In case you nee…

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed to stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods:

On a Sears hairdryer — Do not use while sleeping.
(Shoot, and that’s the only time I have to work on my hair.)

On a bag of Fritos — You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(the shoplifter special)?

On a bar of Dial soap — “Directions: Use like regular soap,”
(and that would be how???….)

On some Swanson frozen dinners — “Serving suggestion: Defrost.”
(but, it’s “just” a suggestion).

On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) — “Do not turn upside down.”
(well…duh, a bit late, huh)!

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding — “Product will be hot after heating.”
(…and you thought????…)

On packaging for a Rowena iron — “Do not iron clothes on body.”
(but wouldn’t this save me more time)?

On Boot’s Children Cough Medicine — “Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.”
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)

On Nytol Sleep Aid — “Warning: May cause drowsiness.”
(and…I’m taking this because???….)

On most brands of Christmas lights — “For indoor or outdoor use only.”
(as opposed to…what)?

On a Japanese food processor — “Not to be used for the other use.”
(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I’m a bit curious)

On Sainsbury’s peanuts — “Warning: contains nuts.”
(talk about a news flash)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts — “Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts.”
(Step 3: maybe, ooh…fly Delta?)

On a child’s Superman costume — “Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.”
(I don’t blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)

On a Swedish chainsaw — “Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.”
(Oh my ..was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)

Now that you’ve smiled at least once, it’s your turn to spread the stupidity.


Agency stops enforcing break requirement for short haulers

| August 07, 2013


hours truck stopThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours of service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.

The agency said that as of Aug. 2 the break, which was required after eight on-duty hours for all drivers, will no longer apply to short haulers, which are defined as all drivers (including CDL holders) who operate within 100 air-miles of their normal work reporting location or non-CDL drivers who operate within a 15o-mile radius of the location where they report for duty.

All other portions of the current hours rule were upheld, including the rule that a driver’s 34-hour workweek restart include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods and the limit of using the 34-hour restart just once per 160 hours.


I know that there are some of you women out there that think MEN are the biggest babies when it comes to them being sick!  I know I do!!  When they are sick or hurt, the world must come to a stop and all attention must be put on them.  In some cases, a trip to the emergency room is all that’s needed to make them feel better.   When the shoe is on the other foot, you are still expected to do your daily chores and go to work, in my case, drive 500 miles a day!  It’s hard trying to drive when you aren’t feeling well.

Picture this, my EX-husband called me at 7:30 this morning to tell me he needed to go to the ER because of excruciating back pain.  Mind you he has 2 grown children living with him and I live across town.  So being the person I am, I get up out my comfortable bed and rush to his house, wait until he gets dressed in clothes I picked out for him and he should have had on already, then guide him out to the car.  All the while, those two knuckleheads in the house are snoring louder than the lawn mowers in the neighborhood.  The doctors and nurses check him out, shot him up and sent him home with two prescriptions.  We stopped by Hardees so that he could get something to eat, then back home.  Those two knuckleheads, well, they were still snoring.  I am sitting downstairs in the den while he’s sleeping off the high from the shots and the food he gobbled.

I’m not complaining, it’s just that he’s in a lot of pain and I’m tired.  Hopefully, he will be good for the next couple of hours so that I can go back to sleep.  I know some of you are wondering why I went through all of this for my EX-husband.  Well, it’s because we have that kind of relationship now.  I can depend on him and he on me and not just because of the kids, they are too grown for that!  He’s a good guy and let’s face it, I’m just that kind of person that can’t hold a grudge.  But, it’s all good! 🙂





After a good rain and hot, ‘shrooms pop up in the yard.  Always right in front of the house, the same spot!  They come in many shapes and sizes.




This one resembles a flying saucer hovering close to the ground.




These, well….breasts! Am I right? Lol!  Many shapes and sizes.



My Words

How do you get the feeling of what you want to say on paper?  Somewhere between my head and hands, it gets lost, jumbled up or the feeling goes in another direction.  I have been wanting to be a writer for as long as I can remember and the words or thoughts are there, but transferring them to paper can be frustrating!  If they have invented a machine that could read minds, I would buy one and have 50 books on the market!  No such luck and my frustration level is high.  I have been working on this same book for almost 7 years and I’m not halfway through!

I can’t get comfortable or get the atmosphere right.  It’s not good that my concentration is out of whack right about now!  Oh how I want to finish at least one of the 5 books in progress! I feel my words are a little elementary as well.  My friends say that they like what I have written so far but still…  My head hurts from pulling my hair out due to lack of concentration and being easily distracted!  I feel a long road trip coming on.  It seems to be the only way to write!!  :/

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93 Days


Grilling (Photo credit: Jeff Hester)

93 days!    We have 93 days of summer.  Bummer!  Every time I think about it, I feel sad and hurried.  I feel as if there is not enough time to do all that I need to do for the summer.  I start making lists and calling family members to see who is having cook outs so I can plan accordingly.  I live for the spring and summer, can’t really function in the late Fall and Winter.  Yeah, you have the spring and fall to continue doing things, but the summer is when you get to wear certain clothes and water parks are open.  Grilling is not just for the summer, you can also cook during the spring, fall and winter, if the weather is right.

Uh, 93 days!  Why did someone put that number in my head?  I wish I hadn’t heard that!  Now I will mentally count down the days until Fall.   Doom and gloom!  I think I need to move to a more tropical environment, don’t you? Water parks have got to be the best places to go during the summer.  If you are one of those families that do not have a pool in the back yard, then you will want to visit a water park,  I have not been in  a while, but looking forward to going before the summer is gone!  Yay!!

An image of Magic Mountain Water Park in Moncton.

An image of Magic Mountain Water Park in Moncton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)