News you can’t use.

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Smart phones. They’ve changed the world, and not always for the better. I readily admit I can’t live without mine, and after reading this article….

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It may be genetic.

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I can see how international travel would raise the cost of a honeymoon, but $20,000…. in the U.S.? Must be a seriously swanky resort.

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Beware my Georgian friends. Lizards be hungry.

And finally, because you know I have to include it….

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Shuck corn.

Boil corn.

Eat corn.

And I didn’t need to waste 4 years in journalism school, so there.

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37 thoughts on “News you can’t use.”

  1. Tegus: Big, up to five feet, Fast, they can run on two legs. Dangerous, sort of. The Argentinian strain is less aggressive than the Colombian, but which one is which and, more importantly, can you tell?
    So many of us want to treat these furry little cuties with care and loving kindness. I do, too, after a fashion. If there was a poison that could take them out, it would likely kill large numbers of native species as well, with a lingering, painful death for all concerned. Traps are worse, in my opinion, for obvious reasons. My solution: Shotguns. We’re not playing here, so no dicking around with a .410. A 12 gauge with #8 birdshot is effective and merciful. Have open season all year, like coyotes and coy-dogs, and a bounty. If you can make these ugly (They ain’t got no alibi) bastards into a wallet or a pair of shoes, you may not even need the bounty. Sorry, tegu, nothing personal.

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    1. Sorry, but that sounds very personal. Is there an intimate Kenny/Tegu encounter we should know about?
      And I strongly disagree about the coyotes… they, like any other predator have a place in the natural world. We’ve had them trot across our lawn occasionally, but sadly never when that dastardly red squirrel is out and about.

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      1. Many animals are possessive and territorial, Humans more than most, I would reckon. This isn’t a learned behavior or a character defect, it’s an instinct. The (possessive) deer on your land, and that of your neighbors, are safe as a result of your territoriality. It has never mattered who was there first. Just like the lizards. There are people reading this who have children who could tell one :I was here first”.
        I don’t have an issue with most animals as long they aren’t trying to destroy my home or creating a dangerous situation.
        In the absence of predators, prey animals have to be managed. This is for the benefit of the animals as well as people. I would never make so bold as to say all wildlife strategies work well, but not doing anything is definitely a very poor choice.
        Riv, I sincerely hope I haven’t given you the wrong idea. I would kill an animal but never for fun. That’s the line.
        OK you busted me on the lizards. An old girlfriend and I went to this club in Atlanta and this lounge lizard came out and started singing Engelbert Humperdinck’s “After the Lovin’. I was dumped before the last note faded. From that moment on I swore I would be avenged. I went to the sporting goods store, bought a Benelli duck gun and now I am the boogeyman of the lizarding world.

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  2. I was raised with the knowledge of the proper length of time to boil fresh corn (3-4 minutes, tops). Many years later, my jaw dropped when I understood from my sister-in-law that she was going to boil some beautiful ears of corn for 25 minutes. So I disagree that it is as simple as shuck, boil, eat. There is definitely further education needed for some of us.😉

    Deb

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    1. Apparently. My husband’s nephew’s wedding cost over 20k with a 10k honeymoon. They divorced a few years later. We got married by a justice of the peace, didn’t have a honeymoon… and just celebrated 38 years.
      🤣

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      1. I know my former neighbors blew both 401ks on their wedding (at famous glass chapel), reception (Trump golf course, way before prez – the food was amazing & champagne was Vuvee Cliquot), and honeymoon. It was a great event but that’s a stupid way to blow money, even when they’d been together since Jr High.

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      2. We had a devastating honeymoon. I remember going to dizzy world and eating key lime pie at the Polynesian Village while it rained. By far, though, the most spectacular time of all was indulging in some of the top quality smoke we got from my roommate and eating a ton of Long John’s and pizza while watching the three Stooges.
        This is starting out to be a pretty crap day here on planet earth so this was a good thing to remember today. Oh, thirty six years in June, right behind you all the way.

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      3. That’s wonderful. I’m afraid we’re a rare breed of happily and still married couples. I can count on one hand the number of our friends who have made it.

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      4. Oh, yeah. We have the cheapest love affair for the ages there ever was. Our wedding was a hundred bucks, the rings fifty six (And they still work, faaauuckin’ A!). Been saying it forever, it’s the marriage, not the wedding. Long may we run.

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      5. I can beat that! We paid $50 for our Justice of the Peace, and because our nuptials were so quick we didn’t even have rings. I took off an old gold band of my mother’s when we walked in and he slipped it back on when we said I do.
        Ha! He bought me a diamond after we were married.
        😉

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      6. Well-eee-Well!
        Cathy isn’t into diamonds. She’s an October person, so I got her an old ring with an opal and a few small rose cut diamonds. I think it was $75. Might as well have been a million.
        This is an example of making your own luck. Good show.

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      7. I still wear the old gold band everyday… the diamond when I go out. It’s not huge, but cost a few months salary at the time… quality over size dontcha know. The husband has offered to replace and upgrade it many times but I just can’t.
        🙂

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