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Friday, December 31, 2010

#85-HAPPY NEW YEAR

I HAVE ONLY CELEBRATED ON NEW YEAR EVE  ONE TIME.

WHEN I WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL MY PARENTS TOOK ME TO HOLLYWOOD AND VINE.  BY MIDNIGHT I WAS TOTALLY BORED BUT DID GET A KICK OUT OF THE COUNT DOWN.  "SO, THIS IS IT?" I SAID TO MY PARENTS.  THEY NODDED.  "BIG DEAL!" I UTTERED AND HAVEN'T PARTICIPATED TO THIS DAY.   kt 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

#84-THURSDAY'S PICK (George)

I love reading people's comments.  Therefore, I have decided to pick a comment each Thrusday to post.   Of course this will fall FLAT if you guys aren't making comments!

TODAY'S PICK:  To #62 George said...






All Right! That does it. You have a spy cam in my house, don't you? You must because you've described exactly how my computer area and calendar look. Lists all over the place. I even have them in my truck..and on my refrigerator...and in my wallet...and in my desk. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and start scribbling things I want to remember. Clever people like us are like that, you know? Now stop spying on me!!













Meet Regnald Rooster, a renowned  and resourceful  rapscallion.
(And you thought he was sitting on your fence to wake you in the morning.)
AND HE IS STILL ON THE JOB!

kt2010


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

#83-OH CHRISTMAS TREE; OH, Noooooo, THE CHRISTMAS TREE!

When I was in high school (late 50s) my mother (ignoring Dad's vociferous protests) bought us a REAL tree.  Up to then we had had a series of really BAD silver tin-foil trees with an annual changing of the color of the ornaments to be used.  One year they were a horrible magenta!

I was delighted that we were going to have a REAL tree.  Mom even had it flocked with fake snow.  It was a magnificent tree!

However, (yep, you knew the however, was coming) what she failed to consider was the budgie cage filled with 6 young parakeets.  Our loving couple had blessed us with 8 eggs that fall, 6 of which hatched into adorable little trouble-makers.  We thought it would be cool to watch the process but, hadn't a clue as to the problems we were inviting into our lives.

The first thing that happened is that the male (Sam) dropped dead a few weeks after we purchased him a beautiful yellow mate (Samantha).  Apparently, we had waited too long to get him a mate.  He couldn't handle the stress.  I guess he knew what was coming as the brood that hatched was a real rowdy bunch.

One day, one of them figured out how to open the cage door (my mother swore that I left it ajar after feeding them) and the whole lot escaped (except for Samantha, who was glad they were gone).  I heard my mother yell, "Noooooooo! Nooooooo! The Christmas Tree!"

I rushed into the front room to find her shooing the flock from her precious tree. They were busily plucking off the flocking and pine needles.  The front room was more flocked than the tree.  Thank God my mother didn't have a gun because she probably would have shot the birds, me, and then herself!

By the time we caught all 6 (took about an hour during which time my mother was uttering all kinds of obscenities) the poor tree looked a little sad.  There was white flocking and pine needles in every part of the house.  My mother was livid.

The next day the parakeets were gone (all of them) cage and all.  I never had the courage to ask her what she did with them.  I had visions of her taking them to the Chinese restaurant at the shopping center  down the street (Sorry, was that not politically correct to say?).

We went back to fake trees the next year.  A green one this time!

kt2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

#82-WOOPS!

FOUND THIS WHEN I WAS LOOKING FOR NEW YEARS VIDEO'S
I THOUGHT IT WAS HYSTERICAL!    

kt 2010


Monday, December 27, 2010

#81-A Social Network Christmas

THIS IS VERY CREATIVE.  AN UNUSUAL APPROACH TO THE CHRISTMAST STORY.
I LIKED IT.  MAYBE YOU WILL TOO!
kt2010


Sunday, December 26, 2010

#80-JESUS AND SANTA

VERY INTERESTING APPROACH.  ALTHOUGH I REALLY DO NOT HAVE AN OPINION I DO KNOW A LOT OF CHRISTIANS WHO WILL NOT INTRODUCE SANTA INTO THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.  THOSE CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT IT MAY CAUSE CHILDREN TO THINK THAT JESUS IS A FAIRY TALE TOO......DIDN'T HURT MY FAITH, BUT, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
kt2010


Saturday, December 25, 2010

#79-CHRISTMAS SONG (Jeremy Camp - Christ Is Come)

JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, EMANUEL, GOD AMONG US, WAS ON THIS EARTH FOR ONLY 33 YEARS, YET HE CHANGED THE WORLD AND IS WITH US FOR ALL ETERNITY!




