Thursday, September 3, 2020

Thursday This n That

Yesterday, the Owl woke me up from my nap.  Not really, because she's like a thousand miles away from here now, but I was sleeping and I must've dreamed she was out in the living room talking to Hubs, which woke me up.  Ah, the things our brains do. 

Looking for something different to listen to, I loaded my Paul Simon Graceland CD.  Now it's stuck in my head.  On random.  And repeat. 

Years ago, on the MDA Labor Day Telethon, Tony Orlando sang 'Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes' from that album.  I'll never forget it because he screwed up the words.  Instead of 'slipped into her pocket with her car keys' he said 'slipped into her pocket and took her car keys'.  ROFL  Now every time I hear that song, I think of that.  My brain works in mysterious ways.

Does anyone even remember spending the whole of Labor Day watching the telethon?  All that talent and music and fun pulling for a cause.  Sometimes Dad would take us to where the fireman were filling their boots with donations so we could throw some change in the boot.  Does anyone do that anymore?  Do they even have a telethon?  I don't want to think about what it's turned into/  The last time I watched, it was lame and talentless and boring as hell.  I miss Jerry Lewis.


The fawns are losing their spots.  :sadface:  The buck fawns will start to get antler buds soon, but right now, they all look like little does.  They're also starting to show their independence and moving away from their moms.  Good thing, too, because they have to be on their own before the rut comes.  It seems early for losing the spots, but what do I know. Does this mean an early winter?  Time will tell.

I found another itty-bitty, teeny-tiny snake on my walk the other day.  I never did figure out what kind it was.  Black head, tan/taupe body.  Definitely non-venomous because the head was in line with the body.  Might've been a northern red-bellied snake, but since I didn't turn it over, I'll never know.  I just picked it up by the tail and moved it out of the road.  It was totally chill. 

Okay, that's enough out of me today.  What's up with you?


  1. I remember the telethons and "Fill the Boot." Our local departments still do it.

    The temps cooled off and the humidity went up. Still, nice to have a "cold" sauna in the mornings.

    Heading out shortly to give blood. Fun times. Free snacks! And a T-shirt.

    Had a deluge and major lightning storm this week. Tuesday night? I've slept since then. It was a gully-washer and nosiy as hell, plus several lightning-caused fires. You'd think it was spring, not fall.

    I'm adding words. Not fast enough but there ya go. Also finally received my line edits from NY late yesterday. Gotta deal with that once I get home from the vampires.

    Not much else going on. I guess that's a good thing.

  2. We've had 5 1/2" of rain over the last two days, and more is predicted. Hooray!

    But the thunderstorm this morning was bad enough to scare Churchill, and he let me put him in bed with me. We cuddled until I had to get up, and by then he was calm enough to enjoy his breakfast.

    An armadillo scurried around my backyard yesterday. I didn't know they could move so fast. They can do a lot of digging damage, but this one just ate stuff on the surface. Insects, I assume.

    I finished the words in my current source, but I have 41 illustrations to edit before I can go to the next one. That's painful, since photo-shopping messy illustrations is boring. This lot is particularly messy, and I'm only averaging one a day. But they'll get done eventually.

    Today is dad-sitting day. Mom says the thunderstorm scared him, too. I enjoy them!