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Not What You Expect?

Today is about interesting combinations. Things together that you would not expect! And I’m not even starting with insurance companies who advertise how quickly they pay claims! Instead…

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I walked outside the house yesterday morning and saw three foxes standing with a deer. Why were they hanging out together?  You might ask, “Why didn’t you take a picture?” Funny you should say that!

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That unexpected team didn’t seem to belong together.

Much like the judges on the television show America’s Got Talent. Curiously, none of the four are from the United States. Heidi Klum is German; Mel B (using the name she calls herself) and Simon “Fat Head” Cowell are both British; and Howie Mandel was born in Canada.

Which brings me to another odd grouping that was unexpected. The image of the grand White House,  and the reality of a rundown place to live.

John Adams served as the second President of the United States. He was also a lawyer and writer. A writer who was known for his constant complaining. That included why he withdrew as the author of the Declaration of Independence.

Initially, he was one of the Committee of Five who were charged by Congress to draft the Declaration. When Jefferson wanted him to be the primary author, he declined. When Jefferson asked him why, he replied by describing himself with his second reason of why he should not be the author, “I am obnoxious, suspected and unpopular”. (His first reason was because he felt Jefferson, as a Virginian, should be the primary drafter)

When he became President and wrote back to his wife about the accomodations at the White House, this is how he described it in the letter, with his old english spelling included:

“Last night for the first time I slept in our new House. But what a Scene: The Furniture belonging to the Publick is in the most deplorable Condition. There is not a Chair fit to sit in. The Beds and Bedding are in a woeful Pickle. This House has been a Scene of the most Scandalous Drinking and Disorder among the servants, that ever I heard of. I would not have one of them for any Consideration. There is not a Carpet nor a Curtain, nor a Glass nor Linnen nor China nor any Thing. Dont expose this Picture.

Not what we expect as the home of our president! Plus… life in a woeful pickle!

And for pic o’ day, I use another Christie meme. Here he is among Gilligan and his friends, trying to get off the island. Christie just won’t help them, after their three hour tour!

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For our real pic o’ day, this is really not what you expect from a company truck. Someone with a sense of humor!

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