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“Pssst.”

“Marica?“ “Yes, Missy?” “Shhhh. You’ll wake him up.“ “Okay. What is it?“ “Marica. I’ve been doing some olfactory investigations and I fear that funky smell isn’t just the moldy drywall in this room.“ “What do you think it is in addition, Missy?“ “Well… . I hesitate to say but I think it may be… .

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“I don’t like it in here”

“Well. That’s just too bad.” “It smells bad.” “Rrrruuuuufff!“ “Well! I never! I do my best to smell good. What are you saying, my ‘friend’? That I smell as bad as this room?” “ruff.” “Honestly, Marica, it does smell … funky in here, doesn’t it?” “Ruff?” “Where in the world did you hear that word,

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I’m blogging!!

I'm blogging!!

Miss M has discovered that pennies work magic in perking up plants in water. Also, mint deters flies from flying around mint’s microenvironmint.* It’s summer in Mississippi. (I hear tell it’s cool in L.A.) And the best chicken Mr. Big Food has ever made. Little bit of olive oil & some salt and pepper &

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A. Leland’s Chuckwagon

A. Leland's Chuckwagon

Left: Ribeye; Right: T-Bone? Plus grilled squash A. Leland has claimed Wednesday as his night to cook supper. This evening he really out-did himself. Mac & cheese The steak was medium rare throughout. Here’s how he accomplished that.After what was apparently much research, he discovered an alternative to the classic streak-grilling paradigm. Subject to modification, and

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“What in the blue blazes is going on?”

“Ruff!!” “Oh! Very good, Missy. I see you have discovered colorful and polite phrases to use instead of those nasty, ugly cuss words. Good girl!“ “Ruff.” “Dear friend, did you really think I wouldn’t live up to the challenge?” “ruff.” “As I was asking, what in the devil is going on, Marica? I haven’t seen

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We are so great! UPDATED

Prosperity tries the fortunate; adversity the great. –Pliny the Younger   It’s raining!! I will resume being light, gay– amusing even– just as soon as I’ve had a bowl of Rice Krispies and fed the cats. Carry on. #firstworldproblems UPDATE: Should have posted much earlier today. I must had hit the wrong button.