it is my great pleasure to introduce you
to humor writer and fellow blogger Barb Taub’s latest book
PLEASE DON’T ASK FOR EXTRA GLASSES
it’s a rollicking tale of friendship, fun, travel to India adventure and misadventure
all taken with a tiny grain of salt and huge dose of humor
it’s a wonderful multi-cultural mashup of history, color photos,
travel tips, shopping advice, food suggestions, language and negotiation skills,
and chock full of ‘I wish we’d known that/what not to do lessons’
even if you never plan to travel to India, you’re sure to enjoy this read.
“she generally gave herself good advice, though she very seldom followed it.”
not ‘my’ cheetos truck, but at least you can get a feel for it
driving home from school
behind a giant truck load o’ cheetos
and i thought ‘oh, man..’
couldn’t help but daydream
about what would happen
if the back doors blew open
and my favorite flamin’ hot cheetos
and i had to take home a car load of bags
just to help clean up the mess
and it might make me very happy at the same time.
who wouldn’t consider this, i ask you?
“i was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.”
genetics explained with gummy bears.
“i have all these great genes, but they’re recessive. that’s the problem here.”
-Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
image credit: Rogue NASA
when i stopped by my favorite coney island restaurant to pick up a giant greek salad
(in detroit, coney dogs and greek food under one roof are a restaurant tradition)
something on their monday special sign stuck out
while the words ‘coney island’ were displayed on 3 signs all around it
and coney island is a part of the restaurant’s name
the special somehow became ‘cony‘ dog monday.
i know how hard it is to be your own editor
and i am easily amused
but it just struck me as really funny
that no one noticed
it’s the most popular item they sell.
“my spelling is wobbly. it’s good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”
-A. A. Milne
i recently made a new recipe
finally used my worcestershire sauce!
like finding an old friend
nothing had really changed
still can’t pronounce your name
still in that familiar bottle
how nice to bump into you
so long until i see you again
whenever that might be.
“i’m pretty sure 2020’s safe word was
and we couldn’t say it right.”
a group of penguins in the water is called a raft- on land, they become a waddle.
“all penguins are the same below the surface,
which I think is as perfect an analogy as we’re likely to get for the futility of racism.”
art credit: Wood print by Kaamran Hafeez, One Penguin in a Large. Group of Penguins
who knew it could be so cheap and easy to change your life?
that it could even be on sale if you timed it right?
that for a buck fifty each, you could change two lives.?
“true life is lived when tiny changes occur.”
“the oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.”
image credit: roz chast, new york times, 2020
from rogueNASA – “Ok, so far we’ve had a pandemic, race wars, a global economic collapse, a presidential impeachment, Brexit, murder hornets, and a contested election. Am I missing anything?”
“life is an improvisation. you have no idea what’s going to happen next
and you are mostly making things up as you go along.”