Friday, February 29, 2008

My Email makes me smile

Gee! And I thought I was tired of winter?!

I'd say that this piece of art makes a loud statement, wouldn't you?



Every day, a male co-worker walks up very close to a lady at the coffee machine, inhales A big breath of air, and tells her that her hair smells nice.

After a week of this, she can't stand it anymore, takes her complaint to a supervisor in the personnel department, and asks to file a Sexual Harassment grievance against him.

The Human Resources Supervisor is puzzled and asks:

"What's sexually threatening about a co-worker telling you your hair smells nice?"

The woman replies,

"It's Keith.
The midget."
Took me long enough to get it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Might of Dust Mites

I just came from having my youngest tested for environmental allergies.

His results were off the charts for dust mites. How do I know this?

The tester left the room after cleaning him up, jotting down the results and telling us the doctor would be in soon to discuss the results.

Through the CLOSED door, I heard her say,

"We hit the jackpot! This kid has the biggest reaction to dust mites I've ever seen!"

OH, sure, like didn't that just make my child feel all warm and fuzzy.


At least wait until we're out of earshot or something.


Monday, February 25, 2008

The Passion for Ron Ely Lives!

Folks, lately I've been in a constant state of amazement.

Way back in 2006, I wrote a blog post about one of my early
infatuations with a star; Ron Ely, who played Tarzan.

Believe it or not, I think Ron has been rediscovered in a HUGE way.
Why do I say that?
Because my old post is getting comments-even two years later!
Wonderful fans as far away as France have visited me to share their appreciation of his talent and to gently :-) correct any mistakes I've made re: Ron Facts. Perhaps they are stopping by just because it's another opportunity to connect with others of equal enthusiasm? Only they know.
Me? I'm tickled pink.

After checking my site stats, today was the first time the 2006 POST outranked my visits for my current posting.
Has anyone ever had that happen?

So, in anticipation of continuing the trend, I'd like to include two links that my blog buddy, Judy, found for me while we were chatting one evening.

This is a YouTube interview that reveals some wonderful info that fans should find interesting. It's labeled, Tarzan, Jesus, and Davy Crockett?

I have dial-up so it took over an hour to load, but it was worth it.

The other is a SHORT ARTICLE about his son.
Look at the picture; doesn't that Ely charm show through?

From the sounds and rumblings I've been hearing, maybe, just maybe, Ron Ely may grace our television sets in the near future.
I'm sure, like many fans around the world, the 'near future' isn't soon enough.

On a sadder note, one of my visiting Ely fans informed me about some sad news. Manuel Padilla, Jr., who played Jai, passed away recently. He'll be forever young in my mind's eye. He was only 51 too. Way too young.
There is a link to verify this info: OBIT
The info for Manuel is almost all the way towards the bottom- Jan. 29th.
I never knew he was in American Graffiti! Did you?

Oh Wow!
Did you know that James Earl Jones played in one of the Tarzan episodes?

I just saw that little tidbit when I was checking out one of the links I slipped into my post here. Very cool!
The item that cracked me up the most was seeing Ethel Merman listed as being in an episode. That was a woman with a unique voice.

I really wish the executives that make DVD decisions would really wake up and realize there is a WANT and an INTEREST for purchasing and viewing the 1966 - 1968 years of this incarnation of Tarzan. I, for one, would buy it.

Who can we write to so we can get the ball rolling?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Falmouth and Woods Hole area is beautiful

I think the pictures are self explanatory.
I love the coast.
The ocean.
I like to hear it, see it, smell it but this time around, there was NO way I was going IN it.
Too darned cold!
Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Babe, It's COLD out here!

You know it's winter when even the statuary bundles up!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Nightmares come in all degrees

I got my CD full of ancient memories today! Yea! Geek Squad was able to retrieve all the pictures from my old Windows 98. I picked it up today.
What a relief!
Now, what do I do with a useless lump of a tower? Anyone have any ideas?
Is there anything toxic in there that I need to worry about?

