Ramblin’ And Gamblin’ #socs

From 1969, the Bob Seger System, "Ramblin’, Gamblin’ Man."

I’m not typically a gambler, but I used to like to connect through McCarran Airport in Las Vegas when I was coming home from the West Coast, and play the slot machines there in the airport. Never won a damn thing, but it was fun, anyway. On a Friday night, the planes from Las Vegas were pretty well empty, meaning I could raise an armrest and spread out a little. Well, spread out a lot. I’m what they call in the South a "big ol’ boy."

The sports teams at Loyola University Chicago were all called the Ramblers. It has nothing to do with the cars that were made until 1969; they were a traveling team and rambled all over the Midwest.

Finally, a song that was originally called "Scrambled Eggs." From 1965, The Beatles, "Yesterday."

Linda runs Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Now a word about Bufferin analgesic tablets. Works twice as fast as aspirin!

27 thoughts on “Ramblin’ And Gamblin’ #socs

  1. I enjoyed the mixes of info you shared – you never cease to impress me. I didn’t know that about the song either. I’m guessing that Bufferin’s magnesium content is what helps people feel better faster too – it’s amazing how many people are deficient in it and don’t even know it. I hope you and Mary are having a nice holiday weekend.


    1. Never thought of the magnesium making you feel better. I know it’s one of the antacids they put into each tablet, but yeah, it probably makes you feel better that way. One of my brothers couldn’t take aspirin, because he’d break out in hives, but he could take Bufferin…

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            1. Ibuprofen and naproxen were also prescription drugs at one time. (Heavier doses and formulations with codeine still are.) Mary was prescribed ibuprofen for cramps, and when that wasn’t strong enough they prescribed naproxen.

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              1. I remember taking Ibuprofen with codeine after my wisdom teeth were removed. It is a rare occasion for us to take any pain killers. The side effects are too scary. I’m glad Mary has found relief that works for her. πŸ€—


                1. In her case, “relief” was menopause…

                  I had to have a tooth pulled, and they had me use naproxen for the pain and codeine if it got excriuciating. Never needed it. I took the naproxen, and that was enough. Opioid adfdiction is a little too common…

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  2. Yeah, I don’t gamble much. I’ve won a few bucks here and there. Not really my thing. But I have a character who counts cards.
    I wrote a humorous piece for the June WEP prompt.
    And I have my favorite book world narrowed down for the IWSG July prompt.
    July 03 is Plastic Bag Free Day, which hopes to eliminate single-use plastic bags.
    Over at Operation Awesome, our Pass or Pages query contest opens Monday with July’s family saga genre. Know any writers who might want to enter?


  3. I’ve never been interested in gambling, but I am imagining that song with “scrambled eggs” replacing, “yesterday,” which makes it way less sad. Thinking about it from the perspective of being a vegan who misses scrambled eggs, it’s pretty funny. Now I long for scrambled ay ay ay eggs……


      1. Thanks, a lot, John. I had forgotten all about this consciously, but this evening I ordered Pad Thai withOUT the egg and it came (prophetically) with scrambled egg! I think I might have eaten some before I gave most of it to David.

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  4. Hubby and I were just talking about Bufferin, Anacin, Goodys, and BC Powders just the other day. I think I had heard about the original name of Yesterday in some interview with McCartney.


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