Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sam, David and Aunt Adie demonstrate the world-famous “Sam wave.”

I am fucking miserable right now. FUCKING MISERABLE. Frankly, this might be the worst day I’ve ever had for pain in the history of America. And here’s my official and completely scientific Shit-O-Meter readout to prove it.
Today’s Shit-O-Meter report includes the following assortment of hideous pain issues: 1) severe pain in my left heel; 2) a couple of screaming toes on my left foot (the baby toe and the one next to it); and 3) burning skin on the back of both thighs that feels like I’ve been blasted by a blow torch. I also have a mild headache and a craving for White Castle cheeseburgers. Yes, I’m definitely a complicated woman.

However I’m pleased to announce that Sam is coming home from California tomorrow and everything will be wonderful again! In the meantime, here’s a photo taken yesterday at Weiler’s Deli in Canoga Park where Sam, his brother David and his Aunt Adie are all doing the world-famous “Sam wave.” HOWDY RIGHT BACK TO YOU!

I’ve got a substantial gathering of FREE FONTS for you tonight, including hand-drawn display fonts, excellent scripts, a terrific layered font — “Priman” — that offers a shitload of artistic options, and a couple of dingbats fonts — “Tegel” and “Happy Easter” — with a lot of versatility and nicely-done illustrations. I’m strangely excited about ALL of them! You’ll find download links after the graphic in case you want any of these for your own collection.

I’ll understand if you don’t like any of the background images immediately below. Now that I’ve had a chance to look at them with a critical eye they’re actually rather AWFUL, aren’t they? Especially those sloppy “ink washes.” But all of them were free (thank you, Creative Market) so I’ll file them away and try to figure out a way to use them eventually.
These are definitely better. I love floral wreaths and frames, and I know I’ll use those pretty watercolor ribbons. Great stuff for greeting cards!

I thought I’d share a couple of pictures from an event that I couldn’t attend on Sunday ... a bridal shower for my BFF Sandi’s younger daughter, Melissa. They were at an Italian restaurant in north suburban Chicago. Congratulations to Melissa and Howie!

Grab your napkins! Last week OK Foods, Inc., issued a recall for nearly ONE MILLION POUNDS of breaded chicken after a handful of whiny consumers found metal objects in their food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Hey. Nobody’s perfect, okay? The report neglects to mention what kind of “metal objects” were found, so technically it could be anything from a paper clip to a chain link fence. Oy, right?

OK Foods sells its tasty metallic chicken under a number of brand names, including Wal-Mart’s Great Value label. The recall affects 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken, produced from 12/18/2016 through 03/07/2017 and shipped to locations all over the United States.

I need to lie down again, but this time it’s for a pleasant late-night nap and severe weather. Weather.com says we’re expecting thunderstorms, tornadoes and buckets of rain between midnight and 6 a.m. I LOVE THUNDERSTORMS, so I think I’ll enjoy one of my favorite movies while I watch for that first stroke of lightning: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and Melinda Dillon.

Thank you for reading this.

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