Monday, February 27, 2012

Lots of Funny TV Series, But No Vacations

Well, my husband has been going through some medical issues (issues being the euphemism for the old-fashioned word "problems"), so I haven't been on a jet for ages and I'm on the brink of losing my gypsy badge.  Soon, my guy will be all put back together and we can start traveling again...even if it's just to Tacoma or Bellingham (WA). 

Hey, I really start to get antsy after a few months (or longer) of being at home.  So, I've resorted to the All-American pastime of getting my laughs from watching other people have know...watching people on that silly box called TV.  Well, I never watch TV unless I have control over what goes into my eyeballs...through my command of Netflix DVDs and Netflix instant downloads. 

If you're my age and you think about it, the ole Boob Tube has been through a lot of changes during our lifetimes.  We were born before MTV.  Even before VHS tapes.  Hellaroonie, we're so old we had to wait for Christmastime just to see the Wizard of Oz once a year.

But, now that I have mastery over the programs I watch, TV isn't so bad.  And, lately, I've seen a few silly sitcoms that I think are pretty funny (as long as you don't try to beat the actors to the obvious punchlines and make your spouse yell at you).  My latest forays into sitcomville and miniseriesland:
  • Raising Hope  (Some of the gags may make you barf, so don't watch while eating your TV dinners.  But, I just had a 20-show marathon of Raising Hope.  And, the Chase family seems so normal.)
  • I Shouldn't Be Alive (Oh wait, this isn't supposed to be funny, but I love to watch how those idiots get into those stupid situations.)
  • Sister Wives (This is the only reality show I've ever liked.  It's like a constant therapy session.)
  • The Borgias (Okay, it's not a comedy, but sometimes...)
  • Big Love (The fictional version of Sister Wives.)
  • Nurse Jackie (Yeah. Only funny when Jackie is bantering with that female doctor.)
  • Inside NASCAR (No, I've never seen this, but I'm looking forward to laughing all the way through it.)
Hey, when you haven't had a TV for years, all of those silly reruns of "Friends" are not reruns.  Of course, the humor goes under my I've only watched one or two episodes of "Friends" and I don't feel deprived at all. 

Here's to becoming Jet Gypsy (again) someday soon.  What do you watch when you can't take a vacation?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I found this little Valentine's Day card on Flickr.  The photo was very dark and dusty, so I spruced it up a little for a holiday treat.  Hugs to all my Valentines and pals.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Hoodie Footie

Wow.  I just got my Valentine's Day gifts (on the eve of) and I like the flowers and the chocolates...but the best thing of all is the Hoodie Footie.  Well, my pink Hoodie Footie came with some sexy jammies that I've yet to try on, but I really love the silly-looking, fluffy Hoodie Footie outfit. 

Everytime my husband saw an ad for those silly Hoodie Footies, I rolled my eyes and said I didn't need anything like that.  I was wrong.  These soft and scrumptous jammies are amazingly warm and snuggly.  So, I don't care if I look like a dork, as long as my permafrosted feet feel like they're soaking in a jacuzzi.  

I just bought a blue version for my husband (because he said he wouldn't wear the tiger style) and I'm planning to keep the thermostat set at about 66 degrees, which will make Rocco, our Labrador Retriever, very happy.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Well, I've Never Been to Spain

Well, I've never been to Spain
But, I kinda like the music...
Say the ladies are insane there
And they sure know how to...what the hellokitty do I care about the ladies...but you get the point. my opinion, I've never been to Spain.  Okay.  Technically I have and I haven't.  I've been to Barcelona a few times, but Barcelona is Catalan.  It's different from the rest of Espana, and I really want to make it to Madrid and a few other places.  I've even been to Portugal (for a day) and I loved Lisbon.  I've also been to BsAs.  I've been to many Latin countries in South America, but...Spain?  In my opinion, I have not seen Spain.

What made me start thinking about that part of the world?  I read a post about visiting Valencia and now I need to see Spain.  I want to see more than Valencia, but that would be a good start.  Read Valencia in 36 Hours? by fellow writer Jacqueline Church.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Makes My Day

I am absolutely in love with writing again because I have a new, bouncy keyboard.  It does the same thing for my fingers as running shoes do for my feet.  It puts a bit of spring in my fingers' step.  If you're a writer and if your hands ever ache from arthritis, you gotta check this thing out.

My old keyboard felt dead compared to this.  I told my husband that I didn't need a new keyboard, but he got one anyway, because he doesn't know how to touch type, and half of the letters and numbers were worn off of the old keys.

Also, the letters glow in the dark, so the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard can be used easily in dim lighting.  Actually, I often write in the dark because overhead lighting exacerbates a borderline (beginning) migraine. 

Who would have thought a stupid keyboard would make me so happy?  This thing was well worth $79 (on sale for $59), especially since it was my husband's money. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Building a New Website

Unfinished Painting by Gustav Klimt

Wow, it's been so long since I've posted on Jet Gypsy that I couldn't remember my password for it.  Sad, but true. 

Yes, I have been busy.  I'm working on a new site and what I thought would take a few weeks, at most, is into the second month.  Of course, if you've ever done anything online or worked with computers, you know that every little change often brings something else out of wack.

Have You Ever Painted? 

Those of you who are artists will know what I mean.  When you are painting, and you introduce a new color to some other part of the composition, that bold, new stroke will often change the balance of the whole painting.  Well, building a website seems to have the same effect.  One little part of the code is altered, then some other part of the code needs readjustment.  Holy sheet, it makes every little thing into a "situation" or whatever you want to call it. 

The Long and Winding Road to a Finished Website
Well, if you want to see my site, please do.  But, remember that it's not finished and if it shouldn''ll know that I'm working on it.  Hey, even though I have a wonderful woman helping me with the design and the HTML, I have never worked on any part of putting a site together before now.  Hopefully, it will all be over soon so I can get back to writing....because, even though I never wanted to be a writer, I think that writing is what the universe intends for me to do with the rest of my life.  (It's in my genes.  My father was a failed writer...but a very good one.)

Link to My Beta Site

So, write I shall.   Here is my site:, and if you want to know why I picked a name that is a combination of Boomers and Ballerinas, just click on the article with a picture of flowers.