Crush Monkey Doppelganger

It’s been at least five years since we have had a crush monkey post hasn’t it?!

So, there I am at work.

Minding my own business.  Well, as much as one can in an open floor plan.

All of a sudden there is a guy at the printer in front of me.

A guy is news anyway because we are 95% women.

The guy has the same stance/posture as crush monkey.

Also he has the exact same body type and shoes as crush monkey.  (yes, i am hanging my head in shame for knowing these things)

Luckily I hold myself back from saying:  Crush Monkey?!?!  WTF?!?!?!

The new guy turns around.

Relief.  It is not crush monkey.

Just a doppelganger.

: (

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Long Weekend Coming Up

It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day is almost here already.

Long weekend!!!

Looks like Mother Nature may be kind to us and give us beautiful weather!

Last year Memorial Day was a bit earlier and I was in Phoenix, Arizona for two U2 concerts!

This long weekend there will be rest and relaxation!

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Baby Robin Update!

This past weekend the robins eggs started to hatch!

First there were two on Saturday!

two baby robins

two baby robins

I could tell right away that something was going on because the parents were flying back and forth all day feeding the babies!!

Then on Sunday I could see three baby robins!!

There were four eggs, and I’m hoping that the last egg is hidden beneath the babies OR that the youngest sibling is on the bottom of the pile?

three baby robins

three baby robins

These little guys are so vulnerable right now.  Hoping they survive and we get to see them fly away!!

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Season 12 Grey’s Anatomy Season Finale

Season 12.

The season without Derek Shepherd has ended.

I thought I wouldn’t be able to watch without him on the show, but I did and I am glad that I did.

I’ve been with this show from the start and plan to hang in there until the series finale.

This season finale didn’t even have me in tears.

Not sure if that’s good or bad.

recap from tvline:

HERE COMES THE RAIN, AMEN | As “Family Affair” began, Meredith was predicting rain (which arrived moments later), reassuring Alex that he hadn’t found and lost his one great love (and it wasn’t Izzie, in any case!) and marveling that Owen was marrying Amelia. “You can’t expect her to be Cristina,” Karev said. Couldn’t she? Meanwhile, the bride was having her heart torn out by her family. “Mommy, please,” she tearfully begged, “I’m getting married!” But alas, not one of the Shepherds would be in attendance. Devastated, Amelia locked herself in the bathroom until Owen arrived and coaxed her back out by promising, hey, “I’ll be there.” Stopping in at Grey Sloan pre-ceremony, Mer bumped into Nathan, who suggested a quickie. “Don’t get any ideas,” she said, a twinkle in her eye. “There are no ideas here.” In response, he playfully reminded her, “You jumped me!” (Where has this charming Nathan been all season?) Eventually, they agreed that they were just friends. Well, “friends who had sex four times in one night,” he noted.
UNHAPPY HOUR(S) | When Alex popped by his and Jo’s place to pick up formalwear, his non-fiancée shocked him by blurting out, “Let’s make a baby!” This would prove to him that she was all in, she thought — wrongly. What he wanted was to know why she wouldn’t marry him. “I’m not some idiot kid anymore,” he railed. “I’m a man, and I’m done with games.” And, therefore, it seemed, done with her, too. Later, at the bar, Stephanie pawned off a drunken Jo on Andrew, who learned from the blotto resident that she couldn’t marry Alex because she was already married! When he got her home to tuck her in, she added that her husband was abusive, and if she dared try to divorce him, he would find her. Turned out, Jo wasn’t even her real name! Just as Andrew accidentally wound up in what looked like a compromising position with a mostly-undressed Jo, who should walk in but Alex. Jumping — understandably — to the wrong conclusion, Karev proceeded to punch (and punch and punch) DeLuca.
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IT’S A GIRL! | At the church, April — Owen’s best man — realized that she didn’t have the wedding bands. Since Ben was just arriving, she asked him to give her a lift back to Mer’s to retrieve them. Unfortunately, no sooner had she found the rings than she began to have contractions. Rather than take a chance on giving birth in Ben’s car, she asked him to deliver the baby at the house. At first, April’s biggest concern was that Warren would see her vagina during her pelvic exam. But when he felt a foot down there, the tone changed immediately and dramatically: The baby was breech, so Kepner needed an emergency C-section just like Ben’s ill-fated patient in “There’s a Fine, Fine Line.” Left with no alternative, Ben called Grey Sloan, where Jackson, Arizona and Bailey were gathered around a phone. He was gonna have to do it, he told his wife. “I trust you,” she replied, bringing to an end her doubts about his surgical trustworthiness (and maybe his suspension, too?). Miraculously, both mother and child came through just fine, and at the end of the hour, Jackson introduced April to their daughter.
‘THIS IS YOUR LOVE DAY!’ | Upon arriving at the church, Meredith discussed Cristina with Owen — in particular the fact that he hadn’t so much as told his ex he was remarrying. After Amelia overheard, her mood went spiraling downward. What could Meredith do to help? Grey asked, seeing the state her sister-in-law was in. Amelia couldn’t turn to Maggie, Shepherd said, because anytime she did, Pierce came back “full of sunshine and candy and hope.” So that left Mer, and dammit, she wasn’t on the bride’s side. Grey got it, though. “You’re me before Derek,” she noted. So she could handle this crisis. “Today I am your person,” Mer added. When she told Amelia that they could run away if that was what she wanted to do, off the duo went with Maggie in tow — in the rain, no less. Over a Slurpee, the would-be Mrs. Hunt suggested to her “sisters” that maybe Owen was just her “new drug,” or maybe they were just “filler” to each other having lost their one great loves.

