Good Morning Campers,
Well, we had the opportunity on Friday afternoon and had the whole family in the car and our county has early voting going on, so we went, as a family and voted. Izzy Dragon got to vote for the very first time EVER! It was way cool. There was a bunch of older ladies running the precinct at the time and we told them that Izzy was voting for the first time ever and they really celebrated her. There was only like four or five older people in line at the time and when she got done they congratulated her and everything. She posted her own picture on Facebook or Twitter or something with a sticker that said “I Voted” and she was really proud of herself. (Not near as proud of her as I was) but with her anxiety issues, she was terrified to go to begin with so when I sprang it on her at the last second it turned out to be the perfect way to go. Not many people there and the perfect crowd to do it in front of. They explained everything to her and she had a great experience. I asked if it would be alright if I explained things to her and they said, and I quote, “Don’t worry about it honey, we got this.” And they did. They did a fantastic job with a young lady who was really nervous and now she is on line telling her other nervous friends how easy it was. I guess I forgot, way back 40-some years ago, when I voted for the first time, whether I was nervous or not, but I imagine I was. Since then I’ve worked the polls and have been asked to come back and work them since, but I know am a government employee and can’t. Not sure if legally I can or can’t but personally, I don’t feel right doing it, so I won’t.
So, anyway, that’s our voting story. And now it’s time to move on to the reason that you guys are really here, not to hear me brag about my daughter. I got stuff to brag about my son, too. Wanna hear ‘bout that? He’s a truck driver and has been a bit worried about his medical evaluation that he had to pass to keep driving. Well, long story short, he passed with flying friggin’ colors!!! like I knew he would. He did a fan-friggin’-tastic job! And of course we wouldn’t expect anything less. He’s got like a gazzillion accident free miles. I’m really proud of him, too!
Now, you wanna hear about the grandkids?
Okay, okay, I’ll save the grandkids for another time. Let’s get on with the laughter.
I have been getting a LOT of Halloween cartoons from you guys and I now have so many saved up I’m either going to have to do a HUGE Halloween issue or start spreading them throughout the issues between now and then to get them all in … or both. Thanks to all of you for sending stuff to me, I couldn’t do this without you. I wish I had a system in place to thank you for each of the things you send, but regretfully, I can’t on a regular basis, but I try when I can.
And I just now got another email from a group in Indianapolis, that I’m not even CLOSE to asking me to come run their polls.
Someone keeps sending me flowers with the heads cut off. I think I’m being stalked.
My doctor diagnosed me with anxiety and constipation. I’m worried shitless.
Now THAT is skill!
My brother-in-law with his “friend”
Okay, so mail from our dear friend Leah …
I am curious, is there anyone else out there who wants to vote in person? In Utah, they have made it what I consider to be extremely difficult to do so.
My friend got her ballot, trouble is, she can’t see well enough to fill in the circles, so I guess I get to vote twice?!
Well, I told you our voting story. In person, really easy. No problemo!
Time to give up?
I got really scared when I woke Friday to a cold. If after all the isolation, spraying everything with alcohol, etc. I catch a cold . . . how am I hiding from Covid?
I was doing some research, came across a website for the professionals . . . as in doctors, scientists, etc. It said a group was in Antarctica, in total isolation, for 17 weeks, had a breakout of the common cold.
Leah, dear, you are fine. All of us are fine. I’m more worried about the flu than I am COVID. From what I can see from my (slightly stilted) vantage point, most of the COVID numbers are so blatantly over-inflated that I don’t know who to trust and who not to trust. I still go back to the guy killed on the motorcycle hit by a truck who was counted as a COVID death. Yeah, I’m gonna throw the bullshit flag on that one, fellas.
I had a chance to purchase this little piece of property … then the damn government got involved and now it’s a safe house…
“Hey officer, how did the hackers escape?”
“No idea, they just ransomware!”
There was a football game of note between the big animals and the little animals. The big animals were crushing little animals and at half-time, the coach made a passionate speech to rally the little animals.
At the start of the second half the big animals had the ball. The first play, the elephant got stopped for no gain. The second play, the rhino was stopped for no gain. On third down, the hippo was thrown for a 5 yard loss. The defense huddled around the coach and he asked excitedly, “Who stopped the elephant?”
“I did,” said the centipede.
“Who stopped the rhino?”
“Uh, that was me too,” said the centipede.
“And how about the hippo? Who hit him for a 5 yard loss?”
“Well, that was me as well,” said the centipede.
“So where were you during the first half?” demanded the coach.
“Well,” said the centipede, “I was having my ankles taped.”
They say with age comes wisdom, so therefore I don’t have wrinkles I have wise cracks.
perils of homeschooling . . .
My friends 1st grader told the class her favorite part of summer was seeing a brown booby and both her mom and step dad are in the background going “tell them it’s a bird. Explain it’s a bird. It’s a seabird tell them that”.
Does anybody have a recipe for “I don’t know” or “I don’t care”? It’s what my family keeps requesting for dinner and I can’t seem to find any recipes.
Huge life lesson there guys!!!
That is a great boss.
I LOVE this next cartoon!!!!
Principal: Your son always causes trouble here in school.
Dad: He always causes trouble at home, too. Did I ever call you?
OH MY GAWD!
Can someone please explain to me how pancake syrup, movies, books, statues, logos, and building names weren’t racist when Obama was president?
Got a comment from Don G about foam …….
When I was in the Navy back in the 70s and 80s we used a “protein foam” for firefighting, and believe me it stank. So much so that when I was assigned to take firefighting classes I always wore old dungarees, so I could dispose of them after the class. There is more on foams, here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefighting_foam
The more I learn about this, the more I think it is the protein based foam that stinks. The protein foam is supposed to be biodegradable and safer for fire fighters.
And that it’s for today my friends … until next time.