The Best There Is

“From the sound of things, it seems that I am indebted to you. You could have left me out to hang, but you came to my aid without question to achieve a positive disposition on my case. Who knew that monstrous SOB would be so damn litigious?” Charles said.

“I’m happy with the outcome,” Max said, reaching out to shake Charles’ hand.

Charles rebuffed the handshake. “At the same time,” he said, “while I do like you, and you are quite good at your job, your invoice for your services has left a bitter taste in my mouth. I get sued a lot, but unless you can do something about your exorbitant fees, I may have to replace you as my attorney.”

Max looked at Charles and said, “I like you, too, Charles, but if you don’t pay my invoice, you will find yourself in court forthwith, and you’d better hire a great lawyer because there will be no secrecy around the fact that you’ll be facing me, and I’m the best there is. Look how I just pulled your sorry ass out of the fire.”

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (sound/monstrous), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (indebted/litigious), Ragtag Daily Prompt (hang/question), Your Daily Word Prompt (disposition/replace), My Vivid Blog (like), and Word of the Day Challenge (bitter/secrecy).

Music Challenge

Fellow blogger Li over at Tao Talk published a post based upon a music challenge that Dale Rogerson put up on Facebook. Li completed the challenge there and decided to move it over to her blog, here.

Li has invited us to complete the challenge as well. Here are the “rules.”

Answer each category with a SONG. No repeats and you can’t use the internet (it’s tempting but try not to). Go with the first song that comes to mind, change the answers to your own.

So, here are the categories and my song choices.

* Something to Wear- High Heeled Sneakers

* A Place – Our House

* Animal – How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

* A Number – One is the Loneliest Number

* A Color – Lady in Red

* A Girl’s Name – Maybelline

* A Boy’s Name – Big Bad Leroy Brown

*Profession – Doctor My Eyes

*Day of the week – Tuesday Afternoon

If you choose to participate, be sure to link back to Li’s post. Have fun!

Who Won The Week — 12/11/22

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

This used to be a weekly prompt, but it’s been almost a month since I last published a Who Won the Week post. Frankly, there hasn’t been much to crow about in my humble opinion. But this week there is. And that winner is sanity.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that the election was a such a close one.

Sanity? In today’s crazy world, when sanity happens, that deserves acknowledgment. But more specifically, sanity this week refers to the voters in Georgia who elected Raphael Warnock to a full term in the U.S. Senate when he beat Trump-endorsed Herschel Walker for the seat in this past week’s runoff election.

Nearly 49% of Georgia voters cast their ballots for a totally unqualified candidate who may not even be a legal resident of their state. Of the more than 3.5 million votes cast, Warnock won by fewer than 100,000 votes. Seriously?

Well, I don’t want to focus on the negative, so I congratulate Senator Warnock on his narrow victory and the sanity of the 51.4% of Georgia voters who voted for him. And Warnock’s victory gives the Democrats a 51–49 majority in the U.S. Senate.

Oh wait…

Arizona’s Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema Announces that She’s Leaving the Party to Become an Independent

So who (or what) do you think won the week?

If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

Spam Comment of the Week — Week 49 2022

I get some interesting spam comments on my blog, most of which are captured by Akismet, WordPress’ spam blocker. I generally do a mass delete of all of my spam comments after checking to see if any legitimate comments got caught up in Akismet’s spam-catching net.

I thought it might be fun to select a particularly interesting or unique or outrageous spam comment and highlight it each week.

This week’s spam comment came from “Shirley Folk” and was in response to my Fandango’s Provocative Question #190 post.

Hi! I’m at workk brwsing your blog from myy nnew
iphone 4! Just wanted too say I lolve reading your blkg and lolok forward tto all your
posts! Carry onn the fantastc work!

Thank you, Shirley, for your kind words. I do have a few questions for you, though. First, does your boss know that your browsing blog posts instead of doing whatever it is you’re being paid to do? Second, what is your job? I hope it’s not as a copy editor or a proofreader. Finally, your “nnew iPhone 4”? Those were introduced in 2010, twelve years ago. Do you have access to a time machine in order to have a new iPhone 4?

Anyway, have you read some catchy spam comments that you’d like to share with us? If so, put them in the comments or create your own post and tag it #FSCW.

Cellpic Sunday — 12/11/22

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

This week’s photo is another one I pulled from my archives. It was taken in 2013 just after we moved into a house we bought in San Francisco. I had hung a sheet as a temporary covering for some sliding doors that led from our bedroom to a deck in the back of our house. Our curious, and now dearly departed, cat wanted to see what we were hiding from him, so he managed to manipulate himself between the sliding glass door and the sheet in order to admire the view. I quickly whipped out my iPhone and snapped this photo.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.