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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Just a thought.

It seems that this applies to more and more people these days.

Don't Forget to get your Sunday paper!

If your going to save on your groceries the Sunday paper is a must.The coupon mom taught me that in the coupon game 4 is the best number of coupons to have.The Kroger in my area offers 2 for the price of one on Sunday.Check with you local stores to see if they have this deal.Next you want to check the ads to see what's on sale. (That you use.)You will be amazed what you can save when you catch a buy one get one sale and you have four coupons.
I use this method all the time it works.

Do you know what the most inflated food stuffs are?

Do you know what the most inflated food stuffs are?
Flour, up 37%.
Eggs, up 34.8%.
Sweet peppers, up 29.2%.
Milk, up 23.1%.
Did any of you get a cost of living raise to keep up with that?
coupon alert:

What you can make with milk, flour, and eggs ?
Fluffy & Light Pancakes
If you don't have self rising flour, add 1 tsp. baking powder and ½ tsp. salt to the plain flour.
2 1/4 cups Self-Rising Flour
1/4 c melted butter or margarine
2 tsp. sugar
2 cups milk
2 eggs, separated
Combine Flour, margarine, sugar, milk, and egg yolks.
Beat egg whites until stiff.
FOLD egg whites into batter.
Cook on greased griddle.

Simple little omlette (4 servings)
3 eggs
3 slices of American or cheddar cheese
milk (about 1 Tablespoon)
green peppers (hot is better)
dehydrated onions
italian seasoning
garlic powder
2 slices of ham.

Mix eggs and milk in bowl with a fork until completely mixed together and yolks are broken. Break the cheese and ham into small slices and mix into eggs and milk. Then add the peppers, chopped up small, and all of the rest of the spices and seasonings. Melt butter in a pan and fry the omelette well on both sides.

French toast Bites (The Kids will love them!)Ingredients
1 loaf (about 1 lb.) sturdy artisan-style bread

6 eggs

1 cup low-fat milk (1% or 2%)

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cut bread into 1-inch-thick slices.

Trim crusts; cut bread into 1-inch cubes.

In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Add 2 cups bread cubes and mix to saturate.
2. Lightly butter a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan.

Place pan over medium-high heat.

Lift bread cubes from mixture, shaking off excess liquid.

Add cubes to hot pan and cook (adjust heat if necessary), turning as needed, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Keep warm.
3. Repeat to soak and cook remaining cubes. Discard any remaining egg mixture.
MAKES: About 6 servings
Nutritional Information
CALORIES 315(34% from fat); FAT 12g (sat 4.8g); CHOLESTEROL 224mg; CARBOHYDRATE 37g; SODIUM 520mg; PROTEIN 14g; FIBER 2.1g

Dumplings like your Grandma made. My Grandma was new bride, just as the 1920 depression was coming to and end. She added dumplings to soups and stews her whole life because she new how to save-a-dime.

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1tablespoon parsley flakes, if desired
2teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
3tablespoons shortening
3/4cup milk
1.Mix flour, parsley, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk.
2.Drop dough by 10 spoonfuls onto hot meat or vegetables in boiling stew (do not drop directly into liquid). Cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer.

Do you have any ideas on how to use the milk,egg, and flour? Please share your comments.

I know everyone tells us to buy in bulk, well that 25 lb bag of flour at Sam’s is cheaper per pound. But a family of four will end up throwing away a big portion of the flour because they don’t use it fast enough.
Here are some ideas.
Find three family members of friends who want to save start a friendship co-op.
You’ll need one person who has a warehouse membership.
A list of things that the 4 of you want to buy in bulk.
Now hop in the car, check out the price point.
Buy the things that save you money.
Go home and divide up your goodies.(catch up on a little gossip along the way)
A once a month trip could save you some dimes on many things you use everyday.
I find the bulk shopping keeps you out of the grocery store and you're less likely to buy on impulse.
Impulse is a budget breaker every time.
I hear someone saying this is too much trouble.
It just an afternoon with family on friends.
And everyone saves, what better way to spend some time.
My mother always said if you want anything in this word you have to put forth a little effort.

