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Friday, December 29, 2006

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."- Charlie Chaplin

I promised myself and a few people I would try and share more… a New Years resolution of sorts.. since this might be my final post for this year I thought I’d get off to a running start… Maybe this post will make it to the blog... we’ll see... at least I’m writing it.

Yesterday evening, three generations sat in a room and laughed together watching television. Nothing special about that usually, I mean families do that every day somewhere on this big planet of ours. The difference is that we didn’t watch in the family room, or the den, or the living room… we watched in the room my mother will most likely die in. We watched, we laughed, and that room felt like home. Who better than The Tramp himself to pull that off.

My mother watched and remembered times gone by, my daughter discovered the timeless genious of Charlie Chaplin and Life on Easy Street and I watched them both. And smiled.

Hope you enjoy these… I know I always will…

Les temps modernes

Charlie Chaplin The Kid 1921

For those of you not intimate with the full contents of the Luggage Hold, my mother has been in an extended care facility for some months now. A colorectal cancer we thought had gone into remission has spread. She had surgery some time ago, but the cancer had too strong a hold and this past year metastases were found on her lungs and thyroid. Chemotherapy was attempted but was not successful and her condition did not improve. All efforts to treat her were stopped this fall. Now… the focus is on controlling the pain.

I’ve taken off work since the week prior to Christmas to spend as much time with her as possible during the holidays, doing what I can to see that she is comfortable. She has been fighting and hanging on to the surprise of some of the staff … I don’t know what her unfinished business is, I don’t think I’ll ever know (love you Lee Ann). The weekend before Christmas we didn’t even think she would make it to her birthday on the 21st, let alone Christmas, but she fights… and I’ll take every day I have.

Two days ago Mom was in a deep sleep. I sat there as my daughter zipped around the halls of the infirmary making friends with people right and left, bringing smiles and laughter, in her Grandmother’s wheelchair. My Chicklet has been racing one of the residents and beating him every time.
Then a wave of sorrow came over me, an ache… I honestly thought my mother might be slipping into a coma.. I’d been warned this could happen.. I feared I would never again see her open her eyes and smile at me. My daughter and I had been there all afternoon, dinner came and went… I waited...
Finally Mom woke up as I was stroking her hair… and smiled.

Je t’aime Maman…

I love you all more than my luggage!
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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday Thirteen... Traveling...

During the Holiday season, there is so much traveling... And LUGGAGE! And I do love luggage... not as much you fine folk… but…
I was inspired... Poor Vince had to run through the airport à la O.J. Simpson… Great visual! Sorry sweetie, but it is… really!

So it got me to thinking of the joys of traveling and airports… some jokes, vids, tunes and true stuff… I’m all about variety... sample, enjoy the drinks are on me!

1-Try explaining to a Canadian Customs agent you went to Cleveland for a vacation: “You went to Cleveland?” she asks doubtful…
“Yes” I respond, tired and annoyed, it’s late I want to pick up the car and get home.
“On vacation?” she says eyeing me like I’m the Beelzebub.
“Yes” sigh… “On vacation” I refuse to play Cleveland tourism Board spokeswoman (I handle Charmin exclusively... Charmin, The Official and Proud Sponsor of the Golden Onions)
“In Cleveland?” right eyebrow raised (reminds me of a green dude I once knew)…
“Yes” What part of Yes doesn’t she understand?
“And how often do you travel Madame? Please unpack your bags” ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

2-Post 9-11… Imagine the look on a U.S. Customs official when they find out you are the head of occupational health and safety for a chemical plant… can you say baggage search?

3- The Joys of the security checkpoint:

So where does one apply for this position?

4-They let anyone travel these days.. (I was given a hard time… and yet.. sheesh!)