I went on my FaceBook site for the first time in months. I am still trying to figure out how to navigate that thing.

Did you know that Dara Joy finally settled with Dorchester Publishing?
I am SO excited !
Maybe NOW I'll be able to see Traed's HEA. Waiting over 6 years is long enough. Don't you think?

Welcome Back, Dara Joy!

I went to Cape Cod this past weekend. I'll tell you all about it next post. I even have pictures! Well, if they came out, I do.

Folks, We Have GROUND!

After those 50 degree temps and rain yesterday, I can now see the gravel of my drive way and I no longer have to make like a rocket and launch up my driveway.
Call me happy.

I have to tell you about my nightmare this morning. It woke me up at 4:15 and I couldn't go back to sleep.
Want to know what woke me up?
The dream/nightmare of my DH coming home with TEN KITTENS. That's not the worst of it though. He brought them without benefit of food or cat boxes OR litter.
Not only is our house small but both me and my eldest are asthmatic!
Kittens were climbing the couch fabric, curtains and getting underfoot, purring the entire time.
See? Nightmare!
Is it any wonder why I couldn't go back to sleep?

When DH came down at a more reasonable time - like after the sun rose - I told him my dream. He just shrugged.
"That's not a nightmare, you like cats."
Well, sure I do, but 10 all at once?
Obviously my DH can put things in perspective with a rapidity I can only envy.

I hope your day is free of any and all nightmares, waking or sleeping.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Laurell is on the Cover!

Oooh, I'm excited. I just picked up the mail after work and saw
Laurell K. Hamilton on the cover of my latest issue of Writer's Digest!

I remember when I used to squeeee because I got my latest issue of Tiger Beat - yes, yes, I know, I'm dating myself. .. but it was all boys all the time!

Brett Hudson!
Bill Hudson!
Donny Osmand!
Dirk Benedict!
Vincent Van Patten!
Shawn Cassidy!
Parker Stevenson!
David Cassidy!
Lee Majors!

Ooh la la.

Now? I'm squeeing because my favorite author is on the cover.
My! How times have changed.

I don't squee anymore for reasons of who appears on the covers of magazines anymore, so this took me by surprise.

Now, I get self help magazines and Ranger Rick. Sorry, but a picture of a rare parrott just doesn't do it for me. *sigh*

Funny, they never show just exactly WHO Ranger Rick is...
I wonder if he looks like Ranger Gorde?
If any of my visitors watches The Red Green Show, then you KNOW who that is...ROTFL!!!!
Heaven help the Possom Lodge if there ever were an actual forest fire. **snicker**

I recently decided to listen to some music by Johnny Cash -
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison.
Man! Great rhythym and beats but the messages were kinda sad and harsh and .... very depressing. But the lyrics? Pure Poetry. Sad poetry but still, genius.

Anyone listen to him? Prior to this, my only exposure was the song, A Boy Named Sue. I can only assume it was well listened to because it was the most mainstream.
Anyway, it was interesting, that's for sure.

Hey, it's almost the weekend! And no snow or ice or rain on the horizon.
'Bout darned time!
Shoveling in the pouring rain is NOT fun.
That stuff is HEAVY.

OK..that's the chatty update for now.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Stranger is Back

I seem like a stanger, even to myself as I type this.

The new Tech guy, Gabriel, not Kelly, came and installed both the new modem and motherboard. I'm a little leary to trust and believe that I am back online. After going so long without, it seems strange to be back in touch.

What has been going on with you this past month?

Believe it or not, not much for me. Just activities of daily living. I rearranged my kitchen though. That was a biggie. It's been the way it's been for ten years. Imagine what a few rearranged mobile cabinets can do.

DH liked me offline. Seems I was more approachable. Huh.

I had taken some pictures during my forced hiatus. I thought of you all when I took them.

Some would make wonderful wallpaper for computer desktops

Some, I just liked to look at. I'll share what I can.

I didn't read too many books, surprisingly. There weren't that many that floated my boat. I passed on quite a few. I have NO idea why.