So start your your own Friendship Bulk Buying Co-Op


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Friday, July 25, 2008

The Storm Thru the Eyes of a Child

A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her dailytrek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning. The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school and she feared the electrical storm might harm her child. Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school. As she did, she saw her little girl walking along. At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile.Another and another flash of lighting followed quickly and with each the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile. When the mother's car drew up beside the child she lowered the window and called to her 'What are you doing?' The child answered 'I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture.' May God bless you today and everyday as you face the storms that come your way...Sometimes everything we need is right in front of us.

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Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Kmart, Office Depot, Office Max, Radio Shack, Sears, Staples, Target, Wal-Mart and select local retailers..
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This Creole dish is a great way of using up leftovers, such as cold roast chicken. Oregano, which is sprinkled over the Jambalaya just before serving, is one of the few herbs that retains its flavor when dried -- so if you can't find the fresh herb, use a little dried instead.
Serving: 4
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion
3 1/2 ounces frankfurters or smoked sausages, sliced
3 1/2 ounces cooked chicken, cut into cubes4 ounces
quick-cook rice
13-ounce can chopped tomatoes
7 ounces chargrilled peppers in oil
, drained and chopped
2 cups chicken stock
2 bay leaves
Pinch of Salt and pepper Chopped oregano, to garnishSoured cream, to serve (optional)
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion for 3 minutes. Add the sausages and chicken and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the rice, tomatoes, peppers, chicken stock, bay leaves and allspice.

Cover and simmer very gently for 10 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Season with salt and pepper and scatter with oregano. Serve with soured cream, if desired.

Do you need your Sunday paper for Coupons?

Do you need your Sunday paper for Coupons?
For now you do. At least 75% of coupons come from there.
However everyday this is changing. Companies are beginning to
Offer coupons on line.
Grocery giant Kroger, which owns Ralph’s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillon’s, Smith's Food & Drug Stores and eight other supermarket chains, has coupons from Procter & Gamble on its store Web sites
Kroger shoppers can also go to to link their card numbers to a broader array of savings from manufacturers and print out a list of the coupons they have loaded.
"There's no clipping and sorting and no forgetting the coupon at home," says Sharon Baker, Shortcuts' executive director. Baker says the site will have 75 to 100 coupons up by the end of the year.
Grocer Giant Eagle has partnered with SmartSource, one of the country's largest coupon distributors, to allow its grocery customers to load SmartSource discounts onto their store cards on its Web site.
In the next six months, most major grocery retailers are expected to offer these kind of e-coupons linked to store cards, says Nelson, of The Coupon Mom.
Phoning in the discounts
In a few months, shoppers will also be able load discounts to their loyalty cards via cell phone. Kroger has signed a pact with mobile marketer Cellfire to transfer coupons from manufacturers such as General Mills, P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Clorox and Del Monte to an application downloaded to cell phones.
There are no text messages or mobile spam involved. Customers will just download a coupon application to their cell phone and register their grocery-store card. Then, when they want to add coupons, they'll scroll down and click "OK" to select them. The coupons will be credited to their accounts immediately, says Cellfire CEO Brent Dusing.
Shoppers can even retrieve the coupons as they are walking down the grocery aisles.
"You are only in front of your computer a few hours a day. This allows consumers to save money when they are on the go," Dusing says.
Cellfire's application works with all mobile carriers, and the company is working to add more retailers and discounts to the service in the months ahead.
What in it for you?
no awkwardness
If you are a closet coupon user you can use these without your friends knowing.
Just think you could triple dip, by using you coupon from the paper, the one printed off the web, and the one loaded on your store card. I am going to sign up for all of these.
I am a proud coupon clipping granny. Any deal they want to offer on the things I need I will take them up on it. There is no bigger rush than going to the check out with $100.00 in your cart, Then they start the scan of the coupons they total and the store ad price drops off. The clerk looks shocked when he realize you just knocked $60.00 dollars off the total. Such a feeling of victory, when you have done your home work and all that clipping keeps inflation away from your grocery cart.

Did you know?

