Friday, May 7, 2010

7 Quick Takes (Vol 68)


Well, another 7 days have sped by. How life flies along! Remember to click the picture above to speed, like an Indy Car racer at the speedway, over to Conversion Diary so that you can read all the other Quick Takes.

Answer a question for me please? Why do people make sex tapes? Especially anyone who has any expectation of fame or is already famous. Do they have the blind notion that we live in the age of say, JFK, where what they do in private will not be made public. Where the person that you are indulging this idiocy with is going to have your back forever and not think, “Hmmmm, I bet I could make some money with this!” Seriously people, do not do this.

What brings this to mind you might be asking? Well, I saw yesterday that yet another “starlette”, Kendra Willkinson Baskett, she of “Girls Next Door” fame (and no I am not providing a link) made a sex tape with “someone she trusted”, sometime before she moved into the Playboy mansion etc. And now, GASP!, someone has sold that tape to whatever purveyor of porn would pay and it is going to be distributed. Get real here folks. That stuff NEVER stays just between friends. Good golly people, use the gray matter that the Lord gave you.

Now back to our regularly scheduled blathering

I have had several restless, rather unsettled days this week. Sometimes I am just like that. I play with pointy sticks and pull up stuff in the garden and that helps. But my “go to” thing that always calms me down is organizing something.

Yes, yes, I know that I need help. You aren’t the first person to tell me that.

But you see, there is a problem. My house is organized. All the closets? Check. The pantry? Check. The basement? Check. There isn’t anything to organize.

And that makes me really jumpy.

Anyone have a closet that I could work on?
Two weeks from today I will have a son-in-law.

Let’s all say that again shall we.

I. Will. Have. A. Son-in-Law

Josh Meg 1 Aren’t they just the cutest things! Egads I sound like I am back in Texas. But they really are cute.
Josh Meg 2                                                 Awwwwwwww.

Oh, and the lurker you see in the back? The one with the frown. That is Caleb, TASiL’s twin brother. He cracks me up.

And you can bet your bottom dollar that there are going to be a bunch of posts on the wedding and all the things leading up to it and you are just going to be sick of it.

But don’t leave me. PLEASE!!!!!

One of the things that we will be having at the wedding reception is a “Candy Bar”. Do you know what that is. Probably a better way to describe it is a Candy Buffet. I am in charge of this and I am afraid that candy is going to take over my life. We have never had this much candy in the house at one time and my performance anxiety is rearing it’s ugly head because, even though I have purchased about 35 pounds of candy I have this fear that I haven’t purchased enough.

Yes, I said 35 POUNDS of candy.

But if we were to run out of candy then I would have a stroke or a nervous breakdown or TEO would be mad.

So I will need to buy more candy.

And I am afraid that I don’t have enough containers. And I might not have put enough thought into presentation and……..


It has finally warmed up enough that we can have the windows open at night. Ah bliss! It is what I live for as the weather warms up. I can hear the owls at night and the occasional coyote (or pack of coyotes) yipping in the woods. Wolves howl, coyotes yip. And if we are really lucky we will hear something meet it’s untimely demise somewhere in the depths of the woods. A screech, a cry and…….

There has even been a time or two when I have woken up to the sounds of the hosta maurauders deer munching on my foliage. That just makes me soooooo happy.

Ah sleep with the windows open. You never know what you are going to hear.

Something is blooming that is making me sneeze and making my nose stuffy. I don’t like it.

I just thought you should know.

I have been looking through pictures again……you should be afraid. I thought I would give you a sneak peek at one of my favorites.
Deb and Jean apartment ChicagoA Yup, that’s me. Who knows what I am thinking but it sure looks like I am plotting something. Or it might just be that someone has a piece of food off camera and I am contemplating that. Who knows.

Well, have a wonderful week everyone. Remember, don’t do anything that I wouldn’t do. That pretty much leaves the field wide open…

Well, except for eating liver of course.


  1. Oh good! I'm the first in line to sign up to have you come over to organize my basement!!

  2. And then after that basement I need you to come and TEACH me HOW to organize. Because for some reason I have hard time with simple things even like socks and underwear. The good news is I don't have much stuff. The catch is that you would have to come to S. Korea...

  3. Item 1 - I think that's the most extreme example of narcissism!?

    Item 2 - my sewing room is next, right?

    Item 3 - definitely cute couple and their nemesis.

    Item 7 - I'm certain you were thinking of Item 4.

    (And I think you meant your last comment in include "except for Item 1". Right? Right????)

  4. Two Words....daughter's bedroom. I shudder with fear each time I have to enter. Please come organize ~ thank you very much! :)

    I was thinking the same thing on the way to work....what is blooming now that is making my nose and eyes itch and giving me sinus headaches.

    Amen on the sex tapes...and add to that, these famous married men that have been having affairs ~ cause the "other woman" is never, ever going to tell a soul she is sleeping with someone famous. Yea, right.

  5. Loved this. I'm always amazed at how much we think alike.

    Our daughter gets married in four weeks! They are also having candy at the reception but not a bar...just two big bowls for people to help themselves plus little take home boxes of candy for each guest. And lots of cake.

    Enjoy the wedding! I know you will.

  6. We have a family of Red Fox living near our back door right now--and a Jack russell dog. Thank God for puppy pads. There is a mama and 5 pups. Hopefully they will move on soon. Last summer the resident skunk kept the puppy pad company in business. Oh the joys of country living.

  7. @ Lookleap - you know I am always at your disposal.
    @ Maia- I haven't ever been to S. Korea!
    @ Whitestone - definitely not #1
    @Debbie - oh I SO know what you mean about daughter's bedroom. I could scare you with the stories about Cartoon Girls room. There were several years when we didn't see the floor!

  8. We can't expect much more from Kendra... she was a playboy bunny afterall. And if it was prior to her time on the mansion, she was probably about 17. Sheesh.

    I have several closets. Come work your magic.

    If there is something blooming that is making you sick, might I suggest you NOT open your windows at night???

  9. Your daughter and fiance are so cute. :) Have fun with all the wedding planning, and you should definetly take a picture of the candy bar at the wedding, just so we know what it looks like.

  10. Lots of food for thought. Just the word liver made my skin crawl.

    The whole sex tape thing is a ploy to be uber famous. A lot of celebrities do it on purpose I believe to get the attention. CRAZY people. I can't in a million years imagine watching myself have sex. Who wants to see that??

    Your daughter is adorable. What a super cute couple they make. Congrats:) I bet you are sooo excited.

  11. #2: I was painting the last major room to be painted. I had had a really bad day and decided to improve my mood by doing some put-off painting. Feeling better, I stood there, holding the paint roller, and said outloud, "Gee, what am I going to do when I run out of rooms to paint when I'm in a bad mood?"

    My husband hid behind the newspaper and muttered something about, "Take up drinking?" ;)

  12. What an absolutely adorable couple! They look made for one another. :)
    I don't think that you should worry about not having enough candy...just bring along that adorable baby picture of yourself and then you'll have plenty o' sweet stuff.
    By the way, I would love it if you could help me sort and pack up our bedrooms for an upcoming carpet installation. I cannot describe what hell it is to have to exist without a basement, an attic, and closets little bigger than a portapotty...

  13. They really ARE a cute couple!! Congrats on the addition to your family!! And Candy Buffets, well, they ROCK!! And that YOU were selected to be the head candy diva..well that's just the highest honor!!! Just stopped by from Market Mommies blog hop!


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