The Best Motto

Gd, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannon change
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

You woke up this morning - Congratulations! You got another chance!

Monday, January 26, 2015

MORNING UPDATE - January 31, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Friday! Happy Erev Shabat! Happy Rosh Chodesh! Ladies, I know that as it's Erev Shabat, my reminders would fall on deaf ears, so, at least take advantage of Rosh Chodesh tomorrow smile emoticon
It's above freezing!!! Run for the sunblock! And, yes, I went to do laundry in my flippies. The only noise was related to Superbowl, and, later, just Latifa, so - thank Gd!
Both our felines suffer from severe OCD.
The crazy upstairs is up to her usual.
Currently trending at #1 is Mila Kunis - because she is the "new face" of Kentucky bourbon. Earth-shattering, man, simply earth-shattering!
Trending at #2 is Tara Reid - because she signed up for Sharknado 2! Rejoice, ladies and gentlemen!
"Helen Mirren, 68, twerks while accepting award" - you keep it classy, Helen!
"Miley's advice to Bieber" - yea, here is the blind leading the lame.
Dennis Rodman claims he was drunk "when he made his comments about North Korea" - wow, that was some drink, Dennis!
And, finally, it looks like Kate is going to spend another Valentine's day solo - last year Will was deployed, and this year he will probably be at school.
Coffee this morning in my black glass from Target.

MORNING UPDATE - January 30, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Thursday! The weather is still very much in the range of catastrophic global warming - actually, not so catastrophic anymore, as Sniff is not hugging his fave pipe. He also keeps trying to explore the great big outdoors. George just complains periodically. Both of them tried to get into the pantry today - they know where the good stuff is.
Yesterday a costumer was impressed with my ability to haul a heavy cart - really wanted to tell her about having to lag about 10-15 kilos of food for 5 kilometers, walking on dirt road half the time; a part of my usual lecture on appreciating this country.
Speaking of which, it looks like some of my conservative friends overdid on newly legalized Mary Jane, as they are singing phrases to Putin, claiming him to be a great leader, and proclaiming that Russia is off our enemy list.
"Rob Ford defends Justin Bieber" - just can't stop laughing at that one.
"Revelations from Justin Bieber's DUI arrest report" - spare me!
"Top cars that attract the opposite sex" - seriously? "Men said attractive women drive sports cars" - that settles it. I am definitely not attractive as I hate sports cars. "Women most attracted to guys in trucks" - yea, that I can see; I mean anything but "environmentally friendly car".
Zinc supplements are trending at #10 - because they are supposed to be better at fighting cold than vitamin C. People, it's a freaking virus - you live through it!
"Miley-Madonna duet" - please, my eyes!
"Rep. Henry Waxman retiring after 40 years" - just let this sink for a minute.
And, finally, British Royal Family is down to their last million - ouch!
Coffee this morning in my striped glass from Target.

MORNING UPDATE - January 28, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Tuesday! The global warming is hitting us so badly, that yours truly IS COLD!!! I have been spotted wearing SOCKS! And TIGHTS!!! Also, like in the old Russian joke, Baby Bro and I are sharing a pair of snow boots. Or, rather, they are his boots, and he is generously sharing them with me.
Aruba Ministry of Tourism sent me a nice e-mail last week, informing me of all the interesting things that would be happening on their One Happy Island in the months of February and March - thank you, kind Sirs and Madams!
Cats are active this time, especially Sniffles. He keeps attempting to go to work with me - mice and nasty people, beware! He also keeps himself fit by running around like a crazed gazelle. George keeps showing his uncanny ability of knowing exactly when I get into bed - and immediately comes running, demanding to be petted.
The crazy upstairs is up to her usual stuff.
Currently trending at #3 is Rosie O'Donnell - because she is "Returning to The View as Guest Seven Years After Bitter Exit" - please let it not be on my laundry day!
Trending at #8 is Kate Beckinsale - because she "Wows in Mini Dress at Grammys Afterparty". Feminists, rejoice!
An engineer in Michigan invented a device that checks if the diaper is wet - because a "traditional" method of checking his daughter's diapers was too "disgusting". OK, gentlemen, I know that men would use any excuse of getting out of diaper duty, but here is an easier way - you have to change a baby girl's diaper every 2 hours! So, if you want to tinker, invent a timer.
"Could Justin Bieber be deported?" - please, please, please!!!
Khloe Kardashian claims that she is leaving out of her car and can't find a place to stay - I guess she did not hear of something called "renting an apartment".
Someone unearthed a video clip of 11 year old Kate playing Eliza Doolittle in a school play - again, who has time for this kind of research?
Beyonce's dress designer "revealed" that she is size 2 - bootylicious, my coccyx!
Coffee this morning in my Disney Dalmatian Spot mug.

