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Teaser links of the week- SENIOR edition

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I'M LESS CONFUSED BY THE GIANT AVOCADO THAN I AM THAT A DOCTOR WROTE THIS STORY? DOCTOR 1 : I WAS JUST PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE DOCTOR 2 : I RECENTLY WROTE A STORY FOR THE WEBSITE FLORASPRING ABOUT A 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN GETTING HER DREAM BODY GIANT AVOCADO : /KILLS THEM BOTH/ SHOCKED INTO A HEART ATTACK AT AGE 106 BY THE UNCLAIMED BENEFIT OF A DISCOUNTED ICE CREAM CONE IS HOW I WANT TO GO OUT IMAGINE GETTING ALL DRESSED UP TO GO OUT IN CELEBRATION OF EQUITY RELEASE MYTHS, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THOSE MYTHS WERE MYTHS ALL ALONG "IT'S GONNA TAKE SOME TIME TO RECOVER FROM THIS, BUT THANK YOU LUXURY SUVs FOR BRINGING THIS TO MY ATTENTION BEFORE I MADE A BAD EQUITY RELEASE DECISION" - THIS WOMAN "BY THE WAY THIS PHOTO WON'T BE A CLOSE-UP, WILL IT?" THAT FEELING WHEN YOU'VE FOUND THE PERFECT WAY TO GET UP THE STAIRS

Special

This past weekend we participated in the Tutu Run in Asbury Park to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters because WE, my family, are the true heroes. It was a short race along the boardwalk, a mile in and then back. Near the turnaround spot there was a man playing his guitar and singing, covering popular rock songs, a bucket in front of him for donations. Ella wanted to give him a few bucks—or, more accurately, she wanted ME to give HER a few bucks that she could in turn give him, a total big salad scenario—but this was difficult to do because we were, ya’ know, in the middle of a race, and my wallet was zipped and tucked between layers of clothes that included a bright pink tutu. After the race, however, as we were driving down Ocean Avenue, my wife had the idea to stop and grab a couple coffees at a place she had spotted along the boardwalk. So we parked, and I ran out to do so. As I reached the boardwalk, lo and behold, there was guitar man about a hundred feet away, still jamming. So I

A chat! With Optimum!

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No one actually likes , I don't think, their cable/internet service provider. Being neutral about it is probably the best case scenario. Even having to endure the annual song and dance-- after your initial promotional period ends and your bill jumps up like $20-- of having to call your provider to get a new promo is tolerable if it works. Just provide the necessary services at a decent price, with good customer service when needed, is all we ask. Being middle aged and having aligned myself with a number of cable/internet providers over the years from around the country, none of which I've particularly liked, I can say with confidence that Optimum is the worst. Not the worst of all providers ; the worst of everything. I don't like to use the word hate, but I hate Optimum. Hate them. HATE. Them. (Hate.) "But Mike, why don't you switch services?" Great question. BECAUSE I CAN'T. Optimum is the only provider in our area. This seems like, and definitely is , a

Facebook meme of the week

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OVERWEIGHT WHITE WOMEN ON FACEBOOK, UNITE THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS AGAINST PEOPLE LIKE BRENDA WHO ONCE LIED ABOUT GOING TO CURVES WHEN SHE WAS ACTUALLY AT BRUNCH WITH MARSHA I'M SERIOUSLY TRYING TO PROPERLY INTERPRET THE THESIS OF THIS MEME WHICH SEEMS TO BE THIS: BEING OVERWEIGHT IS A CHARACTER FLAW BUT NOT AS BAD AS BEING DISLOYAL  I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD ACCEPT THAT FALSE PREMISE AND ARGUE THAT THIS IS TRUE I STAND CORRECTED MANY PEOPLE HAVE HOPPED ON THE "BETTER TO HAVE A FRIEND WITH TWO CHINS THAN ONE WITH TWO FACES" BANDWAGON RECENTLY BUT LYNN JOHNS HAS ALWAYS BELIEVED THIS LYNN JOHNS, YOUR STREET CRED IS HARD EARNED KOI I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS COMMENT FOR 15 MINUTES AND HERE ARE THE RESULTS OF MY RESEARCH STUDY, PRESENTED IN ORDER OF MOST LIKELY: 2) JILL GANZ HAS OUTED HERSELF ON FACEBOOK AS BEING DISLOYAL, THUS RISKING BOTH HER SOCIAL STATUS AND "TOP FAN" DESIGNATION 1) JILL GANZ LITERALLY HAS TWO FACES, EACH WITH A DOUBLE CHIN SO

