His Momma Left Him

“To me, country music tells a story about, and deals with, the way people live their lives and what they do.” ~Randy Travis~ I’m not a huge fan of country music. I cherry-pick at it, depending on the lyrics and music. Sometimes I do country music simply because Keith Urban is on the TV with a guitar. That being said, blogging friend Dan over at No Facilities loves country music and decided it applies to cats as well as people.Read more

Input Requested

Soft kitties, warm kitties, little balls of fur… I know, that’s not very original for One-Liner Wednesday. But I’ve run out of time and imagination for this week’s post. I’m asking for input from two-legged readers and non-furry followers. I think Ziva is trying to tell Gibbs something. And it appears Gibbs may have a response. There are one-liners in this photo and it’s up to you to leave them in the comments. In the comments, people! One-liners! Input! ThankRead more

The Length of a Woman’s Skirt

“I try to make my comments like a woman’s skirt: long enough to be respectable and short enough to be interesting. ” ~Adam Clayton Powell III~ Do you ever feel that your blogging comments are never the right length? “Maybe I should add more…or maybe I should shut my trap and move on.” Or that half of the skirt hem is hanging down and you don’t know what to do with it? “Okay, so I wrote a really witty sentence,Read more

Imperfect Relationship

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”   ~Donald Miller~ Mom likes me. Her mind has accepted me as her sister or her friend or the nice lady that comes to visit and holds her hand. When I was younger, prior to the care of mom and dad as they lost their independence, mom had a critical side. She always felt the need to tell others what was wrong, rather than whatRead more

Bonus Points

n. “An additional point in a game, a sporting competition, or any similar scheme in which points can be awarded.” Have you ever thought about the ways in which humans reap bonus points in our daily existence? Here are a few examples: Playing Yahtzee. If you roll a second Yahtzee in a game, and you scored your first Yahtzee in the Yahtzee box, you would score a further bonus 100 points in the Yahtzee box. (Got that?) Placing the letters s-q-u-e-e-z-e across a tripleRead more

One-Liner Wednesday: From Mom’s Lips

“You’re full of crap!” I’m not a regular here at Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share a very special comment from my mother. Mom turns 97 this Saturday, August 6th. It will be a birthday different from prior years because mom insists that she’s not that old. Her dementia has her living in the past, often as a younger adult who simply wants to “go home.” This past Sunday, the conversation wentRead more

Comments from the Royals

Dear Readers, After careful consideration, I’ve decided to hand over the reigns of this post to Gibbs and Queen Ziva. They are in a chatty mood and I have laundry to finish. And I need a nap. It is my hope you come away with something of value from their insipid bantering. Godspeed. I am so! You are not! Am too! No, you’re not! YES I AM!  Gibbs, the human calling you “King of the Cat Tree” and posting aRead more

A Blogger’s Soliloquy

Based very loosely on Hamlet’s soliloquy, Act 3, Scene 1 To blog or not to blog, that is an unending question Whether tis nobler with thy fingers type The verbs and pronouns of outrageous silliness, or to flay arms against written emptiness And by doing nothing? To sleep with writer’s block No more, I say, this shall not be an end The heart aches for words in natural ability To consummate a worthy post from flesh Comments to be wished,Read more

Guest Post: Leave Your Comments

Hey Bipeds, it’s me, Mr. Gibbs. *Psshisst!* What? What do you want? *An upside down glare is focused forward from a resting Queen* Oh, okay, Your Royal Haughtiness. This is Gibbs and I’mallitandabagofchips Ziva.We’ve been asked to sub for the one who feeds us as she is a tad busy this week with work, her mom’s birthday and family coming to town. That doesn’t surprise us as the human always appears to be too busy (or ignoring us) when we want to eatRead more

Mixing it Up Since March of 2013

“A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” ~Jerry Seinfeld~ I’ve come to realize in recent years that I don’t always finish what I start. I don’t stay committed. This is especially true with consistent exercise and healthy eating habits, but also applies to a pushed-aside plan to organize photographs. I can only blame my own laziness and boredom, with an occasional time crunch, for the lack of follow-through. This isRead more

Moderation be Damned!

From the exciting insipid beginning of this blog, I have chosen to moderate comments. No more. I am over my fear of internet trolls, evil stalkers and annoying spammers. I have encountered nothing but friendly, respectful, humorous and witty comments, with only the occasional blatant attempt to lure me to another’s “I’m making money by blogging!” blog. You are free to comment at will and view your clever text immediately. As much and as often as you’d like. You can even talkRead more