Show Notes for Thursday, March 30, 2023


Dear John,

The landlady in my apartment complex is a sweet 70- something woman who treats me like her son. She's always trying to set me up with a woman and always tells me about single women that move into the apartment complex. Last year, I told her to back off a bit and told her it's not a good idea to play matchmaker in the building because she could end up putting people in a bad situation. She said I was the only person she did it with but agreed. Until a few weeks ago when she said "You're getting a new neighbor and I'm not going to mention that she's very pretty and single." I blew it off until I saw the woman yesterday. She's amazing. She said hi and said, "Hey. You must be the single guy the landlady is trying to set me up with". I want to be annoyed that the landlady did this, but maybe this time she got it right. But here's the thing. This new girl lives next door to me. What if we click and start seeing each other and then it doesn't work out? There are too many things that could go wrong. What do I do? I think I need to move out, then start dating her.

Thank you,

Too Close For Comfort?

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March 30

National Doctors Day

National I Am in Control Day

National Pencil Day

National Take a Walk in the Park Day

National Turkey Neck Soup Day

National Virtual Vacation Day

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Julianne Hough is joining “Dancing with the Stars” as a co-host and Alfonso Ribeiro has been upped to emcee of the franchise for its 32nd season. Hough will assume Ribeiro’s previous role on DWTS, which is to interview the dancers after their performances in the Sky Box. Tyra Banks announced it was “time” for her to step down as host last week. Pro dancer Hough is a two-time “DWTS” champion, and has expanded her career to become a recording artist and actress, starring in films such as “Safe Haven” and “Footloose”.

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Studies show that bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists because they appreciate winning a medal at all.

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The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses.

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☞ “To live in the butt of the wolf” — From the Italian, it means to live very far away.

☞ “I’m not hanging noodles on your ears” — The Russian version of “I’m not pulling your leg.” (A Russian politician has just been fined for posting video of himself with wet noodles dangling from his ears while watching a Putin speech…)

☞ “To throw a chicken at oneself” — In Chile, this phrase means “to run away.”

☞ “To make kittens” – It might sound romantic, but in Italian it is used to describe vomiting.

☞ “To look like the Mona Lisa after a spanking” — This cheeky Czech idiom simply means someone is badly dressed.

☞ “Wiggle your bucket” — In Mexico, when someone wants to “wiggle their bucket” with you, they just want to dance.

☞ “Cleaner than a frog’s armpit” — The Spanish tend to be obscure with their idioms, and this one means to be completely broke.

To buy oneself a monkey” — In German it means to get drunk. (Maybe someone once bought a monkey while under the influence?)

☞ “To bang your butt on the ground” – A French idiom is similar to our

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