I was recently in Florida just this past week. We went to Lakeland outside of Tampa to a Seniors Expo not that G and I wanted to go and see Rita Mcneil but we were passengers in our friends car and they wanted to go.
It was for the retired Snowbirds those who rather sit in the sun in their golden years down south than shovel snow.
Found out Snowbird is not just Canadian term it also applies to those Americans in the Northern States as well, learn something everyday.
Well as you can see from the picture it has to do with Hooters. I am sure some of you are waking up at this moment and otherrs are rolling their eyes. This was the only booth with no line up. Go figure!!!!
Now I was given a coupon for 20% off at Hooters. I am not sure if I already got the 20% off (juding by the photo) or is there more revealing discount to come. I have to go stand in the corner now as Mrs. Tarf is sending me for a time out. LOL
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Well it had to happen sometime I guess. I remember when I used to get into the Bars without being asked for identification. In the day when you had to be 21 to go to the Bars and 18 to see a Restricted Movie. Then when I was old enough that was when they asked me for ID. I was always annoyed that they asked me then, Hey, I am old enough. Then a few years later no asked anymore, I started to feel left out and lonely. LOL
Today I was in Zellers at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth getting a few bits and was automatically given the Seniors Discount without being asked for Proof of Age.
I have in the past told various fibs about being older; so I could get discounts on Meals, Price of Admission to Movies and Seniors Appreciation Days where you get an extra 10% off the price of merchandise.
Why is it when we can get things cheaper. We tell the young clerks at the cash registers that we are older. As if they are ever going to ask us to prove our actual age with some ID.
I remember all my 20 something Teachers when I was a lot younger. That they all looked really old to me then. So it must be the same thing to the Teenagers on cash when I arrive to buy something now a days. Here's comes a really old Geezer, better give him the discount before he complains or has a stroke.
Then when someone asks you your age, we also lie and we automatically say 39 again. LOL.
My Mom always said. "The Secret of looking younger is always hang out with older people."
So if any of you want to hang out. There is a guarantee you will look younger. :)) I have the Seniors Discount to prove it.
Posted by The Old Tarf at 7:05 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
Did you ever have one of those days where you followed the Doctor's advice and got yourself ready for an exam and were not able to get there.?
Well, I joined the club today; I was supposed to have a Colorectal Exam this morning. So I had to clear my system with an Enema Prep the night before and go to at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Now it is only a check up, at my age, it is the proper thing to do. Well I had this horrible starvation clear diet to follow to the letter yesterday. And then joy of joys drink one 300ml bottle of Magnesium Cirtate (cold) as it would taste worse warm. ( Yugghh). Wouldn't want to try that as it was awful anyway.
Then on top of that, I had to take 3 Dulcolax Tablets and good thing I put Roller Blades on as I could slide in and out of the Washroom all night very fast and often.
So In the midst of this we have a 20cm of snow and 15ml of Freezing Rain and rain on top of that. So it meant the roads were not passable and I had to cancel my test for another day of spending the night on the Loo in the not so distance future. But, Dear Readers everything else from my perspective was Passable ( if you know what I mean). I think I lost almost 5 lbs since yesterday.LOL Not a pleasant way to spend an evening.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The madam opened the brothel door in Winnipeg and saw a rather dignified, well-dressed, good-looking man in his late forties or early fifties.
'May I help you sir?" she asked.
'I want to see Valerie,' the man replied.
'Sir, Valerie is one of our most expensive ladies. Perhaps you would prefer someone else', said the madam.
'No, I must see Valerie,' he replied.
Just then, Valerie appeared and announced to the man she charged $5000 a visit. Without hesitation, the man pulled out five thousand dollars and gave it to Valerie, and they went upstairs. After an hour, the man calmly left.
The next night, the man appeared again, once more demanding to see Valerie. Valerie explained that no one had ever come back two nights in a row as she was too expensive. But there were no discounts. The price was still $5000.
Again, the man pulled out the money, gave it to Valerie, and they went upstairs. After an hour, he left.
The following night the man was there yet again. Everyone was astounded that he had come for a third consecutive night, but he paid Valerie and they went upstairs.
After their session, Valerie questioned the man, 'No one has ever been with me three nights in a row. Where are you from?' she asked.
The man replied, 'Ontario'.
'Really', she said. 'I have family in Ontario.'
'I know.' the man said. 'Your sister died, and I am her attorney. She asked me to give you your $15,000 inheritance.'
The moral of the story is that three things in life are certain.
3. Being screwed by a lawyer
Posted by The Old Tarf at 3:17 PM
Monday, January 5, 2009
Weight Watchers is a very good program. It helped both Ginny and myself to lose over 120 lbs between the two of us. I went down from a 42 waist to under a 33 waist. Now there is nothing wrong with the program. It gets down to keep track of what you eat each day. As thinking you can keep it all under control in your head and still stay on track, that doesn't work, as you tend to forget what you had been eating earlier in the day.
I do find the Weight Watchers Program a little wanting once you get to Maintenance. Which is getting to your goal weight and keeping it for at least 6 weeks afterward. You are kind of on your own, part of the problem for me was not going to the meetings regularly as one only has to go every 6 weeks. I felt bad sitting there and not having anything to say or to participate in the meetings. No one wants to hear how successful you have been all the time. As some of the people had been there before we even started in the first place.
It was the same way I started to work for the Program but found it hard to be on the other side weighting people in and flogging what ever products for that week just because I got some sort of commission from the sales.
So I stopped going and then stopped counting and low and behold my 34 waist is now tight and I will be damned if I am going to buy anymore clothes to fit.
As I dropped down in size. I got rid of my old big clothes, so I would not be tempted to slip up in the buffet table.
Well I am now about 15lbs over my goal weight and pledge to get back on track. This post is for my blogging buddy down under. So here is a picture of what I looked like before I started on weight watchers and a picture of what I looked like a year later. Just to prove that I was almost looking like the Michelin Tire Man.
Me before I started on Weight Watchers in Cuba Drinking.
Me after 1 Year on Weight Watchers again in Cuba.
I realize now that Frank will go to some lengths to do me some composite shots and send them to me. If they are not rude I will post them on the computer.
So "Allons 'y" We go there or Off and Running and hopefully Losing a little on the way. Slow and steady.