May 15, 2010


You know when a TV show has hit the skids? I'm sitting here with Seinfeld on. I've decided when a character gets so popular the studio audience applauds when they come on stage, the show is over. Kramer was never that great. Neither was Fonzie.

If you don't cut the pineapple and canataloupe the very day you buy them, they will sit on the counter until you throw them out.

I just weeded all day in the yard. I am fairly certain I tore out something that is actually a plant. A whole bunch of somethings. But once I start....

My arms are all bendy and jittery because I was sawing things and pruning. Does anyone know how to prune cedar trees? I'm pretty sure I don't.

If the evangelicals are truly moving into Canadian government power circles, we all need to get off our asses and stop taking for granted the rights and protections we have been doing just that - taking for granted. Anyone deciding the right to safe reproductive services for women - including legal abortion - will be going through me, and hopefully millions of other women. And hey, Lorene Harper? How about you finally start having an impact on that fool you married, and at least earn the thanks of the women in this country? Or is it true, as alleged, supposed, sneaky little birds whispered in my ear, that you're planning on leaving him?

Young women, who have never known what it means to not have options, stop lining up behind the politics of old rich men. You are in control of your body. Which includes making sure it doesn't get pregnant, while at the same time being entitled to your own sexuality. Do not let narrow-minded denial specialists spin you any other way. Your freedoms are all linked: do you really think that 40 years ago you would have had the options you have today? To go to school, to pursue any career, or no career? Do not deliver you own daughters back into the dark ages. You need more convincing? Go talk to any woman over the age of 80. If you don't know any, just ask. I'll supply them.

When I see the ad for IHOP in the States telling me that kids eat free until 10pm, I make a note to myself to never go there.

I need a new back deck.

I need a new bathtub.

Told you this was random.


Blogger Lucywestie said...

Law and Order, cancelled after 20 seasons, perfect example, to many cast changes, haven't a clue who anyone is

Up until Monday I had a Groundhog that ate this years fine crop of weeds, then he started on the Bleeding Hearts, 9am Monday our little furry friend was sitting in a live trap showing his disapproval by crapping all over my truck, now I pick the weeds

I like randomness, if its done fast its usually the truth!!

Pete, Port Hope

May 15, 2010 8:07 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Never met a wise man, if so, it was a woman.

Even the best horse, cannot wear two saddles.

If you want your dinner, don't insult the cook.

girls marry to please their parents, widows to please themselves.

As is above, so is below.

May 15, 2010 8:34 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Damned groundhogs.

I love bleeding hearts. I *somehow* am missing a huge clump my Dad had going for decades. I am such a loser.

Someone split their bleeding hearts with me!

May 16, 2010 6:30 PM  
Blogger bbdBarry said...

why, that in the past decade, we've seen what the taliban does to women and stupid people here can't see their own blind faith talibinzes women in the West as well?

May 16, 2010 6:46 PM  
Anonymous jmd said...

Did you see where a woman is suing Rogers for sending her cell phone bill to her husband by mistake? He found out she was having an affair and left her. Now it is Roger's fault. To the tune of $ 600 000.00. AARRGHH!!!

May 17, 2010 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trimming cedars is an endless, thankless job. Best solution is to just rip them out.
I moved and left behind two beautiful big clumps of bleeding hearts and do miss them. Weeding yesterday I found a teeny, tiny little one and got far too excited about it! Now if I could only find some rhubarb to replace what I left behind. I fear the people in my new house will never appreciate it and tear it out!
Do you think they'd be upset if I came by and asked them if I could have some?

May 17, 2010 10:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Bleeding hearts can be a gardener's scourge. Like a flowers garden's cockroach -- impossible to destroy or remove completely. Used to have one at another house we called Keef...

May 17, 2010 10:41 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I will gladly swap you your bleeding hearts for my rhubarb.

I call rhubarb garden herpes. It's forever....

May 17, 2010 11:09 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

And yeah, the Rogers lawsuit is just full of awesome.

I mean, I hate my cell provider as much as the next guy (if the next guy really hates his cell provider), and what they did, if they switched billing like that, was flat-out wrong.

But, 'you cost me my marriage?'. Uhm, no, YOU cost you your marriage. And by the way? Yeah, one day your kids are gonna thank you HEAPS for bringing about this lawsuit. Bet they're having a fun day at school today.


May 17, 2010 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forever, yes, but you can't make rhubarb sour cream pie with the bleeding hearts!
I grew up at Grandma's house eating rhubarb in as many forms as she could come up with to cook or bake it and yes even sometimes having it raw (dipped in sugar of course)
If you seriously want to be rid of some I will come and dig it out myself (I'm in Burlington)and bring you a baby bleeding heart.

May 17, 2010 12:38 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Great trade!

email me at

May 17, 2010 12:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

No such thing as a baby bleeding heart; it's an invasive weed in training!

May 17, 2010 1:06 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

They aren't that bad. I have some in my yard in pink. You want invasive, try black eyed susans.

May 17, 2010 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got those too....any takers?

May 17, 2010 2:31 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...


Sorry. Yelly.

You know what this means. Throw some of those in the pot, too;)

May 17, 2010 3:41 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We refer to Black Eyed Susans as Black Eyed ex-Wife -- not that there was ever any violence. In the kitchen, under the counter, we also have a Lazy ex-Wife.

May 17, 2010 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I'm sure that she has a lovely pet name for you too!

May 18, 2010 10:07 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Yes, last I heard it was 'he-who-gave-up-everything-when-he-did-not-need-to'!

May 19, 2010 8:39 AM  

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