Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Uber, Uma, Uber, Uma


What am I missing? Why is Uber such a big deal? Isn't it just some taxi service? I vaguely remember when a cute little car was shown, it's grill covered with a big moustache. So, they pick people up and drop them off and get paid. Seriously, is this some hipster fad that will go the way of ankle jeans and man buns? So many questions, so little interest. Yet, it always seems to be in the news, falling apart.

A little secret if you wanna ruin a hipster's day. They hang out a Panera.

Monday, June 19, 2017

It's the Hits that Matter

It's 4am and my mind won't shut off, so I think. Right now I'm thinking of the despicable act of the woman who was angry at her male aquantance so she decided to burn his house down. It didn't matter to her whether anyone was in it.

What is really making me so f-ing sad is the shit who recorded her actions, even as she asked someone for a light, and continued to video her without putting the damn phone down and trying to stop her, oh, and  yes, I do believe you can call 911 on that device. Makes me ill just thinking how out of touch and selfish people have become. They'd rather get someone hits on some website than stop some crazy bitch. An elderly man died in the inferno. Yeah, makes me sick.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

For Pops of All Kinds

To all the Pops out there. Okay, I'm talking the Monterey Pops, right now, because on this day, way back, tis was the prelude to Woodstock and weird, so History.com says.

I don't want to sound like an old curmudgeon with the old clichéd saying, "Why back in my day..."

Actually, 1967 was before my appreciation and or knowledge of some of the best. Janis Joplin and Otis Redding showed up. The Beatles and the Monkees, the biggest group in 1967, were no-shows.

So, if your Pops is still around, let him put on his type of music and just go with the flow.



Speaking of Pops and the oldies, I wrote this post about a man, who wasn't my Dad, but who, at the time, I wished had been my Dad. Our own father was around, yet, he wasn't. He went to work every day. We had food and clothes and shelter. For that I am grateful. In my dreams, now, Dad is always there for me. I wake up and think, "Okay, Dad, I hear you, now. I know you loved us."

Anyway, this is for all the Dads out there. Hug your children. That is a gift neither of you will forget.

Read here, for my oldie post.

'I wish that he had been my father. I watched with envy and sadness as he kissed his children good-night. I longed to be with them as they scrambled into their car for a family vacation. I sat on my front stoop, fireflies dancing on a hot summer night and listened to the whispers and laughter as dad and son contemplated a chess move.

He always seemed older than the other fathers in the neighborhood, but he was always around for his children. He danced like a loon when his boys formed a garage band. He said nothing but kind words as his first daughter lurched around the block, learning how to drive.

He fed the neighborhood kids cookies and watched as they climbed like monkey's in his apple trees.

He was a good man, a good husband who smiled when he came home from work and his wife came out to greet him. It was because of them, I knew a man and a woman could love and respect each other.

And most of all, he was a good father.

I wish that he had been mine, but, because of him, I knew there were good guys and I kept that with me for a very long time.'

Happy Father's Day.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mistrial of Justice

With the exception of the O. J. Simpson trial. I have the utmost respect for the men and women who sit on a jury. It must be very stressful, you have someone's life change in your decision, and to make the right decision is a critical responsibility. The jurists in the trial of Bill Cosby spent 52 hours trying to come to an unanomous vote regarding whether Cosby was guilty on three counts. The judge finally declared a mistrial after twice demanding the jurists go back and look at all the evidence. You'd have to be from Mars if you do not know anything about the allegations from at least 60 women who claim Cosby drugged them and then raped them. 60 women. This was a case of one woman.

So, being a couch jurist, I can feel empathy for all involved, except for Cosby. I have no doubt he did what 60 women said he did to them. I am angry at his wife who plays deaf and dumb.

You wonder why these women didn't come forward at the time of (alleged) rape?

You only need to see the results of this trial to know why.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Something Wickedly Funny Comes This Way

I think we need to laugh a bit. The last few days I've felt like I'm unraveling. So much pain...

Yet, I digress...

I like Pinterest. I found some funny stuff of which I'm still confused of the source of whence it comes. Something called, simplebooklet.com, and ProfessionalLibraryLiterature.

Meh, just go to Pinterest if you find these faux book titles amusing.










Tuesday, June 13, 2017

As I Watch Sessions


What a load of B.S. he spews

Stay tuned...

He's very thirsty.

He doesn't remember a Russian being in the room!?

Trump just arrived in Wisconsin. Get OUT!!!!

