Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hilltop Garden Tour

Went on the Hilltop Garden tour today with my friend Mary. This was my favorite garden - It has my DREAM pool. I have always wanted a little cocktail or lap pool, but we just don't have room here. Having space for it is a priority as we are looking for a new house.
More pics are linked in the linky mclinkersons section.
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Friday, April 25, 2008

Reading lists - suggestions always welcome!

READING and TO READ lists now on - link on right.
Topics I want to read about:
  • The East India Trading Company
  • The history and development of the banking industry
  • The failure of Bear Stearns and the impending burst of real estate bubbles (HA! BUSTED!)
  • Living vegetarian
  • Halliburton and BlackWater
  • The Tuskegee Experiment
  • China
  • Sadam H.


Made it through security @ National in record time. Pics to follow! Now sitting at the airport HAPPILY drinking a mocha latte. My only real complaint about work this week is that the coffee in our central office was awful. I tried it from 2 different floors. I don't remember it being bad before, maybe I've gotten to be even more of a coffee-snob.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Did you ever see a more "happy to know ya" kind of face?

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


A little digital scrapbook page I did right after we lost Bella.
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Monday, April 7, 2008


My brother's goofy (but sweet) Sandy.
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My Daddy

My Daddy and me waiting to go eat dinner @ Lambert's in Gulf Shores - Home of the Thow'd Rolls!
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size matters

Here's a good example of the size difference between males and females. The two dogs standing together are brother and sister - from the same litter! Greta is in the foreground.
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Here's Justice wanting to sit in his momma's lap. Justice weighs 105 lbs. and is 19 months old. For comparison, Greta weighs 57 lbs. He's a big, big dog. And a total mamma's boy.
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Giant ligularia

We like giant things around here, and the giant ligularia is no exception. I think I finally found a place it likes!
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Jaunty little man

Schaffer feeling jaunty in a big run all by himself. He can taunt the big dogs but they can't get him!
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Giant Schnauzer Fun Day

One of our friends in Baton Rouge had a "Giant Schnauzer Fun Day" for East Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. There were 19 giants there, plus Schaffer. Fun was had by all. There was also a grooming lesson. When those "professional" schnauzer people (they are all breeders/handlers/etc) saw the way Greta and Schaffer were groomed they said "Oh that will just not do." They showed us how to give them an underline instead of a skirt like the pet store groomers gave them. I have to say that they do look much more schnauzery.
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