Saturday, July 30, 2016

And now for the Democrats...or the balloons fell on time.

First we want to thank everybody for the kind and healing words for the humans ankle, it's much better.

And now as promised, here is our take on the Democratic convention...

Well, were the Republicans seemed to be a lot of doom and gloom, the Democrats were much  more up beat.
Singing the praises of America and looking toward its future with hope;

#1 There were messages of inclusion as opposed to division;

#2 And optimism  as opposed to fear;

#3 One of the most poignant  moments came when the father of a soldier killed in Iraq spoke;
simply speaking from his heart he delivered one of the most powerful moments I can remember in my lifetime.

#4 We do better together.

#5 No one wants to dismantle the second amendment.

#6 Trickle down economics HAS NOT WORKED so let's move on!

#7 There is nothing wrong with giving people a hand up not out.
Just remember someday it could be you...

#8 It got a little lost I think, but this is a real moment for women. Not just women, everyone.

#9 Although I haven't always agreed with his decisions, I will really miss this president.
I think down the road we will all come to see just how much he really did accomplish and how hard he worked for all of us.
If you really take a look at where we were when he came into office you have to admit we could have ended up in a much worse place if not for his actions; (ie; no more auto industry as opposed to their best year of sales ever)

#9 There is room for everyone in America and if we start selecting who can come here and who can't then we all lose.

#10 And finally, just like we said in our last post;

Have a super weekend....

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Doom and Gloom and the Apocalypse!

Well it's official...
Donald J. Trump is the Republican candidate for president.
Now that the convention is over here are some of the things I've learned...

#1 Everything bad that has happened in the past 30 years? Hillary Clinton's fault!

#2 Be very afraid of everything.

#3 Don't trust anyone (except me).

#4 He's the Law and order candidate.

#5 The only one of Trumps family not to speak was the family dog.

#6 Only by voting Trump will America be first again!

#7 We can't be bothered by those other countries with all those other people.

#8 Yes, a vote for Trump will make us all happy again and winners again and we will be rolling in money and this again and that again and the other thing too.
There will be no more problems and no more terrorist attacks and magically there will be no more crime anymore because, well you know because he said so...

#9 There will be no more Isis because he has a plan...but he won't tell us what it is until we elect him.
Now that's what I call patriotic!

# 10 Somehow even though coal mining which is no longer profitable to the coal companies due to newer and cheaper energy sources, will send workers back into the mines and we will go back to using more air polluting coal which I'm sure our grand children will thank us for....

# 11 NAFTA will be dismantled even though we have treaties and that the result would probably collapse our economy, but don't pay attention to those silly details.

#12 You will get to choose the schools you send your children to, only the best education because we will take education out of the hands of government and privatize it...
what they don't tell you is that you will have to be able to afford what they charge for that education as opposed to what is now free so start saving more of that money that you don't have.

#13 And don't forget the Affordable Care Act.
That will be gone on day one and will be replaced with something amazing!
But they never get around to telling you what...
But you can bet it will be privatized too so save more of that money you don't have in case you need to see a doctor.

#14 There will be so much winning!
We will win at everything!
You will complain about how much winning there is.   

I thought the most telling line in the speech was and I quote;" I was one of them, so I'm the only one who can fix it!" referring to business owners who sent jobs over seas, profited from all of those dreadful trade agreements, took complete advantage of the housing collapse.... but he was a business man THEN and that's just good business.
Of course now that he's not a business man anymore ???? ( has Trump Inc. been dissolved? Does he no longer have a financial interest in the business he created? Hummm that doesn't sound right...
But now he will take all that he learned and make all the other businesses NOT do those things that he just told you were actually good business.... I hope you have a big throat because that's a lot to swallow.

So like I said, It's official and it looks like the Republican party got exactly what they wished for way back when...

This video sums it all up pretty well; 

But just remember;

Have a great Wednesday!

Noodle and crew

Saturday, July 23, 2016

And then life intervened...

Oh dear!
We had a great post all about the Republican Convention almost ready to go and we were planning on doing the Dems next weekend.
Then life happened...
The human screwed up her ankle REALLY bad!
We're talking pain pills and moans of agony and a lot of hobbling around.

We hope to bring you the post on Wednesday in place of Wordless Wednesday followed by the wrap up of the Dems convention next weekend. Fingers crossed...

