Not Your Everyday News

Friday, September 28, 2007


Well, this is post #300 to my blog....I would have gone over 300 by
now had I not taken my little hiatus, but anyway. I did promise to
catch y'all up on the exploits of Lola, that wandering soul. As
reported late spring, she left the wilds of Alaska (bringing me a
great T-shirt in the process!), and proceeded to get involved with
that summer job she enjoyed during past summers, driving trucks
full of camping gear up and down the Eastern seaboard. The plan
originally was that after the summer job ended, she was going to
move to Philadelphia with Nora, that equally outrageous gal pal of
hers that I may have mentioned here in the past (another brainy but
bizarre character!). But then Lola's family, and soon Lola herself,
began to doubt this move, considering Philly's rather high crime
rate, and general dinginess of the City of Brotherly Love. In the
meantime, Lola had some friends in Seattle, Washington who invited
her to come to visit at summer's end, which she did, and proceeded
to decide that she needed to move to the Pacific Northwest (which in
relative terms, is not all that far from Alaska, considering). So good
riddance to Philly, much to the chagrin of Nora, hello Seattle. I think
Lola has been there about a week now, crashing with her friends
while she tries to find her own place (not easy considering she still
has her greyhound, that large yet very unassuming canine). She has
found a part-time job driving a charter bus, but is still on the hunt
for a real job. Lola does love the fact that Seattle seems to be chock
full of drag queens, including some dressed as nuns (the Catholic
Church better not hear about that!); drag queens are a great source
of amusement for both Lola and myself. We love, and are totally
amazed by, men who can pull off more feminine looks and moves
than we, the real women, can! But hey, at least our headlights are drag queen can say that!

Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm back!

hhhmmmm, how to explain a month long absence?!? Was it just
a break, lack of blogworthy stories, time restrictions, or perhaps
writer's block?!? While I do have less time, with work, our new
puppy, trying to fit in an hour at the gym, and spending quality
time with my husband, I really have to attribute my neglect in this
forum to the latter....writer's block. Sandra sort of understood my
predicament, after all, she writes in her little spare time. Lola (who,
by the way, is in Seattle now....long story, will get to that eventually!),
suggested that maybe I take my blog in a different direction. And
Michelle basically threatened me, telling me to get going again so
that she can keep up with the zany side of news, such as that one
and only blind Estonian drunk driving man! (nothing new to report
on him by the way!) Anyway, I need to overcome whatever has
befallen me, and tonight is the first step to my way back to reporting
restaurant gossip, pop culture scandal, and news stories that garner
chuckles or raise eyebrows. While I don't see myself managing to
rant and rave in this forum everyday, it will definitely be more often
than once a month. I do need to report that Lady, our super duper
gorgeous puppy, is growing into a fine young girl. We got her on
June 30th; she weighed 11 pounds when I took her to the vet a week
later. As of last week, Lady was on the verge of tipping the scales at
40 pounds! And, according to the vet, she will probably get to about
60-70 pounds. Another 20-30 pounds....whew! But she is a good
girl, still WAY too excited and hyper, but smart and USUALLY
obedient! Anyhow, will catch everyone up soon on the latest adven-
tures of Lola and talk about the football season (my Dallas Cowboys
are 3-0 so far!), so stay tuned.