Friday Foolishness – Blood Sucker Edition


Today’s Music: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – This Land Is Your Land

What a week! Canada Day! The 4th of July! I stubbed my toe! Truly, a week of celebration. And what else was there to celebrate? Why, blogs of course! Here’s some of what I saw…
Rutabaga went to Mexico. Steph Rogers is making tea cozies, and Michelle is practicing self-defense.
Oh, and from the great news department, Nicole Marie got married!!!

Thanks to them and all of you for what was truly a great week of tales from the ‘sphere.

That Star Spangled Banner still waves.

That Star Spangled Banner still waves.


But last week, we also wondered about the big US celebration, Independence Day. Specifically, we asked how you were going to spend it. Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are sparkly in italics.)

Having a few beers and eating chocolates πŸ™‚ Andro
(So nothing special then…)
Kissing everyone else’s wives πŸ˜‰ Andro
(And the private investigators their husbands hired will thank you for it!)
Waving flags and licking naspberry ripples, oh I mean raspbe You know? πŸ™‚ Andro
(Wow, how much jelly did you dribble on yourself?)
Gobbling things, well the ladies seem to enjoy it so why complain? πŸ™‚ Andro
(Nah, they just like watching guys stuff hot dogs down their throats. Hubba hubba.)
modifying legal fireworks to be otherwise. thematticuskingdom
(That’s not a firework. THIS is a firework.)
Singing! It’s Thursday!
(Gah! Karaoke night AGAIN???)
Enjoying watching other people violate the law.
(It’s more fun to watch when they get caught!)
Imagining you in a red, white & blue lederhosen. SnaapyG
(There’s a thin line between patriotism and treason…)
Eating jelly and peanut butter sandwiches πŸ™‚ Andro
(Okay, white bread and blue jelly. Where’s the red?)
Kicking ass and chewing bubble gum πŸ™‚ Andro
(And you’re all out of kick- no, wait…)
Checking out all the available crumpet πŸ˜‰ Andro
(Nono, in this country, they’re “muffins”.)
hiding from alien invaders and waiting for Will Smith to save me – Revis
(Sadly, only Hitch showed up…)
I’ll be crying my eyes out. Wait wrong question. (Marie Nicole)
(It’s not often I can’t think of a reply. But when I do, it’s to an answer like this. Stay thirsty weird, my friend.)
Bloated, sweating, jealous of people drinking, but on a boat! Quirky
(Aren’t there enough drinking people to be jealous of, on land?)
We’ll be dressing up like the founding fathers for the traditional quill hunt. Linda Vernon
(Won’t it be too warm for diapers and bonnets and- Ohhhh…thought you said “foundling”…)
Is it July already? (Addie)
(Don’t tell anyone. Maybe we can get another June out of ’em…)
Practicing arson, like everyone else. Red.
(Only the truly gifted use fireworks to practice self-mutilation!)
Except you do not get caught when you do it properly. *grins* Red.
(I prefer an elaborate ruse so others are blamed. I start planning in February.)
apparently w/o sex b/c it’s already spent….Rutabaga
(Is this a euphemism for “fireworks”?)
doing typical Thursday things…In Canada we celebrate our anniversary on July 1
(So much for the positive influences of the US…)
I will be at work on July 4th. Yay me and ma Canadian ways! Kayjai
(Wow, those Canada Day hangovers end fast!!)
Peeling the ‘made in china’ stickers off all those little US flags BrainTomahawk
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
If you can remember it then you didn’t have enough fun in the first place – Revis
(Fortunately, the police report filled in all the blanks…)
Wondering how we mutated from our genetic base of cool dudes. Elyse 54.5
(And now I’m just depressed.)

Congratulations to BrainTomahawk for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was the same as July 3rd. What? I’m not American. (Bloody Yanks…). So congratulations, all you foreigners!
Bug
Now that we’re deep into summer (even our friends from Norwegia), it’s time to deal with a problem close to all our hearts. Or at least, our veins.
Bugs.
They’re everywhere. And in this poll too. So what we want to know is what are your tried and true methods for dealing with them?
Answer as often as you like, but do it by 2359 EST on Wednesday, 10 July, because that’s when this one ends.
(And if you leave an β€œOther” answer, leave a way to identify you,and I’ll link back next week.)


