Friday Foolishness – Brand New Day Edition


Today’s Music: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Next

Woohoo!!! Friday!!! GIVE ME FOOLISHNESS,OR GIVE ME…I don’t know…a beer would be nice…One of the nice things about blogging is sitting back with an ice cold beer, and enjoying what other people have written. This week, here’s some of what I saw.
Truth About Mornings talked about perspective. A Frank Angle finished his recap of his anniversary cruise.
And MomShieb had a bad day, of the kind we all probably have…

And thanks to Edward Hotspur for a Blog Of The Year award! I hope you all check him out, because his site truly deserved that award!

Thanks to them and all the rest of you for a great week of reading!

But last week, the big news was Thanksgiving! Which means the really big news this week was leftovers! And what to do with them is what we asked in last weeks poll. Here’s what you said.
(As always, my comments are reheated in italics.)

Eat them for Breakfast! DUH! The Queen of Gingerland
(Well, at least you’re off the Halloween candy…)
Feed the starving pygmies…Wait, those are children. Oops. Red.
(I wholeheartedly approve of feeding children to pygmies.)
Take them to work for lunch (for the next six weeks) Kanervaf
(Even the guy who steals lunches from the fridge will get sick of them by then!)
Stuff them in my father in laws A$$.
(I can’t wait to hear what you’re basting him with!)
Freeze and hand out next year for Halloween – Becca 25tofly
(Turkey epitaph: frozen to frozen…)
Leftovers & turn the turkey carcass into stock for soup. Quirky
(Well sure, if you want to be practical about it.)
Pass them off as next year’s Halloween Candy- Linda Vernon
(A cruel, cruel trick…)
Start an Occupy Leftovers movement. (Frank)
(Pretty sure that will cause some kind of movement…)
(Who has leftovers?? – asplenia)
(No one I know of.(burp….))
bury them in a time capsule until next Thanksgiving SnB
(As long as it isn’t opened until armageddon.)
Leftovers?This year I had the brains-uh, good fortune-to be invited somewhere WG
(I bet they just wanted someone there to give the leftovers to…)
have them for breakfast. And lunch and dinner and breakfast and lunch and…WG
(Hey! You said you didn’t have leftovers!)
What leftovers?? Michelle
(You know, the ones in the freezer. And the fridge. And the cupboard. And the…)
Make a sculpture out of them. -Lily in Canada
(I thought you only made sculptures out of ice in Canada. Or beavers.)
Send them to Lady Gaga to make an outfit – Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
Stuff them back up the turkey’s butt & use them for Xmas – Benzeknees
(But then how will you fit the chicken and the duck up there?)
Send 47% of my leftovers to Mitt Romney – calahan
(I think he’d rather have a pied stuffed with about another 70 electoral college votes…)
EAT THEM!! (Stacy)
(YE- wait, are we still talking about leftovers?)
Turkey and asperagus pie. Yum. Elyse 54.5
(Won’t that make the gravy smell funny?)
Order pizza instead. ~flame
(Cranberry is the new anchovy!)
plant them so next year I can just pick turkeys and pies right off the trees
(Hey, happiness doesn’t grow on trees!)

Congratulations to Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd and lets give thanks to her for the newest trend in fashion! And from the offered choices, the most popular was Leftovers? You had leftovers?. So congratulations to all of you, and get out of my fridge.
office drone
As you’re reading this (if it’s Friday or Saturday), I’m working on relocating our office from downtown to midtown. As I’m writing this, I’m drunk from an “end of an era” party as our company is subsumed by it’s new owners.
Which begs the question: Will El Guapo still have a job when the dust settles?
In all sincerity, this is not even on the list of things I worry about. Because I have great readers like you who can help me figure out what to do next.
So I ask you, what should my next career be?
Point me in the right direction, but point me by 2359 EST on 6 Dec, 2012. Because that’s when this one ends.
(And if you write an answer, leave an ID, and I’ll link back to you next week.)


Well, that brings us to the end of this weeks foolishness.
And until next time, I leave you with this.
Eric Idle responding to comments.

Have a great weekend everyone!

78 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Brand New Day Edition

  1. hahah bet you werent ready to see that on this fine Friday Morning!!! I am first!! weeeehaaaaaa

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  2. Oh, what a great way to start the day. Spam spam spam spam… Thanks Guap, happy weekend.

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  3. Wow … thanks for the Bela tune! Fabulous … simply fabulous! … and thanks for the mention and link.

    Gotta love a good party, but I see your apprehension. Meanwhile, first things first … hydrate!

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    • Gah! Next time Frank, you’re coming with me as the designated water pusher.
      Don’t worry, I’ll make sure they have quality libations for you too.
      Some Shiner Bock perhaps?

