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 say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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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” >

    Liked by 1 person

  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! 😏

    Liked by 1 person

  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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