Jeremy Camp recorded the song "Open Up Your Eyes" for the soundtrack of the hit film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which earned him a Dove Award (he has several).  Some of my favorite songs by this artist are: There Will Be a Day, This Man, I Still Believe, and Beautiful One.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

#77-CHRISTMAS SONG (Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant)

THIS SONG IS KNOWN AS "MARY'S SONG."  AMY GRANT DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB MAKING US FEEL THE WORDS.  kt2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

#76-THE PARADOX OF CHRISTMAS

GREAT CHRISTMAS VIDEO - IT KIND OF SAYS IT ALL!
"THIS SEASON IS TRULY ABOUT THE GIFT THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN GIVEN."
kt2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

#75-CHRISTMAS SONG (Joseph's Lullaby - MercyMe)

LET US NOT FORGET THAT CHRISTMAS IS THE CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST;  THE PROOF OF GODS LOVE FOR US.

I HAD NOT HEARD THIS SONG BEFORE.  IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND MAKES ME WONDER ABOUT WHAT JOSEPH MIGHT HAVE BEEN THINKING AT THE TIME OF JESUS'S BIRTH!
kt2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

#74-THE LAST SANTA




Before you get started I want you to know there are “spoilers” for those of you who may still BELIEVE.  So don’t read any further.
I was in the second grade the fall of 1949, and I had a horrible revelation foisted on me by a mean classmate at school.  My parents found themselves with a hysterical child, ranting on and on about a stupid boy and his stupid ideas.
I was VERY angry because he had snidely said,” Only BABIES believed in Santa Clause."  This boy was a “know it all jerk” and made my life miserable for the entire day. 
I was extremely upset, but what I did not realize at the time was that Mom and Dad were devastated.  I was too young to be robbed of this beautiful concept.   They weren’t ready to let their baby grow up.  By the end of the day they had hatched a plan to thwart this young man’s intentions.
The first was to have a conversation with the young man and his father.  Since my father was the Superintendent of that school district, this was a sobering event for the bully and his dad.  I was never bothered again.
The second strategy was what ended up being the most memorial event of my young life.  They set out to PROVE that Santa did indeed exist! 
Mom and Dad told me this story several times over the years and now I am sharing it with you.
On Christmas Eve it was snowing and we went about our usual tasks of setting out milk and cookies after figuring out the most likely place for Santa to get into our second floor apartment.  It was finally decided that he would probably come in through my bedroom window because it overlooked the roof of the grocery store next door.  Cookies and milk was set on my nightstand and the window was unlocked so Santa could easily gain entrance. 
I will never forget what my eyes were awakened to the next morning.  It was cold in my room because my window was slightly ajar.  There was snow accumulated on my windowsill and footprints made of snow just below the window on my rug.  The footprints led off into the front room and were slowly melting from the warmth.
I bounded from my bed and bumped into my parents who were standing there pointing out the window with amazed looks on their faces.  I turned and looked out the window and THERE on the rooftop of Shindlers Grocery Store were the long straight marks of Santa’s sleigh and tiny reindeer tracks. 
Just outside and below my window was a large round place smoothed out where Santa had obviously set his large sack of presents.  I WAS ESTATIC!  It was the best Christmas ever and turned out to be my last because other kids were determined to make this BABY grow up on their timetable not my parent’s.
What I didn’t hear that day was my mother gasped as placed her hand over her mouth.  What I didn’t see was that the sleigh tracks came across the roof and drove right past (over) a chimney in the middle of the roof.   Dad in his frantic early morning effort, with a closeline pole, had failed to notice the irregularity.
Nevertheless, it had the desired effect and proved to be one of my favorite stories to be told each Christmas.  Their expression of LOVE was the best present I could have received.  Christmas is supposed to be about the expression of LOVE.  I think that a lot of the people in this world have forgotten that.
HAVE  A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE !!!

kt 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

#73-SUNDAY'S SONG (I BELIEVE - Natalie Grant)

This IS a beautiful song and so inspiring when sung by Natalie Grant.  I love the way Christian music has changed over the years.  I listen to the Christian station K-Love every day so I can be filled with songs that touch my heart and mind. These songs feed me with words that nourish my soul.  They express my beliefs in ways I can not.   They make me smile inside and out.  kt2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

#72-SURPRISED KITTY

I ABSOLUTELY   L  O  V  E   CATS!



