Good Monday morning, friends!!! I trust you all had an excellent weekend? Ours was a bit on the soggy side, but otherwise fine. Did I tell you about my dishwasher? No? Well … pull up a chair … hmph … the damn thing has been acting oddly for a few weeks, and we have had to wedge a broom handle against the lever to get it to stay on. No biggie, right? And then came Friday, and broom or no broom, that piece of #$%& was not about to run. Naturally, it was full of dirty dishes, so I ended up taking them all out and washing them the old-fashioned way, in da sink with soap and hot water.
Now, you are saying to yourselves, “well, she rents, so why doesn’t she just call for maintenance?” HAH!!! First, after my last appearance at the rental office, where I had just a few choice words … and … maybe … threatened to rip somebody’s head from its moorings, I am not allowed to go over there anymore. Nor am I allowed to call them. And so, I have to rely on Miss Goose, with her charming, dimpled grin, to go play on their sympathy. On average, if you report a problem, it takes anywhere between 3 weeks and 6 months before maintenance will respond, and then they may … or may not … fix the issue. But, for only $1,056 per month in rent, what can I expect, right? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Anyway, enough about my problems. I am keeping the treats simple this morning, for I’m just a tad under the weather and didn’t much feel like doing a lot of baking. Now grab a cup of coffee or tea … leave the juice for the kids, please … and let’s find something to make us smile, shall we?
A villager in the Nanning City area of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (China) was cleaning plastic bottles one day last week, but he must have used just a bit too much soap, for next thing he knew … well, take a look
Apparently the rains came and stirred up the suds to create a foamy mess!
How would you like to come home after a hard day’s work and find … THIS?
It happened in Baldwin Park, Florida, where a crane (the machine, not the bird) suddenly turned over, splitting the house literally in two! Ivan Fogarty, corporate safety director for crane owner Beyel Brothers Crane & Rigging, said the machinery likely fell over because the ground under it was wet. Well, um … shouldn’t they maybe have thought of that before setting up there?
The homeowner and his family were not home at the time, thankfully, but the house is currently uninhabitable, and the damage is being assessed to determine if it is reparable. Methinks that either way, ol’ Beyel Brothers are going to have one hefty lawsuit on their hands if they don’t voluntarily make this right.
Clean Soles shoe store in Roanoke, Virginia, was burglarized on August 25th. The really odd thing about the burglary was the thief took only right-foot shoes, leaving the left … left behind! Get it … left behind? Okay, never mind … 🙄
Now, my first thought was that the guy probably had only one leg … the right one. But the footage from security cameras shot that notion in the foot … get it … foot … shoes … 🙄
This was obviously not a well-planned heist, else he would have at least brought a bag to carry it all in. I would have loved to see his expression when he arrived back home, only to find that he had all right shoes! At least we know he doesn’t have two left feet … get it … left feet … right shoes … sigh 🙄
Now you see why I don’t write comedy for a living.
Sumiko Iwamura is a DJ in Tokyo, Japan, and she recently set a Guinness World Record. The record? Oldest Professional Club DJ. Just how old is Sumiko-san? She is, as she says, 83 years and six months. She was a spry 77 years of age when she decided to take up something new, so when her friend Adrien suggested DJ school, she was gung-ho for the idea.
By day, Sumiko-san works as a cook at the Chinese restaurant she owns, but two nights a week she transforms into DJ Sumirock where she plays at the DecaBarZ nightclub in Shinjuku. She is so good that she has been invited as a guest DJ in places like Paris and New Zealand.
Despite all this fame, she hasn’t lost her humility …
“You get feedback from your customers quickly in both cases. If you’re playing tracks and they don’t like it, they’ll leave the floor and start drinking at the bar. If the tracks are danceable, then they’ll stay on and dance their heart out. Restaurant customers are the same — if it tastes good, then they look happy, and they’ll tell me that they like it. For me, it’s easy to work out how people are feeling in both cases.”
Remember back in January when as a part of a Saturday Surprise, I posted a tidbit about some people actually eating Tide Pods? Well, it didn’t take long for a New York pizzeria to capitalize on the idea, offering mini pizzas created to resemble the laundry detergent pods.
Vinnie’s Pizzeria announced on Twitter that customers looking for an edible alternative to laundry detergent should order the eatery’s “PIEd Pods.”
“Listen, we’re concerned about the youths. They’re eating laundry detergent pods. Our Pied Pods (filled w/cheese and roni) have that bright, alluring colors that youths crave BUT are 100 percent edible and 100 percent not soap. Plus they’re delicious.”
Okay, then … I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to Vinnie’s anytime soon.
And that’s all I’ve got for today … oops, wait … I caught some flak last week for not including a cute animal video … and so, I present to you, a short clip about a baby hedgehog … and I guarantee you will laugh, for it made me laugh for the first time in at least 4 days!
And on that note, I think it is time for you guys to head on out to the salt mines, the office, or the chores your wife has on the ‘honey-do’ list on the fridge, and I will … sigh … wash laundry. And now, dishes. On a serious note, my friends … I am usually pretty much an optimist, but this past week has me wondering why I bother to get up in the mornings, and I know from chatting with some of you that I am not alone. Please take just a minute sometime today to share your gorgeous smile with somebody who hasn’t one of their own. Believe me, it will lift their spirits a bit, and it will lift yours, also. And remember … I love you all!!! Keep safe and have a great week!