5-Signs You have a Bad Airplane Pilot

10. You overhear him say on the intercom "Hey, Pedro, What's this gizmo
9. For the past two hours, you've been going straight up
8. He says, "We're cruising at an altitude of 40 feet"
7. Co-pilot is sitting on his lap
6. When you take off he yells, "Weeeeeeeeee!"
5. At some point he announces, "Screw Chicago, Let's go find that Mars
4. He's wearing a Domino's Pizza uniform
3. Over P.A. you hear, "Heh, heh, heh, this plane sucks, heh, heh, heh"
2. As you get on the plane you recognize the pilot as the same guy who
drove your cab to the airport
1. Keeps referring to the control tower as "Mommy"

6-Bud and Jim were a couple of drinking buddies who worked as airplane mechanics in ATLANTA. One day the airport was fogged in and they were stuck in the hangar with nothing to do. Bud said, "Man, I wish we had something to drink!" Jim says, "Me too. Y'know, I've heard you can drink jet fuel and get a buzz. You wanna try it?" So they pour themselves a couple of glasses of high octane hooch and get completely smashed. The next morning Bud wakes up and is surprised at how good he feels.
In fact he feels GREAT! NO hangover! NO bad side effects. Nothing! Then the phone rings...It's Jim. Jim says, "Hey, how do you feel this morning?"
Bud says, "I feel great. How about you?"
Jim says,"I feel great, too. You don't have a hangover?"
Bud says, "No, that jet fuel is great stuff -- no hangover, nothing. We ought to do this more often."
"Yeah, well there's just one thing..."
"What's that?"
"Have you farted yet?"
"Well, DON'T, 'cause I'm in PHOENIX!!!"


Boeing 747-400 take off on Ch. de Gaulle

You should be ashamed of yourself.. you were waiting for some sort of crash or false maneuver weren’t you!

8-Speaks for itself….

9-I’ve never been treated to a concert (the Krishnas don’t count) at the airport.. Here’s David Bowie and Tin Machine Live at the LA airport in 1991.

David Bowie With Tin Machine

10- I’ve always loved this man’s voice… This song was released the year I was born..

Tragically, he left us all too soon on October 12th 1997, doing one of the things he loved most… Flying...

11- Ah now, a classic…

So wrong.. bwahahahahahahahahaha!!

12- A song that brings back so many memories… Wow I was a child back then…

13- A bit of traveling music… by Jefferson Airplane

Leave a comment and get linked here.. them's the rules..
1. First one out of the gate.. must be all that running he did: Bond!
2. Coco
Can't link em.. but don't want to forget them...:
Meribah the sweet duck-chasing llama running away from puppy
The Damm squeeeeeeeezable duck

Love you all way more than my luggage!
Hugs, smooches and gropes!

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

And now, a public service announcement

Today's in-flight short...

Part Deux of my Wordless Wednesday

Did I read Wierd? Julie.. they need your dictionary my dear... Now Trav can rest easy knowing a book shall not be destroyed!

Love you all more than my luggage!
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Wordless Wednesday - Pass the earplugs

Christmas morning.. never a quiet peaceful time..

This year.. my own doing..

Rock and Roll!!!
Love you all more than my luggage!
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Sunday, December 24, 2006

I found a new toy… beware!

Guess being restless and not being able to sleep has some advantages…

Merry Christmas Dana... and all of my new friends..

Let’s begin this properly.. time to adjust your sound.. I am Cow hear me MOO?

The Karate Kow

This cow’s got sexy back… LMOO

The rehearsals?

Some people have WAY too much time on their hands (and no.. I do not mean me!)…

Holy Dancing Cow Batman!

Forget the Disco Duck.. this cow’s got it goin’ on!

I think there was something in those brownies… I’m having flashbacks of the Cow in the Bathroom…

I wonder who should be ore offended… Madonna or Bessie…

Yes…. I am entertained far too easily.. I know.. but what’s your excuse?

Dana.. I must really love you my precious friend cause DANG!

It’s official.. the French are insane…

A bunny??? Hey did I see a duck?

Now THAT’S talent…

Where in the world is Bessie?

Bessie does India… Synopsis: Bessie travels to the Cow Holy Land in the pursuit of Raj, the tech support guy, who is the only one who can fix the ‘wonkies’ in Dana’s puter… will she succeed?

She then heads to (throwing caution to the wind.. thankfully that’s the only thing she’s throwin’) Dallas because she ‘herd’ a rumour that someone shot JT … she was getting very bad reception on her cell…

You lookin at me?

Love you all more than my luggage!
Hug, smooches and gropes!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Blue Christmas

So.. I believe I've mentionned ... I love Elvis...

