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Good-bye to a Best Friend, Shannon Verser

November 19, 1952-December 27, 2020

Good-bye to Shannon Verser

This first post of the New Year is supposed to be upbeat. After all, this is a humor blog and it is the start of our collective, new, better year. But please bear with me. Instead of looking forward, I’m going to pause and say good-bye to someone special who died — one of my closest friends, Shannon Verser. Read more

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Season’s Greetings 2020

Season's Greetings

Season’s Greetings to all.

Happy! Merry! Healthy!

May the New Year bring brighter days. A return to family gatherings and hugs.
Lunches and brunches with friends. Read more

Learning a New Language

Me? I'm Learning Millennial Speak

Learning a new language

Among the most popular pandemic goals people have set: learning a new language. Some are focusing on Spanish. Others French. Not me. I’ve set my sights on something truly exotic — Millennial-speak. And I swear, by the end of our sheltering-in-place days, I’m going to be so hip, errr, I mean, woke, you won’t know me! Read more

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‘Tis the Season for Pandemic Gift-Giving

Pandemic Plentitude

pandemic gift-giving

Oh, my. Pandemic gifts are the rage. Well, in any case, they’re throwing me into a minor rage or at least a serious holiday funk. What to give loved ones when you’re social distancing? If you’re in need of a few helpful — and healthful — hints, here are eight suggestions, some tongue-in-cheek, some genuinely useful. After all, ’tis the season for pandemic gift-giving!

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Showers are Dangerous to Your Health

Slips and Sulfates. Oh, My

showers are dangers

I used to love my morning shower. Bracing, yes. A refreshing pick-me-up and I’d emerge with shining hair. What could be better? But now? Now I’m older and wiser. I have the wisdom of age AND the Internet. I know better. Showers are dangerous to your health!

Yes, ladies, I say to you all, step away slowly and carefully! For your health and safety, step away tout de suite! Read more

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Turkey Insurance: Get Your Gobbler Covered!

Bye-Bye to Burned Birds?

Cooking turkey to perfection is a challenge. Even seasoned cooks worry. But now, if you fear your fowl might turn out foul, take heart. You can reduce the risk. Trot right out and take out turkey insurance! Read more

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Four Credit Card Gripes

Too Often, Too Much, Too Long, Too Small

credit card gripes

We cannot live without our credit cards, true. But still, don’t they drive you crazy sometimes? I personally have a list of four credit card gripes. Check them out and see if any of them rise to the level of full-fledged grievances for you too. Read more

A True Confession!

For the Good of Society ... No Less!

A True Confession

A-hum! Now that I have your attention, here’s my not-so-juicy true confession: I don’t have a ha-ha funny blog this week. Not because I’ve been lazy or because I’m feeling sad. Instead, I’ve just been immersed in two back-to-back writing conferences, and like most of you, watching election returns non-stop.

But while I don’t have a blog this week, I do have an election-appropriate word to share and it is, as they say, a humdinger! Read more

50 Amazing Gifts I Don’t Want

What’s Wrong with Me?

50 amazing gifts

I just read a list of “50 Amazing Gifts that Women Actually Want.” I thought it would provide some useful suggestions to pass along to Handsome Hubby, but I was wrong. It was actually a list of 50 gifts I don’t want. So, now I’m worried. Was something wrong with the list or is something wrong with me? Read more

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Not Up for the Mile-High Club? Still …

Up for Some Airtime Fun? How About Sky-High Dining?

Mile-High Club

You know about the “Mile-High Club,” that salty euphemism for people who’ve had sex in flight, right? Well, if you’re not quite that adventurous, but still are seeking a unique time aloft, here’s a PG-rated idea: Dinner in the Sky. Read more