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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.


I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Some interesting stuff...

and while I have no idea who this guy in the photo is, I do have a retired client who sends me some funny emails from time to time.  I thought I'd share some amazing information that I was completely unaware of until the other day.

Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented.  It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden' and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language. They can have it, if you ask me. 
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.  Big deal - men don't listen anyway.
Coca-Cola was originally green.  Good to know.
It is impossible to lick your elbow. Or maybe not.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska .
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...) - the percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%.
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400.  Now I know why I don't have a house full of dogs.
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000.  Count me out.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common? All were invented by women.
What is the only food that doesn't spoil? Honey.

I feel more intelligent now that I know all of those things.  So go ahead, try and lick your elbow.  You know you want to.


  1. I can't do it! It doesn't reach at all (and I don't think it's because my chest is in the way)! Oh these facts are marvelous. I love them! I recently read that the average life span is 69 years. That was very surprising to me, as well. I thought that people lived longer than that as a rule.