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      • Ha ha …. and you have given me an idea for my Monday Morning Entertainment. Meanwhile, good luck dealing with the potential turmoil of take-overs & mergers. … Hmmmm … not sure I’ve ever had a Shiner Bock.

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  4. Yay…My Friday is complete…

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  5. Eric Idle rocks hard and that turkey looks like he means business…

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  6. Well, if you are as fabulous at your job as you are at your blog, your employer would be an idiot to let you go, assuming that corporations or their smaller cousins, companies, can be idiots and I think they can.

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  7. What do you enjoy doing, El Guap? What would you do for free even if you didn’t get paid? That will give you some clues. Are you going to move too, or will you stay put? Hope it works out okay in the jobosphere. :)

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  8. I agree with Sandylikeabeach. I know you make a difference wherever you are! I bet they need you as much as we do. <3

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  9. free penny press

    Cross country Roller blade.. Think of the possibilities..We can have T-shirts, bumper stickers, on the road live video feeds (people pay of course to watch), heck the list is endless.. and you get to wear Spandex shorts too :-)

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  10. Fantastic! Good luck with the relocation. No one could fill your shoes Guapola!

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  11. “Stuff them in my father in laws A$$.”—Um, I think I’ll pass on those leftovers…

    Hope the job thing turns out okay!

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  12. whiteladyinthehood

    Congratulations on your Blog of the Year award! (we all love ya Guapo!)

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  13. El Guapo, thank you for the best start to a Friday that a girl could ask for. Laughing out loud in the coffee shop as I read last week’s poll results – and your commentary. I wish you well as things change in your work world. If it all falls apart, perhaps you’d consider “Full Time Foolishness”?

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  15. Oy vey, the company merger. That’s always fun. I’ve been through many of those. Have a great weekend, El G!

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  16. I have no doubt that you’ll still be gainfully employed after the dust settles. :)
    At least, that’s what my magic 8 Ball said. It was shorter, and more rude, though. That Magic 8 Ball has an attitude problem.
    The moral of the story is… well…. now I’m rambling. Happy Friday, Guap!

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  17. Man I wish I had a beer while reading this. Unfortunately still stuck at work. But I feel I should be grateful for my job …

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  18. I never said I was done with the Halloween candy! Halloween candy goes great with leftovers for breakfast!

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  19. Join me in unemploymenthood! It’s totally GREAT (fora little while…)

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  20. McDonalds is ALWAYS hiring. Never a lay off. And…they’ll even send you to burger school!

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  21. I’ve been reading a lot about Costco lately – how they pay their employees better than some other employers, benefits & everything! I’m sure you’ll survive the merger Guap – they will be lucky to keep you! Does this re-location mean you’re closer to work? Hope you have the best weekend!

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  22. Hey, thanks for the link! My week got way better, honest! I just haven’t had the mental stamina to write it up. I think you just inspired me!

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  23. Answer the questions, or something! Or if I asked no questions, just answer some questions from other people.

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  24. The music was fan friggin tastic if I may be so bold as to exclaim! I had no idea I liked Jazz so much! I’m so envious of you EG. Here you’re moving your office, your drunk and your writing your usual high quality Friday Foolishness and yet AND YET not a single typo. It’s going to take me awhile to figure out what you could do in your next career. I’m writing it on a post it and sticking it on my computer. You can be sure it’s going to involve drinking and typing though.

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  25. Loved the Eric Idle. Daughter, at age 19, finally ‘gets’ The Ruttles.
    A High Five Cheese and Onions for your post

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  26. I show up to this week’s Foolishness, literally thinking – “I didn’t answer last week’s poll,” and then I see I did and I won! Belated Thanksgiving miracle! Also, I’m getting a little worried about my memory!

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  27. I always enjoy your column. It’s always entertaining. Thank you…
    xx
    Sooz

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  28. I am such a Python fan. Too bad John Cleese is such a dick. I would love to see what they would dream up in the dawn of senility.

    Oh, I just thought of a good job for you. *grins*

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  29. Good luck with the transition! Love the Eric Idle video!

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  30. I was in Germany on Friday morning and turned to Ma Fightback to say – “No Friday Foolishness today”, as you would expect she was non-plussed.

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  31. I’m a little late, but just wanted to say hi and wish you a great rest of the week. Congrats on Blog of the Year, that’s awesome! (And well deserved.)

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  33. What delicious fun! Love, love, love, Eric Idle. :lol:

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  34. Wandered over from Carrie Rubin’s blog. Fun stuff – and Happy Birthday ! More reason for more foolishness.

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  35. Oh, the fun you would provide some bored therapist. ;-)

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  36. Happy Birthday, my friend! I hope this turns out to be your best year yet!

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