Leslie's Omnibus


This is one way of making sure no one gets caught plagiarizing in the future. What were their parents thinking when they allowed this suit to go forward?

Well if this isn't the kiss of doom for Obama's campaign, I don't know what is.


Here's a three-fer:

You Follow Your Head

You're rational, collected, and logical.

Generally, it takes you quite a while to fall in love.

In fact, you've even been accused of being very picky.

While you're cool, you're not ice cold.

You just know what you want, and don't mind waiting to get it.

(Blame that one on LadyGunn.)

You Are 50% Passionate, 50% Compassionate

You possess an ideal balance of passion and compassion.

You definitely can get swept away and lose your head a little.

But you're rarely a fool for love!

You Are 77% Grown Up, 23% Kid

Congratulations, you are definitely quite emotionally mature.

Although you have your moments of moodiness, you're usually stable and level headed.

[At least before you've had a couple of cocktails, that is.]

Nice to know I'm so consistent.

Traveling Companions

The Divine Miss Marilyn wants to know if anyone's heard from Gigolo Kitty or his Devoted Mistress lately?

(If he doesn't come back soon, she's dumping his plushy tushie for a couple of Meezer Boys who are paying her handsome compliments these days...)

But seriously, I am concerned. It's been months. If anyone hears anything, please drop me a line.

Traveling Companions

The Divine Miss Marilyn wants to remind you that it's Tummy Tuesday. Go visit Lisa Violet for links to more fuzzy feline tummies!

If you haven't already stopped by, go visit this week's Carnival of the Cats at Scriblings.


Was your pet affected by the Menu Foods tainted pet foods? If so, you may want to join in the class action suit filed against Menu Foods.

P.S. -- Whatever you do, don't do this. That's disgusting. Stupid, too.

Chartered Excursions -- Blown-Eyed Blodgemeet

Got your ticket yet? I'm telling you, this is one fun group of people, and it will make for an unforgettable weekend.

It's an interesting mix of folks I've already met, folks I've been dying to meet, and a few that I probably wouldn't have stumbled across except through a meet like this.

I'm so excited!

See! El Cap knows me and proves it right here! Is it any wonder I love this guy?

El Cap? These two styles are probably the closest I could find on a quick Google search to what I'm looking for. Fit, color and the rest of that stuff will all come together in the boot store. It's a visceral thing.


If you're not reading the Ambulance Driver, you have no idea what you're missing. Like this post that had me laughing so hard I cried.

Have your high blood pressure meds handy when you read this. The sad part? I can't even say, "Unbelievable!" Because it is believable. Damn.

(This makes me want to jump on the first plane to Florida and hug the Princess Mom.)
"He said he had a problem," Tennant said.
Ya think so?
"We were kind of concerned about how to match up bras and panties with victims," Tennant said.
"Would you really want them back?" he asked.
Um... NO.

I know exactly how spontaneous human combustion works. It happens when you read stuff like this and your head bursts into flames.

There is no place in the blogosphere where behavior like this should be acceptable. NO PLACE.

(And a tip of the cap to Richard, who provided that perfect metaphor.)

It's nice to see there are some good men out there who are willing to do the right thing by stepping in to help. Kudos to the guys with the spade!


Sweet home Chicago: If it walks like a crook and talks like a crook... you think it might be... hmmm.... a duck?

Speaking of bad apples in the ranks of the CPD, I think Second City Cop has a very valid point, and, as my Greek friend Christos always says, "A fish stinks from the head down."

I'll tell you something interesting about all this -- if the John Gorman mentioned here is the same one I used to have cocktails with (along with a posse full of other folks, but many of them ASAs), then he's a standup, highly ethical guy, and SSC really is correct.

She's doing fine? She's worth over $20 million buckaroonies, and I bought a better wig than that with my babysitting money in 8th grade. Somebody get that girl to a good wig maker, would you? One that works with human hair?

Gah! Talk about tacky!

Holy moley! This sounds like Jimbo's worst female nightmare come true!

Future Darwin Awards winner, wouldn't you say?


Aloysious reports that seventy-two more pets have died from tainted pet food.

The cause is poison. Tainted Chinese wheat is the culprit.

If you feed a sliced food in gravy to your cat or dog and you haven't already gone to the Menu Foods website to make sure the stuff on your shelf is not affected, do it right now.

