Wednesday, August 24, 2005

New Blog - sort of!

To the half-dozen souls who regularly visit this site (and geez, I think I'm 3 of 'em!), don't be confused - this is indeed the blog you've so kindly bookmarked as "Good Spots, Bad Spots"!

However, in a fit of busyness (undoubtedly to be regretted when I wake up tomorrow), I've both renamed it AND reformatted it! So let me know what you think! (If I don't see any new comments, I'll assume you like it - nyuk nyuk!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

New hobby!

I've added some links to my favorite blogs (over there, to your right, see?) because I've found a new and absorbing hobby - sketching!

Actually, it's an old hobby, one which I've always had low self-esteem about. But I'm learning that you don't have to be Rembrandt to enjoy the pleasures of drawing - just draw it! (Hey, that's a good slogan - and if you hear some enterprising art supply store using it in the future, remember you heard it here first!)

Geez, sorry I'm not at my best today but I have a major headache and am trying to avoid using painkillers. Why? Because I'm a masochist, that's why. Actually, it's because I used to buy a specific brand of painkiller via an Internet pharmacy, which is sold over-the-counter in New Zealand, but my last order got stopped by U.S. Customs. They sent me a nice little warning letter, complete with a photocopied explanation.

Apparently it has something to do with Homeland Security. Now I'm all in favor of keeping painkillers out of the hands of terrorists - let 'em all suffer, I say! Only I'm not a terrorist, so it does seem a little unfair. However, I will swallow my inherent rebellion and try to live with Aleve or Advil instead ... at least "till this cruel war is over" ... ;-)

Monday, August 08, 2005

Wow - whatta man!!

There's a radio spot currently running in Los Angeles that always makes me laugh - a young girl is breathlessly telling her mom that she's engaged, and "guess what - he's a NOTARY PUBLIC!!!!"

Apparently some Notary Publics make over $100,000 a year. And good for them! But I've never thought of them as perfect husband material myself.

First of all, I actually know several Notary Publics -- all women. And none of them look particularly prosperous to me.

Second, seriously - even if a guy WERE a well-to-do-Notary Public, would that really be "gushworthy"? "Guess what - he's a Garbage Collector!!!!" might be more appealing. At least they get out in the fresh air every day.