Thursday, January 26, 2017

Outrageously happy is an excellent thing to be.

I love my life, people, and being retired has some outstanding perks and benefits. These include: 1) sleeping and eating whenever the hell I want to; 2) spending all day dicking around with the Howdygram and nobody tells me to stop it and do something else; 3) I have no problem whatsoever being immobile with shitty knees because I love being housebound with Sam, my leather chaise and our new 60-inch TV; and 4) I haven’t worn a brassiere since 2011.

With regard to item number two above, today I updated the Howdygram’s accent color from reddish brown to brownish red. (Stop laughing.) This is the color that I use for links, subheads, paragraph subtitles and miscellaneous graphic elements such as my navigation links, the outer stroke on my sidebar titles and so on. The new color makes me outrageously happy and I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner, because outrageously happy is an excellent thing to be ... especially with an idiot like Donald Trump in the White House. Thank you.

I just ordered a FREE BOX of sugar-free chocolates from a new company that’s trying to drum up a customer base. They’re called Skinny Me ... click here to check out their website and free chocolate hoo-hah. The free box comes in your choice of four flavors — mint, almond, strawberry and “bold,” whatever that is — and you only have to pay $4.95 for shipping. This is definitely worth a proverbial shot so I ordered a free box of the strawberry flavor. Stay tuned for a Howdygram product review!

I only have two free fonts for you this morning, but it’s not because I haven’t been on the lookout ... there just aren’t any exciting fonts this week! I do like these two, however, because I think I could use them for greeting card designs for The Howdygram Store. Please note that both are “demo” fonts, which means they probably don’t have a full range of punctuation marks and/or numbers. If you don’t care, download links will appear after the graphic.

You probably already know that TV icon Mary Tyler Moore died this week but I wanted to include her Dead Celebrities portrait to make it completely official. Moore, 80, was best known for starring in two Emmy-winning TV series ... “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1961–1966) and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1970–1977). I scanned several news articles about her online last night but none mentioned a cause of death. Wikipedia finally came through, however. Moore died from cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia. And I should also mention that she was nearly blind from type 1 diabetes.
I loved Mary Tyler Moore and all the unforgettable top-rated sitcoms and spinoffs created by her own production company — remember MTM with the roaring kitten? — such as “Lou Grant,” “Phyllis,” “Rhoda,” “WKRP in Cincinnati,” “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Hill Street Blues.” Wow, am I right?

I would personally kill to see “WKRP in Cincinnati” again. I should do a search on Dish Network to see if anybody’s airing the reruns.

Moore was married three times and had one son, who died in 1980 from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head when he was 24 years old. At the time I remember newspapers reporting this as a suicide, but Wikipedia doesn’t mention that so I won’t ignite any old rumors out of respect for the deceased.

I think I want to eat things now. Thank you for reading this.

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