Month: January 2019

Our new doorman

My parents used to have one of these croaking frog greeters, I think it started to grate on their nerves, so they turned it off, eventually the batteries leaked and it got thrown away. I guess we got this at the Saturday auction, but I sure don’t remember bidding...

Saturday Auction goat

The saturday auction in Stanwood has this amazing goat in the window. I guess it’s to get passersby to think “Next week is our wedding anniversary! Betty would love this!”. Only to be disappointed- it’s for display only....

Mike Rowe is the new Paul Harvey

Today’s podcast recommendation is Mike Rowe’s “The Way I Heard It”… Mike dives into all sorts of events, his stories are riveting, and often there is a twist at the end. That’s why I called him “The new Paul Harvey” although that’s a bit of stretch, the style is...

I want FASTER Monopoly, not this monstrosity

I previously posted here about our experience with the https://www.neverjethot.com/posts/speed-die-monopoly-faster-but-more-evil/ – We like to move things along, because of short attention spans I guess. So imagine my dismay and morbid curiosity when I saw this sadistic Monopoly game on DeviantArt; If this becomes a real game, buy stock in...

Be your own boss! Help people avoid butt splinters!

At first glance, I thought this old magazine ad was suggesting that I should start a career in the exciting world of toilet seat repair. Back then, toilet seats were made of wood, and many were outdoors, so maybe they didn’t hold up as well as today’s plastic or...

Midol for Men

I used to work with a guy who always seemed to be “MANstruating” – He didn’t limit himself to just a few days a month. It’s too bad the Period Powerhouses Midol and Pamprin have thus far been unable to come up with a formula that relieves these symptoms....

Mystery of Buddha

I got this “lucky Buddha coin” from some dude on Listia, it’s kind of cool, but such a dark patina that it’s hard to see. I don’t think much luck is getting through. Teresa had some red goop “jewelry cleaner”, but as you see, it had no effect. Maybe...

How did this get in my pocket?

I was fixing to throw these jeans in the laundry, and found this old tally sheet from 2017. I haven’t worked there for many months. It begs the question, how long have I been wearing these pants? It was a graveyard shift job driving an order picker forklift. Some...

News from the Upside Down

I Wanted Sophia from the Golden Girls but… I got this Chia Pet for Christmas, it’s Dustin from the Netflix show Stranger Things. It’s the first Chia Pet I have ever owned. Surprising how fast this stuff grows; Unfortunately I didn’t have the right consistency on the seed slurry,...

Do I smell gas or are you just glad to see me?

So apparently when I opened the furnace this afternoon, it blew out the gas light? It wasn’t until late night TV time that we all starting whining about being cold that I discovered it. There was an instruction sheet attached to the inside of the panel that had me...