Thursday, June 20, 2024


A temporary, but very welcome break from the heat and humidity with a reduced daytime temperature of 73F.  Almost makes me want to put on my winter longjohns.  The first day of summer occurred this afternoon at 4:21 in our area.   

Richard's turn to drive this morning so he picked me up at 9:30 and we headed off to grab our coffee and muffins at McDonalds' in Goderich.  Our wanderings took us northeast of Goderich.  A few drops of rain along the way but nothing serious. 


Despite the cooler temps, the Sun still felt like a burning poker and the humidity remained heavy in the afternoon air.  Kelly headed off to Goderich to run some errands while Pheebs and I stayed home in the cool and comfortable confines of our house:))

Al's Music Box:)) This Boy is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, written by John Lennon. (credited to Lennon-McCartney)  It was released in November 1963 as the B-side of the band's Parlophone single, "I Want To Hold Your Hand". In the United States, it was issued in January 1964 on Meet the Beatles! which was Capitol Records reconfigured version of the 'With the Beatles' album. The Beatles performed the song live on 16 February 1964 for their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. An instrumental easy listening arrangement by George Martin 'A Hard Day's Night', re-titled "Ringo's Theme. 'This Boy' was featured in the film and the United Artists soundtrack album.  The track's composition was Lennon's attempt to write a tune in the style of Motown star Smokey Robinson and specifically his song "I've Been Good to You", which has similar circular doo-wop chord changes, melody and arrangement.Paul McCartney cites the Teddy Bears1958 hit "To Know Him Is to Love Him" also as being influential. Lennon, McCartney, and George Harrison joined in singing an intricate three-part close harmony in the verses and refrain, and a similar technique is employed in later Beatles songs, notably "Yes It Is" and "Because".  The Beatles recorded "This Boy" on 17 October 1963, the same day they recorded "I Want To Hold Your Hand", the group's first fan club Christmas single, and a version of "You Really Got A Hold On Me".  They recorded fifteen takes of "This Boy" followed by two overdubs. The song was recorded with a rounded ending, although it was faded out during a mixing session on 21 October. Two takes were joined to make the final master, with the edit between the middle eight and the final verse.

GROANER'S CORNER:(( - Hello! Pizza Hut??

- No sir it's Google's Pizza.
- So it's a wrong number? Sorry
- No sir, Google bought Pizza Hut.
- OK. Take my order please.
- Well sir, do you want the usual?
- The usual? Do you know me?
- According to our caller ID data sheet, in the last 12 times, you ordered pizza with cheeses, sausage, and thick crust.
- OK! that's it ...
- May I suggest to you this time you try ricotta, and arugula with dry tomato.?
- What? I hate vegetables.
- Your cholesterol is not good, sir.
- How do you know that?
- We crossed the number of your fixed line with your name, through the subscribers guide.  We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

- Okay, but I do not want this pizza!, I already take medicine.
-Excuse me, but you have not taken the medicine regularly, from our commercial database, 4 months ago, you only purchased one box with 30 cholesterol tablets at Drugsale Network.
- I bought more from another drugstore.
- It's not showing on your credit card statement.  I paid in cash
- But you did not withdraw that much cash according to your bank statement
- I have another source of cash
- This is not showing as per your last Tax form unless you bought them from an undeclared income source.
- I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the intention of helping you.
- Enough! I'm sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. I'm going to an Island without internet, cable, and TV, where there is no cell phone line and no one to watch me or spy on me

 - I understand sir but you need to renew your passport first as it expired 5 weeks ago..........


Why Dogs Are Better Than Kids::

- It doesn't take 45 minutes to get a dog ready to go outside in the winter.
- Dogs cannot lie.
- Dogs never resist nap time.
- You don't need to get extra phone lines for a dog.
- Dogs don't pester you about getting a kid.
- Dogs don't care if the peas have been touched - - Dogs are housebroken by the time they are 12 weeks old.
- Your dog is not embarrassed if you sing in public.
- Average cost of sending a dog to school: $42
- Average cost of sending a kid: $303,000



  1. Gee I'm glad it's cooled off
    for you, it's hot where I live
    I hope Kelly you and Pheebs enjoy tomorrow too

  2. I hope Google never takes over MY life!