Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Random Tuesday

That's what I am declaring today: Random Tuesday. Obviously I don't have a whole lot going on today that is post-worthy, so I will do my best to just round up a little bit o' randomness for your reading pleasure.

I just finished this book:

Heaven's to Betsy, that is some funny stuff. Haven Kimmel kept me in stitches the whole time I was reading. And really, it does fit in with our "Random Tuesday" theme since the stories are all a bit random, thrown together from her childhood. I highly recommend it both for summer reading material (I like my summer reading material to be light) and for some laugh-out-loud pick-me-ups for all of you mamas out there having the kiddos home all day every day. Don't you just love summer break?!

Then there are these three, always providing some real-life laughs for us here on the homefront:

(I figure most blog readers love seeing cute pet photos, right? That'll keep 'em coming back for more.) From left to right we have Romeo, Minnie Pearl, and Tex. They are Italian greyhounds -- for those of you that have never heard of this breed, they are smaller than whippets and basically look like greyhounds that got shrunk in the dryer. We love them to pieces, which is a darn good thing, especially when it comes to Minnie and Tex's inability to see the house as anything other than their own personal poo-poo palace, and Romeo with his fascination with the garbage. Enough said. Oh, and if I haven't mentioned it before, we do have two other dogs as well, bringing the total of four-legged friends up to five, outnumbering the humans in our household.

Hmm, I'm really fishing here for anything remotely post-worthy, people. How about a little talk about the weather? That's always a safe subject. Well, here in Wonderland, it has been hotter than Hades, with about 1000% humidity. So not cool. Come on, it is late May, and that is the type of weather one might expect in July or August, but not May. Ugh. And we've gotten lots and lots of rain. I remember a couple of months back the weatherman on TV was reading the Farmer's Almanac which predicted a "warm, dry spring". Man, did those farmers ever get it wrong. It has been storms and tornadoes and rain and tornadoes and storms and tornadoes. Did I mention tornadoes? Maybe I should change this blog from Alice in Wonderland to Dorothy in Oz.

Speaking of Dorothy in Oz, we are getting down to some slim pickens on our Netflix list, so I went out on a limb and got the first disc to this:

We tried to watch this with an open mind. Really, we did. We made it through Part One, but that was it. I guess it was a big Sci-Fi channel miniseries last year, and, although I am not normally a big sci-fi watcher, I thought the whole modern take on Oz could be cool. Especially since it had Zooey Deschanel in it, the girl responsible for my latest favorite CD:

And "Tin Man" could have been cool, if they'd had a bigger budget. But alas, it was too televisioney for me. (And yes, I did go to college and graduate with a degree, and yes, I do know that "televisioney" is not a word. Wanna make somethin' of it?)

Okay, I'll stop torturing you with my randomness. Tune in tomorrow for...well...another post.

1 comment:

One Shabby Chick said...

I love that cd too! Her voice is so good. I've had to add a bunch of old classics (for the kids) to our Blockbuster queue (how do you pronounce that anyway?) since we have slim pickings too. How are there no good movies anymore?