Yippee ki yi yay, pt. 1!

In my obsession with cats, both  hither and yon,  I neglected to post here that the much anticipated meeting in L.A. to pitch my TV script/series, The Tea Cozy Murder Club: A Murder At Parsons Ridge, had been re-scheduled for this past Thursday (7/28) and the meeting went SPLENDIDLY!

You may recall that the producer (who is agenting the script for me) (you’ll note that the word “agent” is not only a lowly noun, but also becomes a highly active action verb, simply by adding “ing”) had injured himself pretty badly while working out in the gym a while back, and so the first meeting had to be postponed.

However, as I just said, the meeting was re-scheduled and it went great and so I am sending the script off in the mail on Monday!!

Yippee ki yi yay! (part 1 — the” part 2″ part comes when the production company gets the script, reads it, and swoons, “WE LOVE IT!!”) (“swoon” being not only an action verb, but also a type of speech when used incorrectly in a sentence!)

Okay, gang! I’m off to tinker with my show bible, before sending it along with the script on Monday morning. Have a wonderful Saturday! Thanks for visiting, see ya!

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Moi, tinkering!
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Please Donate to help save these cats

The SCPA International sent out an urgent request last night for donations to help rescue 70 homeless cats living around the Rio airport in Brazil.

In preparation for the upcoming Olympics, authorities in Rio  are putting out poisoned food for these cats, in an effort to kill them. Two are already confirmed dead from the poisoning.

The SPCA is trying to stop this cruelty and to rescue the remaining cats.

You can donate here. I donated through the link to Paypal at the top of the page, because I couldn’t get the form to work last night. But it might be working now. Either way, you can easily donate online.

Thank you!

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Showered with miracles!

Loyal readers of this lofty-though-sporadic blog will no doubt recall that I acquired a new used car recently. It was supposed to be an interim car, pending the settlement of a car accident, however, I wound up falling in love with my interim car and now I am hoping to keep it for all time!

Yes, it’s that 2001 sparkling silver Mercury Sable LS Premium sedan! I paid $950 cash for it. The first — though somewhat lowly — miracle was that in the car’s ashtray, I found $1 in loose change. I guess that was a rebate of sorts, so I really only paid $949 for it!

In all seriousness, though, gang, I really, really, REALLY love this car.

It has a 3.0 L DOHC Duratec 30 V6 engine — 200 horsepower. The same engine used in the Jaguar S series that year. The car is fast, gang.  I can get to Kroger, to Sur La Table, and to the ATM in nanoseconds!

And yesterday, I discovered that the strange plastic thing attached to the inside of my (really, really spacious) trunk, the plastic thing that has a Compact Disk logo on it that befuddled me because, as far as I could tell, I could only play the radio or cassette tapes in my car, even though it had all the indications that it could play CDs…

Anyway, I finally discovered that the plastic attached thingie in the spacious trunk is, in fact, a 6-CD changer! OMG!! I immediately ran into the house, grabbed 6 CDs, loaded the thing, got into my car and hit the CD button, cranked the volume and, WOW, the car has an awesome sound system, gang! I was so overjoyed!!

Where, once, all I listened to, over and over, was either old cassette tapes of Frank Sinatra’s hits from the Capitol Years, or Cosmic Thing by the B52s, the car is now loaded with the Best of David Bowie, the Best of the Beach Boys, the Best of the Mamas and the Papas, the Best of Tony Bennett, the Best of Tom Jones, and Harvest by Neil Young! All geared up to be played at top volume!

Yippee ki yi yay!

I sat in my car, in the garage, all the windows up, the doors closed, and I punched the “shuffle” button, and what to my wondering ears should explode into the speakers, but Tom Jones, singing the Green, Green Grass of Home.

I was overwhelmed by the surround-sound-ness of it!

I was instantly transported to a better time, a better place! Think: Cleveland, 1960s, gang.  When I was just a wee bonny lass, unaware that life was going to go on and on and mostly suck!

If you have never heard Tom Jones’ original version of this song, I regale you with it here! Maybe listen to it with headphones on, with the volume cranked so that you can sort of experience what life is now like in my amazing car! Oh, and, while listening, imagine you are a wee bonny lass in Cleveland, Ohio, that it’s still the 1960s, and you are unaware that life is going to go on and on and mostly suck!

All righty! How’s that for a Monday morning??

Enjoy! And thanks for visiting, gang!! See ya.

 

A happy surprise!

Fluffy surprised me yesterday evening by getting out of bed all by herself, walking across the room and sitting happily by Lucy’s food bowl! I came in from the kitchen and found her, unexpectedly sitting there, very alert. I was so thrilled.

Fluffy, out of bed by herself!
Fluffy, out of bed by herself!

PS, gang: She also got back up onto the bed, by herself. And that is usually the harder part for her. She’s been having a few good days & nights in row.

As promised — Flowers!

Here’s a rough idea of what it looks like in and around my house this summer.  (See post below, where I said that everything imaginable was in bloom.)

I’m not a very good photographer. However. These photos should give you an idea of how it looks from inside my house — every window looks out on something blooming!

If you click on the photos, you can see larger photographs.

First, my favorite view looking out one of my kitchen windows:

Kitchen window view
Kitchen window view

My two office windows:

View from my office
View from my office
2nd office window
2nd office window

Here’s what you see when you go into my upstairs bathroom (try to overlook the screen):

View from the upstairs bathroom
View from the upstairs bathroom

And lastly –for now– a shot of the front of my house, the view is from the driveway:

front of house, in the morning
front of house, in the morning

 

Even though these are not very good photos, you can maybe guess that it is a little overwhelming on a sunny day.  Everywhere I look, I see all these flowers, and so many colors. But it overwhems in the best way.

Okay, gang. I leave you with an additional good vibration! Have a great Monday, wherever you are and thanks for visiting. See ya!