Pretzels - crunchy snacks enjoyed for over 1390 years. Their history starts in Europe where a monk using leftover bread dough baked them as treats.
Invented by monks, pretzels carry deep, religious meanings. The folded strips of dough resemble the folded arms of someone who is praying in the usual manner in those days, while the three holes represent the Christian Holy Trinity.
In medieval times, pretzels were given to children as rewards for learning their prayers. Today, they have lost the religious meanings, but pretzels are still among the world's most popular snacks.

Quick Tips on Snacks

Save money on your weekly snacks :
Think generic, unless you have a coupon for a brand name snack.
These are the snacks that save you money.
Popcorn: A treat almost everyone will eat, if someone just gets it popping for them.
Pretzels: They are almost always the cheapest snack on the snack isle. Pour some in a bowl where the family can see them, they will come and eat them! They won’t even miss their expensive Chips.
Carrot sticks: I find if they are prepared and ready to eat, everyone in my home will eat them.
Bananas: From baby to Granddad we all love this fruit. And it’s still a good buy at the marketplace.
Apples: are a great snack but if you are going to save-a-dime, check all the sale ads before you buy, then buy whole apples, prepackaged is effortless but you pay for it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Quick Quote

"Do not protect yourself by a fence.
But rather by your friends"


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All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Starts on Wednesday, Jul. 30Click here for Showtimes
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Starts on Friday, Jul. 25Click here for Showtimes
College Road Trip Rated G, 1 hr 23 minShowtimes: 12:20, 3:05, 5:10, 7:25, 9:30
Forbidden Kingdom, The Rated PG-13, 1 hr 53 minShowtimes: 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:05
Happening, The Starts on Friday, Jul. 25Click here for Showtimes
Incredible Hulk, The Starts on Friday, Jul. 25Click here for Showtimes
Made of Honor Rated PG-13, 1 hr 41 minShowtimes: 12:05, 3:10, 5:35, 7:55, 10:20
Prom Night Rated PG-13, 1 hr 28 minShowtimes: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:35, 10:00
Speed Racer Rated PG, 2 hr 15 minShowtimes: 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 5:55, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30
Strangers, The Rated R, 1 hr 47 minShowtimes: 12:30, 2:50, 5:20, 7:45, 10:15
Street Kings Rated R, 1 hr 47 minShowtimes: 12:45, 3:30, 7:00, 10:10
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Rated PG-13, 1 hr 40 minShowtimes: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40, 10:25
What Happens in Vegas Rated PG-13, 1 hr 39 minShowtimes: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15, 9:45

YARD SALE 7/26/08




These are a couple in my neighborhood
7/26/08 @7:30am Garden Walk Subdivision. Multi Family yard sale. Baby clothes, baby accessories,toys, baby play gym, pack n play, toddler clothes, men's clothes, women's clothes, car stereo equipment. Scheduled as a community yard sale,other family's will have additional items that are not posted. There will also be food and drinks sold at reasonable prices. 1.00 raffle tickets for a 25.00 gas card also. McDonough GA

Multi family yard sale! Camping supplies INCLUDING tents! Tools, shop vac, books, pallet jack, ramp, coolers, hunting clothes, office water cooler,bikes and many household items! Too many to mention! Stop by and have a look. 7648 Mt Zion Blvd. Jonesboro, GA (weather permitting)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

YouTube - HondaPilotDIY's Channel Contest..

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Need a new car here is a chance to win one

Honda Pilot DIY Rules
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Good luck!

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This is a great page

175 fix it directions.

If you are a do it yourself kind of person, you will want to check out this site.

Sick of Paying For Tech Support?

Free Tech Support any one?I found these sites :I haven't had a chance to use any of them yet.If any of you readers have. please leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Smothered Steak

1 large round or chuck steak
1 101/2 oz can golden mushroom soup
We use cream of Celery, my boys won’t do mushrooms..
1 envelope onion soups mix (whatever’s on sale)
2/3 cup of milk
Cut the steak into serving size pieces
Place them in a well greased 9 x 13 baking pan
In a saucepan mix the soup, envelope of onion soup mix and the milk
Heat it just enough to able to mix well
Pour over the steak
Seal the pan with foil and bake at 325 for one hour
Watch your weekly store ads these thing are always going on sale.
Check you coupons for the soup mixes
This recipe will save you time and a dime.

