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Old 11-09-2016, 09:03 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Deliver da letter, da sooner da better. For your amusement here are . . .


Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier?

What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail?

Did it live up to expectations? Why or why not?


Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales?

Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores?

Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online?


Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently?

Do you have any firm
plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet?


Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.?


Today in History:
1939 1st air-conditioned automobiles introduced at auto show in Chicago
1950 Nobel prize for literature awarded to William Faulkner
1951 Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service began in US, operators no longer had to connect calls point to point
1969 PBS' children's show "Sesame Street" debuted
1969 20 years after 1st release of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", Gene Autry received a gold record for the single
1983 Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0, apparently he had some sale success because ---vv
1994 The Leonardo da Vinci manuscript known as the "Codex Leicester" bought by Microsoft's Bill Gates for $30.8 million

Today's Quote:(sliding this quote home a bit late for the season)
"A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz."
~Humphrey Bogart, actor

Today’s Word:(speaking of franks)
frank [frangk] verb, past: franked
to mark a letter or package for transmittal through mail free of charge by virtue of official or special privilege
Origin: Middle English > Old French 'franc' > Late Latin 'francus' = free

Today Includes:
Area Code Day
Vanilla Cupcake Day

This Week Includes:
Dear Santa Letter Week
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
Young Reader's Week

Today's Stately Picture:
New Hampshire. Rocker and rocky shore, Portsmouth.

Made freely available on flickr.com by InAweofGod'sCreation

Have a rockin' good Thursday!
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:15 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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Deliver da letter, da sooner da better. For your amusement here are . . .


Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier? I say hello once in awhile. He's usually in a hurry.

What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail? Online orders

Did it live up to expectations? Yes Why or why not? It was a Christmas gift.


Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales? No

Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores? Online

Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online? No


Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently? Reese's peanut butter cup

Do you have any firm
[b]plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet? Yes, my brothers house as usual.


Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.? No
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier?
Yes, I always say hello when I see him.
What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail?
A black zip jacket that I ordered from Travelsmith
Did it live up to expectations? Why or why not?
Yes, it feels good, fits well and I am very happy with it.

Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales?
Not at all.
Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores?
Mostly online, but I do shop locally as much as possible.
Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online?
No, that doesn't bother me.

Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently?
I went to have my hair colored on Halloween, and the salon was giving out candy. I took a roll of Smarties.
Do you have any firm
plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet?
Mr. Bay and I will have a quiet dinner for two at home.

Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.?
No, not yet, but I'm expecting to hear holiday music any minute now. I've already seen a number of toy commercials, and almost every product seems to be advertised with the tag line, "the perfect gift!"

Thanks, bjh!
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier?
Yes, we have a very good relationship with our carrier.
What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail?
A new passport for traveling out of the country
Did it live up to expectations? Why or why not?
Yes, I was able to visit France earlier in the year and now I'm planning on another trip to Europe to visit several other countries. I'd like to have some extra time to look for a place to move to where I could enjoy living.......

Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales?
Most of the time its a no, however last year Mrs Aks caught a good special on trips
Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores?
Online
Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online?
Yes but there's not much that I can do about it and if they wanted to know where I go I'd tell them...........

Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently?
I just finish eating a small Mars bar that was leftover
Do you have any firm
plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet?
Just to stay home and enjoy without any issues

Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.?
Yes, I heard it the other day but don't remember what store it was...........
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:45 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Deliver da letter, da sooner da better. For your amusement here are . . .


Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier?

What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail?

Did it live up to expectations? Why or why not?


Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales?

Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores?

Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online?


Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently?

Do you have any firm
plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet?
I'm sure the boss knows the plans but it hasn't trickled down to me yet.

Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.?


Today in History:
1939 1st air-conditioned automobiles introduced at auto show in Chicago
1950 Nobel prize for literature awarded to William Faulkner
1951 Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service began in US, operators no longer had to connect calls point to point
1969 PBS' children's show "Sesame Street" debuted
1969 20 years after 1st release of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", Gene Autry received a gold record for the single
1983 Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0, apparently he had some sale success because ---vv
1994 The Leonardo da Vinci manuscript known as the "Codex Leicester" bought by Microsoft's Bill Gates for $30.8 million

Today's Quote:(sliding this quote home a bit late for the season)
"A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz."
~Humphrey Bogart, actor
Wrong!
Today’s Word:(speaking of franks)
frank [frangk] verb, past: franked
to mark a letter or package for transmittal through mail free of charge by virtue of official or special privilege
Origin: Middle English > Old French 'franc' > Late Latin 'francus' = free

Today Includes:
Area Code Day
Vanilla Cupcake Day

This Week Includes:
Dear Santa Letter Week
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
Young Reader's Week

Today's Stately Picture:
New Hampshire. Rocker and rocky shore, Portsmouth.

Made freely available on flickr.com by InAweofGod'sCreation
Amen!
Have a rockin' good Thursday!
Thanks BJH! Nice job!
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Deliver da letter, da sooner da better. For your amusement here are . . .


Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier? why yes.. How-dee " Post Person " being PC

What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail? Mail order bride from Lap Land

Did it live up to expectations? Why or why not? Never got here.. I heard there was a reindeer accident on route...


Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales? I wait for the Blue Monday sales..

Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores? Mostly online.. that way I don't deal with the snarky sales person chewing and smacking the gum..

Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online? I use them to my advantage.. I look up really really weird stuff.. now track me


Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently? NO KIDS -- NO Candy..

