Teh Squeaky Wheel
My deepest thanks to all who have served honorably in our armed forces.
I am personally grateful to you for helping to protect the country which took-in most of the few remaining members of my Dad’s family after WWII. A country where I had the luxury of growing-up free.
“Thank you” seems woefully inadequate, but it is very heartfelt.
Maaaaan…Popeyes Chicken’s PR people must be working overtime:
Stunning video shows a Popeyes employee at a restaurant in Tennessee chase a woman out to the parking lot and body-slam her, leaving her with several injuries, her attorney told The Tennessean.
A woman at the restaurant told the station that another customer, who she suspects had been in the drive-through, came inside and began yelling at an employee at the cash register. It didn’t take long for the worker to grab a tray and hurl it at the complaining customer.
A man was stabbed to death Monday at a Maryland Popeyes after he apparently cut a line for the restaurant’s re-released chicken sandwich and argued with another man who confronted him, police said.
If Chick-Fil-A is “hate chicken”, Popeyes is “violence chicken”.
KFC and Bojangles’ are gonna really have to step up their game to compete. 👿
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!
A heartfelt “Thank you!” to all veterans for your service and sacrifice.
Fatwa -- I think I’ll avoid “violence chicken”, thank you very much!
It IS good chicken though. We left our ethnically mixed Portland neighborhood before Popeye’s turned violent--although, not before Portland itself started turning violent.
I think I’ll avoid “violence chicken”, thank you very much!
How about “violin chickens”?
Olive the popularity of this meme:
Happy Veterans Day!
Like 4th of July we
Also, to all the veterans out there: We thank you so much for your service to our country.
Been thinking today about the wheel this morning. About those ppl who used to be around in the old days. Rabbit, Hosedragger, Denny Crane, Bemeupppls (sp). I dunno. Just thinking about the Deb site even before the first wheel went up.
Nostalgia, A bit of longing. I dunno.
I miss a lot of folks from the “old days”; besides Harper, there’re RabBeet, DennyCrane!, Dipsy, Kirk, Sulla, Sinner, K8-E, TeX, 1 of 3 and 2 of 3 were folks I particularly enjoyed interacting with. (No insult intended to any other ole regulars I didn’t name.)
And our gracious host, of course. 🙂
My Mac desktop’s spontaneously restarted itself a couple of times today. Weird, as it’s been ages since I’ve added any new apps or hardware. I’ve used Disk First Aid (which found nothing amiss), checked for viruses, etc.; can’t uncover any obvious problems.
The last time it restarted itself, it seemed to be running something, as I was stuck on the gray screen for quite a while and could hear what sounded like a drive being checked.
Oh well…we’ll see.
(At least we have a decent computer repair shop not too far away; in the past they’ve done good work for us at fair prices on Macs and PCs. Plus, I bought a used Power Mac a couple of years ago for L.A. trips and to have an emergency backup machine.)
Yes. I remember them all, except K8-E
Good luck with your computer woes.
wait, that is pronounced as Katie? I think i remember Harper Talking about her.
Got in one, sir.
She and PMK (“Poor Mr. Kate”, due to Kate alleging she has cold feet) have hosted many Gerbils in or visiting the ATL area.
PMK and his brother have an awesome auto repair business; he’s also seriously into audio stuff…particularly speakers. (The first time I was at their house, the livingroom looked a bit like a high-end speaker showroom.)
It should be noted: PMK’s not an audiophile, i.e., he doesn’t pay stupid amounts of money for all that stuff. He also has “good taste” in jazz. (Meaning “his tastes and mine are largely consonant”). 🙂
I do struggle with Depression sometimes. (Not so bad these days) It tends to affect memory of details when one is so busy feeling sorry for oneself.
Kate the Axe was the Gerbil that came out to CA and prompted the first Gerbilee. She came back North with us and stayed for a few days, meeting Dianna. After she flew back we drove up to see you and Melly. After we moved to Texas, Tex drove up and we went to Thanksgiving at Kate’s where we met Brenda and Fatwa, along with John the Baptist. I see her once in a while on Facebook.
I’m starting to remember now. That is how your visit came to be. It was such an honor to meet you both.
I’ll never forget being introduced to Ikki Tousen by you guys during a “Hotness” thread.
I still use this antiquated profile pic even though my daughter took it when I was in my late 30s. I use it for everything. And when I need a banner pic for social media I use a picture of my car I took a few years ago. No rhyme or reason for either one.
On a side note, I could never get it to display on youtube, for some reason, but it turned out it was a scripting thing that wasn’t working entirely right, and just recently I was able put my “car” pic on my channel like it is most everywhere else.
Wow, I’m really going overboard on the nostalgia today….
I go there. Surprises me to think back at times.
Yah, Mac, I’m really having that today.
I spend a lot of time on machinist groups on Facebook. recently I mentioned something I had learned in management when I was in my 20s. Someone made a comment indicating surprise I had been in management in my 20s and it kind of surprised me when I thought about it. I started working in fast food places at 15 and was getting into the management program at 18 or 19. By 22 or 23 I was managing stores and in my 20s I was sometimes managing up to three stores at the same time.
Not going to college limited me a number of times but I did get an early start.