Had a Good Laugh Remembering This

We just had a good laugh remembering this experience in our lives: Pepé Le Pew (Who remembers him?!) Years ago now, when we lived in Los Angeles, Steve applied for a life insurance policy. The company sent a nurse out to our home to take a blood sample. When she arrived, she was very pleasant and cordial, but she had… Continue reading

Turns of Phrase That Caught My Attention (Part 3)

Here are a few of the latest phrases or words I’ve encountered and found curious. This first one is probably not even true and is more likely the product of clever marketing. But, regardless, when I read it in a news feed, I laughed out loud. “Andrew Lloyd Webber was so ’emotionally damaged’ by the ‘Cats’ film, he had to… Continue reading

Turns of Phrase That Caught My Attention (part 2)

This is my second post in a series of unknown length. (I had never planned to make it a series of posts.) You can read the first list of four turns of phrase that caught my eye at this link. A reminder of what this post is (from the first post): On occasion I come across an expression that really… Continue reading

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