Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday's Gone

With the wind...

This was what I was going to blog about yesterday, but never found the time. Now... well, actually Wednesdays gone too. But now is when I have the time...

This was my view out the kitchen door on Tuesday. Aren't the leaves lovely?

The kitty sitting on the fence is Speckle Face.

This is Gray Boy and Blondie. You see that Blondie has a mouse she's caught and is trying to eat and Gray Boy is trying to maneuver around to steal it from her and he's upsetting her something fierce. She eventually took her mouse and climbed a tree to get away from him.

This is one of four of the little Black Babies. I call this one Fat Belly cause she has.... well... a fat belly. She likes to be picked up and cuddled. I think I'm going to keep her. She's too sweet to give away.

This is Speckle Face again with one of the little Blackies. Doesn't she have the most marvelous golden eyes. She's kinda scardy acting, but if you give her a goody she will let you pet her.

This is the very proper, dapper looking Mr. Whitenose. He's so funny. He wants to be loved so much but when you pet him he just can't help it, he tries to bite you. Its like he can't control himself, he likes it so much but then he turns around and bites. I can't give him away. His new family might not be so understanding. Unless it's someone just wanting a good outside mouser. He won't be good with kids, tho.

Look at little scardy cat White Face under the grill. He's so sweet. He's Blondie's and Mr. Whitenose's brother but he's not nearly so outgoing as those two are. Don't know what I'm going to do with him. I can't even catch him up or try to pet him. He won't let me near. Guess I'll just let him hang around.

Anyway... Tuesday was a good day. Hope you enjoy the pictures of my babies.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's time...

... for a few more talented, sexy, mighty-fine-to-look-at fellas.

My hubby looked very like these first two on the list back when I first met him in 1984. Is it any wonder I nearly fainted when we were first introduced? He had a nice singing voice too, back then. He still had kinda long, dark hair when we married 12 years later. He keeps his hair short these days, and it's mostly white now. But he still has it, unlike the unfortunate Mr. Taylor.

James Taylor ~ How Sweet It Is
I love, love, love this guys voice.
Sweet Baby James, indeed...

Jackson Browne ~ Rock Me On The Water
It seems I have been a fan of Mr. Browne all my life. Even when I was too young to know who he was. The song I have here is from his self-titled 1972 album, which also contains another of my all-time favorite songs, "Doctor My Eyes". My uncle Donnie purchased his hit 1978 album "Running On Empty" and was kind enough to let me wear the grooves out on it. I purchased his follow up album "Hold Out" myself, on 8-track. Wow... that was a long time ago, wasn't it?

Jonny Lang ~ Give Me Up Again
So talented. I truly would love to see this guy live. One of my very most favorite songs that he does is called "I Am" from his 1998 disc "Wander This World" which I own (along with all but his very first offering, "Smokin"). However... the only version available on youtube is of an unacceptable quality. You can sample it at here if you are interested.

Jimmy Page w/The Firm ~ Midnight Moonlight Lady
One of the best, most innovative guitarists EVER. Who doesn't love Led Zep? Or the Yardbirds? Or The Firm? Okay, okay... forget that last one, altho I did use a song from their incarnation here. I did like that group, even tho it was poo-poohed by the critics and treated like a red-headed stepchild by a lot of older Led Zep fans. I did own their first album (on cassette). And I do, personally, think it was good stuff from all members concerned. Anyway... the song I used here is actually a Bad Company song performed by The Firm... but I digress...

So, that's the list for tonight. These dudes are all uber-talented. Not to mention nice to look at for various different reasons. I love their passion, their artistry, the joy they have given me thru the years... I hope these music choices will bring you joy as well.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I just wanna say...

... that altho I don't like Sarah Palin, I don't think she alone should bear the blame for McCain's loss. Sure she's a willfully ignorant, vapid, vacuous, small minded little chit... but the first fault was McCain's for choosing her for such high office when he HAD to know she wasn't ready. She may well NEVER be ready, but the first fault is his. And he's getting a free pass by the media on it! All day today, whenever I turned on the TV all I heard was how stupid she was, how she didn't know the countries in North America, how she didn't know that Africa was a continent, on and on, Fox Noise not the least of the bashers. But no one is talking about the stupidity of John McCain in picking her in the first place. Or the Republican party big-wigs, or whomever made the decision.

I am not defending her, you understand, I just think there is enough blame to go around and I think that the fella who made it possible for her to display her ignorance to the world should be a man and take his lumps right along with her. As well as his staff, the staff around her, the people who kept making excuses for her instead of getting her off the stage...

I do wonder what will happen to the Republican party now, tho. Suppose they decide to split into two parties. Perhaps the ones who supported and liked Palin will decide they want her to be their leader? Perhaps they won't reconcile with the ones who want Romney to be their leader? Personally, not just because I want them out of power for a good long while, I would like to see a split. Mostly because I would like to see more political parties than just these two major ones. More and more people are registering as Independents, but why shouldn't we have more than two major parties? Why can't we have 4-6-8? More? We aren't all the same and a lot of us don't entirely belong in either one of the existing parties.

So... now I'm going to go eat my sausage and kraut. Didn't make spaetzle, just put a potato in it for myself. I like it that way.

Update 11/07/08: Watched Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow last night and both of them mentioned pretty much the same thing I was saying above. Not quite like I did, but... they did bring up the fact that Palin was not the only, or even the first, person to whom blame should fall. I knew there was a reason I like those two. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008