September 1, 2012: No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

Purple Sunset on Isle of Skye

Today was National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day.

Nothing rhymes with purple. I find this very sad. Purple has served us well as a color over the years, providing plenty of purpleness without complaint, and I believe with my whole heart that it deserves a rhyming partner. I suggest gurple, but I’m open to ideas. Any thoughts?

Last night I saw the moon and the moon saw me.

Rascal practiced howling at the moon.

My sweet mother sent Cole and me some chocolate chip cookies. It’s amazing how she just knew how much we wanted a cookie care package. YUM!

Cole and I tried to make a lamp cordless. We now own a soldering iron, solder, a wire stripper, strands of LED lights, and 9-volt battery packs. I learned that you must buy the solder separately from your soldering iron. I also learned that cheap wire strippers can turn my kid into a cussing, ill-tempered teen. The cordless lamp project was a failure, but we haven’t given up! The blogger that wrote the post has promised to try to enlighten us. How many lamps would you guess have bitten the dust in my house? Go on, take a guess? Bonus question: what breed of dog is most likely to knock a lamp off a table?

Hobo, the puppet, fell off the tippy top of Cole’s closet. He is still a bit of a tangled mess, but it was good to see that he was not hurt. Cousin Carla said he was scary looking. I said he was NOT! What do you think?

Two clever ideas:

No bug juice!


This sums up my political views right now:

Don’t you just love Crabby?

See you in the Morno. Really!

13 thoughts on “September 1, 2012: No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

  1. The puppet is a little scary but the lamp is even scarier. I’m so glad that I don’t engage in those kinds of projects anymore. Always more work than your wife imagines them to be. Played golf this morning and having barbecue with sis and family tonight.

    Have a good one.

  2. Rascal is SO CUTE and has a first class howl. We went out and looked at the moon is was a little hazy but we were able to wink at Neil and make a wish. Hard to believe it’s September already this year is going too fast.
    Love the tips. Especially using a muffin pan for condiment!


  3. Beautiful shot of the moon! Rascal is darling and has a lovely howl. I remember buying one of those puppets for my daughter and I was constantly untangling it. Eventually we just hung it on the wall. Breed of dog that knocks lamps off tables? My first guess would be a Labrador Retriever. We had Labs for years and i learned never to put a lamp I cared about at Lab level or it would be history.

    Off to do some major grocery shopping.

  4. Was the lamp project on Pinterest? I think i saw the directions and it was well explained but seemed a little over my head. Let us know when it is up and working. I would love to have a cordless lamp on my desk.
    Cute video of Rascal! Great picture of the moon.

  5. Yep. Labs are coffee table clearers! Those tails can wip out wine glasses, newspapers, books and triscuits in one wag.

    Afterall, their tail is technically called their ‘rudder’.

  6. I don’t know. I had a German Shepherd that had a real wicked tail that could knock anything off any end table. She was just a happy girl and needed to show it by whipping that tail as fast as she could.

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