Monday, May 21, 2007

This song is shrinking my head...

I told the witch doctor I was in love with you
I told the witch doctor you didn't love me too
And then the witch doctor, he told me what to do
He said that ....

Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang Walla walla, bing bang
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang...
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang Walla walla, bing bang
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang Walla walla, bing bang

Friday, May 11, 2007

What Mike just said...

This whole thing is entirely too scandalatious. I'm glad the week is rapidly drawing to a close.

Amen, brother.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home...

If you don't know that today is the 133rd running of the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, you really ought to get out of the office (or out from under the rock) more often. Attending the Kentucky Derby ranks near the top of things I would like to accomplish in my lifetime, and preferably when I'm still young and wild enough to have more fun than the Queen of England.
This year, I came close. Grandstand tickets were within my reach. But alas, the greatest spectacle in horse racing eludes me once again. But you better believe I'll be placing my bets this afternoon, watching the hat parade leading up to the race, and then cheering on my picks.
And without further adieu, my favorites from the field:
Win: Nobiz Like Showbiz (8-1)
Place: Street Sense (4-1)
Show: Tiago (15-1)
Although Curlin is also a favorite to win, I am betting against him. Tiago is the half-brother of 2004 Derby winner Giacomo (with the same owner and jockey). Even though I picked him to show, I'm hoping Tiago takes it all.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Notes on the media...

I don't know about y'all, but I am really looking forward to Tiki Barber's debut on the Today Show. I think he will be an excellent addition to the mix, and not just because he's Tiki Barber. He's clearly smart, outspoken, ambitious, and I think he will do well in broadcast journalism for NBC. And this is all in addition to the fact that he is intelligent, charming, and beautiful - hopefully a winning combination for my favorite morning news.

Having said that, I am now watching MSNBC coverage of the Virginia Tech masacre, and I'm not impressed at all with Keith Olberman's coverage of the horrible tragedy. Speculation and criticism of the responding officers and administration this soon in the investigation is just not fair, but such easy game for these reporters gunning for ratings.

Retrospect is always the bullshit gold mine of the media.

The Dove Birds

This past weekend, a couple of doves busily built a nest on my patio. They made a huge mess with mulch, twigs and pine needles, but I let them be. I'm not a huge fan of birds, but I am not going to interrupt nature.

By yesterday evening, the doves had settled into nesting on top of one of the pillars just under the roof's awning. I saw them trade off sitting in the nest, and I assumed the female had laid her eggs already. I checked on them this morning before I left. All seemed well with my new houseguests. Despite my slight fear-factor for birds, I got a little excited about keeping watch (from afar, of course) on the couple and having baby dove chicks cooing on my patio this spring.

As soon as I got home tonight, I went to check on the doves. No nest, and even a bigger mess on my patio floor, including one small broken, splattered dove egg. I have no idea what happened.

So sad. I really wish they would come back and stay, but I suppose what happened is probably for the best. I guess that's life (nature, whatever), but I don't like it. :(

UPDATE: Shortly after I posted, I noticed one of the doves sitting in the yard, then on my patio railing. The dove is now perched back up on her post. I can't see a nest, though it's possible that the nest is sparse and beyond my line of vision. But the dove is back, hopefully sitting on a second egg.

Tuesday UPDATE: The doves are gone again, I think for good this time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The difference between ambition and spawning salmon is that one of them ends in sure death.

Monday, April 09, 2007

See no evil, hear no evil

Every night on my way home from work, I pass under a major interstate overpass. Every night, I see the same two shopping carts parked under the overpass, filled to the brim, usually covered with blankets. Most nights, I see the same elderly gentleman sitting next to the carts, watching traffic.

When he isn't there, I wonder where he has gone. And what if someone takes his stuff?

When he is there, I always resist the urge to pull over, take up a seat next to him on the concrete, and ask him his story.

I wonder what he would have to say about all the people that pass him by every single day.

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Until today, I thought the best thing about this year's Easter holiday was that Splenda finally came out with sugar-free Peeps (aside from the true meaning of Easter, of course). Y'all know I love me some Peeps. Not as good as the original lavender bunnies, of course, but they will suffice very well for this girl trying to not eat sugar.

Today, however, I was invited to spend Easter with Kelly and her family, who celebrate Cascarones on Easter. Three words: So. Much. Fun.

Best moments include:
* Searching the yard obsessively for 54 festively-dressed eggs filled with confetti with Kelly, her sisters, T, sweet Anna and her parents.
*Trying to point out my finds to Anna (at two, the only true egg-hunt-worthy-candidate), despite my desire to screech "I FOUND AN EGG!!" and keep it for mysef.
* Running around the yard busting eggs on other people's heads. Greatest stress-relief!
* Having confetti stuck in my hair... and loving it.
* T telling me that she loves to busts eggs on my head, for no other reason than to make me laugh like a loon.
* Cheesy potato casserole. And cupcakes.
* Holding Lily Marie, two weeks old.
* Tita's (Kelly's mom) commentary on the wine - "This bottle is a lot better than the first." - and then realizing it was the same wine.
* Being included in another family's holiday tradition.

