- A long-time loyal reader gave me a huge laugh yesterday afternoon. Y’all know how much I hate wind chimes. Oh, I loath them and can rant for days about it. To my surprise, he had Amazon deliver one to me. Bravo, great joke! I immediately sent him a thank-you text, and his reply was almost as good as the initial joke.
- Random memory – Umbro shorts. I never wore any. I think they were more for girls.
- Not only was this a gift within a gift, but the memories will last a lifetime – Northeast Philly Catholic school accidentally sold Mother’s Day flowers stuffed with thongs
- St. Anselm School, at 12650 Dunks Ferry Road in the Parkwood neighborhood, which serves about 250 students from pre-K through eighth grade, mistakenly sold fake roses that had red thongs folded inside the flowers. One St. Anselm family shared the discovery on social media – and the mom and dad didn’t seem too upset by it.School officials explained that the roses were purchased under the impression that they were suitable for Mother’s Day. The school didn’t realize they were frisky Valentine’s Day gifts obviously intended for adults, and not ideal for an elementary school, let alone a Catholic school.
- Ransomware has gone down because sanctions against Russia are making life harder for attackers – The number of ransomware attacks has gone down in recent months because sanctions against Russia are making it harder for cyber criminals to organise attacks and receive ransom payments, Rob Joyce, director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency (NSA), has revealed.
- It’s such a sad and crazy world we live in – North Texas teen who went missing from Mavs game was advertised and sold for sex in Oklahoma City. Her family says many people could’ve stopped it.
- This happened in Luxembourg, and I will sheepishly admit I thought was a city and not an entire country – Dance teacher asked to apply for “stripper, escort” position in job agency blunder
- Unfortunately, there’s a paywall. I feel like the intro make help some of those who just don’t understand why some folks just love talking about BBQ – The unspoken legacy of Black barbecue: 12 D-FW restaurants that are ‘guarding tradition’
- I’ve begun examining Black-owned restaurants with time-honored traditions in D-FW that have one singular focus, and in doing so I have rediscovered my familiarity with what perhaps is one of the South’s greatest exports — not cotton, not rice, but barbecue. For me, barbecue has always provided an intangible closeness with my family. We may not have been the best communicators, but I don’t think an argument ever continued over a plate of ribs. When words fail us, barbecue — or rather, the act of standing over a pit and watching the fire subside — has been an emotional pull that helps us recount our past.
- I got a kick out of these series of tweets, and you will took if you have been keeping up with the costs of housing and familiar with pop-culture.
In 1999, this was considered an affordable home for a single-income family where the breadwinner works entirely in waste management. How far we’ve fallen pic.twitter.com/DFs3veTgds
— Cheese For Everyone! (@CheeseForEvery1) May 6, 2022
In the 1980’s, 4 senior citizens lived quite comfortably in this Florida home and they never wore the same outfit twice or ran out of cake and ice cream pic.twitter.com/e5Awtn4QSM
— Karen Russo (@kaykayrusso) May 7, 2022
In the 1980's a shoe salesperson with a stay at home wife and two kids was able to afford this house pic.twitter.com/I1rTWlVlYc
— Francisco Acosta (@yoremejax) May 6, 2022
In 1993, this single family home, located in Chicago was considered affordable for a police officer and an elevator operator with a family of 8. Including his mother & her sister and nephew. pic.twitter.com/THnWmgXSkp
— Mary Jane (@90finee) May 7, 2022
In the 1990s, a widowed husband with 3 kids was able to afford this house, single income as a news anchor, and had his brother in law, a struggling musician, and his best friend, a struggling comic, stay with him.. How far we’ve fallen. pic.twitter.com/S6OAhQvmMX
— Mountain Khan (@MountainKahn) May 7, 2022
A high school chemistry teacher in the 2000s could afford this house in Albuquerque. Now its owned by Blackrock, probably. pic.twitter.com/f5ceIXxr88
— Grant Kidwell (@GrantKidwell) May 7, 2022
In 1964 an extended family could find an affordable Dutch colonial while living on the single salary of a mild mannered mortuary employee and still have enough left over to fund an independent inventor's home laboratory. Inflation not only hurts families, it stifles research. pic.twitter.com/EWWt8EcKHx
— Flora Oddchild 🐭 already hates the newest thing. (@floraoddchild) May 7, 2022
In the late 70s, three roommates lived happily in this beautiful Santa Monica apartment.
Two strange landlords though. pic.twitter.com/M9OJ9p30By
— At the Regal Beagle (@scoopfurly13) May 7, 2022