Friday, October 4, 2019

MORE USELESS STUFF

Parking spots are not assigned where I live, and lots of new people have moved in with 2 or more vehicles. The volume of cars has now caused a serious feud between two of the tenants.  I've seen them taking pictures of where the other is parked, or who is blocking someone in and apparently they've been sending pics to the landlord. They've been cursing each other out, and police officers have been called because of their violent threats to each other.  YIKES! 


Would you watch an animated cartoon called the Gladstones?  What about the Flagstones?  If you were watching cartoons in September 1960, you may be surprised to know that those were the original titles of the popular show The Flintstones, which aired its last original program in 1966. But there were lots of reruns for awhile, along with movie releases.  If you missed out on this classic show, full episodes can be seen on Boomerang, but MeTV recently grabbed the rights this year, and reruns will soon be seen on broadcast television.  Something about this show was so cool!


If you have $7100 sitting around and want to sit on your food without making a mess, be sure to grab the Hot Dog Sofa from  Seletti, an Italian Design Company. 

Even better, you can add the hamburger for a mere $4950.00.  If you want to add pickles and tomato to make it even more tasty, that will cost you extra.

Have you ever been on a cruise?  Did you know that on a large ship with about 7000 passengers on average per week 60,000 eggs, 700 pounds of ice cream, 5300 pounds of bacon and 1500 pounds of coffee are consumed? 


Did you know that according to www.socialmediatoday, people are spending on average 2 hours and 23 minutes on social media platforms around the world?  To me, smartphones are too small to watch movies on so I prefer television, but according to their survey, more people are using their phones these days and watching a lot less television.


Our brain is made up of 73% water, so it may not be surprising to know that a whopping 85% of migraines are actually caused by dehydration according to the City of London Migraine Clinic. We may be able to cure ourselves with something as simple as drinking a cup of water, which can often bring relief within 30 minutes for headaches and migraines versus 45 minutes by using painkillers.


Way back in the day when my son was in school, he used to always bring his artwork home, and believe it or not, I still have a few pictures and ashtrays in storage.(lol)  If you have children and want to save their work or other family mementos, take pictures and upload them to this really nice app that's FREE! This is a great way to keep everything organized and clutter-free.  https://keepy.me




I'm not a fan of the taste of pumpkin, but I absolutely love watching the work of talented pumpkin carvers, and normally watch Halloween Wars on The Food Network every year. 
It's amazing to see what these people come up with.

If you can pass a background check, love kids, can cook or don't mind running errands, earn some extra cash at www.rentagrandma.com.  The hourly rate ranges from $14 to $23 per hour, and the agency does get a commission.

Sparkling Sangria
MICHAEL CHIARELLO - Food Network
1 cup brandy
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1/4 cup sugar, super fine
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 pint raspberries
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 bottles sparkling wine or cava, chilled
In a large pitcher, combine the brandy, and orange liqueur. Pour in the sugar, stir or shake the pitcher thoroughly to mix until the sugar dissolves. Add all the fruit at once. Add the cava and serve as is or on ice.


No clue why they didn't have jobs like this available when I was lots and lots of years younger, but they're definitely out there now! Anywho, if you're over 21, have a good camera, love to travel, and your passport is up to date, the people over at Yacht Week want you.

Two(2) Content Creators will travel to Aspen, Austria, Greece, Canada and more to take pictures and provide lively content for their Social Media platforms for an entire year!


If your photography skills are a little iffy, no worries, because not only will they pay your salary and expenses, but they'll also provide expert training to help you out.

If you're up for all the fun and adventure, click here https://www.theyachtweek.com/best-job-ever for more info 
I LOVE my Planner from http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com


If you ever need quality and lovely artwork done, I hope you have time to visit Lissa over a thttps://thememoryofrain.blogspot.com/2019/10/some-design-stuff.html?showComment=1570361254305#c6934017473338252844.  She's simply amazing and so kind!



This month we're recognizing those who are or have been abused as part of Domestic Violence. If you've been in a toxic relationship, focus on YOU by reaching out to a psychologist/psychiatrist/counselor who can be instrumental in getting your life back. 

There's absolutely no shame in therapy for relationship problems with a significant other or even another family member. 

Or maybe you just need to talk to someone who's unbiased and can help you to get through a problem.   Feel free to click on the link below for more info about counseling.  This is a great site!


https://www.regain.us/advice/counseling/




54 comments:

  1. I'm going to eat a taco and drink sangria while sitting on that hotdog couch!

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    1. I'm headed over to your place Darling Debra!(lol)

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  2. I have no interest in watching TV on my phone unless I have no other options. (Like visiting somewhere when something I need to see comes on, I don't have it DVR'd, and no one else wants to watch it.)

