Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
I had lunch with my friend the other day and got to meet Maggie Posh, firmly ensconced in her forever home, and ruling the roost already ;D She is a real sweetheart. She came right up to me and promptly rolled, exposing belly to be rubbed. And that's pretty much what I did the rest of the visit! That, and be licked...a lot.
You, too, could be blessed with this much undying gratitude and unconditional love. Go check out the shelter nearest you!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
(You might notice that someone [who shall remain nameless] has gradually chewed off much of her name plate!)
For those of you who aren't familiar with Aztecas, don't worry! I wasn't familiar with the breed until just a few years ago. Originating in Mexico, the breed comes from crossing Andalusians with Quarter Horses. This produces amazing animals that capture the best of both breeds. For more information, follow this link to a nice description of the history and standard of the American Aztecas: http://www.americanazteca.com/id12.htm
So, if you've tried to read Stephen King and you don't like him, then so be it. If, however, you've never even touched one of his books because "he's a horror writer, and I don't like horror" then that's fine too, but don't roll your eyes when I say that the man is an absolute genius. He is one of the most amazing authors of our times. And yes, his books are creepy, scary, spooky. Sometimes they're gross. But this is a man who is completely in touch with the inner workings of the ordinary person's mind. He gets the fears that whisper to us when we're alone in the dark. He knows our secret desires and obsessions. And he's able to convey those in everyday language without sacrificing the ability to weave magic from his prose.
Plus, he is the master of late 20th century pop culture, inserting sly references which, when encountered in the midst of mind-numbing terror, make me screech out loud with nervous laughter. He knows how to play us.
Yes, I obsessively read everything he comes out with. I was shocked when he announced several years ago that he might not stop writing, but he would stop publishing. I celebrated when he found he just couldn't do that to me, Constant Reader.
I just finished _Duma Key_, his latest offering. I am still in that slightly awestruck, I couldn't put it down but didn't want it to end, mourning phase. I'll get over it. But I won't forget it for some time. When I least expect it, some ghost from one of his stories will jump out at me. (Oh yeah, thanks Stephen for giving me the phobias about clowns and storm grates!)
Stephen King is my hero.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Good thing he had a pillow!
I tried to embed the video here, but am still learning my away around these things, so the best I could do was embed the link: http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/gitchisumit/?action=view¤t=dolphin006.flv
You'll hear vehicle traffic in the background...this was just off the main road! You'll also hear the exclamation from my friend's son ;D Watch the video a couple of times and you'll see the best shot of the baby right after the video starts. Mom breaches the surface, closely followed by baby. How cool is this???