• Hot Beverage?

    I like my hot beverages–coffee and green tea.  I’ll drink black tea and some of that other stuff, but I really prefer green.  First thing in the morning and as an afternoon snack, however, coffee trumps it all–black in the AM and a sugary latte in the PM.  Black decaf after a dinner out.  It’s pretty routine–certain times of the year it’s like clockwork.  That’s why I got such a chuckle out of Sheldon’s character on the show, Big Bang Theory, when he noted that it’s a “social custom” to offer someone an “hot beverage” when they are feeling down (at least that’s what I vaguely remember–I was laughing too hard…

  • Buddy & Trigger

    We started our search for a dog in a kind of official capacity last weekend by going to AZ Animal Welfare League’s shelter.  There were a lot of furry faces to visit that it quickly became overwhelming.  In retrospect, we were so haphazard in our selection process last time.  We chose two male dogs who were roughly the same age, but they weren’t litter mates and they weren’t being kenneled together.  Trigger (who at the time was called “Trasher”) was campaigning very hard to be chosen.  I could practically hear him yelling, “OOOH, pick me!  Pick me!!!”  Buddy was much more laid back with a kind of “how you doing” sort of…

  • “Suggestion/Complaint” Box, a.k.a., the Bitch Box

    I think I’m going to make a complaint box for our house.  One that’s just for me and no one else–my own personal Bitch Box.  I will lodge the nastiest complaints in this box & later I will burn them.  (The irony is I say I’ll do these things, yet I don’t think I have the courage or the patience to articulate some of the stuff swirling around in my head)  I suppose I could “suggest” things to myself, but I don’t really talk like that–the harshest I get there is “recommending” that some one “be quiet” or if really mad, “shut up.”  I know, still not very nice.  That’s why this…

  • Another Reason to Love Top Gear

    via Google images Our family enjoys watching the BBC version of Top Gear.  Chief & Big Monkey are motor heads of sorts, Little Man likes the squealing of tires, speeding and occasional wacky stunts the hosts pull and I just find the hosts funny and a little bit off.  I wonder aloud what it would be like to have The Stig’s job.  We are currently catching up with back episodes on Netflixs and there have been 2 episodes from Season 2 where Jeremy has mentioned donkeys.  Love donkeys!  Makes me love the show even more.  Jeremy has 3 donkeys named Jeffrey, Eddie and Christian Scott donkey.  Too much.  He also…