Wednesday, June 14, 2006


In Joelle's dog house!

I usually wear the same thing everyday until Sharon grabs it to be washed. I have a favorite shirt I wear when it's hot, it's a thin, gray tee shirt. I found out that Joelle has a very sensitive nose, and would not sit in my lap when I had the shirt on even if it was freshly washed. Evidently, if something happens once, like the shirt having perspiration odor, that shirt is forever taboo. I had it on last week when Joelle was over, and even though it was freshly washed, she would not sit in my lap.

Today, I made sure that I put on a clean, not gray, shirt before she came over. Immediately, I asked her to smell the shirt. She smiled and said it smelled like coffee. I don't know how it smelled like coffee, or whether that was a good or bad smell to her, but no lap sitting again today. When it was time to go home, Joelle said she didn't want me to go with her and Nana. When I asked why, she told me I sang badly and too loud. I though she liked it when Nana and I sang along to Elton John's "Sad Songs". I know that I do not sing very well, but I thought Joelle liked it. I have a long way to go to get out of Joelle's dog house....speaking of pets.

Monday, June 12, 2006


Life in the slow lane

Tonight was a little more normal after an eventful week. We all went to Luby's. I was hoping to see Joelle "popping broccoli" and eating luby fish. The troops were still showing signs of the weeks events.

Petie was feeling sick and had black eyed peas and two servings of mashed potatoes on her veggie plate. Chris had a veggie plate but Petie noticed he had a fancy mashed potato dish so he gave it to her. Nana got a veggie platter but got one of her veggies for me. Nana is in her 8th day of relentless coughing 24 hours a day. She refuses to go to the doctor saying they can't do anything for her. Don't understand how she knows this, but it's fruitless to argue. I just hope she is better by the time I have hip surgery or they will not let her in the hospital...maybe that's her plan. Joelle and I were the only two with an entree...I had broiled fish.

It was gratifying to see Joelle eat a good meal because of her recent throw up illness. She "popped broccoli" and we all clapped. After she was finished, she came around to me so she could show me her "tan line". She is really proud of it.

I was good to be back to normal; however, I guess we looked like a MASH unit to the other patrons. Petie had evening sickness, Nana couldn't talk and was coughing and then there was Ol' Peg Leg Pete.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


What is going on?

I must admit that I am confused about what is going on in the conflict between Palestine and Israel. I keep reading that Mahmoud Abbas is calling for this and that and is making these demands and those demands. I thought Hamas was in control of the Palestinian government. Why is Abbas still in control? He is Fatah, not Hamas.

So much for Bush's democracy on the march and how people wanting to live in democracy and freedom have a friend in America. Apparently, that is only true if we approve of who is democratically elected. I am sure that the Sunni's feel very good about our position that all they have to do is to join the political process rather than pursuing a conformational approach. Look at how well that has worked for the Palestinians. Hamas had stopped their militant actions 16 months ago and, instead, joined the political process. Worked out well for them didn't it.

I also don't understand how Israel can legally withhold money they collected in taxes for the Palestinians. It isn't aid, it's the Palestinian's money. I guess that the surgeries of 2005 have left me with only a couple of brain cells left. I guess after August, I will only have one functioning brain cell.

Monday, June 05, 2006


Great joke, I thought

Saw a great stand up joke routine. I'll try to put it into words only.

The Guy was on stage talking about Sadam using chemical weapons on the Kurds. He then stated, you know where he got those chemical weapons don't you. Of course, everyone knew that we sold Sadam the chemical weapons. Then, He said we were selling weapons and intelligence to Iraq and Iran during their conflict. He said, I wonder how that worked?. He went into a his joke routine.

He took a couple of steps to his left and said. "here is a gun, put it in your pocket". Meaning we were selling weapons to Iraq. He then turned to his right and took about 4 steps and said, "he has gun in his pocket". Then he turn again to his left a took four steps in that direction and said "he knows about the gun".

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