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My inspiration for this post came from my longtime blogging pal, Bytes from the Burbs, who got it from a blogging friend of hers, who has now become a blogging friend of mine, A Grace Full Life. So, thank you, ladies! ๐Ÿ’—

However, I did my own take on this by combining five things I love and don't love.

Let's start with some things I do love...

1) I love using a variety of supplements because they have supported my health since the early-80s. I've done a lot of research on supplements and have found the ones that work well for me. Below are the supplements I take to keep my immune system strong. Some of these I take daily, others I use when needed. And I don't take them all at once. I take them throughout the day (probiotic, vitamin D3 coupled with vitamin K2, vitamin C coupled with zinc, Asian ginseng, turmeric, and echinacea).

2) I love lemons. I literally squeeze them over everything I eat and drink. I especially love lemons in my drinking water during the hot summer months because it's so refreshing and cleansing.

3) I love making soups and salads. This is the time of year when I make a variety of soups every single week; sometimes twice a week. And I have a salad (with avocado) every day for lunch.


4) I love the smell and taste of fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, basil, lavender, sage, and mint) and using them in my soups, salads, and drinks.

*Yes, I'm a foodie; a vegetarian one. Yet, I'm not vegan or gluten-free because I'm obsessed with bread, pasta, and cheese. I'm Italian, for god's sake. I could never be vegan or gluten-free. LOL!

5) I love being of service to others. My job involves talking to many people all day long; listening to their concerns, and then selecting the perfect products for those concerns. I am someone who truly enjoys giving outstanding customer service by sharing my knowledge with sincerity. I also enjoy helping people to feel positive about themselves and hoping that our interaction is a bright spot in their day. I have never thought of myself as a salesperson, but as a service person. 

Next up are some of my don't loves...


1) I don't love folding my laundry when it's finished drying because I can't stand how everything sticks together and how long it takes to separate them. Yes, I've tried countless anti-static products, but I've never found them to work. Now, mind you, I don't mind the sorting and washing part of doing laundry. It's the after-drying-folding-part that makes me insane. Years ago, when I lived in Florida, I used a laundry service every week and it was so inexpensive OMG, how I miss that.


2) I don't love the lack of cell phone etiquette. Cell phones have become so readily used that some people have forgotten that there are other people around them when they're on the phone and talk so loud they can be heard on Neptune, which is 2.688 billion miles away from Earth! And I especially love hearing the screaming matches that some people have with their significant other about how one is cheating on the other with the other's significant other from a previous relationship.  

I took the train out to Ardmore a few weeks ago and about midway there, a passenger sat down next to me. He was on the aisle; I was by the window. A few minutes into the commute, his phone rang and I swear to God he talked so loud that I thought my left ear was going to explode off my head. And not only that, but he had the most horrendous breath in the world. So whenever he talked, I got a massive tsunami of hippopotamus breath on the left side of my face. When my stop was announced, I literally jumped over his lap and RAN off the train. 


3) I don't love careless, shitty customer service, in which the customer service representative acts like they're doing you a HUGE favor to help you, while they're eating a piece of cake and talking or texting on their phone WHILE working. And that goes for online customer service as well. Work ethics are a thing of the past. 


4) I don't love Philadelphia sports fans because of the way they act. And it's only when they win do they act that way. And it's not solely the male fans; the females act that way too. Oddly enough, when they lose, you don't hear a peep out of them. Over the weekend, the Eagles won a football game and you should have seen how the fans reacted. At 2:30am Sunday morning, a huge riot awoke me in the street where drunk-out-of-their-minds-sports fans stopped traffic and were beating on passing cars with their fists. It took the Philadelphia police department 45 minutes to disperse the crowd. So you see, even when Philadelphia sports fans win, they lose because of their destructive behavior. Here are a few photos of what they did in 2018 after winning the Super Bowl. They destroyed this city. The following morning, it looked as though a bomb had been dropped the night before. You can read about it here. And here's an article about how Philadelphia fans were voted the worst in America. And it's the truth. 

*Please note: I don't feel this way at all about our sports players because they deserve to win. It's the asinine fans who take away their glory, I mind.


