Monday, July 30, 2007

Yes, as suggested in the last post, the crape myrtles are indeed in bloom. And yes, I find myself quite allergic to their pollen. There's not much I can do about the ones along the streets or in other folks' yards, but I don't need to live with them in my own yard next season. I've never thought them that attractive anyway and reckon I'll be looking to replace them with something that will provide fruit and shade -- perhaps mulberries or figs.

I did a little remodeling here, doing away with the template I used the last couple years. I was bored with it even if y'all weren't. A few minor adjustments in the html and voila, a lovely...well, look.

So the 'Spaces' at MSN are finally working in SeaMonkey (and, I would assume, FireFox). I don't know whether the change was there or in the latest version of the browser, but it doesn't matter now. Too late; I've no interest in trying to blog there again. Shoot, I can't get around to updating what I have.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

a summer cinquain

crape myrtle blooms
sneezes and runny nose
relief is one buzzing chain-saw

Stephen Brooke ©2007

well, that's about the way I feel at the moment...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre.

After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van.

However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas.

When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, "Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings. ....

I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh."

Friday, July 13, 2007

Check out

Try the 'men' button first.

Yankees love the Piggly-Wiggly.
They want the tees with the pig,

the ones the cashiers and stock boys
wear. Red is best.

So there are always some
on display down at the local Pig,

ready for the grand-kids
back in Ohio or wherever

it is all those Northerners
live. Blue is good too.

Stephen Brooke ©2007

Friday, July 06, 2007


My Space is sooo last week. There are, like, all these old people there and they all want to be your friend or something. Eeeewwwww! ~ Muffi Middrif

Seriously, some of you know or noticed or maybe didn't care anyway, but I closed down all the MySpace accounts a couple months back. Fewer of you know it was because of the spam and viruses and because I had passwords stolen (which I'm blaming on MS but it possibly could have happened elsewhere) and fraudulent credit card charges.

And, yes, I had virus and malware protection. I've increased it! But a more effective step (beyond the closing down of said accounts) may be switching to the Mac for most of my online experience and definitely for any shopping! I bought the Mini, actually, to take on the road with me (seemed more cost-effective than a notebook) but it's going into service at home now.

So, just maybe, I'll open up another account at MySpace...if only so I can see the stuff that is 'members only.' But this time I won't waste so much time there, right? ;)