I even passed on buying Lynn Veihl's latest. I have read every single one so far, why not this one? I am not sure if I can explain it to myself, never mind all you's. ;-)

We watched National Treasure for the sixth time last night. It's a show with wonderful re-watchability.

Do you have any movies that you can watch over and over again?

I re-read Fairyville by Emma Holly the other day. I was enchanted by the characters just like the first time. When that happens, it a Must for my 'keeper shelf''.
What makes a book a 'keeper' for you?

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Seems while I was incommunicado, I lost a few of my reviewers that had joined Whipped Cream. That was sad news for me to hear when I came back.

I really want the review site to survive. It's my baby. I believe strongly that there are some wonderful, creative and truly inspired writing out there that embraces erotic elements. I want to share the good ones with everyone.

But I can't do it alone and I am feeling like I am right now.
Being offline cost me more than my sanity and time. It cost me helpers.
**shakes head**

In any event, if anyone knows of readers who enjoy reading E books, please send them my way. Reading books for which the only payment is voicing your opinion is very simple yet very difficult to find those who enjoy that arrangement.
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I have a silly kid's joke to share:

Q: Why do sharks swim only in salt water?
A: Because pepper water makes them sneeze.

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I think I may have posted this joke before, but it IS winter and timely.

My friend emailed it to me and it was nice to have all these jokes waiting for me amongst the SPAM.

Have you seen this one?

As a trucker stops for a red light, a blonde catches up.
She jumps out of her car, runs up to his truck, and knocks on the door.
The trucker lowers the window, and she says

"Hi, my name is Heather and you are losing some of your load."

The trucker ignores her and proceeds down the street.When the truck stops for another red light, the girl catches up again.

She jumps out of her car, runs up and knocks on the door. Again, the trucker lowers the window.

As if they've never spoken, the blonde says brightly,

"Hi my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!"

Shaking his head, the trucker ignores her again and continues down the street.
At the third red light, the same thing happens again.

All out of breath, the blonde gets out of her car, runs up, knocks on the truck door.
The trucker rolls down the window. Again she says

"Hi, my name is Heather, and you are losing some of your load!"

When the light turns green the trucker revs up and races to the next light.

When he stops this time, he hurriedly gets out of the truck, and runs back to the blonde.

He knocks on her window, and after she lowers it, he says...

"Hi, my name is Kevin, its winter in Massachusetts and I'm driving the SALT TRUCK!"

Tee hee.

And the Last joke to share is for Women Only who have Kids. Why? Because only when you have kids could this EVER happen. LOL!!!!
I was due for an appointment with the gynecologist later in the week.

Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor's office to tell me that I had been rescheduled for that morning at 9:30 am.

I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was already around 8:45am.
The trip to his office took about 35 minutes, so I didn't have any time to spare.

As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn't going to be able to make the full effort.

So, I rushed upstairs, threw off my pajamas, wet the washcloth that was sitting next to the sink, and gave myself a quick wash in that area to make sure I was at least presentable.

I threw the washcloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment.
I was in the waiting room for only a few minutes when I was called in.
Knowing the procedure, as I'm sure you do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that I was in Paris or some other place a million miles away.

I was a little surprised when the doctor said, 'My, we have made an extra effort this morning, haven't we?'

I didn't respond.
After the appointment, I heaved a sigh of relief and went home .
The rest of the day was normal . Some shopping, cleaning, cooking.

After school when my 6 year old daughter was playing, she called out from the bathroom,

'Mommy, where's my washcloth?'

I told her to get another one from the cupboard.

She replied, 'No, I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all my glitter and sparkles saved inside it.'

Never going back to that doctor ever.

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This final picture struck me as poetic. It reminds me of watching a Pheonix flying a ways in the distance.
A rather LARGE pheonix.

When I was looking at it with my own eyes,the pinkish red color of the 'wings' was MUCH much brighter.

Isn't imagination fun?
And, I'm glad to be back. Have a great weekend everyone!