5) I don't love clowns. Wait, let me be absolutely clear about that. I don't love clowns A LOT. I'm a big fan of all things Stephen King, but I couldn't go anywhere near the movie, It. But even before It, I never liked clowns. There is nothing happy or funny about them. They're just plain CREEPY! I don't love going to a circus either.  


If you so wish, please feel free to share things you love and/or don't love in your comments. I'd love to hear them.

Have a grrrrreat rest of your week, everyone! ๐Ÿ’—

 

25 comments:

  1. Ron, I loved reading about the supplements you take. I take supplements as well and have found them so powerful in sustaining good health. I have to google Asian ginseng because I don't anything about that one. I find vitamin B helpful as well.

    Your list of herbs caught my attention too because I'm a big fan of herbs. I use rosemary in almost everything I cook. Isn't the smell heavenly?

    I'm in total agreement with lack of cell phone etiquette. I'm so sick and tired of listeningn to people airing (screaming) their dirty laundry in public for all to hear. But I laughed so hard at your discription of the guy sitting next to you on the train. HILARIOUS!

    - I love wearing my flannel robe and slippers this time of year. They make me feel all warm and cozy.
    - I don't love how much the price of everything has skyrocketed.

    Fun and interesting post, Ron. You definitely brighten up my day! xo

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  2. Holy cow Ron, I don't watch sports but Philadelphia sports fans sound like a nightmare! Why on earth would people act that way when they WIN?!? How sad that they feel the need to celebrate by destroying things around them. Doesn't make any sense.

    "So whenever he talked, I got a massive tsunami of hippopotamus breath on the left side of my face. " -- That was so damn funny, hysterical! I have to remember that one the next time I encounter someone with bad breath.

    I just started taking a probiotic in the morning and it has helped my digestive system immensely. They say that good health starts in the gut, and it's true.

    I bet your customers love interacting with you because you don't find sincere service people anymore. I agree, work ethics are a thing of the past. So are cell phone ethics.

    I love nuts (walnuts, cashews, almonds, all kinds). I also love bread, pasta and cheese. BIG TIME.

    I don't love hearing someone whistle. It drives me bonkers. Whenever I hear someone whistle, I want to take a wine cork and shove it between their lips. LOL! Which reminds me, I love wine!

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  3. Morning, Candice!

    Me too! A lot of people think supplements are a waste of money because they don't really DO anything. However, I've been taking them since the early 80s and swear by them. I've even met MD's who also take them and suggest certain ones for their patients. Asian ginseng is great for improving physical stamina, concentration, and memory; stimulates immune function; and respiratory function. I take it every other day.

    OMG, LOVE rosemary! Meeeeeeeeeee too, I put it in everything. The smell is DIVINE! I feel that way about basil too.

    Cell phone etiquette has gone out the door. And I love how people still use the RINGER on their phones, when all they have to do is put it on vibrate. I haven't used a ringer in years. Even if my phone is in my backpack, I can still feel it vibrate when I have a call.

    Ironic you mentioned how the price of everything has skyrocketed because when I went to purchase a few bottles of wine, I noticed the price increase. And it was by A LOT. I've never seen this country in more of a financial mess than presently.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Happy Wednesday!

    X

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  4. Hey there, Daniel!

    I know, it's a nightmare, isn't it? And what's strange is that the fans only do that when they WIN, not when the lose. And you would like it would be the other way around. Doesn't make sense is right!

    OMG, that guy had the worst breath I had every smelled. And every time he opened his mouth to speak, I got a WAVE of intense odor. I tried my holding my breath, but the train ride was 22 minutes. LOL!

    "I just started taking a probiotic in the morning and it has helped my digestive system immensely. They say that good health starts in the gut, and it's true."

    You are absolutely right, good health starts in the gut because it's where we process everything we eat and drink. I've been taking them for over five years. And I take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach with a full glass of water.

    I love nuts too! Cashews are my all-time favorite. I just wish they weren't do damn expensive.

