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Monday, July 30, 2012

U.S. Swim Team

I spotted this video on Facebook featuring the U. S. Swim Team, and I just couldn't resist posting it, because this is one of my favorite songs!

Enjoy!





EVA

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Silent Sunday


My niece Nicole and her daughter Abby and son Tanner. (Photo by Chris George)
(I originally thought that was her 18 month old daughter, Emily in her lap, because I couldn't believe 5-month Tanner had gotten so big!)
EVA

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Silliness


The buzz word in today's business world is MARKETING.

People often ask for a simple explanation of "Marketing"- so here it is.
  • You're a woman and you see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and say "I'm fantastic in bed." That's Direct Marketing.
  • You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a handsome guy. One of your friends goes up to him and pointing at you says, "She's fantastic in bed." That's Advertising.
  • You see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to him and get his telephone number. The next day you call and say, "Hi, I'm fantastic in bed." That's Telemarketing.
  • You see a guy at a party; you straighten your dress, walk up to him and pour him a drink. You say "May I?" and reach up to straighten his tie, brushing gently against him and then say, "By the way, I'm fantastic in bed." That's Public Relations.
  • You're at a party and see a handsome guy. He walks up to you and says, "I hear you're fantastic in bed." That's Brand Recognition.
  • You're at a party and see a handsome guy. He fancies you, but you talk him into going home with your friend. That's a Sales Rep.
  • Your friend can't satisfy him so he calls you. That's Tech Support.
  • You're on your way to a party when you realize that there could be handsome men in all these houses you're passing. So you climb onto the roof of one and shout at the top of your lungs, "I'm fantastic in bed!" That's Junk Mail.
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And have you heard? The FDA has approved a new generic form if Viagra. It's called Mycoxaphlopen.
 
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A woman phoned her blonde neighbor and said: "Close your curtains the next time you & your husband are having sex.
The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday."
To which the blonde replied: "Well the joke's on all of you because I wasn't even at home yesterday."
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Air Show Disaster - AIRCRAFT HITS FOUR BUILDINGS This is tough to watch. It just shows the dangers of attending these events.

Amazing photo below shows great detail.

The pilot at low level had no control over his aircraft.

It narrowly misses a crowd gathered for the air show and slams into four buildings.

One can only imagine the horror of the occupants inside those buildings.


No one was killed but, probably scared the shit out of them.

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EVA

 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Latest and Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band!

                          
                                             SHEL :  An Amazing Sister Act.
(Or, as they refer to themselves, The Latest and Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band.)
I happened to catch this group on a local tv station last night and fell in love. (Well, not in a lusting after their bodies kind of way, but I was entranced by their music!)  They are four sisters who write and play their own music and have a beautiful, unique sound of which I can't seem to get enough!

They are Sara, Hannah, Eva and Liza and hail from Fort Collins, Colorado.  Besides being beautiful, they are extremely talented and between them play violin, keyboard, piano, mandolin, drums, and percussion.  Below is their UTube video.




To listen to more of their music, download a song for free, or to order their album, click here.



I hope you enjoy their music!




Note:  I was not compensated for this post--I did it strictly because I so loved their style!

EVA

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WTF Wednesday

A plane towing a banner which read "Will you marry me?" crashed off the coast of Rhode Island. The pilot was pulled from the water without serious injury, but no information was available as to whether the message was received before the plane went down. I don't know about you, but I'd be a little leary of a getting married when even the proposal takes a nose-dive!

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VIRGIN DIARIES:  It's a tv show.....about, you guessed it, virgins!






If that didn't set off your gag reflex, hang on---






At first I thought these people must be acting...but then I thought, no---who would have sex with these characters???  Seriously, a 35-year-old guy who wears t-shirts advertising his name is 'Skippy?' I would skip that!!

To me the whole premise is TMI (too much information!) and I have to ask why would anyone want to share this with the world?  Is there enough compensation to warrant it?  Then I think, WTF would make anyone watch this tv show?

