Oregon Car Wash.

October 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Here comes the rain…again.

Categories: Video

RE: Clint Eastwood’s recent RNC speech

August 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Daughter: “So, that’s Clint Eastwood?”

Me: “Yep, silver screen legend, a total original.”

Daughter: “Why do they have a picture of Hugh Jackman behind him? Is he speaking too?”

Me: *face/palm*

To her point though, they really do look alike:


Categories: Politics, Random

Autumn 2011

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Categories: My Photos

Goin’ for a drive!

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

There are few things in this world that Lucy loves better than “ball”.  One of them is going for a ride, which is serious business!  Wanna know how I know?  Take a look at her ears; see how they’re all plastered back and stuck to her head? We call those her “business ears” because whenever she’s wearing them like that, she means business!

However, since we have typical Oregon weather 11 months out of the year when it is more or less any one of 23 types of raining outside, we felt it was high time to get the girl some decent eye protection so she could stick her nose into the wind like a proper dog ought to be able to…even when the rain is pelting her in the face at 52 mph (which is about as fast as our 1994 Suburban gas-hog can run these days, lol).

Fortunately for Lucy, today is filled with sunshine.  Good thing her “doggles” are also sunglasses.  *heart*

Does your dog need Doggles?  Get’em here:  Doggles.com

Categories: Lucy, My Photos

Crappy dog.

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

No, not my beloved Lucy. One of the neighbors has a crappy dog…and guess where this neighbor likes to let it crap…?

For what seems like weeks I had been finding mysterious “piles” on my front lawn and yeah, I know my yard is not the nicest one on the block but just because I have a bit of crab grass and clover this does not designate my yard as the local canine dumping station! I mean, WHO DOES THAT???  Let’s their dog crap in a neighbor’s yard and just LEAVES IT!!?!

So not too long ago I was able to catch this neighbor in the act…or rather, it was the dog I caught mid-poo while the neighbor stood sheepishly nearby hoping to blend into the bushes.

I’ve seen him around the neighborhood a lot.  He’s an older retiree with a  fluffy, medium sized lapdog and I had already half suspected he was the culprit for about the previous month or so but couldn’t prove it, so I shouted out in a very friendly tone, “Good morning!”

He waved an embarrassed little wave and quietly said “good morning” back.

I said, with a little grin, “Hey…uh…you aren’t gonna just leave that there, are you?” And just stared at him, daring him to not answer me.

He starts patting his pockets…of course, someone who allows their dog to just go anywhere is not going to be prepared to “pick up” after their dog’s impromptu “deposit”.  He stammers, “Well, I would if uh…”

I smile brightly and say, “OHHH!  Do YOU need a baggie?!?  STAY RIGHT THERE! I’ll go get you one!” And I saunter into the house knowing this person knows he’s been caught, can’t just leave now without looking like a total asshat, and has to wait for me to bail him out of his ineptitude and self-serving stupidity by supplying him with something he knows he should have always had with him anyway.

A couple of minutes later, I stroll leisurely back out and hold it out for him and wait. He takes it, kinda looks at me with a “do you really expect me to pick that up” kind of look which got an immediate reactive expression from me which fairly shouted “HELL YES! I expect you to practically lick my lawn clean, jerk!” but then I smiled too so, it was all polite and stuff. He bends down and scoops his dog’s crap off my lawn, into the baggie,  and then has the audacity to look at me all “now what?”.

I handed him a couple of extra baggies and said to him, “I’ve got a garbage bin just over there, please feel free to use it if you need to.  I can take it for you this time though, since I’m here.”  I smiled my happiest “thank you for being an actual human and not a total douche bag” smile and walked his dog’s crap to my bin, which, you have to admit was rather magnanimous of me considering the situation. *smirk*

Just before I got into my car and just before he was past my yard, I said, “Thank you!!  I hope you have a wonderful day!”  I got a tip of the hat and an awkward “you too” and that was that.

Funny how I haven’t seen him since.  Also interesting there have been no more “mystery piles” in my yard.

GOTCHA! SUCKA! Winner is me. Ha!

Categories: Rants

Nobody puts Baby in a remake!!!

August 9, 2011 3 comments

Can you believe this crap?

Lionsgate announces  ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Dirty Dancing” is coming back to the big screen.

Lionsgate says it is remaking the 1987 film that starred Jennifer Grey as a naïve dance student and Patrick Swayze as her teacher and lover.

The studio said Monday that Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, will direct the remake.

Ortega says he is eager to discover and cast “the next breakout triple-threats” to define dancing for a generation, the way Swayze did in the original “Dirty Dancing.”

I thought it was bad when the announcement was made for the horrifying remake of “Footloose” (click here to see the trailer for this inevitable train wreck), but now…now they are going after the holy grail of the late 80’s and dammit!  You have got to be freaking kidding me!!!

I know, I know, the original was far from perfect…but it had a cheeseytasticness about it that you can’t (and shouldn’t) try to replicate or redo…someone could lose an eye or something!

And I don’t really care if Kenny Oretga is choreographing it (though that is probably the single redeeming factor in the entire atrocious idea), no one, NO ONE can be “the new Patrick Swayze” and they will NEVER, EVER replace Jennifer Grey’s nose! (You know you were thinkin’ it, it’s alright…look, I’ve got before and afters:

You can’t “fix” cute. There’s nothing to fix after all. She is still cute…just different. Oh well.)

Anyway…all this to say the following:

Dear Movie Studios,

Are you really so out of ideas that you have to regurgitate story lines from a mere 2 decades ago? Is creativity completely dead or something? Seriously! GO MAKE NEW MOVIES and STOP STEALING the movies from my youth!!!

Good gravy, what’s next?!  You gonna remake “The Goonies” too?



Random Friday Post:

June 3, 2011 Leave a comment

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