Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

 

Lucy and Twiggy

“Why does UPS ring that bell.”
“To warn me to bark them to St Louis.”
“How considerate of them.”

Here it is Friday. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know we did. Unfortunately, I was looking forward to the Steelers game on Thanksgiving day. I was the last to know that the game was canceled and rescheduled for Sunday.

There I was saying Go Steelers to everyone, and no one wanted to ruin my day. It was announced shortly after noon on Wednesday that the game was rescheduled for Sunday because of COVID trouble on the Baltimore Ravens team. Oh well, I had about twelve hours of looking forward to a game, which was a feeling that everyone else had lost.

Today’s JohnKu talks about having a hope dashed. I hope you all have a great weekend.

A hope by John W. Howell Β© 2020

When what you wish for,

Becomes too impossible . . .

Make another wish.

 

65 comments

  1. Reminds me of a line from a film (can’t remember which one or who said it).
    Man sidles up to a pretty woman in a bar: “Can I buy you a drink?”
    Pretty woman: “I guess I’ll have a large Kir Royale.”
    Man: “Guess again!”
    ;D

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    1. Hahahaha. Love it.Thanks, Keith

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Loved the haiku, John, and the reminder to make another wish. It’s a bit of wisdom we all could use.😊

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    1. Almost a necessity these days. Thanks, Gwen.

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  3. And the worse part is that the game may not be televised in your area. But there’s hope – both Texas teams have played … and I heard the Ravens QB may not play.

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    1. The chances are getting better. The local station allowed a network commercial on the game. So maybe.

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      1. Plus, that’s a big game that will receive national attention.

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  4. Oh, what a bummer! However, now you have Sunday to look forward to πŸ˜‰
    Have a stupendous day today!

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    1. You are right, Dale. Yesterday’s disappointment turns into today’s anticipation. I hope you have a terrific day today as well. πŸ€—

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      1. It’s all in how we choose to look at it.
        I thank you! So far, so good!

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  5. Sorry about your game, but I’m happy you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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    1. It was great. So hopefully we will have a game on Sunday. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  6. Thanksgiving didn’t seem right with football ending like that! And I don’t understand why – other teams play with the backup, but because Jackson tested positive, the team has to sit out? What is 3 days going to do, when quarantine is 2 weeks?

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    1. Yeah, I am confused on how they determine everything is okay. Thanks, GP.

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      1. I don’t know, but ESPN just said that Jackson tested positive again today.

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  7. Good JohnKu. And better luck on Sunday. If the weather is right I will opt for a bit more of ShovelKu to balance out some Turkey calories and will check on the score of the game later. Be well and well adjusted to our covid altered schedule.

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    1. Thank you, John. I think ShovelKu is a good thing.

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  8. That’s a great attitude, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  9. I’m glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It’s too bad about the Steelers game. I loved your thoughts at the end. I think we are all learning how to make another wish.

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    1. We need to do that, Molly Shea.

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  10. I’m sorry if I burst your bubble, John. Our daughter, my brother and I were planning to watch together via FaceTime. I guess we can make the shift.

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    1. It’s okay.As I said I had twenty four hours of looking forward more than anyone else. 😁

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      1. Now it’s been moved to Tuesday night πŸ™

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      2. Yes. Pretty soon we all will get tired chasing this one.

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  11. You might have been disappointed your game was postponed, but now you get to enjoy it a bit later (better than a cancellation, right?!) Hope your Turkey-day was grand — love Lucy’s expression here … and that gold, bubbly thing on your table!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. That gold thing is a set of rings that does resemble bubbles. Yes, we had a super day. I hope you’d too.

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  12. Trust Twiggy to bark UPS to St. Louis! If a dog can roll her eyes, Lucy is rolling her eyes. Thank you for the JohnKu. It’s a good one.

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    1. She does a lot of that. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  13. It really was a strange holiday this year. At least the game is rescheduled and not canceled.

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    1. So true. (So far knock wood)

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  14. It’s hard to look forward to anything these days as event after event gets canceled or moved. Great JohnKu!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Have a great weekend.

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  15. I pouted all day! πŸ™‚

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  16. A sad conclusion of such a brilliant party, dear John! Friday at delivery? Interesting idea! Twiggy might order its visit with DHL as well…It will be faster, but more expensive though…Fridays are always expensive for us. 😁 Maria’s Zen after Thanksgiving day.

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    1. I think she should order Friday from Amazon. She is a prime member. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ True! Free delivery is included.

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      2. Yes for sure. 😁

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  17. portmanguy · ·

    Hope you get to watch the game, John. Covid continues to play havoc with our sporting fixtures.

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    1. I know. We just got word the game is moved to Tuesday. We shallsee. Thanks, Guy

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  18. Enjoy Sunday’s game, John, and glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Wonderful words to end the week, too.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  19. And now it’s been moved to Tuesday.

    Just so long as they still play it, I guess all will be well.

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    1. If the Ravens can stay out of the Rona bars.

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      1. Evidently it’s not as easy as it looks.

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      2. I guess. 😁

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  20. Love the photo of the girls! Great composition – so classy and elegant of the ladies. Sorry about the game.

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    1. Thak you, Jo. Oh well maybe someday.

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  21. Hi, John! Sorry about your game. Perfect poem for 2020. I look forward to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the dog show every thanksgiving. I was happily surprised neither one was canceled this year.😁 Have a great weekend!

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    1. We watched both too. Thanks, Vashti.

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  22. Hi John – Better tune in for Tuesday. Sorry your hopes were dashed. Now even more Ravens have COVID. How come you’re not a Cowboys or a Texans fan?

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    1. I married a Steelers fan and the better part of valor caused me to convert.

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  23. Yes, make another wish. Well said. Football is among the many strange things this year. I know how you must have felt, John.

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    1. Yes it is annoying. We were hoping for a West Virginia game today but got cancelled.

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      1. That’s two. And things happen in threes. πŸ™„

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      2. Yeah. That worries me.

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  24. good point, John. When something happens beyond your control, accept it and move on.

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    1. So true. 😊

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