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Friday, March 18, 2011


It’s pretty pathetic when you have to vacuum your vacuum. 
I had such an accumulation of fur and dust on my canister vac -
that’s exactly what I had to do.  I thought my cats shed a lot –
they do but it’s nothing compared to our Doberman-lab mix
Maybe.  When I scratch her white chest it’s like snow-flurries
sifting onto our dark laminate floor.  And it doesn’t matter how much
we brush her, she manages to drop gobs of hair wherever she roams!
I didn’t know an animal could shed so much and not be bald.  I sweep,
dust mop and vacuum with my rechargeable Black & Decker stick vac every
single day. Then I lug out the heavy, duty, Range-Rover-of-a-vac every
couple of weeks to suck up any dirt, dust & debris I missed while using
the lightweight artillery.  It’s not a pretty sight – this once bright, cherry red,
sucking machine now looks like an old gray mare.  If the lady who lived in the
Great Expectations’ house had a vacuum, this would be it.  So I take a few
minutes to remove the thick, dusty layer from the vac before redirecting the
nozzle to a more monumental task – ridding my house of hair,
‘here baby, there mamma, everywhere daddy, daddy – HAIR’!

Let me put this all into perspective.  It’s a lot of work, a constant
battle between woman and fur.  But when Maybe stares at me so lovingly
with those big brown eyes, I melt…and keep on vacuuming.   

So I have a challenge for you, dear reader – help me come up with a way to turn
this hair into money!  Then I can hire someone and I won't have any more bad hair days.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday's Word of the Day - Theorbist

A theorbist is someone who plays a theorbo. So what the heck is a theorbo? According to it's an obsolete bass lute with two sets of strings attached to separate peg boxes, one above the other, on the neck.

If you want to hear one played click on this link:

Never Used - What a Deal!

Never Used - What a Deal!
"Let's go camping!"