If it’s Friday, it must mean leftovers . . .

Late addition:


Friday afternoon. Partly cloudy and temperate, 62 degrees.

My computer is dying and that is the least of my woes . . .

Having a really bad November 7. No words . . .

This week’s best news exchange:

Jon Stewart: But first, team coverage at various campaign headquarters.

Jason Jones: Incredible night for Money in politics . . . all $6.5 billion that participated in this year’s election are here tonight . . .

Jon Stewart: Sam Bee is at money’s opponent in this year’s election: Ideas.

Sam Bee: As you can imagine, it’s been a tough night for Ideas. Just minutes ago, Ideas conceded to Money. Obviously, it was a collect call. Ideas is in rough shape.

Jon Stewart: I think a lot of people didn’t even realize Ideas were on the ballot this year

Sam Bee: Ideas didn’t put up much of a fight, appeared in very few ads, certainly didn’t show up for any debates

Ear worm:

So, yeah. Science. Love that stuff . . .

I am such a sucker for things like this. I cannot believe that LeBron James made me tear up. No, I’m absolutely not sniffling and stuff . . . and besides, it’s Ohio, and Corey and stuff . . .

Jon Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” takes on couples shopping at Home Depot . . . Can sooo appreciate this . . .

I really have no words for this . . .

Photo: It's nacho problem.

And not sure I have any words for this, either:

[Mom] comes into the classroom with a pan full of treats and brings them to me and says with a smile “I decided you can use these to teach the kids about the woman’s vagina today”. Baffled and completely caught off guard I slowly peel the aluminum foil off the pan to behold a plethora of sugar cookie and frosting vaginas. Not just any old vagina, but ALL KINDS OF VAGINAS… I give the parent the most professional look I can muster and quietly reply “I’m sorry Autumn, but I can’t give these to my students. This just isn’t appropriate.”

I don’t have an image for these educational cupcakes, but if you want to see the rest of the story, including the mother’s rant, click here.

I mean really, second graders? I. Just. Can’t. Even.

In our continuing coverage of social media fails:

Jumping on the Ebola bandwagon:

Photo: You knew it was coming.

Really? You had to add that disclaimer? Sheesh.


More ‘Merica……….

Just remember:

This is too cool not to post: Wes Anderson Centered

Just two of many reasons to go to Norway:

And because I am forevermore a Star Wars nerd . . .


2 thoughts on “If it’s Friday, it must mean leftovers . . .

  1. Can’t talk now, moving to Norway… Just kidding. They probably don’t give you money to live on while attending college…

    Why I am a sucker for every book list? Ah, well, I am making progress. Too bad there isn’t a prize for reading all the books on a list. I guess we had stuff like that in Summer Reading things at the library. I can’t remember what the prize was. Probably free a ice cream…

    I’ve been trying to soothe myself by doing genealogy in between interviews. I’m sorry, but I can’t help sitting there thinking that they are saying in their mind, “You seem to be a very nice, intelligent woman, but we aren’t going to hire anyone over 50, even if you get a face lift and look 40.” I had a group interview at a fast food restaurant, which I enjoyed. I was the only one remotely dressed like one should dress at an interview, unless they’ve changed the rules and you can now dress like you are going to Walmart when you have a fast food interview. At this place, if you make it through the group interview, you can look forward to THREE more interviews… But, they claim that you don’t need any experience, they will teach you everything you need to know. So, why do you have to have 4 interviews? Couldn’t they just use software testing online to see if you are an optimist and save themselves the time and money for a couple of those interviews?

    Ah well. We had some nice days when the heat pump didn’t have to run all night to keep the house at 66… I’m doing pretty good at ignoring my birthday coming up, if only everyone else would. Although one neat thing happened. I always send these two cousins (that are sisters) birthday cards, and they send me cards on my birthday. One lives in NC and one lives in CA and they don’t get to see each other very much. Today, two cards arrived – one from each sister – and it was the very same card! I think that’s really cool. I guess I’m easily amused.

    Thank you for all your posts, which I use to distract myself from reality. Hmm. Maybe I should be trying to do that for you… Anyway, I’m thinking of you, and hoping that you get through the tunnel and come out the other end with an eye to adding a couple things that make you happier… I suppose that sounds trite, but sometimes little things can really cheer me up… Although, for some reason, chai tea lattes have been tasting like pumpkin spice lattes. Can my taste buds have changed? Or does somebody have a lot of pumpkin they need to get rid of?

    1. Norway or Sweden? I’m there. I know what you mean about the age discrimination. It’s the way I’ve consoled myself whenever I get an email saying that I’m qualified for x or y job. Yep, I’m way qualified, but who is going to hire someone my age when they can hire someone younger and pay them less? I’m sorry you’re going through this. It’s hard to be qualified, trained, and then still not even be able to get your foot in the door. Believe me, I’ve been through it–more than once.

      The same card thing is too serendipitous. I hope you have a lovely birthday. Bake something scrumptious. I don’t bake but wish that I could. Every time I try one of those wonderful looking recipes, it comes out very, very wrong.

      I have a secret opinion about book lists: The people who put them together do so because it makes them feel superior. Not really. But I always go through them and think to myself, “Now why haven’t I read that one yet? How did I miss that?”

      Take care. Pumpkin spice is in the air, I suppose, although I’ve never been a fan. Pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie, and that’s about it.

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