Posted by missjunebug on October 30, 2009
OOOOOO! So Scary!!! Photo by mjb2009
missjunebug hopes you celebrate Halloween wherever you are!
If you need a good scare, just look at your 401K again or check out the unemployment numbers!
If you’re staying in, check out Martin Scorsese‘s best horror film analyses and clips on www.thedailybeast.com and watch the one you find scariest.
If you’re going out trick or treating, have fun and be safe. With the right app, you can turn your iPhone into a flashlight! Cool or what?
As for missjunebug, she’ll be dressing up as a carefree 1920s flapper! You know…one of those multi-fringed, short-skirted, drinking-out-of-their-bejeweled-satin shoe Charleston-dancing girls. Those girls had a real good time…right before the CRASH! Now where did missjunebug put her feather boa?
Happy, happy Halloween!
Posted by missjunebug on October 25, 2009
missjunebug just celebrated her birthday: fun x 10! (except for the another-year-older thing) Last year for her birthday Mr.JB bought her an iPhone about which missjunebug has waxed eloquent on this very blog! What an amazing device. It has become her all-in-one phone, boom-box, e-reader, GPS, calendar, well, you get the idea. missjunebug could go on and on thanks to the ridiculous apps available for anything you want to have access to with one touch.
missjunebug was pretty sure her life couldn’t get any better, but this year she celebrated her b-day with her new MacBookPro thanks to her Mr.JB who finally acknowledged that it had a few features the PC couldn’t match. REALLY?
How did this major breakthrough for missjunebug happen? Her tech-hip children led the way. First TinyJB got on board the Apple Bus on his way to university a few years back. Then her ex-pat ElderJB gathered wondrous Apple gear to take back to his home away from home in East Africa. During his recent visit and procurement run, ElderJB demonstrated for his missjunebugmom some of the incredible features of his elegantly compact MacBookPro. missjunebug recommends that you check out the apple.com website to get all the details, but one thing she doesn’t want to forget to mention is onetoone, the program Apple sets up for a very reasonable 99 bucks to transfer PC docs, music, pictures, and whatever else is transferable right onto the MacBookPro as well as provide classes to help newbies Apple Up! missjunebug will be heading to her first Mac Basics class next weekend.
In the meantime, she is enjoying blogging from her sweet and juicy Apple! Believe her when she says, “It’s delicious!”
Posted by missjunebug on October 23, 2009
missjunebug is feeling a little sad. Her ElderJB is on his way back to his home in Rwanda. Yeah, that’s right. That Rwanda. The one with the hotel. Not exactly down the street. She is beginning to think this empty nest thing is not all it’s cracked up to be.
There is an energy and happiness that the young exude effortlessly. In their exuberant wake a calm quiet takes hold that is empty and cold. Whoa. missjunebug is starting to sound too sad! This is just to say missjunebug and her Mr.JB had a terrific time with their ElderJB. He was, by turns, hilarious, philosophical, serious, zany, calm, detached, relaxed, brilliant, stressed, engaged, and loving. His work matters and he is clear about who he is and his place in the world.
But what is especially helpful to missjunebug is that ElderJB has fully embraced Holden Caufield’s aphoristic philosophy that “All mothers are slightly insane.” This give missjunebug some much needed leeway when she’s interacting with ElderJB. She just can’t seem to quit bugging him all the time! About the silliest stuff! Like she knows she only has a limited time with him so she must say everything that’s on her mind all of the time. She’s desperately in need of an editor! Somebody stop her! Mostly ElderJB tolerates her “slightly insane” verbal idiosyncrasies really well and treats her with good humor and affection and, yes, lots of love. missjunebug knows a blessing when she sees one and that blessing is named ElderJB.
Posted by missjunebug on October 11, 2009
missjunebug made a quick visit to her local pumpkin patch and picked up some prime specimens! Take a look:
Pumpkin Delight! Photo by mjb2009
mjbTip: Herald the change in season with some sublime pumpkin time at your local patch!
Posted by missjunebug on October 9, 2009
Mr. TacoHead Says "Plate Me Up!" Photo by mjb2009
missjunebug craves Tex-Mex food on a regular basis. Unfortunately, she’s about 1500 miles from Texas so it’s not so easy to find. She’s tried to replicate a few Tex-Mex dishes in her own kitchen with some success. Recently, she created her version of El Fenix Tacos that were reminiscent of the crunchy, creamy, meaty tacos the classic restaurant offers up by the hundreds on any given day in Dallas, Texas.
Here’s missjunebug’s El Fenix Taco Facsimile in Photos!
Start With Some Basics! Photo by mjb2009
The Secret Ingredient? Add a couple of cooked potatoes to the ground beef mixture! Photo by mjb2009
Stir in the water and the Taco Seasoning! Yum! Photo by mjb2009
Cut up the veggie & cheese accoutrement! Photo by mjb2009
Add a little squeeze of lemon, a little sugar, salt, and pepper. Mix! Stuff taco! Photo by mjb2009
Eat The Delicious Result! Viva El Fenix! Photo by mjb2009
Posted by missjunebug on October 4, 2009
missjunebug has taken the week off but she did manage to post some cool pics!