Site Owner: bevsykes
Site Name: Funny the World
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Articles Posted: 44
Bio: holidailies veteran of many years. Daughter, wife, mom, grandma, doggie mom, theater critic, volunteer, avid reader, TV addict. Proud leftie, both physically and politically.

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Just too nice a day Posted on Feb 23, 8:02 pm
Clouds and blossoms. Gotta get out and appreciate nature!

Translation Posted on Feb 22, 4:02 am
Being a medical trascriptionist = "When I think of medical transcription, I think of my very first job. I still cringe when I remember it."

Spring Forward Posted on Feb 22, 4:02 am
Mostly about Trump's news conference.-- "He is the man who cries wolf every time he opens his mouth and one of these days he's going to have a very important message to deliver and nobody will believe him because they have become so used to his lies."

Horror Stories Posted on Feb 16, 8:02 am
From TV, I learned that doctors are always warm, caring, knowledgeable and miracle workers.... Apparently people who work in gerontology never watched doctor shows. The horror stories about uncaring or incompetent doctors is staggering.

A Valentine Posted on Feb 14, 5:02 am
A valentine for my husband

A Few Tears Posted on Feb 13, 4:02 am
Memories of old Lamplighters theatre days.

Thank a Teacher Posted on Feb 13, 4:02 am
A summary of the teachers I have had.

How to Sublimate Posted on Feb 13, 4:02 am
Rather than sit and stew all day, I put on a Grey's Anatomy marathon and made a pocket letter I haven't done a pocket letter in a couple of months now and this particular one, with a music theme, was overdue, so I needed to finish it all in one day.

Food, Glorious Food Posted on Feb 13, 4:02 am
I had no idea how much I knew about The Food Network before I started writing this ... and I haven't even gotten to Cooks vs. Cons or Bakers vs. Fakers.

Benny Crap Posted on Feb 7, 2:02 pm
I have Valentine's crap, St. Patrick's Day crap, misc crap including hats and sunglasses (they have enough that would please even Elton John), things to sit on, things to wear, party favors, a glass with hearts on it, floral arrangement, and then an assortment of things to send to the girls with their weekly letter.

Oh, how I wish.... Posted on Feb 7, 2:02 pm
I think all together it probably took me 3 hours to make this picture but I am so pleased with how it came out. I can hardly wait to show you!

Heartbreak Posted on Feb 7, 2:02 pm
The politics in India have changed and it appears that by the middle of next month Compassion International will have to end its sponsorship programs in that country. I sponsor two children there.

Not My Day Posted on Feb 1, 8:02 pm
We had an early dinner and then headed to Sacramento for the show. But the news reported that they had closed the bridge we have to cross to get into town because a woman was on the bridge with a bomb. Traffic was backed up for miles.

Looking Back, Part 2 Posted on Dec 30, 1:12 pm
44. What did you want and not get? A ceiling light for the kitchen and a Democratic president..... HAPPY NEW YEAR, ALL YOU HOLIDAILIERS. See you next year!

Today at Logos Posted on Dec 30, 3:12 am
This movie had a bit more of a crowd than last night's Rogue One. It also had a better plot, more hummable music, and nothing exploded, so I liked it better. Strange new-fangled musical, but with the most incredible opening scene you are ever going to see!

Lost and Found Posted on Dec 29, 2:12 am
I started searching through everything, including emptying the garbage cans, going through the to-be-done laundry. I went through my purse at least 3 times (and this baby is a BIG phone, so hard to miss in a purse!)

Looking Back, Part 1 Posted on Dec 28, 5:12 am
I have a questionnaire I answer each year at the end of the year. This is the fist 25 of 50 questions about how the year has gone.

The Atria Saga Posted on Dec 27, 2:12 am
After a rant about the facility a mostly photographic account of how our day-late Christmas went. Warning: Cuteness and silliness ensue.

Perfect Posted on Dec 26, 6:12 am
I was VERY nervous about cooking my very first prime rib, especially after I picked it up yesterday. and saw the price. Walt's comment "Just don't burn it!"

Sunday Stealing Posted on Dec 25, 4:12 am
we can be tranquil and thankful and proud / For man's been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud / And we know for certain that some lovely day / Someone will set the spark off / And we will all be blown away!!

The Lights of Davis Posted on Dec 23, 8:12 pm
(Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside Snoopy's house?)

Today at Logos Posted on Dec 23, 2:12 pm
She bought a book on Pancho Villa and had lots of interesting things to tell me about Villa's son, who apparently grew up in Hayward, CA and didn't know he was related to Villa until he was an adult ("Villa had kids all over the place," she said).

Home Alone Posted on Dec 22, 3:12 am
A good follow-up to yesterday's entry was this video I came across today. I'd forgotten about it, but it pretty much shows everything I talked about yesterday...and the background music is "the Grassy Noel," the song our kids' band, Lawsuit wrote and recorded.

