Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Stole this fun game from Dephal's blog!

1. YOUR GANGSTA NAME (First 3 letters of first name plus izzle)

2. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal)
Blue Dog

3. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, and current street name)
Mary River

4. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 3 letters of mom's maiden name)

5. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink).
Purple Martini

6. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's middle name)

7. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one your pets)
Black Karma

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Off to Warmer Climes

Well, after a horrible four weeks that included a chest x-ray, pneumonia, two kinds of antibiotics, a bad reaction to methylprednisolone, a CT scan, and a colonoscopy, I'm happy to say that I survived and feel well enough to make a trip to Florida to visit my friend Gracie. She and I have known each other over 30 years and have the kind of friendship that doesn't need constant contact to sustain it. Each time we've seen each other, it's been like picking up a well-read, well-loved book that you cherish each time you read it. I had the good fortune to find a *very* cheap ticket for $80 round trip, so I couldn't NOT take advantage and fly down to see Grace.

We're going to play the weekend by ear, but I know it will include lots of talking, tons of laughter, probably some tears and loads of hugging. What more could you ask for?

Monday, February 5, 2007

Big Head Saga

Do you know the joke about the little kid who runs inside crying. His mom asks him what happened, and he tell her all the kids say he has a big head. So the mom sweeps her hand in an enormous circle around that big-head kid and says, "Don't believe them, son. Don't believe them." Well, this started out as somewhat of a family joke. My sister Sue is convinced that she has a big head. She points out family photos and says doesn't her head look bigger than everyone else's head in the picture? Well, of course, being the evil older sister, I said yes, it sure does. Well, we've kind of made it a family tradition -- you know, I have a big head, my sister has a big head, our mom, she had a big head too. And in actuality, our heads are somewhat larger than those of our kids (unless they could be pinheads). I could never fit into my kids' ball caps and Sue could never fit into some of her kids' ball caps either. Anyway, it became a standing joke where we all joked about the big head. That is. . . until my grandson went in for his 18 month checkup and the doctor measured his head, looked at my daughter and said, "Does anyone in your family have a big head?" DOH!!!