Shopping On Line (Maybe)

No, No, Hell No …. I will not spend the extra money to join some kind of “Customer Club” with some online retailer so that I can purchase a product that I want and which they have decided is only available from them to customers who spend the extra money to join their little club.


If I want some product and have no choice but to buy it in that fashion, then I will look for the product from some other source (More than likely the manufacturer of the product themselves — and all such manufacturers usually have their own websites) or I will do without the product —- or I will find a suitable substitute.

So I guess my advice to my fellow potential online shoppers this evening is, “Look for what you want to purchase on more than one website because the deals can change from retailer to retailer and some online retailers may offer something at a far better price than others.”

Call Me “Hypocrite”

I was dorking around with sans-serif typefaces when I ran into another article on typeography by “Expurts” (ha! ha! ha!) telling me that serifs are alright sometimes if they are big enough on-screen and the one that most of the “Egg-Spurts” (ha! ha! ha!) agree on is ….. font-face, “Merriweather.”

So here, then, for your amusement and entertainment —- and maybe better readability —– is “Merriweather” at 20-pixel size.


I have noted, over the period of the Seven years that I have been writing this blog, that there are a dozen or more other blogs out there on the Internet who do not expend the effort to create the kind of “Catchy” headlines for their blog posts that most of the blogging “Experts” (a.k.a. “Egg-Spurts”) keep on harping about.


In point of fact, one of the most-read blogs on the Internet (A blog claiming to have “Thousands” of readers every day) never used to bother with writing headings for their posts but presented them in exactly the same way as I am presenting the one that you are reading at this moment.

I have discovered that by the judicious (and sometimes ‘Creative’) use of “Categories and Tags,” the need for headings on blog posts seems to be totally unnecessary.

I have also discovered that when I do not create “Catchy” headings for my posts, my numbers go up dramatically.

I am wondering if there is some lesson I should be learning from all this?

The Older We Get The More Water We Need

When I went to an emergency room once ( a long time ago), the attending medical personnel ran some tests and discovered that, among other things, I was dehydrated at the time. (Keep in mind that I am 80-years-old and there is a bearing on age in what I am about to say.).



It appears that as we grow older, our “I need to drink water” sensors become duller and we actually do not know how often or how much liquids we really need to avoid becoming dehydrated. — I believe (My opinion only) this means that we have to take conscious note of how much we drink and when and how often and make sure we get enough life-sustaining liquid into our systems.

Of course, I am not a doctor or a health practitioner so I cannot suggest how much water anybody should be drinking — and, as always, you are cautioned not to take anything I write on this blog as advice ….. I do not give advice ….. I am not qualified to give advice ….. please understand this and act accordingly. —– You need to be talking to your personal physician about these things and if you are reading this blog post, then read it for entertainment value only. (Or for the sake of satisfying curiosity).

Here is a more comprehensive discussion of the “Water” thing for those who are interested: —- ( PLEASE CLICK HERE.)

I wouldn’t even be talking about this, this morning, if I had not been virtually “Jerked” out of a sound sleep at 4:30 AM with an overwhelming urge to get out of bed and go to the kitchen and draw myself a glass of water.


“Tons” of illegals reported voting in Texas

You will definitely want to check this out —– ( RIGHT ABOUT HERE).

I always thought that only legitimate citizens of The United States were allowed to vote.

I wonder how many illegal votes it would take to sway the outcome of an election?

Did somebody say our election system is broken?

Things I could Do Without On A Sunday Morning

Panic attacks is one of the things I can do without. —– I am speaking of those panic attacks associated with the Parasympathetic Nervous System where you have to breathe through a paper bag to slow your racing heart rate down.

Whenever I get one of these things, I also keep a bottle of lavender oil around because a few drops of the oil on a shirt sleeve or a pillow or something seems to help to calm me down and to mitigate the effects of the panic attacks.

The only reason I am talking about these things is because I had a panic attack yesterday for the first time in years and I have no idea of what might have triggered it. They are supposed to be stress-related and I cannot think of any kind of stress that I would be under. Thankfully everything has returned to normal and good this morning!

I had an idea that I might start using pre-packaged prepared frozen meals as part of my weight control efforts until I found out that they are really heavy on the salt and my blood pressure monitor does not like a lot of salt at all. So much for another “Good” brainfart that I had and have now flushed down the drain!