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Friday Funnies – nvsvc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week. Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair & grab your favorite beverage.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies –

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

Complied by Gina Valley

Visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” it up.

Consider this your formal invitation to check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

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I think some people have stomped it to death!

 

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Shhh!!!

 

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That’s a way to use Craigslist that’s highly underutilized!

 

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Simple fix: just burn the building down.

 

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Ours had it out in August!

 

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I’m I-Don’t-Iron Woman. I’m not actually sure where our iron is!

 

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Why does Friday always feel like such a relief?!?!

 

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Maybe he’s more a Star TREK fan.

 

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Very suspicious!

 

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Must be the new math!

 

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Maybe a big one!

 

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Have you fanned me up on Facebook? If not, here’s your chance!  Click on over and hit “like” so you don’t miss a giggle (be sure to hover and select “Show in News Feed” while you’re at it, so Facebook will show you the giggles).

My pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

 

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My recent humor posts include

Friday Funnies – nvnvc (a weeks worth of funnies),

Top 10 Surprising Things In My Closet (how did that get in there?!?!),

Tuesday Tickles – ndvtgf (a week’s worth of funny quips),

ALMOST Learning (homework is such a great learning experience – not!),

Joy Of Back To School Night (because there is nothing more fun than running through wet grass in the dark).

I hope they gave you some giggles, too.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina             

What made you smile this week? Did you have a good week?  Any big plans this weekend?  Have you scheduled time to relax?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it!  Shoot me a comment with all the details!

Joy Of Back To School Night

Joy Of Back To School Night 

by Gina Valley

I’m off this week to attend to issues my children are having.

To keep you in giggles, read and laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

The Special Joy That Is High School Back To School Night 

High school Back to School Night is a whole different animal than elementary school Back to School Night.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Joy Of Back To School Night SchoolGranted, they both begin the night the same way, with a mind-numbing series of announcements, speeches, and awards presented by an array of administrators most of whose names you will forget even faster than you forget what they were talking about.  But, that’s where the similarity ends.

The elementary version of Back to School Night includes a relaxed session of 30 – 45 minutes during which your child’s teacher explains the rules and expectations of the class.  Your child’s elementary teacher likely has enough time during the session to give a little background about him or herself, to discuss some of the school’s unique programs, and possibly to even acknowledge that you are your kid’s parents.

At the high school level Back to School Night all bets are off.   Instead of planting yourself in a tiny chair at a tiny desk and remaining there for 30 – 45 minutes, or until your legs have permanently lost all feeling, whichever comes first, at the high school Back to School night you will spend the majority of your time on your feet running.

You will have no more than 10 minutes allotted to each class, with 5 minutes in between to get there. You will find that most of your child’s classes at high school, assuming your child told you what classes he has and where they are located, are arranged into a schedule that will maximize the number of miles covered daily traveling between them.

You can always tell the experienced high school parents at Back to School Night. They carry a backpack and wear running shoes.  Of course, the rookies are a lot more fun to watch, as they attempt to get between classes in the short 5 minute passing time while wearing 5 inch heels to impress the young, single shop teacher.

Son#2 carefully highlighted each and every one of his classrooms for me on the copy of the school map he was given at school, so it would be easy for me to find his classes.  Much as I appreciated the effort,

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Joy Of Back To School Night Schoolit might have been a bit more effective if he hadn’t used a yellow highlighting pen on the yellow paper the map was printed on.

Granted, if held at just the right angle
under a light bulb you can faintly see the highlighting.  But, since the school lights are on a timer that is still set to coincide with summer’s late evenings, we parents spent most of the night wandering about in the dark trying to figure out what the braille signs meant.

One woman I passed three times kept muttering something about, “What does DMR mean? That’s not even a subject. How am I supposed to find that class?  I don’t even know what that is? Why won’t he answer his phone?”  I think the janitor had to drive her home.

High School Back to School Night is even more fun if, rather than telling you what the room numbers are, your teen simply describes how to get to each of his or her classrooms.   This is usually the option they select when they don’t remember the room numbers, and have waited until you already have the car engine running to go to Back to School Night to fill out their schedule for you.

This week one of my high schoolers explained to me that, although he couldn’t remember the room number or the name of the building for his math class, “It’s really easy to find.”  Apparently, you just go past the old bike racks (are there new bike racks?) and turn to the right (he was almost sure it was to the “right,” but if not “just go

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He said that I would know I had gone too far if I came to his science classroom.  He didn’t know the room number for his science classroom either, but he was quite sure that the door into it was green (BTW – all the doors at his school are green), and that I’d see Mr. Bones (a full size human skeleton replica) just inside the door when I peered into the right room.

I did manage to find his math class.  It was actually past the medium-sized dirt thing, not the large one, but that’s an easy thing to confuse.

