Happy Animals

When us humans are happy we smile, we laugh, we clap our hands, sometimes we jump for joy. We as a species can be very expressive in our happiness. Can other species express happiness? Some scientists say yes, where many others say that we are anthropomorphising the animals, that is giving them human qualities they do not have. I believe, however, that…

Alameda County Fair

The Fair is almost here! Yay! I can’t wait. Okay it is actually 40 days away, but close enough to be almost here for me. I love going to the Fair. This year should be even better than last year.  I have been to the Fair almost every year since arriving in California in 1973. It is a tradition! In…

Happy Merry Easter

The Night Before Easter Author Unknown ‘Twas the night before Easter. All was calm and laid back. Fred, the mouse in the kitchen, snarfed down a late snack. The eggs were all dyed but still drippy and sticky… To be honest, they looked just a little bit icky. There were big jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and such, And as Fred…

The Dinner Time Telemarketer

This is too too funny!!! It was dinner time, as it always is, when the “invader” called. The conversation went like this: Me: Hello? Him: Hello… this is Jeff, with United Independent Universal Environmental Awareness Group. Me: I’m sorry, who did you say? Him: This is Jeff, with United Independent Universal Environmental Awareness Group and we would like to ask…

Real Women Do Things A Little Differently

  Some useful advice from “Creative Humor at Work: Living the Humor Perspective” by Sandra Meggert, Ph.D. (2008): Ladies–If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant fix-me-up. Real Woman-– If you over-salt a dish while cooking, that’s just too bad. Pleace recite with…