|I guess Florida was lost on us or we lost Florida, whatever… we have made our plans to take our leave. We just wait until the next cold snap which will hit right after the weekend is over. And our destination is: ARIZONA|
Come Wednesday we will be on the road unless it snows.
Speaking of snow: When I dropped in at an auto parts store this morning snow was the topic. Same thing happened when I picked up a bag of potatoes at the local grocer. It has happened before and snow is coming down in Louisiana as we speak.
For the life of me I can’t understand why snowbirds would be staying here on the Florida panhandle. It might be nice in march, but hey- that’s still 5 weeks down the road.
While being “cooped up” in the rig I occasionally flip on the TV. We don’t have a TV in our house and it is mostly because the quality of programs are so bad that I feel somebody is thinking us to be totally stupid. Stupid enough to watch silly soap operas and silly enough to enjoy the dumber than dumb commercials.
Now, whatever we see here is really not much better, but local and national news casts can contain some worthy information. There is also a “Bonanza” channel. They have the old Bonanza episodes and that’s why I call it “Bonanza” channel. There is other stuff from the seventies like “Dragnet” or”Emergency” or “The Rifleman” …..stuff like that. And what kinda intrigues me to watch that is the fact that 40 years have passed and that our world looks quite different today. See Mr.Friday from “Dragnet” didn’t have a computer on his desk or a cell phone at his ear. All they had was a (Rotary) Phone. Kids today don’t know what a Rotary Phone was. If they try to punch some numbers on the round dial – nothing happens and they would probably go mad and throw that thing against the wall.
But the worst on TV are really the commercials. 80% seem to be drug-companies running their ads for all kind of wonder drugs they have invented and which will give you a sea of side effects much worse than whatever health problems you might have. These ads are usually followed up by lawyer commercials telling you to sue the very same drug companies. Oh…I need to mention insurance company ads which will sell you life-term insurance in case you die of these drugs. And when you die, you better have an insurance policy paying for the funeral or else….
Fast-food ads from Mc.Burger and Co seem to have declined in numbers from a few years ago. What really has gone up are the “smart gadget” ads mostly trying to sell you stuff you have never missed before, but will make your life a dream. They always have a double offer so their products come in pairs. One for the home and one for the car. One for the wife and one for your mistress. Oh sorry, guess I over stepped this a bit.
You get the gist. I’m done. Thank God.
See ya, folks!