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I’ve got an entire set of Callaway golf clubs up on eBay, including a quality Callaway bag and a telescoping ball retriever — there have been 38 people that have looked at the listing, but nobody watching.  I realize it’s still way early for bids, but usually by now I’ve got folks “watching” the listing.

Even USED these clubs go for more than $100 apiece and my reserve is way lower than that — WAY lower.

Is it the time of year?  Golf in the northern part of the country is coming to an end because summer is over?  Heck, we have folks here at work that golf right straight through until New Years, as long as it doesn’t snow.  So what am I missing?

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Ellen DeGeneres is taking a lot of flack from some animal rights groups because she gave her dog to her hairdresser, because it didn’t get along with her cats.  She went public with the issue on a recent show:

DeGeneres went public with the doggy ordeal Monday while taping an episode of her show to air Tuesday. She admitted she didn’t read all the paperwork involving the adoption.

DeGeneres said she spent $3,000 having the dog neutered and trained to be with her cats. But the dog had too much energy and was too rambunctious, she told her television audience.

” guess I signed a piece of paper that says if I can’t keep Iggy, it goes back to the rescue organization, which is not someone’s home, which is not a family,” she said in a show transcript provided to The Associated Press.

” thought I did a good thing. I tried to find a loving home for the dog because I couldn’t keep it.”

DeGeneres said her hairdresser’s daughters, ages 11 and 12, had bonded with Iggy and were heartbroken when the dog was taken away.

“Bcause I did it wrong, those people went and took that dog out of their home, and took it away from those kids,” a sobbing DeGeneres said on her show.

” feel totally responsible for it and I’m so sorry. I’m begging them to give that dog back to that family. I just want the family to have their dog. It’s not their fault. It’s my fault. I shouldn’t have given the dog away. Just please give the dog back to those little girls.”

Seems to me that the rescue agency needs to get whatever it is that’s up their asses, out of said asses. Ellen accepts ownership of the problem but in my mind, there’s no reason why thar family couldn’t have kept that dog if it was a good home. The agency surely isn’t going to get any good publicity out of this and it will surely make people hesitate to rescue an animal from that agency, knowing what asshats they are.  I know I wouldn’t want to work with that agency.

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Cheeky — I tend to knit more when the weather is cold, too, but my biggest problem is that I start something “for Christmas” and then get myself into a jam this time of year when I have to knit my fingers raw.  And, to make matters worse, I’ve already got something planned for when this big project is done.  Glutton for punishment and all…

And, my cats LOVE to “help” me knit.  They bat at the needle ends, “feed” me the yarn, and test the layability factor on the object being knitted.  Don’t know what I’d do without them.  🙂

Lori — I actually had enough to do that my autopilot didn’t even have time to engage.  I hadn’t realized I’d been derelict for so long.  I’m still trying to catch up at other blogs (yours among them).

As for the Chantix, Lisa got the prescription when she saw the doctor a month or so ago.  Obviously she’s thinking about it, but having been there, done that on many occasions myself, I know this has to be done in HER time, on HER terms, in HER way.  All I can do is cheer her on.

Deborah — I tend to go through “ah…who cares” periods this time of year.  I think it’s because I feel cheated that yet another summer whizzed right by in the blink of an eye, and I can’t remember if I enjoyed it or not!

Patti-Cake — hon, if you enjoy my prattling, then I think you need to get out more.  🙂

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Funny picture for today:

Freedom to smoke

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