Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. How has the new year been for you so far? Mine has been...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. How has the new year been for you so far? Mine has been interesting to say the least…and to give you an example…. let’s start with this. Do any of you remember this phrase that was very popular a number of years ago?  “Riddle me this?” If you have a few gray hairs, you are sure to remember that this was the famous words of the Riddler; he was one of the key nemeses of Batman and Robin. Back then, the show was nothing compared to recent movies. This was a TV show that was pure camp; Batman was played by Adam West and every punch and kick was captioned with a big balloon “Pow! Or “Bam!” So I have my own…”Riddle me this!” What light bulb is supposed to turn off but stays on?” Give up?  LOL. A bit of background story. I was looking for some LED bulbs that have a lithium battery in them so they charge when you use them, and when the power goes out, they will stay lit for 3-4 hours. I got a 4-pack; screwed one into my kitchen light, turned the light switch on. The bulb lights up. I turned the switch off and the light stayed on. Hmmmm. Now that I think about it…how does the bulb know the power is off; because there is no electric power, or the power is off because you flipped the switch? I did some research; other bulbs had a button or some other way to tell the bulb that it needs to use the battery for power versus electric. So, there was this little card in the box that said I could email this company in Japan, via Hotmail, of all things. I figured that was a lost cause, but they did respond and asked for a video. I have never sent a video before using my iPhone; first file was too big, so next thing, I am figuring out how to edit a film file. Whoohoo! Always learning! They responded back, but I am sure we are not communicating the problem adequately. They told me that the video was helpful and to try each bulb in a different socket. Not sure what that would accomplish,but I did as I was instructed and came up with the same results. Now, I await their next response to my riddle-filled bulbs.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you no longer have me. What am I?”

A SMILE

“I am never going back to the new restaurant that advertises breakfast all day long.” “Why is that?” I asked. “Yesterday around 5 p.m. I thought it would be nice to have some eggs, pancakes, and some bacon versus my normal dinner of a steak and salad. When it came to my table, everything was cold, and the bacon was dry as cardboard. I asked the waiter why my meal was all dried out. I thought you served breakfast all day long?” He replied, “We do serve breakfast all day long, but we make it in the morning.”

Time to go. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember that life is a riddle; we just have to keep looking for the answers. Oh yes. The riddle answer is: secret. 

JR