Thursday, May 30, 2019

SAY WHAT?

I said I wasn't going to do it, but yes, once again I subjected myself to the joys of hosting a yard sale.  The weather was perfect, and lots of people showed up.  But then...

Enter young lady with two kids, who zeroed in on the artificial nails for sale for just $1.00 each. 
These are some of the actual nails with glue

Imagine my surprise as I sat in my chair and saw her start to stuff a pack in her purse. Tapping my friend on the shoulder.  I hopped out of that chair so fast, of course getting in some extra steps, (lol) and asked if she planned to pay for that.  She frowned, called me a whore, took it out, then threw it back on the table.  She had kids, so had she asked, I would have given her a pack for each of the little girls with no hesitation. And the drama continued throughout the day.  I'm really serious this time, y'all.  No more yard sales.(lol)

 Murder for Hire on the Oxygen Channel gives all the reasons NOT to try to have your significant other killed.  It truly amazes me what people will try to do for money. 

1.  You're gonna get caught in a sting operation that ends up on this show!
2.  If your would be assassin agrees to take $50 as a layaway to do the dirty deed, something's up.
3.  If you start to notice you're doing all the talking, you're in trouble, so get out of the car asap.  You're being set up!
4.  The person you tried to kill will still be walking around with someone new AND the money you tried to get while you're in a prison cell with no cable, healthy food or friends.
5.  The police will tell you the news that your significant other is dead, then watch you fake cry before leaving, only to come back a few hours later with the handcuffs.
6.  Basically watch this show which is oddly addictive, and DON'T do any of the things you see.(lol)


Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began in January 1933, and was completed and ready for customers in 1937, despite a huge earthquake in 1935 and other setbacks. That bright color is considered International Orange and very visible in foggy conditions.  But if the US Navy would have had its choice, the color of the bridge would have been black with yellow stripes.  By the way, you can find International Orange in certain paint stores and online.

According to researchers at W. Virginia University, drinking 3 mugs of tea a day helps muscles to grow by 14% in 6 weeks.

I'll squeeze my lemons for FREE and by hand thanks,(lol) but if you want to go retro glam and fancy with a citrus juicer, SMEG has one for the bargain price of $650 at Williams Sonoma!

Many people have pennies in banks or lying around the house, but did you know that collectors say that wheat pennies from 1909 - 1958 could be valuable?  If you have the patience and time, grab yours and pick through to find a possible treasure.  If you see an "s" under the date of the penny, it was actually made in San Francisco, nd worth more.  Notice how I tied the Golden Gate Bridge and Pennies together?(lol)

Can you imagine cooking 125 tons of potatoes to make crinkle cut French Fries?  If you love fries, you too can become a frequent fryer at the Original Pier French Fries at Old Orchard Beach in Maine. Get 'em with vinegar and ketchup, hot nacho cheese or other condiments you enjoy. Yum.

"If you plagiarize, I will come for you," Roberts told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "If you take my work, you will pay for it and I will do my best to see you don't write again."  Don't mess around with Nora Roberts!  


While visiting https://bookwyrmshoard.com/ Lark shared an article from the US News  on how Roberts is suing a romance novelist she believes has plagiarized her work.  She alleges Christine Serruya used lines or passages from 6 of her novels.  The word on the street is that this author has allegedly lifted works from many other authors too. 
By the way, if you've never heard of the great Nora Roberts, she happens to be the 5th richest author in the world, with a net worth of $390 million according to  www.wealthygorilla.com.  Can you guess who's ahead of her at #2 with a net worth of $1 Billion?  JK Rowling of Harry Potter fame of course.

Need to rent a car for your vacation?  Be sure to visit www.autoslash.com to get better deals.



According to the TSA, it's absolutely fine to carry unopened liquor with an alcohol content up to 70% in your luggage, but trying to bring higher than that percentage like 151 Proof Bacardi or the Spirytus Rektyfikowany 192 proof vodka I talked about in a recent April post would be totally verboten in both your carry on and checked bags.

Also, just in case you've been  thinking about bringing along that trusty ax or hatchet for your trip, please don't place them in your carry on baggage. But it sure can be placed in your checked luggage.

