Monday, December 30, 2013

Just Another Manic Monday............

Well, I finally went out and did it .

I saw an ad at Best Buy for laptops and thought " Hot Damn". being me, after the paws and claws bit , off we went.

Of course the one that I wanted was " Out Of Stock".

Really ??????????????????????????????????????????????


The ad came out in yesterdays frakkin paper and you're out ?

Really ?

Sooooo...young sales dude steered me towards an HP with the same features but of course being the klutz that I am , I opted for the insurance and geek squad bit for a year because as I have amply demonstrated, your Aunty here can trip over air ( turbulence folks...nothing to see here , move on ). And thus the  cost was higher than the bundled price but well under what I had expected.

And I know someone out there is asking why...I can hear y'all.

I love the hubby, I really do but I am tired T I R E D y'all of sharing custody of the pc. I want to blog when I want to b log or play facebook games ( current obsession,,Criminal Case.) and just basically do mah thang.

Is it a learning curve ?

You bet!

Am I up for learning new shiny  toys ?

Please forgive the typos..I need a roller ball mouse , this one sucks .

Have you met me ?

Have a great week  !


Aunty Pol

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Baking And Biscoff

Recently, I introduced Southside to in grab a spoon out of the drawer and have at it.

We've noodled around using it in truffles and then I saw this post ( Mr. Linky above) written by Adrianna Adarme, author of " A Cozy Kitchen " and a food blogger on PBS.

Yes Virginia, PBS has food stuff.

Or are SU and I the only ones to remember and dearly miss the late , great Justin Wilson ?

Anyhoo,,,I read this recipe and I thought , what a great base recipe.

Of course, I shall have to partake of the a matter of culinary research.

Aunty Pol

Happy Boxing Day 2013

Happy Boxing Day or Good gravy m an I glad the holidays is OVAH !

Jeebus H.

Don't get me wrong, it was nice..quiet..nice...lah de dah at the Casa with Southside Johnny on Christmas Eve and all, but..exhausting all the same.

I had a revelation this season that amongst the things I have been able to realize this last year is the gift of the choice of time. Every year that we get a Christmas bonus, it is always on the night of the Christmas party, traditionally the first Thursday of the month.

Nuh Uh this year, it was the 18'th and the real burn was some asshat letting it slip that Atlanta had gotten theirs the week here I am , the Lone Ranger awash in a sea of OMG there is only one more Saturday before Christmas and I got to get mah shit n git.

I've seen it all over the years at the firm, the competitiveness of the singles in the who has the cutest outfit/hotest date/best gift from a partner hoping to get  some under the Mistletoe or not. I've seen attorneys treat their secdretaries to 3 hour section lunches and forget the rest of the staff like me whoo have to keep all their happy asses in line and happy happy joy joy'd up to the gills. I've seen amazing acts of kindness and things that make me weep for humanity.

But I've never seen such expressions of ho hum, bummed out no joy mind numbing don't give a rats ass as I am this year.

Alert the media !

Each and every one of us most likely has some drama going on in their lives , especially during the holidays...but that aside...we have jobs, roofs, food, clean water and all the stuff  that the vast majority in the world don't.

I'm not saying get your asses over served with the Nog...but come on ..snap out of it.

Most of you are lu ckier than you know.

Rant over, carry on.

Aunty Pol

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I Had To Laugh, Then I though.." It Could Happen."
This really made me laugh.
I mean really..leftover fries ?

In my house ?

Have you met me ?

Anyhoo...check it out.

It looks yummy.

Aunty Pol

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Click to biggify.

It's odd to have the tree in one piece. Up until last year, we hadn't put up a tree in 8 years because  I could not deal with any of it at all. My father passed away January 9'th , 2004 . Finally last year, I felt that it was time so the tree went up.

Mind you, an artificial tree is not meant to  stay in the attic . LOL. You guessed it . That's where we stored it so last year and the poor thing looked like it had mange, we threw it out and decided to get a new one. Now, as much as I like BIG trees, it just doesn't make sense for us to have the Jethro Beaudine size. The previous tree was a 4 1/2 foot tree that we got from Lowes . It fit on the end table and so we thought it was fine. It was actually too big so this year when Walgreens had one for $19.99 , off he went . this thing is maybe 3 feet tall and perfect. Of course it takes smaller ornaments so I will pick some up after the holidays. Other than that it meets all the's pre-lit/pre-wired. You don't want to be in the Casa when hisself has to string lights...I personally don't want to be on the planet.

Sadly tho, we have no kittens stirring to climb it or play with ornaments or sleep under it. I never realized how much I would miss fussing at them as they chose ornaments to fondle. Everyone was a decorator with an opinion. I used to get so irked. Of course now as I have demonstrated, the ornaments don't bounce off the wood floor like they did on carpet to again I have to remind myself..." Soft cloth foldy ones on the bottom.".

Every tradition has to start somewhere so we will adapt to an only child who can't quite figure out if she is supposed to be entertained by all of this or not.

Feliz Navidad Y'all.


Aunty Pol

Friday, December 13, 2013

For My Boshi Ya Ya

Dear Baby,

We miss you so much already my baby, we really do. Daddy and I are so very sorry that we couldn't make you all mo bedder, we tried honey , we really did . Dr. Tom said that it was all just too much for our wee girl and that it's all just part of the plan. I am taking as much comfort as I can knowing that the three of you are together again and that you have Andy and Munchie and all the others to play and wrestle and nap pile with.

We are going to take care of Gracie Marie with your aunties help so she won't be lonely as an only child.

Kissy face, love the pooh.

We love out baby girl.

Mama and Daddy.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Thus Far Or " Look Honey, We Haven't Seen That $80.00 Bottle Of Orbox In Two Months ! "

Lately we had noticed that Gracie Marie had been sneezing more than the occasional " Damn Mama , could you dust the wood floors ?" I made a call to Dr. Tom.last Tuesday and scheduled for 9:30 am on Saturday..I know..I know..anyhoo Thursday night we noticed that Boschka was looking like she felt puny and she had also been sneezing so I called and arranged to bring both the girls in .One of my personal pet peeves is appointments that show up with more than the scheduled number of people/clients/victims.  I see it all the time at the firm and it just pisses me off. There was no problem so of we went.

Gracie Marie is just fine, peachy keen in full health.

Boschka.............................not so much.

My baby's sick y'all.

