A few years ago I wrote a post on a wonderful and funny April Fool’s prank. It still makes me laugh today. So without further ado, I give you April Fool’s Prank extraordinaire.
Seems my call to Nubs (the quasi-property manager) about the backed up kitchen sink once again sees us all following her typical pattern of dragging a small “fix” into a multi-day drawn out procedure. I should have just called Eric…sigh. All it needs is a plunger and muscles. But no…it’d be too simple to plunge the sink, get it working and get the thing snaked in the next few days.
I don’t know why she’s a property manager, she has no idea what she’s doing when it comes to house maintenance yet acts like she’s brilliant at it. Good grief, she’s annoying.
So it’ll shortly be 24 hours since the sink clogged and I called her. What’s so priceless is that she was just now in her car and parked in my driveway. She had a guy in her car with her when I called her again to see what was going on. She still just backed out and drove away. I simply want to strangle the fool! She makes everything so difficult for herself and others when it’s not necessary.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you by the way! And now for a shot of the Chicago river. All decked out for March 17.
More on the “Nubs/Kitchen Sink Mega-project” as the hours and days go by. Sigh.
Was minding my own business this Sunday when I was rudely interrupted by this candy truck, really, a throw-back to the 60’s. It plays one song, one very short piece of music. Calliope music. It gets into your brain and chases you all day, you can’t escape it! Last week the truck stopped at the end of this block. The music droned on for 20 minutes.
Anyhow while all the above is whirling through my head, I put Pandora on to drown it all out. Suddenly Otis Redding’s “The Dock of the Bay” starts playing. Love. Love. Totally love that. And as I listen to it I read the blurb Pandora posts about Otis. Well, I almost fell over.
More than a Feeling by Boston just came on. Boy, I wish my iMac had stronger speakers ’cause this is one of those recordings I really, really want to crank up!
As I was saying, did you know (I didn’t) that Otis died today over…ready?…
…50 years ago!!!!!!!
And now Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’ ” is on and I remember that he also is gone. All pieces of my life dropping away as time marches on relentlessly. Like leaves falling from a tree. Suddenly I’m all too aware of the limited time I have left on this earth.
I have to go. To be continued.
Hi, yes, I know it’s spelled “hors d’oeuvres” but I recently saw it spelled like it is above on someone’s blog (can’t remember whose). I can never recall how to spell these little mouthfuls of goodness, but so far have always had success in finding the correct spelling if I type my ghastly version into Google. The internet very politely and without judgement, finds the correct spelling for me. 🙂
Anyway, enough about spelling. Since Christmas and New Year’s are barreling down upon us, I thought you might enjoy a recipe or two for entertaining. Just look at what I found today:
Aren’t these yummy looking? Since I’m not planning any holiday get-togethers I’ll probably only make one or two hors d’oeuvres so I decided to share a few with you! I’m planning on entertaining myself with these… 🙂 …yum!
Here’s the link to a 1-minute Brie Bites video by Erin of Well-Plated. (No affiliation, just loved her hors d’oeuvres and thought you might too.) Plus, it looks really easy and quick! So enjoy.