One thing the world could do without…

When I was 13 my family went on a trip to Branson, Missouri. If you’ve never heard of it, look it up. (Not right now!! When you get done reading my nonsense. Trust me on this, you do want to finish today.) While we were there, we went to go to a show performed by Jim Stafford and yes, I still have my ticket stub.

Jim Stafford is a comedian who talks and sings, kind of like Rodney Carrington, but clearer. MUCH cleaner. Branson is family-oriented, not talking about how you came into a family. Anyway, Mr. Stafford sings this song that goes like this… “I don’t like spiders and snakes…and thats just what it takes…” and other than that, I can’t remember a single word–and those probably aren’t in order, either.

To me, spiders and snakes don’t worry me so much. Yes, I’m the weirdo who spent her late teens/early twenties with three tarantulas as pets. But nope, I have no inclination to hug a boa–he might wish to hug me back! However, I’d honestly prefer to walk past a large box full of spiders and snakes every single day than to come in contact with so much as a single drop of poison ivy oil! I cannot tell you the last summer I didn’t spend covered in poison ivy! Last year was so bad I had second degree burns on my arms from it (I didn’t know you could get burned from the stuff, but I guess it breaks your skin down like a burn would-it did burn and my skin was hot–but that’s what my doctor said was happening).

Alas, I got it again this year. Yay me!

Since this week so many authors are out of town at RT I’m doing an impromptu giveaway and giving away an ebook from my backlist (winner’s choice). All ya need to do to be entered is comment with what one thing (not a person, please) that could vanish from this world that you wouldn’t mind it’s disappearance.



BONUS: Here’s Mr. Jim Stafford singing ’bout his spiders and snake hatred.

16 thoughts on “One thing the world could do without…”

  1. Allergies….I realize they’re not really something that can really be gotten rid of, but my life would be better without it. You know- dust, pollen, animal dander, molds, pineapple, melons, coconut, bee and wasp stings, to name just a few. lol

  2. Mmm there are so many reality tv shows I could name that the world could do without but that sort of goes against your no people rule (its the ‘stars’ of these shows that make me feel like I’m losing brain cells watching them)
    I think I will have to go with DUST. Annoying stuff that seems to quickly reappear after dusting. I tend to leave dusting for as long as possible. It’s a good thing I don’t have asthma!

    1. I think it was created to protect the artist, record company and/or publisher as a means to keep their work from being pirated or sold illegally. It still happens thought with or without DRM.

      (I do undertand your stance as an honest customer wanting to transfer music or books from one device to another and I wish I had a solution for you. šŸ˜¦ )

  3. Seeing this made me feel old. I remember this tune. Yeah I am that old. He looks so young in this video. I also remember when Branson wasn’t a destination. So I think that is what I think I could so do without. Feeling old. Not that I mind being the age I am, just feeling it. The aches. The Pains. Ack! Remembering these fun times of old but being unable to remember what I had for breakfast. (Did I eat breakfast?) Yep! Feeling old needs to go!

    1. I love it! I’m starting to get that brain drain, too. (Aches and pains have been constant since my early 20s when I was diagnosed with RA. And yeah, I hate those, too.)

  4. Cancer! The world could so do without it and everything that comes with it. Right now it is my greatest prayer, my biggest wish, all of hopes, and even dreams to rid the world of cancer and let’s start with my hubby, friends and love ones that are dealing with this horrible horrible disease and then just wipe it off the world all together.

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