She has a stuffy nose so she hadn't been eating. If cats and I assume dogs for that matter can't smell their food they won't eat. This led to dehydration. Her tonsils are enlarged and inflamed with what sounds for all the world like Feline tonsillitis.

Four hours of tests/ waiting time later....

She has an upper respiratory infection , a UTI and then it  got better.


Tom did a pretty extensive blood panel when he came back in to tell us that her blood sugar was through the roof. They took another urine sample and at that point this heathen was praying for all it was worth....



Tom is not sure if it presented because :

1. The stress of being sick.
2. The stress of being sick and having to go to the vet. ( that would be considered being outside for my baby, she's an indoor girl.)
3. There the whole time and flaring up now.

So..she has 3 meds to take, one a liquid Valium to stimulate her appetite ( brat won't share either ) . We have to give her baby food mixed with pedialite orally and she goes back Saturday at 9 am.

I am just beside myself.

Her Mama.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of The Day ~ !

Happy Friday and ............HUZZAH  !

Close the damn door Canada, we are freezing to death down here !


It's 37 effing degrees down here for crippessake.

In other stories....

Guess what we get to do tomorrow ?

Hint :

PTU's are involved.

Two of them..

Gracis is still sneezing a bit more than I like considering what we went through with Munchie so I made her an appt.....Then Boshi starts sneezing.


The one who is the most skittish cat that I have ever had , and really only relates to me, Nee Nee or Space Ghost. The slender, petite Twiggy of the feline world who triples her tensile strength when she is in greased pig escape mode.

That one.

So the plans like this :

She usually is out front when we get home so..................................................

1. Once it is confirmed that she is out front, one or both of us , but I think it should be the Daddy since she will stay with me will go down the hall and close all of the bedroom doors, thus cutting off escape routes leading to the Cat Cave Fortress of Catnipitude aka the small open hole under the water bed head board and inner crawl space area that is Madames fav hidey hole.

2. Those doors will remain closed and all accessable food and water , treats included will be pulled at bedtime or 11 pm which ever comes first.

3. Hisself will sleep on the sofa and I on the waterbed as usual but the door ro the master is to remain closed.


I only can hope that the meds that they have to get are not as Loki's and Xena's were..2 or 3 x daily for at least 2 weeks. Dosing a cat is just about the worst thing ever....

And here I had simple hopes of getting the tree up.

Le Sigh.

Have a great weekend.

Aunty Pol

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Two Years Today .

Dear Pooky Bear Panda Pants ,

I can't believe it's been two years now that you've been gone. Sometimes when I am on the deck and I look over at the aunties gazebo, I really expect to see your happy butt flying over the corner of the fence hauling paws towards the door. Your Plumbago I am happy to say is doing very nicely and you would approve of the Jasmine growing on the other side of the arbor.

We are putting up a tree soon and I know that while we never had one while you were here , if you ask your bubbie and sissies they will tell you all about it. Your stocking will still be hung up with all of the others so never fear, you are always in our hearts.

Ii want you to take care of all of your sissies and brofur Loki for me . I know that you are but keep special attention on your older brofur . Remember , he is know the brightest of lads , but he is one of the most loving, and that counts more.

We all love you and miss you every day baby boy.

Mama, Daddy, Boschka and Gracie Marie .

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

This And That For Your Tuesday Reading Pleasure..

Now y'all can throw crap at your screen if you want, though if that is your goal, use spit balls for heaven's sake, these flat screens ain't that cheap yet..
I have officially not only begun Christmas shopping in earnest, I am almost done.


Yeah, yeah , slap my silly ass later.

Sistah, the Hickory Farms is headed to your office like we did last year and should be there next week.

For Dakota ( who never fear, isn't going to read this crap ever ! ) , I found in the Met Museum catalog/website a small artists kit that has all sorts of bits and bobs plus a huge packet of paper.  Yes, I paid extra to have them gift wrap it and ship it to Colorado..makes no damn sense at all to have it sent here then just have to ship it out.
Amazon had the best price on the Tortuga rum cakes so a dozen of the small variety are on their way to the office...

Since everything on the tee slant vee is a rerun tonight , I figure I may as well stop and Bed Bath and Beyond to pick up some small bits..bonus....20 % off coupon is in my purse and wonder of wonders ..still valid...SCORE !

I am sure that there will be more than a few things that I forget or go completely batshit over when all is said and done, but I have a head start on the stress and feel a lot better.

Have a great week.

Aunty Pol

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How To Have A Stress Free Tuesday Or Any Other Day For That Matter ~ !

This is going to make me laugh all damn week.

Yep..gonna laugh out loud all week . At least I can find Bloom County on line along with the others I miss seeing on a daily basis..9 Chickweed, Andy Capp ( one of my late fathers favorites ) One Big Happy..

Have a great week.

Aunty Pol

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of The Day ~ !

Happy Friday y'all.

Well, I think I'm getting my groove back.

I've posted a couple of recipes that Lady L will kick my ass over, and found a picture of Bruce in a cowboy hat...NOT from Brisco County .

This is unusual.

It's colder than a well diggers ass right now in H town so of course everyone is just freaking their shit out....kinda funny if I do say so.

I spent a bit of time looking for something that I had posted last year or the year before and in the process , I began to read some of what I had cobbled together, especially during the holidays when I realized a couple of things :

1. I can still crack my own ass up ...yeah me.
2. I remembered how much I enjoy posting my self indulged narcissistic drivel with the occasional poignant thought thrown in for good measure.
3. This blog has the power to cheer my sorry ass up when needed and sometimes that is more than I need or am entitled to .

It's been a busy and heartbreaking year and there have been times when it's been all I can do to get out of bed and make it to work. Losing the 4 of them in the last year and a half has shredded me emotionally so bear with me as I try to pull my shit back together.

Love y'all..more than you know.

Aunty Pol


I ran across this recipe that I'd forgotten about. I haven't had this since I lived on the East coast and my favorite variation is to tip this with melted raspberry jam or sweet orange marmalade....easy peasy for the weekend or the holidays..or just because .


Serves 3-4

1 cup flour

1 cup milk

5 eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend together all ingredients, except butter.

Pour the melted butter over the batter in a random manner..don't smooth it out...drizzle it.

Bake for 25 minutes.



Aunty Pol

Swedish Almond Cake


1 1/4 cups sugar 1 free-range egg 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 2/3 cup milk 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 8 tablespoons butter, melted Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F Beat sugar, egg, almond extract and milk together. Add flour and baking powder, finally adding the butter.

