Monthly Archives: August 2015

sometimes I think that there’s a fine line between impressionistic and messy. – lady gaga


while b and j

were in my care today

it was real hot outside

so we walked up to the ice cream store

dragging long sticks along the ground

jumping down the sidewalk

 when i got a little lost

b said,

“maybe you’re taking the LONG shortcut”

yes, that’s it exactly


last thing i remember their dad saying

before he left was

“make sure they don’t get messy. we’re heading to a party as soon as i get home.”

well it kind of went bad in that department real fast

 we took the short shortcut home

tossed acorns pinecones pebbles

onto the street

 washed hands face arms legs shoes clothes phone and glasses

so much sweaty sticky fun.

see any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.
– h. jackson brown, jr.

roller coaster math.


what do you think, little f,

should we have another baby one day ?


why not?

because of the roller coaster.


the roller coaster.


because then you’d have 3

and someone would always

have to sit alone.

yes, i see now.

life is a roller coaster; you can either scream every time you hit a bump

or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy! 

– author unknown  

image credit: the coaster


we didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ vince lombardi




detroit lions

played the new york jets

in a pre-season matchup

and i had the chance

to share the seats

with one of my grandies, (m)

at his first american football game





 wore the colors

ate stadium food



and in the end

we won

even though

 it was a bit different

from his

aussie rules football

no shorts

but lots of pads

coney dogs and pizza


heaps of breaks in the action.

welcome to america.

the trouble with referees is that they just don’t care which side wins.”

~tom canterbury

always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly. – andre norton



i have such a great assistant

nacho the cat not the food

takes his place

plops down

right in the middle

 of the stones of lake superior


works hard

to help me

solve the puzzle

moving pieces

bumping my hand

meowing bright ideas

IMG_0857then it all just becomes a bit too exhausting

so why move

when you can just flop over

and blend in?

his work is done here.

the essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it. – orson welles



‘l laughed, i cried, i peed.’ – b. k.


had such a great night in the park

enjoying live theater

picnic-ing and laughing

while watching

 fellow wp blogger,

roy sexton (aka ‘officer lockstock’)

and his merry band of castmates

sing and dance their hearts out

in this fabulous and clever musical


Urinetown is a satirical comedy musical from 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It makes fun of capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and musical theatre itself.


help support local theater

and have a great night in the process

only one weekend left

 presented by our local non profit theater company

dedicated to bringing affordable quality entertainment to the community

get your tickets now

West Park, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Last Weekend Showtimes:
Thu Aug 13- Sat. Aug 15 | 7:00PM



‘We believe no one should pass up live theater due to its cost. We rely on  donations–not ticket sales–to fund our seasons, so we can provide a first-rate live theater experience for the price of a movie ticket.’

once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.
– neal stephenson