By Fauxpaws on May 28, 2016 at 1:02 PM
Sis sure isn't going out in the fields for anything, but her critters get dirty. All except for Barney the cat, of course. She stays out with the dogs to make sure they don't leave the yard but even at that they need to be toweled off and left in the laundry room for a while until they're good and dry. Ooh, high 80's/low 90's sounds a little too warm there, even without a bunch of humidity. I suppose it's not bad in the shade on the patio, especially if you got a light breeze going. Industrial diamonds, eh? Well, I've got this picture of you in sparkly bling now and I just can't get it out of my head. =)
By Fauxpaws on May 28, 2016 at 8:27 AM
We ended up getting a couple of quick showers yesterday - just enough to up the steam level that much more. I saw on the 10:00 news last night that a town just north of my sis got over 17" of ran in a little more than a day, so I was pretty worried but it still looked bad in her area so I had to wait until this morning to call her. "Fortunately" she only got about 7 or 8", enough to make a mess in the fields but not so bad that it got anywhere near the house. or barns, all of which are on higher ground. She also made a big grocery run Thursday before it started getting bad and was well stocked. So all was good there. Your weather sounds like it was delightful yesterday! I hope that continues. I know what you mean about animal fur flying around when you brush Becky! At least you get to do it outside. It flies off of Elf too after I brush him, and even on a much smaller scale it's a mess. Gee, somehow I just can't see you wearing diamond boots! LOL!
By Fauxpaws on May 27, 2016 at 11:54 AM
Oh yeah, holiday weekend. I would think that crack would be all right until Tuesday with the car just sitting in the garage. So far we've gotten very little rain, tho it feels like a sauna outside. I'm worried about my sis. She's in the really bad zone between Houston and Austin. I'm need to wait until it clears out there before I call her tho. I still have faith the Dubs can pull it off but they'll sure have to shoot better. I haven't cleaned anything yet and it's going on 2:00. Guess it's too late to start now. Gee, what a shame. =) Chuck bought a couple of nice steaks - a ribeye for him and a filet for me - and will probably grill them Sunday or Monday. We'll have those and some twice-baked taters. And ice cream for dessert, of course. That'll be about it for our celebrating the holiday.
By Fauxpaws on May 27, 2016 at 4:59 AM
I made it to WW and back dry yesterday but then the storms started rolling through. Nothing major but lots of wind and lightning so I just shut the computer down. More coming today so I probably won't be around much. I know what you mean about hockey games and riots. It's scary how the mob mentality can take over. I hope you got your windshield fixed without too much hassle. We had the same thing happen to the Bronco's windshield the very first week we got it. Really sucks when that happens. Glad to see the Dubs play better and get the win. Tomorrow night's going to be tough tho, being back in OKC. Might take a minor miracle for the Dubs to pull out the win.
By Fauxpaws on May 26, 2016 at 4:26 AM
What a cool thing to do for your dad! Yay for Youtube! The Giants are getting good at those extra inning wins. And the SJ Sharks - wow! Hoo dat? LOL When I was in college I went to a professional hockey game in Denver with some guy pals and that was enough hockey to last me the rest of my life. I spent most of the evening watching rabid fans foaming at the mouth, throwing things and yelling obscenities. Now that's entertainment! I've got WW on my agenda today. I hope I can make it there and back without getting rained on.
By Fauxpaws on May 25, 2016 at 2:42 PM
I hope they can keep those bats going. I did get my book. I thought I went early enough to beat the next bout of rain, but the minute I walked out of the library it came pouring down. I got a little soggy but I didn't melt. =) I'm exactly the same about words. Not only for solid definitions but also sometimes pronunciations. There are certain words I've read but have never heard pronounced. I looked up inchoate just the other day, for both reasons. That's really handy that you can look words up right on the Kindle as you read. Nice going on the nail clipping. Gotta love those carrots! We just watched the last Night Manager. The ending did not disappoint as far as suspense went. I think you'd enjoy it.
By Fauxpaws on May 25, 2016 at 7:19 AM
I think I've fully recovered, thanks. =) The Dubs were bad, all right. And Westbrook was incredible. At least they're headed back to Oakland. Maybe they'll get their groove back. The Giants are looking pretty darn good. They've only lost like one game in the last 10 or so? Nothing much going on today except a trip to the library to pick up a book I have on hold. I should make a grocery run or at least get to work on another closet but gee, somehow I just don't feel like it. Maybe I'll get a spurt of energy later. Yeah, right. We just had a good, soaking rain come through so I even get out of watering duty this morning. that's a good start to a lazy day. =)
By Fauxpaws on May 25, 2016 at 4:55 AM
Got busy yesterday and never got back on here. I can't believe I wasn't having withdrawal symptoms. We had to run around doing errands and then I got back to closet duty and before I knew it, it was time for dinner. The Night Manager finale was last night but we recorded it and will probably watch it tonight. It's a good show and I think you'll like it. I had a feeling they might bring Lizzie back on Black List because they kept her name in the credits. And I do hope DiNozo makes an occasional appearance. Who knows, but if his new show bombs maybe he'll return full time. So how did the click test go? Trimming pets' nails is always tricky.
