Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This Just In!

Ex NY Gov. Spitzer:
Trysts with high priced hookers exposed,
his subsequent resignation from office...
It's a newsworthy story.
And I understand why.

New NY Gov. & Mrs. Paterson:
Their mutual affairs (and now repaired marriage) exposed...
It's a newsworthy story??
I can't imagine why it would be.

There's "news" and there's "trash talk" that pretends to be news. It seems we have lost track of which is which. Above is just one example. What do you think makes it news? What makes it trash talk? What standards should we set and demand to make news newsworthy? Where have our standards gone??

xox from an irritated squacker, TSannie


Ironically, I have discussed this myself today! ...

It's their children I truly care the most about.

And mine.

Today is the 5th anniversary of our invasion of Iraq. We pay $4 for a gallon of gas, it costs me three times as much today as it did 5 years ago to put food on the table. Shall we not even begin to discuss how much we spend to heat our homes? Oh, and Dick Cheney goes on national television and says everything is hunky-dory, and that the public opinion means nothing to him. Pretty.

What are we doing?

sigh, MPM


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring Is In The Air!

shoes....it's all about spring-time shoes!!


umm....isn't it all about our squacks?
...just sayin'
MPM, jules, TSannie

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March is List Month II

  • wood fire smoke
  • lily of the valley & violets
  • pot roast
  • cinnamon
  • baby powder on a baby
  • Cinch window cleaner
  • Grape Nehi (don't ask)
  • the earth in the spring just after it's rained
  • homemade hot buttered popcorn
  • non-farting dogs (do they actually exist?)
squacks & good smells to ya,  xoTSannie


fresh-cut grass
the world just after it's rained
a newborn baby
old ladies before they start to smell old
chocolate and more chocolate
gasoline, but it can't be diesel
a good garlicky pasta sauce on Sunday (think family dinner)
my daughters' hair when shampooed in smelly stuff
rosemary, lavender (and more verbena)
how's your sniffer??  I'm just sayin', jules

  • glue
  • peonies
  • baking bread
  • sauteeing garlic
  • cabernet
  • dial soap
  • a baby's head

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Thought of the Day

I've made an ass of myself so many times,
I often wonder if I am one....
(thx to Norman Mailer)

squacks & kisses, TSannie


I'm still on the JV squad...
sipping and squacking, MPM


And, I was up at the butt crack of dawn with 3 mischievous boys who
raided the sister's room whilst she's away...
sq sq squack
(a little stutter...due to lack of sleep)

Friday, March 7, 2008



xgxgxg, MPM




Thursday, March 6, 2008

WHAT THE...??!?!?!

It's Sunday Family Dinner and it's at TSAnnie's house this week.
Imagine my horror when, in the middle of dinner, I look up
at the ceiling over our kitchen table and see the below images!!!
SFD's are just that - family affairs - and totally G rated...
Well! I guess not this week!

(Of course, another explanation could be that TSannie's
mind is totally in the gutter...she sees things...sexshul things...)

Either explanation, I'm squackin' horrificationally!! - xoTSannie


Here's mine

xxoo, MPM


Here's Mine!
I'm just sayin'

Yep...I sure can see how you two see sexshul things in your pictures, too. Yep...I really can see that...yep! (That was written at 12 noon today)

(It is now 3:00pm and I have just had a quite startling revelation!):
OOOOOHHHHH!! NOW I get it! (Takes some of us (that would be me) longer than others. I guess my mind IS in the gutter...(sigh))

WAIT!! Where's that picture, WHERE'S THAT PICTURE??? Must immediately replace those first two pics above - I also have one of my very own, just like MPM and jules do! We are so lucky, we three!


Monday, March 3, 2008

March is List Month

  • Eggplant
  • Mussels
  • Elisabeth Hasselback on The View
  • Bad manners
  • The people in front of you on a plane who put their seat all the way back
  • Snoring
  • Vermouth
  • Sweet pickles
  • Sweating for no reason
  • Flannel sheets
  • Sandy spinach
  • Narcissists

What could these be??? Things I don't like??

Just annoyed and squackin' MPM


  • blue cheese
  • cilantro
  • the word cutlet
  • the word martyr
  • cigarette breath
  • flannel sheets
  • non-cotton socks
  • the rats in NYC underground parking garages
  • judgmental people
  • religious zealots
  • having my cuticles pushed back - makes me nauseous
Hmmm.......that's all I can think of.....squacks and kisses, TSAnnie


  • Luv handles
  • Farting dogs
  • Pious people
  • 1st grade homework
  • Remembering to water plants
  • Men when they get sick
  • People who consistently top your story
  • Rehab
  • Therapy

I'm just sayin'