August

Facts I didn’t need to Find Out

Facts I didn’t need to Find Out

I found out the USDA has approved the use of the term “wyngz” for wing-looking chicken products that contain no wing meat. When you rush out to buy them this weekend, let me help you zero in:
wyngz

I found out that herring communicate with each other by passing gas. Uhhh, Okay. My brother and I did that in fourth grade.

I found out there is a third Apple Founder. His name is Ronald Wayne. He owned 10%…

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August

Mama Said

I haven’t written anything about my Mom in Indiana for a while. She’s now been in a nursing home for about 14 months and I believe the stages of nursing-home-living match the stages of grief. Mom has now entered the “acceptance” part of this new adventure or at least she seems to be. Like many “old-time” moms, she has that special way of “silent-suffering.”

MY DAUGHTER WHEELING MOM IN TO HER 99TH…

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August

Bloglovin

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Bloglovin is a new place I will be posting my thrice-weekly ramblings

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August

Recognition

Our brains are a funny thing, aren’t they? I’m guessing your brain is similar to mine…maybe not.

Have you ever been in your car, maybe heading home through city streets, when you see a person on the street and then, later, you can’t get that person’s face out of your mind?

Now, guys, I’m not talking about a half-clad beauty, although maybe the similarity of that experience would be the same.…

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August

Whose Fantasy?

So, just 14 days until the new NFL season starts. Millions of people are busy this weekend with “draft-day” for their fantasy football teams. What was laughed at a few years ago is now taken so seriously that ESPN is trying and succeeding in owning the TV shows, podcasts and web sites. They feature a daily podcast featuring strategies, injuries, player previews and game previews.

I have DIRECTV…

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August

Get Up and Get to School (or work)

Get Up and Get to School (or work)

This is a public service announcement. I’ve already heard anguished cries from parents about getting the kids out of bed for school this week.

On the same subject, I’ve even heard some adults are having trouble getting their bods out of bed.

Here it is…the perfect answer. Just get a cheap laser pointer and turn the dog loose. In our house it works fine with the cat, too.

Just 42 seconds, so try…

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August

Returning to Simpler Times

Returning to Simpler Times

Don’t you hear that all the time?

Back when times were simpler. Returning to the wonderful family values of the ‘50s, maybe?
housewife from 50s

A wonderful blogger named Therese Oneill did some digging to remind us of the “way of doing things” back then. She used as reference some “self-help” books that were the big sellers of the ‘50s. One was by the Reverend Alfred Henry Tyrer (Sex, Satisfaction and a Happy…

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August

Flatter than a Pancake

Flatter than a Pancake

Ten Years ago, some scientists with time on their hands composed an algorithm to measure the flatness of states. Like United States’ States. The methodology is very complicated and uninteresting, but their reasononing for developing a way to measure flatness made sense. The three fellows said that everyone was measuring mountains and nobody was measuring flatness. Okay.

So, they took an IHOP…

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August

Fantasy to Reality

By the time I was a young lad in love with books, it was the Hardy Boys Adventures that captured my imagination. My grandfather was a master story-teller and he loved to relate to me stories he read to my father. I think he knew every one of the Tom Swift Adventures. My favorite was the “Daring Adventures in Elephant Land.” (Written in 1911, the year before my father was born)
Tom Swift

Every Tom Swift…

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August

Quickie Music Trivia

It may be a trick questions I’m about to ask you. Not really a trick question, just a tough one I bet you don’t know the answer to.

What was the name of the Album that is the all-time record holder for being in the Billboard Top Ten? It was in the Top Ten for 153 consecutive weeks. Who recorded it?
Elvis? Nah…Beatles? Nah…Michael Jackson? Nah…Pink Floyd? Nah….

More information:  This artist made…

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