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September 16, 2020

Good morning crew,

It's been a tough few weeks for me. After being sick with a nasty head cold I was finally starting to feel relatively healthy again, at least for 2 or 3 days, when I got food poisoning. I think it was food poisoning. I had abdominal cramps so bad I couldn't sit up straight.

A couple weeks ago the wife had gone shopping and brought home some off-brand box of macaroni and cheese made with real imitation lobster. I guess it was ok. We both ate it the first night and were fine the next day.

The mistake came when I decided to eat leftovers. It had only been sitting in the fridge for 2 days. Usually leftovers are good for 3 or 4 days. But not this stuff. I was sick from last Thursday until, well, more or less today.

I have not been having good luck with leftovers lately. Which is a problem. Because about half of my diet is leftovers.

But I have to husband my strength and health, because the wife has picked up this Oktoberfest party idea and is running with it. The weekend after this it looks like I'm going to be in for a party and I'd better be ready for it!

Laugh it up,


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One night at about 3am my wife was getting up from the toilet to return to bed when she heard a little noise. It was a suspiciously rodent like sound that seemed to be right in the bathroom with her.

She, of course, froze and listened attentively for any further sign of invaders. After a moment, satisfied that she was alone, she took a step for the door. Rodent scratchy sounds again! She froze, not breathing. Silence. Her heart beat fast as she once again tried to retreat from the bathroom.

This time the noise was accompanied by something touching the back of her leg! That was too much to bear. She literally flew the 8 feet to the bed, clearing the foot board by a couple feet, to land screaming by my side.

The culprit was right there in plain sight, a trail of toilet paper neatly marked the path from bed to the bathroom.

Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes

I was complaining the other day to a friend about the knot in my tie. "These four-in-hands with their tiny knots are so un-stylish," I complained. He asked, "Do you know how to do a Windsor knot?"

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