Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday Thirteen


Thursday 13 is an easy meme with no topic except for the one you choose. Simply make a list of 13 things and post it on Thursday. Topics folks use include books, photos, runaway thoughts, collections, lists of whatever you are interested in.

Thirteen things I need to do to this weekend. Most of them deal with spring cleaning.

1. Get to the YMCA Saturday and Sunday. (I really need to try to get back there on a more regular basis)

2. Finish reading the 3 library books I have on my TBR pile.

3. Try to get my dining room floor to look clean. (I have a floor that is super porous. If I use stuff like Swifter wet jet cleaner on it or any normal cleaner, I get a horrid white residue, and I can't find the Pledge finishing coat for it anywhere lately)

4. Organize my basement pantry. (My canned goods are getting out of hand)

5. Come up with a menu list for next week.

6. Listen to music. (I haven't really enjoyed music in such a long time. I need it back in my life)

7. Decorate the living room for spring. (It looks very bleh in there)

8. Give the bathroom a good clean.

9. Go through my closet for items to donate to goodwill. (I need to give up my skinny girl clothes that I've been dreaming I'll fit into again. It ain't happening)

10. Put up the new curtains in the upstairs rooms. (Not ready for the cats to kill them in the dining room and living room)

11. Make a new recipe for dinner.

12. Do some online browsing for a daybed for my room.

13. Take a few minutes and relax.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What is the world coming to.

Seriously, we live in a very fucked up world.

The incident in London is heartbreaking.

Washington D.C.....or as Bilbo likes to call it Disneyland on the Potomac is just fucking nuts. Yes, I'm a bleeding heart liberal. I care about people and I care about the planet.

So to make the world a better place, I'm giving you the Hump Day Hunks (That's one list you'll never find Cheeto Hitler on)





Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I Give Up

Every time I think I'm going to be a good blogger. I screw up and I don't blog.

I really need to find some motivation

or I'm going to have to start posting pictures of my cats.

Except that my phone hasn't done a sync of my photos on Google since Thanksgiving!!! Yeah, even my phone is lazy.

So for shits and giggles, here are two photos of Naughty Dottie, taking care of my books.



Friday, March 03, 2017

Whine Whine Wine?

I am not a happy human.

3 reasons:

Keith Harkin Pittsburgh March 17
Elvis Costello Pittsburgh June 13
The Moody Blues Northfield Ohio Rocksino July 2

Can't go to any of them.

No money

No mom sitter

Can't go to the opening of the new Cider place at Trax Farms this month either.

Can't buy my new bed..

Why?

Got a cavity....that's going to cost a couple hundred to fill..plus I just went for a cleaning.

So much for that nice refund I got this year.

All I got were new curtains for the house.

And yes, my friends, I do want some cheese with my WHINE

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I Just Can't Win

I really want to get back to blogging on a more consistent basis, but things happen in my life and I just can't seem to sit down and write as much as I'd like.

Mom hasn't been feeling good this past week, which always puts me on edge.

I'm always doing my best to try to keep her out of the hospital.

It costs so much for all involved when she ends up at Mon Valley.

It's $4.00 a day to have tv on in a room, which raises her monthly phone bill. Then it costs me $2.00 a trip to park in the garage there. This is a huge bone of contention for me, because the only people that use that lot are patients and guests of patients. So they are making money off of people that are using their services or visiting sick loved ones.

Oh and just an aside, Mon Valley Hospital is not a city hospital that would have people other than patients/visitors/employees working there.

Which is why I'm glad I haven't had to be there lately

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

5 Things

5 artists that could sing me to sleep and the song they would sing

At some point I know I've answered this question, but I think the answer may have changed just a little bit.

Gordon Lightfoot: Pony Man. This song is actually a children's song and there was even a book to go along with it.

Keith Harkin: Daisy Fields or Orange Moon. OK, Keith Harkin could probably sing anything to me and I'd happily go off into the land of nod. I've done it before. That's what Amazon Music is for.