THIS IS MY VERY FAVORITE YOU TUBE VIDEO!  There are other ones on this site so be sure you go to the Panda.  It is my #2 favorite.  However, you go to the others at your own risk.  There is one on there called "I'm a kitty cat," that is very annoying.


BE SURE TO READ #75 (12/21) AND #80 (12/26).  They are my only Christmas stories.


kt2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

#71-FRIDAY FLASHBACK (Poor Kid Wasn't Even a Little Bit Country - 3)





This is a true story about my 10-year-old daughter, Patty, and her problems adjusting from life in Los Angeles to living in the small rural town of Lamar, MO.  (reprint of #16)


Our first Easter in Lamar, I bought 6 bantam chickens for Patty and her brother.  There were four females and two roosters.  Both kids were delighted with the chicks and helped raise them.  That first winter was a cold one and we did not have a heater in the chicken pen so we moved them into the kitchen.  I found a large box at the furniture store and set up a home away from home for our charges. 

The young chickens had all the comforts of home.  We stuck rods through the cardboard sides for them to roost upon.  Water and plenty of food was deposited in jar lids.  We even cut out little doors so we could peek in on them.                       

One day I heard a big ruckus coming from the box.  I peeked in to see what they were all frazzled about.  They seemed to be attending to one particular chick, named Henrietta.  I watched intently as she finally deposited one tiny egg in the straw.  When I called Patty and showed her the egg she was enthralled.

The next afternoon they started up another hullabaloo so I ran and got Patty so she could watch.  This time it was Peepers, Patty’s favorite, which was doing her dance.  We watched and then there it was lying in the straw.
Patty, gasped, stomped out of the kitchen and slammed the door to her room.

I knocked on her door, went into her room, and asked her what was wrong.

Patty, replied in a disgusted voice, “Did you see where that egg came from?  I’m NEVER eating eggs again!”  To myself I thought, “Wonder what she will refuse to eat when I let the eggs hatch?”

I also wondered how long it would take a 10 year old child to starve to death?


For other stories about mu daughter's adjustment to life in a rural town see numbers 54 # 67. 
kt 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

#70-THURSDAY'S PICK (April)

I love reading people's comments.  Therefore, I have decided to pick a comment each Thrusday to post.

Of course this will fall FLAT if you guys aren't making comments!

TODAY'S PICK:  To #22 April said...






"Wow! You are accident prone, but maybe it is all that home improvement. If you were lazy and cheap like me you would only have to worry about duct tape injuries!"





Ok,  is it DUCK tape or DUCT tape?
Or is it the duck, is duct taped?

THINK ABOUT IT!  CAN YOU IMAGINE ALL THE TROUBLE I HAVE GOTTEN INTO WITH DUCK/DUCT TAPE?   Once I duct taped the front doors of a car together so they wouldn't open.  All I had to do was to run duct tape trough the arm rest of the right door (back in the days there was an opening in them) then go to the left door and do the same.  Next join the tape up in the middle.  Slip out the back door and voila'!  When the person tries to open the door it won't budge far.  This messes with their mind for a while (and in this case elicited some interesting words).  Finally, they figured out what had been done and got in through the back door.  Yep, guilty of a practical joke on a friend who had played one on me the week before.

kt 2010
























Wednesday, December 15, 2010

#69-MOTHER KNOWS BEST


Maida Taylor
at age 88



My mother (God rest her soul) coined this phrase: 

                  “The whole world conspires to annoy me!”

When I watch the news or pick up a newspaper I REALLY identify with her words.




kt 2010   (Miss you Mama!)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

#68-WHAT'S WHOOPEE ANYWAY?

"One of my friends (Clenna) sent me this and I enjoyed a big lol because I was thinking along similar lines. I say similar because I might resort to this "IF" I could choose which person got to pat me down.  Then I had multiple, consecutive flashbacks of the times I went thought the security line and the individuals who were there manning those lines.  NOPE!  Don't remember a single one that tripped my trigger, floated my boat, or even tickled my fancy.

