HJOj_SKjmQIGQwfbde_0DpO42c0 That Drawer in the Kitchen: October 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Just to Reiterate: Get the Hell Out of the Way

Just to Reiterate: Get the Hell Out of the Way

waiting in line
Is she talking about her gout again? Kill me now. 

I know I’ve touched on the subject of checkout line etiquette on more than one occasion.

And I know what you’re thinking: why are you beating a dead horse?
It’s dead.

It’s been dead.

Just stop it.

You’re embarrassing yourself.

Would you beat Seabiscuit?

Seabiscuit’s a dead horse.

Seabiscuit was an underdog that overcame adversity.

Seabiscuit’s story was inspirational and heartwarming.

How dare you.

I’d wager that you didn’t even cry at the end of the Old Yeller.

Are you made of stone?

Old Yeller was a faithful and trusted companion.


Anyway, recent events have led me to believe that I need to revisit the subject of checkout line etiquette. First generally and then specifically.

Just a few thing you shouldn’t do in a check-out line, generally:


Friday, October 17, 2014

Teen's Death Silences the Laughter

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of a womb, a reward....Pslam 127:3-5

Teri is a very good Blogger Friend of mine.

A few days ago one of Teri's daughters celebrated her 15th birthday.

The day before that, one of 15's friends celebrated a birthday as well.

Having a friend with a birthday so close to your own is own of those quirky things that help form a bond between kids. These two young people were no different.

Sadly, 15's friend was killed in a horrible accident while out bike riding.

I am asking you to please go over to Teri's blog Snarkest and read this touching and tragic story.

If you are so inclined, leave a comment of support or prayer for not only the young person who left this life way too soon, but for the family, friends and community who have been devastated by this terrible mishap.

Oh.....be sure to hug your kids today.

Read the story here.....

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Smoking: What are You Waiting For?

Recently I jokingly asked someone if they could recommend a brand of cigarettes, because I needed a hobby, and I planned to take up smoking. This was met with a glassy-eyed stare, and an earnest lecture against the evils of smoking.

I felt it was time to revisit an old post extolling the many reasons people should start smoking.

Note: so many of my jokes are met with glassy-eyed stares, I could use them to hypnotize people.    
smoking face
See how happy you could be.
(image source: wpclipart.com)

The plight of tobacco executives in our country.

With the combination of class action lawsuits and the implementation of restrictive legislation, the poor tobacco executives in our country have taken a terrible beating over the past several years. It has resulted in a precipitous tumble in their social standing; they have gone from being filthy stinking rich, to being only extremely well off. If we don’t take immediate action, where will it end?
The fate of our tobacco executives if we don't take immediate action.image source: andertoons.com
The fate of our tobacco executives if we don’t take immediate action.
(image source: andertoons.com)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

What the Hell is Going on?

What the Hell is Going on?

drinking monkey
(image source: washingtontimes.com)

I had yet another brilliant post about search terms planned for this weekend, but then I stumbled upon a news story that I was compelled to address.

Note: I can sense your disappointment. And it’s not the typical disappointment that comes from reading this blog. It’s not the “I’ve just wasted five minutes of my life that I will never get back, and I think I could feel my braincells dying as read that” type of disappointment. It is genuine disappointment; the type of disappointment my blind date felt when she saw me for first time. (The expression on her face really was quite painful.)

Here is an excerpt from an article from The Washington Times.
Right now the National Institutes of Health is spending $3.2 million to get monkeys to drink alcohol excessively to determine what effect it has long term on their body tissue.
What the hell is going on?
I have so many problems with this: