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Friday, April 29, 2005

No Complaints


Through the Bannister


Three Trees and a Sky

I was going to make it a Biscuit Friday, but the VBD refused to sign the photo release. Truthfully, the VBD refused to "stay," so I couldn't get a photo that wasn't his giant brown nose up against the camera lens. So bad.

I took these two photos this past Monday, and I titled this post then, too. That was before my blog was awarded its 15 minutes of fame. I felt on Monday as I do today, I have nothing to complain about. The pictures you see here are the first sights on which my very near-sighted eyes focused on Monday morning, as I came down the stairs to start the day. And I just thought, "Wow, look at that. How blessed am I to be greeted by such a bright, Springy sight, first thing on a Monday morning?" Then I thought, (because I'm a hopeless addict now) "I'll share it with the bloggers!"

Thank you for commenting yesterday, for playing along. I can say with certainty, I have never laughed so hard at comments, here and around the blogworld, as I did yesterday. I especially enjoyed "the real William Shatner" over at Dang Cold's place. I laughed so hard I scared the dog. (Maybe that's why he won't sign the release.)

Feeling thankful for bright Springtime views out my very own windows. Also feeling very thankful for good surprises, the gift of humor that God has so lavishly bestowed on those who visit here, for people who live and let live, and for friends who have the ability to feel true happiness for someone else's good fortune.

(Johnny Depp is SO not gay.)

P.S. If you saw a celebrity comment somewhere, that was really funny, please share with the rest of the class!

59 heads are better than one . . .

Anonymous lawbrat said...

Definately a great wake-up to scene. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I love spring!

 
Anonymous Julie said...

Don't you just love taking pictures in the springtime? I'm annoying everybody ... how many flowers and trees can I photograph?

 
Blogger _Summer_ said...

Susie, you're quite a lot of fun. I'm so glad we happened across each other. :)

 
Blogger Dang Cold.. said...

happy friday Susie :)

dc

 
Anonymous LadyBug said...

Beautiful post today, Susie. And lovely pics.

And I love me some Johnny Depp. He is SO not gay. Anyone (read: Nilbo) who says otherwise is gonna have to answer to ME.

 
Blogger Squirl said...

Beautiful pics. There were so many good celebrity sightings yesterday I can't pick a best from them. I think most of them were you anyway. :-) I still love Al Green.

 
Blogger Nilbo said...

I have consistently defended Johnny Depp and his not-gay-ness. He's totally straight. No, really. No, come on, really, he IS. Totally. Straight. In that androgynous, "maybe-I-am, maybe-not-so-much" kind of way.

So, to review: Johnny Depp - totally not gay. Greenie - gay. Tom Cruise - totally not gay.

Honestly, folks. It's so easy to tell. I don't know why some people keep arguing about it.

 
Blogger Susie said...

lawbrat, you are so very welcome.

julie, I know what you mean; I'm all, "ooh, look at that!" snap Hmmm...this feeling that you're annoying others with your Springtime pix, that must be what led you down the slippery slope to kitty porn...;)

summer with the sexy hair, same backatcha

delicious canapes, your service yesterday was most appreciated:)

ladybug, thank you for the kind compliments, and for being the lone voice of reason crying in the wilderness re: Johnny. (Although JessicaRabbit proposed the idea of getting together a group of women to "convert" Johnny, if it is true, which sort of piqued my interest...I'm just sayin'...)

 
Anonymous mrtl said...

SUSIE SUSIE SUSIE!!!!

It could happen - for real!!!

Rosie met Constantine yesterday. Check out her blog. Make it happen, girlfriend!

mwa hahahahahaha!!!

 
Blogger Spurious Plum said...

What lovely flowers! Evertything's so GREEEEEEN!

 
Blogger Susie said...

squirl, I met myself coming and going. Sometimes it was like, "Michael Jackson? Hey wait a minute, I was just Michael Jackson!" Al Green visited you? Lucky girrrl. Let's stay together...

nilbo, Greenie? Our greenie? Get outta here...

 
Blogger Nilbo said...

Oh ... you didn't know? Yeah, Greenie is totally gay.

Unlike Johnny Depp.

No, really.

