I keep a notepad thingamabob open on my computer, and when I get inspired or have a brilliant idea, I’ll add it to that notepad file to pull together those creatively jumbled thoughts and put it in some semblance of order in a random sort of way for Tuesdays.

Except my computer keeps experiencing the Blue Screen of Death with some funky ‘faulty hardware’ issue. The thing about the notepad? It doesn’t have a ‘recovery’ option like Word does. In other words, if you don’t save it, it’s gone if your computer crashes.


I really should start utilizing more modern technology, don’t you think? Well, I do utilize my phone for a lot of things, but for some reason I haven’t gotten out of the habit of jotting down inspirational ideas in notepad. Guess it goes to show when you’ve done something for over 7 years, it’s hard to stop.

Of course my brain must have random shut-downs like my computer does, because I’m always writing witty banter in my head, only to have it also disappear in a poof. Glittery shimmery poof, at least…heh.

I did remember one of the funny stories I was going to regale you with in a random way – did you hear about the dad who responded to his 6 year old’s request for an advance on his allowance so he could buy a toy? The genius dad responded with a formal letter.

To his 6 year old.


The 6-year-old’s request for $20 was met with this denial letter from the CEO of “DAD Savings and Loan.”

The letter was complete with the institution’s letterhead and slogan, “Because, Apparently I Look Like I’m Made of Money.” (I almost snorted coffee through my nose when I noticed that).

The denial cited the son’s insufficient funds and a history of not doing chores.

But the letter did say he can appeal to the complaint department. That would be Mom.

The letter was posted to Reddit last Thursday, quickly going viral.

The boy’s dad clarified that his son does not get a $20 allowance, that was just the price of a toy he wanted.

That. Is. Hilarious! If Princess Nagger had an allowance at that age, she totally would have appreciated this sort of response instead of just a ‘no’, or the comment I need to go out back to check my money tree and see if it’s doing better than it was.

Speaking of hilarious… I saw this picture floating around on Facebook and it totally cracked me up:


I need a cat like that.

It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!

This week’s prompt or question is:

“Do you have a personal theme song? Have you thought about picking one each year; much like how blogs choose One Word?”

 I took the test, and was intrigued to see that my theme song is “Blank Space”:


OK, for some reason it says 2015 – though I just took the quiz today. I’ll take it, though! I love this song, and the idea of ‘sweet, sweet vengeance’ is pretty intriguing. Even more so, though, the part about ‘A year of new possibilities’. That I’ll definitely take!

That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.



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  1. I use the Note App on my phone for saving and jotting down ideas and inspirations that will some day make an appearance on my blog. But I do feel your pain about computer crashing… so not a good feeling!

    That cat is awesome and your theme song is classic!

    Have a great week my friend!

    1. I do that too! So I have three places I jot notes down – the Note App on each of my two phones (still trying to whittle down to one), and the notepad on my computer. So it gets confusing when I’m trying to remember where I made note of that brilliant thought I can’t quite remember…heh!! Then throw in the computer crashing and all bets are off. 🙂

      I think I need a cat like that – though we’re now up to 4, so I’m pretty sure I’m at my limit. 😉

      Have a great week – I’ll be doing some catch-up tomorrow! 😀

  2. I’m still pretty old school and try to have paper and pen available because ideas hit me when I’m not near a computer. Should use my phone more though…

    1. Funny you should mention that – when I was lamenting about the crashed computer (which it did AGAIN today) I was thinking maybe I should keep a notepad and pen handy for those inspirational moments to jot down for future reference. Of course I run the risk of Princess Nagger snagging them to do her drawings on, which is usually the case. Which is way better than my thoughts could ever be. 😀

  3. It’s been a while since i random-ed up. It’s winter that’s all I’ve got here. HA! 🙂 I like that video I hadn’t seen it before. I do not have a theme song.

    1. WooHoo! Great to see you, Mary! I’ll be doing some mega catch-up tomorrow since today was filled with Princess Nagger angst at the orthodontist. 😉 You hadn’t seen Blank Space video yet? Score! Glad you got to enjoy it. 🙂

  4. That is some cat!!! It really does look like it’s wearing a coat. ha.

    I like to respond to my children’s crazy requests with that line from Pirates of the Caribbean: “I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request.” Child look of wonder. Me: Means No. LOL

    Oh lucky you getting Blank Space!! That’s one of my earworm songs – I can never get it out of my head. It’s better than Raining Men – which I definitely don’t need. Cleaning up after two is enough.

    1. I love that the cat looks like it’s wearing a fur coat or vest – too funny!!

      I also love your response to your kids’ crazy request – I’m stealing that one! 😀

      Love Blank Space – though after seeing yours, Raining Men has been going through my head. Wonder if that’s why “It’s Complicated” shows up now and again? 😉 And yes, cleaning up after two is enough – MORE than enough! 😀

  5. I don’t think she’s put out a new song in a while is that right? Taylor Swift has really changed from country and now to pop… Ehhhh she can afford it anyways. By the way girlfriend weren’t you going to send me some coffee… hehehehehehehehe??????????????

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