Seinfeld Rerun II

The solution to the crossword clue, “Many blogs”, the other day was, “Rants”.  I’m glad to know I’m holding up my end of the bargain.

I’m also glad I caught a clue from BrainRants’ site last February, and started putting my posts in a Word file.  It has reduced tension and evened out my publication.  I pound out three, thousand-word treatises in 36 hours, then go into suspended animation for 8 or 9 days.

Lady Ryl has been diagnosed with type-II diabetes.  It should be to her to announce this, but she hasn’t felt well enough to post since the end of March.  Added to fibromyalgia and mobility restrictions from two damaged knees, this just increases her burdens.  It was caught early enough, that diet and medication should control it.

Her doctor got the blood-test results on a Friday, and wanted her to come in on Saturday, but she was already committed to the Cherry Park festival, where she had a good time, and made some sales.  The trip to the crazy cat lady was delayed a week, and I took her over on Sunday.  A male, and a female, doctor share the office.  Neither wishes to work a full week.  Her lady doctor is in on Tuesday and Friday.  The man she saw, is in on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, providing clinic-like coverage.

In my post about names, I mentioned Laurie Embro, and her sister-in-law, Lori Embro, who both worked in the same plant with me.  Recently, “Laurie Embro” turned up as a search term.  I hope I didn’t say anything derogatory.  Speaking of names, a local female executive carries the surname of Bodkin, so rare that the surname website doesn’t even list it.  In my May 12/13 post, You Don’t Say, I explained that a bodkin is a pointed tool, somewhat like a naval marlin spike, used to work on leather, canvas and rope.

Almost a year ago, on July 26/12, I posted the story of how I got into collecting foreign coins, titled, “A penny, lira, peso, etc. for your thoughts.” It got the usual 40 or so views, and disappeared.  Suddenly, about a month ago, I started getting, “A lira for your thoughts” as a search term, and usually 4 or 5 views of that post, each and every day.  The views come from countries all over the world.  Pleasantly puzzling!

While many of the larger auto-parts firms have left the area, it is still possible to get a job with some of the smaller ones.  The Workforce Planning Board held a meeting of HR executives recently, and, among other things, the topic of strange applications came up.  These are definitely not the usual ones, but they include an applicant showing up for an interview in a hoodie and baseball cap.  Mark Zuckerberg can get away with wearing that to a board meeting, but not a job applicant.

A candidate who had been granted a $17 dollars/hour, 40 hours/week, 9-week summer job, then wanted three weeks vacation in the middle.  Applicants tell HR reps that they’ll only work days.  They don’t do afternoons or night-shifts.  It is not appropriate for parents to call to set up an appointment for their child, nor is it appropriate for them to call, and follow up after an interview.  A parent showed up at one plant and asked to submit a resume for the son who was sitting out in the car.  Who wants the job, the kid, or the parent??  One mother even came to her son’s performance review, and fielded questions for him.

I recently took the wife to a local rheumatologist for a cortisone shot.  The building is filled with doctors, including one of her nephews.  Every door has two signs, “Leave all wet footwear outside.” and, “No food or drink allowed in office.”  Dr. Tom’s door has a third one added.  It says, “This includes Tim Hortons!”  This just shows how Canadians regard Timmie’s.  This stuff isn’t “food and drink”, this is Canada’s lifeblood.  It goes where we go!  Rrrrolll up the rrrimm on the large double-double, eh!

California became the first state to ban the Pray-The-Gay-Away repair therapies for minors, to change their sexual orientation.  These therapies have driven teens to depression and suicide.  Gay rights groups have labelled them as dangerous and abusive, and claim these practices have no basis in science or medicine and have been relegated to the dustbin of quackery.

I saw a man pursuing the horizon,

Round and round they sped.

I was disturbed at this.

I accosted the man.

It is useless, I said,

You cannot….

You lie! He cried, and ran on.

I checked my stats today, and found that Akismet had protected me from 3,333 spam comments, such an interestingly round number.  They included a new one from, who wished me a happy belated birthday, and said she loved my wrinting??  I treasured it so much I could barely delete it.

