January 20


The end of an error.

Good riddance.

(“Don’t go falling out of any windows!”)

BONUS:  And may we never see Mechanical Bull named a fashion icon ever again.  The woman met Wills and Kate dressed like a MARSHMALLOW PEEP, for crying out loud.

kate michelle President Obama, Michelle meet William and Kate, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla

“Here, we see Kate in her natural environment, questioning if the press crew is taking the mickey with this bit of chav.  ‘OK, guys, where’s the real representative? That man with her lost the plot and TOUCHED HER MAJESTY.  Off with their heads!'”

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January 8


I feel . . . I don’t know what I feel. There is not one single direction I can point, or one diagnosis I can make, or a simple sensation upon which I could put my proverbial finger. Agitated. Indecisive. Frantic. Listless. Trapped. Doomed. Alright.  That last one is indulgently overdramatic. The last two are […]

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January 5

Winter . . . Is Here.

Happy New Year! More than ever, The Holidays (being the entire stretch of Thanksgiving through New Years) . . . The Holidays are nothing if not the Survival of the Fittest. . . . And I am not the fittest. But I (we) managed to limp and drag myself through, anyway. Minion Update: Minion is […]

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November 25

I Just Lost My Mind

Coco is not the brightest bulb of a dog, but she IS house-trained. (And she possesses a bladder of steel.  If she needed to, she could probably deal with a single outing every 14 hours or so.) (Lest you be too quick to cheer at that, though . . . she can wait all day. […]

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September 20


Another day/week, another plan for the house. It’s now been a full month (and a few days) since The Great Hole in the Wall of 2016. There was the immediate stage of “OMG this WALL fell in, we have to fix it right away!!”. Then the decision that if we were going to re-do one […]

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September 4

Repair Replace Renovate

Y’all . . . I’ve been feeling that I needed to update the sole reader who might be out there wondering what has been going on with our surprise hole in the wall. I honestly thought I’d recapped something by now, but . . . no, you, sole reader, have sadly been left all out […]

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August 22

Little Minion Charming

A funny little Minion story. This weekend we went down to visit Garm and PopPop. (It had been a while since our last visit.) Well, you know how I love Sephora, and it just so happened that I had bought something online that hadn’t been spectacular, but I was procrastinating shipping it back b/c that […]

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August 15

Wet Sand

Y’all. Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. The symbolic present for this one was “steel”, so we made a joke about replacing our shower faucet.  Being brushed steel and all. Knobby tired of me debating five different ones that I would order, so he rushed us to a big box store to make me pick out […]

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July 22

Amarilli mia bella.

Started new songs. This is the first run at one. Amarilli mia bella. One of the inescapable 24 Italian Songs.

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July 11

Renovation Relics and Tubthumping

I told Mom the other night, that perhaps Mimi did NOT approve of my painting the doors and trim all white, and she was expressing her displeasure by striking down all these necessaries in our house. (I was only half joking.  You don’t mess with Mimi, here or in Heaven. She will take you OR […]

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