Friday, August 31, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 TV theme songs

1. The Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You (Friends)

2. The Monkees - The Monkees Theme (The Monkees)

3. Reba McIntyre - I'm A Survivor (Reba)

4. Bridget Mendler - Hang In There Baby (Good Luck Charlie)

5. The Full House Theme 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Day From Hell

Had to take my father to the doctor's.

That is always a trying experience.

Today he decided to show me on the way to said office that he's got 5 blister's on his hands. 5 HUGE blisters, obviously from weeding the garden, that he wasn't supposed to be weeding.

3 of said blisters had to be drained, because we didn't want them draining when I was at work.

Oye to the vey.

He managed to hyperventilate because of the needle.


Thought he might end in the hospital with a COPD flare.

Thankfully he calmed down...and the doctor ran from the room to get some Prozac for herself!

Never a dull moment, I say...never a dull moment.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Economics 101

For those of you that didn't take economics EVER. Obama can't make the US economy any better for several reasons. 1. The world economy is in the crapper. 2. International businesses aren't going to hire in the US if they are losing money in other countries. 3. He isn't Harry Potter. He can't wave a wand and make Congress listen to him. Lord knows if I had that wand..most of Congress would be another place far far away... Rant ended...

Monday, August 27, 2012

We Interrupt This Whine

For a truly awesome live version of a great song! Wilco doing California Stars from the Mermaid Avenue album. This is album is a must have for any music lover.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Every Election Year...I Think The Same Thing

Why do Republicans seem to think that women want to have abortions all the time.

I'm pro-choice, though I do not believe that abortion is the right way to go most of the time. However, if it weren't for a D & C my mother would have been dead before I could have been born, because of a hemorrhage during a pregnancy.

But when you listen to these wing nuts, you would think that a woman wakes up in the morning and decides she wants to have unprotected sex so she can get pregnant and have an abortion.

It really doesn't work that way.

Plus if you are truly Pro-life, then you shouldn't be for the death penalty. You also should want social programs as well, because you don't want to see any life ended prematurely. There are starving children in this great country of ours, ya know.

I'm so sick of asshats pretending to know what's good for my body.

However here's a thought, maybe if we taught our children more about sex and the consequences and didn't force them to grow up at such an unbelievably young age, maybe some of the abortions would stop.

I wish the stupid would just stop! 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm A Free Woman Today

Well today's my day of "Me time."

It has actually turned out pretty well.

I got to go to the YMCA this morning and then went to South Hills Village where I basked in the beauty of Barnes and Noble.

There's nothing like "new book" smell.

And a pizza pretzel and cool lime refresher from the Starbucks Cafe.

Bought many many books at B & N and at Half Priced Books, then had nice cobb salad at Panera.

After that I headed to Trax Farms to pick up some veggies and fruit and wine! Can't forget the wine!

All in all it wasn't a bad day at all.

Just the kind of day that I needed....relaxing and full of shopping!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats!

Happy Birthday to my babies who were born late in the evening in 2008. Happy Birthday Skimble Shanks and Midnight. Tomorrow is your sister KitKat's birthday..and it would have been Coco's birthday too. Coco passed away at one and a half from a heart ailment. I miss her so much.

I love you all!

Here are baby pictures from 4 years ago!





Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fun Or Responsiblity

OK, I'm allowed to leave the Mon Valley this weekend.

But there is a problem. As I've stated before, I've not worked a full 40 hours all summer because I've had to take my parents to doctors or because one of them has been in the hospital.

I was told I could go wherever I wanted ...


How can I go anywhere?

I have bills to pay. I have responsibilities, but I'm also going stark raving mad in this house. Every day I hate people more and more.

Sure a respite is needed but I look at the bills and what it would cost me for gas and stuff I'd buy and my conscience kicks in.

Dammit! I hate having a conscience.

So now I have no idea what to do with my free day.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Never Have My Camera...

