Help! I'm addicted! It all started with Artist Trading Cards, on Swap-Bot. While there, I discovered these little dotee dolls that were being traded, and decided to try one. Well, I'm out of control!! I have made several, have sent them to places all over the world, this one to England, have received them from all over the world, and have signed up for 20 more swaps (only because there is a 20 swap limit at a time..) with themes ranging from Angels to bugs! So what's a dotee? They were created by a woman named, what else, Dot. They are to be 4-6" in height, and must have a hanger and a "tail". You can look at my Flickr pictures for more of ones I've made, and received. But getting me out of my craft room? Good luck! These little gems have me held hostage!! I even started my own dotee group, Dote on Dotee's! Next I think it will have to be Dotee's Anonymous!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I remember well, as a teen-ager, my mother telling me not to shave, after all, "Aunt Betty never did!" Yeah, like I envied her legs.
Remember this!? Oh ugg, the smell! The first time I used this was my last! I thought "Wow! Someone has invented something that takes the pain out of shaving! Well after I burnt my legs off with this skunk oil, I never choose this avenue of torture again. What was left but to cut my legs up with the little one blade razor I "Borrowed" from my father's shaving mug, after all I was doing this behind my mother's back. I'll never forget Dad using his razor the next day, cursing my mother for dulling the blade, and me hiding my little secret while shoving her under the bus. Poor Mom, she didn't have a clue, though I don't know how she missed the smell of Barbersall emanating from my skin. But there are times I wished I had heeded the warning, "you start and you can never stop. You'll have to shave your legs for the rest of your life and that's going to be a very long time". I choose to forgo the warning after being teased endlessly in school. It was worth it to overcome the humiliation, even though I walked through the halls looking like I took knives to my knees.
I guess it could have been worse, we could have had to use one of these! Thank God we have come some way in the battle of the unwanted hair. But please. How about some odor free, burn free Nair? Bring it on!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
It's one in the morning, you're sleeping soundly in your room, contently in dreamland. Suddenly, a maintenance man (you live in a senior complex) and an EMS crew complete with stretcher,have joined you in the bedroom. They startle you awake, and you're wondering, "What the Hell! Am I dying?" After realizing you are not, and they stand there dumbfounded, you decide to see what the problem is, and find your cat has played with and triggered the emergency pull cord, and summoned the EMS to your apartment! They tape the cord to the wall, leave you in your embarrassment, and you drift back to dreamland. Two hours later, your door flings open and in they come again! OK, this is a little awkward, .... the problem? They think they taped too tight, and it triggered the alarm again. Or could it be the cat pulled the cord in the bathroom? Hmmmm.
Yes, a true story, it happened to my mother! Well, guess who took the cat!? Am I kidding myself? I must be! Ken said, as long as it doesn't call 911 it's no problem, just didn't have the heart to take it to the humane society. Well, long story short, it's in my craft room, where the litter box and cat food is for her and my other 2 cats. (According to my family, Andy doesn't qualify as such, so I have 1. But to me he's the main man!) Now, this beast, sits on my craft table and growls and hisses at Andy, Punkin, and me! My cats are terrified to go in the room, I'm a little hesitant myself! The cat won't let me near her, she is terrified and terrifying! I think the humane society may be in her future, I don't think this is working out too well! Any suggestions!? HELP!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Please find below my suggestion for fixing America's economy.
Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander
the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following
plan. You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan. There are about
40 million people in the work force who are 50 years or older. Pay
them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the
1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new AMERICAN car. Forty million cars ordered -
Auto Industry fixed.
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing
It can't get any easier than that!
Oh, and if more money is needed, have all members of Congress pay