Wednesday, November 30, 2016

You might be a Senior Citizen

If you get up every morning and head to your closest fast food restaurant for coffee,
   You might be a senior citizen.

If you know that a senior coffee at McDonald's in Pinson is 64 cents, Center Point 54 cents, and Trussville 66 cents,
    You might be a senior citizen.

 If the trash can in your garage is filled with empty coffee containers from fast food restaurants,
   You might be a senior citizen.

If you like your coffee with 7 to 9 creams, know that you're lactose intolerant and keep Lactaid or similar  lactose products in the console of your car,
   You might be a senior citizen.
 If you know the names of the employees at the food establishment, they automatically know what you want without asking you, and proceed to pour it up,
    You might be a senior citizen.

Then again it could mean  something completely different.

That's It ***

Sunday, October 30, 2016

All Hallows Eve

Riding Around I saw a few places with decor. Some find it offensive and some don't. There's always something that offends someone. You can't please everybody and you can go crazy trying.
Just a few pictures taken from the car.

See, nothing really scary.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


This was my first time attending the collard green cook off. This is its eighth year of having this community event. 

"Urban Ministry is the inner city ministry of the United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Our mission is to serve poor and low-income persons in the Birmingham area with programs of compassion and wholeness."

Getting the preliminaries out of the way. House rules, restroom, registering, local neighborhood president.

It was an enjoyable event with vendors, AARP, children's activities, and a blues band that was fabulous.

Some of the vendors tents

Sassy Brown Band

I was under the impression that we would be voting on greens cooked by various cooks. Instead we were treated to a meal of cornbread, collards, a navy bean type soup, baked sweet potato, marinated cucumbers and fruit drink.  I only had greens and cucumbers and both were good. I could taste the freshness in both.

The weather cooperated with intermittent sweeps of sun and breezes.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

More Adult Coloring

Weather changes always do something to/for my psyche. After two weeks of decaf, I splurged and had a cup of Mickey D's coffee. I suppose the vacay from caffeine gave me a boost when I reentered it into my body. 

I took care of some errands and made my way back to the library in time for Adult Coloring which is one of the new stress relievers. They have a Keuring coffee machine along with snacks for participants. Two people were there when I arrived. One left, leaving just two of us. It was pleasant and of course I did avail myself of another cup of coffee. It would have been impolite not to accept. The remaining person said that she floats from library to library participating in the crafts that each has to offer. I may look into doing something like that during those weeks I have fewer plans.

Shortly after I began.

The end product.

That's It *  *