MORNING UPDATE - January 24, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Friday! Happy Erev Shabat! The weather still shows all the signs of extreme global warming - thankfully, not working today as well. Sniff started meditating while sitting on a radiator. George just likes to snuggle somewhere more familiar.
The crazy upstairs adopted the post office motto and is unwavering in her routine. 
Currently trending at #2 is Khloe Kardashian - because "Kim Kardashian Reveals Khloe Never Wanted a Baby With Lamar Odom". OK, next time one of you air-headed moronetts complains about the lack of privacy - well, you hopefully would know whom to blame.
Trending at #5 is Ellen Pompeo - because she signed up for another two years with Grey's Anatomy. Heck, not only is this stuff still running, it will continue to run?
Beyonce and Jay-Z both have Roman number IV tattooed on their ring fingers because four has a very special meaning for them - why Roman numerals? I thought they did not believe in white culture.
Tori Spelling's husband went into rehab to deal "with personal issues" - what kind of idiotic times do we live in? Dude cheats on his wife and goes into rehab? What happened to the iron skillet over the head first?
"Justin Bieber exits jail" - damn, already?
And, finally, "Kate Middleton Angers a Drunk Camilla Parker-Bowles" - I guess some members of the royal family do take tips on behavior from our Hollywood elite.
Coffee this morning in my personalized mug from WB Times Square Store - really, really miss that place.

MORNING UPDATE - January 23, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Thursday! There is an overwhelming evidence of global warming outside my window - thank Gd today is my day off. Cats are not extra sleepy though, and Sniff definitely enjoys my once-again-working radiator. George sticks to his huge Amazon box.
MTA is, as always, MTA, and is using the latest demonstration of global warming as an excuse for extra sucky service.
Currently trending at #1 is Melissa Gilbert - because she "exited New York" and "opted for 'Little House on the Prairie' life". Enjoy, Melissa!
Trending at #8 is Jennifer Hudson. It looks like she got a Pixie Cut and now claims that she needs "whole new wardrobe" because of it. How, um, earth-shattering.
Another news in hairdos - someone named Emma Roberts "debuts a sleek bob". What will we do without knowing it?!!
"Consider this before adjusting your thermostat: suffering through lower temperatures for even a few hours a day offers a real health benefits, a study finds" - I am sure there is a special place in hell for the environmentalists whose policies push our energy costs through the roof; and so-called scientists who support and encourage it belong there as well.
"Facebook's oldest user turns 106" - happy birthday!!
"Snowy owl appears in DC" - a warning from the local wizarding community that they are watching the Voldemort reincarnation in the White House? How about doing something about it already?!!
"8 tips to avoid getting audited by IRS" - there is only one really good tip: do not appose the tyrant in DC and his attempts to destroy our country.
Bieber was arrested for DIU. He was driving with a woman who was not Selena Gomez, and was later given a special red jumpsuit in prison - OK, our great neighbors from the North! Could you please, please, please claim your national treasure already?
And, finally, according to some highly intellectual publication, it has been over a 1000 days since Kate became a duchess. Who the heck has time for those complicated calculations?!!
Coffee this morning in my San Fran latte mug - rotten political climate, great weather!