Here's more info, received in an email from the CEO of PetSmart:

Dear Valued PetSmart customer:

As you have probably heard, Menu Foods, a national manufacturer of pet foods, issued a voluntary recall of canned and pouched wet dog and cat food manufactured in two of its facilities between December 2006 and March 2007. Again, this is a recall of a specific type of wet pet food made by Menu Foods. Other wet pet foods and all dry pet food and treats are not impacted by this recall.

Menu Foods initiated the recall after receiving reports that some of its foods may be the cause of reported illnesses and kidney failure in dogs and cats. Menu Foods distributes these products to supermarkets, mass merchandisers and pet specialty stores, including PetSmart®, under a variety of brand names.

Click here to see a complete list of PetSmart products that are part of the recall, as well as their respective UPCs (also referred to as the bar code). The bar code can be found on the product label; the UPC is under the series of bars. As a reminder, the items listed are the only items that PetSmart carries that have been affected by the recall.

In the meantime, we have pulled all recalled products from our store shelves and have a process in place to help ensure they're not restocked or distributed in any way. The brands and products currently on our shelves are considered safe.

If you have purchased any of the recalled items, you should discontinue use immediately. We recommend you contact your vet if you have any concerns that your pet may have been affected. Symptoms may include:

  1. Vomiting (this is usually the first sign)
  2. Refusal to eat
  3. Fatigue
  4. Abnormal increase in water consumption
  5. Abnormal increase in urination

If you're interested in finding out more about what kinds of tests vets recommend to make a diagnosis, click here.

Additionally, if you are looking for a recommendation for your unique pet food needs, please visit our Smart Nutrition Selector on our website. Or, if you need additional assistance while in the store, feel free to ask an associate. If you know of any other pet parents that are in search of more information, please share this with them.

If you have food that is a part of the recall, you can bring it back to PetSmart for a complete refund. Or, we'll exchange your items with any dry food or alternative canned or foiled pouched wet foods that we have in stock.

Please remember, this recall affects only specific wet pet food items. All dry pet food and treats are not impacted by this recall.

We also encourage customers with concerns or questions to contact any of the companies listed below:

Authority – 1-866-738-7375
Award – 1-866-738-7375
Eukanuba – 1-800-882-1591 (www.eukanuba.com)
Grreat Choice – 1-866-738-7375
Hills/Science Diet – 1-800-445-5777 (www.hillspet.com)
Iams – 1-800-882-1591 (www.iams.com)
Menu Foods – 1-866-463-6738 (www.menufoods.com)
Mighty Dog – 1-800-778-7462 (www.purina.com)
Mixables – 1-303-768-8400 (www.varietypetfoods.com)
Nutro – 1-800-833-5330 (www.nutroproducts.com)
Sophisticat – 1-866-738-7375

At PetSmart, we're very concerned pet parents too, and we will do everything in our power to help. Please visit PetSmart.com for the most up-to-date information. If you have any additional questions about the Menu Foods recall, please call our Customer Service line at 1-866-738-7375.


Philip L. Francis
Chairman & CEO, PetSmart, Inc.

What a mess.

Traveling Companions

The Divine Miss Marilyn...

... puts on a bit...

... of a peep show. Surprise!

Don't forget to stop by...

Update: Sorry if you didn't get the photos the first time. Blogger's being really wonky, so I deleted the old photo files and re-uploaded.

Bus Fumes

This story just gets thuglier and thuglier. Second City Cop isn't pleased, either.

Looks like the Duke Lacrosse players are finally going to be off the legal hook. What the hell took so long?

Speaking of Second City Cop, here's the quote of the day:
There's a reason the fire trucks and ambulances have those great big freaking sirens on them - that's a damn heavy piece of equipment flying down the street. And after the push for "Pull to the Right for Sirens and Lights" we've noticed citizens failing to do so once again recently.
There's no reason for things like this to happen. Just pull the hell over when you hear sirens, dammit!


I know it'll get better, but WHEN???

(And a tip of the cap to Akira O'Connor for the fabulous image.)

Bus Fumes

What kind of a man sits on his ass for a full minute before he gets up to stop the asshole who is beating this female bartender???

As bad as it sounds on paper, be sure and watch the video.

