Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just a quick note...unless I keep thinking of things to write.

I haven't been around much lately. I have a pretty wacky work schedule. Wackier than usual. The holiday season is mostly the reason. In truth, Thanksgiving is the only Holiday I enjoy. There's no pressure of gift giving like there is with Christmas. Christmas has been hijacked by retail and marketing people. You are beaten to death with it. My store had Christmas candy displayed next to the Halloween candy. Then the endless music for 5 weeks straight, at least that's what it's like when you're in a supermarket for 9 hours a day. Two Christmas songs that I have grown to despise from repeated listenings are Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmas Time and the most annoying Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano.  I don't mean to sound like a grinch, which is exactly what I sound like, it's that Thanksgiving is just a time to get together around a meal and be happy about it. And no Thanksgiving Carols! Except for you Carole!
For a change of pace and maybe just for myself, here is one of the prettiest Beatles songs. It doesn't get the recognition that some of there other tunes get and it's a bit on the teenage end of song writing concerning the lyrics but the melody and harmonies are first rate.

I just realized that the color I chose for the font above wasn't a wise choice so it's back to white on black. Hey I have a quick and easy solution for the TSA and all their problems with screening and groping passengers. Everybody fly naked.

An elderly woman came to the counter and ordered some ham. She was very nice and pleasant. I cut a slice and showed it to her to see if she wanted it thicker or thinner.
"How's this for your slice?"
She smiled. Paused a bit and replied, "That's funny!"
I looked at her for a couple of seconds an slowly turned back to finish her order. The wise guy in me wanted to say, "Would you like it sliced funnier or not so funny?" I didn't.  She  was a sweet old lady and I would never say that to anybody. Unless I knew them.

OK I realize this wasn't much of a blog but I wanted to sneak one in before Thanksgiving and wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends because in the end that's all that really matters.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I'm outta here.


  1. ...and a Happy Thanksgiving to you from me in Virginia :) Loved the cartoon! Gooooo turkey!
    About the flying, did you see the news tonight about the gal that decided she wasn't going to wait for all that patting down? She wore a little black bikini through the line, lol. Gotta hand it to her for braveness, and the news loved it as you can imagine. Might be a new trend in the making.
    By the way, that's one of my favorite Beatle's songs. It's beautiful and relaxing. As far as Christmas carols go, I'm sick of them by the 2nd day. There oughta be a law: no carols until Christmas Eve.
    Have a good day tomorrow :D

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Paul. The song is great and the turkey is a smart bird. ;-)
    I love Christmas music and I like to listen to my favorite songs all year long, however, no way, do I want to listen to it 9 hours straight.
    I hope you have a wonderful time with family tomorrow.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Paul.
    I'm glad you snuck one in.

  4. Paul, my greatest hope for you is that, no matter how wild and wacky times get in your life, you always have something for which you're thankful.

    It's getting crazier and crazier in the world "out there" and the insaity is probably going to be with us for a long time to come. At the end of the day, it's good people like you and the dear souls who visit us and our conections of friendship with each other which remind us how profoundly sweet life truly is, and that some of the craziness really isn't so bad.

    Now, may I have one pound of ham, sliced very funny, and a half pound of swiss cheese sliced very absurd?

    You're still a good egg, and I'm thankful that you consider me a friend.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving Paul hope you enjoy. That is one of my favourite Beatles songs.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you folks up yonder in that neck of the woods where it all started!
    And I'm especially thankful that you changed the text color! These old eyes were about to blink out trying to read the first part of the post.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving Paul and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm.

  8. Oh Paul...I do enjoy the way you carry on...and that has nothing *evil smirk* to do with your obvious worship of my wickedness ;-)
    How was your stale bread stuffed carcass? And what about the turkey?

  9. Blessings ...
    Yeah, it was murder on the eyes. I had to highlight it to read. If you looking for another color beside the old staple of white you can always use Sky blue, or go for the flouresents like yellow, green, they'll show up, lol.

    Hope your thanksgiving went well. Ours is in October, didn't do much in the way of cooking blah blah blah, just thank the lord for all that allows me to live my life.

    Have a great weekend

  10. How did you survive Black Friday?
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Or strong end, which ever...

  11. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. Of course it's gone past now but we were so busy eating I never did get in here to the computer but I am sure glad you did. Missed you. Now I'm fit to bust but that happens with too much delicious food!