Monthly Archives: November 2018

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 – Calling All Grammarians

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 – Calling All Grammarians

I have watched TV game shows since there was TV. This is from one called America Says. Contests try to fill in the blanks for points.

Obviously what America Says is not what American can spell.

Don’t you just hate it when those bookstores are not stationary and keep moving? I know I do.

Your mnemonic device – Stationery with an E as in paper. Stationary with an A as in place.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – The Mid-term Elections and Please

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – The Mid-term Elections and Please

Today is your opportunity to be a part of history. The 2018 mid-term Congressional and states’ governor races will change history.

Please vote today for The UNITED States of America.

  • Please remember there are governments with no elections by the people.
  • Please remember there are people who have died for our freedoms and our right to vote without violence.
  • Please do not gloat if your candidates are victorious. This only adds to the divisiveness.
  • Please refrain from naming and blaming. This political strategy is also divisive.


Make History!


Monday, November 5, 2018 – My Monday After College Football Awards – Week Whatever

Monday, November 5, 2018 – My Monday After College Football Awards – Week Whatever

There are four teams receiving awards this Monday as we anxiously await our rankings and our crappy bowl assignments.

Oklahoma State University

THE University of Texas at Austin

Louisiana State University

Texas A&M University

Here is a YouTube that is representative  of me, my family and friends and all the fans from the four schools listed watching our schools’ football games Saturday.

PS – Those are NOT the Aggie Yell leaders.  HEE-HAW!

Friday, November 2, 2018 – Dia De Los Muertos and Snarky Veirnes

Friday, November 2, 2018 – Dia De Los Muertos and Snarky Veirnes

It is the Day of the Dead and Snarky Friday. Notice that Snark is an universal term.

Saturday promises to be a bloody Mary morning starting at 11:00 am. Let’s start with Baylor and Oklahoma State. It is homecoming in Bear land. I am afraid it may not be a crowning achievement for this family divided contest. I hope the Nose Brothers are out and about.

No TV for those two, but THE GAME at 11:00 on ESPN is Auburn versus Texas A&M. This could be a day of the dead for the loser.

If you do care for watching something else at 11:00 you have Nebraska and Ohio State on Fox in what should be no contest between players in red uniforms. The team with the little pot leaves on their helmets will win.

More reddish uniforms are on ABC with a non-thriller between Louisville and Clemson.

There is also Puffy Sparty, Michigan State and “What the heck is going on at?” Maryland. The MD regents fired the coach; then rehired the coach; then fired him again and the chair of the board of regents resigned.

The two-thirty time slots begin with Georgia and Kentucky on CBS. Aside from Gary Danielson’s verbose and self-centered analysis, this could be good. UGA will bark and Kentucky will see more red uniforms running down the field.

The eyes of Texas are upon you at 2:30 on FOX. Watch out Horns, those hillbilly, couch burning Mountaineers are going to wreck-havoc and it will be Almost Heaven, West Virginia! This definitely promises to be a game of ugly uniforms. This Big 12 Title is on the line.

For my gym rat Penn Staters – Could be a day of the dead for the Nittany Lions against Michigan. At least the uniforms are not red.

Finally when the deep purple falls… The last hope for keeping Notre Dame out of the top four is Northwestern at 6:15 on ESPN.

At 7:00 in another clash of red and white uniforms, Oklahoma and Texas Tech kick off on ABC. OU will be performing for the Selection Committee as the Sooners coming sweeping down the plains of Lubbock. With passing quarterbacks this game promises to be a long one so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour to make it seem even longer.

At 7:00 we have the THE GAME. This is a big one! This promises to be an Uncle Ralph Two Boot Flask game. From Death Valley in Baton Rouge, Louisiana it is the #3 Tigers of LSU and #1 Crimson Tide of Alabama.

If your last name begins with “H” and you are sporting hounds tooth hats, wearing a National Championship shirt with a giant or wearing this obnoxious head gear (there are more than one of you) our friendship is temporarily suspended from 7:00 to 10:00 pm EST. GEAUX TIGERS!

Between LSU and Texas A&M, we can make it a bad Saturday in Alabama.

BTHO Auburn

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour.

Eat Pray Vote


Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Thursday Thoughts

Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Thursday Thoughts

It was a dark and stormy night… Actually it really was, but the ghosts and goblins are gone and it has been a beautiful day.

My day began in sadness. The convenience store that I often frequent to purchase Dilly Dilly supplies sold a two-million dollar lottery ticket. The store did not sell it to me. At least I have beer I can cry in.

Moving on to more pleasing topics. I heard on the radio this morning that for the holidays, a company sells pumpkin spice underwear. It seems that the product is used for those moments of bladder leakages. When one sneezes, coughs, laughs and/or sometimes moves, the moisture will trigger the underwear and give off a pleasant, pumpkin spice scent. Now who doesn’t look forward to that?

I hope it comes in more holiday fragrances. Just think! As you sit down with family for Thanksgiving this month, not only will the turkey smell good, so will all of those around the table who are wearing their turkey scented underwear.

I so hope I get some for Christmas. I hope there is a Christmas fragrance – Pine, fir, cookies, grandma’s over powering perfume from 1958 – might all make a good holiday undy fragrances.

If you do not believe me about the fragrances and undies, you Google “pumpkin spice, underwear, fragrances” and see what pops up in your browser.

The Football Snark arrives tomorrow. “Tiger, tiger, burning bright…”