Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Billy

It's still Oct. 9 on the west Coast.
Thinking of you and wishing you all the best!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

IJot of the Day: GftB

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

IJot of the Day: Cypher

I did my best.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

iJot of the Day: Miguelitoh

A little late today, but here it is. This is one of Miguelitoh's other incarnations.

Monday, September 28, 2009

IJot of the Day: Hilary

Hilary, I've done my best, but it's impossible to capture your mystery and allure.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

IJot of the Day: Quinn

May not be the most original but I should get points for scary realism.

Friday, September 25, 2009

IJot of the Day: Des

Des IJOT Gif
Couldn't decide between these two. So I'm throwing them both up plus a little bonus. Now be sure to "Give them the love they deserve!"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

IJot of the Day: Rootman

I haven't quite absorbed the Rootchick persona yet. Perhaps in the future.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

IJot of the Day: Antepilani



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Doodle App: Sketch Book Mobile

I just got a new app for my iphone. It's called Sketch Book Mobile. I can doodle to my heart's content. I thought this one was worthy of sharing with my fellow Hivesters.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dining With Friends

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Go Girl!

Sonia Sotomayor takes the oath.
August 8, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sotomayor confirmed! August 6, 2009

The Senate has voted 68-31 to confirm the nomination of Sonia Sotmayor to the Supreme Court

Republicans voted 31-9 against the nomination while Democrats voted 59-0 in favor. Senator Kennedy did not vote due to illness.

Times Article

Friday, July 31, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Saturday, March 14, 2009


I’m going to tell you about what may be my greatest accomplishment.

One day over 30 years ago, I was sitting with my brother Benny. It was in the 70’s but possibly earlier. We were trying to find substitutes for curse words. Our parents didn’t want us to say "shit" anymore. I decided if we were going to curb our cursing at home, we needed to find a good substitute. Benny and I began our search for the perfect word that would take the place of that other word.

Everything we tried fell flat. It’s not as easy as you might think. You simply cannot get the same mileage out of "fudge," " shoot" or "drats." It just doesn’t work. We tried and tried but kept coming up empty. We even came up with criteria. The new word had to measure up in every way. It had to satisfy the many different usages and circumstances as the forbidden word. It had to signify anything from the mundane to a really serious predicament.

I can't remember all the rejected words. There were quite a few.

Finally, it came to me-- “Oh snap!” It was incredible! It fit. It was perfect. It contained one vowel and three consonants, just like the other word. You could even prolong the initial SN for emphasis. It was a one-syllable wonder! You could drop your keys down the drain and say – “Oh snap!” You could realize you forgot the most important meeting of your life and say- “Oh snap!” You could replace any “ Fuck”, “God damn it” or “Crap” with one great “ Snap!”

My brother and I had our secret word and he and I “snapped” through the next 30 years.

All this time, the only people who said “Snap” besides my brother Benny and me were my husband and our friend Jima. But about four or five years ago, I heard someone say “snap” on some television show. Then I started hearing rap-artists use it. Suddenly quite a few people were saying it. Snap was everywhere. Snap! Oh Snap! I even started to see it on certain blogs!

I have no idea how it found its way into the culture. My husband’s work didn’t have him dealing with the kind of people you'd just say snap to. I travel, so it’s possible that I may have been the one who spread it. But our friend Jima is an ad guy and has a very big personality. So, I’m thinking he was probably the one. Can I prove I invented Snap? Don’t know. But my brother, my husband and Jima know the history of snap and now, so do you.