Monday, December 23, 2013


The post I scheduled for last Friday (I HOPE I HAD A GOOD TIME) never showed up on my blog roll.  Some people got it--some didn't.  If you missed it & are interested in reading it now, scroll down to "older post" at the end of this foolishness & click.  Hopefully, it'll be there.

From Merriam-Webster's Dictionary:
RANDOM, adj.
1a: Lacking a definite plan, purpose, or pattern
    b: Made, done, or chosen at random <read random passages from the book>
2a: Relating to, having, or being elements or events with definite probability of occurrence <random processes>
    b: Being or relating to a set or to an element of a set each of whose elements has equal probability of occurrence <a random sample>also :  characterized by procedures designed to obtain such sets or elements <random sampling>
3: See fishducky
One of our granddaughters attends Fairfield University in Connecticut.  I don't know if it's because it's a good school or the fact that her sweatshirts have "FU" on them. 

When one of her grandsons was married, Audrey (my mother in-law) & Phil, my parents & 2 other couples, all of whom were married 50+ years, were sitting at one table.  When the groom came to visit their table she told him, “Glenn, look at us.  If this doesn’t scare you, nothing will!”

We were planning on remodeling our house & a contractor came over with his two little daughters, about 5 & 6 years old.  The girls were sitting on the couch playing a word game while we adults were talking.  I guess the younger girl was too slow with an answer because her sister slapped her & said, "No fair thinking!!"

How old did I look then dept: Sometime in the 70's (when I was around 40), I was doing some shopping in Century City.  There was a huge line in front of a ticket agency.  I asked a 20 or so old man in line what was happening.  He mumbled, "Led Zeppelin is doing a show."  I couldn't understand him, so I said, "What?"  He said, "It's a rock group, ma'am."

I was driving through a very disreputable section of Los Angeles (MacArthur Park) to photograph some Victorian houses for a series of drawings I wanted to do.  I would drive slowly, looking at the houses, & stop when I saw one that I wanted to shoot.  Some guy came up to me & wanted to know what the hell I was doing.  He must have thought I was "casing the joint."  Fortunately, I had some sketches in the car which I showed him so he decided not to call the police!! 
Here's an example:

This guy does great things with his kids' sandwich bags.  (LINK)

It's all in the punctuation:

An English professor wrote the words, "Woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly.

The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing."

The women wrote: "Woman: Without her, man is nothing."


In the mood for holiday songs?  Here are some children's versions:

Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly 

We three kings of porridge and tar 

Sleep in heavenly peas 

On the first day of Christmas my tulip gave to me 

Later on we'll perspire, as we dream by the fire. 

He's makin' a list, chicken and rice. 

Noel, Noel, Barney's the king of Israel. 

With the jelly toast proclaim 

Olive, the other reindeer. 

Frosty the Snowman is a ferret elf, I say 

In the meadow we can build a snowman, then pretend that he is sparse and brown 

You'll go down in Listerine 

Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay 
O come, froggy faithful 

You'll tell Carol, "Be a skunk, I require"

Does your wife or husband drive you up the wall? 

How about a random joke?

An old fellow fell in love with a lady. He got down on his knees and told her there were two things he would like to ask her. 


She replied, "OK." 

He said, "Will you marry me?" 

She replied, "Yes," then asked what his second question was. 

He replied, "Will you help me up?"


I saw this in Kellie's post
& HAD to include it!!

And, of course, some cartoons:

On our last anniversary, I thanked my husband for 55 wonderful years of marriage.  He said, “We've been married 58 years!”  I replied, “And your point would be?”----fishducky