One-Liner Wednesday — Talking To Myself


“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

Comedian George Carlin

Who among us doesn’t feel that way at times?

By the way, congratulations to Laura at Riddle from the Middle for her winning entry into the 2019 One-Liner Wednesday badge contest. Here’s the new badge.B84EED60-20FC-47DF-8DA2-B0B1A93AC858My entry finished in a four way tie for fifth. Oh well, there’s always next year.

Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

Vote Early, Vote Often

Hello Fandango Fans! Today is voting day in [insert wherever you live here]. Yes, Linda G. Hill is holding her annual badge contest for her One-Liner Wednesday prompt. As Linda noted, thirteen people, including yours truly, are completing for the honor of having their badge serve as the official #1LinerWeds badge for the next 12 months. Here’s my entry:0A8DF2A1-A357-4ECA-B2A4-2D609C05C697But there are 12 other worthy contenders who have posted some truly creative badges.

So head over to Linda’s voting site and cast your vote. And don’t vote often. Just once.

And remember who sent you there when casting you vote, Fandango Fans!

2019 #LinerWeds Badge Contest

91845F49-2C1C-4A81-B9D9-50EEA07944F6Linda G. Hill, the blogger responsible for the enormously popular One-Liner Wednesday prompt, has implored us to “get out your art supplies, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s time for a new One-Liner Wednesday badge!”

The current badge, from Cheryl at Dreaming Reality, is displayed at the top of this post. But Linda likes to shake things up, so she holds this annual contest in which she asks her One-Liner Wednesday followers to come up with new badge designs. Thus, this week’s One-Liner Wednesday will be the last one with Cheryl’s badge.

The rules for this badge contest are listed on Linda’s post HERE. Linda will be sharing all badge submissions on her blog on Monday, June 10th, along with a poll that will close the next day, Tuesday the 11th. The new One-Liner Wednesday badge for the next 12 or so months will be the one that receives the most votes from her readers.

I am submitting my badge design below. It’s a picture I took last fall during Fleet Week in San Francisco. The image below was taken from Golden Gate Park and it shows the Navy’s Blue Angels jets in formation doing a steep climbing maneuver, reaching the zenith and then arching back down. And then I ran it through a Prisma filter for the final effect. Here it is:0A8DF2A1-A357-4ECA-B2A4-2D609C05C697So if you like this badge design of mine, go to Linda’s blog this coming Monday and vote for my badge!


One-Liner Wednesday — Caught Stealing


“The difference between baseball and politics is that in baseball, you’re out if you’re caught stealing.”


It’s time to hold our elected officials accountable. When the time comes, go out and vote!

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — May 31

Time for something new…for me, anyway. Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year. I’ve had this blog for two years, so I have only 2017 and 2018 to draw from.

If you’d like to reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year, please write a comment with a link to that post. If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 31st) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

Be sure to tag your post #FFF.

I originally posted this one on May 31, 2017 and it was the first time that I responded to one of Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompts.


“Each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening.”

Philip Rucker, a reporter for the Washington Post, was in the room for the now somewhat infamous handshake between French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump at last week’s NATO meeting in Brussels. The sentence at the top of this post is how Rucker described that handshake.

I suppose it could have been worse. Instead of competing with an intense handshake, these two world leaders could have had an actual pissing contest!