We celebrate workers this weekend.  The people who make our nation great.  Labor Day has morphed into the last 3 day weekend of the summer and unofficial beginning of fall.  But as we celebrate our jobs (and most importantly our paychecks)

One of my favorite things I get to do every morning is to go to the keyboard and write Dave’s blog.  I enjoy the lighter side of life but occasionally I get a little serious.  But hey it’s a holiday and let’s look back of some moments from my blog.

Binge watching and eating

I talk of binge eating one type of food and you want to eat all the time.   Right now for me it is Hot Dogs!  Yes, hot dogs I find myself craving hot dogs every day but I try to resist.  I know some people are going Yuk, but I love a good dog.

Most of the food I binge is not good for me!   You can tell it just by looking at me.   Over the past few years, I would binge on Cheetos’s, Bugles, Snickers and Little Debbie Snack cakes (that harlot tempts me every day)

My favorite binge worthy good for you food is (drum roll please)   CABBAGE.  Just about any way it can be prepared I like it, boiled, raw, stir-fry, Cole slaw, kraut,  If it is cabbage…….. Pile it on!

I already know what I am having for lunch.   A big bowl of Cole slaw, with my special sauce.  I will add some sort of meat, and devour.  But since I am not home I better run to the store and get some Cheetos’s and Little Debbie Snack cakes.

MEMORIES OF FRED

I miss Fred!   Fred was the 1st car I ever owned.  It was a 69 Pontiac Le Mans.  It was SWEET!  I and Fred or Fred and I had great times together.

Why did I name my car Fred?  “Smokey and the Bandit” Yep the movie.   Shortly after I bought my car I went on a date to see the film and the name Fred just hit me.  My car was Fred!

I loved that car and like most I wish I still had Fred but our relationship went sour when I was as the song say’s “Tempted by the fruit of another” a 72 ford which I got for a screaming deal.   But I had a dilemma on my hands.  What was this cars name?  Junior!   He was Fred Jr.  My 2nd car Jr. was his name.

Then one horrible day I had a double date, my date was a great girl and I think I had fun on the date.  But like I said, I was having a bad day and probably it probably wasn’t a good date for the lady.

After dropping off our dates my friend and I were on our way.  I started up Jr. shifted into reverse and the entire gear shift lever came off!    I remember saying “What the _______    Oh the language that came from my mouth.  My friend thought I was having a breakdown and was actually worried about me.   He shouldn’t have worried because having the gear shift come off in my hand was just what I needed!  A bad day ended in laughter.   Thanks Jr.

I needed a car to replace JR.   That car was another Le Mans I think a 78, nice care, red with a white vinyl roof and white interior.   That car was not a Fred or a Jr.  I named it Fredrick!  A great car but one problem.  One day I was at work when the county sheriff came in for an interview with the news department and then he hung around for a purpose.

He asked who owned the red Le Mans.  I sheepishly raised my hand and asked if there was a problem?  His answer, “Not really, but that car is the same kind of car that was driven by the biggest drug dealer in Blackfoot Idaho” What a cowinky dinky.

Now the tale of TWO DAVE’s

My weekend started off normal enough, my wife and I went to celebrate a Birthday with a good friend.

Saturday morning I went out looking for Yard sales but didn’t buy anything.   However I did notice one sale who did the signs right   BIG OLD LETTERS, no address but a BIG BOLD ARROW.  These made it so easy to find the sale.  Good job.

Sunday morning came and so did the second Dave of the weekend.    The sick Dave.

I had told my wife that my stomach was feeling kind of strange but didn’t think it was a big deal.  Two am on Sunday morning I found out different.  I was one sick pup.  Of course being a man I thought I could tough it out.  WRONG AGAIN.

I had to cancel plans for the rest of the day and stay close to home —– IFFIN YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

I was hopeful of feeling a lot better this morning.   I would say the improvement is noticeable but not by much.  I am here because I am one who very rarely would call in sick.    Work happens!

GREAT MOVIE HORRIBLE DATE

Knowledge is good.   That is the quote on the plague of the founder on Faber College in the classic movie “Animal House’

Saturday July 28th is the 40th anniversary of this classic comedy.  I have seen the movies countless times in the past 40 years and yes it make me laugh every time.  I must say that I related to the Delta house guys, (without all the drinking).

