Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ten little pieces of randomness

Here's some randomness on a random Tuesday in May....
  • I have been cold... no, chilled to the bone, since Sunday.  I have lived in Maryland long enough to know that the weather is never what you expect.  The headline in our local paper said the farmers are praying for rain.  Are you kidding me?  It's been mostly gray since yesterday and there's rain in the forecast every day through Friday.  (Maybe longer... that's all I have on my iGoggle page.)  
  • My dinner tonight consisted of homemade guacamole and potato chips (someone left the tortilla chips open so they were stale) and chocolate and peanut butter ice cream with fresh, local strawberries and whipped cream.  Everyone else had leftovers.
  • I "won" a bottle of wine today for responding to a Facebook status posted by Hair O'The Dog.  I love Dave and Joe.  If you live anywhere near me, you need to shop there.  You will love them too.
  • Countrymouse is listening to "Uptown Dance" by the French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli over and over and over.  I like the piece well enough and since there's no words you don't quite realize when it starts to play again, but I am fairly certain the song is not 30 minutes long.
  • I saw first-hand tonight that stuff you put on the Internet really does stay there forever.  (This is always Countrymouse's big warning to our pups.)  I am thankful it wasn't my stuff that turned up unwanted and unexpected but I know who it did (does?) belong to and I know she wouldn't be happy.
  • Google = The Oracle
  • Pups #1 and 2 will be home for visits soon.  (Yay!)  Their visits will overlap one week so I am looking to do something at the beach for a day or two.  (With any luck, it won't be so freaking cold in 3 weeks.) When Pup #2 goes back to Hawaii, he'll be getting ready to deploy to Iraq.  Keep him and all our soldiers in your prayers.
  • I need new patio cushions (and would like to have them before above mentioned visits).  I don't like the ones at Lowe's or Target. (I'm not into the whole tropical theme thing).  Help!  Any ideas or secret connections?  (Of course, I am scouring eBay like my life depended on it.)  I need a minimum of 6, so that complicates things slightly. I should mention I also don't want to drop a week's pay on them either. (Like these from Frontgate.... sigh.)
  • Last month I made a music sampler for a girl I know and I still haven't sent it to her.  I keep thinking I should post it as a playlist here (or maybe part of it).
  • Oh and the picture at the top of the post isn't random at all. Today is Salvador Dali's birthday (May 11, 1904 - January 23, 1989).  I am intrigued by surrealism. My mind doesn't function that way so I am fascinated by those that do. 


  1. A dinner of guacamole and chips and ice cream is perfectly acceptable. (Well, so says I!)

  2. visiting from SITS. i love pieces of randomness :) and peanut butter ice cream is ALWAYS a good choice!

  3. Big prayers for Pup 2...

    and bravo on winning the wine!

  4. As soon as I saw the pic, I thought, yup Salvador Dali, it's his birthday! I remember this so well not just because I truly do love Dali, but I have always been honored to know that I share his birthday (along with Martha Graham).

  5. Yay for winning some wine, that would have made my day. *lol*

    Thank you for stopping by and making my SITS day so fabulous!

  6. Yea for Pups 1 and 2 visiting and of course, for peanut butter ice cream.

    I'll keep your son in my prayers, my sister and brother-in-law have both been to Iraq, it's a trying time on the entire family. Hugs.

  7. MMMMMMMMMM.....homemade guacamole just made this preggo very hungry! :)

    Here's a thought....do you know anyone who sews? You can get cheap-o cushions and spend the $$ on a fabric you adore!
    Have a GREAT day, sitsta!

  8. P.S. my hubby deployed to Iraq twice. I will mostly definately keep your son in my prayers!

  9. Your dinner sounds like the best thing I've heard in a long long time!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner

  10. Pier One for outdoor cushions! I have to say, I'm loving your randomness and thing our heads swing in similar directions! I'm now a follower! Thanks for stopping by our Table! We're enjoying getting to know you!


Random love is always welcomed...