Facebook memes of the week

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THE PERFECT MEME FILLS THE VOID OF 'DID YOUR GRANDMA WEAR THIS?' DISCUSSION THAT IS SORELY LACKING RIGHT NOW ✅ GLARING TYPO ✅ A+ RESPONSES ✅ MY MUM LOVED THE SMELL MEMORIES GONNA NEED ANOTHER SOURCE ON THIS SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT DENISE BUT SHE NEVER WORE A MOO MOO AND WAS THEREFORE A WOMAN OF HER WORD /JEFF FOXWORTHY VOICE/ YOUR WIFE MIGHT BE A GRANDMA ... IF SHE WEARS ONE OF *THESE*!  /CROWD ROARS, BILL SLUMPS IN SEAT/ BEAUTIFUL AND SEAMLESSLY ADDRESSES THE FIVE CORE TOPICS OF THE TRADITIONAL EULOGY: DID HE/SHE WEAR A MOO MOO? RENTER OR BUYER? HOW DID THEY SPEND THE MONEY THEY CLAIMED NOT TO HAVE? LAUNDRY PROCESS YEAR OF DEATH TOUGH TO TRANSITION FROM THERE BUT WE'LL TRY ABSOLUTE BARE MINIMUM EFFORT ON DEVELOPING THIS 'DO YOU REMEMBER SOMETHING' MEME STILL HAS 1,445 LIKES, 239 SHARES, AND 200 COMMENTS, ONE OF WHICH IS BOUND TO BE RACIST I THINK BY 'ANTENNA' THEY MEAN 'KNOB' BUT WHO EFFING CARES-- WHO REMEMBERS TVS DAMMIT! SITTING ON A FUNERAL HOM

Quarantine diary of fights

I decided to try and keep a running diary that lists the nature of the arguments our daughters have had with each other during quarantine. Here it is ... kind of; these are mostly from the past few days. I will try my best to update accordingly, as this is obviously an ongoing, fluid situation with no end in sight: whether Ella really brushed her teeth who is doing the puzzle who is better at puzzles whether or not Madi will live in a nursing home Ella is shhh-ing me Madi is copying me whether or not Madi wants ALF to be her boyfriend WHO (will) LET THE DOG S OUT how long ago we threw that bug out the window who will get Madi the banana what time it is whether or not Ella was looking at the microwave when she correctly guessed what time it was whom Mom told to get the disinfectant spray and who is better at getting disinfectant spray, generally who has the more negative attitude who is making mean faces if "you better be quiet during my Zoom meeti

Teaser link of the week

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WONDERING IF, DURING THIS QUARANTINE, THERE ARE BIRDS LOOKS LIKE THERE BIRDS WHEW! HAD A PLAYA STRESSIN' I NORMALLY DON'T CLICK ON THESE TEASER LINKS BUT ALL THIS BIRD TALK AND THIS BEAUTIFUL PHOTO HAS PIQUED MY INTEREST "LIKE IF REDMAN WERE REALLY INTO BIRDS" - ROLLING STONE DOES THE ALBUM HAVE A THEME "THIS IS A CUT FROM MY NEW ALBUM 'THERE ARE BIRDS,' IT'S CALLED 'THERE ARE BIRDS' "IT'S ABOUT HOW THERE ARE BIRDS ... "CHECK IT OUT, UH ... PREMIER ON THE 1 AND 2S /PREMIER DROPS BEAT/ "UH, YO, CHECK IT OUT ... "THERE ARE BIRDS, THERE ARE BIRDS, THAT'S MY WORD, CHECK THE WORLD OUT THERE DOIN' THEIR THING, FLASHIN' THAT BLING, LISTEN, HEAR THEM SING SHOUTOUT TO MY HOMIE THE NORTHERN LAPWING GOIN' ABOUT ALL THE THINGS, DURING SPRING, AIN'T NO THING FLYIN' IN THE FACE OF SOCIAL DIS-TANC-ING YO THE BIRDS ARE THERE, IN THE AIR, IN MY HAIR?, ONLY THING FOR SURE