You see, I have been divorced (from my 2nd husband) for 40 years and haven't even had a date since 1976 (let alone any whoopee.....  yes, whoopee, remember this is a "G" rated blog).  I looked back at my life and wondered, "How did that happen?"  I really thought I would remarry after my second divorce.  Yes, you read right (both times).  I didn't mistype  "2nd" and that, dear friends, is another story. 

Well, after my last divorce my children were young and I just couldn't face the prospect of reentering the dating game.
              "But,"  I said to myself, " I do miss the whoopee."


When my children got a little older I lived in Los Angeles and I didn't like what I saw out there.  Dating could be dangerous.
              I said to myself, "I  can live without whoopee."


Then I moved to a small town in Missouri I found that there were no suiters available, at least any in which I was interested.  The only good ones were already taken and the others had to be drug out of the gutter and cleaned up.
          At this point I said to myself, "I don't want whoopee that bad!"


When the kids started moving out and away, I thought that maybe it was time for me to remarry.  However, I didn't want to marry someone only to have to nurse him for the rest of my life.
          I said to myself, "Big deal, whoopee is over rated."


Now that I am retired I realized that if I found someone now, I wouldn't be able to get naked (or for that matter see him naked).
          I said to myself, "Hey, old gal, you don't even want whoopee!"


So, here I sit, typing this blog.  I have few major interactions with the world.  Therefore, I understand this cartoon completely.
          So, I say to myself, "Well.  So this is what WHOOPEE has become!"  Oh, well, maybe I'll get lucky on my next flight to the East Coast! 

POST SCRIPT: Currently, I am taking care of my 99 year old father.  There is some IRONY in that isn't there?  I did not remarry, but the end game is the same as I am taking care of an old man who I have to give baths!

2010 kt

Monday, December 13, 2010

#67-A TEACHER'S SWEET REWARDS

I am a retired teacher and most of my students were 9th and 10th grade boys with learning disabilities and/or behavior disorders.  They often did not want to do their work (go figure).  Normal discipline measures didn't work with these kids so I had to come up with NONTRADITIONAL ways.  For example I had a young man who was refusing to work, as usual.  It was time to try one of my new techniques.  When this student started his regular routine I simply told him, "If you do not complete your work I will sit beside you and sing!"


Well, no surprise, he still refused.  So, I began to loudly belt out a TERRIBLE rendition of a popular song at the time.  I embellished with all the theatrical arm and facial movements of an opera diva.  

This student immediately put his hands up in surrender and said, “Ok, Ms. "T", I’ll work!”

However, this is not the best part of the story.  A young man that I had been trying to coax out of his shell (for most of the year) launched himself from his desk and headed for the door.  This kid was usually overly compliant and extremely quiet ( I'll call him Bobbie).

I said, “Hey, Bobbie!  Where are you going?”

Bobbie turned and calmly replied, “Well, the fat lady sang; so class must be over!”

         [Sidebar:  I AM NOT FAT!  As my mother used to say, "Ewe's just fluffy."]

I could have responded with outrage, but no, Bobbie just proved that I was right about him.  He was a bright, funny, young man who trusted that I would not take his head off (like some teachers).  The whole class, and I, erupted in peals of laughter.

Sometimes rewards are slow in coming, and often disguised, but that makes the one you do get all the sweeter!  (See #28 for another teaching trick).

kt 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

#66-SUNDAY'S SONG (Legacy)

I OFTEN WONDER WHAT KIND OF LEGACY I WILL  BE LEAVING MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.  I HOPE IT IS ONE FILLED WITH LOVE, HUMOR,  JOY, FAITH, AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT I WALKED DAILY WITH THE LORD, STUMBLED OFTEN, BUT GOT UP (WITH HIS HELP) TO CONTINUE THE ADVENTURE.  A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT,  BUT WANT TO ACHIEVE THAT KIND OF PERFECTION, IN HIM.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

