On the Natch
- Las Vegas, Nevada, US
- March 18
- Helen H. Moore
- Visit my website; http://www.helenhavlin.wix/spunky or follow me on twitter @helliepod
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Writing Life of (O')
July 31, 2013 12:19PM
- "The End" Ain't the End; You
Have to Ballyhoo Your Book!
July 30, 2013 12:58PM
- Panic in Vegas: Cougars Invade
Town Escaping Carpenter Fire
July 12, 2013 12:50PM
- Sex Over Sixty? Women Say,
"Please" But Not to These!
July 01, 2013 01:26PM
- It's Hard, Being Your Own PR
May 24, 2013 03:39PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Well, I was once married
to a man who was slow,
and now that I
July 30, 2013 01:38PM
- “You are welcome!”
July 30, 2013 01:36PM
- “Dear Ed, you possess a
courage that few can match.
for being so brave
July 30, 2013 01:04PM
- “It was ever thus, sadly.
So sorry for the hurt you and
July 12, 2013 02:52PM
- “Thanks, l"Heure. That
Renee Fisher is hilarious, but
the guys out
July 01, 2013 07:33PM
- MY LINKS
OK, this is what we do. First, we get Obama elected. Then, we get a Nobel Prize for Pete Seeger. You remember Pete; If I Had a Hammer, Guantanamera, Little Boxes, Bring Them Home, the reason the Hudson River is clean today -- THAT Pete.
Pete Seeger is an ambassador for Peac… Read full post »
Have you seen or read Hellboy? It goes like this: In the waning days of World War II, the Nazis, in desperation, try black magic to ressurect their dying cause. As the Nazi ceremony is taking place, a demon - "Hellboy" - is conjured -- just as the Allied forces raid the camp. The… Read full post »
You know what I could really go for right about now? A Sarah Palin sex scandal. No, not the one that has her not really being Trig's mother. That's sex as in reproduction.
No, I mean a nice, juicy, John-Edwards-meets-Bill-Clinton-meets-Republican-senator-of-your-choice sex scandal. With motel room r… Read full post »
Greg Randolph posted elsewhere on Open Salon:
"Sarah Palin came out today and said that if she and John McCain lose, she will seek the Republican Candidacy in 2012, Katie Couric just reported."
I don't think she has a chance, but given what her home life must be like,… Read full post »
I can't get myself worked up about Gay Marriage. The thought that runs through my mind is "I dunno why they wanna get married and ruin some perfectly good relationships." So Gay America, get married! But be warned: marriage has a 50% failure rate -- worst than most brands of condoms!… Read full post »
You know how presidents get tagged with shortened names, like FDR, or JFK, or LBJ? (Is it a mark of the current occupant's relationship with the English language that he is reduced to one letter of the alphabet?)
I was on my morning coffee run, driving into the beautiful Las Vegas… Read full post »
Driving home this morning, I noticed a lone vehicle still flying one of those American flags that fit over the car window, which became ubiquitous after September 11, and I thought: Wow! I want one of those, and on election day, when Obama wins, I'll put it in my car window and… Read full post »
I saw this on the internet, so I know it's true. (The Huffington Post, actually.)
John McCain told his wife, within earshot of reporters, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a harlot, you cunt!"
Then, more recently, he made a speech in which he said "rates have been cunt,"… Read full post »
Thanks, Leigh Bailey, for your Yeats-inspired posting. Here's another great and timeless poem, by WH Auden.
September 1, 1939
I sit in one of the dives
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest decade:
Waves of anger and fear
Circu… Read full post »
Oh, Lord. Colin Powell, the man who mispronounces his own name as part of the human digestive system, the man who lied to the world at the UN, now endorses Obama.
Can this possibly help?
Or is it a Republican October Surprise?
I received my order of 100 red, white and blue buttons saying "I'm voting for THAT ONE" on Wednesday at noon. It's now Friday at 9:30 and I only have about a dozen left.
I've sent them (by request) to friends and friends of friends in New York and Indiana… Read full post »
The teenage pregnant daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her boyfriend Levi Johnston are considering breaking with Palin tradition and giving their pre-born but still-very-much-a-person child a "normal" name.
"Thank God!" his mother, Sherry Johnston, said Thursday. Bri… Read full post »
I'm not asking out of any kind of outrage; I'm just curious. Since retiring from my (yes, I know it's a cliche), high-stress corporate job in March, I've been working part-time at a daycare center to make benefits and supplement my writing income. (I'm Scholastic's anti-JK Rowling, Yin to her Yang;… Read full post »
Stephen Baker writes, in his new book, The Numerati, published by Houghton Mifflin and excerpted on KNPR.org,
"Those of us wielding cell phones, laptops, and credit cards fatten our digital dossiers every day, simply by living. Take me. As I write on this spring morning, Verizon, my cell phone compa… Read full post »
OK, I have to ask; Is that a wig?
OK, maybe it's because I'm battling a stomach bug and two days
of 100-101 temps. But I just woke up from a
stupor, fever dream to think, "Wow! Wouldn't
it be great if we could get Sacha Baron Cohen to reprise Ali G, and
interview Sarah Palin? And you know what… Read full post »
I was both saddened and heartened last night, while tucking in my granddaughter, Scarlet, four, who was spending the night with me.
I work in the office of the daycare center she attends, and know all of her friends and classmates.
"Child A is my bully," she… Read full post »
In the very first exchange between the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his fictional Boswell, Dr. Watson, Holmes displays his detecting genius by observing, "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." This was published around 1877-8, and the character of Watson was that of a doctor retired f… Read full post »
I kissed a girl,
and I liked it.
Back when the earth was cooling.
I kissed a girl, just to try it,
(Don't know who we were fooling.)
Hope my children, grandchildren, ex-husband, aunties, uncles, cousins, friends, employers, spiritual advisor and precinct captain don't mind it.