Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Greetings - Time to turn on your memory card so we can kick ass at Trivial Pursuit!

~ Pharaoh Ramses II died in 1225 BCE. At the time of his death, he had fathered 111 sons and 67 daughters. (man was he busy!)

~ Stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

~ Summer is statistically the most hazardous season.

~ Babies are born without kneecaps. They do not appear until the child reaches two to six years of age. (I did not know that - interesting)

~ Tonsurphobia is the fear of haircuts! (She doesn't look scared)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Guess what happened to me today? I did something I have never done in my life. I broke a tooth. I was at my desk eating a starburst (they are dead to me) and this part of my tooth broke off. It did not hurt or anything. Just ended up in my Starburst.
The picture is kind of gross, but I wanted to share. I have a filling in the tooth that is still there for the most part. I hate going to the dentist, but go i must. I also hate getting old.

Wonder if I had stayed at the beach would this have happened? Probably not. Damn.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Waves are rough

The waves were as big today as they have been all week. Actually, until today it was pretty mild. I took these from the balcony just a few minutes ago. You can't really tell, but they are probably 3-4 feet high.

While I was at the beach, I only got in up to my knees twice. They were very strong. I layed out for an hour and then sat under the umbrella reading and watching people getting knocked down by the strength of the waves.
It was enjoyable in a sick kind of way. Sometimes they even got hurt a little bit! You have to love my sense of humor!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beach 101

Greetings from Perdido Key! Rachel is back home, and I spent the first day at the beach by myself. And guess what, I LOVED IT! Read my book, tanned, drank beer! What else could you ask for?

Anyway, for the past few days we witnessed individuals that obviously have not had Beach 101.

We saw 2 couples that set up there chairs and umbrellas right in front of a place where a canopy was already set up. We all know that you never set up your spot in front of others.

Then, there was a mother who was asking her 12 year old if he put on sunscreen. First, you always make sure you and especially your children are adequately sunscreened. But get this, she didn't even have any in her bag! How in the hell was she going to reapply when needed. Some people are just not smart.

Then yesterday, a couple with 2 teenage girls and a 5 year old boy came to the beach. They then tried to set up the most jacked-up broken small umbrella....we just shook our heads. They were white as snow, and there was no way they could all fit under the umbrella. Then, the mom starts sunscreening the 5 year old (not sure if this was done in the room or not) and gets sunscreen in his eyes...poor thing. The worst part is she didn't even realize that the screen was hurting, they thought it was the sun glare.

Then today (and this is really just common knowledge) a plane flew by, and the people from Louisianna (who obviously didn't know Beach 101 and set up right with my chair I had left on the beach) looked up and read "Shrimp Basket: AYCE Shrimp Wed and Fri." They were saying "ACE" shrmp like the word, they did not realize it stood for All You Can Eat. Funny.

Another observation (that is what Rachel and I said, we weren't making fun of people, just making an observation) this one guy obviously didn't apply sun screen to his chest and belly where there was hair. He came out the next day looking all polka dotted red where his hair was. (Snicker snicker)

Please don't hate - LSquare

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I am old...

...today at the beach the sun and glare really hurt my eyes. I have the lenses in my glasses that change in the sun, but I believe the tinting is wearing off. I thought to myself, "You are going to be miserable the rest of the week."

Then, after showering, Rachel and I went to CVS. My eyes were killing me on the ride over. While there I found those shade lenses that fit over your glasses. I swore I would never use these, but I tried them on and my eyes started singing with joy. They are the kind that are polarized and blocks all sun glare.

Yes, I am getting old, and I will do anything (tacky, hideous or not) to be comfortable.

Love from Senior Citizen L Square

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Greetings from the Redneck Riveria!

Hey all ! Beautiful day today. Rachel and I had a wonderful time sunning and swimming. Great weather, no jellyfish or seaweed, great breeze! Here was a look down the beach....
...the people next to us buried their youngest up to his neck...
...and Rachel (as always) looked good in her suit!
Best wishes and tequila kisses from Perdido Key!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Gone to the beach with my baby!

View from the front door of condo - the intercoastal waterway
Now, view from balcony - beautiful! Hope to have 7 relaxing days.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


OK, I love hearing stories like this one...they just reassure me of my own sanity! (from FoxNews)

It appears there is a woman in Oregan named Miriam Sakewitz that is obsessed with bunnies. She is back in jail for violating her probation. Do you know what she was prohibited from? Coming within 100 yards of a rabbit. I kid you not.