Spray baking dish (approx. 10" by 7") with spray oil or any non-stick coating. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until skewer or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.

Cool for 20 minutes, then remove from pan.

When ready to serve dust with icing sugar and cut cake into slices approximately 1" by 3.5"

I have a real love hate relationship with being half Swedish .

There are some things I really love :

Spritz Cookies
Good Salmon

Other things I really dislike, for example :

IKEA ( I mean really , have you EVER had one of those whatchahootzits ever get assembled the way it was intended ? )
Badly made Swedish meatballs

While I really love Norse Mythology, having named number one son Loki , I spent far too many years having the Lutheran credo rammed down my throst and so there are times I just ran like hell from all of it.

Now that I have gotten officially old, and the grandparents and mother are long gone, there are times I actually miss the family connection of it all.....or the baking . They are forever entwined in my memory with the vivid pictures of Grandma Engwall baking up a storm from scratch dontchaknow on Saturday afternoons while Grandpa worked on the next days sermon.

I can see in my minds eye my Grandmother making this as she kept an eye on the coffee on the stove for Grandpa ..

Must be the holidays creeping up on me.

Any who..try this tea bread , because that is really what it is..

What can I say , I've got the baking Jones going ...


Have a great weekend.

Aunty Pol

Thursday, November 21, 2013

OMG ~ Whiskey Tango Foxtrot !

I posted this almost a year ago...hahahahah ....

I may rethink the whole tree issue.



Aunty Pol

It's Not That I Hate The Holidays ...........

Part of me really enjoys the holidays...mwahahah.

Also known as your Aunty is a professional on line shopper, kids ..go run with scissors and leave the professionals to work their magic..oh look...cookies.....and beer......RUN !

The other part...

I think that SU is finally beginning to get how I feel since he took a mental health day today which he sorely needed .

Today was the annual triptophan coma hootenanny ( whole lotta hoot and a lil bit o nanny) wherein folks took equal delight in stuffing themselves in an orgasmically gluttonous frenzy all the while snarking about the various dishes that were presented by both Luby's and fellow co workers . I mean gracious not to mention talented of you heffers to both malign and masticate at the same time.

Bravo !

I kind of want to throw my hands up in the air.

Mea Culpa, I should have gotten a lot moe done by now but WTF , ya know  ? I want to go and get a new tree to put up but just the same, waiting until they are all on sale after the actual day has it's merits too. I've got the holiday cards ( yeah for me ) and I think if I can get a jump on cleaning the dust bunnies in the humble abode this weekend then with an extra day off post T Day, I can get some stuff done.


I know exactly where I need to go and I will get it done asap.

Living with the Grinch doesn't mandate that I make it any harder or stressful than I need to .

I have actually given it some thought and this year I won't be the maniac ...well..gonna try at least.

Aunty Pol

Shiney !

I was jammin around Facebook this morning ( oh like I am the only one that does that at work..yeezus, if you believe that , you need to amp up your Klonopin pronto)..anyhoo....I found the above off a Dr. Who page and hopped over to Mr. Linky.

It's friggan perfect.

The Tardis and a black kitty.


It's 8 .5  x 11 inches so it's not super big and I have an idea where to put it on a small wall in the hallway or where MONA used to be in the bedroom so I am a happy girl.

I have been looking for art work for the house ever since the renovation and I know that I have some small  Real Musgraves somewhere but the Tardis/kitty is the first thing that I have seen that just spoke to me in that little demented voice in my head that said " Buy me now bitch ".

Yes, sometimes I let the voices win.

I will find what works for the guest bath sooner or later, I can't describe what I want but I will know it when I see it. I operate on instinct in a lot of my life and for the most part I've been pretty happy that way, it's kept me out of jail amongst other things...

Now all I have to do is find the proper mat and frame.

Note to've b een asking about Christmas prezzies for Moi and since you did such an outstanding job on the real Musgrave....just an idea honey..

Have a great Friday.

Aunty Pol

Monday, November 18, 2013

More Mundane Than Manic Mondays Lately It Seems ......

I know, I know it's been a while.
No, I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth, it just seems that way.

There just has not been anything going on, I'm even beginning to bore my own bad self.

I'm good, he's good, kittys are good, house is good, jobs are good tho they do indeed suck is what it is.

I haven't been doing any baking lately because I just haven't made much progress on the weekends beyond laundry  , chores and the kindle on the deck with Gracie.

We , the girls and I have developed clearly divided mommy and me time.

Gracie is happiest when she and I have our outside time. She won't yammer longer than about 10 minutes to go in/out  in/out...lather , rinse , repeat.

Boshi on the other hand is happiest when Gracie is out and she has my undivided attention. She makes full use of my lap and is happy to just hang out there. SBHe has gotten better around her daddy since she is used to him giving her treats so she won't run off quite as fast and in fact latgely has been approaching him more..not head butts ( I'd faint clean away ) but the interest is there.

Christmas cards have been ordered from MD Anderson Childrens Cancer project so I will be able to start on them soon, I have the list of things that I need to pick upi for gifts and I need to get that in motion since we and by we I mean my department is going to be very short staffed next month....more so than the norm that they pull. One of the gals husband is  going to have knee replacement surgery so she till be out from the 19'th of December through January 6, 2014..yeezus..2014.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyhoo....the other one has already scheduled 3 days off In December and I am sure that there will be more to come....

Since neither one came to work today and it was not scheduled in a traditional sense . WE ALL know ( the entire office ) knows that Cha Cha won't be in the day after A Texans matter when the game starts. I kid you not. The other one, bum knee clue...I've heard truck problems which happens.

So I am my own department today.

I am one of the pro's from that movie !

Ah...good to be back posting...

Have a great week.

Aunty Pol

Friday, November 01, 2013

A Dream Come True !

I saw this and had to lay my head  down on my desk, oh sweet Jeebus, it's worth the feet swelling up !

Ciao ,
Aunty Pol

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of The Day ~ !

Happy Friday everyone !
I know it's been a while ..what can I say ?
It's been a combo platter of getting used to a new environment at the Casa and frankly just nothing of any real interest to write about .

I mean many f'g recipes usig pumpkin are out there ? I swear I have seen them all. Have you ever noticed that some food item it the thing of the moment much less the year ? Well this year it is pumpkin. I am not actively going out of my way to find things to read/pin that don't use this item..yeah...lottsa luck there.

