Thursday, March 24, 2011


Sometimes you just get tired of things rattling around in your brain. War, the economy, layoffs & foreclosures, earthquakes & devastation, will Lindsay Lohan have to go back to jail??!!....
and then a little thing like this comes along. Just a funny little thing.
I was talking with a friend at work this morning, and she kept looking down at her coffee cup. She finally motioned me over and said "look at this". This is what was drawing her attention away from the riveting conversation we were having.
You see these kinds of pictures on TV and on the web occasionally, and I just figured they are either Photo-shopped or one in a million. I guess not. I thought it was kinda cool!

Yes, I know... trivial, but sometimes when you are in the middle of writing the narrative for an environmental impact report, it's the little things that really matter. ;) Hmmmmm maybe that cup of coffee knows something we don't. Well... OK, I guess I better get back to that environmental report. Break's over!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

excuse me... um, we want your oil, so we're going to have to kill you now.

Welp folks... we're at it again.
They call it Operation Odyssey Dawn. You know it's straight-up when they give it some cool sounding name. The headlines read: U.S. Launches Military Strikes in Libya. Doesn't really surprise me nearly as much as it simply makes me sad. Can't we ... just once... keep our damn American nose out of the business of others. And it seems that the people of the United States are powerless... we have no say in this, apparently. It just makes me grind my teeth.

I understand that the U.S. has had a serious, long-standing beef with Gaddafi, but here's a thought. Call me crazy, but how 'bout we wrap up those other two wars (dang... I almost forgot about those!) we are involved in, before we start another one. Oh I know... this one isn't a war... it's just a little "military action". Just doing our part to help out. Right. Whatever you want to call it. Oh yea, they're calling it Operation Odyssey Dawn... that's right.

You know, when I started this blog, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't get tangled in politics here. It just wears me down, and frankly serves no positive purpose in the long run... except to provide me a place to vent. I'm thankful for the current administration, although I have been far from satisfied with Obama's performance on many issues. Yet, these past couple of years my taste for any serious political debate has faded into the Texas skyline . Frankly, I was just sick & tired of it after the eight years we spent under the G.W. Bush administration. So it really hasn't been much of an effort to leave political rants out of this space. But sometimes I see things that just make me so frustrated, that I feel the need to at least say something about it. This is one of those rare moments. And it is also another time when I am wondering... what is Obama doing!? ugh! enough.

Monday, March 14, 2011

wow... what a week.

No writing this past week. But I promise I will get to it shortly... been busy, that's all. I've got a lot of things bouncing around in my mind, and I know there's a lot to talk about, but I don't know if I'm ready to sit down quite yet and churn it out. Maybe pictures would be good. Simple. Hopefully this evening.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's about that time...

Even though the temperature got down into the mid 20s last night; the sweet, distant sound of spring peepers and wester chorus frogs... and these little darlings that popped up in our back yard a few days ago, let us know that Springtime is coming. Nice. Winter is far from done with us, but at least I know that it has been handed it's walking papers. You've got about 30 days, Old Man Winter.