Sessions is not doing well. Lying from his mouth and arse.

Oooh, Heinrich not taking Session's lack of truthiness.

Session's writing down names.

Comey 1 - Sessions- zilch

Lot's of ass kissing by Republicans.

Lots of anger from Dems.

Gahd, so damn frustrating. It's old school at it's best. Session's refuses to talk claiming he is protecting Trump, although Trump, has never asked for executive privilege, and does not include Session's reasoning for his own silence. When Kamala Harris tried to ask Session's where this special paper was about keeping quiet just in case Trump wants to 'talk,' 

she was interrupted by two Senators, one who has been in a coma (McCain) since 2012.

A f-ing total waste of time

Image result for Funny Throwing Papers,  as the Senate fiddles with your lives, trying to find the easiest way to rid millions of health insurance. AND, yellow hair is here (get off my lawn!) chumming and bumming with Gov. Walker. Oh, by the way, you can get a picture with yellow hair- just hand over 10 grand for that special treat.

You could buy ten thousand things at the dollar store.

Monday, June 12, 2017

This Day in History

Wow, big news day in history. Gregory Peck died, Anne Frank receives THE diary, Nicole Brown is murdered, and Ronald Reagan tells Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, something yellow hair should listen to.














*Read more with link to History.com up above.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Closed For The Summer


Just the other night I was thinking we don't hear too much about Spain. Then, this little ditty comes out. Manspreading!? My, I am not up to date on this, although, looking to cite sources, I see this has been a big deal across our planet. Of course, I have seen men do this, and, yes, it's quite annoying. I could understand if there was a real necessity to air balls, but I just get the impression men do this to mark their territory. "Me man, uga uga. I got big balls. Very important. I must show the world how big my balls are, uga uga."

Yes, it's annoying and amusing. You look foolish, men, to the point the powers that be have to ban your ball behavior.

Okay, thanks, Spain. Glad to hear from ya and happy to see that is your big problem. Carry on and keep them closed.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Stranger Than Fiction


Yep, truth is stranger than fiction, although what this poor woman went through is like a horror movie. Kathleen Kauppi was charged with arson and held inside a cell, her picture in every local paper. She was charged with setting fire to not one, but two of her homes, plus setting fire to a relative's home after her houses were destroyed. At the relative's home, the sofa where Kauppi was sleeping was doused with an accelerant and lighted. Kauppi was the prime suspect. In the news she was accused of having dementia, perhaps the reason for her recent behavior of fire starting. As I read the story, I never assumed it could have been someone else. Who would do such a thing besides Kathleen Kauppi? Looking at her face, I assumed she was guilty.

The truth- her nephew confessed to trying to kill his aunt for her money and trying to cover up forging her checks.

Wow. This story/nightmare is still ongoing. I don't know if the police suspected anyone else. Perhaps not, if Kathleen was sitting in a jail cell, charged with arson. What if her nephew had not confessed? I can't help thinking of what this 70 year old woman went through. I am so glad the truth came out and I hope I have learned a lesson in all this.

*I'm also questioning my including art for such a serious subject, but that's on me and my need to comprehend this, visually.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Almost Midnight Rant

I've been reading quite a few articles from the Washington Post. I've also read that my cheddarhead Trump sycophant, Paul Ryan, is saying the leader of one of the most influential countries on the planet, ..."is new at this."

This is a country where men and women, parents, spend thousands of dollars so they, or children,  are educated in the field of their dreams. Yet, any ding dong can run this country without knowing anything about the law, the rules, the history. It is truly mind blowing anyone with money can sit in the oval office and tweet away his defense. In the meantime, Americans are sick with worry regarding whether they will have their social security benefits reduced to a pittance, or,whether they will be able to have that operation, or, even whether they'll be able to take a train to a national park.
I get the fact that Americans are sickened by the games politicians play, so they thought voting for a man who has no political knowledge a good idea.
We are up shit's creek and all this crap we've had to deal with is unacceptable. It's a disgrace. If this fool is still near that red button a year from now, it will be a detriment, a sick joke,
 to all the men and women who have tried to serve all Americans.

*I'm on my iPhone, writing this. Just had to get this out.

Surviving the Apocolypse

Oh, laws, they are back. The creatures from another world. What do we do!? If they are in your house, in your yard, in your grocery aisle, it is hard to ignore them, yet, YOU MUST IGNORE their every demand. They will get under your skin, invade your most private thoughts, make you want to scream. But, don't give up, Americans, there are ways to appease these vile monsters.

