How goes it, boys and girls? I hope it goes well. I’m a day late on this one, but that sort of thing will happen from time to time. I met Steve yesterday for lunch, as well as overslept a bit. And that knocked us out of business for a Thursday update. Oh well. He gave me a very cool Christmas gift: a Pete Rose autographed baseball, inscribed with the phrase I’M SORRY I BET ON BASEBALL. Crazy, huh? Great gift!
I was also late with the podcast. I finished it late and didn’t have it back from the producer dude until I was already sitting in front of a steaming plate of chicken ‘n’ dumplings at Cracker Barrel. Then I ate myself right up to the cusp of a blackout and was unable to post the episode. But I completed the transaction last night, right under the wire. I posted it around 11:45 PM. Technically still on Thursday, right? Right. Here’s yer link. And here’s the summary:
In this one, I tell you about a heartbreaking turn of events surrounding a $7000 purchase, and how you’re playing a dangerous game if you’re relying too heavily on any one internet-based company. Also, the Totally Out of Context Quote of the Week! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening, and thanks for the support!
And just so you know… I’m going to take next week off on the podcast. I have a feeling many of us are going to be in a state of emotional and physical upheaval. So, the Jeff Kay Show is going dark. It’ll give me a chance to (possibly) re-charge my batteries a bit. But I’ll be back on New Year’s Eve with a new episode. And I’m going to continue updating the Surf Report as “normal.”
And speaking of the guy I just referred to as “the producer dude” for some reason, I want to share something with you here. He and a friend also have a podcast, called No Redeeming Qualities. It’s genuinely funny, and I recommend it. I listen to most episodes, and they’re always great fun. In any case… the guys are trying something fairly audacious. And I’m a big fan of audacious. For the past year or so they’ve been working on a one-hour audio play… or radio drama, or whatever you want to call it. It’s a scripted comedy about the governor of Texas being shoved down a flight of stairs in his wheelchair, called Wheels of Justice. The trailer is here. Please give it a listen and share your thoughts. The full show will be released on January 7. I can’t imagine taking on something like this, but I love it! Check it out. I laugh every time.
Last week, or possibly the week before, Nancy and her family were hit by that giant snowstorm that hammered the Carolinas, etc. She has very little exposure to snow, and asked Toney for some advice. Including, but not limited to:
What do you do with the snow after you shovel it off the driveway? Throw it into the street?
I guess bagging it is not a good idea?
Can you clear off your car with salt?
By the way… she has a doctorate. Hey, whatever. Pass the organic oatmeal stout nuts.
Also, just a reminder… I mentioned this in a recent podcast episode, but I’m meeting a couple of friends at a Long John Silver’s on Sunday, and we’re going to take on the all-you-can-eat Chicken Plank challenge. Oh, it’s going to be quite an event. One of the two guys is known for his ability to eat ENORMOUS amounts of food, and we’re all on the edge of our seats about that. How much damage can he do? It might end up on CNN. I’m going to personally attempt to eat two full Chicken Plank dinners and will consider that to be an accomplishment if I’m able to get there. But he’ll go way past that, I’m certain. I’ll update on Monday, possibly with photos. And hopefully, I won’t shit myself while driving home on Sunday. Or get arrested for driving under the influence of chicken, grease, and salt. Stay tuned.
Based on very recent experience, here’s something else you can’t cheap out on: plastic wrap. Like Saran Wrap? That sort of thing? I think I asked that Question recently, or it might’ve been seven years ago. It all runs together at this point. I’m a mess. Anyway, the store versions of Saran Wrap are among the most infuriating things in the world. Holy hell! They won’t tear correctly… they ball up. It makes me want to punch a plate of glass. What other products can you NEVER cheap out on? Tell us about it in the comments.
And finally, I was in a work meeting recently and was forced to participate in one of these deals: “OK, let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves. Also, if you would, tell us a quick fun fact about yourself!” Sweet sainted mother of my winking sphincter!! I hate shit like that with the intensity of a thousand suns. But I’m going to make it the Question o’ the Day here. In the comments, please tell us a fun fact about yourself. Something most of us would not know.
And I’m calling it a day here. I’m working tonight, off the weekend, working a half-day Monday, off Tuesday and also Friday. So, after today (which might also be abbreviated… ahem) it’ll be fairly painless for a while. Are you getting any time off because of the holidays? Days off are awesome, ain’t they?
Have a great weekend!
I’ll be back on Monday.