Darn You WP & Entertainment Ramble ~ 11/26/20

WP won’t allow me to be mobile. iPhone or iPad. Looks like it doesn’t recognize me being logged in. I can only read posts. No liking or commenting. Ugh. I’ll move to my desktop eventually after I run through all my goodies on DVR. The addiction is real y’all. Roll call for …

  • This is Us
  • A Million Little Things
  • Filthy Rich 🤑
  • The Good Doctor 👩‍⚕️ 👨‍⚕️
  • Next 👾
  • Station 19
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Dancing with the Stars ✨
  • Amazing Race
  • The Voice
  • The Bachelorette
  • The Masked Singer
  • All the Datelines, 48 Hours, 20/20, 60 Minutes
  • All the sitcoms we watch live – Young Sheldon, Mom, B Positive, The Connors, American Housewife, Goldberg’s
  • Penn and Teller
  • Whose Line is it Anyway
  • All the game shows: I Can See Your Voice, Weakest Link, Millionaire, Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, Match Game, Price is Right, Let’s Make a Deal 🤝

Whew 😅 thank goodness for Prime Time Anytime auto record from 7 pm to 10 pm week days. Without that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. When I finally sit down to watch, I skip commercials and otherwise fast forward to see just what I want. Mask Singer for example, I just watch the unveiling. For Amazing Race, I watch with a pause or two to see some of the challenges but otherwise I fast forward to elimination. Anyway you slice or dice 🎲 I’ve got a problem. My way to deal with self imposed quarantine in a pandemic 😷 is to watch TV!!!!!!!!!

Blogging is also my constant companion. And work! All with a back drop of music 🎶 and reading 📖 though truth be told my attention span doesn’t allow for much reading just for pleasure these days. At least I’m back to reading some though even if not at the same velocity. Oh well. I’m not complaining. Instead I’m grateful and my heart ♥️ is full.

Happy Thanksgiving folks!

As always more to come.

#1linerWeds. 11/25/20

All the meal prep is done so that tomorrow will be stress free. Now it is time for some pre-Thanksgiving Day humor. Instead of one line, I chose two memes. Hope you like ’em.

Turkey humor
As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

To the rules and ping back. http://lindaghill.com/2020/11/25/one-liner-wednesday-rorschach-test/

Share Your World ~ 11/24/20

I’m baaack! And Awaaaay we go! Thanks Melanie for hosting. Thanks Jim for supplying the questions. Thanks Paula for the inspiration.

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/11/23/share-your-world-11-23-2020/

Questions:

  1. What is worse than a dentist with bad breath? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
  2. Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else? Yes but fortunately I married B when I was only 19 and he was 20. Anyone I may have liked before him doesn’t count. Just a crush or “puppy love”. Oh but at the time I was devastated.
  3. Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold? No, not green but grayish mold yes or I am color blind. We usually eat our bread fast enough, bread loving family that we are. And we sometimes put our bread in the fridge to delay the mold process but even then, mold can still happen. We have a little joke – a lil mold can’t hurt ya, it’s almost like penicillin.
  4. Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt? Nope. My whole body hurts sneezing or not. Bleh 😦 I am a medical oddity who needs Mystery Diagnosis to save me.
  5. Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back? Nope! But I have a hilarious meme I shared on FB. Not knowing if this is a family blog, I will paraphrase.

Me when I’m drunk: Drinks for everyone!

Me when I’m sober: $5 for shipping!! I think the <insert eff word> not!

I refuse to pay shipping since that cost should fall to the seller IMO. Of course, the free shipping people may be secretly increasing the price of their wares to cover that cost. Still, when I see no fee shipping I get a psychological boost. Sticking it to the man!

Now for the best part. The cherry on the top of the whip cream, on top of the butterscotch sauce over the ice cream of the sundae that is LIFE. I am sad when Melanie writes what is true, many have a hard time finding something to be grateful right about now. Times suck in these Rona daze and even before. LIFE “You ain’t no nice guy”.

Bonus points for anyone who can guess where that line comes from “You ain’t no nice guy”

I have no idea why I have diverted into streaming. Back to task. I am most grateful for my family of four as we navigate these days together. You are my shelter from the storm ❤

Curbside Shenanigans ~ 11/22/20

“Yes we have no bananas, we have no bananas today 🎶🎶🎶”.

We actually wanted five single bananas but Lulu made the order for five bunches. 12.55 lbs later we have this …

At Walmart, you make the order for how many. At H.E.B you order by the bunches. There is a side note which says 5-7 bananas are usually in a bunch. You can also pick ripe, almost ready, and green. At least we asked for green 🤦‍♀️.

On a side note we got two extra bags. Stuff we don’t normally use – ricotta cheese, neufchatel cheese, velveeta cheese, and string cheese. Do you see a pattern here. LOL. There was also whipped cream but the kind in the spray can … very fancy for us. A quart of half and half. Two cans of Pillsbury crescents. Finally some bacon. Someone is gonna upset when they unload.

