Nothing like waiting till the last-minute to write something. Working better under pressure only goes so far.
Metal soffit trim on the YMCA building flapped in the wind. Heavy winds roared, with rain and lightning. Power could go out at any time. How long would the storms last? I won’t know till satellite TV comes back on.
GEICO, the insurance company with witty commercials, is running a contest. Choose your favorite commercial and possibly be in a future GEICO commercial. I always liked the “cavemen,” and “hump day” commercials.
Oscar-Mayer needed Weinermobile drivers. If I were younger and needed a job? No, I still don’t think so. I saw a Weinermobile cruising down I-65, during the Holidays.
Vietnamese doctors saved a man’s life by administering 15 beers. The patient drank beverages containing methanol, and was at death’s door. Regular beer contained ethanol, which slowed the body’s response, to absorption of harmful methanol, until it could be neutralized.
A St. Bernard survived 17 days in Minnesota cold. Everybody body likes a good dog story with a happy ending–I know, I do.
“Does anybody know what day it is? Does-anybody-know-what-day-it-is? Come on, I know you can hear me.” You’d have to be a caveman, not to know, it’s “Hump Day.”
This day was officially designated National Trivia Day 2019. It’s a shame I missed it–since I have more useless tidbits rattling around my head, than useful information.
Most of my trivial knowledge is geared toward the baby boomer generation. That’s what I remember most. For Andy Griffith Show fans–did you know there was another “Floyd the barber” before the later, more familiar one?
What was Donald Duck’s car license plate number? It was 1313. Was it important to know this? I don’t know. Maybe, to impress others with my vast knowledge, of things I thought were important.
Did anyone else notice that cartoon characters had one thumb and three fingers? Don’t believe me? Check out the “Helping Hand” character in Hamburger Helper commercials.
It’s ironic that I never remember obscure days, like National Trivia Day. Could it be they’re just too trivial for me to remember?
Just two days ago, the new local supermarket, was just a concrete slab. Today, Wednesday, there are walls standing. Interesting to watch construction progress, from the YMCA, across the street.
My furniture upholstery project seems to be an awesome success. Faded areas returned to original color. Have to admit, I didn’t feel confident as to results.
It’s pumpkin spice everything season–once again. Do you have special plans? Just like the Holiday Season, it starts earlier every year.
I like pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake. Don’t care to have everything pumpkin spiced. Pumpkin spice pet foods? Do you think Fido or Fluffy really care?
As far as this blog’s concerned. Things have slowed to a crawl. Saturday night has never been the best statistically.
Remember drive-in theaters? There are still a few left–none around here. Kids in their pajamas, with their parents in case they fell asleep during the double-feature. Some teens attempted sneaking friends in car trunks.
Going to the lobby for tasty snacks–even popcorn. It was a good way to be seen by friends.
Weren’t those prehistoric, cheesy commercials for theatre snacks, in the fifties and sixties great?
“Let’s go down to the lobby. Let’s go down to the lobby. For popcorn, candy, refreshing soft drinks.” …Ju Ju Bees …Mike & Ike…
You all go ahead. I’ll catch up with you later. I’m going to my latest favorite spot for some breakfast.
My lawn is squishy from excessive summer rains. Please, somebody turn off the faucet.
Perusing the news. A 100-year-old fruitcake was discovered to still be edible. Any takers?
More people are cheating on their taxes. I think the same people have always cheated–just never got caught.
The parent company of IHOP and Applebees, is reportedly ready to close up to 160 underperforming outlets. Funny thing, I was just talking about our local franchise, and how it had gone downhill.
Anyone else want to see an “Apolitical Television Network?”
Radio commercials heard many times before–“make money working from home;” “reduce credit car debt forever;” “regain your brain power.” Have to give credit for persistence.
Frozen pizzas were scattered all over the highway in an Arkansas community this week, due to a delivery truck mishap.
Elvis Presley week is fast approaching. Do you have celebration plans?
Is the current crises with N. Korea like the Cold War of the past? It is a small reminder of what it was like. The Cold War was much worse. When schools start to have “duck and cover” drills, once again–then, I’ll start to worry.
Some experts alleged predicted solar eclipse maps were inaccurate. In any case, much of the northern hemisphere, will glimpse a complete to partial eclipse. I remember safely viewing past partial eclipses by reflections, and with welder’s helmets.
A stray cat ran across the outfield during a recent St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. The team went on to win and the fluffy tabby will henceforth be known as “The Rally Cat.” The feral cat was later found, and I wish him/her well.
Advertising slogans can be humorous, cheesy, sleazy, also slightly askew. The title words were painted on a large rollaway steel construction dumpster. What was it about refuse collection that was first class? Did their truck drivers wear suits and ties? I’m addressing the guilty parties. What were they thinking?
- Your trash, our cash
- It’s alimentary, my dear Watson
- Goals not well defined? We’ll help you focus–City Optometrists
- What goes in must come out
- Your sit-down not outstanding?
- We meet by accident
- Not better–cheaper wood chippers
- No rabbits in our hats, no bees in our bonnets–Main Street Haberdashery
- Not thrilled by the drill? Better Dentistry Clinic
- What a pane–Quality Glass Repair
- UFO’s in your kitchen? Excelsior Cooking School
- Lost that loving feeling? Baymont Divorce Lawyers
- We love, love handles–Sue’s Tailoring
- Messy Marvin’s Housecleaning Service
- No barks, no bites, no errors–Gayle’s Obedience School
- Driver’s license points? That’s the point? Point A–Point B Driving School
Curtain rose, then fell
“I’m Joe’s Liver”
“Why can’t Johnny read?”
Asked, then answered
For those that believed
Cautioned, stern warnings
Kudzu clan was on the loose
Were yet to come
Best to plan ahead
Dream queens, dream screams
Worst mistakes, “they” ever made
Why we dreamed–what dreams meant
Baby bumps, career bump-ups
Deflated balloons departed
Decorated trees in festive mylar
Get well, good luck!
Don’t give up–too soon!
Big sales, slips and flops
Ubiquitous, unorthodox shops
Favorable phases of the moon
Back to basics, think smaller
How to look taller
Luck, lack of luck?
Hidden gold mines
Could work this time?
You didn’t know
How lucky you were