If It Is Still Dark Out, I Should Be Sleeping

I hate mornings. I come from a family of night owls that dates back as far as anyone can remember so I got it honestly. As much as I love the sunshine I would do just fine if I slept all day and was up all night for the rest of my live, not a hard thing to do these days with so many options to work other than the typical Monday – Friday 9 – 5.

typical night owl

Night Owl


Today was spent doing my homework, reading reviews and checking out various websites that carry Ableton merchandise, so that I can make this purchase feeling good about my decision. My brother and sister wouldn’t appreciate pitching in some of their hard earned money along with mine in order to buy our much loved, respected and extremely talented in so may ways, Aunt Dorothy a great birthday present for her 55th birthday party.

Aunt Dorothy is a “one of a kind” type of person. She loves trying new things, isn’t afraid of speaking her mind, and when she speaks there is no one around that won’t be able to hear it, loud and clear. She has always had a loud voice. Now that she is starting to lose her hearing, so is even louder than ever. It used to bother us when we were kids. Going out in public with her was embarrassing, but know that we have all grown up and have embarrassing our favorite aunt through out the years, it isn’t such a bit to-do for any of us.


There is something magical about putting together a kite and then watching it dance on the wind. Most people can figure out pretty quickly how to tug the string and launch a kite, then give it a little more string to soar higher and higher.

We found a new kite at the local K-Mart called a “finger kite” for only $2 in the toy section. They are little pieces of flexible plastic, shaped like airplanes, birds and other animals. It comes with a little plastic spool of string that fits over your finger and you wind it up by hand. The kite tail is very long and made out of the same thing that cassette tapes are made from, but in different colors. In fact, if you ever have to replace the kite tail, just pull the tape from an old cassette and tape it on the finger kite, and you are good to go.

Don’t Want To Harsh Your Mellow

Today I looked up the definition of the expression that I heard one of the kids saying the other day that I wanted to know what it meant because I was thrown for a real loop when I heard it. There is a cool website The Online Slang Dictionary that I found while looking for the definition of “harsh your mellow” and it tells me that it means – to reduce or destroy a persons good mood and the example they used was – “Hey look here, I really don’t want to harsh your mellow”  So now the mystery is over and now I know, I wonder if I’ll get a chance to use this “new” expression on my kids and see what their reaction will be!

I have book marked this site for future use, I think it will be educational and very entertaining as well. You can even sign up to have their “Slang Word of The Day” emailed to you which I’m considering doing. It’s just that I have so much coming into my email every day as it is, ya know . . . . .

What Are Sisters For?

My kid brother is taking classes in Electronics, which is a subject that I really don’t much of anything about, but am willing to learn if needed or would want to. Right now I just wish I knew more about it so that I would have something in common to talk with him about these days when I see him.

I mean I have no idea what surface raceways or tubing looms or multi-pole connectors even are or what they are used for, so I have decided to take a look around online and brush up on some of things just to freak him out from time to time. Keep him on his toes, so to speak, what else are sisters for?

brother and sister tickling

Siblings Playing and Tickling