Deven McKay

Deven McKay
Location
Seattle, Washington,
Birthday
July 01
Bio
I've changed a lot in the last five years, some good, some bad, some things are just different. I'm trying to find a way back to me, but I'm pretty sure that my GPS has dementia.

MY RECENT POSTS

SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 6:18PM

Writing Class I: This is a bad idea

<whisper>“Mom, I question if this is the best idea.”


<whisper louder than actual talking>“We have more time now on Mondays since I don’t have to go grocery shopping. You said to plan something for us to do that will be fun. This will be fun.”


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SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 9:43PM

Home Remedy

mom paperwork
 

“Mom I’m impressed you found all that paperwork so quickly.”


“I have a system.”


“I do too. My problem is I have several systems and forget which one I used to do what.”


“I used to be that way. Now I know all papers that have toRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 8:14PM

By way of re-introduction...

I’m thinking about wandering back into the world of community disclosure. One might ask why, and I don’t really have a good answer. So to spite the lack of common sense this displays, I’ve decided to publicly write again. I started off a few days ago with a myriad of ideasRead full post »

AUGUST 6, 2012 6:34PM

Drop the Pole



Louise: Well dear, we hear that you’re dating again. Good for you!

Thelma: Why would you do that?

Me: @@

Tansy: I’d date again if given the opportunity.

Thelma: Didn’t you have Mr. Cosgrove over for dinner last Sunday? Wasn’t that a date?

Tansy: That was more of a bootRead full post »

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JANUARY 19, 2012 3:47PM

Snow and Hazelnuts

 

 

window

 


48 hours before event:
Local news teases that snow event is possible. Run to pantry to check on supplies. Eat a tablespoon of Nutella to calm nerves.

36 hours before event:
Local news states that snow event likely to happen. Run to bathroom to check toiletRead full post »

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JANUARY 15, 2012 8:14PM

Salad and Snow: A Love Story

“Do you remember what buttons you pushed?”

“I didn’t push any buttons. I was watching Family Feud and suddenly it went to snow. Then it went blue and that sign popped up about accessories. I tell you what it is, it’s that greedy cable company trying to get… Read full post »
AUGUST 30, 2010 12:16AM

Kubler-Ross Can Kiss My Butt

stages


There have been many people periodically checking in with me to see how I’m doing.  I’ve been trying to check in with me to see how I’m doing, but most of the time I just let myself ring through to voice mail.

I think that I might… Read full post »
JULY 15, 2010 2:52AM

Writing the Impossible

This isn’t going to be an inspirational piece.  I wish it could be.  I honestly thought at some point I’d have my movie-of the-week moment (Tyne Daly would be perfect in the role.  We’re both rocking the gentlewoman jowl thing.) but apparently my life screenplay… Read full post »
MAY 28, 2010 10:15AM

Karaoke on the Edge

Daniel has been a mobile DJ for close to thirty years. I've been tagging along with him for twenty of those years. Lately the bulk of his bookings are for his karaoke show. The following is (probably a completely distorted) transcript of a typical evening from one… Read full post »

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MAY 18, 2010 10:38PM

Movie Club: Zombieland, Not Starring Betty White

  Perhaps a better representative of a  zombie movie
I think this is a better snack representative for a zombie



::knock knock::

Mom:  Come in, it's open.

Me:  Hi, how's it going?

Mom:  What's so great about Betty White?

Me:  Huh?

Mom:  What's so great about Betty White?  Why is everybody talking about her al… Read full post »
APRIL 25, 2010 9:56PM

Running up that hill

Sometimes the path offers both a barrier and a bend
 
We all face times when we have to climb over fallen branches in the path.  I'm busy doing that now.  Mom and the ladies are fine.  Just some other things that are not.  I'll be back as soon as I can.  Thank you for all the lovely mails of… Read full post »
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MARCH 17, 2010 9:13AM

Movie Club: Leprechaun 5, Lep' in the Hood. I mock you not.

Monday:

Me:  Hello this is your daughter.

Mom:  Hello this is your mother.

Me:  ...

Mom:  ...

Me:  ...

Mom:  Why aren't you saying anything?

Me:  I was going to see how long it took you to tell me why you called.

Mom:  Smarty pants.  I called to tell you to ma… Read full post »

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MARCH 15, 2010 7:39PM

Don't even bother reading this mess...

