Saturday, July 13, 2013

I Love To Laugh - Ha Ha Ha Ha - Loud And Long And Clear

For this week's 10 Things of Thankful, I am giving thanks for the little things that have made me laugh in the last week or so, such as: 


1. This sign that, to the immature (like me), looks more like it says "penis" than what it's supposed to say, which is "Jeni's," in Nashville, and which makes totes delish ice cream.



You see it, too, right? RIGHT?



Three very tiny scoops: roasted strawberry buttermilk, whiskey and pecans,
 and banana and honey. Ice cream heaven, I tell you!


2. My son mistaking a pitcher of barbecue sauce for a pitcher of syrup when we went to brunch last weekend.




3. Quality control issues at the pasta factory that put these pieces in my box of spaghetti.





4. The offers my cat gets in the mail from companies that have no idea he is a cat.


You can insert your own joke here. You don't need me.




5. The marketing genius behind this display at a thrift store.




6. Taking selfies with my person and my daughter while driving around Nashville.


I'm sure you can't tell that my daughter thinks Terri and I are
nothing short of total cheeseballs when we're together. 



7. The thought of someone actually paying $170.00 for a crib shoe for a baby.







See how tiny? Although my daughter could have worn these when 
she learned to walk, as she wore a size zero. DAMMIT!
Where were these shoes 14 years ago?! 


8. My completely amazing photography skills at my daughter's volleyball tournament.




9. Accidentally shooting a pic of what appears to be my shadow on a parking lot. 




10. Text exchanges with my son.


It's fun to be the one with the power when
he had to turn his school laptop in and
is now left with the family desktop
or begging to borrow mine.



Too bad it's only TEN things of thankful!

42 comments:

  1. WOW! Love these.

    1. I SO SEE IT!Perhaps you were meant to see it, ergo size... 2. Hope he ate it anyways! 4. Why does your CAT get mail? How has he got his address out there? 5. Good for them. 6. Terri's your 'person'? I'm pretty sure you're not meant to own people any more... 7. NO WAY! People are ridiculous! 8. Great knees. 10. Sounds like you stole and upgraded 'Pennyisafreeloader'. I salute you.

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    1. Lizzi, I totally replied to this and it DISAPPEARED. But I think you read it, because we talked about the "person" thing. WHERE DID IT GOOOOOOOO?

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  2. Ok
    #2. lol ...interested in the post condiment-spill, scraped off? ("hey, you won't even taste it...look it's all clean")

    #4 ...thank you

    #6 kids *so* enjoy parents who have a sense of fun

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    1. 2. He wouldn't have eaten that piece of french toast with bbq sauce on it if it were the last crumb of food on earth, even though I tried to reason with him that french toast isn't, in and of itself, sweet.

      4. I know what you're thinking, though.

      6. You can tell how much he loved my sense of humor at that moment.

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  3. Man, all my cat gets is restaurant coupons. You put the land line in Pete's name, huh?

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  4. And I thought my mom getting my dead grandparents' mail was weird...And they've been dead for 14 years (and my grandmother 22 years). They also get phone calls. My mother gets a kick out of torturing the telemarketers by telling them that they're dead. She likes to make them feel very very guilty. They were her in-laws and have been dead for so long that it's not so upsetting anymore.

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    1. The cat I had when we got married 20 years ago also subscribed to a magazine. One day, I got a phone call from a telemarketer wanting to talk to her. I said she wasn't really available. The telemarketer asked when would be a good time to reach her, and I finally said, "Helen is a cat." There was silence on the other end of the line, then this small voice said, "Okay, thank you," and hung up. And Helen has been dead for ten years, and we STILL get mail for her.

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  5. What? You wouldn't pay $170 for a pair of shoes for your daughter?
    I would have busted a gut if one of my kids poured BBQ sauce on French toast, even as he/she cried with frustration and embarrassment.
    As for your photography skills, wow. That's all I have to say about that. :)
    And, I love when the kids are old enough to be funny smart-alecky instead of just annoyingly smart-alecky. Texting teen boys is actually fun.

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    1. There were times when she was walking at 9 months old and wearing a size zero shoe that I might have considered the $170 shoe IF IT HAD A STREET SOLE. Almost every shoe that size is a crib shoe and not made for precocious walkers.
      The minute he sat that plate down at the table, we all stopped eating and looked at it and laughed, because it was so very obviously NOT maple syrup.
      In my defense, she kept MOVING and I was just using my iphone, which I have to say does NOT have that great of a camera, in my opinion (and contrary to what others may say about it).
      He usually crosses the line from smart-alec to smart-ass pretty quickly. I just beat him to the punch this time.

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    2. Hey at least she had the camera there and got some pics in during some embarrassing moments, Christine!

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    3. If there's no pics, it didn't happen, right?

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  6. So that's what $170 shoes look like!

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    1. Nuh-uh - *this* is what $170 shoes look like http://www.irregularchoice.com/shop/womens/product/5263/all-a-flutter.html?offset=173

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    2. Well, at least there's more materials used on your shoe, Lizzi.

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  7. Love the list...especially #10. Laughed out loud...I could imagine a similar conversation with my boys for a password, but it would be on the TV. Good times, good times.

