Today’s Silliness

Opinionated Correspondence
Have you ever wanted to tell someone how you REALLY feel?  Ever wish you could rant like Dennis Miller?  Well, let’s do it!

Write a letter to a (company, product, retail store, restaurant, or health condition) that makes you want to scream.  No holds barred, tell it like it is – just watch the language, please.

 Please comment with a link to your letter, We all want to hear (read) your rant! 

  Oh, and if you found a great comedian, please let us in on them 

Take care and be safe out there,

  Jodi Lea

When I Look Back on 2020

I don’t want to dwell on the heartache, loneliness, or anxieties. I want to let go of the resentment I had about people breaking the “rules” and doing whatever they wanted. I was jealous, yet I had to listen to my conscience and follow the instructions given by state governors, the White House.

Everything I looked forward to in 2020 was canceled. Mostly family fun time with my best friend and the exclusive time with my granddaughters over the summer. It’s the little, simple times together – like playing cards, watching movies, Oscar night, and being silly.

Hey! I think that may be an answer for many of us. Things are so serious now. News is not worth watching unless you want the weather forecast. They are usually wrong about that anyway. Where did my silliness go? I need some back, to help me feel normal again. Maybe it’s time for a Jeff Dunham marathon? Nobody is as silly as Peanut, right?

If you have not had the pleasure of seeing a Jeff Dunham special, the time is NOW. Other comedians on my “best of” list: Sinbad, Jim Gaffigan, and Louie Anderson. Lewis Black is a big favorite of mine. Probably because he is such a good ranter (is that a word?) I can forgive his occasional use of foul language because, well, I love him. I love the fact that his parents are at the show and laugh so hard – even at their own expense.

Okay then. You have your assignment this week. Find comedians that make you laugh and feel good. Search on YouTube for Jeff Dunham and meet Peanut. If you have HBO or Showtime channels there’s a good chance of finding comedians. Prime Video is an excellent source.

Y’all have an excellent & Silly week


The Toolbox

Hubby has his shop where he can do his hobbies of choice, that involve power tools, saws, planers, drills, and a log splitter. There are so many other tools that he had to have a new seven-foot-tall tool chest.  Now mind you, the man already had three other large tool chests.  However, this monster of a toolbox is the perfect accessory for any man’s cave.  On the outside, it is just a tall and wide toolbox. Being a normal woman it did not occur to me to “check out”  a toolbox.  The manufacturer counts on this fact but disguises the box’s perks behind its gray metal doors, in case.

Oh, and perks there are!  The Monster Toolbox has a quality surround sound stereo system, installed inside.  Music while you work, I get that.  Pretty darn fancy, for a toolbox. I thought, but I did not say.  He uses his tools and his shop every day, so he is entitled to his toys.

One of our boys let it slip about the refrigerator, also installed in the Monster.  At first, I was jealous, then after thinking about it for a day or two, I became grateful.  That way the menfolk**, can have their own bar and snack items there in the man cave – did I mention the snack storage?  This provides a large decrease in the trafficking of dirt, sap, and orange soil into the house while foraging for sustenance.

Notice there are speakers on both sides. They can fan out for better acoustics. Why does one need this feature, on a toolbox?  I don’t hear any music. Only power tools, chainsaws, and hammering.

** I say “menfolk”,  but this cave gathering encompasses my daughter, her family, two sons, and their families.  Even my doggie likes to hang out there – they must stock her treats in the Monster.

I did not label the snack section – no one will tell me where it is.  I bet my doggie knows exactly where.

♥  TTFN  ♥