Sunday, August 30, 2009
Today, however, I needed to make a little visit to Jared. Or rather, I have a ring that needed to make a visit for a six month inspection and cleaning. And a pendant that needed cleaning. And an omega that needed fixing. Got to wonder about all this fixing and cleaning for jewelry I don't wear, eh?
Anyway, my BFFFF and I went to Jared today to take care of business. It's the only retail store I know of where Peanut is not only welcome but fussed over as well. Yeah, and there's Petco and Petsmart. But back to Jared . . . I've always thought they had the best and most beautiful of the unusual, fabulous items not to be found in a mall store. And today was no exception.
While waiting for my items to be cleaned I found a group of items to be drooled over and maybe to die for. They are part of the LeVian collection stocked by Jared and probably my most favorite pieces. Today I discovered the "chocolate diamond."
Maybe the rest of you are familiar with these but, hey, I don't get out much. Not a shopper. But when it comes to high quality "chocolate," I'm THERE. Here are a couple of the treats I found irresistible: The watch "bezel" is two entire rows of chocolate diamonds. $2,495. Worth every penny. And this necklace:
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Life's about friendships, the way you love your partner, the way you care for your children. That is what life is about. Not anything about earning a hundred zillion dollars because you toured America more than anyone else. I want life to be about creativity.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Pygmy rattlesnake bites man mowing lawn Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Lutz -- A pygmy rattlesnake bit a man who was doing lawn maintenance in Lutz Wednesday. He was working in a yard off Lutz Lake Fern Road when the snake latched onto his foot and injected him with venom. This is the 9th venomous snakebite that has been treated at UCH in a few months.
Some people think snakes are fun:
It's snake, rattle and hole at Pasco County festival
PASCO COUNTY -- It's snake, rattle and hole at the rattlesnake festival that takes place Oct. 20 and 21st in Pasco County, FL. The 41st annual Rattlesnake ...Festival in San Antonio started out in the 1960s as a rattlesnake round-up, but has evolved into an eco-friendly lesson about Florida's wild history.
Mother faces charges in python strangling case
OCALA - The question of accountability for the death of a 2-year-old Sumter County girl strangled by the family's pet python remains on the table.
Prosecutors met Thursday at the State Attorney's Office to determine whether or not to file charges in the case that garnered international attention.
Almost a month after a Burmese python strangled Shaiunna Hare, 2, at her Sumter County home, prosecutors said they have some unanswered questions about the case.
Earlier this month, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said it was possible that both the little girl's mother, Jaren Hare, 19, and her fiance, Charles Jason Darnell, 32, could face child neglect charges.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This is one of my all-time favorite episodes of Golden Girls.
One of the things I will miss when we no longer have our home in Florida is the dramatic weather. The skies are amazing, the LOUD cracks of thunder would cause even Superman to dive for cover and the lightning! Oh, the lightning! There's no other place to see lightning like Tampa.
Sorry about the little dots on the photo, it had just begun to rain. Leaving the weather and the pool -- heartbreaking!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Human Rights Watch: Iraqi gays tortured and killed
Monday, August 17, 2009
"Social cleansing" is going on in Iraq supposedly due to a youtube.com video showing Iraqi men "partying." Correct me if I'm wrong, but have we ever heard mention of Iraqi women being invited to the party? Care to read more?
'Deadliest Catch' stars help out charity event
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand of the Time Bandit were in Bradenton on Sunday. Damn, I missed seeing them. I heard they are introducing a new Bloody Mary called "After the Storm." More:
Thai elephant hurt by mine gets artificial leg
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Here's one for you animal lovers: http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2009/8/15/508834.htmlAnd now, the weather.
Bill upgraded to hurricane; Claudette moves inland
Monday, August 17, 2009
Check out this website for awesome satellite photos and more:
And, finally, the OCD Cleaning Woman continues her tasks in Lutz, FL. We hear she has spent so much time standing in bleach and other chemicals while cleaning the tub and shower that she has the cleanest feet in the universe.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Today marks fifteen years of marriage to my beautiful Jim, the kindest person I have ever known, and I thank him with my whole heart for his unwavering and unconditional love. Throughout the trials and tribulations he has remained loyal and committed and I have not appreciated him nearly enough. Did you ever know that he's my hero and the wind beneath my wings?
Friday, August 7, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
So here's my question: following the scorching of the earth by the giant solar flare, what are these people to do when they finally deem it safe to leave the cave? My best scenario, which I've thought about for a really long time, is they have to break into the local Walgreen's. They may be able to find some Coke and chocolate bars that haven't been destroyed. They could play a couple of games, read a magazine and try on different colors of nail polish. When they've had enough, they could climb over the remains of the pharmacist and find enough drugs to bring about their own peaceful ending.
To me, it would make more sense to heed the warnings by partying large. How about you? Leave a comment, tell me what you would do if all life on earth would end tomorrow. And I'll email the uplifting end of the movie to you, in my own words, of course.