Are you Saving all you can on laundry day?

Do you want to save money on doing your laundry?
Have you lower the thermostat on you hot water heater?
A setting of 120 F is deem sufficient for most household needs.
Do you always set the rinse cycle to cold?
Its fine to rinse in cold water and you will save on energy because you won’t be heating up so much water.
Do you under load you washing machine?
Check your machine’s load capacity in pounds, then weigh out a few loads of laundry to get a sense of how much laundry 10 or 18 to 20 pounds looks like.
Washing one large load will take less energy than washing two loads on a low or medium setting.
Do you dry 2 or more loads at a time?
Take advantage of the heat still in the dryer from the first load.
Do you overload your dyer?
Air should be able to circulate freely around the drying clothes.
Do you have a clothes line?
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Check you Favorite grocery ad to see who the best deal on laundry soap

My Publix has the store brand (Store brands save you dimes if you are out of coupons for the

brand name stuff.)

Publix 2X Ultra Laundry Detergent $2.99 Assorted Varieties, 50-oz bot.

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Monday, July 21, 2008


I love COLDWATER CREEK ,right now is their 60% off sale.IF you haven't been to this site, look it over, they have some nice things.I order from them and I have never been disappointed.

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Georgia's 4-day Summer Sales Tax Holiday provides for a sales tax exemption for certain items.






purchased, including:
Articles of clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item.
Personal Computers - A single purchase of $1,500 or less of personal computers and/or related accessories is exempt. If the single purchase exceeds $1,500, the entire transaction is taxable.
General school supplies with a sales price of $20 or less per item
The exemptions exclude items rented, leased, purchased by businesses, or purchased for resale. The exemptions do not apply to items sold at theme parks, entertainment complexes, hotels, restaurants, and airports.

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Funny YouTube videos, hilarious You Tube clips - have a great laugh!

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Quick Recipe : Try a new way to do Biscuits

A new way to do biscuits. Being a southern girl the biscuits I am use to are always baked. I came across this
Recipe and thought these would be great to try during the hot summer months. You wouldn’t have to heat up the
Oven, save on that air conditioning.

Think I will try these tonight.

Jamican Biscuits Griddle Style.

Serve these hot biscuits with any meal.
2 C. all purpose flour (If you use self rising flour leave out the baking powder and salt)2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 C. water 2 tsp. oil 2 tsp. sugar
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, blend the water, oil and sugar. Stir into the dry mixture. Roll out the dough on a floured board (to about 1/4 to 1/2" thick). Cut out 2" circles. Heat a griddle (or heavy skillet) over medium heat. Lightly oil before each addition of biscuits cook the biscuits until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes a side). Serve warm. Yield: 12-15 biscuits
You might want to use half all purpose flour and half wheat flour if you like a whole wheat biscuit.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

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This link will take you directly to Staples Clearance page ,

8-Piece Garden Tools Tote
Perfect for all your gardening needs
Includes carrying bag, trowel, trans planter, weeding fork, rake, digger, sprayer and pair of cotton gloves
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Phone charger comes with multiple adapters and fits most cellular phones
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There are many other items reduced, so why not take a look they may be have just what you are looking for.


Forget you Sunday paper ,well here are the links for Kroger's and Publix' s weekly ad

Buy on get on for Publix this week

Don't forget to check the ad in the Sunday paper. Coupon for buy 3 12 pks get on free on Canada Dry 7-up A&W or Diet Rite products

They also have their See What 1 cent coupon in the Sunday ad. Its always fun to see what it will be.


30 $100.00 gift card for Home Depot

GRAND PRIZE $1500.00

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Library book late again? Read this now

Do you always have overdue library books.

You have to check this out.