    Maybe the painkillers don't work at all and it's just the water you take them with that ends the migraine.

    When I first moved out of the family house, way back in the 80s, I used to say I need a Rent-a-Mom service for when I was sick. I wanted someone to come by, give my soup, pat my head and go "There,there," and then go away. These Rent-a-Grandma people are onto something. And they stole my idea.

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    1. Ditto on the phone tv watching for sure. Once or twice someone has tried to show me something they're watching on the phone, but I always start doing something else(lol) Clever on the water/pill combination(lol) The Rent a Grandma people absolutely stole your idea and making tons of money from it!(lol) Happy Football Sunday! RO

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  3. I like most of the Flintstones stuff. One of the few cartoons from that era that truly held up. Mainly because like the Simpsons, it was more like an animated sitcom than a "cartoon for kids."

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    1. I think most of us (mostly me-lol) would be a whole lot slimmer if we had to use our feet to get the car moving. Still hard to imagine that the Simpsons have been around for so long, and yes, I still have my kid meal Simpson toys from Burger King(lol) Happy Sunday!

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  4. Where I live, we do have assigned parking, but this Tuesday I came home (from a maddeningly frustrating day) to find another car in my space. That guy doesn't know how close he came to having his car towed. As it was, I just left a warning note on his window. It sounds like your management needs to set up assigned parking spaces. At least everyone will know where they aren't supposed to be.

    $4,950 is pretty steep for a chair, even a hamburger chair. Hopefully you at least get fries with it. I wonder if they make a chair that looks like a big Dorito for the less upscale market? Or a curried-vegetable one for us non-meat-eaters? Nah, that would probably be even more expensive.

    I don't use social media. Or have a smartphone. Or a TV. So why do I never have time to get anything done? Oh, yeah, the internet.

    I suspect some people's brains are a lot more than 73% water. Maybe those people never get headaches, but they're certainly carriers.

    Some pumpkin carvings these days are impressive indeed, but frankly the huge bloated orange vegetable in the White House is more than horrifying enough.

    A good counselor can be a life-saver. Literally.

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    1. I totally get it, and hate that you had to go through that after a long day. Where I used to live, people didn't mind blocking in cars that were in their space, and then making them wait before moving(lol). I agree, and think assigned parking may be better in the long run to minimize any violence. I'd wish fries came with it for FREE, but definitely not the case.(lol) As much as I love my cheeseburgers, that price is way too steep for me. However, if I was rich, there's a possibility that I would have a fun room and have that as the star. Wow! As knowledgeable and brilliant as you are I'm shocked that you don't watch television! May not be a bad idea to stay away from social media. Sometimes the drama can be very crazy. I remember when people just carved in teeth in the pumpkins, but things have definitely changed and we can see the talent of so many sculptors. I agree - counseling from the right person can make all the difference. Always love it when you stop by, and maybe one day you'll give me the first initial to your name too.(lol) Sending lots of hugs this Sunday! RO

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  5. The foodie facts for cruise ships does not surprise me. Lots of people on board.
    Maybe your neighbors think they're on a reality show:)
    Two women at Walmart were cursing each other at the top of their lungs, the other day. One had a child with her. Sad.
    How are you feeling?
    Hugs

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    1. True, I'd go on a cruise just for all those cheeseburgers!(lol) My goodness, I'm still laughing and grinning about the reality show neighbors. So funny, I actually shared your comment with a few friends.(lol) No need to act out like that in a public place, and definitely not teaching that child good manners. Today is the first day I've felt somewhat human(lol), and thank you for asking. This is a strange cold where I'll feel good for two days, then it comes back with a vengeance for a week! Crazy! Sure hope you're having a great Sunday, and celebrating your new release. Hugs, RO

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    2. Unlimited cheeseburgers on cruises for sure:) You'd love it:)
      Definitely no need to act out in public.
      Hope you are popping your Vit C.
      Feel better and stay healthy.
      Hugs

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    3. Thanks for the well wishes. Very much appreciated. Added dead computer to my list of woes.(lol) At the library, where luckily they like me AND there's no one else here on a Saturday morning.(lol) Hope you're having a fab weekend! Hugs, RO

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  6. People often get very angry over parking problems, I don't understand it at all. I loved the Flintstones back in the day. Have a great Weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. I've seen people get angry over parking in shopping centers too. Crazy! Weren't the Flintstones so fun to watch? Hope your day is amazing! RO

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  7. Hi RO :) Neighbour parking wars...I've been there. When I used to live in apartments, I would always pay for parking (if it was available). One of my neighbours parked next to me, but she always went over the line, so I had to squeeze myself out of my car. I left a note on her windshield, asking her to mind the parking lines, I found it torn to shreds and strewn across my car the next day. What is with people???