PINEAPPLE PARTY PUNCHhttps://www.crazyforcrust.com

INGREDIENTS

  •  4 cups pineapple juice — chilled
  •  1/2 cup white rum — or coconut rum
  •  1 bottle — 750mL Prosecco, chilled
  •  Frozen pineapple — about 2 cups
  • INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Pour pineapple juice, rum, and prosecco into a pitcher. Add frozen pineapple to keep it chilled. Serve the same day it’s made.
    2. Non-Alcoholic Version: skip the rum and prosecco. Use lemon-lime soda (regular or diet) or club soda instead.
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In Columbus Georgia, it's illegal to wear a hat in the movie theater, and so is cussing over the telephone.

In Atlanta Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone or a lamp post.


In Athens-Clark County in Georgia  it is illegal to whistle on Mondays very loud after 11pm.


A friend of mine was seeing her husband off to work a little while ago, and noticed a phone in his pocket.  Her Spidey senses tingled because his regular phone was on his hip like always.  When she asked what was in his pocket, he foolishly responded that it was a pack of cigarettes, which made no sense because he had been smoking one of those vapor things for the past 3 months.  


Of course, you and I already know this was not headed in a good direction for *Lacey(not her real name), but just for grins and giggles, I tested it for myself at home by getting some cigarettes from a friend because I don't smoke, and used my phones as examples, then sent her this picture.


This is the 4th instance I've heard this year of people having secret phones, and I just don't get it.  Needless to say, my friend is devastated, and I can't help feeling that doing something like this just seems so cruel and heartless.  A cell phone in no way is shaped like a pack of cigarettes, and to expect someone to believe that is nothing more than pure gaslighting and nonsense. Clearly he's a cheater.

Being gaslighted is considered abusive behavior designed to make a person doubt his or her own sanity.  This is all part of domestic violence, so if this happening to you, please seek help from someone you trust, or contact the domestic violence shelter who has specialists available 24 hours a day.






114 comments:

  1. Oh no, not another Yard Sale!!!!!

    Can you possibly make enough money, to be worth all the set up and pricing and watching for poachers and etc., etc., etc.????

    That pennies info is interesting. Wonder how many, will look?

    Wonder how much longer, there will be any coins????

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    1. LOL! I know, I'm a nut for doing it again. That would be so cool to see if someone actually got rich from looking through all those pennies, right? Hope your weekend is amazing! Hugs...RO

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  2. Well done you for 'nailing' that lady with the two
    kids..Jeeeeese! Silly 'meadow lady'...I always say
    'meadow lady'..cow..is a bit rude..! :).

    And! Yeah! Murder for Hire..love all those programs....
    'Swamp Murders' 'How l Caught a Killer' 'Cold Blood'
    'Murders That Shook a Nation' 'Most Evil' There are
    loads of them! And, being Sicilian...I'll say no more! :).
    It's like the guy who went to court for murdering his wife..
    He denied murdering her saying she fell on the knife in his
    hand..and the judge said..."What...27 times"...!!! :).

    I drink a lot of Green Tea here at home...And...
    Tea can boost exercise endurance. Scientists have found
    that the Catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract
    increase the body's ability to burn fat as fuel, which
    accounts for improved muscle endurance.
    Drinking tea could help reduce the risk of heart attack...
    So there.....

    So before l go off and untie the Giraffe...The bestest and
    loveliest pic/photo of this post is..is..is..The Kitty~Kitties!
    ☕🍰☕🍰☕ ☕🍰☕🍰☕ ☕🍰☕🍰☕ ☕🍰☕🍰☕ ☕🍰☕🍰☕ ☕🍰☕🍰☕

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    1. Glad you like the kittie pic, Wonderful Willie, and I tell you I had to laugh at the woman, but was pulling my hair out by the end of the day.(lol) Yay to you for drinking that good tea. I've been trying to drink more too. True, those stories on tv are truly something else. Sure hope your weekend is fantastic! Hugs...RO

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  3. Interesting things today, and oh that yard sale. The Dad doesn't like to have them either. Hey, the Dad and Mom both went to West Virginia University. Have a terrific week and a marvelous weekend.

