This was written in March, but since I'm visiting, and my income taxes are finished, :), I thought I would share.
Shelley: Holy S@#t!!!
John: What? What?
Shelley: I'm freezing! Turn on the @#$%ing heat!
John: No. If we fall asleep with it on, we could die of propane poisoning
Shelley: Or we could die of exposure. J@#$&.
John: Put on another…Continue
Little English Girl: Mummy, I just loved "Jack and the Beanstalk." Where did Panto's (Pantomimes) come from?
English Mummy: Well darling, a long long time ago, there was a lovely couple,…Continue
Shelley: Thanks for helping me make Shenley's Birthday card. Pretty funny, right?
John: Sure was.
Shelley: Marina's card was so romantic. Why don't you give me cards like that?…Continue
It has come to our attention that certain individuals (SNL, Jay Leno, plus countless others,) have been spoofing, ridiculing Brad Pitt’s recently premiered Chanel #5’s commercial. We believe if we explain…
Warning: This blog repeatedly uses the same diagram of the male reproduction system.
After 30 years of teaching, my husband, John and I retired in 2011. We are loving retired life but, we miss our friends, the challenges of living in a foreign country and how maintaining a…
This "Old Fashioned Love Story" takes place in the Sick Bay at Walthamstow Technical College in London, England during the fall of 1943. It is there where my future father-in-law, George, (now eighty-seven) and mother-in-law, Edna, (ninety-four)…Continue
During the summer, numerous incidents of cougar sightings and attacks were reported on Vancouver Island. So, when I suggested that we fish off a point in the village of Sayward, (Also on Vancouver Island), John's response was no surprise.…
So what motivates you to write? Is it a word, a scene, a dialogue you’ve overheard, or a brilliant idea that just sweeps into your head out of the blue? Of course writers need to be motivated in order to have the desire to write. So let’s make a song of it.
Instead of Do the Locomotion, let’s Do the Motivation.
Jeesh. Never went to one summer camp and now the prompt is Summer Fairs. Never went to one of those either. However, after carefully restudying the picture prompts, (Thank you Zoomer Staff) I have decided to share a typical Smith family amusement park…Continue
My son, Matt: And, what's your Gmail password?
Matt: No. That's your hotmail…
Zoomers may remember that many of the current resident bloggers moved from a larger blogging venue called Open Salon.
For many of us, the motivation for moving was senseless and downright stupid behavior among too many bloggers at OS. For me, things devolved to the point where I was embarrassed to publish regularly in that neighborhood. Very little appears to have…Continue
Pretty impressed with the Olympics, from the Queen jumping out of the helicopter to Gymnastics, especially the Womens'. BTW I think the Womens' should be called the "Pre-adolescent…Continue
Last winter, my husband John and I had been driving through New Mexico for over 5 hours. With at least 2 more to go, we were losing our energy and enthusiasm. It was time to break out The Stones. We recorded…Continue
Last January, My husband, John, and I visited the small town of Tombstone, Arizona. Apparently in 1877, Ed Schieffen, a silver prospector, was told, "The only stone you will find out there (in the desert), is…
Andrew, Shelley, Cathy, Rob, Toni, John, Tod, Jin, Matt
"I'm so @#$ing hot!"
And the Mullen- Smith friendship,…Continue
If it wasn't for my Grade 1 teacher, I would not be the patriot I am today.
Grade 1 Teacher: That's right Suzy. Patriotism does mean loving your country. And of course Sally, it also means being devoted and loyal to your country. Yes, I do see your hand waving in the air,…
Hmmmmmm....a blog about a heat wave on Vancouver Island. That's a tough one, as today, June 26th, it was only 18 degrees (64.4 fahrenheit). The last time we had a heat wave, in the Comox Valley, was in the summer of 2009. I remember it like it was yesterday. (Actually that's not quite true,…Continue
After a fabulous four day whirlwind visit with the Toronto Orrs, (Youngest brother Spencer, Sister-in-law Jenny, 7 month old Mia, and soon to be 3, Taylor) we are heading back to Vancouver Island. Exhausted. We hadn't been around babies, for an extended period of time, since our own kids were small. That was over 25 years ago. We had…Continue