    I loved the Flintstones! I still watch them!! :) Oh I love Sangria! That's a good recipe.

    I can imagine you sitting on that all-dressed burger sofa with a real cheeseburger in your hand! ;)

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  8. I too, prefer to watch things on a tv. Or at least, on a good sized tablet. But younger (than us) prefer to watch everything, on small screens. Whhhhhaaaaat!!! LOL

    Is this simply the pendulum swinging back? From bigger and bigger tv's, to small screens?

    Is it an *IN* thing now? To be up-with-the-latest, do they have to drop tv's, and embrace small screens?

    Or, gasp, is it simply an age thing??? The young usually have better eyesight, than later in life?

    Whatever... :-)))))

    🍁🍂💛🍂🍁

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  9. Your usual eclectic mix of things. And it is fascinating as always. That couch? Shudder. More money than sense.
    I am trying to drink more water - but have to report that my headaches remain. Loved Infidel's comment.
    I so appreciate your commitment to supporting those who have been/are being abused.
    Huge thanks - and hugs.

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  10. I need to drink more water!
    ALso that cough is fugly

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  11. Oh man. You must live in a very interesting complex. Well, at least you don't live beside a jerk who always park in front of your approach. Gah! So annoying.

    I've seen a documentary about cruises and how much food they consume and it truly is astounding to me! But if you think about it, it is sort of a small city, isn't it?

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  12. I loved The Flintstones. There is nearly always a right and a wrong with parking. I hope the person in the right wins.

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  13. It's too bad that some neighbors have to be so cranky and make life miserable for everyone else. YabbaDabbaDoo!!!

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  14. Wow parking wars! Hope that doesn't get out of hand (sounds like it already kinda is, though). I wasn't a huge fan of the Flintstones but I loved The Jetson's and Jonny Quest!

    I can't watch movies on smartphones either, too small.

    That is good to know about headaches! I don't get them very often but I had a SPLITTING one the other day- ugh. I shoulda drank some water. :)

    Hope you have a great weekend rollicking Ro!!!!

    :)

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  15. Lots of interesting stuff here, RO. But, I got discombobulated about the hot dog couch and hamburger chair...left me seriously shaking my head (NO SMH). I mean really mean shaking my head.

    WARNING: I don't know about anybody else, but my Smart Phone seems pretty dumb sometimes. I have to check closely before I click "send" because it changes what I actually said to something really stupid. Go figure!

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this interesting stuff.

    Wishing you a great weekend!

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  16. I alway look forward to your posts RO you teach me so much useless um I mean useful stuff. hugs back

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  17. Didn't know these facts about The Flintstones.

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  18. That's sad about your neighbour's parking fights, maybe they need to assign parking spots for all, and those with 2 cars need to park 1 outside.
    I loved the Flintstones, used to watch them when my kids were young.
    I couldn't bother watching a movie on my phone, they are far too small!
    I love sangria, very refreshing in Summer.
    Hope you had a lovely weekend RO

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  19. Dehydration is one of the major factors in altitude sickness. When family visits here in Colorado, I am always forcing it on them (says she who is gulping yet another cup of coffee).

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  20. Fighting over parking. With very few spots to park the cars I can see where that could get out of hand fast.

    I don't have a smart phone so if I want to watch a movie, I do it on the tv.

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  21. Hello! It’s so nice to meet you! I came right over here when I saw you had visited my blog!
    Yes, the Texas heat is intense. It’s about the only thing I don’t like and I’ve lived here all my life. It’s obvious I will never get used to it! Here we are on October 6th and the high today is 97 degrees! Seriously?
    I’m going back now to see if I can find your Follow Me button!

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  22. Whew! That's some mulah for those fun furnishings. I sometimes think I should be a designer of some sort. I can do foodie furniture. Doesn't a pizza bed sound fun. LOL

    Parking can get intense in places. When the community football met at the park at the end of our street, the parents would fill up our street and park in no parking places or stop on both sides to chat with people waiting to get past. Ticketing helped, but not sure what you could do about a private lot.

