---Alice Abrams

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Where Did Summer Go?

I wish I could say I took this photo, but I'm using the PC instead of my laptop and haven't moved my photos over here.  Can't honestly say I know how!  My old reliable VAIO is about ready to bite the dust.  It takes me ten minutes for it to open, and I get a Shockwave crash notice everytime I try to do anything!  The PC loads really fast but my back can't take too much of this chair.

I have no news - good or bad - which is of itself good news.  It's been hot but tolerable.  The cooler has cut our bills in half since we're not having to use the A/C.  We had a few really humid days so we cranked it up then but not enough to hurt the wallet.  It's so nice to be cool and not quaking in fear of seeing the next electric bill!

We're having trouble with feral cats.  Some sweet little old guy across the street feeds them.  They have one litter after another, and it breaks my heart.  The problem is they drive my dogs nuts.  They walk the fences tormenting them and sit outside the fence or sliding glass door and stare at the dogs.  The worst part of it is when my birds see them.  Good gravy!  Our Nanday Conure (parrot) is so loud I'm sure everyone in the park can hear him!   And I'm not just whistling Dixie!  It's like an air raid siren going off...  So it falls on us to keep the zoo quiet so we don't disturb our neighbors, even though it's the cats' fault!  I'm going to call the "Cat People," and see if they trap and release or will take them and find families for them.  I wish people would be responsible pet owners.  Sheeesh.

So how is everyone surviving the political mess?  I watch as much on TV as I can stomach, then find something else to do.  I have gotten so mad I've actually thrown stuff which scared the dogs to death.  As Glenn Beck says, I have blood shooting out of my eyes!  In today's newspaper there was a blurb that LA voters will have to vote on a bill making porn producers provide condoms for their "performers."  Now, isn't that just ducky.  I will admit I saw a smattering of an X-rated flick and had to bleach my eyes.  But waste time and money for a bill?  ARGHHH. 

I don't have a clue who I will back in the elections.  They start so soon that everyone is absolutely sick of politics - it's no wonder they can't get people to show up at the polls.  I don't really like anyone running so far.  Perry reminds me of a used car salesman - there's just something about the guy I don't like.  Have to wait and see how many skeletons start popping out of closets.  

I have homework for you all.  I really enjoy Sandee's Wednesday post where she posts a question.  I have one for you.  What is your favorite current commercial and your least favorite?  I'll post mine after you all post yours. 

Happy Wednesday!


Sandee said...

You need a stick to move photographs from one computer to another. That's how I do it in any event.

I can so relate on the cats. We had that problem for a long time, but the trappers got them all and now it's under control.

I love my Wednesday Question. It gets lots of interest and lots of different comments. I would love to answer your question, but we haven't had television for years so I've not a clue about any commercials.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

that's an easy question! i love the commercial where the beaver chews the tree down to save the guy from the washed out bridge. and i hate all the rest of them.

good to hear from you honey. i am not watching any political stuff now, can't stay in the room with it. sarge watches though.

hugs, bee

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOO OVER POLITICS! It's just polarizing our nation. Makes me sad.

Favorite commercial? I can't remember any...There's one for a regional chain store in which kids are "jumping excited" about school supplies. The voice over says that the kids are only excited because they are being paid to be excited.

I remember being excited about getting a new crayon and back to school supplies. Does that make me a nerd?

Linda said...

I was just wondering myself the other day where on earth summer had gotten off to? Seems like we were still waiting for it to start and now it's dark again at 8:00. How did that happen???

As for commercials, there's one for a car (I can't remember which one) where the girl is saying how she finally got her parents to have a Facebook account but they only have nine friends and how is that living while she's sitting home on her computer and Mom and Dad are out having fun.

The ones I truly dislike are any for a location furniture store that's called Bob's and I'll be hating each and every political commercial that's sure to pop up soon!

Traveling Bells said...

The beauty of TIVO is that we fast forward through the commercials. They are mostly annoying anyway. Honestly, have you ever been tempted to buy something from a commercial???

Can't think of a fave one, BTW.

Big hugs, honey...