Sunday, November 30, 2014


The day after what?  The day after Thanksgiving that's what.  The day everyone is up bright and early to stand in line for an hour or two waiting for the doors of the all the stores that have the best deals, if you can get to them, of appliances, toys, clothes or whatever else you are looking for to make someone's Christmas extra special.  People must like the pushing and shoving during this time because year after year they show up,  They get the newspapers the day before and plan their moves along with partners of as many as six people who will dash and get items for each other and meet at a designated location within that store just to make sure they  got everything they went for.

Then there is the problem as to how to get it all in the car or van.  Some time two or three vehicles are needed to carry the haul.  Once the cars or vans are loaded the question is, is there enough room for the shoppers.  Room is usually made to accommodate all shoppers in the group.

It is now time for refreshment of either breakfast and coffee or lunch at their favorite bar and grill.  After this it is home to hide their goodies to be wrapped at a later time, and time for the shoppers to sneak off to bed for a well earned nap.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


On the new it was said that the gas prices would be going down for the holiday.  Yes they did come down late last week and over the weekend but wouldn't you know it with the approaching holiday (THANKSGIVING) the gas companies said to themselves "a lot of people will be traveling this Thursday, lets raise the price of gas " and that is just what they did.  I don't know about your area, but in mine the price went up 1cents a gallon.  I hope you all filled up before the price hike.  Maybe this increase will keep some folks from visiting their families and friends or even shopping on  Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday.  If that happens you will surely hear the store owners complain to high Heaven that their projected profits for the Christmas season will be WAY DOWN.  Frankly WHO CARES.  That money they earn certainly will not go into my pocket or yours. 

With that being said, I would like to take this time to wish you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014


Being the ripe old age of 74, my doctor has decided that I need a stress test and that is because I have never had one in my life. 

I understood that there are two kinds of stress tests.  One is where you walk, run whatever on a walking - running machine that really works the crap out of you (no thanks), the second being a chemical induced stress on your heart where you are injected with nuclear fluid once, sit in the Dr. waiting room for approx. 45 minutes.  Then they take pictures of your heart which takes 15 minutes and they see if your blood is flowing OK through your veins.  The second part of this test is when they hook you up to a heart monitor and then inject you with more nuclear fluid.  This one opens all your veins  and is like having an EKG  You may get dizzy, warm, stomach may feel full, chest might get tight and so on.  This lasts for about 30 seconds.  When done you are given a cup of coffee to help flush your system.  Go back to the waiting room and sit for another 30 minutes at which point you have more pictures taken to see how the flow of blood is when the veins are open, at that point you are give the OK to leave. 

I tell you that if I had to have another, it would be the chemical stress test.  Not bad at all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Where have they all gone.   In reference to that I refer to all the beautiful colorful flowers that scent the air throughout the summer days, the leaves of various shapes and colors that supply shade to us on hot days, the many birds with their beautiful colors and songs to serenade us as we take time to sit and listen, the sound of children running and laughing as they play games that I played as a child. 
As summer leaves us so do all these things only to be replaced by early darkness and weather that is far from summer like,  snow that will keep us in doors thinking of spring and summer to once again return.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


If you are one of hundreds and hundreds of thousands wrecking your fingers on the computer or driving from one place to another or even  walking from place to place, you know how frustrating a job search can be.
After putting out an endless stream of resumes and sitting waiting for the phone to ring that brings you that ever waited for  (1) PHONE INTERVIEW which leads to (2) a face to face interview which leads to the ever cherished (3) interview where you meet the people YOU MAY work with. After being praised for your accomplished feats in the industry which you are looking for a position,. you are told that "YOU WOULD FIT IN PERFECTLY" and there might be another interview to meet the  uppity ups who will make a final decision. You leave with a big smile on your face  and a bounce in your step. Two or three days later you get that call to come back and tell you it's time to meet the big boys. After that interview you are told they loved you and you probably have the job.
Sitting at home you play the waiting game. One day goes by with a second to follow, that turns into a week and then two. You call and are told your still in the running, sit tight. Now three weeks pass and then a month, then two. You go back online to find that the job is still posted out there.
Who does this sort of thing. Well lets see. Prudential, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other large companies who think it's a game and people who have lost their unemployment and have no income because they don't qualify for any assistance can wait and wait for them to move their ass.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Who has been watching America's Got Talent? I have been watching it from the beginning. I have seen good acts come and go. I think that the acts that made it to the finale were the one's that need to be there except for the DOGS. You can go to any circus and see the same thing. They my friends ARE NOT A MILLION DOLLAR ACT.  What else can they do beside walk on their hind legs, push a ball, jump through hoops etc.  Would you pay to go see them in Vegas?  I WOULD NOT.
I must say that those AMERICANS that voted for the dogs must have been on drugs or had their heads up their ass.  Tom Cotter, the comedian was great as was the musician who made instruments. I am very upset that the dogs were chosen. Of course Sharon loved them because she has several dogs in her home that think everything in the house is to be peed or crapped on. 
What a joke.

Friday, August 17, 2012


If you live in the Chicago land area I'm sure that there are things that you get tired of hearing about.  I have two that I could care less about. One is the Drew Peterson trial. How much is it costing the people to keep this this going.  TOO DAMN MUCH.  The second thing is Jessie Jackson Jr. He is in deep depression and is Bi Polar.  Well Jessie who isn't. Especially all those who are out of work and the loss of unemployment payments. 
The news media should get real and cover other stories that the people really care about.
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