Thursday, April 20, 2006

Happy Birthday to Meeeee!

49 and ....very fine!!

It's a good thing

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


(said in rasply exclamation a la Kirstie Alley in a Jenny Craig ad)

For some reason this has become the new catch phrase around the house between me and my kids.
It is all encompassing, multipurpose and can be used in greeting, when one is confused, or amused at something, or just for the sheer experience of saying it for no reason at all.
If one of us yells it out someone else inevitiably answers or laughs. (or both)

But ya gotta say it like Kirstie Alley.

Fetah CHEE NEY!!

Thursday, April 06, 2006


"My mind is like a carwash"

Said to me by mother today. She had something she wanted to say to me and lost her train of thought. I thought is was a great line. I told her, funny, smart and very descriptive. Something about thoughts passing through but not being able to hold onto them. I really thought it was a great description.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Once again I am at Pathmark, where the wait and the lines often seem endless.
I decided to wait on the last "bag your own" line in the back cause it was most out of the way.

Everyone has that look of drudgery on their face, the odd kid or two is whining.
The pony tailed kid behind the register looks very somber but is efficient with his task.

Finally my things are being rung up and I absentedmindedly shift them down the belt, setting them up for packing.
Actually I am preoccuppied, pensive even, hoping the damned bank card works (last time it didn't) so mentally I have my fingers crossed.
Then I noticed his tattoos. The cashier has the most interesting arrangement of musical notation circling his wrist. Different kind of Eighth notes, Quarter notes. G clef, etc. I really dug it....and got lost in thoughts about loving the beauty of music.

Just as I am noticing this "Eureka!" the card is accepted. He hands me the slip to sign and as I hand it back I point to his wrist nodding and say "Hey I really like your tattoos"
His face softened into a huge grin "oh, THANK you!"
And I gave him a big smile back, and was on my way.

What's the matter, why can't I have a tattoo like that?

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Outhouse quote for the month

"There are no children we love more passionately than those born of our own minds,
those of whom we are both father and mother."
-Jean-Louis Guez, Seigneur De Balzac-

Such a pretty little Outhouse for the month of april, my birthday month.
It's a cool calendar.