Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Photo Wednesday

 Some photos from my weekend.  These were taken at Fair Park in Dallas.

Texas State Fair Ferris Wheel

The Cotton Bowl

Look at all those turtles!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday Already?

Random Tuesday is hosted by Stacy Uncorked, and Happy Tuesday is hosted by Comedy Plus.  Won't you join us?

It doesn't seem like it should be Tuesday already.  Since I retired, sometimes it's hard to remember what day it is.  Quarantine has only made it worse!  How about you?  Do you ever forget what day it is?  Of course you do!  It's universal!

My sister and I have been on a several months' long quest to get treatment for our mom's open leg wound.  Nothing we have tried has worked so far including a Venaseal procedure, arterial angiogram, cultures, a biopsy, silver alginate, zinc, and intravenous antibiotics via a PICC line, to name a few.

Yesterday, we saw a "new" doctor who thinks it might be something called Pyoderma gangrenosum.  It is difficult to be hopeful since so far it has only gotten worse despite several suggested treatments.  One of us has to accompany her to all of her appointments because 1) she can't drive with the wound on her leg; in fact, she can barely walk, and 2) she has lost some cognitive function and has difficulty communicating.  Your prayers for healing would be appreciated.

Happy news:  I got to visit my daughter all weekend!  Her husband is at basic training for the Air National Guard, and she's been so lonely.  She's a four hour drive from all the family, so we don't get to see her as often as we would like.  And I'm getting excited about my upcoming trip to Lake Charles with my sister and our guys.  These things keep me going amid the medical 

This is supposed to be happy Tuesday, so let's get to something that will make us smile.

This reminds me of Elaine from Seinfeld!

How I feel about waiting for doctors!

Yes, I find this funny!

And this cracks me up, too!

And last, but not least...


Have a great week!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Sunday Synopsis


American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st CenturyAmerican Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have no idea how I had never heard of Israel Keyes before, but that was the situation. I enjoy reading true crime, and I got this at a bargain price on my device, so I couldn't pass it up.

Israel Keyes killed people all over the United States then went home to Alaska to his "normal" life as a single father. He buried "kill kits" throughout the states, and some of them are probably still hidden in their secret spots today. He was so scary because he didn't have a type, couples, men, women, etc. or just one MO. His killings appeared to be totally random. His methods for hiding evidence were extreme and varied, until he got a little sloppy. He was caught completely by chance.

Once caught, he toyed with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies by promising them information he never gave. In fact, it made me angry that law enforcement basically kowtowed to him, one prosecutor in particular, until he finally figured out they weren't going to give him what he wanted, a quick death sentence. Then he clammed up and would not reveal information about other crimes. Keyes wanted to be notorious, but even though his crimes lasted about a decade, he is not as well known as names like Bundy, Manson, or Gacy. We should all be glad for that.

This book is written in a slightly unusual way. Instead of beginning at the beginning of Keyes' crime spree, it begins with his last victim, basically beginning at the end. It then goes back to tell the stories of some of his other crimes and some backstory of his character. In one way, I thought that was clever, but in another way, it became repetitive. His life doesn't completely instill sympathy, either. Yes, he had some unusual hardships, but he was just evil. He committed suicide while in custody facing trial, something he never wanted to happen.

As true crime writing goes, this was, thankfully, not as dry as some I've read, yet it was based on actual interrogations and chock full of facts. It just became extremely repetitive. Overall, it was a good book.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Happy Random Tuesday

 Please visit the hosts of Random Tuesday Thoughts (Stacy Uncorked) and Happy Tuesday (Comedy Plus).

Hope your week is off to a good start!

Last week, my husband and I cleaned out the attic (mostly him) so we could have new AC ducts installed.  We found so many great things hiding up there that brought back cherished memories... and, of course, a lot of junk!  Going through it is time-consuming because I get distracted by yearbooks and photo albums!  LOL

Picture of a picture!

 I even found some of my Rainbow Girls stuff. (Not to be confused with Gay Pride, The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a service organization for girls age 11 and up.  It is affiliated with the Freemasonry.)  Fun trip down memory lane!

Yesterday I was looking at an article (if you can call it that) that was titled 30 Simpsons Jokes That Actually Came True.  

Here's one: The Joke: In the 2000 Simpsons episode "Bart to the Future," Lisa Simpson, as the future president of the United States, wears a purple coat and a pearl-string necklace.

What Actually Happened: When Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman vice president of the United States on January 20, 2021, she wore a purple dress and coat, and a pearl necklace.
Purple and Pearls in
the White House- 21 years apart.

And another: The Simpsons' Season 4 episode "Marge in Chains" from 1993 apparently foreshadows the events of 2020 with the spread of a new flu virus. When a worker in Osaka, Japan, sneezes into a package that ships to Springfield, the entire town is subsequently threatened by what they call the "Osaka Flu," mirroring the spread of the coronavirus around the world. 

What's more, scientists in 2020 claim to have spotted Asian giant hornets in Washington state - a species that threatens life with its poisonous stingers. In the same Simpsons episode, residents knock over a truck they believe to be carrying a cure, but instead crack open a box labeled "Killer Bees." 
Simpsons predict global pandemic and killer bees back in 1993

If you want to see all 30 "predictions," click here.

Did you hear about the woman in Massachusetts who was finally reunited with her missing dog after five years?  FIVE years!  What an uplifting story!

Read the story here!

I am looking forward to seeing one of my daughters who moved away, the one who got married last November.  Her husband left last week for Air National Guard Reserves training which will last 3-4 months.  She's so sad.  She can't even talk to him for the first 7 weeks.

And now...  let's laugh!

I can completely relate!  More about my thumb next week,
the latest in body parts to wear out.

We have had this debate at my house recently!

Rude or funny?

This cracked me up!

And last, but not least, 
How about some West Side Story Cats?
Have a great week!


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