She was first arrested in 2006 when police found 250 rabbits in her home. In 2007, she broke into the facility that was holding her rabbits and stole most of them back. She was arrested a few days later with 8 rabbits in the car with her. The other 130 were stashed away on a farm.
She went to court in April 2007 and was sentenced to 5 years probation, could not own animals, and could not go within 100 yards of a rabbit. (I think that last part is hilarious)

This Tuesday she was arrested at her hotel room for having 8 rabbits. Addiction - a hard rabbit to break! (get it, I used rabbit instead of habit! - I kill me)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I left my journal at home today. As you may know, I started a journal a couple of weeks ago. Well, I love it! I have really been lost today with out it. I have been making notes on post-its that I want to put in there. I put everything in it, receipts, lists, thoughts, song lyrics.

Speaking of song lyrics, I was listening to John Prine the other day and found this particular lyric interesting. I think it could really use some additional thought:

"A question ain't really a question, if you know the answer too."

Have you ever asked a question that you already knew the answer? The only times I can think of are not very pleasant. In the song, he had asked his girl if he would see her later. She said no, she had too much to do. He already knew she was dumping him. The title is "Far From Me."

E-mail me a song line that you find intriguing or thought provoking or even down right sad, and I will post them.

Just thought I would brighten your Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Useless Info Tuesday

~ There are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada.

~ The citrus soda 7-Up was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were seven ounces. "Up" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

~ Fidel Castro was a star baseball player for the University of Havana in the 1940's.

~ The oldest word in the English language is "town."

~ The ball on the top of a flagpole is called the truck.


Hell of a scary night in Decatur last night. We had a severe thunderstorm...hail, high winds, trees down, limbs down. My power was out for 7:30 until 3:40 this morning. I was glad I had candles....
....these were so pretty and gave out a lot of light. They are actually the Glade oil candles. My house was smelling pretty good.

I got down the oil lamp Tim gave me. These things sure do come in handy. If you turn the wick up it will light up a room. I was bored after a while of sitting on the couch with Bikie; him wondering what in the hell was going on....
...I was glad when Rayray and her friends and Uncle Tim came over. Then it turned into a cereal eating, cheese and cracker chewing, beer drinking, candle-lit party. We can always make lemonade out of lemons!
Happy Tuesday

Friday, June 12, 2009

Flowers - God's Art

Ok, that sounds corny I know. I like to make myself laugh sometime. I have pretty flowers in my back yard - eclectic choice, but pretty.

My favorite flower is the Petunia - especially the wave Petunia as shown below. These are sitting on my Chiminea. I love to look out my kitchen window and see this.
I bought these pink things to. Can't remember what it is called, but I can tell you later because the tag is still attached to the trellis. Isn't that TACKY! Look, Theres Byb-bye next to one of the stands that should have pots in them.

Look, I also have some orange day lilies that I didn't know about because that big tree was here and blocked all the sun from them. I hope they multiply. I like lilies too!

But look, shame on me. These plants are still not in there pots. I promise I will plant them as soon as I get home.....maybe.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ahhh, the good old days....

Remember when you went to the grocery store and got your receipt and it wasn't 21.33 inches long? Remember? You can tell I am not exagerating - that is a wine cork to the upper left of the receipt. Now, at ghetto Piggly Wiggly, not only is your receipt 21.33 inches long for purchasing 18 items (of course they have to show you haw much you saved per item - yeah right), but you also get a 2 1/2 foot print out of coupons! Coupons for stuff you don't even buy.

One of the items I bought was butter. Guess what - my 4 foot coupon reciept (I know the length is growing - just roll with me) has a coupon for 3 cents (more) off "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter." If they really wanted to help, just give me a coupon for butter, which is what I buy! Give me a break! I started to crumble it up and throw it away while cussing. Then I noticed a $5.00 off coupon on my next purchase of $35 or more. Hell - All I would have to purchase is some toilet paper (don't get me started on that), a toothbrush and some gum, that would almost get me to $35.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bling Bling

Do you remember this post? The one where I was going to start keeping a journal (going very well by the way) so I definately needed a new purse in which to lug my new journal around. And if I was getting a new purse, of course I needed a new wallet. And then, who buys all this with out a little bling?
Here is my bling. The picture does not really do it justice. I love it. It is my first introduction to silver in my jewelry collection. It does have gold around the stone, and of course the stone is golden in color, so it will go well with gold too.

It is quite big and you can see compared to a guarter. This was a good pick. Gosh, sometimes I really get me!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Ok - It is official. I have declared that Tuesday is now the official day to post useless info. Unless some earth shattering event takes place, come here every Tuesday for new useless information. Say it all together now, "Yea!"

~ Leonardo da Vinci spent twelve years painting the "Mona Lisa's" lips. He could also write with one had and draw with the other at the same time.

