Thursday, December 17, 2020

THIS AND THAT AND OTHER USELESS STUFF

 For those who don't know, I've been visiting the same barber shop for years to get my hair cut because I try to keep it really short.  What you may not know is that all 5 barbers  look like someone from www.fitstuds.blogspot.com(lol).  I asked the owner if it was a requirement to look like that to work there, but he swears that it just worked out that way


If you're lucky enough to get there early in the morning, you'll see them practicing new fitness moves,lifting weights or talking about exercise stuff.  They're always quick to hand me a 10 lb barbell, but I promise that no one wants to unsee a vision of Ms. RO pumping iron.(lol)

If someone gifted you with lots and lots of candy during the holidays, you'll be pleased to know that 12/26 is National Candy Cane Day.  Feel free to re-gift or use them in recipes.  By the way, the candy cane capital of the world is located in Bryan OH, which is home to Spangler Candy Company.



Do you like crossword puzzles?  Every now and then I work on those that are pop-culture related.  Did you know that the very first crossword puzzle was printed in the New York World in 1913? Originally it was called Word Cross, but an error during publishing transposed the letters to what we all know and love as Crossword.

Have you ever been curious about those personality tests?  Here's one you can take to get a FREE analysis of who you are, and you may be quite surprised at the results.  
Visit 16personalities.com/infj-personality.

Come on  - it's just between us, but have you ever taken something from a hotel?  Did you know that theft from hotels can exceed $100 million dollars annually?  If you're caught trying to take that very nice mirror, flat screen television, hair dryer or coffee pot, you may not get locked up, but your name could show up on the "No Stay List", the next time you try to book a hotel.  Still, some people have been arrested, and sometimes the charges are simply added to the bill.   Hotels expect you take all those tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and soap, but those very cool, fluffy robes are not giveaways.

Would you rather text than speak on the telephone?  You may be surprised to know that the Philippines is considered the texting capital of the world, sending on average over a billion texts per day!!!!  They're also known as the social media capital of the world because they spend about 4 hours per day on various social media platforms.  Wow!

Speaking of texting - how quickly can you type "
The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."?   If you can type this faster than 17 seconds on your cell phone, you'll beat the current Guinness World Record holder, Marcel Fernandes Filho who won when he was 17.  He's held the record since 2014.
Marcel Filho

Not to be confused with Tom's recent MI rant
Are you a person who's always looking for a high paying job, but don't want to work that hard?  You may be surprised to know that hotels are on the hunt for bed warmers so guests don't have to get into cold beds, and the annual salary can reach up to $200,000.  Hearing aid specialists test hearing and fit customers with hearing aids, and this vocation is on the rise. All you need is a high school diploma and minimal training to get paid close to $60,000 a year!


No, I have no clue who this woman is, but I was intrigued by her job as an Official Lipstick Reader, and thought I'd share her info.  This is a real thing, blogger buds, and she's considered an intuitive psychic.  You can visit her site at http://officiallipstickreader.com  or call 877-605-6389.


CINNAMON SPICE MILK PUNCH
(Sandra Lee)
8 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 Cup Bourbon Whiskey
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon + additional cinnamon sticks if you like.

In a blender, combine half of the ice cream, bourbon, vanilla and ground cinnamon.  Cover and process until totally smooth, then pour into a punch bowl.  Repeat with the remaining ice cream, bourbon, vanilla and ground cinnamon. Serve garnished with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks.  Enjoy all that yumminess!


I'm going to end this post with a conversation I had with someone who's been a friend for 30+ years, and I totally adore, and he told me this.  " We wear our masks all the time - even during sex".  How's that for a conversation starter, Blogger Buds?



Aren't these some fun trees?



A Few of My Planner Spreads




Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to those who celebrate.  Please stay safe. Hugs, RO


120 comments:

  1. As always I learned a ton here. I am not sure about the bedwardmers- sounds like a good job, but I don't want anyone sleeping in my bed before me.

    Love seeing all the creative trees! So many was to decorate.

