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Sleepy Week

A dear friend of mine called me early this week … by “early” I mean past midnight. He was feeling terrible and needed someone to talk to. He kept me up past 3 am.  I’m a very light sleeper and when someone messes my sleep, it’s hard to get back to my regular rhythm (which is already bad to begin with). So these past days I’ve been feeling jet lagged but without the jet.

Sometimes I would just stare at the screen while my mind went to dreamland. Sometimes I would wake up with my neck craned all the way to the back of my chair mouth open wide. It couldn’t have come at a worse time because I needed to resolve a programming issue. So I took a drug that wasn’t healthy. Yes, I admit it. I gave in to the “feeling” … I took a cup of coffee.

I know what you’re thinking. “What’s wrong with coffee?” I’ve been an insomniac most of my life. But it wasn’t until recently that I realized it was because I was sensitive to caffeine. I shouldn’t even drink Coke after 6 or I wouldn’t be able to sleep. Weird, huh? Coffee in the morning is usually fine but I shouldn’t indulge in it because coffee also raises my blood pressure.

I guess I’m just gettin’ old. But you know what? It’s all good. Better to have jet lag and be sleepy and knowing that you were able to help a fellow human being in his moment of despair.

Be safe, be healthy, and remember to count your blessings if you can sleep soundly because that’s a luxury for me.  TGIF people!


Starbucks Sucks
I wonder how long it took Starbucks to notice this.
Thanks to Nani of San Juan, Greater Manila for pointing out this coffee reminder.
coffee and wine
Thanks to Art of SIerra Madre, CA for another coffee gag.

Joke of the Week

Thanks to Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA for sharing this joke.

TGIF Joke of the Week: The Looter

Video: 3 Little Pigs

Thanks to Art of Sierra Madre, CA.
This is pretty long but he’s pretty good. He knows his English literature.

Don’s Puns

Thanks to Don of Kelowna, B.C. who sent this pun.

Don's Puns: Julyed

Parting Shots

Thanks to Naomi of N Hollywood, CA

Parting Shots: Crematorium Fireworks

Thanks to Rodney of Manitoba, B.C.

Parting Shots: Voices Planning

Here’s another one from Rodney of Manitoba, B.C.

Parting Shots: Dead and Stupid

Thanks to Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA


Parting Shots: Superman

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One Comment

  1. Anne

    November 27, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Raoul.

    I just took time to read this edition, and to listen to the 3 Pigs comedian. His assertion that our vocabularies have diminished in the last few decades is thought provoking. I grew up reading books, and without a TV until I was around 13, so developed a love for reading, and a larger than normal vocabulary. Thanks for sharing the funny story.

    You wrote about talking with a friend in the middle of the night. I appreciate you sharing this story. It reminds me that being a friend is not always convenient or comfortable. This is a true message for us all during these days of COVID. I have an old friend who is not yet 70 and he has parkinsons and dementia and is now on hospice care, and hardly knows anyone who visits him. I will sew a fidget quilt for him this weekend and take it to his care facility. He wont know, but I know that I did something to show love.

    Blessings on you this week, old friend.



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