Friday, February 29, 2008

Yesterday there was an argument going on at Maxwell House between the new owner's contractor and our movers over who had rights to the driveway. The contractor threatened to dump a load of gravel behind the truck, thus blocking the moving truck from exiting the driveway. I said, "Over my dead body." That's how the morning went. Bear in mind we were still paying rent there.

This morning? Well, I'm wondering whether I'm going to have to call the doctor or go to the hospital. I just took my first dose of prescribed Niaspan and this niacin rush is about a thousand times worse than any hot flash I've ever had. And this is the time-release version! Oh well, at least my face matches my red top... Good grief - I hope this goes away soon. (The rush, not the top, you sillies.)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hello? Is This Thing On?

I can't believe we didn't have internets for over a week since we moved. There was a question over whether the phone company or the apartment owners were responsible for the phone jack to the PC, then the phone company lost our DSL request, then their "expedited" work order ... wasn't. Plus, delays and a glitch in getting everything moved, first to the new apartment, and then stuff put into storage, and Tomcat and I being too exhausted to even walk down to the internet cafe to get online in the evenings. Whew!

And now there are tons of emails and lots of blogs to catch up on. But it's good to be back, folks. Did I miss anything?

All I know so far is that the president says the economy's good and the surge is working. And I'm pleased to see that my candidate is doing so well and that my (Texas) vote will actually matter this time.

Oh, and I just found my iPod.

Now I'm off (but only a little) to read your blogs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Yes, We Can!" Parody

OMG, this is so funny!

Many thanks to Grace, the artist, for this one!

(Click here for the real "Yes, We Can!" video and lyrics.)

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Yep, everything on television is a re-run during the writers' strike, so why should anything be different here at Chapterhouse? (besides the facts that I'm worn out from getting ready to move, and I'm too lazy to come up with something new for the occasion.)

I hope to get back to normal (whatever that is) in a week or two and come around and harass each and every one of you!

Click here for the re-run.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A different perspective

Enough of politics for a while! How about we change the subject to something less controversial - like religion? :)

This from Atheist Eve:
(click to enlarge)

I confess I had to read through this twice before I got it.

Monday, February 04, 2008

To Whom It May Concern

Please stop drooling on my house slippers.

Thank you.

Sunday, February 03, 2008


It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.

Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.

Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.

Yes we can.

It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.

Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.

Yes we can repair this world.

Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.

We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics...they will only grow louder and more dissonant ........... We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.

But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea --

Yes. We. Can.

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