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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!

 

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 Awesome Things About Being Trapped In The Car All Day…Gina’s Favorites

Top 10 Awesome Things About Being Trapped In The Car All Day…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m traveling with my children this week, so I figured my Top 10 Awesome Things About Being Trapped In The Car All Day post would put you right there with us.

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Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Top 10 Awesome Things About Being Trapped In The Car All Day

This week we’ve had the joy of experiencing lots of family bonding time in a cozy environment.  And, by “the joy of experiencing lots of family bonding time in a cozy environment” I mean that we’ve been trapped in our van all day together for 2 days.

It’s been wonderful.  By “wonderful” I mean that no one has killed anyone or thrown up.

It’s hard to say what is the best part of this together time, but here’s my Top 10 as of today.

Top 10 Awesome Things About Being Trapped In the Car All Day

#10.   Playing Guess Which Side The Next Nose-Picker Will Speed By On. Why are nose pickers always in such a hurry? Is there some sort of Nose Pickers Anonymous meeting they’re all late for? I hope they don’t greet each other with a handshake!

#9.  Cows!  You get to see lots and lots of cows! Bonus – you get to smell them, too!

#8.  Snapping tons of great Look How Funny You Looked Sleeping Sitting Up pictures.  Very useful for blackmailing teens at a later date!

#7.  Listening to 3 of your children play Name That Mountain! (“Is that Mt Hood?”  “I don’t know.”  “Shut up. I’m trying to sleep.”  “I think that’s Mt. Hood.”  “Is that Mt. Hood?”  “Shut. Up. I’m trying to sleep!”  “No, dummy, Mt. Hood is in Oregon.”  “We are in Oregon, dummy!”  “SHUT UP!” Sigh.)

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#5.  Pulling up to Fast Food Row, asking what everyone wants to eat, and hearing one kid holler “Spaghetti!”

#4.  Trying to eat a salad without a fork (Why do they always forget to give us a fork?  Why do I always forget to check before we drive away?).

#3.  Doing isometrics while you drive (or is that just me?).

#2.  Fielding a team for the How Long Can You Hold It? marathon.

#1.  Having your kids bond over a game of I’m Not Touching You! or Where Did That Go When I Dropped It?

I might have a whole different list after the drive home!

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What fun do you always find on a road trip?  What do you always make a point to bring?  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it!  Please, shoot me a comment with all the details.

Friday Funnies – ssvc

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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

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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).

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Yeah, I’m a pro!

 

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Pets are fun. Sort of.

 

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Clearly, I have a height problem!

 

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Doesn’t everyone play Full Contact Board Games?

 

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Hang onto that one!

 

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Much longer!

 

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I just love this one!!!

 

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Could not open the package my new scissors came in. Used my table saw! True story!

Be sure to visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” me up.

 

Some Of My Favorite Pins On Pinterest:

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

Funny Humor Facebook Pinterest  http://ginavalley.com/  Friday Funnies - ssvc – Read & Laugh All About It!Except, I think I’m even more sweaty and red-faced!

 

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That’s such a wonderful feeling!

 

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Are those metric?

 

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I wonder why we do that?  Time to Google!

All the rest of my pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

If you’re trying to put off making dinner, you can check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

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!

Does My Tongue Look Big To You?…Gina’s Favorites

Does My Tongue Look Big To You?…Gina’s Favorites

Since our family is in its frantic last minute preparation stage for our upcoming road trip, I figured my Does My Tongue Look Big To You? post would be a great way to share some related giggles this week for Throwback Day.

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Laugh along as we travel with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Does My Tongue Look Big To You?

We’re visiting my parents this week.  Somehow we were able to get packed and out the door in a record short preparation time.

The road, however, was not short at all.

But, we did have some giggles and other noteworthy occurrences along the way.

We were almost all of the way out of our driveway before someone asked to stop for food.  It’s important to note that we completed a full, hot breakfast 15 minutes before the ignition was turned.

What is it about climbing into a vehicle that instantly creates an intense desire to eat?  Sometimes we feel the need to stop for burgers on the way to pick up pizza for dinner.  It must be caused by some chemical the upholstery gives off.

