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Monday Morning Musing

Posted by mcm0704 on February 5, 2018 |

Did you watch the Superbowl last night? I did not, as I don’t have television reception here in my new house. I don’t even have Internet service yet, so all my online business is happening with the help of the hotspot on my iPhone. My computer has built in wi-fi, so once my office was set up yesterday, I could start using my PC, with the iPhone hotspot, which is making all this so much easier with my big-screen monitor and regular keyboard.

Here is a picture of my desk, complete with cat decoration. You will notice how clean the surface of the desk is, except for the cat of course. In a week or so papers will be everywhere as writing commences.

While I have not missed watching football recently, I did miss the great Superbowl ads. They have always been my favorite part of Superbowl Sunday, well, that and the pizza and beer, so I had to wait until today to see the ads online. Here is a look at the top five, as determined by Tim Nudd at Adweek. Saatchi & Saatchi in New York created the very clever Tide commercials, but I think the humor was dimmed by the fifth spot. The surprise of the first longer ad was lost by the fifth time, and we all knew what the punchline was going to be. But then, that is just my opinion.

Do you like the ads? Do you look forward to seeing them every year? Which ones were your favorites this year?

There was so much fire and fury about the Nunes memo in the media, and from both political parties, that we were led to believe it contained some explosive information. As it turns out, now that the memo has been made public, it was a lot of noise for practically nothing. Aaron Blake at The Washington Post wrote an article today that highlights the main parts of the memo, adding clarifications of key points and countering arguments from some Republicans. In case you are interested in reading the full memo, Blake wrote an article on Feb 2 that included it.

My take-away from all this is that our elected officials, including the author of the memo, Davin Nunes (R-Calif), need to stop putting all that time and energy into attacking each other and direct it toward the job they are supposed to be doing. They are so far off track that we are once again facing a possible government shut down on Thursday. Like Rachel Martin and David Greene at NPR’s UpFirst, it is deja vu all over again.

Now for some fun to start the week. This was sent to me by a friend, who found it in one of her old files. There was no attribution, sorry to say, but it is very cute. Anyone with a dog or cat could have written it. Well, almost anyone.

The following was found posted very low on the refrigerator door.

Dear Cats and dogs: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find it aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up into a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know, that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to
maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years–canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough…….

One more thing, staring at me while I eat to try to direct my mind to give you my food will not work (usually). I am too old and too tired. Go stare at the kids. They are younger and more susceptible to mind control. If you don’t believe me, notice how they dress alike so they can be individuals.

The paragraph about the bed resonated with me big time. I am sleeping on a double bed with four cats. Sometimes there is not enough room for the human.

That’s all for me for today. Have a wonderful week.

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