Her name was Lola, ate Gorgonzola…

November 1, 2010

Hola, Blog Guy! It’s me, Lola! I’m a long-time listener, first-time caller.

Hola, Lola! Welcome to the show. What’s on your mind?

MUSIC-TRAIN-COKEMany of us senior citizens on Social Security just found out we’re not getting a COLA – Cost of Living Adjustment – this year!

No COLA for Lola?

Plus, I’ve been sick with that awful virus!

No COLA for Lola who’s sick with Ebola?

I was counting on a COLA to repair my car!

What do you drive, Lola?

TOYOTA-USA/Toyota Corolla.

There isn’t a COLA to fix your Corolla?

So how can I drive to visit my daughter in…

La Jolla?

Wait. Blog Guy, time out. You DO know La Jolla is pronounced “La Hoya,” and not “La Joe-la,” right?

Of course. I’m not as stupid as you’ve heard, Lola.

Blog Guy. You couldn’t possibly be…

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Top right: Santa Claus enjoys a Coca Cola in this publicity image released to Reuters October 25, 2010 from its upcoming Christmas advertising campaign. REUTERS/McCann, Madrid for Coca Cola/Handout.

Bottom right: The logo on a 2010 Toyota Corolla automobile is seen at a Toyota dealership in Daly City, California February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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Spin, you do realize this comment is yet another haiku, right? You’re starting to scare me.

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So, Lola wants Cola to fix her Corolla to visit her daughter in La Jolla?
Sounds fair enough…. has she been good this year?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

He’s busy drinking Spin… lets wait until he is done.. dont wanna choke him just yet you see… the children might get disappointed..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I went to the dentist on Friday. He was grumpy like a troll-a, as his hockey team lost due to a last-minute goal-a. When he extracted my mola(r), he charged quite a toll-a, and I almost lost controll-a.
I think he might be bipola(r).

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Hey now I should be given a cost of living increase! I have a lot longer to live than the seniors! Be mad at me for saying that but hey, they truth can be harsh sometimes.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Shra, nothing rhymes better with Lola, cola, and corolla than “ebola.”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

From Pensicola to Loyola, never sign for your payola using a crayola, as they may lace your granola with copious canola, really leaving you in the crapola.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

BG, you couldn’t find a picture of a real live person with Ebola? I’m totally disappointed :(

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

well I had no idea how La Jolla was pronounced, so that’s me taught. Duck Blog Guy!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I love gorgonzola!

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

Bloggers doing poetry…what has this world come to?? 😛

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Too late, CG! Zap coming your way, Blog Guy!
And whats there about blue salty cheese to like???

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Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@Ifly: There you go, trashing the aged again! Weren’t you the punk I chased off my lawn just the other day, the one brandishing his finger? Just wait til I tell your mother!

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

@ladylala, nope that couldn’t have been me cause umm…I was wearing mittens!

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