There has been a hummingbird outside my office. For some reason the little guy likes the bars on the trailer's windows, and it has showed up twice this week. I usually have my Nikon point and shoot in my purse. Not this week. Which is why the hummingbird came by and a deer and a fawn. 2 photo ops lost to my idiocy for not sticking my camera in my purse like I usually do. Fooey!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Caffeine High

I never thought a Moo-Latte would have the power to keep me awake! Boy was I wrong! I got a Mocha Moo-Latte at 7 o'clock and that was a huge mistake! It is 11:30 and I'm totally wired! Not what I wanted to be right now. On a plus, I got one of the two reviews I needed to write done! I really don't want to have reviews hanging over my head this weekend. I want to be stress free in that area of my life!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Real Update

OK, so I'm hating most everyone right now, but that's nothing new. I'm a crabby bitch and that can't be changed but here are some of the things going on right now.

1. Found a bunch of photos I forgot I took when cleaning out some old discs around my desk.

2. Sister decided to schedule a vacation and not tell any of us until the last minute. She has promised me that I will get Saturday to do whatever I want. Really? Whatever? If I wanted to go to Sugarcreek, OH, I'd have to be up and out of town by 6, I doubt she'd be here ready to take care of mom and dad. Plus no one will be around to go anywhere with me.

3. I can't get anything accomplished on weekends, because my father is a PAIN IN THE ASS! I love him to bits, but he won't sit still and he's driving me crazy! Or perhaps the term is crazier!

4. Chicken Romano @ Riverhouse Cafe is totally awesome. This should be on the menu all the time it  is so good.

5. Started dejunking my room. Going through CDs I've had for review that I'm never going to listen to again. I may do a giveaway for some of them.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'm Sick Of Everything

I'm sick of taking care of people.

I'm sick of being walked on.

I'm sick of being trapped within 4 walls without benefit of a straight jacket.

I'm sick of cooking dinner.

I'm sick of grocery shopping.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 Songs From Your Favorite Genre

Geeze my favorite genre.....I guess I'll go with Classic Rock.

1. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Man Out Of Time: I absolutely love this song, so much so that I wrote a songfic about it a few years back.

2. Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind: This is what power pop is all about.

3. George Harrison - What Is Life?: Probably one of George's finest from his first solo albums

4.The Moody Blues - Gemini Dream: I love this song, actually I love all of Long Distance Voyager.

5. Gordon Lightfoot - Race Among The Ruins: My favorite Lightfoot song, hands down!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats!

From The True Book Addict


My Bootsie is anti-social, and she's not to fond of men, in particular, my dad. (This is strange, cos he is the Cat goo gajoob) So seeing her out and about is a rarity. Getting pictures of her is more so.

So here are a few shots of the ever elusive Invisi-cat, Bootsie




Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I Wish I Could Wake Up

I think I need a room at the hospital. No joke, this hospital stay of dad's has really worn me out. I can't keep my eyes open at all. It is only 9 o'clock and I'm reading to pull the covers up over my head.

Maybe it is all the running I've been doing.

I don't know, but whatever it is, it has taken the wind out of my sails. I can't do much of anything, except sleep. Which I think I'm going to do now.


Wake me in time for the weekend.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Not Much To Say

On a happy note: The car is running.
On a sad note: The battery cost me $162

On a happy note: Dad is doing better
On a sad note: Still in the hospital, but on a different floor.

I will have more updates when my sanity returns...this could be never.....

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Few Things

Dad's in the hospital

My car is in the shop with a dead battery/bad alternator.

Things can't get any more ridiculous than this!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Allow Me To Rant

I realize the Colorado shootings were on a bigger scale, however, it pisses me off to no end that when a hate crime like the one at Sikh Temple occurs just a few weeks after this, the killings get swept aside.


Perhaps because they weren't shooting Christians?

You tell me? All I know is we will be hearing about that orange haired freak until he goes away for the rest of his life. You hear about all the victims at the movie theater and the heroism, but what of the 6 that died in Wisconsin?

So to keep yourselves the Wiki page about Sikhism and then remember that hate is never a good thing

Friday, August 10, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 albums you still have from your childhood

The Monkees Greatest Hits Vol 1 (shown above) and Vol 3, which was a gorgeous vinyl picture disc are two of my top 5.

