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Random Thought for Friday, April 21, 2017: Every Day is an Earth Day

Welcome to Friday’s Random Thought.

April 22nd is Earth Day.  It’s  celabration of our home, our world. It is a time for people to come together and do good things for our planet, to take care of our world.

It drives me nuts.

Please don’t misunderstand me, I think that polluting our lands and seas is a crime. I just don’t see the point of all these “this is <insert word> day” days. If something is important, do it all the time.  Like New Year’s resolutions, it is pointless.

Celebrate the Earth all the time, every day. Don’t throw trash on the ground, process it. Recycle, don’t pollute. Treat people the way you want to be treated, don’t be a jerk, merge in traffic, use your blinker, don’t start a fire that leads to an interstate highway to collapse.

It’s simple. Be a human being, not an a selfish jerk.



Random Thought for Friday, April 7th, 2017: Life Goes On…

Welcome to Friday’s Random Thought.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you may have learned that my mother passed away after a fight with cancer. I know I am biased but my mom was the best.  She was smart, witty and kind.  I miss her terribly.

She didn’t want a lot of fuss when she passed, she just wanted people to get on with their lives and stay happy.  So, I’m doing what I can to stay happy and of course, that means letting my mind wander through things here and there.

So, into what has my mind wandered this week? Food induced trust issues. You see, here in the USA, the snack food market has always been busy coming up with new and amazing ways to take flavors we all know and love and twist them into things that a sane mind would never consider let alone willingly accept.

Oreo cookies with a chocolate-strawberry flavored crème filling, that I can accept…with a tall glass of milk. They are quite yummy!

Chicken Tika flavored corn chips?

While they do taste amazing one has to admit the reality, it’s a corn chip.  It should taste like corn, not Tandoori spiced chicken.  Chicken already tastes like everything else, we don’t need corn chips to taste like chicken.

This leads to confusion as chicken tastes like corn now.  That means that everything will follow to taste like corn and chicken will lose its identify as the ‘tastes like everything’ food. The chaos that will ensure will lead to the end of the world!

…or to me eating a lot more corn chips.


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