I called H.E.B main office only number I could find. I chaired danced around, staying on hold while listening to swing trumpets 🎺 muzak. I had hoped they’d charge me for the extra goodies. The clerk told me they are not allowed to charge me. They also cannot accept any items back. Instead he took a list of the items, called the actual store and warned them to be on the lookout for the person who was shorted. By my calling, it expedited the matter by immediately confirming the issue was legit. As luck would have it, we were all on the phone at the same time. Problem, solved except …

I worry for the girl who loaded our items. Was this her first mistake? Will they take the amount lost from her pay? Or maybe worse fire her? And I’m not sure why but I feel guilty!!!! Maybe because I have so much already and I am taking free food like the free government cheese which my mom did not want to take. Who knows? Off to google what to do with too many bananas.

As always, more to come.

#SLS for 11/22/20

On tap for today are prompts Fiancé/Husband/Lover/Wife. My pick is Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. Writer(s): Albert Hammond, Diane Warren. To the rules and ring back. Hope you enjoy!

Lookin’ in your eyes
I see a paradise
This world that I found
Is too good to be true

Standin’ here beside you
Want so much to give you
This love in my heart
That I’m feelin’ for you

Let ’em say we’re crazy
I don’t care ’bout that
Put your hand in my hand
Baby, don’t ever look back

Let the world around us
Just fall apart
Baby, we can make it
If we’re heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
Oh, whoa

I’m so glad I found you
I’m not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes
I will stay here with you

Take it to the good times
See it through the bad times
Whatever it takes
Is what I’m gonna do

Let ’em say we’re crazy
What do they know
Put your arms around me
Baby, don’t ever let go

Let the world around us
Just fall apart
Baby, we can make it
If we’re heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us

Ooh, all that I need is you
All that I ever need
And all that I want to do
Is hold you forever ever and ever, hey

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us
Nothing’s gonna stop us

We can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now
Nothing’s gonna stop us

And if this world runs out of lovers
We’ll still have each other
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

We can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

World runs out of lovers
Nothing’s gonna stop us
We’ll still have each other

We can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now

Sunday Reflections ~ 11/22/20

Wowser! Time waits for no one as “they” whoever “they” are say. How the heck it is already 11/22/20??!?!

As I reflect back on last week, I’m also looking forward to a vacay. After tomorrow that is … I work Monday then off until 11/30/20!!! Woo to the Hoo!!!!!!!!!

#SLS ~ 11/15/20 – Sunday was musical bliss.  I went with the Piano Man aka Billy Joel.  Excellent song that’s hard to sing-along with though I always try anyways.  The wee hours of the morning sent us off the rails.  That may have been really 3 or 4 am Monday morning.  And I didn’t blog about what happened.  Shocker I know!  I’m known to being generally neurotic and releasing the hounds BUT and it’s a big BUT, I’m also very private.  Wait!  What?  I can hear the laughter from miles around.  I’m an open book, talker, over-sharer (yes that’s a thing), generally a blabber.  I can count on one hand the things I hold sacred and will not speak of.  Oh who am I kidding?  I’ll write about it one day … maybe.

Haiku – Ebb & Flow ~ 11/16/20 – Written after an extremely stressful morning while sitting on the side of the road (parked on purpose).  Those three lines brought me peace.  Y’all haiku is curative I swear.  Try it sometime.

Share Your World ~ 11/17/20 – Sharing my world is curative also.  Melanie always poses some interesting questions.  Buddy and Spot got a mention last week.  I have their picture as pups for my Zoom meeting profile.  We mostly use our cameras but before I turn the camera on, the dogs’ picture usually gets a mention.  I also get a private chat or two … are those your dogs????  And my answer is yes but that was 11 years ago.  They are ancient now.  I’ve been trying to get a picture of them now in the same pose as before but they are not having it.  Below is the best I got.  So, far … I’ll keep trying.

#1linerWeds. 11/18/20 – Another Wednesday, another meme.

Bull ~ 11/19/20 – TV in the Rona daze. 

Friday Confessions ~ 11/20/20 – Much ado about nothing. Though it was a good memory and now I want someone to give me a back rub.

#SoCS ~ 11/21/20 – Capstone of the week was a fun stroll through everyone’s fridge.  That Linda!!  She has the best ideas!!!

Whew! I’m tired. Still not quite done but getting there.

We didn’t have to worry about the Internet gods last Monday. Lulu’s clearance did not go through. They gave her the option to start the week late @ Thursday or Friday and try to catch up or to wait until 12/14/20 and start day one with the next class. She opted for 12/14/20. Ugh! Me? I would’ve started and tried to catch up. BUT and it’s another big BUT, this is NOT about me.

