Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Time Has Come, The Walrus Said...

to talk of many things:

Herbie and Roger

Roger is a goose. Roger lives in my back garden behind ze Lilies. Roger is made out of plastic, and at one time had a dapper little red velvet bow tie, but it has succumbed to the elements over the years. This is Roger:

Roger got his name from... I have no freaking clue. I only remember one day when Amanda was maybe 4 or 5 years old, and we were driving around and saw a bunch of geese. And somehow we named one of them Roger, and for years thereafter Amanda would ask for a "Roger" story, which always began with "Roger was a silly goose...." and I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that somewhere along the line we added in the bit about how trees eat squirrels, then poop them out as acorns, which the mean ducks with teeth eat.... Don't ask me. I don't remember. Stupid nonsense rambling stories were my forte. Still are. Q.E.D.

This is Herbie, my terra-cotta garden gnome in his Natural Environment - in the unusual circumstance of being laying on his BACK instead of on his face.

This is Herbie sitting on top of the Ginormous blue and white drinks cooler that I use instead as a garden shed, as my garden is far too small for a real shed, and the housing association won't allow them anyway. Herbie is standing next to a hand trowel and an 8" diameter potted plant for size comparison. Also because I was too lazy to move the trowel and plant. Meh.

Heads up to Kalshassan and Amanda - I need new mailing addresses!!! Not just e-mails, but snail-mails too! Phone numbers?.......................
So - we did the 4th of July thing - Brats, Beer and BOOM BOOM BOOM.

Kitties do not like firecrackers. Or roman candles set off in the street outside our condo. Or M80's. Kitties hide under the chairs, then come out and give me dirty looks as if I were responsible.

The cats were NOT HAPPY. They kept looking at me like " Mom. Make it stop. NOW"

I have GOT to find a way to listen to the video/audio of the people heckling Bush at a recent event. *grin* Seems like more people are "getting it"!!

This week is factory shut-down week for our company. So how come machines are running and the guys in shipping are working? Hmmmmmmmm???? (Don't answer. I'm sure there is a very good reason that I am just not getting, per usual.)

I am this [] close to getting a new chair for the upstairs office area. The old chair is broken, and the folding chair I've been using as a temporary replacement suxxors. Hurts my back. Maybe I should get a wireless mouse and a recliner...
195 days


Croila said...

Ahh. Roger is a very fine looking specimen of a goose, but Herbie, now, Herbie is a wondrous looking gnome! Great to see them in situ :-)

enigma4ever said...

ahhh I love Herbie and Roger...wonderful.....

( and about the courteous post...oye- I hear you .....we all have such stories about these....painful...)