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    1. Wow! I'll bet there's an amazing romance story to tell about both parents going to the same college.(lol) Do tell! I sure hope you have the best weekend too! Hugs...RO

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  4. wow that was a lot of fun stuff!
    Your friend knows what he is doing. She just needs to move forward without the guy.
    I can't believe people steal from a garage sale. Oh hell, who am I kidding of course I believe it. I work with the public and most are awful.
    Only $650 for a lemon squeezer huh? Please! Even if my pennies brought me a lot of money I'd say no way to that lemon squeezer but yes to that punch!! I'm making that one!!!!!

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    1. Hey There Margaret, Peggy, Peg(lol, I always love when you stop by with such witty humor, and yes, my friend definitely plans to move on to someone who really appreciates her kind heart. All the thieves definitely make it to my yard sales Peggy(lol) I said "Say What?" to that juicer too!(lol) Happy Weekend and hugs...RO

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  5. The next time you want to do a yard sale - post it on here and we'll remind you why you shouldn't! lol

    And did you see the sword Nora had made for another author who has been fighting plagiarism? It was the coolest thing. She's a class act.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. LOL! Thanks Karen, that's actually a really good idea to cut me off right at the path before I lose my mind again. No, I haven't seen that sword, but thanks for letting me know, so I can find the info. Very cool indeed. Hugs and Happy weekend! RO

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  6. Yard sale? You are brave and/or forgetful.
    Sigh on the thief.
    And a bigger sigh for your friend and the husband who cheats.

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    1. LOL! I think it's a little of both EC, but I think I've learned my lesson this time, and thank you for reminding me too.(lol) When I think about what this guy is doing to my friend, I get so livid. To keep telling her that she's crazy and that the people on his job have never seen him on another phone is ludicrous. Then again, over the years, he's done some very hurtful things. I think this was the final straw for her though. Hugs...RO

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  7. Good for Nora Roberts. I haven't had a yard sale in a long time but yeah, I probably wouldn't do it now a days.

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    1. She's definitely not messing around with anyone who tries to steal her livelihood for sure!(lol) I think it's much easier doing it online these days, and maybe less of a headache. Hugs...RO

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  8. Got to love people. Quite a woman to be raising kids.

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    1. I thought it was crazy for her kids to see that behavior too, and you already know it's happened before in stores or other yard sales. Sure hope the kids learn better. The name calling sure was interesting.(lol) Hugs and happy Saturday to you! RO

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  9. It makes me angry that woman treated you like that. And what kind of example is that for her children? I'm sorry that happened to you.
    Hugs

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    1. LOL! At least she didn't try to punch me or something crazy like that, Super Sandra!(lol) Still, for her kids to see that type of behavior was just disheartening. I think I may be permanently cured from doing yard sales from now on though, and will move on to selling online to see what happens. Never a dull moment over here, and one day when you have several hours to kill, I can fill you in on the craziness of my life over the years.(lol) Happy Saturday and Big Hugs...RO

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    2. A bud of mine sells on line and is happy with the results.
      I would definitely like to spend several hours learning of your life. Maybe one of these days we can hook up.
      Hugs

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    3. I used to sell online quite a bit,and earned Christmas money one year, but I haven't been doing it as much this year. After this, I need to get back into it.(lol)Can you say road trip?!(lol) I may be headed that way in the near future to hang out with you and a cup of tea or coffee, and a quick visit to Carowinds. Keep the light on, Super Sandra! Hugs...RO

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    4. The lights on:) I'd love to see you.

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  10. A very newsy post. If you can't tie your giraffe to a telephone pole, then where can you tie it?

    I always assumed The Golden Gate Bridge was......gold coloured.

    The man's an idiot if he thinks anyone would think a packet of cigarettes look like a photo when in a pocket. He is also an idiot for having it there, and for not saying it was a temporary work phone. I hope she gets rid of such a not very bright person, never mind that he may be cheating.

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    1. Actually the channel between San Francisco and Marin was called the Golden Gate long before the bridge was built across it. Then when the bridge was built, they just named it for the channel.

