Friday, June 26, 2009


here awhile back...

"this guy" up on the mountain was somewhat dating this local girl and to say she was dumber than a box of rocks would be insulting to rocks everywhere.

we were sharing backhoe rent with this guy and roofing the cabin and they came over to see how we were coming along. another friend who i'll call "lampie" (because that was a portion of his last name) was staying with us and helping for room and board.

lampie and nancpop were up on the roof so "this guy" decided to join them to check the progress. i was stuck on the deck with the local girl trying to dumb myself down enough to make some sense to her in conversating. yeah, i know that's not a word.

we got on the subject of birthdays and the children and i were telling her our birthdates, when she soberly said, "mah birthday's USUALLY on julah FIRST."

...oh boo...

next i hear the guys coming down the ladder and trampling around out back so i chokingly tell local girl, "i'll be right back - visit with the children." well, i'm arseholes and elbows trying to get out back to find out if the guys heard her tell us what i thought she said - sure enough, they're out there holding their guts, turning all shades of red and laughing their tail ends off over the comment. meanwhile i'm begging them to, "PUHLEEZE RESCUE ME!" they could contain themselves long enough to tell me, "you're on your own." which is proof that what goes around comes around.

when i maintained i returned to the deck to visit the best i could - the children were ever so thankful and politely disappeared and it may have been several days before i saw them again.

as fate would have it, she also attended the same church the children went to and although they'd warned me about this woman - i was sure they were exaggerating and was about to be proven wrong.

we chatted about nothing and i asked her why she rode the church bus - she responded that she was unable to get a license for health reasons. then she started telling me about a few nights before when all the children on the bus were getting out of control. i asked what the driver did in those instances - she seriously responded, "he JERKED that bus to a stop - looked in his REVENOOOOOOER mirror - and told'em'all to QUIETTEN down!"

...oh boo...

needless to say, the guys all heard it too - another trip to the back yard where we ALL were quietly trying to have a good laugh!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


oh sure, pop and i will have words once in awhile. like when he says, "you WOULD eat a squirrel if times were tough enough." me, "i'm NOT that kind of indian. i will opt out for tree bark, thank you."

in great britain, however:


...oh boo...

and to think we spend at least that much a week feeding the little critters!

...oh boo...

cajun squirrel chips, anyone?

funny photos of squirrels.


Sunday, June 21, 2009


"It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him." - Mark Twain

i just know i'll find an "oh boo" moment in this day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


the conversation today (06/08/09) with the children lead to judaism.

nancson and i were discussing "bar mitzvah" and how men have bar mitzvah at the ages of 13 and then may do so again at the age of 80.

at the age of 12 a young girl will have her "bat mitzvah".

nancson, "so then when a woman turns 80 do they call it an "OLD" bat mitzvah?!?

...oh boo...

more on bar and bat mitzvah.

Friday, June 12, 2009


it was bound to happen.

didn't believe it would be me who would be responsible.


our dvr WAS clogged up with all sorts of useless programs the children had recorded. i thought i'd fix them and delete some of their stuff so i could add more hours to my 24 hours of "HEE HAW" recordings.

sooooooo, i go in and find a program that had about 20 half hour programs recorded and hit the "SELECT ALL" and then "DELETE".

no problem.

i went back to the recorded programming schedule and found it to be EMPTY! ALL MY HEE HAWS GONE!

...oh boo...

yes, i got THE look. i got THE look. and it wasn't the prince version...

Monday, June 08, 2009

4/20/09 "OH BOO"

okay so it was "national pot smoking" day.

a little foreign exchange student friend of the kidz, who does not have a very good grasp of the english language came up to zgirl and asked, "you smoke pot today?" aghast, zgirl answers her, "NO! pot is bad, i don't smoke pot and neither should you!"

the exchange student's reply, "it okay, i no tell anybody."

...oh boo...

doesn't that false arelia look like the real thing?!?

Friday, June 05, 2009


when we married, as a gift we received some champagne flutes and immediately put them into the back of the cupboard or would occasionally use them when having wine that didn't come in a box...hehehe...

a few years ago nancson wanted to start using them for his drinks - juice, tea, water, etc. so after short thought i relented and allowed him to use them - why should they go to waste?

one day he knocked one over on the counter and the bowl broke perfectly in two and the flute now looked more like a boiled egg cup. i called out, "what happened, son?!?" his reply, "don't be mad, mama, but i accidentally broke one of the champagne flutes and you're only going to be able to have a half of a half of a glass of wine in this one! okay?!?"

...oh boo...

...which would be the equivalent of a tablespoon...

Monday, June 01, 2009


here awhile back...

pop called me from the road and said, "have i ever got a surprise for you!" "please just tell me it's NOT "wandering jew"!" "oh, it's only about six sprigs."

in some places it needs to be mowed...

oh boo...

remind me to tell you about the time he thought he was bringing me a bouquet of goldenrod...