Everyone had shoes with them when we did stop for food, nearly a half hour into our journey. I never did check to see if everyone’s shoes fit and belonged to them.  I figured, why tempt fate? Worse comes to worse we could always dig out the snow boots we’d shoved under the backseat of our van.  That’d be stylish with our SoCal shorts.

It’s always nice when you find “the worst bathroom I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” as Son#2 put it, during the first half of the first day of a road trip.  All of the males in our party seemed to be suffering from PTDBSD, Post-Traumatic Disgusting Bathroom Stress Disorder, as they exited the mini mart that was home to the noxious space.  None of them wanted anything to eat at the next two food stops.

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Son#4 said, “There was a really big guy in there who must have had a bad burrito.”

Son#1 pointed out, “That was the work of more than just an ordinary burrito.”

Ironically, the ladies facilities were quite pristine.

Blasting and dancing in the van to “Call Me Maybe,” was found to be a great source of amusement to half of our party, and a great source of irritation to the other half.

Naturally, the amused half’s amusement was heightened by the irritated half’s irritation.  And, the irritated half’s irritation was heightened by the amused half’s amusement.

I’m not saying which half I was in, but there is a slight chance that I played the song 3 times.  Maybe 4.

We had an impromptu course in donut etiquette after Son#2 hollered, “Mom, tell her to stop biting donuts and putting them back in the box!” This was, I believe, the first time I had ever heard this complaint.  That’s quite impressive because we are very thorough with our complaining.

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I asked Daughter#3 why she was biting donuts and putting them back in the box (I had to swallow the thrill I was feeling because someone was putting something away without being told to do so, even if it did have a bite missing.  Small victories are still victories.).  Daughter#3 answered, “They taste bad.  What else was I supposed to do with them?”

I kept thinking, “People without children miss out on so much.”

My internet hotspot kept shutting down during the second day of the drive.  Each time it was flashing a message that I had to give my approval to access data because I had roamed outside of the United States.

I was in Oregon at the time.

Might be time for my internet provider to buy a map.  I think there’s an app for that.

At one of our fast food breakfast stops, Son#1 held up his breakfast sandwich and announced, “This does not look like the picture.”  Honestly, it didn’t really look like food.

I determined around 11:00PM the first night of the drive that Pink Floyd is under-appreciated by today’s kids.  Or, at least by my kids.  Come on – “… another brick in the wall…”  How do they not like that?

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After the CupCakes were inhaled by our entire traveling party, Son#1 said, “They make my mouth itch.”

I admitted, “I think they’re making my tongue swell up.”

Son#1 said, “Yeah, but, they’re so good, I’ll still eat them.”

Yes, it’s important never to let a little adverse allergic reaction keep you from eating CupCakes.

We’re committed.  Or, should be committed.  One of those.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Are you traveling this week?  What fun stuff has come up on your road trips?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Tuesday Tickles – stvc

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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!

 

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.

The Emergency Room – It’s Disneyland, But Cheaper…Gina’s Favorites

The Emergency Room – It’s Disneyland, But Cheaper…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

If you hear screaming, don’t panic.

It’s just me.

I’m chaperoning 200 middle school kids at Disneyland today.  I’m anticipating a possibly painful experience.

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While I’m off riding rides, well, more like waiting in line to ride rides, enjoy my The Emergency Room – It’s Disneyland, But Cheaper post.

I think it’s quite apropos (it took me FIVE tries to spell “apropos” correctly) for today. I hope you’ll laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

The Emergency Room – It’s Disneyland, But Cheaper

Considering going to Disneyland this summer?  Save yourself some money and go to the ER instead.  It’s practically the same thing and a whole lot cheaper!

Certainly, the ER is not a well recognized vacation destination (Except to my family.  We hit it several times a year), but think about it:  the employees are all dressed in costumes, a sandwich will run you $12, they nail you for at least $100 just to walk through the door, they take your picture, and the piped in music may not be It’s A Small World but it causes the same insanity.

Plus, emergency rooms are easy to find – just follow an ambulance to the ER nearest to your home – and offer loads of free parking.

