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Joke Friday


A nun is chatting with her Mother Superior. "I used some horrible language this week and feel absolutely terrible about it," says the young nun.

"When did you use this awful language?" asks the elder nun.

"Well, I was golfing and hit an incredible drive that looked like it was going to go over 280 yards, but it struck a phone line hanging over the fairway and fell straight down to the ground after going only about 100 yards."

"Is that when you swore?" "No, Mother," answers the nun. "After that, a squirrel ran out of the bushes and grabbed my ball in its mouth and began to run away."

"Is THAT when you swore?"

"Well, no" says the nun. "You see, as the squirrel was running, an eagle came down out of the sky, grabbed the squirrel in his talons and began to fly away!"

"And THAT is surely when you swore?" says the amazed Mother.

"No, not yet." she answers. "As the eagle carried the squirrel away, it flew near the green and the squirrel dropped my ball."

"Did you swear THEN?" asks Mother Superior, becoming impatient.

"No...the ball fell on a big rock, bounced over the sand trap, rolled onto the green, and stopped about six inches from the hole!"

The two nuns are silent for a moment.

Then Mother Superior sighs, "You missed the f______ putt, didn't you?

I've got nothing

Been looking for a meme to do. Really just want to crawl in bed and read (Kite Runner).

I did find a 5 weird/random facts meme going around the blogosphere but I already did a 10 weird facts one back in April , I could've just cheated and used 5 of those. Thank g-d Nablopomo is over tomorrow! and thankfully tomorrow is Joke Friday; so come back tomorrow when i have something.

Haiku Wednesday


praying for my friend

operation is today

she will be okay


Hwo the barin wrkos
This is weird, but interesting! fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it.

Manic Monday

I hate Mondays. It starts on Sunday - i feel like i really can't enjoy Sunday knowing that i have to go to work the next day. Sometimes i even have trouble sleeping, thinking about the next day.
But today really wasn't bad at all, not manic by any means; really rather tame. No irate, irritating patients, no employees having a meltdown and other than my nagging dry cough that necessitated my having to suck on a lot of cough drops it was rather a pleasant Monday. Let's keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday

World class shopper that I am, I am even tired of it already. I'm almost done though and I did save some $$, so I guess it was worth it. But like every year, I just can't wait til it's over. Speaking of over, five more days til Nablopomo is over! and not soon enough. Can't wait to go back to my slacker ways.


This weeks theme: Hot

The dried hot chile peppers on my pizza. And the not very hot looking flames of my gas stove.

Joke Friday

Two church members were going door to door, and knocked on the door of a woman who was not happy to see them. She told them in no uncertain terms that she did not want to hear their message, and slammed the door in their faces.
To her surprise, however, the door did not close and, in fact, bounced back open. She tried again, really put her back into it, and slammed the door again with the same result -- the door bounced back open.
Convinced these rude young people were sticking their foot in the door, she reared back to give it a slam that would teach them a lesson, when one of them said, "Ma'am, before you do that again you need to move your cat."

Evidently I just cook once a year

I don't have many cookbooks because I don't really like to cook much. I do have this one, though that I've had- well let's just say a really long time. While doing my Thanksgiving prep i decided to get the sweet potato dish out of the way. Problem being i wasn't really sure how to make "candied sweet potatoes". In the past i've made this mashed version with marshmellows ( hope the boy doesn't notice i've gone and switched up the recipe).

This is my mom's recipe but the problem is, well mom wasn't much of a cook either and all i remember of her recipe is the can of yams and maple syrup and brown sugar.

So out comes my "Everything Cookbook" (seriously, that is the name of it.) I look up candied sweet potatoes and commence to make them. Later i go to mark the page with this nice piece of ribbon that is attaced to the book so that i can finish in the morning and I glance at the page that I last marked - Turkey Gravy.

Time to make the biscuits.

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

Haiku Wednesday

First Haiku

Life is a journey

old cat sleeping on futon

road in the distance


Manic Monday

Okay, let's see, how did this day go (i've been trying to forget since 5 o'clock)- pour me another glass of wine bartender. Well, the 1st patient tried my patients - she was just old ( i know, not kind - but you try doing this all day.) She even said, thanks for being so patient - see even she knew. i'd only been at work 25 min. and felt like i'd done 10 patients. I'm in no mood to recount the details so I will just skip to the last patient of the day - who really took the cake.

The SRB (spoiled rotten brat) came in with her mother with the complaint of not being able to see the blackboard. Oh, let me go back a minute to when i called them in and they were "shopping" in the optical shop before their exam. Long story short - she had almost perfect vision with a very slight optical error. So the doctor did not give her an Rx for glasses. I heard her complaining loudly at the desk on how "all of it looked blurry" or some such thing.
I wonder if it was coach or Calvin Klein that she had picked out.

How Mary got her groove back

except for the bad hair day and no heat. Went to visit my friend, Mary (on the right), at her annual open studio at her new studio today. A great example of when life hands you lemons - make lemonade. She had to vacate her much loved studio space earlier this year (kicking and screamin) but she landed on her feet. Way to go Marewheeeeeeeeee!!!


This week's theme:
I love______

my boy!

Joke Friday

Womens Fantasy: A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after-work cocktail with her girlfriends when an exceptionally tall, handsome, extremely sexy young man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes away fromhim. The young man noticed her overly attentive stare & walked directly toward her. Before she could offer her apologies for being so rude for staring,the young man said to her, 'I'll do anything, absolutely anything, that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $100, on one condition.' Flabbergasted, the woman asked what the condition was. The young man replied, 'You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words.' The woman considered his proposition for a moment, withdrew from her purse & slowly counted out five $20 bills, which she pressed into the palm of the young mans hand along with her address. She looked deeply into his eyes & slowly, meaningfully said, "Clean my house."