    Hmm- masks all the time. Well, I suppose they are being super safe and if they don't mind it- then good for them. :)

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays too! Enjoy!
    ~Jess

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    1. I'm not sure if I need a bedwarmer either, but I like the idea that this person can make so much money(lol) Aren't those trees amazing? He sure shared something I never heard before. Wishing you Merry Christmas too, Joyful Jess! RO

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  2. okay Ro there was a lot to digest here! Good stuff. I would not wish to workout prior to my haircut but the eye candy may be nice. I prefer a dad bod myself with great arms. :-) I have NEVER or would NEVER take anything from the hotel. My grandmother owned a hotel. I grew up in a tourist town. The theft was amazing and it cost her so much money. This was not a Hilton. So she ended up having less ameneties that cuold be stolen. Because I saw what she went through I would never ever take anything. Besides I leave the room cleaner than when I arrived. I used to have to help my grandmother when a cleaning person didn't show up for work in the summer. I got called - yuk! People are pigs so I make sure I never leave a room like that! Good Italian Catholic Guilt! ...tee hee

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    1. I totally agree with you. I had a friend who was a Housekeeping Manager, and he had to inspect the rooms once they were cleaned. Often, the work wasn't done properly and had to be redone. Items found in the rooms were kept for 30 days before being discarded or given away. Like you, I'm not trying to pay for anything extra, so I don't take anything!(lol) So glad that you're feeling a little better. Hugs, RO

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  3. Haha, I giggled. 😜 Especially in the beginning! 👍🏻

    That first tree is quite somethin'... 😏 I like it, tho! 💚

    The cat at the end is such a sweetheart and I just love the holidays. 💗

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    1. Glad you giggle just a little HG(lol) So cool to see all the different designs people come up for the holidays. Aren't cats the best? Merry Christmas to you! Hugs, RO

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  4. For $200,000 per year, those bed warmers are doing more than just warming beds, methinks. Also, the couple wearing masks while having sex -- boo, no oral sex for them, the poor saps! And on that happy note, have a very merry holiday season, dear Ms RO!

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    1. Debra, I totally love where your mind goes and thanks for the giggles this morning.(lol) Happy Friyay and hugs, RO

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  5. We stayed at a hotel once that a list of the room furnishings in case you wanted to buy them. Anything you took would be billed to the card you used to get the room. I thought this was a creative way to manage the situation, and I'm surprised it didn't catch on.

    I much prefer texting or even email to talking on the phone. I like those unusual trees :)

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    1. Oh wow, that's a really good idea, and I agree, that it's too bad it didn't catch on everywhere. Seems like that would have been a win-win for all involved. I know it's easier to text and just get it done quickly, then move on to the next thing. Sending hugs your way on this wonderful Friyay! RO

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  6. It is LOVELY to see another eclectic post from you lovely RO.
    I did the personality test and didn't recognise the person they said I am.
    And yes, we do all wear masks. Constantly changing masks. I sometimes wonder who I am underneath them.
    Very, very happy and healthy holidays to you - and to all those you care about.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, and that personality test is definitely something else.(lol) He definitely helped me see a new perspective for sure.(lol) Sending hugs to you and wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday. I sure hope you're pain free these days. Hugs, RO

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  7. Lots of interesting stuff here. I once worked for a lady who made all of her employees take the Myers-Briggs personality test. The result was 4 initials. The only ones I can remember are I for introverted (which I already knew) and J for judgmental (which I didn't exactly know but wasn't surprised!) I can't imagine jumping onto a bed that a stranger has already been laying in!

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    1. That test sounds interesting, and I hear that more and more people are using tests to try to determine who they're really hiring. I don't think I need a bed warmer either Jeanette(lol) Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friyay! RO

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  8. Those were all interesting and that conversation starter would leave me speechless!

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    1. You're be pretty shocked at some of things this friend says, but he's calmed down considerably since we're so much older, but back in the day - whew! I could tell you some stories for sure(lol) Hope your day is amazing! RO

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  9. Texting? I can't stand texting. The back a firth seems to go on forever. Especially with all the OK's from 5 different people. I think a quick zoom meet would get things done a lot faster.

    The bottle tree was built by a brave soul.

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    1. I'm no expert, but there are a few long time friends I have who just don't have time to talk on the phone, so they'll send a quick message to check in. Everyone knows they'll never get me on a Zoom meet, but it is probably faster to get things done. Amazing what people come up with when it comes to decorating for sure. Always fun to see. Hope you're doing well Mike and sending lots of hugs, RO

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  10. Lovely, and Merry Christmas. I would have commented a little earlier but was busy texting, and the razor toothed text played badly with the text predict.

