My Dogs Think I’m Crazy

…but they love me anyway.

When You have a 2 ft. Frankenstein in your closet and it’s time to break it out and have some fun…of course I would involve the dogs.  Tara seems to not really know what to do but was a great sport about all of it, lol.

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Everything Is Blurry

It’s okay that I’ve been suffering with extreme eye strain, right?  I’m not alarmed because I’ve got an eye doctor’s appointment at the end of the month.  It’s been a cross between using the computer and reading small print.  It’s rather annoying.

I’ve taken on reading “IT” by Stephen King this summer.  I hate clowns more than I hate mosquitoes so that should say something about me.  It’s been a really good read but the print is small.  The book’s size is also overwhelming, 1098 pages.  Add it that I’ve been having nightmares from it makes this challenging on another level.  I can’t read it before bed.  Yup, it’s freaking me out that much.

My bedtime reading is Eileen Fulton’s “As My World Still Turns”.  I miss the old guard soaps that used to grace the airwaves.  There are only 4 left on the television anymore and that saddens me 😦

I miss Erica and Jackson from All My Children and Lucinda and Kim and Bob from As The World Turns and of course I miss Reva from Guiding Light.  So I picked this non-scary book to get me through my night time reading.

It’s been filled with anecdotes of Ms. Fulton’s rise to fame on As The World Turns as Lisa, the one time bad girl who became a friend to all.  No nightmares from this story.

IT is really good and I don’t like putting it down.  Not just because my paperback version has Tim Curry as Pennywise on the cover but because it’s a good read.  I also think knowing very little about the story has been good as well.

Everyone knows about Georgie and is floating boat but that’s pretty much the only party of the story I knew about.  I will never see the movies.  I do not like scary movies.  Even though I’ve seen some of them in my day I’m not particularly fond of them.

I looked at the pile of books at my bedside and beside my spot on the sofa and I’m overwhelmed by how many books I need to catch up on.  The pressure sometimes parallelizes me but I’m motoring on with high hopes!

My reading isn’t helping the eye strain blurriness at all.  Again, I motor on.

The summer has been so humid.  You would think I would be read more just to stay inside in the air conditioning, lol.  Oh well, Back to the grind.  Wish me luck!

Dog Obsession

So my dogs are the funniest beings on the planet.  I know, I know, everyone thinks that.  But seriously, my dogs have thought bubbles over their heads when I look at them.

Is Suzie dreaming of a white Christmas, meditating or asleep standing up?  None of those things.  She’s actually using her Spock Mindmeld to get me to give her treats.

This is a collage of emotion.  They all read the same way.  Give me a treat.

Tara is easier to read.  She just loves being outside on the deck with her human.

Life with dogs is so much better than life with people.  Don’t get me wrong, not all people are douche bags but more than less are douche bags.

The Problem with Binge Watching

I love the concept of binge watching.  I do not however like to binge watch shows.  I cut the cord with classic cable but still stream entertainment from Prime and Netflix.  What can I say…I’m from the generation raised on TV that started with Saturday morning cartoons and grew from there.

I love the static it creates in my head. Even when I’m not invested in what I’m watching I like to have it on in the background.  To be an adult means you can watch whatever you want and melt your brain and all those weird things my Mom told me growing up.  Reading was better of course but being a dyslexic child I hated reading.  TV didn’t give me that kind of frustration that books did.  However it created other problems.  It was an addiction.  I can’t live without it.

Now they have binge watching.  That’s just pure evil genius.  I can pay for a service that lets me watch, commercial free, television shows and movies.  OMG!  This is heaven, right?

Well, no, it’s not heaven really.  It just compounded an already glaring problem.   I watch a lot of TV and get very little done.  Case in point.  I’ve been binge watching 6 seasons (23/24 episodes per season) of ‘Crossing Jordan’.  It’s a show much like my favorite go to show ‘Bones’.  It started out great.  I liked the premise and the characters but after season 2 they dumped Jordan’s Dad and the story of her 1/2 brother and well I continued to watch anyway.  It was the characters that kept me watching.  It was case after case with little background story line.  What I’m trying to say is it got boring.  I got through five season because I felt that at any moment things would get better.  They had to, didn’t they?

