Saturday, October 26, 2013

Nasty Weather

Came across this email that I sent my sisters in June.  It's such a heart-warming incident.

I'm in the computer room.  I hear people talking outside the house.  Doorbell rings.  John answers it.  Woman says "We see some rotation in the sky.  Do you mind if we come inside for a little bit?"  I yell out "Yes" meaning "Yes, I mind -- get lost."  John lets them in.  (Woman and a little kid.)  I shut the door to this room.

She's on our phone and I hear her saying "We're taking shelter until it blows over."  I'm thinking f--- you.  That could be an hour.

Now I hear her say "Richard, we don't touch things in other people's houses."

She's probably a very nice person, but get out of my house, b----.

Now she tells her kid "Ask if you can please have a drink of water."  Hope John uses an already dirty glass out on the counter.

John checks the weather radar and tells her a big storm is headed this way.

She's calling back again and asking her daughter to come pick her up.

Now they're outside waiting for their ride.

I bet it was our decor that sent her scuttling back out into the ominous weather.

I'm such a mean person.  I would have left her and the kid out in the nasty elements to get blown away by a twister.

Her ride is here.  Bye-bye.

At least I won't have to huddle in the bathtub with 2 strangers.

P.S.  I don't usually use smutty language.  I leave that up to my sisters.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

We're Millionaires!!!

We saw the tail-end of Jeopardy! yesterday afternoon.  The category for Final Jeopardy was “female singers.”  I immediately said “Aretha Franklin” without the clue being exposed.  Surprisingly, Aretha Franklin was included in the clue.
The clue was revealed and John’s answer was “Who’s whats-her-name?”  I said to J., “Yes, I’m sure that’s the correct response.”  Then he said, “You know, from Nashville.”  I replied, “Yes, that narrows it down a lot …. A female singer from Nashville.”

But that got me thinking, and my answer became “Who is Taylor Swift?”  Bingo.  That was the correct response.  And it turned out to be the person J. was thinking of, too.  AND none of the contestants got it right.  Bonus!
We made our score a true daily double and wagered our combined $500,000, and now we’re millionaires!
Wondering what the Final Jeopardy clue was?  In 2013 she became only the third female singer after Aretha Franklin and Madonna to chart over 40 top 40 hits.