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Tossed Salad Friday

~~ When you or the other party is losing cell signal, do you repeat that person’s name over and over again?  I realized that I do that. Yesterday, I said, “Thomas? Thomas? Thomas? Thomas? THOMAS!” like I was trying to call the person back from the dead.

 

~~ I spoke with someone who answered, “How are you?” with, “Oh, just punting along.”  When I solicitiously inquired as to what was wrong, he said “not a thing.” So why was he punting, which is footballese for giving up without succeeding? “Oh, ha, ha, I should have said ‘plodding,’” he laughed. “I’m not big on sporty words.”

 

~~The advice from the “financial pro” on the radio was to not spend more than 33% of your take-home pay on a house and 20% more on a car lease/loan payment.  If you’re one who scoffs at those of us outraged that women on average earn less than 80% of what men do, think about it this way:  the employer who discriminates ensures women (or the household they are part of) can’t buy the same houses or cars as men can.

 

~~ Speaking of radio listening, I heard a plastic surgeon’s ad asking women if they’d recently had an “age spurt,” which he defined as the opposite of a growth spurt.  Yes, sir, I do look lots older, with at least 47% due to financial strain and health concerns, along with the passing of time. How can the “mini-makeover” you are promoting really plump up my worry lines, when the worries will still be there?

 

~~ The departure of the NY Islanders from Nassau County is upsetting a lot of people I know.  It’s another kick in the head to fans who only want to get some love back from the teams they adore, and it greatly affects the local economy surrounding the arena. As for me (it is my blog!) I’m just as happy that someday the “how come you live on Long Island but root for the Rangers?” question will not be relevant. (I know where Brooklyn is located, geographically, but it’s just as much a part of NYC as Manhattan.)

 

Have a great weekend! If you’re in Sandy’s path, stay safe.

J!-E!-T!-S!  JETS! JETS! JETS!

GO, NY KNICKS, GO!
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