I haven't posted in a while.. got a lot on my plate these days...

Enjoy.. I know I did...

6 weird things about me (seems I've been tagged ... a lot...)

I find these entertaining as hell... there.. done.. (you didn't actually think I was going to reveal my deepest darkest secrets did you?) Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

1- bbbbbbbblue.. christmas.....

2- teehee...

3- I couldn't find Dana's version... but do I love this one... these people have too much time on their hands... seriously. (no... not me... harumpfffffff!!)

4- More silliness... Hey Trav.. is Mr Tucker this talented?

5- Awwwwwwwwwww.... how cute... hehehe.. Meri??? was that you I saw?

6- No comfort and Joy...

Throwin' this in cause.. well.. it's funny!

Yes.. I know.. I'm easily amused... I'm also not tagging anyone... please.. who's left? Sheesh!

Love you all more than my luggage!
Hugs, smooches and gropes.. with a rub or two in there for Mary!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thursday Thirteen... December 14th 2006

The world has lost an tremendous actor and fine gentleman. Peter Boyle passed away on December 12th at the age of 71.
This post is for him.

Be warned....there are many clips in here!

Thank you Peter, you've given us a most precious gift...laughter.

Thirteen Things about Peter Boyle

1….Classic! Young Frankenstein...


3... The only Emmy he won was for a guest role on the X-Files ("Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series") in 1996...He was the only member of the Everybody Loves Raymond ensemble who didn't win an Emmy for that show. Inconceivable!


What delivery..LOLOL.. everybody knows a Frank Barone!


Oh Crap!!!

6... John Lennon was his best man when he wed his wife Lorraine in 1977. She worked at Rolling Stone asa writer and was good friends with Yoko Ono. Peter and Lorraine have 2 daughters.


Who better for this commercial than the hysterical team of Roberts and Boyle... Admit know a couple like this! Heck... you just might be one half of a couple like this!! LOL!

8... His favorite movie is 'On the Waterfront' with Marlon Brando

9...His favorite ice cream flavour is Ben and Jerry's Phish Food

10...Take a few minutes and learn a bit more about him in his own words...

11... 'What in the Holy name of Crap are you talking about?' - Frank Barone (I've been known to utter this sentence myself).

12... "I don't think I would be an actor if I was all that intelligent." - Peter Boyle

13...How sweet could Frank be...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wordless Wednesday - drawing to music

I don't know why... but I was fixated...

Get this video and more at

OOOOH!!! and this morning's dancing on my way to the shower song...

Leave a comment and I'll link you here... be patient..
2. Bond

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Strength and Hope...

My heart and thoughts go out to Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey as he awaits to learn of the fate of his daughter Laura, 25. She was swept at sea off the deck of the 180 ft Picton Castle, a training vessel, on Friday during a storm off Cape Cod as it was on it's way to Grenada.

Rescue efforts are still underway. Both Canadian and US search and rescue teams have been deployed. Although she was not wearing a life jacket, she was dressed in foul weather gear, and is said to be an excellent swimmer. There is hope she may still survive the ordeal.

Mr Gainey and his family have been through their share of heartache when his wife Cathy died of brain cancer in 1995 at the age of 39. He has stepped down from his duties as GM indefinitely. Assistant general manager Pierre Gauthier has taken over his duties for the time being. Mr. Gainey has been joined by his other 3 children at his home in Montreal as they await news of Laura.

Updated Tuesday December 12th...

I am saddened to say, the search has been called off. My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Laura Gainey.

''No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.'' - Hermann Broch

Love you all more than my luggage.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Love and mariage....

My friend SueAnn is getting married on Friday.. after a whirlwind romance and the ‘oh my God is he the one’ moments…

I love weddings.. (but that does NOT make me a softie)

I should have been a wedding planner…. I love the whole process (I am not a SOFTIE)…

It’s those little things..

Small gestures… the little details… incorporating family and cultural traditions, loved ones who have passed … (I am NOT a softie)

I mentioned I love Elvis didn't I?

Weddings are full of promise..