MORNING UPDATE - January 22, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Wednesday! The weather outside reminds me of my childhood in step-mama city, only I don't feel like ice skating - ravages of being middle aged, what can I tell.
Feline companions are snoozing in their respective corners. Sniff keeps trying to escape and explore the great big freezing outdoors. On Sunday he wanted to go to work with me.
The crazy upstairs continues with her usual routine.
Currently trending at #1 is Wendy Williams - because she cried on her show, claiming that her son does not like her anymore. Jewish and Italian mothers, take notes!
There is a list of 5 jobs that people regret taking - politician is not on it, of course; but than, politician is not a real occupation.
"Why Lindsay Lohan keeps getting acting roles" - who gives a flying banana?
"How to apply false lashes" - why would I want to do that?!!
Katy Perry believes in aliens. She claims that she has a theory about extraterrestrials, and she would like to ask President Obama about it - how about first asking him why he scrapped the planned mission to the Moon, and then sending both of them into outer space to explore any bloody theory they want.
And, finally, "Donatella Versace Hails Kate Middleton as the Queen of Couture" - thanks, Donatella, for not giving this dubious honor to our dear and pathetic excuse of a First Lady, whose "birthday bash" is still being discussed.
Coffee this morning in my funky glass Cappuccino mug.

MORNING UPDATE - January 17, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Friday! Happy Erev Shabat! The weather is beautiful - at least for today. Sniff is sleeping on Baby Bro's chair and occasionally opening his eyes in order to send dirty looks our way. George is sleeping on my bed and occasionally waking up to whine.
Crazy upstairs is producing different noise for a change.
2 big articles: one about "decent wines for under $5" and another one on how to open a whine bottle without a corkscrew - OK, how bad is the economy if we have to discuss dirt cheap wines and can't even afford corkscrews?!!
Meryl Streep is planning to star in a new movie that supposedly will make NRA "wish they weren't alive" - this is just another illustration to everyone who was wondering why Streep is on my long list of Hollywood celebs whose "art" I boycott.
"5 big problems retails face in 2014" - hum, let's see: Hussein's continuing efforts to destroy our economy is the only one that comes to mind.
"Michelle Obama turns 50: Her life in photos" - aw, sweet. I assume all her racist and America-hating papers and speeches are not included.
"Justin Bieber's iPhone seized in egging probe" - wow, the story is getting bigger and bigger, and the hits just keep on coming.
Coffee this morning in my striped glass from Target.

MORNING UPDATE - January 16, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Thursday! Happy Tu B'Shevat! The weather is OK - thankfully, still above freezing with no horrendous winds. As always, Sniff was the only one greeting me last night - as the other two occupants of the place were sleeping. Of course, George knows that precise moment of me trying to become one with the bed, and always comes asking to be petted. Right now Sniff is trying to figure out the secrets of the olive oil container. 
Yesterday a woman came to my station demanding to help her locate a book - "it's not a children's book, but I need you to help me find it". After I told her that it's a self-help book, and she should go to the 3rd floor, she asked me how to get there. Considering that she just got off the up escalator, and the elevators were within view, I think this woman was beyond self-help, or any kind of help; and I am also sure that she is a registered Democrat.
The new details about Benghazi are out, but they are not anywhere close to the top ten trending now.
Trending at #1 is Acetaminophen - due to another warning from the FDA. Thank you, dear FDA, for thinking about me, but I prefer Ibuprofen.
Trending at #4 is Prince Harry - who was "spotted" on a "low key date" with Cressida Bonas, "putting the rumors about they split to rest". Fascinating, what can I say; at least they were both dressed.
Trending at #8 is Jennifer Lopez - because she is "unsure" if she will ever get married again. Why is this of interest to anyone not connected to bridal mags is beyond me.
"10 must-haves for a luxurious kitchen" - first give me a luxurious kitchen, then I'll decide myself what the must-haves would be there; and, no, eco-friendly flooring would not be one of them.
In the past 3 years, FB became "uncool" among teenagers - could have fooled me.
"The tax form many people are afraid to get" - only one tax form?!!
"Justin Bieber's security video key to cracking egg caper" - gee, you don't say!
And, finally, Kate got a birthday celebration she wanted - she had a "quite" dinner at home with her family.
Coffee this morning in my personalized mug from WB Times Square store - man, do I miss that place!