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In observance of National Lollipop Day, See's Candy created the World's Larges Lollipop.

This chocolate-flavored sweet treat is nearly 6 feet tall, (not including the stick!), 3 and a half feet wide and weighs over 7000 pounds!   I want to know Where the F%*k  is this sucker, and can I take it home?  Chocolate for the rest of my life, right there!

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All the above items come from Yahoo News.

EVA

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Punography--Ouch!



I have to admit, I always enjoy a good pun, so when a family member sent me these on email, I couldn't resist sharing them!

Note:  Please save your groaning 'til the end! 

I changed my i Pod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

When chemists die, they barium.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.

I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type- O.

PMS jokes aren't funny, period.

Why were the Indians here first ? They had reservations .

Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz.

Energizer battery arrested. Charged with battery.

I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

How do you make holy water? Boil the hell out of it!

Did you hear about the cross eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils ?

When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble .

What does a clock do when it's hungry? It goes back four seconds .

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

Broken pencils are pointless.

I tried to catch some fog. I mist.

What do you call a dinosaur with a extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.

All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen, but they can't solve the crime . Police have nothing to go on.

I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Velcro - what a rip off!

Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.

Earthquake in Washington obviously government's fault.

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.



Hopefully, you won't remove me from your reading list after all those!  Did I at least make you smile once or twice?

EVA

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Final Rose

I confessed before that my guilty pleasure this spring has been watching The Bachelorette.
Last night was the finale and she said "yes" to Jef.  I'm glad she didn't pick Arie; I felt his family was rude speaking in Dutch in front of her......I wouldn't want to go through that for the rest of my life!

I was rooting for Sean, and I will be very surprised if he's not the next Bachelor in the fall.

Some of the past couples have survived;  Trista and Ryan have been married for nine years now and have two children.

Jason and Molly are married and have added a baby girl to their family.

Deanna Pappas is married to the twin brother of one of the guys who appeared on the Bachelor.

Ashley Hebert and J. P. are still together and plan to marry next spring.


Some of the other contestants have gone on to marry, but to people other than the ones they ended up with on the show.

Second confession:  I now will with guilty pleasure tonight watch Bachelor Pad.  I know, it's really cheesy, but it's great fun!

Now forget I ever told you any of the above!  If anyone asks, I'm watching the History Channel!

EVA

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Silent Sunday

Summer time is time for fishing!
                                                          




My grandsons, Carter and Austin, take their fishing seriously!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Silliness

The Difference Between Potentially and Realistically


A young boy went up to his father and asked him, "Dad, what is the difference between 'potentially' and 'realistically'?"

The father thought for a moment, then answered, "Go ask your mother if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Then ask your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars, and then, ask your brother if he'd sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Come back and tell me what you learn from that."

So the boy went to his mother and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?"

The mother replied, "Of course, I would! We could really use that money to fix up the house and send you kids to a great university!"

The boy then went to his sister and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?"

The girl replied, "Oh, good heavens! I LOVE Brad Pitt and I would sleep with him in a heartbeat. Are you nuts?"

The boy then went to his brother and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?"

"Of course," the brother replied. "Do you know how much a million bucks would buy?"

The boy pondered the answers for a few days and then went back to his dad.

His father asked him, "Did you find out the difference between 'potentially' and 'realistically'?"

The boy replied, "Yes, 'Potentially', you and I are sitting on three million dollars, but 'realistically', we're living with two hookers and a future congressman."

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The Secret to a Happy Marriage



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An old fella was celebrating 92 years on this earth.

He spoke to his toes. "Hello toes.", he said. "How are you? You know, you are 92 today. Oh the times we've had! Remember how we walked in the park in the summer every Sunday afternoon. The times we waltzed on the dance floor? Happy Birthday toes!"

"Hello, knees.", he continued. "How are you? You know you're 92 today.. Oh, the times we've had! Remember when we marched in the parade? Oh, the hurdles we've jumped together. Happy Birthday, knees."

