Cathy ZielskeCZ Life18 Comments


I remember seeing the link for 3191 on Ali's blog quite a while back, but for some reason, I didn't really see it until it was a daily link at That said, I love the idea of finding cool details and images, every day, in your own  home. Yes…I love the idea. Doesn't mean I even remotely have the desire to do something like that myself, but still…I love the thought.

Which reminds me of one of my favorite scenes in Spinal Tap (and not the one I'm linking you to here mind you, but)…one that Dan and I re-enact, frequently:

David St. Hubbins: We say, "Love your brother." We don't say it really, but…
Nigel Tufnel: We don't literally say it.

David St. Hubbins: No, we don't say it.
Nigel Tufnel: We don't really, literally mean it.
David St. Hubbins: No, we don't believe it either, but…

Anyway…I  have three porthole windows in my house. Why? I have no idea. I think the people we bought the house from back in '93 had gotten a three-for-one deal at Home Depot. Therefore, three porthole windows. The one pictured above looks into nothing. It's just a window, with a mirror, in my little bathtub cubby. The angel is praying that Coleman will take more than one bath a week. Or that I will stop stepping on the scale every morning and letting loose a string of slightly-too-audible expletives.

But back to the porthole windows. If I'm feeling really imaginative, I pretend I'm on a ship. But that's where it ends. No funny anecdotes. No Captain Stubing. No Isaac. No coked-out Julie. (or wait, was it the daughter that was all coked out?) Regardless,  I just pretend I'm on a ship, for like, three to fours seconds. Then I move on.

I'm not a big fan of boats.

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18 Comments on “Details”

  1. #3
    Martha M.

    totally love the randomness of this post. it made me laugh and realize that others out there actually have more random ideas/thoughts than i do.
    thanks for that.

  2. #6
    Tanya Summers

    Cathy, my husband and I love Spinal Tap as well. Our favorite part/line is “…but this one goes to 11!” Any time one of our kids is saying something that there is no explanation, rhyme, or reason for, that is the line we repeat “this one goes to 11.” Thanks for reminding me of another great part – we haven’t watched that in a very long time. I should pull it out this weekend!

  3. #8

    Thank you, matey. I will now have the theme song from “The Love Boat” in my head all day. That makes me strangely happy. And brings back thoughts of the time I went on a Carnival Cruise that I won when I worked at the Minnesota Steakhouse at Pavillion Place in Roseville. My fondest memory from all that is the quote someone shared with me just before I went on that cruise. You might appreciate this today…
    “There are three types of people who go on cruises…the newlywed, the overfed and the almost-dead.”
    It was so right-on. I spent my cruise people-watching and putting them into one of the three categories above. It was fun- for sure.

  4. #10
    Shannon in Vegas

    You, my friend, are hysterical and I just really look forward to your posts….seriously makes my day complete….or at least easier to “deal” with!!!!! THANK YOU!

  5. #11
    Laura Reaux

    LOL I shall pray for the ANGEL. At least cover his ears, Cathy. Sheesh!

    Oh and thanks for reminding us about 3191. I had seen it before, but forgot about it. I LOVE it.

  6. #13

    Its midnight and I’m just getting to my blogs… and I’ve got one of my headaches, and I have creative stuff to do for the local store which I’m not feeling, and I can’t stop eating (I barely fit in the chair in one of my meetings today — note to self, don’t schedule that room EVER again), so what I’m getting at is THANKS FOR MAKING ME LAUGH before I’m off to bed — its a much better mood to go to sleep in than my pre-blog grumpy mood. Thanks again!

  7. #14
    Mary Beth Hunt

    My husband and I have a line we love from the movie “Pretty Woman”. We say it when we shop….
    “We’re going to need some sucking up.”
    “Sir, you are most handsome and a nice dresser”.
    “Not me…HER!!!!”

    I love couples who have “a thing” and laugh about it alot.

    I went to St. Kate’s for college and now live down here in Nebraska!!!

  8. #15
    Amy Sorensen

    Not a big fan of boats. PLUS you apparently know that “irregardless” is an embarrassing word to use. It’s regardless, people! I feel better knowing someone else knows that. 😉

  9. #16

    random blathering. my favorite kind of post.

    well, actually, i love free giveaway posts a spot more. but just a spot. whatever that is.

    irregardless, that was a super post. i mean regardless. or do i?

  10. #18
    Katie (choc0holic on SCS)

    So I’m finally catching up on my blog reading and just have to say, THANK YOU for the laughter tonight! I love your blog, but this entry was particularly entertaining.

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