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.