Tuesday, December 13, 2011

If it's Tuesday then I gotta work 4 more days. Yay.

Before I actually write anything, and I haven't a clue as to what, here's another parody song by Tom Doyle. I have more of these. This one uses the Billy Joel song "She's always a woman" However the subject is quite different. It involves a medical procedure that a man might have. I can say no more.
This is the third time I have attempted to blog this week. I really couldn't think of anything to say.During the course of my day I do think of things to write. I hear, see or think of something but by the time I am settled in for the evening I stare at a computer screen as blank as my mind. I could tell you about my day but it wasn't much different than any other day except you could stir in some aggravation over a sick call and blah blah blah. There's no point to it.

I do have two more gifts to buy for Christmas with a trip to the post office thrown in for good measure. I did shop local this year. I went out to breakfast Sunday morning as we walked down the square in the center of town I was looking at the buildings across the street. To digress I happened to be googling around one day and somehow I ended up at a site about the song Jingle Bells. Now I knew it was written here but there was supposed to be a plaque on a building at the site of the tavern where it was composed. Anyway, as we walked we passed a store that I have walked or driven by my whole life yet, I never went in. My friend said to me, We should go into Wards after we eat. And so we did.

What a great place! Basically I would call it a gift shop. The selection was much more eclectic than you would find in some chain store. From jewelery, I Love Lucy figurines, music boxes, Fine China, crystal, religious items, and much more.  I went back on Monday and dropped some serious cash. One perk is that if you spend more than $100.00 they'll box and wrap everything. You can't beat that kind of service though you get a box anyway. They don't take care of you like that in a chain store. They always talk service but they don't deliver. If a retailer talks up it's service you can rest assured that they are bad at it and it's their own fault. But back to this family owned business. It was a pleasure to wonder around that place. How could I have missed this gem all these years. I may go back later this week.

To my friend Beth, In case you didn't check comments, I received your lovely card. Thank you very much.

Nancy I left a comment as well yesterday but as you would say just in case. I mailed it Monday. My sister's gonna love it!

OK. That's it for now.
I'm outta here.


  1. The video is hilarious! Made me smile which I really needed.
    I am able to shop local here because there are so many places to choose from. At home there was nothing but dollar general and the grocery store.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Paul. You are a very special person to us all.
    P.S. Carry a pen and small notebook in your pocket and then you can jot down your good ideas on your break. that is, if you ever get a break.

  2. I enjoyed the song. The guy can sing eh? Thanks for sharing. That was a great story about the little store. It does sound like a store I'd like. Now I have to go google jingle bells. Have a great week Paul!

  3. Oh, loved the video. I have done that with having and idea on writing only to have it disappear when time to post. Hate when that happens.

    The local shops are always the best, I feel, and they help the communities too.

  4. My gosh we had a radio very much like that one in the video when I was a child. That was days before television I might add lol. I'm sure Terry remembers that. We use to sit in front of the radio and listen the Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger etc. etc.
    Have a great day!

  5. I haven't been around for quite awhile, Paul; lack of inspiration, burn-out, mushy brain syndrome--pick one.

    Frankly, I don't know if I'll be able to post a comment for you; wasn't able to do so for another friend, so we'll see (has to do with third-party cookies--Google is rife with the damned things...)

    Just in case...I have missed you and the rest of the motley crew I've come to know here; just wanted to let you know and to tell you, no--I didn't die or something.

    Okay. Now, let's see if I can post this...