But of Course – #1LinerWeds

Short post today, to make up for the extra post this week. I’ve also included a short (~12 seconds) video. I’m sure you can all relate to this situation. You will need sound to understand.

Of course I get this cart

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This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, or if you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

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  1. OMG!!! ROFL here… that’s MY cart you’re pushing sir! LOL And what restaurant served you that breakfast?? No offense, but the bacon seems to be a wee bit overdone, as is the toast. And the eggs could have used a few more minutes in the pan (or on the griddle). At least it’s not a pure English breakfast–those I can take a pass on. Thanks for the chuckle–it felt great!

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the one-liner. Sorry for taking your cart. The bacon and toast are the way they are (and they are both very good). The eggs are ‘over medium’ which they do very well. My best friend and I eat here about once a month, usually after I get a haircut.

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  2. That breakfast borders on cruelty! What a gorgeous plate of forbidden food! I love your portraits of breakfast; they are a tribute to real eating. As for that cart, I think it has a good beat. Spike Jones could have used it.

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    • Now that’s looking for the bright side, Maureen. I was thinking more along the language of a wrap song by the time I made it back to my car. I only have that breakfast once a month, but I do enjoy it.

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  3. Dan, how the heck did MY grocery cart wind up in your store? Lol!

    Pam has her gears rolling looking at the leaf caught between the deckboards. She might even include the other two in her story/poem!

    Hooray for the feisty Rose of Sharon. Can’t wait to see her next year.

    I think Old Glory loves these windy days. She really gets to strut her stuff!

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    • You can have your cart back, Ginger. Oh that was annoying.

      The little Rose of Sharon was started by nature, or maybe a squirrel. This year I guess it decided it wanted to bloom like the big guys. I took the picture and said, “Um, you know it’s October…right?”

      I love the leaves that refuse to lay down and rot. They want to stand in the bright sun. And the flag has been shaking off the rain and hitting the blow drier this week.

      Over the hump now, I hope this week is a good one.


  4. I do love the photos Dan. As for the trolley I always get that one too!

    I would be happy to listen to the book and review it! I read your post on John’s and assume it the geniology book you discussed there.

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  5. I knew it was a HD cart before I saw the handle. I have a love/hate relationship with that store. I keep trying to coerce hubby into going out for breakfast one day soon. We haven’t been since the pandemic started and we have a few mom and pop restaurants that serve just the kind of breakfast you pictured!

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  6. That cart at Home Depot–the fixer-upper store–so funny! Your photos of leaves and pinecones always make me smile. You do some really deep bending to capture those!

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  7. Squirrel and rabbit – post pics winners.
    So, the cart is the one liner?
    I HATE those carts. I would chuck them, and throw them, and crash them and hoist them to hell; but I don’t have the strength.
    Thinking about this almost makes me want to take up body building. (Almost)

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  8. When I get a cart like that, I don’t know why I think it’s going to get better, or it won’t be so bad. Now, I’m imagining having a big piece of paper and pen and writing FIX ME! and leaving it in the cart off to the side. Yeah. Next time!

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  9. I always enjoy photos of Smokey and I really like the POV you used for the drying leaf. Noisy carts and carts that don’t roll straight are the bane of shopping existence!! I’ve actually taken a cart back because of one of those reasons, especially the latter.

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    • Thanks Janet. I keep trying to get good angles on those leaves. It isn’t as easy to get down (and back up) but I try. That cart tricked me. It was smooth and quiet for at least 20 feet then went all wonky.

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