Whoa - that is some big ketchup. Actually I’m not discussing condom condiments today kids. It’s time to paste together the dribs and drabs of stuff on my mind — junk I haven’t written about – just random thoughts. We need to ketchup, ok?
I told ya’ll about EmmaLou, Golden Destroyer, chomping away on one of my Christmas tree ornaments. She’s been pretty good since then so I went to the mall on my annual family ornament hunting and gathering and here is what has now been added to the tree for EmmaLou for 2009:
I didn’t realize the face looked that sad when I bought it; I was just so happy to find anything that resembled a Golden Destroyer still left at the store. EmmaLou seemed happy when I brought it home and found its perfect place on the tree. That could have been due in part to the dog treats I had with me. Nah – she was excited about her newest ornament.
Next item: Can we please stop with the Tiger jokes and move forward now? It’s getting quite tedious. I don’t understand why golf is such an exciting sport anyway. You hit a ball with a piece of metal and then walk your a$$ off to find it and whack it again. Repeat. The only thing I remember about golfing that I enjoyed was drinking at the club house after it was over. That and driving the carts – but I got in trouble for being reckless. My golfing days are soooo over. Oh yeah…I enjoyed the movie Caddy Shack. Golf…not so much. Movie…oh yeah. Tiger? Over it.
Here’s something interesting I heard the other day. A Spanish grammar book has been released. Why is that interesting? I dunno – maybe because it is 4,000 pages in two volumes and took 11 years to compile? Yeah, that makes it noteworthy. Finally, my dreams have been realized — I can now be prepared for proper subject+verb when I visit Puerto Rico so that I correctly ask the question, “Adonde tu vas?” (where are you going?) as opposed to what I might have mistakenly asked, “Adonde vas tu?” (where are going you?). I took 7 years of Spanish during my middle and high school days and what sticks out in my mind most was my high school Spanish teacher, Senor Julca (may he probably RIP by now) who kept inviting me to la playa (the beach) which always freaked me out – crap on a crutch he even wrote something to that effect in one of my yearbooks. Ick. I remember my first year Spanish dialog – Hola Isabel, como esta? Estoy bien, gracias, y tu? Bien, gracias. Oye quien es ese chico? Es un amigo mio…okay okay enough – I could do the entire dialog for cryin’ out loud. I’m forever grateful that if I ever visit Spain, I can ask anyone there, “Donde esta el bano por favor?” (Where is the bathroom, please?) The useless bits of worthless crap we keep in our brains is frightening. If I could just dump some of this stuff I would have room for the more important stuff like that string theory thingie I’m working on.
While we’re playing ketchup…I hope you visited my friend Doggonedmysteries like I requested because I understand she is getting seriously close to her goal of 50,000 hits on her blog by the end of December. And that goal means her husband owes her dinner out. So go visit again. Please. Help a sistah out! Besides, maybe she’ll acknowledge me in one of her books or use my name for a character. Or at least send me an autographed copy. Snicker, giggle.
Okay it is time to acknowledge another bloggy friend and that’s our buddy Delaney from whom I received a package in the mail not too long ago. Now my brain wasn’t firing on all cylinders and as I looked at the package I kept wondering if I had BookMooched something from her but thought not. So I finally gave up and ripped open the package to find this:
Talk about shock and awe! This is the most gorgeous knitted cap I have ever seen – and it fits perfectly! I would have added a pic w/me wearing it, but thought you should see the cap in its beauty – not my ugly mug under it! Awhile back I did a post on wanting to learn how to knit — apparently for some bizarre reason known only to the universe, Delaney was inspired by my simple words to learn to knit and look at her go! This pic does not do justice to the cap – it is absolutely beautiful, so soft, and in a special stitch I could never master; holey moley, I can’t even cast on. Anyway, to Delaney – thank you so much sweetie – what a beautiful surprise from a dear, dear bloggy friend! Sniffle, sniffle.
I think that’s enough for ketchup day. I mayo missed something, but lettuce continue l8r…