We've had the boat load of rain over the last few days and now that it's dry....thank you Jeebus. Last Sunday we lost power for 5 hours so I do what I do best..I rolled over and went back to sleep..yeah for ME ! It finally came back on and woe to any living creature that got between me and the coffee pot...I got skillz !  The yard had a bunch of debris but the roof was okay..yeah, that is the first thing..actually secong thing after checked the roof because since it was a year old, this kind of storm would be the one that would show the damages. Unfortunatly , out neighbot ( not the gals ) had another tree ripped out of her flower she is not a happy camper. This tree replaced to 40 year old eucalyptus tree that Ike ripped out so perhaps she should consider not replacing it..knowing Kay, that won't happen , too much drama to be wasted..mwahahah..she's like that .

And of course it is the time of the year where hisself has all these plans fest...he can't resist being out and about while I am just as happy puttering around or losing what little mind I have left playing candy Crush.

Before we know it , the full on consumer press for the holidays will here....oh's already here..

Le sigh.

Have a great weekend and if you're on the East Coast ( LADY L....You ...Yes  YOU..) please be careful..hear y'all have some high wind headed your way.

Stay safe.


Aunty Pol

Monday, October 14, 2013

Just Another Manic Monday ~ !

First of all, mea culpa for all of those ghastly typo's in the previous post. Blogger is still acting up and if I don't catch them right away , I can't go back in and fully edit/correct. Y'all know me so it could and has been worse so there you go.

It's that time of year when the weather is one of two or rainy. I prefer the rainy since we really need it but I'll take what I can get. Hisself had to work on Saturday which was fine since I could putter around with laundry . He came home to get the old dvr box and I askedd him to pick up a bag of potting soil and red mulch..then I stopped and said that since I had some empty clay pots on the deck ( oh horrible hell) could he pick up a couple of somethings know the cute variety ? I know for the most part that it will be mums which is fine for a bit of fall , not in a comitted relationship kind of thing but them he surprised me with the above . I believe it is called Oxalis and is is really cute..full shade which is perfect for the pot that is next to the prayer plant wwe werew given a year ago after my stepmothers passing ( miracle of miracles..I haven't killed that one yet....But here's the thing, according to some of the reading that I did on the Oxalis, it is considered clover or dollar weeds prettier, Tri Delt pledge ..but still a weed.


Lets get a tiny grip here, shall we ?

I don't know about anyone else but if a plant that I have not planted pops up in the flower bed of container that is not one I's a weed. Some are prettier than others true, but if I didn't plant ya ...don't get all green giant cocky and think you won't be yanked because you bloom or could pass for a flower.

I want to finish top dressing all of the clay pots this week if I can may take a bit since you know who over did it din the drizzle yesterday..made sense to me since all of the soil would be damp and easy to work.

Time will tell.

Have a great week.

Aunty Pol

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of the Day ~ !

Yes...I'm back so to speak.

It's been a very hard week as I am sure you all are aware and I have found that when this kind of thing happens, sometimes I just have to step away.

Losing the four of them in the last year and a half is something that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams .I find myself shaking my head in utter disbelief when I think about it . It was hard enough to go through the 3 1/2 years with Xena and her issues, but it became our normal after a short while and we really didn't think too much about it one way or the other, it simply was the way it was. Did we get irritated , of course we did . It was hard then impossible to keep the carpet clean with her rampant diarrhea. Back and forth to Banfield for tests and more tests until there was nothing that could be gained and we had to change vets. I wish we had done that sooner but hindsight is what it is and even Dr. Tom says that while he might not hav e been able to save her, he would have fought harder and I believe him .

Munchkin and ANdy, well that was different. Like Jakey J, we knew from the beginning that being FIV + put a certain challenge to raising Andy and like Jakey J , it was renal failure. It wasn't prolonged and we did the best we couldv . Munchkin..well...she was our oldest child together and pneumonia can be deadly in animals as well as humans.

But Loki....?

It was only a few months that we dealt with his situation. Ironically , like Xena , he had IBD but his presented completeely diffrentley. With Xena , her bodycould not absorb all the food and water she would take in so to be's gptta go somewhere...and it did. But she was failing to maintain any weight. LOki on the other hand had intestinal walls that were 3 x's normal density and his GI tract became irritated..and so he dropped weight too.

Boshi for now is fine, and yes we are going to be taking her in for a well kitty base line check up ..when things are in a normal routine.

We have never been a 2 cat household.....ever.

We have always adopted 2 by 2 or 3 as in the triplets case. I think that the reason that Boshi always seemed so skitty kitty was that she was lost in the numbers and was not prone to be assertive.

She is now more verbal and less skitty, as if she has come into her own now .

Gracie is still more outdoor than in and I have to say that for all her tom boy-ish behavior, she was very kind to all of the kids in their last days .

It's sad, but oddly calmer at the house now.

I don't know what quite make of it.

Have a great weekend.

Ciao ,

Aunty Pol

Monday, October 07, 2013

For My Baby Dude

Dear Loki,
You were the BEST BOY for Dr. Tom, Daddy and I were so proud of you . I know that you are going to be okay because all of your bubbies and sissies and puppy cousins are up there and have Nip-Tini's and Tuna waiting just for you. Boshi wanted me to be sure to tell you that she misses you and she will be a good girl and will take care of the house. Gracie Marie will take care of the yard and will continue to take care of Aunt Lee Lee and Cindy Lou Who.

We love you baby and we will miss you every run along.....I hear the bag of Treatio's being opened.

Uncle John sends his love too and says that you will like Buster and Casper so there you go baby.

Always..kissy face , love the poo.

Mama and Daddy.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Our Regular Programming Will Continue After This Brief Commercial Break....


I am still here even though I haven't posted in what seems like eons.

I don't want to go into details just yet, but we have had to make "that " descision about Loki . It will be sooner than later and while I am at peace with our choice ( as much as I can be ) , our focus is on our baby dude right now.

I appreciate all of the comments over the course of the last 6 or 7 years and know that there are many dear harts that I have come to love that understand this..

I'll write more when I can.

Love to all

Jane and Gordon

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dayum , I'm Good !

This coming Sunday, September 22, 2013 is in fact the autumnal equinox !
I had referred to the fall season in my previous post, but didn't realize it was this weekend !

Now, if I could just figure out the lottery numbers !

