But first I'm cleaning out my Inbox.
SIX DECADES OF THE MOST POPULAR GIRL'S NAME
Have you seen this? Watching "Jennifer" sweep the nation (like Baby Fish-Mouth!) is very entertaining!
GIFTING MY FAVORITE UNCLE
I love all my uncles, but Mom's little brother is my special buddy. In 1986, I believe, I found the most obnoxious book in a bookstore and had to buy it, then was stumped for who to give it to. Uncle Steve was the obvious answer, even though he and I were not in the habit of exchanging presents. However, he declared that next year it was his turn, and we were off — close to three decades now of exchanging truly terrible presents.
A few years into it, my dad made a lasting contribution when he found an industrial plastic envelope meant (and marked) for mailing bodily fluids; that has become the official wrapping paper for at least one of the yearly gifts.
It's always a challenge to find just the right thing, and I know it when I see it. This year, I was wildly tempted by the puking cat gravy boat, particularly this "fleshy" shade, which looks like a hairless puking cat:
I'm happy with the gift I chose, but it hasn't arrived yet. I am trying to be Zen, rather than cross and restive.
I continue to try.
OTHER CAT DELIGHTS
Dear Husband shared the following gem with me:
Yes, we need a new couch and yes I am a semi-crazy cat lady . . . but I am drawing a line.
(Though Martini saw this and went, "Awesome.")
STILL MORE FROM UNCLE STEVE
He sends lots of group e-mails, jokes and YouTube videos and News of the Weird, that kind of thing, and his latest was titled "The Revised Bucket List." The pictures are a cross between fascinating and horrifying, and here's the one that really stuck with me:
Who's to say?
OFF TO SEW
Good morrow, chums! My Inbox is clean!!