Anything But Politics

Because my stomach is literally in knots from last night’s I am Woman Hear Me Roar victory speech by you know who, I am going into non-political mode today. Cute puppies. Kittens. Rainbows.




And my favorite non-political story of the day: Bobby Brown telling People magazine he had sex with a ghost. Hey, haven’t we all?

I’m game for any topic of conversation today that doesn’t include the words T—P, H—–Y, C—–N, D——T, R——–N, O—A, or S—–S. Capisce??

Have at it.


30 thoughts on “Anything But Politics

  1. Anyone tried these new non-stick pans? I don’t know anyone personally who has. Good deal or bad?

    1. Hey, my peony beds look just like that, or would if I had a staff of 100 guys propping and weeding and staking and cutting and weeding and pruning and planting and …..

  2. And, on this day in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright, the genius of American architecture, was born. His ethereal Unity Temple in Chicago , was placed by Architectural Record at #6 in its list of most significant U.S. buildings of the 20th century.
    His Organic Commandment
    Love is the Virtue of the Heart
    Sincerity the Virtue of the Mind
    Courage the Virtue of the Spirit
    Decision the Virtue of the Will.

    1. Huh, I have not seen that FLW building and I’ve spent a lot of time in Chicago when one of the kids lived there. Interesting. I agree that Love is the Virtue of the Heart.

      The interior, so very very FLW.

      Thanks for posting that.

  3. yesterday the NFL twitter account was hacked. a heck of a lot of people were thrilled to read this news! Unfortunately, he’s alive and well able to impose sanctions on Brady.

    Coincidentally, today in 1966, the NFL and AFL announce that they will merge. The first β€œSuper Bowl” between the two leagues took place at the end of the 1966 season, though it took until the 1970 season for the leagues to unite their operations and integrate their regular season schedules.

  4. Are you saying we can’t talk about TULIP, HALLWAY, CHICKEN, DAYLIGHT, RIBOFLAVIN, OPERA, or SHERPAS? What’s left if you take away those topics?

    1. How on earth did you do that? Did you use some online dictionary to come up with words other than my original verboten ones? That’s very very very clever. You have my permission to talk about TULIP, HALLWAY, CHICKEN, DAYLIGHT, RIBOFLAVIN, OPERA, and SHERPAS!! There must be a MadLib in there somewhere.

      A+++ Anon

    1. She’s okay, thanks for asking. She is irritated as hell that the cast gets in the way of getting dressed and doing her hair. She managed, somehow, to play in a putting contest yesterday and came in second! The cast comes off tomorrow (or, let me be more accurate – the doctor said he’d take off this cast and look at the healing process and see what to do from there). I said to mom that I bet he’ll want to make her use a brace or some other form of support. Mom thinks by tomorrow she’ll be all back to normal. I winced when she said it’s a bit harder to drive with the cast on. Gulp. I offered to go down there tomorrow but she said no, no way.

  5. Howdy all! I’m in NYC with hubby and kids for a week – John receiving an award from his former employer; kids want to attend Rippowam graduation on the 16th so we’ll pop up for the night. We have talked at great length about whether or not we should drive by our old house and decided NOT -we know the new owners will do some work so we’re happy leaving our memories intact.

    We are wildly happy in JH – it is everything we hoped for and more. The kids are fitting right in and making friends. The smartest decision we made was to come here early so the kids could sit in on JHHS classes, meet teachers, see what sports they can play, and orient themselves to the school environment. John gets all the credit for that move. I think I told you all that Ripp gave us a very hard time about leaving early, before exams. I am glad we forced the issue.

    As for me, I’m slower at making friends, busy making sure the kids are not upset by the move. John keeps looking at the checkbook, overseeing living without a breadwinner is a daunting task. We live simply. We need less. Our house is half the size of the one we had in Bedford but it has 100 times the view.

    Bedford mom – congratulations on your news and move. You’ll love Riverside. I have a few good friends there and I emailed EOS to tell her she has my permission to give you my email address if you want me to introduce you to the families I know in Riverside.

    It’s surprising (but not really) how many east coast transplants there are in JH. Retirees. Millennial coupon clippers. Young families like us who couldn’t take the tri-state area anymore. We’re full fledged Wyoming residents how – Wyoming license plates and driver’s license and registered to vote.

    Love to everyone. I miss being the first to comment here everyday.

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    2. Keep the updates coming Catherine. We like to learn how the fly over states are doing!

  6. Here’s a hilarious non-political 11-minute diversion:
    If you like Broadway musicals….

    1. Corden’s carpool karaoke videos are at the very tippy top of my LOVE LOVE LOVE scale. Thanks for this new one. I only saw snippets of it on TV, not all delicious eleven minutes.

      1. It’s nice to dream about joining the wagon train and heading for Wyoming. This afternoon, I’ll be listening to every recording I can find of Don’t Fence Me In.
        Catherine- please continue to keep us up to date on your western adventures.

  7. Bedford Mom – I moved from Briarcliff Manor to Riverside 8 years ago. Have met many good people and made solid, dependable friends. Welcome! Shout if you need help.

        1. Honestly, I didn’t know either. Didn’t know that’s your locale too. What’s so nice is they all came out at once to offer a hand to Bedford Mom. Pretty terrific if you ask me.

  8. Thanks to everyone who offered to help me meet new people. I’m not quite ready for that because we still have to go though two closings next week and I want to make sure the ink is dry twice before starting the transition from NY to CT. I appreciate the generous spirit and will email a couple of you next month. Thanks!

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