#65-CRAZY DAISY


Up I go!
Where'd they go?
 In the mid 70s my kids and I adopted a dog from the pound.  She was a goofy little Rat Terrier we named Daisy Mae (Beverly Hillbillies influence).  Daisy was the PERFECT dog for kids.  She was a real clown, full of too much energy, and was always doing amazingly silly things.
     We had several apple trees in the back yard and, Daisy, in pursuit of squirrels (who teased her endlessly), would jump into the first crotch (ok, maybe not the correct term) and work her way up into the tree after them.  We would find her perched on a narrow branch, doing her balancing act, and  barking wildly at one of her nemeses.  She did fall out SEVERAL times but this did not deter her efforts.  The amazing thing is that she would often curl her front leg and paw around a branch to pull herself up. 
     Once, I observed Daisy trotting to the back of the yard only to spin around and run, like a maniac (nose stretched out, ears flying) straight toward the big oak tree.  About the time I thought she was going to crash and burn, she ran right up the side.  It was then that I realized that she was trying for the squirrel feeder over six feet off the ground.
     A day or so later I looked out the kitchen window and saw Daisy sitting on the feeder looking up into the humongous oak tree.  I guess she was trying to figure out how to get higher.  It wasn’t too long before she provided us with a big laugh.  The old feeder (with Daisy on board) broke and came crashing to the ground.  However, undaunted by her experience she still ran up the tree daily (but couldn’t seem to reach the lowest branch which was about 50 feet off the ground)
Do you know what you're doin?
Guess whose winning?
     Daisy loved the kids.  We took her with us when we went to the lake.  The nut would try to catch the mailboxes as we flew by down the country road.  When my son swam under water, so did she!  
     When the kid did anything Daisy was right there.In fact everything my kids did was a cause for joyful celebration by Daisy.  An example of this is when I heard a funny noise in the front room.  There was a “sloughing” sound followed by two kids giggling then by hysterical laughter.  When I stepped into the room and asked what was going on my son demonstrated.  He placed a large hand around daisy’s muzzle, put his mouth to an opening left around his thumb, then blew.  The result was the flapping of Daisy’s lips close to the corners of her mouth (and of course the weird noise).  Daisy kept going back for more.
Shoot it!  Shoot it!
     Daisy, also, loved to retreive things.  We had a gun like toy that shot out Hot Wheels and Daisy would retrieve the cars and bring them right back.  She would stand there prancing, look at the gun, then look off across the room.  There was no mistaking her message.
Yummmmm!
     Her first Christmas with us she learned to open her present.  The next Christmas she did it automaticallY, once it was given to her.  Oddly enough, she never opened it ahead of time (unlike my kids), and never bothered any other presents under the tree.
     Once in a while she would sneak food from the table (particularly corn on the cob).  Also, we occasionally had to extricate her from a deep hole in the ground where she dug herself into trouble going after a mole (wish I had a picture of that).   And, if that wasn’t enough,  I got a call from my neighbor across the street telling me to rescue my dog.  I found Daisy hanging from our fence by her collar. 

     How did we ever get to lucky to find such a great dog? 

kt2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

#64-FRIDAY FLASHBACKS (Poor Kid Wasn't Even A Little Bit Country #2)





This is a true story about my 10-year-old daughter, Patty, and her problems adjusting from life in Los Angeles to living in the small rural town of Lamar, MO.  (reprint of #17)


One afternoon, my daughter, Patty, came STOMPING into the kitchen and exclaimed, “Someone is throwing things at me!”

Of course I was skeptical, but my daughter seemed to be very sure so I followed her into the yard.

She showed me where she was standing when an object had struck her on the back.  We walked around the yard and surrounding area.  Not even one hidden prankster could be found.  Satisfied, I went back into the house.

Minutes later she came flying back into the house.    

She was REALLY angry this time.  Patty was sputtering, pointing toward the back yard, and stomping her feet shouting,  “Someone IS out there!”.

So, we took off again for the back yard (which was about 3 acres of bushes, oak trees and brush).  Another complete search revealed no lurking ambushers.  As we were heading back to the house I heard a whizzing sound; like something flying through the air.  Then I heard an object hit the side of the garage.

Patty, (with hands on hips) glared at me and growled, “SEE!”

Then another object hit me on the head.  That was when I realized that the flying objects were acorns from this GIANT, 200 year old, oak tree which stood in the middle of our back yard.  Acorns would drop from a great height, careen off a branch and take off like a missile.

When the culprit was revealed, I laughed.  Patty just stomped into the house muttering something like, “I really hate it here!”

kt 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

#63-THURSDAY'S PICK (jhitomi)

I love reading people's comments.  Therefore, I have decided to pick a comment each Thursday to post.


Of course this will fall FLAT if you guys aren't making comments!


