is it shallow?

Years ago I used to do telephone customer service. I heard a co-worker shouting into the phone at a hard-of-hearing customer trying to ascertain which part they were looking for:

“IS IT SHALLOW?”

Upon hearing that, a flamboyant co-worker said, “somebody must be talking about me again?”

I always remember that moment. There were many good ones.

The flamboyant “shallow” coworker ended up moving to Atlanta. I thought that was appropriate. 😁

puttin’ on the ritz

I was running up and down the aisle of the supermarket thinking, “where TF are the Ritz?”

Oh, here. Snake it would have bit me.

beverly hillbillies smoking

Beverly Hillbillies give a lesson on how to smoke, something any teenager would appreciate. Problems for me at that age were access to the product and how to use it. One had to be creative.

you drunk?

From where could it be?

“If you are drunk, eat somewhere else.”

dogs!

We all stayed up late and slept late. Dog breakfasts have been served, and now they are waiting for a Saturday slate of meaningful activities.

difficult remote loading e-mail

I just got this one.

This is how all e-mail is from businesses and orgs is these days. All text converted into images and remotely loaded. Unless one drops all privacy, the e-mail is blank. Text in images also puts those with vision difficulties at a disadvantage. Archiving is next to impossible.

Imagine just putting the text into the body of the e-mail, maybe even as a backup.

Attached image shows meaningless blank mobile e-mail with only “unsubscribe,” “view in browser,” and “load images”

cuban films in ecuador

I very much enjoy digging up offbeat news from around the world.

This one’s about a Cuban film festival in Ecuador. I would love to see them all. To be in Ecuador watching Cuban movies would be total glory.

In my twenties when I was hanging out in Guadalajara (MX) more, I went to movies all the time. I saw lots of Russian movies, Cuban, and many from eastern Europe that just weren’t showing in the USA.

Also while there. I went to a 24-hour horror movie festival where you got an armband and could come and go as you pleased for a whole day.

Also saw Ghostbusters. Los Cazafantasmas.

milk

This bubbles up in my head sometimes.

I was waiting with someone in a hospital ER cubicle, and this old man was wheeled into the one next to us.

The nurse asked the man, “can I get you something to drink?”

He said in a baritone voice, “yes, milk.”

I thought to myself, “that’s GD nasty.” It hit me as really odd that night.

blue sky

Sky over production plant looking pretty. They are hard to see in the pic, but there are cute birds perched atop several of the ripples in the roof.

fridge magnets

The side of our refrigerator.

Drinkin’ with Cuba and The Pope.