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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
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!
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.
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.)

Friday Foolishness – Explosive Edition

Today’s Music: George Michael – Freedom! ’90
Note On Today’s Music: Not a huge fan of George Michael. But this song has a good message, and stuff blows up. Plus, since I may have gone a tad far in one of the poll replies from last week, this one is for Madame Weebles as a preemptive apology.

Well, it was an important week. Canada Day. The Fourth Of July. A Melted Hose In My Car.
Ok, maybe that last one isn’t important to you, but it was pretty important to me.
And as always, there was nothing but good reading in the ‘sphere. Zannyro posted nature porn in the form of Bumpie clouds.
Cowgirl Liz returned to blogging with a subject close to my heart – beer! And sandylikeabeach continued her Blogigirthary celebration.
And in other news, Shalvika P was kind enough to bestow a Versatile Blogger award on me. Honored, I am!
Thanks to all of you for the great posts, and another thanks for all the encouragement and well wishes. You made this week seem a lot less heavy, and I really appreciate that.
Just further proof that I know the coolest people on the web.

mmmm….so tasty when flattened…

Yet despite the honors, there’s still stuff to do. Like tally the votes from last week’s poll. Y’all came up with some combinations to delight and astound! (And just a few to revolt, but hey, that’s how it goes sometimes…).
So here they are, your responses to last weeks question, What should Peanut Butter be teamed with? (As always, my comments are spread in italics).

Marmite don’t you know anything? Check out Marmageddon, it’s hell over here!!!
(mmm…it’s like culinary napalm!)
my finger. (zannyro)
(Well, I guess it’s better than butter fingers…)
The roof of a dog’s mouth. (Stacy Lyn)
(Because that’s kind of amusing?)
The roof of a dog’s mouth b/c it’s hilarious! (Stacy Lyn)
(Ah, got it! ;))
vaginas…It’s Time to regulate Against The Word Vagina
(I trust you’ll be supplying the recipe details?)
Where is the chocolate option!!?? Love & Lunchmeat
(Busted! I was keeping that for myself.)
fava beans and a nice chianti. John Phillips
(Nice, but then you get peanut butter all over the rim of the glass)
George Michael. Because that poor bastard deserves a comeback.
(Should we just have the paparazzi follow Peanut Butter to the rendezvous in the park restroom.)
(btw the George Michael vote was from Madame Weebles)
(Thank you, Madame Weebles. Please see above for my apology!)
oh yeah, p’nut butter and MAYO!!! Not miracle whip, real MAYO!!!
(Can I interest you in a can of cold gravy-flavored Coke from a few polls ago to go with that?)
and bananas, of course B’Kat & not just cuz of banana above!!!
(Admit it – you can’t get that song out your head!(me either. Sigh.))
Just the traditional sammich. Instead of bread though, use chocolate bars.
(Ok, so not really a traditional sammich at all.)
-Choco bar sammich comment by BrainTomahawk πŸ™‚
(You made an excellent comment. But I thought you were making sammiches?!?)
My belly!!!! As in “get in my belly!” Michelle at Motley News
(Wow, that’s just..I mean…- Oops – I googled “on” my belly. Ouch.)
Chocolate. Dark chocolate. No, wait. Hold the peanut butter. Red.
Wasabi, melon, garlic, chives and lamb gravy – Hotspur
(Show off.)
Um, hello, CHOCOLATE! – I don’t joke about such things. Gripping Life
(Of course not. It’s a serious topic. And don’t call me chocolate.)
Peanut Butter and Phyllis Diller Sandwich; filling and entertaining! LindaV
(Much better than a Peanut Butter and Phyllis Schlafly sandwich. That’s just sour.)
pork chops Stay Abnormal
(Peanut butter flavored applesausce?)
flea medication – makes it go down better ~whatimeant2say
(I tried that with my insulin Couldn’t fit it in the syringe…)
Dill pickles, of course!What? No,I’m NOT pregnant again,thx for asking.SnaapyG
(Thank god for small miracles!)
Larry the Cable Guy in an hilarious buddy cop film. – mikecalahan.wordpress.com
(Larry declined. He was worried Peanut Butter would get all the good lines.)
Nutella and the tears of children.-Lily
(A triple decker delight of extra deliciousness!)
Jam (apricot or nothing) Kanerva
(Is there a lot of sugar in nothing flavored jam?)
Chili, garlic & whatever else goes in satay, and make it chunky! Kanerva again
(Waitaminute – there’s no jam in that.)
Bananas…obviously. KJ
(In all seriousness, I never understood that, kayjai.)
(Stick to the poll please, with no commentary on it’s author, thankyouverymuch.)
chewing gum in my kid’s hair so I don’t have to buzz her head–Jennifer Worrell
(With the amount of washing that will need, a buzz might be easier…)
chocolate, port, my lady, and more port (Frank)
(Have to say, I’m surprised your lady doesn’t come up until third. But other than that, I like where your head’s at!)
Nutella….seriously. Drool.
FLUFF!!!!! It’s a fluffernutter. πŸ™‚ —Mel
(Oh, sorry, I stand corrected. FLUFF IS THE DEVIL’S SPREAD!!!)
Nothing at all, because I don’t like it!
(They make a pill for that, you know.)
Congratulations to Red. for this weeks winning (and non peanut butter???) answer. And from the offered choices, the most popular was JELLY, YOU HEATHEN!!!. Because people love tradition!

I had some half-formed ideas for this weeks poll – founding principles, nation types, cheez whiz. You know, the usual.
But I noticed a commonality during the North American celebrations this week: Fireworks! And what are fireworks but happy explosions?
So this week, I’d like to ask you to let your inner arsonists out, and tell us what you think should explode.
As always, if you leave an Other answer, let me know who you are and I’ll link back to you next week. but get your answers in soon, because this one enters the history books at 2359 EST on Thursday, 12 July.

So until next time, I thought I’d leave you with these.
Andy Griffith passed away this past week. Well known for The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, here’s something you might not have caught before.

And here’s Andy singing the words to the theme song of his show. I didn’t even know it had words!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and a great week to follow!