Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Today I’m giving away free waterproof fonts for a rainy Wednesday morning.

I have to type this Howdygram post as fast as I can before the pain kicks in. It’s 8:45 a.m. — and I actually feel not too lousy right now — but I know it won’t last for three reasons: 1) it NEVER lasts; 2) it’s a day of the week ending in “y”; and 3) it’s raining here, and my joints ALWAYS hurt when it rains! In case you give a crap, here’s a screen shot of our forecast from Naturally, Sam is flying home from Seattle tomorrow.

Just for you ... a perfect little bunch of FREE WATERPROOF FONTS for a rainy Wednesday morning! My favorites here are “Metafors,” “Bringshoot,” “Malina Brush” and “Bodiam” because I love fancy-ass typography and I think these will work together really well for greeting cards. Download links will appear after the image so you can add these to your own collection or share them with deserving friends and/or relatives.

I treated myself to six little collections of digital backgrounds yesterday on ...  each with 16 to 40 high-resolution images. I already have a million ideas for the gray neutral patterns and the pastel wood!

It’s official, people ... my morning meds* are knocking me for a goddamn loop today. As I sit at my desk I’m swaying from side-to-side, I’m dizzy, I can’t focus my eyes, and I want to drag myself into the family room to take a nap on the chaise except I’m positive I won’t be able to make it that far right now.

This is all a little scary for me, but please don’t tell Sam because he’s still in Seattle and I don’t want him to worry about me. Even so, I sure wish he was here. I need another can of diet ginger ale but I don’t want to shove myself backwards to the teeny fridge because I might fall off my desk chair. Why does retirement have to be so fucking complicated?!

[*These include Benazepril Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure, Gabapentin for neuropathy pain in my legs and feet, and a substantial dose of Norco for everything else. All of them make you feel seriously inebriated.]

Holy shit. THERE WAS A MURDER IN MESQUITE! Police are investigating after a man was shot with a bunch of bullets and left to die on Scyene Road near the World-Famous Mesquite Championship Rodeo. The victim was 25-year-old Armando Macias, Jr. I didn’t know him, but oy, Armando got SHOT!

Because Mesquite’s most heinous criminal activity typically includes running a red light, shoplifting and the dog eating your homework, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call (214) 373-TIPS. They’re not joking. Thank you.

For your possible interest the following map denotes: 1) Howdygram headquarters; 2) the murder scene; 3) my doctor’s office at the Baylor Family Health Center; and 4) our favorite Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. This is where we fill my prescriptions and buy my favorite sugar-free Jell-O cups.

There are some exceptional movies coming up on TCM during the next few days and I thought I’d share my favorites with you in case you’d like to program your DVR. I would especially like to call your attention to the films on May 24 featuring three atrocious biographies of famous composers.

Angels in the Outfield (1951) starring Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) starring Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) starring Richard Dreyfuss and Very Cute Aliens
Forbidden Planet (1956) starring Walter Pidgeon and Leslie Nielsen

Rhapsody in Blue (1945) starring Robert Alda as George Gershwin
Song of Love (1947) starring Paul Henreid as Robert Schumann
A Song to Remember (1947) starring Cornel Wilde as Frédéric Chopin
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1947) starring Jack Benny
King Solomon’s Mines (1950) starring Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter (1957) starring Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield

Also ... on Thursday, May 26, you’ve got a whole day of John Wayne’s earliest westerns from 1931 and 1932, proving beyond doubt that he had to be giving somebody in Hollywood a lot of sex because the man had NO ACTING ABILITY WHATSOEVER ... and he ran like a girl.

Thank you for reading this. I need a nap now.

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