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    1. I text every now and then whenever I can find my phone, Awesome Andrew. Merry Christmas and lots of hugs. I hope you're are feeling much better these days. RO

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  11. oh boy ....masks during sex? Not for me LOL I only wear it when I have to, I hate them but do it because I try to be a responsible human. I do think its becoming a fetish for some though.

    The only thing I have been tempted to take from a hotel are pillows!!! I swear they have the best hehe I always sleep so good on them.

    Great post you have here and hope you enjoy celebrating the season with your loved ones!!

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. My friend says some outrageous things all the time, and never ceases to make me laugh. Like you, I'm no fan, but I definitely follow the rules as required. You're right, those pillows are totally fabulous. Let me know if you manage to sneak few out(lol) Wishing you the best holiday ever and stay safe! Hugs and Merry Christmas to you, RO

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    1. Merry Christmas and God Bless Regine. Hope you are feeling well, and sending lots of hugs, RO

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  13. I rather text than speak, some people just talks too long and texting can make you brief.

    Lipstick reader sounds like something from book but maybe she's the real deal, who knows, it might be fun to try it.

    It's always fun to something from you. Happy holidays!

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. I agree, sometimes it's definitely faster to text and be done with it. I thought her skill sounds pretty interesting, and she seems to be very popular too. Hope you're doing well and sending lots of hugs, RO

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  14. I had no idea crossword puzzles were so recent in origin. It seems like a rather obvious concept.

    Never actually been to a barber. Whenever I notice hair sticking out or overgrowing where I don't want it to, I just snip it off. It's worked OK for 40 years, even if you may think me a barberian for it.

    How the hell does anybody expect to get away with stealing a flatscreen TV from a hotel? It's not like they wouldn't know who took it. They'd notice it was gone right away. No, I have never stolen anything from a hotel. Some of us have ethics. I'll take the small bar of soap if I've opened one, but only because they don't want to keep a used one for the next person anyway.

    It's a bit surprising that they can't come up with a better way of warming up beds than having an actual person lie in them. I just hope they don't suddenly decide to save us from cold toilet seats too.

    Can't stand telephoning, don't know how to text, don't care to learn. Stick to e-mail like Satan intended. Never would have guessed texting is especially popular in the Philippines, though.

    Wearing masks during sex is silly unless you have a kink for it. If you're having sex, the option of maintaining biological isolation is pretty much expired. And of course there's the major drawback Debra pointed out. Anyway, I suspect a person who brings up such a thing may be trying to start more than just a conversation.

    Those trees are amazing, especially the rainbow one. I think I could actually build the last one. I've gotten behind with recycling due to the pandemic and stuff accumulates.

    I don't think I'll avail myself of the services of the Official Lipstick Reader. Wearing lipstick isn't a look that would suit me, for one thing. But the results may be about as reliable as an online personality test.

    Cats and Christmas do not mix. Just imagine trying to wrap one.

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    1. I was really surprised about the crossword tidbit too. Seemed like it was definitely around a lot longer. I've been going to barbers for years and years in various states, but the one I go to now is quite entertaining.(lol) Like you, I'm very scared of prison, so I'm not trying to steal anything from a hotel for sure. I hear you on the toilet seats(lol), but I also carry along my own cleaner just in case. I can deal with it being cold. I text and talk on the phone, but since I was a Call Center Manager/Director for many, many years I do tend to minimize talking on the phones whenever possible.(lol) My best friend always says wild things. He's gay, so he's not trying to start too much other than to make me laugh or shock me.(lol) And he's managed to do it for 30+ years. He lives in another state these days, but I sure miss hanging out with him. Those trees are so fun, and I love the creativity. Very cool if you could build one, and we'll be waiting for the pic, please(lol) The Lipstick REader sounds fun, but her prices are out of my range right now. I sure hope I don't see cats and Christmas trees wrapped together any time soon, but if I do, you'll definitely be the first to know!(lol) Sending lots of holiday hugs your way, and as always, thanks for the shout out! RO

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  15. Love the unusual Christmas trees.
    When we visited the Philippines 2 years ago I did notice that they spent ages on their phones! I even saw people on motorbikes at the traffic lights texting and some watching videos, really crazy! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year RO. Keep safe.

