Tuesday Tickles – tdovc

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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!

 

Momspeak

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

Stop spitting on the dog.

Why aren’t your shoes in the freezer?

We go to school on school days.

 

Kidspeak

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

If I only eat chicken, what does that make me?

My homework is gonna take a lot of your time.

I brought home a spider, but I can’t find it.

 

Don’t miss a giggle.  Be sure to “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.

You Might Think It’s Funny, But It’s Snot

You Might Think It’s Funny, But It’s Snot

by Gina Valley

Sometimes, I do something that I’m proud of myself for doing.

This was not one of those times.

I was at the hair place today for a much needed session with The Hair Whisperer. After she thoroughly coated my hair with some sort of magical goo, The Hair Whisperer had me sit under one of those giant, chair-mounted hair dryers.

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 You Might Think It’s Funny, But It’s Snot Embarrassment Everyone knows that the dryers at a hair salon are akin to Sanctuary, and no one under a dryer is to be disturbed. Besides, you can’t hear what anyone says to you when you’re under one of those giant heat spewers anyway.

I planted myself under Dryer #1.  I was alone in the dryer area for the first few minutes, then a woman I’d never met planted herself under Dryer #4. Consistent with the Rules of Sanctuary, Woman Under Dryer Number 4 and I did not interact.

Now, I don’t know if God was testing me, or he just wanted to share a laugh, but at the very moment I happened to turn my head toward Woman Under Dryer Number 4, she sneezed.

It wasn’t a dainty little sneeze like many women do.  Nor, was it a more feminine version of the male free-for-all explosion.  No, this was more along the lines of what a blue whale does when it suddenly needs to clear its blow hole after 2 hours beneath the deep blue sea.

The force of her sudden nasal explosion created, as all the physicists might have expected, an equal and opposite reaction, causing her head to make a rapid acceleration toward the back of the dryer.

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Before I could open my mouth to ask if she was OK, the force of her head hitting the back of the dryer resulted in what I can only assume was some sort of rebound effect, causing her head to jolt forward, where it, predictably, collided with the front of the drier hood, as signaled by another loud “thunk!” and an increase in the tremoring of Dryer Number 4 and its chair.

I’m not proud to admit that every fiber of my being screamed out for me to laugh.

And, it was not just tempting to laugh. It was almost impossible not to. After all, a sneeze-induced, double head whacking is way past funny. It’s hilarious!

I tried not to laugh. Really, I did. I bit my lip. I thought about that horrible commercial about the abused animals.  I remembered that time my grandpa wore his Speedo to the beach. But, nothing, no matter how sad or horrifying, could remove my need to giggle.

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The more I tried not to laugh, the more I felt my body shake. Soon, tears were escaping my eyes. The fact that I shouldn’t laugh was making it nearly physically impossible not to do so.

The shell-shocked Woman Under Dryer Number 4 wrangled out from under Dryer Number 4 without touching the hood. I couldn’t help but think she had developed a fear of it, after having suffered through 2 rapid-fire collisions with the plastic crown. I wondered what the word was for a fear of hair dryers. This caused my need to giggle to increase even more.

At that point I realized that The Hair Whisperer had returned to check my warming tresses and was standing next to me. Her mouth was open, clearly indicating that she had witnessed the sneeze-off, as well.

I knew if I made eye contact with The Hair Whisperer I would dissolve into a laughing heap, so I focused on the floor and continued to bite my lip in an effort to maintain control until Woman No Longer Under Dryer Number 4 was well out of earshot.

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 You Might Think It’s Funny, But It’s Snot Embarrassment As Woman No Longer Under Dryer Number 4 crossed in front of me on trajectory toward the restroom, I lost my mind. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m sure, looking back, that if I had simply followed the rules of Sanctuary, everything would have been fine. But, I couldn’t do it. I don’t know why. I just couldn’t help myself.

Barely able to contain my laughter, I heard myself, in what must have been a completely involuntary action, say to Woman No longer Under Dryer Number 4, “Bless you.”

She stiffened, and glared at me.

I might have been more taken aback by her giving me the evil eye had I not been so distracted her smock.

The salon staff outfits each client in a black smock upon arrival. The smocks make you feel like you’re at the height of fashion, and they’re great at hiding any wayward blobs of goo during the miraculous transformations the various aestheticians make.

When Woman No Longer Under Dryer Number 4 turned to give me the look I suddenly became aware of another effect of her nostril work out. Not only had the explosion released a tremendous amount of energy, resulting in her double-head-whacking, it had also apparently released an artful display of her nasal…er uh…productions.