Ciao ,
Aunty Pol

ARRRGGHHHH ~ It's Talk Like A Pirate Day ! ~


Happy September 19'th y'all ....oops mateys !

This is my second favorite holiday after Bastille Day so of course I had to find a proper image to post here. Funny thing is that if you google " Pirate Images" , the majority of the results will be the Pirates of The Caribbean variety with one or two exceptions, my favorite of which was the poster for " Ice Pirates." but me being me , I went with my favorite as shown above. It's just faster and easier to go back through the post archives than to search for a new image.

And..I am still in a cage match with my sinuses. I managed to stay up until 8:15 because ION network reruns episodes of " Numbers " on Wednesday nights and I don't care if I have seen it before , I need my Epps fix much like an NCIS marathon on the weekend...winner winner chicken dinner. I suspect that tonight will be more of the same. I ran into Miss Jere Lee at Kroger last night and we commiserated over our shared enemy . She told me that one of her close ( proximity, not personal chum) co-workers had been sick since Monday and finally went to the Dr . yesterday ( Wednesday ) and the outcome was not surprising..the Flu . ....respiratory not stomach. Yatzee ! we can get the flu shot at the office but I suspect that I am still running a bit of fever so I will pass .

It's odd to think of it being almost the end of September and therefore damn near officially fall. Yes football is back to So9uthside Johnny's everlasting joy but it's still hotter than hell down here so the idea of autumn is far fetched in many ways. We are watching the tropics again, praying for rain so I can't really muster up any yippee-ness for the new Chadwicks catalog. I do need to get more organized about a VAST majority of things at the house so that I can and by this I mean Christmas crap will be overflowing sooner than later so brace for impact kids...

At least tomorrow is Friday...

Aunty Pol

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Senseless Drivel On Tuesday


It's Tuesday and my mind is wandering.
It's wandering and wondering...

Is Amazon the only place I can get both Mallomars and Al Dente Spinach pasta ?

How in the world did I forget to DVR the new season opener for Bones ?

Why is it okay for some people to look right through you when you say " Good Morning " or Good Evening " to them but if you fail to reply if the situation was in fact reversed , you have an " attitude ?"

Why am I the only one that sees where the cat urped on the bed ?

Ditto the dead cockroach ?

It's been a month since vacation, did I think the wood floors were self cleaning and if they are not , why ?

Le Sigh.
I have been felled by sinuses again , and am curious as to how long I will make it before I crash tonight. Last night was heard it here. Dining at Denny's at 4:30 cannot be far off.

Maybe I will dream of Mallomars..damn Pinterest and all of the food posts.

Have a great what ever the hell tomorrow is.

Aunty Pol

Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of The Day ~ !

And y'all thought I wasn't going to continue with HFBOTD just because " Burn Notice " is no more ?
Silly rabbits.

I was completely entranced with the final episode . Everyone was true to the essence of their character and yes, I cried like a toddler when Madeline made her sacrifice but it was so true to her character, the ultimate need to protect her boys and her extended family that while upsetting I could find no fault in the logic of it. There was no other choice, she knew that she didn't have the skills or stamina to get Charlie to safety, there simply wasn't time . Her character throughout the series had been conflicted by a certain amount over the fact that there were times she felt she had failed to protect her sons from their fathers abuse so possibly in this way she was having a moment of atonement .

Sam..what can I say about my Sam.
He would never have been that angry with Michael or frightened for him if he had not honestly felt the love of a brother and best friend for Michael. At one point I was afraid that Michael was  going to shoot Sam when they were on the way to "meet " Fiona. His teary eyed reaction as he explained to all the others that Michael might in fact be lost to them said it all.

Jesse..Oh dear...his love for this family and Madeline said it all. He was the perfect protector for Charlie.

Fiona..Oh you wonderful psycho woman you . I wanted you to kill Sonya honey , I really did , but your abiding faith in your Michael made the end perfect . I understand your being with Carlos, you had to try at least to make a new life but it was half hearted at best and everyone knew that.

I will miss the writing and of course my Sam Axe aka Chuck Findley but never fear...

HFBOTD shall live on.

Have a great weekend.

Aunty Pol

I'm A Bad Mama !

I forgot T.J aka Toody Bears.
Bow could I forget out oldest girl in yesterdays list ?
She was over 22 when she went to the Bridge, and was one of the two that Gordy brought into the marriage.

Sorry get your very own post baby girl.

We miss our big girl .

Love ,
Mama and Daddy

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Loki Report ~ Part 2 ~

I am just a walking mass of mixed feelings right now.

Dr. S ( I can neither spell nor pronounce the Dr.s last name properly so  for sanity sake it will be simply Dr. S.) called Gordy while Gordy was at work . Given the nature of Gordy's work, it is very hard for him to hear a call so he called me asking that I return the call. I had intended to call the vet's office anyway because for the 4'th day in a row, Loki completely urped ( at times with impressive trajectory ) the antibiotic up. Plus any food in his tummy so I knew this was an " Oh shit " moment.

We had been waiting for the results of the thyroid panels and they all came back fine so it is really a case of age.

Our number one son is 13 years old which translates into approximately 68 in human years . Not really old but remember that they were abandoned and then found at the age of  5 days old sans kitty mama. Loki was sooo damn'd determined to live that he had one eye open...almost fully open at the age of 5 days !


I told Dr. S about the vomiting and that I was not goiogn to give eit to him and Dr. S agreed , saying that evidently it was too much for my boy. It was then that we got to the "meat " of the conversation. Dr. S and the rest of the staff had reviewed all of the charts and reports and concluded that there was really tnothing that they could do for Loki and that nature would just take it's course. I did mention that when Loki hd been given a B-12 shot and the steroid shot that he seemd to perk up but Dr. S calmly reminded me that this was only going to last for about 2 weeks each time and that then it would be 2 week appt, shot...peppy , wind down ...lather, rinse repeat and that it would be hard on him. At this point I verbalized that " So these shots are really more for us than him ? " and Dr. S said yes....

On the one hand, thank Bast it's not cancer ( Like Jake) or FIV ( Like Andy) or Kidney ( Keesha, and Bubba ) or Pneumonia ( Munchkin) or IBS ( Xena) , FIL ( Oogie) Auto ( Missy), Food Poisoning ( Sarge) Stroke ( Peaches and Casey - Mother of Bubba , Grandmother of Peaches )'s just old age....


