Monday, June 15, 2009

Tired Ramblings

Yes, I am tired, but decided to post this should be interesting or really weird.

My daughter went to Bonnaroo this past weekend down in Tennessee.
She left Thurs night and we didn't hear from her till this afternoon, on;ly because we left messages on her cell phone to see if she was still alive.
She said there wasn't a cell tower near the field where the concerts were held.
I told her that they have these old fashioned things called payphones which she could have used.
But anyway...
She said she had fun.
Except that Bruce Springsteen was playing there and when his concert was going on , no other concert was allowed to play during it...there were 4 other stages... Google searched Bonnaroo and you will see how big this event is...I never heard of it before.
But anyway ...apparently her generation are not big fans of "The Boss" like my generation was/is.
SO half way thru his concert, he said that he was going to p;ay requests and pulled out a big paper Santa Claus and sang "Santa Claus is coming to TOwn" which apparently at the concerts that are probably mostly attended by my generation where he is the headliner, this is one song that they always request..
But when he started singing it for this crowd, about a fourth of them got up and left.

I'm sure she had other adventures that I will never hear about and probably don't really want to know.

Me, i went to the Allentown art festival in beautiful downtown Buffalo NY. (Read all about it here and here
There were over 400 artists.
I went with Elly.
WE were there from 10 am to 2:30 pm walking around and seeing all the arts and crafts.
Here is a good article about the show.
There was some really nice stuff there, but most of it was out of our price range.
People watching was fun.
I commented to Elly at one point that it looked like they let out one big group home as some of the people were rather odd looking.
Luckily it wasn't hot out or we would have been subjected to more exposed flesh that you really want to see.
Why huge fat women think that the bra less look is attractive on them I will never know..
If you are standing next to them you have to hope they don't turn too fast and get hit with one of those swinging watermelon sized pendulums of flesh.
Elly saw on large woman wearing a tube top which she said was revolting.
Some of the tattoos were cool that people had.
Some I couldn't tell what the heck they were supposed to be...bad tattoos.
Sparky was there too, but we never ran into her.
I really liked this artist
Elaine Lanoue
Elaine Lanoue - Love Birds I almost bought this print "Love Birds"
Her use of color and simplistic picasso like design really caught my eye.
Quite a contast to the realistic watercolor paintings my dad paints.
I love color.
Elly liked her style also ...and liked this painting as it has yellow in it and it would have matched her bedroom!
Yeah...she's one who buys art to match ehr wall coloring.
But I don't hold that agaiinst her.

Now I am inspired to create great works of art.
I usually don't like to go to art and craft shows because I get depressed as I don't have time to create great works of art or crafts.
Must work :-(
8:30 to 5 pm....
Some lady on the "Judge Judy" TV show was out on disability because she had a nervous breakdown.
Hmmm, I was close to one of those myself not to long ago, didn't know you could get out of working because of it.

Michelle Spiziri - No Problem Mon "No Problem Mon"
by Michelle Spiziri

Yes sirree, I could dye my hair green and purple and put it in dreadlocks and start speaking with a Jamaican will go nicely with my pale sun starved skin. And answer the phone "yes Mon, ow kin we 'elp ya".....

My Dad was felling better.
I dropped him on my way to work last Tuesday to have breakfast with all his retired friends,
He is walking better.
But now....he had to go to the doctor today as he has a painful rash.
They told him he has shingles.
Two steps forward, three steps back.
He said that it hurts to touch his skin.
He really didn't need that.

My niece is getting over Mono.
She stayed away from her grandfather when she got sick and was diagnosed.
Hopefully she will be able to catch up with all her courses and graduate high school in 2 weeks.

Well time for bed.
Hope everything is well in your part of the world.
Peace people

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A song from the past.....

Talk, you can talk, but if you ask me take
All your big words and put them together
What good will they do when the long day is through
Does anybody love you?
Do you think that anybody's in love with
You can dress up or dress down as you
Gaze in the mirror, hung up on your body
What good can it be when there's no one there to see
You're so lovely, so wise
You could make Venus crawl
But love between the ugly is the most beautiful love of all.

Can you name the artist and song name?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Snap shots my world

As Elly and I, past weight watchers members, both gained a bit of weight, we decided that some exercise was desperately needed by us both.
Tight dress slacks are not a flattering look, if they are tight because you gained weight.

