10 January, 2014
Rat Fink

Woo, 59 of these little RNF posts, and a ton more in the basic “Random Neuron Firings” category. Why do I number some, but not others? Quien sabe. I’m mental.

For those who might not know, my RNFs are comprised basically of general, off-the-top-of-my-head observations. You know, kind of like the posts I write every day and fail to assign a number to…

Anyway. Set, go.

Random Neuron Firings

  1. Wow, such anger. What a hothead. Is this guy who you want for the leader of the free world? One poorly-timed joke by a visiting Beijing diplomat, and *kABLam* — there goes China.
  2. Mavis’s surgery went well. I’m glad she’s home, resting. I spoke with her on the phone last night, and she sounds a bit better.
  3. Latest addition to the Dinner Theatre song list: “Me Ol’ Bamboo” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Remember that movie? Awesome. I would have liked to see the Broadway show, but it didn’t last long.
  4. Speaking of old stuff…remember My Friend Flicka? Sure you do, fellow crusty ones. My grandpa Johnson, whose parents were from Sweden, told me one day as it came on the TV at his house, “You know, flicka means ‘girl’ in Swedish.” I have never forgotten that fact — or that day, back in what — 1965-66, when it was in reruns? Isn’t it funny how seemingly small memories stick with you in a big way?
  5. Remy had a good day with the Thriller while I was at school yesterday. They bonded, played, took a ride in the car to the vet (the doc says he’s 100% healthy, with a beautiful coat and markings, and likely around two years old), and spent some time talking to one another. While Remy stayed pretty close to Mommy for the evening, I was told that he went downstairs to the office earlier in the day, without having to be coaxed down with treats or taken on the leash. Good boy, Remington!
  6. Just found out last night that Boardwalk Empire is in its last season. Whaaa? Mad Men is on the way out, too. Breaking Bad (the best show in the history of TV drama, ever, hands down) is already gone. Sheesh. Watch — next it’ll be Downton AbbeyRay Donovan, The Newsroom, Homeland, Dracula…all my favorites. Cripes, what’s next? 60 Minutes?
  7. It’s hilarious to watch Remy play with his Skineez toy. He has the reindeer. I wasn’t sure he’d play with it at all, but it’s his favorite. Nasty looking things, but apparently, dogs love them because they resemble rodents. Niiiiiiice.
  8. I hate the first day back to school after a long vacation, and this vacation was extra-long. Yesterday wasn’t too bad, though. I think everyone might have been more “OK” with going back than they let on. Still, I’d be lying if I said I’m not thrilled when quittin’ time rolls around.

And that is all for this morning, my fiends. Hey, it’s Finkday — the weekend’s almost here! I hope I can get some major visiting in over the next 48 hours (Mavis, Kay, the As, then the Js). Then it’s off to the Dinner Theatre rehearsal schedule. Yippy! Here’s hoping that you have some fun plans for the weekend, too.


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10 January, 2014 8:30 am

#6 – We are SO ready for our shows to start back up again. Here’s our list (because I’ve been cross referencing them all morning to see when they start): House of Cards, Sherlock, House of Lies, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Hannibal, Castle (we like this one a lot for some reason), Suits, White Collar, Masters of Sex… and more. We were so desperate to watch something last night that we dug into the archives of Boston Legal. Swear. Even considered possibly starting Law and Order, from the beginning. Ha. And I still have my West Wing, over and over… Read more »

10 January, 2014 9:55 am

Well, I s’pose it was inevitable that ‘Boardwalk Empire’ came to an end – prohibition in the US only lasted 13 years, but….. if they’re smart, HBO can spin that off into another series about Capone. You heard it here first, folks. Off to take the last of the ‘Idiots’ to the vet for vaccinations. Tomorrow I pick up my new rescue babies! Since they were found in the engine of a car, I think I will name them Cam (camshaft), Maggie (magneto) and Sprocket. Pics to follow! PK Rescue Mama ReplyRat Fink Reply:January 12th, 2014 at 7:59 amYou know,… Read more »