I was almost hoping that it was thyroid , something fixable. We could do something !!


I should be happy or relieved at the very least and yet all I am is profoundly and deeply sad.

I remember each and every fur baby that has graced my life and I know that all of the above, Buster ( brother John's cat) and the girl's Shi Tsu's Gumbo and Nici are going to make room at the Bridge...I just can't shake the sadness. I should be at peace with this and I am trying but I guess today is not the day.

It will be okay.

Aunty Pol

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 09, 2013

Just Another Manic Monday ~ The Loki Report ~

Well kids, I am back from vacay and it was wonderful . Now that my aged body has finally figured wtf time zone I am in , I thought I'd update on number one son Loki .

He had his appt . after a 3 week interval and all in all did very well. His weight is the same..huge yeah. In our house it is a good thing when no one loses weight...except for the Mama and Daddy but that is a whole other issue....

The elevated white count seems a bit better and they are going to be doing further thyroid testing, which if this is the issue there is a non surgical treatment to consider. Yeah !  Non surgical for the win every time !!

But..if it is not his thyroid, then we are faced with a simple fact.

He is 13.

He is NOT my baby wooby diddums kitteh anymore. This may be just the beginning of that end of the aging process where it is what it is . The Vet basically said that unless we get a thyroid hit and or something drastic happens...there is no real reason to bring him back every 2 weeks . Yes the steroid shots and the b 12 helped a bit..but that is all it was...a bit. He is still happy and perky and active and whiny and needy and verbal...his own damn self .

Yes we have a 2x daily antibiotic to give him but he threw it up so I want to see what happens for another day before I call Dr. Tom..knowing Loki he might have just been pissed off enough to urp .

And......of course we were both in tears  when we talked about this at the house. Losing a baby is never easy and we have lost 3 in the last year and a half due to various medical issues . I will always mourn each and every loss as will Gordy....but in the last year and a half, we have learned to get better at accepting that it is indeed what it is and I shall continue to be grateful for every day that I have them..cause I AM the Mama, just as he IS the Daddy.

Aunty Pol

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Oh Noes ~ It's Way Too Early For This !

My poor husband.

Since we are on vacay this week, I didn't make up any eggs for my usual bacon and egg brekky tacos, it seemed silly for only three days this week. When this happens we hit out favorite small donut shop and so there we were this morning. He goes in and as I wait in the car, I see that he opens the door for another customer...good boy.

Poor man was behing and down wind of here and when he had come back to the car, I could tell that he had basically flipped his shit. Seems that the other patron doused/ingested/bathed in/gargled in an uber sickly sweet fragrance ...ala Pepe Le Pew.

" Welcome to my daily world " I replied.

" Honey, I deal with this every damn day , and I remind him of the more than occassional instance where I get in the car and lay the seat flat so that I can sleep on the way home before I crawl in bed to offset the worst of the promised migraine."

Neither of us understand this need, especially when the offender seems to think that saying that they themselves have no sense of smell makes this okay.

Gah !

Aunty Pol who is on vacay and may or may not be poting from the west coast....stay tuned y'all.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Just Another Manic Monday

My mama said I could do this post because I was such a good boy for Dr. Tom on Saturday here goes.


I haven't gained any weight , but I haven't lost  any either, not even with vomiting up my foods which I haven't done lately and I must be special because I got 4 whole shots. I got my steroid and an aunty biotic ( does that mean I am a bionic kitty ?) and a B-12 and one other. I like the B-12 and maybe if I am a good boy I can have a B-52 ( No dear...they are a band ..silly boy ) and I really like the B-12. I ran and played and ate and was all kinds of cheerful even before mama laid out the nip on our rug for being Casturday and all mama and daddy are really happy that I don't need to have any more stinky crap throwed down my lil throat any more and mama can go see my Aunty Lael and the big fellah and not stay home to take care of and Uncle Johnny and my aunties are gonna take good care of us .

I wonder what mama is going to bring us back. I deserve prezzies.

Gotta go, it's nappy time .

Loki Lo the number one son baby dude .

( Other than the fact that his white count is really elevated , we will wait to hear from Dr. Tom...yeah for no f'g meds down his throat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of The Day ~ !

Happy Friday People !

Well, I have made an executive descision.....I have a hair appt. this afternoon for the slappage of the color on the gourd , so since I have not been a happy camper in this " growing out the hair bs" , I am cutting it off.


Buh Bye.

Google " Rosario Mera" and you will see the cut I am going after...

Anyhoo, it's gonna be another one of those manic weekends. Loki has a 10 am appt with Dr. Tom and I did call to check...we DO need to pull all of the food/kibble so that there is nothing by mouth after 10 pm...and close all of the bedroom doors to limit his mobility so that we can " escort " him to the ptu by the usual nail appt for Moi and then husband is going to the Dynamo game with the crazy Cajun's and he is playing golf Sunday.

Whee !

Southside Johnny  is coming over Sunday so that we can go over the babysitting details and I am going to need to have a talk with him. I know that he is capable of kitty sitting but he does not realize that Jere Lee is in a soft boot because of some foot problems so I am expecting the younger brother to step it up a bit.

We shall see.

Time to boogie..

Have a great weekend.

Aunty Pol

Another One For The Husband

LOL..Honey, I thought of you when I saw this !

The Wife Unit.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Manners Do Count !

After my last post, as is my custom ( busted here, I just got through reading an article about Colin Firth aka MY Mr.Darcy and am feeling a tad wordy this morning ..lmao ) , I read my other blogs that I follow. I have been a fan of Miss Shelly , a former Texas gal ( just a matter of real estate, never an actual state of mind) and author of cookies and cups for a long time.

After I grabbed my virtual pearls in near swoon , having read the 2 ingredient white chocolate butter cream post with pictures y'all..I wrote to her and asked if I may put up a picture and link.

Bless her heart, she answered right away and soonce again it is proven :

Manners count.

Now, my blog is just my sanity/self indulgence and I have never claimed otherwise. If I find a post in another blog that I like, I sincerely make every efdfort to contact the author and ask permission. I give them my blog address so that they can check it out because Bast knows I can go off the rails in a well deserved/earned rant ( and f'proud of it y'all) but ..I still think it's the polite thing to do to let the original author see where his or her baby post will end up . I am very territorial about this lil blog and so I accord others the same emotion.

Anyhoo....go check out her blog, it's pretty, well written and just a plain old hoot.

