Guess who’s not coming to dinner?

It seems like I haven’t posted in ages. There’s a good reason for that … my life is over dead dull boring!! Sometimes … nothing happens worth mentioning for centuries weeks on end. However … something really interesting happened just a few days ago.

My dog ate my blackberry.

Yup that’s right … I woke up on February 12th to find Sookie madly attacking happily chomping down on my blackberry. My beloved near to 6 year old blackberry. I mean … I’m sure the berry was metallicy tastey … but I was thinking “sheesh girl … don’t you have my hand a rawhide or my foot your Kong laying around here somewhere?”

Needless to say … the bberry didn’t make it … and I had to head on down to my local Verizon store … LUCKILY … I was eligable for an upgrade. (lucky? what am I saying, lucky? I was using a 6 year old blackberry, of COURSE I was eligable for an upgrade!!! Sheesh!)

So … I picked out the new Tour, after being told I’d hate I probably wouldn’t care much for the Storm if I did a lot of texting. So … I went home with my brand new blackberry … pretty hot pink coverlet and all. I did NOT however come home with all of my diligently entered in contacts. URGH!!!

The old unit was too mangled and spit upon badly damaged for the transfer. (And NO … I hadn’t re-backed it up on my PC since my last PC reformatting session)

Now Sookie’s in the pound rolling around with a full pound of little rawhides. RIGHT ON! Good times! Amirite?

ஜ~§Quote Of The Day§~ஜ

I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.
Audrey Hepburn

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

If you were asked to recommend one destination in your country to friends who had never been to your country before, what place would you choose, and why?

ஜ~The Word Of The Day~ஜ



1. Quick-tempered.
2. Showing anger or resulting from anger.

From Latin irascibilis (quick to anger), from irasci (to grow angry), from ira (anger). Ultimately from the Indo-European root eis- (passion), which is also the source of irate, ire, hierarchy, hieroglyphic, and estrogen.

“Mr. Weir concludes from his large experience that the erection of the feathers is caused much more by anger than by fear. He gives as an instance a hybrid goldfinch of a most irascible disposition, which when approached too closely by a servant, instantly assumes the appearance of a ball of ruffled feathers.”

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

Barbie Doll

This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
and miniature GE stoves and irons
and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy.
Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said:
You have a great big nose and fat legs.

She was healthy, tested intelligent,
possessed strong arms and back,
abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity.
She went to and fro apologizing.
Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs.

She was advised to play coy,
exhorted to come on hearty,
exercise, diet, smile and wheedle.
Her good nature wore out
like a fan belt.
So she cut off her nose and her legs
and offered them up.

In the casket displayed on satin she lay
with the undertaker’s cosmetics painted on,
a turned-up putty nose,
dressed in a pink and white nightie.
Doesn’t she look pretty? everyone said.
Consummation at last.
To every woman a happy ending.

Anonymous submission.

Marge Piercy

ஜ~§Recipe Of The Day§~ஜ

Shrimp with Basil and Tomatoes

12 ounces fresh or frozen peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped, plum or common tomatoes
2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 tablespoon drained capers (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces spaghetti or other pasta, cooked and drained
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Set aside.

Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry onion and garlic in hot oil for 2 minutes or until onions are crisp-tender. Remove onion mixture from the wok.

Add shrimp to the hot wok. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque.

Return onion mixture to the wok. Add tomatoes, basil, capers (if desired), salt, and pepper. Stir all ingredients together. Cook and stir for 1 minute more or until heated through. Serve immediately over hot cooked spaghetti or other pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired. Makes 4 servings.


4 Responses to Guess who’s not coming to dinner?

  1. Kathy says:

    OMG I can’t believe she ate your blackberry! Crazy lol ummmm I think I’d send people to the grand’s pretty awesome

  2. Lacey says:

    Dogs are crazy. Evie is always here to remind me not to give too much weight to tangible possessions, haha!

  3. pam says:

    I can’t believe she ate your Blackberry. Maybe she knew you needed a new one. I’m waiting for the Tour 2, which they’ve been saying should be out any day now…unfortunately they’ve been saying that since December!

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