Took my mother to the doctor yesterday to examine her knee that is giving her lot's of pain. She thought that she might have strained the knee-joint on the flight over from Europe. The doctor looked at her knee X-rays and burst out happily: "Good news! No problem! Your knee is so bad because you're so old! Nothing to do!"
Seen embroidered in big letters on a girl's pants bottom today: Teenie Weenie.
Learnt a new expression which means "being cold and hungry":
"Drink the Northwest Wind".
My friend from the first entry above said his mother used to always yell at him when he was young:
"You're so lazy you'll end up drinking the Northwest Wind!"
Another telling expression about bad times and starvation is "painting a cake to allay one's hunger": h