Tuesday, May 31, 2005


1. Step off curb, body pitches forward full speed.
2. Reach for head with right hand so hat won't fly off and reveal hat hair.
3. Stick left hand out in front so face doesn't skid across pavement.
4. Land on left hand and right knee.
5. Sit in middle of intersection thankful for the visual barricade of half a dozen ladies dressed in bright purple with red hats.
6. Assess within seconds that nothing is broken but pride.
7. Jump up and pretend everything is cool.
8. Limp 2 blocks to original lunch destination and collapse into chair.
9. Clean up and apply bandages assuring everyone all is okay.
9. Whisper to waiter that you could use a bag of ice.
10. Walk in front of everyone when leaving restaurant to hide pants now soaked by melted ice pack.
11. Insist that another two block walk won't be a problem and promise not to fall down again.
12. Try to figure out why right shoulder still has a kink three days later.

I'm fine. Really.

Monday, May 23, 2005


Haven't gone anywhere. Just being.

Being a queen and red hatting all over the place.

Being a babysitter.

Being woken up at 6am on Sunday morning by sick uncle needing to go to hospital. He will be ok.

Showing up for work. Boss came in to work this morning. Said "I saw the worse movie ever." I said, "Don't tell me... I think I know... I saw it too." Yep he rented the same movie I rented this weekend. Two thumbs... no make that four thumbs down to I "heart" the Huckabees. Life's too short to waste on such drivel.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Hot Flash

Go see Menopause the Musical I saw it last April in Dallas. I saw it yesterday in San Francisco. Same show, different cast, both equally good. If you are nearing that time of your life, of even if you are not, you WILL enjoy the show. Of course I chose to see it with a few hundred of my red hat friends, all of who could relate to the subject matter. If you aren't 50ish, go anyway. Take your mother, aunt, grandmother. Take your husband/boyfriend... can't hurt to give him a new insight. It's fun and you will laugh.

Monday, May 09, 2005

RIP Norman

Norman - May 1991 to May 9, 2005

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mothers Day

Fooled ya... this post is not about mother's day. It's about Grandma's attempts to find something to consume pent up "terrible two" energy so Mom can enjoy mother's day. What's wrong with this picture?

Notice how curious Rusty is about all these parts strewn across the living room floor.

Now notice how Rusty has disappeared.

Need I say more?

Sunday, May 01, 2005


and Happy May Day