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Gosh, Where Can I Get a Top-Loading VCR?

Hey kids! It’s your old pal Apple Johnnyseed reminding you to swing by the Old AV for all your old audio-visual needs! Betamax? Reel-to-reel? We got that, and more! This week only a sale on 8-Track players and accessories! The first 5 customers will get the new Beatles 8-Track, Magical Mystery Tour, for a buck!

Old AV

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I R Stupid

I basically spent the long weekend taking photos and getting a brake job on the van. I preferred taking photos. Went with one kid and husband on Saturday, and other kid and his friend on Sunday and Monday. I will slowly fill my flickr profile with the best ones. Or the ones I feel like forcing on all of you.

I spent a long time today working on getting just the perfect photo of a swan floating on a little man-made pond. You know, he was a great model.

And then I got home, uploaded the files, looked at the swan photos…and realized it was plastic. People who knew much have thought I was a huge moron. Or maybe they did it on purpose to amuse themselves. Actually, I suspect they did it to try to keep geese away, and it appears to have worked. Still, would it have killed them to put up a sign that said “I don’t care how much you really want a photo of our swans, they aren’t real.”

It's plastic

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Reflecting on Trees

Happy Columbus Day. To my Native American friends, sorry about the death and disease stuff, but we do appreciate you giving us the guest room. And the rest of the house. And the neighborhood…

Reflecting on Trees, originally uploaded by Big DumpTruck.
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I Have to Start Wearing Hats!

Saw an article on (I know, I know) that totally enlightened me on how awful my life must be.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A judge has brushed off a Connecticut woman’s claim that
L’Oreal Inc. ruined her social life when she accidentally dyed her hair brunette with one of its products.
Charlotte Feeney of Stratford said she can never return to her natural blond hue, a shock that left her so traumatized she needed anti-depressants.
She says she suffered headaches and anxiety, missed the attention that blonds receive and had to stay home and wear hats most of the time.
A Superior Court judge dismissed Feeney’s 2005 lawsuit Monday, saying she never proved her allegation that L’Oreal put brown hair dye in a box labeled as blond. The company also had disputed the claim. Feeney’s attorney, David Laudano, declined to
comment and she could not be reached after the judge’s decision.

I had no idea that my life sucks because I am a natural brunette. I seriously had no idea. I mean, I pretended I was blond that one day, but it wasn’t like I was making a major life change.

So I’m just going to start staying home and wear hates “most of the time.” Because obviously, having brown hair is a horrible, horrible affliction. I did not know this, but any headaches I get from now on, I’m going to just know it’s from brunettitis.

By the way, someone will have to explain to me how a woman who was buying hair dye and using it is concerned that she cannot ever get back to her “natural blond hue”. How natural was her hue if it came from a box? Besides, I’m pretty sure a halfway decent salon could resolve that issue.

Okay, off to go hat shopping!