Turns of Phrase that Caught My Attention

On occasion I come across an expression that really catches my attention. Often, it’s a turn of phrase that, for whatever reason, makes me laugh. Sometimes it’s simply a word rarely used today. I’ve taken to jotting these down to share later. So, here is my latest collection. The Butterfly Speaks! From the Australian TV series, Please Like Me, some… Continue reading

MI5 Called

Yesterday I was working out. The phone began to ring. I didn’t recognize the number. Normally, I don’t answer the phone unless I know the caller, but, for some unknown reason, today I did. The caller, who spoke quickly as we were on an unsecured line, said, “The rocket launchers have come in early; so, we can install the complete… Continue reading

You Must See Comedian Hannah Gadsby’s Show: Nanette

I generally do not enjoy standup comedy. You see, I typically find the jokes a bit (or very) offensive1 or just not really funny. Often, the jokes are just low level humor. But, occasionally, I’ll hear a joke that’s actually hysterical. Netflix has been hosting a series of comedy specials. I’ve watched a few with mixed results. But the last… Continue reading

Words, Words, Words…

At the beginning of the week, Steve was looking for something on his iPhone that he thought would be under “Settings.” He stumbled onto the section called “Legal Notices.” We both got a good laugh out of it: a comparison between Apple’s Legal Notices, License information, and Warranty. I’m assuming that everyone, like me and Steve, has carefully read this… Continue reading

Something Rotten

had heard that Something Rotten was a really good Broadway show, and this weekend we saw it at the Fox Theater. I love going to the Fox if for no other reason than simply to be at the Fox. This historic theater itself is just fantastic, gorgeous, robust in personality and flare. But my post is really about the show,… Continue reading

Bits and Pieces from 2017

So I was skimming through the year in iPhone photos, screenshots, and saved images from other sources and came across an assortment of quirky things that sort of represented some of my more off-the-beaten-path experiences in 2017, which turned out to be the year of the odd. For your amusement, I present them here with little comment. And, of course… Continue reading