My mother was 32 when she had me. She also looked older than her age which at the time was 43. I was in 5th grade and acting up (they’d stopped my Ritalin-that wasn’t their brightest idea). My teacher said he was going to tell me grandmother on me. I told him one was dead and the other lived in Jersey. He stopped for a minute then realized his mistake. We actually got a laugh out of it and I wound up being one of his favorite students.
There is a show on SyFy called “Resident Alien”. After he crashes we see him approaching a barn. The voice-over on this show is hilarious. Anyway it is intimated that he is going to slaughter the cow. When we come back from commercials we see him on the ground under the com nursing and the cow looking like WTF. He did thank her afterward. Just because he came to Earth to kill all of humanity for destroying the planet doesn’t mean he’s rude…at least to animals OTHER than humans.
She mikes the tuna-gag me and then adds the mayo. The smell is just so bad. She also likes salmon. Over 20 years ago I took both of my girls to the shore. My oldest had to do a report on the lighthouses here in NC. I thought it would be fun to go and see them. There were 7. We started at Currituck in the north all the way down to Cape Fear (there is an old navy? one at the delta). The first day we were able to see Currituck and actually go up the 200+ steps. That was the only one we went into. We got a hotel room so we could see Cape Hatteras in the morning. That is what everyone pictures when they think of lighthouses. That happened to be when they moved the lighthouse due to soil erosion so it was closed. Anyway we went to a restaurant while in Nag’s Head. I always tried to let the girls try new things. We got one of the platters that had all kinds of things-mussels, oysters, etc. I discovered that day that unless it comes from Long Johns or is so breaded as to not bear any semblance to what it was I hated it. My oldest was right there with me on the hatred. My youngest however LOVED! all of it. To this day she loves all seafood. She also loves sushi which I cannot fathom. This of course is the kid that went to the hospital many times for injuries trying everything! lol
My sister lives in Phoenix. Her last house had several grapefruit trees (as well as lemon and an orange tree-but those never fruited). One year when I went to visit my mom she (mom, not my sister) had 10 of the gigantic leaf bags full of them! Mom was planning on making juice and then freezing it. While she was at work my girls and I went through 5 of the bags. Mom had my great-grandmother’s juicer, the type that looked like a press, but it wound up being easier to just use the junky plastic one mom had from tupperware. Mom was flabbergasted when she saw what we had done-but happy! The next day we got the rest done. My arm was killing me. The joke was I visited once a year to clean her house.
Also I am with you on the cheese. Whenever my stomach gets upset I eat some cheddar and drink some ginger ale. The cheese works better than the drink. However I loathe soft cheeses. Looks Good on Paper has a thing about Nixon today. Apparently his last mean in the Whitehouse was half a grapefruit, cottage cheese , and a glass of milk. It was his favorite meal. I see that and shudder.
Hey Con, would margarine be Okay since it is oil based? I know taste-wise butter is better, at least to me. Mom hated it, so I didn’t get real butter until after I married and moved away.
My daughter likes her tuna salad heated. It smells so gross! Thankfully she doesn’t get a hankering often. I use sweet gherkins in my salad, so I can see the sweetness portion of Agnes’ mess, but not the sugar of it.
According to the Smithsonian that was actually PAT! During the visit to China it was Pat who fell in love (who wouldn’t) with the black and white cuddly-looking creatures. The Chinese government then sent a pair to DC with the proviso that they still belonged to China. It was the 50th anniversary of their arrival this week. I follow the zoo on IG, so I’ve been seeing cute bears all week.
I road a mechanical bull once when I was in my early 20s. I lasted less than 2 seconds and managed to jam my figure in the process. The swelling took weeks to subside. I decided I would NEVER do that again.
Um, I only went twice as a kid. It was fun, but expensive. The expense (aside from food and drinks) was from having to buy the cards from the place OPERATING!! the bingo game! New ones for each “hand” I guess you’d call it. You couldn’t even buy extra for the next “hand”. It was on post, so maybe the military is different, but I don’t see how there can be a pot to win if no one has to pay into it.