    "I don't love hearing someone whistle. It drives me bonkers. Whenever I hear someone whistle, I want to take a wine cork and shove it between their lips. LOL! "


    That was freaking hilarious! NOT a fan of whistling either. But wine? I LOVE. Red.

    Always fun to read your comments, Daniel. Have a great day!

    X

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  5. Ron, I'm in total agreement with Daniel, Philadelphia sports fans sound like a nightmare! Why doesn't the city (your mayor) do something about it? My ex was a huge sports fan and I recall him saying how Philly has a reputation for mean-spirited sports fans. And I now can see why.

    Fun, fun, fun post! I love me some lemons as well. And soups. Particularly wintertime. What is your favorite cheese? Mine is (are) cheddar, parmesan, swiss and feta.

    I also love celery. I eat it every day. I love cats. I have two.

    Don't love scary, gory movies. Clowns too! I don't love how anyone can become famous on social media just because they have 155K followers.

    Will be stopping back to read others loves and don't loves. Have a wonderful day, Ron! xo

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  6. I will begin with things I love...
    1. People that go out of their way with respect...I love seeing young folks sincerely helping the elders. (And, I've been a recipient)
    2. A good page turner (book). I just haven't found one in so long, it's maddening. LOL
    3. Hearing a child giggle!!
    4. I love walking in the early hours by myself in peace and quiet, hearing only the sound of the surf and birds singing. Watching the sun rise & colors of the sky change in front of me.
    5. An exceptional tasting meal at a posh restaurant, with service beyond protocol.

    Things I don't like...
    1. Driving at a good speed & then someone cutting me off going UNDER my speed where I have to brake to avoid hitting them. (I've been tempted!!!)
    2. The "F" word. In books, in movies, in life.... it's so gross & crude.
    3. Around ANY town, I hate seeing yards with junk heaps of ratty cars, trash, old appliances, etc.
    4. Prices of eggs!!!
    5. Yes, I know I'm a blogger, but social media such as Facebook, tik tok, and what seems destructive behavior coming from it. With a bonus of E. Musk followers!!!! (Bud has a fear of clowns too.)

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  7. Hola, Denise!

    "Why doesn't the city (your mayor) do something about it? "


    Good question. I often ask myself the same thing. Philadelphia is a city in which everything is okay. They make rules but no one has to follow them. People can do whatever they wish and nothing is said about it. I said this before in other posts, Philly is an enabling and encouraging city for poor behavior. And I'm the only native Philadelphian who will tell you that.

    "What is your favorite cheese? Mine is (are) cheddar, parmesan, swiss and feta."

    My faves are a lot of yours! But I think if I had to choose one, it would be feta. But I also love and worship Parmigiano Reggiano. I love it on pasta!

    Celery is the BOMB! I like dipping it into various dips while sipping my evening glass of wine.

    " I don't love how anyone can become famous on social media just because they have 155K followers."


    HA! Yes! And once they reach 155K followers, they become an "influencer!"

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl. Have a faaaaaaabulous rest of your week!

    X

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  8. Anni, I LOVED your comment! And so many of things you love and don't like are my own!

    "1. People that go out of their way with respect...I love seeing young folks sincerely helping the elders. (And, I've been a recipient)"

    Isn't that WONDERFUL? And me too. I fell on the street one day several years ago because I slipped on glass spotlight that was in the pavement after it had rained. And this lovely young lady ran over to me and asked if I was okay and helped me up. What a sweetheart she was!

    LOVE early morning hours as well!

    "3. Around ANY town, I hate seeing yards with junk heaps of ratty cars, trash, old appliances, etc."


    OMG, me too! And you see a lot of that here in Philly; particularly within the past three years.

    "5. Yes, I know I'm a blogger, but social media such as Facebook, tik tok, and what seems destructive behavior coming from it."

    I feel the same. God, how I miss the days when blogging was the primary (and most used) form of social media, in which it was all about quality, not quantity.

    Again, thanks for your comment, my friend. Muchly enjoyed!

    X

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  9. "I love nuts too! Cashews are my all-time favorite. I just wish they weren't do damn expensive."