And until next time, enjoy this.
(And for those I’ve just met, Yes. Id be stupid enough to try this.
As the pilot or the jumper.)

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79 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Blood Sucker Edition

  1. I can now continue my Friday with a smile…..thanks again Guap!! Happy weekend.

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  2. The photography with this vid was awesome, but I was having a panic attack just watching the guys fly around so close to each other. Have a great weekend, Guap! It’s going to be a really nice one here (yay!) finally.

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  3. THE winning entry was well deserved! Have a great whatever it is that is coming up next πŸ™‚ … I’m working, so I guess that means it’s the weekend !

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  4. I was ready to mention using a flamethrower, then I saw it was one of the choices! Good Guaopian video.

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  5. Have a good weekend, Guap!

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  6. Damn, am I too late to give you my July 4th mishaps! I didn’t know there was a competition! Damn, I’ll have to blog about it myself.

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  7. I voted other, and put in ‘Not Showering’ as an alternative to keep the blood suckers away.

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    • Marked, and my poll monkeys are already hard at work on a reply in next weeks wrap up.
      (Just kidding. I’ll start working on the replies thrusday around 11pm like I always do.)
      (Sigh.)

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      • Least you have something consistent going (even if it’s untimely) I don’t know how I even get followers and comments. I’m always racing off hunting for social networking hiatus (i.e, work) lol I try to respond as promptly as I can, and I have this system that results in way too many windows open, and results in sleep deprivation. I should screen shot and share.. lol

        I’ll look forward to my reply! YAY.. *bookmarks for safe keeping*

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  8. You stubbed your toe, beautiful reason to celebrate! πŸ˜‰ (If you survive such a thing, it really is.)

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  9. OK well now I’m having chest pains from watching the video….IT WAS AMAZZZZZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sorry about your toe.

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  10. And I thought Red Bull the drink was dangerous…

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  11. I just eat the bugs.

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  12. I laughed out loud four times reading this. Especially at: Imagining you in a red, white & blue lederhosen. SnaapyG
    (There’s a thin line between patriotism and treason…) LOL!!! And congrats to BrainTomohawk!! He’s a Genius answerer!

    Oh and foundling fathers! ahahahahaha!

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  13. Actually my S.O. makes a great bug shield. He is sweeter than me, and they love to feast on him.

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  14. “Put away my Lady Gaga meat dress until winter.” You think that might help??? Huh. Hadn’t thought of that. The bacon dress too?

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  15. Why do other people laugh like drains when you stub a toe?

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    • An excellent question, GfB, and sadly, there’s no good answer. for it.
      Though i’m guessing it’s the same kind of rear-brain thing that also makes some people fans of One Direction…

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  16. You are the Vito Corelone of tunes. Boss is what I’m saying. That’s the kind of patriotic salute I wanna get down to, with beers in hand. As for that instructional video on how to kill yourself in immensely cool fashion. You play pilot or jumper, I play the dude who buys your drinks on the other side. Alive, I mean you made it and I’m buying you drinks and telling you “Daayumm, handsome . . . you so crazy!”

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    • You’ve uncovered the secret of why I use music to communicate – no one can understand me with these darned walnuts in my cheeks.

      If you could have those drinks sent to me at the home for the hilariously insane, I’m pretty sure that’s where they’ll send me one of these days…

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  17. Yay! It’s winter here. I have finished the tea cosy. I made it rainbow. I should post a follow up pic. Thanks for the shout out!

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  18. Thanks Guapo! Hope you had a great 4th! πŸ™‚

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  19. Must.Visit.Norwegia. ❀

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  20. whiteladyinthehood

    Peeling the β€˜made in china’ stickers off all those little US flags – HA! (hilarious)…good one! Cool video!

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  21. Ah yes, Made In China stickers. Next January 26th I’ll be peeling those off Australia.

