Friday, November 27, 2015

"Model Has Six Ribs Removed In World's Smallest Waist Bid"

Sorry, no. People like this and ""Real-Life Barbie Doll: Model Valeria Lukyanova"," have a mental disease. I don't know what it is, but I know sick when I see it.

On a broader subject, what is it with lip injections? Most of the movie stars and models who have had the procedure done look like fish.

"El Paso Walmart Black Friday Chaos"

Or, you can stay home and enjoy the day.

Thanksgiving Weekend Funny

Four for Fridays!

While THB and drew enjoy time with their families, I'm filling in this week.

1) Are you going out shopping today?

2) Did you have turkey or something else for Thanksgiving?

3) Do you prefer dark meat or white?

4) What's your earliest remembrance of Thanksgiving?

Open Blog - Friday

Don't get stampeded.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Don't know why, but I want one"

From The Lonely Libertarian :

Me want, too!  I'm an old VW fan.  I've owned a few beetles, but never a micro-bus.  I believe the old style VWs are still in production in other countries. 

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my Thanksgiving gobblers and giblets!  How are you?  Wasn't that heavy, wet snow the other day delightful?  I can hardly wait for winter to come.  And go!  Dump your load and get out of here so we can get back to normal lives.  Right now, "they" are saying rain for tomorrow and Friday.  That's better than the snow they were originally predicting, but it could still snarl up some traffic and soak Black Friday shoppers.  My main concern is holiday travelers.  Leave yourselves plenty of time to get where you're going.  And try, for once, driving a little slower.

I hope that nothing more slows down our beloved Green Bay Packers on their road to the Super Bowl..  They smashed the Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday. Now, they meet the Chicago Bears tomorrow (Thanksgiving) evening at home starting at 7:30 PM.  Don't eat so much food that you sleep through this one. The Packers and the Bears have a longstanding feud with each other.  Over what?  They don't know.  It doesn't matter; each team aspires to demolish the other.  Often Packers-Bears matches get very physical, very soon.  This promises to be either very good or very bad or both.  I hope that Ms. Tender Heart Bear doesn't mind watching her team get beat down.

Here are this week's standings in the Irregular Football League:

They haven;t changed since last week.  How irregular!

Thanksgiving is a time to take note of what you're grateful for.  Besides my life, I"m grateful for Junior,   SeƱor Zanza, my family, my friends, the JT Irregulars, and any soul that I've touched in any way.

I'm grateful for food to eat, a roof over my head, and clothes on my back.  I'm also grateful for cartoons:

Thank you to all my readers.  Irregular or not, you are why this blog is here.  You spread joy.  You share love.

When's the next big storm coming?  Ask

I wish for a very Happy Thanksgiving for all of my friends and not friends.  This is what family is for.  Enjoy your holiday.  Give thanks to the Lord.  

"No. Just no."

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

Open Blog - Wednesday

Maybe that's a French caterpillar.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Opinion: Gratitude Has Nothing To Do With Glasses"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Community · November 24, 2015 · No comments 

Credit - Eacine County Eye
"Gratitude is a funny thing. We often talk about it in the context of a glass being half full rather than half empty, and based on the level of that container’s fullness or lack there of, we sit… glass in hand… happy or sad.

"See, I think that’s where we the idea of gratitude wrong. I mean who among us hasn’t had our glass mysteriously emptied? Over my career I’ve met many people whose glasses were far from half full or half empty, and yet they persevered. I have often selfishly tucked their memories in the back of my mind. Most of these people didn’t know how much of an impact they had on me, but they did.

"So I thought I would share these stories with you.

"When Death Seems Like A Blessing

"Writing for the West Allis Star when, my editor Roger Bartel challenged us to find people who had overcome adversity. I met John from West Allis when he was a senior at Nathan Hale High School in 2007.

"John, who was 18-years-old, told me he wasn’t struggling to overcome anything, he was dying. And while many of his peers were just starting to build their lives, his life was ending because he had a rare and terminal disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I wrote about how he prepared for his death. He wanted an open casket during his funeral to make his mom happy, but wanted to be cremated in an urn the shape of a race car.

"He wanted his funeral to be a party with balloons, cake and music. His gratitude came in the form of the comfort he received in knowing that one day he would die and not be in pain anymore. But his attitude kept him grounded in the here and now. He spent the year doing what his body allowed him to, but one of the highlights was that he got to meet a race car driver. Almost a year later, John died at 18-years-old and his funeral was just that… a party.

"When Pain and Frustration Help You Take On The World

"After being laid off from the Kenosha News, I decided that I wanted to write about the mental health system. So many police reports reflected the shortcomings of our current mental health system and that’s how I met Brenda Wesley when I wrote about her sister Betty Cahn for the Milwaukee Magazine. The story solidified what I had always known about the mental health system in Milwaukee County, woefully inadequate but so many clung to the notion that it was better than nothing. At the time, the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex received 12,000 people in crisis and 80 percent of them were turned away.

"'Because she’s not laid out on the floor overdosing on meds, and she hasn’t hit anyone or threatened to kill someone, they won’t take her to the complex or an emergency detention,' Brenda told me.

"Over the years, Brenda’s frustration with the system in trying to get her sister help eventually yielded to finding the strength and courage to write her own play called 'Pieces,' which aims to cut through the stigma around mental illness, and working with a number of police officers on crisis intervention training. These were her contributions to making the system better by helping the community understand what her family went through.

"If What Is Before You Doesn’t Serve You, Choose Another Path

"So you might wonder what these two stories have anything to do with gratitude. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that true gratitude is about acceptance of what is happening in your life, and realizing some of it may not be in your control. But with acceptance and gratitude you stop fighting what you can’t change and start taking on what you can.

"John couldn’t change that he was dying, but he could accept it and plan for it. He could also free his mind up for other things… like meeting a race car driver. For Brenda, she couldn’t save Betty from her mental illness but she could help the system become more empowered in how they treated people with mental illness.

"And those are lessons I think we can all learn from. But the truth about being a journalist is that stories change me all the time and that has always been something I am grateful for."

Thank you, Denise Lockwood, for an article I should take to heart. 

Open Blog - Tuesday

Have a good one.

Monday, November 23, 2015

"Photos: 52nd anniversary of JFK's assassination"

From The Journal

"Photos of the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963."

"See and read more at:"



John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

"John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), the youngest man elected to the office. On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, becoming also the youngest President to die."

Read more:

The JFK assassination was my first experience of a moment in time when you forever remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news.  Too many more moments like those occurred.

I believe that the JFK assassination changed the world.

"Grandma’s feeling a little left out"

From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:

"Posted on by Wirecutter

"This entry was posted in WTF?. Bookmark the permalink. "

Read more:"

I still haven't turned on the tablet I received 2 years ago as a promo from Time Warner Cable.

"10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease"

I think I have all ten, but I can't remember

To my fellow Coca-Cola addicts

I "discovered" this at WalMart.  It tastes almost exactly like Coca-Cola, but is only 84 cents for a two liter bottle vs. $1.50 to $2 for Coke.

I believe that I was going through Coke withdrawal last week.  I stopped buying it.  I was feeling trembly and shaky all week.  I don't know if it's the caffeine or sugar or both, but I was withdrawing cold turkey.

(Ha-ha! Holiday reference noted.)

Open Blog - Monday

Aw, poor Monday.