Musings from the Pod VI: 10 Minutes

“Alas, poor mackerel in a can. I knew it, Ziva, a fish of infinite taste, of most excellent cuisine. It hath borne me on my lips several times, and now, how cherished in my imagination it is! I want to gorge upon it!” “Gibbs, what are you doing?” “I’m filling in for mom, writing for her blog. What do you think?” “No.” “No? I thought I was giving everyone a bit of cat culture.” “By bastardizing Shakespeare?” “How did youRead more

A Man Walks into a Bar…

“I like smart jokes, I like dumb jokes, and I like dumb jokes done smartly.” ~Mike Myers~ By the title of this post you may have thought that I was going to connect this post to Dan Antion’s usual Saturday SoCS-at-the-Bar post. You may be right, in a sense, but I’m really here to tell jokes. First, the questions. Why couldn’t the bike stand up? Why did Captain Hook cross the road? Why did the lifeguard not want to rescueRead more

Bonus Points

n. “An additional point in a game, a sporting competition, or any similar scheme in which points can be awarded.” Have you ever thought about the ways in which humans reap bonus points in our daily existence? Here are a few examples: Playing Yahtzee. If you roll a second Yahtzee in a game, and you scored your first Yahtzee in the Yahtzee box, you would score a further bonus 100 points in the Yahtzee box. (Got that?) Placing the letters s-q-u-e-e-z-e across a tripleRead more

Thank You for Holding!

Mom’s right-ear hearing aid broke a couple of weeks ago. I’ve since been trying to get it fixed and waiting for the audiologist to call me. The hearing aid needs a battery cover/holder that has to be ordered. Mom is down to one hearing aid and I’m sure that she and those that take care of her are struggling to have pleasant conversations. Wednesday, as I was on the highway, headed home from a meeting, the phone rang. Unfortunately, I didn’tRead more