August 31 is National Bacon Day

Which food during World War II was used in the production of bombs?

A. Bacon Grease

What can make a good meal better?
Crumbled bacon, please go get her
Piled-up high to overflowing
That will get my taste buds going

Bacon goes  with any food
And can improve most any mood.

Past Tense Verbs-Reblog

Your tenses may give you self-identified life stage away. Geezerette, hear I come.

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Older people seem to have a knack for past tense verbs. I found that out first hand by listening to myself the last few years. I have been through the whole verb evolution thing and here are a few of my observations.

As children, we tend to speak more often in the future tense. We say:

I would like to go to school.
I would like to be old enough to buy gas for my own car.
I will go to college.
I want to be a teacher.
I will write a novel someday.

In mid-life, most of us use the present tense more. We say:

I am going to school.
I am buying gas for my car.
I am going to college.
I am a teacher.
I am writing a novel.

When we get to semi-geezerdom, we often start our sentences squarely in the past tense:

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Contronyms–Reblog

Contronym: a word with two opposite meanings, e.g. sanction (which can mean both ‘a penalty for disobeying a law’ and ‘official permission or approval for an action’

If Elvis has left the building, how many people were left behind awaiting his return?

For this and 24 other contronyms, click here

I had to dust all of the pixie dust that Tinkerbell had left behind.

She had to buckle down with her cleaning by buckling her knees to scrub the floor

I hid behind the screen to screen all of the applications waiting for an audition

Yesterday (August 5) was Underwear Day

National Underwear Day is on August 5, so let us brief-ly tell you why we love underwear. It keeps us from ‘jiggling’ in public by covering our unmentionables! Plus, underwear appears in nearly every culture. Today, it comes in all colors, sizes, and fabrics. So all hail our underwear on National Underwear Day!

Semper ubi

Sub ubi

Always wear under wear

National Underwear Day was originally created by the brand Freshpair in 2003, as a campaign promoting a positive body image. Although men were part of the initiative as well, the focus was more on women, and how society perceives their body image. This was during a time when being confident in one’s bare skin was somewhat a new concept, and market trends were rapidly changing. The movement went viral, and National Underwear Day has been celebrated on August 5 every year since.

The first underwear dates back to prehistoric times — with humans wearing a loincloth. During the Middle Ages, men wore linen shorts or ‘braies.’ Women wore a ‘shift’ under their dresses. In Britain, pants were long drawers covering the whole leg. (In fact, the word, ‘panties’ evolved from a shortened version of the word ‘pants.’) But women’s knickers didn’t appear until the 19th century.

While underwear is primarily for protecting clothes from getting stained, the rising demand for lingerie led to more fashionable varieties of underwear. Lady Duff-Gordon of Lucile was the first to create lingerie that freed women from tight corsets. Breakthrough brand Victoria’s Secret was founded in 1977 and made underwear and nightwear both fun and functional for daily wear.

National Underwear Day celebrates boxers, briefs, sports bras, and even some swimsuits. If it is worn underneath your clothing, it is an undergarment worth celebrating!

National Underwear Day was originally created by the brand Freshpair in 2003, as a campaign promoting a positive body image. Although men were part of the initiative as well, the focus was more on women, and how society perceives their body image. This was during a time when being confident in one’s bare skin was somewhat a new concept, and market trends were rapidly changing. The movement went viral, and National Underwear Day has been celebrated on August 5 every year since.

The first underwear dates back to prehistoric times — with humans wearing a loincloth. During the Middle Ages, men wore linen shorts or ‘braies.’ Women wore a ‘shift’ under their dresses. In Britain, pants were long drawers covering the whole leg. (In fact, the word, ‘panties’ evolved from a shortened version of the word ‘pants.’) But women’s knickers didn’t appear until the 19th century.

While underwear is primarily for protecting clothes from getting stained, the rising demand for lingerie led to more fashionable varieties of underwear. Lady Duff-Gordon of Lucile was the first to create lingerie that freed women from tight corsets. Breakthrough brand Victoria’s Secret was founded in 1977 and made underwear and nightwear both fun and functional for daily wear.

National Underwear Day celebrates boxers, briefs, sports bras, and even some swimsuits. If it is worn underneath your clothing, it is an undergarment worth celebrating!

Underwear riffs:

*Diphthong-a sound formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable, in which the sound begins as one vowel and moves toward another (as in coin, loud, and side ).

*Dipthong–where your thong disappears into your crack.

*Q: Mr. President, do you wear boxers or briefs? A: Depends.

  • I see Paris, I see France, I see someone’s underpants.
  • What kind of underthings to math teachers wear?

Algebras.

  • Why does a pirate wear underwear?

To hide his booty

*What are your dogs names ?”

“Calvin and Klein”

“Like the underwear?”

