Since I am sick, I decided to dust off my only sickness joke:
A man and a woman who don’t know each other very well are about to make love for the first time. As they begin to undress, the man remembers that his toes are hideously mangled. As he removes his shoes, he explains, “when I was young, I had a terrible case of tolio.”
Things progress, and as the man removes his trousers, the woman sees that he has extremely scarred, damaged knees. “Oh, I should have told you about this, too. As a teenager, I had a really bad case of kneesles”
Finally, as they are about to do the deed, he takes off this shorts.
“Wait,” the woman says. “Let me guess. Smallcox?”
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In spite of what feels like it might be a textbook headcold, I was able to take Abby to a doctor’s appointment in Norman today. Prior to the appointment, we had lunch at IHOP, where I got their new Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper & Cheese Griddle Melt which their web site accurately describes as, “a hand-crafted breakfast griddle melt with sautéed spinach and onion in a fluffy omelette, layered with roasted red peppers and melted provolone, parmesan and pepper jack cheeses on grilled, sourdough artisan bread. Served with your choice of hash browns, seasoned fries or seasonal fruit.”
I have to admit that the first time I saw the advertising for this item on television, I was amazed that no one had thought sooner to put an omelette in the center of a sandwich. I decided to try it, and it ended up being really good. Abby and I also decided my mom would have liked it, since she liked sourdough so much.
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Talking with photographer Jim Beckel the other day about covering the scene of a fatality accident, I showed him some video I made of it. He mentioned that in his coverage area, photographers couldn’t get anywhere near such tragedies, yet I am routinely granted unlimited access. To that I respond that all three of the most recent Pontotoc County Sheriffs have been my neighbors here in Byng, and one of them played on our newspaper’s softball team. I’ll also add that today I heard a deputy dispatched to “a mile west of the green frog,” and that we all know where to find the green frog, also known as Frog Rock.