Meme oh meme

Oh G-d my blog is starting to look like a set of those days of the week underwear: Manic Monday, Existential Tuesday, Haiku Wednesday, Meme Thursday, Joke Friday, Photohunt Sat. and Weekend Update/Inspirational Sunday. What have I done??!!

Well thank goodness we are halfway there (to Nablopomo being over).

No meme for you today but a couple of cute blog tests - go take them and report back.

My Bloginality is ENTP!!!

Don't bother clicking on the above logo since I am hopeless at this html stuff and can't get it to work, here is the link to the blog readability test.

Haiku Wednesday


those storybook tales
they can't be duplicated
young girl's dream vanquished

Exitstential Tuesday

Day 13, how many more to go?

Maybe need to go pull up the exitentialist barstool for some new material. Well now is my chance, my boy is off an his 8th grade trip til Fri. (An outing is planned for Thurs. nite to a Chinese restaurant with Jazz music with an old friend - i'll report back.)

Thinking back on Manic Monday - which was rather tame - two patients come to mind:

One noticed that I was a lefty and we had a nice "lefty" discussion.

The other woman, when taking her medical history and i got to the tobacco & alcohol ??'s ,
answered ,"Vodka & Cranberry, but on Sun. my husband makes me a double bourbon manhattan- that's how i know what day it is. "

Quote of the day

"I like a good melodrama. People look down on it now, but I love that genre. A good melodrama is primal, intense stuff. It can be the stuff of life." Sidney Lumet

Weekend Update

They Won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
League Tournament Champions

(That's my boy, enjoying his 15 seconds of fame!)


This weeks theme: Flexible

We always Joke about our dog,Jackson, doing his Yoga out in the sun on the deck. I should be doing it with him. Also, notice the drool(click to enlarge) - i must've been eating something while i took the pic.

Joke Friday

A blind guy on a bar stool shouts to the bartender, "Wanna hear a
blonde joke?"

In a hushed voice, the guy next to him says, "Before you tell that joke,you should know something.Our bartender is blonde and the bouncer is blonde. I'm 6' tall,200-pound black belt veteran of the Special Forces.
The guy sitting next to me is 6'2", weighs 225 and he's a rugby player. The
fella to your right is 6'5:, pushing 300 pounds and he's a wrestler.
Each one of us is blonde. Think about it mister. You still wana tell that joke?"

The blind guy thinks for a, moment and replies, "Nah, not if I'm gonna
have to explain it five times."

Meme in the Middle

Found this meme over at Ipanema's awhile back (desperate times call for desperate measures - believe me not many people know my middle name)

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.

2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.

3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

M- Music- i love all kinds of music, blues, jazz, rock n roll, classical,folk(Dylan,Mitchell, Baez)even some Rap and Country .

I- Indecisive

N- Nice

D- Disorganized, disheartened

y- Young at heart

Tagging: Noelle, Liquid, Jona, Lorna, and Nova Dad

Haiku Wednesday


smoke rising above
red leaves falling to the ground
black dog by my side

Manic Monday

(posted on Tuesday)
It's 7:40 and i have to be at work at 8:00 and here i sit in my bathrobe. Good thing i only have to pull on a pair of scrubs,find a shirt to wear under my labcoat and lace up the sneaks; then onto my 5 min. beauty ritual: fire up the flat iron, slap some "product" on in an attempt to control the curl, straigten the bangs, throw on some makeup and out the door. Yes, i brushed my teeth and put on deoderant; i shower at night - no time in the morning - plus too cold. And luckily I'm working at the office that is only 10 min. from my house.

Well it was actually a very boring Monday, no memorable patients, moments or insights; so i thought i would link to another Manic Monday that was included in Grand Rounds awhile back.


Ok I'm glad to see i'm simplifying - with age comes... creaky bones.
(But if all else fails I can always refer to last years list.)

Fri. - Joke Friday (of course)
Sat.- Photo hunters (post a pic on a theme)
Sun. - G-d help me (weekend update,inspirational moments)
Mon. Just another manic monday (work post -pissin & moanin, occ.inspirational)
Tues. Existential angst ( just about anything)
Wed. Haiku Wednesday
Thur. Show & Tell (do a meme).

Note: Subject to change without notice.

Here we go again........

For those of you just joining... regular programing has just resumed. I've been forced into it. Ok i joined willingly; but it must've been in a weak moment or actually in a delusional one.

Ok, i did it last yr. i can do it again. i think i can, i think i can. (I'm talking about Nablopomo - post everyday for the month of November.) Why don't some of you out there join me. I know Noelle is doing it and Lee I think you should. C'mon we'll have a party when it's over; you might even win a prize.
Ok well now I need a list; last year i had a list-better start a list.
I'll be back with the list soon, i promise.

Photo hunter

This weeks theme: Classic

Very stormy here today. I had intented to take some pictures around my town of some of the classic New England facades but the weather forced me inside and my fireplace mantel was all i could come up with.

Joke Friday

( not really a joke- but cute)

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If you look closely you can see that 2 out of 3 pumpkins are missing their stalks.
Hence the guilty look (ears back) on Mr. Jackson's face. Forgot to post this yesterday so since i'm still working on a plan for Nablopomo - Hasta luego baby.