Black Friday Diner

Posted by: gymcandy1

Black Friday Diner - 11/22/12 06:43 PM

I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.
Orson Welles

A man told his wife he was not going to church this morning for 3 reasons. (1) The congregation is cold (2) The people don't like me and (3) I just don't want to. His wife said "Ok, but here are my 3 reasons why I want you to go" #1 The congregation is not cold #2 Some people there do like you and #3 You're the preacher, so get dressed you're going!


After many years of marriage, a husband has turned into a couch potato, became completely inattentive to his wife and sat guzzling beer and watching TV all day. The wife was dismayed because no matter what she did to attract the husband's attention, he'd just shrug her off with some bored comment. This went on for many months and the wife was going crazy with boredom. Then one day at a pet store, the wife saw this big, ugly, snorting bird with a hairy chest, powerful hairy forearms, beady eyes and dribble running down the side of its mouth. The shopkeeper, observing her fascination with the bird, told her it was a special imported "Goony bird" and it had a very peculiar trait. To demonstrate, he exclaimed, "Goony bird! The table!" Immediately, the Goony bird flew off its perch and with single-minded fury attacked the table and smashed it into a hundred little pieces with its powerful forearms and claws! To demonstrate some more, the shopkeeper said, "Goony bird! The shelf!" Again the Goony bird turned to the shelf and demolished it in seconds. "Wow!" said the wife, "If this doesn't attract my husband's attention, nothing will!" So she bought the bird and took it home. When she entered the house, the husband was, as usual, sprawled on the sofa guzzling beer and watching the game. "Honey!" she exclaimed, "I've got a surprise for you! A Goony bird!" The husband, in his usual bored tone replied, "Goony Bird, my foot!"


There were these two cows, chatting over the fence between their fields. The first cow said, "I tell you, this mad-cow-disease is really pretty scary. They say it is spreading fast; I heard it hit some cows down on the Johnson Farm." The other cow replies, "I ain't worried, it don't affect us ducks."


A blind man with a seeing eye dog at his side walks into a grocery store. The man walks to the middle of the store, picks up the dog by the tail, and starts swinging the dog around in circles over his head. The store manager, who has seen all this, thinks this is quite strange. So, he decides to find out what's going on. The store manager approaches the blind man swinging the dog and says, "Pardon me. May I help you with something." The blind man says, "No thanks. I'm just looking around."

There was once a man from the city who was visiting a small farm, and during this visit he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a most extraordinary manner. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree, and the pig would eat the apples off the tree directly. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was satisfied, then he would start again with another pig. The city man watched this activity for some time with great astonishment. Finally, he could not resist saying to the farmer, "This is the most inefficient method of feeding pigs that I can imagine. Just think of the time that would be saved if you simply shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!" The farmer looked puzzled and replied, "What's time to a pig?"


A man walks into a bar one day and asks, "Does anyone here own that rottweiler outside?" "Yeah, I do!" a biker says, standing up. "What about it?" "Well, I think my chihuahua just killed him..." "What are you talkin' about?!" the biker says, disbelievingly. "How could your little runt kill my rottweiler?" "Well, it seems he got stuck in your dog's throat!"


A customer was bothering the waiter in a restaurant. First, he asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down cause he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient, he walked back and forth and never once got angry. So finally, a second customer asked him why he didn't throw out the pest. "Oh, I really don't care or mind," said the waiter with a smile. "We don't even have an air conditioner."

When the waitress in a New York City restaurant brought him the soup du jour, the Englishman was a bit dismayed. "Good heavens," he said, "what is this?" "Why, it's bean soup," she replied. "I don't care what it has been," he sputtered. "What is it now?"


Good morning everyboomie. wave

I don’t understand why spell check doesn’t like that word.

It’s a black day…………………… Friday.

Black coffee is free in the diner today. wink

It know it'll be black when I get up at 4:00am. tired

Ok it’s 5:30 in the afternoon as I type.

Since the company is buying us breakfast, I’ve made the momentous decision to get up at 4:00am instead of 3:30am. razz

Since I’m getting up at 4:00am, I plan on getting to bed by 7:30pm. cool

Since I’m going to bed at 7:30pm, I’m typing this diner at 5:30 in the afternoon.

