Healthy Choices

Sweet Tarts masquerading as oranges.


As always, more to come.


Throw Back from the Sunday Before Labor Day in 2014

Lulu and I just got back from Quarry Nails at the Quarry shopping mall and oh what a day we have had …

Me: “oh my god, there is Luca from the Next Food Network star” … sitting directly across from me. Such a friendly face, those dimples. 

Lulu: “huh?”

Me (holding kindle up to block my face as I turn sideways to Lulu in the chair next to me): “He may be trying to hide behind those Clark Kent glasses but it is him! I know it!”

Lulu: “I have no idea who you are talking about.”

Me: “the show your dad and I watched with Lenny the cowboy cook, Luca was robbed”

Lulu: “Still don’t know.  You and dad can have a fan girl moment when we get home”

I didn’t say a word, acted like I was reading. The girl doing my nails laughed because she knew that I recognized him. The employees were giving him ‘space’

In addition to the Luca sighting (I am so going to Silo or Nosh to have him cook for me), the people watching was most enjoyable today …

An older married couple was in Quarry Nails with us too.

Husband (loudly proclaims): “You know how many times I have done this? Zero, yep that’d be zero.  Oh by the way I forgot to shave my legs and my wife forgot to shave her legs too”

Wife (slapped him gingerly on the shoulder):  “I did shave my legs!  You are not funny and these people don’t want to listen to you. Sssshhhh”

Oh but we did, at least I did . I laughed all the way home. It’s little things that make you smile. Things like mother daughter pedicures and couples in LOVE <3.  Happy Sunday before Labor Day FB friends and family, make it a good one.

So, … Perception or Perspective

Is this like -ic or -ical from SoCS?

Nope! Close but no cigar. Which comes from old timey carnival games where cigars were prizes. 😮

Any who! I’m in a giggling 🤭 mood. Here’s why. Rabbit 🐰 hole ready to ramble?

B’s grandma was the 2nd oldest of 13. There were 31 grandchildren aka first cousins. PoPo (of Internet building fame) is the oldest and S is the baby. Ages 75 to 45 and everything in between. Today they had a reunion at the Den. Locals will know this joint. Good times to be had by all. Before PoPo left we went to return his car and visit.

There were old pictures everywhere. Such a wonderful stroll down memory lane. In one, it was PoPo with his mom and dad. He was about 4 or 5. I want a do over to go back and take a pic of that pic for memories sake.

PoPo: Wasn’t my mom beautiful?

Us: Yes! Inside and out.

PoPo: That’s my daddy G. He didn’t know how many times he was married.

Us: How do you not know that?

PoPo: Who knows? He kept secrets. Each time he married he got progressively worse. My mom was beautiful. His 2nd wife was very pretty. Then J she was just okay. And that woman he was with when he died, well she was a dog.

Then me (for only Lord knows why) I start snorting with laughter.

A dog huh? Well I love dogs so, … there is that.

Followed by hey 👋 I resemble that remark. Ruff! Ruff! Bark!

Where’d that expression ever come from. She’s a dog. What about ugh-mo males? Are they dogs too?

U.G.L.Y you ain’t got no alibi you ugly yea yea you ugly. And who decides who is ugly anyway? 🤔

Perception/Perspective. Finally J-Dub lands the plane.

As always more to come.

My Brain is Fried

Today was a banner day folks.  I want to write about it.  I must chop this day full of stories into pieces or I’ll lose most of you in the ramble that is flowing through my fried brain.

I have already tossed out:

New Day New Doc

So … 4/25/18

#1linerWeds. 4/25/18

So … 4/25/18 at 6:28 PM CST

And these are all related to my physical ailments.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. 


But I do play one on TV. 

No you most certainly do NOT J-Dub. 

But I could. 

Not you couldn’t.  Now move along.

Okay!  I share this with my disclaimer as this piece is not intended to be medical advice or take the place to seeking medical attention from someone who is properly trained.  <ahem> like you right?

Continuing, this is just me over sharing as usual on the off-chance someone can glean something good from my experience or have a big laugh.  Either way I score.

And this is just the prologue or post prologue to the above linked stories.  I am too over stimulated to write more now.  Besides Survivor is almost on.  My beloved and I are creatures of habit and we will watch.

This was NOT a Euphemism

Here is an excerpt from my T is for Time closing paragraph.

Me and Mr. Hand, we got it going on.  Lol! 