    Ron, me too. Cashews are so damn expensive. And so are walnuts. The only nut that is still reasonable are peanuts, which I do enjoy.

    ALL wine should be red. LOL!

    Have a great day too!

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  10. You're so right, Daniel, peanuts are the only nut that is reasonably priced. I like them too. I also buy them for the squirrels that I love to feed in the park. They love peanuts!

    Some people like white wine. However, I can't drink it. Only red. And dry.

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  11. I love this, but where is Hello Kitty?!? LMAO!

    I’m taking Zinc right now because I have a massive sinus cold. First cold I’ve had since 2011! Can you believe that? I also take D3 but I halve the dose in the summer. I take Magnesium because I read it helps get rid of calcifications and since I started taking it, my mammograms have been clear!!! Very happy about that. I also do fish oil because my optometrist recommended it because I was suffering from Meibomian gland dysfunction and I’ve not have symptoms since. However, due to my recent diagnosis of osteoporosis, I tried adding K2 with my D3 and it was horrible! I was so nauseated. I even tested myself on multiple days, taking and not taking the K2 and only felt sick on the K2 days. And I was taking it after a big breakfast, so full stomach. I’m so disappointed. What time of day are you taking it? I’ve never had a reaction like that before.

    I’m a big fan of all your other items, though I have a few herbs/seasonings I don’t like such as oregano, turmeric and tarragon. I actually hate those! Lemons are so refreshing, aren’t they? I love it on my avocado toast.

    That’s weird about the static issues on laundry. The dryer sheets work for me, but I will say iv3 tried all those different kinds of dryer balls (rubber, wool, etc.) and they don’t work AT ALL. Complete waste of money.

    I’m with you on cell phone use and crappy customer service. That’s horrific about Philly sports fans. Cleveland doesn’t have that issue because we never win anything. LOL! Ok, actually we did win the NBA championship in 2016 and the people I know who went to the parade downtown said it was quite peaceful, for the most part.

    Thanks for the fun topic. I’m not going to XO you because I’m sick๐Ÿคฃ

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  12. Hi Ron, so enjoyed this post especially after reading Bijoux's earlier today. You both hit upon likes/loves and dislikes I share as well. Here's a few, a couple that are food related:

    I enjoy home cooking and adding fresh herbs does make everything better, Soups are a favorite here especially in winter months. My homemade chicken soup last week was perfect with a rotisserie chicken carcass. A plus is that we also enjoyed the chicken for several meals!

    There's nothing tastier for snacking than a charcuterie board with cheese, salami, prosciutto, olives, olive oil for dipping and freshly baked bread. Enjoying a glass of ๐Ÿทwine with it is better!

    The smell of freshly baked cookies is always a temptation, anything dark chocolate too.

    Saying thanks to people whenever they have helped. Complimenting folks for something, which can be anything from an article of clothing to a good deed, etc.

    Sitting down with a good book and a cup of tea, not necessary to have both at the same time.

    Dislikes include rude and loud people, speeding motorists, talking on cell phones in stores, public transit, bathrooms, on the street (except when necessary in an emergency, but in a bathroom?).

    Now you and Bijoux have me thinking of a future post on my blog ๐Ÿ˜‰.

    Also, NOT a fan of clowns, ever.

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  13. those supplements are working for you because you look freaking fabulous. you look so good ron. skin is flawless. i need to look again to see what you're taking so i can add to my mix. i take b12, fish oil and i just bought some mct oil. i should get some chia seed oil too. i used to take that on a regular.

    what do i love: cookies, music, carrot cake, photography, racquetball, walking.

    what do i hate everything you listed, cruelty to animals, judgmental christians, snow, evil people, inconsiderate people. have a great week.

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  14. Ron, I'm right there with you on clowns -- the mere idea they're involved in a circus is enough to find me running the other way! And you're so right: etiquette, particularly on social media and cell phones, has gone the way of eight-track tapes.


    I found your discussion of supplements interesting. I, too, prefer to take charge of my health by eating right and taking vitamins, rather than waiting to get sick and being loaded up with pharmaceuticals. The side effects of drugs just aren't pleasant for me.


