Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday 5 for February 19 - Rules

Wrong Way

1. Be honest: what are some rules you have for yourself that don’t
really make much sense?

Don't walk outside barefooted - you may step on glass, a bee or a sharp metal object.

2. What rules of questionable sense did your parents have for you when
you were young?

Probably going to bed at 8pm and missing some prime time TV that occurred after that. This was through my early elementary school years.

3. What’s a rule most people (if not all people) seem never to obey?

There are plenty...

a. Running red lights.
b. Crossing against the orange flashing light. Also J-walkers.
c. Running through crosswalks when the countdown timer says less than 5 seconds.
d. Drivers not using turn signals.
e. Drivers who talk on their cell phone while driving even though we have a law that prohibits that.
f. Drivers who do not yield the right of way for pedestrians at crosswalks.
g. Drivers who follow your vehicle too closely (tailgaters).

h. Idiots who burst illegal fireworks.
i. Idiots who burst legal fireworks on illegal fireworks days (about 360 days a year).
j. Smokers who smoke in "no smoking zones". The signs clearly say that. The law says so. Yet they smoke!!!!

k. People who let their cell phones ring at movie theaters or in church.
l. People who take cell phone calls while seated in the theater or church while the performance is going on.'

m. I hate people who try to sneak their small dogs into apartment/condo complexes that have a "no pets allowed" house rule.

n. People who go beyond the marked /signed barrier at lookout points near cliffs. Hello, the sign is there to protect you and the state from falling/liability.

o. People who talk on their cell phones and use their electronic devices on planes even after the announcement comes on saying turn off cell phones and electronic devices for takeoff and landing.

p. People who use the express line at the supermarket where the sign says 1o items or less and they have a cart load of more than 10 items. That irks me!
q. The check out clerk at the supermarket who allow the line violating scafflow (above) through with more than 10 items when the sign clearly says "10 items or less".

4. There are no rules governing the giving and receiving of Valentine’s Day gifts, but what rules should there be?

Never assume everyone likes Valentine's Day. I don't celebrate this non-holiday.

5. If the Golden Rule says you should do unto others as you’d have others do unto you, what would the Silver and Bronze rules say?

Do not tax us for more than we can afford.

Stop wasteful government spending.

Questions were originally posted at the Friday 5 website.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday 5 for February 12 - Warmth


I'm back with answering the weekly Friday 5. This week's topic, "Warmth" doesn't bring much to my table.

1. What is your favorite blanket like?

Old and worn.

2. What was the last thing you baked?

Nothing recently.

Obama's Book & more

3. What television personality gets you most hot and bothered?

Barrack Hussein Obama - did not vote for him, don't support any of his policies and "changes" for a more liberal, left leaning, baby killing, same sex, socialistic America.

4. When did you last burn yourself?

Last year, slight minor burn on a finger while cooking something. Not a pleasant feeling.'

5. What are your feelings about hot sauce?

Not too crazy about it. Hardly use it.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"Fried Day" for February 5

What's For Lunch?

OK. So this is Saturday. I'm a day late and several dollars short, but who's counting or even cares? Missed last week, but now I am back. Bring on the questions.

1. When you come home from a long day of whatever it is you do and your brain is totally fried, what therapy do you normally seek?


2. Of the myriad of desserts made primarily of fried dough, what is your favorite?


3. Most fried foods are best right out of the fryer, but what’s a fried food that you enjoy cold?

Fried chicken is okay when it is cold.

4. What's the most unusual deep-fried food you've ever tried?

Can't think of any.

5. Where can you get really good French fries?

McDonalds - consistent across most of all of their locations. I'm sure there are better fries elsewhere, but McDonalds comes to mind when I think about good french fry quality all around.