Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This is hilarious!

Be prepared to laugh out loud and keep the volume down!

Those crazy Brits

Monday, January 18, 2010

and here's to you, Mr. Robertson...

My apologies to Simon and Garfunkel.

NPR (love me some NPR) had the following letter on their site - it says it ALL!!!

Dear Pat Robertson,

I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action.

But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished.
Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth -- glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven't you seen "Crossroads"? Or "Damn Yankees"?
If I had a thing going with Haiti, there'd be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox -- that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it -- I'm just saying: Not how I roll.
You're doing great work, Pat, and I don't want to clip your wings -- just, come on, you're making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That's working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.
Best, Satan

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Apparently it's contagious

I am originally from Minnesota and you know what they say

'you can take the girl out of Minnesota but you can't take
the Minnesota out of the girl'

They say that right?

Anyway apparently it is contagious.

Just look at this photo of my husband Gapetto with
The Bunny Rabbit and the Dolly Llama.

If that hat isn't Minnesotan I don't know what is.

It makes me laugh every time it graces his head


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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Somebody stop me!

I cannot believe that this soon after finishing
this I decided to
tackle that pesky hallway floor.

Gapetto and I moved into this cute little house almost 12 years ago.

Just prior to moving in I had some ceiling dry walled (over the old
plaster - a move I have come to regret - but that is for another blog)
and the floors refinished. Because I like making things incredibly
complex I had the floor guys leave the hallway floor bare as in no
finish as in buck-nekkid. You see I do custom floor designs,
admittedly pretty much exclusively for me, and I had some amazing
ideas for that floor.

Well weeks turned to months and months turned to years and guess
what?I never did do that effing floor. Thank goodness my mother-out-
law had replaced the thin sheet of plastic with some sensible (ugly)
but durable outdoor carpet of the brown variety to protect all that

In the meantime Ihad done a pretty funky floor in my kitchen just a
few steps away.

Pretty much negating any of the ideas I'd had for the hall.


My kids did not return to school UNTIL TODAY. Luckily
Grammy and Poppy took them up to the lake for a few
VERY cold days so I decided to finally tackle that dern floor.
I decided on a simple inlaid mahogany look. Done with
stains - not mahogany. (Remember? Champagne taste -
beer budget?) It turned out amazing. In fact The Husband
Understudy stopped by and thought I had laid the whole
floor with a mix of woods! Woot! Woot!

Now I have to strip the dang baseboards sand and paint
and replace the toe mold and then the walls will need
patching and the ceiling should really be painted and
then there's the den wall and the ceiling that has some a water damage
and I wanted to build that window seat with the book shelves all around
it and........................................................................

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