Thirsty And Hungry

Moms Drink2
I took this photo today of this funny banner hanging out a thoroughfare window in Washington, D.C.



This big 6 feet banner says “Moms Drink For Free.”



So not sure, is it a special running at the local bar for the holidays or a wish by a bunch of mom’s looking to get toasted?



Now, look carefully to the right, and you can see in the next window the messaging continues and it says “+ Send 1 Pizza.”



So these “moms” are not only thirty but apparently hungry too–they want pizza and brew!



Not sure to what happened to “moms” just being normal mothers and good role models, and not hanging their menu cravings out the window in downtown. šŸ˜‰



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Motivate, BAM!

Motivate
I took this photo of the wallpaper at the gym.



It has “motivate” embossed under the lady with the sparring gloves.Ā 



They have similar hangings for swimming, weightlifting, cycling, and more around the fitness center.



I like them–they are motivational.Ā 



Would be nice if the place also had some big windows, but this ain’t bad to keep it fresh.Ā 



BAM! Exercise. BAM! Stay healthy and fit. BAM! Ā šŸ˜‰



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Cancer 101

Cancer Incidence Stages of Cancer
I saw this in a doctor’s office and thought it was very educational on Cancer.



The first diagram has a brief definition of cancer and the incidence of cancer type for males and females.



The second explains the stages of cancer, I through IV, and is shown in the small intestine, as an example.Ā 



This stuff is so scary and horrible.Ā 



The “C” word…we should never hear it, say it, or know from it anymore!



G-d should help us find a cure to rid this world of this disease.



Save us from that which afflicts us, and send us a complete healing of body, mind, and soul, Amen!!!



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Got Flashed

Lady 2
Crazy day…true story.



I was going out to lunch in Washington D.C. today minding my own business…



When two young women were coming down the block in the opposite direction.



As they got closer, they started to giggle…



And then all of a sudden, at point blank range, one of them lifts up her skirt.



Both of them crack up and run off.Ā 



I am not often left speechless, but this was definitely a new one on me.Ā 



Let’s just say, my wife told me that I have some “splaining” to do this evening! šŸ˜‰



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Let’s Switch Locker Rooms

Let's Switch Locker Rooms

This was one for the books…

They put up a sign at the pool: “Locker rooms will be switched.”

I asked the attendant, sort of rhetorically, “What do they mean switched?”

He says, “You know, the men will use the women’s locker room, and the women will use the men’s locker room!”

I looked and him, and asked innocently, “Do they have urinals in theirs?”

He goes, “No.”

Then I continue and ask, “Do they need the urinals in ours?”

He answers, “No!”

So I ask, “Why in G-d’s name are you switching the locker rooms?”

The attendant says, “You know, I don’t really know, but we do it every year.”

Uh, what’s up with that! šŸ˜‰

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Remember Those With Special Needs

Remember Those With Special Needs

This was an interesting sign at the swimming pool about handling sensitive gender issues with children.

The sign tells parents of “opposite gender children,” over age 5, not to take them in the locker room with them.

Instead they are told to use a separate locker room for “special needs.”

Then underneath, in the lower right corner, someone wrote in pen (it’s light, so you may not be able to read it), “Ok, but then enforce handicapped changing room!!”

Having an accident recently and being on crutches and then a cane, I myself have developed a whole new awareness for how difficult the mundane can be.

When I asked the doctor, why so-and-so happened to me, he said, “you’re not getting any younger!”

It was really a wake up call for me.

We don’t always think of all the various special needs out there: people with handicaps, illnesses, and injuries of all sorts (physical, emotional, etc.), issues related to aging, single parents, orphaned children, people taking care of young children and/or aging parents, people newly divorced or bereaving, people out of work or “simply” changing careers or perhaps moving or even immigrating, and many more.

There are so many situations which can create special needs for people.

Often at work, I see announcements for groups that help people undergoing various life changes–creating these special needs. I glance at the information about the group meetings, but usually don’t have or take the time to fully stop and really think about what these all mean for people and how it impacts them–both their personal lives and their professional ones.

Seeing the signage reminding people to use special locker rooms when they need to deal discretely with children of the opposite sex or for changing rooms for those with disabilities…it was just another jolt for me to think of others and help them whenever possible.

Sometimes when I see someone who is old or disabled going slowly down the street, I think to myself–even though I may be in hurry–that I should slow down and not pass them quickly, so as not to make them feel bad–and now when I broke my ankle, I realized it was my turn and had to go slow.

Everyone goes through times when they have special needs.

The key is when we aren’t special needs for a moment in time that we remember how fortunate we are and that everything is temporary–both good and bad.

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

What Are You Thinking?

What Are You Thinking?

This was a funny painting on the window of this eatery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The woman is thinking romance, but the man is thinking about his delicious sandwich.

This fits in very well with John Gray’s bestseller, Men Are Mars, Women Are From Venus–where one theme is that men tend to retreat to think about or distance themselves from problems (in this case with a sandwich) and women seek to grow emotionally close.

See that happening here?

In a relationship according to Gray, you are either going to have balance in giving and receiving or you will have resentment.

Life’s little lessons…better take heed.

My guess is that if this guy in picture doesn’t start paying better attention to the love and attention needs of the women, he is likely to get a sandwich right over his clueless head! šŸ˜‰

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)