Category: Free Fun Friday

The dB's hit Love Is For Lovers sums up my love life

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Now that Valentine’s Day is over and everyone who either loves it or hates it has gone back to their neutral corner, I thought I’d share a little from the romantic side of things.  In 1984 the dB’s released this thing called an Album titled Like This.  The hit single from it was Love Is... Read more »

3 ways to fix the problems with air travel today

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Air travel is very stressful and time consuming these days.  I’m not talking about being on a plane and worrying about it falling from the sky.  i’m talking about all the hassle and hoops one has to jump through just to get on the airplane in the first place.  You have to arrive hours before... Read more »

With one month to go, 2016 worse Year of the Decade

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What to make of 2016.  It started with Bowie who grabbed Glenn Frey in order to catch a ride to a party at Vanity’s palace in the sky.  But it wasn’t so much the celebrity deaths that got us.  No it was the election fatigue.  The U.S. Presidential campaign seems to start earlier and earlier... Read more »

The Stages of Facebook Unfriending

So the day comes and you find out that someone unfriended you on the Social Media Merry-go-Round that is Facebook.  Maybe you figured it out because you watch your friend’s list count.  Or maybe Facebook’s On This Day reminder pointed out someone you hadn’t thought of in a while.  Or perhaps you have some software... Read more »

Garlic Soup is the best hangover cure

With summer just around the corner, most people are thinking cold beer, not hot soup.  But I’d like to share a recipe for a soup that does double duty.  First, it is a great way to prevent a cold.  If you feel a cold coming on, a bowl of this garlic soup will keep those... Read more »

Dear Chase Bank: Stop Spamming me

Every month, I get an email from my bank telling me that my statement is available online.  I also get one for my Chase Credit Card telling me that my balance and minimum due can be viewed online.  Finally, every time they tweak their site or terms of service, I get an email telling me... Read more »

Why auto repairs "cost" more for a woman than for a man

So, apropos of nothing in particular, stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  A man backs his wife’s car into the garage and scraps the bumper.  He takes it to a body shop and they agree to spot it out for $100.  He gets the work done but doesn’t want to admit that he... Read more »

Brief History of the Royal Family

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Does Bigger-Army Diplomacy beat Faster-Army Diplomacy? Next year America decides who will be its next King, or Queen.  Combine a presidential election with the 15th Anniversary (Crystal, ironically) of September 11th and whoa bay cannot wait for that party to start. So I thought it would be a nice to show we aren’t the only... Read more »

Robert A. Heinlein thinks you should be able to do these 21 things

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) is considered to be among the “Big Three” of science fiction authors (Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke being the other two).  He wrote StarShip Troopers and other great works of Speculative Fiction in the Sci-fi genre.  He also had a remarkable life; you should definitely Google him and read up... Read more »

Confederate Flags: Time to find another symbol of Southern Pride

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Like Charlie Daniels, I have resisted speaking out on the Confederate Flag Issue™ until now, because I have a lot of thoughts on this topic and addressing this topic without proper research feels like it would be sticking my head into a hive of angry hornets and why would I want to do that? First,... Read more »