By half time I found a free site where I could watch the game. If you have never experienced live online streaming video you aren’t missing much. It isn’t smooth, isn’t clear and just doesn’t stack up to a 48”HD television. Typically I watch the game and write at the same time, this was impossible to do while trying to watch the game on the laptop. After watching a few commercials I started to notice something wasn’t quite right. There were commercials for: cricket games, soccer, XXXX Gold Beer, VW’s and other strange things.
But the weirdest commercial of all was from the Progressive Insurance Company. These are the commercials that have “Flo” the black haired lady with the funky hair-do and upbeat personality. The Progressive commercial I saw had a “Flo” look-alike but it wasn’t the Flo we know and love. This Flo was named “Kitty!” Finally I figured out that the live streaming video I was watching was coming out of Australia. Who would have
thought that there were different “Flo’s” all over the world? And have you ever
seen Flo’s Facebook page? She has over three million fans!
The game was awful. I tried to convince myself that the Greenbay Packers had a meeting prior to the game and decided that they would lose, that way it would be up to them and not up to chance. I had hope right up to the very end but my hope wasn’t enough. Oh well, you win some and you lose some and you suck it up and move along, that’s the name of the game. But as a true Packer fan I will keep my head up, I have nothing to be ashamed of. Now I get to look forward to watching them beat the Bears on Christmas.
Enough about football, has anyone been a Christmas light show this year? We drove through one in Murphy Park in Dubuque, Iowa, a week ago. It was beautiful but nothing like the light show we had in Wheeling, West Virginia. Wheeling is considered the “city of lights” and there is a six-mile stretch through Oglebay Park, the most amazing lights you have ever seen. Kids in high school build some of the displays and others are donated. You haven’t seen a light show until you’ve seen this one. My
friends in WV are lucky to have this.
I stopped at Fairway Foods today to pick up a few things this morning. They had just opened and many employees were stocking the shelves. For those of you not fortunate enough to have a Fairway Foods, they have a policy that a cart cannot leave the store unless there is an employee with it. It’s nice to have a person load your groceries into your car but sometimes I feel like a burden.
This morning there wasn’t a person to take my groceries out so I said that it wasn’t a big deal that I would do it myself. I felt that I’ve lived here long enough to be a trusted member of the community. But I was stopped at the door by a checker that reminded me of the rules. People may think that Fairway Foods has this policy because they are nice and want to provide a service to their customers and while this is true there is another reason: people steal the carts! Yep, they have lost so many that they had to put a policy into effect. So a special thanks goes out today to all you cart stealers who make life difficult and awkward for the rest of us!
The cart situation and my mention of WV brings to mind another cart story. When we first moved to WV I stopped at a Kroger store to get some groceries. Once inside the door a “greeter” asked me if I wanted a “Buggy.”I was shocked and completely offended. I didn’t have a baby with me so she must have thought I needed one of those motorized carts. I figured they must have called them “Buggies” instead of motorized carts. At work I spoke of my horrific
experience at the Kroger store and everyone laughed. In West Virginia they call
grocery carts “buggies.” Talk about a language barrier.
Have a good day passengers, make it a not so mundane Monday!