ZRAHDA = HAZARD
VINTAE = NATIVE
PRUYYS = SYRUPY
EEBARK = BEAKER
LIPTER = TRIPLE
LWEFOL = FELLOW
HE’D PASSED OUT WHILE SHOPPING, AND THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE – – –
HAD NTI SY AE TIE FW = FAINTEST IDEA WHY
Good Morning, Everyone! 🌡 Just PASSING Some Time at the Mall 🌡
🎶 Love ain’t for the FAINT of heart…Timid and the weak. Pour me one more on the rocks…And baby, we’ll just see…We’ll start a fire, you pour the wine, slip on in to these arms of mine…Love ain’t for the FAINT of heart, love’s for you and me…🎶 “Faint of Heart” – Vince Gill and Diana Krall. 2006
🌡 Today’s no situation where I would make a joke,
It’s not a laughing matter…and has happened to some folks…
Unfortunately, so many things can be wrong with this FELLOW,
His “color” here is looking good…not flushed or perhaps yellow.
Maybe his eating habits…still NATIVE to his youth…
Aren’t the best…and why’s he looking for that pretzel booth?
Those things are drenched in butter, a TRIPLE dose I’m sure,
And that can be a HAZARD…food like that he should ignore.
I don’t feel right by judging, I’m guilty myself too,
Why just this morning I indulged in quite the SYRUPY brew…
Besides a coffee BEAKER-sized…the caffeine off the charts,
I guess we all have habits not so easy which to part.
Let’s hope it’s nothing serious, and he’ll be fine, this guy
And there won’t be more talk of this…the FAINTEST IDEA WHY …🌡
Sunday…my favorite puzzle day, as I’m sure it is for many of you. I’m lucky enough to have a paper full of puzzles, and of course the Jumble is always right up there with the best of them. And today is no exception. Although I knew our solution immediately, being a commonly used phrase, todays’ words were fun to work with, and masterfully scrambled. And while none of them are new, the anagrams all look to be. BEAKER comes in as our oldest, with a date of 03/05/15, (and it looks like it hasn’t been repeated in play since then), while NATIVE, our most recent, was last seen on January 29th. Our other four all appeared last year, between April and November. And according to the Early Birds, there was just a slight pause at SYRUPY for two of them…and that was because Spry was stuck in their heads…So now that I’ve passed out the rundown on our words, let’s get to our cartoon….
I remember passing out once. No, I’ve passed out more than once, but that one time, after I came to, I remember saying…”Wow, I don’t have the faintest idea why I passed out”. And the technician (who had just finished using my arm as a pin cushion) cracked up laughing…So glad I could give him a laugh…And so glad that I left right after that too. Trust me there was no way I was continuing with that futile attempt at blood withdrawal…it was all in vein…There’s so many reasons why we pass out. Even healthy people, like this guy seems to be. The medical term is SYNCOPE, and to be honest? It’s all making me a little dizzy just thinking about it. So I’m going to cut right to the chase…We’re at a Shopping Mall, and we meet a middle-aged couple. The man, searching for the pretzel kiosk, has passed out and is seen sitting on the floor. Luckily, he’s being attended to by two EMS workers. And luckily he’s with his wife, who I assume called 911. And assuming the guy’s in good health, which he might be considering he was about to eat one of those “butter check the salt in these” pretzels, both he and his wife are at loss as to why he fainted. They have no idea…And while one paramedic checks our guys’ blood pressure, the other is seen reassuring his visibly upset wife that they’ll figure it out. So the not having the FAINTEST IDEA WHY...is about to be solved. And while I have a ton of puns up my sleeve, I just don’t feel right making them. So I’m just going to bypass them altogether…
Eye candy? The panel is shaded in light blue. A man is seen looking back over his shoulder as he goes up the escalator. At the next level, we see a woman speaking on her phone, and a man who appears to be wearing a cape, with something fringe-like across the front of his pants. I’m definitely leaving that alone…All three of them are watching intently, with concerned looks upon their faces. And beyond our patients’ head a women’s graphic T-Shirt can be seen in a store window, depicting the profile of a long-haired person wearing dark shades. It’s not ringing a bell…but knowing Jeff, it must be something that I/we should know…so if anyone can identify it, please do. I’m curious myself. The wife’s hand going up towards her face shows the degree of her bewilderment. Both paramedics’ shirts sport the EMS patch, (these are red) showing the snake-like entwined staff, which is known in the medical field as the Rod of Asclepius. Great detail, Jeff. But the male attending to our patient also has a blank gold patch upon his left sleeve. I’m pretty sure a gold patch is worn by EMT’s in NY State, but we have to keep in mind that Jeff, while drawing the cartoons, doesn’t color them, so we need to take it all with a grain of salt. We can see an opened EMS Protector Case with various medical supplies, and the stethoscope that the EMT is wearing. But I’m going to go with the blood pressure cuff, bulb and sphygmomanometer…(how’s that for an early morning wake-up word)!…it just reached out and grabbed me. So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And here’s hoping we all stay happy and healthy! 🌡🙋🏻