Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hate to See Stuff like this

Plaxico Burress was always a joy to watch when he played for the Michigan State Spartans. Sure hate to hear about him carrying an unlicensed gun and then, duh, shooting himself. *sigh* Does money make people stupid?

Going National

Tonight's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition features a family here in the mid-Michigan area.

Unconscious Mutterings

oh my! The Mutterings were up on Thanksgiving!

I say ... and you think ... ?

Sleepy :: Naptime
Thanksgiving :: November's Gracious Holiday
Fifteen :: comes before 16
Authority :: Port
Bangs :: Hair
Curled :: Hair
Young man :: Lad
Surprised :: by Joy
Mistake :: error
Handle it :: Take care of it

Saturday, November 29, 2008

True Confessions - I Was Out On Black Friday

327/365 on location-A different 365 on location...
Originally uploaded by wash52121

I was there.
I didn't start out with our group (they left at 3:30 a.m. in the morning), but I did catch up with them by 7:30.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Roscoe found the Typealyzer. This analyzes your blog writing. At first I thought "no way", but then realized, as Roscoe points out, that the blog shows only the aspects of ourselves we reveal here.

ESFP - The Performers
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

Thanks, Roscoe!

And a Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Good Day to you!

Hello there!

The U.S. Thanksgiving is past now. *sigh* It's such a sweet holiday. I was expecting twelve for dinner. However, Wednesday night I became violently ill. It was one of those cases . . . well let me spare you the details. I was able to get a phone call out to my youngest brother. The darling said: "Worry no more." He was out in a half-an-hour with a jug of gatorade, and took the turkeys and stuff I had and said, "We'll take care of it." He and his wife are just the best. He called everyone and told them to come to his place, and they made not only the dishes they had planned but cooked the turkey, potatoes and stuffing. Wow.

I slept and pepto-bismoed and drank the gatorade. I had soup for Thanksgiving, but was able to join the tribe after the dinner. (And I did snitch a couple of pieces of turkey, so that was good.)

We play the Night Before Christmas Game both on Thanksgiving and on Christmas. Each person receives a small wrapped present, then the Night Before Christmas is read. Everytime the word "and" is said, the presents are passed. The gift you hold at the end is yours to keep.

Well, my sister-in-law's brother was with us, as he is living with them this year. He has Down's Syndrome. We included him in the game, not realizing how traumatic it was going to be for him. He fixated on that purple present he started with, and didn't want to give it up. Oh my. We finally got through the passing, and the person who ended up with the purple present was quick to trade with him. Whew. Crisis averted.

The nice thing about having the dinner at my brother's house was that we were able to watch the Spartans play Maryland in basketball. The bad thing about having the dinner at my brother's house was that we were able to watch the Spartans suck. Ewwww.

And how is your week progressing?

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

And Friday night, that tree did get lit!

Unconscious Mutterings!

I say ... and you think ... ?

Spit it out :: Say it!
Shadow :: dark, eye
Database :: customer list
Expression :: face, idiom, dagnab it
Boss :: Rich (that's his name, not his status)
Baby :: infant, child
Mystic :: Seaport
Kate :: Capshaw
Boobies :: some people i know
Raid :: bugs

Friday, November 21, 2008

State Tree of Michigan - Before

tree before
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day.

Tonight is the annual lighting of the State of Michigan holiday tree. We'll be there!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

my favorite group

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

My brother's family, the Washington 5, are my favorite group to photograph.

I totally screwed up the shoot on Saturday. Yikes! I'm going to be editing like crazy this weekend to get decent photos to folks.

Fortunately, it was all for fun, so I don't have to return any money. And it is fun to play at the studio.

Well, that was MY weekend!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Please stop :: by when you're in the area
Move over :: scoonch down
Sweet as :: honey
Bet :: wager, gamble
Mad about :: you
It’s over :: relationship, the party
Intend to :: plan on
Blame :: Fault
Jefferson :: Thomas
Heartless :: cold, unfeeling

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday in Michigan

November 15th really should be a holiday in Michigan: It's opening day of white-tail deer gun season. The hunters were lined up even last night at the licensing spot in Meijers to get their permits.

When I was young I was against hunting. Two events changed my viewpoint. One was a serious car-deer collision involving dear relatives. The second was the day I counted 33 deer within the Lansing city limits. Both events say the deer herd must be managed.

I'm heading to town for a four-hour studio shoot. I made an offer at work. I'm shooting Elsie's great-Grandchildren, Dee's Grandchild, Mr & Mrs Smith, and then finishing with my niece and her son and my brother Boo's family. The only one I'm really worried about is the Smiths. Mr. doesn't know he's bald yet. Now, bald men per se are no problem. My brother Boo is gloriously bald, revels in it, and so no problem. Mr. Smith . . . . hmmm. Wish me luck!

And what are you up to today?

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Survey Asks

Do any of you still read print newspapers. I take ours Friday through Monday, but am considering dropping it. How about you?

Unconscious Mutterings

Yikes! It appears I have turned into the weekend blogger. Hi everyone!

I say ... and you think ... ?

Coverage :: News
Cynical :: Skeptical
Gust :: of wind
Improvised :: made up on the spot
V :: Five
Guests :: Party
Brutal :: Smash-mouth football
Grant :: Land Grant University . . . MSU
Pull :: for the Spartans. Okay. I'm on a football kick here. Michigan State University is 9-2 for the season, 6-1 in the Big Ten. We are back!
Streaming :: Video

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

You can see why the deer are running now. Their lunchrooms are being sliced down before their very eyes!

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

In love :: with life
Be my guest :: Go right ahead
Number one :: MSU . . . some year!
Swallowed whole :: If you eat a goldfish, that's how you should do it
50 percent :: half
Made in :: the USA
Supplement :: vitamin
Right for :: me
Endless :: Love
Ceramic :: Christmas tree