Monday, August 3, 2015

Blue Monday: Here Comes August

Blue Monday is hosted weekly by Smiling Sally.
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So....First Monday in August! How can that be? Where are those long, lazy days of summer that I look forward to all year? Somehow they managed to whiz right by while I was still coming out of my winter/springtime doldrums. I just looked at a newspaper this morning (remember those?) and one of the article headings was something like "Say Goodbye to Summer and Get Back to School" !!!!???? Come on -- it's just now August, folks! We still have at least another month of summer, and I'm not ready to say goodbye just yet.

Oops -- sorry about that. Didn't really mean to get so carried away. But I'm one of those people who would be perfectly happy to skip all those other seasons and just have perpetual summer. A year without coats, sweaters, boots or blankets -- that would be my ideal year. No snow, no ice. Just 365 days of sunshine -- is that really too much to ask?

OK. Enough bellyaching. I was going to say.... First Monday in August, and first Blue Monday of the month. Today's photo is one I snapped last week during a shopping trip at a local HEB store. It's one of those huge Texas-sized supermarkets, with hundreds of aisles to meander along. All right -- maybe not hundreds, but lots and lots of aisles. And also lots of little kiosks and counters with free samples. Actually, on a Saturday you could probably eat a pretty good lunch there, just from all the samples. They also tend to put up some interesting promotional displays. This is one I loved -- a golfer built from beer cartons!

It was a little hard to get a good shot -- they had him sort of hidden away between the cheese counters and the wine aisle. I thought it was pretty nifty (nifty? just how old are you, lady?), and wished they'd put it out where it was a little more visible. Apparently the Michelob company puts their name on golf bags and other golfing paraphernalia, so I guess it makes sense. And it had some lovely shades of blue.

And since I know you're wondering -- no, they weren't giving away free samples of Michelob.

Please note: I am in no way affiliated with the people who make or sell Michelob -- although I have drunk their beer now and then. I am also not connected with the HEB stores, I just shop there. I was not compensated monetarily for posting this photo. But I did get a bit of a giggle from it. 


  1. Hi Joy,

    I'm reading and thinking, "RIGHT!" When schools began testing, the calendar changed so that there'd br time to score the tests. And that is how summer was trashed!

    Now, if you like to live in a place with NO snow or cold, cold . . . join me in FL.

    Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. I am with you. Even tho it is terribly hot here, I will take summer anytime. I cannot handle the cold.

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment with such kind and encouraging words!!
    Great Blues!!


  4. Hahaha, that's pretty creative, the beer box golfer. Yeah, I can't get over it being August already.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  5. Caroline goes back to school on the 17th. Somebody posted on FB the other day that there were only 18 Friday's until Christmas. This summer has just evaporated. Nifty? Ha, the other day I said beau -- BEAU? -- we never said "beau". Gee. And....I wish we had an HEB.

  6. A great share! Always great seeing everyone's blues. Enjoy your week.

  7. Hi Joy, Thank you so much for visiting me last Blue Monday. Here I am a week late visiting you. Talk about losing summer...we have had company the whole summer and I have not had time to visit much.

    Love the beer box golfer and sunshine all year long means moving to Florida. I grew up in Miami. We now live in the NC mountains and love it.

    Happy the rest of summer.


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