Saturday, January 12, 2013

A gray, crooked day in Dallas

It's gonna be a cool, dreary day in Dallas.  I opened my blinds this morning to find gray skies as predicted, but within just a few seconds right before my eyes a fog bank rolled in and now I can't see across the street:

Just beyond those trees is an office park of 10 story buildings.  This reminds me of SF Bay area fog it's so thick.  While we get on average 232 sunny days a year, this is NOT going to be one of them.


I think I'm getting more anal retentive in my old age.   Every other week our housekeeper comes and cleans up after us, and I've begun to notice how she leaves things a little bit cockeyed:

I don't know if she's always been like this or if I'm just now seeing it. I'm pretty sure I would have noticed this as it's right across from my comfy chair.  I'll watch TV and see it out of the corner of my eye, then my eye moves back and forth from the TV to the crooked pictures, and finally all I can do is stare at the crooked pictures, screw the TV.  (UGH....that reflection off the photos....maybe I should have sprung for the non-glare glass?)

And another thing:  Webster calls this being "anal retentive, or just anal for short."  So is he saying someone who is "anal retentive" is really just an asshole?


I heard on the news that researchers have concluded the artificial sweetners in diet drinks can make you 40% more likely to suffer from depression.  I drink 3 or 4 Coke Zero's a day and this has me worried (not really).  

So will my Coke can soon have printed on it, "Possible side effects from drinking this might include:  Depression, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, sore throat, runny nose, coughing, shakiness, muscle pain, blurred vision, anxiety, hot flashes, yawning, indigestion, abnormal dreams, fever, sweating, seizures, coma, and death"?

I think I'll take my chances.  :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.  



  1. Now you're getting the hang of this retirement contemplate non-reflective picture glass rather than getting off your ass and straightening out the sir are an inspiration!

    A known side effect of diet soda is "Anal retentiveness"

    Nice post my friend, still laughing.

    1. You're my roll model Joe. Now tie your shoelaces and tuck in your shirt. ;)

  2. LOL FYI he still hasn't straightened the pictures - it's been over an hour now....


  3. Your housekeeper just moves the pictures so you'll think she's dusting them. I did this to Mrs. C. until she told me to stop dusting.

  4. "Anal retentive" is not all bad...on a resume, it's called "detail oriented."