Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Anniversary to me.
I am in beautiful downtown Magnolia,Tx. Yeah, the place is jumpin'!
There is no where to buy computer parts and the hotel doesn't have wireless. There's also no coffee shop in town. I really am in the boonies. Heck, I think even the Tx Ren. Fest. has wireless hotspots.
I'm still trying to get my new LT set-up to my liking. So, I'm sitting here in the quiet listening to the dulcid hum of the a/c and eating dark chocolate covered cashews. Yeah, they are as decadent as they sound.
Never did get in to vote today. I knew I shoulda got up and gone first thing this morning, but it was just too damned tempting to sit around and languidly drink my morning coffee.
Well, I will go now and continue with set-up. I'll try to post pics tomorrow.

Otter: Happy Anniversary!!!! Did BD make it there? Is he going to be able to?
I have nothing important to do this evening but sit on Rav and watch the Halloween Ghosthunters. How cheesy....they had a voice....that was obviously an electronic plant. So, last year was a snooze fest, so this year they are going to spice it up? Geesh.
I have got to download some pictures to post. I had a big machine go through my pasture today and chop down cedars. They cleared off the area over the pipeline. I told hubby that I want one of those machines. I told the operator...a neighbor....that it would have been nice if he could have gone through the rest of the pasture with that thing.
Cubedog: Nope, here alone. BD called this morning to wish me H.A. and to let me know the company is busier than the proverbial one-legged man. And they are running 5 crews and they have exactly 5 supervisors,so there will be no rotation for him. I'm gonna try and either get my money back for his feast ticket or give the damned thing away to some other lonely person. Its a dangerous situation going to TRF alone without my external money conscience. I'm gonna have to be careful. And then there's the issue of the missing lace veil.....argh!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Otter Has left the Building

Well, after a whirlwind tour Otter is on her way home.
I have to say Sis, I enjoyed the weekend emmensely.
But.......the late nights, early mornings and socializing simply wiped me out. I went upstairs a took a quick nap. I know you will probably be down for days.
Thanks for a great visit. See ya in a couple weeks.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Otter in the City

Yep, Otter's come to town. She actually was able to negotiate city traffic and meet me for lunch. At least she got to see what my morning consists of; minus the other cars (mostly). I'm pretty proud of her hutzpah. She even deviated from the pre-ordained route enough to stop a stimulate the local economy.

Friday, October 17, 2008

another first hand photo of Ike's leaving

Just recieved this from the coast. astounding.

Hurricane Ike Damage

Recieved this pic this morning from BigDog:

This is what a Hurricane can do to your gas supply:

And this is what a happy Diver looks like:

Monday, October 13, 2008

2nd recipient

Ok-I'll post the pic later but here's the story. (Done as promised)
Local news cast has a segment on local criminals-in conjunction with Crimestoppers. They feature a crime/criminal each night.
Last month they showed a guy's pic from a surveillance camera.
The dumbass was so stoked about being featured, he bragged about it. Well, someone is $1000 richer and someone is in jail. Can you guess who?
Yep, the "DDD".

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sorting Hat Says

The sorting hat says that I belong in Slytherinr!

Said Slytherin, "We'll teach just those whose ancestry is purest."

Slytherin students are typically cunning and hungry for power. Important members include Draco Malfoy (Harry's nemesis), Professor Severus Snape (head of Slytherin), and Lord Voldemort.

Take the most scientific Harry Potter Quiz ever created.

Get Sorted Now!

Ain't that just a kick in the Ass

Friday, October 10, 2008

Rest in Peace

Today will always suck.

Today I said good-by to my dearest BFF, closest companion, and most trusted confidant of the last 15 yrs. She purred her way across the Rainbow Bridge and into our father's waiting arms. Dad loved Mz.Kitty and was fastinated that she loved to have her belly rubbed.

15 years ago a tiny black and white kitten fell out of a pine tree and came to my front door. She knocked once and walked in to my apartment and my heart.

Mz. Kitty was my morning routine companion-always curled up in the bathroom sink. Until 3 days ago she was still jumping up on the vanity and demanding I turn on the water for her.

She had a special way of snuggling up for the night and I will always miss that. She would skutch her butt up as close to me as she could, then slide down my body to a sleeping position-like she wanted inside my skin.

Through multiple moves, one in the middle of summer with no a/c, traumatic life changes, new house companions coming and sometimes going, she remained. Mz. Kitty was the Grand Dame of Casagibbons and her departure will leave a large, tuxedo kitty shaped hole.

Run free my baby. I told Dad to give you a good belly-rub and a "wog". Make sure they turn on the bathroom faucet for you.

I miss you. And I'm sorry.

Mz. Kitty does leave a legacy though. A legacy the other cats are gonna hate. They are going to start getting regular exams, cuz I just can't do this again any time soon.

Auntie Otter: I knew I had a pretty picture of our girl, so went digging. There it was. So I put it at the top of the pictures. I know you won't mind.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Special Time Of Year

This is a special week each year. Yesterday, the 8th, was the Otter's anniversary to the Clueless One. This marks 32 years. Unbelievable.
Today is Cubedog's birthday. I won't embarrass her with the number of years this makes but will just say.....she hasn't hit the half century mark....yet.
Say a prayer for her. She and I have old kitties. Mine is 15, getting thin, and having pain problems. I dread this winter. Hers is 14, getting thin, and is having bloody urine. It's not good, friends. Please keep them in your hearts and prayers. It's not a day to have a very ill buddy. I know what it is like to lose a good friend on your birthday. Mine was human, but the pain isn't any less.
You know I would have it be different today if it was in my power, sweet sister. But happy birthday anyway. I love you.
Cubedog: Oh great, I've already had to make one flying run for the Ladies Room to get a crying jag under control......
I will have more to say about this day later...or maybe tomorrow.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Interesting. In presidential debates, everyone seems to think you have to have a winner, as in high school.
So...if you tune in to liberal media, they polled themselves and say Biden won. I heard that after the debate, Brian Williams did a lot of blathering until someone rushed him a list of Palin's mistakes. I guarantee you that they didn't fact check Biden.....who hallucinated on over 14 points.
Too bad most people get their "news" (read "opinion") spoonfed to them by far left-wing liberal media. They believe what they are told to believe...period. No independant thought allowed. Sad.
Cubedog: I was listening to the 'post-game' analysis on talk radio the next day and someone was waxing poetic about how Dick Morris handed Allen Combs his ass on a plate. Oh, I do wish I had seen/heard that. I'm sick that the one time that the media commentary AFTER a debate woulda actually been entertaining, I missed it-cuz I just HATE that crap. I recorded the debate because I thought it would be the only way I would get to hear what was said (because after the 1st Prez debate I heard nothing). But I believe I have heard all the clips of the highlights. People had just better watch out in 2012.