Do you have any firm plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet? Hoping for Turducken
Urban Dictionary: turducken


Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgIwLeASnkw

Thanks BJH
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier?


No, our mailboxes are in a central location. I never see him. (It is a him.)

What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail?

You mean like a Captain Midnight Secret Squadron Decoder Ring?

Did it live up to expectations? Why or why not?

I don't remember.

Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales?
No

Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores?
Online

Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online?

It's just a pain in the butt. They take up space.

Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently?
None

Do you have any firm plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet? No

Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.?
No
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Today's Franked Questions:


Do you ever speak to your postal carrier? Never see him, seems he waits around the corner until he sees me leave every am, then drops off the mail. When I come back home the wife says, "the mailman was here," with this big grin on her face. Hmmm.

What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail? My check from Publisher's Clearing House.

Did it live up to expectations? No, but they must have delivered it to my neighbor by mistake as I've seen them driving around in their new Mercedes lately.


Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales? No BF for me. But during the holidays if there is something I really really really need and it's on a really really really deep discount, I may really buy it. The best sales usually are just before and after the 2 holidays.

Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores? In person. I like to touch and feel the merchandise and see what I really am getting. Plus I support as many local businesses as possible.

Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online? Rarely see any.


Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently? No kids no candy.

Do you have any firm plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet? Yes, our local favorite mom & pop café is having a turkey day special for us homeless people, so we signed up for dinner there.


Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.? Not yet, but if you're really anxious here's one for ya...'Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la'.....


Let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas bjh
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:32 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier? Every time I'm outside and he comes by. I'll step off the porch to get the mail and tell him I'm saving him the hard work of walking up and down our 3 steps. lol

What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail? I sat by my mailbox I don't know how many days waiting for my letter from Publishers Clearing House telling me they'd be bringing my check!

Did it live up to expectations? Why or why not? I never got my letter!!!!!!


Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales? I don't do Black Friday sales. My hospitalization doesn't cover acts of war.

Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores? My wife does most of the Christmas shopping and a lot of it is online. What gets me is how long she sits here watching QVC and never buys a thing! I think the old test pattern channels used when they went off the air might be more informative than QVC and HSN!
For most of our shopping I'll hop in the car and go get it. She's been down with back problems for almost 4 years, so I'm the shopper of the house.

Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online? Most definitely! My wife bought some bras online and I'm still trying to find out why all the bra and other women's unmentionables are showing up on MY computer!


Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently? Halloween candy left over? Yeah, right! I gave out a little over 700 little candy bars in 2 1/2 hours Halloween night!

Do you have any firm plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet? Got plans for 2 of them. One Thanksgiving day at my step daughter's and one the next day at my son and DIL. That means this feller here won't have to spend all afternoon washing all the pots and pans, but no dishes! Once again, I'm soooooooo thankful for our fine china. It's what some people call styrofoam plates.


Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.? Just on the commercials on TV a week before Halloween.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Deliver da letter, da sooner da better. For your amusement here are . . .


Today's Franked Questions:
Do you ever speak to your postal carrier?
If I happen to see her at the mailboxes or when she delivers a package to my house.

What was something you really, really anticipated getting in the mail?
Did it live up to expectations? Why or why not?


Bonus Shopping Section:
Do you care about so-called Black Friday shopping or holiday sales?
I care about the lower prices offered, especially on items I'm searching for!

Which do you shop at more these days online or in person at stores?
About 50/50

Does it bother you that tracking software might show you ads for things you've looked up online?
Clear my cache after every browsing session.


Foodie Questions:
What, if any, Halloween candy did you eat recently?
A snack-size Milky Way & a Reese's peanut butter cup.

Do you have any firm
plans for Thanksgiving day dinner yet?
Pretty much except for the food... since we'll be at the beach house anyway, thinking we're going to go rogue this year and have fresh seafood & *wait to have the traditional turkey & ham for Christmas dinner when everyone can all be together... besides, too much of the same food too close together to do at both. *Note... I've tried to get this idea across every year, but no dice thus far!

Just for Fun:
Have you heard any holiday music played yet this year, like in stores, etc.?


Today in History:
1939 1st air-conditioned automobiles introduced at auto show in Chicago
1950 Nobel prize for literature awarded to William Faulkner
1951 Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service began in US, operators no longer had to connect calls point to point
1969 PBS' children's show "Sesame Street" debuted
1969 20 years after 1st release of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", Gene Autry received a gold record for the single
1983 Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0, apparently he had some sale success because ---vv
1994 The Leonardo da Vinci manuscript known as the "Codex Leicester" bought by Microsoft's Bill Gates for $30.8 million

Today's Quote:(sliding this quote home a bit late for the season)
"A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz." Sometimes!
~Humphrey Bogart, actor

Today’s Word:(speaking of franks)
frank [frangk] verb, past: franked
to mark a letter or package for transmittal through mail free of charge by virtue of official or special privilege
Origin: Middle English > Old French 'franc' > Late Latin 'francus' = free

Today Includes:
Area Code Day
Vanilla Cupcake Day

This Week Includes:
Dear Santa Letter Week <-- Wow, better hurry & get mine done!
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
Young Reader's Week

Today's Stately Picture: Very nice view, thanks for sharing!
New Hampshire. Rocker and rocky shore, Portsmouth.
Made freely available on flickr.com by InAweofGod'sCreation

Have a rockin' good Thursday!
Thanks bjh for the great Thursday's QotD!

Enjoy all & be on the lookout for all of those runaway turkeys!


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