I don't know what offends me more -- the drunken fool beating the woman, or the pansy-assed idiots who just sat there and watched.

I am pure-D disgusted with the bunch of them.

And if that's not enough to make your head explode, how about this:
"Children in the back seat lowered suspicion, (so) we let it move through, they parked the vehicle, the adults run out and detonate it with the children in the back," Barbero told reporters in Washington. "The brutality and ruthless nature of this enemy hasn't changed."
Dear Lord!

Traveling Companions

The Divine Miss Marilyn hoists the ballet leg. Feel the burn, indeed.


Doggy dementia -- who knew?

And you wonder why I find animal rights nuts so distateful... not to mention downright dangerous?

You Are 59% Burned Out

You're fairly burned out, and it shows.

You probably have been feeling a little rundown and irritable lately.

If you can, drop a few of your minor responsibilities and focus on what's really important.

You have too much on your plate, and it's catching up with you.

Yes. It has been that kind of week.

(A tip of the cap to Maranda, who's more burned out that I am.)

I rarely pimp a product... but I'll make an exception for this IQ Derma product. I took them up on their try it for a month deal, and am happy to report that this stuff works. It's worth every penny.

(But don't bother with the under eye concealor or the mascara. They're crappy. Just get the eye junk. You'll thank me for this tip.)

Traveling Companions

The Divine Miss Marilyn is a sucker for Tummy Tuesday and adores Lisa Violette.

If you haven't already stopped by, go visit this week's Carnival of the Cats at Pet's Garden Blog.


This article filled my head with the sound of Old Crankypants laughing his ass off.

"We're all gonna die!" Indeed.

All I can say is, "Huzzah!" (Well done.)

Not taking things too seriously was what got that idiot Tank Johnson some jail time in the first place. Sheesh!

Play the "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" Game here.

Now who'da thunk the Manolo would point me towards a site that would be of keen interest to these two guys? That just boggles the brain.

(Heh! And Contagion thought he was done blowing all his hard-earned cash! Let's just see him resist the siren song of one of these doo-hickies. Or one of these.)


If you are a dog or cat owner, please stop and read this important dog food/cat food recall announcement.

Dogs and cats are dying from this. Don't let this happen to your animal because you didn't take a few seconds to read on!

Here's the AP article that came out Saturday:

Dog, Cat Food Recalled After Pet Deaths

Saturday March 17, 7:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major manufacturer of pet foods sold throughout North America under dozens of store names is recalling millions of containers of its products while working to determine what caused kidney failure and some deaths of cats and dogs.

Menu Foods said Saturday it is recalling dog food sold under 46 brands and cat food sold under 37 brands and distributed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The pet foods were sold by major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Kroger and Safeway.

A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates is available from the Menu Foods website, . Consumers with questions can also call (866) 895-2708. http://www.menufoods.com/recall

"At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened," said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive officer. However, the recalled products were made using wheat gluten purchased from a new supplier, since dropped for another source, spokeswoman Sarah Tuite said. Wheat gluten is a source of protein.

An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, Menu Foods said in announcing the North American recall. Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death, the company said.

The recall covers the company's "cuts and gravy" style food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, sold in cans and small foil pouches between Dec. 3 and March 6.

The pet food was sold by stores operated by the Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and PetSmart Inc., among others, Henderson said.

The company said it makes pet food for 17 of the top 20 North American retailers. It is also a contract manufacturer for the top branded pet food companies, including Procter & Gamble Co.

P&G announced Friday the recall of specific 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch cat and dog wet food products made by Menu Foods but sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands. The recalled products bear the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197, P&G said.

Menu Foods' three U.S. and one Canadian factory produce more than 1 billion containers of wet pet food a year. The recall covers pet food made at company plants in Emporia, Kan., and Pennsauken, N.J., Henderson said.

Henderson said the company received an undisclosed number of owner complaints of vomiting and kidney failure in dogs and cats after they had been fed its products. It has tested its products but not found a cause for the sickness.

"To date, the tests have not indicated any problems with the product," Henderson said.

The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration, which already has inspectors in one of the two plants, Henderson said.

Menu Foods is majority owned by the Menu Foods Income Fund, based in Ontario, Canada.

Henderson said the recall would cost the company the Canadian equivalent of $26 million to $34 million.