Join for free Avoid overdues with email alerts
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Track books, DVDs, CDs, videos, etc.
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What does Elf do? [ Top ]
Elf is an Internet-based tool for keeping track of what's due, overdue and ready for pickup. Users can keep track of one or more library accounts in one place and receive reminders (sometimes called pre-overdue or early notification). Reminders are sent when the user wants it -- before items are due (up to seven days advance notice, weekly notice or everyday reminders). For families or anyone who'd like reminders before an item is due (user-selectable number of days notice). If Elf is for you, sign up for an account.
Would I be able to check my cards as well as my kids? [ Top ]
Multiple card checking is one of the main features of Elf. Just enter all the library cards under a single Elf account. This feature is handy in a busy household where everyone in the family takes out many and all types of library material, then relies on mom or dad to return them on time.
What is a PIN? [ Top ]
An acronym for Personal Identification Number, PINs are used to authenticate you when you sign into your library account. All libraries have their own PIN requirements. Many use the last four digits of the cardholder's phone number and/or cardholder name. Other libraries give cardholder the option of specifying and changing PINs. While some libraries, do not use or require PINs.
Elf does not have an automatic Change My Library PIN feature. If your library permits user-specifiable PINs, change the PIN from within your library account. Keep in mind, if you change the PIN in your library account, you will need to update your library PIN setting in your Elf account. If you do not, Elf cannot check your card.
For info on what your library's PIN requirements are, contact your library (or use list - URLs to get to your library).
Is Elf affiliated with any library? [ Top ]
Elf is independently-run and not affiliated or associated with any schools or libraries.
Can I add my library? [ Top ]
If your library is a Polaris PowerPac (v3.2 or later) or a Dynix library system (Classic or Horizon; excluding Java-based Dynix WebPAC), send the name of the library and its URL to requestlib @ Also if you would, please tell us how you found our site in your note, thanks!
Libraries added to the system may be seen here (check back in a few days).
Other library systems are still in beta for various reasons.
Why are some libraries designated as beta? [ Top ]
These libraries are designated beta because the communication protocol between these libraries and Elf requires more monitoring.
If your reminder notices are not arriving as it should, send us a note. Be sure to say what reminder notice was missed and the name of the library you are using.
Can I use Elf to renew my library items? [ Top ]
Elf does not have a renew feature. However, to bring up your library's login page in your browser, click on the due date of your reminder notice.
I returned my book but it's showing up as not returned, why? [ Top ]
Returns usually must be processed; in other words, items must be checked in before 'actually' being checked into the library. Processing and check-in depends on the library (check with your library to learn more about their check-in procedures). This aside, some things (volume, holidays, interlibrary returns, outdoor bins, etc.) could be factors.
Also, keep in mind that the information in your notices reflects the status of your library account at a particular point in time. Given this, notices are current for a limited time and will expire as soon as you have changes in your library account.
Manually checking your library account is one way to check whether the items has been checked in or not. (Logging into your library account itself 'manual login' or check via Elf for real-time checking.) If an item has been checked in then the item will no longer be listed.
The information in the reminder notices is basically the same information that's in one's library account. Most importantly, the information is what was available at the time the account was checked. Items may be checked in or checked out since notice was generated. For the latest, manually login (or check your account via Elf).
How do I know if my card is valid or working? [ Top ]
If your card is not working, it is probably because the card was not activated*, is no longer valid or it may be a blocked card.
To verify that your card is active and works, go to your library's login page and try logging into your library account. (Links to library home pages may be found here, List of Libraries page - click on the library name.)
If the login doesn't work and you get an error message (i.e. login failed, invalid card or PIN, etc.), you will need to get the card checked out by the library.
When your card is working, update the card Check status to Yes (info on updating card Check status may be found here ) -- at the same time, please verify that your card information is up-to-date.
* Some libraries require new card holders to 'activate' the card before it can be used. Activation may also be needed if the library upgrades to a new system.
What is a block? [ Top ]
Blocks are put in place by the library. Aside from the obvious (too many overdues or too much fines), your card may have been blocked because it needed to be renewed. To remove the block, check with the library. (Depends on the library, some libraries permit cards to be renewed by phone while others may want you to go into the library.)
When you have removed the block, you will need to update the Check setting to Yes to resume checking for the card.
1. Select My Account.
2. Click the Library Cards tab.
3. Click the Edit icon (on right side) of the library card you want to edit.
4. Set Card checking to Valid. - Valid: indicates card is 'active' and working. Must be valid to resume checking. - Invalid: cards that cannot be checked - users with more than one Elf account will just need to update one account (other accounts will be updated automatically) Note cards must be valid and your card settings must be reflect current card info otherwise checking will not work.
5. Press Save to save the changes.
6. Verify you've made your changes, click Check My Cards. Why does Elf turn off checking? Checking cards that don't work on a daily basis takes up computer resources (the library's and Elf's).
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Humor from my e-mail

