Monday, August 26, 2013

Etc. and Stuff

Things have reached epic crazy-daisy proportions here at the ranch. We still have the dogs that we found on our porch and thanks to pellibaby's recent comment, we now call them "The Bumpus Hounds" and scream "Bumpussssesssss!" as they drag us around the yard. I'm not joking about the dragging part. Forget your stupid treadmills. Get yourself some Bumpus hounds. Or better yet, get mine. Anyone want to adopt the most gorgeous pair of dogs in human history? For your approval:



Oh my stars, those smiles! Seriously, if any of my local folks happen to know some amazing person or family who would be great for these guys, please let me know as they are scheduled to go to Nashville Humane tomorrow where they'll unfortunately be split up. And let me tell you, one of these guys without the other is like Johnny Carson with no Ed McMahon. A lot less laughs. 

Since we don't have a fenced yard, someone asked me why we don't take them to the dog park. That's simple. There are actual dog parents there who know what the heck they're doing. We'd be the biggest comedy troupe to ever hit that park. We'd have the parents and other dogs in stitches with the way that we get tangled in leashes and lose our shoes while the dogs walk us. We're cat parents masquerading as dog parents and we're about as evident as Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards. 


Yep. 

Did y'all watch it? Please tell me that you watched it. If not, go watch it. I'm pretty sure that Miley's tongue wants its own manager after that performance. The foam finger still hasn't made a comment to the media but reports are that it has gone into the witness protection program. As have the back-up dancers. And every teddy bear in the history of the world.   I never thought I'd say this but I want Hannah Montana back.  I haven't been so discouraged about our future  since I read that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are trying to buy Graceland. Totally not joking. They are.

I have to admit that the Video Music Awards make me feel really old. I remember the good ole days with Prince in his ass-less pants. I don't even know who a lot of the performers are any more. What makes me old though? The fact that I don't even care. They interviewed some people on the red carpet pre-show last night that had me shouting at the TV like an old grandma "Who are you? Does anyone even know who you are???" I remember the very first Video Music Awards in 1984. That's how old I am. I remember Madonna when she was still a newbie, dressed like a slutty bride and slithering out of a giant wedding cake. 

I sound like a complete curmudgeon who thinks that the future is going to hell in a hand basket. Thank goodness for this link that Jamie shared last night on Facebook about the coolest, kindest ladies in the history of the world:



That story had me crying like I'd slammed my hand in a door. We need more Nanas in the world. Those Nanas would have sent Miley to bed without any supper. Not even poundcake. 

Well folks, it's Monday and I'm rambling on like it's a Saturday. Time to start the week. I hope that you all have a great one! 


Until next time,
x's and o's,
Eartha











16 comments:

Jamie@OwlReally.com said...

this post made my morning, you're such a good writer! i love those faces - both the dogs' and the smiths' who were horrified by miley.

Michelle C. Kroft said...

Regarding Miley: some words of wisdom brought to you by my cousin Kayleigh who is always good for some snark: "Now I'm not jumping on the Miley Hater train, but damn, cousin, twerk as hard as you want - no one is gonna forget about Hannah Montana." And one of the comments "why is she constantly sticking her tongue out? i'm embarrassed for her." BAHAHAHAHA Happy Monday. :)

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I must be too old for this damn stuff because I totally missed the VMA's! Sad because I used to be ON THIS kind of stuff! Although I do know what you mean about not knowing all music acts that are out there nowadays....I too remember Madonna in her heyday...and the early days of MTV too!

KIMMIE JONES said...

I clearly should have been watching with you. Jamie and I were laughing our asses off over the fashion and we had heard of maybe 1/3 of the people. All the best new artist nominess would be introduced and I would just hear crickets. Should I know who those people are?!??!

Jenn said...

Oh, Poor Miley. She's like the drunk girl at the frat party that doesn't know how ridiculous she's acting :(

I'm so glad to know that I'm ot the only one who feels old watching the VMA's :)

pat griffith said...