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    2. I wondered what to tie the tall guy too, and came up with a fire hydrant?(lol) Otherwise, we would just have to walk around the neighborhood all day. That would be cool if it was golden right? I became livid that this man would say something like that, as if he assumed was stupid and naive. I felt sorry for her for sure. I'm all in with your suggestion too Andrew. At least he would have seemed a little more intelligent. Ugh! Thanks so much for stopping by. It's always fun to see you. Hugs...RO

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  11. Good for you on catching the woman. I've not had that happen at a garage sale I held, but I gave up on them several years ago, because I had something marked $0.25 and a lady tried to barter me down to a nickle. No matter how low I go on price, someone is there trying to get it cheaper. I had a dress I bought on a whim, but never wore after I got it home. The price tag was still on it, and I had it marked at 1/4 the price I paid for it. Some woman wanted it for $2.00, which was an INSULT. That's when I closed the sale, packed things in boxes, and headed to the thrift store.

    I'm thrilled for Nora Roberts. If it's fiction, you come up with your own words, or else. If it's non-fiction, you quote people and give credit to them for their words.

    I must be careful and leave my giraffe at home if I ever head to Atlanta.

    I feel for the woman who has suspicions, and I feel (in a different way) for the man who has to lie to his wife. Too bad they can't have an honest conversation and tell the truth. This is a sad state of our country right now, I fear.

    BTW, if you ever come to KS, I promise to NOT plot to kill you (grin)!!!!!

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    1. I just don't understand why kleptomania kicks in when people come to visit Elizabeth!(lol) I can totally feel your pain when you had your yard sale, and I would have giggled like a kid and helped you pack it all up too.(lol) Ms. Roberts is serious about her work for sure. You and I would both be walking through the streets of Atlanta with that giraffe, because we'd have no place to put him(lol) I agree, the truth is always better. I feel he is doing nothing but insulting her by telling her something so ridiculous, then expecting her to believe it. This man has incurred a new bill for the secret phone, and goodness knows what else to keep his second life secret. That Murder for Hire program is something else(lol) I don't know what possesses someone to plan something like that, and think they'll get away with it. Hope your Saturday is filled with lots of laughter, and sending some hugs your way! RO

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  12. Right, the thief calls the owner a whore, ugh, that woman. Honestly, I would not even have given them for free even before that. She sounds like a piece of work

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    1. She was a piece of work for sure(lol), but at least she didn't try to physically attack me. Hope your day is going well! Hugs...RO

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  13. Wow I feel sorry for that woman's kids. Funny laws RO and cheating husbands ugh but you might want to share you last why not to hire a hit man section to her :) Great post as always. Me i want to wipe May off the Map, relocating, waiting to see if flood waters get to my house is not a fun way to celebrate my 65th year on this earth.

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    1. Definitely not a good message to pass on to kids, I totally agree. I hate that you're having to go through this, and hope the move and the headache will all be over soon. 65 years young sounds fabulous!

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  14. Your posts are so versatile! I like that very much.
    Apropo the juicer, I have in my kitchen all kinds of 'helpers' and gadgets, and depita all this I find myself using one single tool for almost everything - a knife. That's probably because of laziness, especially when it comes to cleaning.

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    1. sorry, it should be 'despite' (not depita).

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    2. LOL, I knew what you meant, and thanks so much for the kind words, Duta. That's pretty cool(not lazy at all) to use just one thing for everything, and can save lots of money. I should try that too.(lol) Always lovbe when you stop by. Hugs...RO

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  15. Fun post. Now I know at last why I didn't see any giraffes tied to the lampposts in Atlanta! Thanks for solving this puzzle for me! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. That giraffe sure is popular these days Valerie.(lol) Hope your day is amazing! Hugs...RO

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  16. Gaslighting should be punishable by something very wicked and nasty...been there and I never want to feel that way again. I can't believe that broad called you a whore! Ech...
    That drink looks really refreshing! I hope all is well RO!! :)

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    1. I agree with you, and I hate that someone put you through that nightmare. People like this are so cruel. If they want someone else, they just need to move on, and stop the madness. Thank goodness the lady didn't try to attack me(lol) That drink sure does look yummy! Have a great week and sending lots of hugs...RO

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  17. Oh I agree on the Yard Sale stuff. I've done a few and they definitely don't seem to bring out the best in humanity! I'm glad the paint went to orange instead of the stripes. That would look terrible! That's awful about your friend and the fake phone. I've known people who have had affairs and while that's awful the outright lying and the taking the effort to get a second phone is a just madness.

