Friday, August 25, 2006

weather is beautiful.......wish I hadn't heard

about a hurricane marching toward the Gulf by the name of Ernesto......WTH!!!

This just cannot be because it is near the anniversary of Katrina and it wouldn't be fair to those folks. Actually it wouldn't be fair to anyone - so go the hell away we don't need you.

Oh I feel good got that outta my system whewwwww!!!

So here I am still at sister moon's and having a wonderful time. The weather has been absolutely SPECTACULAR!!! Translated that means no humidity. I think I should post some pics. I will eventually.

I think the knee is a lot better - the blackness is nearing the toe area so maybe it is making a fond farewell.

Don't have much a anything planned but you do know we will be getting it done......stay tuna'd

Thursday, August 24, 2006

just a short update

this post is written by the injured doodles even though it is coming from sister moons computer. Just say that I am way too lazy to change the settings.

OK from the left knee cap down I am a ugly mess. It is blue black yellow swollen to icky size and not a damn thing I can do about it but stay off of it. NOT happening!!!

So today is a day of R & R and re-group to see if we can get some of the swelling down. Drs say the same thing "well stay off of it". For those of you that know me it ain't that easy. And by the way for the many that think there was a Corona involved I hate to disappoint you - no Coronas till after.

Time for the leg to be elevated...later - but stay tuna'd..........................

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What's a trip with my sister without a minor injury

Now I know you were not expecting this but I'm a gonna give it to ya anyway.

While on the way out the door on our way to the desert.....I tripped, fell on my knees, went forward hit me little head but being that it is a hard head didn't knock me out but did give me quite a bump on the noggin. So my sweet brother-in-law went got me an ice pack from the freezer and a towel to wrap my knee. Got in the car and off to the desert we went. No bruises or broken appendages are going to stop us....think that's our family motto now that I think of it.

About half way into our trip which should be about three hours the knee began to get quite large and shiny. Hmmmmm I say this is not a good sign....seems like a trip to urgent care may be in order.

Get to Mary's house, deposit our luggage and park my butt on the couch and applied more ice in an elevated position. I was pleased to see that on my insurance card was the all popular "ask an RN. Yeah!!!! Called that and talked to the sweetest lady and she told me I was doing the all the right things, comes from experience you see, and that I could wait and go to urgent care in the a.m.

That we did we were there at eight a.m. being the first little customer patient of the day. Long story short, nothing is broken, but bruised from the knee cap down. It is not a pretty site let me tell ya.

Everyone knows how much I love my sister, but she was absolutely a terrific attendant. She went and got dinner for us, found me some ibuprofen and has driven me around since the tumble. I know I would do the same for her but let me tell ya my seester is the best.

So two more weeks of the trip, stay tuna'd................

Thursday, August 17, 2006


a short but sweet visit with my dear friend Lyn in Dallas and off to LA on Wednesday early a.m.
went from a 4 Corona day in Dallas, thanks tie, to a 1 Corona day in Los Angeles.

Sister picked me up at LAX after an uneventful flite, praise the lord, we motored over to see niece at her lawyer office for a short visit prior to sister doing her stint at the Getty. If you ever get to Los Angeles the Getty Center is a must. I have spent so much time there that I could probably be a docent and run a tour. However my friends at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota would be sad since I docent there. That's what Deb does at the Getty a Docent and a damned good one I might add.

Ok here it is thursday a.m. and I am trying to fill friends in on the goings on of the two loonies. People refer to as that in an endearing way.

OK we are off to the dessert, Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs this afternoon. Now that could also be a 4 Corona Day. Spending the weekend there with Mary, sister, niece and me-self. That could be a bit of an advnture depending on which way the wind is blowing.

And ya know this group has a cooking blog and we have yet to cook a meal. Hey I'll take pics of the food we eat alomg the way.

So stay tuna'd.....................

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Excuse me!!!!!

It is frickin HOT in Dallas..........holy crap!!! Landed yesterday we immediately came home to my friend Lyn's and got in the pool. 3 p.m. it was 102 degrees and this is unusual for them - but then weather seems to be unusual everywhere ;(.
We didn't do a lot cause I was a bit tired and we lounged.

Today we are going to lunch and some good quality shopping is on the list. Also doing some decorating advice for my friend because she is in the process of re-doing her kitchen. So some paint shopping will be squeezed in there sometime.
Tonite Lyn and I are toddling off to see a local triple A ball team the "Frisco Rough Riders". who are playing the Arkansas somebodies. I love Triple A ball and this should be fun.

I leave Wednesday early a.m. to fly off to LA and see me family.....hee haw!!!

So - stay tuna'd............................

Thursday, August 10, 2006

making a list and checking it twice...............

no it’s not for Christmas.

This is for my long awaited trip to visit seester, brother-in-law, their “Buddy”, my niece, her hunky husband, their puppies and my dad’s wife. And then throw in asundry other folk along the way. Now seester has already made mention of things to do in her blog but my list is of hopeful to do that we may squeeze in.

I am making a list of to do’s.........................

Olvera Street for eating and photos
We shall not dine at a chain restaurant
Gene Autry Museum
Surfas and when they say this is a chef’s paradise they are not kidding
Helm’s Bakery
This is a place that is a very fond memory because of what it used to be……and we both love to shop!
We need to venture to Mar Vista as well as Culver City because of some memories there as well.
To the beach preferably at sunset
A day of cooking with sister moon, little bird and doodles would be wonderful.
Enjoy a taste of little birds homemade ice cream

Edited to add:

sister moon's FRIED CHICKEN

I know I will think of more so stay tuna’d…………………….

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Who said Virginia is for Lovers???!!

Certainly the state mamal, aka the Manatee, of the great state of Florida would disagree.

photo courtesy of google images

Friday, August 04, 2006

Now they tell me......

Do you mean to tell me I could have been baking
cookies in Florida all this time????
Who woulda thunk???

How hot was it? Dashboard oven hot
New Hampshire woman bakes cookies on dashboard of her Toyota
The Associated Press
ET Aug 3, 2006
BEDFORD, N.H. - Blistering heat was just what Sandi Fontaine needed to bake cookies for her co-workers — on the dash of her Toyota RAV4.
With temperatures soaring Wednesday, Fontaine placed two trays of cookie dough on the dashboard, shut the doors and retreated inside to her air-conditioned office.
"My husband wanted me to run some errands this morning," said Fontaine, who works at Baldwin and Clarke Corporate Finance. "I said, 'I can't. I'm baking cookies.'"
Fontaine first tested her dashboard oven three years ago. She said anyone can do it; the only requirement is for the outside temperature to be at least 95 degrees, so it will rise to about 200 degrees in the car. Temperatures in the area reached the mid- to upper 90s on Wednesday.
"Mrs. Fields has nothing on Sandi," co-worker Brian Champigny said of the cookie company.
Though Thursday was supposed to be cooler, Fontaine said she'll still enjoy the benefits of her culinary effort.
"When you open the door to that car," she said, "it's like, oh, my God. It's a wonderful smell."
© 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

no I didn't have permission to copy and paste this article but here is there site if you wanna go and see the photo of the nice lady that did this unusual kitchen task

No I'm not gonna try this but see if they come and arrest me.................stay tuna'd

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

aaahhhhh yes the dreaded cone of projection

we are in that dreaded cone of projection! thought maybe if I whisper, the storm Chris, that boisterous boy, he won't hear me.
for sure..........................stay tuna'd
oh yeah and Mel Gibson says he is not a bigot........I say of course not Mel
you're a fuckin greedy racist go away...........please!