Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Small Tribute

Using this space today to remember Robin Williams, who we lost yesterday. I say "we" because so many of us grew up with him in our life, just a presence on a screen, perhaps, but he brought laughter and sometimes deep thoughts to our lives. Like so many, I met him as "Mork", my friends and I used his words (Nanu, nanu) and I even had suspenders like he wore. So I'm writing my little tribute to him here. I know others will be much more elaborate, but I'm sorry and I'm sad. RIP, Robin. We'll miss you.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Couldn't Resist!


I couldn't pass this one up!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Buggles - Video killed the radio star 1979



33 Years ago today this video launched MTV. We didn't have it in our little town, it was a few more years before our cable carried it. But one of my friend's had grandparents with a satellite, so we would go spend time at their house, and watch it there. It was the kick-off to the '80's; it's music, it's clothes, it's attitude! (We really did just want to have fun!) I was married with a  two month old baby when 1990 rolled around, but the first 3/4ths of the decade was one wild ride!

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Need To Vent

I start my mornings on Facebook, basically to check Birthdays and look for funny posts that I use over on Rumple Tweezer. Plus, I have a group of friends that I think of as "The Music Club". We post videos and talk about music, obviously. But after I scroll for a few minutes, I inevitably pass a relative or school-mate's politically leaden post which borders on stupidity. (Sometimes doesn't even border), full of unchecked untruths.
(That's why I prefer Tumblr and Twitter-- I follow my interests on those sites, not just people I know but have little in common with.)

I used to get a bit political on FB, but it always ended up with me tense and shaking and totally pissed off. So I quit. I'm not going to knock any sense into their heads, so why make myself miserable trying.

It happened this morning, a totally inappropriate post by a couple-of-generations back cousin's wife. I wanted to blast her soooo much, I even started typing. Then stopped and backspaced. And debated posting these two little gems, but again, common sense kicked in. I would accomplish more talking to my Mimosa tree. So, I'm venting here and then getting on with my day. Thanks for listening!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Who Needs Doctors?

I cut off the tip of my thumb last night while fixing dinner, but I come from hardy stock, so I just wrapped it in gauze and electric tape, since we apparently don't have any medical or masking tape in the house and finished cooking. Too bad the tape wasn't green-- I could just pretend to be the Hitcher! (A Mighty Boosh reference there. They just slip in sometimes!)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Morning Coffee

He must have ran all night because I wanted to clean off my desk this afternoon, but Jinx has been stretched out since lunch. I didn't have the heart to make him move so I found other things to do. Well, now that I'm getting ready to go to bed, he's up and stretching. Of course!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Morning Coffee

I really was trying to get some work done, but I was getting a little too much help. Guess it's time for a break!