March 11, 2009
Unexpected Joy

I was going to be very sad to announce that due to the uncertainty of my husband's employment situation, we have abandoned our extensive and interesting landscaping plans for this year. No raised beds for me :(

BUT then something unexpectedly lovely happened!

The Stupid Dog

I don't say that in a "mean" way. I really thought my dog was stupid. Maybe even retarded. Can you have retarded dogs? But I digress, as is so very often the case.

A few days last week I watched The Dog run around in big circles in the yard, frantically looking at the sky and barking wildly. "Great, now he's chasing clouds!". But, no. On closer inspection, he was chasing the eagles that play in the winds above our hill. I just rolled my eyes and went on with the laundry.

Then my husband asked "Whats with the dead turkeys in the yard?"

It hit me like a bolt of lightning! Turkeys don't fly! They glide! My husband and I often argue over the difference. Well. Apparently the difference is that if The Dog runs around under a flying eagle, it will keep flying. But if he runs around under a gliding turkey, he gets a meal when it has to eventually drop to the ground! And, sweetie that he is, The Dog killed an extra turkey for his friend. (And by "sweetie", I do indeed mean that he'll eat a burgler in a heartbeat! Just so you know.)

March 08, 2009
Just When You Thought It Was Safe ...

Just when you thought it was safe for me to go back to Blockbuster!

I have a history of picking ... questionable ... movies. Really, some of them were NOT my fault! The whole episode with Arachnaphobia -- THAT movie was seriously misrepresented in the previews. It had John Goodman in it, and it was by Disney, and I REALLY expected a "cute" spider. Maybe one with a bow.

The list goes on and on and on and ...... its a VERY long and varied list. But I don't stop trying. Eventually, someday, I'll get it right. However, it turns out that today is NOT that day :)

My adventure started with ordering a "foreign" film. Bollywood. I just LOVE Bollywood! Pretty pretty colors, people that suddenly burst into song and dance, what could go wrong?

What could go wrong? We're going to play a little game, readers. BEFORE you look at the rest of the post, leave your guess in the comments about what kind of movie I watched with the title TA RA RUM PUM. (Here's a hint: many Bollywood movies are remakes of classic Hollywood movies.) And, yes, you can guess as many times as you want.