A Few Wednesday Words

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?

Intermission

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.

Rinse, Lather, Repeat

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.

First Class, Lightning Fast, Hauling Trash

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

What You Needed To Know (Stream of Consciousness)

Curtain rose, then fell

Magazine covers

Wrinkled, torn

Inside passages

“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

Worst earthquakes

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!

Uncanny caring

Unconscious staring

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

 

 

 

What’s Really Real Anymore?

It’s the middle of the week

I’m a middle of the road guy

Is there anything real out there?

Humans talked about TV Zombies, Vampires

The same as if they were real

Pet food chicken, guaranteed real

Fruit drinks contained 3% fruit juice

Fast food burgers–100% real American beef

Really bad, really tasty, or real good deals

As seen on TV–pinnacles of advertising zeal

Without fanfare–a vampire with appeal

Count Chocula is really, real!