Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's a Scary World - - -

Having been following the story of the university gal who left a concert and then could not get back in - subsequently has never been seen again.

This is something which should be changed. Last week we paid for a dinner (pre-concert) and asked if we could leave to go out as there was 90 minutes til concert time. A supervisor was called and she assured us that we could return although normally they don't allow it. Her explanation was that people go out and drink and then return.

I guess looking at us, she thought, "No way." and let us out.

Well, what a time trying to get back in. "Sorry, your ticket has been scanned already, can't come in!"

We motioned to where the supervisor stood, (of course she was on a break). They absolutely refused us entry until an officer who heard our earlier conversation vouched for it.

So, lesson learned for us. Sadly, the young lady wasn't so fortunate and is missing.

(Someone in law enforcement said it takes 20 seconds to abduct an adult female - scary stuff)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Creature of Habit

I'm protesting CNN's new format - I do not like it!!!

Actually, it is nice, crisp and well organized but I like the old format - sigh -

I guess this is why my living room furniture is never moved about.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spaghetti Squash

Ah, spaghetti squash. I find the quickest way to cook it is: punch holes in squash with sharp knife. Microwave 2 or 3 minutes. Slice in half. Cook each half in the microwave 3 minutes. Let it cool. Using a fork, rake the squash to yield spaghetti-like strands.

This is delicious itself but I "hide" it in spaghetti sauce, stews, soups, etc.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I Need a Goat, Soon an Ark

We've had heavy rain all week - the grass has never been greener. My neighbor cuts our front lawns but the back yard is like a fertilized hay field.

Winter is coming, grass needs to be cut or it will be a royal mess come spring. Right now, I need sunshine or a goat.

Anyone have a goat to loan me?

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Yesterday, I saw several robins in the yard. Now i haven't seen robins since July so wonder if these one are on a "late" migration. Does any birder know?
Driving home today I saw this sign:

Don't sweat the petty stuff

And don't pet the sweaty stuff

Repulsively humorous -

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I made scalloped potatoes yesterday - 10 pounds of potatoes and 2 pounds of onions.

Acck! They cooked in 2 hours! Usually my big roaster full takes 4 hours. Timing is everything with a meal and my timing went to pieces:)

Does anyone know if cream would speed up the cooking process due to the fat? I slipped 2 cups of half 'n half cream into my liquid mixture. Yum.

Monday, October 5, 2009

After coming home from holidays, I charged my cell.

A couple days later, time to charge. Tore the house apart and could not find the charger. It was very upsetting as I knew it had been used after returning.

I was just ready to drive 30 minutes to my sister's house to use hers, when the light bulb came on.

To solve my perpetual problem of losing the charger, I had plugged it into the power bar with the laptop! There's no hope for me.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Afternoon rest - - -

This elderly gentleman caught my eye while passing on a bus tour.

He was dressed so nicely, 3 piece suit, white haired, cane and hat resting on his knee.

It touched me that he had nodded off in the sunshine - maybe hoping someone would stop to visit.

I would have but we didn't have that luxury being on a tour.

Visualize his coming to this very bench daily - - -

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Fats - - -

I just ate 5 Nanaimo bars - FYI - I'm sick but what a way to go.