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 You Might Think It’s Funny, But It’s Snot Embarrassment It looked as though someone had airbrushed a delicate, glistening map of the cosmos on the front of Woman No Longer Under Dryer Number 4’s smock, and had dropped a couple big blobs into the mix. The bright lights shining from the ceiling made the strands and blobs glisten against the black background.

I almost expected to hear Carl Sagan telling me which heavenly body each splotch on her smock represented.

But, I did not expect to hear The Hair Whisperer whisper in my ear, “I think we might need to throw out that smock.”

But, she did, and I’m not proud to admit that I lost the battle to keep from giggling. I lost it big time. I didn’t just giggle. I laughed. I snorted. I laughed again. I hee’d. I haw’d. I totally lost it.

I never saw Woman No Longer Under Dryer Number 4 come out of the restroom. That might be because I was nearly blind from crying due to laughing so hard. Or, she might still be in there. That’s a shame, though, because I wanted to apologize to her.

So, Woman Under Dryer Number 4, if you’re reading this, I apologize for laughing during what was likely a mortifying and traumatic experience for you.

I admit I thought it was funny at the time.

But, I see now that it’s snot.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you ever done something hugely embarrassing in a public place? Have you witnessed someone else embarrassing themselves? How did you handle it? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Friday Funnies – tcvc

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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

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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Oh shoot! I thought those were dieting aids.

 

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At least she’s consistent.

 

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This must be on OBH.

 

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It is! It so is!

 

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Well, she’s just too cute.

 

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And, people are laughing at me. A lot.

 

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TMI, Kitty. TMI.

 

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Go, Dad!

 

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This one just makes me laugh.

 

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Always happy to share a health tip.

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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Gotta love cheesey humor.

 

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Oreos?!?! Did someone say “Oreos”?

 

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It’s amazing what comes out in counseling.
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That’s a great idea!
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Always great to have an excuse to be irrational.
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I’m already trained!
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These chicken strips have more fiber than most.
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That’s me with EVERY package!

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 – tsvc (a weeks worth of funnies),

Top 10 Reasons Daylight Savings Time Is The Devil (laughs because of the time change),

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

Because Sometimes The Hair Whisperer Is Not Available…Gina’s Favorites (disastrous appearances),

It’s Always Been 16 Feet High (DIY gone wrong).

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!

It’s Always Been 16 Feet High

It’s Always Been 16 Feet High

by Gina Valley

I heard my eldest son groaning from our entryway, “Crud! Why is this so heavy?”

I dashed out of my office and looked down into the entryway to see my first born straining under the weight of one end of the biggest ladder I have ever seen.

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He gave me an “I can’t talk right now, because I’m too busy dying” look.

I watched as he dodged the piano, and wrangled his end of the gigantic ladder over our sofa and into our dining room.  I found my husband, The Professor, straining under the weight of the other end of the ladder, as it finally made its way through our front door.

I gave him the international wife “What the heck are you doing?” look.  He, having received this look many times before, immediately announced, “I’m changing the light in the foyer.”

The Professor has several days off this week. Sort of a pre-Spring-Break Break, I guess. As is usually the case, he has decided to embark upon some home improvement projects during his days off.  Personally, I’d rather his DIY part of any home improvement project be finding our checkbook.

My husband has many fine qualities, but he was not raised in a Do It Yourself kind of environment.  His first foyer into home repair was when, after we were married, I re-soldered his parents’ hot water heater connections.  They looked at me like I was a god descended from Mt Home Depot.

I, on the other hand, did grow up in a Do It Yourself kind of environment.  I was taught that if you knew how to fix it, you fixed it.  And, if you didn’t know how to fix it, you learned how to fix it, and you fixed it.

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But, we live in a I Do Not Have The Time Or Energy To Stress Over Fixing That kind of environment.  I can barely keep the house livable, the kids fed, and my work semi-finished each day.  I don’t need the satisfaction of fixing it myself, much less the lay awake at night and hope it was done right that often comes with the whole Do It Yourself experience.

The Professor is also buried in life’s details, and far from needing anything else to do. But, he often seems to think that fixing stuff himself around our home is one of those I’ve got to do this to maintain my status at the Man Club kind of situations.

So, apparently, when I mentioned that I was hoping the electrician would have time to change that fixture before next weekend, my dear husband thought he heard himself called to action. And, by “action” he didn’t hear “find the checkbook.” He heard “get the Empire State Building of ladders and cram it into our house.”

