Monthly Archives: October 2011

Blue Man

I gotta admit that I am totally smitten with the idea of the Blue Man and if I had the chance, I would go see them just out of curiosity. Although putting blue all over your head creeps me out.  I could wear blue hands though.  Could you?

Whoever created the idea is extremely imaginative such as that Irish guy Michael who created an Irish Dance group, traveling the world.  They have made their fame and fortune.  Let’s hope they spend it wisely.  So many people who reach that status end up with drug or alcohol problems and waste their talent and money.

Riverdance is still performing all over the world.  Caterina Coyne is now the lead dancer. She was born in London but moved to Galway, Ireland. Not only is she talented but she is also very beautiful.

Caterina Coyne

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The Last Rose of the Season

Isn’t she a beauty?  This rose bush is almost a tree but I love it even more because I get lots of roses every year. It’s a favorite place for my older cat to hide under so that he can do the neighborhood watch.  When all the leaves and roses fall off, its too bare to hide under so he has to find another spot. 

Today, there were two women in my deep water aerobics class who wore swim caps. Swim caps were fashionable forty years ago but not so much now. One of the caps had “Aquaholic” on it.  There is a shop by that name so there you go. 

Don’t people just love to make up new words.  Have you made up any lately?

Pink Coral earrings – see Dian’s Earrings.

Victorian Picture Cards

These are the backs of the adorable little Victorian picture cards from my previous post. Doing a little web research, I found that Lion Coffee started business in 1864 in Toledo, Ohio. It was bought out in 1882 and Woolson Spice Company was born. In 1897, Woolson retried and the company was bought by a Hawaiian Company in 1980 so it is still around but made in Hawaii with wonderful amazing flavors.  


Some of the flavors are Peaberry, French Roast, and for the holidays: Coco-Nutcracker, Frosty Vanilla, Jingle Bell Caramel and Holiday Christmas Roast.


How about Vanilla Macadamia Coffee, Chocolate Macadamia Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Hawaiian Hazelnut, Lion Macadamia, Vanilla Caramel, Vanilla Almondine, Lion Cappuccino, Irish Creme, Honey Nut Java, and Swiss Chocolate Almond.  Is your mouth watering yet? Wouldn’t you like to jump on a plane to Hawaii and try a flavor?

Lion Coffee

Has anyone ever heard of Lion Coffee?  I found these cute miniature pictures from the early 1900s today and on the back is advertised Lion Coffee.  “A picture card is included in each package of Lion Coffee – many designs.”

Written on the back: “The call we like to hear. This is particularly the case if the coffee is good which of course means LION COFFEE. The kind that is perfectly pure (not glazed or doctored) which lengthens life, and puts dollars in the pocket of the consumer.”



I don’t think that I’ve ever heard that coffee will lengthen your life.  Have you?

Spiders in the Cat Litter

It must be that spiders can’t smell. Why on this goodly earth would a spider make a home in wet stinky cat litter that is used by my cats every day?  It is just beyond me.  I have to set a reminder on my iphone to change the litter weekly because I keep it in my unfinished basement so that I can’t smell it. 

Today I went downstairs and as I was emptying the litter, there was another spider in it.  This is the 3rd time that I have noticed a spider climbing out from under the litter.  Well, all of them have ended up in my garbage can outside.

Return to Sender

I am a true blue Elvis fan but not a nutty one. I heard the funniest thing on the XM radio on the Elvis Station from Graceland. When the US Post Office put out the Elvis stamp, all the Elvis fans bought his stamps, including myself but I must admit that I never tried anything as funny as I heard today. 


Many Elvis fans put his stamp on an envelop with a bogus mailing address so that the post office would stamp “Return to Sender” on the envelop and then it was returned to them – done in honor of his song “Return to Sender”.  I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t adore that song except my son-in-law who doesn’t like Elvis.



Apparently, it was one of the most controversial stamps put out.  Even congress was discussing the it. Another stamp that was a contender was the one below:

There were contests to see which stamp America wanted. Where was I?  I never knew about all this storm over a stamp. Where were you when it came out?