Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Yay Cec!!!

So... our Cecile is moving to Key West! Here are a few fun things she can now do when she gets there...

She will live in the the southernmost point in the continental U.S.  Just like Sarah Palin can see Russia, she'll be able to see Cuba from her backyard!

Of course, she'll be able to wine and dine at the world famous Hogsbreath Saloon

She'll be able to tour the home of Ernest Hemingway

and she can party like the locals every year during Fantasy Fest!

Congrats on the big move... we all wish you the best of luck and happiness in your new home by the sea!!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

My take on the Paula Deen thing

When I was a kid, we often called our friends names that would be considered highly offensive today. I remember saying stuff like, "Jeff, you're such a retard," or "You're a spaz."

I remember seeing signs for Oriental Restaurants. Now it is strictly Asian. Oriental is considered offensive.

You can't sing the Oscar Mayer wiener song anymore because it refers to fat kids.

I'm not saying that Paula Deen should have ever said the 'N' word, but as a person who has visited the south since the early '70's, I can tell you that it was widely used in everyday life back then. No, that doesn't make it right, any more right than seeing a picture of my pregnant mother holding a cigarette.(Of course no one knew the health implications at the time) Speaking of my mother, when she was a child in Mississippi, the public restrooms were still segregated. She used the white toilets. Does that make her racist? No. It just makes her part of a once-ignorant society. Most people grow and change as the world does. I'm sure my own mother probably used that word sometime in her past, but along the line, as the area between right and wrong became more visible, she grew and adapted. We can't always condemn people without putting things in proper perspective.

Friday, January 11, 2013

WAIT, WHAT?!?


The last post on this blog was for my birthday...in 2011?!?

I did not realize that. Obviously. Until just now when I checked back here. I ran through some of the old stuff and laughed my ass off. Why did we ever let this go? Facebook, I guess.

I DEMAND A RETURN TO THE ONION.

Wait...um...that's kind of...demanding.

Hey, guys? What's up? How about some blog posts at The Onion?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Megarific!

A good friend of ours
living in SoCal
has a birthday today
she's a wonderful gal

She reads lots of books
and cooks lots of bacon
but toast is her favorite
and that's not fakin'

She gives great advice
which she's willing to share
Because deep down inside
she really does care

She works really hard
to raise a great son
She gives what she has
to make him number one

She likes to have fun
and splurge when she can
on movies or games
She's a big sports fan

And on this day
we don't miss this chance
to celebrate with Megan
we sing and we dance

A very special woman
to everyone of us
We go to the effort
to put up a fuss

So three cheers for Megan
on her special day
She is quite magnificent
in so many ways

May your bacon be crispy
and your beer taste terrific
A Happy Birthday to you
because you're Megarific!

xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ode to a Random Chick

Somewhere in Cali
lives a young lady,
Her intentions are good
not the least bit shady.

She writes lots of words
and is quite maternal,
Her addiction to Starbucks
looks to be eternal.

She's cute as the dickens
and so are her kids,
Her hysterical poems
make friends flip their lids.

Her Poetry is Stupid
and humor has no equal,
There's so much to say
she's writing a sequel.

A few weeks ago
we met her in person,
We all loved her lots
there wasn't any cursin'

She brightens our day
just knowing she's there,
Writing about poop,
ideas and hair.

On this day in June
each and every year,
We stop to celebrate
with wine, pizza and beer.

For today is the day
this Chick was born,
She still looks fantastic
not tired and worn.

All of your friends
from near and from far,
Gather here at the Onion
and sit at the bar.

We laugh and we sing
we dance and we play,
All to remember
your special birthday.

Happy Birthday Random Chick!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Karen

Happy Birthday Dear Karen....


May your special day bring you tons of smiles and happiness...

You should start your day with a wonderful cup of tea...

With a birthday cupcake for a decadent lunch...

A glass or two of wine to start the evening....

Followed by a grand dinner at Cafe Coconut Cove...

Happy Birthday :)