I’m sure you can guess where this is heading.  I will pause here so you all can choose a side.

All set?

I resisted the urge to scream, “Lord, Jesus, come quickly!” or “I don’t think our emergency room is equipped to handle electrical burns!” and instead asked, “Where did you get that thing?”

“I rented it,” he announced, in his most “I’m practically a contractor voice.”

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I immediately wondered if our emergency room is good at treating head trauma.  “How big is that thing?” I asked.

“300 pounds!” my son growled, rubbing his back.

“It’s stands 16 feet high,” The Professor said decidedly.

After moving our chiropractor’s number to speed dial, I asked, “Is that going to fit in here?  It looks really long.”

“Of course it will fit.  The ceiling in here is 16 feet high,” The Professor reminded me in his most professorial voice.

I looked up at our entryway ceiling, and then down at the giant ladder, which seemed to have taken over our entire house.  “How do you know the ceiling is 16 feet high?”

“It’s always been 16 feet high,” he replied.  I think I detected an internal eye roll in his tone.

I will admit that when I bought this house one of the first things listed on the real estate flyer was that “the foyer boasts a 16 foot ceiling.” I’m not sure how a foyer boasts, and I’m fairly certain real estate fliers are not known for their truthfulness, but our foyer ceiling is as high as our second story ceiling, so we’ve always taken it on faith that it is in fact 16 feet high.

All I know is the ceiling is too high to vacuum up the cobwebs from, so I have to throw a balled up t-shirt at them. It hasn’t ever really mattered whether it was 15 feet or 16 feet or 17 feet high.

Until now.

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As my husband and our eldest progeny began to work the giant ladder into a vertical position to facilitate reaching the place in the center of the ceiling where the light fixture is attached, it became clear that I would need to stand at the railing around our upstairs hall to guide the top of the ladder around a few minor things that I wanted left intact, like our walls, railings, and children.

When the metal monolith was finally in a near vertical position, I noticed a slight problem.

“Uh, Honey,” I said, “it’s not going to fit.”

“Yes, it is,” my husband countered.

“No, it’s not,” I insisted.

“What makes you say that?” he asked, clearly irritated.
“It’s already hitting the ceiling. If you keep pushing, it’s going to make a giant top-of-a-ladder-shaped gash.”

“You are exaggerating,” he said, continuing to push the ladder.

“I’m not exaggerating. I think it’s already denting the ceiling.”

I’m not sure of what he muttered as he transferred the full weight of the enormous ladder to our son.  I’m quite sure of what our son muttered as he struggled to support the weight all by himself, but I try not to use such colorful language here.

The Professor continued to mutter as he stormed up the stairs and around the hall to my position near the top of the ladder.  He looked at the top of the ladder, and wiggled it around a bit, attempting, I assumed, to make it fit.  He took a step back and glared at it.

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He whipped his measuring tape out of its holster on his tool belt. I have to admit I was quite impressed. Finding a measuring tape around our house when you need it is a near miraculous event. He pulled the tape out until it ran from the ceiling to the floor, far below. He stared at the number near the ceiling.

15 feet 9 inches.

He didn’t say anything, but I’m pretty sure I saw steam come out of his ears.

It had taken all of 30 seconds to confirm what I was saying. The ladder would not fit. I, using my Super Wife Super Powers, stopped myself from asking him why he didn’t check that before he went to rent the ladder in the first place.

“How could they say it was 16 feet high when it’s not 16 feet high? That’s so irresponsible,” muttered my dear husband.

“Maybe,” I offered helpfully, “they were using the metric system.”  His glare told me that he didn’t think that was helpful at all. Some people just refuse to embrace the metric system.

He and our oldest child somehow managed to wrest that giant metal beast out of our house. They left to go rent another ladder.  A slightly shorter ladder.

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 It’s Always Been 16 Feet High Do I Yourself DIY LadderI hope they get one with one of those shelves to put tools and a bucket of drywall mud on near the top, because now, not only does the light fixture need changing, there’s also a big top-of-a-ladder-shaped gash in the ceiling to fill in.

It might be easier to just sell our house and get us moved before they get back.

And, I know just what to put first on the flier.

“The foyer boasts a 16 foot ceiling.”

After all, it’s always been 16 feet high.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Are you in the fix-it-yourself camp or the call-someone-quick camp? Have you had a simple repair go horribly awry? Shoot me a comment. You’re already here anyway, and I’d like to hear all about it.

