The sun won't come out tomorrow. Instead, we just get Sandy.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the oncoming hurricane/nor'easter/whatever.  We may lose power, but if I get decent photos, I'll post them...someday.

Here are pre-storm photos from Sunday.


Can you spot the floppy-eared hound snoozing on a couch on a rainy Sunday?  I should have pointed the camera down a bit more so you could see how his right ear was draped across the couch, its furry white inner side facing up.  Cute!

Entries I have been meaning to get to:

My manuscript graveyard
Acting your age
Movies my parents stuck my brother and me in because there was nothing out for kids.
Thoughts on turning 40 (I have this written somewhere and still haven't posted it.)

Stay tuned.


Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

A few weeks ago, I was flipping through channels and came upon a TV show called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." There was a little girl on the screen with a cute pet pig, so I watched. I pressed "information" to find out what this show was all about. It didn't tell me that; just what the particular episode was about, so the mystery remained. But the piggy was cute so I kept watching.

 The girl talked in a Southern accent, and various family members flitted around. When the gang went outside, the girl's very large mom asked for a tarp and said they were going to wet it down to use as a "Redneck slip and slide."

 Then they were at the dinner table and the pig was on the table. The pig, whose name was Glitzy, decided to poo on the table. This is where it gets interesting.

The next few scenes were various people's reactions to the pig pooing. 

Yes, that's how desperate reality show producers are for something to happen. Every moment is magnified.  They turned a pig pooing into various reaction shots.

One of the kids on the show said that the mom wanted to eat the poo because "It looked like a hot dog."

 The little girl's only comment was this: "Glitzy ooo-ed herself."

 Anyway, a few days later, I remembered to Google this show. Turns out the little girl is from "Toddlers and Tiaras." Well, it all made sense now. The girl's nickname is Honey Boo Boo, and the show's about her family in Georgia. It's on TLC, the Learning Channel, because it's educational, you know.

In the weeks since my first encounter with this show, I have learned that its ratings are through the roof. In fact, South Park intends to parody it tonight. There's also going to be a Thanksgiving special and a Christmas special.  Just more to look forward to during this season of giving!