Rise and shine with Vickie Lester

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The Mister had to do a complicated reboot to his computer last night because it’s been giving him troubles. Part of the process was an overnight download that he would only know worked when he woke in the morning.

It appeared to have worked and then I heard a call from his office, “Vickie? My computer is running pictures in the screensaver of dogs I never took…” Indeed, the photos appeared to be of fake canines, and unless there was a group of hacking Russian taxidermy teens who had infiltrated his data β€” I told him to check his files and β€” lo and behold β€” he did have one called fake animals.

Further adventures, I walked into my husband’s office again and it was dark and he was peering at the computer and the curtains were all drawn and I asked what he was doing sitting there in the dark on this beautiful sunny morning, and he said, “That’s why they call them man caves and not man solariums.”

Guess how many cups of coffee I’ve had!

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  1. Heather in Arles
    November 17, 2013

    I don’t know about the joe but your hair is looking lovely. I am growing mine back out (I think) and so now it is at the dreaded triangle length, meaning scraped back into a chignon every single day. *le sigh*

    • November 17, 2013

      Chignon -chic! But, what is triangle length? Now, I can attest to the Joe, it IS lovely. Half decaf mocha java and half full-caf New Guinea, smooth and not high octane and I’m still bouncing off the walls πŸ˜‰ .

      • Heather in Arles
        November 17, 2013

        Nah, the chignon just makes me look like an old crone! hehehe And triangle head is when your hair is shoulder length, straight across to make a triangle out of your head. πŸ™
        And oooh me for fine coffee!!! Your mix sounds divine. Alas, no such luck getting good coffee in these parts unless you are willing to take out a loan to pay for it. Espresso it is for me, ma belle, all the way! Yeeehaw!

      • November 17, 2013

        I think I have to send you some coffee. Catch up with you after dim sum!

  2. November 17, 2013

    I’m afraid I’m tempted to steal the phrase “man solarium”…

    • November 17, 2013

      The Mister is the funniest guy I know, go forth and spread the word, from henceforth: the man solarium!

    • November 17, 2013

      Darling Grace (Lynne), I will check it out πŸ™‚ .

  3. November 17, 2013

    I love the “Adventures of Mr. Lester and Vickie ” Show. It comes on right before Ed Sullivan every Sunday Night.

    • November 17, 2013

      Followed by “The Late Show with Lanier”… I am going to be certain to tune in because I believe there’s a special installment of story time tonight!

      • November 17, 2013

        You bet there is a Story Time tonight on LSWL!

      • November 17, 2013

        HA! Guess where I am right now? See, there was this King named Louis, and…

  4. November 17, 2013

    Fake Animals !!!!! on file…..

    • November 18, 2013

      Even he had forgotten it… Which was why he was freaked out when dogs with nylon fur and glass eyes popped up on his computer!

      • November 18, 2013

        I would be desperately worried too, if it happened to me ; )

  5. November 17, 2013

    I see the kicthen is totally finished and you never posted AD styled pictures… πŸ˜›

    • November 18, 2013

      Good lord! I’m going to have to send you pictures. I’m sitting in the kitchen right now, and I notice my pajamas (green flannel) kinda match the quartz counters. Dancing into the Unknown finally arrived β€” I think it was sent by steamship β€” and it’s up after I finish The Goldfinch. xox, V

  6. September 30, 2014

    What a hoot. Your husband, your story, your picture. Perfectly added to my sunny morning in AZ. Cheers πŸ™‚

  7. October 1, 2014

    That last exchange sounds like a *much* nicer version of a conversation in “The Shining”:

    Jack Torrance: Wendy, let me explain something to you. Whenever you come in here and interrupt me, you’re breaking my concentration. You’re distracting me. And it will then take me time to get back to where I was. You understand?

    Wendy Torrance: Yeah.

    Jack Torrance: Now, we’re going to make a new rule. When you come in here and you hear me typing [types] or whether you *don’t* hear me typing, or whatever the *fuck* you hear me doing; when I’m in here, it means that I am working, *that* means don’t come in. Now, do you think you can handle that?

    Wendy Torrance: Yeah.

    Jack Torrance: Good. Now why don’t you start right now and get the fuck out of here?

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