Old white guy living in South-central Texas.
Galaxy Quest. My favorite movie of all time.
Speaking of which, McDonalds’ McRib sandwich is available again, at least here in South Central Texas.
The plumber’s friend could stop Sen. Belfrey. A little silicone lubricant around the lip of the bell, apply to his face, and don’t remove until he stops. Running, that is.
Back in the late ’50’s, our local grocery store chain had a small wooden corral where kids (boys, usually) could read comics while Mom or Dad shopped. The Comics Corral, it was. Very western appearing. One day I walked down to the store to catch up on my reading, while Mom was at home. After an hour or so, I was kindly showed the exit. I only got one bite of that apple, darn it. I shouldn’t have overstayed my welcome on my first, and then only, trip, I guess.
Bassets are similar in coloration to Beagles. Are they equally adventurous? After a Beagle won Best in Show at the National Dog Show a few years ago, the trainer was asked for advice for anyone thinking of getting a Beagle. He said “Get a fence”. Fred seems very interested in exploring his surroundings.
Try mixing up some soothing cleansing cream with Ben-Gay. Now there’s something you won’t do again.
My dog Clancy (1998-2011) ate paper voraciously, including toilet paper fresh off the roll. For a time we gave him an Indian type name, “White Poop”.
True story – in September, 1927, one of my father’s sisters took her first solo flight at the age of 18, and did 2 loops and a tailspin on that first solo. The rest of the story is that she spent some time with the other sister in California during the summer of 1927, and took what was called at the time “stunt flying” lessons, then returned to Iowa to solo. Nobody in Iowa knew about the extra lessons in California, though, so the stunts caused a lot of consternation.
A maturing child is a lot like a top. Pull the string, and set them loose. When they’re younger, you have to set tight boundaries for them, lest they fall off the edge of the table. But as they grow, you have to relax your boundaries and let them set their own boundaries, or you may never get a fully functioning adult. And sometimes they make mistakes. It’s the human condition.
I have a mixed breed dog saved from a shelter just hours before she was to be put down. When I first got her, she was emotionally very distant, as well as severely underweight, etc., and would lock up, stiff and immobile, when given hugs. Now, after 18 months, she will jump up on my bed and try her best to reduce the distance between us down to zero. All dogs are different, and there are a lot of factors that go into their emotional state, including the preferences of their owners. My 2 cents worth.