Wine & Cheese – 18th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

Sit back and join me now for the 18th serving of some wine and cheese!

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Phantom Poopers

What is with these gutless wonders that take Fido out for a stroll after dark so they can crap the mutt in other people’s yards and not have to clean it up??  This just frosts my nerves.  If you are going to leave dog bombs at least grow a pair and do it when folks can watch and glare at you, follow you home and know where to redistribute the gifts.  In fact, I think it is high time to pull an undercover operation and watch from the dark bushes, then follow the guilty home and re-gift it in front of their door so they step in it when they walk out!  Yeah, if you see a white van slowly creeping on you as you are out after dark ‘exercising’ your dog and leaving his calling card on the neighbor’s lawns, don’t let it worry you.

Pesky Peckers

WHY is the wood pecker a protected bird??  The little shit is making a huge mess of the molding boards on one corner of the house and nothing so far has convinced this  nuisance to move on.  Frankly, I think a pellet gun would do the trick but I’m told we could be fined up to $500 for removing this wing destruction expert from existence.  It may be cheaper to pay the fine than fix the damage he has done in a week’s time.  I want this feathered tormentor gone, so I am open to any and all suggestions, especially tried and true ones!

Brainless At The Ballot Box

Tuesday will be election day here in Ohio.  I swear that half the folks sitting home that do not vote, but bitch up a storm about how things are/are not, claiming their vote doesn’t mean anything, really piss me  off. If you didn’t get off your ass and go vote, shut up you have no right to complain,if it was important to you who is in charge, what issues get passed, you’d go vote.  As to those that DO go out and vote….if you are not going to the polls educated and informed, please stay home.  I worked the polls on the inside as a precinct judge for several years and I swear what I have seen is flat out pathetic.  I watched more than one person flip a coin to decide a candidate, others do eenie meenie miney moe (oh yes I did see it!), one that asked what the name of the candidate was that was such a sharp dresser (we couldn’t tell her, that is not permitted)….SERIOUSLY?????  If you do not know the candidates do not vote.  If you do not know and understand the issues you are voting on, DON’T.  The rest of us that take the time have to live with the results of your idiotic choices.  STAY HOME if you aren’t going to take time to learn!


Hugs…seriously nothing beats a nice, warm hug.  I love them and got a bunch of nice ones Saturday evening.  Hugs are very good things.

Smarties candy – brings back memories of grandma B’s house with many cousins in the summer, popcorn made on the stove top, mint iced tea in tin glasses, Marty and Joe calling the Reds game on the radio and Smarties in the ceramic tea pot in the kitchen closet.

Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale – because one cold one, sipped slowly, is the best before bed drink so far this Fall.


Women are like roads.. the more curves they have, the more dangerous they are.

– from Funny One Liners Twitter feed 10/26/10


  1. if you happen to have an owe statue or a picture this may shy your little friend off.. it’s a scare crow rouse but what will it hurt ….and i have a nice litttle concoction for you to try called an “apple pie.”.. if your interested

  2. Woodpeckers can be very annoying ! You can call the Critt’ r Catch’ r @ 513-797-8727 to remove the wood pecker. They are licensed to do so. Not sure the cost but, may be cheaper than the fine or the wood damage. Good luck !!!

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