Thursday, April 12, 2007

Vonnegut, Vacation and Vaseline

Vonnegut

While catching up on blogs this morning, I read over at the Blog of Funk that Kurt Vonnegut has died. For the longest time, Stephen King was my favorite author until I discovered Vonnegut. Thanks, Deek. I'm glad I heard it from you first.

If you go to Vonnegut's official site, take in the graphic and say a little prayer. Vonnegut was less than fond of organized religion and held a healthy skepticism when it came to all things religious. I think everyone's prayers for his lovely soul will put a smile on his face as he stands next to God listening to all of God's "I told you so"s.

Vacation

I took a day off of work today to get myself packed and together for a week at the beach. I got up at 8:00 a.m. (a painfully early hour of the morning for me) in an attempt to get a jumpstart on my to-do list.

I told myself, "Don't sit at the computer. Don't sit at the computer." Then, I told myself, "You have to check on your blog friends one last time before you're without computer access for a week."

The second voice won and here I sit two hours later. I am now walking away from the computer and vow to not sit here again until after lunch time and then one last time right before I go to bed. After that, you'll hear from me in about seven days or so.

Have a great week everybody but mine will be better.

:)

Vaseline

I have nothing to say about Vaseline. I just wanted you to read the whole post.

:)

PEACE OUT AND MR. VONNEGUT R.I.P.

14 comments:

Larry Jones said...

I'll miss you, and Kurt.

laura1814 said...

Have a great week. I hope you have more fun than you can write about!

Leslie said...

Have a great vacation!

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

I am jealous of your vacation. When you get back to the office on Monday, we will reconvene in the e-mail sewing circle. :)

RIP Kurt.

OldRoses said...

oh darn! I was so looking forward to seeing how you tied the whole post together with the vaseline. Yes, i know that that sounds vaguely obscene.

Enjoy your vaca. I'm terribly envious.

Peter said...

Happy Vacation Laurie.

se7en said...

Have fun and don't forget the Coppertone!

Serena Joy said...

Have a wonderful vacation! I am SO envious.

About the Vaseline -- did you know that it works wonders on stuck locks? Of course, when I finally have to give in and call a locksmith, I get some pretty odd looks.:)

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

Come back!

Neal said...

Kurt V. was and will remain one of my most favorite authors. When I was a kid and first picked up the B.O.C. and saw the * ....well, I knew I had found a kindred spirit. I was starting to think that he was just to cantankerous to die. He'll be missed.

So will you, but you're coming back.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Vonnegut also was a favorite of mine. So it goes...

Laurie said...

Everybody - I'm baaaaaack!!!!!

LoryKC said...

Kurt will be missed but I'm glad you're back! (I'm way behind on bloghopping so I can't tell you to have fun--but I hope you did!)

Vaseline will clean eye-makeup/mascara off of your countertops! (Just in case anyone ever draws you a "picture!")

Laurie said...

Lory KC - Thanks for the tip!