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    1. The money is good, and it helps me get rid of some of this clutter, but it can get wild. When I was younger and did it every weekend, it was really crazy, but then it was exciting and fun, and I had the energy. Now, I'm just too dang old Kool Katherine(lol) I agree, to lie about something that's quite clear, and to keep talking about his finances and lack thereof, yet have the money for a cell phone is quite something, and I feel so bad for my friend and the nightmare she's going through.
      Always love when you stop by to say hello, and know you're counting down the days to the trip! Hugs...RO

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  18. You have the worst garage sale experiences. I've never had that happen though I have had some intense haggling sessions. Then again, maybe I have and am just not as hawk-eyed as Radiant Ro. ;)

    I love seeing facts about the Golden Gate. I've sat many a time on the headlands above the bridge and looked back through it toward SF.
    Cool about the wheat pennies. I'm pretty sure my mom is hoarding a ton since she collects older pocket change.
    Holy Smoly that lemon juicer is a whopper price. Hand-squeezed will work for me, too.
    Ah, too bad about that secret phone. I know guys and gals who carry two because of work and private, but they don't lie that they have them so yeah, he's probably up to no good.

    Have a fab weekend, lady!

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    1. I've been doing them since I was a lot younger Super Sophia, and back then, I considered the wacky things that went on a fun adventure, and I had a buddy who was was into it as much as I was. Now, we're too dang old to be bothered(lol) Some of that stuff about the bridge was quite fascinating, and for you to see it up close like that sounds amazing. Wouldn't that be cool to see if she has some of these? She could be holding a gold mine!! I'm sticking with hand squeezing too(lol) Unless it catches the lemon, and squeezes it, then throws it into the trash when done, that price tag is too high!(lol) Absolutely he's up to no good, and I feel for my friend. Hope your week has been fabulous! Hugs...RO

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  19. Another interesting post RO. I haven't had a yard sale in a very long time but could really do with having one. I remember similar incidents back in the day when I had a couple.

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    1. It definitely helps to get rid of some clutter around the house, and a great way to earn some extra cash. When I lived in Virginia Beach, I used to have them very often, but no drama.(lol) Hugs...RO

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    2. You definitely had some drama with this one! I reread your post, enjoyed it the second time round too. Have a great week :)

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  20. Oh my gosh that yard sale story- what even? Crazy. We used to have them when I was little (my aunt and my mom would have them fairly often) and yes, people can be... I don't even know.

    Pineapple party punch- yum!

    That extra phone is pretty shady... I've heard of people going to extraordinary lenghts to conceal their double life or affairs and it's pretty crazy.

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    1. At one time, I was doing them every weekend. Then as I got older, it lost its charm. That punch does look tasty! I agree, and am super angry. I have two phones, and when I worked in big business years ago, I has two phones, but they were never secret like what this sheisty guy is doing. I hate so much that he's hurt my friend like this. If people want to be with someone else, they just need to leave and move on and minimize the cruelty. Hope you're doing well! Hugs...RO

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  21. Yard sales/Tag sales- sure are fascinating. I have had many in my life- though not in several years. Lots of people tried to take things- which is interesting because most of the time I would have just given them the item.

    That is shady about the phone. I know of people who have an extra phone for their "people on the side". Really there is no good reason to have an extra phone. Sorry for your friend.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Jess

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    1. I agree, I would have given the item as well, but stealing something, particularly around kids is just wrong. I'm sorry for my friend and angry at her husband for how he treats her, and the gaslighting is horrific. He actually thinks she's a fool! Due hope things are going great for you this week, Jess! Hugs...RO

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  22. People shoplift at yard sales? (yardlift?) Never would have thought of that. And if selling stuff instead of giving it away makes you a "whore", does that mean someone who steals it is a rapist?

