Deven McKay

Deven McKay
Seattle, Washington,
July 01
I've changed a lot in the last five years, some good, some bad, some things are just different. I'm trying to find a way back to me, but I'm pretty sure that my GPS has dementia.


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NOVEMBER 17, 2009 12:31AM

Mom Day: Talkin' Normal




"Momma, c'mon, times a'wasting.  Grab yer shoppin' bags."


"We best git outta here before the rain commences."


"I don't know why you're standin' there lookin' at me like I was a singing bull, but let's git going."

"Why are you talking like that?"

"Talkin' like wha/… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 2, 2009 8:39PM

Live Blogging: Saints game with added H1N1


 blurry, because I was afraid he'd wake up and cough at me
GO TEAzzzzzzzzzzzz....
Let me start off by saying that I know next to nothing about football.  That is something I'm rather proud of considering that I grew up in Dallas.
We're currently… Read full post »
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OCTOBER 28, 2009 9:16PM

Mom wishes you a happy Halloween

"So they had someone named Julie from that huge church call me."


"Yeah.  I told Julie what I thought all right!  I told her that I never felt so unwelcomed in a church before.  That they needed to be less worried about my walker staying behind a pole and more worried that… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 26, 2009 9:53PM

Shopping for God

If I could, I'd bribe someone to make this reality

"Well meh.  I enjoyed the music here, but not much else.  You didn't seem like you enjoyed it much either."

"Why do you say that?"

"Mom, during the preaching you spent fifteen minutes trying to quietly open a cough drop.  Then you folded your bulletin into a crane.  Then y/…

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OCTOBER 22, 2009 10:06PM

Mom's new rad friends

"Do you want to get out Mom?  I'm just picking up a prescription."

"No, no.  I'll just sit here and people watch."

mom refuses to take off rain bonnet
looks so innocent, doesn't she?

"Oh Lord, you're pouting."


"You have no reason to be pouting at me."


"Ah, the silent treatment.  You know that's…

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OCTOBER 16, 2009 5:52PM

Some more Devenverse pictures

I actually just wanted to share this first photo:

Oh the irony
Not ironic at all

Then I thought I could throw in a few more pics and see if I could manage to blow up your/… Read full post »
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OCTOBER 13, 2009 6:31PM

Why I've been scarce

Doctor Stevens:  "Deven I'm going to write two orders for your mother.  She needs her regular blood work check done, so here's the information you need to present when you take her to that clinic.  I'm going to send her for an x-ray of her left knee to check… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 9:33PM

Mom Day: Meat Loaf, it's not what you think

mom's meatloaf
Mom's meat loaf, but that's not what we're talking about here
"Before we go, I want you to sit down and write out a letter.  I want you to post it on the computer."

"Well this is always interesting..."

"Yes, the ladies want to write a letter to Meat Loaf Aday."


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SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 10:47PM


1)  Cook low and slow.

2)  Brown the beef until it's just done (until you think "that needs to cook a bit more" if you were eating it for tacos).  Add in taco seasoning.
Add in what you like.  I added green onion, olives, tomatoes, and cilantro.… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 9:30PM

Mom Day: ::ahem:: Pet Lovers

moose on a pole

Canadian Moose Show


::knock knock::

"Come on in, it's open."

"Hi Mom."

"Have you ever heard of people having sex with a dog?"

"......... .......... .................... ............... ............ ................. ....................... ...................................... ........../… Read full post »

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AUGUST 27, 2009 7:31PM

Mom Day: Movie Club, Once Bitten Twice Shy

much guilt tripping and bribery used in the production of this photo
guilt tripping and bribery were used in the production of this photo

Ben:  I’m not going to do it.

Me:  Yes you are.  You’re not going to disappoint all those old people.

Ben:  Mom I really, really don’t want to do/

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AUGUST 4, 2009 12:33AM

Mom Day: Buffets and Book Reports

Casino Stroll
full of breakfast, Mom and Ben lumber to the buffet

Ben:  “Hi Grandma.”

Mom:  “I’m glad you’re going with us to the casino buffet Ben.”