The movie which has brought me so much laughter over the years also brings back one painful memory.  THE WORST DATE OF MY LIFE.

I was not married at the time and had been out on a couple of double dates with a good friend of mine with a couple ladies. On one of the dates Tim and I mentioned how we had went to go see “Animal House” and how funny it was.   Brenda the woman I was seeing asked if we would take her and her roommate to go see the film the next weekend.

RED FLAGG ALERT. RED FLAG ALERT.

I did not think this was a good idea since the movie was crude and rude and well crude.   I expressed my concerns about whether they would enjoy the movie as much as Tim and I would and suggested we go see another movie.   However, Brenda insisted and the next Friday evening we drove into Idaho Falls to see “Animal House”   What a disaster.

Brenda and her roommate had had a fight earlier in the day and were both in bad moods.  Brenda never smiled on the drive to I.F.   During the movie, smart ___ comments were being made and I asked if she wanted to leave, which lead to a snappy NO.

The show was over and we stopped at a fast food joint to grab something.   Hoping to salvage the evening I started joking around and said something that set Brenda off and she stormed off and locked herself in the women’s bathroom. (I honestly don’t know what I said, but it was the wrong thing to say)  I spent the next 15 minutes talking to a door trying to get her out.  She screamed at me to just leave and she would find a way back to Rexburg.

There was no way I was going to do that, so I continued to get her out of the women’s room, which was finally successful.    But wait it gets worse.

One the drive back Brenda and her roommate start to argue again but that quickly turned around to I’m sorry and things were back on a good ground.   But wait it gets worse.

The two ladies started to try to tickle each other and are play fighting while I am driving which was making me angry.   But wait it gets worse, all of the sudden the girl from the back seat pulls Brenda’s shirt off.

Now I am a red blooded American male and the thoughts of having a near naked woman in my car would normally be OK.  But wait it gets worse.  Brenda starts screaming at me to not look at her and calling me all kinds of names.  But wait it gets worse.   I had enough, I pulled over and told the girls that if they didn’t want to walk the final 10 miles home to knock it off.

I was seriously thinking of kicking them out of my car, but I knew that I couldn’t do that.  I am not that kind of guy.  But I got my point across and the next 10 miles were spent in silence.

We pulled into the apartment complex where the girls lived and I stopped the car and said “Well you are home, see ya soon” Brenda said “Aren’t you going to walk us to our door” ARE YOU KIDDING ME, THEY WERE LUCKY THAT I DIDN’T DO A ROLLING STOP.   I told Brenda that I didn’t think I wanted to and that I was done.  She started crying and calling me names and got out.    I will say this I did watch to make sure they got into their apartment.   I never saw Brenda again.

So that is my tale of the worst date I ever had at one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.  If I would have known the date would have ended that way I never would have gone.  So you see KNOWLEDGE IS GOOD!

ICE CREAM

Ice Cream and me we go way back.  If it was cold and made with milk I wanted some and more.   I mean have you ever had ice cream then said “NO THANK YOU” I am not talking the exotic ice cream made with some strange unknown substance. I am talking the staple ice cream like this top 10 list of our favorites

Chocolate, Vanilla, Butter pecan, Cookies and cream,Mint chocolate chip, Chocolate chip cookie dough,

Strawberry, Pistachio, Rocky road, Chocolate chip, 4%.

Did you notice that Spumoni didn’t make the top, there is a reason IT JUST ISN’T GOOD!

I have a cousin who loves it but not me.   Are you sure we are related, should we take a DNA/

My 1st and only experience was back in the day when a friend brought some of that concoction to my home and after about 2 spoonful’s the rest sat in my freezer for longer than I would like to admit.

SPAMONI IS THE FRUIT CAKE OF ICE CREAM! BUT I KIND OF LIKE FRUIT CAKE

Well I have got to go, got a busy weekend planned ahead of me —-OR DO I?  I think I have a half a gallon of

GETTING PAID

Believe it or not there are people who think they get paid too much at their job!  SAYYYYY WHHHHHHAAAATTTT!