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I went grocery shopping recently while not being altogethersure that said course of action was a wise one. You see, the previous evening I had prepared and consumed a massive quantity of my patented 'You're definitely going to mess yourself' chili. Tasty stuff, although, hot to the point of being painful, which comes with a written guarantee from me that if you eat, the next day your butt WILL fall off. Here's the thing. I had awakened that morning, and even after two cups of coffee (and all of you know what I mean)nothing happened. NO 'Watson's Movement 2'.Despite habanera peppers swimming their way through my intestinal tract, I appeared to be unable to create the usual morning symphony referred to by my next door neighbors as thunder and lightning. Knowing that a time of reckoning had to come, yet not sure of when, I bravely set off for the market;
a local Wal-Mart grocery store that I often haunt in search of tasty tidbits.Upon entering the store at first all seemed normal. Iselected a cart and began pushing it about dropping itemsin for purchase. It wasn't until I was at the opposite end of the store from the restrooms that the pain hit me.Oh, don't look at me like you don't know what I'm talking about. I'm referring to that 'Uh oh, got to go' pain that always seems to hit us at the wrong time. The thing is, this pain was different.The habaneras in the chili from the night before were staging a revolt. In a mad rush for freedom they bullied their way through the small intestines, forcing their way into the large intestines, and before I could take one stepi n the direction of the restrooms which would bring sweet relief, it happened. The peppers fired a warning shot.There I stood, alone in the spice and baking aisle,suddenly enveloped in a noxious cloud the likes of which has never before been recorded. I was afraid to move for fear that more of this vile odor might escape me. Slowly,oh so slowly, the pressure seemed to leave the lower partof my body, and I began to move up the aisle and out of it,just as an woman turned into it.I don't know what made me do it, but I stopped to seewhat her reaction would be to the malodorous effluvium that
refused to dissipate, as she walked into it unsuspecting. Have you ever been torn in two different directions emotionally? Here's what I mean, and I'm sure some of you at least will be able to relate. I could've warned that poor woman but didn't. I simply watched as she walked into an invisible, and apparently indestructible, wall of odor that all she could do before gathering her senses and running, was to stand> there blinking and waving her arms about her head as though> trying to ward off angry bees. This, of course, made me feel terrible, but then made me laugh. Mistake. Here's the thing. When you laugh, it's hard to keep 'clamped down', if you know what I mean. With each new guffaw an explosive issue burst forth my nether region. Some were so loud and echoing that was later told a few folks in other aisles had ducked, fearing that someone was> robbing the store and firing off a shotgun. Suddenly things were no longer funny. IT was coming, and I raced off through the store towards the restrooms, laying down a cloud the whole way, praying that I'd make it before the grandma explosion took place. Luck was on my side. Just in the nick of time I got to the john, began the inevitable 'Oh my God', floating above the toilet seat because my butt is burning SO BAD, purging. One poor fellow walked in while I was in the middle of what is the true meaning of 'Shock andAwe'. He made a gagging sound, and disgustedly said, 'Oh my God!', then quickly left. Once finished I left the restroom, reacquired my partially filled cart intending to carry on with my shopping when a store employee approached me and said, 'Sir, you might want to step outside for a few minutes. It appears some prankster set off a stink bomb in the store. The manager is going to run the vent fans on high for a minute or two which ought to take care of the problem.' That of course set me off again, causing residual gases to escape me. The employee took one sniff, jumped back pulling his shirt up to cover his nose and, pointing at me> in an accusing manner shouted, 'IT'S YOU!', then ran off returning moments later with the manager. I was unceremoniously escorted from the premises and asked none too kindly not to return.

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