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    1. Wow! That sounds like a wild situation with those motorbikes! It's always fun to see unusual decorations, right? Hope you have a great Christmas too! Hugs, RO

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  16. Hunky barbers? I don't blame you for that bit of pampering and I'm with you on not attempting to pump iron in public.
    I love getting a candy cane for a gift and then I do crush what remains as an added ingredient to other sweets like brownies or ice cream or cookies. :)
    I wouldn't like my bed slept in, but for the right pay I might be happy to take that job.
    Ha, I had an aunt that embarrassed us all by stealing from hotels and anyone else who invited her to stay with them.
    I'm not a big phone or texting person and I sure couldn't come close to that world record. :)
    Quirky trees, there. I love your festive journal pages.
    Ha, sounds like your buddy will blurt out whatever enters his head. Good to know he's practicing safe sex.

    Have a Radiant holiday, Ro!

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    1. I've been to barbers all over the country, but this is the first one I've been going to like that, and it's quite an adventure(lol) I'm not a fan of peppermint candy canes, but I love the flavored one like Starbursts, etc. I felt like I would do the job too, but like you, I don't need my bed warmed up before I jump in. I had a friend who was quite wealthy and both her parents were physicians, but for some reason she felt the need to embarrass me by stealing toilet paper from the restroom of restaurants. It got so bad, that I had to end the friendship.(lol) I used to be a Call Center Manager and Director for many years, so I try to minimize any lengthy phone chats(lol) Thanks for the kudos on my planners. Truly love them and stickers. He and I have been friends for so many years and I never know what over the top thing he'll say next.(lol) Hope your holiday is fun and safe and I'm sending you a Holiday Hug. RO

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  17. First of all your barber shop, whaaaat!

    And second, sign me up as a bed warmer! Sounds quite dirty when I think of it

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    1. I've been going there for years, and the first time I went in there, I was sort of...shocked(lol) But they all look like these very hunky body builders, and they're serious about it for sure! I don't mind being a bed warmer for the right money, just NO to having my own bed warmed up.(lol) Just NO. Merry Christmas to you and the family! RO

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  18. A great Ro factoid. Thanks for sharing. Buff barbers. Kinda breaks my stereo- type of little ole men with a white fringe of hair and glasses:) And I pictured you with long hair. Ha. Silly me.
    Hugs,

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    1. When I was young and in the Air Force and a little while after that, my hair was down my back, but as I got older, I didn't want to be bothered with spending hours and hours in the hair salon, or doing it myself, so to the frustration of my son,(who happens to do a side gig as a barber,(lol) I started keeping it short. Much easier to wash and go. I'm telling you the first time I walked in that barber shop so many years ago, I did a doubletake because they literally all look like bodybuilders.(lol) Once they're done talking about exercise and workouts, the conversation is usually very funny! When I get there now at 10am, they know automatically to turn off ESPN and put on Let's Make a Deal.(lol) Hugs and more Holiday Hugs, RO

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  19. Once again, I'm late to the party. Sadly, life got in the way of computer time yesterday and today. I'm in catch-up mode now.

    I think they have closed our hair dresser and barber shops in Kansas because of the covid outbreak. I know I don't want to get a haircut right now. My friend Scott has cut my hair this summer and I've loved it. Saved me tons of money, too. I'd love to see you pumping iron. That is a vision I can't unsee.

    I used to like crossword puzzles, but now I use them as backgrounds for art. You may keep all my candy canes. They don't interest me at all. And I have only taken the little shampoos and soaps, but never anything that could get me in trouble. A friend gave me a towel from a hotel. She told me the hotel had changed hands and changed names, so they were giving the towels away. She got six. She is an honest person and I believe her, especially after I went on the internet and saw the name of the hotel chain had been sold to a different company. No robes, though.

    Those are some really clever trees, RO! Colorful, too. Speaking of colorful, your planners are really filled with fun and clever images and words. So much nicer than my calendar pages. You actually DUST? Who would'a thunk!

    Have a wonderful, safe, and joyous Christmas, dear.

