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Entries from October 2017

Halloween – safe to trick or treat?

October 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments

I was inclined to be a Halloween Grinch and button up the house and hide, but Cameron looked at me as if my heart had already shrunk three times its normal side, and so we went to Wal-Mart for candy. I agreed on the condition that he be the one to hand out the candy […]

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NFL catch rule . . . Bears game October 28

October 29th, 2017 · 1 Comment

While we were watching the Bears/Saints game yesterday, almost everyone at the PBC & Roadhouse came close to having old-fashioned apoplexia. I am not going to link to a video of the catch; I don’t want to watch it and go splat on my keyboard. I think the refs wear stripes because they should be […]

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Urinary tract infection

October 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Not a classy title for a post, but it is sort of a sigh because I can nor perhaps attribute for being tired to a reason other than laziness. You go to the doctor with “this pain in my right side” and he pokes and feels and sends you for a urine sample. Yeah!! Well, […]

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CBS out of South Bend . .. Spanish?????

October 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

We tuned into CBS to watch the Bears game and it is being broadcast in Spanish, although the commercials are in English. All of us at the Peanut Butter Cafe & Roadhouse are dumbfounded . . . but getting ready to yell at the screen. I am not going to type what I think will […]

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Avoiding housework

October 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments

I have done the sudoku from today’s paper; I have actually driven one block to Jim’s Pizza to get an icy cold Diet Coke from their vending machine; I have checked the weather, the news and looked at Amazon.com. What I have to do is cleaning, and I mean basic cleaning – such as finding […]

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Update from Thomas Bickle’s mother

October 20th, 2017 · No Comments

From a few years I wrote about Thomas Bickle and his family’s story of his fighting a big, bad brain tumor. He lost the fight. It was sad. His mother wrote a blog about his journey and she wrote very candidly and very well. I think sometime after Thomas’ death, I wrote a comment on […]

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Cubs lose . . . I can breathe again

October 20th, 2017 · No Comments

For decades, I have spread the theory that The Cubs were born to break your heart; in fact, I often cited The Cub Factor when discussing World Series play. The rule was to count up the number of players on each team who were ex-Cubs – the team that had the few number would win. […]

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Puns lurking within us

October 17th, 2017 · No Comments

I know there is a show on TV called Monsters Inside Us that addresses the topic of parasites and bacteria. It’s the type of stuff that can make you cringe – a tapeworm in the brain, for instance. I have a different problem; the litte-researched Pun Fungi, colloquially known as the Pun Fun Guys, has […]

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English teachers

October 16th, 2017 · No Comments

I don’t think that I could be an English teacher, or more accurately an instructor in English poetry and the writing thereof. What would be poets have been stifled by English lit teachers who have cried “No, no, no!” at pupils’ submissions. I can just see the big red letters reading: YOU USED TWICE THREE […]

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First Christmas commercial of the season

October 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Given that I don’t watch a lot of TV that has commercials, I’m certain this is not the first Christmas commercial broadcast. However, I am announcing that my first has just been experienced and it is Denny’s pancake sort of dish; I don’t know what it is called because I was focused on the little […]

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