My brother phoned to tell me that he had lost his job as a bank guard.

I said, “That’s awful.  What happened?”

He said, “Well, a thief came in to rob the bank.  I pulled out my gun and told him that if he took another step, I’d let him have it.”

Mesmerized, I asked, “What happened then?”

He replied, “Well. He took one more step, and I let him have it.  I didn’t want that stupid gun anyway!”

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.  Coming soon to a blog near you, posts that make much more sense than this one.

15 thoughts on “Seinfeld Rerun II

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    As yes … given the title, a post about nothing. Cheers!


    • Archon's Den says:

      More often than I wish to admit, I publish a post whose only theme is no theme. A year ago it was Seinfeld and Me, explaining this re-run. Have also had Shotgun, where I hit a lot of targets. Published Olio, and have Oleo Olio upcoming, about both margarine and packaging. Invented Triviana, and followed with both Triviana Two, and Triviana Too. If only the posts were as interesting as the titles. Gotta go see what your cartoon for today is. 🙂


  2. 1jaded1 says:

    This post was so much fun. Now, I want Tim Horton’s. Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask if you follow hockey.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I’ll email you a Timmie’s; how do you take it?? Double, double? I don’t drink “coffee”, and don’t remember when I last bought Tim’s hot chocolate. They do have some nice iced lattes and mochaccinos for summer. You mentioned no Tim’s in Illinois – and Spanish-only radio. Where does that occur? I know enough about hockey to prevent being exiled from Canada, but haven’t watched any, since Detroit was one of only six teams. 😀


      • 1jaded1 says:

        Thanks! I take mine straight up black. The Spanish only radio phenomenon happens in my apartment. I haven’t been able to figure it out. Detroit is moving back to the eastern conference in hockey. That’s going to be fun times! They are back where they belong. Now, they just need to work on Chicago and the original 6 will be reunited. 😀


  3. The Hook says:

    What can I say? Modern-day brilliance!


    • Archon's Den says:

      Publish a post about a wide variety of topics and guarantee that there’s something for everybody….to complain about. I’m happy you didn’t.
      The wife and I used to spend a weekend at The Falls each year around our Dec. 2 anniversary. We’ve stayed at every Days Inn, including at least one which no longer exists, across from the new casino, but probably couldn’t afford to stay where you work. 😦


  4. whiteladyinthehood says:

    I hope Lady Ryl is feeling better!
    The parents that wanted to do the job interviews with them made me cringe.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Ryl is feeling better. Between doctor and internet, has her diet figured out. All I want of this, some of this, none of that, weight is reducing as well.
      Helicopter parents do their kids no favors by doing for them. The kids never learn. The mom with the boy in the car though, may have been anxious to get him out of her basement. 😕


      • whiteladyinthehood says:

        I asked my director once if I could teach a class to the Parents called, “Coping with my Child’s Independence.” She laughed, but she wouldn’t let me.


  5. H.E. ELLIS says:

    Wow…would I love to be able to take a tour of the inside of your head, Archon.

    I am sorry Lady Ryl’s health isn’t all it could be. I am glad for the early intervention, though.

    Parents?? Really? When my boys went for jobs they insisted I not get involved at all, fearing their potential employers would not view them as men. I suppose I did something right somewhere.

    Tim Horton’s, huh? I am beginning to think I need to take a trip north just to give this stuff a try. Dunkins has been hit or miss lately.


  6. Archon's Den says:

    You’re welcome to tour my head any time. Be sure to bring a ball of twine like Theseus. Even I don’t exit the maze sometimes for days, ergo my question, “Does anyone know where I’ve been for two weeks?”
    Ryl’s improving, and losing weight, already. It was a wakeup call.
    For all your little insecurities, I was pretty sure you raised your kids well.
    I don’t drink coffee, and seldom buy Tim Horton’s pastries, but the majority of Canadians, and more and more Americans, adore them. 1Jaded1 looks forward to their expansion to Illinois. 👿


  7. benzeknees says:

    Timmy’s, ahhhhhh! One of the best things about being Canadian. I recently read a survey which said Canadians eat the most donuts in the world – no wonder, we have Timmy’s!


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