Monday, May 14, 2012

Stuff and nonsense

Well, here's a mixed bag of things I've seen and heard recently.

You know the "fashion" where guys wear their pants low so they can show off their underwear? I recently saw a man walking down the street in that fashion, except he forgot the last bit, where you actually wear the underwear. Well, maybe he accidentally pulled that down too low, too. I don't know. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, and thought I had it wrong. But I was driving and had to be careful - I can imagine telling the cop, "Officer, it wasn't my fault! That guy wasn't wearing any underwear so of course I ran into a light pole!"

The next day I saw a man crossing the street wearing one of those ankle monitor devices. I wondered if he was supposed to be out and about, then my mind segued into old "Wild Kingdom" shows (or Animal Planet - take your pick) where they tag the bear or other animal so they can track its movements.

On May 8, I attended a Get Motivated seminar in Des Moines. It was a full day - the seminar started at 8 a.m., so we had to leave at 6 a.m. from Fort Dodge. I drove down with the publisher and HR person. The speakers included Steve Forbes, Joe Montana, Karl Rove and Bill Cosby. On the way home, we saw what looked like an accident - like a semi had burned. When I got home, I checked and sure enough, a semi driver noticed that his trailer was on fire. He pulled over and detached from the trailer. It pretty much burned all the way. What was in the trailer, you ask? Jello pudding cups. Ironic that this happens when Bill Cosby is in Des Moines. And Jello pudding cups - who knew they were flammable?

So, just a few items from my recent life. Upcoming stuff: a giveaway for Father's Day that starts tonight (12:01 a.m. EST), a book giveaway that starts tonight (12:01 a.m. EST), another giveaway that I haven't set up yet (My Memories software) and a Disney cruise giveaway that starts May 21.

Current giveaways: Amazon Summer Blowout - win one of three $200 Amazon gift cards, Ride the Tide into Summer - win a year's worth of Tide laundry detergent, Chic Algene's Birthday Bash - win $150 Paypal cash, Firmoo Sunglasses (ends tonight).

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