Love & Loathe – 09/15/09


* “09” date bookends. Yep, that’s gonna be on my “love” lists through the end of this month.

* Spending time at home with my pets, especially since the weather cooled off suddenly on Sunday. Don’t miss all that frivolous office A/C one bit (now).

* Snug’s determination — he reclaimed the corner that I stole from him for my files (sort of). This picture was taken the first day he reclaimed the territory, before he realized he could “settle in” to the cat bed. Look at his butt all jacked up in the air. HA!.

* My favorite snack of all time — watermelon and blueberries. I love how it tastes and I really love how it looks.

* Catching up with the people on my reference list. I truly had no idea how much fun that part of being unemployed could be. I certainly don’t remember it being this much fun 3 1/2 years ago!

* How Nephew Huck calls Tony “Uncle Toy” (still) and wishes people “Happy Dirtday” instead of “Happy Birthday”… now THAT is some funny stuff right there. (Click to see video!) So, Happy Dirtday to my mother-in-law (it was the 11th)!

* Also, this video’s pretty funny of Tony’s mom reading her birthday card from us to Nephew Huck… (click to see) Oh, go on, click it. You need to laugh.

*Oh! Today is the day they’re having the evening seminar at my old work for their clients. I don’t have to do anything for it — no late night, no calling the caterer, no phone calls to confirm RSVPs — oh, the bliss!! I did choose to answer some questions from my work friend re: the prep of it. I’m nice that way.

* Our community’s landscapers. They are such a nice group of hardworking men.

* That Mr. White seems to be OK after last week’s exciting escapade.


* Rats in my back yard. Need to go to Home Depot and get a new rat trap, the old one is too rusty.

*Under the skin pimple bumps. Cures, anyone?

* That Tony has to work two jobs. I miss him.

One Last Thing:

You know how I love my catalogs in the mail, right? So I got this one in the mail and I was all, “Cool! No gap-toothed model, yay!” So I’m browsing it, and the first few pages I’m thinking, “Cool clothes, too bad the styles are all cute now that I have nowhere to wear them…” Then I get to the fourth page in and can’t help but be a little surprised because, there, right there, as big as you please is a foot, bigger than all the models, taking up the ENTIRE PAGE!

Now, it’s a nice foot, I’m sure, as feet go, and a nice sandal and everything. But, the size of it in comparison … it’s like the foot of King Kong’s wife. My, oh my — my grandma would remember the early-1900’s, when if someone glimpsed your ankle you were considered on the “racy” side of women.

Tell me I’m not the only one who finds that just a little … bizarre?



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7 responses to “Love & Loathe – 09/15/09

  1. grrrace

    The weather is SO lovely right now! I am loving just having the windows open. πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see you tomorrow! πŸ™‚


    Oh man, it’s been so beautiful these last few days. I’m totally loving it! πŸ™‚


    ~Jammie J.

  2. Still have skinnier than stick models. Get some meat on those bones!


    πŸ˜† Oh, they’re young yet… give ’em about 15 years.

    ~Jammie J.

  3. I like the sandal but it does seem an odd way to market it. I laughed so hard at the cat shower video. OMG….too funny.

    It’s the bigger than life foot with itty bitty models!
    Dude, I am STILL laughing at that cat video! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    ~Jammie J.

  4. Jammie!
    You won the book. Email me at and I’ll send it to you! :o)


    PS laughing at the foot.

    Oh Yay! Thank you! I’ve sent you an email. πŸ™‚

    ~Jammie J.

  5. RATS? YUCK!!!!!!! Kill, kill, KILL!!

    Undergrounder zits are yucky, too. I normally get them once a month, just like clockwork. If you find a cure, please let me know. I haven’t yet, other than picking at them until the top layer of skin is gone and then having a nasty scab for a week. Not recommended.

    Well, crap, the rat trap didn’t work. Those dratted rats. I hate them! They come in my back yard and rattle around and when I go out there, they STARE AT ME until I go toward them. Then they hide until I spray them with water. I’ve adjusted the stream to “cut your head off” and they just run but come back 15 minutes later! Argh!

    I’ve been trying acupuncture needles on the zits and squeezing the entire area to see if anything gets loosened up, since I do NOT want to peel off skin. It worked this morning (should I be admitting this?) — got some of the infection out and then rinsed it with rubbing alcohol. We’ll see if it comes back.

    ~Jammie J.

  6. tony

    I wish I didn’t have to work two jobs too….love you sweetie, XXOXOXOXO

    Love you too.

    ~Jammie J.

  7. daydreambetty

    I absolutely love that you are weirded out by the littlest things!! Well, in this case, the biggest thing, the foot, I mean. You crack me up!!

    Who puts an actual size foot in a catalog? That was so weird! πŸ˜†

    ~Jammie J.