A website Roberthalh.com did a survey where they claim that 5% of us think we are overpaid for the jobs they do.

To those who think they are overpaid, send that my way.  I quote the founder of Motown Records Barry Gordy Jr when he wrote the song “MONEY”.  One of the lyric lines says “Your love gives me such a thrill, but your love it don’t pay my bills!  I want money that’s what I want”

As you know I love my job but you know what, if the man behind the desk said “Dave have a raise” I would take it.   That is me just being honest.   I get paid to do what I do and I love what I do but who couldn’t use a little extra?

I am no financial wiz but I found out that we need to manage our money better.  There are so many people out there who are in terrible debt.  Money is just too easy to spend.  That Credit card is there with its little voice saying “USE ME, USE ME” I have done it and dang that money is expensive!

From a website called Goodfinancialcents.com

Here are some funny quotes about money

“Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.” – Helen Gurley Brown

““It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white… the only color that really matters is green.” – Family Guy

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” – Earl Wilson

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. ~J. Paul Getty

We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules. ~Buzzie Bavasi

If inflation continues to soar, you’re going to have to work like a dog just to live like one. ~George Gobel

 

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.” -Jackie Mason

When people ask me if I have any spare change, I tell them I have it at home in my spare wallet.”-Nick Arnette

“Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won’t be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.” -Henny Youngman

I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died” — Malcolm Forbes

If you’re given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal.” — Katherine Hepburn

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his son to college.” — Bill Vaughn

At Christmas time Money is the perfect gift.  I is always the right color and right size.

Money is the root of all evil!  I need deeper roots

My mom lied to me

Like most kids I was a picky eater and that drove my Mom bonkers.   She would say, “You are just like your Dad, a meat and potatoes man”.   Yep I basically would only eat meat and potatoes along with bread as a young kid.   But my Mom was a tricky woman.  MOM LIED TO ME!

I remember when she put something on my plate and said they were little potatoes.   I gobbled them up and YUM!   Those tasty little morsels were on my plate quite often after that.   But wait!   THOSE AREN’T POTATOES!  They were Hominy.  I had to look it up today to find out what Hominy is.  According to my Google search Hominy is a food produced from dried maize kernels that have treated with an alkali, in a process called nixtamalzation.   In other words I still don’t know what it is but I know you can buy it and because of the lie my Mom told me it opened the door to eating veggies.   Except Brussel Sprouts they still suck!

When I graduated from high school I left for more education and potatoes in Rexburg Idaho.  I lived in the dorms and ate my foods at the cafeteria where we had potatoes every meal.  Idaho potatoes every meal, who would have thunk it!

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My nickname(s)

A nickname is usually a name that you are known by only to close friends and family.

So me I am David (Dave), Buford a nickname I picked up in college most of my close friends and my wife calls me Buford.  Earl, one of my sisters calls me David Earl what a pearl.  Why?  I have no idea.  Radio Guy, a name I used on the air in Montgomery city Missouri and Doctor of Rock, another radio name and Denton my family name.

I love the scene in Animal house where the Delta House pledges get there nicknames.  Flounder and Pinto of course there were others day, Boone, D-Day and Bluto.

There are great nicknames I met a guy last week with the nickname Bruno.  Friends I have are called Bear, Shultz, and Grunyon.

In family’s you have Mom,  Dad , Mommy, Daddy, Ma, Pa  Grandmother, Grandma, Grandfather, Granddad, ME Maw, Papaw,  these are endless.  Of course Grandparents give nickname too like MOONPIE

Spouses have nicknames of endearment.  I call my wife T-Girl and we call each other Smoopie (we watch a lot of Seinfeld).   Spouses call each other names like Dear, Honey, Snuggle Bunny, and of course Godzilla, (they might not be married long after using that one)

So what is in a nickname, I think a lot of fun and can really show how much you know and love someone.

THANKS

 

I started the Dave’s blog in the spring and have had a blast writing it.  Sometime a little writers block hits and I struggle but it gives me the opportunity share a little bit more of my warped mind.  I do truly try to find some humor is most situation, if I didn’t I might go bonkers and life wouldn’t be near as much fun.

Thanks again for the comments and for listening to KOOL

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