Get the picture? (CHEESE) grin

I hope so, it’s pretty dark. (black)

My mood will also probably be pretty dark until I get off at 2:00pm, at which time all will be hunky dory with the world.

Ok it’s half time in the game. Time for me to get a shower and put my night gown on.

Have a happy Black Friday everybody. penguin

Don't shop too hard. taz

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/22/12 07:35 PM

Joe, I hope the people are friendly, the work day goes fast and above all, you are appreciated for being you. hearts

My youngest starts work at midnight and works till 8am. He works at the theatre in the mall which is closed but they are open to sell coffee to the shoppers. rolleyes

I'll be in the corner all day...

Have a happy day!
Posted by: venus

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/22/12 07:37 PM

Have a terrific Friday Joe and all who come in after me. wave

Hope everyone had a thanksgiving.

Fiance and I didn't go to dinner, as he has to be at work at 10 pm tonight. As for myself, I have to be there at 4 am. Fun times. crazy Oh, well, at least since I arrive early, I'll get off early.

I'm going to try to head to sleep now, as I have to be up at 2:30. So, good night, everyone. sleep

Hope everyone has a terrific Friday. turkey eatfish

EDIT: Have a great day, Ana. Ha, sounds like your son will be having just as much fun as fiance and I. Sorry he has to work those hours. Hope the rest of his day is better. And hope your project goes well. smile
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/22/12 11:07 PM

Venus, retail is great isn't it? I hope your workday goes by quickly.
My project is moving along so far.

Ana wave
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/22/12 11:27 PM

Happy Black Friday All!! If you are heading out for all those safe and have fun. Hope you are able to get the things you are looking for.

I am heading out early to feed the vampire and then a doc appointment.

Ana hope the project keeps moving right along for ya!!

venus happy working!!!

Joe happy working to you too!! Thanks for the chuckles.

It is still snowing out but the flake size is smaller now.

Have a wonderful day all!

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/23/12 12:36 AM

Nan, you are blowing your cold air and snowflakes this way! Stop it! lol It's been a lovely week and it's coming to an abrupt halt with a drastic turn in the weather.
Hope the doctor appt goes well. hearts
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/23/12 02:23 AM

Good morning Joe,Ana,Venus,Nan and all who come
in later wave
Ihope you had a great thanksgiving day.
Enjoy the black Friday,by the way why black?
Have all a happy day fall
Posted by: venus

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/23/12 03:04 AM

Thanks, Ana. Glad your project is moving along. wave

Nan, I don't know that it's going to be happy, but it will definitely be working. lol Have fun feeding the vampire, and hope your appointment goes well.

Haroula, it's Black Friday because it's depressing for those of us who have to work. lol Best Buy's calling it Green Friday, but their employees have a different opinion. grin (Actually, "in the black" means doing well financially, so it is closer to Best Buy's "Green Friday" than anything else.) Hope you have a terrific day.

I woke up early, so I actually had a little more time to post this morning. I kept waking up because I'm not used to going to sleep that early. crazy It is time to whoosh now, though, so see everyone later. wave

Have a great Friday, everyone. fall
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/23/12 03:44 AM

Good morning all waveHope everyone had a great day yesterday turkeyCoffee is on I'll keep it hot!! fall
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/23/12 04:33 AM

wave Good Morning Joe, Ana, venus, Nan, Haroula, and Cailyn and all who come in later. Sounds like everyone has a busy day ahead. Hope it's not to stressful! wave
Posted by: GBC

Re: Black Friday Tiner - 11/23/12 06:04 AM

Good Morning Boomers

Joe, have a great day!

Ana, glad it's going good in the corner.

Nan, good luck at the doc appointment.

Haroula, happy day!

Venus, I think it should be called Red Friday for the customers.

Cailyn, coffee...Yes!

Gerry, have a great day!

