Drop the Gloves


Welcome today and thanks for visitingLife and Random Thinking“. – David

Friday June 12th is a day with some heavy rain, and flashes of lightning; the rain was pounding down but now the sun is peeking out.  My vehicle looks fresh and washed now – Bonus! 



Word of The Day – June 12, 2020

I was watching a home renovation show and the carpenter said something looked ” Janky“.  I had to look it up, now you can use it and surprise someone with my new word.

JANKY – is a slang term for something “run down“, or “poor quality” or “unreliable“.  It can also be used for someone considered “undesirable” in some way.

In a sentence: My first car had rust right through the front fenders and at first glance it looked janky, but surprisingly it ran well, and was cheap on gas. 

My challenge to you: Sneak Janky into your conversation today. ♥



Africa is keeping a sharp eye on the room here.


In Canada where I live, curling and hockey

are part of our winter culture. We need to be able to watch games of both at least once a week during the winter as part of a healthy Canadian diet.

In hockey the term “Drop the Gloves” is a term that explains what hockey players do before they engage in a fight. The big bulky padded hockey gloves are thrown down in a hard “flick-of-the-wrists” before the players circle each another on ice skates and begin jabbing with their fists.


♥But that is not the “Drop the Gloves” I am talking about ♥

My son was outside in the yard, a brief break in the clouds and he was out like a flash to weed while the ground is soft and the weeds come out quickly. (Thanks son!)

I went outside to see if he needed anything”

  • coffee? – No;
  • banana? – No,
  • hug? – he jumped up, and with a flick of his wrists threw his gardening gloves down on the ground and dashed over for a Father-Son hug.

What a wonderful feeling for me, because he “dropped his gloves“.

I will use that as an example to welcome others – I will “Drop the Gloves”  – it’s an easy way and fun way to spark a positive time with someone.

DTG! (Drop the Gloves!) – start a trend that makes people smile.



Quail I spotted on a hike this week



About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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34 Responses to Drop the Gloves

  1. lghiggins says:

    Not Canadian or a hockey fan, so “drop the gloves” is a new expression for me. I love how you and your son changed it into something oh so positive.

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  2. Africa is gorgeous, gorgeous. Like my Baby. 🌺 🌻

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  3. Seraja says:

    Beautiful cat 😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Claudette Weeks says:

    Lovely post!, you have a dear son that’s for sure. 🥰

    On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 2:14 PM Life and Random Thinking wrote:

    > dfolstad58 posted: ” Welcome today and thanks for visiting “Life and > Random Thinking”. – David Friday June 12th was a day with some heavy rain, > and flashes of lightning; the rain was pounding down but now the sun is > peeking out. My vehicle looks fresh and washed now” >

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  5. Janky–never heard that word but it sounds perfect.

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  6. Jane Fritz says:

    David, it worked, you made me smile. I MUCH prefer your interpretation of “drop the gloves” to Don Cherry’s interpretation! 😏

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  7. skidawayjeff says:

    I learned two things here today: Janky and Drop the Glove… I’ll try to avoid them both (except for the manner you used the later! That’s a good twist.


  8. Love that “drop the gloves”.


  9. I love learning new words and will accept the janky challenge!😉 I recently finished reading Beartown, which is set in Swedish, and learning a lot about hockey. They never mentioned the phrase DTG though (& the one of the main characters had played professionally in Canada)! I do prefer your interpretation. Your son sounds like a wonderful young man! The image of you two hugging was heartwarming. Thank you❤️


    • dfolstad58 says:

      I am looking for the opportunity to use Janky also ! I have never heard of Beartown, let me know if you enjoyed it and I will see if I can get it at the library. They will order in books also. I am a big hugger, always have been. – Hug LOL – David

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      • Beartown is by Fredrik Backman. I plan to review it soon. A Man Called Ove is written by the same author. I enjoyed both books although they’re quite different. I’m a hugger too- social distancing has been a big challenge!

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  10. I’ve heard ‘janky” and more of less know what it meant, but never adopted it into my vocabulary. I’ll try to do that now! Also, I am a big fan of hockey – well, as we say, we like to go to the fights and see a hockey game break out! LOL Your son’s reaction to the hug offer was priceless!

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  11. Raymond wolowidnyk says:

    Interesting word “Janky”. May try to use it in one of my speeches

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  12. Southern Patches says:

    First of all that Kitty is just precious. I hope I don’t have to drop the gloves today. I love that and will have to remember it. Yesterday on my way home I spotted a Janky truck on the side of the road. I did not stop. Love this as always. Happy Sunday!!!!

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  13. Janky and Drop the gloves were new to me. Thanks for sharing 😊


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