I wasn’t sure what to say when his math teacher mentioned how impressed she was with his ability to remember numbers.  I think I just went with, “It is impressive.”

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you been fumbling around in the dark this week, too? Shoot me a comment and tell me all about it!

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ALMOST Learning

ALMOST Learning

by Gina Valley

I’m off this week to attend to issues my children are having.

To keep you in giggles, read and laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Laughs From The Land Of Almost Learning

Between too much work and too many cranky people, I’ve had a rough week.

Really rough.  Like “descend into my dungeon of self-pity, close the black curtains, and sit on the floor in the dirt” rough.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley ALMOST LearningI’m ready for a vacation.

School & homework time with my pack have not been particularly glowing sources of joy this week, but they did have their moments.   I’ve got some of the educationally-sourced laughs packed up and ready to go right here.

Milton Berle said, “Laughter is an instant vacation.”

Join me, won’t you?

(I’ll wait while you grab your favorite drink and put your feet up.  Your tray table does not need to be stowed and your seat does not need to be in a fully upright position.)

File this under:  Because English Doesn’t Always Make Sense

My 10 year-old hollered from the next room, “Mom, how do you spell ‘neighbor’?”

I said, “N-E-I-G-H-B-O-R.”

After a pause, he hollered again, “How do you spell it?”

I repeated, “N-E-I, G-H, B-O-R.”

He asked again, “How do you spell neighbor?”

I again repeated, “N-E-I, G-H, B-O-R.”

He asked, “Are you sure?”

I said, “Yes.  N-E-I, G-H, B-O-R.”

After another long pause and a clearly audible sigh, he said, “Mom, I think you’re spelling the wrong word.”

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I’m not entirely sure that my 4th grader was well focused on writing his five paragraph essay (why must it be a five paragraph essay?  When did the five paragraph essay become the holy grail of language arts?),  because he asked me, “What’s that paper with all of the little squares on both sides called?”

I reminded him that it’s called “graph paper.”

Then, he said, “Yeah, graph paper.  Well, graph paper has 1386 little squares on each side.”

I’m not sure how that relates to the essay he is writing about extreme weather events.  Maybe it’s part of the new math.

File this under:  Ooops – there goes another brain cell

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I don’t know if the world is a safer place or his education has truly been furthered, but my 11 year-old finished memorizing the poem about a squeaky squid and a walrus that he was sure he could not memorize.  In fact, we went through it so many times, most of my pack members now have the poem permanently committed to memory, whether they wanted to or not.

We also discovered that if you repeat the line “The squawking woke the walrus” a bunch of times, you lose the ability to pronounce “walrus” correctly, and slip into fits of uncontrolled, joyful hysteria (try saying it 10 times fast without laughing.  Can’t be done!).

One small step for memorization and public speaking.

One giant step for giggling and laughter.

File this under:  Kids know just how to boost your self-esteem

My youngest came home from school, and told me, quite excitedly, that he made me a killer whale on his family totem pole.  I asked why he chose a killer whale for me.  He said, “Because you are playful, and you’re fierce, and you’re really good at catching fish.”

Hmmm.  A killer whale?  I’d like to see what else was on that list to choose from.

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I teach art occasionally at the local elementary school my kids attend.  I love to do it.

When I finished teaching art to the class my 10 year-old is in this week, the lead teacher said to the class, “What do we say to Ms. Valley?”

In unison the kids said, “Thank you, Ms. Valley.”

Except for one little girl in the back.

She hollered out loudly, “I love your shoes!”

There’s a kid after my own heart!

Laugh Out Loud!
-gina

What made you giggle this week?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it! Please shoot me a comment with all the details.  Hurry before someone needs you to spell a big word!

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Tuesday Tickles – ndvtgf

Tuesday Tickles – ndvtgf

Complied/written by Gina Valley

I’m off this week to attend to issues my children are having.

To keep you in giggles, read and laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

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I love to share giggles.

Here’s some of the tweets that

made me laugh in the last week.

 

 

 Great tweets from great tweeps:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Be sure to follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss a laugh!

 

Momspeak

(stuff I can hardly believe I said out loud to my pack this week):

A flip flop is not a plate.

Why did you put cheese in your hair?

Yes, you must wear both shoes.  All day.

 

Kidspeak

(stuff I can hardly believe one of my pack said to me this week):

My earlobe is relaxed.

Are we having food for dinner?

I stepped in dog poo.  Lucky I was wearing your shoes.

 

Laugh Loud Out!

-gina

What makes you smile?  Where do you turn when you need a giggle?  Do you have a favorite tweeter?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Don’t miss a giggle.  Be sure to “Like” up my Facebook page, and to share it with a friend.

Top 10 Surprising Things In My Closet

Top 10 Surprising Things In My Closet

by Gina Valley

I’m off this week to attend to issues my children are having.

