Thursday, September 29, 2005

Political Comment

Pity about Tom DeLay being indicted in Texas (she says sarcastically). I might be more sympathetic if his own House Ethics Committee had not slapped his hands three times. He seems to have many of the characteristics of a slime ball who walks the line of legal/illegal and ethical/unethical and crosses over at will---when he thinks no one is looking. Well, Tommy, we are all watching.

Monday, September 19, 2005

A Thousand Dollars Worth of Candy, Please!

To fill our prescriptions, we leave the city and drive about five miles to a small town with a drug store that has been in business more than a hundred years. I remember going there as a small child and at first glance, little has changed in the last fifty or so years. Beavers has always sold penny candy and it remains popular as ever.

A couple of weeks ago, I went in, marched over to the candy counter and said, "A thousand dollars worth of penny candy, please!" Tim, the store manager, replied "Okay. Do you want that in a bag or a box?" One of my favorite clerks added "Do you want that tonight or tomorrow?"

I finally had to confess that I was there to pick up my insulin. But it was a dream come true, however briefly, for a diabetic.

But Condi, I Gotta Go!

Did you ever wonder what message a President of the United States would scribble to the US Secretary of State during a United Nations meeting? Check it out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Did I See What I Thought I Saw?

Did you ever have one of those moments when your brain stalls and seems to hesitate before sounding off an alarm that the data just processed was unusual/questionable/out-of-the-ordinary? Such a moment happened to me a couple days ago.

It was a bright, sunny, calm morning with the temperature hovering about 80 degrees. As we were driving to to my husband's physical therapy session, we passed a woman wearing a bright yellow rain slicker with the hood covering her head. It took a couple of moments before the brain kicked in and let me know that the woman's garb didn't fit the weather. Ever since, I've been wondering why she was wearing that rain slicker.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Diet Drinks Cause Obesity!!!! (?)

How do I know? Did you ever see a skinny person drinking a diet soda?

Actually, this theory is proposed by Stanley Bing, who writes about business matters. He is a regular columnist for Fortune Magazine and currently has an article entitled "Great Questions of Our Age". In this article, he questions where the workers are at highway construction sites, why martinis are smaller, whether cops cause traffic jams, cell phone behavior, etc.

If you regard business writers as dry and unentertaining, then you haven't read anything by Stanley Bing. He also has written several books including:
  • Throwing the Elephant
  • Zen and the Art of Managing Up
  • What Would Machiavelli Do? The Ends Justify the Meanness

Sunday, September 04, 2005

The World's Angriest Cat

After featuring the world's ugliest dog, my cats demanded equal time. So here we go. Can you imagine what this cat wants to tell its groomer?
By the way, this is not one of my cats but the photos were included with other animal pictures sent by a friend. Thanks, Judi.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Meet Sam, The World's Ugliest Dog

This is Sam, the world's ugliest dog for three years in a row. Sam and his "mommy" have their own poignant story and an article on Netscape at

Check it out. Sam doesn't look nearly as ugly after you read about him.