This year, why not head off to the real magic kingdom for a change?

The first order of business during your visit to the ER is to wait in line and to hand over your credit card, exactly like at  Disneyland!  And, the similarities don’t stop there!

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 The Emergency Room – It's Disneyland, But Cheaper...Gina's FavoritesA variety of rides are available.  The Wheel Chair Round Up is the ride most visitors choose to go on first.  Depending on the operator, this can be a relaxing jaunt or a thrilling free-for-all.   The “Doctors Only” Stool Spin becomes more and more irresistible as the evening wears on, but it’s not recommended for those who’ve had a meal before arriving or whose visit was spurned on due to a head wound.

For a special group of visitors to the ER, Try To Hit The Basin provides a “fun” test of aiming skills, while the smaller Fill The Cup provides a test of both mettle and determination.

The ER House Of Horrors, which included live leeches, filthy hands, and frequent amputations, has been closed for 100 years, but roving characters, including Scary Lab Tech, Super Phlebotomist, and Shaky Handed Nurse, provide a throw-back to years gone by.

Show schedule and topics change daily, sometimes hourly, but often include Patient Screaming Randomly In Next BayOld Man Who Lost His PantsNurse Gossip Hour, and Addict Demanding Drugs From Receptionist.

Fun attractions and games include the shocking How Much Do You Really Weigh?, Guess When The Buzzing Flickering Florescent Light Will Go Out, and The Parade Of Gurneys.

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Not to be out done by the original Magic Kingdom, ER’s offer a variety of fine dining experiences, including The Psycho-esque Basement Cafeteria Right Next To The Morgue and Bank of Vending Machines.  Fuzzy Candy From The Bottom Of Mom’s Purse is available seasonally.

Nearby accommodations include Sticky Back-Killing Waiting Room Chairs,  Empty Bed In The Next Bay They May Need Any SecondSpare Gurney In The Hall, and They Call This A Sleeping Chair But It’s Really Vinyl Hell. No Autoclub discounts are given.

And, just like with Disneyland, although you were glad to arrive there a mere 12 hours earlier, you are nothing but thrilled and exhausted when it’s time to go home!

But, just like Disneyland, the ER likes to have the last laugh.  It enjoys a hearty one as you drag your exhausted family, trailing their pink plastic pitcher and golden rod basin souvenirs behind them, throughout the parking lot trying to remember which car you brought and where you left it.

Be sure to take lots of pictures.  It’s a vacation you’ll never forget!

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you been anywhere magical lately?  How about somewhere not so magical?   I’d love to hear all about it – I’m looking forward to your comments!

Friday Funnies – ctvc

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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

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).

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 Must be broken!

 

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Very, VERY fascinating women!

 

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I really need to try this more!

 

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And, he’s mocking me!

 

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I remember this!

 

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Very tempting!

 

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That’s gonna leave a mark.

 

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How rude!

 

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Pancakes are pretty yummy!

Be sure to visit the Gina Valley Facebook page and to “like” me up.

 

Some Of My Favorite Pins On Pinterest:

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

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I’ve got to get taller!

 

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He is good in emergency situations.

 

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Mommy porn!!!

 

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Good question!

 

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It all starts with the bulb.

All the rest of my pins for the week are here on my Latest Great Pins Board.

If you’re trying to put off making dinner, you can check out all of my boards on Pinterest.

 

This Week On The Gina Valley Blog:

My recent humor posts include

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

Stop Stepping On Their Heads!!! (fun with kids at a Memorial Day service),

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

Sometimes Juice Spills…Gina’s Favorites (what’s on my neck),

Top 10 Things I Did NOT Know About Parenting (stuff no on tells you before you have kids).

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!

Top 10 Things I Did NOT Know About Parenting

Top 10 Things I Did NOT Know About Parenting

by Gina Valley

They don’t tell you a lot about parenting before you join the cult.

People joke a bit about losing most of your sleep while your child is an infant, and all of it when your child becomes a teen.

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They point out the baby fat they’re still carrying from their now 264 month old child.

But, no one mentions the truly mind boggling aspects of parenthood.

