Do You Have G@S?


GoT G@S?

Don’t blame me for the question¬† ūüėÜ

I was actually headed down a whole ‘nother writting road when I was reminded of something I saw on Fartbook ūüė≥ today that had me digging deeper to find out¬†The rest of the story¬†¬†ūüôā

It was about an overly flatulent passenger on a flight from Dubai to Amsterdam on which a passenger let fly ūüėČ toots that were sooo horrifyingly bad that….well, I’ll let you read some of the more descriptive headlines and you’ll figure it out!

Fart Attack: Plane makes emergency landing after passenger refuses to stop breaking wind on flight!

Transavia Airlines Emergency Landing: Reason As Explosive As It Is Hilarious!

Transavia Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger’s Farting Sparks Fight!

Farts Away! Plane Makes Unscheduled Stop After Man Won’t Stop Guffing! (that’s a new one on me!)

Fart Rampage Forces Flight to Make Emergency Landing!

Farty Passenger Forces Flight to Make Emergency Landing!

7. King C-Note from HOT917FM.COM
“This flight was no GAS!”

How Farts on a Flight Led to a Fight and Alleged Racial Profiling.

Bad Air Forces Emergency Landing!

Passenger Drops Farts So Putrid Pilot is Forced to Make Emergency Landing

Pilot Makes Emergency Landing Over Passenger Dropping Booty Bombs


I don’t know about you all, but I think we needed a story like this to make the headlines today.

Don’t get me wrong…the stories monopolizing the various media outlets these days are important ones.¬† And we as a society must pay attention to and get involved in, finding solutions when and where we can.¬† Especially with regard to the tragedies at our nation’s schools.¬† Of this there is no question.

But something non-political or racially charged…

Wait…there is one headline that does not fall into this category…and to me, it’s just plain ignorant and self-serving; maybe even hate mongering rhetoric.

Did you notice?  Go back and read #8.

To claim racial profiling?  Really?  Do they think his flatulent emissions were trying to enter their country illegally?

Or perhaps their thinking was that his intolerable tootage was being used as a weapon of mass disgustion!

Whatever the reason behind that headline, it’s Just. Plain. Stupid.

Anyway…I was actually writing a post on another kind of gas when I was reminded of these headlines seen today.

If nothing else, I hope it brings a smile to your face.

Or maybe you’ll chuckle enough to release a little pressure of your own!

Hey, when you’re my age…the relief valve doesn’t always work!!!

Sometimes…it’s an effluent pump run amok!!

ūüėܬ† Peace and Good Booty Bombs to All¬† ūüėÜ

In the blink of an eye…

Last post was a week until…
This post is a week gone since…
In the blink of an eye it’s over
Last post I showed you where…
This post I’m showing you why…
In the click of a button it’s forever


1.)  Human Fun & Games

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2.)  Nature Au Naturale


“Will ya looky there Junior…them’s called bipeds. If’n it t’were huntin’ season, I’d show ya how to cook ’em real good in lots o’butter!”


“Hey Ground Walker! Can’t you read?? You can’t park here! Just look at ’em Ralph…think they own the joint!’




“Good grief, can’t fly ANYWHERE around you bitches!”


“Oooooh, look at that jet Pops!”


“That ain’t no jet kids…that’s your cousin George”


“Ma? ¬†Where ya going Ma?”


“Louise, get back here!”


“No worries Pops…I’ll get her.”


“Jeez Louise…can’t a fella visit his relatives?”


“Hey Georgie…you can come visit me. I’m free as a bird tonight. Dinner?”


“Whassat? Let me just clean my ears, thought you invited me to dinner.”


“Well, alrighty then! I’ll just hop, skip, and a….


…juuuuuuuump on over sweet thang!”


Random man / bird fly by


Random man caused fly away


“I AM…’nuff said”


“Oh he’s SUCH a show off!”


“Hey…if I got it flaunt it right?”










“Really? He’s this desperate? I’m BAIT not dinner! ¬†The bird brain!!”






…that tickled ma belly!