I promise to love you…

I promise to take out the garbage…

I promise to stop you when you are about to buy the kind of sweater Aunt Gladys would wear… (Frank you better keep this is mind)

I promise to stay in the same room with you even though you snore like a Mac Truck…

The good stuff!

Here are 13 things about weddings.. some ‘did you knows’… some ‘oooh I love this’…. You know… Stuff! (in no particular order…)

Thirteen Things about weddings

1….The Kiss… it’s a fundamental mark that cements the pledge..those famous words.. ‘You may kiss the bride’… No matter what type of wedding, the kiss seems to reach across most cultures.

2- Shoes.. yeah well I love shoes and you know I was going to find a way to include them. Turns out… tying shoes to the newlyweds car brings good luck.. Hey! it’s better than the old tradition of throwing the shoes at the newlyweds! And did you know that the traditional bouquet over the shoulder toss originated as the bride throwing her shoe over her shoulder! What woman in her right mind would throw away a shoe like this one? A man came up with this...And, there was some silly tradition where the groom tapped the bride on the head with his shoe to assert his dominance (I’d like to see a man try…)

3-The first dance… Ok.. we had two of these.There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when my then new husband and I danced, surrounded by our loved ones. first one was to Bryan Adams...You know as a Canadian girl I had to pick Bryan… My new husband and I in our own little world, he and I both under my veil... Second dance a bit later on... Almost all the lights were turned off in the hall and we were surrounded by candlelight… Everyone, friends and family (I'm sure I saw a waiter too) holding a candle...This song was in French.. a song titled 'Tout va changer ce soir' by Michel Fugain.. a song from 1974.. one of those songs that was a part of our respective childhoods... yup.. I shoulda been a wedding planner! Heck.. even the hall owner cried!

4-So..I’ve been married.. the ceremony was beautiful.. family from all over where there.. My Uncle John (Dad’s twin – I love you and miss you Uncle John) flew in from California and one of my most treasured pictures is of Daddy and Uncle John standing together as they waited to see me come down the stairs (I am NOT a softie.. where are the tissues?)(sorry can't post it.. haven't scanned it..)

The marriage didn’t work out… but it was a beautiful day… except for the 1 million mosquitos that decided to fly into my dress and veil as we took the wedding pictures… ok.. maybe not a million… The joys of wedding pictures! I was late to my own wedding (what they were going to start sans moi?) because the photographer spent a bit too much time with the groom... Thank God there wasn't another wedding after us...

So when it's all said and done, the dress, the vows, the ceremony.. man and wife... kiss the bride (here's where you go awwwwwwwww and clap)... may I present to you yada yada yada...
pause here and imagine if you will.. we almost entered the reception hall to this song.. (did I mention I love Elvis?)

Mom would've fainted.. so.... we didn't.. but I tell ya..

5-Who knows.. some day I may do it again.. but if I do... I just might do it this way…

6- Bloopers.. ooh come on...they're fun..

7- Movies about or including weddings..
Steve Martin.. every girl knows what Daddy means at a wedding...
Steel Magnolias.. the sanctuary in blush and bashful.. pepto-bismol.. the groom's cake... no girdle.. bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

8- Superstitions... here's one: Seeing a lamb, frog, spider, black cat, or rainbows on the way to the ceremony is believed to be a sign of good luck! What.. no ducks?

9- An excuse to shop??? Tradition says that the first member of the newlywed couple to purchase a new item following the wedding will be the dominant force in the relationship. Sue Ann!! Go shoppin girl! CHARGE IT!

10- Here's where I get sappy again.. Sue and I are both part Irish... Here is an old Irish proverb: Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and just be my friend.

11- Okay.. back to bloopers..

12- The music.. band? dj? singer? bwahahahahahahahahahaha!
whooooopidydoo!! Mutants at table 9... teehee!

13- The wedding night.. oh come on.. do I actually have to tell you why?

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Love and Happiness Sue!

Love you all more than my luggage!
Hugs, smooches and gropes!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

Here's what came out of my fortune cookie from last night... (Chicklet did good on her report card! WOOOOO!!!)

Love you all more than my luggage!
Hugs smooches and gropes!