    The Golden Gate Bridge with black and yellow stripes would have been kind of cool in a way, but far less stately. No doubt it would have been nicknamed "the hornet bridge" or something similar.

    If the tea thing were true I would look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime by now. For that matter, so would the whole population of Britain.

    The reason for the hat in the movie theater law is kind of obvious. I suspect the giraffe one has some long-past specific incident behind it. Whistling should be punishable by death. It's the most annoying noise the laws of physics allow.

    Has West Virginia University researched whether drinking three cups of kitten a day makes people cuter?

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    1. LOL! I like that term -yardlift, totally fits. The black and yellow sounds neat, but something about that orange just grabs a person's attention. LOL - arnold still has his muscles but they're definitely pretty reduced these days. I have to admire his strength though, because he held his own when drop kicked in the back by a wayward bystander. Try as I might, I have never been able to whistle, so luckily I'm safe(lol) I'll take cute anyday too. I always love when you stop by with such fun conversation! Hugs...RO

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  23. Another post full of great stuff …

    Now one tip though, the next time you think about doing a yard sale, tell all your blogging friends about it and then we can all say NO DON'T to you, and remind you that sometimes these are a bad idea.

    In the meantime enjoy your weekend and I hope the month of June will be a good one for you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, and yes, before I lose my mind again, I will check in with all my blogger buds to bring me back to earth.(lol) Sure hope your week has been fabulous! Hugs...RO

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  24. I enjoyed every minute of this very interesting post, it is so informative! It is also really helpful.

    As usual, you put a lot of thought and work into this. This is good to know. Thank you for sharing it. I learned a lot here. Keep up the good work!

    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

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    1. Hey There Dellgirl, and hope all is well. I very much appreciate your kind words, and hope your week has been fabulous! Hugs...RO

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  25. I don't do yard sales anymore for that exact reason, lol.

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    1. You know what I'm talking about Suzanne!(lol) Hugs...RO

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  26. Aah! great suspense of taking cigarettes in pockets.great article glad to read it.
    Asmi recent posted
    bridal hairstyle

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! Hugs...RO

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  27. Many years back, an abused wife in this area tried to hire someone to take her husband out. The information got back to the police before it was carried out.
    Hugs

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    1. YIKES! I can imagine how desperate she must have felt in her attempt to stop the abuse, but hiring a killer is not the answer to stop an abuser. Hugs right back to you, Super Sandra!

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  28. Shoplifting a $1 packet of nails at a yard sale, how awful is that! And what a bad example for the kids she had with her!
    Sadly for your friends it seems her husband is up to no good!
    I think that Pineapple punch would be great on a Summer's night...or day :)

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    1. It's crazy the things I run into Sami(lol), but I just go with it. At least she didn't try to attack me. My friend's husband is a cruel man and I pray that he gets his karma for the hurt and pain he's caused. I can use that punch right now too. Hugs...and hope things are going well out your way! RO

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  29. I'm so sorry about your friend. What's up with secret phones? Seriously, people! You will get caught someday. That's horrible.

    And oh gosh, the yard sale. I'm sorry it was full of too much drama!

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I know, Lauren. To me that's the ultimate slap in the face, and to tell her it was a pack of cigarettes was ludicrous! I agree - karma. Dram at a yard sale has cured me, I think(lol) Hope you're doing well and sending some hugs your way! RO

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  30. That bridge would have been spooky at night if they had painted it black with yellow stripes.
    YOU have a great day.
    Hugs

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    1. Never thought of that, but you're right. It may have looked pretty scary in the dark. Sure hope you've been doing great this week! Hugs...RO

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  31. I hate hosting yard sales or any sale of your stuff because it just seems weird to sell your used stuff although I like to shop at them. I don't see any yard sells anywhere these days, I think most people just sell their stuff on ebay.

    I love fries of all kinds though it just seems to me crinkle fries are just weird, they reminds me of worms and that makes me uncomfortable to look at them or is that just me?

    I swear I thought the golden gate bridge to be a less bright hue but I can't tell one bridge from another unless it's the brooklyn bridge

    have a lovely day.