MORNING UPDATE - January 15, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Wednesday! The weather is OK so far. Cats are awake. George surprisingly did not hunt Baby Bro's cereal. Sniff relocated to the big closet - from which he sleepily fell out yesterday in order to great me.
Crazy upstairs is at her post.
Currently trending at #1 is someone named Jennifer Nettles - who released some kind of debut album and also stripped for it. Feminists are silent for a change.
"Lopez looks better than ever in leather, lace" - a proud achievement indeed.
Michelle Obama was talking about possibility of botox and plastic surgery in her future - will we have to pay for it as well as her birthday present from dear Barack?
The search of Bieber's home is trending at #7 - with a whole discussion of whatever or not the search was justified.
Coffee this morning in my Coffee Bean/Tea Leaf mug - would not mind being in LA today; of course, Aruba would be better.

MORNING UPDATE - January 14, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Tuesday! The weather is on the blah-y side, but at least it is still above freezing. Cats are enjoying the warm spell by being extra frisky - in George's case it shows in being more whiny, and in Sniff's case - more crazy running. He (Sniff) also decided to hunt some barbarians this morning, and for the past couple of days his head is mysteriously smelling of perfume.
Yesterday a costumer had difficulties figuring out how much would a $30 book cost at 50% off. Even after I told her, she asked me to scan it; after I scanned it for her, she bemoaned the fact of us not having self-scanners like in Macy's that would tell exactly how much the item would cost - and these people are allowed to vote!
Currently trending at #1 is Tori Spelling - because she "escaped to Disneyland with kids" while the scandal about her cheating hubby "rages on". Well, Disney really is a magical place that usually lets you forget all your worries - provided, of course, that you have money to afford the magic.
A new youtube sensation explains why a dude was waking up late - it's because his doggy was pushing the snooze button! Sometimes I wish Sniff would chew up my alarm's cord - kitty, did you hear that?
"The new secret to financial security" - elect the government that does not tax you to death.
"The truth about about common nutrition myths" - among them the fact that organic produce "does not pack more nutrients", it's just "better for the environment". Jeepers, I could have told you that a while ago! Fork over some research grants my way!
"The new hot Corvette debuts" - I guess I would have to be a guy in order to understand how a car (any car) could be "hot".
Another breakthrough study - fist bump is a much less germy greeting than a handshake! Who ordered this study - Adrian Monk?!!
"Rare early J. Lo footage" - spare me!
2 pilots from Southwest airline are grounded after landing a plane in the wrong airport - now, that's an achievement!
"Kobe's pricey haircut" - how much does it cost to be bald?!!!
Pope's Harley is for sale - I think a picture of him on Harley in his leather jacket would fetch more money.
Bieber's house was raided by cops over the "egg-throwing incident" - no comment.
And, finally, Kate and Will are searching for a new nanny for Georgie as the current one's contract is almost up - renewing the contract is not in the cards?
Coffee this morning in my Aruba mug.

MORNING UPDATE - January 10, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Friday! Happy Erev Shabat! It's above freezing - yay!!! The signs of extreme cold: Niagara falls froze, and I had to wash 4!! pairs of my socks and 3!! pairs of long pants for Baby Bro.
All three TVs were on, but only channel 7 had sound, so had to listen to the effin View. It looks like someone told Jenny McCarthy that she is going to look smarter and classier with glasses on - major fail.
Cats are still extra sleepy. George is in his huge Amazon box, and Sniff travels between his pipe, the big closet, and the newly discovered heat source in my radiator.
The crazy upstairs is up to her usual.
Currently trending at #1 is Jessica Biel - because she missed the People's Choice Awards. As her hubby got an award, and she missed it - again - that definitely qualifies as top rate headline.
Khloe and Lamar's "love nest" is on the market - that did not take long.
George Clooney is auctioning off a date with him - thanks, but no thanks.
Cameron Diaz claims that "she is done with Botox" - yea, right.
According the latest allegations, Bieber egged his neighbor's home - what else is new.
And, finally, Kate turned 32 - and Will "was caught racing home" to make it for her birthday. Aw...
Coffee this morning in a paper cup from the overpriced bagel store next to the laundromat.