    I don't think I could do gluten-free. I'm half-Italian and have a great fondness for pasta, cheese, and tomato sauce! And I have to watch my sweet tooth, too, ha!


    Great post, my dear. Enjoy the snow we're sending you! xx

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  15. OMG, it's so funny you mentioned Hello Kitty because I was going to add that to my list of DON'T love. In fact, I had it positioned last on this post, but then I thought, "They've already heard about my INTENSE dislike for Hello Kitty throughout the years." So I took it off and added CLOWNS. However, I will do an I Hate Hello Kitty post on its on in the future. I promise!

    Isn't zinc amazing? Especially for a cold or flu. You would die how much D3 I take. I take 20,000 IU's per day, but I take it with K2 (95 mcg) because in all my research, all the doctors and nutritionists said that it must be taken with D3 because it directs the D3 where it needs to go, instead of going into the arteries and kidneys. WOW, I've never heard of anyone having a negative reaction to K2. It's good you stopped though. I take D3 and K2 with my lunch. In fact, I just took it while eating my avocado salad. I've been taking those two for the past 3 1/2 years and have not had any negative reaction. So far.

    "...though I have a few herbs/seasonings I don’t like such as oregano, turmeric and tarragon. I actually hate those!"

    I don't actually use turmeric in my food, rather I take it as my supplement. I don't think I would like the taste either. They actually put it in a lot of skincare products to reduce inflammation. And it works.

    You and I should start our own "crappy customer service" blog. Between the two of us, we'd have a TON of posts. LOL!

    I know, isn't it horrific about Philly sports fans? They are truly the worst in America. And what freaks me out is THAT is how the react when they WIN. And god forbid you say something to them. They'll physically assault you.

    Thanks for stopping by, and again, thanks for the inspiration! Have a fabulous rest of your week and get well soon!

    X

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  16. Helloooooooooooooo there, D!

    Glad you enjoyed! I got my inspiration from Bijoux and Kari after I read their posts. I thought, "Why not give it a go?"

    And OMG, even though I'm a vegetarian, your homemade chicken soup sounded BEYOND delicious! Chicken soup is one of those things that's perfect for whatever ails you. I used to eat it whenever I had a cold or flu and it hit the spot!

    "There's nothing tastier for snacking than a charcuterie board with cheese, salami, prosciutto, olives, olive oil for dipping and freshly baked bread. Enjoying a glass of ๐Ÿทwine with it is better!"

    YES, YES, YES to ALL of that! Nothing tastier is right! I could live off charcuterie boards for the rest of my life and be totally happy. And yes, you must eat the with WINE!

    You're right, giving a compliment goes a long way and can really help someone have a better day.

    Hasn't cell phone usage gotten so out of hand? People have forgotten that they can be HEARD while talking, so lower your voice. But people don't seem to care if everyone hears them.

    Clowns are sooooooooooooooo scary!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your do's and don'ts. ENJOYED!!!!!

    X

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  17. Aw....thanks, Val! And so great to see your comment!

    B12 is excellent for so many things. And so is fish oil. Chia seed oil I've never tried but hear it's excellent. It has a lot of rich and healthy fats that are good for you.

    "what do i love: cookies, music, carrot cake, photography, racquetball, walking.'


    LOVE your list! And I love walking with you because we walk the same....FAST! LOL!

    And yes, I hate any type of cruelty to animals as well. My mother raised me to have the utmost respect for animals. And all kinds of animals.

    Yup, I have definitely tried lemon mint water and it's freaking deeeeeeeeeeelicious!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Val! have a great rest of your week!

    X

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  18. Hey there, Debbie!

    Aren't clowns the freaking things? When I was a kid and my parents took us to the circus, I really didn't like it. Circuses have a weird energy. That is except for Cirque du Soleil. They are amazing!

    OMG, do you remember eight-track tapes?!?! They were short-lived. And thank god. They were too big to store, and they made a *click* sound in the middle of a song!

    "I found your discussion of supplements interesting. I, too, prefer to take charge of my health by eating right and taking vitamins, rather than waiting to get sick and being loaded up with pharmaceuticals. The side effects of drugs just aren't pleasant for me."