Survival List
give them all your money
feed them junk food
trick them into the car
and leave them for others to feel the pain
beg
grovel
plead
bribe
drink wine, lots of it
ditch them in parks
don't give up
they will go away
again
in September.
Good luck, Americans.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Comey Under a Few Sparks


I did watch about an hour or so of James Comey's 'confession.' I'm not any more enlightened than before this probe. According to Comey, his gut told him Trump was trying to tell him something. Um, okay. Ya all know I cain't stan' 'im, that orange headed Narcissus. But where's the smoking tapes? What I heard from Comey's mouth was nothing. Of course, I'm not a lawyer, or an intellect. I'm just a girl with a blog, and a headache, who thinks there is a lot of gas coming outta angry asses, butt, not much else. One thing Trump and I may have in common, (ugh) we would sure like to know what went on in that closed session. I think ol' Donald will be tripping the light fantastic after this. Can a human get any more arrogant? Lordy, yes.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Who Am I, if Not A People?


Who am I,
if not a people?
Perhaps a stork,
in nest by steeple.


Who am I,
if not a miss?
Perhaps I swim
among the fish.


Who am I?
oh, Eric, heir.
Perhaps I am
your worst nightmare.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Duggar Digs a Ditch Defense


The only thing I know about the Duggar family is that there are many of them, loads of them, and that a brother, Joshua, allegedly(?) molested four of his sisters when they were all minors. The women, now all adults have sued the magazine, 'In Touch,' for publishing the sordid deed and also,the police department of Springdale, Arkansas for giving information that was meant to be private. Well, I can't blame the women for feeling yet again violated. Although, under the Freedom of Information Act, what the police and rag mag did was legal, it certainly seems morally reprehensible by exposing these women. (pun was not intended, but I'll leave it)

What is new in this ongoing family of too many, is that brother Joshua wants in on the lawsuit, claiming his life has been ruined as well by the release of the information. He blames the law and media for his troubles.

Although I do find (Judge Thingy, here) the magazine guilty of being the shits they are, seems everyone in this tale made money from sharing their lives for all the world to see. If the women really thought this was going to go away, then they are naïve, and since I have never watched the now cancelled, "19 and Counting," reality 'show,' I can only assume what goes on. Although I have sympathy for the Duggar females, I do not agree with keeping dirty secrets hidden, as if the women had done something wrong. This is 2017 and we still cannot seem to be able to understand that the person who has been raped, sexually assaulted, and/or abused is NOT at fault.

So, back to Joshua, who is married and carries on the family tradition of begetting more offspring, ugh and ugh. I sincerely believe child molesters, no matter what age, will always be child molesters. I worry, worry, worry for the victims. I'll say no more.

Monday, June 5, 2017

MY Sunday Movie Marathon



I was in a movie marathon mood, yesterday. I watched four movies and now, I'm gonna tell you about them. I will try not to spoil the denouement of each one, but don't count on it, cause none really explain it anyway.

Number one: Monkey Business, starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, and Marilyn Monroe.

Plot: Grant is a scientists working on a formula everlasting youth. He fails to come up with a potion but a lab monkey finds the solution, then pours it into the lab cooler. Chaos ensues.

Acting abilities: Grant is always awesome in everything he does. There seemed to be some tension between Rogers and Grant, and not in a good way. Monroe had a small part and was so very noticeable. Perhaps, that is why Rogers was grumpy.

Good clean fun.


Number two: Small Apartments, starring Billy Crystal, Johnny Knoxville, James Caan, James Marsden and other people unknown to me.

Plot: A creepy man lives alone whilst his brother is in a mental ward. Brother one thinks he may have killed landlord and tries to get rid of body. Crystal is a fire investigator looking into death, although landlord had been stabbed, shot, burned...

Cringe factor: 10 (1 to 10) This is one of the visually grossest movies I have ever seen. Everyone looks disgusting. The location is scarier than any horror movie I have seen.

If you can get over the fact that it is so ugly to watch it is a fairly decent story. Nothing I would ever watch again, though.


Number three: Hell House, LLC, starring Hollywood star wannabees.