Monday, December 04, 2006

'Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.' - Lord Byron

So I didn't know what to post for today.. and I remembered that there's nothing better for you than a few chuckles.. this is for my dear friends who are and have been feeling a bit under the weather.. You know I love you all..

'We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh' - Agnes Repplier

Some of you are very far away.. so this is the best I can do...

'Laughter is the closest distance between two people.'-Victor Borge

THE HEADACHE (how appropriate wouldn't you say?)

The doctor said, "Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles."

Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for.

He had no choice but to go under the knife. When he left the hospital, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was
missing an important part of himself .. As he walked down the street, he realized that he felt like a different person.

He could make a new beginning and live a new life. He saw a men's clothing store and thought, ''That's what I need... a new suit. That'll make me feel a
little better."

He entered the shop and told the salesman, "I'd like a new suit.'' The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said, "Let's see... size 44 long."

Joe laughed, "That's right, how did you know?"

"Been in the business 60 years!" the tailor said.
Joe tried on the suit... it fit perfectly.

As Joe admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked, "How about a new shirt?" Joe thought for a moment and then said, "Sure."
The salesman eyed Joe and said, "Let's see, 34 sleeves and 16-1/2 neck."

Joe was surprised. "That 's right, how did you know?"

"Been in the business 60 years." Joe tried on the shirt and it fit perfectly.

Joe walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked, "How about some new underwear?" Joe thought for a moment and said, "Sure."

The salesman said,
"Let's see... size 36."

Joe laughed, "Ah ha! I got you, I've worn a size 34 since I was 18 years old."

The salesman shook his head,
"You can't wear a size 34. A size 34 would press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one hell of a headache."

New suit - $400
New shirt - $36
New underwear - $10
Second Opinion - PRICELESS

And another.....

SICK LEAVE (hmm.. I detect a theme...)

I needed a few days off work, but I knew the Boss would not allow me to take a leave. I thought that maybe if I acted "CRAZY" then he would tell me to take a few days off. So I hung upside down on the ceiling and made funny noises. My co-worker asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb so that the Boss would think I was "CRAZY" and give me a few days off.

A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked "What are you doing?" I told him I was a light bulb. He said "You are clearly stressed out. Go home and recuperate for a couple of days". I jumped down and walked out of the office. When my co-worker followed me, the Boss asked her"...And where do you think you're going?"

(You're gonna love this.....)

She said, "I'm going home too, I can't work in the dark!''

Seems the cold weather has been botherin some folks...

Here's a guide to measuring the cold:

Temperature in Fahrenheit (for my American friends)

+60 Californians put on sweaters.

+50 Miami residents turn on the heat.

+45 Vermont residents go to outdoor concert.

+40 You can see your breath. Californians shiver uncontrollably. Minnesotans go swimming.

+35 Italians cars don`t start.

+32 Water freezes.

+30 You plan your vacation in Australia.

+25 Ohio water freezes. Californians weep pitiably Minnesotans eat ice cream. Canadians go swimming.

+20 Politicians begin to talk about the homeless. New York City water freezes. Miami residents plan vacation further south.

+15 French cars don`t start. Cat insists on sleeping with you.

+10 You need jumper cables to get the car going.

+ 5 American cars don`t start.

0 Alaskans put on T-shirts.

-10 German cars don`t start. Eyes freeze shut when you blink.

-15 You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo. Arkansans stick tongues on metal objects. Miami residents cease to exist.

-20 Cat insists on sleeping in pajamas with you. Politicians actually do something about the homeless. Minnesotans shovel snow off roof. Japanese cars don`t start.

-25 Too cold to think. You need jumper cables to get the driver going. Wisconsin-Eau Claire students walk rapidly across the footbridge.

-30 You plan a two week hot bath. Swedish cars don`t start.

-40 Californians disappear. Minnesotans button top button. Canadians put on sweater. Your car helps you plan your trip south.

-50 Congressional hot air freezes. Alaskans close the bathroom window.

-80 Hell freezes over. Polar bears move south. Green Bay Packer fans order hot cocoa at the game.

-90 Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets. (bwahahahahahahahaha!!! *snark* and WOOO!!!)

-100 Canadian buildings turn off air conditioning.

