A Day Of Dougie: ’70s Sitcoms & Word Association…

Tossing Salt Presents:
A Day of Dougie
’70s Sitcoms & Word Association
April 26, 2021

Greetings my ham & eggers? How are you? I have about thirty minutes to kill before I have to head out to the workplace and decided that instead of taking a nap or spending all of that precious time screaming at the animals, I’d grab the magic bag and do a very quick edition of “A Day Of Dougie”. Yes, you’re welcome.

And yes, I’m back to work. After several weeks of being out of action due to an infection in my foot and two stays in the hospital and surgeries to clean the infections out, I’m getting back into the swing of things. I started back last week and it was rough at times, but I endured and made it through. And now, we’re back on a semi-regular schedule. I’m not 100% yet, but it’s a work in progress and I’m getting there. I’m back in business. Let the games begin.

But before we do that, let’s do this. Where is the Magic Bag and let’s find two topics to do some quick discussion of. I reach into the bag and we have “Word Association” and “Sitcoms of the ’70s”. Well, the first is just drawing topics from the bag and quickly saying the first thing that comes to mind. I’ll save that one for last. Let’s do the other one first.

Sitcoms of the ’70s…

I was fortunate enough to get to see some of the best and most memorable television situation comedies growing up, shows that could never fly or make it on TV today, not in this politically correct and cancel-culture world. I watched All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude, Sanford & Son, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Chico & The Man, and so many other television classics. It was a time of social change and nothing was off-limits or sacred. And it was good TV, definitely far better than the crap we have on now. It was for all ages, all races, all cultures, and it was designed to make you think while being entertaining at the same time. Now, it’s all “don’t offend anyone” and “this is stupid”. Go to YouTube and watch All In The Family or The Jeffersons. Watch Sanford & Son. Forget the crap on TV now. Two Broke Girls? Who gives a rat’s ass? Take the stick out of your ass and take a look at TV that did what TV was supposed to do instead. Teach and entertain. You’ll be glad you did. Trust me on this.

And now, for the other.


I’ll draw topics from the bag and give my first and immediate impression. I only have fifteen minutes left so we’ll make this quick with only five or six topics. Let’s do this.

Best Job/Worst Job: Best job for me was Dairy Mart and the one I have now at the ABC store. It’s the people that make the difference. And the worst job was Kangaroo Express. Several years working that 3rd shift. I had some great coworkers, but it was a war zone every night. I hated that place.

Teddy Bear: A great song and story by Red Sovine. Look it up on YouTube and have a tissue ready. It sure works on allergies.

Pressure: My life and every day. I’m so ready to snap sometimes.

Improvising Recipes: If you don’t have an ingredient you need, use something else and make due. Go with the flow. I’ve created some great foods by accident by doing this. Some, not so good either, but improvision can be a wonderful thing.

Hard Luck Woman: A song by KISS that was covered by Garth Brooks. Garth did it better. Just saying.

Shave: A necessary evil. I hate to shave and actually prefer to have a few days of growth rather than be all baby-faced. Unfortunately, when I have a few days of growth, I look like a homeless person. Hate it when that happens.

And this is where I’m quitting. I have to go to work now. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, just give me a shout. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay safe. I’ll see you at the liquor store.


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