Thursday, July 21, 2016

Brain Lint



Some readers might appreciate, I've washed out my mouth. (Does gin count as a cleansing agent?)   
No more rants!  
(For the foreseeable future,

I'm not sure if it's a coping mechanism ... but with so much chaos surrounding us, I made a decision last year to go 'audio-less' during my weekday commutes.  
That's 20 hours each week I can allow my thoughts to run amok.

Some are purpose-driven, some prayerful; others plain silly.
... prompting me to wonder:


Do bona-fide celebrities, sports stars and billionaires have to renew their drivers licenses like the rest of us?
Tales from the DMV



Granted, I'm a poor backer-outer ... but why on earth, when there are plenty of pull-through spots available, would motorists do this?
... Says she who will drive to the furthest reaches of a lot to find a pull-through spot.
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Drives my DH nuts!)



Speaking of DH ...
Have you ever seen anyone arrange their hangers in this fashion?



... Maybe it's a guy thing?  a military thing?  a Polish thing?




What in the heck is eyebrow threading?
I can't help but imagine something out of a National Geographic photo essay.



Last, but not least ...

Why?!?!
If a motorist is blatantly ignoring the suggested speed limit, I don't get why he/she deserves a warning.
Jus' saying ...



Hope y'all are enjoying this sweet day......
Let's chat later!
Myra


PS - 
Thank you to those who held Tom in your thoughts and prayers.  He's feeling pretty good, actually.... we're looking forward to hearing what his surgeon has to say this afternoon.







34 comments:

  1. Glad that Tom is feeling good. Hope the news from his surgeon is good news. I have heard of people having their closets organized with hangers that way. And then if they wear the item they turn the hanger the "right" way. At the end of a specified period of time they can see what clothes need to be tossed. Supposedly the ones with the hangers still the "wrong" way. I always park my car the same way but I see a lot of people who back into slots. Never made sense to me. I have deleted all but local news from my Facebook news feed. Just couldn't take the biased reporting any longer. Maybe I'll go back. Maybe I won't!!

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    1. Thank you, Paula! I never considered that closet theory. That makes sense to us (as women) .... but I suspect in this case, he's doing it out of long-standing habit. (And, to annoy me!)

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  2. i am giggling as i type. i saw the thread eyebrow thing in our mall. we were eating a sandwich and as i sat there my curiosty was killing me, we strolled by so i could stare rudely and she hold a thread in her two hands like when you floss and jerks the eyebrows out.
    another giggle, is the hangers. that would drive me nuts.. they are impossible to get off when needed. since bob never hangs anything in the closet, MY JOB .. i hang them the right way.
    3rd giggle, my hubby needs your gin to wash his mouth out because it is fowl when i am parking as far out as i can get to pull through so i don't have to back out. with a few HBO words he says what are you doing, just park.... again, we must be sisters parted at birth

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    1. "HBO words" ... I love it!
      So glad to know I'm not the only one who dislikes backing out! Come to think of it, I was a breach baby ... and I've never stood on my head ... so it makes sense I simply don't function in reverse!?

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  3. Sending positive thoughts Toms way.

    My daughter gets her eyebrows threaded. It's the weirdest thing, but she likes it better than plucking and it lasts longer.

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    1. Thanks, Kim!
      I never had significant eyebrows ... less so after most of my thyroid was removed. Perhaps I'm a little jealous. You think?

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  4. Glad Tom is feeling better, Myra! Thanks for that update! Eyebrow threading is supposed to last longer than waxing, but I'm not sure I could take the pain! LOL I have days when I don't turn the radio on for my drive to work. It's usually prayer time for me. I enjoyed your post!

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    1. Waxing?! Euwwww!!!
      Like I was 'telling' Kim, I've never had much in the way of eyebrows, and less so after losing most of my thyroid.

      Thanks for concurring about no radio; I wonder if there aren't more meaningful chats with God taking place in autos than in pews ...

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  5. I'm laughing, like Sandra, the title caught my mind like a steel trap. And as always you do not disappoint, good one. Hope Tom gets/got good news (I cannot keep up with days nor my crazy computer)
    I stated in a blog, Florida DMV deserves 'cudos' more than any state I have dealt with. If those stars and billionaires do ave to go to the DMV I would suggest they travel to Florida. Good guys, our DMV!
    I'm still smiling, good read.