Next would be a picture disc of the Lady and The Tramp soundtrack. I had loads of picture discs when I was little. These Disney records were absolutely gorgeous!

Next up is my stolen copy of Beatles 65. I stole it from my brother and it has just about all my favorite early Beatles songs on it....No Reply, Mr. Moonlight and I'll Follow The Sun.

Last on my list is Herman's Hermits On Tour. I found that album at a flea market in 1986 before I saw The Monkees reunion tour...along with The Grass Roots and Gary Puckett.

Can you tell I love 60s music?

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! From The True Book Addict

Ok, I've been focusing a lot on my sweet little kittens lately. That's not fair! I am a crazy cat lady after all! Here are a few of my older sweeties.

Miss Dewey


Little Miss Gizmo


Gumdrop (aka Cannonball)


Wednesday, August 08, 2012

I Miss Doctor Who

I know there are supposed to be some new episodes coming soon, but dang, it has been forever since we've seen the Doctor.


All we have is this trailer.


Talk about teasing.

Then it says coming this autumn!


I don't think I can live much longer without Doctor Who. Saturday night telly stinks! And BBC America really plays a lot of crap.

Of course with the heat the way it has been, I don't want to watch telly anyway, so perhaps not having Doctor Who on is a good thing?


I really think Moffat should be beaten for making us wait this long.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

A Must Listen Album

It isn't often that I'm totally bowled over by an album that I have to review, but this one definitely did.

John Ellis is a singer/songwriter from South Africa and this album is pure acoustic goodness.

It is part political part simple pop goodness.

This is the kind of album that reaffirms my faith in the music industry.

15 good songs!

It is unbelievable!

Listen to clips here

Monday, August 06, 2012

OMG! Its That Time Again!

Found on Facebook

And while we're at it...

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Dreaming Of Greg

whose live is it anyway 024 I had the weirdest dream last night and Greg Proops was in it.  I have to say, it has been a very long time since I gave Mr. Proops much thought. I have no idea where he came from. Apparently, in my frustration at having no life, and not getting to go anywhere, my subconscious remembered that he had been in Pittsburgh at the beginning of the year, and guess who DIDN'T get to go.

Yeah, me.

So my warped little mind conjured him up last night and sent him to a comedy club that was closer to my home (therefore doesn't exist in real life) and had him being all FRIENDLY with me. (Friendly = flirty in my dreams, m'kay?)

So yeah, it was the kind of dream, I wouldn't want to wake up from.

I wish I could see him do stand up again.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Civil War

My brother is a Republican.

I'm ashamed to say that.

I've known that for awhile, and I've lived with it, but recently he's turned into another person. A person full of hatred and spite and bigotry. I know he didn't learn that from mom and dad.

On my birthday I got into it with him, via facebook messages and text messages. (A fight that started over a post I made about Faux...erm Fox News)

It escalated from there.

I defriended him and everyone in his family from Facebook.

I got a verbal tirade back from him.

I don't have a brother now. I will not acknowledge that man in Canton as my brother.

The other day the mother of a friend of mine, messaged me on Facebook to tell me he did much the same to her.

I post my views on Facebook. Occasionally I'll argue a point with someone, but I won't swear at them on their wall post that wasn't directed at me.

I don't know what happened to the man I called a brother, but whoever took his place is a wanker and I'm ashamed to know him

Friday, August 03, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 things you'd change about the music industry

1. I'd change the focus of getting new talent off of crap reality shows like American Idol and The Voice and start heading out to clubs and seeing what talent is really there.

2. Stop the focus on image. Prancing around with a bra etc and having your voice distorted because you can't really sing is just as bad as the whole Milli Vinilli thing.

3. Make sure that the albums that are released are worth the price of the entire album. 2 good singles does not make an album.

4. Pay more attention to artists that are releasing their albums at their own expense. Guess what..these people usually are very talented.

5. Promote established artists, just because they've been around the block doesn't mean they don't deserve some TLC from the labels.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats!
And then there were 3!  Two of the kittens have gone to their Forever Homes since I last posted. Two gingers and one grey kitten remain and they are just as ornery as ever!