April 2, 2008
Picked up a new hobby: making charm bracelets and
necklaces. What fun! I'm finding all sorts of cool items
to put onto chains. I gave a bracelet to Isabel and we
are working on adding to it and I'm working on a
necklace of my own.
We have a slew of visitors coming up on Saturday, 8
people between 1:00 & 6:00. Final visitors are friends
and will be singing karaoke with us. Have I mentioned
that we are huge karaoke fans? Yep--we have our own
karaoke player (it's kind of like a dvd player) and we
have about 20 discs. I like singing Alanis Morrisette,
Pat Benatar, Gwen Stefani, Annie Lenox, The Go-go's, The
Bangles, Cher, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and most of
all Shakira. Friday night is singin' night in the Link
loses herself in her karaoke performance
In other non-duck rescuing news... heard about Patrick
Swayze fighting pancreatic cancer. The Fab Five (Bunky,
Pretty Girl, Merry, Pippin and Daisy May) came to us
when their former mom (and one of my dearest friends) was diagnosed with the same
ailment last Fall. And then I started thinking about Pat (See
that? We're on a first name basis).
I remember I was
in the 9th grade and I watched "The Renegades" on
TV every week. Pat played the part of "Bandit" and
he was in a street gang that helped the police. I had a
crush on him and went to the movies to see "The
Outsiders" because he was in it. I came out of the
theater even more impressed and with a crush on Matt
Dillon as well--whoops, didn't see that one coming!
After that everyone knew who Pat was from Dirty
Dancing and Ghost and I came to the
conclusion that our "love" was no longer special, so I
let him go.
Wha ha ha!
Swayze in The Renegades
In any case, wishing Pat the best of luck in getting well.
And Matt, wherever you are, wouldn't you like to sponsor
a duck or goose? It's only $25 for three months. Think
of the good you will be doing... We could list your name
on our Hall of Fame page and you could be
famous... HA HA HA!
Matt Dillon Young Matthew
Incidentally, Young Matthew the duck is not named after
Matt Dillon. He and Young Jeffrey duck were named after
two friends of ours. Before I was married, when Tony and
I were still dating (and didn't have ducks yet), I used
to tease our two friends Matt and Jeff and accuse them of
being secretly in love with me and desiring to follow me
around everywhere in adoration of me. I told them that someday
I would get two ducks and name them Young Jeffrey and
Young Matthew. I told them the ducks would
follow me everywhere in absolute devotion and that the two men would be
jealous of them for this. What a riot it was at parties
to walk Young Jeffrey and Young Matthew ducks out into the
yard and call them by name in front of the two men, Jeff
& Matt. Everyone laughed--too funny!
So, Matt Dillon, where ever you are, please don't get all
big-headed thinking I named my gorgeous duck after you. Not
so, I'm afraid. I mean, as handsome as you may be, Young Matthew
has you beat by a long shot, and he is all heart; plus
he has absolute faith in me. I love
that in a man.
Okay... enough of that! Ha ha!
Hmmm... You know I sent my query letter for my "Pet Duck
Guide Book" to TFH Publications 4 weeks ago... nothing
yet. I wonder if it's lost in the shuffle. 2 more weeks
and I'm moving on to another publisher.
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