Funny story in “Underbelly Hoops”

Reading “Underbelly Hoops,” following a season in the CBA (minor league basketball).  It’s an enjoyable book and a funny story I read in it overnight:  a player has too much to drink and passes out on a night off, and as a prank some of his teammates deposit him under the Christmas tree (like a gift) at the police department.  

The writer of the book played ball at Purdue before playing minor league basketball.  I read that he is now a professor at DePaul (which ironically was my favorite college basketball team in the early 1980s, when I was in junior high school and Ray Meyer was coach), which is impressive.

Funny story in “Underbelly Hoops”

Funny story in Underbelly Hoops

Reading “Underbelly Hoops,” following a season in the CBA (minor league basketball).  It’s an enjoyable book and a funny story I read in it overnight:  a player has too much to drink and passes out on a night off, and as a prank some of his teammates deposit him under the Christmas tree (like a gift) at the police department.  

The writer of the book played ball at Purdue before playing minor league basketball.  I read that he is now a professor at DePaul (which ironically was my favorite college basketball team in the early 1980s, when I was in junior high school and Ray Meyer was coach), which is impressive.

Funny story in Underbelly Hoops

Oh my gosh, hilarious — just called the wrong number but person had the same name. Led to a humorous exchange :)

What are the odds??   I called the wrong number, the person sounded a little different so I said, “Kris?”  

Yes, she said.  

How are you? I asked.  

Doing okay.  

Did you make it through the hurricane okay?  

Long pause.  Hurricane?  

Yes, you are in Florida aren’t you?  

No.  

Kris Day?  

No, this is Kris (forgot).  

I had the wrong number (wrong area code)!  We exhanged a good laugh, talked about what the odds are of calling someone with the wrong number with the same name.  It gave me a good chuckle and a fun interaction with a stranger early in the day.  I love things like that in life!

Oh my gosh, hilarious — just called the wrong number but person had the same name. Led to a humorous exchange :)

Our dogs are great at following commands – as long as we give them certain commands at certain times

Our dogs are well-trained – as long we issue them the right commands.  There are certain commands (“Stay,” “Fetch”) that are doomed to failure.  But there are some (“lay down”) they are great at, as long as we issue them while they are already in the act of doing them.  Otherwise, we are screwed.  I am sure there are great dog gratiners out there.  But we aren’t some of them 🙂

Our dogs are great at following commands – as long as we give them certain commands at certain times

Funny cartoon in the doctor’s office

There was a funny cartoon next to the lab at the doctor’s office today, presumably to distract us with a chuckle from the needles that are lurking in the lab (although needles don’t bother me , personally). In the cartoon, two doctors are standing back as a patient waves an apple at them.  “Careful!”, the one doctor is crying out.  “He has an apple.”  A funny play on,”An Apple a day keeps a doctor a way.”  

Funny cartoon in the doctor’s office

Sometimes the idea of seashells yucks me out… :)

We are watching a movie where seashells are prominent; the characters are hunting for seashells and digging them out of tide pools.  Today is one of those days where I have to work to tune out the fact that seashells make me feel sick to my stomach.  In so many ways they are like discarded snake skins and fingernail clippings — they are a discarded piece of some living creature.  Ewwwww… 

Sometimes the idea of seashells yucks me out… :)

Ode to the BananaHammock 

I’ve always been wise enough to let my wife shop for me.  Why?  Because she likes to shop, and she has *much* better taste than I do.  Plus, if I look like a slob, it unfairly reflects on her (unfair, but somewhat true).  And I often receive compliments on my outfits.  But I recently made the mistake of trying to purchase my own underwear, and since my wife teased my “tighty whities” when we first met, and purchases decent underwear for me, I tried to buy something she might find unacceptable.  Turns out, they are distinctly not sexy underwear, something that are known as “banana hammocks.”  In the week since I purchased (and returned) them, my wife and daughter have had many moments of glee reflecting back on my ridiculous underwear choice.  Now, anytime I do something silly (which is about 2-3 times a day, it is a “Banana Hammock” move.  When I said something I wasn’t supposed to to my daughter, it was a “Banana Hammock.”  WHen I fell down the stairs, it was a “banana hammock.”  And when I forgot my credit card at our previous store, my wife and daughter exchanged a look and pronounced it a “banana hammock” move.  Am I offended?  Nope!  I am smart enough to know my wife should make my purchases for me, and I love that they are having a few moments of genuine laughter from an inside joke.  It is worth a few chuckles at my expense 🙂

Ode to the BananaHammock 

The People’s Liberation Front Of Judea – Today more than ever

Facebook is filled with opinions and political rants, but until people take action nothing will change. We are the people’s liberation front of judea – all talk, no action. :). Sociopathic leaders and despots seem to know that there are no moral victories – in the end, Brian is dead and talk is cheap.

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The People’s Liberation Front Of Judea – Today more than ever

Been “judging” The New Yorker comics and liking it, and noticed some trends.

The New Yorker runs a weekly contest where they publish a cartoon/panel and anyone can post a/the caption for it. The winner’s caption is published. Because they receive 1000s of entries, they whittle it down by allowing voters to vote 1 of 3 ways on cartoons – not funny, somewhat funny, funny. I often review 50-100, and it is fun. I’ve noticed that many people have the same idea, and maybe 1 in 20 is funny. I like captions that are relevant today, succinct, encompass all the details in the cartoon, and catch me by surprise. For example, in one it appears thats the knight is talking but many people quoted the dragon or had too long a caption. I tend to vote everything somewhat funny, the 1 or 2 I like I mark as funny, and inappropriate ones (maybe 1 or 2) not funny. There are more than a few slogans regarding Trump. :). The contest is hard! It is not easy to capture someone else’s sketch in a humorous way in just a few words.

Been “judging” The New Yorker comics and liking it, and noticed some trends.