Plot: A bunch of young adults prepare to scare the dickens out of Halloweensters with a haunted house theme, although the hotel is already haunted by clowns and other vague shadows. The hotel was an actual haunted place if you believe in that sort of thing. It also had a creep factor, especially the clowns, but it wasn't scary. Made no sense to me, really. I'm confused by one part where one man wants to leave after being told something only the leader and another crew member knows. I must have missed what the hell that was about. If you get sick from moving cameras, forget this one. In fact, just forget this one.


Number Four: Get Out, starring some incredible actors, all.

Plot: Girlfriend takes boyfriend to meet parents. They are strange, as are the maid and groundskeeper and everyone in the movie except for Chris and his friend, Rod.

Scare factor: Meh. Creepy, yes. Really fabulous acting, great photography. Some funny moments, too.

I don't like movies trying to teach me a lesson, especially one that blames liberals for racism. Just tell a damn horror story without the preaching.

Golly gee, can you guess which one I'd watch again and again?

And, if you want to be creeped out and take shower after shower, Small Apartments is it. The creepiest of the lot.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Stevie Did Not Mean Men


I get it. The days of men working on their own cars is over, as is, Old Spice, cotton hankies, nylons, and home cooked meals. I like that the world changes, for the most part. Some of it has been pretty shitt... but, I digress...

But....

I will not accept men wearing lace.


WTF!?  Lace is for curtains and Victoria Secret models.

I'm glad men are able to cry, hug, talk, wear man buns, carry purses, and do all that stuff in a pink shirt.

But....

Lace has gone the way of dinosaurs and the Aunt Bees.

If I ever see a man wearing lace and I get the vapors, I hope he will be manly enough to lift me up to carry me to Woolworth's for an egg cream soda.

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Galls


Have I heard it all? No. I have recently learned women use oak gall balls to tighten their nether region. These balls carry the larvae of wasps. Seriously, who thinks of these things?

(((lalalala))) "Oh, look balls on a tree. I think I will stick one in my mouth. Oooh, that hurts. It's making my mouth pucker and tighten. Ooh, I think I will put a few in my vah-jay-jay. Aaaaaaaaahhhhh, the pain! I feel something. Oooh, I'm going to pass out, but before I do I will memo myself to get a patent. Oh, fuck, that hurts."

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Can You See Me?


Okay, kids,  I'm trying something, here. I've deleted my Google+ account and have jwust maintained Blogger. One, I never go to Google+ and two, Google+ constrains non-users from communicating with me. Hope this isn't an issue. We shall see what happens.

So, Kathy Griffin was fired from CNN. Not a surprise. Even though she profusely apologized, we all know she (as my granddaughter would say) screwed the pooch. A lot of people seem to be doing that lately, such as the doofus who was uncomfortable with a Japanese man winning the Indy 500, or, the goof who twittered some "joke" about Ariana Grande and the Manchester bombing.

Yeah, I get we need humor when life falls apart, but, some things will never be funny. Never, ever.

Update:  Deleting my Google + account did nothing, except a lose of readers. Back to Google. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Their Legacy



In remembrance of those who had fallen in battle...

14 people were wounded, 4 people killed in shootings in Milwaukee during Memorial Day Weekend.

In remembrance of those who never made it back home...

Eight innocent people were shot and killed by a lone gunman who became enraged over a family argument.

For those who left their babies without a parent...

Texas lawmakers brawl over SB4 protestors, and threaten to kill each other.

For those who fought for baseball, hotdogs, and American pie...

A fight breaks out between The Nationals and Giants in baseball game.

For those who saw the worst of humanity...

Trump calls Rodrigo Duterte to praise him for his leadership, a man who "jokes" about protecting any soldier who rapes women during war...

It was also a weekend to buy a new mattress, plant flowers, have barbeques, and travel by plane, train, automobile.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Call Me Alice, the Amazon


I may have gone to the land of Wonder, I feel so big. I have to laugh at my own faux pas and ignorance. This coffee looked so enticing

for some reason. I saw them on Amazon and when I actually received them I felt rather like an Amazonian woman.


I know, read the information, which I did not do. I just assumed they were people size. I'll take some blame but I'm convinced the coffee marketers did this on purpose. Shame on me and them.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

It Was More Duh


Uh, what? Are people finding what this woman did an act of heroism? It's a frickin' car! This is why I never drove a nice car, because idiots who steal cars are, well, idiots, and women who try to stop them, albeit, successfully this time, are idiots as well.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pazza in da Piazza wit a Pizza for da Popa.