Then, he looked down at his crotch. "Hello Willie! You little bugger. Just think. If you were alive today, you'd be 92..


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A blonde was driving home, drunk as a skunk. Suddenly she has to swerve to avoid a tree, then another, then another.
A cop car pulls her over, so she tells the cop about all the trees in the road.
The cop says, "That's your air freshener swinging about!"


EVA

Friday, July 20, 2012

Flaunting My Fiction Friday

Once again, I'm using this space to shamelessly promote my publications!  For this particular piece, I put together about 90 of my funniest, favorite blog posts.  Selections include my very first post after I retired; my first and only experiences as a factory worker (Lucy Ricardo on the candy production line had nothing on me!);  and my adventures in panty-raids ( at one of which I -oh no!-forgot to wear panties!). 

You can join me for a jaunt through the Chamber of Horrors, or on my search for the G-spot, and when it's Time for a Nooner.  Then there was the day I made the mistake of exposing my high school students to bouncing bare boobies in the bathtub.  Also, there's my dissertation on the high cost of flatulence; my opinion of thongs, and why I celebrated turning 65.

All of the above and many more are available in my E-book, The Best of Wrestling With Retirement.


This book is available on Kindle for $2.99; you can look it over and take peek inside, and even buy it by typing Amazon.com in your browser , clicking here. 


If you don't have a Kindle, but you do have a Nook, you can to the same by clicking here!


Just as a side note, The Best of Wrestling With Retirement was originally priced at $4.99; it is going on sale for $2.99.  (If Barnes and Noble have not yet posted the sale price, check back in a day or two.  Sometimes they are a little slow updating!)

EVA

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Road Fail

Some one did not obey the signs!





                     I hate it when that happens!


p.s.  Fortunately, the driver escaped with only minor injuries.

EVA

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WTF Wednesday

Today, instead of "What the F?"  It's  "Where the F has Eva been?" I haven't posted since Sunday.(don't break my heart and tell me you didn't even notice I was gone!) and here's the reason:


I've been hanging out here---


                                       In this kitchen........


   In this house (with way too many stairs for old people with bad knees!).....


                              Sitting on this second floor deck.............


                                Enjoying this view to my left..............


                            
                                And this view to my right...............


And this view in front of me.


I've been serving really tough duty, as you can see, baby-sitting my grandkids at my son's place on Sebago Lake.

(Seriously, with all the trips up and down the stairs when I'm used to everything being on one floor, I've just been too pooped to post!  But it's been fun.  Nick, 11, and Allie, 7, have been sooooooooo good, and soooo cute, I loved every minute!)

I wish I'd had the energy to go up to the next level to get photos of the living room with the fireplace and 70" tv and lovely guest bedroom; or to the level above that where one can lie on the raised  4-poster bed in the master bedroom and gaze out at the lake, or step out onto a small balcony; and then there's the kids' bedroom, also with it's own little balcony.  I did manage to see them, but didn't have my camera in hand at the time.   I never made it down to the basement, either, so I have no idea what that looks like.  There's also a lovely covered patio area which can serve as a car port in the winter.   Can you tell I love this house?   My son and his fiance are renting now, but are toying with the idea of buying.

EVA

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Silliness



After directory assistance gave me my boyfriend's new telephone number, I dialed
him -- and got a woman.

"Is Mike there?" I asked.

"He's in the shower," she responded.

"Please tell him his girlfriend called," I said and hung up.

When he didn't return the call, I dialed again. This time a man answered. "This
is Mike," he said.

"You're not my boyfriend!" I exclaimed.

"I know," he replied. "That's what I've been trying to tell my wife for the past
half-hour."
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Why I Like Retirement !!!

Question: How many days in a week?
Answer:
6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday


Question: When is a retiree's bedtime?
Answer:
Three hours after he falls asleep in the recliner.


Question:
How many retirees to change a light bulb?
Answer:
Only one, but it might take all day.



Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer:
There is not enough time to get everything done. Very true


Question: Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer:
The term comes with a 10% discount. Sometime 15%



Question:
Among retirees what is considered formal attire?
Answer: Tied shoes.


