Friday, January 9, 2009


I don’t know about the rest of you, but when the internet is down at my house it’s the end of the world.  Seriously.

I’ve jacked around with my online connection for two months, remember the little man came out and couldn’t fix it.  I’ve had intermittent service since before Thanksgiving.  Well, it went down again this morning, and this time it didn’t come back at all, I’ve been down since 8am.

And the kids are coming, and there is beef stew to finish and bread to put in the Zo, and I’m having a hissy cause I have no connection.

I called Insight, it seems they have a special little man that comes out when the first one flakes out.  So I said to them, in total frustration, “oh, so first you send a flunkey, and then if he can’t fix it, you send something that knows what they’re doing?”  Now that wasn’t very nice of me, omg, in fact I sounded exactly like my mother yelling at that guy, but I was beyond frustration.  And he schedules me for Monday afternoon with the “specialist.”  Probably not until Monday beause I was being a total be-otch…  Okay, I deserved that, I’ll admit it now that I’ve calmed down. 

So what do I do, I call Hooterville, who is smarter than anybody at Insight, she tells me to go to Wally World and get a new modem, even though mine isn’t but a few months old.  So off I go, buy the thing, come home, put her on the speaker phone, she tells me which little thingies to plug in, I do what she says, power it up, but it won’t connect. Grrrrrr!

So I hang up, take a deep breath, unplug everything, do it again, this time I tightened up the little nut thingie that screws in really, really tight, just like hubby does, and HOT DAMN!!!!! The thing connected!!!

It works, it really works, well for now it does.  I still haven’t cancelled out the special little man that’s coming Monday, this isn’t my first rodeo with intermittent service.  But for now it’s working, and I can access Parker’s Beef Stew from the net,  and  cook.  And hopefully, the only thing stewing in the kitchen will be dinner!

Hooterville is such a rock star.  She really is.  I don’t know what I would do without her…  She always gets me out of my technical messes, always!!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sarah Palin, a revealing interview….


If you have no interest in her, just ignore this video, it is however, really interesting, what she has to say, now that the dust has settled…

Don’t worry, I’m not going to make this a habit, putting on political info, she does appear to be very honest and forthcoming with all the questions that were asked of her…


Say it ten times, Jan

I will NOT procrastinate today, I will NOT procrastinate today……………



procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels,shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally

postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

Category Tree:

act; move

wait; hold off; hold back


procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A blast from the past this cold January afternoon…


munchframe Hooterville was going thru some old files this afternoon and she came across this old website I built for Munchie, oh it was a long time ago,  probably ten years or so.

It  was hosted on a site called Tripod, I can’t believe the files are still there. 

It is the first page I ever built, this is where my love of playing on the computer started, so if you would like to take a little trip down memory lane, here’s the click to the site.

There is even music, which of course annoys the hell out of everybody, I would never do that anymore.  But it’s a fun look at my sweet Munchie, my first Yorkie, the one who will always be the Queen!

On the goldfishy page, Munchie is licking the aquarium.  I smeared the glass with peanut butter that day to get her to lick it.  That’s the same aquarium  that Munchie toppled into one day when she slipped hurrying down the stairs.  She lost her footing, flipped off the side of the stairs and totally submerged herself, if I had not have been right there, the poor little pooch would have drowned.  Oh it was awful! I was horrified at the time, but we’ve all had a few chuckles about it over the years, Veronica was laughing about it just while ago….

It was fun looking at all of this again, I hadn’t seen these pages in years!  Thanks Jean, you always find the good stuff….

Does anybody ever eat a McRib????

We were tooling down the street today, I looked up at a billboard at Mickey D’s that said, “McRib is Back!”  Just when I thought we were finally rid of it, it’s back again!

Why oh why?  It’s the most disgusting sandwich I’ve ever eaten.  Do people really eat McRibs?  They trot them out year after year, there must be a high profit margin on the things.  They taste horrid, I can’t imagine why anybody would order one.

Now the Cheddar Melt.  THAT was a beautiful  sandwich! A thick beef patty, grilled onions, cheddar cheese on a rye bun.  It was AWESOME!  Yeah, it really was, it’s the only sandwich from McDonald’s, well except for my beloved filet of fish, that Deanna adores also, that I actually liked.

But do they ever bring back the Cheddar Melt?  NO!!!!  Some idiot at corporate is too busy trying to force us to eat that worthless McRib.  Blecht!  Morons…

The M&M’s first interview…


What breed are you?
Maggie: Yorkshire Terrier, obviously.

Mollie: What she said, but without the obviously.

How old are you?
Mollie: I’m 6,  but am going on 50. No matter what my parents tell me, I feel the world rests on my shoulders and it clearly ages me. I feel my fur is thinning and I'm wondering about fur plugs.

Maggie: I’m 2, but I feel 1 & 3/4 actually.