 
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Susie,

I had so much fun visiting blogs yesterday to see who stopped by and where... thank you SO much for that idea!

I LOVE the Springtime pics. BEAUTIFUL! That view out your window is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us!

 
Anonymous mrtl said...

Funny celebrity comment to share: Kalki/Kelly/KLOG
http://ridge.lineweaver.org:81/klog/
The cat's pajamas post. There was a romantic rendezvous with John Stamos.
I wanted to comment on the funny picture, but didn't want to interrupt.

 
Blogger Susie said...

mrtl, like I told you, ro is coming for dinner on Sunday. I'll see what I can do. That was a great comment "thread" at kalki's. Now, here's my critique: what I LOVED was the comment about John Stamos getting his shower cap, and I especially loved it because it harkened back to the first John Stamos' saying his hair may make its own comment later on. See, I love it when blogkids work and play together like that. THAT IS ALL.
(that's right, harkened)

plum, it's all in honor of greenie:)

CK, I lick your face and send you an email.

 
Blogger Susie said...

oh, CK!!!! Give mrtl props for the idea, too, before she comes up in here whining again!

 
Blogger Cat said...

SUSIE, you MUST use your considerable influence with Ro to score me a meeting with Constantine! I mean, it's only fair, as you deleted mrtl's original message that may have facilitated a vist with sweet sweet Constatine... Rawr!

Rosie, are you out there?! I wuv him big lots. I DO! Check out my blog and see!

(hey, it's worth a shot...)

Hee.

 
Blogger Pissy Britches said...

Those pic's are freakin gorgeous!
Love them!

 
Blogger Greenthumb said...

Okay, I think it's time to clear the air on some serious misconceptions...I really am not gay. I heard that it's actually very hip and with it to be gay, what with the Will and Grace phenomenon and the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy whirlwind. So as a sociological study, I have posing as a ex-mormon missionary gone gay as an experiment in acceptance.

For the record, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Lenny Kravitz are all gay.

 
Anonymous mrtl said...

Then I'll have to say it... Greenie, will you move to Alaska with me and be my secret boyfriend? You can garden as much as you want!

 
Blogger dashababy said...

Greenies' not gay?! Im so disappointed. I thought he was so cool, til now. Im still gonna check out his pics of his yard and flowers but it just wont be the same now. (((sigh)))

 
Anonymous LadyBug said...

Oh no he di-in't. Greenie did NOT just say Johnny Depp is gay.

Looks like it's time to open up my can of WHOOP-ASS!.

Wha-POW!

 
Blogger Susie said...

cat, it is true that ro is coming for a sleepover and cookie exchange party, and we might give each other perms, however, you ask TOO MUCH! And...
Constantine is gay.

Thank you, pissy b, I enjoy them, too.

greenie, you were so convincing. But, hey, could you rock the gay thing just a little bit longer, because, I know how you gays and alleged gays all know each other and hang out together and all, and I was really hoping you could introduce me to Ellen. Whaddya say?

Not Johnny. The Rock, maybe. Not Lenny. Tom? eh, who cares?

mrtl, I should just delete you right now. Here you come again having my ideas. I got dibs on him since he "outed" here. I mean, he "inned" here. Yea.

dashababymama, you need to be taking notes, we're correcting a lot of misconceptions here today. greenie=straight. Tony Soprano=gay.

 
Blogger Susie said...

Ooooh, ladybug is calling greenie OUT! Even though he's straight. For saying Johnny's gay. (I'm telling you, get out your notebooks.)

 
Blogger Andrea said...

Susie, get off of Constantine! If JD is SO not gay, then Constantine is so VERY not gay.

 
Anonymous mrtl said...

Susie, that's sick. Incest!!!

 
Blogger Susie said...

andrea, update your ledger, baby. Constantine=gay

mrtl, being a Hillbillian, I can totally reconcile what apparently gives you pause.

 
Blogger Cat said...

Constantine is SO NOT gay. Have you not been paying attention? HUH?! All that eye-fugging was for ME! ME!! I'm all a-quiver.

I am sorry if I asked too much. It's only out of love. And insane desperation.

Well, anyhoos, have fun at your sleepover. But if Ellen's coming, too, I will totally fly out, mm-kay? And we'll DANCE!

