Saturday, November 29, 2008

She's a Beauty


Yes. We got our first snow of the season here in Hooterville. It was pretty and didn't really stick once it hit the ground, but it drove home the fact that Winter has arrived, and along with it -- this ghastly season of mirth. I hate Christmas so much that I've decided to skip it all together this year. I'm just going to ignore it and pretend it's been cancelled this year.


As many complaints as I had about AOL and their haphazard handling of AOL Journals, I must confess that I miss my old blog. This Blogger shit just isn't working for me. I've lost contact with people I used to check in with weekly. I've been toying with the idea of just abandoning my blog life altogether. But then what would I do with all these toons that are piling up?


We got a new toilet here at my address! It was installed over the course of two days by Argentinian plumbers who did not speak a word of English. Lumpy spoke to them while I sat on the floor with a muzzled German Shepherd. Bongo is old and cranky and wants to bite any and all strangers -- so I comforted him while watching old movies on TCM. Ask me if I was in the mood for turkey during this holiday break. Go ahead. Ask.


That's the name of probably the worst movie Joan Crawford ever made. During the plumbing episodes I watched it. I'd love to talk to some old-timer who actually paid to see it in a theater way back in 1954. I once asked my mom if she remembered anything about Ms. Crawford and she replied: "All I remember is that she made a LOT of bad movies". "Queen Bee" was truly terrible. No wonder Joan beat her kids.


The cartoons I'm including in this post are archival and one of them is slightly new. I barely know what I'm doing here on this blogger place, so I'm throwing everything against the wall -- so to speak.


Coelha :B said...

I hate my blogger dashboard as well. The last lady you drew reminds me of the clients I see at work sitting in the lobby! I'm so grateful my mother never left me a pot pie to eat. :) Julie

Astaryth said...

I don't like Blogger's posting tools either... but, being me, I went out and found something better. It's called Live Writer, and it works -much- better. I have a link over on my blog to it. If you want to try it and have any questions, just e-mail me! I want to keep you around!!

Kathy said...

Russ, it took me a while to figure out that I can read entries through the dashboard ... or go to google reader OR ... go to my own page and just click on the followers and read them that way OR ... I have a list of blogs I read on my page and they are set for 'last entry' made. I can go to my own page and then click on each of the blogs I read. Yeah, it's a pain, but eventually when the fog clears you get a system down. Others prefer bloglines which I tried, but you know, uh, I signed up and each time I go there it tells me to confirm my what-have-you and I do and then it tells me I already did and still won't let me in. So, oh well.

I think liquid dessert is called for on some holidays.

Kathy said...

One of those ladies reminds me of someone I know. It's not a pretty sight.

But I do enjoy your artwork.

And I'm miffed I've lost some friends in the move too, but I've also made some new?

Anyone I might be able to help you locate?

Leigh said...

That first "lady"'s going to give me nightmares :::shudder:::
I know it's frustrating, just hang in there, and keep trying!
I might try that Live Writer thingie.
:) Leigh

Malagutigrrl said...

You can't give up your blogger space because I just found you again!!!!!
Plus I'd like to commission you to do some more art work for the Halloween blog... It will gvie you a change to combine horror and your hatred of Christmas. PERFECT!

Lisa said...

Russ, I am glad you are still posting, it was pure hell when my computer was down, I missed you and everyone !!!!!!! Always a follower of yours, Love Lisa XOXOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Don't abandon your blog! Life stinks, take away your blog, chocolate or ice cream and what's left that's worthwhile?!!!!

Debra said...

dude, i can't believe you're still posting pix of me in my swim suitee; sigh, if ya keep the journal, i'll letcha continue to post any pix ya want of me. but if ya wanna leave, that's your choice, ya know? either way, i'll still find ya funny, grins, debra

Kathy said...

Stay with us. You will get the hang of it sooner or later.

I miss hopping around J-land too.

I am ready for the holidays to be over.

LYN said...

I have to say i miss the ease of AOL too..never thought i wouls say that..seems like an oxymoron but there you go..please don't leave us Russ...pretty please with a trud on top... ;-)

swmpgrly said...

damn shes got some
could you draw me a set?

Teresa said...

I agree about Blogger, it doesn't feel the same at all ~ I miss my alerts! I haven't heard from Gaz at all ~ I miss you too... I haven't been writing hardly at all, just haven't felt like it ~ words aren't there, I mean they are it just seems to take so much energy anymore, probably the depression affecting it.
((((((((Russ)))))))) like I said I miss you honey...Love you* Teresa

Rose said...

I hate booger, I mean blogger dashboard too. It's a pain in the butt, but I do like blogger s layout better...

Beth said...

I hope you keep trying with Blogger. You seem to be doing fine with putting up pictures!

Isn't "Mommie Dearest" one of those guilty pleasures for just about everyone? If I'm flipping channels and come across it, I have to watch at least some of it. "Road House" is another one of mine.


Chris said...

I love the blogger publishing, but I've been using it for several years now.

If you're having a hard time reading your friends blogs, try Google Reader. It puts all your favorite blogs new posts in one place to read and comment, I love it. (I didn't know if that is what you meant about losing touch).

Then again, with as many followers as you have, you'd be busy just keeping up:) (Never knew you were one of the popular kids did ya?)

Lisa said...

Love the ladies, the last one reminds me of someone I know. I am getting more comfortable with blogger but it is hard to keep up.

We are having our first snow right now and it sucks, I don't like it at all.

I hope you don't give up on Blogger - we would miss you!!!

Rachel said...


Also, you can NOT just ignore Christmas. You live with an infomercial addict.

Big Mark 243 said...

Hey... is this what they mean by 'trolling'? Have I descended to being a troll??