Tuesday, May 31, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with this.  So soooo busy.  


I bet if you tried you could come up with a cool dance to go with this:
'On the Rebound' - Floyd Cramer

get mugged

Check out some of the must-have muggage in my Zazzle store!

1950s Caddy grille!

Don't I hand-color good?

If I'm lion, I'm dyin'

Have your coffee with a little wildcat!


There are few things more likely to encourage people to smoke than a woman riding a giant tortoise.  

The best part of wakin' up is a rooster on your cup.

Three 1940s/'50s peeps staycationing on the roof.
They're sorta wrapped around the circumference of the cup, which is kinda cool.

Who doesn't like clowns??

Who doesn't like TV??
Wanna see alllll my mugs?

Of course you do.

Go here: https://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/coffee+mugs?dp=252507429195637821&ps=120

Friday, May 13, 2016

Ow ow ow ow ow

My throat is KILLING me/

Why is my throat killing me?


for the last 3 days I've been doing my standardized patient work*, and the case (we call them cases) is playing somebody with a bad cough whose also a heavy smoker. 

For some reason, it seems I get all the cough-related cases.  I guess I cough good.

Anyway, because I'm all about truth I coughed in a really convincing manner, for eleven students a day x three.  And now I'm suffering big time for my art.

Just thought you'd want to share my pain.

* Check the October 7, 2011 post for more info on my standardized patient career.

Sunday, May 8, 2016


We have someone who's building her home on our property:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

the Tuesday Song of the Week

This week we got two songs, one singer.  

'Fly Me to the Moon' and 'Tell Him' - Alma Cogan

If you never heard of Alma Cogan, especially if you like the swinging pop of the 1950s and '60s, you should definitely seek her out.  It's amazing that she was almost unknown in the US, but in my opinion she could out-sing Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, and all those other fondly remembered 'songstresses.'

Sadly, she checked out in 1966 from cancer, at age 34.  Had she lived, I'm sure ten years later, she'd have put out an unbelievable disco album

flowers that bloom in the spring

tra la!

A lovely combination of camellia, forsythia, rhododendron and acacia.  In what form?

melamine dinner plates!


(and this is so awesome)

The above is an entire 52" x 70" table cloth.

BIG flowers
BIG appeal.

This flowery floralness of this design can also be had on bags - t-shirts - clocks - mugs - buttons - coasters - cotton napkins - jewelry - keychains - neckties and MORE MORE MORE.

To see all, go to: http://zazzle.com/The_Olden_Eye?rf=238225004668148127 and in the 'Search this store' box enter: camellia