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." - Victor Hugo

Oh... and shockers to end all shockers.. not a YouTube or Bestaudiocode in sight... Nope.. I'm not coming down with something, I'm fine.. really!

Now.. since the beginning of our little SP adventure the number of e-mails has dramatically increased, over the past few months I have received much valuable information.. I did not write this one, but I sure could have!

A Summary of the 2006 e-mails, with gracious thanks to all my friends....

I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that needs sealing.

Also, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL aresending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's novena has granted myevery wish.

I no longer eat KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an email to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca Cola because I am now aware that it can remove toilet stains. YUKK!!!

I no longer can buy gasoline without taking a man along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans.

I no longer use Saran wrap or Styrofoam plates in the microwave because they cause cancer.

And thanks for letting me know I can't boil a cup water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in myface...disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS..

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or FedEx since they are Actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don't support our American troops OR the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.

I can only use a purse once - then I must throw it away because it is so germ-contaminated from setting it down in a restroom or in a shopping cart that I or my family could die from some horrible disease that "it" brought home. (thanks Turbaby!)

I can't use the ATM machine because some enterprising thieves have now found a way to "capture" my card with X-ray film.

I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike.

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

Thanks to you, I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big Brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

Thank you too for passing along all the endless advice Andy Rooney has given. I can live a better life now because he's told us how to fix everything, what cars to buy and how all things were better in the 50's.

And thanks to your great advice, I can't ever pick up $5.00 I see lying in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex offender waiting underneath my car to grab my leg. (I wonder if he's cute.. nevermind!!)

Oh, don't forget this one either, I can no longer drive my car because I can't buy gas from certain gas companies orfrom certain self-service marts because they are owned and run by "terrorists".

If you don't tell at least 3 people to read this blog in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 PM this afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump.I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician...Have a beautiful day......and thanks again!

Oh.. tonight I have a parent-teacher meeting with Chicklet's 3rd grade teacher.. report card!!! Who knows, maybe the Chicklet gets a treat tonight.

I love you all more than my luggage!

Hugs, smooches and gropes.

Friday, December 01, 2006

It's Friday folks!

Friday Feast One Hundred & Twenty

Have you ever flown in a helicopter?

Nope.. I would love to take a helicopter ride over Niagara falls, New York City or the Islands of Hawaii. Flying over Hawaii... Het.. I'm an Elvis fan and it makes me think of those old movies.... look I have a thing about men who can move their hips like he can! And that lip of his.. Oh MY!


Here's another tidbit about me.. has Sue moved yet? will she read this?? ok.. here goes.. My mother, when I was a child, decided (arbitrarily) that I would learn to play an instrument.. and she chose (arbitrarily again I might add...) that I should take the music lessons that 'came with' the organ she purchased - no snarky remarks.. and No.. I don't know nuttin bout the Church of the Holy Onion! This is the song I learned and had to play for my music test..despite all that.. I still love it...

What color is your warmest coat or jacket?
Baby Blue ... it's a Columbia shell with a fleece interior.. perfect for playing in the snow!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
By Frank Sinatra

What is your favorite rainy day activity?
um.. chatting with friends, blogging and YouTube? LOL
Actually, it depends on the rain..
A light warm summer rain and I want to take a walk in the woods..
A heavier warm summer rain.. I might want to dance like Gene Kelly...
When I was a kid, a summer rain meant running into the house, putting on a bathing suit and getting on my bike to race the raindrops.. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
The rain we had today? Cold and miserable.. Well, that makes me want to snuggle up under the blankets with my Beagle or my Chicklet and watch a good old movie.

Oh.. um.. and I took tap for several years as a child.. I can actually do this!

But I can't skate like this.. very few can..

Main Course
Describe your hands.

My hands.. well. They can't knit, but they can frame a face perfectly as I swoop down to kiss a forehead. My fingers are long and when I take someone's hand, I can hold on tight. I like my hands..

If you could eat only one nut for the rest of your life, what nut
Would you pick?

LOL.. well.. I've had this discussion with some friends not too long ago.. I'm going to have to say Chestnuts..

The Christmas Song
By Nat King Cole

Love you all more than my luggage!
Hugs, smooches and gropes!