Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thank You Note Drafts

Picture of the Day for 10/15/2014. I had to write three hand-written thank you notes this week and get them in the mail. You would think that since I only had to write three notes, I would only require three cards. Ha, I wish! It requires about 40 note cards for me to mess up with accidental misspellings or slips of the pen before getting them right. I seem incapable of producing a thank-you perfectly the first time. Does anyone else have this problem? Or is it just me that is thank you note-challenged? Sigh. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Clown Torment

Picture of the Day for 10/14/2014. My niece Chantal and I both hate clowns. HATE them. They are creepy and stupid. Period. End of story. BUT, they are useful for tormenting loved ones.

A couple of months ago, Chantal posted this offensive clown picture to my Facebook page.

This required retaliation so I posted this picture to her Facebook page about a week ago.

I wasn't done. A few days later, I posted a video of a news report about clowns roaming the streets of Wasco, California at night. That ain't right. 

My sister Robynne joined the conversation and posted this news article about how armed copycat clowns are terrorizing the residents of Kern County, California. 

Tonight Robynne and I were discussing the clown offensive mounted against Chantal. I didn't realize until I got home that I held this clown cup in my hand as we were having that very conversation. Irony at its finest. Of course, in this case, the clown cup was neither creepy or stupid as it held Diet Coke. Any receptacle used for Diet Coke should be revered. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Flourless Treat Recipe Search

Picture of the Day for 10/13/2014. I've been on the lookout for flourless treat recipes. All the sugar in the recipes doesn't make them any healthier or less carb-free than the treats made with flour. I get it, but I have chosen to fool myself that they might be better for me. I found this 3-ingredient recipe for peanut butter cookies that looks intriguing. Of course I would add chocolate chips to the recipe. Chocolate chips pretty much enhance any recipe.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Scary Halloween Hearse

Picture of the Day for 10/12/2014. I noticed this scary Halloween coach/hearse at a neighbor's house just around twilight. When I went to go investigate, the figure reclining in the coffin rose up and scared the snot out of me. It wasn't a real person, but it was still creepy. I say "well done" to my neighbors.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blah Day

Picture of the Day for 10/11/2014. I had about a billion and one things I wanted to get done today, but I was having a blah day. No reason, really. Not depressed. I just couldn't seem to bring myself to get up off the couch. I ended up reading two books from the Ghost-In-Law series by Jana DeLeon. They are fun novels about a woman who died in the fictional town of Mudbug, Louisiana. She doesn't "go to the light" and instead remains in the town as a ghost. Only the people who are in great peril can see her, much to their dismay. They aren't sure which is worse- their lives being in peril or being haunted by this woman who was not popular in her community before she passed away. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kitten Fabric

Picture of the Day for 10/10/2014. I was at Walmart today where I saw this horrifying kitten fleece fabric. As I was taking a picture of it, the clerk in the fabric section came up to me and said, "Isn't that fabric so cute?" She asked that without a hint of irony. I found that horrifying as well.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Boarding Pass to Mars

Picture of the Day for 10/9/2014. I signed up to have my name added to a dime-sized microchip that will fly on NASA's initial test flight for the new Orion spacecraft scheduled for early December of this year. This microchip will also fly to Mars sometime in the future. Below is a picture of my "official" boarding pass for the test flight. If you want to sign up for your boarding pass, you can do that here.