Okay, I woke up feeling like I was three months pregnant.  All hurly and curled up and nauseous at the thought of dry toast.  As the day progressed, I moved on to feeling less pregnant and more weepy at the sight of Regis Philbin (you know he's not going… Read full post »

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MARCH 1, 2010 5:59PM

Movie Club: Julie and Julia, and no I won't cook for you



[The Unofficial Lakeside Retirement Home Movie Club was formed to serve the needs of serious senior citizen film buffs. Since none showed up, Mom and her friends took over, seizing control of both my blog and Netflix queue.  This is one in their growing list of...ah...reviews.]

Louise:  I'… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 22, 2010 9:31AM

Mom Day: God's Study Hall

[whisper yelling] "Look at..."

"shhhhhhh..."

[whisper yelling louder] "Look at..."

[whisper] "shhhh Mom.  You're being really loud."

[whisper yelling] "I'm whispering."

[taking sermon note pad] Your whispering is louder than your talking.

That doesn't make any sense.

It might not make sense, but it's t… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 15, 2010 7:15PM

Mom Day: It's never too late to start using garlic



"Come in.  It's open."

"Hi Mom.  I got all the stuff you asked for.  Now what's going on?  Wow, don't you look pretty.  Is that a new tiara?"

"Turn on the oven to four fifty."

"Okay, done.  So what's going on?"

"Get that big fry pan out.  I keep it in the stove."

"Alrigh… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 8, 2010 9:29AM

Movie Club: Dirty Harry (spoiler: Harry is not a dog)

[The Unofficial Lakeside Retirement Home Movie Club was formed to serve the needs of serious senior citizen film buffs. Since none showed up, Mom and her friends took over, seizing control of both my blog and Netflix queue.  This is one in their growing list of...ah...reviews.]

Dirty Harry

Mom: …

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FEBRUARY 1, 2010 10:27AM

Benjamin Butt...zzzzzz

[The Unofficial Lakeside Retirement Home Movie Club was formed to serve the needs of serious senior citizen film buffs. Since none showed up, Mom and her friends took over, seizing control of both my blog and Netflix queue.  This is one in their growing list of...ah...reviews.]

Benjamin Button

Me: …

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JANUARY 23, 2010 4:28PM

My Favorite Metal Is Canadian Steel

[This is a meta post.  For more information about what's going on CLICK HERE. For future reference, my blog will never be where to find out what's going on.]


"Hello this is your daughter."

"Hello this is your mother."

".........."

".........."

"...okay, I'll go first.  Why you calling Mom?"

"I'm… Read full post »

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JANUARY 12, 2010 4:38PM

Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire (spoiler: no actual dogs)

 [The Unofficial Lakeside Retirement Home Movie Club was formed to serve the needs of serious senior citizen film buffs. Since none showed up, Mom and her friends took over, seizing control of both my blog and Netflix queue.  This is one in their growing list of...ah...reviews.]

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DECEMBER 27, 2009 9:25PM

Survey says: Mom's picks

"Hello, this is your mother.  Is someone dead or hurt?"

"No!  Why would you ask that?"

"You never call me on Sunday afternoons.  I figured you must have finally caught the house on fire with a candle."

"Not yet.  Though I'm thinking of catching the dirty laundry on fire."

"If you do t… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 16, 2009 6:49PM

Mom Day: Mom was out mom'ed

 

tattoo

 

 


Me:  "Good Lord, look at the line at the pharmacy!"

Mom:  "Who would have thought that people would still be Hinny* crazy?  I wonder if people are gifting each other 'flu shots for Christmas?"

Me:  "It's silly for both of us to stand here.  It's jus…

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NOVEMBER 30, 2009 10:09AM

Movie Club: Die Hard rated PG-40

Die Hard
someone must have got a package of fonts


Me:  "Why did you pick Die Hard?  It would have never occurred to me that y'all wanted to watch something like that."

Mom:  "We got bored with all these thinking movies.  We decided that we just wanted to watch stuff blow up.  L/…

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NOVEMBER 17, 2009 12:31AM

Mom Day: Talkin' Normal

map

 

 

"Momma, c'mon, times a'wasting.  Grab yer shoppin' bags."

"......"

"We best git outta here before the rain commences."

"....."

"I don't know why you're standin' there lookin' at me like I was a singing bull, but let's git going."

"Why are you talking like that?"

"Talkin' like wha/… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 2, 2009 8:39PM

Live Blogging: Saints game with added H1N1

 

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 blurry, because I was afraid he'd wake up and cough at me
GO TEAzzzzzzzzzzzz....
 
Let me start off by saying that I know next to nothing about football.  That is something I'm rather proud of considering that I grew up in Dallas.
 
We're currently… Read full post »