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    1. I always love it whenever you show up, dear Elizabeth, and appreciate your support. Life seems to get in the way when we least expect it. The barber was closed for some time, then they reopened, and the shop was totally rearranged upon my return for sure. Yay for Scott who is always such a handy and good friend to have around. Getting haircuts at home just seems like it would be more comfy. I had a friend who used to be a Housekeeping Manager and every time they redecorated or changed hands, we cleaned up. I'm talking beds, dressers, mirrors, televisions, towels, etc.! No one was giving up any robes though!(lol) I adore looking at all the creative things that people, like you, do for the holidays. So much fun! Love, love, love all my Planners and stickers, and it has definitely relaxed and soothed me so much. I always like looking at your calendar to get tips about you(lol) I dust - a lot.(lol) because there are so many books and other things around here, but it's sure not my fave thing to do.(lol) Stay safe and be well. Sending some Holiday Hugs your way! RO

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  20. Correction: The back and forth seems to go on forever.
    Forget to proofread ONE time and leave an unintelligible sentence. :(

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    1. I knew what you meant, but you're always so funny, it worked out perfectly Marvelous Mike!(lol) Hugs, RO

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  21. Fun and colourful post Ro, your posts always make me smile! I am a very slow texter, my fingers are too big and shaky to do a good job! Have a wonderful Christmas, stay safe and well, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks so very much for the kind words Valerie, and I hope you're feeling well. I do text occasionally, but nothing major if I can find my phone.(lol) Sending lots of Holiday Hugs yur way. RO

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  22. Love that fluffy rainbow tree. And I could totally be a hotel bed warmer - sign me up for that job. LOL

    I love your planner spreads. So bright and fun. I'm excited to really do more with my planner in 2021.

    Happy Holidays!!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Isn't the rainbow tree totally fabulous?! Whoever did that needs to sell those. I bet he or she could get rich. Love, love, love my Planner and addicted to stickers, as you know.(lol) Your Planner is going to be great! The mail has been crazy, but I was wondering if you received the card I sent some time ago? Sending lots of Holiday Hugs your way! RO

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  23. "The Rabbit of Seville" is one of my favorite Bugs Bunny shorts.

    I'm a crossword junkie, to the point that I get uncomfortable if I leave one undone. In this digital age, I still get a daily newspaper, the Baltimore Sun, pretty much just for the comics and puzzles. Each day I do the syndicated Sun puzzle, the NYT puzzle, the jumble and the Sudoku. And of course, I have to hold on to it until the following day so I can grade it. What's the point if you don't grade it? Hell, you could just put anything in there to fill the spaces! Eventually, I started keeping a spreadsheet of my results, so I could track my streaks of correct puzzles. (It's a sickness.)

    As for hotels, I don't take anything but the shampoo and maybe soap. When I was younger, I liked to take the Do Not Disturb signs, but I stopped that when a maid caught me. She asked me where the sign was and I was like, "Duh, I dunno." She knew.

    As for haircuts, I've given up on them, now in the Age of Rona. I bought some professional clippers this spring and now I just have Sweetpea shear me off out in the back yard. (The first time we tried with my beard trimmers and it didn't work worth a darn. Took about 30 minutes, when the Hair Cuttery used to do me in 5.)

    Have a great Christmas!

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    1. When we were kids, my dad used to bug me and my brother to rub his scalp even though he had a head full of hair. We used to try to think of everything we could to get out of it.(lol) What was great about it was his spare change used to fall out of his pockets, so once he was gone, we'd dig through the couch to get the goodies.(lol) Wow! That's pretty interesting and fascinating about your crossword addiction. I dabble, but there are some blank spaces left once I'm done. Apparently I should have been calling you to fill them all in.(lol) Kudos to you! Like you, I do still read the Sunday paper, and I get free subscriptions to tons of magazines. Only one or two have crossword puzzles though. I had stopped going because the barber had closed his shop, but then the restrictions changed, so he reopened, but there were lots and lots of changes he made inside, including how many people can actually be in there at one time. Kudos to anyone who has a haircutter at home. That saves on lots of werewolves hanging around. I was telling a friend about how you used to take Do Not Disturb signs and couldn't help giggling. Always such fun to know little secrets like that. Merry Christmas to you and Sweet Pea too! Sending some Holiday Hugs to you both! RO

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    2. For some reason, Sweetpea loves the fact that I do crosswords. She used to think they were to hard but I got her doing them now as well. And she loves to help me on mine. I usually don't want the help because it taints "the streak." (Same with googling the answers.) But sometimes I just don't have a clue and I'll say, "Honey, I need to bring in the closer." Sometimes all I need is one answer and the rest fall into place. Of course, I have to then note her participation on the spreadsheet. Can't take credit where it isn't due.

