Friday, September 7, 2012


Well, my adorable Fluff-Muffin (Yes, I make up gooey names for my dog.  Sickening I know.) thinks he is such a ninja.  Yep, he thinks I don't know when he comes to bed at night.

He can't just come to bed when I do.  Nope, too easy. 

 He has to wait until I turn off my bedside light.  It has to be completely dark, and he thinks I'm sleeping.  Um, sorry, boy, but I don't fall asleep 30 seconds after I get comfortable. =D

Sometimes he comes in and checks to see if I'm sleeping with the light on, but he always runs away if I try to coax him into bed.

Anywho, there I am all snug in my bed and counting the seconds it takes for him to come into my room.

I hear him.  The atmosphere changes to one of anticipation.  ONE . . . TWO . . . THREE . . . JUMP!   Onto the bed he goes, and 20 lbs of dog step on my legs, while I feel like I'm in an earthquake.  Then turn, turn, turn, turn one more time . . . PLOP!  "Humph!"

Yes, my dog humphs and sighs.

It's so nice to have something warm and fuzzy plastered to your leg.

I bet you thought  I was going to talk about me!  HA!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


As I sit here eating my GREEK GODS GREEK YOGURT (honey flavored), I think about what the p.i.t.a.s' (pain in the arses) did last night and still get cranky.

I was at the point where I was mostly asleep but still conscious.  I don't know if you know that point, but that's where I was.

Then, as the quiet settled, there was singing.  Yep, a pack (or whatever it's called) of coyotes began singing outside.  It sounded as if they were right outside, but they were probably farther away.

Then, White Fang (not her real name, but it's what we call her when she "wolf" howls) went off.  WOOF! WOOF! AHOOOOOOOO!  Then, Fluff went off with his semi-yap bark, which is both high and low pitched at the same time. BARK!  BARK!  And then, Pugsley (also not the Chuie's real name either), who was at the other end of the house with the bedroom door closed started.  Her yap is extremely loud and obnoxious.  YAP!  YAP! YAPPITY YAP YAP!

By the time I woke enough to hear the coyotes, I was ready to KILL!

Suddenly, the ENTIRE population of doggie kind up and down the street went off.

So, being the kind and wonderful person I am, I yelled, "SHUT UP!"  Bark, Ahooooo, Yap!  "IF YOU MAKE ME GET UP TO SHUT YOU UP, I WILL KILL YOU!"

Quiet.  No more Bark.  No more Yap (but i think that was mom's doing).  No more Woof . . . And then . . . WOOF!

Let's just say I yelled one more death threat, and she quieted down for the night.

Thankfully, I passed out quickly after that.  Heh, what can I say?  I like what sleep I get.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


How much of a geek (or nerd if you prefer) can I be?  Who else thinks learning new words cool?  I mean seriously cool to the point it makes your day.  I'm figuring not many.  Well, it makes my day.

Can anyone guess what ENCHIRIDION means?  No cheating.  This word inspired a sequel to Nekropolis.  Yep.  It inspired a whole novel storyline.  

And now you know how much of a nerd I am.  I totally geek out and have to share my random findings.  Torture, isn't it?

Do you know anyone else that has an obsession with the OED or even know what the OED stands for? And let me not go into how I o.d. on searching for word origins, hence the obsession with OED.  

Did you know that doom and doomsday wasn't a bad thing way back when?   It meant census once.  so the doomsday book (aka doom's day book)  was the census book that recorded people's names and stuff.  Interesting, huh?

OOOOO!  Did you know that thing (yes, thing) came from the Norse?  The All Thing was a gathering of the Viking clans, and they set up contracts and marriages and all sorts of things.  We also have to thank the pantheon of Norse Gods for a lot of the days of the week.  Tuesday = Tyr, Wednesday = Odin, Thursday = Thor, and Friday = Frigg.  

Of course the Romans had a lot of influence too.  January = Janus, God of Beginnings and Endings.  Apropos, huh?  I could go on, but I can hear the screams of terror.  =D