Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Signs and tags

Happy Saturday everyone. I'm letting mom taking over the blog today.
She loves reading personalized auto tags and bumper stickers. She promised me she kept both hands on the steering wheel when the car was moving.
Here we go:
Bumper sticker:
1. My old car was stolen in New Jersey, Dont Take your New Car there.
2. If it isn't a WESTIE, it is only a Dog...
We apologize to all from NJ and all non-Westies...we just type what we see.
Personalized tags: some are easy to figure out others not so easy
1. BRIT.GUY (A guy from across the Pond)
2.IRISHNUT
3.20YEARW8 (20 year wait)
4. MSMY67VW (miss my 67 Volkwagen)
5. ALIBI
6.#1CAJUN
7. ALPHAPUP
8. MYTHYME
9. SSPLASH! (Splish Splash)
10. CHORNEY(Corny???)
11. GOTCAE? (no clue what this means)
12. THECLAW
13. COH4th (no clue what this means)
14. PRPLH (Purple Heart Navy Retiree)
15. PHYNQUE (no clue what this means)
16. SKMO (ski more??)
17. DADZGRLS (Dad's Girls)
18. KITKAT
19. DIVEDVA *
20. FITDIVA *
(*Evidently there is a Diva of the Water and a Diva of the Gym BUTT
I, Madi, am
The Diva

Let Mom know if you can figure out any of the ones that she had no clue.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pot Luck Friday #11: Old Raleigh Water Tower


The Raleigh Water Works, a private company, built the tower and an attached two story building in 1887. It was used to store and distribute water throughout the city.
The tower was once topped by a 30' iron tank that held as much as 100,000 gallons of water and reportedly made the tower the city's tallest structure.


The tank was dismantled in 1924.

In 1938 the city planned to tear down the 85' octagonal tower. William Deitrick a local architect purchased it from the city. He removed the pine columns that once held up the tower and built four octagonal rooms, one on top of the other in the bottom third of the tower. From the top room, long used for storage, you can look up about 50' to the bottom of the wooden platform where the water tank once sat. He moved his architecture firm into the old granite and brick water tower in downtown Raleigh...where he designed many local buildings including last Friday's Dorton Arena. Mr. Deitrick donated the building to the State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1963.


This gate leads to a

to a lovely courtyard and garden behind the tower.

The State AIA has outgrown the building. It is now for sale. They are only asking
$685,000 for what is a one-of-a-kind building.
For those interested the phone number is below. (HA!)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Theme Song

Today, I , Madi am not happy with the song selection!! Mom is going to sing solo...so low you can't hear her!!
Donna, Donna the Prima Donna
by Dion and the Belmonts (early 1960's)

Mom says this song could be my theme song. She decided, without consulting me, to substitute
Madi and Diva for Donna...Mom cracks herself up!!!

Madi, Madi the Prima Diva,
Broke my heart,
We're apart
I met a girl a month ago
I thought that she would love me so
But in time I realized
She had a pair of roving eyes

I remember the nights we dated,
Always acting sophisticated,
Talking about high socieity,
Then she tried to make a fool out of me

We're apart now


She always wears charms, diamonds, pearls galore,
She buys them a the 5 & 10 cent store,
She wants to be just like Zsa Zsa Gabor
Even though she is the girl next door

They call her Madi, Madi, the Prima Diva
Broke my heart
Thinks she's smart
We're apart
We thank Hootin Anni for sponsoring Thursday Theme song...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

F.I.S.H. Wednesday......

I'm pleased to announce I have graduated from FISH
(Feline Institute (of) Savory Helpings).
After pledging to never leave any of my lovely furs in any of my creations, to always give generous helpings to all K9's and Felines, and to wash my paws before I cook,
I was awarded this very beautiful Chef's Hat by
Sammy, Andy and their Mom
Sammy, Andy and Mama J, I, Madi, thank you for attending the most prestigious event and
for presenting me this beautiful Chef's Hat. I'll wear it with pride!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What is on Madi's Mind & Answers to Monday


Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you. by: Elias Canetti, The Human Province
I often feel this way in Madi's presence...she often looks at me as if she is saying have you lost your mind....
Answers to yesterday's question:
1. Madi snoopervising meal preparation. She has decided to be the first feline to have her own cooking show. Every night when I start supper, she comes running from where ever she might be to sit right on the counter. She watches every move I make with great interest. She never tries to come over or get in the way. Madi loves to be where the action is!!
Madi here: Mom moves like lightning when she cooks. I get lots of good neck exercise.

2. The green stick was given to me at Starbucks. They called it a 'spill stick'. It fits into the lid of to go Venti coffee to go to keep the coffee from splashing out when driving. FYI: It works!!!
Ms. Liz from Caribou Crackers was the first to correctly guess this one!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

What is ......

What is Madi doing?
(besides sitting)

What is this green object (you may click on the picture to make larger)

Answer to both questions will be revealed on tomorrow's post.

We think you will be surprised at both answers

Madi and Mom

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday: Cat's Bill of Rights #4

I have the right to assist in any food preparation,cooking, cleaning or
eating event that may occur in the home.
As stated in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving our Cats.
Signed,
Madi