      Merry Christmas RO!

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    3. I think that's totally romantic that you guys can tag team on those puzzles, and a great way to relax too. I'd love to see a pic of that spreadsheet one day!(lol) Hugs and Happy New Year! RO

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  24. I wouldn't mind having a fit stud for a barber or anything else to that matter LOL
    I do much prefer texting to speaking, these days even in business most people prefer e-mails or ever Facebook messages.
    Happy Holidays, stay safe!

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    1. Lol! Definitely fun to see, but after all these years I'm used to them and they're like my sons.(lol) Sometimes texting is so much quicker for sure. If I have trouble reaching someone, I have been known to send an email or two. Merry Christmas to you too, and I'm sending along some Holiday Hugs, RO

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  25. I always look forward to your posts and I really need some cheer this year as you know. Last year our youngest daughter and her hubby took us to FL for our 40th Anniversary and as we were checking out hubby wanted the do not disturb sign from the condo, it said No Wake Zone which is an obvious play on words if you're a boater at all and when we got home and I was unpacking there was a white washcloth in my suitcase, yes he thought we should have a souvenir. LOL
    hmmm masking up could be considered a form of safe sex LOL

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    1. I'm telling you that my heart just goes out to you and to Mary K, and know this has been a rough year. I want to just hug and hug you so much. Wow! Kudos to your youngest daughter recognizing such a wonderful milestone in your life. I say a white washcloth was definitely earned Debbie!(lol) Who knows what my best friend and his partner are doing behind closed doors, Debbie. But if I ever asked, I promise he would tell me all about it!(lol!!) Be well, my friend! RO

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  26. Merry Christmas, Ro. I've taken the shampoo bottles and soap of course but nothing else. Of course I don't stay at hotels often but I don't want to go to jail so I try not to break the law. lol

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    1. I was just telling Debbie of Reading Frenzy that my heart goes out to both of you so much because it's been rough. I pray you feel peace as we approach another year. Those tiny little bottles definitely go quickly, and I think they're okay with those turning up missing, but the big stuff would really mess them up for sure!(lol) Like you, I'm not trying to go to jail either!(lol) be well, my friend and sending you lots and lots of hugs, RO

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  27. But did he tell you where they wear the masks?

    Cute Kitty photo. Happy holidays!

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    1. I have no clue what's going on behind closed doors, but if I ever had the courage to ask, my best friend would gleefully give me all the details.(lol) Sending lots of holiday hugs your way! RO

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  28. That is so funny about the crossword! And I know someone who used to take things from hotels, but I nevr could, I'd feel too guilty. And as for texting- I used to hate texting, but now honestly I'd often rather do it than talk on the phone. How times change!

    Bed warmers? Who knew????? :)

    That conversation- oh my!!!! Ha

    Merry Christmas ravishing Ro!!!!!

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    1. I've had friends who do all sorts of strange stuff, Gorgeous Greg. Some funny as heck, some illegal as heck(lol) I used to be a Call Center Manager and Director for close to 20 years, so I do minimize talking for long periods of time when I can.(lol) When I had that job I was literally talking all day and sometimes through the night because of issues. I wouldn't mind getting paid to warm someone else's bed, but I just say NO to someone doing it for me(lol) We've been friends for so long, and when we were younger he said even crazier things than he does now. On the way to a club in Washington DC a zillion years ago, I had on these awesome red heels with a black mini skirt, and he told me they were "hooker shoes" so I better be ready to get paid for the night. I couldn't stop laughing and told him those shoes looked pretty dang good, and somebody better be ready to pay some big money.(lol) Merry Christmas right back to you and your family! Be well and be safe, and sending lots of hugs, RO

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    2. Haha that's awesome. That reminds me a few Christmases ago my aunt got some daring shoes and everyone was laughing about her hooker heels :)

      I used to work in a call center too- hoo boy! Good times. :) I do NOT miss it haha!

      Hope your week is fabulous!!!!

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    3. I hear you on that one Gorgeous Greg. I have lots and lots of funny stories to tell about the Call Center Days, but quite a few nightmare ones too. the main one, as you know, is spending most of the day on that phone!(lol) Your aunt sounds like someone I could definitely hang out with!(lol) Hope the rest of your week is a good one too. Hugs, RO

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  29. Love the trees! I've been known to take a toiletry or two and a pen but never anything more then that! Though I think nothing people do would really surprise me. Too funny about the barber shop! I have pretty long hair (super long right now!) and the person who cuts my hair is a very nice but not very into fitness woman but I might reconsider if I had access to your place! Though I think I'd struggle with that 10lb!

