Sunday, June 28, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Guest :: Star, list
Impact :: have an effect upon
Unplanned :: accident
Tactic :: Manuever
Delayed :: plane, train
Bombastic :: our mayor
Comfort :: console
Trumpet :: Horn
Joe :: Namath
Budget :: plan, cheap

I like beards

. . . but these are ridiculous! (Click title for link.)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Karim Rashid

I'm reading a book called A Whole New Mind and there are some great links in it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Back from Vacation

The problem with returning to work after a vacation is that while the vacationer is rested and may even have had a transformative experience or two, the rest of the staff is not and has not. And so, situation normal continues . . .

I do love my work though. Really

Monday, June 22, 2009


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Another shot from Senior Experience shoot

Vacation continued . . .

16. My friend Deb played hookie on Thursday afternoon to help me spend vacation time.
17. We went to an up-scale restaurant for lunch. I even ordered a bottle of wine! (She and her husband are having a little $ time, so it was my treat!)
18. That was the first time in my life I had ordered a bottle of wine (I'm such a numnum) and I got to do the whole presentation thing. Cool!
19. Halfway into our meal, the waiter stopped by and said, "Ladies, your meal is being paid for by the gentlemen two tables down."
20. Weeded
21. We looked over at the table . . . it was my boss and his former business partner! Don't I have the best boss ever!
22. We thanked him profusely. He said welcome, but also said, "I thought you were going to be at the farm taking care of my radishes".
23. (I'm trying to grow him super radishes.)
24. I said . . . ooops.
25. Weeded and thinned the radishes.
26. Two tipsy ladies shopping at the mall in the afternoon bring smiles to many clerks. (I hope that was smiles.)
27. Saw the movie My Life In Ruins.
28. Thought it was good, but we were a little happy.
29. Planted Kentucky Wonder Beans.
30. Weeded.

to be continued

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Divorce :: Marriage
Napkin :: Holder
Camera :: Lens
Leather :: Lace
Fractures :: breaks
Flip out :: Go Crazy
Coroner :: CSI
Atomic :: Bomb
Liz :: Taylor, Claiborne
Leave :: Depart

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Oh to be young again . . .

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

and be able to do a pretend swimmers mark off a bench. Oh wait. I was NEVER that young!

Vacation is almost over . . .

and a good one it was. Some of the things I did:

1. Saw Taking of Pelham 1.2.3
2. Attended my sister's 50th birthday party.
3. Had family for Taco Salad on Sunday
4. Planted another 80 glads, 20 peacock orchids, and 13 canna.
5. Weeded.
6. My friend Linn who retired from work came over and worked on my basement windows. That should keep critters out.
7. Met a lovely flickr friend. Arlie's_girl is very nice.
8. Went to Meijer Gardens.
9. Planted five mounds of cucumbers.
10 Weeded.
11. Did a "Senior Experience" photo shoot with one of my nieces.
12. Went to the Zoo.
13. Found that our local bookstore buys back books.
14. This fits in well with my new motto: Make Room.
15. Weeded

to be continued

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

whee! First day of vacation is full of sunshine. I'm basing this vacation at the farm, with day trips to various places. Today my old co-worker Linn came to work on mudding and my basement windows. He is an artist. The windows are about a hundred years old. They are actually double-paned. There is some rot in them, so Linn is actually going to reconstruct them. I am so lucky.

I worked in the garden. Another 76 glads planted, 20 peacock orchids, 13 canna, and a partridge in a pear tree. Well, not the last. Now I'm off for a drive in Amish country to see if I can see some working people.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Nudity :: Nakedness
Domestic :: Martha Stewart
Burp :: Belch
Baby :: Buggy
Dateline :: NBC show
Retract :: Take back
Suppose :: Consider
Surreal :: dreamlike
Infidelity :: Unfaithfulness
Token :: of my affection, subway

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Vacation time!

Woot! Off until 6/22. Just in time for the antique roses to bloom. Whee!!!! It's a cold spring here in Michigan. One of the good things about that is that the spring flowers last! It's been great.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Good Morning America!

Good Morning America!
Originally uploaded by jimtown

I love it!
Upper Peninsula kim is flickring again, and she hit my heart with this silhouette.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Hockey :: Puck, Redwings
Twirling :: Baton, Ballerina
Montreal :: Canada
Better :: Best
New :: Year
Rally :: for Life
Stanley :: Cup, my dad
USB :: handy
Scouted :: checked out
Cough :: hack