Putting away Thanksgiving decor today. To those who are brave enough to shop today I hope you all find great bargains. Had a wonderful day with family yesterday.
Posted by: connie

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 07:33 AM

Good morning everyone. We had a Wonderful day yesterday with family and some of their friends. Lots of Turkey and the trimmings were consumed. turkey We have a lot to be Thankful for. Hubby is feeling good and enjoyed the day. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Friday. Danish, Blueberry Pancakes, and Turkey Sandwiches in the NC. turkey
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 08:43 AM

luck to anyone braving the shopping today. thumbsup
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 10:53 AM

NOT going shopping unless it's a true emergency. So far Black Friday (or Thursday or whatever we have now) isn't that crowded. One of the newest shopping centers East of me has practically nobody there. They have all the BIG stores too, Apple, Macy's, and lots of electronics stores and all. Just no Best Buy, no Wally Mart, no K-Mart. I guess everyone is at the 'big box' stores today.

In other news: Son of Tenants who doesn't live here and visits soooo frequently from Los Angeles finally showed up after noon with his new girlfriend. I was walking down to feed my friend's/tenant's cat and SHE saw me and immediately said Hi and shook hands and seemed very very nice. I got invited to the big Thanksgiving bash, but had to decline due to my whatever it is, sore throat, cough, no voice thing. I'm sooo mad I've got something from someone. Probably one of those people coughing and sneezing all over me in Wally Mart on Monday.

But, true to form, Son was out early (7 am) washing HER car. Ugh. I figured he only washed HIS truck but it's a routine. And they wonder why I raise the rent? Some places forbid use of water for car washing (it just runs down the driveway), but I don't want to do that. Just wish tenant's would figure out that rent is tied to 'expenses' and water is one that keeps going up and up around here.

Managed to remember to take out my trash (a day late because of the holiday) but forgot to drag out the extremely heavy 'yard waste' until 7 am and then had to skip all my morning routines to get it out there before the truck (which comes very very early) passed by. Hurt my back. Waaaa. I'm wondering why my yard kid didn't come yesterday to drag out my trash like he usually does? Gonna check the arrest records for yesterday, hope he's not in there again. I really want him to shape up and I sure appreciate his help around the yard! I try to remind him of the behavior he is falling into, but I don't want to adopt all his problems. Praying for him daily.

Off to eat leftover turkey roll. Was yummy with the cranberry/cornbread stuffing. Made some gravy but never got around to mashed potatoes. Maybe today.
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 11:55 AM

Back from doc appointment at which went well and the vampire is now full. lol New med is working great!!

Was tempted to stop and shop but on second thought......naaaaa decided to just come straight home. Nothing that I really needed to get anyway that won't be on sale again.

Had a wonderful time yesterday with the family and friends!!

Ana hope the project is moving right along!

Joe hope cwork is going well and thanks for the chuckles.

Haroula have a lovely day!

Gail I suppose that once the turkey things are put away you'll have to get out the Christmas decor and put that up. lol Have a lovely day!

wave Cailyn and Gerry have a lovely day!

Connie so glad that hubby is doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Thanks for the danish!!

Space are you braving it???? Have a lovely day!

Sorta never a dull moment. Hope you are feeling better today!! HUGS!

Well my twin granddaughters turn 20 today!!! Can't belive it.....where has the time gone. lol

Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 12:11 PM

Thanks for the 'thoughts' auntiegram. I am actually feeling slightly better. I listened to my neighbor and she suggested that my 'cough and loss of voice' might be due to taking medications that dry out the head and throat. I think she is right. Gonna lay off the antihistimines and Nyquil/Dayquil until I see if the voice gets better. I think it is. Managed to talk for 15 minutes with her as we watched all the fun at the empty house across the street. (Update on Finally Some Action). It's getting so good over there.
Posted by: Darlene

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 12:46 PM

wave Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Here's a wish that your work day goes quickly! We're here to welcome you home!

Hey, Ana! Hope you will be finding some "Ana" time today!

Howdy, venus! Sounds like a busy time for you! Enjoy your early evening!

Hi, Nan! Hope your doc appointment goes well! birthday to your granddaughters!

Hi, Haroula! Hope your day is winding down easy!

'Morning, Cailyn!

Howdy, Gerry!

Hey, Gail! Glad to hear your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Hi, Connie! I agree! Much to be thankful for!

Hey, SQFan! Yes, to all those out shopping, luck !

Sorta, leftovers from Thanksgiving are wonderful! My fridge is full! smile

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies! It's BaskinghereinthesunshineofamostbeautifuldayI'mforegoingtheshoppingmadnessandchillaxin'onthishappy Black Friday Diner!