    I do believe that medicine does have it's place. However, I've always sensed, since I was a kid, that things like supplements and more natural things were better for my own body. And also eating well. I find that when I listen to my body, it tells what and what not to do. And I've met many medical doctors who feel as I do.

    There is no way in HELL I could do gluten-free. And speaking of pasta, I made some last night for dinner. linguine with a red sauce, tons of garlic, basil, oregano, and olive oil. I also added fresh green beans that I steamed and sprinkled in some thinly sliced raw almonds. It was HEAVENLY!

    Yes, PLEASE send some snow. We haven't had so much as ONE flake yet. But I hear soon!

    X

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  19. I love this post!!

    First and foremost, thank you for sharing my post. I'm so glad I found you this year through Bijoux. Blogging makes me so happy, and finding bloggers who are so kind and loving only adds to the experience. ๐Ÿ˜˜❤️

    Every single one of your preferences I appreciate as well.
    I've been taking magnesium for migraines since 2020 and had no idea how much it was helping me with other things...like sleep AND winter depression. I am a firm believer in vitamins and supplements.
    Soups and salads are also favorites of mine. Soups are especially delicious this time of year.
    I absolutely love the smells of fresh herbs. It's one of my favorite fragrances.
    I also enjoy being of service to others. That, I believe, is why we are here on this planet.

    I completely understand your dislikes!
    I truly hate it when my clothes come out staticky from the dryer. I'm currently using wool balls, but even they can't always keep the static away.
    I've been in many public places where people are on their phones, and I'm not sure why they consider it appropriate.
    I've worked in retail for the majority of my life, and I can't stand rude customer service/retail interactions.
    I don't like sports, so I'm not sure why sports fans act this way. Adult humans are paid millions of dollars to play with a ball, in most cases. Why are the fans taking it so personally? ๐Ÿคฃ
    I also hate clowns. Adding that to my next list...

    Have a wonderful week, my friend. XOXO

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  20. *waving*

    Helloooooooooooo there, Kari!

    I can't you and Bijoux for giving me the inspiration to share this post of loves and don't loves. I started a list last week and decided to publish it today. What fun it was!

    " Blogging makes me so happy, and finding bloggers who are so kind and loving only adds to the experience. ๐Ÿ˜˜❤️"

    Ditto, my friend! It amazes me that I've been blogging for over 16 years and still love it. It's the only social media platform that I truly enjoy because it's all about connecting and sharing - quality stuff.

    "I've been taking magnesium for migraines since 2020 and had no idea how much it was helping me with other things...like sleep AND winter depression. I am a firm believer in vitamins and supplements."


    That's AWESOME! My father used to laugh at me taking supplements when I started waaaaaay back when, and would said to me, "Why are you taking those things? They don't do a thing. It's a waste of money." And I'm like, "Really? We'll see." For me, supplements have been such a huge support in staying healthy. Do I still get sick now and then? Sure. However, I can feel how beneficial they are in speeding up my recovery from a cold or flu.

    Thanks for mentioning the wool balls because I've seen people use them in the laundry room, but never tried them myself. I think I may give them a go and see if they help at least a little.

    "I don't like sports, so I'm not sure why sports fans act this way. Adult humans are paid millions of dollars to play with a ball, in most cases. Why are the fans taking it so personally? ๐Ÿคฃ"

    I have no idea, but you're right. And the Philadelphia sports fans take it VERY personal. To the point where they get physically violent. Not only did they act that way when they won the Super Bowl in 2018, but in 2008 when they won the World Series, they did the same - destroyed this city. OY VEY!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Kari! Have a faaaaaaaaabulous rest of your week!

    X

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  21. Ron, being someone who lives in South Philly, I can attest that Philadelphia sports fans are the WORST.

    Oh my god, me (and my hubby) laughed our asses off about the guy that sat next to you on the train. LOL! You are such a funny storyteller.

    I take supplements too. However, after seeing the ones you take, I will be looking into them. I started taking turmeric several years ago for an inflammation in my knee. I cannot believe how well it worked!


