Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Kibbles and Bits

First of all, you may think of kibble as the coarsely ground pellet food in doggie dishes. True, 'tis. But it is also the first name of my former boss's wife. "How dreadful!" you may think, but she was a supremely striking, tall, super-model-intelligent RN who carried her mother's maiden name with such grace that when she walked into a room, everyone turned to look at her, not just men. And there's your first kibble of the day.

2ndly, It's true. The Osmond patriarch passed away yesterday. He was 90 years old. Wow. Dancing with the Stars ... Jane Seymour ... Marie ... Apparently reality shows are dangerous on many levels.

Bit: News from "America's Hometown," Muncie, Indiana: Our mayoral contest was apparently decided by a margin of 9 votes yesterday, making it the closest race we've had since 1879. If we stay true to our "Armed and Famous" reality show rep, the candidates will probably set up a wrastlin' match in the downtown empty city pool to see "who owns this town."

Is there anything more aggravating than the "Viva, Viagra!" song?

Today, the baby of our family is 15. I remember the morning well. My labor was induced, so I had actually picked her birth date. The doctor and I were discussing which date, and unbeknownst to him, I have a strong preference to even numbers over odd, except for 7, which is clearly better than 6 or 8. So I pushed (no pun intended) for November 7. He said, "But that's a Saturday." I said, "But it's the best day." He said, "But I'm playing tennis that morning." I said, "But it's the best day." He looked at me with suspicion and said, "Oh, okay." Happy birthday, Kritter Brynn!

This is not who you think it is. It is Halle Berry. I feel I must clarify that because Prince, or the artist formerly known as "Weirdo," is apparently enraged that fans are using his likeness on their blogs, etc. Really, who do they think they are, setting up graven images of Prince?? He's very indignant about this and is suing. I think I know a little guy who's cranky and needs a nap.


samurai said...

9 votes!?! That's it? Wow - sort of brings home the importance of taking the responsibility of exercising the priviledge of the vote!

And if your town is yet again on some sort of reality show... I might just tune in. ;-)

Susanne said...

Happy, happy birthday to your girl! May she have a blessed day and may God bless her with lots of love and joy for the year!

Funny about picking a Saturday and your doctors reaction. Pretty nice of him to give up his tennis game so easily.

Heth said...

I love your blog. Kibbles, bits and randomness. "Viva Viagra?" Crack. Me. Up.

Southern Girl said...

Aww, happy birthday to your Littlest Bit! And I'm with you on the even over odd numbers, except I don't even make an exception for seven. ;)

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

you are totally .... what is the word... I dunno, you have left me speechless...

but if I ever become famous, you are doing my speech....

love it... love you

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I don't know how I got here, but it must have been the leading of the Lord because I am always blessed here.

Kimberly said...

I am totally with you on birth dates. But my children were SO OBSTINATE. My firstborn came three weeks late and on the 17th. At least it's a prime number!
And my daughter, who was supposed to be delivered on a set date by c-section, chose to come three weeks early on September 9. I do enjoy the symmetry of 9/9.
Hey, you gotta take a positive view, right?

Melanie said...

I never know with these titles of yours. :>)

Ann said...

G'morning, Linda!

Happy Birthday to your daughter! :)

And I just want to say again how fun it is to wake up in the morning, pour my coffee (and add literally 6 tablespoons of flavoring to it), turn on my computer, and read your blog FIRST! No matter what kind of rough night I've had with the kids waking up in the night, I can start my day with a smile. I know, you're thinking I should start my day with my Bible, and I do, AFTER I read your blog real quick. :)

Have a super fantabulous day!

Susan said...

Wow, 9 votes is amazing. People do make a difference.

Happy belated birthday to your girl. That's exciting.

I have to remember to set my DVR for the Oprah show tomorrow.