~ One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930's lobbied against hemp farmers - they saw hemp as competition. Hemp is not chemically addictuve, as are nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine.

~ Ghosts appear in four Shakespearian plays: "Julius Caesar," "Richard III," "Hamlet," and "Macbeth." - sidebar: I am kin to the King that Macbeth is based on - on my mother's paternal side.

~ No white man saw the Grand Canyon until after the Civil War. It was first entered on May 29, 1869 by the geologist John Wesley Powell.

~ Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: spades - King David; clubs - Alexander the Great; hearts - Charlemagne; and diamonds - Julius Caesar.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Friday was Jimmy's birthday. On Saturday we had a wonderful lunch with his children and grandbabies. (Jimmy is showing off a package of gummy worms)
You know I sat right between Luke and Tatum. I love every second of it. We had really good pizza at "The Village Pizza" on the square in Athens.

List of characters: Luke (sweet baby boy), Jimmy (birthday boy), Jamee (daughter), Blue (son), Rachel (daughter-in-law), Bo (son-in-law), Bree (daughter), and of course Tatum (sweet baby girl with her head turned).

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fine China

"Tori, Tori Hall.....do you want your cup or what? Should I get rid of this nice white O'Charley's styrofoam cup with your name on it?"

This cup has been sitting in my den for a week. I guess I thought my daughter or someone would throw it away. Guess I was wrong. Talk about procrastination!


Here is Rachel's birthday cake....not exactly what I had planned, but cute enough. The taste was spot on. We get these cakes from a very old bakery in Decatur - Alwrights. They have the good old fashioned birthday cake taste. The icing is out of this world.
Happy Birthday Baby Girl - I think you are beautiful!

Rachel and G-ma, beauties! (For those of you who have not met Polly - here she is! and isn't it amazing that Polly and her Granddaughter have the same hair color!)

Rachel and Chrissy - friends for life.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Rachel!

19 years ago today, I was at Decatur General Hospital and had delivered a healthy baby girl by C-section. It was the most wonderful day of my life. I have had the pleasure of being Rachel's Mommy for all these years. I love her so, and am so proud of her.

One year ago today, we were sitting at a little cafe across the street from this building sharing a glass of wine and enjoying the scenery. Do you remember where we were? Um, try Rome! I would kill to be there right now, with or without Rachel (Hey - it is a dog eat dog world!).
Here is Rachel in St. Peter's square. We had just been blessed by the Pope. This was a Wednesday, so he was actually out in the square only about 75 yards from us, not just blessing us from the window of his home. It was a pretty special experience. It is weird because I am reading Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons" and a Cardinal (in the book) was just found murdered in this very spot - Neat.
Here she is in a very special place. Do you recognize it. The stairs kind of reming me of a stadium or an arena, except very old.....

...yes, it is the Colosseum! Amazing place - such history - it was like being in the movies. I carried that Beetles shirt she is wearing as a gift for her. Good thing I did, because her luggage was lost and did not arrive until the 2nd night.

Happy 19th Birthday, Rachel - Greetings from Rome (at least in my head right now)


Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I am so bad sometime....this various plant life is supposed to be.....
.....planted in here...
They have been sitting on my table for over a month. I should be ashamed. I am going to plant them soon and will show you the results. I bought a new camera and I love it!


I love growing herbs. I don't use them a whole lot, but I am about to change that. The list of characters are (starting to the left of the spoon and going around the exterior) chives, strawberries, mint, cilantro, basil, oregano, varigated oregano, thyme, and lavendar in the middle.

If you know of any interesting ways to use fresh herbs in your cooking, please pass them on!

Monday, June 1, 2009


Yea for the beautiful weather this weekend. I was able to go swimming at Point Mallard both days. On Saturday, I went by myself and just sat out by the river. It was nice to relax, get some sun and read my book.

Sunday was a different story. Tims nieces are in town (Amanda's girls) - Olivia and Sarah. So on Sunday I went to the park with them and Miss Polly (Tim's mom). Let me just say, a rowdy water park is no place for a 40 year old, worn out, crazy woman. I was so worn out when I got home. We swam in the wave pool (and may I just add, this was the first wave pool ever - at least in the United States).
Then we moved on to the honking water slide! It was so fun! This picture really does not do it justice. The slide is like 4 stories tall. And it is bigger than you think from this picture. That little blob in the middle of the slide is two people going down on a raft that is about 3 foot by 6 foot. I got to ride with Sarah. The second time we came down so fast we slid right past the life guard and the rope. I had to reach back and grab his hand to reel us back in!
I had a great time at point mallard. It was a blast, but I sure am sore....
....walking around here looking somewhat like Yoda....please find my cane!