Have you missed me???
Guys, I've been busy grooming and napping and coming up with a plan for world domination.
Anyway, let's get started.
My Town Mondays
I've got pictures and a story idea and everything. It just isn't happening. Anyway, perhaps next week it'll happen (sorry Travis).
The Cookie Jar
At some point in her life Karen procured a Santa Claus cookie jar. This jar has been, well, sitting in a cabinet for who knows how long. Anyway, Karen was reorganizing the pantry today and the container wouldn't fit the way she wanted, so she took the lid off. Inside the cookie jar were individually wrapped biscotti.
Lots of biscotti.
Tons of biscotti.
Anyway, Karen cannot remember when she got the cookie jar. Was it a Christmas present? If so when? Last Christmas? The Christmas before? Regardless, the biscotti is now in the trash.
Such a shame.
Weird Random Moments
Last Tuesday we experienced a really nasty rain storm. The windows shook and the light fixture in the entry hall was shaking loudly. Karen did not sleep that night. She called the builder of our house the next day and although he could not come up with a great explanation for the occurrence, he asked a bunch of questions regarding the fixture itself. Anyway, Karen was describing the attachment of the fixture to the ceiling and suddenly was at a loss for words.
The problem, as it seems, was she really wanted to use the word "shaft" in this description, but couldn't do it. So in her brain she was frantically looking for a word, but nothing was OK:
It was horrible, according to Karen. It was like Freud was wreaking havoc with her head. Not a word she could muster didn't have a phallic connotation.
She was really embarrassed.
Is this normal human female ridiculousness that I just simply don't understand?
The Local News
Another awesome example of our tax money at work:
Once again, I could not make this up.
I don't even know what to say other than what the crap?
Book Reviews by Penelope the Cat
First book: "American Wife" by Curtis Sittenfield.
We thoroughly enjoyed Sittenfield's first book "Prep" so much that we picked up this, her third novel. It is a fictionalized account of the life of Laura Bush. How fictionalized? I don't know.
It's worth a read.
Here is a link to Sittenfield's essay "Why I Love Laura Bush":
Second Book: "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer
OK, I know, I know. I'm not quite finished yet. I'm about two- thirds done.
I will admit it: I'm intrigued.
But again, it's adolescent fiction, with a simplistic story line. Regardless, it's just complicated enough for me to keep reading.
Anyone who has read it, drop me a line, though, as I have some questions . . .