Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hearing Aid...

I got a new cell phone last night. My little gadget is the LG VX 8550 Chocolate Black Cherry (sounds good enough to eat!)... and it is awesome!! The sound quality is great when I am talking to someone... which is very important to me since I have such a hard time hearing in general.

When it is closed it looks like this...

And you slide it open and you get this...
It has a lot of bells and whistles that will take me FOREVER (or as long as I own this phone) to figure out... but what I will probably use it for the most is the camera, mp3 player, and make TONS of phone calls!

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Garage Dweller...

This is Quinn.
He is around 3 or 4 months old and came into my life last week.

Quinn was so skinny that his hip bones and ribs showed through his little fur! I was giving him tough love... um, for a day. Then decided to take his life into my hands and find him a good home. I can't let him into the house because of my cat, Lilly. So he has been living in my garage, out of the elements and away from any vicious critters. He seems to enjoy having a bed to sleep on, a litter box to do his deed in, and ample amounts of food to fatten up his little body!

Quinn is such a sweet little guy... he purrs loud and constantly. He just loves human contact... following me all around the yard, onto the deck and back in the garage!

I am taking him into the Humane Society next Tuesday to be given his rabies and distemper shots as well as get neutered. Thankfully, the Humane Society only charges $25 to do these services. I will once again bring him home and nurse him back to health... and hopefully find a good home for him.

If not, he may become a permanent resident of the Miller household... time will tell.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Day...

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

How Low Can You Go...

Someone stole my gutters. Yes, you read that right... my GUTTERS!!

I was out raking my leaves in my backyard and noticed that there was only the elbow left where the rest of the 15-20 foot gutter is SUPPOSED to be connected. I thought to myself... why would anyone steal my gutters? They were even screwed into one another! So I looked over to the neighbors... and yes, all that remained of their gutters were the elbows also! Our whole neighborhood was hit... backyards only, of course.

Gutters... why would anyone steal gutters?!!?!?

Well, I found out from a man at work that this has become quite an epidemic! People are stealing ANYTHING that is aluminum to get top dollar at the recycling center. It's been happening around the city... gutters taken by the truckload. In fact, aluminum is in such high demand that party stores and distributors have been having to put higher deposits on beer kegs because people are not returning them. They can actually get more money recycling it, rather than returning it to get their deposit back!

So if you have anything around or on your home that is aluminum... beware, there are thieves out there that will be gladly to take it off your hands, er... homes!

I went out to Home Depot the other day and bought new gutters...

PLASTIC... yes, plastic is my new-found friend!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Blue Moon With Heartache...

Rosanne Cash to Undergo Brain Surgery

The country songbird and daughter of Johnny Cash and his late first wife, Vivian Cash, has canceled the remaining four dates on her Black Cadillac: In Concert tour to undergo brain surgery in New York for a "rare but benign condition."

The announcement was made on the 52-year-old's official Website Tuesday. According to Cash's manager Danny Kahn, the singer has been diagnosed with Chiari I Malformation, a congenital deformation of the skull that affects the brain and spinal cord.

"She does want everyone to know it's a benign condition and it's not life-threatening," Kahn said. "It's nothing like a tumor or hemorrhage or anything. It's elective surgery."


When I worked for CBS Records/Sony Music in Nashville, I was fortunate enough to work with Rosanne Cash briefly on her album, Interiors. In fact, it was the one and only “album” cover I worked on… everything had switched over to compact disc by then. Rosanne had insisted on having this album on vinyl as well as digital. It was an honor working with her. She is an amazing and truly talented human being.

If you ever have the chance… listen to her CD The Wheel… it was the first album she recorded after leaving Nashville and the “country” genre. It's simply beautiful.

The one Rosanne Cash song that will forever be in my heart… “Blue Moon with Heartache”... off of 1981's Seven Year Ache album.

My thoughts and prayers are with Rosanne throughout her surgery and healing process.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Four-Letter Word...


Yes, it's that time of the year... tomorrow, we people of the Great Lakes State, will be seeing our first SNOW of the season.

Winter is creeping upon us...