“I don’t get the whole beach thing Dorrie, do you?”


“No, me either Handsome. Why hang out in all that sandy muck when you can lounge around with me surrounded by all this love stuff?”


“Gee, I wonder if he’s noticed I’ve picked out the wedding bouquets? Oh Handsooooome? Wanna play Peek a Love-Dove?”


“Handsome? Handsome? Hmmmm, I guess he noticed…that CHICKEN!”


3.) ¬†Art…Is Where You Feel It

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Thanks for coming along…I do hope you enjoyed.

Next time it’s¬†sand and surf, then worshiping the heavens




Sea Bird Poem 1

I spy with my beady eyes something on the beach

Sea Bird Poem 2

But what I spy I cannot lie is not something to eat!

Sea Bird Poem 3

What is this crap¬†you’ve left behind¬†on this beach¬†I come for¬†dinner?

Sea Bird Poem 4

If I did that to you¬†humans FAT you’d soon be a whole lot thinner!

Sea Bird Poem 5

Nasty things…

Sea Bird Poem 6

…you human beings

Sea Bird Poem 7

Yeah I said that out loud

Sea Bird Poem 8

You’re selfish leeches who ruin our beaches instead of feeling proud!

Sea Bird Poem 9

Now I spy with my beady eyes something that belongs

Sea Bird Poem 10

And if in fact it’s still intact I’ll eat it all day long

Sea Bird Poem 11

And when it’s gone I’ll move along and leave¬†my trash behind

Sea Bird Poem 12

The difference being what you are seeing is what you want to find!

Sea Bird Poem 13

So HU-MAN next time you pan my table for your treasure

Sea Bird Poem 14

Just bear in mind that trash you find brings years of joy and pleasure!

Sea Bird Poem 16

As a guest you are a pest and if you keep this up

Sea Bird Poem 17

I will fly high in the sky and aim right for your cup!

Sea Bird Poem 18

So be like me and leave the sea and beaches free of litter

Sea Bird Poem 19

For if not I’ll take my shot and trust me I’m no glitter¬†shitter!

Peter Piper Pix…

Apologies to my FB friends as you’ve already seen these…but I thought my WP friends would enjoy a bit of a beach break too!

Peter Piper Patrols

Peter Piper Patrols

Peter Piper Plots

Peter Piper Plots

Peter Piper Proposes Parlay?

Peter Piper Proposes Parlay?

Peter Piper Peers Potential Pickins'

Peter Piper Peers Potential Pickins’

Peter Piper Prepares to Peck

Peter Piper Prepares to Peck

Peter Piper Pecks a Piece

Peter Piper Pecks a Piece

Peter Piper Picks the Pecked Piece

Peter Piper Picks the Pecked Piece

Peter Piper Panics

Peter Piper Panics

Peter Piper Poses

Peter Piper Poses

Peter Piper Parades

Peter Piper Parades

Peter Piper Pedals

Peter Piper Pedals

Peter Piper Pauses

Peter Piper Pauses

Peter Piper Ponders

Peter Piper Ponders

Peter Piper Proceeds

Peter Piper Proceeds

Peter Piper Pinpoints

Peter Piper Pinpoints

Peter Piper Partakes

Peter Piper Partakes

I’ve been framed!

This week, Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack fame, gave the theme FRAME for her Travel Theme Photo Challenge.

I like this theme because even interesting or good photos can be elevated to something a bit more special in how they are framed.

