Sunday, January 29, 2012

Just can't cope? This can help!

Somewhere,  in the Montgomery County area, in an office that must remain secret, there is a machine ... nay, more than one ... that we all could use. Yes, as you see by this sign, this office has COPING machines!
And as anyone who has ever worked in an office ... or anywhere, for that matter -- or never worked outside the home -- will tell you, we ALL need coping machines.
In this office, for some unknown reason, one of these coping machines somehow broke down, and this note had to be attached. What made this coping machine unable to cope? Was a certain person's  problems just too much to handle?
And how DO these coping machines function? Does a person have to speak into them, telling the machine of his or her dire straits? Is it fed the information through a computer? Is it, dare we dream, simply able to magically read your mind?
And why don't we all have these coping machines? We certainly could use them, especially when Monday morning rolls around!
But, with my luck, I would wind up with this unfortunate machine, which obviously could just no longer cope. Mine would be the one with the tearful sign attached: Use other coping machine.

We can only hope someone ... or some coping machine ... was able to come to this machine's rescue.
Fare thee well, oh coping machine!

Go see this film...

If you haven't seen "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" yet, go soon.
I have to admit that I rarely go to the movies -- you know, actually pay to get into see a film. Generally I figure I can wait for the DVD release.
But this move drew me and it did not disappoint.
It tore me apart, but did not disappoint.
It's not an easy watch, but well worth your emotional investment.
It touches the heart and soul; it sears them.
But it heals them, as well.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winter at last!

Yes, it's officially been winter for about a month now, but it hasn't felt a lot like winter...
Until today! Snow!
So out I went, just with my phone, and snapped a few photos...

Tranquil scene in front of my house...

This kitty apparently does not appreciate the snow!

Dutch boy looks a bit horrified by it all...

'Alien' cat just looks a bit angry, I think...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Getting back into it...

OK, that new profile picture of "me" is just temporary... I hope.
Now that I have retired from The Reporter and started a new career, I have joined the community bloggers!
I hope to soon get a new photo to replace my "old" one, as I start on this new phase of my life.
I hope you'll bear with me, as I sort out where to go from here with this blog!
In the meantime, here's a random photo for your viewing pleasure....