THE FEEL-GOOD GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

A little late posting today.DW and I went to the local blood bank and donated today.She has a rare blood type and hers is sorely needed.She is O negative-negative.Hers is the blood they need specifically for high-risk newborns.She wasn’t aware of that,and was a little distressed because it’s been a while since she donated.I needed a lot of blood when I had my open heart surgery and this is just a way to give back.

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  1. ‘CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING’ RERUN GETS HIGHER RATINGS THAN FIRST-RUN X-FACTOR.
    Whatever that is.
    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/22/charlie-brown-thanksgiving/

    • chrissythehyphenated

      This is interesting: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is not the most popular entry in the beloved animated franchise (both A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown deliver bigger numbers).”

      I wonder if this has anything to do with Thanksgiving competition with the Macy’s parade and football. There are few Halloween specials at all and, while there are a gazillion Christmas, they air for weeks ahead of the actual holiday.

  2. TOYS I KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
    This is the larger of the two Shootin’ Shell fanner pistols Mattel made from 1958-1962.To my mind it was one of the best toy guns ever made.The original price was $3.95.One in good shape today can fetch $200+,with box over $300.The little two-piece shells were sold in a package with 3 brasses and 18 gray noses,which always got lost fpr .50.Those packages today go for about $60.I always carried loose shells to the toy and antique shows I sold at for nearly twenty years and they sold for $10 for one cartridge and two noses.Some PC-type mom would always upbraid me for selling these guns,but I would remind them they were TOYS.We knew it when we played with them and since our heroes were the good guys,nobody suffered any ill effects.If kids were allowed to use their imagination more today,went outside to play instead of parking themselves in front of a video console for hours and were permitted to be a kid while they had a chance,maybe 10 year olds wouldn’t be bringing real firearms to school to resolve conflicts.

    • chrissythehyphenated

      This is so funny … “HARRY POTTER AND THE BARNYARD OF DOOM … A goat knocked down a 14-year-old paperboy, chased him up a tree in Smithville, Utah, and kept him up there for more than an hour. The youngster said: “I think it’s possessed or something.” The animal’s name is Voldemort.” … Before coming on line, I started watching Harry Potter 3 again, the one that starts with Harry’s hideous Aunt Madge and her vile little dog. I was remembering a detail from the book that isn’t in the movie, about how on a previous visit, the dog had treed Harry, which the family knew but did nothing about for hours, because they thought it was funny.

  3. DOES THE SENATE NEED A BIGGER LADIES BATHROOM?
    Definitely.Reid,Schumer,Dirtbin and John Kerry(who served in Viet Nam) all squat to pee.Frank Lautenberg uses an adult disposable diaper.See–even political toilets bring out the worst in me.
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/hillaryreinsberg/does-senate-need-a-bigger-ladies-bathroom

  4. SPEED DATING WITH OREOS
    Double Stuf Oreos are part of DW’s therapy when she’s depressed
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/24/speed-dating-with-oreos/

    • chrissythehyphenated

      A wise choice. I hit the chocolate and sugar too. It’s not a regular part of my diet, GP! But sometimes, my brain just NEEDS them. I swear, I feel hungry in my head. I think it’s a chemical thing.

      • GP

        Sometimes I am amazed at how I think of something and then it is discussed here.
        Case in point.
        Yesterday I had a thought I wanted an Oreo. Now keep in mind, I have not eaten this kind of stuff for almost 5 years now and have not missed it.
        But it was just a momentary thought.
        I started to think of what was probably in it-
        sugar, hydrogenated oil, preservatives, etc etc.
        and I got over the oreo craving really fast.
        Don’t hate me because I try to eat healthily.
        I did however go for a piece of dark chocolate.
        Proof that I am not a martyr.

        • chrissythehyphenated

          I don’t eat Oreos either. :) Dearest and I are real snobs these days about food. Organic dark chocolate, Green and Black’s brand, preferably with ginger which IMHO is the BEST thing to mix with chocolate. Dearest gets two bars when he can afford it and is in the store that carries it and we each hide our bar so we can make it last as long as we want. As wild living goes, that’s about it for us LOL.

  5. BRIDE MARRIES SOMEONE ELSE WHEN GROOM SHOWS UP LATE FOR WEDDING
    When you’re hot,you’re hot
    http://www.breakingworldnewstoday.com/2012/11/1009.html

    • chrissythehyphenated

      I like the part where the bride’s family beat up the groom’s family when they finally showed up HOURS late. I bet that was a fun call for the cops to bust up.

  6. 17 FEET TALL,60 FEET AROUND
    wouldn’t you just love to jump in?

  7. FLORIDA MAN CHOKES TO DEATH IN COCKROACH EATING CONTEST
    This is Darwin’s way of taking the incurably stupid out of the gene pool.
    http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2012/11/26/fla-man-choked-to-death-in-roach-eating-contest/

  8. JOAN RIVERS MISTAKEN FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN THE U.K.
    Mistaking her for an alien is understandable
    http://www.yourjewishnews.com/Pages/w6347.aspx

  9. STUDY FINDS FEMALE PORN STARS HAVE HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM,BETTER BODY IMAGE AND ARE MORE SPIRITUAL THAN OTHER WOMEN
    I have never understood why any woman with a sense of self respect would subject themselves to such degradation.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/shock-study-female-porn-stars-have-higher-self-esteem-better-body-image-are-more-spiritual-than-other-women/#

    • I agree with you, Pete, and I wouldn’t believe this study for a second. Some pollsters are too incurious to bother asking control questions to see if their subjects are just answering with wishful thinking or still on the sugar-rush from hauling in $1000 a night. It’s like polls of college men about how may sexual partners they have, or how well-endowed they are. What do you think they’re gonna say? Of course these ladies are the happiest, most confident and spiritual creatures this side of the Dalai Lama.