‘LET’S ALL BE HAPPY’ | While Owen refused to worry about whether his bride would show up — “She’s earned the benefit of the doubt” — Mer suggested to Amelia that lotsa people get two great loves. Like… like… um… Richard, Maggie interjected. And, in short order, the wedding was back on (if it had ever truly been off in the first place). Since April was obviously not going to make it to the nuptials, Nathan delivered the rings to Owen, who invited his former BFF to stick around. Left alone again, Riggs and Mer opened up some more about Megan and Derek and the kinds of weddings they had wanted. (Grey even mentioned her and her late husband’s Post-It vows.) Meanwhile, having noticed that the sad Charlie Brown music played every time Callie passed by, Arizona took pity on her ex, delivering Sofia to her doorstep along with two plane tickets to New York. Robbins wanted her daughter back the next weekend, but in the meantime, she wanted Torres to take her and be with Penny. Arizona seemed to have a whole new custody arrangement in mind, one that would give her “all summer and every other school year,” and give Callie the rest of the time. (Which is indeed a “beautiful payoff,” as Kevin McKidd told us we’d get. But does this mean Sara Ramirez is really leaving? What just happened here?) Finally, as the wedding got underway, Nathan flashed a winning smile that Maggie mistakenly believed was for her, not Mer. “I really like him,” Pierce whispered to her half sis, and “I think he likes me.” Uh-oh.

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Lullaby – Shawn Mullins

She grew up with
The children of the stars
In the Hollywood hills and the boulevard
Her parents threw big parties
Everyone was there
They hung out with folks like
Dennis hopper, Bob Seeger, sonny and Cher

Now, she feels safe
In this bar on Fairfax
And from the stage I can tell that
She can’t let go and she can’t relax
And just before
She hangs her head to cry
I sing to her a lullaby, I sing

Everything’s gonna be all right
Rockabye, rockabye
Everything’s gonna be all right
Rockabye, rockabye
Rockabye

She still lives with her mom
Outside the city
Down that street about a half a mile
And all her friends tell her
She’s so pretty
But she’d be a whole lot prettier
If she smiled once in a while
`cause even her smile
Looks like a frown
She’s seen her share of devils
In this angel town

But, everything’s gonna be all right
Rockabye, rockabye
Everything’s gonna be all right
Rockabye, rockabye
Rockabye

I told her I ain’t so sure
About this place
It’s hard to play a gig in this town
And keep a straight face
Seems like everyone here’s got a plan
It’s kind of like Nashville with a tan, but,

Everything’s gonna be all right
Rockabye, rockabye
Everything’s gonna be all right
Rockabye, rockabye

Everything’s gonna be all right
Rockabye, rockabye
Everything’s gonna be all right
Rockabye, rockabye, rockabye, bye, bye
Bye, bye

Heard this on ONEderland, the new one hit wonder channel on siriusxm!

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French Coast

french coast

french coast

Love every book by Anita Hughes!

French Coast was another hit!

Loved it!!!

From Amazon:

Serena has the job she’s always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of French Vogue, in The Carlton-InterContinental Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival. She eagerly jets off to France while Chase stays home, working with her father, a former senator, on his upcoming mayoral campaign.

Everything feels unbelievably perfect…until it doesn’t. The hotel loses her reservation hours before her big interview. Serena fears that she’ll have to go home without her story, but then she meets Zoe, a quirky young woman staying in the suite below Yvette’s who invites Serena to stay with her. Serena is grateful for her mysterious roommate’s generosity, but it seems that there’s more to her story than meets the eye. To make matters worse, soon after arriving in Cannes, Serena learns a shocking secret about her parents’ marriage, and it isn’t long before she begins to question her own relationship.With her deadline looming and pressure mounting, Serena will have to use her investigative journalism skills, new
friendships, and a little luck to get her life and love back on track.

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Car Washed By Favorite Brother

My pita brother hand washed and dried my car this week!!

Service with a smile !

bg hand wash car

bg hand wash car

car wash

car wash

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