Thursday, February 22, 2018

If I ever disappear, this will probably be why


It used to be much more complicated, and much simpler at the same time.  You really ran your computer.  You handled downloads, you pushed buttons, you tried stuff.  Like kids who used to be able to field strip a motor and rebuild it,  we felt like we were in charge.

Not no more, nope. The computers now do all the heavy lifting for you, and when something goes wrong, you're truly up that famous creek with one paddle and a rapidly escalating heart rate.

pushed the wrong button in chrome tonight and have been fighting the backwash ever since; Chrome is the engine that Blogger works from, but Yahoo is the place where my email addy for Blogger lives;  and all three of them have been doing this manic password dance all night and if I don't show up for a few days, please, im somewhere.  Just not sure where.


and in the midst of all this excitement Toby my mouser extraordinaire (one mouse a day every day could add up to more mice in this house than I ever want to know about)brought me  the fattest mouse I have ever seen, still waggling it's feet in his mouth, and he looked at me (the cat, not the mouse) and dropped it, and ran away.  Having been bitten by angry mice before, I hesitated about picking the mouse up, so now he's off somewhere waiting for the next chapter in  his very short life.

At least it stopped snowing. There is that.





Weather or Not We're Stuck With It T13 x 2

winter:

1. snow
2. sleet
3. ice
4. snow
5. cold
6. really really cold
7. January thaw
8. dark too early
9. dark too late
10. snow more
11. roof rake
12. roof leak
13. icicles

spring:

1. false hopes
2. spring snow
3. snow on top of mud
4. melting
5. warm for one day (called 'don't get used to it" weather)
6. ice out
7. fog-on-snow
8. ice storms
9. power outages (see #7, ice storms)
10.  kinda nice for ten minutes
11. mud
12. there's a solstice in there somewhere
13. surprised jonquils

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

A definite maybe (T13)



1.Are you sure?

2. I'm probably not going

3. Maybe, maybe not

4. Perhaps

5. we'll see

6. Ask me in a week

7. Don't hold your breath on this one

8. Only if they ask me personally

9. Shrug

10. It's up to you

11. Not if it's raining

12. It's too early to say for sure

13. Ask your father


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Monday, February 12, 2018

just curious:



I've been having trouble (as have many Bloggers) both reading/posting on my own blog and others. It ain't Us, it's Them, and I'm wondering if the dearth of posts (for ANY reason) is because of this.  This isn't  a begging letter, just curious if  I've somehow hit a disconnect in the process.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Unbreakable Rules of the Definite Cat (6WS)


  All your cartons belong to us






 If it's on the table, we get to approve it, play with it, or sit on it






We sleeps where we sleeps, okay? 


 






 They are all our pillows





 There is nothing like a solid stare to establish supremacy













Thursday, February 8, 2018

poem T13






I can get through
the days
but the nights
have become

Saturday, February 3, 2018

6 X 6 well sorta...(6WS)


etta james dean martin luther burbank california

buffalo bob dylan thomas jefferson davis love

neil diamond lil debbie  harry truman capote

jean arthur miller light fantastic four

stephen foster brooks brothers four tops




I can't find the current 6WS link, so this will have to be in name only. Boo. 




Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ear Worms (T13)



1. Happy Trails to You
2. Bibbity Bobbity Boo
3. The Chipmunk Song (s)
4. The Sound of Music
5. Memories
6. Yankee Doodle
7. Holly Jolly Christmas
8. Twelve Days of Christmas
9. Happy Birthday to You
10. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
11. Under the Boardwalk
12. Hiho Hiho Hiho
13. The Mickey Mouse Club theme song

and as a special bonus, I'll throw in "They Call the Wind Maria" at no extra charge.


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