And now that’s a wrap! Peace y’all. Until next time. Stay safe.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 11/21/20

Howdy y’all. Time once again for #SoCS. The lovely Linda prompts us with the following: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last thing you put in your fridge.” Start your post with the last thing you put in your fridge. Let your mind wander from there. Enjoy!

Good times and good eats. To join the fun, look here for the rules and ping back.

Well alrighty then. Hmm. What was the last thing I put in my fridge? I take more food out of the fridge than I put in. This won’t be easy. We typically do a weekly curbside. Load all the cold stuff in then spend the remainder of the week “unloading”.

Let’s see. “It’s the b’crack o the morning” said in my Lucky Charms leprechaun voice over voice. I haven’t eaten breakfast yet. Last night we did take out from Whataburger. I finished the last of the deli turkey meat at lunch. Which means mustard was the last thing I put in the fridge after I was done making my sammich.

Yes I eat my turkey sandwiches with mustard. I prefer the “bite” sort of sour taste. In fact, as a kid I hated mayonnaise. I like it now but for me, mayo was an acquired taste.

But mustard. I have always loved mustard. And have many mustard stories. Here’s a few.

Growing up, we always ate supper at 4:30 right when dad walked in the door. Eating that early meant we had snack before bed. My go to snack was mustard toast with Nestles Quik chocolate milk. Try it sometimes. Sooooo good.

During summer rec, we packed a lunch. Mom would have salami or bologna on hand for us to eat. I hated salami and would only eat bologna if fried. Practically burnt. Like I had a carbon deficiency. Fried bologna wouldn’t carry well. Somehow I convinced mom to let me take a sandwich with just mustard on the bread.

The nun in charge of our group, would walk around our table during lunch asking what we had in our sacks. Just chit chat. After a week of me with no meat sandwiches, Sister F asked my mom if we needed meal assistance. Mom tried to explain that we had meat at home that I refused to eat. That was true but sister didn’t believe her. After that we got on the list for government cheese. Doh!

Last mustard story I promise.

When B and I first married, we’d go grocery shopping without a list. We’ve since learned about prepping but back in the day we’d wing it. For some reason, both of us had a mental block on whether or not we needed mustard. This resulted in a mustard cache so large it almost needed its’ own cabinet. Cuz ya know I carried my mustard addiction with me. Better safe than sorry. Heaven forbid I’d have to eat dry toast with my Nestles Quik.

Don’t blame me for this nonsense. Linda said “Let your mind wander from there. Enjoy!” You don’t have to tell me twice. Happy Saturday one and all.

As always more to come.

Friday Confessions ~ 11/20/20

Made ya look :). Nothing to see here. Move along. Haha!

Storytime: Childhood Memory.

Wait! What? I can hear you. The disbelief is obvious and audible. Captain Duh! Or is it reverse? Duh! Captain Obvious.

I have this memory as a kid of crying … faking crying at the tops of my lungs to get mom’s attention. I’d wake up with in the middle of the night unable to go back to sleep. I’d start with a whimper then increase in volume. If mom didn’t appear at my door, I’d crawl out of bed and walk down the hall to stand at my parent’s bedroom door – faux wailing.

I really have no idea why … why I woke up and why I wanted my mommy but didn’t want to be seen as a baby. Sometimes I remember thinking hard as if willing her to read my mind and come to my room without me crying. The telepathy never worked. The blubbering always did. Mom would take me back to my room and rub my back until I eventually fell back asleep. That part is a pleasant memory. Back rubs are the best!! I eventually grew out of this behavior. Thankfully.

As always, more to come.

Bull ~ 11/19/20

I’m back on the sauce which is code for watching TV. I truly thought the Rona was going to ruin my entertainment but Hollywood found a way. Not without casualties of course but that’s okay.

I haven’t done a review in a while so here’s my two cents. Bull is a show about the psychology of jury selection. Dr. Jason Bull and his crackpot team always select the perfect jury and win. Everything always wraps up in a nice neat package.

Tuesday night’s season premiere was unusual. Taking a page from current times, Bull had Covid, hallucinating a majority of the episode. One of those where he broke out into song in a TV/musical mash up. When his fever broke, we were back to reality. The new reality of today where we’re in the middle of a pandemic.

Theses actors are in a bubble, getting tested for COVID-19. Being “safe”. Another way they’re adapting is use of CGI. Bull’s daughter for example was a CGI baby. While tech has improved, Astrid was creepy. Semi-realistic but not quite right. Coupled with the random misplaced song, this was not an episode I’d watch again. Though I usually like singing, any time any place. Think Zoeys Extraordinary Playlist. But that show won’t be back until March 2021.

Overall at least they’re trying to bring entertainment during the end of days. That’s what matters. And me? I’ll keep watching. I mean what else have I got to do?

As always more to come.