Monday, April 28, 2014

Fastest way to become completely, utterly dead to me is to call me a liar.

Liars and thiefs- the lowest of the low in my opinion.

I don't steal things. I don't lie. It is just better to say nothing than to lie.

Recently, some so-called leaders of the gay community decided to write this letter stating that people should not be punished for their wicked, anti-gay views. Including rich white straight men who can afford to give$1,000 to anti-gay groups so that said groups can run ads suggesting that gay people are child rapists (like happened here in 2008).

I was pretty ambivalent about the whole Eich thing. I didn't have any say as to whether this rich, white, straight Mormon kept his job at Mozilla. He was pressured by his straight employees, who amazingly enough did not want some asshole running their company, and he resigned.

I guess the conservative gays are all in a twitter about this. The guy gave a $1,000 and hasn't changed his views in six years that gay people are so horrible they shouldn't be allowed to marry, but hey, he should keep that pricey-paying job, because....

After the kapos signed that petition, my views on the subject changed. I want conservative assholes to be too scared to donate money to anti-gay causes. I hope NOM's campaign donors are exposed and we hound those fuckers. If you are going to donate money to anti-gay groups, you deserve to suffer the motherfucking consequences.

I still live in a state where same sex marriage is illegal, where same sex marriages from out-of-state are not considered legal, and where people can be fired from their jobs and kicked out of rental housing in many places because of assholes like Eich.

I stopped reading Andrew Sullivan's blog because of this, and honestly, I can't say I miss it. I removed another blog from my links because the authors signed that petition and one of the authors implied I lied about something. Not interesting in being accused of being a liar.

Monday, April 21, 2014

It's been a while since I went to Sweetwater Wetlands.

Mother can't walk that far anymore.

I couldn't think of anyone to ask.

The birds were plentiful. Everything was green and lush.

I took the long way.

And saw a heron.

The water reflected the clouds.

The coot swam by.

The Northern Shovelers were busy diving, looking for something to eat.

I wasn't sure what I was looking for.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Annual Non-Denominational Egg Decorating and Backyard Egg Party went off well. A week's furious cleaning and yard work paid off.

I made potato salad, three bean salad, hummous, chocolate pudding and crustless lemon meringue.I boil about 11 dozen eggs.

Tara, Eric, Cassie, Milo, and I decorating.

I made people decorate whether they wanted to or not.


Before the guests arrived I hid hundreds of eggs around the backyard. Mother placed eggs for the kids in the front yard.


Seven children- Milo, Nathan, baby Luke, Evelyn, Sagan, Gabriel, and Marcel.

Barney, Sagan, Mary, Nathan, and Evelyn.

The kids loved the washing machine play house.



I had three gin and tonics and the tension I had been feeling washed away.

Archaeologists Barney and Homer.

Precisely at 4:00 the guests posed for the obligatory photo and then they were off.

Five, four, three...

I must say, most people were not very competitive.

Doug, Ray, and Robert.

I did not get the usual photo of the winners. Eric was 3rd place (92), Tara 2nd place (162), and Patrick 1st (195). Ray only had 16 points.

Tara and Milo.

Patrick had competition in the bow tie department.

Sagan and Patrick, best-dressed.

Mother had a good time at the party, she likes the kids. On Wednesday she got on the airplane and headed back to Michigan. I put the house in order and now it is so quiet and I have to get used to things. I guess summer has started.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I made a playhouse from the washing machine box for the kids coming over Sunday for the Egg Party.

46 1/2.

I have few artistic skills, so the painting is rather primitive.


The roof is the motor mount packing.

Window and flowers.

A scrap of carpeting for the floor and an old wooden stool that I will paint tomorrow for furniture.

More flowers.

I hope the kids like it. It was fun to make.

Friday, April 04, 2014

After last week's gas line break, what else could go wrong? My washing machine died. 2004-2014. I paid $435 for it. The new one I purchased cost $335 (on sale and Doug found a $50 coupon).

My backyard is blooming like crazy.

Brittle bush.

I happened to see the one cactus that blooms for about 24 hours.


At the old fort site, the work is nearing completion. The ruined officer's quarters have roofs and porches. The scale is wonderful, you can really envision what the space looked like.

Officer's Quarters.

Later in the day I journeyed into the basement of the museum building. It would make a great horror movie set.

I am scared.

Lately I've had insomnia. I wake up in the middle of the night fretting about things. I vowed never to do this when I was younger (my father had the same problem). But it is happening. Having $855 in unexpected bills, and the need to replace my car tires and shocks... SIGH

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Happy 14th Birthday Puff!

Every night he crawls under the cover and sleeps with his head on my arm. He is a good kitty cat.


If you ever come over to my house, he will demand that you let him sit on your lap. He does not care if you have allergies. He is the most dog-like cat.

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