Good morning m'friends! Thank you for visiting while I play the Wednesday Medley! If you'd like to participate, please visit Terri's spot in the (Florida) sun, right HERE.
It may be a little shocking, but National Static Electricity Day is January 9. Do you often get shocked when you touch metal?
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Even having lived in Arizona, I don't remember being shocked in years and years. Here in Alabama it's way too humid!
There are actually two "National" days worth of mention. It is also National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Our men and women working in many areas of law enforcement put their lives on the line for us daily. Do you know someone working in law enforcement who you can thank today?
Not personally, no.
I did , however, have an opportunity last week to say 'thank you' to 3 poor officers who were either a) rookies and/or b) had drawn the short stick.
Talk about being in the wrong place at the right time! We found ourselves 7 cars up the road from a multi-vehicle accident / carjacking / shoot-out with officers. (Yep, the bad guy was permanently taken out by the police.)
Obviously, traffic conditions on U.S. 14 were horrendous, no-one wanted to yield to anyone else. Standing there in the cold rain, these officers were doing their best to restore some kind of order and keep their cool. I was afraid to exit the car, but I hope someone from Cracker Barrel may have run out with cups of hot coffee.
At Terri's house right now it is all about football. Joe's Philadelphia Eagles barely won their game on Sunday to move forward in the playoffs and another chance to play in the Super Bowl this year. Do you have a favorite team in the playoffs, or does football make you yawn? Is there a Super Bowl party in your future, no matter the teams playing?
Not since Tom Landry was unceremoniously kicked to the curb have I had much interest in professional football.
Currently I enjoy collegiate SEC games, but oh man! I miss the days of Staubach, 'Too-Tall' Jones and company … hatin' on the Steelers and Redskins. (*smile*)
Nope, no Super Bowl festivities here. Tom will be in Phoenix, so I may take myself to the movies.
Speaking of parties, there is always lots of food at parties Terri attends. Tell us a weird food combination that you really enjoy (or have enjoyed). It doesn't have to be party food.
Other than dipping my french fries in mayonnaise, you mean? According to Tom, my most gag-worthy combo is an over-easy egg enjoyed atop a slice of pizza. Aside from the crust, it's not all that different than an omelet.
Since we are on games and parties, what game have you spent the most hours playing?
I don't think it's free-for-nothing anymore, but I sure enjoyed playing "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" on-line.
Say, can anyone recommend a good app for cross-wording? I used to be passionate about doing them in each Sunday's paper.
Tell us something random about your week so far.
Update on Tom:
Last Thursday we reported to radiology at 8:30 where they injected some sort of dye into his hand - then said to be back in 3 hours for the scan. I thought they'd just be taking a look at his back, but he said it was a whole-body affair. So far, the only thing we've heard back is a referral to occupational therapy for his hand. I'm going to take that as 'no news is good news.'
Other than that, day before yesterday I picked up this sweet bear at a nearby estate sale.
Granted, this was the first such sale since before Thanksgiving and it was in a rather ritzy area of town (think a 5,800 sq. ft. home) ..... but it seemed like half the population of Montgomery was there. The facilitators were even ferrying people back and forth to their cars in golf carts!
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Afterward we were both starving, so I suggested finding the burger spot Sean Dietrich had recommended in one of his books. Vicki's Lunch Van isn't a van at all … but what looks like an old Burger Queen that's fallen on hard times. They're only open weekdays from 10:30 to 2, but judging from parking lot we figured it was good eating. Uh-huh! The whole while we were there the line of folks waiting to order was near to the door. No fancy toppings or special sauce. Just good old-fashioned burgers - with Moon Pies near the register for good measure!
If any of y'all happen to travel nearby, don't let the neighborhood scare you off. Ya, it's that good!
I'm sure there's something else, but I'll save it for another day.
Be good now … be safe!