Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Less is More?

At last someone has invented a car that gets 70 miles to the gallon.  With gas prices sneaking back up to over $3.00 per gallon, of course this grabbed my attention.

 Now, I know,  it looks like a wind up toy, but I think that's part of the charm.

 Inventor Perry Watkins is 6 feet tall and previously held the record for the world's lowest car. When he isn't inventing, Watkins is sales director for a shoe company and drives a Jaguar company car.

This beauty is 39 inces high----

and 26 inches wide!

Of course, you do have to give up some "elbow room,"

 but that slight disadvantage should be offset by how easy it will be to find a parking space!

The rear wheels come of a Honda Monkey Bike; front wheels are machined from aluminum.  The front tires are from a 1942 Brockhouse Corgi Paratroopers motorcycle.

 I guess you might need to avoid large puddles.....................

but it will reach speeds as high as 40 miler per hour.  My question is, Where do I stash the can opener I'll need to get out of the thing???

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Boxers or Briefs?

The Scottish Tartan Authority, which is the organization which manages the standards of highland dress, says it's no longer prudent to "go commando" under your kilt.  For years, we've wondered what those Scottish laddies wore under their skirts, and yes, for many the answer was "not a thread!"

Now it seems the kilt rental companies (they rent them? Who knew?) are saying that it is "unhygienic" and not even traditional. This is a sad blow for those of us who laciviously  imagined all the wearer's man parts were running "free range" under there. 

Once the kilt rental companies started requesting that patrons don underwear, the STA folded like a rickety card table and offered their full support.  I guess the renters weren't keen on every Scot's junk rubbing all over their plaids.  Also, it seems the the midges are plentiful in the Highlands and have been known to launch full-frontal attacks on the "true Scotsmen."

Scots actually use the term 'regimental' rather than 'commando' in referring to the practice of wearing the kilt sans undies.  It seems there was actually an inspection process used.  I found the rules for this on line and have copied them below:

Rules of Engagement for Certified Kilt Inspectors:

Kilt inspections are to be performed only after receiving permission (or an invitation). If a guy inspects up your skirt without your permission he'd go to jail.

Kilt inspections are to be done using either one or both hands or the eyes. A "lift & peek" is a sure sign of an amateur kilt inspector.

A "lift & peek" is acceptable only when the kilt wearer is doing the lifting and the inspector is doing the peeking. If an inspection has not been requested by all peekers then it is flashing, not an inspection.

It is appropriate to provide a reward after one passes inspection. It is also appropriate to provide punishment if one fails inspection.


Now what do you suppose the reward was for passing regimentation?  A free can of bug spray?

I suppose this means job obsolescence for Certified Kilt Inspectors--just when I was about to inquire about the process of becoming one!

Going forward, when you see a fellow in a kilt, I guesss the only question will be "Boxers or Briefs?"

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

I have a confession to make; this post is not from 'my neck of the woods.'  It is, however, from a neck of the woods I have visited and enjoyed.  Because of Thanksgiving leftovers and the fact I have an annoying cold, we haven't been out to eat.  I know many of you have come to expect and enjoy my restaurant reviews, so I dug up one from October of 2009 which many of  you would have missed and decided to repost it.

I mentioned in a previous post that I have Guy Fieri's book, "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." We decided to try his favorite Barbeque stop in Memphis. From the outside, you might classify it as a dive. It's not fancy at all.

We had the Rib Tips, baked beans, and cole slaw. Soooooo freakin' Yummy!

Because we are from Maine and it was our first visit to the place, they graciously served us a sampler tray, on the house, with BBQ ribs, pulled pork, BBQ bologna, and two servings of strawberry shortcake. The ribs were awesome, and I have to tell you--I don't usually eat bologna, but the BBQ bologna at this place was so delicious, if I had it to do over, I'd have it instead of the ribs!

We ate in the small, indoor dining room; because it was 3:00 in the afternoon, we had the dining area pretty much to ourselves. There were also tables for eating outside

There were pictures of the owner, Adam, with Guy Fieri.

The staff were all wonderful, and happy to have their pictures taken by someone still licking the sauce of her fingers!

This cutie was especially helpful. He brought us the "on the house sampler," and used my camera to get pictures for me.

The owner, Adam, and the rest of the crew--

Adam insisted that I come behind the counter to be photographed with him and the gang. I felt very special!

Then he was gracious enough to pose with me and hubby. What a great, friendly place. It's only fair after all that attention, that I give them a plug:

Tom's BBQ, 4087 Getwell Road, Memphis, TN 3811.

No kidding, if you're passing through Memphis, or within a hundred miles of Memphis, it's worth going out of your way to pig out on the best BBQ ever!!! They have an amazing assortment of eat in or take out sandwiches, plates, and by-the-pound offerings.  And every bite is delicious!  Click on the link to visit their website and do some serious drooling!

