Things that make you say, “Really?”

Our neighbor held up traffic while walking her dog today.  Apparently, she couldn’t get out of the way because her dog was doing its business in the middle of the street.  On a positive note, she did pick up after it.  On an even more positive note, it wasn’t my lawn.  (That would be our other neighbors’ dog.)

A letter of apology:

woman-writing-50sDear [name removed to protect the innocent...and the guilty],

I’m sorry your nice, wooden table got peed on.



This shouldn’t bother me as much as it does.

Okay, you know those mechanical gorillas that businesses put out in front to attract customers?  And you know how sometimes they dress the gorilla up to make it more eye-catching?  That can have some unfortunate consequences, in my opinion.

There is a local business that I drive by just about every day.  They have a gorilla.  Months ago, they added a day-glo yellow vest (the kind construction workers wear).  That was fine.  It was when they added the pink tutu that things got a little weird.  You see, the gorilla doesn’t have any hips.  The tutu started slipping down just a couple of days after it appeared.  A couple of weeks ago, the tutu had arrived at a place rather low down on said gorilla,  and I can’t help thinking it looks…hmm…how shall I put this?  The gorilla appears to be exhibiting inappropriate behavior.  It’s like it’s flashing passing traffic.

I know this shouldn’t bother me.  It’s a gorilla.  Gorillas don’t even wear tutus.  It isn’t even an anatomically correct gorilla.  It does bug me, though.  Am I crazy?  And no, I will not provide a picture.

Crocheted Fox Scarf

A friend of mine has a cute, knit scarf that looks like a fox has wrapped itself around her neck.  She wondered if there was a crochet version of the pattern because she has friends who crochet rather than knit.  I decided I might be up to the challenge of figuring it out.  It took me three attempts and an internet search for how to crochet a triangle, but I finally finished it.

fox scarf thumbnail

What do you think?  I’m actually quite pleased with it.  I’m not so sure about the instructions I wrote up for it.  I’ve never tried to write a pattern before, and I haven’t read a pattern in a while.  If you’re interested in trying it out, I’ve put it on a separate page here.  Let me know if I can improve on the instructions, if I need to clarify anything, or whatever.  If you try it out for yourself.  I’d love to see a pic.

Gah! Bubblegum!

So I had to get some work done at the dentist today.  The numbing gel had a really strong scent, but I couldn’t quite place it.  It was very strong, though, and tasted vile.  When I told them it tasted gross, the dentist said, “Yeah, that bubblegum flavor is pretty strong.”  My response?  “Gah!  Bubblegum?!  I hate bubblegum!”  I didn’t recognize it because it’s been ages since I’ve had the stuff.  Also, as an adult, I was not expecting bubblegum-flavored anything at the dentist’s office.  That’s for kids, isn’t it?  Anyway…they’re putting a note in my file: “hates bubblegum”.  Thank you.

Now I have to wait for the novacaine to wear off before I can eat something that tastes good.  Sigh.

So what’s the last flavor you’d ever want the dentist to put in your mouth?  Bubblegum?  Cherry?  Orange?  Piña Colada?  (Seriously, I was told that last one is an option.)

So this is what she does in her spare time.

I found a copy of Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take Manhattan” and played it for BratzBasher.  Being a connoisseur of various fandoms, she immediately thought of Loki from the Avengers movie.  A couple of days later, I caught her putting the following video together and decided I had to share it with y’all.

Please let us know what you think of it.  She just loves feedback.

I wouldn’t exactly call them “free”.

free punches in faceNo, really.

All the people I want to punch in the face have actually earned it.

I just wish people would stop picking on my kid, that’s all.


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