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    1. Funny, I don't recall any special, positive experiences at the Florida DMV. (But then, they once got me a somewhat flattering head shot ... no doubt, by accident. LOL)

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  6. Thanks for the update about Tom, I was going to email you and ask. You commute 2 hours one way? I know you take city streets a lot and stay off the freeway, but that's a heck of a commute (and I thought hubby's drive down to Sacaton was bad). He lives on his cell phone seeing what way is clear to go so that's his background noise.

    Interesting about the hangers (would drive me nuts). Its not a Polish thing that I know of (100% Polish here).

    I too like to pull through with the parking space, I don't do well backing out.

    Hope its a restful weekend for you all!

    betty

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    1. Oh no ... no 2-hr. commutes. It's usually 40-45 minutes in the early morning, but they get even with me on the return trip.

      Yes, Tom's Dr. is very pleased; follow-up to address the cataract (by-product of surgery) will be determined in a month. Tom not so pleased at learning he can't drive for a week. House arrest ... ha!

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  7. I've heard of eyebrow threading but have no clue what it is. I suspect Joan Crawford had something to do with it.
    (*smile*)

    Your rants have always been extremely rational,reasonable, and benign.

    In complete contrast, when I offer a blog rant my stunned readers are frantically trying to delete me from their "Friends" lists. I have the uncanny ability to shred nerves.

    All the very best to Tom - - and his closet looks similar to mine. Must be a guy thing.

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    1. Joan Crawford ... what a visual! (Only you, Jon!)

      Thanks for your well-wishes. He's still pouting, no doubt, at being put on house arrest 'til next week ... and my 'getting' to go back to work today. Personally, I'd trade places in a heartbeat!

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  8. I do hope all is well and that you got some good news there. I would love to have a car that had one of those back out screens in it that shows what is behind you. Driving isn't one of my favorite things to do no matter. Too many crazy drivers for me. Hope the weekend ahead is a good one for you !

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    1. Thanks, Ma!
      Yes, those screens look pretty neat, and I suspect they've saved lives. I'd love to have one ... but not so much I want to starting making new car payments!

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  9. I like the way you think! By the way, my husband arranges his clothes by color! WHAT?

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    1. Now, THAT's pretty ingenious! I wish clothing stores would do that. I'm an impatient shopper anyway ... imagine the time saved when looking for a simple black top?

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  10. I wish there was a place I could pull through at my post office. No kidding, when I backed out today, I almost ran over a pedestrian who upped his speed. I felt so bad. So glad our Tom is doing well. Give him a hug from me.

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    1. Yikes, Mary!
      When walking behind cars in the supermarket lots I've had to learn (by hit-and-miss ... no pun intended) to quit listening and watch for movement by those electric cars. Stealthy things!

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  12. I like to park in pull-through kinda spots when available, but I ALWAYS back into driveways. I'd much rather be able to move forward into traffic than try to see what the heck's going on behind me.

    Um, no, I've never seen anyone put the hangers in the closet that way. Kinda like putting the toilet paper on the roll "backwards." (But who's to decide which way is right?) It would take a lot of willpower not to "fix" those hangers.

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  13. I know, right?! I've tried "fixing" them, only to have them mysteriously realign themselves. In the end, I'm very thankful for my separate closet!

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  14. Hope the news about Tom is good. That one sign gives new meaning to the phrase. " I'm giving you a warning." People here back into the parking spaces at local coffee shop. The city says do it the other way you get fined.

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    1. Good point (about the speed trap). Too often I'm guilty of thinking in terms of 'black or white' ... little room for gray matter.

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  15. An audio-less commute is a really good idea :) I like this and I may have to implement it!

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    1. Thanks ... but I gotta warn you, it's addictive! :)

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  16. Sorry but hangers in that direction would drive me crazy!

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    1. Yup ... that's why I've got my own closets! Who needs more 'crazy' in their day?

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  17. I'm not that good of a backer-outter either. I do listen to books on tape on Audible. I love it.
    R

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    1. I've never experienced audio books, but more folks are lauding the idea every day.
      I could at least try ...

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  18. enjoyed my visit loved your sharing
    nice pics dear

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  19. Such a nice mix over here. People driving are absolutely insane. I gave Zach a lift to work today making him drive there in rush hour. Coming home I opted for a main street off the highway and God was watching over me. I did not hit one red light until I was five minutes from my house and when I turned off the highway I was 30 minutes from my home! Hee Hee Hee! I was very grateful. I do not miss rush hour traffic even though I was fifteen minutes from my home. I hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing.

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