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saturday Silliness

Elk Sex

Two guys are drinking in a Bar.

One says, "Did you know that elks have sex 10 to 15 times a night?"
"Aw crap...," says his friend, "and I joined the VFW!"


He was stopped by the police at midnight and asked where he was going. "I'm on my way to listen to a lecture about the Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse on the Human Body"

The policeman asked, "Really? And who's going to give a lecture at this time of night?"

"My wife", he responded.


During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"

"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person and tell them to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"


10 Finkers

Ole vas vorking at the fish plant up nort in Dulut vhen he accidentally cut off all ten of his finkers. He vent to da emergency room in the Clinik and vhen he got dar da Norsky doctor looked at Ole and said, "Let's have da finkers and I'll see vhat I can do."

Ole said, "I haven't got da finkers."

"Vhat do you mean, you hafen't got da finkers?" he said. "Lord- it's 2010 and Ive's got microsurgery and all kinds of incredible techniques. I could hafe put dem back on and made you like new! Vhy didn't you brink da finkers?"
Ole says........."How da fock vas I suppose to pick dem up?


Down in Lafourche Parish , Louisiana , Boudreaux gets a job with BP helping with the cleanup gulf oil spill. He reports for work and is told to speak to a supervisor about his assignment. He finds the man and asks, "What it is I supposed to do?"

 The supervisor tells him to go to the animal shelter and clean the pelicans.  Two hours later, Boudreaux comes up to the supervisor and says, "Okay. dey all cleaned. You want me to cook some rice ????


Defining Calories:

Calories are the little buggers that get into your wardrobe at night and sew your clothes tighter.



Have a great day!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

 It's Black Friday  and I know many of you will be shopping at 10:00 pm at ToysRus; midnight at Walmart; at 4:00 am at Target; and 5:00 am at Best Buy.  While you are out there grabbing the bargins and fighting off other shoppers, I will be all toasty warm in my nightie, snuggled under my electric blanket, sound asleep!  Why?  Because I can't for the life of me imagine doing what you will be doing!  I like the warmth of my home and the comfort of my bed during the night.  There is no bargin big enough, so sale price slashed low enough, to tempt me to forego those comforts and stand in line in the freezing cold with a bunch of crazy people   with other shoppers waiting for the retailer to unlock the doors and let us in.

But, Wrestling With Retirement will not let Black Friday go buy unnoticed.  I'm announcing  the doors to the Wrestling With Retirement Gift Shop will be open 24 hours a day, through the end of the year.  How can I do this, without leaving the comfort of my electric blanket?  Easy.  I let you shop on line to your heart's content while I snuggle down and have a good night's sleep, and PayPal will notify me of your orders in the morning!  I will never see your credit or debit card info; that will be held safe and secure by Paypal. 

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Do your shopping for the older people on your gift list at the Wrestling With Retirement Gift Shop!   Click on the link to get there without leaving your chair; you can even shop nekkid, I won't care!  And many thanks to the folks who've already taken advantage of this opportunity!  I know your choices will bring smiles to your loved ones' faces.

Time's a' wasting!  Get clicking and get shopping!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bloggers! Go Green!

Everytime I comment on a website where I have to type a word verification to get my comment posted, I can't help but think, "What a waste!  What could possibly be a very helpful word is now going to disappear and never be seen again."  With all the attention being paid to "going green" in this country, I think it's time for bloggers to go green and recycle the letter combos used in word verification.  (I personally did away with the process to eliminate the waste of words, but some people just aren't as conservation minded!)

I have decided to start a meme called "New Word Wednesday",  thus creating a dictionary of new words based on the letter combos that pop up in the word verification process.  You may feel free to do the same, or to grab my words and use them.  (You know, if you use a new word three times, it's in your vocabulary forever; at least that's what I've heard)  Just think, we can learn new words and go green just by recycling/reusing the words that show up at comment time.

Here are this week's new words for your use as you see fit:

1.  gutexpo:   the area of the midriff which is readily visible when someone wears a cropped top or short T-shirt..  As in, "Did you see the gutexpo on her?'

2.  lesib:   the brother or sister of a homosexual female  As in, "A good lesib is always supportive of his or her gay sister."

3.  dicus:  a double curse  As in,  "He already cussed us once; he didn't have to dicus!"

4.  otasup:  should partake of nourishment in the evening    As in, "If you're hungry tonight, you otasup."

5.  bushai:  endowed with excessive pubic hair As in, "To my surprise, she was bushai!"

And that's our new vocabulary for this week!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

When There's a Product Recall.....

This came to me on email the other day, and I just had to share it.   There are product recalls all the time.  Picture yourself getting this phone call regarding a recall on one of your "toys" know you have them!


What a way to be "punked!"  Aren't you glad you weren't on the receiving end of that call??
Have a great day!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Wrestling With Retirement/Swimsuit Edition Lives On!