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    1. My problem is that I have stuff that's gently used, but I have way more stuff that's brand new and sitting around the house collecting dust, and just getting in the way. Then I have collectibles that I've slowly been downsizing, so I end up with lots of stuff that I need to sell(lol) I think you're right that more people are selling on ebay or using online garage sales on Facebook. I love fries, but definitely have been staying away from them more these days for more healthy eating. I'm okay with crinkle fries too.(lol) Sure hope you're doing well these days Lissa, and always love when you stop by. Hugs, RO

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  32. Are you freakin' kidding me with that lady at the garage sale? I mean seriously? What kind of behavior is she modeling for her kids?? That really irks me. I know I should be aggravated at the stealing, and I am, but I'm really, really aggravated at the behavior in front of her kids. Not cool.

    Ah yes. Gaslighting. You know my past with my hubby. We were just talking about the beginning of our marriage last night and what a hot mess it was when he was still active in his addiction and whew, that gaslighting was rampant. It's sad really, because he honestly doesn't remember some of the stuff he did/said during that time. He was too consumed with his disease.

    I cannot tell you how grateful I am he got help nor how grateful I am I got help too. My heart goes out to your friend. I'm sending positive thoughts, prayers, and vibes her way. You're a great friend!!!

    Elsie

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    1. I thought the same thing, but I had the feeling that she does that type all the time, and they were used to it because there was no reaction on their part. I would hope they would figure out that behaving like that just isn't cool once they get older. It's thrilling to see that marriages can work when both are committed to the relationship and the gaslighting disappears, and I love hearing a success story like yours. Sadly for my friend, she's reached her threshold, and knows the relationship is over. Hope you have a wonderful week Elsie! Hugs, RO

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  33. A juicer for $650???? Clutching heart and stumbling backward.
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    1. LOL! It sure is pretty, but my goodness, that thing would actually need to grab the lemon out of my hand, juice it, then pour it in a glass for me for that price. Wow!

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  34. Yard sales aren't as common here. It sounds like a nice way to sell some of your stuff, but that drama sounds like a pain. I never knew they wanted to paint the bridge black with stripes at first.There sure are some strange laws like the one with the giraffe.

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    1. It is a great way to earn some extra cash, but there's a lot of work that goes into it, and true, the drama is definitely not worth it. I can't help picturing myself walking around the neighborhood with a giraffe these days Lola.(lol) Hugs and hope you have a wonderful week! RO

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  35. I bet someone on the show would be like "do you take coupons?" Buy 2 get one free?

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    1. LOL! That would be too crazy Adam, but there are some wild things that go in that show, and every time they get caught. I wouldn't be surprised if someone stole your discount idea one day soon.(lol) Hugs...

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  36. Good for you for doing the whole yard sale thing. I have an apartment, otherwise I'd probably do it to-if only once in my lifetime. sighs...

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    1. It is a good way to earn extra cash, but the headache that goes along with it, is way too much these days. I live in an apartment too, but over the years, I've collected a bunch of stuff.(lol) Hugs...RO

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  38. I wouldn't want to cross Nora!
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    1. She's not messing around at all, right?! (lol) Hugs...

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  39. Yeah, I am not a huge fan of yard sales. I don't like the haggling and awkwardness of it all. Not to mention, having to deal with someone trying to steal my stuff. Goodness. That is just crazy.

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    1. I used to go to them, and have them all the time, but it's just getting rougher and rougher these days(lol) Hope your Friday is wonderful Kristin! Hugs...RO

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  40. I am so sorry about the yard sale! We have had 3 in the house we are at and I said to my mom, never again! We had bags wrapped in bunches, for $1.00 and a guy took a bunch and ran! I think yard sales bring out the worst in people!! Thanks for the recipe! Give your friend a hug from me! Big Hugs Ro!

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    1. OMG - I can't believe that guy did that! I agree, and think people really let their guard down and show who they really are. I'm sending some hugs out to my friend who is in the process of filing for divorce right now. Hugs and thanks for stopping by! RO

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  41. That pineapple party punch sounds yummy. I love drinks with a pineapple in the summer. Nope, I will squeeze my own lemons too, even if I hit the big lottery! It cracks me up that people steal and then call you names..why? Great post as always Ro! Hugs

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    1. I tried a few days ago without the liquor and it was very yummy indeed. Give me pineapples, cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines all summer long, and I'll be happy. It's a pretty juicer, but that price tag is over the top, right?! I'm just glad the woman didn't try to attack me or something really crazy(lol) Hugs, and love all your pics on Facebook this past week! RO

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  42. Maybe you could place the ax in the checked luggage , but at screening you would be asked to open the suitcase and probably questioned about, unless you've reported it earlier. After all it's a killing weapon.

