Bye-bye Buffett

parrotSaturday was my favorite day of the year – the day of the Jimmy Buffett show. I’ve been going to shows since 1997, once or twice a year on the East Coast, and one year out of six in Seattle, because he only played there once during our stay. I’ve seen him in Vegas; I’ve seen him in New York, Virginia; and I’ve seen him up close and personal in Key West.

I don’t talk about it much (or ever) here, but being a Parrot Head (for that’s what we official fans are) is a big part of my life. My husband and I met in part because of Jimmy Buffett – he found a girl on who was into Buffett and 80s hair bands and just had to meet her. Most of our closest friends come from the Parrot Head clubs that we’ve joined wherever we’ve lived. Our social life revolves around the Parrot Heads. Our kids know scores of Buffett songs and we always make sure they’ve got at least one Hawaiian shirt to wear to club gatherings (phlockings). They go to parties and charity events with us and those experiences, in part, are why they’re so good around adults. read more

Spam Spam Spam Spam…

spam-spam-spamI don’t get a lot of comments on this blog – well, that’s not exactly true. Right now I have more than 1,100 comments awaiting my approval. While I don’t get the discussion I’d like, I do gets tons of fake comments – some impossibly generic, some grammatically hilarious and others completely off-topic. I thought I’d share them with you.

All of these spammers have one thing in common – two things, really. One, they all want to get my readers to visit their website, which is undoubtedly rife with malware, and two, they are all written in ridiculous English. When I read my comments, I always picture some obsessive spammer in a far away land, eyes wide, hyped up on coffee, punching words into an online translator. read more


Okay, it seems that ever since I said I’d post Mondays, I’ve wound up posting Tuesdays. I’m flexible, let’s just say I’ll post Mondays or Tuesdays. Please keep reading!



This week off

I’m taking this week off. Not by choice, but I’ve go no wifi. I’m unplugged. (I know what you’re saying — then how did she post this?) I’ve got very temporary wifi right now. I’ll be back next Monday. Enjoy your week!