Happy Friday Eve Y'all.
Aunty Pol

For The Husband

I thought of you when I saw this .


The Wife.

Lemon Chess Pie For A Rainy Day .

One of the things that I love about the King Arthur website and blog is that not only do they have steep by step REAL instructions with CLEAR pictures, they answer questions directly related to the recipe in comments with thoughts and ideas. Often when I see a recipe , I may post a question to the author and the resulting wait can put it kindly tedious..which I get. The KA site supports a commercial enterprise and it is In their best interests to be  proactive...and they are just nice folks to boot.

Now, my spousal unit loves Lemon Meringue pie, and as I recall his late mama's was legendary, just below the beloved butterstick rolls she made and NO ONE can me we tried.

I have a love /hate relationship with Meringue. I love them...they hate me.

I live in Houston, more or less. I live in an area known for its humidity. I have been here for 31 years and I have yet to get the $%^&*()_ Meringue to turn out right.

Le sigh.

Thankfully, we got some rain here today and it is gray and cloudy, a perfect day after temps that got up to 100 degrees , not factoring in the heat index. My brain shuts down if it hits 100 degrees. Yes, I leave the comfort of the a/c in the house to get into the a/c of the car then glide to the a/c of my office so it's not like I am working construction or putting down shingles on a roof ( yo0u poor bastards , here..have a Dr. Pepper ) but all in all , I'd rather be home baking.

Or visiting the inside of my eye lids.

Slap Mr. Linky for the pie/instructions etc.

Please excuse the typos.....Blogspot is being bitchy again.

Aunty Pol

Monday, August 12, 2013

Dear Blogspot

Deaer Blogspot,

Please fix whateverthefuckiswrongwithyou  so that we can edit and so on. Lord knows I can't spelll at times but at least I used to be able to fix it.

Le Sigh.

Aunty Pol.

Just Another Manic Monday

Ah yes...

When I get a call and the party says that it is an emergency, it is neither my place nor inclination to second guess the caller. My instincts are very good and if I have to get up and actually find the second party , I will. I do wonder why these types of calls always come in either during the luncg hour or after 5 pm.

And I do understand that some families have more drama than others and what may constitutee an emergency for them may not even be a blip on anyone elses radar. That being said, I kind of want to have a lil conversation with the attorney who was being sought out....alaong the lines of :


And sadly know who this is .

Yep..nada changed while you were on vacay sweetie..


Have a great week.


Aunty Pol

Friday, August 09, 2013

Happy Friday ~ Bruce Of The Day ~ !

Happy Freaking Friday Campers, we survived yet another week.

Huzzah..Barkeep...another round !

I kid, I am still at work, and yeah howdy don't I wish.

We are all actively praying for rain..anywhere . It's been 100 degrees or more for the better part of the week and what worries me is that I guess I have gotten used to it...not happy about that but whats a woman to do ?

And of course time has gotten away from me. Now if you ask me how I am going to accomplish something that might take 6 months to a year, I can  easily line it out for you ...but ask me what I am doing this weekend..blank...completely blank. This is why we have a calender on the fridge. This time last year, this weekend in fact we were in Nola for a few days since hisself had a family reunion in Mississippi and Nola time was my inducement..yes..I can be bought but I suspect all y'all already had that one figured out.

And of course we were trying to help Xena so there were countless trips to the old vet, and then the renovation /repair of the roof/driveway/deck then the holidays then the real renovation began and now Loki and a new vet and how the F did vacay sneak up on me ?

I swore up and down that this weekend....THIS WEEKEND that I would NOT go near a mall or a store because it is the pre-school year tax free hootenanny of course I HAVE to go to Kohls after work tonight.

Why ?

Valid question.

Cause I have no friggan time.

Two weeks from today hisself heads east and has to work tomorrow, so if I am going to have him not look like a ragamuffin ( sorry honey, most of your polos are crap ) , I have to go shopping tonight . While he is at work tomorrow, I really need to clean the house ( can you help with bathrooms please dear) and we still ( what we, he I mean ) have shelves to get installed so the final bookcase can be finished tho I can promise you the damn boxes are  gonna have to wait...then next weekend we have nails/vet and he plays golf on Sunday then he is gone.....

Somewhere I need to manage a hair appt in all of this crap so..le sigh.

And all I wanna do is sleep.

Have a great weekend.

Aunty Pol

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Uf Dah !

Slap Mr. Linky to go to the YouTube parody, I laughed until I thought I was gonna pee..yeah I know TMI.

Uf  Dah !

Enjoy !

Aunty Pol

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

My Mama Faked Me Out And I Am Hissed Off !

It's me ( sort of ~ the unpaid actor kitty is just my stunt double ) Baby Dude aka Number One Son aka Loki Lo with an update .

I was a very good boy and what did it get me ? Mama and Daddy closed all of my doors and took up all of my kibble Friday night so I decided to let my Mama know how hissed off I was, I sang Oh Solo Meowo outside of her room all night. I have a very nice voice so she should have been honored and given my damn kibble's MINE ! And I was hungry monkey boy ! Mama had to get up earlier too so neener neener neener to the Mama.

Then....they got out the blue box...and I know it is not the Tardis, it is no bigger on the inside than it is on the outside and I have watched enough Dr. Who with Mama to know the difference. Now, I made good and sure that they had to work to get me in that thing and boy did I get even on the way to Dr. Toms. Yup..I pooped on my towel . Mama was riding in the back and made Daddy open all the windows.

I think I kinda like Dr. Tom . He has some very nice ladies and one of them gave me a paw-d-cure because my nails were to long to be manly anymore and No Mama , you may not put stinky polish on them. I am a big enough boy to be nicey nice when I have to and for some reason I don't have to have the pill every day anymore . Mama and the Daddy are still trying to shoot that crap down my throat but I have to obey the feline meds = no bitey = no scratchy.

I have to nap now so my secretary will finish this.

Hugs and Headbutts,

( Ahem son, I am not your secretary, I am THE MAMA ! )

He did very well, and we actually got a report card on him with some details that were encouraging. He is tolerating the steroid well enough that he can get a shot every 2 weeks so that is a relief. The Daddy went to play cards last night so he came out into the living room when I was watching tv. I  have gotten very good at palming the syringe so once he was in my lap, it was easy. Tonight may be another story but we will see, the Orbax is not going to bde forever. We are taking it one day at a time and since he has gained an ounce back and the kidney levels are closer to where they should be...paws crossed kids...paws crossed.

