Woman Wiggles Pinkie Toes While Singing Duet With Blue Bunny & Getting Kitteh Loves

Rooftop Yodeling, Videos | Posted by Jannie on 25 October 2010 @ 2:14 PM 40 Comments

Hay, that was Blue Bunny singing the higher “Texas,” and the whole last part! He’s got a great range, eh?!

Can you wiggle your pinkie toes independently of your others?

And if so, will you post a video of it on your blog?


In other news…

I’ll do the drawing for the The Seventh Letter winner on video soon (when my hair looks fluffy and fun) and let you know this weekend who gets That Fabulous Prize.

Also on my list…

— Blog reading
— “Do You Dream” verse 3 lyrics
— “Drink Up The Stars” guitar
— lots of other stuff.


How To Go Viral On Twitter In 15 Easy Steps

Kelp Knitting, Rooftop Yodeling | Posted by Jannie on 26 August 2010 @ 6:51 PM 75 Comments


1.  Post something awesome to your blog
2.  Tweet your post
3.  Link with FaceBook
4.  Have some friends
5.  Be a friend
6.  Bust some Internet butt
7.  Go for a walk
8.  Get more friends
9.  Love your friends
10. Drink wine in a tree
11. Sing a little song
12. Do a little dance
13. Make a little love
14. Get down tonight
15. Repeat until viral

This has been a Friday Flash Fiction in 55 words for The G-Man.


P.S. the itty-bitty “t” icon below is for Twitter. Tweet if you must.  :)

Wine, Woman & Dogs, In Dinghy

Rooftop Yodeling | Posted by Jannie on 27 June 2010 @ 8:53 PM 43 Comments


It was 1999.

We were drinking wine.

We were celebrating our first boat and feeling fine.

Actually, it’s been our only boat. Except it’s long gone now. It got all riddled with holes from dog claws and such. Go figure.

I know it was 1999 by my tan.


I usually keep my precious complexion as white as the driven lilies.

But remember the world was supposed to end at the stroke of Y2K, due to computers all freaking out and such?

So, I figured — what the hell.  If I’m gonna go out in a blaze of glory, I’ll darned well go out tanned!

I was extrememly toned back then too — I often Jazzercised twice a day in the pre-child era.

I was eating lots of red meat.

Hills of donuts.

Mountains of fries with ketchup.

And that summer I was apparently such a mystical force of nature, that flashing light formations often showed up in photos of me!!


It’s now 2010.

I’m drinking wine again.

And as far as posts go — this one’s at the end.

Except for 3 questions…

Have you ever drank wine in an inflated dinghy in your living room or had a cocktail in some other unconventional setting?

Were you worried leading up to Y2K that the world was going to end?

What do you think’s gonna happen in late 2012?

That’s all!


P.S. This room was the first addition Jim built to our house. Remember the other end of the room?



New Funsterment Feature!!  Editing in 740 pixels of the header.  Hey, BB’s mountain of fries might as well go with this post for all eternity!  He does put a lot of time and effort into these headers.  :)


When I Get My Amazing Camera (a poem)

Poetry, Rooftop Yodeling | Posted by Jannie on 9 June 2010 @ 10:54 AM 44 Comments


When I get My Amazing Camera
I’ll ease it lovingly onto my cake platter,
usher the glass dome down, and savor the ensemble
upon my Irish cotton runner in the middle of the dining

room table where I’ll sit in my kitty ears
(which all the kids agree is my best look,)
writing belated letters on fine stationery.

My Amazing Camera and I will flood this house
with twinking rainbows that will richochet outward
and off every beveled mirror from here to the Eiffel Tower.

And beyond, to ballet schools in Estonia! And Moscow! And Tokyo!!

And even further — to verandahs of raucous beer halls in Brisbane & Sydey,
where we’ll wave at all the people smiling by in boats, and they’ll wave at us.

And we’ll know we’ve reached life’s pinnacle!



When I get My Amazing Camera
golden autumn sunsets from childhood wheaten hills
will suddenly rise from the hot Texas blacktop
as my minivan — which is not really a van at all,

but a wooden sailing ship, slices up spray, full wind
full sun, full adventure towards photographic shores
still uncharted — brand new eyes capturing this garden,
this deck and the reflex blue of these wonderful walls.

In short, when I get My Amazing Camera
possibly this one, I’ll still pretty-much be me,
but with better pictures. Waaaaaay better pictures.

And won’t it be grand!

(end of poem)

Next post I’ll show you how I’m going to pay for My Amazing Camera without having to borrow a dime. Let’s just say it has something to do with this jumble below (photo taken Jan. 12, 2010.)  Jumble a direct result of clearing everything out of Kelly’s bedroom for redecorating.)


That hanging quilt behind the jumble? A mystery lies beyond.  What could it possibly be?  Any ideas?

I’ll show you next post!

But wait — that next post is HERE! Mystery revealed!!!!!

Love, Jannie

P.S. Kelly snapped the top photo yesterday afternoon. Both photos in this post were taken with my iPhone 3GS, and altho the lighting and color were enhanced a bit on both of them with my PaintPro program, that mommy-tummy blubber in the first pic is 100% totally unretouched mine, all mine!!

A Few Lolcats While Waiting

Rooftop Yodeling | Posted by Jannie on 7 May 2010 @ 6:22 AM 29 Comments

Hey Peeps, any minute now my bold blogging buddy could hit publish on a guest interview with yours truly. So how ’bout a few of my favorite lolcats until my songwriting interview goes live? Good idea!

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As soon as my interview’s up I’ll post to let you know.

I’m going back to bed now.  Kelly’s school has an in-service today. No school!  No driving! Whoo-hoo!

Oh, speaking of that kid, we had the follow-up for her broken arm yesterday.  X-rays look good, both bones are in place to knit well. They put fiberglass over her plaster cast — she’ll be 2 weeks in that. Then, that whole shebang gets replaced with an all-new fiberglass cast she’ll have on for an additonal 3-4 weeks. Oy.  She’s in no pain tho, and is in great spirits.

Sleep, wonderful sleep, here I come.