Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Crackling Kind of Medley







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?  


Unknown classmate (from yearbook)

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.

Poor Tom!
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!


Stock photo from Internet
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!

Hugs,
Myra













38 comments:

  1. Hi I'm a new follower to your blog, I met another Alabama blogger Bama Planter

    Yes most of our police officers and wonderful men and women

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  2. I hope they find something good on the horizon for Tom. I feel for him. OUCH!
    Imma tell you I never thought of the egg on pizza, but I like the idea.
    No Pro foot ball here, probably about the time Landry left also, 'cept I cannot imagine hatin' on the Skins. hahahaha.
    Sherry plays a word game with the son, I am not a gamer except for cards on the idiot box here.
    Still a crowd here around Disney,
    sending love,
    Sherry & jack.

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    1. Ya, the Skins and C'boys rivalry was legendary. One year Tex Shramm lost a bet to the Skins' owner and had to repaint his skybox in maroon and gold!

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  3. I am thinking the pizza with egg is the same as an omelet western style and toast. same in gredients. but I don't eat western style omelets and don't care for eggs so that is out for me. I do love pizza even cold. I love mayo on everything but have never tried it on French frys.
    hope they let you know soon what the scan found or did not find and can help with the hand.
    I do love a burger joint, which means I would like this one, except for the crowds of course. we miss the crowds at lunch time at Culvers because we get there at 11:30 when we leave it is jammed.

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    1. Cold pizza is the BEST! I, too, love all things mayonnaise. The restaurant at my previous job was accustomed to my preferences. Once, the server asked, "Would you like a little hamburger with your mayo?"

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  4. Myra...did you just say hatin' on the Steelers?!?! I am their biggest fan! HA! Well, maybe not the biggest but fan all the same! HA! I guess with the Steelers, you either love or hate...Can't hold that against anyone. Many times, the haters are the only thing that makes us play good. HA
    That burger looks absolutely amazing...it has been so long since I had a huge, juicy burger! YUM! Love you new, sweet bear!

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    1. Yes; I thought about you when I typed that. Ha! I suspect you may be too young, but ask your folks if they don't remember the rivalry between the Cowboys and Steelers. I was heartbroken when I discovered Terry Bradshaw and Roger Staubach were actually good friends. HA.

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  5. Praying for your husband.

    There's nothing wrong with having French fries and mayonnaise. Tastes good. Also with ketchup and, in Scotland, with brown sauce.

    Also, we used to have pizza with egg. Make the dough, make a small hole or indentation in the middle, place an egg, (break it first), cover with grated cheese, tomatoes etc ... in the oven.

    OR ...

    Traditional pizza with sliced hard boiled egg.

    We have similar tastes, it seems.

    God bless.

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    1. Not a fan of ketchup, but that brown sauce sounds intriguing! I'm liking the idea of an egg in the middle of the pizza a lot!

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  6. What is with this trend of eggs on burgers and pizzas. One of the burgers with over easy eggs made me gag.

    Estate sales can be fascinating.

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    1. HA! How about a tuna-and-jelly sandwich? (That's what my son requested when he returned from the Mideast.)

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    2. Have you ever had a grilled bologna sandwich? Did when I was young, and finally had on when on a visit to Illinois. It was great!

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    3. No, I haven't! Is that a Midwest 'thing'? My Tom is from Chicago, and he loves making fried bologna sandwiches.

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  7. I was constantly (and annoyingly) shocked by static electricity when I lived in California and Texas. In San Angelo, TX the humidity was so low that it occasionally dropped below ZERO!!!
    The weather forecaster would say "The humidity is minus four". The sparks would fly even when I pet my cat.

    Well, I despise American football - and I'm not "into" games or parties.
    BUT
    I have always loved mayonnaise on French fries. And I thought I was the only one...

    I hope Tom's hand is improving.
    His ailment reminded me that - about twenty years ago - I was "stricken" (for want of a better word) with tennis elbow - and I've never played tennis in my life. My elbow was so painful for nearly a YEAR that I could hardly lift my arm.

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    1. Wow. I never heard of a 'minus' humidity level! Did they ever figure how you came about with tennis elbow? I'm guessing it went away on it's own? You don't strike me as the kind to willingly suffer through weeks of physical therapy.

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    2. You're right - I'm not into physical therapy. I kept my arm immobilized as much as possible - sometimes in a sling. And used anti-inflammatory medications.

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  8. It's dry most of the year in southern California so I shock and get shocked often. Sometimes it makes the little ones cry which I hate. Good post.