Elly asked me if after work Friday I wanted to go to the playground at the elementary school down the road from her and we could walk around while her kids "played". She said to meet her there.
Yeah....I could see it I am waiting / loitering alone at the playground waiting for her and her children, who always make her late, a cruiser pulls up and asks me what the heck I am doing hanging out at a playground.....nope, not gonna happen.

I suggested that we go to the nearby marina instead and walk along the break wall/boat docks and beach.
It was a beautiful sunny day, but as it was after 6 it was starting to cool off.
Her children, on hearing that we were going to the beach, wanted to put on their swim suits.
"But we are NOT going swimming, the water is too cold"
Her son, said that her wanted to change out of his good school pants and put on his swimsuit so as not to get his pants dirty.
Didn't matter that he's been playing outside wearing them already!
So Elly told him that he had 3 minutes.

Her daughter who is in kindergarten, ran into the house too and came out in her bathing suit.
And the battle began between strong willed 5 year old and exhausted Mom.
I said that maybe her daughter should put a shirt on over the swimsuit as it was kinda cold. So they went into the house and the yelling started...
10 minutes later, the little girl emerges out of the house in shorts, shirt and hoodie with her arms crossed in front of her chest, and the most defiant mean look you'd ever seen on a 5 year old. Damn I wish I would have had my camera out.

We arrived at the Marina and Elly asked the kids if they wanted their treats first from the concession stand. They himmed and hawed and we saw that the line was really long so decided to walk aroung the pier first and look at the boat and fish in the water.
Instead of going to get a treat after that, they made a bee-line for the beach.
Which lead to taking off their flip flops and seeing how cold the water wading in to their knees ... to oops I fell in... and then, watch me swim.
They didn't mind their Mom very well.
The photo is of the 2 darlings in the lake..which was 55 degrees.

The girl, not listening to her mom when told to walk on the sand, insisted on walking in the water and fell on a rock and her knee started bleeding and blood was pouring down her leg as fast as the tears were streaming down her cheeks and the screams were coming out of her mouth.

So the boy finally came out of the water and asked me what happened and I said she got hurt because she didn't listen to her mother when she was told not to do something.

No treats for them.
"You aren't getting a treat because you are hurt and we are going home"
"Lindi, I wish they had drive thrus that served alcohol...I'm not kidding I could use a drink"
"Elly, I know you aren't kidding."

Lost- One beach towel
Lesson- Never suggest going to the beach unless it is summer as kids don't care how cold the water is and will want to go swimming.

Looking back on when my kids used to go there, they were content to look for shells and interesting drift wood and rocks...maybe get there toes wet, but never dive in with there clothes.

Elly and I always have adventures.

So, this is why Elly was laughing at work....

Elly was cracking up laughing during the middle of work.
As her cubicle is directly opposite my loverly dirty blue cubicle wall, I couldn't see what she was doing...
Then this e-mail popped up on my computer from her and I thought I would share...nice of me, huh.

When girls don't put out!!

This was written by a's pretty damn smart.

Girls -- Please have a sense of humor!

I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ
so much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing.. I
have never figured out why men think with their head and women with
their heart.


One evening last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed.
Well, the passion starts to heat up, and she eventually says, 'I don't
feel like it, I just want you to hold me.'

I said, 'WHAT??!! What was that?!'

So she says the words that every boyfriend on the planet dreads to

'You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for
me to satisfy your physical needs as a man.'

She responded to my puzzled look by saying, 'Can't you just love me for
who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?'

Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to

The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time
with her. We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big,
big unnamed department store. I walked around with her while she tried
on several different very expensive outfit s. She couldn't decide which
one to take, so I told her we'd just buy them all. She wanted new shoes
to compliment her new clothes, so I said, 'Lets get a pair for each

We went on to the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of
diamond earrings.. Let me tell you... she was so excited. She must have
thought I was one wave short of a shipwreck. I started to think she was
testing me because she asked for a tennis bracelet when she doesn't even
know how to play tennis

I think I threw her for a loop when I said, 'That's fine, honey.' She
was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement.
Smiling with excited anticipation, she finally said, 'I think this is
dear, let's go to the cashier.'

I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, 'No honey, I don't
feel like it.'

Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled,

I then said, 'Honey! I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while.
You're just not in touch with my financial needs as a man enough for me
to satisfy your shopping needs as a woman.'

And just when she had this look like she was going to kill me, I added,
'Why can't you just love me for who I am and not for the things I buy

Apparently I'm not having sex tonight either.....but at least that
bitch knows I'm smarter than her.