    Being a rent a grandma sounds like a great job. :)

    Loved the Flintstones and neat that its coming back as reruns.

    Have a great week, Radiant Ro!

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  23. That hot dog couch and chair are just....why would you spend so much? LOL I love Halloween Wars!!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. That sure is a lot of cash for conversation starters for sure.(lol) Halloween Wars and Duff on Halloween Cakes has been fun, right? Hugs and happy weekend! RO

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  24. I have heard people say that when they have a headache they drink more water and it helps. For my migraines, closing my eyes to keep the room still helps more. No I probably would not watch the Gladstones. I would not have the couch or chair and esp not for that price! The fighting over parking is a joke but I understand that if someone has always parked close to the bldg and now has to park away more cause of more parking of cars. Cruising...been on two. Loved it and the FOOD....Amazing!

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    1. Migraines are definitely not fun, and I've heard some people really get sick. Sounds like you have a workable solution. I think I might be tempted to go with the hamburger one if it was cheaper(lol) Never been on a cruise, but I've heard they are truly amazing. Glad you had fun. Happy weekend to you Pam! RO

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  25. I get migraines now and then. I'll definitely have to make a point to drink more water. Great post as always, RO!

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    1. Thanks for the kudos, and I sure hope you get relief from those migraines for sure. Happy weekend! RO

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  26. As a vegetarian, I don't see me investing in that furniture. How about a tofu sofa. Ha.
    Hugs,

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    1. I hear you on that, Super Sandra. Perhaps a long piece of celery or broccoli instead?(lol) Hugs and hope you're having a great weekend! RO

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  27. I don't think that's where I would spend $7000 but to each his own lol

    I'm renting right now and we each have two spots and then a common parking area and people have like 4-5 cars and fight over the spots!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I hear you on that one Karen! I can imagine you've seen some crazy things where you are too! (lol) Happy Weekend to you! Hugs, RO

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  28. Oh my goodness---that food furniture is hilarious! Sorry about all the drama over parking. Hope it simmers down soon!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I think it's getting better for the two parties, which is a good thing for sure Nicole. That furniture price is pretty outrageous right?(lol) Happy weekend! RO

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  29. oh this furniture looks tasty lol

    i am sorry for parking problem where you live my friend

    thank you for sharing site where we can save art of our kids as i have lots of art done by my sons :)
    cruise information is so interesting
    i loved your planner so much :) very nicely ordered :)

    either i have not eaten pumpkin ever though they grew plenty in my native area but i appreciate the art people do by using it
    thank you for always amazing post !

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  30. Have I mentioned how much I love that you keep advocating for those people in an abusive relationship? I feel you're helping more people than you realize. I'm so grateful you keep writing about it. Next week I have link to a handout from The National Center for Domestic Violence. They have a great grounding tool for anxiety I want to share.

    As you know, I get migraines and while drinking water doesn't work for me - I drink water like a mad women - one of my medications that I can use is Diamox. It's a water pill. When the barometric pressure rises or falls, I can get a migraine because of the fluid build up in my head. Diamox can help alleviate that. Cool huh?

    Elsie

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  31. So how's the reality show going? Seen the camera crew yet?
    Hugs

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  32. ooooOOOOoooo that sangria looks yummy!

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  33. Thanks for all the 'stuff' to read, a great post.
    Such a shame about the parking problems …
    That food furniture is definitely different.

    Enjoy the up coming weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  34. Thanks for the link to the Keepy app. Our offspring is grown and flown, but we still have a lot of the art sitting around. I'd like to preserve some of it and declutter most of the actual paper, except the really special ones.

    I occasionally watched the Flintstones as a child -- enough that I think I can still sing the theme song. (Now it's an earworm, darn it.) I recall it being funny, but I wonder how well it holds up in the modern age. As I recall, there were no characters of color, and the gender roles were pretty sharply divided.

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  35. Another fun and interesting post RO, thank you :) I need to buy that sofa for my husband, lol!

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  36. I’m stopping back by to see what's new with you and to show my face. I hope you had a nice weekend.

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  37. Thank you for mentioning my blog.

    Have a lovely day.

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  38. The job opportunity sounds so fabulous for some lucky instagrammer.

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  40. That Sangria recipe sounds luscious doesn't it?
    Hope your computer issues are solved soon. Life gets a lot more challenging when they aren't working.
    Hugs.

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