Friday, October 23, 2009

Gladys Has A Chain of Random Thoughts

It is Friday again and time for Mrs. 4444 to present her Friday Fragments. Go on go over read her fragments, link yours and have a big old fragmented party. Then go on over to Ann Again and Again for your weekly Virtual Girls Night Out. Have a drink, even if it’s just water, read some stories and partake in her game. Also link your Friday to her Friday.


Why does some strange woman keep calling me asking if me I need to renew the warranty on my car? Why is she so concerned?

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. I’m sure you have all noticed all the pink ribbons and the fact that the NFL all have donned pink laces, pink sweat bands and pink shoes. Oddly enough I went to get my mammy’s grammed and there wasn’t one single pink ribbon anywhere in that place. Do you think THEY know it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month?


Why don’t men get hot flashes?


Speaking of men. Kahuna and I were sitting in front of the television slack jawed and drooling watching the 4000 innings of the Angels and Yankees Play-off game the other night. It was the bottom of the 3976 inning when he looked at me and said “why are the players wearing their bike chains around their necks?” I looked and sure enough a good portion of those players had evidently done the right thing for the planet and rode their bicycles to the park.

See look they have their bike chain around their neck. Sad thing is they aren’t too smart because if it’s around their neck chances are they forgot to put it on their bike and it’s done gone.


My overheard this week came at the imaging center. We were sitting in the waiting room when a woman came in and asked the receptionist how long the wait was.

The receptionist smiled and said “about an hour. Did you want to wait?”

The woman smiled and said “could I just leave my boobs here and come back for them later?”

The receptionist said “sure I’ll just put them here in the booby hatch.”

I heart that receptionist.

So that is what a booby hatch looks like.


The weather this week has been pleasant but we are in the beginnings of the Santa Ana winds. Now if you don’t know what I’m talking about listen to what Joan Didion said "it is hard for people who have not lived in Los Angeles to realize how radically the Santa Ana figures in the local imagination....Los Angeles weather is the weather of catastrophe, of apocalypse, and, just as the reliably long and bitter winters of New England determine the way life is lived there, so the violence and the unpredictability of the Santa Ana affect the entire quality of life in Los Angeles, accentuate its impermanence, its unreliability."

For us it means the coyotes come close to the house and cry and scream. I woke the other night from a dream where I was searching for a crying baby. I sat bolt upright in bed only to realize the crying baby was actually the coyotes calling to the Santa Ana’s. Then I yelled back into the black of night “The Dingo took my BAHBEE!”


The Wizard Of Otin is hosting his Happy Hour Friday so go on tell me what makes you happy?

Here are my happy thoughts:

Cooking makes me happy.

Reading a Good book

These Nenamopuppiedoogies


Now go on and be good to one another and remember thoughts become things, think good ones.

This girl has no stress!


Anonymous said...

Loved your post today as always! Didn't get to town yet to post your gift, but today it's leaving the post office! Just got my first mammo done three weeks ago, still waiting for the results. Do you wait that long in the U.S. too? I have a lump and i kinda would like to know what it is! Cross your fingers! Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

That post was from me, forgot to write my name to it, sorry!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

The dingo Seinfeld episode is one of my favs!! Love it and oddly, say it all the time!!

Hallie :)

4 Lettre Words said...

We got the "warranty call", too. I think it's a scam.

I love those NFL pink cleats!

Ed said...

Men don't get hot flashes, we give them. I try and flash every hot looking gal...

won said...

That woman with the car warranty? Did you give her my number, cuz she keeps calling me too!

And I have a 1994 car. Interesting...

Mike said...

That was very random and very funny! Booby hatch! LMAO!! Lots of booby stuff in this post!

The beach makes me happy, also.

I am Harriet said...

I actually heard that there is a phone scam that has to do with warranties. I always Google the phone numbers that I don't recognize.Then I know if they're worth answering when they call back.

Have a great VGNO!


joanofalltrades said...

OMG! I hate those car warranty people. My husband literally had to cuss them out to get them to stop calling our house. Nice pics. Happy VGNO!

Gladys said...

Brenda - I kinda guessed it was you:)
WWW- Mine too in fact I say it all the time.
4 Ltr Wrd - Um yeah it's a huge scam and they will not leave me alone.

VE- Just wait until you'll come back as a woman in your next life!

WON- No I thought you gave her mine!

Otin- Um well it takes one to know one. ;)

Harriet - Just do what I do. Answer screaming "you bitch, you stole my husband!"

Joan - see above :)

Leslie said...

Stopping by from Ann's VGNO to say hello!

I'm with you... Why don't men get hot flashes? NOT FAIR!

Have a great weekend!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Stopping by from Ann's VGNO!

I seriously laughed out loud after reading "booby hatch" too cute!

Happy Friday! Happy VGNO!

Tania said...

My dog has the same move... what's really disconcerting is when our other dog decides to clean her and she's in that pose.

Many men live in a perpetual hot flash... ever notice they always seem to be warmer than us...

Julie from JulieChats said...

Funny about the bike chains, and I love the doggy tummy photo, makes me miss my lab!

Have a great weekend & happy VGNO!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Interesting that where you get your mammy's grammed there are no pink ribbons...

I thought the same thing about the bike chains - if the chains are around their necks, their bikes must be gone! :)

Booby hatch...heh, heh!! :)

Happy FF and VGNO! :)

Anonymous said...

I loved your post! Happy VGNO!

Tracie Nall said...

The booby hatch--love it!! great story.

Reading makes me happy too!!

Have a happy VGNO reading blogs :)

The Texas Woman said...

I always enjoy your random thoughts. They're so...random. And no one sees life quite like you...thank goodness!


Anonymous said...

Leave her boobs there...hehe...

dingo! Love that line!

mub said...

I really am laughing about the bike chains around the guys necks! Sometimes I wear my bike chain around my neck if I don't need to cycle very far and I'm in too much of a hurry to wrap it around the seat post to travel *L* Wouldn't do it during a baseball game though ;)

Claudya Martinez said...

I think men don't get hot flashes because they couldn't handle it.

Snuggling with my hubby and getting a good night's sleep makes me happy.

Suzy said...

I admire anyone who can cook and love it. I love it about twice a year.

Mamí♥Picture said...

Aww that last tummy shot so cute!
loved your post!