CrAZytown, United States
January 01
The Guard Dog of Grammar
Not really that fixated on grammar, but it's fun pretending. Find the errors in this sentence: I texed him last night to advice him, "Its time to reign in the cat, its to full of it's self.'

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I just got an email from my friendly Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  They seem to be spying on me; at least they've compiled a dossier.  I suppose one exists for every citizen in this country, somewhere.  I actually have a "supporter record #"!  Impressive!  Her… Read full post »

Dear Mitt:

You gave the college kids of this country some advice Friday that I've been thinking about ever since. 

"Take a shot, go for it. Take a risk. Get the education. Borrow money, if you have to, from your parents. Start a business."

Now that's the American way!  Er,… Read full post »

Others have written about the murder of Trayvon Martin, far better than I could.  But I've also slowly become aware that the ubiquitous teen hooded jacket is now being criticized as a threatening article of apparel, that somehow this could justify making someone nervous, and now Geraldo Rivera,… Read full post »

MARCH 19, 2012 12:18AM

Rain in the desert as the sun shines

These were taken about mid-afternoon today, in no longer than a 30-minute time frame.  They are in sequence.  Depending on where I pointed my camera, I could see beautiful blue sky, brilliant sun, clouds threatening to rupture at any moment, and at one point, rain.
David, a family fr… Read full post »

Phoenix -- Arizona lawmakers, faced with the prospect of losing their undisputed title of Lowest Average State Legislature IQ in the Guinness Book of World Records to Virginia, took drastic steps last Thursday to undo the damage to their reputation.

"Look," said  Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain H… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 12, 2012 12:45AM

Godzilla in our front yard, viewed from sons' window


Looking into my two sons' room was always an act of courage.  They shared a 10x11' room for years, but never admitted that they could lessen the claustrophobia by being just a little more tidy.  Their beds stood perpetually unmade, blankets hopelessly tangled beneath roostin… Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2012 11:53PM

Fruit porn from my window

grapefruit by bedroom window
Outside the bedroom window, you sway, lazily aware that you are curvacious and tempting.  You beckon me to pull you down so I do, caressing you between my palms, but my thoughts are savage. 
Once I have you in the house, I waste no time. … Read full post »

What transpired in about 1959 is barely a blip in my memory.  It could have been so much worse.

Dad worked two part-time jobs, attended college on the GI Bill, and babysat my six-year-old brother and me a lot while Mom was out waitressing.  His babysitting consisted of  ignoring us as… Read full post »

She's not only avoided the grayhead, she's been busily writing her little heart out! 

85 posts up in little more than an hour!  My hat is off to you, fergfefrgfdgtrwhateveryournameis!!

OS can't do anything about this?  REALLY?

a busy lil blogger   Read full post »

I'm disappointed to see brainy people at OS bashing Noam Chomsky.  (See comments at a recent Jane Whatever Her Current Middle Name Is Smithie post about Noam Chomsky and Andy Borowitz.)  Since this is my blog, I want to post a brief rebuttal.  I'll leave comments open, though I may not… Read full post »

First, the thanks.  Stephen won 3rd place and $200 and I know he was impressed with his YouTube page views going from 600 something to over 900 in two days.  Over the previous month, he had sent the link to every/

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First, the thanks.  Stephen won 3rd place and $200 and I know he was impressed with his YouTube page views going from 600 something to over 900 in two days.  Over the previous month, he had sent the link to every friend and family member he could think of.  Anyway, he… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2011 1:27AM


I know I'm seldom here and have no time to write much, though I do try to get around and read when I can.

But I'm begging.  My son Stephen entered a contest at his college and can win as much as $500 if he can get more YouTube views of… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2011 5:48PM

Jesus drops in for a fish stick dinner

A Christian friend told me about a conversation where the question arose, "If Jesus appeared before you and was willing to answer one question, what would you ask?"  Part of me takes issue with putting Jesus on equal footing with a genie in a bottle granting one wish. Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 1:54AM

Dad almost took his war memories to the grave. Almost.

George, my father, never wanted to talk about his experiences in the Korean War, other than to correct his kids.  "It was the Korean CONFLICT," he instructed us.  "It was nothing more than a police action." 


(photo from Wikipedia

George had a Purple Heart, preserved… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2011 11:49PM

Oh baby...

each ohbaby equals about 5 seconds of x rated action!!!! 

Any night, 9 PM.....

The Stud™: So how ‘bout it, gorgeous?  Wanna wrinkle these sheets?

Me™: If I wrinkle the sheets, will I lose a few of my own?  You know I can’t resist you when you pay me blatantly false/Read full post »

JULY 10, 2011 2:39AM

Casey who? And who gives a crap?

I haven't felt this green around the gills since the Summer Of O.J.  To all you people working up a sweat about the possibility of a mom getting away with murder, all I can say is, please, take your umbrage somewhere else.  I'm queasy at the way this gossip has distracted… Read full post »

Correct the following sentences.  The answers are below each one, so no peeking!

1.  Cranky is going shopping with Susan Creamer Joy and I.


Absolutely wrong.  Mrs. Cuss wouldn't hear of it.  So SCJ and me had to go by our selfs.

2.  I like Shiral's avatar.  It's… Read full post »

MAY 20, 2011 6:59PM

My New & Improved Armageddon Myth

I'm not afraid of any Rapture Myth prevalent, because I have my own, and it can even be justified Biblically:

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, your whole neighborhood, the school board, your Senators and Representatives, and your Great-Aunt Hildegarde will beRead full post »

It's never been tougher to face old age.  With the proposed Social Security and Medicare gutting in Congress, and with states cutting programs that support the most vulnerable, it's about time we Baby Boomers whose retirements loom receive some bright news.  And here it is!

Corporations and… Read full post »

Call me crass and low-class, and a panderer for corporate interests.  Guilty as charged, but heck, we all have our lapses of judgment:

I was one of seventeen people on earth who didn't watch the Chuck & Di Show back in 1981.  Good thing I didn't waste my time, conside…

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Editor’s Pick
APRIL 27, 2011 12:54AM

1.)Stick foot in mouth 2.)Shove down throat 3.)Blush crimson

In 1995, I moved to Arizona from Michigan.  Never much for keeping in touch, I was surprised to get a phone call one winter morning from Lori, a friend from my church in Michigan.  In great distress, she related that a mutual acquaintance, Carol, just the day before had found her husba… Read full post »

I grew up in the Lutheran church, which retains some of the ritual and many of the beliefs of the Catholicism from which it splintered.  Good Friday always meant Tenebrae Service.  Tenebrae, or "darkness" in Latin, featured the sanctuary lights extinguished one by one, the giant hardco… Read full post »

A long, long time ago...

I was a senior in high school, reviving from years of unpopularity so extreme that I was shunned by nearly all.  Looking back, I think I assisted in my own victimization, too-meekly and unquestioningly accepting my inferiority.  But as graduation neared, realization… Read full post »