Friday, September 14, 2007

The Tomato Mystery

My honey and I planted tomatoes this summer. They're nice tomatoes, but many of them had some weird thing going on with them. They seemed to have chunks taken out of the bottom of them. they didn't look like worms or bugs, so the mystery remained. Until last week when he saw this.
Yep, we had a turtle. A box turtle that we call Bobby. we hope to see him again soon. And we hope he lays off the tomatoes.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Words I love to hear

"We just could not beat them." --Doug Flutie, re: Every game he played against WVU.

Aaaah, that sounded great!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Corner on National Review Online

The Corner on National Review Online

Parody State Quarters, Etc

These Parody State Quarters, Etc made me laugh. I'm going to have to get the East Virginia one! :-)

A dark day, or maybe a light one

this morning I heard that my favorite author,Madeleine L’Engle, Writer of Children’s Classics, Is Dead at 88. I can't believe she is gone, but a spirit like hers doesn't just goes on in a different way. And we still have her books. I'm currently in the middle of A Ring of Endless Light but I can't seem to get through it. Perhaps with her death, the book will help me see the light. and maybe she will continue to speak to me through her pages, as she always has done. You see, I was Meg too. And so were my best friends.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

four things meme

Here's my first meme:

four first names of crushes:
1. Chris
2. John
3. Todd (turned out to be gay)
4. Jack

four pieces of clothing i wish i still owned/or fit into:
1. those old Levi's cutoffs
2. the dress I wore to my brother's wedding. I was told I looked better than the bride!
3. Hard Rock London sweatshirt
4. that great sweater of Dad's that I stole in college and kept several months before he stole it back.

four names i’ve been called at one time or another:
1. Cloud
2. Lisa
3. blue eyes
4. Cleopatra (yes, the queen of denial)

four professions i secretly want to try:
1. foreign correspondent
2. travel celebrity (a la Samantha Brown...she annoys me but I'd love her job)
3. WVU color commentator for football games
4. community activist

four musicians i’d most want to go on a date with:
1. Jim Morrison
2. Michael Hutchence
3. Robert Plant
4. Lou Reed (not from attraction, but interest)

four foods i’d rather throw than eat:
1. tomatoes
2. mushrooms
3. more tomatoes
4. nuts

four things i like to sniff:
1. lavender
2. Laurels
3. basil
4. pad thai cooking

Semi-tagged by Ianqui

Now tagging:
Dean Dad

Mountainlair: Coal Bowl Week

This writer is as sick of hearing about Mountainlair: Coal Bowl Week as I am. Love the Mountaineers, root for Marshall every time they're not playing WVU, but HATE this whole "Friends of Coal" bullshit. They're friends of coal? Well, I'm friends of coal families. The ones who risk their lives every day several miles underground. The ones who are having their lives ruined by poor environmental forces. The ones who are dying of black lung. The one who are losing their houses to flooding and slippage. all of which is caused by irresponsible mining practices.