MORNING UPDATE - January 8, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Wednesday! It's supposed to climb up to 35 degrees today! Please don't forget your sunblock!!! As a matter of fact, it was so warm in Kentucky that a dude turned himself in shortly after escaping from prison!!! But both ships finally broke free of ice and "are no longer requiring assistance" - yay, hurray!
Cats are not that cold this morning as evidenced by their more active demands for food. Of course, only George whines - Sniff just sits and looks at you.
The crazy upstairs is non-frozen and undeterred in performance of her daily ritual.
Yesterday a colorful-looking costumer wanted to interrupt my phone conversation with another costumer in order to find out where the religious books in Spanish are located - no comment.
Currently trending at #1 is someone named Chloe Gosselin - turns out that's some kind of French supermodel who is engaged to David Copperfield.
Trending at #4 is Velveeta shortage! What the hell?!!! Turkeys, hot sauce, and now cheese? That alone earns comrade Hussein the right to be tarred and feathered and drummed out of DC!
Snooki is shocked to find out that, according to DNA testing, she is not really Italian - I am sure the Italians breathed a collective sign of relieve.
"The best diets for 2014" - oh, for pete's sake! Eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy life - that's the best diet!
Spirit Airlines is using legalized pot to advertise their flights to Denver - very enterprising! Hum, extra ticket for an honorable mention?
Jelena is back and "hotter than ever" - whatever.
Coffee this morning in my Coffee Bean/Tea Leaf mug.

MORNING UPDATE - January 7, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Tuesday! It's bloody cold outside!!! The ship is still stuck, and another ship that was sent to assist got stuck as well - the irony continues. Meanwhile, it got so cold here that we had to actually open the radiator in my room - it was blissfully out of commission for the past four years! Sniff diligently investigated the new source of heat and decided that his fave pipe is way better. As of now he is entwined with it, probably hoping to become one with the pipe. George is cuddling in his box and did not even come out to consume his fresh breakfast.
Yesterday a costumer (who, of course, turned out to be a librarian) tried to talk down to me till she realized that I knew more than her about where and how to get inexpensive books; then she had to backpedal with something like "we both love books".
Currently trending at #1 - drum roll please - is Kim Kardashian. But this time it's pretty boring - she claimed that North was the best thing she did in 2013, and she also revealed Kanye's tune that she constantly plays - the woman has no taste in anything.
Trending at #3 is the design for a statue of Satan - somewhere in Oklahoma, no less! I guess it's still better than erecting the statue of comrade Barack Hussein.
The pot sales in Colorado are doing so well that soon they may run out of product - duh!!!
Alexa Vega got married over the weekend - man, she is that old already?!
Rodman was "ranting" and defending his trip to North Korea - dude, don't rant. If you think your little friend Kim, for whom you expressed love, is such a great dude, just stay in North Korea and continue your training programs there.
Activities that make your heart race (like hiking or watching a scary movies) are supposed to be a great idea for a first date - how about just not behaving like a swine for about an hour? That alone would make my heart racing.
A new study showed that Superbowl commercials are a wast of money - yea, because that's the time for bathroom breaks and nacho platter refills; unless, of course, someone has a "wardrobe malfunction".
Coffee this morning in my huge Pooh mug.

MORNING UPDATE - January 3, 2014

Good Morning, peep! Happy Friday! Happy Erev Shabat! It's nice, snowy, and cold outside - needless to say, the ship is still stuck. As for me - I used to love this weather, but now I would give a lot to be in Aruba right now - I guess it is one of the many signs of old age.
George is nice and almost quite; most of recent time was dedicated to sleeping in a freshly-vacated papasan. Sniff was hugging his fave pipe for a while - Baby Bro and I trying to figure out if he is just meditating there, or maybe quoting love poems. But now he is awake, bright eyed, and bushytailed - literally.
Crazy upstairs is also awake. Altogether, the local Slavs, after finishing their New Year celebrations (alas, without dancing or singing), are behaving like nothing is happening - just saw one dude jogging past my window.
Got American Girl catalog yesterday - good luck to whoever else got it!
Currently trending at #1 is Wendy Williams - as she "announces sexy new romance novel". Oy, gevalt! Why does everyone suddenly thinks that they are writers?
Trending at #2 is Rumer Willis - because she reconciled with her boyfriend and her mother. That's shattering news?
Trending at #7 is Ludacris - because he bought a new home, and also cheated on his fiancee; I guess Ludacris was a busy boy lately.
And rounding up top ten is a North Carolina politician, who wrote a resignation letter in Klingon - enterprising.
Gomez was spotted with Bieber again - this is getting old and tired already.
There is a new gourmet restaurant opened in Berlin recently - for cats and dogs. Humm, do I want to go there in order to treat my feline companions?
And, finally, Kate was named 2013's top beauty icon - well, at least this one has class.
Coffee this morning in my Disney Bean Bag Plush mug with 
Mickey and Friends.

