Teh Squeaky Wheel
Salutations from Happy Larryville, Wheelizens!
Sorry to read that others are having carptastic dreams of late. (Since things around the world are going so swimmingly in-general, it’s difficult to understand why it’s happening.)
While I’m certainly grateful that JimCo is still a viable enterprise, I have a sub-optimal attitude toward my duties this week. Oh well…it’ll be Friday at some point.
Good morning, Fatwa, and Miss Harper --
The ex-Royals sure are put upon, aren’t they?
Good morning, Fatwa! I understand about just not feelin’ it in the job even while you’re grateful for it. I’ve even had periods of that with some of my dream jobs. It’s the dull grind of existence. Buh.
When I saw that picture my sleepy brain thought — Hey, yeah! Why hadn’t I ever thought of that…Queen Elizabeth is perfect as Q. Now I see that’s not what the picture is saying but I’m sticking with my fantasy pick of her succeeding in the role after Maggie Thatcher. Thanks, Fatwa! I’m happy to know that Kate will be our next figurehead as queen. She’s another one I can respect. We’ve been fortunate in our queens. I have to think God has been with us there. Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mum Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, etc. It’s important because they’re our figureheads exactly like the flag is here. That’s why royals don’t vote and rarely, rarely are they allowed to speak about political subjects in any way. And, yes, they do work hard. A senior royal usually attends well over 300 charitable events a year. As for the young royals — Don’t let the door hit you…
My brother passes along the information that Walgreens is carrying liquorice jellybeans right now. It’s the only time of the year they carry them. I know you, Gentle Mac, really enjoy liquorice but I imagine you can’t have it anymore. Still, I thought to post the info incase anyone else is a fan.
Sven, I find it outrageous that young women are no longer taught how to handle unwanted advances. My father, mother and elder brothers made sure that I was well equipped to handle myself in the situations I would be exposed to as an adult female. That extended from being able to drive anything with wheels well enough to get out of a dicy situation (purely my brothers’ idea) to how to handle something in public without drawing attention to what was going on. Of course handling everything in the workplace was covered heavily because it was always going to be a thing. I learned even more from the protective old jazz musicians I sang for. Like Gentle Mac, I too carried for over 20 years. My point, which I totally missed making I think, is that a lady could handle herself. It was an expected skill.
And with that, I will bid you all a productive day and go back to sleep. I hope to go on the route tonight so I’d best get all the rest I can!
Good night, Miss Harper. Rest well.
Cats sleep during the day; Miss Harper sleeps during the day. Hence…
Hence, boo kitty is a liar!
Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Harper!, and Sven!
Fatwa -- sorry about the work woes. As you said, it’ll be Friday at some point.
Harper -- thank you for sharing dv8’s sonnets. They are magnificent. In re black licorice -- a dear old gentleman from church, who passed many decades ago, would always pick out the black jelly beans from the church secretary’s candy dish. Now, every time I eat a black jelly bean, I remember Leo.
I was able to get the COVID vaccine yesterday. The app told me I was getting the Moderna vaccine, but they were actually distributing the Johnson & Johnson, so it was one and done.
There’s a Biden dog-biting incident at the WH and they are oddly silent about details. My bet is that the dog attacked a black Secret Service or other staff member and there’s video or pictures. What a hoot that would be -- Biden’s German Shepard attacking a black man.
Joe Biden’s mental prowess seems to be waning. Not a huge surprise, but I’m firmly against removing him from office for two reasons:
1) We “elected” him and we deserve to get what we get good and hard, and 2) Replacing him with Harris was the plan all along and I don’t want to go along with that.
Unfortunately I don’t think we’re going to have a choice. Watching him totter around at yesterday’s announcement of armed forces promotions was painful. I’m not sure he’s going to make it through his first 100 days.
I figured he’d not last this year, but you may be right that he won’t even last three months.
What I wonder is if Biden was in on it from the beginning. Did he know he was going to be pushed aside for Harris soon after the election or was it done without his involvement or consent?
And also what I wonder is who is pulling the strings?
What a clusterfark our country is in.
I wonder in California if the recall polls look really bad for Newsom, if he would resign before the recall vote. He’s got a Dem Lt. Governor, whose name I had to look up, to take his place and would keep the Governorship firmly in the Dems pocket.
I don’t think his ego and future political ambitions would allow it, but maybe he could be made to take one for the team.
Tonight Gavin Newsom will deliver his state of the state speech. I’m all atwitter.
Saw part of it -- what a dick. Thank God tho that I wasn’t playing a drinking game that had “equity” or equitable” on my card or I’d dead from alcohol poisoning..
I am laughing at the super straight meme and reactions to it. Epic troll.