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The Shelf

Why throw something out, when you can revise it and reuse it?

That was my dilemma when I realized that I needed a convenient place to keep all of my cookbooks, and not just tucked in and crammed away in a kitchen cabinet.

In another part of the house, I didn’t need a shelf/dust collector/TP holder that was taking up space.

Whoa, Nelly!  This was going to be a “win” all around.

I got the metal legs sawed off, and they are now taking up space in some remote recycling location.

Taking the top remaining piece, it found its way to a wall by the kitchen.

Bingo!

Added couple of anchor/butterfly bolts, made sure the wall wasn’t nicked, added a few cookbooks for the photo op, and:

More cookbooks to come! This photograph is to give you the general idea of my project.

How ’bout that “Wisdom Grey” wall paint color?

(c)Susan Marie Molloy, and all works within.

 


Dog Drives Car, Man Bites Dog, Reader Discovers Truth

Another morning, another cup o’ joe, another Monday.

I spread open the Lifestyle section, and the newspaper headline grabbed me:

“Residents’ Pet Finds Paradise with Own Golf Cart”

This I had to read!

“Residents’ Pet Finds Paradise with Own Golf Cart”

In all seriousness, the article, read in its entirety, made it sound like this golf cart was set up such that the dog actually sits behind the wheel and tools down the road heading for his favorite pet store, with a stop at his favorite fire hydrant along the way.  No holds barred, no questions, no driver’s license.

Continuing on, it read like people in the neighborhood (“the residents”) added railings and a door on the golf cart.

It’s nice when neighborhood residents band together for a singular cause.  Camaraderie at its finest, pulling together for a canine cause célèbre.

In all truthfulness, this story and its headline were misleading.

The dog doesn’t have his own golf cart.  It isn’t his own mode of transportation.  His owners — not the nameless neighborhood residents — rigged it in such a way that lil’ ol’ Riley doesn’t fall out while they — one of the humans — are driving it.

I understand that it’s important to grab the reader’s attention in a story, but—

Happy Monday.  Life is humorous, so keep laughing, and be responsible about it.

(c)Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.

 

 


That’s Fahrenheit, Baby

Mid-afternoon.  Dogs napping on the tile floor.  Finished a can of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray.  Took a break from editing latest project.  Walked past the thermostat:

Not sure if the air temperature really is 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  Looks suspicious.  Raised eyebrow.  So — rinsed the empty can of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray, left it in the sink to drain, and walked past the thermostat again:

 

Well, that was apparently bogus.

Then, in a matter of seconds — mere seconds — the thermostat registered eight less degrees.  I saw it with my own eyeballs.  No photograph of that; I don’t want to put you, my readers, into a whirly spin.  Believe me.  Today’s world is too nuts as it is.

It’s just too, too much–

One hundred degrees.

One hundred four degrees.

Ninety-six degrees.

That’s Fahrenheit, Baby.

Up and up and down.  And so goes the thermometer.

Truthfully, though it was hot, hot, hot today, I don’t think the 104 degrees Fahrenheit was legitimate.

Sure, maybe for a hot second it was, but not in the grand scheme of the afternoon.

A hot breeze — a diablo wind — could have boosted that temperature momentarily.

But, what do I care?  Baby, it’s hot outside.

And I’m inside, working up a sweat working on a big editing project.

(c)Susan Marie Molloy, and all works within.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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