Friday, January 15, 2021

(the return of) THE FRIDAY FUNNIES!

 I can hear you.

Yay! Hoorah! Tada!

So let me linger no longer.

Here we go.

And with that we bring this brief joyous spasm to a conclusion.

I know it's difficult to be amused in these dark days but put a little smile on your kisser and work from there.

Have a brighter weekend and always remember to keep laughing!

Here, kitty-kitty . . .

Thursday, January 14, 2021



BLTC's ala Judy

Wednesday, January 13, 2021



"This skating rink is for the birds!"

 (Daily ice removal by Catalyst)

(Blog post idea and caption by SWMBO)

Tuesday, January 12, 2021



I live back there.


Monday, January 11, 2021


 Don't we all wish for that?

Peace and quiet?

That's how it is around my house today.

I turned the television off after a quick check of the news from Washington so it's quiet once again.

The Visiting Renta-Cat has had his snack and some catnip and is now in his preferred position on the couch.

Out in the back yard, a Phoebe has been making repeated visits to the bird bath for drinks.

I'll have to go out and see if the ice has melted yet.

My thoughts go far back in the past, to when I was a young lad listening on the radio to the adventures of a couple who lived at 79 Wistful Vista.

They were known to their audience as Fibber McGee and Molly.

In real life they were a married couple - Jim and Marion Jordan.

Their popular radio program ran from 1935 to 1959 and it's final cancellation was considered by many to be the end of the Golden Age of radio.

I remember listening all through my childhood.

It was a good time, a peaceful time.

Saturday, January 9, 2021


 Other than re-living the events of Wednesday, I'm feeling much better.


And just as an apology for the absence of The Friday Funnies this week here's some Goofy advice.

As for my day it's been busy.

We put a big foam mattress topper on my bed this morning after rotating the mattress, then re-made it with fresh linen.

The old ones were sent to the washing machine along with a ton of clothing from my hamper.

That's all done now.

In the meantime, I made a loaf of whole wheat bread studded with Craisins.

SWMBO pronounced it quite tasty.

Vacuumed the floor where white stuff from the old mattress cover had shed.

Watched the first episode of a Fran Lebowitz Netflix series about New York City after a recommendation from a friend.

He pronounced it hilarious.

I found it "mildly amusing".

Watched Jacques Pepin's cooking show.


And read a bit of Molly Ball's great biography "Pelosi".

She may get a Pulitzer, in my opinion.

Oh, great news from the BRD.

She has friends who had a painting outside on their deck for so many years it had virtually faded to oblivion.

They asked her if she could restore it.

She could and she did.

Compliments all around.

I enjoy this family with so many talented people.

And that's been my day.

So far.

Sunday, January 3, 2021


 As 2021 has begun, I feel the need for some breathing space.

The preceding year was an ordeal for all of us and I want to spend some time healing from it and resting my mind.

So I'm putting Oddball Observations on hold and stepping back from the keyboard for awhile.

I'll trust you to behave and be good to yourselves while I'm gone but to carry on without me for the time being.

And always remember to keep laughing!