Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

May your Easter basket be filled with good cheer -- and lots of chocolate!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sorry, Yellow Cat

OK, so I finally got an iPhone this past weekend and I've been playing around with it. I admit, I have a lot to learn.
As the salesperson who handled my purchase asked me, "Do you know this has a touchscreen? Are you going to be comfortable with that?"
All right, I'm not that bad. But, as I said, I have a lot to learn. Trial and error seems to work the best for me.
So last night, when Yellow Cat was sharing the couch with me, I snapped his photo.
No, it's not very flattering, but I decided to share it anyway. Hey, first attempts and all that. And besides, he's very understanding and tolerant.
Anyone else have cute (and better) pet photos to share?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April showers...

... mean that a whole lot of people in this area will, once again, be driving with their windshield wipers flapping but without their vehicle lights in operation.

This photo show how easy it is to drive with your lights on. But as I see every day, people refuse to do so.
Like a broken record ... not that anyone knows what a record is anymore... I will say again -- it's the LAW! If you have your windshield wipers on, your lights must be on. I really wish the police would enforce this every now and then.
I especially love all those gray cars that blend in with the fog and the dusk whose operators refuse to switch on the lights.
I truly wish someone would explain this. Why won't you turn on your lights? Why is it so difficult?
Why are you so ignorant?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

When did we become so dumb?

It does make you scratch your head and wonder, "When did so many people become so stupid?"
Case in point today: Students at Rutgers University are trying to get Bruce Springsteen to play at the college. Now that seems reasonable, since Rutgers is in New Jersey and The Boss is a Jersey guy.
But that's not the reason they want him. So why are they courting him via a Facebook page? As an attempt at a "salvation."
According to The Associated Press, the Facebook campaign -- "Let's Bring the Boss to Rutgers!" -- is meant to counteract fallout from a recent appearance by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.
Get this: The Rutgers University Programming Association paid Snooki of that esteemed "Jersey Shore" um "reality show," $32,000 to answer questions. You have to wonder exactly what she could say that is worth that fee.
And that sum is $2,000 more than Rutgers will pay Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison to deliver the commencement address next month.
Oh yeah, now I get it. There's no comparison between the intellectual capabilites of Snooki and Morrison. If you don't get the sarcasm, you're a Snooki fan.
Again, when did we get so dumb?
Of course the students were free to book whomever they wanted, according to Rutgers University President Richard McCormick.
"We don't censor who they invite," McCormick said.
The students hope Springsteen would either perform or have a question-and-answer session similar to the sit-down Snooki gave last month.

So far, no word from Springsteen's publicist.
Well, Snooki would be a hard act to follow....

Friday, April 8, 2011

A touching story

It's Friday, it's been a long week and I just wanted to share this Associated Press story and photos with you, hoping they brighten your day as they did mine.
Let's hope this all has a happy ending... we need more uplifting moments, don't we?
Here's the sweet tale...

An unusual springtime friendship between a deer and a nesting goose appears to have blossomed inside a cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y. For the past week or so, the deer has been standing near an urn where the goose has taken up residence, positioning itself between the urn and any passing car or foot traffic.

Craig Cygan noticed the unlikely pair during his regular patrols with his goose-chasing border collies. He says there is no mate around the goose and he believes the deer has taken over the job of protecting the nest.

Cornell University wildlife expert Paul Curtis says deer and geese usually don't pay any attention to each other.

Forest Lawn Cemetery officials are trying to arrange for a webcam so the curious can check in on the nest.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Are you a fool?

Aren't we all a bit foolish on April 1 -- some of us trying to pull pranks, the rest of us trying to avoid being the butt of a joke?
Relax... it's all in fun.
I'm not quite sure what's going on in the vintage French postcard, but apparently they actually had April Fool's Day cards -- Hallmark, are you listening?
But it's goofy enough to share.
So enjoy!