Thursday, April 29, 2010

Stupid Glasses

Look at these stupid glasses. What were the designers thinking of back in the 80's? You wore these big honking glasses because you had no choice. Give me a break!! They were not made this way so you could see better, maybe it was so people could see you better. Does anybody remember how we had to squeeze our toes into little pointed shoes? I'll bet I had some of those on when this was taken. Maybe the pointed toes were a little earlier than the 80's.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010


I have my Electric and Gas bill on the budget plan. It is averaged out and it just so happens that they both are the same identical amount, which is $59 a month. These bills are set up to come out of my bank on approximately the same day each month.

Somehow the gas bill kept moving up a day or so and last month it had moved up and was taken out two days before my payday. In fact I paid the gas bill two times in within 30 days. I was a tad bit irritated about it so I called the only number I could find. I got a recording that said, "I am away from my desk blah blah blah". I left my number and they never returned the call.

After about a week, I called them again, this time I got the option menu, which even had a number to speak to a representative. I was so ready to give them a piece of my mind about the bill being paid twice the same month and also their phone service. I think Mother Teresa answered the phone because she could not have been nicer. I was putty in her hands before it was over. She must have been trained to calm the savage beast because I pulled in my horns and we had a very nice conversation. She ended up lowering my bill to $50 a month.

Mother Teresa is now working for Cascade Natural Gas.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dumb and Drunk

I have been writing these blogs for three years. No wonder I am at a loss for something to write about. I guess there is always a story in the back of my mind somewhere.
I haven’t told about the ego-damaging episode that happened when I was about 10. Some things live in your memory forever.
One day my brother Ray and I decided to go visit a neighbor. They had kids for us to play with. The home we went to visit already had a visitor, who was the lady’s drunk brother. I knew nothing about drunk, I had never seen a drunk person before in my life and didn’t even know what the term meant.
The lady invited us into her house and the drunk said, "That is the ugliest girl I have ever seen in my life". The lady was very kind and tried to make me feel better and the man just kept going on about how ugly I was. My brother grabbed me by the arm and said, "We have to go home". On the way home I was in tears and Ray was as upset as I was. He kept saying, "Don’t worry about him, he is crazy". I don’t think Ray knew anything more about being drunk then I did. He was 2 years older than I was, but we were not exposed to TV such as the kids are today. Our parents never drank or had drinking friends so we were somewhat naive about such things. When we got home Ray told Mom what the man had said. I don’t remember what Mom said, but she went to visit the neighbor the next day, and when she came home she explained to me that the man was drunk, and what drunk meant, and that he didn’t even know what he was saying. The damage was already done, I now had a label that I carried around for a long time. There is now a slogan called, "Don’t drink and drive". I have another one, "Don’t drink and talk".

Saturday, April 17, 2010


There is now some controversy going on about whether they should stop the outer space explorations. It is just my humble opinion, but think about this.
Back in Noah’s day, when he was out in the sun everyday hammering and sawing and measuring and working on his ark. Everybody was having a heyday making fun of him and laughing about his ark. If I had been him I would never have told the idiots what I was building. He could have told them it was a new design for a house. Anyway when the rains came and didn’t go away, I have a feeling a few of them sort of wished they had built an ark. I am not saying we are going to have to move to a new planet some day, but who can say we won’t.
How about old Chris, Christopher Columbus, that is. He took off with his fleet of ships and most people thought he would fall off the end of the earth and probably even laughed at him. I am thankful he didn’t turn around and go back.
More power to them.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dining Out

Today I picked up my prescriptions and since it was lunchtime I decided to go to the nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken. I got my food and chose a booth to sit in. All of a sudden I thought we were having an earthquake. There was a whole lot of shaking going on. I looked around and nobody looked alarmed, but my booth was definitely shaking like crazy. It was driving me nuts and I could tell it was coming from the booth behind mine. What are those people doing? This most definitely needed further exploration.
So I pretended I needed another napkin and got out of my booth so I could get a better view. I soon discovered the cause of the trembles. The guy sitting with his back to my back had a bouncy knee problem. He just sat there bouncing his knee up and down. I wanted to ask him if he could turn his knee off since he wasn’t really going any place or at least put it in neutral. Maybe he would have trouble getting it started again so I decided It would probably be best if I just moved to the other side of my booth. Which I did, and now my potatoes and gravy were cold.
That wasn’t the only reason they were cold. There was another senior lady there, such as myself, and we got a case of the giggles before it was over with. We kept getting to our booths and then discovering we forgot the straw or the napkin or the honey or the fork to eat with. We were almost bumping into each other with our back and forth trips. Finally I was able to start eating, but my fork was glued into the plastic container with super glue and the lady noticed I was having a problem. She suggested that we put a pair of scissors in our purses the next time. I told her that was very good advice.

Monday, April 12, 2010

As the Soap Opera Turns

Soap opera’s in the past were so far fetched they were ridiculous. Not so anymore. They cannot keep up with some of the stuff that happens in real life. Did a Soap ever have somebody adopt a child and then send the child back to the agency because they turned out to be a problem
At least Soap Operas still believe in marriage. They marry everybody in town at least three or four times.
The most unbelievable thing the Soaps do is this, they keep everybody looking 25 or 30 years of age up into their 60’s. The rest of us poor saps just keep looking older and older each year. I guess it would take the pay of an actor to pay for the face-lifts.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring has not Sprung

When I made a run to the grocery store this morning, I passed a baby orchard. I‘m not sure if the trees were cherry, apple, pear or peach, but they were small baby trees and they all had icicles hanging from their branches. They looked like decorated Christmas tree’s. They were very pretty, but it was sad because they thought it was spring and was budding out and Old man winter attacked them. I don’t know if they are big enough to produce much fruit or not. My granddaughter, Cora would probably know the answer to that one. She is a fruit authority. It was her major in school. You could say she has a fruit degree. She could probably even tell you what kind of tree’s they are.
If I was like Jim I would have had a camera with me and taken a picture to show you. I have a camera, but I forget to take it with me. As my mother always said, "If my head wasn’t fastened on, I’d lose it too."
Anyway, this is my feeble blog for the day.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I Miss My Dog

When your Cat or Dog Dies

Remember that your pet is not really dead, he just moved on. There are three beings, Human beings, Angel beings and Animal beings. Animal beings are very important to God. They were in the Garden of Eden. The second big event was Noah’s ark. All the animals were on the ark. The third big event was the birth of Jesus and he was born in a stable surrounded by animals. Human beings have souls. Animals and Angels do not need souls. Human beings are descendants of Adam and Eve, and therefore are born with the sin nature and God gave them a soul so they can be saved. Animals are not born with a sin nature. Angels do not have a sin nature except those that already belong to Satan. That is how dogs get into heaven. They are not sinners and therefore do not need a redeemer to get into heaven.
I miss my dog.