Today is the final day of February. My month was:
{not necessarily in that order}

What five words best illustrate your month? {and you don't have to use only words that begin with the letter *f*. That is my own special little obsession. Don't you judge me. ;-) }


The Bar is Open.

Your bartender tonight is Rudy.

Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
That's the way _______.

Soup ~
Here's a deck of cards. What are you going to do with them?

Salad ~
What are two things you would rather be doing right now?

Entrée ~
Do you make to-do lists? Do you cross things off once the items have been accomplished?

Dessert ~
What is the colour of giggly?


I am not sick!

Monica: (congested) Ugh, they sent me home. They said I can’t work if I’m sick.

All: Ohh!

Chandler: I’m so sorry you’re sick.

Monica: I’m not sick!! I don’t get sick! Getting sick is for weaklings and for pansies!

Rachel: Honey, no one thinks you’re a pansy, but we do think you need a tissue. (She notices something hanging from Monica’s nose, as does Joey.)

Monica: (wiping her nose) I have not been sick in over three years! (Sneezes.)

Chandler: I’m gonna grab you some tissue.

Monica: I don’t need a tissue! I’m fine-d!

Ross: When you put a ‘D’ at the end of ‘Fine’ you’re not fine.

Monica: I’m fine-d. I’m fine-d! Y’know, it’s a really hard word to say.

Friends. Season 6. Episode 13.

I am NOT sick but if I were what remedy would you recommend to me?



  1. hey ~
  2. where ~
  3. keep ~
  4. window ~
  5. guy ~
  6. road ~
  7. holiday ~
  8. like ~
  9. cold ~
  10. espresso ~




  1. sparkle ~
  2. tin ~
  3. check ~
  4. rain ~
  5. princess ~
  6. 1-800 ~
  7. theory ~
  8. again? ~
  9. snap ~
  10. digital ~


What's for Dinner?

I made white macaroni and cheese today. Yummy. It included freshly grated Asiago, Romano and White Cheddar cheeses. SO Good!

What was dinner in your house tonight?



Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
Do you suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia?

Soup ~
Does killing time damage eternity? What do you do to kill time?

Salad ~
How many months old are you?

Entrée ~
What is something that you’ve unexpectedly enjoyed? What made you decide to try it?

Dessert ~
Is it ever too cold to eat ice cream?


Thursday Thought.

"We men love your bodies: your real bodies, not the bodies we see on TV or in movies. It's not just one thing that makes you the center of our universe — it's all of you. We'll deny that we ever bought a John Mayer album if you try to get us to admit it in public. But the guy was right about one thing — your body is a wonderland. Period."




  1. drive ~
  2. over ~
  3. hail ~
  4. build ~
  5. daily ~
  6. mmmm ~
  7. why ~
  8. fifteen ~
  9. limited ~
  10. big ~


That's What She Said.

What's going on with your Monday?


An Annotated Thermometer

60 - Californians put on sweaters (if they can find one in their wardrobe)

50 - Miami residents turn on the heat

40 - You can see your breath, Californians shiver uncontrollably, Minnesotans go swimming

35 - Italian cars don't start

32 - Water freezes

30 - You plan your vacation to Australia, Minnesotans put on t-shirts, politicians begin to worry about the homeless, British cars don't start

25 - Boston water freezes, Californians weep pitiably, Minnesotans eat ice cream, Canadians go swimming

20 - You can hear your breath, politicians begin to talk about the homeless, New York City water freezes, Miami residents plan vacation further south

15 - French cars don't start, you plan a vacation in Mexico, cat insists on sleeping in your bed with you

10 - Too cold to ski, you need jumper cables to get the car going

5 - You plan your vacation in Houston, American cars don't start

0 - Alaskans put on t-shirts, too cold to skate

-10 - German cars don't start, eyes freeze shut when you blink

-15 - You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo, Arkansans stick tongue on metal objects, Miami residents cease to exist

-20 - Cat insists on sleeping in your pajamas with you, politicians actually do something about the homeless, Minnesotans shovel snow off roof, Japanese cars don't start

-25 - Too cold to think, you need jumper cables to get the driver going

-30 - You plan a two-week hot bath, the Mighty Monongahela freezes, Swedish cars don't start

-40 - Californians disappear, Minnesotans button top button, Canadians put on sweaters, your car helps you plan your trip south

-50 - Congressional hot air freezes, Alaskans close the bathroom window

-80 - Hell freezes over, polar bears move south


Above is my indoor-outdoor thermometer display. I have the heater on, I am snuggled down under blankets and have a cute pink touque on my head. I am drinking mug after mug of hot coffee. I am cold. Don't you judge me.

What is the temperature outside your house today? Are YOU cold?


Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
Besides junk, what do you keep in your junk drawer?

Soup ~
Who is the first person in your address book?

Salad ~
What is on the top of your to-do list today?

Entrée ~
What item that you don’t currently possess would you most like to have in your home?

Dessert ~
What is the colour of forgetfulness?



  1. tomorrow ~
  2. quick ~
  3. walls ~
  4. change ~
  5. don't ~
  6. blank ~
  7. about ~
  8. intake ~
  9. betwixt ~
  10. yesterday ~


What if There is No Tomorrow?

There wasn't one today.

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — The world's most famous groundhog has seen his shadow which, legend has it, means this already long winter will last for six more weeks.

Punxsutawney Phil's forecast was announced in front of thousands of revelers gathered at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. They gathered Monday morning in near freezing temperatures, with many revelers buoyed by the Super Bowl victory by the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night.

German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter would last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early.

Since 1887, Phil has seen his shadow 98 times, hasn't seen it 15 times, and there are no records for nine years, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

That's not exactly the news we were looking for, is it? So now we not only have a case of the Monday's but we also have a case of the Winter Blues.