Here’s some of the things I did not realize would happen when I became a parent that keep my head shaking and my eyes rolling more often than I care to admit.

Top 10 Things I Did NOT Know About Parenting

#10.  How often I would step in something wet – from the benign puddles of melted ice cubes and dribbled milk to the nefarious spectrum of bodily productions, which mysteriously appear where they never should (this job really should come with galoshes).

#9.  How often someone would scream at me that he or she was not tired or grumpy and did not need a nap (funny how I always need one).

#8.  How every semblance of sophistication would be quickly and completely stripped out of my life. Leaving the house in unstained clothes, arriving on time, a clean car, an uninterrupted thought, all gone.

#7.  How often I would utter the phrase “I’m not missing any of this movie to take anyone to the bathroom, so you better go now.”

#6.  How I would cave in every time & take every kid to the bathroom during the movie (I get more steps in during a movie than at the gym in an hour on the treadmill).

#5.  How often I would offer bribes to small people to poop or sleep. Or, to let me poop or sleep. Alone.

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#4.  How much time and effort other people’s shoes would suck out of my life. Explaining why shoes must be worn. Again. Asking where the shoes were last seen. Again. Hiking halfway back to the waterfall in the dark by the light of my cell phone to retrieve a shoe. Again.

#3.  How much time I would spend admiring captive insects, and negotiating for their release back into the wild.

#2.  How many times I would give up my jacket, my water, my snack, my sanity to the child I reminded not less than ten times to bring his or her own, who, nonetheless, forgot to bring it.

#1.  How great I would get at silently opening crinkly candy wrappers so as not to tip off my children to my clandestine date with junk food.

I don’t share chocolate.

It’s really for their own protection.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What aspect of parenting surprised you once you were actually in the trenches? What’s harder than you imagined it would be?  What’s easier?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.

Photos courtesy of Stock.xchng – Used with permission.

Sometimes Juice Spills…Gina’s Favorites

Sometimes Juice Spills…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

This week for Throwback Day I picked my Sometimes Juice Spills post, because it makes me giggle.

Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Sometimes Juice Spills

You know it’s going to be a good day when you start it off by finding a pimple the size of a can of soup sprouting out of the side of your neck.

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Where does it fall on the irony scale that I found the pimple while putting on my anti-wrinkle cream?

At first I thought it was a bug bite.  I was hoping it was a bug bite.  But it wasn’t a bug bite.

All doubt was removed when I found his mini-me brother sprouting up from the middle of the scar on my forehead.

If there was another one on the other side of my neck and it was Halloween I could have passed it off for a neck bolt.  But, just the one at this time of year leaves little option for disguise.

There is cover up.  I coated it with that.  Twice.  It went from looking like a flare guiding aircraft landing on a carrier in the fog to more like a stubby thumb trying to hitch a ride.

A turtle neck would have covered it.  Of course the 80 degree F weather around here this week would have made that less than comfortable.  Plus, there’s my obsessive need to not let anything touch my neck.  I hate that feeling, so I don’t even own a turtle neck.

I guess my body didn’t hear about the “nothing touches my neck” rule before it started growing my third arm there.

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But, I realized that I was probably making too big a deal out of this.  We all focus on our own bodily imperfections, even though most people never notice them, much less give them a second glance.  So, I decided not to worry about it and headed down to breakfast.

The Professor did a double take as I sat down across from him at the breakfast table.  “What the bloody ‘ell is that?” he asked, staring at my neck growth.

“I’m not sure,” I answered. “Might be a bug bite,” I suggested, hopefully.

“I don’t think so,” he said, looking intently at it.

“Does it look like a pimple?” I asked.

He shook his head.  “Not exactly,” he said.  “It looks more like the beginning of an alien emerging.”

Somehow his orange juice got dumped on his eggs about then.

I have no idea how that happened.

Sometimes juice spills.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Ever been double “blessed” with the troubles of youth and the pains of aging at the same time?  Is your significant other super helpful when you’re feeling self-conscious?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Click over to my posts below for more fun with The Professor:

WHAT Is The Dog Sniffing Now?!?!

Early Morning Ambush

A Zen-Like Departure

Where’s My Sparkly?

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