    And I get mail for my MIL all the time, but she's not dead. Or living with us. I PRAY it's not a sign of things to come (the living with us, that is...is that wrong? It probably is...I may burn a bit for that one.)

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    1. My MIL has always said she doesn't want to go to a nursing home, and she'd rather just kill herself first. So I volunteered to help her by holding a pillow over her face any time she's ready....

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  8. lol

    great hop this weekend, it's good to have at least one sure lol-enabled list per weekend.

    see you next weekend

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  9. Your list was a hoot. I love the accidental picture of your shadow; your son mistaking barbecue sauce for syrup; funny spaghetti, and your cat getting weird mail. I laughed all the way through the list and I needed a good thankful laugh. :) See you next week for sure. Hope to see you on some of the Monday hops too. I will have a bunch up in a few hours. You may find a fun hop too. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Glad I could help :)

      I'll have to check out the other blog hops!

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  10. That is one awesome list, Dyanne! Your photography skills are pretty exquisite ;-)

    I would have busted up laughing with the BBQ incident. Sooooo gross, but most people I know would have likely tried it before replacing it. Did he try it?

    They may not know Pete is a cat, but Pete is apparently getting busy with some freaky shit. They have to track him down somehow! See if Carnal Catnip tags on your browser history.

    Oh My Nuts 170$?! Forget that action lol That is pretty insane, if ever having kids they are going to have to put up with some Target and/or Walmart bought shoes.

    I can't lie. If I had ever had a laptop as a teen, my mother would have never gotten my password ever. She would have had to pry it from my cold dead hands, and she still wouldn't have a password >.<

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

    Also: Penis

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    1. Yeah, I am boss with a camera. Obviously.

      My son would literally starve before eating bbq french toast.

      Pete plays dumb, but sometimes I wonder....

      Target, Walmart and Payless were good enough for my kids, believe me.

      Oh, but my son was trying to pry MY password out of ME. The tables were turned!

      And also: that just made me laugh out loud!

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  11. LOL :D Your list brought some laughs this side too! :D
    Loved your conversation with your son :D Too cool :D

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    1. Thank you! Usually he gets the best of me. It was fun to get him instead!

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  12. Love the sense of humor in all of these, particularly the cat mail. For years, my dad gets Victoria Secret coupons in the mail because he has one of those gender neutral names. Thankfully, he just hands them off to me and over the years, I have gotten dozens and dozens of free underwear!

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    1. I signed up for emails and texts from Victoria's Secret just to get free underwear. I get a bazillion texts and emails from them. No underpants. Not one pair. Maybe the cat should get on their mailing list. Maybe he'll have better luck than me!

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  13. OMG I love how you did this. Might be my favorite Thankful List of all! I totally see the word "penis." Also, your daughters expression in the backseat? Priceless. As is your text exchange with your son. Heheheh. Oh and years ago, when joining those CD clubs was cool (where you got cd's in the mail each month), my dog joined. He got some great mail offers as well, but none as cool as your cat just received.

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! It does my heart good to know that I'm not the only one who saw "penis" in that sign (I'm talking to you, Jak Cryton). When I go to Nashville, my friend always asks me if I want to go to Penis for ice cream.

      My daughter was purposefully making faces every time I snapped the picture. I told her to go right ahead, because I was posting it whether she looked good or not.

      I remember those CD clubs! Columbia House was the big one. I used to go through the flier and choose my 10 cds for a penny, but I never actually sent it in, because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to make them stop sending cds and I would go bankrupt. It's fun to see where these places sell their mailing lists, though, isn't it? (My cat's currently a little pissed off because he got an offer for a hearing aid and he thinks it implies that he is old.)

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    2. Hey now, I tried to be all elegant and casual with it >.> Kristi is all OMG! PENIS! NOM NOM NOM!

      Wait...

      Nom nom nom involves eating I think... meaning biting >.< ACK!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Want to go out for some ice cream?

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  15. Great post and really so entertaining! Loved the idea with the pictures!

    That text exchange with your son? Priceless? Did you give him the password in the end?

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  16. That's a great list! I think my favorite is either the cat getting offers from Playboy or the text exchange. Your son is pretty funny! :-)

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    1. The cat really thinks he's all that since the Plaboy offer.

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  17. That penis store, which also happens to sell ice cream, needs a new sign.

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  18. You had me cracking up at every single one of these! And I feel for your son and the mistake with the BBQ sauce. I constantly seem to make mistakes like that. Or mistake one food for another. One time, I thought some onion rings were just regular, old French fries. I hate onions. Scarred for life, I tell you.

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    1. I had that problem with my first experience with calimari. First thought they were little onion rings. Then decided they must be shrimp, but how did they get them into a ring shape? When I found out I had actually been eating squid, I freaked out. When I calmed down, I conceded that it wasn't bad, if you like fried rubber bands.

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  19. This cracked me up all the way through...
    1. The fifteen year old boy who lives in my brain totally saw "penis."
    4. Even better than the fact that your cat gets that mail is your comment. Now just please tell your cat not to teach my three any tricks.
    10. Fantastic.

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    1. 1. Thank you to your inner 15 year old boy. It's such a relief to find so many other perverted minds out there!

      4. I think one "p" word per post is sufficient.

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