 
Blogger Effie said...

I could have sworn that Greenie was gay (poor Nicho is going to be so upset when he finds out, eh?!) and that Tom Cruise was at least bi-sexual--he has apparently been seen many times at a prominent gay-bar in Toronto "with" a guy....
but Johnny Depp--nah, can't be!

 
Blogger Cat said...

Tom Cruise is WAAAAAAAAY gay. WAY.

 
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

MRTL - Props to you, too, girlie! Rockin idea!

Kalki and I deduced I can't get to her blog from work, so I won't be able to get there until May 11 when DSL (and harmony) is once again restored to the Big Top.

Susie -- You lick my face? Uh, ok. Just not in front of the kids, k? Got your email. Love you, darlin.

 
Blogger Greenthumb said...

Wow...that was fun...kind of a flashback to the days that I was always saying: "I'm not Gay!!!I'm NOT GAY!!!"

It's true...I'm a big HOMO and I love it. But it was fun to get you all riled up. I didn't know it would get to dooce.com though.

For the record I love the ladies in a plutonic, katty, sister/girlfriend way ONLY. I tried the taco a couple of times, but it was the Pickle in the end that won my heart err somthing or other.

Thanks for the laugh.

 
Blogger Nilbo said...

I still feel duty-bound to protest Johnny Depp's not-gay-ness. I know, I know, the evidence is piling higher than 8 year olds at a Neverland slumber party, but despite what everybody seems to be agreeing on, I will not concede that Johnny Depp is gay.

And Liberace? It was a cold. He died of a very bad cold.

 
Blogger Effie said...

Oh Greenie-- you make me laugh!!

And by the way--love the pics Susie!

 
Blogger Susie said...

cat, that's why I wanted the Ellen hook-up, too. We can have a 3-way dance. OK, got it...
Tom=WAAAAAY GAY

effie, re: Tom, see cat's assessment; re: Johnny, you are clearly an insightful and intelligent woman.

CK, ooh, sorry, hon, had a Puppy Love moment there;)

 
Anonymous mrtl said...

Eight minutes of heaven, Greenie... you tease.

 
Anonymous mrtl said...

Pardon - an hour and eight. I'm not in the same time zone as Susie.

 
Blogger August95 said...

I really like your second picture Susie. The colours are wonderful.

 
Blogger ieatcrayonz said...

Susie, I really can't believe it, but you're one of four bloggers that have "The Neville Brothers" listed as interests. If you look anything like that Management guy though, I'll have to disown you.

 
Blogger Annejelynn said...

ABBA and Jessica Simpson stopped by 'my place' to inform me I've been nominated for some cute people association -
oh Susis, I revamped my post for today adding to some of my material and I gave our sweet DC a nod for yes, as you pegged it, inspiring the post

 
Blogger marybishop said...

Photos are lovely and yesterday's "celebrity" visits was a great idea and much fun.

From your well deserved fame, from the funniest post ever on a blog, came our fun faux celebrity day - I say we must do it again next April first or maybe Halloween?

 
Blogger Mamaramma said...

That is a beautiful view. It must be beautiful in the fall and snow-covered in the winter as well. Wait, do you get snow where you are? Have a beautiful Friday - I'm so glad your blog got such notice. It is most deserving!

 
Anonymous lawbrat said...

I missed Greenie going it, then he came back out!! I was gonna have dibs on him. After all, i'm the SINGLE ONE! LADIES: get your hands off the the gay guy that goes back in. He will be mine.

THAT. IS. ALL.

 
Blogger Greenthumb said...

Damn...who knew I could be in such demand as a straight man??? Are they cloning people yet...I bet they could remove the Gay Gene...because it's in there people, this is not a choice, and insert the straight/Breeder gene in it's place.

 
Blogger Susie said...

Thanks, august95

robyn, thank you for that, I have never looked at those things before. But you've really offended me. Blogger screwed up, and put MY photo in Management's box. Why do you think I use Gumby here?

annejelynn, congratulations on your nomination; well-deserved. I saw how you slid DC in there, very nice.