What is your full name?
Maggie: Margaret MooLatte, aka Maggie Moo

Mollie:  Molasses Maybelline, aka Mollie Mo

Do you have any nicknames?
Maggie: Oh yeah, I have a bunch, Maggin’ Waggin’ Tails a Waggin’, Mewster Brewster, Petite Bete, Maggie Moo-Hoo, and others too embarrassing to mention….

Mollie:  Princess Pollywog, Sweet Cheeks, Mollikins, Momma’s little budha dog, I don’t like the last one so much…

Where do you usually sleep?
Maggie: daytime – in my hidey hole, behind a cushion on the couch, nighttime, in my bed between Mom and Dad

Mollie: daytime – anywhere Mom is, I shadow her, nighttime, in my bed between Mom and Dad, next to Maggie

What is your favorite thing to do?
Maggie: Fetch, fetch, and fetch, oh and run laps, I’m really fast.  I do like chewing Texas Toothpicks, too. And I like going for walks so I can acquire territory through various bodily functions.

Mollie: I don’t do much, I just like to sit mostly, but I do like going on the golf cart, and unlike my sister, I don’t feel the need to mark territory, it’s too much effort.

What is something unusual/interesting about you?
Maggie: Excuse me? Um, EVERYTHING about me is unusual and interesting. I’m totally fascinating…

Mollie: I’ve had three litters of pups, and they messed up my girlish figure.  Maggie still has hers, but I’m more like Mom, thick thru the middle.  I’m really cute, though.

Who is your best friend?
Maggie: I'm a momma’s girl, but I do enjoy laying on Dad’s lap in the evening, watching television.  I actually have two dog best friends, London and my sister, Mollie.  Mollie is a rock star!

Mollie:  I love, love, love my Mom.  I never let her out of my sight.  I tolerate Maggie’s best friend, London, because Mags likes her, and I just adore Maggie.  I really do. Mags and I are great buddies. Did you know every morning when she wakes up she jumps in my bed and gives me a big kiss.  She does, she really does.  I like it, too…

Did you go to obedience school? If yes, were you Top Dog or did you flunk out?
Maggie:  No, I didn’t go, but I’m sure I would like it, I’m extremely popular with other dogs and people.  I’m actually very obedient now, well I AM, when I want to be, hehehehehe!

Mollie: Obedience? What is that? Never heard of the thing. Is that some kind of cult?

Can you do any tricks?
Maggie: Not really, Mom doesn’t think I should have to beg for food.  People don’t, so neither should I.

Mollie: Yes! I can pee on the floor just like *that*. Nobody even has to ask me!

Any last comments?
Maggie:  Well, even though I was a McCain supporter, I just want to say that I'm excited about a new dog in the big house. I strongly think Obama should consider a yorkie; I mean, we don't have fur, we have hair - therefore, we're clearly the most intelligent choice for a kid with allergies. And for those who always say yorkies are too smart for their own good? I say - jealous much?

Mollie: I could care less what kind of dog is in the big house, I’m more interested in what’s happening in Heavensville.  I moved here last summer, and I like it!  I get lots of attention, I always have fresh water, Mom buys me the really pricey all natural dog food, the kind that doesn’t smell like barf, it’s really good, and I get tummy rubs and lots of smooches every day.  What more could a fur kid want?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I’m spending a lot of time on Facebook

Lindsay started talking about Facebook several months ago.  I thought it was similar to MySpace, and geared toward a younger audience, but oh was I wrong!  Facebook is fantastic…  Not like MySpace at all.

I’m starting to post family photo albums there,  along with a lot of other nonsense, but everything is private, you have to be my “friend” to access me on Facebook.  If you’re interested, send me an email and I’ll send you an invite.  It’s amazing how many people are on FB, I’ve connected with a lot of people from the past.  You just might enjoy it, also.

~ jan

Light Deprivation….

I don’t do well in January or February when winter closes in and days are grey and gloomy.  Since moving my computer to the sunroom a couple of years ago, it has helped a lot, but it’s still not fun.  I mean what do we have to look forward to in January, dieting?  That’s about as much fun as a toothache…

But endure it I must, I have a lot of computer projects,  not a lot of motivation, but I’ll get there… about March :0)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Are these people nuts?

Well let’s add two more stupid kid names to the list of crazy celebrities – today Rebecca  Romjin and Jerry O’Connell had twin daughters, and what did they name them -

Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip

I’m not joking, they really did!  They named one little girl Charlie after Jerry O’Connell’s brother.  What were they thinking?  What will they call them?  Dolly and Tulip?

I name my dogs cuter names than this!  And I thought Julia Roberts naming her twins Phinneus and Hazel was bad.  This tops it.  Stupid, stupid celebrities, what lengths they go to for publicity…..

Toto, they aren’t in Kansas anymore….

Check out this link, it’s the Obama girl’s lunch menu at Sidwell School.  Do little kids really like this stuff???  I certainly would, dunno about the kiddos.

Here’s the CLICK.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas in Heavensville, one final look…





Oh this is good….

Carlene sent me this link this morning of Uncle Jay explaining 2008 – it’s a goodie… enjoy!

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