Friday, August 31, 2012


Day 2383 - Hello Friday, Goodbye August!

Greetings, Hello and Goodbye-ers,

It's Friday - Hooray!

You know what to do, march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

It's also the last day of August. That's kind of sad, it means that summer is coming to a close.

HOWEVER - I LOVE Labor Day Weekend. 

That means you can celebrate all the beautiful things about summer before the fall gets here! 

Right?  Right.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Day 2382 - Football, Anyone?

Greetings, Bloggy Football Fans,

Yep. It's that time of year already, and it isn't even FALL yet.

The college football season 'kicks off' tonight... Get it?

Charlie prefers college football to the pros for a variety of reasons.

We don't go to many games, though - coverage on TV is just fine!

I can tailgate out on the deck.  Thank you very much.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Day 2381 - Midweek and Midlife

Greetings, Bloggy Landlubbers!

Okay, add something new to my ever growing bucket list.

I want to go on a Western Mediterranean Cruise.  These are usually 12 days to 2 weeks long, and go to places like Italy, Spain and France.

A lady at water aerobics is going this fall - and it sounds like FUN!

Speaking of cruises, another friend just booked a Bahamas Cruise, and all drinks are included, even alcohol!  That's different, I haven't heard of many cruises that include the alcohol.

Anyway, I'm just daydreaming of vacation!  How about YOU?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Day 2380 - Twofer Tuesday, or Double Trouble

Greetings, Twofer Tuesdayers!

Did you know that 'Double Trouble' is a BEER?

I didn't until I started looking for a 'Double Trouble' photo.

Pretty cool!

By the way - I like that cloudy, orange colored, unfiltered wheat style of beer myself.

With several lemons in it.

And some hot pretzels with beer cheese sauce on the side.  Or hot dogs.  Or sliders.  Or wings.

Okay, now I'm hungry.  Gotta go!

Monday, August 27, 2012


Day 2379 - Monday, Monday...

Greetings, Monday Morning Blah-gers!

The bad news? 

It's Monday.

The good news? 


There, that wasn't too depressing, was it?

It was?

Sorry about that.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Day 2378 - What? The Last Sunday of August?

Greetings, Bloggy Sun Worshipers -

Uh... if it hasn't hit home yet, this was the last weekend of August.

Better get a tissue...

Next weekend is Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial end of summer.

Gee Karen, way to bum us all out, dude...

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Day 2377 - No time for bloggage

Nope... Not a-gonna blog any more than this!

Friday, August 24, 2012


Day 2376 - Friday, Hooray!

Greetings, Bloggy TGIFers-

It's Friday, Hooray! 

You know what to do, march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

I'm not kidding, I do feel different on Fridays.  My expectations are high and my stress level is LOW.

No, I am not expecting a gruesome Friday like this t-shirt, I just think it's funny.

Hope you'll have a great weekend, I'm sure planning on it!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Day 2375 - 'Jolt' SHAMPOO?

Greetings, Bloggy Caffeinators!

I thought it was bad when I saw caffeine in breakfast Oatmeal (at Big Lots).

Now they are putting caffeine in some shampoos. 

What is THAT supposed to do for your hair?  Make it get up and LEAVE your HEAD?

Yep, my hair needs a double shot this morning, it's humid out...

I don't get it.  Comments?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Day 2374 - Stranded in an airport...

Greetings, Bloggy Frequent Flyers!

Trying to get HOME from Minnesota was unpleasant due to multiple weather delays.

I got to bed that night at 1am, and had to go to work the next day.

My experience however was not as unpleasant as a coworker who got stranded at the airport till the next AFTERNOON.  YUCK!  That must have been awful.

I tried my best NOT to get stuck by being proactive in any way I could think of.

I called the airline as early as possible to see if I could be rerouted.  I couldn't.  (drat!)
I got to the gate and tried to go standby on another flight.  There were others ahead of me and I didn't get on. (drat!)
I tried to get in an earlier boarding group so I could get off the plane first and make my connection. I couldn't switch. (drat!)

The good news?  I did make it home without staying an extra night, but it was a lot of extra time and aggravation!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Day 2373 - The Mall of America is Awesome!

Greetings, Bloggy Coaster Riders!

I got to see the Mall of America last week when I was in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a training class.


There is a 7 acre amusement park INSIDE the mall, as well as FOUR GIGANTIC FLOORS of stores, restaurants, and a movie theatre.

Around the mall?  More stores and several hotels, including an IKEA store.

I think I could live there.

I can believe that they do an even bigger business in the winter when people don't want to be in the bitter cold. 

The hardest thing?  Finding where you parked the car!

Monday, August 20, 2012


Day 2372 - It's BACON!!!!

Greeting, Monday Morning Blah-gers!

Yes, we're talking about FOOD again.

