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Big Brother is Everywhere!

Sometimes the Internet really irritates me. Maybe some of you have had this happen; someone puts a post on Facebook, and you jump right in with an opinion or an example of how you agree with said post. Then… nothing. Right! Nothing! Ten—maybe fifteen—others throw out their opinions, apparently conversing with one another, but your comment seems to have been rendered invisible. What’s the deal?

A good example was a post yesterday. A friend—not a good friend, I admit—posted a concern about how it seems we just have to think about something and, BAM, we start getting ads on Facebook about whatever it was we were thinking about. It’s downright eerie, right? Well, I’ve experienced such phenomena, and so I jumped into the fray to commiserate and discuss the fact that, um, that uh, guy… you know the Facebook honcho… yeh yeh yeh… that guy, seems to be spying on us. All 300 billion or so of us.

minion cell phoneWhat’s been happening to me is truly bizarre. It’s my phone. Since Sherry’s been out of pocket, my diet has not been, well, it’s been pretty bad. Lots of Fritos and bean dip, and easy to cook stuff. You know, like… Fritos and bean dip. So, the strange thing is—the Facebook dude is no doubt behind it—and Verizon, too, I’m sure.

What happens is, every time I eat Fritos and bean dip, my phones ring tone changes, and it’s not a pretty sound, if you get my drift. What really gets me though—makes me mad, if you want the truth—is when I answer the phone, there’s no one there. And, this awful smell comes out of nowhere!

minion in thongHappened at the grocery store checkout the other day. The checkout girl looked at me funny and giggled when my phone blasted its irreverent “ring tone”, and she really cracked up when I pulled out my phone and answered it. Then—the smell, ya know—her eyes got wide and she covered her mouth and nose with a hand, while waving the other one at me like she was shooing flies, and said, “You ain’t right!”, before promptly vacating her station. I just grabbed my stuff and skated on outta there.

It’s all annoying. I’m thinking about getting off Facebook and switching to Cricket.

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The Fact is…

We don’t have to look any further than Facebook to find someone passing judgement on someone else. I know; I’m as guilty as anyone, but I’m working on it. The thing I always wonder: Do we know all the facts? Most of the time, the answer to that question is, “No, we don’t.” We look at what we hear, and/or read, and without giving another thought to the accuracy of the report, we outwardly and often vehemently condemn people. A couple of sayings come to mind: Judge not, lest you be judged. If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything.

A person will reap what they sow, and most times, we/they don’t need any help with the plowing. The thing is, we do need help with the growing. We are all a result of the how we are treated by others, and we grow best when we are loved and nurtured, even though at times it seems we’re not worth the fertilizer. Let’s give each other some room to grow.

Patience quote

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Studies Show

romperI’m writing a piece for my blog entitled, “Studies Show”, and I’d like to include a study of my own in the article. Please answer the poll question below with either A, B, C, or D. DO NOT include a comment with your answer and do not add a comment other than your answer. If a comment is included other than A,B,C, or D, the comment will be deleted and counted as D.

Question: Which of the following would likely result in a physical fight?

  1. A white male in his early fifties walks into a bar full of liberals and shouts, “Obama was the worst president EVER!”
  2. A white male in his early fifties walks into a bar full of conservatives and shouts, “Trump is the worst president EVER!”
  3. A white male in his early fifties wearing a romper and his hair done in a man-bun walks into a bar full of bikers and doesn’t say a word.
  4. None of the above

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The Lago Vista Loop

Since I’m on a weather kick these last few days, thought I’d throw this one back at you.

It seems to me much of our lives and conversation center around weather. It also seems to me we are most of the time not pleased with whatever the weather might be at any given moment. Though it might be sunny, and the temperature pleasant, we complain the wind is too strong, or the humidity too high. Weather, it seems, must be perfect, or it is bad. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are All Single People Good looking?

It appears that is the case! I have several Internet accounts, and many times when I sign onto them, there is an ad for a singles service; there are a lot of ads for those services on TV, too. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yeah, But It’s A Dry Heat!

Okay, Okay, I get it! But what’s the point? Why is it when someone—myself, for instance—who has lived in the desert southwest, mentions how much higher the temperature is there compared to say College Station, Texas, the answer is always the same; “Yeah, but it’s a dry heat.” Read the rest of this entry »

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You Got Some Splainin’ To Do!

First off, thanks to all who read my blog! In what seems a very short time, readership has grown quickly, and I appreciate each and every one who stops by to see what I have to say each day.

Today ends my second full month of “blogging”, and if the normal amount of Tuesday visitors stop in, I will record 4000 plus visitors for the month. I’m not real sure, but I think that’s pretty good. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Lago Vista Loop

It seems to me much of our lives and conversation center around weather. It also seems to me we are most of the time not pleased with whatever the weather might be at any given moment. Though it might be sunny, and the temperature pleasant, we complain the wind is too strong, or the humidity too high. Weather, it seems, must be perfect, or it is bad. Read the rest of this entry »

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On The Road Again!

We are loaded up and will momentarily be leaving for Borger, Texas, birthplace of yours truly (that’d be me), and the site of our seventh book signing event. The event will be at the Hastings in Borger tomorrow–Saturday, 5/21–from  2-4 pm. If you have friends and relatives in the area, please hit the FaceBook Share icon at the bottom of this post. OR, call ’em up and tell ’em about it! Read the rest of this entry »

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Natural Sleep Aid?

I think maybe they do it on purpose, but some of these ads on the Internet crack me up. You know the ones I’m talking about; like the real estate or mortgage ad that has the guys picture next to it. The guy looks like he lives in a cardboard box and has Ripple for breakfast. What are they trying to say? Read the rest of this entry »

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