Holy Crap

Apparently, my twitter feed has reached the end of the Internet

Apparently, my twitter feed has reached the end of the Internet

Goodbye Rita Rose

Our neighbor’s Yorkie died. She was only 9 years old. I remember my 4 year olds begging me to go play with the puppy. They became fast friends.

We’d hear Tom telling Rita to shut up from his deck. We’d see Ginny walking her in the morning.

The absence of her squeaky bark is like a hole has been punched in the air.

This one goes out to San Diego: Sunny Sunday from Long Island.

This one goes out to San Diego: Sunny Sunday from Long Island.

Who will stop the rain?

I’ve just read about 10 posts about rain and thunder storms. Is there anywhere on tumblr that isn’t rainy?

C’mon. Show us your sunny Sunday shots?

Good morning Mom, I think I have pinkeye

Guess we’ll all be wearing our hazmat suits to the beach.

Who am I kidding, it’s not a beach day.

WHO’S UP FOR DAY DRINKING?

No, you’re watching The Parent Trap

And crying. That Lindsay Lohan was adorable when she was 12.

In a thrilling turn of events, we just bought new shower doors. Ours will be 1/2”, non etched (etched felt too 80s) with brushed nickel towel bar handles. 

The best part of the shower door store was walking through the displays. It was like being in Monsters, Inc.

In a thrilling turn of events, we just bought new shower doors. Ours will be 1/2”, non etched (etched felt too 80s) with brushed nickel towel bar handles.

The best part of the shower door store was walking through the displays. It was like being in Monsters, Inc.

Laundry tally

Him: 10/12 undies, 4.5 socks +1 purple socks from another kid, + 1 extra sweatshirt, 4/7 towels and one random camp tee.

Her: 7/12 socks, all undies, 7/7 towels, no extra clothes.

Dear person who deserted their laundry in the left Super GIANT LOAD washer:
Please pick up your stuff. I have dirty camp clothes, linens and towels to wash.

In the meantime, let’s play a game. I sent each kid with 12 underpants and 12 pairs of socks each. How many do you think they came home with?

Please do not touch the moon

Frive More Words I Like To Mispronounce/Misuse Intentionally

1. Meditate vs marinate e.g. Let the swordfish meditate in teriyaki sauce for 4 hours.

2. Estripes (not Spanish but pronounced like Spanish) vs stripes e.g. I like those awnings with the yellow estripes.

3. Musckles vs muscles. The C is not silent

4. Spaghetties vs spaghetti. It’s plural, there is never just one.

5. Dishvasher vs dishwasher. Like my ancestors said it. See also: vashing machine, car vash.

Seersucker
I always pronounce this word with a lateral lisp. It sounds better that way.

sheer-shucker

See? Wasn’t that fun?

My dumb jokes could be considered as justifiable matricide

My dumb jokes could be considered as justifiable matricide

Debussy
a TheThursdayTheme entry

I never sleep on the train. After all these years of commuting I’ve never been able to develop that skill. It’s not like I don’t need sleep. I just can’t get comfortable enough to really fall out.

A total of 2.5 hours a day is a lot of time to spend commuting and not sleeping.

Most days I’m pretty active in my seat. I knit or do crosswords. I read the paper or I play stupid games on my phone. Each activity has it’s own sound track. Podcasts are reserved for knitting and game playing; dance, pop and hip hop fuel the crossword puzzle. Scrolling and phone games are set to a shuffle of everything which could include Buddy Holly, the Smiths and Phoenix.

When I need a moment to let my mind rest, or to work something out, I turn to Debussy (I have several selections on my iPod). Something about the beautiful strings relaxes every muscle in my body. I put my earbuds in, close my eyes and I am sailing away.

Thursday Theme: Sails  (7/24/2014)

Ahoy! I thought I’d drop in to prompt this week’s theme: sails. Do you have a tale of the sea? 
Don’t forget to tag your posts with TheThursdayTheme
Can you help out by adding a theme or two? Clickety here for the 2014 Thursday Theme calendar  to add some  themes.

Thursday Theme: Sails (7/24/2014)

Ahoy! I thought I’d drop in to prompt this week’s theme: sails. Do you have a tale of the sea?

Don’t forget to tag your posts with TheThursdayTheme

Can you help out by adding a theme or two? Clickety here for the 2014 Thursday Theme calendar to add some themes.