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  9. Well yes, I did see a spark fly when I turned on the light switch here this morning. It/s very cold out and the furnuce has been running a lot so it is dry in here and sparks are flying. Time to get the humidifier out. Having to post as Anonymous today, but this is Pam, mostly known as ma. It would be a shame if I couldn't comment on your posts. Hope that your no news is good news and that therapy will do the trick with Tom's hand.

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    1. YAY! Seeing your comment just made my day! I do hope Blogger will make things right again. "If the wheel ain't broke, don't reinvent it!"

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  10. I feel so sorry for our hard-working police officers, putting their lives on the line each and every time they are on duty. I do hope someone brought these young men that coffee!
    And as my MIL is football crazy, we are watching, watching and watching the playoffs, and will be viewing the Super Bowl. Personally? I could care less! Lol!
    Still praying for Tom.
    Blessings, Myra!

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    1. Thank you so much, Martha. I just pray it's a good, clean game and no-one is seriously injured.

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  11. Oh my gosh, that burger looked great! Worthy of the effort to get it with waiting in line! Where we lived in San Diego, the street was a speed trap. I think every time the city was low on money they would have officers there writing tickets left and right. The cul-de-sac we lived on looked like a parking lot sometimes with all the cars there waiting to get tickets written. Anyway, they did one of their times catching speeders on a hot Sunday afternoon. Hot for the area. Hubby kindly brought cold water to them. They appreciated it I think.

    Good to hear that so far Tom's testing seems to be going somewhat okay. I agree, no news is sometimes good news when it comes to testing.

    We get shocked all the time here in Phoenix, LOL, unless we run the humidifiers :)

    betty

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    1. Well, that (speed trap) sounds rather sneaky! That was sure a nice gesture to offer them refreshments. For the life of me, I can't recall getting shocked when we lived in Phoenix!

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  12. Oh boy, that burger looks DELICIOUS! My kind of place! Thanks so much for joining in on the Medley yesterday! I am late getting to visit folks! Joe calls the Redskins the Deadskins. Guess you know how much he likes them! LOL Have a good Thursday evening, Myra!!

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    1. Deadskins … I love that! I hope sometime you and Joe will stop by in your travels and I'll take y'all to Vicki's Lunch Van!

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  13. I like to dip my fries in tartar sauce, but I don’t think I’ve tried dipping in mayonnaise. Your bear is cute and the hamburger looks yummy.

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    1. Tarter sauce sounds like a delightful alternative!

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  14. I've been zapped by static electricity a bazillion times... so much so, I looked like an idiot because of the "careful" way I approached touching my car. (As if it were a wild animal...) But we've had soooooo much rain the past year, there hasn't been much in the way of static electricity waiting to attack me these days. The weather finally turned a bit on the nippy side, so the furnace is starting to run a bit more, so the humidity may be dropping. The first time I get zapped, our humidifier is gonna be put to good use!

    My best pal's son is a police officer. He was on a SWAT team for a long time, which was terrifying at times, but now, he's in the canine unit. (She and I want him to take a desk job...)

    Strange food? How about grape jelly and venison sausage on a biscuit? And years ago, when we were at a Chinese buffet-type restaurant, my hubby and sons "discovered" lime jello with popcorn shrimp. (I let them enjoy that discovery all by themselves.)

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    1. Actually, the jelly and sausage sounds yummy! I don't know that I'd have the mental fortitude to function were my son to be a police officer.

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  15. I've missed the Wednesday Hodgepodge … I'll have to remember to join this one next week.

    Blessings~

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  17. Just a brief mention and you've got me thinking about Cracker Barrel. I think they've opened one here in CA about 100 miles from me, but I'm not desperate enough to drive that far. Guess I'll have to wait until my summer trip back east. I do like Cracker Barrel--a lot.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  19. I need to stop daydreaming! I had to rewrite this comment. I don't care much for the news but saw that we lost an Adams County Sheriff's deputy this week. Always feeling sad for their loved ones and their family in blue too. Nick's best buddy is a cop in our little bedroom community. My cousins beau, a Sheriff Sgt. himself in our hometown told me that's what they call towns like mine. When the Halloween shooting occurred last year at a local Wal-Mart Jaszin was first on the scene. It was eerie and made me sad. Grateful he and his colleagues were fine but the tragedy was heartbreaking. It made me cry seeing him on the national news. But he makes us laugh when he tells stories of speeders with their lame excuses like "I wasn't driving 70 in a 35 mph zone!" LOL! I live too close to Cracker Barrel. In fact when I use to drive the hubby to his bus each workday I was tempted to have a nice breakfast. He still parks the car at the RTD next door to Cracker Barrel and we do occasionally get breakfast there. My favorite on their menu. :-) I hope your week will be wonderful. HUGS and LOVE

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