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    • I hear they’re starting to have problems with the Chinese middle class not wanting to work the cheap jobs anymore.
      Wonder where the factories will move next.

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  22. Hola, El Guapola!! I missed your holiday poll. Hubby worked outside and I spent the day writing. I put pork and sauerkraut in the crockpot and that’s what we ate for the holiday!!

    As for bugs! I can’t believe we’re talking bugs. In our corner of the world, we are overrun by earwigs this year! They are gross and they are everywhere. A friend of my husband’s said there are more in his house than there are outside. πŸ˜‰ Truly, it’s a curse.

    Sorry to hear about the stubbed toe. I winced for you.

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    • P.S. – Awesome video!

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    • Buenos noches, Senora.
      We’re beset again by sweat gnats. We also have a ripped window screen from a storm, so they’ve gotten in the house.
      Gah.

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    • Not that I was eavesdropping on your comment, but… I one lived in a hood infested with those nasty earwigs. This totally did the trick: line the windows, door frames and any openings with dish soap (that liquid dish detergent for washing the dishes in the sink? yeah that stuff) totally WORKS! It’s like magic! I wouldn’t lie to you about something as serious as earwigs.

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      • LOL, Marie! Thank you for the tip. Does any one dish detergent work better than another?

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        • Just any type really, whatever you have (I also have friends with ants issues and it worked! – doesn’t last through many rain showers) The biggest problem about earwigs is if one of your neighbors sprays then he pushed the problem on to you, and so on…

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  23. Red Bull Gives you Wings! Unless you’re sponsored by the them, then the hell with that wing crap and get a sweet plane that does whack tricks and shit.

    Did you ever see the movie Amelie where she and her neighbor, the man of glass, take turns in sharing cool little snippets from late night TV? This would fit in that assortment.

    p.s. please say you saw the movie.
    p.p.s. please say you liked the movie.
    p.p.p.s. if you didn’t like it, then please don’t tell me about it
    p.p.p.p.s. if you didn’t like it, there must be something wrong with you.
    no more p.s.’s.

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  24. Summer is the seasons of bugs!!! I just saw a big creepy slug in the hill yesterday. It looked awful.

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  25. I got a little queasy watching the guy with the parachute. Also, did you get any cicadas near you? It seems like NYC avoided the plague, which is good. I saw ONE and it was enough to send me running like a little girl. They’re horrible creatures.

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    • You know, I haven’t seen any cicadas in this cycle. I remember seeing them in earlier cycles in the city, but not this time.
      Wonder why not…

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  26. I’m hoping for some brilliant answers to this one. We’re overrun with ticks this year. Best way to avoid them: don’t go outside in the country. Not an option for us.

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  27. I left my comment in the other category. It’s the amazing combination of sunscreen, deet, and smoke. Breathtaking!!

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  28. I agree with the winning answer on your 4th of July poll… and I’m American! I will not fly any flag until our troops are home from EVERYWHERE there is conflict. I know, pain in the ass to the Tea Party.

    I cannot imagine skydiving. I get queasy on a ladder! Thanks for the smiles, Guap. I can always count on you… and even though I’m late for the poll, let me offer this: Slather your body wtih curry paste. I know, it will ruin your clothes and be revolting to your friends, but at least you will get a craving for Indian food.

    I have no idea whether this would actually WORK. Did I mention I’m on a heavy dose of Vicodin for a tooth extraction? (yes, now my nonsense is getting clearer…!)

    Love you, man. Amy

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    • Fortunately, i’m not overly concerned with the comfort of the tea party.
      Or any political group, really…

      wow, that’s quite the image! I’ll have what you’re having… πŸ˜‰

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  29. Jeepers! Those blokes in the video must be total adrenaline junkies!
    Wishing you a good weekend, El πŸ™‚

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  30. My Father in law (out law??) actually quit smoking for seventeen years. One day he noticed that he had more blackflies biting him than were biting his wife, who smoked. With that, he started smoking again…dumb huh?

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  32. Way too late for the poll, so I’ll just tell you here – how do I deal with bugs – I stay inside & look out at the beautiful outside through a screen!

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