I guess.
I think "Majestic" is the word you are looking for. Wait, why is she here? Aside from trying to steal my spotlight.
Oh Foz, I was just wondering if you mentioned how that cape was so heavy and cumbersome that you were rendered paralyzed out in the yard. The offer of a treat couldn't even lure you to move a foot or two.
Please leave.
But Foz, our outfits coordinated so nicely! You apparently are not the sidekick I was looking for.
Maybe YOU are not the sidekick I was looking for.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Scrolling through the random

Yes, it is time to scroll through my phone and camera to see what I found important enough to have photographic evidence of. Hmm, seems like I meant to use this last week in honor of Halloween, but I had already accounted for creepy in that post.
What is it? And possibly more important, why? Gee, I wonder if they are on clearance now, as I could purchase a tiny army of them.

My daughter was sitting next to me on the couch giggling over her chemistry homework, which seemed odd. Apparently it was question c that got her...
Suffice to say, I had no appropriate suggestions for an answer.

Perhaps for $5.50 I should have gotten some!

I have given this next one a lot of thought. Too much, in fact.
It is like people just don't care how things might taste anymore, but rather what alleged super food they contain. Do not try to tell me that "kale juice" sounds yummy, yet there is kale sitting there all showy above apple in that listing of ingredients. Beet gave apple the beat down too. Those are not names for juices, those are ingredient lists…ingredient lists for salads!

Must be almost time for me to have candy coating, chocolate, peanuts!

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Dark Side

Really, we can't get our design people to come up with something a bit more seasonal? Oh wait, it's Halloween season, isn't it? I guess we can file this one under "Be careful what you wish for…in the event that the humans read your mind…especially if they are not particularly good mind readers". I know, that seems like kind of a long title for anything.

I am sure that my body language gives off an "I am a proud pup" kind of vibe. However, it is because I am, in fact, a pup! I shih-tzu you not that a proud peacock is not at all what I was suggesting.
 Do I look amused?
 Or do I look angry? Like Lord Vader angry?
What? You can't take me seriously because my dark helmet is a poor fit? Well, what if I brought in some back up troops, or troopers?
I have a sneaking suspicion that they were mocking me under those helmets. Unacceptable! I find their lack of help disturbing. 

I was relieved to see those costumes get put back in the bag to be returned. Phew, but why did a new bag come back into the house?
Where the hell is Obi-Wan? He is clearly my only hope!
Go ahead, caption it up! Don't forget to mention the demented princess too though!
What a relief, another Halloween has passed with minimal humiliation. WHAT?!?! Halloween isn't until tomorrow?