By Fauxpaws on May 24, 2016 at 3:54 AM
Too bad about the lack of pictures. Makes sense tho, since he liked to travel light - really light! I wonder how long Green will last, or if he'll even make it through tonight's game. So now you can add 'sets a good cleaning example' to your personal resume. Like you'll ever need a resume again. We never did talk about Dinozo's last show. The daughter was a nice surprise but all in all it was a rather quiet farewell. The Black List's season ender was way better, I thought. I can't remember if you watch that or not.
By Fauxpaws on May 23, 2016 at 1:54 PM
Glad you enjoyed the book. I meant to ask, did it include pictures? I always like to see what the author saw and how life looked way back when. I'd imagine Jenny's book will be a fun read. I finished the trilogy I've been reading. It was surprising that with as many story lines the author had going, he still managed to tie everything up quite nicely in the end. Things do rust easily around here. You really have to keep an eye out for mold, too. On the other hand, it's better for your skin than dry heat. I haven't heard the news on Green yet. I've been cleaning out the bedroom closets - shelves and shoes. I blame you for this, of course. =)
By Fauxpaws on May 23, 2016 at 9:25 AM
That kick sure looked intentional to me, too. They'd better hope he's not suspended. They're not looking too good as it is. You're right about fishermen. They're friendly but pretty much keep to themselves. Mountain bikers would ruin the place. The heat doesn't bother me as much as the humidity, which is due to come roaring back with dew points climbing up into the 70's. Ugh. What's Muir up to these days?
By Fauxpaws on May 23, 2016 at 5:04 AM
MadBum certainly did his part yesterday! As for the Dubs, all I can say is "EW". I hope they don't suspend Green. That thing with the bones seems typical of life. You keep something handy with you for the longest time, figuring some day you'll need it. And then on the rare occasion you don't happen to have it, that's exactly the time that you need it. There was a story on the local news last week about a small park just west of our neighborhood. We'd seen the sign for it when driving by but never gave it another thought. Looked pretty nice on the news tho, and they said hiking trails had been added from our neighbor near Susan's house right down to the park, so I called her up yesterday and we decided to do some hiking. The trail started about half a block from her house and was relatively easy except for a couple of spots, but I'd brought along a couple of walking sticks Red had made for us years ago and they came in handy. The park is basically a large fishing pond stocked by Game & Fish with some areas cleared out around it, Nice if you like to fish, which we don't, tho there were several people with rods and reels. The walk back up the trail got my knee cranky but not too terribly bad, and Susan had a bottle of wine at her place to recoup with. =)
By Fauxpaws on May 22, 2016 at 8:03 AM
That was hysterical! LMAO! Loved Grampa, too. What a hoot! You'll have to try and remember to take some bones with you when you're out and about. It would be cool to have a wolf companion. Yeah, that field was a mess yesterday. We didn't watch any of the other races, which suits me just fine as it really upsets me when a horse goes down. It's just heartbreaking. I wonder if the races would have been cancelled if it had been a normal racing day. Here at Oaklawn they've gotten much better about cancelling during poor conditions. I'm glad Cain had a good day. I think I saw it'll be MadBum on the mound today. I hope he doesn't feel like getting mad again. =)
By Fauxpaws on May 22, 2016 at 4:02 AM
The Exaggerator riff alone was worthy of a split of my winnings, not to mention the National Embalming School song. I'm sure the game is enjoyable enough without the distraction of fair maidens. Do you at least get to have dogs? A pair of Mastiffs would be really nice to have around. =) So, the more bookshelves you have, the stronger the enchantments will be. Yes, that makes perfect sense. Wow, the Cavs lost. Good to see the Raptors show a spark of life. And the G Men beat the Cubbies! Nice! Beautiful morning here - time for some coffee on the balcony.
By Fauxpaws on May 21, 2016 at 8:05 PM
Well, guess I should have taken your pick and mine and bet a $10 exacta box. Hah! I would have even sent you half of my winnings. =) Ah well. "National Embalming School" - LOL! Good for you, getting your diamond armor already AND getting a rail line up! A tricked out Enchanting Room sounds intriguing. Is that where you take the fair maidens you meet at the local pub, offering to show them your new, incredible waterfall and then working a few "enchantments" on 'em? Heh heh. I suppose you wouldn't need all those bookshelves if that was the case.
By Fauxpaws on May 21, 2016 at 2:15 PM
Seems like you and Exaggerator have something in common! LOL Chuck got an email from the Oaklawn Racing site saying they were giving him a free $20 bet on the race, so we put it on Cherry Wine to win. Did your rain show up on time? And did you get your full 15 minutes? If not I think you should send a complaint to Weather.com. At least chastise them for saying such a stupid thing. It's really nice here, 80 degrees but low humidity. I actually did get outside and start on some weeds but the gnats and skeeters were a royal pain so I didn't last long. It's nice enough just sitting inside with all the doors and windows open. That's a rarity this time of year.
By Fauxpaws on May 21, 2016 at 7:37 AM
Breezy works just fine! An annoying breeze can certainly disrupt one's yard work. That is one precise rain forecast! I'm always amazed when they try to pinpoint a weather event like that. Who do they think they're kidding? I'll take a gooey brownie any day! In fact, I prefer them that way, fork or no fork. I like to mush them around in my mouth for a while anyway just to get the full flavor of each bite. =) Looks like the Preakness will be a muddy mess today. If it is, I'm going with Exaggerator, or even Cherry Wine. They're both good mud runners. Cherry Win is currently at 20/1 and if that holds up I might just have to put a little money on him.
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