Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone  – remember our veterans - today and every day.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Beasties of all Sizes Live Here

Apparently a dinosaur lost his toenail in our yard. 

No really, I swear.  I have it here in my hand.

Rosie found it…and then she hid it.

Unfortunately for little Miss Rosie (she is not the smartest beastie in the land) she hid it somewhere she could not retrieve it.

Generally puppy shares with me her finds or if she knows I won’t like them – she puts them under a bed.  Being a Dachshund, she can walk under the beds in the house standing normally– she’s short (it’s a thing with the girls here).  

But this one – this big giant toenail was super special – what a find – right here in Detroit, a Dino toenail – this is no woolly mammoth (which would also be cool) – right here – on our property.  This had to go somewhere special.

For three days she was trying to get at something under the dresser.  Ah, the dresser – not something that gets a lot of attention or cleaning underneath.   So I knew the dust bunnies were massive and to be honest, I wasn’t exactly anxious to see what she had been chest diving for (I didn’t smell anything dead – but hey, you never know).  And actually her chest worked as a good duster for the first 6 inches under the dresser.    

Finally, finally after three days I grabbed a flashlight and looked under.  

I’ve never seen anything like that in my life, what the hell is it?  Turn, look at the dog – who is super exited I am going to extricate it for her.  

But alas, I am not.  I’m not touching it.  This is a job for hubby man and I am going to leave it for him.

So with the find of the Dino Toenail somewhere in our yard, I assume we are going to become a popular little part of town.  Can’t be any more traffic than the Baptist Church across the street right? Well, if they had picks and backhoes that is…

I swear I heard a weird noise outside a few nights ago – but it was so loud, I was afraid to peek out and look, must have been the sound a Dino makes when he stubs his toe and looses a nail.   

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Anybody Got A Spare?

Ah shopping – spring is here, the kiddies need some new toys for the yard – you know, so they can get out of the house and play in the sunshine.

Why don’t we grab one of those cute little pink heart strollers or perhaps it’s a shopping cart?? Anyway, the kids can stuff things in it and roll around with their collection (i.e. small dogs, twigs, leaves, rocks, stuffies – whatever). 

Oh wait, the first one is broken – missing a wheel. 

Oh my, look – the third one is also missing a wheel.  Hmm, the last one is backwards and crooked – they are hiding another missing wheel on the front right.

So – let me get this straight.  This is a main display in the front of the store.  These little stroller/carts are prominently displayed on a middle rack – eye level.  Key real estate in any store.  

And they are BROKEN?

But even if you picked up the only one that wasn’t broken – how much faith would you have that it wouldn’t break by the time you got to the checkout?  I mean – that is a legitimate worry – three of four are already busted.

This is a major retailer – I would hope they could do better…  Especially when it is so easy to write things off and get a manufacturers credit.  

Don’t get it – other than we are all so desperate for a little spring around here that color – in any shape, whole or broken – is a welcome site, a main display even…

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Two and One Half Margaritas

That is the exact amount of liquor it takes to get through Mothers Day flawlessly ….

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Naming Convention (re-post)

Hi all - sorry I missed yesterday - I'm trying to be good and not miss Mondays.  But I went out and got myself a job, so I have to get back in the swing of things and the swing is pretty rusty... Doing a re-post tonight from 4/23/14.  Enjoy!

Pulling into the dentist I get out of my car and quickly glance at the vehicle parked next to me – then I do a double take, laugh and decide I need to take a photo of this on the way out – if it’s still here.
Just curious, do you see it too or am I the only one that finds the “name” of this very expensive vehicle hilarious?

Now, if you just see SPORT HSE, I want you to expand your mind.  Let’s say there is an apostrophe in the word SPORT, so it reads S’PORT.  Ok good.
Now let’s play that through.

What I saw when I looked at this – again very expensive vehicle- was SUPPORT HOSE and thought, gee that’s a funny name for a car.

Did no one at this “upper class” company see this?  Did no one associate all the funny phonetic spellings that are going on in this text and twitter world with the name of this truck?  I saw it instantly and laughed.  

No one, no one who gets paid large sums of money to do this for a living caught this on a glance and said, Hey – this might not fly, if you look at it quickly it looks like it says Support Hose??  Clearly not a good name for a high end vehicle.

To which maybe they received this reply “Well, cars really don't have names today– they are all numbers and letters in a jumble that no one can remember, surely it won’t be a problem.  Besides – who wears support hose these days; don’t women just go bare legged?”

Ah yes, so there you have it – maybe the next version will be aimed at men and called JCK STRP. 
Range Rover, if you need a new employee, just let me know, I’m full of great ideas – GRN COMBI, we could paint that one green or yellow, the new LR2 could become ALRT , we could go with reds and oranges, or BB QUE, complete with flames – oh what fun we could have!