Thursday Thirteen.

Thirteen Travel Tips for Blondie

I haven't been on a plane since I was 15. I am sure travel has changed a lot since then. Y'all travel way more than I do. Help a Blondie out, please!?!

{This isn't my plane but I wish it was.
It's PINK!}



  1. outside ~
  2. my ~
  3. window ~
  4. blushing ~
  5. pink ~
  6. trees ~
  7. dance ~
  8. in ~
  9. the ~
  10. breeze ~



Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
Where do you think it is?

Soup ~

If you had to give up either email or the telephone for the rest of your life, which one would your forgo?

Salad ~

What is one thing a house guest should always do?

Entrée ~

If your behaviour, like a product, came with a guarantee, what could you honestly guarantee about yourself?

Dessert ~

You say goodbye, I say _______.


You Finish?

A Greek man, relaxing at his favorite cafe in Krateron (a small Greek village in northern Greece), managed to attract a spectacular blonde woman. He invited her back to his apartment, and after some small talk they made love. After a pleasant interlude, and, at what seemed to him to be the appropriate time, he stretched, asked with a smile, "So...you finish?"

She paused for a second, frowned, and replied "No."

Pleasantly surprised, the Greek man reached for her and had his way with her again. This time she's wild, thrashing about on the bed and climaxing with screams of passion. Again, the Greek man smiles, and asks, "You finish?"

And again, after a short pause, she returns his smile, cuddles closer to him, and says "No."

Stunned, but damned if this woman is going to outlast him, the young man reaches for his date. It takes all of his strength and he barely manages to do it, but they climax simultaneously, screaming, bucking, clawing and ripping bed sheets. It's dawn by then, and, entirely spent, the exhausted Greek man falls onto his back, gasping. Barely able to turn his head, he looks into her eyes, smiles proudly, and asks, "You finish!?"

"Dammit, no!" she shouts back. "For the last time, I am Swedish!"



  1. star ~
  2. free ~
  3. coffee ~
  4. cinnamon ~
  5. blueberry ~
  6. scone ~
  7. 66 ~
  8. light ~
  9. if ~
  10. fantasy ~



Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
What colour is your luggage?

Soup ~
Sock, sock, shoe, shoe or sock, shoe, sock, shoe. How do you put yours on?

Salad ~
When was the last time you were given a traffic ticket?

Entrée ~
What dream or goal have you given up on?

Dessert ~
Snooze button: Do you use it and if so does it lure you into a false sense of security?



  1. picture ~
  2. relax ~
  3. un ~
  4. red ~
  5. electric ~
  6. deal ~
  7. always ~
  8. button ~
  9. consider ~
  10. either ~


A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words.

Last year when the kid was fixing to grad he, of course, had Senior Portraits done. They turned out so very nice. I ordered what I wanted and later that day passed on the info to the X so that he could order as well.

In the past I would have just asked him what he wanted and placed his order along with mine. This time I just wasn't in the mood to deal with his chickenshit ways so I left him to flap in the wind. I was a bit wicked in that I didn't tell him that if he placed his order with mine he would get a discount. Sometimes being an X doesn't really pay off, does it?? tee hee.

Cut to the kid's after grad party at my house where his grandmother {x's mother} noticed the framed 8x10's I had on display along with his trophy's, certificates and praises as well as his playbills from all the plays he participated in as the lighting tech. "Where is mine?", she wanted to know.

After an awkward pause the X had to admit that he hadn't ordered yet but he would and she would get one. I believe his delay in responding to his mother was because he was hoping I would offer her one of mine. ummm. NO.

For the record I paid for a million wallet size photos and included one in every grad announcement that went out. They were sent out to everyone in his family so grandma did have a photo it just wasn't an 8x10. NMP. The X did not offer a cent towards the kid's graduation expenses. I could have asked but it isn't as if he didn't know the kid was graduating. He had to know there were expenses, right?

The X also refused a glass of champagne to toast his son that night as well. I guess since his secretly pregnant new wifey couldn't drink he couldn't either. Or something. He refused a glass when the girl graduated from college too. WTF? That being said I did notice that he did not refuse a glass this past month at the after grad party for the son-in-law. Guess he is only allowed to drink when the new little wifey isn't around, eh?

Did I mention that they couldn't even bother to wait until the ink was dry on the kid's diploma before announcing to the world that they were having not one but two babies by years end? Yep, less than two days later I received panicked phone calls and instant messages from both kids telling me the news. Their reactions were sad and funny but that is a story for another day {maybe even tomorrow}. Shanking was brought up. Hilarious that was. {shhhh, don't give away the plot if you already know it ;-) }

Nothing like taking the spotlight off of your oldest and {then} only son during one of his biggest accomplishments to date, eh?



When there is bubble wrap within reach what do you do?



  1. process ~
  2. smile ~
  3. that's ~
  4. quitter ~
  5. word ~
  6. fire ~
  7. this ~
  8. delayed ~
  9. try ~
  10. center ~



Happy 4th of July!

Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
~ Abraham Lincoln


Meal at the Manor.

Appetizer ~
When I heard _______ I _________.

Soup ~
Due to drought conditions in CA my daughter can only use outside water twice a week for ten minutes each. Do you have drought conditions/water restrictions in your land?

Salad ~
When you look to your left, what do you see?

Entrée ~
I had an opossum in my yard a couple nights ago. It totally freaked me out. Have you had an unusual or creepy animal in your yard recently?

Dessert ~
Strawberry Shortcake or Hot Fudge Sundae?


around who wants to play
The Feast?


Thursday Thirteen.

13 things about the kid.
  1. He is 19 years old today.
  2. He has his DMV Ambulance Drivers Certification.
  3. He never ceases to make me laugh.
  4. He has always had cute dimples.
  5. His last baby word was hostible {hospital}. I refused to correct it because I knew in time he would figure it out.
  6. He is a licensed EMT.
  7. He named his red truck Chuck the Truck.
  8. He is on his 3rd iPod in 4 years.
  9. His room is painted red and he loves it. {so do I. It turned out so much nicer than I ever thought it would}
  10. He has his Guard Card which allows him to work as a security guard should he decide he wants to.
  11. He refers to his room as his cave.
  12. He can often be heard saying either *the game* or *that's what she said*.
  13. He is a very caring and helpful young man and I am very proud of him.

Happy 19th Birthday, Mr. Man!
Love you!
Mean it!