It's not true about Melanie and her apparent disgust to hold her hubby's hand. The problem is she tries to reach for it but Trump's fingers are just too tiny to grab onto to. Now, that that has been cleared up, let's talk about the happy couple's trip to Roma. I must say, everyone looked miserable. Seems they call our leader, "Pazza." Crazy. Yeah, we know. Which means half the Country, who voted for him is also crazy. Unless, those nasty Russians have something to do with it. But, back to His Crazyness. Ah, never mind. The Italians said it best.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kenosha Hero

From Kenosha News... What a brave girl. Kudos to her. As I looked at the picture of this creep, I realized I had seen him before. Whilst looking at the comments, someone mentioned where he had worked, and then I knew. Honestly, he always gave me the creeps. He worked at a big box store where I usually shop. I use the self check out most times. He was one of the employees who stood around making sure you didn't sneak in an item or whatever they are doing. He tried to be friendly but it was icky. Just my gut instinct about him. As for his bond, way too low. Yes, he probably has mental issues. He needs to be off the streets. It took a young girl to do that, not the judicial system.

BY DENEEN SMITH
dsmith@kenoshanews.com
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    Benjamin Spasogevich-Lee appears for his initial appearance on Monday. He reportedly tried to abduct a 4-year-old girl. ( KENOSHA NEWS PHOTO BY SEAN KRAJACIC )


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A 12-year-old girl stopped an alleged abduction of a 4-year-old neighbor last week, pulling the girl away from a man who was leading her away by the wrist.
The man, Benjamin Spasogevich-Lee, 27, of Kenosha, is being held on $15,000 bond, charged with abduction of a child and disorderly conduct.
In court Monday, a prosecutor said it is the second time Spasogevich-Lee has been charged with kidnapping. He said he was charged with kidnapping in 2010 in Illinois, but that charge was eventually reduced to disorderly conduct, the prosecutor said.
Spasogevich-Lee’s defense attorney said his client has a history of mental illness and asked for a competency hearing. He said he also denied the allegations.
According to the criminal complaint and the Kenosha Police report, a group of children, neighborhood friends that included the 12-year-old, were playing in a garage in the 6000 block of 80th Place Thursday afternoon when several other children from the neighborhood came in and said Spasogevich-Lee had taken the 4-year-old.
The children reportedly had had odd encounters with Spasogevich-Lee and were wary of him.

Taking action

The 12-year-old told police she knew something was wrong, so she went outside and saw Spasogevich-Lee holding the 4-year-old’s wrist and walking away from her house.
“I ran down to them. I grabbed (the girl’s) arm and grabbed her around her stomach. (Spasogevich-Lee) was holding onto her wrist. I yanked (the girl) away from him. I started to run back to my house,” the 12-year-old told police, according to the police report.
It states that Spasogevich-Lee called for the 4-year-old to come back to him, and the 12 -year-old replied, “No, she won’t.”
Meanwhile, another child from the neighborhood had run to the 4-year-old’s house to tell her parents what had happened.
According to the police report, the 4-year-old’s father came outside and saw the 12-year-old carrying his daughter to his house. Learning what happened, the father immediately called police.

Acting on instinct

On Monday, the 12-year-old girl, a seventh-grader at Lance Middle School, said she acted on instinct.
“I was scared that she could have been taken away,” she said, but said she wasn’t afraid for herself.
The girl said kids from the neighborhood, including the 4-year-old, often come to her yard to play, and she knew the girl and her family.
She said the child’s family were grateful, and that her grandfather “was just smiling” when he learned what she had done.
“I was proud,” she said.

Man denies accusation

The criminal complaint states that Spasogevich-Lee told police he had been walking to a friend’s house and that he talked to the 4-year-old but did not touch her.
According to the criminal complaint and police report, Spasogevich-Lee often spoke to children in the neighborhood and tried to play games with them, and that they had seen him do “strange things,” like doing yoga outside in his underwear.
Another neighbor child told police that Spasogevich-Lee had talked to her and another group of children while they were playing outside and “began informing the children about rape,” explaining what that term meant and telling the children “that kids could get kidnapped and raped” and that they should not be away from their parents, according to the criminal complaint.
Along with the kidnapping charge, Spasogevich-Lee was charged Monday with disorderly conduct for a May 11 incident in which he was outside his house and allegedly stripped to his underwear “in full view of a school bus containing children” before walking to his car and putting on different clothes.
Court Commissioner David Berman called Spasogevich-Lee’s behavior “troubling” and set a $15,000 cash bond.
Defense attorney Michael Masnica said Spasogevich-Lee has a history of mental health problems and, according to a family member, has not been taking his medications recently.
A competency hearing was scheduled for June 14.