Yes, you read the sign correctly.


Yes, I tried a piece. 

It tasted like... chocolate covered bacon. 

Actually it tasted like slightly salty chocolate, not very bacony, and not greasy either.

Will I go back for seconds?   Not likely.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Day 2371 - Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho...To the Fair We Go!

Greetings, Bloggy Fair-goers,

We might go to the fair today, and NO, I have never had deep fried banana pudding before.

My favorite County Fair foods?  I'm so glad you asked.

#1 Fair food:  Deep fried doughboys. MMmmmm... carbs!!!

#2 Fair food:  Walkaway tacos - a 'big grab' bag of Fritos split open and filled with taco meat, cheese, lettuce and sour cream.  FABULOUS.

#3 Fair Food:  A three way tie between ice cream, candy apples, and curly fries...

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Day 2370 - No Time for Bloggage!

Nope.... Ain't Happenin'.  Have a great Saturday!

Friday, August 17, 2012


Day 2369 - TGIF already!

Greetings, Bloggy TGIFers,

It's Friday, Hooray! 

You know what to do, march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

What are you going to do this weekend? 

I'd like to go to the Wilson County Fair.  Charlie has ONE free ticket, so we'll be BO-GOing...

I need to look at the schedule to see when they are going to have fiddle contests and clogging contests.  AND I hope they have doughboys!

I'd like to see the Bourne Legacy movie, too, but I really don't know if I'll have time to do both things.

Have a great weekend, whatever you do!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Day 2368 - Kids Say the Darndest Things!

Greetings, Bloggy Laugh Masters!

There used to be a TV show called 'Kids Say the Darndest Things'.  Nowadays I guess YouTube and Funniest Home Videos are equivalent.

I'd like to pass on something that Charlie's grandson said the other day... I have changed the names to protect the innocent.

He came home from preschool with two bruises on his nose.

Mom:  'How did you get those bruises?'
Grandson: 'Mary pushed me, and I fell on the carpet'.
Mom: 'Why did Mary push you?'
Grandson: 'I TOOTED ON HER.'
Grandson: 'I'm gonna marry her.'


Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Day 2367 - I Need the Name Brand of a GENERIC!

Greetings, Bloggy Prescription Fillers!

If you take any prescription drugs, you probably are paying a lot more for a name brand than a generic equivalent.

The issue is that even generics are different. They are made by different companies, and have different inactive ingredients (like wax or color or coating) than a generic for the same purpose.

For the past couple of months, my pharmacy has had trouble getting me a certain manufacturers generic - because their competitors product gives me a rash!

I finally had to settle for another strength and had to have my doctor approve it before I could fill the prescription.  Sheesh.

So - be careful and know that even generics are different under the covers!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Day 2366 - Twofer Tuesday!

Greetings, Bloggy Twofers!

Do you use BOGO coupons very often? 

I would LIKE to use more of them, as I buy those 'Entertainment' type books that the local kids sell for fundraisers.

I even have a 2013 book already, the schools didn't waste any time sending the kids out to beat the streets with fundraisers.

The trouble is - I often wish I could use a BOGO coupon for something to GO, but it will specify that it is 'Dine in Only'. 

For what you pay for soft drinks and tips, you might as well just pay for it and get it to go.

That's my twofer and I'm sticking to it...

Monday, August 13, 2012


Day 2365 - From Netflix to Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Greetings, Bloggy Blasts From the Past!

I recently picked out Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' video/film from Netflix. It was awesome.

Back in the day, I really did think he had a medical condition that influenced his gestures and facial expressions, but I always loved his music!

One of the first things I noticed was a girl who appeared in line for his concert. 

She had one of those pioneer fringed jackets on (from the 70's).  I had one of those jackets, even nicer than hers!

I don't happen to be able to FIT into it, but there's still hope that someday I will.  Maybe I should put it on my BUCKSKIN list, not BUCKET list.

Har, Har, Har...

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Day 2364 - Clammy, Clammy, Clammies!

Greetings, Bloggy Clammers-

You are NOT going to believe this, but I am in love with Trader Joe's Steamer Clams.

I live in the South.  Clams are not native here.  If you even SEE clams in a restaurant, it is likely they are clam strips.

A week ago, I discovered Trader Joe's Steamer Clams in Garlic Butter Sauce, and I have had them THREE TIMES already.

They are teeny, tiny, baby PACIFIC clams (maybe manilas by the look of them).  They are sustainably farm raised, which means they can harvest them very small!  

They are already cooked, already seasoned, VERY sweet and delicious, and I would NEVER have believed a frozen clam could be so good.  The one pound box is LESS THAN FIVE DOLLARS.

My life is complete- or at least my wish for clams here in the South has come true!

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Day 2363 - Saturday? Bloggers Day Off?