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    1. It shocked me that you can put in on the plane at all Duta!(lol) Even in the checked luggage. That rule really surprised me. Hugs and hope you have a great week! RO

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  43. Oh wow, I am sorry that happened at your yard sale :(
    I've been wanting to do a yard sale myself, I did one many years ago and didn't have too much of a turnout so this time I want to maybe rent a spot when the local church hosts it so more people show up.
    And good for Nora Roberts about the plagiarizing.
    Enjoy your week!

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    1. At least she didn't physically try to harm me, but the whole situation was just weird. (lol) I did a lot of marketing to the get the word out on Craigslist, Facebook Yard Sales, Yardsales.net,(list for FREE) and did about 15 yard sale signs around the neighborhood. Then I posted flyers in supermarkets and a few churches to drive traffic there. Nora Roberts is not playing around at all!(lol) Thanks so much for stopping by, and hope you have an amazing week too! Hugs, RO

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  44. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. It's always sad when a spouse is no longer worthy of trust.
    YOU have a great Sunday.
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    1. Every time I think about this situation, and the fact that he would actually think my friend was stupid enough to believe what was clearly a cell phone was a pack of cigarettes, I get angry all over again. I just don't understand if someone goes out to get a secret phone to stay in touch with a secret lover, why that person just doesn't move out to be with that person? Why keep up the drama and keep living a lie? Why keep hurting my friend who is such a kind person. My heart truly hurts for all she is going through. Hope your weekend was great and your Monday is fantastic! Hugs, RO

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  45. WTF! That lady tried to steal from you and then made you out to be the ass!
    I might have to try that PINEAPPLE PARTY PUNCH!! Yummo!
    I'm sorry for your friend. It's just not right!

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    1. LOL! I'm just glad she didn't try to attack me over a package of nails. The punch tastes really good. I tried it without alcohol. My heart truly is saddened by what my friend is going through, and believe me she is suffering and angry. Your well wishes are appreciated Naomi, and thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, RO

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  46. The kitten/s you always end with.
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    1. It totally sucks that I can't have pets here and miss having a cat to greet me hello every morning before breakfast. Hugs, RO

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  47. Hey there my friend, it's me again. Just stopping in to see what's new with you and to show my face.

    Hope you had a nice week. Wishing you all the best!

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  48. Interesting about the alcohol level of unopened bottles that you can and can't bring in your luggage.
    Happy Thursday, dear Ro.
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    1. I thought that was interesting too, Super Sandra and hope your weekend is fabulous! Hugs, RO

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  49. I will not be visiting Columbus Georgia to go to the movies any time soon then. Especially on my giraffe.

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  50. Actually no hat in the theater isn't such a bad law. Heh. Though I guess with the tiered seats these days its not such a big deal.
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    1. Definitely agreed, and some of the seats in theaters these days are truly luxurious, not like back in the day. Hugs, RO

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  51. dear Ro i am sorry for bad experience for yard sale ,things happens ,forget and move if you like to do so do it anyway

    story of your friend is amusing though cheating is crime

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    1. LOL! I laugh about things like that Baili, because there are worse things going on in life in the long run. I agree, cheating hurts and is harmful to so many. Hugs, RO

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  52. Good info, as always, about autoslash.
    Stay cool.
    Hugs

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  53. Regarding the citrus juicer, I've got one, simple, cheap and efficient, but I don't use it much. The same applies to other gadgets. I do everything mainly by hand and knife. I suppose I'm too lazy to clean their parts.

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    1. LOL! I agree duta. The more stuff we have, the more time we have to spend cleaning or keeping up with it. That juicer is definitely pricey though. Hugs, RO

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  54. awesome article..
    thanks for sharing :)

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