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

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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 »
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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 »
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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 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 »
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OCTOBER 28, 2009 9:16PM

Mom wishes you a happy Halloween

"So they had someone named Julie from that huge church call me."

"Oh?"

"Yeah.  I told Julie what I thought all right!  I told her that I never felt so unwelcomed in a church before.  That they needed to be less worried about my walker staying behind a pole and more worried that… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 26, 2009 9:53PM

Shopping for God

If I could, I'd bribe someone to make this reality


"Well meh.  I enjoyed the music here, but not much else.  You didn't seem like you enjoyed it much either."

"Why do you say that?"

"Mom, during the preaching you spent fifteen minutes trying to quietly open a cough drop.  Then you folded your bulletin into a crane.  Then y/…

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OCTOBER 22, 2009 10:06PM

Mom's new rad friends

"Do you want to get out Mom?  I'm just picking up a prescription."

"No, no.  I'll just sit here and people watch."

mom refuses to take off rain bonnet
looks so innocent, doesn't she?
***

"Oh Lord, you're pouting."

::sniff::

"You have no reason to be pouting at me."

::ahem::

"Ah, the silent treatment.  You know that's…

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OCTOBER 16, 2009 5:52PM

Some more Devenverse pictures

I actually just wanted to share this first photo:

Oh the irony
Not ironic at all


Then I thought I could throw in a few more pics and see if I could manage to blow up your/… Read full post »
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OCTOBER 13, 2009 6:31PM

Why I've been scarce

 
 
Doctor Stevens:  "Deven I'm going to write two orders for your mother.  She needs her regular blood work check done, so here's the information you need to present when you take her to that clinic.  I'm going to send her for an x-ray of her left knee to check… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 9:33PM

Mom Day: Meat Loaf, it's not what you think

mom's meatloaf
Mom's meat loaf, but that's not what we're talking about here
 
 
"Before we go, I want you to sit down and write out a letter.  I want you to post it on the computer."

"Well this is always interesting..."

"Yes, the ladies want to write a letter to Meat Loaf Aday."

"Oh/…

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 10:47PM

Fakenchiladas

fakenchiladas
 
1)  Cook low and slow.

2)  Brown the beef until it's just done (until you think "that needs to cook a bit more" if you were eating it for tacos).  Add in taco seasoning.
Add in what you like.  I added green onion, olives, tomatoes, and cilantro.… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 9:30PM

Mom Day: ::ahem:: Pet Lovers

moose on a pole

Canadian Moose Show

 

::knock knock::

"Come on in, it's open."

"Hi Mom."

"Have you ever heard of people having sex with a dog?"

"......... .......... .................... ............... ............ ................. ....................... ...................................... ........../… Read full post »

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AUGUST 27, 2009 7:31PM

Mom Day: Movie Club, Once Bitten Twice Shy

much guilt tripping and bribery used in the production of this photo
guilt tripping and bribery were used in the production of this photo
 

Ben:  I’m not going to do it.

Me:  Yes you are.  You’re not going to disappoint all those old people.

Ben:  Mom I really, really don’t want to do/

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