“They are boxers.”

Reblog: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/57032/25-words-are-their-own-opposites

Contronym

con·tro·nym/ˈkäntrəˌnim/nounnoun: contronym; plural noun: contronyms; noun: contranym; plural noun: contranyms

  1. a word with two opposite meanings, e.g. sanction (which can mean both ‘a penalty for disobeying a law’ and ‘official permission or approval for an action’).

Read more about contronyms.

He was put out that his girlfriend puts out. (not a true contronym but…)

Wine and Waves

Drinking wine is like a trip to the beach

  • Sometimes wine gently lifts you up and then sets you down on your feet like standing in waist-high water just before the surf breaks, where you bob safely up and down on the gentle swells.
  • Other times wine takes you on an exhilarating journey where you emerge energized and feeling keenly alive from the wave rush to shore.
  • Some wines take you past your depths before thrashing you to the ground, battered and hungover.
  • Then there are the wines that are like rip currents, taking you to places and memories you do not want to visit, but without the ability to escape from the relentless pull.

What kind of wine trip do you like?

The Buck Moon is July 23

During the full moon of July
do you have a desire to run around
buck naked
playing tag with the  moon beams?

Or does your scalp start to itch
as your grow your antlers
in preparation for the 
annual fall rut?

Are you a polished lady's man
that would have been called a buck
during Regency England?

Or are more of a frontier kind of guy
with fringe hanging long
on your buckskin
breeches and jacket?

Mayhaps you are dead
and and have already kicked the buck-
et?

Shambling and Rambling

A bimble seems to be somewhat less arduous than a hike. Here we shamble around the back alleys with the Newfie. “Shamble” perfectly describes the way these big dogs walk. Nelly is pretty good company on a bimble too.

From Audrey Driscoll of Audreydriscoll.wordpress.com

Shamble : (of a person) move with a slow, shuffling, awkward gait.-verb

Shamble : a slow, shuffling, awkward gait – noun

Shambles: 1 archaic : a meat market. 2 : slaughterhouse. 3a : a place of mass slaughter or bloodshed the battlefield became a shambles. b : a scene or a state of great destruction : wreckage the city was a shambles after the bombing. c(1) : a scene or a state of great disorder or confusion an economy in shambles.

Did my life turn into shambles as I aged and my gait slowed and stiffened so that now I shamble rather than stride?

My thoughts now ramble on a lot longer than my morning walks.

As my overall tolerance stiffen with age, so does my tolerance of speakers who ramble on rather than getting to the point.

When was the last time I scrambled after any thing but ordering eggs at breakfast?

They tell you not to play with your food, but it is so much fun to play with your words.

To be Nimble with Bimble

I learned a new word and found a new app after reading Easy Malc’s Top Ten Places to See In Torbay.

From his blog:

9. Broadsands to Elberry Cove

This easy walk is a delightful way to bimble along next to the sea for anyone who can’t, or doesn’t want to walk too far.

Although the word is accurately implied in the context of the sentence, I still looked it up.

bim·ble/ˈbimbəl/ Learn to pronounce informal•Britishverbverb: bimble; 3rd person present: bimbles; past tense: bimbled; past participle: bimbled; gerund or present participle: bimbling

  1. walk or travel at a leisurely pace.”on Sunday we bimbled around Spitalfields and Brick Lane”

nounnoun: bimble; plural noun: bimbles

  1. a leisurely walk or journey.”we were enjoying a pleasant bimble over the rocks”

Thanks to Google, I also found that is an app available for both Google and Android

I joined Bimble on line and have found it to be easy to use, with a comment block for your comments. You can make your Bimble records private or public.

Hit Songs Renamed for Seniors

I got this from my friend Ellie, who lives north of Las Vegas in a very active retirement community. If you are old enough to remember these original hits then you’re old enough to appreciate the new titles.

1960 Hits Renamed
 
Some of the artists of the 60’s are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers who can remember doing the “Limbo” as if it were yesterday.

They include:

Herman’s Hermits —
Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker

Ringo Starr — 
I Get By With A Little Help From Depends

The Bee Gees — 
How Can You Mend A Broken Hip?

Roberta Flack— 
The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face 

Johnny Nash — 
I Can’t See Clearly Now 


Paul Simon—
Fifty Ways To Lose Your Liver


The Commodores —
Once, Twice, Three Times To The Bathroom

Procol Harem— 
A Whiter Shade Of Hair 

Leo Sayer — 
You Make Me Feel Like Napping


The Temptations — 
Papa’s Got A Kidney Stone

Abba—

Denture Queen 


Tony Orlando — 
Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall


Helen Reddy — 
I Am Woman; Hear Me Snore 

Willie Nelson —
On the Commode Again

 
 
 
Every day may not be good. . ..
but there’s something good in every day.