I'll keep updating as best I can.

The Mama.

Oh Sweet Bast ~ I Sure Hope Not ~ !

As our weather warms up even more, inching towards the Sweet Baby Jesus can we get a storm in the Gulf...I have been noticing more ande more gals in my office and around the Allen Center complex wearing this style of dress.

Yes, the Maxi Dress has risen from the dead.

Ah , the days of my halcyon youth, when Gunne Saxe was still available and Liberty prints were all the rage. In the 1970's , maxi's were for the ,largest part cotton, modest to the point of being more Pemberly than Prada and one wore a damn slip.You just did , and so did everyone else. Ditto for a bra.

Now when I see these dresses like the above example shown above, my first thought is that I love the print. This happens to come from a vender called " One World " , available at Dillards and at Shop NBC...and IK have a handful of their tops. They have the most amazing prints with chiffon sleeves and overlays and my beloved hi-low's a thing , trust me.  They wash up like a dream and will take no room to pack . When it actually hits 100 degrees as it will today , they are appropriate with dress pants without a blazer and wonderful with jeans and favorite...LOL..but you knew that .

But...these dresses that I see. Okay..first of all , I do not think that sleeveless  is appropriate for an office, IK know, I am a middle aged bat...but still, if you are at the front desk as I am , it makes a difference. Secondly, the knit material looks like jammies material and I can bet you money  these gals ain't wearing a slip....And don't get me started on FreeBoobin ....aka Chick Commando.

Some things just don't work the second time around.

Just sayin...............

Aunty Pol

PS..Blogger is being all pissy so I will ignore the typos if y'all will....kthxbai

Thursday, August 01, 2013

WARNING ~ RANT ALERT ~ BRACE FOR IMPACT IN 3 , 2 , 1 .....................


REALLY ????????????????????????????????

SERIOUSLY ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

I understand that your child is having some sort of difficulties with his ex wife ( ho fucking hum...welcome to the real world kiddo ) and you want/need/require/have been ordered/requested/begged to/b lackmailed or WHAT THE FUCK EVER by your crotch spawn to get a certified copy ...and you ask me what the cost will be and I reply " Couple of bucks, minimal each way but I don 't have an exact amount because I DON'T WORK FOR THE COURIER SERVICE ....and you FUCK IT UP....AND THEN ....ARGUE WITH ME OVER HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE ???????????????????????????????????

Listen Twatasaurus Rex....not my first time at the Rodeo.

I have been doing this for 31 years.

SU was in the business.

1. You CAN'T call it in one day and try to get it back the next day to guarantee the lowest rate. I TOLD YOU THAT !

2. DO NOT give me that " They used to do that..hold documents or returns over night. NO !  I don't know what planet you are on but here on Earth , courier companies as a general rule do not. The owners do not want to assume liability for your document and the drivers as independent contractors sure as hell aren't going to bear the non-reimbursable cost out of their paycheck.

I KNEW you FUCKED IT UP when you told me the amount of the delivery cost you were quoted.  I TOLD YOU I would take care of this.



Aunty Pol

Not That I Am Obsessed By Dreamsicles Or Anything ~ Thanks to Six Sisters And The Domesetic Rebel .

Orange Creamsicle Bars Recipe:


1 (15 ounce) white cake mix

2 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon orange extract

1 cup white chocolate chips

Orange food coloring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs until smooth. Remove half of the dough to another mixing bowl. In one of the bowls, add orange extract and food coloring , and mix together until you reach your desired shade of orange. Drop alternating spoonfuls of vanilla and orange dough into the prepared pan. Press dough evenly into the pan. Sprinkle white chocolate chips on top and press them into the dough. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Cool completely and cut into bars.

(Recipe from The Domestic Rebel)

Since both the pc at work and blogger are acting all wonkified , I may have to tweak this from the Casa. Anyone who knows me knows I love, love , love Dreamsicles. I was overjoyed when BlueBell came out with their version and dayum, it is good. I posted last year about a hard to find soda that I got a hold of ( only one dayum bottle ? Really ? ~ I even sent y'all the recipe I used to make the variation on the 7 Up Bundt cake with nary a reply ) ...moving on....

I saw this recipe on the Six Sisters blog and they referred me back to the Domestic rebel for the original recipe which I had to put here...yes I know it's too bloody hot to bake but that does not stop my OCD about it in any way...what passes for Fall will be here soon enough ( Please Bast ) so I envision some wonderful weekend when I can do this...I live a rich and colorful my head.

Happy Friday Eve.

Aunty Pol

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

If You Substitute The Word Co-Worker For Customer ...Yeah...It's Like That .

Ms. Shea ~ You Really Are An Idiot OF The First Order .

Ms. Shea, what the hell ?

Yes, you were terminated . You are a public figure who like many has both a blog and a following and yet you fail to grasp like so many others a simple fact of life , usually filed under " Common Sense " . Let me take this slowly so that you might grasp the salient points.

1. You were hired as one of the public faces of the station, the key word being public. Offending any group such as the elderly with your quip " They scare me " is not conducive to increasing your employers ratings or revenue. The station is a business with the goal of making a profit. Losing viewership therefore revenue is not the business model that the station or any other for profit company aspires to.

2. Stealing mail is as  far as I believe a Federal offense . If not, it should be.

3. Dropping the F bomb ? Full disclosure time: Any one who has read this blog , worked with me or knows me in real life knows that I can be delightfully vulgar when appropriate. I also have a habit of dropping the colorful invective here. I do in all honesty try me best to keep my filters in place when I am at work...or at least insert Frak for the other fun F word. I am not a public figure .

4. I do not write about my workplace except in the most general terms. I do not name names, I give nicknames and given that there are only a small select few who have either access to or knowledge of this blog , while I may be confident that my employers are unaware of the blog...PRIVACY IS AN ILLUSION AT BEST....I never assume I have that regarding this blog no matter how hard I try. I know for a fact that my husband and dear friends read this so I try my best to bear in mind that if my late Baptist mother in law might be offended, I really need to rework the post using other language.

5. The First Amendment does not cover blogs, facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest or any other app/format for conversations or information.

In conclusion dear, put your big girl panties on, slap a filter over your mouth and your prose and join the rest of the grownups. You're acting like a reality tv personality and frankly, that ship has finally sailed.

Warmest Regards,
Aunty Pol