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Friday, October 20, 2017

Friendly Fill Ins 20 October 2017



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Here are the fill-ins:

1. If I was a ghost, I would haunt my kids.


My kids would probably not listen to me then, either.  I would try to lead them in what I thought to be the right direction and scare away the bad things.

2. I always praise God when He provides for our needs.

I actually wish I could use the word “Always”.  The truth is, I try.   God is so good to us.  He provides for food on the table and shelter and utilities.  What more could anyone ask?  But, He does so much more for us.


3. My favourite scary story is the golden arm, the hook, and the ring.

I said that but one of my favorites is “Crybaby Bridge”.  Suzanne gave it a new twist and called it Green Bridge, which is its real name. I read it on a YouTube video years ago.   Carl the Ghost is funny, not scary.  




4. I will be so glad when we are able to rid the world of stupid people.

Just yesterday, Suzanne and I had to travel to Sugar Land, Texas.  Texas people are some of the nicest, friendliest people you will ever meet.  That is until they get behind the wheel of a vehicle.  Then it is like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

We often see people passing with oncoming traffic coming in the lane they are using to pass.  We see passing on curves, on hills, on bridges, sometimes all of these are in the same place.

It is amazing that more people aren’t killed.  I guess this makes sense, because in Texas more of the written driving test is about how long you will lose your driver’s license for each drunk driving offense and practically none on things like traffic laws.  You almost never see bicycles traveling with traffic.  Most likely you will see people riding their bikes against the traffic flow.

Once they are at their destination, they are back to the slow, easy going way of life.  In Texas we don’t have a points system of offenses.  If you are caught driving 50 miles over the speed limit, there is a pretty hefty fine, but no other punishment.  You will never lose your license in Texas unless you are convicted of drunk driving or you are old.

The first day we drove in Rosenberg, Texas, after we moved out here we witnessed the strangest thing.   A truck pulled up to a red light and then proceeded to turn right on red.  Now, lots of places allow you to turn right on red after you have stopped for the red light and made sure nothing is coming.

This guy turned right on red from the left hand turn lane, across four other lanes of traffic, with oncoming traffic.

We have seen police conducting a hard, fast U-turn in a school zone and then speed at least twice the posted speed limit just to catch someone with an expired inspection sticker.  This is a sad state of affairs.

We finally got that mailbox up.  It is probably the most convoluted mailbox installation anyone has ever seen.  However, we did see one very nice thing happen.  I was sitting in the ditch in front of our house leveling a form for the concrete to go around the mailbox post.  

The head of the city water department was driving down a nearby street and noticed me in the ditch.  He conducted a U-turn, after turning on his yellow light bar.  Then, he drove up to me and asked if I was alright.  He got on his radio and cancelled the 911 call he had made while coming to my aid.  You just don’t see service like that anymore.

By the way, this guy is the first person we met here in Wharton, Texas.  As we were moving in, he came to our door to show me where the water meter is located in our yard and to tell me how to turn it off.

He said, “I know you think you know where your water meter is, but you don’t.”  He was right, I did think I knew and I was wrong.  He knew I would have a question about it, probably at a time I did not need to be looking for it.  He told me he knew I would have that question because everyone did.  It is actually located in our backyard.  However, there is a service box in the front yard.  It is odd, but it works.

Well, enough of my ranting.  Have a blessed week.  


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

How To Manage Your Monkey: Yard Sale

Yard sale, garage sale, whatever you wish to call it, selling items you no longer need or want is a good way to raise a little extra money.

Clear out the clutter and clean it up a little.  While you are working on organizing your home, you may run across things you no longer need or want, but you don’t want to just throw them away.

Set those items aside and, once you have accumulated a lot, you might want to have a yard sale.

Price the items low, but be ready to drop your prices even lower.  Most areas have people who entertain themselves on the weekends by traveling from yard sale to yard sale looking for a bargain. These people are not happy unless they get an item for much less than the price marked.

We once had a yard sale. We advertised in the paper that the yard sale would start at 7:30 AM.




We had been told to expect people to show up early so we thought we would be ready.  We went outside to set up at 6AM.  However, there were already several cars parked in our driveway waiting for the yard sale.


In about two hours, we had sold almost everything. 


This is a great way to get rid of unwanted items and raise a little money to help pay off your bills. 


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Redneck MBA: Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens




We purchased Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens in the Kindle format.

This is a very interesting read and very informative as far as learning more about the Muppets and Jim Henson.  

Readers learn a little about what decisions Henson made along the way.  Although this book is an interesting read and entertaining, we are not sure that it will be incredibly helpful to aspiring artists. That really remains to be seen.  Most likely this will depend upon the takeaway that each reader gets from this book.

One of the biggest concerns we have is the mention several times of a certain board that is used to delve into the occult.  The illustration is not needed and it takes it out of the realm of being “Christian Friendly”.

Four Star Review
We give Make Art Make Money four stars.  We could not give it all five stars because we just don’t feel that the lessons the author is trying to teach are readily apparent.

