Friday, June 20, 2008


It's been an interesting week. I've done something or other to my right knee so that it cracks when I walk and hurts like heck when I first sit down.
Using the RICE method for now. It was on the mend until Sophie decided to play hide and go seek the other day and I couldn't find her for 6 hours, so I searched high and low and crawled around on my knees.

Ok- I've been using most of the time for reading and writing, so that's not unusual, except I did get the courage to send the first part of my book to both a dear old friend and to my sister in law for review. I've only heard from my sister in law so far, but let me tell you, she hit it right on the head. The things she expressed are exactly what I knew in my head and heart were wrong. So, I'm going to continue with forward momentum on the book, but know what I have to focus on for rewrites. Maybe I can even just sit with good old fashioned paper and pen and scribble notes in the margins now and then as things occur to me. Small bites, baby steps.

While I've read several books lately, my favorite is Ann Leary's. We have always enjoyed her husband Denis Leary and to find that his wife is such a talent in her own right is a bonus. I highly recommend her newest book, and in fact, I'm awaiting arrival for her earlier work "An Innocent, a Broad". Here's an Amazon link for "Out takes from a Marriage". You'll love it.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Curious Bob

Found this on the Coast to Coast site and it's so cute I had to share!
My husband took this picture last year in September 2007. I was reminded of the picture while listening to a caller's story about a praying mantis and George Noory's related tale about his pet mantis that he used to walk on a leash and then accidentally stepped on. Well, this is a picture of our recently adopted three-legged cat named Bob. He came across a praying mantis in our house. I just love the look on both of their faces! Bob is quite curious and the mantis is posing for the camera. I hope you all enjoy it.

--Lisa Gorog & Darin Boen

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


AGGGHHHHH>....... RUSH is performing in MA this coming weekend and I can not only not afford tickets, but if I could afford tickets I cannot afford gasoline to get there. I am ripping my hair out strand by strand.

Who can afford anything anymore? There is no more middle class, just poor and rich. Ok- Rich people, pony up and help the rest.
Saudi Arabira, send free oil to the USA. Mexico and all the oil they sit on and they send us their poor so we can take care of them. Again ripping out hair.

Put Michael Savage in charge of this country for 3 months and he'd straighten things out.
Borders, Language and Culture. So easy to understand.
Global warming. Duh.
Health care crisis. Duh.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday Fun

Cute ad above! Although I don't drink milk, I love the ads! Becky Herbst is sooo thin and pretty! We use Soy Milk-- preferably Silk.

Quote of the day: Coco Crisp after the Bench Clearing Brawl last night: They were pulling my hair like little girls!

I wondered what he was laughing at after the fight! I called that BCB way before it happened. I told Mike it was coming. He said "You've been wanting one for a month".
True enough! The funniest thing ever was Remdawg and Don pretend fighting in the announcers booth after Manny went off and hit Youk. Now what was THAT about? Manny is usually the coolest cat who never gets really upset....

I have been trying to replace the inkjet cartridges in my printer. Mike refills them to save $$. I own 4 currently--3 black, one color. All four are low so I cannot print. I would attempt to refill them myself, but just getting them out of the printer I somehow managed to get ink not only on my white shirt and peach slacks, but on my inner arm, all the way to my armpit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF???

Happy Friday

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I have to admit it

I loved the last few minutes of GH today! I even turned the sound on for the Claudia/Lulu confrontation, which was made even better when Carly got in the middle! Old Carly vs New Carly up close and personal! In "real" life, I have never seen anyone get right up in someone else's face like that-- well, except for Umpire's faces during MLB games!

Here's are links to my new favorite commercials:

Water on Wednesday

Yay! It's raining this morning! I don't have to fight with the hose to water the veggie garden! Clearing this afternoon should make for a "just right" day, but with lots of heat and humidity descending upon us this weekend.

Primaries are over, Hillary won't give up. Positioning herself to try and get the VP nod, or hanging in to say "I told you so" in 2012 if Obama wins and doesn't do well? Who really knows what goes on behind the scenes. Not me-- no scoops there!

Karen has a ton of new GH scoops on WUBS with more on the way.

There will be an update on Mars press briefing this morning:

Update on Mars Phoenix Lander Scheduled for June 4
06.03.08 -- PASADENA, Calif. - NASA and the University of Arizona, Tucson, will hold a televised news briefing on Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT), to present the latest news from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission, which touched down on the Red Planet on May 25.

The briefing will take place at the University of Arizona, and will be carried live on NASA TV's Media Channel only, and will also be Webcast. The Media Channel is available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal via satellite on AMC 6, Transponder 17C in continental North America. In Alaska and Hawaii, it is available on AMC 7, Transponder 18C. To view the Webcast, go to and click on Media Channel.

Briefing participants will include Peter Smith, Phoenix principal investigator from the University of Arizona, and other team members.

Enjoy the day!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits

Pictures above: Our Plumeria is in beautiful and fragrant bloom. This plant blooms every seven years or so and it's always a special time. Below is one of our Wisteria "trees" from last month. Abundant flowers this year!

Yesterday, Mike and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary with dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Our first visit there and we really enjoyed it. The portions are huge, so we brought enough food home for each of us to have another meal.. in fact, we were so full we didn't even try any cheesecake!

General Hospital remains unwatchable. I still find some scoops etc for Karen, but I find them hard to even read. Things like Nik might marry Claudia. Or Jason might marry Claudia. Nikolas is really an old school mobster. Sonny is bored. Jason won't return the business to him. Kate dresses awfully for a fashionista. Carly is a shrew. Jax should just leave and go find Brenda. Send Lulu far far away to college. Ditto Maxie. All girls school for Maxie. Enough already. Guza go home!

Reading The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro. Really funny!

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