Easter-EggSo, while having an Easter egg hunt around the house yesterday (we will be out of town on Easter Sunday), an egg was found, hidden behind a picture frame.

Neither Cora or I hid an egg back there…


Yes, that's right, an Easter egg filled with candy has been hiding in the house for  whole year!

Does that speak more to our awesome egg hiding skills or our lack of dusting skills?

We always find a Christmas ornament sometime after we've put all the boxes in storage (this year is was a flashing Rudolph nose that I put on a glass head on my desk), so I think this is really part of that tradition.

What do you think?

Has this ever happened to you?


What the… WHAT!?!

So, Friday night, I was out on my typical Friday night date with my best gal, Cora, and we were having a grand old time cruising up and down the lanes.

Of the grocery store.

Getting steamy in frozen foods and comparing the unit price on Kleenex.  Because that's who we are.

At the checkout counter, the clerk rang up our purchase of like, $160.00 in groceries and I swiped the credit card I always use, and…


What?  I've never had my card rejected before.  Swipe again.  Same thing.

So, I pulls out me debit card which I only use as an ATM card, but the groceries and we head home.

Saturday morning, I called the credit card company to see what was what, and they had flagged some suspicious activity on my card.  $800 at BestBuy.com  A couple hundred at Apple.com.  There were some other on-line shopping, too, but then two that really stood up:  Two dating websites, Zoosk and ChristianMingle.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Someone stole a credit card number and used it to sign up for a Christian dating website.  That's like, begging for the lightening bolt, that is.

Since that is the only credit card I have (Cora has her own), I called my bank to let them know that I would be using my debit card a lot more in the next 7-10 days while I wait for my new card in the mail.  Wouldn't want them thinking that all the new activity on that was fraud and shut me off there, too!

I don't know how they got ahold of my card number.  I haven't done any unusual shopping recently.  Now I need to wait for the new cards, and then hurry up and update all the monthly accounts I have hooked up to my card before I'm late on any of those payments.  And I hope it gets here before we head out on vacation…

I hope whoever it was gets crabs from whoever they scam on the dating sites.


Pillow Talk

Now is when I generate a lot of sympathy for Cora.

So earlier today, we were lying in bed, and she noticed I had a little something on my nose.  Yes, I had a boogie.  So I wiped it off, but then it was on my hand, and I couldn't just rub it off on the sheets, so I found a Kleenex and disposed of if properly.

And then I told her that at least I didn't put the "Boogie In Your Butt".  She had no idea what I was talking about, even when I went Eddie Murphy on her.

And while she confessed to knowing "Fat Bottom Girls" and "Baby's Got Back" she hadn't heard of Bobby Jimmy and the Critters "Big Butt", either.  She must not have been tuning into Dr. Demento in the early 80's.

So, I let the topic drop.

And then decided to share the songs with her via the blog.

Because I'm a punk.


Ooops, My Bad…


Looking over the rules that go with The Daughter's pending driving permit and conditional license, and thinking back 31 years to when I was going thru it, I must confess, we ruined it for everyone.

And I'm okay with that.  Smile