Monday, February 25, 2008

What was your favorite toy?

I had a few...but always have had fond memories of my Chatty Kathy doll with the little plastic records that slid into her side...or so I thought. After a little internet snooping, it turns out I actually had a "Charmin' Chatty" doll, Kathy's younger cousin.

You guys realize the cute kids posts won't stop until you start posting, don't you?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This kid is such a good-natured, tolerant big brother. Check out the range of expressions that cross his face! Little Charlie looks like a 40-year old man, doesn't he? Like on of the minor characters on Four Weddings and Funeral, name escaping me...

Snarky Snark

Some days I feel pretty, oh so pretty...and some days I feel something that rhymes with twitchy. Gawker is a snarkalicious remedy. It recaps and recasts current events and tabloid news in terms that make even a sarcastic snark like me feel mild-mannered and easy-going.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

With a name like Big Happy Funhouse...'s got to be good. Interesting old pictures, funny captions (scroll over the pics to see them).

Big Happy Funhouse

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Diversionary Tactics

It's not like I need more time wasters in my life...but I do find that a round or too of a strategy game helps me re-focus when I'm in a writing rut. And I'm pretty much over minesweeper, spider solitaire, and hearts. It's not a new phenomenon but it's new to me: Chain Factor

Okay, it took a few tries to figure it out. I'm still having doh! moments when I realize out simple strategies that I've missed a lot of times. But the music and clicking sounds are soothing and clearing the board of dots is really satisfying to a clutterbug like me.


Try not to smile