Me:  “You two better be hungry!”

Mom:  “Ben, I tried to call you last/

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JULY 15, 2009 10:39PM

My Questionable Reality

[edit:  BBE pointed out that some people might blow up their computers if they tried to load and watch all the YouTubes.  It's not necessary to watch them.  I marked all the clips at the critical seconds.  The Finland clip is worth watching all the way through if you like train… Read full post »

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JULY 10, 2009 7:07PM

The Devenverse

I admit it, I'm bored.  But I'm also lazy.  Bored and lazy is a hard combo to overcome.

I whipped out my list of topics, Mom notes, kid notes, woodpecker hate manifesto notes, with every intention of writing something.  Then I realized that would involved a lot of movement, what with… Read full post »

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JULY 1, 2009 8:32PM

Mom Movie Club: Juno You Want To


Mom:  “It’s good to have everyone back together.”

Thelma:  “What’s Betty’s daughter doing here?”

Me:  “Miss Thelma I came to celebrate the return of the movie club, and before you ask, I feel just fine.”

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JUNE 24, 2009 7:54PM

Mom Day: Sometimes a man in a skirt is just what you need

sitting in the salad bar

“Let’s sit up here for a change.”

“Mom, we’re almost sitting in the salad bar.  Let’s move back a bit.”

“It will be exciting to sit where all the action is.”

“All the action of the Old Country Buffet salad bar.&nbs

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MAY 29, 2009 2:08AM

Filthy Flower Friday

Yeah, so, I can't write poetry.  So now you must suffer through some more unnecessary macros of flower bits.  You know you want it, you want it bad.




come hither




more for patchwork






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MAY 20, 2009 9:23PM

Mom Day: I hate you Comcast

mom remote

Me:  “Hello this is your daughter.”

Mom:  “Well you were wrong.”

Me:  “Did you make sure the water was boiling before you poured it in?”

Mom:  “Why would I pour boiling water on Channel 18?”

Me:  “Channel 18?&/… Read full post »

To answer 1IM, here it is:
June 19th
(Okay, I fess up - I already had this graphic laying around.  Recycle, it's good for 1_Irritated Mother Earth)
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MAY 8, 2009 6:26PM

Mom Memories (pics and quotes)


“I bet if I kept driving after I dropped you off, I could make it to Mexico by the time you got out of school.”


“I couldn’t think of anything to make for dinner, so I just

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MAY 3, 2009 7:20PM

Mom and the Swine 'Flu Fad


“Hello it’s your mother.”

“Hello it’s your daughter.  I’ve been trying to call you for the past hour.”

“Why?  What’s wrong?”

“Nothing’s wrong Mom, I just wanted to ask you something for the Diary People… Read full post »

In my continuing effort to justify my new camera purchase, I've decided to aggravate y'all with more stupid flowery type of pictures. 

 Now that I think about it, I might be unjustifying my camera purchase with these shots.

Well, what's important is that I aggravate you.  


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APRIL 26, 2009 11:54PM

Movie Club Interview: Part 2

(Part One is HERE)


Susan Mitchell:  Did any of them every keep a diary? Did they ever read it to anyone? Did they ever read someone else's dairy? If they did, did they find out something juicy?

Mom:  “I kept a diary in the third grade.  My dad… Read full post »

APRIL 24, 2009 6:44PM

Movie Club Interview: Part 1

 mom interview

Decandent Sundae: Could I please be the first one to ask for more information about the tongue balls?

Louise:  “Tongue balls?”

Mom:  “Louise, you don’t know about tongue balls?”

Louise:  “No.  What causes them?”

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APRIL 21, 2009 6:59PM

Deven's pet - or Deven's doing NyQuil in the Daytime

Molly's back from her reduction surgery and wants to check her email
My pet spider Molly tries to blog.
Say awww, damn it. 
Several years ago I discovered Molly on the front deck.   I quickly grew fascinated with her.
I've gotta admit, she freaked me out
Tea with Molly
Sure, sometimes she disappears for a few weeks.  And sure she winters in Florida, but… Read full post »