Off Cycle Book Club & Plumbers Pants Combo ~ 7/11/21

I went to the library yesterday and scored two replacement books: Bunny by Mona Awad and The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg. I started with Bunny mainly because the book blurb on the dust jacket said the story made a reviewer cackle while nodding in terrifying agreement. Sounded to be right up my alley. But and it’s a big butt, this book is not for me.

I was very sure I’d enjoy it since I ❀ dark and twisted. Why? Well because dark and twisted is not my typical life said no one ever. I read to escape and needed that after the week I had. If you really stop to think, all life is atypical … what a cluster. Not all day, everyday, all the time but often enough … the weight of the world is heavy. But I digress.

I used to be of the “if you break it, you bought it” philosophy. Mixing metaphors here but what I mean is that I finished every book I ever opened … to the bitter end … no matter what. Well y’all, that’s not me any longer. No sir/ no ma’am. No way / no how. Time is a precious commodity. Sadly I stopped reading Bunny about a chapter into Part Two. I plan to check out more from Mona Awad though. See if “it’s not you, it’s me”.

Now for a pantser. LOL. I’m still chuckling. Dropped off the weekly groceries at B’s parents. Where his mom informs us she has to go to the store to get PoPo new clothes since he has lost so much weight. 40 lbs gone since the fall and hospital stay, now back home but still in PT. We told her we’d go. She herself has zero business driving. If she insists, we’ll take her or we can help her order online like last time.

She is resistant. Wants to shop old school. To a degree, I get that but he won’t be going along to try on anyway. Convenience is important at this phase of their lives. She’s prattling about sizes and how he never wears his pants at the right spot. Telling him how he needs to wear pants around his waist not below his belly (which has become non-existent). The convo went something like this:

“Mom, they’ll deliver right to your door”

PoPo not hearing B continues “I’ve tried wearing my pants over my belly button. Five minutes later they drop. To where they’re meant to be.

“No one wants to see your crack”, MoMo says.

“Well maybe they do” PoPo retorts. “I’m a plumber okay. I like being a plumber“.

By this time I’m snort laughing.

Lulu a bit confused asks “PoPo what does being plumber mean?”

I snort some more.

Probably not PC but it’s funny y’all. Don’t ya think? Stereotypical of course. And just so ya know, I have an affinity for plumbers and anyone who works a trade. B has done quite well for himself and for us that way.

As always, more to come.

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#SLS ~ 7/11/21

Jim via Amy prompts us with Bugs/Insects. Hmm! I had forgotten this particular prompt was coming up and used High Hopes in #SoCS yesterday. New decisions to find something with a different insect than an ant. Or do I take the easy out? Nope, something new.

Alrighty then, think, think, and think. Kicking it back to the 50s. I picked The Glow Worm cover by the Mills Brothers. Yes I know a worm is not an insect but the word bug and boll weevil appear in the lyrics of this song. One way to avoid duplicates is to go all random. LOL.

The wiki had some interesting details about the song. Originally written in German by Paul Lincke, then translated to English by Lilla Cayley Robinson around 1905. The following is Johnny Mercer’s lyrics that the Mills Brothers recorded. Hope you enjoy.

Shine little glow worm, glimmer
Shine little glow worm, glimmer
Lead us, lest too far we wander
Love’s sweet voice is callin’ yonder

Shine little glow worm, glimmer
Hey there, don’t get dimmer
Light the path below, above
Lead us on to love

Glow little glow worm, fly of fire
Glow like an incandescent wire
Glow for the female of the species
Turn on the AC and the DC

This night could use a little brightnin’
Light up you little ol’ bug of lightnin’
When you gotta glow, you gotta glow
Glow little glow worm, glow

Glow little glow worm, glow and glimmer
Swim through the sea of night, little swimmer
Thou aeronautical boll weevil
Illuminate yon woods primeval

See how the shadows deep and darken
You and your chick should get to sparkin’
I got a gal that I love so
Glow little glow worm, glow

Little glow worm, turn the key on
You are equipped with taillight neon
You got a cute vest pocket Mazda
Which you can make both slow and fazda

I don’t know who you took a shine to
Or who you’re out to make a sign to
I got a gal that I love so
Glow little glow worm, put on a show worm
Glow little glow worm, glow

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 7/11/21

Before the recap, today is 7/11 otherwise known as free Slurpee day. This tradition of ours to partake in the festivities was cancelled last year, just not safe with the Rona pre-vaccine. We’re not sure the freebies will be back this year but later on today we’ll check it out.

I changed my feature image with a plan to use different pictures each week based on my mood. This kitty quinceanera cracked me up so much and we all need a little levity, especially me after the week I created for myself.

Yeah, I own it. Much of my angst was self imposed. I kinda went cuckoo for Coco Puffs because I was repressing more than I cared to admit. But in the spirit of better out than in, I spoke to someone who talked me off the proverbial ledge. Friends are great aren’t they? Some of you here helped too. More than you know folks. Sometimes being acknowledged with a kind empathy is all one needs.

Okay, enough prattling about. Time for the reverse roll call. Woo to the Hoo!!!!!

  • Saturday 7/10/21 – #SoCS – Hope has been renamed but this won’t last. I’m telling ya what. LOL. And Tidbits.
  • Friday 7/9/21 – Book Club A free Prime Kindle. These monthly stories are often fillers for the library gems.
  • Thursday 7/8/21 – Thursday Thoughts and Expletive Rant without any context but I’m muchos mas bueno now.
  • Wednesday 7/7/21 – #1linerWeds. – MoMo’s b-day and more from our guy Al.
  • Tuesday 7/6/21 – Share Your World I do enjoy answering questions. And seeing how others do the same.
  • Monday 7/5/21 – Haiku – No work, much needed break. But laugh and we tells of pending emotions.
  • Sunday 7/4/21 – Cell phone gripe and #SLS American music.

Whew! I’m exhausted. But the good kind of regenerated tired. Nonsense you say? Well have you met me yet? LOL.

Peace y’all. Until next time. Stay safe.

As always, more to come.