Noodle and crew

we just had to share this!
Chalk it up to the pain meds...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday...

                                                               naps in laps...

Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Noodle and crew

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Anxiety busters!

I think I need anti depressants and anti anxiety medication!
What on earth is the world decending into?

What with all of the sad, bad, mad stuff that's been going on, we wanted to do a post to make you smile...

So here goes;

First there's musically inspired smiles;



Second, how can you not smile at cat videos?


And lastly, 2 great commercials that will always make you smile;



Have a happy weekend!

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Maybe We Need Some Words Wednesday....

Okay, now that we all remember how adorable I was as a baby Noodle...

I know it's supposed to be wordless Wednesday and you are all looking forward to my cute little face today but it seemed like it was inappropriate to leave it at that, this week especially.
I think we all need to use our words and restart ( or start ) a conversation in the wake of the tragadees last week and all those that have preceeded them.

I saw this tweet somewhere on the interwebbie;

If you are white, you really can't know what the above feels like.
I am white.
I am one of those people who decries racism and will swear up and down and all the way home that I would never have an inappropriate thought or response to anyone's race.

As much as i'd like to believe that, I can't possibly know if something I have said or done seems racist or inappropriate to someone else. Some one who is not the same as me.
To say that I can is to say that I am somehow able to know what it's like to be someone else.
So let's cut the crap and get realistic.
Until we get out of the denial of our own ignorance on this subject we can't address it let alone fix it.

We, you, me we all need to be open to what others are feeling.
How what we do affects others.
Do unto others as we would have them do unto us.
Put ourselves in someone elses shoes and take a walk.
You bet it might be uncomfortable and the person putting themselves in my shoes or your shoes will be uncomfortable too.
But life is uncomfortable, that's how we know we are growing.

So, lets talk!
Talk to your friends but also strike up a conversation with people you don't usually talk to.
It's the only hope we have to change.

Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Noodle and crew

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Alternative Post...

In the wake of the events of the past week we were at a loss to find words to express what we were feeling.

We wrote long gut wrenching posts that in the end were just rambling sadness and  despair.
Perhaps it's cowardly, perhaps it's preservation of sanity but in the end we decided to go with a post we wrote prior to those events.
We will say that our hearts and prayers are with the people of Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota and with anyone and everyone who has been in any way touched by these terrible tragedies.

Noodle's Saturday Sermon...

And they shall create a new and wondrous entity and it shall be called politics.

Behold for the day of election is drawing near.

And they will speak of e-mails and tweets and unreleased taxes.

Of untruths and hypocrisy and they will do it bigly.

The first signs shall appear when the subject of Benghazi has been depleted and left to fade from the

news cycle only to be replaced by an alternative conspiracy theory.

 And Sanders will have left the building.

They will disregard the facts and supplant them with innuendo to further their agendas.

Yea though they walk through the valley of cable news and social media

they shall carry with them their laptops and universal remotes with which to blog and change the

 channel, of which there are 894!

They will post on the hallowed Book of Face and although many will be liked they shall find no comfort


They shall be forced to bear witness to the unholy mess they have created known as congress

Where they shall worship at the altar of corporations and lobbyists and the NRA.

There they shall convene committees and they shall bicker and rant and get little done.

They shall continue to be in denial and descend once again into chaos.

They shall wander in the desert of ignorance and shame for all eternity.

And the people shall be forgotten and left to continue to fend for themselves, (even though they pay


And the lord shall say unto them…

“Behold I have given you this wondrous planet with water and air and all its heavenly gifts and what

did you do? You screwed it all up…what with your climate change and your wars and bi partisan rhetoric

and all that hate… See, this is why we can’t have nice things!”

Forget building a wall we need to build another ark!

Have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016


Oh no! It's time again for all the banging and the booming!
Time for me to hunker down under the bed till it's all over.
I wonder if that's what it sounded like to those people in Turkey, Orlando and New Town?

Some of the faces of the victims of gun violence in 2016.

When I hear people talk about their freedom and how we must protect the second amendment no matter how many people get caught in the cross fire...
I can't help but wonder why those same people don't seem too concerned about the rights and freedom of those who have died and who will die in all of the future shootings.

Have a safe and happy Forth of July...

Noodle and crew