Let’s see if I have proven this point somewhat…

Reflections РI could have stuck to just taking photos of the stained glass windows and stone work at Canterbury Cathedral, like most people do.  But I thought seeing them in the reflecting font was so much more interesting.
This house is interesting enough on its own to be sure, but I loved seeing it reflected in the puddle in the road. It added just enough to make it ‘more’.
There’s more to windows than just seeing out of them too…when used as mirrors to frame something interesting…it can be quite wonderful.
I can’t say I would always advise looking backwards as a way to move on in life, but in photography…why not?
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Man-made structures can be a fun subject matter when you find them¬†framed this way. Makes one wonder if the architects were in cahoots with Mother Nature doesn’t it?
And of course, in grand old cities, there always seem to be the old framed by the new, which of coure, makes for another type of frame job!
There is nothing like catching beautiful creatures of land and air, framed in their natural environments is there?
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I especially love when I can catch the moon, in daytime or night, framed softly by something earthbound. Definitely one of my favorite framing jobs!
To say nature is a wonder is an understatement. It’s so much more than that. Ever changing, season in a and season out, always there for any who wish to see. Whether naked or adorned by something man-made; it’s nature’s frame that is the star.
frozen lake
Cheers ūüôā

Me…from down under

Is it possible that I’m a dreamer?
Do I spend too much time with my head in the clouds?
Or my nose in the air?
Or my eyes on the sky?

Maybe, just maybe.

Because when I was getting photos together for Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge theme BELOW, I realized how much time I spend looking up and how lucky I am I haven’t fallen over and broken my nose!

But then again, perhaps it’s not so much dreaming [though that’s okay] as what I like to think of as paying attention, seeing the whole picture, taking stock in everyday life, seeing beauty in the ordinary…


Oh alright. I’m a dreamer then¬†and damned proud of it!

So let’s see what a dreamer with her head in the clouds, nose in the air, eyes on the skies, is all dreamy about then.

And if you are a dreamer too…would you see what she sees when the lens go vertical?

The Tate Museum in London from an ant’s perspective:

The Tate Museum in London from an ant's perspective

A Lloyd Wright design as seem from this lowly architecture lover on the ground:
A Lloyd Wright design as seen from a lowly architecture lover on the ground

Reflections are just reflections until they become art. Can you see the cranes? Construction never looked so good!:
Reflections are just reflections until they become never looked so good!

It would be shameful it no one paid attention to the details of something as innocuous as ceilings…but when they look like this, it would be a crime!:


It would be shameful it no one paid attention to the details something an innocuous as ceilings...but when they look like this, how could you not?

Bridges are a favorite of mine, and the Tobin in Boston is no exception. This, however, was taken on the fly and yes (shhh) I was driving! Thank goodness for sun roofs ūüôā Oh, and thank you God that I’m still here (dumb, I know):

Bridges are a favorite of mine, and the Tobin in Boston is no exception. This, however, was taken on the fly and yes (shhh) I was driving! Thank goodness for sun roofs :) Oh, and thank you God that I'm still here (dumb, I know)

Street light art? If you’re in London, the answer is a resounding YES!:

Street light art? If you're in London, the answer is a resounding YES!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bird, it’s a ….yup, like that:






It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a bird, it's a ....yup :)

It’s a religious experience!:

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It's a religious experience!

Clouds are the ultimate source for wonder and awe from below:

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Clouds are the ultimate!

Ever the Patriot:

Ever the Patriot

Goodnight Moon:

Goodnight Moon

Cheers everyone up there…from me, down below ¬†ūüôā


I Believe in Signs!


Alisa at Where’s my backpack¬†has a travel photo challenge, and as this appears to be my new hobby (challenges), I thought I’d jump into this one.

When I first saw the theme, I thought of letters.  You know, snail mail letters, like this one I received from one of the busiest blogger/vloggers I know!  My friend Paula Acton in the UK.  She even wax sealed it for me like the blogging Queen she is!

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But on seeing the entries, I realize most are of letters.

Words.  Letters.  You know, like the alphabet.

And boy, do I have those!!!

So many in face, I think I’ll collage them to save space and you from becoming insanely bored! ¬†ūüôā


1.) ¬†The world of words being¬†a New England ¬†(and the Bal’more O’s of course) sports fan¬†


2.)  The words of the places I love to eat, drink, and be mary (oops) merry


3.) ¬†Advertising is all about letters making words that drive¬†us to WANT, NEED, CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT! ¬†And I saw a story in this group…can you? ¬†(Not to worry…all in fun. ¬†I LOVE ooze and wine!)