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    1. Aren't those trees fantastic and creative?!I'm very afraid of jail, so like you, I'm not going out for hotel theft! When I was in the Air Force and shortly thereafter, it was super long, but the older I got, the more a pain it was to get it done ot do something to it, so I cut all that stuff off!(lol) The 1st time I went in there it was a little unnerving(lol), but they're pretty much like my kids now. But they're definitely right to keep me on my toes about being fit.(lol) Be well, stay safe and sending lots of hugs to you and the family. RO

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  30. Merry Christmas RO, what a fun post! The "worst" thing I have taken from a hotel is a towel; I can't imagine trying to steal the big stuff. *SMH*

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    1. It's interesting what lots of people sneak out with, but even more amazing to see the things that people leave IN the hotel and don't come back for.(lol) Merry Christmas right back to you and your family! Hugs, RO

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  31. Didn't know Bryan, OH was the candy cane capital. I always learn new things at your place.
    Happy Holidays,
    Hugs

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    1. It's always fun to find out lots of neat things over at Super Sandra's Place too. Wishing you and the fam a Merry, Merry Christmas! Hugs, RO

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  32. It sounds like I should put my dogs to work as bed warmers since they need a paycheck and have plenty of experience. I am confused about the face masks during sex comment. Hopefully, they are wearing a condom along with the mask.

    Have a wonderful holiday, Ro!

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  33. Hi RO :) Oh it can't hurt to have hunky barbers doing your hair! ;) I love that you included that Bugs gif! :) I am not a texting fan but sometimes (depending on the person) I'd rather text than call. Actually I'm not even a phone fan lol...and I CANNOT type on my phone...it's horrible, those tiny buttons...I try to use the voice command prompt but it usually gets my words wrong! :) Merry Christmas!!

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  34. Hope your Christmas was wondrous, my friend.
    Hugs

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  35. Hey Ro, I hope your Christmas was amazing! I also hope you are safe and keeping well! You made me laugh, at where you get your hair cut! I should go there! LOL! That's interesting about "crosswords". I think I'm going to be a bedwarmer! LOL! Masks, during sex? Could be interesting! LOL! Love the Christmas trees and the kitty cat! Big Hugs!!

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  36. I love to see the creativity of the Christmas tree colors ..., their ideas are brilliant 🌲✨🌟.
    I'm curious and will go to the personality test that you show.

    Finally, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🌟.
    Greetings from Indonesia.

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  37. I'm surprised the Phillipines out text the U.S., aren't you? And yes, I'd rather text.
    Hope your holidays were wondrous.

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  38. I love all the different trees!
    It depends on the day whether I want to text or talk. It also depends on the person ;)
    Your story of your barbers gave me a chuckle. I'd laugh so hard if my hair dresser handed me a barbell when I walked in. I love it!

    Wishing you a wonderful, happy, healthy New Year!
    Elsie

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  39. Happy New Year Beautiful Soul!!! Big Hugs!

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  40. Just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year, Ro! Hugs from Europe

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    1. Happy New Year, and hope you are well and watching lots and lots of movies! Hugs, RO

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  41. Those Christmas trees were so colourful.
    I hope your Christmas was good.
    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2021.

    All the best Jan

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  42. Wow, i don't even know where to start :D so many fun facts. Word cross though? Hahah, that was a fortunate typo.

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  43. Happy New Year RO
    Since I spent 30 years answering phones for my former employer as well as running the front office etc I HATE talking on the phone but I'd rather chat with loved ones than texting mainly bc my fingers hit the wrong keys on the phone LOL My 95 yo neighbor does a crossword every couple of days and she's as spry as a 60 yo. So get them puzzles out!!!

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  44. Fun post! I hope you had a nice holiday. That punch recipe sounds delicious!

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  45. Cracking post. Thanks. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  46. Bed warmer? Not sure I like anyone sleeping in my bed before me but some people do lol. I'm going to look into the hearing aid one for my mom cause her job is getting ridiculous with what they want her to do for the pay she gets.