MORNING UPDATE - January 1, 2014

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Wednesday! Getting colder and colder - and the ship is still stuck. Cats do not appreciate this weather - even George did not complain much, did not even eat, just went to sleep on my bed (as his papasan is still occupied). Sniff was meditating in front of the cat house for a while and finally decided to jump on top and go to sleep as well.
My Slavic neighbours were a complete disappointment this year - no singing or dancing! I guess their blood got thin and they did not like the cold also. On the bright side, the crazy upstairs is also quite after New Year's celebrations.
Currently trending at #1 is Carmen Electra - because she is one of the starts that loves yoga. Why is it on top? Because of New Year's resolutions?
Trending at #3 is Horoscope 2014 - your year will be filled with rainbow unicorns, and the love of your life will appear when Mars and Saturn will both be in zenith. Also watch out for the movements of Venus around February 15th - and don't miss the chocolate sales.
Kaley Cuoco is at #7 - because she got hitched on New Year's Eve. Mazal Tov!
The doctor who delivered Georgie was knighted by The Queen - I wonder if she knighted him with a sword or a scalpel.
"Miley Cyrus covers up for NYE in Times Square" - if was effin cold, dodo birds!
Pope made his usual speech, asking for peace in 2014 - well, Vatican is not where the main deterrents for world peace usually assemble.
"Colorado braces for retail marijuana" - why "braces"? Because the rest of the country is going to run there pronto to get some?
Coffee this morning in my Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf mug.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

MORNING UPDATE - December 31

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Tuesday! It's getting progressively cold - and the ship is till stuck in the ice.
Sniff decided that the suitcase is not that much fun and is now splitting his time between the pipe and the cat house. George, on the other hand, leaves the suitcase only to demand food.
Still waiting for my updated list from the GoodReads.
Men's Health has a whole instruction in five pictures on how to properly wash hands - because it looks like half the guys out there do not use soap. Gross, but not surprising.
Currently trending at #1 is Paleo diet - which supposedly dominated in 2013, and is "the healthiest diet" as it "mimics the diet of our cavemen ancestors." Gee, that sorta sounds familiar....BECAUSE Atkins claimed the same thing!
Trending at #3 is Catherine Zeta-Jones - because it looks like she is reunited with her hubby. Why?
Will heads back to school next year - he will be studying agriculture for 10 weeks; you can also find out how you can get a seat next to him in class.
"10 things you don't need to buy in 2014" - Obamacare not included.
Some people are trying to include cat food on their tax deduction - interesting move.
You can also purchase the bubble heads of the Supreme Court justices - well, as most of them are bubble heads in real life, I don't see the point of wasting money.
Coffee this morning in my huge Disney Pooh mug.


Good Morning, peeps! Happy Monday! Shavua Tov! Wishing all of you a fantastic week! The weather is declining steadily - but nothing compares to the ship that got stuck on ice while studying the effects of the global warming.
Both cats are sleeping on the guest's suitcase, although Sniff sometimes alternates with his favorite pipe.
Last night I added another finished book to my GoodReads list, so now I am up to a whopping eight books I have read in 2013.
Currently trending at #1 is someone called Kandi Burruss - because she posted a "sexy pic" of herself. Again, why the heck is this number 1? Everyone and their dogs post half naked, excuse me, sexy pictures of themselves.
Trending at #2 is Kate Gosselin - because she was, once again, "blasted by her ex". Which one is it, like number 189, that Jon Gosselin is "blasting" his ex in the media?
Jennifer Aniston is once again going to spend a New Year's in a bikini with the current love of her life - enjoy yourself, Jen.
"Bieber concert film bombs" - one speculation is that parents kept "their kids away" from it. Late awakening?
You can own the "World's largest home TV" for a mere 150,00 USDs - the low quality and stupidity of TV programming will remain the same, but you would be able to enjoy it on the huge high resolution screen.
And, finally, according to yahoo, the 3 most searched stories of 2013 were: Kate and Will's baby, Kim and Kanye's baby, and, drum roll please, Myley Cyrus's infamous VMA performance topped everything else. (Bieber got into the top 40 at least 6 times). What sad times we do live in.
Coffee this morning will be in my Gevalia travel mug.