Question:
Why do retirees count pennies?
Answer:
They are the only ones who have the time.



Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Answer:
NUTS! So true


Question:
Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
Answer:
They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.



Question:
What do retirees call a long lunch?
Answer: Normal.


Question:
What is the best way to describe retirement?
Answer:
The never ending Coffee Break.


Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
Answer:
If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.



Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
Answer:
He is too polite to tell the whole truth.


And, my very favorite....
QUESTION: What do you do all week?
Answer:
Monday through Friday, NOTHING..... Saturday & Sunday, I rest. 



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EVA

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bed Making; It's Not for Sissies!

Have you ever had a day when you should have stayed in bed instead of trying to make the bed.  This poor girl is wishing she'd never torn the bed apart in order to change the sheets, I'm sure.

Feel free to expand the video to full screen by clicking on the square at the lower right hand corner.  (The quality of the video is slightly less sharp, but it's really more enjoyable in full screen!)


video


Maybe her problem is it's Friday the 13th????

EVA

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WTF Wednesday




Apparently the governor of this great state of Maine has a fondness for toe jam; he just can't stop putting his foot in his mouth!  First he said he would tell President Obama to go to hell; then he told the local chapter of the NAACP they could kiss his butt; now he's called the IRS the new Gestapo!  It's so embarrassing to most Mainers.  I see only one solution to this problem:  Duct Tape!



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A seventeen year-old teen was swimming with friends when he was attacked by an eleven-foot alligator.  The gator bit off his arm below the elbow.  Wild Life Officers were able to find the guilty alligator, cut him open and recover the missing arm.  Doctors were ybable to reattach the limb, however. 

These guys chose to swim in an area of Glades County which is known to be habited by large gators. Although it is considered a rare event for an alligator to bite a human, wild life offficials said that since 1948 there have been 224 incidents involving alligator bites, 22 of which have been fatal.  That's about 224 reasons I wouldn't be swimming in the Glades County ponds or rivers!  Sheeesh!

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In London, a man was arrested for streaking with a faux Olympic torch just before the begining of the Olympic Torch Relay.  With "Free Tibet" painted on his back, the 27-year-old was taken away in a blanket by police and charged with "suspicion of outraging public decency.  Aparently, all that security to bar terrorists from the Olympics didn't deter a naken man and his tool torch!

(sorry, no photos available!)

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And for those of you looking for an new "do,"  SuperCuts is calling this one "Rock the Gecko."

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Source for news items:  Yahoo News and Facebook
EVA

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Workings of the Human Mind Explained.


Analysis of the above picture can tell us a lot about how different people think.

- For young men, it's a picture of a lady with a nice derriere but only the most observant will notice that she is crossing a street.

- The really observant will notice that she is wearing a thong.

- For older men, she appears to be a respectable woman - with a nice tush - on her way to work.

- The perverts among them will imagine her naked.

- Wiser men will ponder the presence of mind of the photographer to take the shot in the face of such beauty and be grateful that they shared it.

- For half of the women, this is an ordinary woman who should not have left home dressed that way.

- The other half will think she is a slut but wonder where she bought that blouse

- Older women will imagine the misery that the woman's curves will cause by the time she reaches 50
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But only children, the extremely intelligent, and the celibate will notice that the taxi is being driven by a dog.
EVA

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Silent Sunday


                                 Which way to the Car Wash?

If you want to trick out your 4-wheel-drive vehicle for some serious 4-wheelin', mudding, and off-roading, click this link!
EVA

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday Silliness

 
 
The phone rings, and the wife answers.
A pervert, with heavy breathing, says,
"I bet you have a tight arsehole with no hair."


Woman replies, "Yes, he's watching TV.
Who shall I say is calling?"

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CONFUCIUS DID NOT SAY...

Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.

Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly.

Lady who goes camping must beware of evil intent.

Squirrel who runs up woman's leg will not find nuts.

Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.

