Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Itsy Bitsy Spider

This is just about the only kind of spider I like.....the cute, hand made, fun kind! I won this whimsical ornament in a recent giveaway from Swirly Designs. Swirly Designs features the wonderful hand-sculpted polymer clay creations of Lianne and Paul, a husband and wife team. You can check out their other unique designs here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Bark Worse Than a Bite

What better way to start a new week than a return to the weird and wacky news from my local paper. I don't even know what to say about this latest installment. . . but I suspect that it really didn't matter how convincing the woman needed to be in order to scare off an intruder. (For the record, I don't think the people who live around here are any weirder or wackier than most; and based on my latest perusal of "People of WalMart," I'm convinced that weirdness is a universal malady.)~cn

Anyway, for your reading pleasure(?), I present the following:


Woman acts like a dog to scare off man
A Simmons Street woman scared off a would-be burglar about 11 p.m. Saturday by acting like a dog, an Athens-Clarke police report said.
When a suspicious man tried turning the woman's door knob, she got on the floor and began scratching at the door and acting like a large dog, police said, though what dog-like behaviors she specifically mimicked remains unknown.
The man, who wore an olive jacket, quickly ran from the porch, according to the report. Police searched the neighborhood for him, but to no avail. Story updated at 8:10 pm on 10/25/2009

Have a great week!!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Recently I was asked to contribute a few of my 'spookies' for a show called Penumbra hosted by a local gal, Moon Mama. The show opens tomorrow and will run through Halloween at Fringe Collective Artistic Studios at 159 N Jackson St in Athens.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


10. . . .10 days 'til Halloween.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Is That a 9 or a g? (Revisited)

Am I the only one who gets just a bit nervous when posting a message or filling out some online form, and then at the end, you have to try to figure out those funky letters which are supposed to weed out "robots." I'm sure I spend waaaay too much time studying those odd looking letters or numbers, and hesitate just a bit too long when it's time to click the "next" button. What if I'm wrong---is that a "t" or a really tall "r"? And if I can't quite figure out if it's a 9 or a lower case "g," will I be sent directly to robot purgatory or added to some robot watch list?! When I do get it wrong, I feel just a little chastised as an entire set of NEW characters appears. Maybe some Big Brother robot is snickering, "Here, dummy, try these."
I know it's not rocket science, but as I move my mouse to click "next," I can't help imagining the old robot from Lost in Space warning, "Danger Will Robinson. . . I think that was a 9!!"

[Sorry, this is a re-post from exactly 2 years ago today, but it is so apropos--apparently I'm still plagued with these same verification-deciphering issues. It took me 3 tries to post a comment today on someone's blog.....I'm just wondering when the cyber-verification-patrol will take away my commenting privileges. Either that, or they'll send me a prescription for some stronger reading glasses. ~cn]

Monday, October 5, 2009

Old Dog, New Trick

C ool!! Man, oh man, do I love a new blog-trick!! Just when I think I'm an old dog who is woefully stuck in the technological Dark Ages, along comes something that makes learning a new trick easy. I discovered this blog with super-easy instructions for inserting an ititial cap at the beginning of a paragraph, and the rest is, well, you can see the result! The site even provides the funky letters. The only hard part is trying to come up with enough mindless thoughts to wrap around the letter. So as luck would have it, I have much to share today. According to some very informative emails I received, apparently today is my lucky day. Not only was I notified that I am a Winner! Winner! Winner! of some on-line contest I never even entered, but I was also urged to Hurry! Find R@ plica Rolex watches--cheAp!! I also found out that my LoaN ApprVa1 is ready even though I never applied for one. I was also informed that I can get my online diploma today, that I can buy cheap meds online (although I'm not sure these meds are intended for women), and that my $50,000 in winnings is waiting. Perhaps one of the more curious parts is that some of these emails are dated 1/18/38. I'm not sure if that means I've received a mystic message from the future, or one from a very forward thinking techno-geek. And the good news just keeps coming. . . just now I see an email saying that some woman whom I've never met from Kenya has selected me -- little, old me -- out of all the millions of people in the world, to inherit her massive wealth. I'm thinking I might need to invest in the stock market.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Southern Hospitality

This commercial literally made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it on TV. Yep--it is funny, even though it does hit a little too close to home for this Southern gal.