Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday- Just Fer Lookin' At

Yes, I have been missing quite a few of these lately.
It's late tonight.
But, I couldn't get on earlier.

This weeks Ten Things Tuesday is about things that really have no rhyme or reason.
They are just there.

1. The many checkouts at Walmart
   The store's packed. People balls deep in every checkout line. How many lines are open? 5. If you are lucky. All those extra registers? They're just fer lookin' at.

2. Fireworks in Iowa
   You are probably thinking you look at them everywhere. True. But, in other places you can shoot them off and look. Not so in Iowa. You can legally cross the border into Missouri or South Dakota, or well anywhere and buy the fireworks. You can legally bring them back. You just can't legally have fun with them. That big box of 1000 Saturn missiles? They're just fer lookin' at.

3. Little dogs
   Not poodles or schnauzers. Those are what I call yippy dogs. I mean dogs that are so little people carry them around in purses Hilton style. Their whole purpose is to sit and look as cute as they can. Yep. They're just fer lookin' at.

4. My swimsuit
   I am not much of a swimmer. But, the last vacation we took involved a water park so I needed new swimwear. I wore it for that vacation. Now, it sits in my drawer and when I get clothes out I see it. It's just fer lookin' at.

5. Boot Hill
   I don't have a picture or anything. Many years ago out near my hometown, people started nailing boots and shoes to a telephone pole. With a sign for Boot Hill. No reason. Just fer lookin' at.

6. Stuffed animals
   Not the toys. I mean actual taxidermy stuffed fish and birds and deer and bear.
I have some in my house. I really don't see the point. That is what pictures are for. And it's cheaper to take one than to get a fish mounted just so you can look at it.

7. Justin Bieber
   This one comes from my daughter. I have to say though that I do find it amusing that he walks into glass doors and windows an awful lot. Plus, without him there would be no lesbians that look like Justin Bieber website. I guess he is just fer lookin' at. And laughing.

8.  Monster trucks
   I think they are pretty stupid looking and due to the overly large tires, they don't really work as well as they were meant. But, some weirdos think they are cool to look at and I guess that is all that matters.

9.  Locusts
    AKA cicadas. I am not sure they are even for looking at. They irritate me with their noise and their outer shell is hideous. Once they come out they aren't so bad. I guess. They are a bug.

10. Fake fruit
     Who invented this? Why? To look pretty? Really? O. K.

30 comments:

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  2. Boot Hill... sounds like something they would come up with here in the South! Totally redneck.

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    1. "GB", Yeah. Some parts of Iowa are like that.

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  3. Oh love your list. I agree with the Walmart thing 200 workers only 5 registers, makes me want to scream when I only have 10 items. :(
    LOL on the Fireworks. :) I have a Chihuahua who is scared of everything. I think in all 4 yrs I've had her she's barked 3x. She is a prissy type, doesn't know she's a dog maybe. ;)
    Here in my town they like to throw sneakers over power lines. There is actually a reason for that. :)

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    1. Gossip, where you're at did Walmart ever have self-checkout? They tried it here for awhile, but took them all out when they realized people weren't being honest and scanning everything. Can you believe people would be less than honest?

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  4. You had me cracking up at number one and laughing right to the end.
    We've got those exact same Walmarts here - great looking checkouts, eh!

    Have a great 4th of July!
    Jenny

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    1. Thanks Jenny. I have not seen you or your posts lately. It's good to see you.

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  5. Fun list to read through. Plastic fruit is kind of weird...looks totally unreal. I like the boot hill idea. Much better than just shoes thrown over a limb.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. The boot hill idea was nice. Until someone thought it needed an upgrade. You don't want to know.

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  6. I don't know. It could be me. But, if I see a dude with his balls deep in anything, I think I'll just forget about checkout and go to Walmart.
    Now if it's a chick who's balls deep, I think I'll stay because I'd be wicked curious why Chaz shops at Walmart.

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    1. I meant 'Target' NOT 'Walmart.'
      Jeez, if you're going to make a joke, at least proofread the dang thing.
      I hope my next comment is better.

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    2. Chaz goes there for the same reason everyone does. Nothing else is open.

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  7. And of COURSE fish get mounted.
    Where do you think little fish come from?
    NOTE: I realize that there probably isn't any fish "mounting" going on. A female fish lays (or is that lies?) her eggs in the water and then a male fish swims by and fertilizes them. Frankly, though, how boring is that?
    I much prefer the thought of fish getting busy with each other.
    Because then my joke would make more sense.
    But, then I'm kinda disturbed that I'm thinking about fish getting busy in an aqua porn kinda way. :-O
    Wonder what Mrs. Penwasser is doing....

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    1. I really don't have anything else to say. It's just that I added a 'reply' to my last comment. I thought it would be more symmetrical to add a 'reply' to this comment, too.
      Plus, Mrs. Penwasser was busy.
      An 'NCIS' rerun is on.

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    2. Oh, Al. I so knew you would go there.

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  8. Too funny. I agree with the yappy dogs and the swim suit. And the fake fruit. Most knick-knacks too. Dust collectors. So much stuff around just for looking at! Although, I don't mind looking at Johnny Depp. :-)

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    1. Mare, Yeah. Johnny is kinda pretty.

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  9. Ok this was a bloody funny post I also hate waiting in a check out line when there are heaps of closed checkouts find the staff and open up more lanes you cheaparse store.......I don't get fake fruit can't see the point I had a swim suit that was just in a draw not worn.........I can't see the point of carrying a dog in a bag it's a dog for crying out loud it has legs let it use them, I often think I hope that dog craps in your bag when I see a dog in bag.......lol Oh and I agree with Mare I also don't mind looking at Johnny Depp.......

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    1. Oh, Jo-Anne. I have never thought about those little dogs crapping in the bag. Now I am going to wonder if it has happened. I bet it has.

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  10. Totally agree on the Walmart thing, I hate that store. They do have self-checkouts out here, they just post a cashier nearby that sees everything you scan (and try not to scan), so they limit how much one can steal. I think I 'm guilty of # 3, my chihuahua is about 7lbs, and I do pick him up a lot. I draw the line at putting him in my bag.
    Monster trucks are stupid.
    Justin Bieber is gay.
    Fake fruit is for fake people. Hope you had a good 4th. :)

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    1. But, Alex, you don't put your chihuahua in your purse. You make your baby walk so that makes the difference.
      We, ahem, shot off bottle rockets. Don't tell!

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  11. I always felt bad for small dogs of the teacup variety. There have been many times when I just sat in my purse. Had a dig been in there, it would have been the end of it.

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    1. Nellie, how little are you? Or how big is your purse?

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  12. What a list! Thanks for the smile!

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    1. Gail, thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

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  13. i am so with ya on that walmart one!

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    1. Lynn, I saw on TV that the Walmarts and other stores use it as a marketing ploy. They figure the longer people have to stand in line, the more likely they are to buy something on the shelves. But, I know some people that get mad at waiting 45 minutes for 3 items so they put everything down and walk out.

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