Had a fabulous day at son and DIL's yesterday for Thanksgiving. Now, Hubby's playing raquetball and I'm sippin' on Hubby's brew and reading the posts. An easy peasy day here...

Off to see what's afoot!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 01:28 PM

Good afternoon boomies! I got up and went to the club for an early Zumba class. I really needed that after yesterdays feast. I am now back in the corner for the rest of the day.

I hope you all are enjoying your day!
Posted by: Gimli

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 02:15 PM

Hello my dear friends!

I see, all of you enjoyed the turkey yesterday. I'am as ignorant as Haroula: why is it called black Friday? Please enlighten us andthankyouverymuch.

My week was a very busy one and I hope next week will be more relaxed, so I can come to the diner more often.

I'am wave goodbye now. See you tomorrow. Have a lovely day.

Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 03:39 PM

Aha, Gimli, a great question about Black Friday. It's named because it's a huge shopping day that is supposed to start off the Christmas buying frenzy and it refers to profits for the stores. "In the Red or In the Black" as it refers to balancing the books in a business. Red is negative balances or losses and Black is profit. The stores hope to get a load of sales to offset what might have been a lean year for profits. Usually it's just a day to whip people into a buying frenzy and make them spend more than they can afford. I avoid the day and wait until just before Christmas when stores are eager to get rid of stock. Sometimes find some great deals near the end.
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 04:07 PM

Time to get ready and run the taxi!! Have a wonderful afternoon and evening all!!

Ana hope work is moving right along and soon to see a glimmer of light!! Has the snow and cold made it there yet???? grin I tried to stop it but you know Mothere Nature. lol

Sorta glad you could talk a little. May it continue!!!

Darlene easy peasy sounds like a good mplan for the day!! Enjoy!!

Night Evelyne sleep well. I'm not sure either but I think Sorta has a good discription. lol

Posted by: Midge

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 04:17 PM

Hi boomies. I'm finally settling in. Rob and his friend brought my new love seat in today. It's beginning to feel like home now. No curtains up yet but I have blinds so there's no problem with privacy. Man I love this apartment. Rob has one more load of stuff to bring here sometime next week. I'm gonna do something special for him. I just need to come up with something good.

Midgie hearts
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 08:53 PM

Evening, just been a laid back, lazy day. Now for a laid back lazy eve.

Midgie, glad the move went well and that you like it. Is it larger than what you had? Is it a large apartment complex?

Will wish all a great start to the week end.
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 09:53 PM

Hello everybody. wave

I've had a great day, and a great evening. Looking forward to a great night to cap it off. yay

Work was very busy. We had customers waiting for us to open at 5:00 and we were hopping all day, but I saw that Walmart was not that busy at all. Last year Walmarts parking lot was packed at 4:00am. I know they had their big thing last night. yes

How's everyone in Boomerland? happydance

Doing well I hope. wink

Posted by: Midge

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 09:55 PM

Hey Trippy wave It's a little smaller than where I was but the sacrifice is well worth it. In size the apartment I came from was 1000 sq feet and this is just under 900. I don't care . It is a very large apartment complex. Many bulidings. It's realy beautiful here.

Night all. It's been a very busy day. I hope you all had a good day. See you in the morning. I don't have to work until 5:00 tomorrow evening.

Midgie sleep
Posted by: Lotus777

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 10:15 PM

Dropping by to say good night all. so glad you are in your new home Midgie!! do we get pics this time when you are settled? Pretty tired tonight so off to snooze on the couch with some tv and hubby. Sweet Dreams. sleep
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 10:23 PM

Good night Boomers wave
Posted by: venus

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/23/12 11:23 PM

Good night, everyone. sleep
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/24/12 12:16 AM

Off to bed to snuggle with Sassy. It's only 13F out there but feels like 3. We got about 4 inches of snow but it is hard to tell with all the blowing and drifting.

Night all sleep well and pleasant dreams.

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Black Friday Diner - 11/24/12 12:19 AM

Oh brrr Nan! You want to borrow one of my dogs? I think you need a bigger snuggle buddy in that cold. lol snow, huh....wanna make snow angels? grin