73 Christmases Posted on Dec 21, 7:12 am
(doesn't a USS Enterprise ornament with Spock saying 'live long and prosper" just sound like Christmas to you?)

Keep Rolo-ing Along Posted on Dec 20, 1:12 pm
We are going to a New Year's Eve party and have to bring some food, so I'm gong to make a big tray of these. I've never seen them before and I suspect people will like them.

No Kindle Apology Posted on Dec 18, 6:12 pm
I have read a lot of books on the Kindle and often feel apologetic, especially when people like my friends, used book owners in Hayward, look down their nose because I was essentially robbing them of a potential sale.

Sunday Stealing Posted on Dec 18, 11:12 am
I enjoyed champagne just a bit too much and when we got home, I desperately needed a bathroom, but when I started weaving up the stairs, my foot caught on the leg of the coulotte, I fell on my face on the stairs and peed all over myself.

Can You Hear Me Now Posted on Dec 16, 11:12 pm
Two and a half hours later we walked out with 2 new phones and two Samsung tablets. We either got an incredible deal, or these guys are the best gol-durn used car salesmen in town.

Lunch and Logos Posted on Dec 16, 8:12 am
It's always such a wonderful catharsis to spend time with these wonderful, intelligent women and I always come away with a big load off my shoulders. At least I had somewhere to dump my frustrations.

Trimming the Tree Posted on Dec 15, 3:12 am
I did find a Charlie Brown-type tree that was only $8. It was scruffy, wire, scrunched up, but the price was right--and it was green. Of course it wasn't one of those that came with lights, so I bought a string of 35 tiny lights and a teeny golden garland and headed home.

Feet Posted on Dec 14, 9:12 am
We had a regular tech to do the full body exams, but Dr. G assumed I would do the heel density exams. Not much "touching" involved, but I absolutely hated doing it. Bad enough handling my own feet, but handling the feet of strangers..... ewwww.

I'm Ready for My Close-up Mr. Hitchcock Posted on Dec 13, 3:12 am
Did you ever wonder what birds do during the day?

Easy Queasy Posted on Dec 12, 1:12 pm
I was so pleased that we were finally able to rid our house of tribbles yesterday.

Sunday Stealing Posted on Dec 10, 8:12 pm
Something that makes you feel better after a hard day? Sinking into my recliner, turning on the television, and NOT seeing anything about Donald Trump.

Saturday 9 Posted on Dec 10, 2:12 am
My aunt was apparently the first woman granted a pilot's license in California. My great uncle (and godfather) was a champion 6 days bicycle racer. Another great uncle came within one fight of being feather weight boxing champion. My grandparents were in vaudeville, and my grandfather was an Irish tenor in a barbershop quartet.

Today at Logos Posted on Dec 9, 1:12 pm
A woman came in to look for specific cookbooks -- she was going to find a Best of Weight Watchers book, or a Mennonite cookbook. We had neither, so she went off to the "new" book store down the block and later returned to buy the Mosswood cookbook.

All I want is to pay the %$# Bill !! Posted on Dec 7, 8:12 pm
I put the credit card information in and clicked 'submit" but it would not accept it without the last 4 digits of her SS number and it did not recognize the number. Even though it says that is her number right on the card! There was a link to send a note to their customer service address, so I wrote one. In a few minutes I had a response saying that though their office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and though I was calling at 3 p.m., the office was closed.

Who orders salmon in a steakhouse? Posted on Dec 7, 2:12 am
The woman next to me asked if I write things about shows. I told her that I was the critic for the Davis Enterprise and that was an a-ha moment for most of them. It was like the time someone at a new theater asked if I was "The" Bev Sykes. Turns out they all read my stuff, which is quite humbling.

Old Acquaintances Posted on Dec 6, 3:12 am
(The top of the piano contained a vat of shrimp, where Walt and I spent a lot of time!)

Forty Nutcrackers Posted on Dec 4, 7:12 pm
"We were insane,” said Jeri. “We had the run of the place and we had Bob Bowen who trusted us and was willing to go along with anything we wanted to try” (like drilling holes in the stage floor and filling tubes with flour that they could blast through the holes when a canon supposedly went off).

Sunday Stealing Posted on Dec 3, 8:12 pm
I'm a granny panty kind of girl. Plain white cotton. Very boring.

God Bless Us Every One Posted on Dec 2, 8:12 pm
And there is Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, which was a real favorite around here. How can you not like a story about an elf who wants to be a dentist?

Marvel the Mustang Posted on Dec 1, 6:12 pm
I have to admit that it assuaged my guilt just a bit when I discovered that Marvel the Zebra (not his real name) costs $250. That explains why there never was a Marvel the Mustang for Jeri.

It's That Time Again Posted on Dec 1, 3:12 am
I started this journal in March of 2000 and have written 6093 entries as of today. It is very rare that I do not post an entry a day.




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