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Updated: 2014-10-06T17:55:18.317-07:00


Reba, the WonderPup!!!


We knew she was a WonderPup...but we didn't know she could *FLY*!!!!!"Reba the WonderPup", originally uploaded by lla.

The Big One-Oh...


It's hard to believe it...but someone is this many old today:That's right. This guy:Hard to remember that there was a time when you were so hairless that you didn't even have eyelashes or eyebrows...Oh... you've come a long way, baby.Wait, am I still allowed to call you that now that you've hit double digits???I love you, kiddo - and after 10 years it never ceases to amaze me that I manage to

Passive-Agressiveness as an Art Form...


Although I personally hate it when passive-aggressiveness is directed towards me, I will admit that I do have an appreciation for it in the abstract.Which is why I was tickled pink to discover this site: PassiveAggressiveNotes.comHee!Passive-aggressive elevated to an art form! And none of it directed towards me, so I can just enjoy it for the petty snark that it is...I'm particularly fond of

This is My Blog...


and this is my blog on Wordle:Click to see larger versionYeah, that seems about right...Many thanks to Thimbleanna, for introducing me to this cute new toy!

Sweet Cracker Sandwich...


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Mother, I've Done Something Awful and Here She Is*...


Meet Reba. She's the newest member of the family here at the House That Crazy Built.She's almost 9 months old and just the sweetest girl you'd ever hope to meet.Bubba, Schecky and I are all over the moon - that's how smitten we all are...Can you blame us? Look at those ears! Those chubby little paws! Those short little legs, with which I am sure she will be able to walk all over us! Oh man,

Just so you know...


I'm writing blog posts in my head *all* the damn time.Seriously, it's become like this weird compulsion, or something. I'm driving Shecky to camp - he's learning video game design this summer(!?!); or I'm folding the never-ending mountain of laundry; or I'm staring into the refrigerator, trying to figure out what I can make with for dinner using some possibly-too-old chicken, some spicy mustard

In Which LLA Does A Sally Field Impersonation, and Has A Startling Confession To Make...


You like me! You really like me!I know, I know... I'm a silly pup. But that's how I've been feeling all week, just basking in the love. Seriously, have I ever written *anything* that has received 21 comments? Much less 21 such nice ones???I hope it is not too sad a comment on the state of my life that I've been just a little more smiley than usual this week, a state that I attribute largely

In Which LLA Attempts To Dip Her Toes Back Into the Blogisphere....


.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Mother's Day Pedicure, originally uploaded by lla. Because that's the way to win your hearts back, right???With a really bad pun, and a picture of my Fred Flintstone feet???That's what I thought...I mean, truly, who could

Aw, hail...


.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Aw, hail..., originally uploaded by lla. The fun just keeps coming today...I've lived here for 18 years now, and I've never seen *anything* like the events of the past 24 hours...

It's Been a Tense Morning Around Here...


Having weathered the storm, and having gotten power back - we decided to venture out in search of breakfast. (I didn't feel like facing the fridge/freezer to determine if stuff was or was not safe to eat after being without power all night...)We took a slight detour to check out Cabbagetown, and it was hit much harder than I would have imagined. Downtown is getting virtually all of the media

Everyone Here Is OK...


I'm interrupting the oh-so-fascinating"Yop" series to bring you this breaking news bulletin...Bubba, Schecky, the Things and I are all just fine, as is - quite luckily - our house, cars, etc.Some of you may know this, some may not, but I'm a little over a mile from the Georgia Dome and closer still to Cabbagetown - both places where a tornado (or tornadoes) touched down and did some serious

Yop, Part II


Because Part One was just so interesting...Another thing that I was doing in February instead of blogging??Kicking the Diet Coke habit.Which might not sound like such a big deal to the average bear, but trust me - this was a big freaking deal.Long story short: I'd become a junkie. I was drinking way too much Diet Coke, all day long. I'm not even sure what my daily intake was, but



Thought I'd take a cue from all those Whos down in Whoville, and let out a small "Yop!" to let y'all know that I'm still here.And I'm doing just fine. There's not a lot going on around here, but there's certainly nothing bad. Honestly, I think this just needs to get filed under "unexcused absence"...Not sure how this unintended blogging break started - but I find that as I try to break this



I've had the great joy of discovering a new-to-me blog: Homesick Texan.I say "new-to-me" because judging from my Bloglines, as well as the number of comments that her blog generates - I am one late pixie to *this* party.But no mind - better late than never...I'm just glad I found it, because I can tell that it's a keeper.And even if it weren't, I would still be forever in debt to the Homesick

Best NPR Interview EVER!


Forgive my lack of a "real" post - there's not a whole lot going on at The House That Crazy Built today. Well, technically, there's lots going on, but all of it is boring - laundry, vacuuming, pathetically attempting to repair a bad gutter by ourselves. Therefore, I'm not going to ramble on about any of it. Mainly because it's not just boring-boring, it is mega-über-boring...But you want to

Because Nothing Says "Happy Valentine's Day" Quite Like....


.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } A Very Small Army of Beady-Eyed, Mutant Hearts, originally uploaded by lla. Wishing you all a Very Happy Valentine's Day!

Y'all Tired About Reading About Vermin, Yet?


'cause I'm obviously not tired of writing about it...Ah, yes - all is back to what passes for normal here at the House That Crazy Built*.Another day, another thing in the house that is not supposed to be in the house.You all remember that first there was the mouse.Then there was the 'possum baby.Then there was the bird. And today, a repeat: another mouse.(Stupid 100-year old house that obviously

Goody Two Shoes!


What's this peeking out from under the cuffs of my stupidly-too-long* jeans?Only the CUTEST SHOES EVER!!!OK - maybe it's been too long since I treated myself to anything new - but there are not words to tell you how giddy I am over these. I'm like a kindergartner with a shiny new backpack filled with brand-spanking new Hello Kitty school supplies on the first morning of school. That is how

Punxsutawney Who???


I make it a point to pay no attention to the prognostications of Yankee Groundhogs.I mean, really - who are you going to put your faith in: the groundhog who started off his morning with an order of "scattered, smothered and covered" from the Waffle House, or the one who didn't? It's a pretty easy choice to make, in my opinion.Georgia's own Beauregard Lee declared that we'll have an early spring



It's totally silly, but I am utterly, completely and way-out-of-proportion proud of this:I set a goal that I would walk 1 mile* every day in January.I was inspired by something I once read that was attributed to Jerry Seinfeld (although for all I know, it's not original with him.)Basically, it all about creating an unbroken string of Xs.Pick a goal, and then just do it.Every day.Without

On Blogging...


This past week, I've either felt like I don't have anything to say (which makes it hard to blog) or that I have too much to say (which in many ways makes it even harder...)Yep - I've been oscillating wildly between the extremes.While I'm trying to find the balance between the two, however - there was one thing that I did want to mention...Today, Bad Fortune Cookie { border:

It's the Little Things, Isn't It?


As I was folding/putting away laundry, this little scene caught my eye, and made me all happy for a just a moment.Sometimes it's just the silliest things that catch you off guard, and make you smile..I mentioned that I've been making washcloths again, right? Lots and lots of washcloths. I can't help it - they're fun (and dead simple) to make, and I love the final product.I decided that for the

Looking Forward...


You've got to love me...(right?)Because here it is - more than *halfway* through January, and I'm only now finding the time to sit down and write about resolutions/intentions/goals/whatever you want to call them.But just because I've not written about them, doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking about them... I started to say that I've been mulling them over, and thinking really deep thoughts

Baby, it's COLD outside....


.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Be careful, Ralphie. Those icicles have been known to kill people...., originally uploaded by lla.