Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Life is a "Pearls Before Swine" Episode Waiting to Be Drawn

Yes I know I'm supposed to be studying.  Now I'm behind because I had difficulty narrowing down my research paper even though Mentor Hal gave me some wonderful help -- it wasn't enough.  So the two ink cartridges and about 4 reams of paper of potential journal articles I could have used have now gone in the dumpster - yes I am adding to the ecological nightmare.  Sue me.  I have a new topic and a new direction but it's still crap - what do I know about the Theodicies of Evil -- I just know there is an evil presence on my shoulder who forces...yes, to go to Stephen Pastis' website and read his comic strip Pearls Before Swine  (if I forget to read it in the morning paper) and I have decided he and I were separated at birth because he as twisted and punny as I. Here's his blog and it's funny, too.  So for your pleasure while I am in this ridiculously difficult and time-consuming Masters Program - I have added a Pearls Before Swine Widget to the sidebar so everyday you can read his strip and laugh while remembering I am sitting at this library table which is heaped with crap - the detritus of school - textbooks, papers, reference books from my own library, and my ever present Manual for Writers (de rigeur for this Seminary).  And the picture that shows one of my Theology textbooks next to my laptop???  Hard to see, but on my laptop I have Stephen Pastis webpage....not my research....Oh crap on a crutch.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

But We've Already Planted Tomatoes and Peppers...

A couple of days ago Devoted Spouse planted a few tomato plants and some green and red pepper plants for me in our garden.  We have much more to plant, but this is a start.  Usually we don't put anything in the ground until after Mother's Day -- as here in OH you can still get a frost up until that time.  So what is forecast for tonight and tomorrow night?  FROST - We grabbed all the dog towels we could find and some bricks and the garden looks like something from the Addams Family!  Oh crap on a crutch!