Fly Tells A Joke Aug16

Fly Tells A Joke

Today is “Tell A Joke Day” and it got me to thinking about how many “bar” jokes there are. There’s gotta be a million of  those “a guy walks into a bar” gag and I’ve heard all of them. Here’s the Bughouze...

Therapy For Dung Beetle...

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Ant’s Offspring Aug12

Ant’s Offspring...

It’s “Middle Child Day” today – and there’s plenty to celebrate if your family status is that of the middle child.  1.) You can frequently become a tie-breaker for those important family decisions. 2.) You have an older sibling to seek wisdom from (ha ha) 3.) You get to impart your knowledge to a younger sibling. 4.) Parental control lessens and middle children have more...

Maggot Prepares For School Aug09

Maggot Prepares For School...

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National Eye Exam Month Aug07

National Eye Exam Month...

All kidding aside, August is National Eye Exam Month! Take good care of your eyes, sight is one of our most valued...

Caterpillar’s Complaint...

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Greenhead, Before & After...

Greenheads are still out there! It’s not safe going to beaches on the east coast that are near marshy...

Burial For A Snake Jul31

Burial For A Snake

I briefly dated a fellow who worked in a funeral home across the street from a supermarket. I had snagged a lucrative summer job as a union meat packer in that supermarket, and one day Ginger, a coworker and mentor, confessed her husband owned the funeral home. She told me he had just hired an assistant. She wanted to introduce us, laughingly saying we both put dead meat in boxes, so we’d have something in common. Norbert was a tall strapping Nordic type with ice blue eyes.  He offered to take me to dinner one night after we both got out of work. “Meet me in the sales room,” he told me, “at six o’clock, okay?” At the appointed hour I went to the funeral home and waited for him in the basement, in a room filled with caskets of every size and price. I have to admit, I was a tad uneasy as the house was as quiet as (well) a morgue and in hindsight I wished we had agreed to meet in the parking lot. The largest most expensive casket sat in the middle of the room and I noticed the lid was open a crack. Suddenly the casket opened up with a bang and Norbert, resting comfortably on silk cushions inside, yelled “Hiya Janet!”  I almost fainted. I suspect most women would have cancelled the dinner date. But, no, I found his humor sort of refreshing. It was not a serious romance, however, and when the summer ended, I returned to my teaching job in...

Dog Days Of Summer Jul29

Dog Days Of Summer

The “Dog Days Of Summer” (July 3 – August 11) pertain to those sticky, hot, sultry days some say are either 1.) not fit for a dog, or 2.) hot enough to drive dogs mad. This designation was started by the Romans, who attributed these excessively warm days with the “Dog” star, Sirius. Makes sense. When it’s really hot outside I feel like lying in the shade of a leafy tree like our neighbor’s...

Roach On Baby Safety Month Jul26

Roach On Baby Safety Month...

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Butterfly At Class Reunion...

I only went to one of my high school class reunions, then I skipped out on all the rest of them. It’s been said that only well adjusted, extroverted and successful people attend such events, but I am not so sure about that. Although I had dropped twenty pounds, gotten my hair cut and squeezed my new body into a size 8 dress, I still wound up sitting at the Doofus Table, right next to Bobby, a heavy set individual with thick greasy hair and a bad case of body order. I watched the “popular” gals who decided to sport the same hair-dos and the wear the exact same prom dresses they owned years ago. As if to say “I haven’t changed a bit”. Yeah, right.  I left...

Spider On Hammock Day Jul22

Spider On Hammock Day...

You might be surprised to learn that the word “hammock” did not originate in the United States. The suspended bed so many people have in their backyards these days was most likely invented by the Mayans, as a protection from snakes and other animals. These light-weight inventions were made from the woven bark of the Hamack tree, and eventually came to be known as a “hammock” by English...