Great news, everyone!  It looks like there will be a 2011 Wrestling With Retirement/Bloggers Swimsuit Edition.   I sent out a call for participants, and so far, I've had 8 positive responses.  Two have already sent in their photos, so starting in January,  Wrestling With Retirement/Bloggers Swimsuit Edition will be featuring the Studmuffins of the Blogosphere!  I am so excited, I may have to start wearing Depends!

For those of you out there that missed the call, I'm looking for fun photos, faces obscured for anonymity purposes, to post on a montly basis of bloggers or their spouses, in all their studliness.  (No, Brett, your cell phone photo of your junk is not eligible!)

Please do not submit anything obscene, as such material will automatically be filed in my own personal porn folder for private enjoyment disqualified from being posted.  I AM looking for irreverant, amusing shots that will bring smiles to my readers faces, much as the original WWR/Swimsuit Edition photos did.  I think the sexiest man is the one with the sense of humor!

Many thanks to the gutsy guys good sports that have already submitted their photos.  And a reminder to those who have agreed to take part to remember to get your photos in.  I'm going to need a few more, so please consider taking part if you haven't already. 

Ladies, feel free to submit a fun photo of the man in your life.  I'm hoping for swimsuit shots (no style  requirements on the swimsuits...anything from speedo to vintage early 1900s styles are acceptable... )  I have one photo of a gent in a towel.  Be creative.  Simulated beefcake, with a sense of humor, is the goal.  Remember, the "model" can wear a paper bag over his head, a Halloween mask, or a ski mask.  All identities will be kept secret.

Please submit your entries via email to

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

Their website says "Good times are in the air at the Great Lost Bear."

This restaurant/brew pub is the home of the Maine Brew Pub Cup held every January; the home of The Magic Hat Mardi Gras in February; the place where Christmas in July happens every July,  site of OctoBEARfest at the end of September;   the landing field for Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale Party in October; and the place to wind down to the end of the year with  the Twelve Beers of Christmas in December.

If you are a beer afficionado, you'll find no less than 69 taps serving the very best of brews from northeast micro-breweries including Geary's. Allagash Brewing Company, and Sheepscot's.  The bar has been named one of the Top Ten Beer Bars in the United States by  Celebrator Beer News, Barleycorn, Beer Advocate and The Malt Advocate.  All About Beer Magazine named the Great Lost Bear as one of the "Top 125 Places to have a beer before you die."  And if that isn't enough to impress you, Gourmet Magazine named it as "one of the greatest bars on earth!"

The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy.  There are lots of intereting memorabilia on the walls.

That being said, I came for the Food!  The Bear has a varied menu.  There's something for everyone, from taste-tempting appetizers, to sandwiches and wraps, salads and steaks, and even vegetarian options.  There are so many choices, it took us a while to make our decisions!

Hubby perused the selections of draft beer available ...  there were more than we'd seen anywhere!
But you really need to eat here to appreciate the place fully.

Hubby picked a tossed salad with a creamy Italian dressing.

He followed that up with a Philly Cheesesteak and fries.  The sandwich came in a crusty roll, stuffed with peppers and onions and topped with the Bear's special cheese sauce.  The fries were potato slices about a quarter inch thick and fried to a golden brown.

My choice was the cheeseburger.  While I could have had cheddar, Swiss, or American cheese, I, too, went for the Bear's special cheese sauce.  My burger was thick and juicy, cooked medium well, just like I asked, and those fries were really delicius, too!  My only complaint was that the burger was so big that I had no room left for one of their palate-pleasing, gooey desserts.  (There was one that mentioned chocolate cake, ice cream, fudge sauce, and whipped cream served in a mason jar that was calling me, but I just couldn't find room for it!)

The Great Lost Bear is a fun place to eat and drink.  Our waitress was friendly and efficient, and there just were so many meals and beverages available that one visit just isn't enough!  We'll be going back soon, I'm certain!  If you want to learn more about this fun establishement, click here and visit their website.  Be sure to browse and check out the menu; plus, they even have a live webcam!

Note: I was not compensated in any manner for writing this post. The opinions expressed are all mine!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Silliness

I want to warn my readers in advance today that some of today's silliness is rather risque.  If you find such thngs offensive, you may want to stop reading now and return tomorrow.  (I promise there will be nothing to offend you here tomorrow.)

Okay, if you're still with me, here goes:

Okay, I know that wasn't bad....I'm starting off slow. 

Still not shocking, I know.......

Okay, now I'm crossing the line into the grey area of questionable taste.

Still tetering on the edge of poor taste.....

This one is just a matter of interpretation....

I've said all along that thongs are merely dental floss!

I think that one may have come from a Grey's Anatomy episonde that didn't make it past the censors.

And who's never found themselves in this predicament?

Sometimes communication is key!

If I had a nickel for every time I needed one of those.....

Hallmark.  The greeting cards for whatever you want to say!

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