To keep you in giggles, read and laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Top 10 Surprising Things I Found While Cleaning Out My Closet

I cleaned out my closet last weekend.

It was frightening.

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I found myself muttering the phrase, “What was I thinking?  What was I thinking?” over and over to myself as I removed each garment from the rod.  “This must have been on sale,” seemed to blurt out frequently, as I opened dusty shoe boxes containing shoes I was shocked had made it home with me.

I’ve just now reached the point where I can think and write about the experience without the memory of elastic pants and plastic pumps found deep within its confines making me cringe.

Much as I’d like to forget about many of the things I discovered in my closet, some of the stuff I found was truly noteworthy.

Top 10 Surprising Things I Found While Cleaning Out My Closet

#10.  My 8th grade graduations dress (No, it doesn’t fit.  Not even close.  Yes, it inspired me to go to the gym this morning).

#9.  Bright blue taffeta bridesmaid dress (clearly saved because of its great re-wearing potential).

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#7.  THREE suede 4” heeled boots  (Three?  No wonder that box was so big).

#6.  Box of Christmas cards (stamped, sealed, addressed, and ready to go from 7 years ago.  Oops).

#5.  Black and white pumps I wore the first day of my first engineering job. (yes, they’re still awesome.  And, weirdly, they’re too big.  Did my feet shrink? How can I make other body parts do that?)

#4.  DVD’s of Seasons 1 & 2 of Justified (purchased to give to Son#1 on his birthday.  2 years ago.  Oops).

#3.  The puke green raincoat I received as a gift 6 years ago, that I’m sure I donated to the charity clothes drive 5 ½ years ago (how did it get back here?  I’m a little afraid to try to give it away again).

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#1.  The cane the nurse insisted I take home with me when I checked out of the hospital following a procedure to restore my badly dislocated shoulder (she’d said, “All joint surgery patients must be issued a cane when discharged.”  When I pointed out that it was my shoulder joint they’d worked on, and that I didn’t see how the cane would help me, she’d said, “I’m sure you’ll work something out”).

If I were to put all of that together, it’d make one heck of an outfit.

Maybe I could be on Project Runway.

Or, an episode of What Not To Wear.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Anything interesting lurking in your closet?  How long is it safe to keep candy?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Friday Funnies – nvnvc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week. Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair & grab your favorite frosty beverage.

Time to get your giggle on.

 

Friday Funnies –

Smiles From Around The World Wide Web

Complied by Gina Valley

Visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” it up.

Consider this your formal invitation to check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

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 …probably more than 3!

 

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No job is finished until the paperwork is finished…

 

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Mine, too!

 

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That’s some serious overtraining right there!

 

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DEFINITELY not human!

 

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That’s why I love corners! I’m always cold!

 

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I’d want to see what happens…for science, of course.

 

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Someone should keep an eye on him. We’re always trying to find him.

 

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Brilliant! I wish I’d seen this years ago!

 

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We’ve been decorated for months!

 

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It’s all about communication.

 

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Negotiations are likely to break down.

 

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Where’s his cape?

 

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My youngest tells this joke every week during pasta night.

Have you fanned me up on Facebook? If not, here’s your chance!  Click on over and hit “like” so you don’t miss a giggle (be sure to hover and select “Show in News Feed” while you’re at it, so Facebook will show you the giggles).

My pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

 

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My We Remember post is a remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy.

My recent humor posts include

Back To School Funnies (education humor),

Pumpkin Should Be A 4 Letter Word…Gina’s Favorites (we’re being invaded),

Top 10 REAL Names For This Waiting Room (there’s so much more than waiting going on),

Tuesday Tickles – ndsvc (a week’s worth of tickles),

Top 5 IDIOTIC Things I Do When I Forget My Phone (I’ve lost my phone AND my mind),

NO ONE Will Do THIS For Their Family (we’ll block a bullet, but we won’t do this),

Youth Soccer Is The Root Of All Evil…Gina’s Favorites (it’s not just a sport).

I hope they gave you some giggles, too.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina             

What made you smile this week? Did you have a good week?  Any big plans this weekend?  Have you scheduled time to relax?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it!  Shoot me a comment with all the details!

Pumpkin Should Be A 4 Letter Word…Gina’s Favorites

Pumpkin Should Be A 4 Letter Word…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

Laugh out loud with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Pumpkin Should Be A 4 Letter Word

I know its fall, but why am I being punished?

Isn’t it enough that it’s sweater-weather in the morning, and then it warms up to die-if-you’re-wearing-a-sweater-weather in the afternoon?

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Or, how about the fact that now, thanks to the fall leaves taking a dive, even outside needs vacuuming?  Like I needed something else to clean.

The homework avalanche is already threatening to swallow my children, even though school has just begun.

