Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Random Ramblings

Random is sometimes good for the soul. It's been a hard month health wise, so as I sit here today, with the day ticking away, no post up, and nothing coming to mind, I thought I'd just go totally random. This is more fragmented than Friday Fragments. These aren't even fully formed ideas, this is just what's flitting around in my brain right now.

  • the kids better save me some strawberries. Every time I go out there with my glass of wine to pick the strawberry I've had my eye's gone. “Oh, sorry mom. You can have the next one.” I'm now six next ones down the road...

  • I'm so flippin' glad Danushka is off Next Food Network Star. Anyone with a voice that whiny and who sounds like she's about to burst into tears at any moment is NOT a star of any sort.

  • I can't believe I've watched Duck Dynasty. More than once. More than fact it's four episodes so far. I can't help but laugh my butt off. People (including my children, who were the ones to finally make me watch it) kept trying to explain the merits of it, but I'm a cooking show girl and just didn't think that watching some long-bearded rednecks go about their business would be interesting. I was wrong. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard for so long. Pet photography. Lizards loose in the warehouse. UNCLE SI. Sigh. I'm embarrassed, but you know me, you get to hear it all.

  • Back to the cooking show addiction: Mystery Diners. Give me some hidden cameras and some idiot employees and I'm there. I cannot believe these people argue WITH VIDEO EVIDENCE staring them in the face that they DIDN'T DO IT! And then they allow this to be played on national television. I feel my intelligence dropping as I watch them, but I can't stop myself.

  • By popular demand, they're doing another printing run of the book my first published story is in! (It's over there in the sidebar – Until They Have Faces.) It's a fund-raising coffee table book to bring dignity and awareness about the many different reasons people end up homeless, and this second edition has some “where are they now” story updates on some of the subjects. I'm so excited that we're able to raise so much money! If you click the picture, you get to a post which explains more.

  • And with this we will close. (Remember that, Dad?) I'm SO looking forward to autumn. I'm ready for some relief from this relentless heat, I want to crunch in some leaves, I want to watch the sun slant in the waning afternoon light, and I want to drive with my windows rolled down and not be blasted with furnace hot air...stay cool my friends.

How is your summer going? Have any random thoughts to share?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cool they are doing another print run!
I'm hooked on the bar and restaurant shows. Can't help it.

Lucy said...

I have been struggling to post lately too.

I keep hearing about that Duck Dynasty show but I am so afraid to get hooked onto another show lol

That Diner show sounds interesting, again, I am afraid to check it out and be hooked :)

That is great the book is be re-printed!!!

Lucy from Lucy's Reality

Andrew Leon said...

I don't really believe in "random;" I did a post on that once. So no random thoughts.
Not even any arbitrary ones, either.

klahanie said...

Hey Tina,

Nothing like a bit of random, random randomness, to create a positive distraction.

We get a lot of your reality shows over here. And cooking shows. Never have enough cooking shows. Which reminds me, if Gordon Ramsay is still over there, keep him!

Your first published story is back by overwhelming popular demand. Get it right :)

Hope it gets cooler for you, real soon. Look after YOU, Tina.

Your adoring fan,

Gary :)

JoJo said...

Congratulations on your story being republished! :)

Totally suffering in this unrelenting heat & humidity. Everyone's so cranky. Even my beach-goer friends are fed up; the water isn't even cold anymore.

Brian Miller said...

woot on another print run of a book...and hey soon enough they will owe you a palate of strawberries...and you can drive them to the store to buy them for you...ha

Unknown said...

HIgh fives on another print run!! I am longing for Autumn as well. I ahte the heat. We have a blast of cooler weather this week as the temps dropped into the high 50's last night. Can we say awesome sleeping weather? I'm not much on cooking shows, but I have to say that I have checked out Duck Dynasty a time or three and Uncle Si...Good Lord! LOL

Annalisa Crawford said...

I hope you get to the strawberries soon! How cool the book is being reprinted :-)

Andrea said...

Ooooh, you are far behind on the Food Network Star...I won't tell you which person is still there who drives my husband nuts!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I have some strawberries in my just have to beat the birds. My kids never think to pick them.

I thought Duck Dynasty looked stupid too, but I love it. I think because they are so comfortable in their own skin. That Si is a hoot!!

LD Masterson said...

Very cool about the print run. Tell the kids they have to bring you the next strawberry they pick.

Speaking of fall, it was actually cool enough here last night that I dragged the lightweight blanket up from the foot of the bed. Just a summer teaser, I know, but oh so nice.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. I love cooking, but have got a little bored of the format of the shows - so hardly watch now.

I do watch some of the sport ones and interesting documentaries, and royal babies!

Summer has cooled away ... but the sun is out, it is warm with the windows open, but not boiling any more ..

Thinking of you adjusting to life as it takes you - look after yourself .. cheers for now Hilary

Carol Kilgore said...

I've watched Mystery Diners, but not Duck Dynasty. I like Chopped. And I couldn't agree more about Danushka. Can you tell I like the Food Network, too :)

Romance Reader said...

Congratulations on the reprint! Well done!


Jeremy [Retro] said...

i am just tired... i tell you tired.