Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Random Thoughts

Nonsense post today, just rambling . . .


While watching the Big Sleep, I particularly noticed a line in the film.

Humphrey Bogart (or Phillip Marlowe in this case) asks a waiter, "Is there a phone in this joint?"

I'll wager that line won't be in many movies from here on out.


The other day, we spent an afternoon "over the hill" in Los Gatos. Some forty plus years ago, when I first took my test for the Post Office, I received an offer of employment from the main office in San Jose. Two days later, I received a similar offer from the Post Office in Los Gatos (where I was living at the time).

I seriously considered the Los Gatos offer, but was convinced that the San Jose offer was more advantageous, since with so many employees, chances for advancement were much better in San Jose.

Driving by there, it occurred to me how very different my life would have been had I chosen to work in Los Gatos. I would have never met my dear Terry, who has shaped so much of my life.

Isn't it amazing when you stop and think what these seemingly minor decisions make in the paths our lives eventually take?


Today, we were in the grocery store and I found myself in the pet food aisle. And there, in the middle of a regular aisle was a large refrigerated compartment, complete with a freezer.

Inside the freezer, I saw this

I'm not sure why it struck me so funny, but it did. So, of course, I got out my phone and took a picture. Really, isn't this a bit much?

But that's just me.

And please don't yell, I'm a dog lover, but this seemed over the top.


That's it for today


Merikay said...

Not that big a difference than buying a box of Milk Bones. It's just that these are frozen treats. I had one dog hat loved to eat ice cubes. We would give them to him in hot weather.

Another of my dogs would love to have had ice cream, but it gave her the runs. A cool treat like these would have been nice.

Pet lovers love to buy special stuff for their "babies."

Pig ears anyone?

Russ Krecklow said...

I've seen that "Frosty Paws" before, but since our dogs really like any kind of regular ice cream, we just feed 'em that. It's amazing how they will gather around like furry vultures when we sit down to eat a small bowl of ice cream. If we don't share some with them, they pout!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Fun post and some cute observations:)

Donna K said...

Loved the post. So glad you made the decision you did and got to meet Terry!

Yes, Rusty and Poppy get ice cream - just a little so it doesn't upset the tummies. Rusty will just sit and stare at me if I'm eating it until I give in and get some for him too.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Our cats get Frosty Paws. We kick them out of the Duck and say "Don't come back until you have frosty paws!"