Monday, January 28, 2008

Guess who is coming to dinner?

I admit that cat might have better table manners than some people I have dated. None the less how off putting to sit at the table with a cat chowing down on nasty smelly fishy food that looks like dog poop? Of course what her husband is eating does not look much better. eweewee

I think that lady must have too much time on her hands.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Keep your cell phone fully charged

Police cyber track suspected rapist
Police cyber track suspected rapist

This story made the hair at the back of my neck stand on edge too.

Interestingly just 3 weeks ago my friend Susan’s friend’s daughter Missy was abducted in front of her house. The attackers placed her in the trunk of their car and drove off. She had her cell phone in her pocket and was able to call 911. The police traced the call and rescued her, later arresting the suspects.

I am beginning to think the best form of protection if one is not comfortable with a gun or tazer is indeed, a fully charged cell phone.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Trouble the Water

We all may suffer from katerina burn-out, but as this documentary is getting rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival I thought it was worth a mention.

I will wait for the DVD to come out I think...

Directed by Tia Lessin, Carl Deal.
Relegated to the role of refugees in their own country the moment the levees broke, New Orleans residents Kimberly and Scott Rivers document their harrowing struggle against the forces of nature and the evils of man as they nobly attempt to rebuild their lives amidst one of the greatest natural disasters ever to befall the United States. Kimberly Rivers is a musician and filmmaker who were living in New Orleans with her husband Scott when the force of Hurricane Katrina transformed their once-happy hometown into a waterlogged wasteland. In the aftermath of the disaster, the nightly news was filled with images of looting and chaos. Now, as the masses finally receive the opportunity to witness events from an insider's perspective, it quickly becomes apparent that the rampaging waters were only the beginning of the problem, and that the ineptitude of the government and the media in dealing with the disaster did nearly as much damage to New Orleans as the forces of Mother Nature. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Friday, January 18, 2008

Saliva flowing, laughter rolling

I got to say burger king whopper with cheese is yummy.

Not quite this yummy, though this is awfully funny!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Art of doodle

I take it back. This far surpasses the art of doodle; but does fall under the doodle category?

Never the less a relaxing thing to watch, sort of mesmerizing :)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

what I thought

There was a large, very wealthy man that walked into the gallery on Saturday.

I bonafide this by the limo and the "healthy team of followers" that accompanied him or stood outside, it was all quite impressive.

I was really excited, thinking this is it! Some one is going to buy my William Tolliver pieces ($35K each).

So he unnamed man strolls in with the entourage and says: I am throwing a party tonight for the Saints. I will lease out your Tollivers for the evening for $200.00. I am like no- if you would like to put $60K on a credit card, I will go ahead and refund at no charge the pieces when you bring them back. That would mean in his home at no charge at all.

He told me that was not acceptable and walked out in a huff. I think I did right as I have no floating insurance policy on the pieces. What do you think? Well all I thought about was this song:

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

My birthday

My birthday started at midnight as I was born January 1. This is me being safe and walking home from the New Years Eve party. I believe that those are fireworks, but in my state of being at the time, they could have been aliens coming to invade New Orleans.

My friends all asked me the day before the New Years Eve party what I wanted to do for my birthday. I said: Go See Sweeny Todd, is the 11:05 show going to be too early?

They all said no that is great, I said wonderful, I will even purchase the ticktes. We were all supposed to meet at my place at 10:30 am.
I am sitting outside drinking coffee and waiting for 3 people to show up, as the night before I had 3 cancellations due to an overabundance of drink. No problem I am used to this as I have had way too many New Year's day birthdays.

I hear a rather large commotion coming down the street and I think that 2 of my friends must be arguing. Ummm no. They are drunk as skunks (whatever that phrase really means). They stop in front of my house and start yelling " We Love YOU" and "We even got here early" I'm like its 10:30 and they are astounded then in their great shock fall on the ground in front of the gate bathing each other in bloody mary.

My neighbors are finding this most amusing. I kind of found it amusing too - so I reached for my phone and attempted the most important video shot ever. Unfortunately for me and fortunately for them it did not come out. I can honestly say the only thing that bummed me out on my birthday was that the video did not save properly.

Follow the red arrows and this is my friend " Bella " sitting in the Bourganvilla bush. Her Boyfriend is pointing.
This is "Bella's Boyfriend who wanted to prove to me he was okay because he could stand up straight without holding on to the fence.

Well I was down to one last person who did come through and so I went to see Sweeny Todd . The movie was fantasic and made my birthday!

So to round things out I went to the Mayfair where the patrons all put in to buy me drinks and a birthday cake.

I do not want to be critical, as I think getting a cake when you are past 40 is a really nice gesture. However, I can only assume the lady at the cake shop was having a bad day. I am not just questioning the spelling of Birthday, but umm even though my name is not Raspootin - whatever is on the cake is rather off. I see where she was going though.

Anyway, I did have an interesting birthday and encourage everyone to see Sweeny Todd.