Justin Hayward: Did you think Justiny poo wouldn't make the list? He's another one that could sing the NYC phone book and I'd be happy. For him, though I'd pick New Horizons

Micky Dolenz: Please come and sing Sometime In The Morning...which is one of my favorite Monkee ballads.

Ryan Kelly: Yes another Celtic Thunder boy, and he can bring his dog too. I want to here him sing Hallelujah


Monday, February 20, 2017

I need to be prompted

I found an awesome site with 119 journal prompts

In an effort to get myself back to more regularly blogging....I'm going to go through some of these or maybe all of these.

I'm picking on from the "If" section....


  • If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be?
This is actually a hard question to answer because there several fictional characters that I would like to meet.

My first choice would be Erik from The Phantom of the Opera. I think I might try to talk some sense into him, maybe get him to consider therapy. and remind him that kidnapping singers is not a good thing. Oh and I'd play the musical for him to see how he liked it.

But lets go on to more interesting TV fictional characters..

I want to meet THE DOCTOR.

This is one character that is probably more intriguing than a lot of characters that are just in novels and stories, because of his wibbley wobbley timey whimey-ness. There are parts of this character that will always be left open for the imagination.

That's probably part of the reason why this show can continue on the way it has. Faces can changes, companions change..and if we are unfortunate enough, even gender can change.

However..I'd prefer to meet the Doctor as 11 or 12....if I met 10..I'd drool on him too much, because no matter what, 10 was pretty darn easy on the eyes.

Who would you chose?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Songs Everyone Over 50 Should Own

This is my response to Bilbo's post which was inspired by an AARP article of the same name.

Here are the songs from the AARP list

Once Upon a Time, by Frank Sinatra
Harvest Moon, by Neil Young
Lately, by Stevie Wonder
A House Is Not a Home, by Dionne Warwick
Little Green, by Joni Mitchell
Gangsta's Paradise, by Coolio
Landslide, by Stevie Nicks
Hotel California, by The Eagles
You Shook Me All Night Long, by AC/DC
C'est La Vie, by Emmylou Harris
He Stopped Loving Her Today, by George Jones
For What It's Worth, by Buffalo Springfield
Crazy, by Patsy Cline
God Only Knows, by The Beach Boys
Jailhouse Rock, by Elvis Presley
In My Life, by The Beatles

I do like some of these songs, but for the most part it says if you are over 50 you stop listening to new music sometime in the 80s...And because you want to be a cool old codger they tossed a rap song in there..that is better when Weird Al did a parody.

Now I'm not putting this list down, because there are some really lovely tunes here..I'm partial to the Landslide which should be labeled as a Fleetwood Mac song and For What Its Worth by Buffalo Springfield


I'm going to do this a bit different

5 songs from the 50s
The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
Bobby Darrin - Mack The Knife
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog


5 songs from the 60s
The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Chad and Jeremy - Yesterday's Gone
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Lady Willpower
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale


5 songs from the 70s
Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
The Moody Blues - Question
James Taylor - Mexico
Jimmy Buffett - Volcano
Carly Simon - Your So Vain

5 Songs from the 80s
Elvis Costello - Man Out Of Time
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
Whitney Houston - The Greatest Love Of All
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror

5 Songs from the 90s
The Gin Blossoms - Allison Road
Madonna - Frozen
Matchbox Twenty - 3 am
Semisonic - Closing Time
Alanis Morrissette - You  Oughta Know

Sunday, February 12, 2017

5 Things On Sunday


5 Things I Need a Lifetime Supply of

I never thought I'd have a hard time answering this question.

1. Money: I mean really this should be on everyone's list. How else could you have lifetime supplies of anything else without this one?

2. Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale: OK Canada Dry peeps this was a limited edition flavor.  I don't drink much soda anymore, but when I do its always ginger ale or Sprite.

3. Cozy mystery novels. Those are my genre of choice these days

4. Dove Dark Chocolate: I don't think I need to explain myself here.

5. Lambic Beer: The Belgium champagne of beers and its delicious