No they did not have too.  In fact, I skipped most of season six.   It was time to end this grueling facade I actually liked this show and just watch the last episode.  The big send off.  It was dumb but at least they all lived.

I also went through this with the show Drop Dead Diva.  I loved the first couple of seasons then it ceased to hold my attention.  Again, after five season I just stopped watching.  I just didn’t care what happened next.  Supernatural has a large fan base that love the show.  I stopped watching after the second season of redressing the same story lines.  Over and over it was the same creepy stuff but I never liked the lead characters.  I moved on.

I’m beyond the middle age point in my life and just can’t continue to waste my time on crappy shows anymore.  The frustration levels I am experiencing over this whole Crossing Jordan mess.  I had to watch Murder, She Wrote episodes to cleanse my mind of what I call The CJ Incident of 2019.

On a good note.  I’m trying to read more.  Just finished another book.  I will never be a fast reader because of my dyslexia but what dyslexia can’t rob me of is my imagination.  Books leave the imagery up to the reader.  I like that very much.

TV will always be a part of my life because I find it comforting.  I just hope to find it less annoying than it is now, lol.

How Many Millions Makes Golf Expensive?

So the Presidential King of Lies has been exposed again.  Yes, his supporters love when he lies to them so they do not care but I do.  As a taxpayer I care how much Profit-Golf the President plays.  First the number is approximately $102 million with only 2 years of being President down.  Second every time he goes to his “Southern White House” as he likes to call it we get to pay HIM.  So not only has he played more golf than the last several Presidents he makes a profit over and over when he goes to his clubs.

I’m wondering why his supporters are so STUPID!  They chant at his ego-rallies and fuel on his incoherent tirades.  “Lock Them Up”, is the new/old one.  I challenge any of them to name two people other than Mueller.  Who exactly is “them”?

It’s like truth is non-existent any more.  Lie to us we love it.  Unless it’s by a woman or a person of color then they are devils.

William Barr is the President’s Stooge.  He will destroy the rule of law to save the President’s hide.  Mr. Barr is anti-democracy and yeah authoritarianism.  That my friends is not what America was founded on.

 

The reality of the Mueller Report is Mr. Trump did everything to obstruct not only the investigation into Russia tampering with our elections but his involvement with Russia before he ran for President.  He is the biggest LIAR ever to be President in the USA.  That’s saying a lot considering Nixon was President.

If he had nothing to hide there would be no reason to have multiple injunctions for things like his tax returns to his former employees giving testimony by subpoena to Congress.  What don’t you want the morons who follow you to know?  You are an agent of Russia?  You laundered money for the Russian Mob for decades?  Hmm…what could it be?

The truth is Mueller did indict people.  People went to jail…Waving to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.  So there was 100% credibility into the Mueller investigation.  Unlike the prolonged investigation into Hillary Clinton that produced….Zero.  Not one indictment.  It cost way less than Trumps For Profit Golfing trips but still.

His base worships him.  They say they are people of Christ.  He lies to you and breaks God’s Commandments over and over and over again.  What kind of Fracking Christianity do you follow?

China will never come back to the US and re-engage it’s farming contracts to the level before Tariff Man came to town.  For a guy calling everyone out as Socialists (how dare they want Healthcare), he is all about subsidizing the Farming Community for votes.  Weird right?

I need to end my Diatribe but before I do…Would someone, for the love of God, Drug Test Ben Carson?!?

Oreos?  Really Ben…you are the most stupid doctor I’ve ever seen 😦

Jacques Inspired Meatloaf

So I knew we were having meatloaf for dinner last night.  It’s Sunday and I usually make a crock pot creation but I looked in the freezer and saw the ground beef and thought…meatloaf!

The ketchup on top is a throw back to my Mom who always put Ketchup on for the last 15 minutes of cooking time.  The larger veggies is all Jacques Pepin. He always seemed to make “Rustic” vegetables look so yummy.  So I used his technique and viola…rustic veggies.

I thought all was lost at one point because I was out of panko but I regrouped and crushed the 2/3 cup of saltines.  It worked fine as a binder and added a salt element internally.  Sometimes it’s just the outside that gets the most seasoning so this worked out nicely.

The Wife liked it and that is all that really matters 🙂

Be Kind today!