Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I got automated external defibrillator (AED) training at work. I was instructed by a very confident trainer freshly discharged from the Navy. She dubbed the AED "idiot-proof." I'm doubtful, so doubtful that I took out my frustration on the CPR dummy. It sure was fun pounding its chest. The plastic hollow head makes a nice sound when it's getting kicked across a room, too. Huzzah! Anybody need a life saved?
Monday, August 17, 2009
A fond childhood memory is going to IHOP to get breakfast food for dinner. It was the only time I was allowed to have chocolate milk at a meal. Dad would drink the whole pot of coffee. I would indulge in the unusual pancake syrups, one of which was boysenberry. Some IHOPs no longer offer this. I have gone to Cleveland, OH, (275 miles away) to get this syrup in an IHOP (my son's living there is also an enticement). Imagine how happy I was to find boysenberry syrup in my LOCAL IHOP this weekend!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
When you're in middle school and you create your own comic books, parents and teachers are always looking over your shoulder, so my buddy Stanley and I created a simple shorthand for swear words: the f-word became F! and so forth. Somebody was clearly inspired by us.
I confess: I can't remember any of the three services this hard-working American provides except for being a Herbalife distributor...maybe mini-golf-supply logistics and butchering. But I was impressed with his wide range of skills.
Rita's Ice has a new Swedish Fish flavor. So, naturally, my always famished 10-year-old takes the free sample of Swedish Fish. He then puts it on his mango ice, which is surrounded by custard flavored with vanilla and...chocolate. WTF?!