Category Archives: fun

the cakes of birthdays past

In my family, there may not be a lot of birthday presents, but there is always cake.  Note the evidence:

The famous doll cake...

...and there she is again.

After my niece was born, we started celebrating together.

And sometimes, I even got to eat it. 🙂


this will make your day

Click this:  Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves

It may convince your pet that they don’t have it that bad…maybe.  Either that, or you can submit your own photos.  I think Wifey should, for the photos in this post, which MADE MY YEAR, and almost inspired me to learn to sew.  Almost.

well, since you asked…

Winning lottery tickets for all!

show and tell: my new keychain

For this week’s show and tell I wanted to show off a little present I bought for myself a couple of weeks ago when I was having a particularly bad day:


I had spied this little treasure in the local Hal.lmark store in the mall and had thought that I might get it at some point.  Now Miss Famous is pure mutt, but she looks a lot like the dog on the border collie version of this keychain (at least when she doesn’t have her summer haircut going on), so you might be able to see why I was so tempted.  The keychain is made to seem like a little charm bracelet chain, with several little charms on it.  The dog charm has a nice weight to it, and (I’m way over in the crazy dog-person camp with this one) it kind of brings me some comfort sometimes, like a little piece of Miss Famous is with me.  Cheesy, I know, but that’s me.

They had a crazy number of breeds available, so if you like it, you might want to check out your local card store and see if they have this particular display of breed-specific keychains.

To see who else is showing off the spoils from their retail therapy this week, head on over to Mel’s.

well THIS sounds kind of fun…

I am a big fan of Miss Conduct–also found here–as well as a certain amount of misconduct, but that’s a different story.

She’s having a very fun-sounding geeky-kind of contest, the specifics don’t really seem to match my abilities, which is not to say I won’t give it a shot.  All in the privacy of my own home of course.  Unless I come up with something good.  In which case I’ll enter and tell you all about it, but I really don’t expect my creative juices to flow in that direction, but one never knows (was that a run-on?).  Anywho…I’m sure some of YOUR creative juices flow in that direction, so enter, but tell me about it, too, because I love this kind of stuff.

And I love Miss Conduct.  And you should, too.

I mean, if you’re in to that sort of thing.

Or whatever.