Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

This morning I starred as Sleeping Beauty, but no prince woke me up. I just did. It was 10:15. My mother would have said you probably need the sleep.

Last night we had movie night on the deck. We watched Dick. I had seen it before, but my friends hadn’t. I was glad they enjoyed it. We sat and ate appetizers while we played Phase 10. I lost. It was then movie time. We ate dinner while we watched. It was hot dogs and salad, a perfect summer meal. The night quickly got windy and chilly. I actually had to wear a sweatshirt. The screen fell down blown by the wind. It was undamaged.

Last night’s weather morphed into a beautiful day. It is in the 70’s and dry. I’m thinking deck time.

I totally lack ambition. I’m guessing I used all of my weekly allotment yesterday and last night. Being the consummate hostess takes energy and a lot of lists.

I’m not a fan of commercials, but I figure they are the price to pay for watching network television. One commercial, however, drives me crazy. It is for Dole fruit bowls. Two couples are at a picnic table after playing tennis. One couple stabs the tops of their fruit bowls then drains the liquid. The woman from the other couple looks at them with pure disdain and says, “Oh, they’re drainers.” She explains why she and her husband don’t drain. “We drink it,” she says with a haughty, superior look. That’s when I’d have thrown my drained sugary fruit cup in her face.

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6 Comments on “Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.”

  1. Birgit Says:

    I rarely see ads but the price for nearly ad-free TV and radio here is currently 210€ (~240$) per year and household for our public national and regional TV, radio and internet broadcasts. Not perfect but worth the money and better and than our commercial stations. No extra costs for cable since free digital broadcasting via antenna is available in my area.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      I’d pay that to have ad free network TV. I pay a lot of money for my bundled TV, cable and phone because I have so many premium stations, mostly movie channels.

      Everyone has cable TV here. Years ago my parents had an antenna on the roof, but they got very few channels and often the picture was fuzzy. I don’t think anyone has an antenna now.

  2. olof1 Says:

    I te4nd not to look at the commercial channels we have for free, our PBS is so good that there’s no need to look at any of the others. I do however look at channel 6 just because they show Grimm there. I really can’t stand most of the commercials on tv, they tend to use the same ones all over the Nordic countries and then just put voices in our own language and they usually don’t do it good.

    We’re having quite lovely weather when I come home after work but rather cloudy when I’m working 🙂 They say we’ll get a few days with really hot weather before the weekend arrives and cooler during the weekend so I guess I better enloy these evenings after work 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      There are a variety of network programs I watch so I have to put up with commercials. That doesn’t make me too happy. I do watch movie channels, and they are commercial free.

      It is also lovely weather here too. It will be hot tomorrow, but the weekend is supposed to be perfect.

      Have a great night!!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I pay a lot of money for bundled cable, phone, internet. The internet gets used a lot. The phone fields robocalls and once in a while I use it to call my cellphone when I can’t find it. The cable…well, there are a lot of channels and I use maybe 5 of them. But I have to have the cable in order to see 4 out of the 5. The other 500 channels have nothing that I want to watch. I wish Comcast did a la carte.

    Rocky and Piki Dog are at play school. The bones from a rotisserie chicken are in the slow cooker being turned into chicken jello for the dogs. They love their chicken jello. I need to mow the lawn. I’ve been saying that for over a week. I may continue in that vein. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I also pay a lot of money for the bundle from Comcast. I watch a lot of the movie channels so I’d hate to be without them. There are some network programs I do watch so I’d keep those. I’ve gotten hooked on a few of the series on cable like Outlander and Game of Thrones.

      Gracie had chicken stew for lunch. It had a thigh bone cooked into being harmless and lots of veggies. It is her favorite.

      My lawn gets mowed tomorrow. I often put off doing something on my list then I get energetic and do more than my list. The last couple of days have been productive. Now I’ll rest!


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