Mimi Smartypants pointed me towards this Koala tale that'll ensure that you never think the little boogers are cute and cuddly again.

After you stop roaring with laughter, that is.

Traveling Companions

The Divine Miss Marilyn...

... said to tell you...

... that she's glad it's Friday, because she'll have my lap all to herself for a couple of days. (As it should be.)

Don't forget to stop by the Friday Ark at the Modulator.

The Carnival of the Cats will be hosted by Pet's Garden Blog this Sunday evening.

That's not enough?

How about Weekend Cat Blogging at I Got Two Shoes?

The Cat Blogosphere?

C'mon. Get your fur fix.


It's another crazy day in the Windy City. For now:

You scored as Passion. You are very passionate whether
that passion is good or evil has yet to be determined. You
have great power over others and they seem to flock to your
service. You are very competative almost to a fault. Perhaps
you should let someone else win for a change?



Diamond Eyes




Eyes full of Pain


What do your eyes reveal about you?(PICS!)
created with QuizFarm.com
(This is all Richmond's fault...)


A genre meme found on my first stroll through Primordial Soup & Salad

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror?
Fantasy, followed by Sci-Fi. I’m not a fan of the horror stuff.(Nightmares, don’tcha know.)

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
MMP for my day-to-day reading. Hardback when I love a book so much that I know I’m going to want every one in the series and read them over and over again.

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?

Hitchhiker or Discworld?

Bookmark or Dogear?
Bookmark, definitely. I hate it when I loan a book and it returns with dogears.

Asimov’s Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction?
Sorry. Not geeky enough for either.

Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title, or random?

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
Keep only the ones I really love. Give to friends and family or donate the for library sales. I go through so many books that there’s no way I could keep them all.

Read with dustjacket or remove it?

Short story or novel?
Novels for fantasy. I don’t mind short stories for sci-fi.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Harry Potter.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Generally speaking, at chapter breaks. If I’m anywhere near the last third of the book, I don’t stop until the book is done.

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time?"
It was a dark and stormy night

Buy or Borrow?
Both. And I’ve got to quit lending out my favorites, because I frequently don’t get them back.

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
Browse and/or recommendations from friends who have similar taste in reading materials.

Lewis or Tolkien?

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)?

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
Cliffhangers. Especially in a great series.

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?

Standalone or Series?
Both. Sometimes you don’t need sixteen books to tell a story. Sometimes you do.

New or used?
New mostly, although I’m not averse to used.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
The Wiz Biz, by Rick Cook. Fantasy and silliness combined.

Top 5 favorite genre books of all time?
Finders Seekers (The Ghatti’s Tale), by Gayle Greeno
Ender’s Shadow, by Orson Scott Card (I actually like this series better than the original Ender books)
A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones), by George R.R. Martin.
The Sword of Shannara, by Terry Brooks
Arrows of the Queen, by Mercedes Lackey

Favorite genre series?
A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin. Damn the man for taking so long in between books!

Currently Reading?
A typical girly book, with a murder mystery teed up right behind it.

You Should Paint Your Room Green

Natural and balance, green can bring both calm and growth to your life.

Your green room will promote a more spiritual and peaceful outlook.

Green rooms are perfect for meditation, yoga, or just daydreaming.

Oddly enough, this is the very color I'm considering for my living room!

Brilliant. Simply brilliant.

So why is this news in Australia and not in any of the major headlines here?

(Thanks, LawDog!)

Headline of the Day:
Press box snake makes reporters flee
Sissies. Clearly it wasn't this pair of intrepids.

This looks like something that would be dreamed up and attempted at a blodgemeet. Yep. After the first gallon of Chatham Artillary Punch had been consumed.


Yes, it's a little busy around here.

Blogging will return to its irregular state tomorrow.

Bus Fumes

I had one of those weekends that you just don't tell Mom about if you don't want a full blown coronary attack to result.

Yes. That bad.

What happened, you ask?

I was awaked by the door buzzer at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Given that I'm single and I never make it home before midnight on a Friday night, this alone would be a bad thing.

It got worse.

It was six of Des Plaines' finest, in full tactical gear.

No, they didn't want me.

They want the scumbag downstairs. The scumbag who slams doors... and his girlfriend... all the time, simply because he can. The scumbag who allegedly sells dope out of the back window of his apartment.