      • chrissythehyphenated

        Ditto both of you. I think this is just bs science designed to support the Left’s anti-Christian agenda.

        • chrissythehyphenated

          There was an episode on disk one of the last season of The Closer, a show we mostly we enjoy, but this one episode really pissed us off.

          The murder victim was a minister; the pool of suspects was his family and congregation. They were all depicted in the most negative ways possible … hypocritical, mean-spirited, secretive, close minded and sexually repressed and/or twisted. The only guest character who was given a “nice” persona was a HOOKER. (Sound like the study? Hmmm.)

          To just add bile to the mix, the murderer turned out to be the recently returned from war military son, cuz you know, military vets are all a steaming pile of murder and rape waiting to explode. Just ask Janet Napolitano.

          Worse and worse, the vet was very young looking (early 20s), had the wrong hair cut for an active duty Marine, and was only a Corporal. But they had him say he had been in Afghanistan for FIVE YEARS. Given the year on, year off deployment patterns, this would make him 30, by which time he would have had to re-up at least once, possibly twice. And if he had not managed to qualify for promotion beyond Corporal by then, he would not have been accepted for re-enlistment.

          It makes me so angry when television writers are not just grossly prejudiced, but also too freaking LAZY to do any research.

          • Oh, I know. I can hardly watch any TV because of the horrible sneering bias of the writers. What’s worse is that the writers have a penchant for being stealthy about it, so they’re always writing about conservative’s pet topics (military, law enforcement, etc), but when you scratch the surface, the message is always subversive and ignorant and superficial. They drew my mom in on “The Good Wife,” because it looked like it had a traditional angle, but surprise, lib writers win every time.

            • GP

              THAT is the problem. Conservative writers can’t find jobs.
              If one of the alphabets would get some common sense, they would put on conservative programming. They would be raking in the dough.
              I am still waiting for that talk show called “The RE-View” starring the likes of Malkin, Geller, Loesch, and maybe one of the beautiful brains from Fox and a token demwit of course.

    • chrissythehyphenated

      That’s $100,000, Pete. And the story has made my blood boil! The unemployed, single mother who is getting hit for this ridiculous bill has had her driver’s license revoked because of the dispute and has had to hire a lawyer. But she never even OWNED the damn car. Her ex-boyfriend put it in her name without her knowledge, then abandoned it at the airport back in 2009. The law says abandoned cars must be towed after 30 days, but the parking lot brainiacs at O’Hare Airport (are they unionized?) just kept on ticketing it for THREE YEARS.

      • I love it when you get angry, Chrissy. This is one of my peeves, also. How can a civilized society be so comfortable turning a blind eye to local bureaucrats and leos (law-enforcement) constantly reaming poor, struggling people who can’t afford it. It’s not nickel-and-dimeing when you’re slapping people with thousands of bucks worth of fees for unfair and arbitrary things you can’t avoid, especially when you can’t afford to eat. Abuse of the powerless is not cool.

      • GP

        Of course, everyone at Ohare is unionized! Parking tickets are one of Chicago’s biggest sources of revenues.
        The crazy thing is that OHare does not even share a boundery with the city of Chicago, but was taken from the burbs and made into a Chicago district, because of clout. It is actually several miles outside of the city. The Chicago Way ya know.
        And how many unsuspecting drivers have gotten parking tickets at Ohare while trying to find someone they are picking up. NO talking on the phone in Crook County. That will be 50 bucks, thank you very much.
        This reminds me of the joke about what the retired couple do for entertainment.
        They see a cop putting a ticket on a windshield and they start to raise a ruckus. They swear and antagonize the cop and he keeps writing them tickets. When the cop walks away, they turn around and head to their real car and high five that they got back at another driver who touted an Obama Biden bumper sticker.

        • chrissythehyphenated

          LOL!!! I got very rebellious once and fed a bunch of parking meters when I saw the meter maid coming. Later I found out that’s actually illegal where I lived. How absurd is that, making it illegal to feed someone else’s meter?! Not sure what they call it … committing a random act of kindness? How dare you! They oppose many Christian acts in that town, including preaching in a speaking voice on the same pavement where it is acceptable to blast your stereo.

  10. LARGE RAT RUNS INTO WOMAN’S PANTS ON NYC SUBWAY
    I could say something about democrats,but I won’t
    http://www.breakingworldnewstoday.com/2012/11/1041.html

  11. GP

    A little Whittle. Where do we go now?

  12. Ting

    I have been really busy and am so glad that I took a few moments to catch up on my reading here. It is so funny because I sat down to read, while eating a Mr. Goodbar, and I had the thought that I just wanted to say that I am happy! Really. I know all kinds of bad stuff is going on in D.C. but there is not one single thing that I can do about it right now, so I just am so thankful for that holiday respite and the spirit of Thanksgiving. It gave me time to reflect that my husband is happy, about to tackle some challenging new work projects for which he is uniquely qualified, my children are happy, peaceful, settled, and in love with people that I really like and who fit in nicely with our family. What more can one expect? I am happy and there is not one single thing that those crazies in D.C. can do to change it right now.

    And as I read yesterday’s Grudge, there was all the talk about laughter and chocolate and happiness, and I realized you guys know what I am thinking probably before I even realize it! Love each and every one of you!