Category: What Bugs ME

I Want My Internet and A New National Pastime?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 21, 2018 - Features, Sports, What Bugs ME
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Due to technical difficulties beyond my control, I didn’t have the Internet last week at the Ordinary Joe domicile. That’s okay–I had another bout with writer’s block, and my post was pretty forgettable. I missed not having the Internet. I use the Internet in so many ways from keeping up with current events to listening […]

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What Bugs Me Now

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 30, 2016 - Flicks, Politics, What Bugs ME
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Peter Baer via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA It’s summertime, and once again, the bugs are out in full force. For the past several weeks, our house has been plagued with swarms of bumblebees. While bumblebees are pretty to look at, I have been advised their sting is painful. Not only that, there is the threat […]

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The Worst of Christmas

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 18, 2014 - Features, Flicks, Music, What Bugs ME
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the past tends to disappear / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Christmas is almost here, and I am making my lists and checking them twice. Since I don’t have a drop of Grinch blood in my veins, I love the holiday season. I enjoy opening presents on Christmas morning, drinking gallons of egg nog, watching A […]

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More Things That Are Bugging Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 6, 2014 - Features, Sports, TV, What Bugs ME
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Tc Morgan / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA At last, spring is about to spring upon us. Within the next few weeks, flowers and trees will start blooming, the cries of “Play ball!” will be heard at stadiums across the country, people will be heading to the parks for picnics, songbirds will be warbling at full blast, dewy-eyed seniors will […]

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A Few Things That Are Bugging Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 23, 2013 - Features, Sports, What Bugs ME, Writing
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Matthew Fang / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Lately, I have had an overwhelming urge to tell the world to bug off. Consequently, I am going to do something I have not done in a  long time (but not in a galaxy far, far away like Star Wars)–I am going to write a post about bugs–specifically, […]

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Some Things Lately That Are Really Bugging Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 12, 2013 - Features, Flicks, Little Depression, Politics, Sports, TV, What Bugs ME
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I have not done this in my blog almost since Fred Flinstone and Alley Oop were baby Neanderthals, but I am going to list a few things that have been really bugging me lately: –Flat champagne on New Year’s Day. –Lines in the express lanes at department stores that are longer than those at the […]

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What Really Bugs Me: The World Series

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 17, 2011 - Features, Sports, What Bugs ME
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This week, the World Series will be contested between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers.  Although I am a big baseball fan, I must admit I am not really excited about this Series. What absolutely bugs me about the World Series is something that occurred when Bowie Kuhn was was commissioner of baseball […]

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What Really Bugs Me? Hometown Traffic

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 14, 2011 - Features, What Bugs ME
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This past weekend, the Sherman Minton Bridge connecting New Albany, Ind., with my hometown of Louisville, Ky., was closed due to structural damage. It will take engineers at least three weeks to assess the damage, and the Sherman Minton Bridge may not reopen for another six months. Already, driving through Louisville is an absolute nightmare […]

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What I Did When the Lights Went Out in Louisville

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 20, 2011 - Books, Features, TV, What Bugs ME
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I’ve noticed I have not been on my soap box for the past several days.  No, I have not gone on vacation and taken advantage of the dog days of summer.  When you are taking care of  semi-invalid parents-in-law who are pushing 90, vacations are about as common as Holstein cattle singing arias at the […]

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What Really Bugs Me: Lies

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 13, 2011 - Features, Jobs, Politics, The '80's, What Bugs ME
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From about the time we are born, we have been told honesty is the best policy. However, this is a total lie.  We have been natural liars ever since the days of Adam and Eve. To describe all the lies that have irked me during my lifetime, I would have to write a book the […]

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