Man who runs in front of car gets tired, man who runs behind car gets exhausted.

Man who eats many prunes get good run for money.

War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.

Man who fight with wife all day get no peace at night.

Man who drives like hell is bound to get there.

Man who stands on toilet is high on pot.
 
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Grandpa and Grandma were sitting in their porch rockers watching the beautiful
sunset and reminiscing about "the good old days," when Grandma turned to Grandpa
and said, "Honey, do you remember when we first started dating and you used to
just casually reach over and take my hand?"

Grandpa looked over at her, smiled and obligingly took her aged hand in his.

With a wry little smile, Grandma pressed a little farther, "Honey, do you
remember how after we were engaged, you'd sometimes lean over and suddenly kiss
me on the cheek?"

Grandpa leaned slowly toward Grandma and gave her a lingering kiss on her
wrinkled cheek.

Growing bolder still, Grandma said, "Honey, do you remember how, after we were
first married, you'd kind of nibble on my ear?"

Grandpa slowly got up from his rocker and headed into the house. Alarmed,
Grandma said, "Honey, where are you going?"

Grandpa replied, "To get my teeth!"

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Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!"
Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island. An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, "Esther, did we pay our American Express card yet?" "No, sweetheart," she responds. Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, "Esther, did we pay our MasterCard yet?" "Oh, no! I'm sorry. I forgot to send the check," she says.
"One last thing Esther. did you remember to send the check for the Visa card this month?" he asks. "Oh, forgive me, Abe," begged Esther. "I didn't send that one, either."
Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years. Esther pulls away and asks him, "What was that for?"
  Abe answers, "They'll find us!"
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EVA

Friday, July 6, 2012

Flaunting My Fiction Friday

Every now and then, I find myself penning some of my twisted thoughts in rhyme.  I'm not sure these "Delightful Ditties" qualify as poetry, but I have fun writing them and would like to share them.
In a fit of shameless self-promotion, I thought I would highlight the book of poems that I published on Kindle, called Assorted Verse and Worse.

If you are looking for a lot of symbolism and deep, philosophical truths, this is not the book for you.  There are many thought-provoking, gifted, talented poets out there who provide that experience, among which I will never be listed. 

But if you enjoy delightful ditties that make you giggle, lackadaisical lyrics to make you laugh, now you've come to the right place.  Click on the link above to check it out at Amazon.

If you have a Nook, click on this  Barnes and Noble link to check it out there!

 EVA

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Making a Spectacle of Myself


Three months ago, I had an eye exam and received a prescription for new glasses.  It had been nearly 4 years since my last eye exam, so I was not surprised the time had come for a change.  I usually take my prescription to Lenscrafters in the mall and get my new glasses in an hour at a reasonable price.  This year, there's a new optician office in town, a national chain with only two branches in Maine advertising special prices on glasses and sunglasses, far below what I am accustomed to paying.

Being retired and living on a fixed income, I decided to give the new guys a try.  I gave them my prescription, selected frames to my liking and was told that in 3 hours I could come back and pick up my new glasses with the progressive lenses (the bifocals that don't have a visible line between the distance and close up vision areas) and a pair of prescription sunglasses for the affordable price of $198.00.   What a deal!  Three years ago I paid more than that just for 1 pair of glasses with the progressive lenses!



For you young 'uns out there....your day is coming.  Soon after age 40 you're going to need bifocals or reading glasses.  The great thing about progressive lenses is because that line of demarcation is invisible, no one needs to know you are old enough to need bifocals--especially, if like me, nature, chocolate, and pizza have plumped out your wrinkles you have natural botox.

 Actually, I was skeptical that such a bargain price would get me quality eyewear; I kept waiting for   the shit to hit the fan the deficiency in these cheapass inexpensive glasses to appear.  Sure enough, yesterday after my twice-a-week nooner , I reached for my glasses and the expected had occurred.  They were bent; so crooked that on the right side of my head that part that usually rests on your ear was about a half inch high.  I removed them and set them down on the table, and saw they were indeed warped, big time!  I was angry!  It's been less than three months and those sub-par spectacles were totally askew!

