Friday, April 17, 2009

Did you know the word "gullible" is not in the dictionary?

I have been getting two sets of solicitation calls. One appears to be a collection agency and the other is a car insurance company. On a few occasions, they've left the name of the person they're looking for. -It's not me. It's not even close to my name.

I thought about calling these companies back to tell them they have the wrong number, but my research revealed that these two companies get hostile when people try that, and don't believe them. So I haven't bothered.

My number is on the Do Not Call list, and the violations have been reported, but it makes no difference. So once or twice a day I get the same calls from the same numbers, which I ignore. If any of them asked for me directly, I'd call them back, but the messages, when they leave one, just say "This is a very important call!" or they ask for "Not me" person by name.

This morning, though, they got a little more creative in their efforts to try to get me to pick up:

Caller ID on phone says Latoya Jackson


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

There Should Be A Law

If you still have the last lingering bit of a cough from a flu you had THREE WEEKS AGO [I just checked my calendar. It's] FIVE weeks ago! - that hasn't quite finished working its way out of your system, you should not be able to get sick again until the first flu has FINISHED!!!

I mean, how is that possible? Is that even allowed???

I am, once again, a human drip factory. I have the piles of tissues all over the floor to prove it. My bed looks like it's floating on clouds. And because I have now run out of tissues, I've taken to blowing my nose on dirty laundry. What? It saves trees and they had to be cleaned anyway!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Don't You Hate It When...

You see a big round bug.
Which you carefully scoop into a little paper cup,
then cover the cup with another paper cup,
then quickly and carefully run walk to the nearest door,
somehow miraculously open said door,
then open the cup so you can shake it outside,

...and the cup is empty.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sharing The Love

Another long overdue award.

Sharing The Love Award: A photo of a child's hands holding a bunch of small glass amber colored  hearts.

This really beautiful award was given to me by MP last year. Unfortunately, it was just around the time I had to go offline. I'm sorry it's taken so long to pass this on to all of you.

MP, thank you, so much for thinking of me. I was really touched when I saw my name on your list. (Kendra, and Storyteller, I still haven't forgotten yours either!)

The rules are as follows:

The "Sharing The Love" award was created by Memoirs of a Mommy, in honor of the heart donor that saved her son's life. She hopes that by passing this award around the blogosphere, everyone can help raise awareness of the need for organ donation.

"The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love, all the people who make you smile, all those who make you laugh, all those who make your day, all those who leave uplifting comments on your blog. **All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipients to do the same.**"
Once again, I'm giving this award to my "commenters." You are the people who make me smile, make me laugh, and make my day by leaving uplifting comments on this blog. To everyone who's left a comment for me in the past few months, thank you, again. I really do keep all of you in my heart, even though I'm not always here to express that.
Again, if I've missed anyone please forgive me. And once again, lurkers, please feel free to take one for yourselves. I can't check my stats at this time to try to identify you by name, but I know you're there, and I do appreciate that you regularly take the time to visit here and read.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hi (Again)

Popping in quickly to say "hi!"

Also to say: I snapped this picture at a thrift shop. Does anyone else find this disturbing besides me? ;)

Baby Miss Piggy lamp, with lamp cord wrapped around Miss Piggy so she looks like she's being held hostage.


Saturday, December 27, 2008


Quick note to say "hi." I've had no time to get online, even for a moment to blog or pre-schedule posts. Sorry. I think about stuff to blog and post all the time but don't have the time to actually post/upload them. Hopefully I'll be able to do a bit more soon.

"Happy everything!"

(-Or if that's too much pressure... just plain o'le "everything!")


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

All Clear

It seems my blog has passed the "Not Spam" review by a human. All the "your blog may be spam" warnings have disappeared from my dashboard as well as the word verifications I had to enter (for me to post to my own blog!). I'm surprised it only took a few days. The last time, it took over a month. While the whole thing is still a pain and a bit unnerving, I'd say the overall experience this time was far better than the last time.

Thank you Blogger for the improved method of handling these. I think that, for all the aggravation and stress that this causes, you should give me unlimited blog space and waive all fees. -Oh... wait a minute...