Miracle gadgets?

Miracle gadgets?

If I hear one more perky, shapely, photoshop-beautified model advertise one more miracle-slimming, trimming, muscle-bulking, anti-aging gimmick, gadget or device, diet pill or super-slimming-smoothie, I’ll just have to shoot my TV. How about trying this miracle: put down the grease-burgers, fat-fries and triple-chocolate-toffee-and-cream shakes with rainbow sprinkles and go for a walk. Does everybody think […]

Rain reveals…

Rain reveals…

My mother said, …”don’t make me tell you again!” Throw your trash where it belongs. Last week’s heavy rain filled the overflowing downtown gutters with water, a few leaves and your trash. Mom said use a trash can, not your car window. The city’s street cleaning crews work hard enough. Do you really have to […]

Salad Bar Days

Salad Bar Days

Why not chat when you meet an old friend? Because I’m right behind you in line, that’s why! How come some people in a food line, a checkout line, a ticket line decide to stop and chat and hold up everybody behind them? The other day when I said as politely as I could, “Ahem, […]

Why help them lie?

Why help them lie?

The other day a lady told me her car got great gas mileage. “Really?” I asked. “How good?” “Oh, I don’t know, but that’s what they told me.” It turns out great was 22mpg. I once had a car that got 42mpg. I checked it. Today we get more and more deceptive claims. Like one […]

Update me not!

Update me not!

Just last week I got hit with phone and computer updates. They do repair hackable software and prevent virus attacks, but why rearrange everything else? The screen looks different, features move to different places, stuff works differently. My devices are not toys. Don’t waste my time making me relearn how they work. If I need […]

No explosions allowed!

No explosions allowed!

The other day I heard a politician say, “Let it explode!” He was complaining about the failed Health Care revisions. If the kids in Washington didn’t want to play the game his way, he’d just stand back, let everything explode and keep gloating over the failure. Then I heard the other gang basically say, “Well, […]

One more plug for shovels…

One more plug for shovels…

Nobody works harder than mail carriers. I’ve never met one who didn’t live up to the words, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Though spring is coming, winter rarely ends so soon. So here’s one more plug for shoveling our […]

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