Here is TODAY'S pick(s):


To #24 (Pussy Cat Perils) jthomi said...We used to have a cat who loved hunting and would bring us "gifts"...birds, moles, mice dead and alive.  She thought it was fun.  We lived in a rural area.  The funniest was when she brought us a slug, and it was the messiest goopiest prey; she never did it again.
Snail moves - Click image to download. OK, SO IT'S NOT A SLUG!  GIVE ME A BREAK!


To #61 jthomi said...I always worry that if I died today everyone would see how messy the house is, as if that's more important than anything else.  Then I found out that my friend has the exact same fear!


As it happens, a lot of us do.  I go into a cleaning frenzy every time I fly anywhere (just in case).  However, my house is ALWAYS in perfect order.  And, here's the picture to prove it.


To be fair, the guitar isn't mine!

kt2010





Wednesday, December 8, 2010

#62-I LEAVE A PAPER TRAIL WHEREVER I GO!

     There are notes on ideas for my blog all over the place.  I keep a small notebook in my purse, by my recliner, on the refrigerator, in my office and in my car.  Ideas are constantly running through my brain and I need to write them down quickly or they are gone (ADHD again…see #29).
     Most are written in haste and accompanied by stains from whatever I am doing at the time (usually eating).  Some are wrinkled and water stained from wet hands that have been washing dishes (see #45).  Some have evidence of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (my favorite) or a dab of paint (just read your mind....OK mostly covered in paint).
     Some have dirt, grass stains, even snail trails on them (left note laying on the sidewalk as I was edging).  Often, when I am changing into my pajamas, several fall out of my high pockets (that is what Mom used to call her bra - see # 51).
     But the weirdest place I found a blog note was in the freezer (ADHD yet again).  Apparently, I was searching for something and set the note down to grab my choice.  Days later I found it in the ice bin.  Funny thing, this idea was about a skiing accident I had when I was 19.  So, at least I had it filed in a quasi appropriate place!
     Also, I write on the backs of whatever paper like thing is in close proximity.  I once received a “THANKS FOR THE LAUGH” note from a gal at the electric company (remember I live in a small town and she knew me).  Apparently, I had written out the meat of the story on the back of the bill stub before I sent it in.  I asked her to read it to me and, guess what, it was notes on the “SKUNK” story (see #s 54 and 55).
     Have you a special way of remembering things (Mannnnn, that made me remember something else to blog about…..be right back….).  Luckily, I am sitting at my computer where I have a list and this one was number 43.  (I also have 23 in the prewriting stage, and 11 scheduled to post this month).
     See I forgot what I was doing….that darned old ADHD!

SO, IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL WAY OF REMEMBERING THINGS PLEASE POST THEM.  
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT THEM.

kt 2010


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

#61-PARANIOA (The "Tighty Whities" Story)

Did your mother ever tell you to ALWAYS wear clean undies in case you are in an accident?  Well, my mother drilled it into my mind most of my life.  This, hopefully explains my behavior in this next story (which occurred in the late 80s).  ALSO 100% TRUE!

Well, how else was I going to illustrate this one?  They don't exactly have tighty whities in clip art.
    And, yes, that's my foot!  No, that's not my underwear!      (I had to buy a pair to photograph)
One morning I found my underpants drawer empty as I was rushing to get dressed.  As usual, I was running late.  Rather than put on a pair of pants from the hamper (which my mother told me NEVER to do) I went to my college age son’s room and borrowed a pair of his white jockey shorts.  They were snug, but they would work.
Once out of the house and on the road I suddenly discovered that my mind was stuck on the idea that, somehow, someone would find out that I was wearing men’s underwear.  I began to think about being in an accident (thanks, Mom), getting sick and having to go to the hospital, or someone seeing my choice of panties through a crack in the bathroom door.  I ran dozen of scenarios through my mind all the way to work, all morning at work, and well into the afternoon.
When school was out, lest I tempt fate again on the drive home, I went to the restroom, removed the offending undies, and put them in the trash.  However, then I worried about someone finding out that I was going commando. 
What’s my point?  I HAVE NO IDEA.  We all do these silly little things and worry about what others might think.  Would anyone have even noticed?  (Probably not).  Would anyone have even cared if they did notice?  (Probably not).  So, why do we humans torture ourselves with these "little" things?  Because we’re just that, human.  (However, I vowed to never wear men’s briefs ever again).


Do you have any SILLY things that you worry about?  Tell me, please, I don't want to feel that I am the only one who does this kind of stuff.

kt2010