    I love the first gif in this post! That's one of my favorite Looney Tunes episodes and I'm not ashamed to say that I learned to identify classical music based on these cartoons and Tom and Jerry.

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  47. That is funny about the barber shop. Hoping you are well.

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  48. Candy over the holidays...Ever had Fanny Mae Pixies? The HH got me a pound Christmas and my daughter sent me a pound. Heh.

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  49. Blessings and happy new year.
    well Ro, its a good thing to have all that eye candy when you getting your hair cut. gives you somethingi to look forward to. :-).

    i like crosswords of sorts, no trivia, just the fill it ins with no prompts.

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    1. Happy New Year, my friend! I've been seeing these kids for so many years, that they're pretty much like my sons now(lol), but yes, they are cute. Gotta have my trivia when I can find it. Hope you are doing well and thank you bunches for stopping by! Hug, RO

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  50. Lipstick Reader, hey? That's a new one:)
    Take special care.
    Hugs

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    1. I thought that was super interesting for sure! Maybe she got some extra business from this post, huh?(lol) Hugs, RO

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  51. You need some of that Cinnamon Spice Milk Punch for your headache. And I just need it..because:)
    I do hope you're feeling better.
    Hugs

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    1. A friend told me with a head as big as mine , and all the useless trivia that's inside, that's why I have massive headaches(lol) Thanks for the well wishes and Happy Birthday to you Super Sandra. Feel free to send along pics of your weekend adventures! Hugs, RO

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  52. That comment on the masks is hilarious. Good on them.
    Hugs

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  53. Funny posts. Lipstick reader? Masks?

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  54. I love the creative Christmas trees. We are just now getting ours down.
    Take special care, special person.
    Hugs

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  55. Love that planner. And I could certainly use the focus advice:)
    Stay safe. Be well.
    Hugs

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  56. Also love that you always end with a kitty pic.
    Hugs,

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  57. Selamat Natal Merry Christmas.
    It is never too late than never.

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  58. I gave the texting challenge to my daughter...Ha! Long words tripped her!
    Wishing you all the best for 2021!

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  59. Hey Ro!! Hope you are well!!! Big Hugs!

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  60. So just how early do you arrive at the barbershop? Hmmm? LOL.
    Hugs,

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  61. Yes, I would rather text than speak on the phone. Phone conversations make me feel exhausted.

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  62. I did not know that about the first crossword puzzle publication.
    Did you get your fifteen minutes in this morning?
    Hugs

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  63. Uh, the piranhas thing. I'm sure I could type it in 17 min. ROFL.
    Have a wondrous weekend.
    Hugs

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  64. Hope you're having a great one.
    Hugs

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  65. RO, you always have such wonderful and interesting postings.
    Thank you for sharing your blog with us ❤

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  66. Hi Ro!!! Hope you're well my friend! Keep safe! Big Hugs!

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  67. Are you staying dry?
    Did you have a great Valentine's Day?
    Hugs

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  68. Enjoy the weekend. Stay safe. Maybe have some of that delicious sounding punch.
    Hugs

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  69. Just stopping by to say hello ...
    Hope you are doing ok.

    All the best Jan

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  70. Solving crossword puzzles is said to improve cognitive functions. Well I had a distant relative who reached the age of 100; she didn't even know what crossword puzzles are, and yet she was sharp till the end.

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  71. Got your 15 minutes in?
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs

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  72. Have a week filled with fun and productivity.
    Stay safe. Be well.
    Hugs

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  73. fantastic sharing as always dear Ro

    i enjoy bits of fun stuff you share here
    i saw on work place co workers wearing same clothes during gathering as sign of their friendship but not that much you mentioned here :)
    yes i prefer text this make talk easy for me or may be i like taking less usually

    i am too boring for stealing from hotel lol
    bed warming job sounds cool haha
    hope you are doing good friend ,best wishes for your days ahead!

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  75. Hope you are Rockin and Ro ing through your week:)
    I'll be posting again next week.
    Hugs

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  76. Hope you had a Hoppy Easter.
    Hugs

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  77. I don't want some stranger pre-warming my hotel bed -- eewww! Especially now, in the middle of a pandemic. Why can't they warm the beds the old-fashioned (and cheaper) way, with a hot-water bottle or something?

    I would never take something from a hotel, except the little travel size thingies if I have opened them, or occasionally a pen by accident. But other stuff? Never.

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