Crap My Mom Sends Me

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A Cat Maze*

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The title of this entry is called “A Cat Maze” – and for those of you that noticed…I put an * next to the title.  There is a reason for this.

The asterisk is used to call out a footnote, especially when there is only one on the page.

My footnote for this title is that I am also calling this entry “Why This Man Will Never Have a Girlfriend or Wife”

With that all aside…what he does do for his cats…his quite elaborate…and a-MAZE-ing!

A Cat Maze

And if you are a cat lover…totally worth the 2:09 minutes of your life!

If you do not like cats…you may enjoy this guys take on why he hates cats:




The Best Of Mitch Hedberg…

Mitch Hedberg

I have no idea why I had never heard of Mitch before my mom sent me the following link to a video of some of his earlier stand up….

OMG…he was freaking hilarious!!!

Unfortunately….The world lost a great comedic mind when he left us at an early age in 2005.

Click Here To Watch Some FUNNY S**T!!

RIP Mitch!!



When my mom sent me an email with a list of State Fair Foods….

And the ones that you should try and the ones to avoid….

I was not expecting INSECT PIZZA TO BE ON EITHER LIST!!!!

Here is what the Indianapolis Star said about it:

“Insect pizza: Great Instagram photo op, but have a ton of cold root beer ready to wash down this one. The crickets, scorpions and mealworms lack flavor, but all those little legs and wings and thoughts of things will stay with you for hours. Pro tip: The fried mealworms are easier to eat. No legs to get struck between your teeth. The pizza underneath is not bad, thick and bready. Look for Swain’s Fine Foods pizza shop near the 38th Street gate.”


There is no photo op here!

There is no washing this s**t down here!


On a side note…the Deep Fried PB & J looks and sounds AWESOME!

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The Straightest Gay Bodyguard Ever!


Long ago…before he was famous….Eric Stonestreet revealed on Saturday, July 29, that he once worked as a security guard for a Garth Brooks concert 22 years ago.

The Modern Family actor, 45, shared an Instagram slideshow of himself protecting the country superstar, now 55, at a show. In the first throwback photo, Stonestreet stands below the stage as Brooks interacts with fans. The singer signed the photo, writing, “Eric, Love you pal.”


In a second photo, Stonestreet looks serious while guarding Brooks as the musician performs a song on his guitar. The “Friends in Low Places” crooner wrote on the snap in a silver pen: “Here’s to circles.”

The Bad Teacher actor reminisced about his pre-fame job, captioning the pic, “In 1995 I worked security for A (ONE) Garth Brooks concert in Manhattan Ks. Last night I finally got to say you’re welcome for keeping him safe that night and basically giving him the wonderful career he’s had thus far. Thank you Garth for the amazing night I had with my #crew slash #squad #circles.”

The two stars reunited backstage at Brooks’ show at The Forum in Los Angeles and posed for a photo together.

Crying About The Big Bang…


My wife and I both are cry babies when it comes to a lot of movies, TV shows, songs, etc. We admit it…we own it….we are ok with it.

But usually….we don’t cry during comedies.  It just doesn’t typically happen! But then there are those moments…when the writers tug at our heart strings…and do things that make tears well  up in our eyes!

Little did we know…that even the actors have this happen.  At least…not until Mom sent me the following article:


Grab the tissues! The Big Bang Theory cast revealed that they got emotional on set during Sheldon’s proposal to Amy in the season 10 finale, which aired in May.

During the show’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego on Friday, July 21, the stars discussed the mood on set before the big moment between Sheldon and Amy. “I take Polaroids on set, so we must have — what do you think? — hundreds of Polaroids at this point that are all up on our little wall of shame in the wardrobe room, so I obviously I went up to get my camera for this moment,” Kaley Cuoco (who plays Penny) said. “I knew we were gonna do it and I had to get the photograph on my Polaroid, and I came down and basically everyone and everyone’s mother and friend was behind the camera for this one scene even though we all knew what was gonna happen, but I started crying!”

Kunal Nayyar (Raj Koothrappali) chimed in, “We were all crying. We were all crying.” Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) added, “I came as close to crying as is possible for me.”

Cuoco, 31, said it was amazing to see how much their characters have grown since the CBS series premiered in 2007. “You see so many years and so many relationships have transformed and to see that be the pinnacle of the season, it was just really cool and we’ve all just come a long way,” she said. “We were all kind of crying.”

The group also discussed their favorite Comic-Con memories after a decade of participating in the annual event. Showrunner Steve Molaro recalled interrupting an emotional moment between Cuoco and Galecki, 42, who secretly dated for two years in the show’s early seasons.

“It was our first year here, it was ten years ago and it was 1:30 in the morning and I was going past the hotel bar and I saw my co-workers, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki,” Molaro said. “I thought, ‘Hey, I’m gonna go hang out with them.’ I didn’t know a) They were secretly dating and b) They were right in the middle of a fight, so I walked up and I could see she’s about to cry and I’m like, ‘I’m gonna go.’ And [Kaley’s like], ‘No, it’s fine! No, stay!’”

Cuoco joked that the awkward encounter brought them closer. “I think it was a great bonding moment. I come to you now for all my relationship problems ever since that day. I don’t remember what we were fighting about,” she said. “I forced you to stay, for sure. It’s a good memory though, isn’t it?”

Earlier this year, the show was renewed for two more seasons, which will take the show through season 12.


