Woody: Oh, how ya doin’, Rex.
Rex: Were you scared? Tell me honestly.
Woody: I was very close to being scared that time.
Rex: I was going for fearsome, but I don’t think I’m coming across. I’m afraid I’m just coming off as annoying.
Of course, this is also in the running. But this guy gets *paid* to be funny, so the romance in it wanes for me . . . just a bit. Not totally, you understand. Just a teensy, tinsey, little bit. Like a minuscule amount really. Like the size of the hair on the flea on my dog type of amount. And maybe not even that much.
Happy weekend, all.
Please also visit the lovely ladies of Central Snark for what I thought was the funniest post on spam to date. (Excuse me, English teachers, that’s “most funny” to you!)
So I’m only at 52 things to do before I’m dead. 50, technically, since I believe I’ve already done one of them since first typing this list and the other one can’t be done until after I’m dead. (Please Jon, Mom and Ed, notice this and make it happen, would ya?) The one thing I’ve been able to do is bolded, although I’m still not quite there yet. Soon, says my vanity. Soon.
2. Climb a mountain (a small one — maybe start with more like a hill)
4. See the inside of the Great Pyramid
5. Bungee jump
6. Visit Paris
7. Watch a lightning storm at sea
8. See the Northern Lights
9. Walk the stairs to the top of the Tower of Pisa
10. Drink coffee with Melissa at an Italian cafe
11. Touch an iceberg
12. Take a trip in a hot air balloon
13. Go hang-gliding
14. Drink tea with Denise in Victoria
15. Visit Angel Falls
17. Visit Ireland
18. Ride a gondola in Venice
19. Whitewater Raft
20. Visit Banff in the summer
21. Bike the Tour of the Unknown Coast
22. Take the kids to the Kinetic Sculpture Race
23. Camp in the Redwoods
24. Get (re)married in Vegas, preferably with Elvis officiating
25. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
26. Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
27. Go on a cooking vacation (preferably in Italy)
28. Take the kids to the Oregon Caves
29. Volunteer at an animal shelter
30. Take a canoe trip that lasts more than 2 days
31. Keep my teaching credential
32. Get re-involved in community theatre, even if it’s just handing out programs
33. Take the kids to Disneyland/Disneyworld
34. Pay off ALL debts (except the house . . . well, the house, too, eventually)
35. Own a convertible
36. Take a sleigh ride in Sun Valley
38. Visit Cabo San Lucas
39. Save someone’s life
40. 40th Birthday at the Sheraton in Oahu
41. Snorkel in St. John (preferably with Melissa & Jon)
42. Have an anniversary party at the Gatsby fundraiser
43. Take a boat trip with my aunt and uncle
44. Pay for the kids’ college educations
45. Spend one of my birthdays at Swimmer’s Delight or Benbow Lake with the kids
46. Buy a cabin (even if it’s just a shack in the woods)
47. Attend the jazz festival in Montreal
48. Take the kids to see Old Faithful in Yellowstone
49. Have my hair a color I actually *like* again
50. Take ballroom dancing lessons with Jon
51. Drink Beer at Oktoberfest (preferably with Denise & Mike and wearing my “Everybody Loves a German Girl T-shirt)
As Jon so aptly says, this is my own damn fault for leaving it on the table outside. Dammit, Jim. I’m a doctor, not an organized mother! This book was brand new, too. Brand new to me, anyway.
This one has me all choked up this afternoon.
Mon Oct 16, 8:10 PM ET
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – After a disabled woman’s cat started a house fire, her specially trained dog came to the rescue, then died trying to help the cat still in the house. Jamie Hanson said the 13-year-old dog named Jesse brought the phone so she could call 911 and also brought her artificial leg.
“She got me outside and then she heard the cat upstairs and she went up there to get the cat and she wouldn’t come back to me,” Hanson, 49, said at a news conference Monday at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center where she was being treated for her injuries.