Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Costco sold chocolate lava cakes that came in these little ceramic cups. (The cakes were great! I hope they bring them back soon.) I didn't want to throw the cups away - after all, we ate about 40 of the lava cakes over the 2 months they were sold - so I've been painting them and leaving them in places on my bike route. We have a mask mandate here in Austin so my bird is obeying.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Here's the good news: Toilet paper no longer has a purchase limit. Here's the bad news: Brisket - Limit 2.
You can't be a Texan and not be able to cook/grill brisket all day long, all week long, whenever. What were they thinking?!?!
Note: My Blog Wrangler is furious with Blogger. They've changed the format and one change they made was eliminating the user's ability to control line spacing. See above where the good/bad news lines are right next to each other? No, Blogger didn't want them to be together, they forced a break, just like right above this note where she wanted no line space. But she did find via Help comments (where she wasn't the only pissed off user) that you can put two lines close together by faking blank spaces at the end of the first line and then pretending the second line is a continuation of the first line. So that's how she got those 2 lines together. Barely, by guessing and going to Preview several times. And she's mad she can't center images and see it as she's editing. No, I won't go to Facebook... don't even mention that to her!
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Celebrate! We were at Ikea and Susan saw an ice cube tray in the kitchen section. Search Ikea for "plastis ice cube tray", and no, that's not a typo. There are other shapes available also, like hearts, on eBay. Use plaster of paris or push in clay, let it dry and there you are, ready for painting. I'm having a lot of fun doing different patterns. Some people say you can melt crayons in them and it makes swirl patterns. You try it, I'm not that energetic. I've glued magnets on the back of some these.
Susan wants me to tell you that she insisted I buy the ice cube tray even though I said "Why would I want that?"Then it took her about a month of asking me to try it before I did. This picture is just a small sample of all the ones I've painted so far. Listen carefully, she's saying "I told you so."
Monday, July 1, 2019
|Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson|
I also mark up bananas. Big deal, right? But these are bananas that are put out in our dining room, stacked up on a tray. I sneak mine into the middle of the pile. The amusing part (for me, anyway) is when someone finds it, looks puzzled, then puts it back and takes a plain one. Some people have absolutely no appreciation for fine art.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
Memorial Day is a Federal holiday, observed the last Monday in May, to honor the U.S. soldiers who died while in military service. The son of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan put it this way:
The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency refers to Maj. McKittrick as "Status: Unaccounted For."
Why are these two men so significant to me? Go here and I'll tell you.
Enjoy your long holiday weekend with family and friends. And the next time you step into a voting booth think carefully about your choice.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Me: "I have a toothache that's really bad and it's not going away."
Dental appointment not available for 3 days but dentist prescribes antibiotic, which alleviates some pain.
Next day's dermatology appointment for suspicious leg spot whacking (initial basal cell carcinoma, final report = all clear): Dermatologist: "It took a little longer because you needed 12 stitches."
(WTF? The spot was the size of a pea!)
"Here's the antibiotic to take."
Susan: "That's different than the one the dentist has him taking."
Dermatologist: "My prescription outranks the dentist's."
2 days later, dentist says tooth is bad, doesn't think a 3rd root canal will solve anything, extraction scheduled with oral surgeon. Extraction done painlessly, thanks to paying $750 out-of-pocket for IV anesthesia ("Your insurance covers it only if you have 2 teeth removed. Is there another tooth you'd like to have removed?")
Oral surgeon: "This is the antibiotic you need to take."
Susan: "That's different than the one the dermatologist has him taking for that hole now in his leg."
Oral Surgeon: "My prescription outranks the dermatologist's."
When two MDs conflict, Susan consults the appropriate authority, The Pharmacist: "One prescription is for oral germs, one is for skin germs. Take both and take PeptoBismal with them."