Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Toilet Training

Hi folks, sorry I’ve been away – it’s nothing personal – I have just been very, very busy.  That’s probably not going to stop anytime soon (we are changing continents) but I am hoping to post once a week – I have such a backlog of photos to share with you!!!  So lets go…(pun not intended).
Oh, where do I start?  So the other day hubby and I were in an airport, we find ourselves flying over oceans quite often lately – Pacific, Atlantic, we aren’t picky.

Anyway, we bought day passes to an airport lounge, because it’s far more comfortable waiting out a 5 hour layover in a lounge with cushy chairs, food and drink, than in black airport chairs, with metal arms and food crumbs from the last three years collected in the seams.   Delightful – really.

I walk into the bathroom in the lounge and there is this sign facing the toilet.  So I study it, because whatever is being pictured doesn’t click with me when I glance at it.  Still doesn’t.  What I see here is a man standing on a toilet in the women’s bathroom.  Is this a problem?

Do a lot of men come into the women’s bathroom and stand on the toilets?  Especially in bathrooms that are singles.  This bathroom was a one seater with a door, not a group collection with stalls. 

I wipe the seat off every time I go into a bathroom and I can probably count on one hand how many times I’ve seen foot prints on a toilet seat.  That does say something, I have seen shoeprints on a toilet seat, but I’ve used a lot of public bathrooms in my life and the odds seem really, really low that anyone is going to stand on a toilet seat on a regular basis, especially so much that it requires a sign.  In a lounge we paid to get into, no less.

But hey, thanks for the helpful pointers about how to sit and where the toilet paper goes, ummm, again – is a sign needed for this?

This brings me to the next sign we saw.

Here we have yet another man, throwing blocks into the toilet??   

I think they are blocks – I don’t really know what they are.  But there are three of them.  What is it that someone would carry around that there are three of that would get thrown into the toilet?  Sonny misbehaved and pops took the Lego’s away and pitched them in the toilet?

Again, I am lost on this.  Do people throw enough blocks into public toilets that it required a sign?  Are they blocks?  Is it something foreign we don’t have in America that gets thrown into toilets? I can’t think this would ever be a problem – ever!

But again, thanks – it certainly gave me something to ponder for the 16 hour flight home.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Dining What?

OK, this is a section in a little news paper that comes out monthly in our area.  It’s a good little news paper – with local interest stories, school successes and then some stuff that is from another distant community that never makes sense is in there – but that’s just part of its quirkiness.

But, when I looked at the dining section in the last paper I was greeted by this – or what I thought I saw, which was “Dining Gout”.  

Umm, I don’t want to dine with gout.  Quite sure when you have gout, dining is almost the last thing on your mind – as your drink your fifth glass of tart cherry juice that day and are ready to float back off to the familiar chair with the foot stool in front of it.

Of course it says Dining Out, but when you spell everything in caps there is no differentiation between the words and it all flows together to read DINING GOUT.  Or at least that’s how my synapses processed it.   

Just a suggestion, use caps at the beginning of the word to, you know, make them readable.

Or is this little paper just jumping on the so called upcoming Presidential election band wagon and yelling at us, like the two main candidates do?  Can’t anyone who is running for president this election speak in a normal voice anymore, why are they always yelling at us??

Friday, October 16, 2015

Should we post her picture on a milk carton?

You may be thinking, oh my God – where did she go?  Has she been hiding under a rock?   

Basically yes.  See, I’m working now and it’s been busy.  Also it has been rolling up to the end of good days outside – which officially is today.  Tonight we have a frost warning, so yeah it’s in the low 30’s.  Bleh.

Work will get less busy soon – it’s a case piece kinda business and the Judges are getting ready for the holidays and won’t want to work.  VERY SOON!  So yeah, I think I may be gearing up to write again. 

Also my camera broke.  I know, I know – woman, just use your damn iPhone.  But you see my memory is full and it no longer just pops the photos onto my computer automatically and it’s a HUGE pain in the ass to load them otherwise.  Not a fan of the second to last upgrade they did – you know the one where they high jacked all your music, that you loaded yourself or bought from them?  Yeah, well it makes picture loading screwy too.  But I’ll get over it.

I suppose a two month vacation wasn’t the best thing for readership and I do have years and years of back stories I could have reposted – but really, I just took a powder*.

So, I have a great photo in mind, ready to go for a new blog!  I just have to send it to myself and get re-motivated.  I never stopped taking pictures (yes on the iPhone), so there is fodder.  Suppose I have to buck up and pay the  iPeople more money to get more memory…because really, cleaning out my phone to get more space would simply be a ridiculous suggestion!!

See you soon!!  I promise…

*Take a powder-Make a speedy departure, run away.  This slangy idiom may be derived from the British dialect sense of powder as "a sudden hurry," a usage dating from about 1600. It may also allude to the explosive quality of gunpowder. 

Oooh - the 1600's - how Piratey of me!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Christmas in July, August - Hey All Year!!

Happy Holidays everyone!!  

I had forgotten about this – I snapped this picture on a walk through our neighborhood on the 4th of July weekend.  See the kiddie playground set up in front of the house?  Yeah – well apparently inside the house it Christmas all year!!!  

So – summer in the front, Christmas in the house, Lord knows what’s going on in the back?

I was spurred into remembering this shot as I drove home tonight from rowing – boom – there it was again, all lit up, well, like a Christmas Tree!!

These kids must have so much fun, turtles and slides and toys and Christmas EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES.

All I can say is they made it through the hump – now Christmas is closer in time frame to happening and it looks like these people are on the ball – just a few months early getting their tree up – as opposed to way, way too many months late taking it down.   

Right, that’s what it looks like, right?