As a biographical book, this is a good read.  As an  artistic “how to” book, it comes close but doesn’t quite make it.  As a business book, it is helpful but misses the mark slightly.

We suggest this book would make a fair companion book with Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins.


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How to Manage Your Monkey: Book Review:When You Lose Someone You Love written and illustrated by Joanne Fink


The following is a guest post.  This post does not necessarily reflect the views of Suzanne and David E. McClendon, Sr. or Manian Debil Productions.


Get out the giant size box of tissues and grab your copy of When You Lose Someone You Love written and illustrated by Joanne Fink.  Prepare for a roller coaster of emotions.

This little book is designed to help one deal with the loss of a loved one.  

On our How to Manage Your Monkey website, we talk about preparing for retirement and making pre-need funeral arrangements.

But, it is impossible to plan emotionally for the loss of someone you love.  Even if their death is not a surprise, it is still hard to deal with their loss.

Perhaps When You Lose Someone You Love will help you, or someone you know, deal with a loss.  There is no way to tell.  Each person is different and each loss is different.

That being said, we need to say that this little book is very well-written and helps reach those parts that are hurting and maybe helps someone who is grieving realize that their feelings, no matter what they are, are normal.

We give When You Lose Someone You Love all five stars.  We think for some people this will act like a salve to help soothe the hurts.  For others, it might not do anything.

Five Star Review
 

We suggest you buy a copy and read it before a loss takes place.  Keep a copy on hand and offer it to those you know who are going through a recent loss.

Like chicken soup when you are ill, it just might help and it probably won’t hurt.

Note from Suz: I could relate to some of the issues and feelings Mrs. Fink shared in this book, though her loss was her husband. We are approaching the fifth anniversary of my daddy’s death. She shares some of her daughter’s words on the loss of her daddy. The wounds are still so raw from my own experience. I cried buckets reading parts of the song this girl wrote to her daddy.

This book doesn’t erase the pain. Nothing can ever fully do that, really. But, it offers understanding and a chance to not feel so alone in one’s grief.



We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How to Manage Your Monkey: Press Release: A MEDIEVAL VOICE OF FAITH SPEAKS TO...

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Tuesdays with Gindy. Throwing a Trash Can Away.

Disclaimer: Many of the stories are completely fictional.  Other stories are fictional accounts of true stories.  Other stories are completely true.  Sometimes the names have been changed to protect the innocent.  The following story is entirely true.

Have you ever tried to throw a trash can away?  I once tried it and found that it can’t be done.

I had signed up with a trash company that was one of the more premium trash companies in my area. They gave premade Rolodex cards and refrigerator magnets to prospective customers.

When you signed up, you got a 96 gallon rolling trash container to put trash in (Old 96). The trash company had a policy that if you put trash in those special see-through blue recycle bags that they would take those bags out of the regular trash and take them to the recycling center.

Our kitchen trash can had seen better days.  It sort of resembled a banana peel in that it had several sections very loosely attached at one end.  It had held its last piece of trash. 

I took it to the street on trash day and left it beside the big trash container
since the container was already full.  The garbage company had told me that, on the rare occasions that I had more than 96 gallons of trash, I could simply place the overflow beside the trashcan and the company would pick it up.  They gave great service.

After time for the trash truck to have come and gone, I looked out the window and saw my discarded trash can still there.  I thought that was odd.  Why was the trash truck so late?

I went to the big 96 gallon container and checked. It was empty. I picked up the old trash can and put it inside Old 96 gallon and rolled it back to the side yard where it lived most of the week.  I figured that maybe the trash company didn’t see it.
Next week, I rolled Old 96 out to the street with the discarded trash can safely in the bottom of it.  There is no chance they will miss taking it this time.  It is at the bottom of Old 96. 

We left to run a few errands in town and came back to find Old 96 standing there at the street with his new-found buddy “Boomerang.” 
That’s right, the trash company had seen “Boomerang” at the bottom of Old 96 and decided that I must have accidently put it in there.

Being a professional trash company, they decided to go the extra mile and return my “mistakenly-discarded” trash can to me.  Thanks, guys. Why didn’t you do that with the 2,493 dustpans my kids mistakenly threw away last year?
I called the trash company and explained that I had a trash can to throw away and what had happened. The man explained to me that it would be a good idea to tape a note to the trash can that said it was trash and to take it. 

Okay, I printed a sign up on the computer that said “I am trash, please take me.” I taped this to Boomerang and put it back in Old 96.

Next week, I rolled Old 96 with Boomerang inside with his note securely taped to him out to the street. The trash truck came and went and I went outside to find, you guessed it, dear old Boomerang. The trash company had taken the sign I made.

I finally got the trash company to take Boomerang, though. I took a utility knife and cut him into smaller pieces and distributed the pieces between several different trash bags.

For weeks, I expected a regenerated Boomerang to show up on my door step looking to haunt me for the rest of my days. So far, so good.

A side note here: Years later, we moved to Texas.  We had an old trash can that was on its last legs, too.  We were still using it and the trash company decided to keep it.  Texas is a whole 'nother country. 

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