Apparently he's been a naughty boy, although the boys in blue wouldn't tell us exactly what he's wanted for, only that they're very anxious to speak with him.

Okay. Finally they left. I went upstairs, made a cup of coffee, opened my book and no sooner had I gotten about a chapter in, the doorbell buzzed again.

I poked my head over the top of the stairwell in time to see a couple of Elk Grove's finest banging on the scumbag's door.

The knocking and calling, "James? Hellooo-oo?" went on for half an hour before they finally passed out business cards and instructed all the neighbors who were at home to call them if the scumbag turns up again.

Saturday afternoon the boys from Des Plaines were back again looking for the girlfriend/punching bag. She was in the apartment, but wasn't answering the door for anything.

More bang-bang-BANG, "We know you're in there!"

Nope. She wasn't coming out (I'm guessing she was cowering in a closet), and the cops apparently don't have a search warrant for the joint.

Guess who came back on Sunday? Repeatedly? (And no, it wasn't the scumbag or the punching bag.)

I live two blocks -- count'em two blocks -- from the police station. It's a quiet neighborhood. Who'd have dreamed that anyone would be idiot enough to have a criminal bent and live two blocks from the cop shop?

We're still waiting for the scumbag to turn up. It'll happen sooner or later. Oh, happy day.

Anyway, if all that lovely excitement wasn't enough, I had dinner on Saturday evening at my across-the-hall neighbors' place. The same neighbors that I entertained last Sunday and had such a great time with.

We had dinner, watched a movie, and then I got ready to take my leave and go back across the hall to bed.


The wife turned her back to write down her work phone number for me, and while she was busy doing that, the husband decided to do a little ass-grabbing. And not with his wife.

Jayzus, Mary, Joseph and the wee donkey, what's WRONG with people?

Not wanting to make a scene in front of the wife, I smacked his hand away like he was a pesky gnat, and got out of there toot de sweet.


Now I've got to figure out if it's just him that's a jerk, or if she knew what he was up to...

Yick! Yick, yick, YICK!!!

I need a shower. Bad.

I'm too old for this shit.


My giggle for the day was this quick post from Sleeping Mommy. (You try and keep a straight face. I couldn't.)

We've got to get Crystal to a blodgemeet. She's on my "must meet" list.

Great. I've had lingering earworms in the past, but now I have an iPod Shuffle of an earworm going on. Thanks, Ken. I needed that.


You Are 45% Open

You are a fairly open person, but you also like to maintain your privacy.

You definitely will tell all (okay, almost all) to your closest friends...

But strangers and acquaintances only get a peek into your life. [Ain't that the truth!]

(A tip of the cap right back at LadyGunn.)

Traveling Companions

The Divine Miss Marilyn...

... is finally persuaded...

... to show off...

... her bedroom eyes!

Here's the usual good stuff:

Just go there!


I've seen this everywhere:

Be sure to click on the "Read my VisualDNA" link. (Surprisingly accurate!) Then go get your own.


I've heard of the "Twinkie Defense" but the "Elf Defense"????

How much do you want to bet that guy took the Geek Test and had a perfect score?

(A tip of the cap to my Fairy BlogMother.)

Zoinks! This must be the day for truly astounding excuses!


Contagion posts a test that, by virtue of my gender, I would be doomed to fail.

I'm posting this for Jay, who frequently steers me to irresistable tests!

As you probably know, I love, love, looooooooooove Dad Gone Mad. Today's post more than usual pegged me out on the laugh meter.


It brought back a funny memory of my sister -- someone I have very few fond or funny memories of at the moment. It was nice to be able to look back in laughter for a bit.

Farts always figured highly in my family's sense of humor.

For all that he was a pretty straightlaced business man, my dad was never above a "pull my finger" gag and he could really rip some barn-burners. His favorite time and place to fire off a Gatling gun burst was when he had us all trapped in the car for a Chicago to Cleveland or Chicago to Boston odyssey, preferably in the dead of winter so that we couldn't roll the windows down for relief. He was also the kind of guy who would (and did) fart in bed and then fluff the covers over my mother.

The Princess Mom, while ladylike in many, many ways has been known on occasion to launch an SBD of Fat Man and Little Boy proportions and then blandly insist it was not her -- it was the family dog.