MORNING UPDATE - December 27

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Friday! Happy Erev Shabat! The weather is improving - at least for the next 2 or 3 days. Sniff is alternating between the cat house and his pipe in the bathroom. George is extremely annoyed about somebody moving his papasan and somebody else sleeping in it; his noise level increased tremendously in the morning.
At least 2 employees violated the microwave rules at work and warmed up fish in the microwave that has "no fish" sign on it.
According to Men's Health, 23% of men admitted to scarfing colleague's food from the work fridge - they obviously did not poll people at OU, where the number is something like 97%, and even our black security guard lost his ham sandwich a time or two.
Currently trending at #1 is Red Lobster closing - which fact at the present is not clear.
Trending at #2 is Tori Spelling - because she ignores the rumors about her husband's cheating; good luck to their kids. Incidentally, her husband is trending at #10.
"Was Andrew Johnson the worst U.S. president?" - hell, no. The worst president is now occupying the White House.
Game of Thrones was top pirated TV show - there is no accounting for tastes.
"NORAD releases Santa-tracking numbers" - 20 million people were tracking St. Nick!
Nikki Haley "bragged" on social media about Beretta PX4 Storm that she got from her hubby for christmas - I don't know which one of them rocks more.
And, finally, Us Magazine is offering all the details on Will and Kate's Boxing Day with Georgie.
Coffee this morning in my clear funky glass from Target.

MORNING UPDATE - December 26

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Thursday! The weather is a bit strange, meaning it's very normal for December in our fair city.
Baby Bro gave the crazy upstairs a run for her money, which resulted in both cats hiding in my room. George simply run under the papasan and was observing from there; Sniff, on the other hand, climbed in the cat house and gave everyone the usual dirty looks. Good for your, kitty - don't show your fear!
Goodreads recently congratulated me on reading a whopping seven books in 2013!!!
According to Men's Health, 49% of guys pretended to be napping in order to avoid household chores - really?!! I would say the number is closer to something like 89%.
Currently trending at #1 is someone called Kellie Pickler - no idea who she is, but as she is trending because she "serenaded the troops in Afghanistan", good for her!
Just as an fyi, I stand with Phil is trending at #3 and Duck Dynasty is at #4.
Turks and Caicos are trending at #9 - just looking through my window begs a question as to why not #1?
JWoww is pregnant and looking forward to a lot of play dates with Aunt Snooki - poor kids.
And Hollywood Life is inviting you to peruse two stylish coast that Kate wore over the holiday - one of them being another "recycle".
Coffee this morning in my Disney Bean Bag plush mug with Mickey and Friends.

MORNING UPDATE - December 25

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Wednesday! It's bloody cold outside, so I am very happy about my day off, hence the ability to stay inside the whole day smile emoticon
Sniff is back to hugging his trusty bathroom pipe, and George is back in his huge Amazon box (minus the trophy mouse). Both of them are also diligently "working" on the new couch.
The crazy upstairs is busy again.
Matt Damon is gracing the cover of the latest issue of Men's Health, so I assume that he still did not chow down on his moccasins.
Currently trending at #1 is Woody Harrelson - because he claims that his company invented a kind of paper that saves trees. As long as is he not issued a government grant for that, or the government does not force anyone to buy this latest wonder, Woody is free to amuse himself as much as he wants.
Trending at #2 is Denzel Washington - because the rumors are flying of him playing Lex Luthor in the Batman vs. Superman movie. Political correctness continues to amuse.
Trending at #8 is Avril Lavigne - because she got a "makeunder" by Allure, and you can now see her "without her signature eye makeup". Gosh, I can't wait to see that!
Speaking of which, Rockettes were also willing to share their make up tips - run to get them before they change their minds!
"Moment that made Justin Bieber break down" - only one moment? Against all the headaches he has been giving for the past few years?
"Which Stars Made Santa's Naughty and Nice Lists" - wow! I did not know that celebrity reporters are in direct contact with St. Nick!
And, finally, Us Magazine can tell you all the details about Georgie's first Christmas.
Coffee this morning in my personalized WB store NY mug - with Godivas I got from my secret Santa at work.