MB, thank you, I had a blast, too, and I think that is an excellent idea. Maybe we can promote it a bit in advance and get more people to play. Although I did see quite a lot of celebrities as the day went on yesterday.

mamaramma, we surely do get snow, in Maryland. And that looks nice, too, but those particular trees look their very best right now. Thanks for the kind words. You have a great weekend. Confidential to Maya: sippy cups are your friends.

lawbrat, I must say, you make a good point. OK, the next time greenie goes "in," I'll help broker the deal, and you can have him.

 
Blogger Susie said...

oh, greenie, you were posting as I was. Of course you're in demand. And I've just given you away -- the next time you go "in." (Hopefully lawbrat will pursue other options in the meantime...)

 
Blogger Greenthumb said...

I hearby designate Susie as my straight/breeder-marriage broker should I in fact go back IN as it were.(Ain't gonna happen, but for the sake of argument...mmmkay?)Okay, it could happen just to get a lil'greenthumb out of the deal, but then it's back to the tribe when it's over. :D

 
Blogger Cindy said...

Susie - the spring pictures are sure nice and 'spring-y' Lovely!

Also, thank you for whispering to so many celebrities to visit our blogs. I know I got a kick out Hugh Grant visiting mine. Really, truly, a kick - when my boyfriend found out.
:-) Just kiddin'

I think you're a very kind and caring person - and also have a great sense of humor! Love it all!

 
Blogger Candace said...

Let's see...Johnny Depp came by my place to say thanks for defending him. He is so not gay. Shut UP. He is not.

And I saw another one...somewhere...I can't remember where...OH! It was at Krankipantzen's place!

http://www.krankipantzen.blogspot.com/

 
Blogger Random and Odd said...

Forget having Rosie comment on my page, I'm just trying to figure out how to get my sister to comment on my blog again!

hee hee.

The Fonz said she would have commented yesteday, but no one would have believed that she really was the Fonz.

Of course, she's also the pope now.

And Cat...you can get a good look see over at Shaun's blog!! hee hee.

 
Blogger countryjasmine said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of Spring with us! Like your blog!

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fun blog. Love the spring pictures. And "booty flies" was too funny.
gina
http://findingmygroove.blog-city.com

 
Blogger Susie said...

giggles, what can I say, I hang out with the rich and famous now;) You're very sweet, thank you.

misfit, I'll put you on the list for a "Johnny Depp is SO not gay." T-shirt. LadyBug and I are trying to start a movement to defend the guy's straightness. And thank you for mentioning krankipants, I go to see her EVERY day, wouldn't miss it. I hope lots and lots of others will, too:

http://krankipantzen.blogspot.com

kristine, that's right, you don't have to import your celebrities! Even Rosie would love to have the Fonz or the Pope commenting on her blog!

countryjasmine, you're so welcome; what a pretty name you have! Thanks for visiting.

gina, I'm glad you like it here. Thanks for stopping by:)

 
Anonymous lawbrat said...

I just want to say that on this post, I. WAS. FIRST. :-) Can I 'steal' one of those pics for my desktop? Its just so beautiful. I love spring. I love flowers in bloom. I promise not to super-impose boobies on it. :-)

Have a great Saturday

 
Blogger Susie said...

lawbrat, you are always welcome to my pix. You mean one should ask about those things...(embarrassed)...I didn't realize....umm, OK, Hey! Would it be OK if I use your boobie-pic for my desktop and sell it to 27 people for $20 each, I mean, you know would that be OK if I ever thought I might want to do that...

 
Anonymous mrtl said...

Hooray for sleep!

 
Anonymous lawbrat said...

You may use any boobie picture for you own private use. Any royalties on said picture should be paid directly to lawbrat. If you'd like to have my boobs be ths first thing you see on your computer screen, please feel free to 'steal' it. Any reproduction is copyrighted by lawbrat. Any infringement on said copyright will result in immediate decrease in your blogshare values. Thank you for this consideration in advance. Enjoy the boobies!

:-)

 
Blogger nobody said...

how do you know how many "visits per day" you get on blogger???

 
Blogger Susie said...

Hi, Rob.
You have to get a counter. Mine is site meter

www.sitemeter.com

They send a report every day. There are many other free counters, too; just do a search:)
If you go to the very last page/bottom of my blog you'll see the "counter."

 


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