Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Saying for the Day-What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.” Abraham Lincoln

As I sat in the bathroom this morning I looked down at the floor and there was that little creature from Geico looking up at me. I guess it wanted to sell me some insurance for the car. But I am happy with the insurance I have now so it is wasting floor space. Just over from the dear little thing is a tiny guy who wants me to get a dish that has 250 channels. I haven’t made it through however many channels my cable company provides yet and it provides my phone and my really fast internet so another waste of floor space. To the right of both of them a sweet old lady wants me to join AARP but I’m already a member so more waste. Finally there is just over from the sweet lady an offer from the Lutheran Magazine for the Little Lutheran Magazine for my children. They have all grown up so it is as usless as the others.
What are these things , you may ask , and why are they there?
They are there because my arthritis and bad sense of balance keeps me from bending over and picking them up. Betty’s bad back keeps her from doing the same.
What are they ? They are those annoying cardboard inserts found in most magazines and many catalogues. When you open them they fall out.
Somewhere, somebody, must believe they are going to sell me something or there wouldn’t be so many of them. But all they do for me is irritate me. If I have a choice between a company I’ve seen on a cardboard insert and one I haven’t. I’ll pick the one I haven’t seen every time.
But enough! I am going to get a broom and a long handle dustpan and sweep them up because I just can’t stand that smiling lizard any longer. Then , I suppose, I will throw them in the recycle box. Some poor tree died to make them.
Enjoy your day and may the inserts in your life be few

.@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.– All over Pigeon Falls parents are putting the finishing touches on children’s Halloween costumes. There are a multitude of Spider Men and one Spider Girl. There are the usual ghosts and witches. There is even a two person dragon worn by the McGregor twins. They tossed a coin to see who got which end. Kent Johnson is driving his mother nuts. First he wanted to be a Doctor and she started on that. Then he changed his mind because his buddy was going to be a monster so he wanted to be a monster. His mother started on that. Then he found an old comic book of Captain marvel and now he wants to be Captain Marvel. He throws a mean tantrum if he doesn’t get his way so one suspects his mother will give in but there isn’t much time.
Petrovich is going to the adult Halloween party dressed as a Russian Monk. Perhaps, He’ll have a vision or two to share. He told his wife that for most of the evening he will only speak Coptic and stay in character. His wife is going as Katherine the Great Czar of all Russia.
Eino is still waiting to hear from his FBI friend about Petrovich. His friend did tell him that they have a huge file on Petrovich as he has been checked twice for a government agency. The file is, however, marked classified so it will take a little while to get the information.
Will the McGregor dragon win the costume contest? Will it be attacked by the town dragon? Will Petrovich win a prize for his costume? Why was Petrovich investigated by a federal agency? Why is the file classified? And of course is Tommy UK really the Undertaker’s kid?

Today's Link-Propagating ponderances perpetually-Finally an explanation of love.
Good day. WE went in the morning to Holly Hobby and got plaster roll so Betty can finish the mountain. We all so got some special paint and Betty got a few other things. In the afternoon I visited all my links . Then we brought up two circus cars and I photographed them and put them on eBay. We now have six cars up for bids. My grandkids are coming later to show us their Halloween costumes. But now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Margaret said...

Interesting bathroom material. To think, all I have is the back of the shampoo bottle to read.

Request one of those handheld video games in your stocking this Christmas. They are small, like handheld solitaire or Yahtzee.

Our code sentence for going to the bathroom here has been, "I gotta go play Yahtzee."

6:09 AM  
Blogger - PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

Have Betty kick them outside since she can't bend over..

7:06 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

My father used to read the Wall Street Journal while he was on the pot. He found some good stocks there. My junk mail ends up on the catch all table. There it seems to stay until I get bored. At least you can recycle. I don't have anything close here to do it. I keep forgeting to take my plastic bags back to WalMart...

7:42 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I hate those things. We have a big sectional sofa and every time it gets moved to clean under it there are a ton of those underneath. They have to be one of the most annoying inventions ever.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Interesting that Petrovich should choose to go as "Gregnicov" given that many Halloween costumes are meant to be scary.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Not Alone +++ PAS said...

Dr. John,

I have a PDF file from Dr. Blaylock in his Wellness Report that deals with Arthritis.

If you e-mail me with your e-mail address I can send it to you as an attachment.

Perhaps some relief for your arthritis could be obtained.

8:48 AM  
Blogger - PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

What? No way has the good Dr. run out of original thoughts...that is just not possible. You have many exciting experiences (spiritual and personal) that you could glean something from.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Very funny. The trees cry a lot because people try to sell what we don't need.

12:35 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol, Happy Halloween

12:38 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

they make good bookmarks

12:47 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I knew right away what you were talking about because they are on my floor too. Sometimes i gather them up and mail them without a stamp of course because the advertiser has to pay for them.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Dr. John, I think I prefer your paper gecko to the live ones which scamper across my ceiling constantly.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous loisontheweb said...

AH ... AND NOW YOU'RE GETTING PHILOSOPHICAL IN YOUR OLD AGE? But, just think of all the jobs that the advertising card created ... from the printer, the guy at the ad company, the trucker who picked up the printing order, the paper mill employee that made the paper (probably coated with a corn-glaze)... don't forget the logger who cut the trees for paper & the landowner who had his trees harvested, & the trucker who hauled the logs into the papermill, then the paper to the printer. That's only a few!
YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO PUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF WORK, WOULD YOU? (Maybe we left China out of the process?)

12:00 AM  
Blogger Annette Burkett said...

Hi Dr. John! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. Now that I'm past the hard part of getting back, it's really good to be back!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Jeff Lee said...

You know, if you don't let these little inserts hit the floor for more than 10 seconds, they make great emergency toothpicks!

7:10 AM  
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