I returned to the off-price opticians', determined they would either fix them or replace them!  When my turn to be served came up ("There's a sign in sheet on the counter."), I marched up to that counter ready to give that guy what for! 

 Me:  My glasses are totally screwed up, and I've only had them 2 months!  (I hand the man the beat-up, bent bifocals with disgust.)




 Clerk:  (after skeptically scanning said spectacles)  I'm sorry, but we can't adjust glasses that we didn't sell.

Me:  (becoming indignant) But you did sell me these.

Clerk:  (once again giving the goggles a gander) Are you sure you purchased those here?  Because if you didn't and they break during adjustment, we won't have replacement frames here.

Me:  You certainly do have replacements here!  I bought these here 2 months ago; I paid $198.00 for these and a pair of prescription sunglasses.

Clerk:  I'm taking your word for it, now.  I'll see what I can do.

He heated the bow or side piece, re-shaped it and gave the glasses back to me to try on.

Me:  Oh, that's much better!  Thank you. (Rather abruptly, since he implied that I was lying about my lenses)

When I returned to the car and related the experience to Mr. Eva, he asked, "Are you sure those are your new glasses and not the old ones?"

"Of course, they're my new glasses.  I know the difference.  These are smaller than my old ones!"  I retorted with disgust.  Not only did the nitwit behind the counter doubt me, but now my husband was doubting me, too, adding insult to injury!

"It's just that the lenses are looking a little darker, and your new ones don't have transitional lenses,"
reminded Mr. Eva.

"The lenses are not darker, and I know these  are my new glasses.  I just can't believe they're already wearing out.  You get what you pay for, I guess." 

Twenty minutes later, we were home, and I sat in my recliner.  There was a pair of glasses on the mini-table between my recliner and Mr. Eva's.  I picked them up and looked at them; yep, they were my new glasses.  My old ones I'd bought 4 years ago at Lenscrafters were nicely adjusted and sitting on my nose!    Egg on my face, much?  Now I have to go back and apologize to the nice clerk who was so helpful, despite my bitchiness!  (Not to mention I have to hear the "I told you so's" from Mr. Eva!)



EVA

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!




Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

EVA

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Magic Mike....not that Magical.

Two of my friends and I went to see the movie Magic Mike, with Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum.  From the previews with McConaughey announcing "laws" of the strip club ("You can't touch this!) and going on to add "I see a lotta law-breakers in here," I had the impression the movie was a comedy and was looking forward to an afternoon of laughing and taking in some awesome eye candy.  (don't judge me, I'm old; have to get my thrills where I can while avoiding arrest!)


The eye candy was plentiful; no complaints there!   The laughs were lacking, however.  I can't say it was a bad movie.  It probably presented a realistic view of the life if an exotic dancer (which is of course just a euphemism for stripper!) 

Matt McConaughey portrayed the owner/manager of a Male Revue (another euphemism:  strip club).  Channing Tatum is the headliner and 7% partner, who works at several jobs with the goal of saving enough money and eventually starting his own business making custom furniture.  He meets a 19-year-old college drop out who's struggling financially and brings him into the club as a prop man so he can earn enough money to repair his broken down truck. 



The club owner, McConaughey is shown above teaching the "kid" dance moves in front of a mirror.  Of course the kid is seduced by the money, the women, the drugs, and the seamy life-style.

It was really a dark look at life of these would-be Chippendales.  The acting was convincing, the dance moves impressive, and all the rippling male muscle mesmerizing, I have to admit.  I do think if I hadn't gone into it expecting a comedy, I wouldn't have left feeling cheated.

ChanningTatum is definitely hot, and at 42, Matthew McConaughey reminds us he's not even close to being over-the-hill!  In spite of that, I'm not sure I'd recommend this film.  You're on your own, with this one!


Photos from Yahoo Movies

EVA

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Silent Sunday


Mr. Eva, circa 1941


EVA