Yep - THIS blogger is taking the day off.  Have a great Saturday!

Friday, August 10, 2012


Day 2362 - It's Friday, Hooray!

Greetings, Bloggy Week-End-ers,

It's Friday, Hooray! 

You know what to do, march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

I've had a busy week - how about you?

Any cool plans for the weekend?  Just the usual for me - water aerobics, shopping, laundry.

MAYBE a movie?  Dunno.

TTFN and have a great Friday!

Thursday, August 09, 2012


Day 2361 - EYE have an EYE announcement...

Greetings, Bloggy VIEWers!

They haven't come in yet, but I actually (and finally) spent the bucks to get some REAL reading glasses.

I am officially OLD now.  (boo hoo!)

I have a new computer at work and the display makes everything smaller.  Hence, GLASSES.

Yes, I had to take an eye test, and yes, I can see distance just fine.  The closer and smaller it is, the worse I can see.  

Threading a needle?? NOT.

Anyway - I hope they come in soon, they had to order my frames.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


Day 2360 - River Dance? Step Aside...

Greetings, Bloggy Vintage Viewers!

When I was a kid, we had a vacuum similar to this one.

It made a rhythmic, broom/broom/broom/broom noise when it was running... which was perfect for us little kids to dance to.

We'd turn it on, and the vacuum would play our background rhythm, and we'd imitate the pipes piping and dance an Irish (or is it Scottish?) jig around it.

Yep - I had to go to YouTube and check - I think it was a Scottish jig.  ;-)  Poorly done at best.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


Day 2359 - How About Those Olympics?

Greetings, Bloggy Althetes-

Have you been enjoying the London Olympics?

We really enjoy having it on at home, though we don't really have particular althetes we're rooting for.

We especially enjoy the swimming, gymnastics, and volleyball. 

I have been so happy to see Prince Charles, William and Kate and Harry (not necessarily all at the same time) in the stands, cheering on the athletes. That kind of support means a lot!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Monday, August 06, 2012


Day 2358 - You Can't Hurry Love... etc...

Greetings, Bloggy Speedsters-

Remember the song 'You Can't Hurry Love' by the Supremes?

Well, there are other things that can't be rushed.

Traffic lights, for one. 

I'll sit at a traffic light in my car, and periodically holler 'ONE, TWO, THREE, BLINK!' at the top of my lungs.  That is supposed to make the light change, but that magical command doesn't seem to work for me.  Bummer.

Another thing that can't be rushed is BIRTH. 

A lady who was full term pregnant has been coming to water aerobics in the hope that it would 'joggle' her into labor.  Didn't work.  She should be a mom by now, they were going to induce her yesterday.

TTFN and take it slow!

Sunday, August 05, 2012


Day 2357 - Rude, Rude, Rude

Greetings, Blogregation-

A week ago today - I took the big plunge and went to the health club twice! 

I went once in the morning to swim, and then I did ZUMBA in the afternoon. By the way -  my knees hurt for three days after that.  Now I know why I love the pool so much.

I accidently left my swimsuit hanging on the toiletry rack in one of the showers.  My bad.

When I went to get it, someone had thrown it on the FLOOR!  They didn't hang it up, they didn't turn it in to lost and found, they just tossed it on the floor.

Rude, rude, rude...

Saturday, August 04, 2012


Day 2356 - No Time for Bloggage!

Did you notice I had a different 'No Bloggage' photo last Saturday? No? Well, that's exactly why I am thinking I am taking Saturdays off - kind of. Bye!

Friday, August 03, 2012


Day 2355 - Friday, Hooray!

Greetings, Bloggy TGIFers,

It's Friday, Hooray! 

You know what to do, march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day!  Fri-day!  Fri-day!'

Let's see - what do you have coming up for the weekend? Anything good?

I am getting my hair trimmed tomorrow, and going to an anniversary celebration Sunday evening.

TTFN and have a great Friday!

Thursday, August 02, 2012


Day 2354 - Gimme Mo, Mo, Mojito!!

Greetings, Bloggy Mo-Mo's! (kidding)

I am addicted to Crystal Light's Mojito flavor diet drink.

I guess I got sick of plain ol' lemonade, and the Crystal Light Mojito flavor tastes like lemony/limeade.

I actually tried it for the first time at my 4th of July festivities, and I liked it and my guests did too.

I did NOT like the margarita flavor much, and I thought the appletini was ok, but not something I would go back for.

By the way - I like it just fine with NO alcohol in it...

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


Day 2353 - August? Yes, it is!

Greetings, Bloggy Number 1's!

Yes, it is the 'Oneth' of August.

Where is this year going? 

Tick tick tick. Summer is starting to slip toward fall already. 

Not to be depressing or anything...

I can't wait to get to work this morning and change my calendar!  August, I'm ready for ya!

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