My neighbor has a new diesel mulcher he fires up each morning in the pre-dawn hours.

And, someone already ate all the candy I bought for Halloween, so I’m going to have to buy it again.  For the 3rd time.

Why, in addition to that, am I being forced to endure Hyperpumpkinization?

I don’t want pumpkin scented toilet paper or fabric softener or WD40.

I don’t want pumpkin shaped notebook paper, Scantrons, or world globes.

I don’t want pumpkins pictures on my nicotine patch , my parking ticket, or my contact lenses.

I don’t want pumpkin flavored hamburgers or cola or cough medicine.

My green tea already tastes like seaweed; don’t offer me a dollop of pumpkin-infused-whipped cream to push it over the top toward barf-inducing.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Pumpkin Is A 4 Letter WordIt is not Having It My Way when you offer me pumpkin slices on my Whopper Junior at Burger King.

And, does anyone really want pumpkin flakes added to their chocolate shake?  Isn’t that blasphemy or something?  Check Exodus.  I think it’s one of the commandments.

There’s even pumpkin flavored puppy chow.

For the love of all that’s not squash -related, make it stop!

We don’t do this with spring, except if you count Shamrock shakes, and I don’t think those really count.

We don’t do it with winter.  Have you been asked, “Would you like your latte flavored with our seasonal Snowflake & Pine needle blend?”

We don’t do it with summer.  No one offers you Beach Flavored Ice Cream with a sprinkling of freshly ground sand on top.

So, what the heck is the deal with the pumpkins?

Is there some sort of Pumpkin Mafia behind this?

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Is there an Illumipumpkinati at work?

Did someone spread fairy pumpkin dust all around that turned every area of life into another pumpkin showcase moment?

Stop the madness!

I’m getting stabby.

My fork is poised.

swear if the guy at window #2 asks if I want pumpkin dipping sauce for my kids’ pumpkin-shaped chicken nuggets, someone’s getting stabbed.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Are you pro-pumpkin?  Do you pumpkin-up your latte or value meal?  Or, are you in the “leave non-pumpkin stuff, non-pumpkin” camp?   Have you started putting up Christmas decorations to distract yourself from over-pumpkinization?   Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Tuesday Tickles – ndsvc

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Complied by Gina Valley

I love to share giggles.

Here’s some of the tweets

that made me laugh in the last week.

 

Great tweets from great tweeps:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss a laugh!

Don’t miss a giggle.  ”Like” up my Facebook page, and to share it with a friend.

Laugh Loud Out!

-gina

What makes you smile?  Where do you turn when you need a giggle?  Do you have a favorite tweeter?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Top 10 REAL Names For This Waiting Room

Top 10 REAL Names For This Waiting Room

by Gina Valley

I’m at a philosophical crossroads.

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But, having sat in the parents’ waiting room for nearly uncountable hours during my child’s treatments, I’ve began to wonder if perhaps these rooms are misnamed.

Or, perhaps it’s just this one.

I’m pretty sure if I have to sit in this waiting room much longer I’m going to turn into a serial killer.

It’s not that I’m ungrateful for her treatment. I’m very grateful for it. And, I’m thankful for our insurance, without which we couldn’t afford this treatment.

But…

It’s definitely time to rename this waiting room, maybe even all of them.

Top 10 REAL Names For This Waiting Room

#10.  Life Draining From Me As My Legs Slip Into a Coma Room

#9.  If That Guy Doesn’t Stop Grinding His Teeth, I Am Getting The Bat Out Of The Trunk Of My Car Room

#8.  I Think These Magazines Are From The 1800’s Room

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 REAL Names For This Waiting Room Healthcare Waiting#7.  I’ve Been Here So Long I Think I Missed Christmas Room

#6.  Dear Heaven What Is That Noise?!?! Room

#5.  Someone Had Indian Food For Lunch Room

#4.  Museum Of Uncomfortable Chairs Room

#3.  Wifi So Weak It Must Be Powered By A Hamster Room

#2.  Going To Lose A Finger To Frostbite In Here Room

#1.  Where Is A Hot Dog Vendor When You Need One? Room

BONUS Name:  Why People Turn Into Serial Killers Room

I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to leave this waiting room, though.  My legs have definitely slipped all the way into a coma.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you spent quality time in a waiting room lately? Anything funny happen? What’s the worst waiting room you’ve been in?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.

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We Remember

We Remember

by Gina Valley

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Remember

May I remember to be grateful.

May I remember to be thankful.

May I remember great tragedy births great good.

May I remember we lost many, but many lost all.

May I remember life is fleeting and miraculous and beautiful.

And, may I always,

Always,

Always remember.

-gina valley

 

Hug tighter today.

Hold closer.

Remember life is short.

Not laughing today

-gina

How are you changed because of this tragedy?