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May 29, 2006

Congratulations Matthew!

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We all gathered at the home of Matthew so we could eat, drink, take pictures, and be merry at celebrating his graduation from Lawrence Central High School class of 2006. It was hot, hot, hot so most of us oldsters stayed inside and hovered around the food.

Here are Joanne and Jen. Joanne even labeled her cup to help identify herself. DSCF0016s.jpg

There was a lot of food! When one got finished with breakfast, lunch was provided. None of the "brunch" combination . And cookies were available at all times!
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A good time was had by all. Here Matt opens some gifts and cards as Grandfather looks on.
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May 27, 2006

Memorial day weekend garden update

Since planting a couple of weeks ago we've had a lot of rain, but very little sun and warmth. That is due to change this weekend because we are expecting 90% sunshine and record warm temps during the day. Just this afternoon when I took these pictures the temp was hovering around 84° (29°C) and the humidity was up in the 75% range - great growing weather!

First the tomato ...
tomato

first flower
tomato

the pepper with flower ...
pepper

oregano (not much growth) ...
oregano

basil (there are two of them) ...
basil

catnip ...
catnip

for a little colour and contrast, a pink geranium.
catnip

May 25, 2006

It's Towel Day!


May 22, 2006

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Glorious Monday!

Well, the WX is nice anyway. I say it is rather cool, but I like it that way. Heat and humidity does me in. Kittay approves although I think she would like it to be a few degrees warmer.
My first client did in her notebook over the weekend. If at first it doesn't print, don't keep try, try, trying it without figuring out why. The queue was jam packed with print jobs sucking up all the CPU cycles to the spooler (which I disabled) and making it appear that her computer was dead.
My second client was perplexed at why he wasn't getting email form his local email server. It ended up being because the "send recieve all" didn't include his local email server. An easy fix.
Later on I am having coffee with Alexis. Looking forward to that, I haven't seen her in about a year.

May 20, 2006

Good Saturday!

The body shop called at 4:00 pm Friday to say they were finished with Patty. It was supposed to be ready on Wednesday, but the broken side mirror I surprised them with at the last minute had to be shipped from Germany which resulted in two additional day's delay.
The other angst generator in my life was Kittay. She never came home last night, little slut! I walked around calling, looking under cars, looking for her body in the dumpster, and came up with nowt. She was nowhere to be found. I finally went to bed at about midnight and had my window open so I could hear her cries, but she never showed up...until this morning. I am so relieved. I know cats do this, but when it's your cat... She seems ok - no obvious wounds, but I notice that her collar is missing. She's had her tubes tied, so I don't have to run to Wal-Mart for a morning-after pill.

May 16, 2006

Free at last!

The big L has drifted off to the right over Pennsylvania someplace. The rain has stopped for the most part and Kittay is delighted. It is still somewhat cool, and clouds still rule the sky, but it is dry. There is a big H trying to slide in from the left to take its place.

May 14, 2006

Still raining

That L (low pressure) is still hanging over Indiana bringing on constant clouds and rain. Kittay, who is not afraid to go out in the rain (unusual for a c-a-t), is a bit depressed. Poor Kittay!

May 12, 2006

RIP Uber

RIP Uber

May 11, 2006

Rainy days

It is pouring out. I emptied the rain gauge this morning and it read 1½ inches fell overnight. The forecast says rain through the weekend because there is a stalled low pressure area over the Great Lakes (da Mitten) and it is bringing rain.
Kittay is not amused. She was out for about 90 minutes and she made her rounds, but she is back inside and will probably stay inside for the rest of the day.
Of course it is 70° (21°C) in London and sunny with 35% humidity. Not right!

May 06, 2006

Planting Day!

I went to Weaver's Garden Center and bought a few plants, mostly herbs and vegetables. Last year I planted a cherry tomato and there were dead uneaten tomatoes everywhere, this year I did a 180 and got a Beefsteak variety. I had way too many peppers last year as well, so I bought only one California pepper plant. I also got some oregano, since I like pizza and spaghetti dishes. It is still cool, but I got some Italian Basil.
Oh, and I didn't forget my Kittay - catnip!

First the tomato ...
tomato

the pepper ...
pepper

oregano ...
oregano

basil (let's hope it survives this year) ...
basil

and catnip.
catnip

one stoned pussy! kittay on drugz

May 05, 2006

21 firsts (meme)

1.Who was your first prom date?
Paula Brown

2. Who was your first roommate?
I had three, Gary Wagoner, Ivan Pour, and Jim Martin.

3. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk the first time?
Vodka sour, no. Vodka with bitter lemon

4. What was your first job?
Dogsbody in my father's dry cleaning store.


5. What was your first car?
1960 Ford Fairlane (given to me by #10's dad)


6. When did you go to your first funeral?
When I was about 10. My best firend Warren's father.


7. How old were you when you first moved away from your hometown?
17 years-old


8. Who was your first grade teacher?
Miss. Okino (hated her)


9. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane?
England (of course)


10. When you sneaked out of your house for the first time, who was it with?
A friend, Dennis. (we roamed the neighborhood in the dark - exciting!)


11. Who was your first Best Friend and are you still friends?
Warren - lost contact long ago.


12. Where was your first sleepover?
Never happened


13. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?
Don't usually call anybody


14. Whose wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid, groomsmen, flowergirl, usher?
Hmm. I think it was either Frank or Tom.


15. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
TV (the weather)


16. What was the first concert you ever went to?
NY Philharmonic


17. First tattoo or piercing?
Ear (I was in my 30's)


18. First celebrity crush?
Jane Russell (I am dating myself here.)


19. Age of first real kiss with tongue?
17 (see #1)


20. First crush?
Miss Rooney - kindergarten


21. First REAL love?
Yvonne Hale (a neighbor who moved away when I was 13)

May 03, 2006

I shop at Best Buy

This is an excellent little social experiment. I wonder how different it would be if it were done in Indiana instead of Manhattan?

RIP Phoebe 1998 -

RIP Phoebe 1998 - 2006