The Buddy Bench…



Christian Bucks was in second grade when his family was contemplating a move to Germany.  His father, Justin, works for Magnesita Refractories in York, Pennsylvania, and the company was considering transferring him to work overseas temporarily.  His mother, Alyson, began researching schools in Dusseldorf, and while Christian was checking out the website of an international school, something caught his eye.

The school had something called a Buddy Bench on its playground.

The idea: If a kid feels lonely, or has no one to play with, or is being bullied, he or she takes a seat on the bench, a signal to other kids to come over and talk or offer to play.

Christian thought it was a good idea. He had often seen kids on the playground at his school who had no one to play with. This seemed like the kind of thing that would help foster friendships.

At the beginning of the school year, he broached the idea with his teacher and principal. They thought it was a good idea and erected a Buddy Bench on the playground at Central York School District’s Roundtown Elementary School.

It was a hit. “I noticed a big difference,” Christian said. “I saw a lot of new friendships being made.”  It wasn’t so much about combating bullying, he said. It was about making new friends. But the effect was that the bench helped prevent bullying.

He had no idea that his simple act would spread. The bench attracted national media coverage — including a piece on “NBC Nightly News” — and before Christian knew it, other schools were installing Buddy Benches.

There are more than 2,000 Buddy Benches at schools in all 50 states and, at last count, 13 countries, including Italy, Russia, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, Norway, Thailand, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

“I just like how the idea has spread,” said Christian, now in fifth grade. “It’s a little thing, but just little things can be big.

To learn more about Christian and THE BUDDY BENCH – CLICK HERE

Hello Summer…

Hello Summer

So…this is Two For One “Crap My Mom Sends Me Day”

First…The Awesome Pineapple “Hello Summer” graphic up above!!   She sent this one awhile back!  Been saving it for “Good” – Do you guys do that?  Save things for “Good” and then never use them?  My mom has done that her entire life.  And now she has me doing it!  LOL

But fortunately…she sent me something “GOOD” to go along with the first “GOOD” thing.

If you LOVE summer…then you will probably enjoy watching these animals dance to the song “Hello Summer” by Rameez.


Peggy Sue and Garth Brooks


Sometimes…my mom sends me interesting tidbits of information….that RUINS things for me!  Like this one instance.

The subject line of the email was “Remember Which Movie Inspired Garth Brooks’ ‘The Dance’?”   And I was all ready to open this up and read about some wonderful LOVE STORY movie that would make you tear up and just sit there weeping because of how beautiful the movie was…and how breathtaking the movie was.


The answer was “Peggy Sue Got Married”

Now….I can’t totally hate on the movie.  It was…One Thumb Up for me.  But it just was not the answer I was expecting!!

Here is more on the reason why:


Though “The Dance” has become one of the most iconic songs of Garth Brook’s career, most country music fans don’t know that it was inspired by a hit film.

Songwriter Tony Arata knew he was onto something when he first began working on the song in the mid-’80s, but he didn’t have a fully developed theme or even a title in the early stages. It wasn’t until he saw the 1986 film Peggy Sue Got Married that he realized what he wanted to write about. The movie stars Kathleen Turner as a woman who travels through time back to her high school days and decides to make different decisions and change her path in life, only to realize that what she already had is exactly what she should have had.

“It just hit me so hard,” Arata told Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper in 2013 (quote via Rolling Stone). “It hit me that you don’t get to pick and choose your memories in life. You have to go with things as they play out. You don’t get to alter them.”

That’s reflected in the song’s now-classic, timeless lyrics: “Our lives are better left to chance / I could have missed the pain, but I’d have had to miss the dance.”

Arata’s publisher pitched the song all over Nashville but found no artist interested in cutting it due to its unusual subject matter. When then-unsigned Brooks heard Arata perform “The Dance” at Nashville’s world famous Bluebird Cafe, he was immediately interested and asked if he could cut the song when and if he got a record deal.

Brooks’ classic rendition of “The Dance” became one of the centerpiece tracks of his 1989 self-titled debut, but even at that, his record company balked at releasing it as a single. Capitol sent “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” “If Tomorrow Never Comes” and “Not Counting You” to country radio as singles and was ready to move on until Brooks’ producer invited the label head to a Brooks concert to see how the song was affecting audiences. After Jimmy Bowen witnessed the emotional impact of the song, Capitol released “The Dance” as the fourth and final single from Garth Brooks in April of 1990.

The song reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart on July 14, 1990, where it remained for three weeks. It went on to win Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year at the 1991 ACM Awards, and also took home Music Video of the Year at the CMA Awards. “The Dance” has gone on to become Brooks’ signature song.

“‘The Dance’ will be the greatest success as a song we will ever do,” Brooks told Playboy in 1994. “I’ll go to my grave with ‘The Dance.’ It’ll probably always be my favorite song.”


You’re Nuts!!!


So….Once again…Mom sent me another video that had me laughing out loud!

But this one made me chuckle even more because for the first time after living in this house for almost 3 years…JUST TODAY….I saw a squirrel on my back porch just hanging out and having a good time.

Somehow…my mom always gets an email or sees something on the internet THE SAME DAY I tell her about something strange or different that happens in my life.

So…I tell her about the squirrel…she gets this video…she sends it to me…I SHARE IT WITH YOU!


I promise…it won’t disappoint!

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