Monday, May 22, 2017

"My Theory is that Everyone is a Murderer"*


For the most part my trip to Seattle on the choo-choo was awesome. Only one thing ruined it.

People.

I took coach back to save a few bucks and paid the price. In back of me sat the world's loudest snorer. He took his naps during the day. I could have lived with that except one who sleeps all day is up all night. I was tired gaping out the window all day, and if you have ever slept on a train in coach, it ain't comfy cozy. Mr. Snorer was playing on his phone, plus talking to wife and "friend" across the aisle. By 2am I was a might pissed. I had expected an attendant to come through to hush this idiot and his wife and pal up, but to no avail. Okay, I could have turned around and said, "Could you please keep the noise level down, thank-you so much." But, that isn't what happened. I turned around and whisper yelled, "Hey! Shhhhhhhh...." Well, that was stupid of me, but, dog gone, f-them and his nasal sinuses. Naturally, they resumed where they had left off. They spoke another language although I'm sure the word, "bitch" was used. Okay, maybe they didn't say, "bitch". I don't know. I waited a few minutes, then turned around again and said something like, "Okay, have it your way." I got up and walked to another car where the attendants were sitting and I started to whine to them about the noisy nuisances.. A very big Amtrak dude followed me. He barked at said couple- reminded them this was a train, and walked away. Silence was good. Now, I only had to worry about revenge. Sleep? Pfffttt.
They didn't do anything to me. I know because I could not sleep again. The sun finally dawned on the great plains of somewhere whilst the sawmill rattled behind me. At this point it would have been out of place to mention to the snorer's wife that I thought her husband had a problem. I knew why he was exhausted all the time. As I had stared out the window I had listened to spurts of nothing as in, the guy stopped breathing for it seemed minutes, hence, the loud gasps of breath afterward. What the hell, me thunk to myself, that was their problem. I can be a bitch on a train, but I ain't no doctor.

*Strangers on a Train

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Painting My Kitchen Burple Simp


Would people buy these colors? I think humans would. Would robots? Pfffftt...too mundane for them, me thinks. We have self driving cars, little echo bots we talk to and make demands- play my song, run my bath, make my dinner...

I can imagine many a human is running scared. Robots, taking over, oh my! Whatevs. Frankly, we haven't done justice to this planet, so mayhaps it's time to let Gort and pals run this planet.

Now, excuse me whilst I paint my kitchen, burple simp.

Friday, May 19, 2017

D.C. Comics


When I take a holiday, news is verboten, so when I saw the story about Comey trying to blend into the White House curtains to avoid being called out by Trump, I thought it was a story from The Onion, that rascally, satirically funny, but fake news. Hells bells, it is apparently true. Jeez, sounds like second grade when I tried to hide from Sister Mary Kate Ashley by wearing brown sweaters to blend in with my desk. Is it me, or are things getting really weird (stranger than usual) in D. C.?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Missed Her By That Much


Well, I missed KC by that much. I was in Seattle for a bit of wandering. It was a wonderful time. weather was perfect, food was good, and I never have enough time to do everything.


Like that fictional, but lovable character, Sheldon Cooper, I like trains. (Amtrak uses Heinz ; })


It's the best way to get around and through and over. I took the Empire Builder, which was a decent ride. Sleeper going, coach leaving. Oi Vey, the drama in coach is never surprising. More on that later. It's just good to be home.




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It's My Duty


I love explanations given by people who were busted in the middle of their subterfuge. Ryan Sean Davy has a doozy. Davy, from South Africa, was found hidden around 20,000 feet on Mt. Everest, hiding in a cave, all to avoid paying the $11,000 fee. Yeah, that is a steep price, but is also is how many Nepal citizens survive, by dreamers and coo-coos who want to climb to feel like they have done something important. Davy claims he just wanted to help others, (((sigh))) although, he has no recorded history of mountain climbing. He wrote this ditty in FB. He was fined, $22,000. Isn't Karma a Nepalese Goddess?





Today, I'm going to sneak into a candy shop and create chocolate delights for the benefit of others.



*Read the story by clicking on highlighted link, kay?

Uber, Uma, Uber, Uma

What am I missing? Why is Uber such a big deal? Isn't it just some taxi service? I vaguely remember when a cute little car was show...