Wishing everyone had so much fun this Easter!

A dog's life... and food...

I've been worrying about my dog food for Milo due to the ongoing recalls (check bottom of article for links to Menu Foods, etc. sites and new info). I'm not freaking out too much - Milo has been fine. But I feed him Eukanuba and some of their brands have been on the recall list, albeit none of their daily dry dog foods like the one I feed my dog.

Then, yesterday, Milo's favorite dog biscuits - Old Roy - were recalled as well. I talked to my sister, resident vet (tech) and clinic manager, and she suggested I find a holistic food with no wheat gluten, at least until the recall scare passes. I did some online research, particularly with regard to feeding a "natural" diet as opposed to commercial dog food, and I decided due to vitamin and supplement issues to go with holistic food.

Once again, Trader Joe's comes to the rescue. That store absolutely rocks. I found Bench & Field Holistic Natural Canine Formula, and I switched Milo over today. He seems to love the stuff, and I'm no longer worrying about further recalls. Eukanuba has been great for 5 years, but now it's just not good (safe) enough. I'm not sure I ever will feel comfortable feeding him over-processed, commercialized food.

I've never been one to worry too much about organic/holistic vs. non-organic/non-holistic, for either myself or Milo. But this pet food recall has me really thinking about what goes into our food products. Milo is my family, and this has touched me personally. So what goes into the products we buy for ourselves, for our families? Something to think about...

Sunday, April 01, 2007

April 1, 2007

My new baby? Maybe... ;)

Grand Cayman, finally

Most beautiful place I've ever been!

Indiana? Not even close!
Lots of seagull poo on the pier. Beautiful, but I'm just sayin'.
Median age: 72 And the drivers in Cayman need these signs!
Rum Point. Breathtaking...even when you whack your shin on coral while snorkeling.
My goal for retirement.
From the pier. Funky sea creatures below.

No frowning possible here!
So. Much. Fun.

I've been terrible about posting, but I finally up-loaded these pictures. Time of my life, December, 2007.

Someone had a party...

Hey! Are we gonna have a dog party?!

Stop yourself. Where's my margarita?!


Is it me, or is it cold as balls in here??
Mr. & Mrs. Hottie McHotterson

Gettin' your Mills on!

Someone busted into the pear brandy!
So much for the dog party!
Yeah, yeah... I'm just getting around to posting these pics as well, but too much fun to go without sharing. February, 2007 ~

Friday, March 30, 2007

What Mike just said

"Some of the best parties I've ever been to are the ones I have at home by myself with a bottle of Jack. I control the music, I don't have to tip a bartender, and I like my dogs more than I like people."

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A common occurrence

It is 10:48 a.m. and I have yet to accomplish one thing that I intended to do this morning. Not that I haven't been busy - I have been. Just not busy with the work I anticipated getting done before noon.

The same thing happened yesterday, too. At this point, I'm almost two days behind schedule. Maybe if I stop taking those afternoon Twizzler breaks, I won't have to announce my total failure to make any progress.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My current front-runner for this spring's cutest shoes ever:

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


* I love spring.
* I love daylight savings time.
* I love leaving work early to meet friends for a drink.
* I love my dog's shaggy spring fur coat.
* I love fresh flowers bought for myself at Walmart for $4.99 that last for more than a week.
* I love working with grateful clients and the lessons I learn from those that aren't.
* I love the new Hinder CD.
* I love Harry Connick Jr.'s Oh, My NOLA CD.
* I love John Mayer's Trio CD.
* I love watching the same news at least twice in the morning before getting in the shower.
* I love the babies that my girlfriends have had recently or are going to have soon.
* I love Silver in the City.
* I love judicial efficiency.
* I love friends that don't let me slip through the cracks.
* I love driving with my windows down.
* I love flip-flops and sandals and painting my toes pink.
* I love the easy sound of laughter. And the sound of sleep.
* I love Charles Shaw Shiraz and Trader Joe's.
* I love my family.
* I love being invited to holiday events.
* I love Jimmy Buffett.
* I love having Jimmy Buffett tickets.
* I love a humble apology.
* I love working hard and seeing the results.
* I love Cole Porter theater reviews, especially when a friend has a starring role.
* I love premonitions and deja vu.
* I love having synethsesia because I see all words and music in vibrant color.
* I love planning next year's vacation.
* I love green bananas.
* I love childhood memories and the opportunity to relive them with old friends.
* I love realizing how blessed I am.

Love, love ~

Friday, February 16, 2007

Question of the day

If you found yourself standing next to Tony Dungy while turning in an enrollment form at your daughter's school, would you say hello? Congratulations? How 'bout them Colts?

Or would you simply say to yourself, "Oh, there's Tony Dungy. I bet he gets tired of people bugging him."???

Monday, February 05, 2007