    Love:

    My husband and children
    Dark chocolate
    Snowy days
    The recipe for my grandmother's red pasta sauce (delicious!)
    Coupons

    Don't Love:

    Slow lines at the grocery store (I'm very impatient)
    Watching the news (like you, I've stopped)
    Not being able to eat like I used to without gaining weight
    People who don't say please or thank you
    Didn't love going to Catholic school

    Fun post, Ron! I really enjoyed reading everyone's comments! xo

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  22. Helloooooooooooo there, Elaine!

    "What they did to this city when they won the Super Bowl was horrendous. They're scary."

    Scary indeed!!! Which is why whenever they have a game, I make sure not to be outdoors.

    LOVED reading your list!!!!!

    Dark chocolate is a passion of mine as well. And I bet you're grandmother's sauce is to die for! I love marinara sauce. It's simple, and that's why I love it. I'm not a meat sauce person.

    OMG, I'm impatient too. Not fond of slow lines. But I have to say that Trader Joe's, for as busy as it gets at times, moved their checkout line fast. It's been one year now since I stopped watching the news and it's wonderful. And from one Catholic school goer to another, I didn't like it either. LOL!

    Turmeric is AMAZING for inflammation!!!! It's also a great antioxidant. SO many great benefits. I take 1000 mgs a day.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my friend! ENJOYED you comment!

    Have a great rest of your week!

    X

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  23. Ron, before I left my comment I read both articles about Philly sports fans and I have only one thing to say, "Holy shit!" It's one thing to love your teams and celebrate their victories, but it's something else to destroy a city over a WIN. That's just insane.

    I agree with you about the lack of cell phone etiquette. There is none. What I can't stand is how people feel that's it okay to have outright personal arguments while other people are all around them. It's like people have no sense of boundaries or privacy. Everything is just out in the open.

    I love herbs too. My favorite is basil. I could literally each it alone. I also love avocado. I love an ice cold beer during the summer months. I love the invention of caller ID because I hate answering the phone if I don't recognize the number. Which leads me to, I had spam calls.

    I don't like high-pitch noises. Drives me crazy. And I also don't like country western music.

    But I'll end on a love note - I love your blog, dude!

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  24. Hiya, Matt!

    "It's one thing to love your teams and celebrate their victories, but it's something else to destroy a city over a WIN. That's just insane."

    You took the words right out of my mouth, that just INSANE! It's like they're emotionally handicapped.

    And you're right, many people don't have a sense of boundaries or privacy while on their phones. Cell phone are such a convenient and awesome invention, however, their usage has gotten addictive.

    OMG...I could eat basil alone too. If I had to choose just one herb, it would be basil. Not only the taste, but the heavenly smell. Call ID is another awesome invention. I remember when it was first introduced to phone services. I loved it. I don't get many spam calls on my cell phone because I don't use give out my cell phone number all the time. When it comes to business stuff, I use my landline phone number. And I DO get a lot of spam calls on that phone.

    No to country music also!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Matt. And thanks for your kind words. Hope you're week is going well!

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  25. Oooooo Ron, I love posts like this, where we can give our personal likes and dislikes. Or loves and don't loves!

    Many of yours ring true for me too. I love my smartphone, don't get me wrong. But the way many people use them has gotten out of hand. Like, airing their dirty laundry in public. There is no way in hell I would do something like that with other people around me. I'd wait until I got home. I LOL at the passenger who talked loud and had bad breath. You should have handed him an extra-strength TIC-TAC! I bet your customers/clients love you at your job. It hard to find someone that's honest when you're asking for advice about products. Most just want to SELL you something. ANYTHING.


    Loves

    1 Makeup and skincare products.
    2 Romantic comedy movies, as well as psychological thrillers
    3 Mexican food
    4 Wine
    5 Montauk Point, NY


    Not Loves

    1 Food prices OMG!
    2 The LONG recipes at CVS
    3 When my cell phone battery dies in the middle of a phone conversation
    4 The smell of Chanel #5
    5 When they colorize classic black and white movies

    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron! ox

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