For all you dirty birdies who asked me, this is not about Fandango’s M is for … post.  The sentence alludes to Fast times at Ridgemont High.  You know, Mr. Hand taught history.  Spicoli was tardy, ordered pizza, and otherwise messed with Mr. Hand’s class time.  Then Mr. Hand goes to Jeff’s house before prom to quiz him.  You wasted my time and now you owe me.

I highly suggest you check out the original, not the cut version all soaped up for TNT.  Oh and check out Fandango’s blog – This, That, and The Other.  He’s got it going on too.

As always, more to come

Good Bye Silver, Hello Rosie

In less than 24 hours from the time I submitted the order, I got my new iPhone in all her rose gold glory.  I was sure I’d never be able to make the switch and debated working out of the home office to make use of mobility services OR going to an AT&T kiosk.  I received an email with step by step instructions so decided to take the plunge and DIY instead.

Of course I get stuck.  DIY *!(&&(*!(#* But there was a number to call. I tell the rep what I am doing.  She says “sure I can help you” then boom call failed.  I was like what the what, she hung up on me!!! and my new phone isn’t working yet.

I found a land line to use (the horrors I know!) and called AT&T back.  But as I was talking through the prompts to get to a live human being, I noticed that by miracle of miracles the new phone was waking up AND working AND had 4 bars AND everything AND I mean everything came over.  Even the apps.  Thanks to the magic of iCloud back-up.

I spoke to someone else who walked me the rest of the way through transfer.  Only afterwards did I realize the first person did not hang up on me. She pushed her magic button and like that Silver was history.

Rosie is not perfect.  She was made with a defect having no place for my current earbuds.


Actually Apple has special earbuds just for the 7s with a flat connection versus a round one.  But have no fear, they also have this tiny adapter. I can use my old earbuds in a pinch.


Or I can spring for air pods.  Oh who I am kidding?  I’m too cheap for that.  I mean really. When the most I will spring for a new phone is a buck 06, I’m not going for air pods until Apple starts giving them away.

As always, more to come.

More Levity

B: You left the laundry in the dryer since Sunday

Me: Crap I sure did

B goes in to take a shower

I go to fold and put up laundry.  I find his long pajama bottoms which I imagine he threw in the basket to have washed before he put them away for the spring/summer.

B: Jill I forgot my towel, can you bring me my towel please?

Me (as I hand him his towel): I didn’t know where you keep your Spider-man pajama bottoms.  I left them in the chair, everything else is put away.

B (confused and tired): What?  I don’t have Spider-man pajamas, those are Dead-pool

Me (laughing): Close enough to be the same thing. 🙂

As always, more to come.

Chat Transcript Humor ~ My Fingers Are Fat

The votes are in!  I am getting the iPhone7 for 99 cents.  Yay me!  The main reason besides the sweetheart deal is that my battery on my current iPhone6 has gone bonkers.  Hoping the saver mode will keep me with a functioning phone until the new one comes in.

Because I am a techno-dweeb and because I am a planner and because I am VERY indecisive, I had to research before taking the plunge.  I had a nice little chat with Riza yesterday.  She gave me some good links to check out later so I asked her how I could save our chat and she showed me.  Over all her service was exceptional.  Right out of the gate.

I have learned (because I have an insider mole who works the Chat line for JPM) that these employees will have multiple chats going simultaneously.  I also know they have shortcuts/canned messages and other scripts.  Which is why I find the following super amusing.  Now you tell me.  Funny? Or not funny?

Riza G. : My pleasure! As your chat representative today, it is my top priority to give you the best assistance that you need.

Me : you did! Thank you Riza

Riza G. : Thank you so much! As your chat representative today, it is my top priority to give you the best assistance that you need.

Riza G. : Sorry for that.

Me : it is ok

Riza G. : Have I completely resolved your concerns today?

Me : yes

Riza G. : My fingers are fat.

Me : lol

Riza G. : I highly appreciate it.

Riza G. : I am so glad that I was able to help you today! Thank you for chatting with AT&T Premier Support Center. Again, my name is Riza. We value and appreciate your business with us, Jill. Please take care and you may have a great day ahead!

Riza G. : Happy Monday and enjoy the greatness of the day at your work. Bye for now.

 My fingers are fat too.  The other is over the top enthusiasm.  I think I found my sister from another mister.

As always, more to come.