09 January 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

I know other people often misspell my name, but I never do.

08 January 2008

What do you expect from a place called Dublin?

Sure, it's cheesy, but apparently, Dublin IS the place of magic and rainbows - this rainbow ends (apparently) right on top of our house. I took it while E and I were driving home from Trader Joe's today.

07 January 2008

But you can call me Nanci

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Reverend Countess Nanci the Imposing of Frome Valley
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

05 January 2008

Better than Uma-Oprah, Oprah-Uma

I'm still a Hillary fan, but, if Obama gets the nom (and I'd be happy with either of them), I'll be buying Ethan (and me too, if they made grown-up sizes) this tee.

Down came the rain

It is finally raining here in NoCal. I was promised a rainy season, and dammit, there had been hardly a drop before this week. But man, we're making up for ti! I don't know what the current stats are, but as of about 24 hrs ago we had had 6.5" of rain, and it's been pouring all day again today (with several more days to come). Thank God it's in the 50s, or we'd be all iced up.

Before the rain arrived, I took a few minutes to "harvest" our oranges (hoe many pieces are required for it to be a harvest?). I've never had a fruit tree, let alone a citrus tree, before, so I know nothing about how to care for them and prompt more fruit growth. That being said, we had 3 good-looking oranges, and one that is not quite ready to come off the tree. if it survives this storm, I will be pleased. Anyhoo, here's pics of the tree and our harvest. Next up, I plan to do lemons, once I figure them out.

The "flooded" pic above was one I took this afternoon while running some errands, It is flooded in some places, though I'm into quite sure why that sign was placed in the middle of a median on a street that's clearly not flooded. Maybe it's there on spec?

02 January 2008


This post on Go Fug Yourself has started the new year off right - with plenty of snark, and a seriously messed up B-list outfit. What was she thinking?!?

01 January 2008

Like the show says, I Love the 80s

I certainly don't know anyone in the consumer group referred to in this article.


What? I can't hear you, "Never Gonna Give You Up" is blasting too loudly on my iPod...