Another Four Aces

In his Friday Four series, Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, has once again posed four rather provocative questions for us to ponder. This time he wants to know…

Do you find if you are feeling low that changing the color of your clothing that you are wearing at that time lifts your spirits at all?

No. My jeans are all blue and my shirts are mostly blue, gray, black, tan, or green. The color I’m wearing does not affect my mood.

What would you do with your life if you weren’t afraid to do it?

Nothing different. I’m fearless. Well, except for my wife. She scares the shit out of me.

How good is your long term and your short term memory?

I can’t remember.

Which is more important to you today — friendship or family?

In the real world, family. In the blogosphere, friendships.

Friday Fictioneers — Global Warming

“See, I told you that all of this nonsense about global warming is a hoax,” Eric said. “Look out of the window, son. It snowed last night and it never snows in San Francisco. Now my roses are ruined.”

“Dad, just because it snowed here doesn’t mean that climate change isn’t real,” Nick said. “You’re confusing climate with weather. Climate change can result in changing weather patterns, including snow in areas where it doesn’t typically snow. As climate change worsens, unusual and even dangerous weather events are becoming more frequent or severe.”

“My ruined roses could use some global warming.”

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Dale Rogerson.

A Month of Love #26

Paula Light says, “Let’s celebrate the month of lurve (aka love) by posting one thing we love every day throughout February.

Now the truth is that I’m not really a romantic guy, so I might be hard pressed to come up with 28 objects of love, but I think I should be able to come up with 28 things I like a lot.

I was sitting at my kitchen table trying to think about what to post for Paula’s prompt today when I saw that one of the images from her own Month of Love post today was two bags of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. When I lived back east, Dunkin’ Donuts stores were everywhere. I used to love coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, but I always thought their doughnuts were too cakey. And then I remembered that there’s a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop two towns away from me.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are light and airy. Eating one is like biting into a sweet, delicious, glazed cloud. So I hopped in my car, drove to the Krispy Kreme shop and bought a half a dozen glazed doughnuts. I love Krispy Kreme!

Fibbing Friday — Material Things

Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as host for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today is Di’s turn to host and here are her questions.

1. What is a tie dye?

It’s what happens when a big game, like the Super Bowl or the World Cup, ends in a tie, and the fans, out of frustration, feel like they’re going to die.

2. What is a raglan sleeve?

It’s the sleeve of an old shirt that, rather than throwing it away, you use it to store rags in. You stuff one sleeve of the shirt with the rags and then tie a knot at the end of that sleeve.

3. What is seersucker?

It’s a really bad fortune teller (or seer) who sucks at seeing the future.

4. What is meant by a dropped waist?

It’s what’s left in the toilet after you take a dump. Oh wait, that’s dropped waste. Sorry, never mind.

5. What is a yoke collar?

It’s a kitchen device used to separate the egg yoke from the egg white.

6. What is meant by pigeon toed?

It’s what happens to pigeons when sadistic city dwellers, tired of all the pigeon poop left behind by those dirty birds, cut off the toes of the pigeons so they will fly away and not land again.

7. How many pleats are in a kilt?

It can vary from kilt to kilt, but if you’re a kilt maker and you get it wrong, there is a chance that you might be kilt, so if you don’t want to be kilt, you’d better get it right.

8. What is bias binding?

It’s a binding clause in federal legislation regarding sentencing guidelines for biased behavior.

9. What is velcro?

It’s a fictional bird that is a combination of a velociraptor and a common black crow.

10. What is twill webbing?

It’s the fabric often used in jeans that can be used for the webbing in swimming fins.

He’s Never Going Away

Donald Trump will be making his big return to the national stage this weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He will be giving the keynote speech at the conservative conference on Sunday and is expected to declare himself the “presumptive Republican presidential nominee” for 2024.

Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, pictured above with his hero, Donald Trump, is a staunch supporter of the ex-president, and he is very enthusiastic about his former boss’ return to the spotlight. Meadows said that, “You’re going to see a speech on Sunday that talks about not only the beginning, but what the future may look like, and I’m excited about it.”

Unfortunately, Meadows is in the company of many Republican Trump supporters who want to return to what they consider to be America’s halcyon days of 2017, when Trump was in the White House and the GOP controlled both the Senate and the House. They don’t realize that they are like lambs being led to the slaughterhouse, blindly and naively following the ultimate poster boy for autocratic leadership and the demise of democracy in America.

But scariest of all, Meadows added, “What we will see on Sunday is the start of planning for the next administration. And I can tell you, the people that are at the top of that list, all of them have Trump as their last name.”

I’m not a religious person, but all I can say is “God help us.”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One- Word Challenge (staunch), Your Daily Word Prompt (enthusiastic), The Daily Spur (company), Word of the Day Challenge (halcyon), Ragtag Daily Prompt (lamb), and MMA Storytime (poster).