I watched and had to laugh today all the old people comments - lol and I am old but I totally got that it was all a spoof Japanese anime style . she was like one of the naughty characters in their cartoon shows . and also to find how many over 30 peeps never heard of twerking .. lol MTV got everybody talking today and lots of free advertising. to some of the comments on facebook I told them parents have hated the dances and singers young people like since the turn of last century and the more people hate the the more the kids love em.

Katie said...

But NSYNC was delightful! *she types bitterly because the glory that is NSYNC reuniting has been totally eclipsed by a twerking potato with Lee press-on teeth and her band of suicidal ideation bears*

Melissa said...

What the hell is twerking?! I'm so out of it, but I'm with you, I DON'T CARE!!! Teenagers frighten me...

Cris said...

Oh, Miz Kitsch, I love you so much. Seriously. Darlin', if you ever need a kidney, you can have one of mine. Just keep writing these delightful stories of yours, so we can both laugh during the recovery process.

Good luck with the Bumpus hounds.

Ashley Marie said...

Hey lovely lady!
So I meant to write you about an hour and a half ago however....you posted about Miley and I remembered that I dvr'd the awards show in case something amazing happened...and then i saw the "Smiths" photo and HAD to go to your link...and then i watched the ENTIRE video with my mouth dropped onto my kitchen table...and then i laughed for about 10 minutes...AND THEN...((bare with me here)) I somehow got sidetracked and re-directed to owlreally's amazing blog and had my eyes glued there for a bit...then i remembered to come back and visit you! **phew** that was quite a journey :) Anyhoo.. I love ya and I'm so excited to have the time to keep in touch again! ;) I ran across another pair of those Vegas shakers while thrifting but they were in pretty sad condition :( - made me think of you though! ;)
And that story of the cutest little old ladies ever....gah!! Love them!! I think that we should do something like that if I ever move down to the Smokies! Take care lady! xo's -Ash

Jacob said...

Oh my God, the Miley thing killed me.....I know she was going for "Sexy", but it just came out as "deranged" and "psychotic"

Someone is trying WAY to hard to shake off their white bread image

Mr. Tiny said...

If ever there was an antidote to the materialism and self-indulgence that we see perpetuated in the media, it is The 9 Nanas!!! Beautiful!!! They are the perfect example of starting small, fulfilling immediate needs, and serving selflessly - what a glorious inspiration for how we all should be participating in life. Also, I have never wanted a pound cake so badly as I do right now! Thank you for sharing this story...it really did change my heart!

Kalamity Kelli said...

Your dogs - okay, not your dogs but THE dogs are wonderful! And no, I finally stopped watching the VMA's several years ago because I too remember the 1984 awards and I also remember thinking that Madonna would be a one-hit-wonder! Ha! What did I know? Miley Cyrus' mother, if you will remember is not the most mentally stable woman and it is possible like-mother-like-daughter....I was embarrassed for her. The Thicke guy looked embarrassed as well although he tried to keep up with her antics. I always hate it when kid TV stars attempt to "break-out" of their mold. Remember that chick from Saved by the Bell when she did the stripper movie? There's always something slimy about that stuff and Miley was no exception. So glad you are back - missed ya!

Jessica Underwood said...

Oh my Lord I just went in a VMA wormhole. Then I had to investigate in depth what really has happened to Hannah Montana and what I'm going to do about it. Good heavens! I just don't know what has happened to that sweet little girl! Oh well. I had to see what Lady Gaga did and then I had to watch the stamina of Justin Timberlake and his 15 minute performance. WHEW! I just lost 30 minutes of my life! It was worth it. Thank you EK

Jessica Underwood said...

last thing I promise!
http://youtu.be/MiXiQ6Yv0qY

Iprefervintage said...

Being a headbanger, I never was into the music awards. I had to watch the video though to see what all the hub-bub was about.

The girls a freak. She may have increased her sales and popularity for a bit, but she also did so at the expense of the other performers who were top notch.

I rest knowing it's temporary and that she will soon be just tabloid news again for drunken escapades and a washed up nobody.