Thursday, June 23, 2016


It's the last day here in this apartment, am totally going to miss this apartment.  After endless days of packing and tossing things out, am nearing the finish line.  Movers are supposed to be here between 1-6 today, and all I have left to pack is the dishes and a bit of loose odds and ends.  Ya know the flotsam and jetsam that seems to fill drawers and cupboards.

Yesterday I put TH on a plane for Provo to spend some time with his lifelong friend to get out of the heat.  TH is an Alaskan thru and thru and the heat is killing him.  We had 120 on Father's Day and hubby came close to heat stroke.

Tonight its a hotel for me, and a very extremely early wake up call, 4am.  I am afraid of driving on the freeway during rush hour and it makes me very nervous.  Because I'm afraid to change lanes at 75 mph, I keep "falling" off the highway.  How does one fall off?  Well, ya know how the outer two lanes are usually tied to the off-ramps?  When one travels the off-ramp lanes, one falls off.  So rush hour starts mighty early here so as to beat the rush am going to leave at 5 am so I'll be thru Phoenix before the rush begins.  My goal is Henderson NV tonight, and Provo tomorrow.  Then we catch a plane to Alaska on Sunday.

I'm thinking about sleeping for a week once we get home!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

hate wins, yet again

i just do not understand hatred of a subset of humanity.  hating a single person, yes, there are some individuals who are vile enough to deserve hate, but an entire grouping of humans, no.  as time passes for me, i see less and less reason for humans to have religion.  its a divisive instrument, one that has caused more death, more suffering, than any other single human frailty, even the drive for wealth and power cowers a long distant second.  my only hope is that this will awaken some of the sheep who blindly follow behind a hatemonger, to the realization that death of any person is a crime.  yes, yes i know the earth is overly full with the parasite humanity, but if we can learn to adore our fellow man, embrace science instead of bronze age religions, and free women to choose to have a child or not, our population will drop, until we achieve a manageable number.  
this is why i adore and kneel at the feet of gene roddenberry, he believed that man had the ability to live in a peaceful manner in our future, where all were accepted, and had equal rights.  and to those who claim star trek never had an out lbgt person, its because the studios shut him down back in the '60s, and the sheeple who followed left us out as well.  i have great hope the new series will include lgbt folks. 
we need to stop 'rewarding' bigots, racists, homophobes, misogamist people by inviting them onto 'news shows'.  by allowing them to preach their hate, their belief of their privilege over others, gives credence to their lies.  the new shows would never 'invite' the kkk on to talk about why black teens drop out of school, or muslims to talk about the 'jewish' problem in the middle east.  so why do they feel justified having known hate groups talk about lgbt issues? 
maybe its time for a grass root project where masses of people pledge to inundate the news shows with calls and masses of emails every single time one of the hate mongers is on their shows?  if their phone lines were filled with people awaiting to complain, their inboxes filled with anger that Miss Toni Perkkkins was on again, hellz even if clouds of snail mail starting arriving they might begin to understand that 'inviting' hate groups was a bad thing.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Holy Hanover! Time travels quickly....

Howdy!  Sorry I've been gone awhile again, but whew what a whirl wind life has been this past month and more.

The third Saturday of April TH and I traveled to Indiana to bury his beloved sister and father.  It was so very hard to leave her there.  Unless we travel to visit her grave, no one will visit as she hadn't lived there for nigh on 52 years, and had only visited once in all that time.  So why did she want to be buried there?  Her mamma is there and she wanted to rest next to her for eternity.

The planning for the trip to Japan is steaming along, mutating nearly daily.  There is so much to see and do that we are overwhelmed.  Even though we both want to visit Toyama, the best time isn't in the winter, since we don't downhill ski, so are shelving that until a later date when we can go in the summer and enjoy the hiking.

Good news on the Japanese food front.   There is a Japanese burger chain, Mos Burger that is Japans second largest fast food chain.  They offer two sandwiches for children on their allergy menu, and are both gluten free.  Even better, is they come with a free toy, yippeee!

And... Coco Curry also has many locations that offer one curry that is safe, its served in a re-tort pouch so there is no worry about it being contaminated.   Now the only trick is to order the right one....

We are packing up our apartment and its rather bittersweet as I've lived here for nearly 5 years.   However!!!!!!!!!!  When we come back at the end of December, we will be buying a house!  I have a terrible case of house fever.  I want a house so badly I can't stand it.  We have had things in boxes for over 8 years.  Eight years!  It will be like a prolonged gift giving holiday when we finally unbox things. 

Off I go to work on the big move!