Me? I got teased forever by my college roomies because I have a cast iron stomach and never seemed to end up with beer farts like the rest of my friends. (In fact, one roomie swore that I must sneak out of the house in a trench coat, Ray Bans, fedora hat, gloves and boots in the middle of the night to avoid being detected doing anything remotely indelicate.) Yes... my not farting was as much a source of humor as everyone else in the family's many and varied contributions to global warming.

My brother, on the other hand, brings creative flatulence to new and operatic heights of artistry. He has perfected the brief dry fart, the long wet fart, the fart that sneaks around the corner and taps you on the shoulder, the flaming fart (have Zippo, will light'em up), the controlled zipper fart, the Super Poot and more. Yes, my talented brother has provided hours of entertainment at parties and other gatherings with his amazing and talented gassy ass.

It was my sister, however, whose talents in quality and quantity of noxious emissions I came to appreciate most. We shared a bedroom for years, and I hated having to go to bed on time. I learned that if I could just get my sister laughing a bit, she'd release a little "whiffy". That would start the giggles, and the farts would rapidly escalate. Then I'd start giggling, and she'd be off the the races in gales of laughter and clouds of methane emissions. By the time we'd get to the point where she and I had tears rolling down our faces and sides that ached so much that we couldn't stand up straight, we would also have a room full of rotten egg-scented miasma so bad that it took at least a half an hour to clear, even with open windows.

My brother might be the life of the party, but my sister was one who made it possible for me to prolong my evenings well past the Princess Mom's proscribed bed time.

Yes. I do miss moments like that.


VMan is feeling all out of sorts and asks for love of the wet variety.

Here you go, Dude.

The more of this electronics stuff you cram into a vehicle, the higher the likelihood something will go kablooey under the hood. Just saying.

Is there anything more glorious than pastrami piled high and slathered with spicy mustard and boiled potatoes with parsley butter on the side?

I don't think so.

(I could have kissed the guy in my building's carry-out joint for serving it today. Seriously.)

Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISFP)

Your personality type is caring, peaceful, artistic, and calm.

Only about 7% of all people have your personality, including 8% of all women and 6% of all men

You are Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.

(A tip of the cap to that very rare gem, Maranda.)

Ain't this the truth:

You Are 43% Addicted to Blogthings

You're a Blogthings fiend - addicted but not totally dependent.
So what if you know your personality type by heart?
And while you may feel like Blogthings is crack...
There are people much worse off than you!


Your Love Element Is Metal

In love, you inspire and respect your partner.

For you, love is all about fusing together for one incredible life experience.

You attract others with wit and a bit of flash.

Your flirting style is defined by making others want and value you.

Greatness and optimism are the cornerstones of your love life.

You may let go too easily, but you never get weighed down by your past.

You connect best with: Earth

Avoid: Fire

You and another Metal element: will control and smother each other

Well there's some interesting food for thought...


I was having some friends over for dinner this weekend, and realized that with no stereo and no television, it might be a little bit quiet. I decided to pick up a couple of board games as a "just in case" form of entertainment. The biggest hit? Not Trivial Pursuit. Not Scrabble (I'm still looking for Upwords -- they didn't have it at my local Target) or Monopoly. It was this silly game:

It was an absolutely cut-throat round of games. We had such a great time that now I'm looking to pick up Trouble and Chutes and Ladders just for grins.

I can be such a geek some times...

Mycah is hosting this week's Carnival of the Cats over at TacJammer's joint. For an animal lacking opposable thumbs, she did one hell of a fine job!

Hmmm... I mean, mmmmmmmmmmmm! Carnival of the Recipes Happy Food Edition is up at Jamie Leigh's place.

Traveling Companions

The Divine Miss Marilyn checks out my latest reading material. She's not nuts about anyone or anything that diverts my attention from her; thus, the suspicious expression.

Here's the usual good stuff:

Just go there!


Julie thought this was a little strange?

I'm sorry. I think that not only was it a lot strange, it was also incredibly ballsy.

I can't imagine ever offering to breastfeed your friend's kid, let alone whipping out a boob and just doing it, but...

JEEZE LOUISE, lady! What were you thinking?

I've gotta say, this very well might have been a deal breaker for that friendship if it had been my kid.

Ick. Just ick.