True, embellished and fictional stories for your amusertainment

Reservations Recommended

A couple of friends and I met for lunch at 11:30 in an effort to beat the lunch crowd. When the first two arrived, we walked up to the hostess and told her a third person would be joining us. She hesitated and asked if we had a reservation. When we said no, we asked if we needed one. She said it was highly recommended.

Expecting a large lunch crowd, I asked if we could have a booth where it was quiet so we could talk. She again hesitated and said that she could give us a booth along the wall.

When we entered the dining room, every table was empty and every booth was along the wall. After the hostess seated us, I burst out laughing. There were no other customers in the restaurant – none. No reserved signs on tables – no indication the dining room would reach capacity or that reservations would otherwise be required.

The dining room is completely empty
Every booth is along the wall

We had a lovely lunch, talking and laughing for a couple of hours. Keeping my eye on the dining room, I snapped a few shots showing the massive crowd.

I still see plenty of available seating
The massive crowds are staggering especially at the booths… along the wall

The food was delicious so we’ll probably return. I don’t think we’ll need a reservation.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Crab Apple

My New Friend

On a recent trip to the doctor, I made a new friend. I usually arrive early and sit in the car perusing my phone before it’s time to go inside. As I was doing so, an elderly gentleman opened my passenger door and sat down. Stunned, I looked at him and politely said “Excuse me?” (I’ve often wondered if I would be as polite to a potential car jacker.)

He looked like this

Startled, he looked at me, apologized and quickly exited the car. Then I noticed that the vehicle next to me looked like mine and there was a woman watching us with a horrified look on her face.

His daughter

I rolled my window down and she explained that her father just had his eyes dilated and couldn’t see well. She was terribly sorry that he got into the wrong car. I told her that he seemed nice and I was thinking about bringing him home. At that point we all started laughing.

The exchange made my day. I wish I had asked him if he knew how to vacuum. I definitely would have kept him.

I’m sure he could do it

Maybe next time.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Pigeon Toes

Leonard preferred to go barefoot because he had a hard time finding comfortable shoes due to his pigeon toes.

My sister wrote two songs for me after I broke my ankle. A sock puppet performs them both. Please be aware that the sock puppet is not a professional vocalist.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Sleeping Bag

You know what they say… let sleeping bags lie

Early Bird

Although physical therapy has not been the dance party I expected, I was more surprised by the schedule. The first two appointments for my brankle (broken ankle) didn’t start until 3:00 in the afternoon. I normally don’t leave the house that late.

The following conversation with Stephen ensued.

Pam: I can’t believe I’m starting at 3:00 in the afternoon! They know how old I am. They should know a person my age doesn’t go out that late. Why would they do that?

Stephen: When you’re there, ask if you’ll be done in time for the early bird special.

Pam: Don’t be ridiculous – you know I’m asleep by then!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,



Stynchronicity – when two skunks spray at the same time

Father’s Day 2021

True to form, Robin Williams entertains with surprise and hilarity. Such a legend.

Happy Father’s Day!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,


Mood Swing

When I sit, I always try to avoid the mood swing
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