MORNING UPDATE - December 24

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Tuesday! It's cold again, darn it!!! George demanded extra petting yesterday; this morning he just quietly ate and went back to sleep. Sniff is just sleeping - without breakfast.
The crazy upstairs is back.
A few days ago Baby Bro was debating as to which stamp to affix on the letter to the court clerks. His choices included either Disney or flowers, so he settled on the Bug's Life one.
Currently trending at #1 is Keira Knightley - because she "can't stop wearing all-in-ones with clumpy brown boots." Breaking news, what can I say. But she can wear all she wants as long as she does not play another Austen heroine again.
Trending at #2 is Kristen Stewart - because it looks like she and R-Patz are planning to spend the New Year together on the Isle of Wight. I was never there personally, but was told that's it's a romantic and picturesque spot.
Winter coats are trending at #8 - why not #1? Definitely more important than Keira.
According to the people in the know, there are 5 things about you on which strangers make instant judgments, and your footwear is #1. Well, you would be wrong about me, but have fun making assumptions.
"Sheen bashes Robertson" - that just makes me laugh.
"5 offbeat New Year's suggestions for singles" - I will be sleeping with one or both of my cats, thank you very much.
Selena claimed that "she needs time for herself" - please, take all the time you want! We are not complaining.
"Costliest mistakes you can make with your taxes" - the costliest being an enemy of the current regime.
"Interview: Jon M. Chu's Insights Into The World Of Justin Bieber" - sometimes I really feel bad for our youth.
And, finally, breaking: Kate is pregnant again! This time she and Will are hoping for a little girl. Let the second round of the circus begin!
Coffee this morning in my Aruba mug.

MORNING UPDATE - December 23

Good Morning, peeps! Happy Monday! It's raining, darn it! Cats look sleepy all the time. Sniff lost his interest in the hallway for a little while.
All quite on the crazy front.
Currently trending at #1 is Porsha Stewart - because she "may be getting axed from the Real Housewives of Atlanta". A profound loss to humanity, what can I say.
Trending at #7 is Dennis Rodman - because he left North Korea without meeting their glorious leader. I assume the tour of their forced labor camps was not on the agenda as well.
Trending at #4 is Mila Kunis - who was spending some quality time with Ashton, and they both seem to "be all right"; I guess till he cheats on her.
Cholesterol is trending at #5 - oh, get lost already! Let people enjoy their holiday food in peace!
"Top New Year Eve's spots" - the very top spot being my bed (no pun intended).
Justin Bieber's journals are being released today - wow! Really?!!
Julia Roberts claimed that she is happy with the spotlight being on the Kardashians because this way it's not focused on her - why so modest, Julia?
And, finally, Kate was praised for "rocking the redo looks" - meaning, her recycled outfits look just as good on her the second time as they do the first. Michelle Obama, on the other hand, does not "rock" her outfits even the first time around.
Coffee this morning in my Harry Potter mug - the new edition.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


OK, this is post number 500 on this blog - yay, me.  As it is my custom, I would like to dedicate this entry to something - or someone - special.  And this time I am dedicating it to Beloved Nephew.

He was a bit of a cranky baby, and, most memorably, hated riding in the car.  He developed an instant bond with his big sister - and his extra crib sheet was pink. His smile from the very beginning was full of mischief - and sweetness.

He loves to help with cooking, baking, and cleaning.  He loves cats and dogs.  He is a great younger brother - and a fantastic older one.  He loves all his sisters, takes care of them, babysits them, and makes sure that they get as many treats and presents as he does.  He admires the members of the IDF - and likes to dress like one on Purim.  He always makes sure to call his grandma, grandpa, and his cool aunt every Friday to wish them Shabat Shalom.

He is the best son, grandson, or nephew anyone can wish for.  He is a fantastic boy!  We love you, SiM!  May The Heavenly Father bless you, watch over you always, and help you grow into a fantastic man!