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4.)  Famous words that drew me to interesting places while in London

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5.) ¬†And lastly (I know what you’re thinking…phew right?) ¬†But, lastly some local favs



These letters may not be the same as writing or receiving a letter…but as letters go…these’ll do nicely!

Cheers ¬†ūüôā



SOMEONE has to be the Grownup!

This is where they’ll be this time tomorrow…


Would YOU say no?

No, didn’t think so.

Headed to one of my favorite places so Mom can spend time with the ‘girls’…friends of a certain age who haven’t ‘laughed like they used to’ for¬†more than 20 years…think they’ll have fun?


Yeah…me too.

Hopefully I’ll come back with stories to tell and photos to share…along with a sunburn.

Outer Banks…the Mother Duck’rs are coming…you ready?

Is That Wonder Woman Whistlin’ Dixie?

A short re-cap…

Toddler Troll ’14 has died…

…and Damien ’15 now reigns

Do NOT let that innocent face fool you!

Damien declared the war of Two Ought One and Four was not over.
He was now spearheading the charge.

El Jefe sent his mangy minion “Mini Masher Mickey” to mangle my Mini

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Mini Masher Mickey

Mad as Hell Wonder Woman (that’s me…just ask my SideKick Mimi)

WW ready to kick some ‘service’ ass and take some names…

I know she’s not a minion, ¬†but I could NOT resist! ¬†Could you?

¬†Alright…that brings us to right here and right now…

How DOES a mad as hell Wonder F-Ugly end up Whistlin’ Dixie?

(She puts her lips together and blows, silly)

No, seriously…

After she hangs up the phone from the conversation with the Mini Service Manager, as follows:

Manager: I have some news.

Me: Oh yeah?

Manager: The warranty inspector was here today.

Me: Yeah, so I was expecting.

Manager: He looked at the engine.

Me: Right. That’s what he was there for.

Manager: He said it was a broken Tensioner.

Me: Yeah, you told me that already. Were you unsure?

Manager: No, he just confirmed it.

Me: Good. Now what?

Manager: He agreed the engine needed to be replaced.

Me: I thought you had NEWS? (Not OLDS!) You already told me that.

Manager: I also told you in my experience, they would not pay for it.

Me: Yeah, I didn’t forget that part.

Manager: Well…

Me: Well…..what?

Manager: They agreed to cover it.

Me: Really?

Manager: Yes. They were going to cover a ‘used’ one but we ran the numbers an
it was within a couple hundred for a new one, so you’re getting a new one.

Me: I’d have gotten a new one anyway, but go on.

Manager: They are paying me directly, so all you have to cover is the new battery
and turbo oil line, which are not covered.

Me: How much?

Manager: $692

Me: You do know both the battery and that oil line were replaced last year?

Manager: Yes, but since you’re getting a new engine, we don’t want to screw around with old parts.

Me: Ok. How much are the two replacements?

Manager: $350 for the battery, $200 for the line, plus tax and labor.

Me: $350 for a battery? Jesus, what the hell is it made of?

Manager: It’s specific to Minis.

Me: Really? No other car can use it?

Manager: Well, not exactly, but this one’s housing and stuff are made specifically
for Mini.

Me: Ah, I see. (You guys figure since I’m getting a new engine paid for I may as well just suck up a 300 percent mark up on a battery.)
Well, that’s good news anyway.

Manager: I need to order the engine, and once it’s in, we’ll need a few days. You
may be able to get the car by Wednesday.

Me: Actually, I’ll be able to get the car when I can get a ride to Hartford and not before.

Manager: I’ll call you when it’s ready.

Me: I’ll wait for that call.

¬†THAT’S how a Mad As Hell Wonder Woman ends up Whistlin’ Dixie

thanks for the cartoon

And pay attention Girlies (and Nerdies too)…
It pays to let people (especially people ‘helping’ you) that you’ve done your homework.
It’s good to let them know that you know that they know that they are hiding/lying to you and you know it.

Got it?

Good ¬†ūüôā