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Because Sometimes The Hair Whisperer Is Not Available…Gina’s Favorites

Because Sometimes The Hair Whisperer Is Not Available…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

The wind is blowing like crazy here in SoCal today, making my already unruly hair turn into a truly rebellious entity. So, for Throwback Day this week, I knew my Because Sometimes The Hair Whisperer Is Not Available post was just what the doctor…er uh…hair dresser ordered. Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Because Sometimes The Hair Whisperer Is Not Available

I had what looked to be the collision of an angry sheep and an insane porcupine on top of my head.

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So, when I have a calm hair necessitating occasion, I call in The Hair Whisperer.

The Hair Whisperer is magical.  I don’t know what she does, but somehow she changes me from out-of-control dandelion to poise-filled business woman.  Even my posture and grammar are improved.

The really cool thing about The Hair Whisperer’s magic is that, as long as I don’t get it wet, after she’s worked her wonder, my hair will stay perfectly for up to 4 days.  Maybe even more.  I’m not sure, because 4 days is as long as I can go without going to the gym (I think I’d need a note from her detailing my hair style preservation mode to get to skip it more than that).

So, since I had a weekend filled with meetings and auditions last week, I stopped by The Hair Whisperers Grotto to have her work her magic Friday morning, secure in the knowledge that her efforts would mean my hair would look great all weekend.

And, perhaps even more importantly, I wouldn’t need to lug 100 pounds of hair stuff around with me on my trip.  The only hair-related accessories I brought were my brush and my satin pillowcase (a must to keep hair from tangling).

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That Saturday I arrived at my first audition about a half an hour early, giving me plenty of time to change into my audition outfit.  I have to admit I was less than completely thankful for the small sedan we’d rented while I was contorting myself in the front seat, changing into my audition outfit.  But, I got my outfit on, and I figured I could count the contorting as a yoga session.

My hair, still very much under The Hair Whisperer’s spell, required only a quick shake and toss to be ready to impress.

The audition went well.  I talked.  They laughed.  All according to plan.

After the audition I repeated my contortionist act, changing out of my audition outfit, in order to preserve its pristine condition for the following days’ audition.  All according to plan.

We drove, albeit in heavy traffic due to some very selfish drivers who decided to overturn their vehicles right next to the freeway (some people will do anything for attention), to San Francisco in preparation for my audition there the following morning, grabbed some dinner, and checked into our hotel.  All according to plan.

The Professor and I ate take out on the bed, and then drifted peacefully off to sleep.

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By “drifted peacefully off to sleep” I mean I fell asleep sitting up working with my laptop on my knees, and The Professor entered a snore volume contest without ever losing his grip on the TV remote control.

We know how to do Saturday night away from the kids right.

When I woke up Sunday morning, an hour later than I’d meant to, with my phone in one hand, showing an unsent text, and my laptop with a half-finished column in the other, I had a feeling that “according to plan” was not going to apply very well to that day.

After I peeled the keyboard off of my face, I headed to the loo to…uh…welcome the morning.

My eyes were still half shut walking into the enormous bathroom, and remained that way while I stumbled around, and then completed my…uh…business.  About midway through my hand washing ritual I realized my eyes had finally sprung to life.  And, staring at my reflection in the enormous mirror over the sink I realized that my hair had sprung to life, too

I had what looked to be the collision of an angry sheep and an insane porcupine on top of my head. What’s more, with every passing moment, the monstrosity on my head seemed to be growing larger.

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I had allowed for every possible contingency on this trip.  Except one tiny one.  The Pacific Ocean.  I had completely forgotten about the great blue sea and its accompanying hair-exploding humidity.

I was concerned that if I didn’t do something fast I wouldn’t be able to squeeze out the door of the hotel room and would be trapped in there forever.

But, I had no hair supplies of any kind with me.  Nothing.  I was already so far behind schedule that dashing to the front desk, much less searching for a store, was out of the question.  Checking the large luxurious bathroom, I found that despite the fragrant soap and creamy hand lotion, this top notch hotel clearly catered to the bald, as it had not provided any hair products of any kind.

I grabbed the hand lotion and rubbed a small dollop between my hands.  It looked a lot like hair goo, so I rubbed it into the wild straw that was the ends of my hair.

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Somehow the hand lotion managed to make my hair look greasy and yet frizzier and puffier at the same time.

I rushed into the bedroom and wailed to The Professor, “What am I going to do?  My hair is a complete mess?”

The Professor gave my mane the once over twice before saying matter-of-factly, “Didn’t it look just like this yesterday?”  I would have killed him, but we were already running late.

I was so preoccupied with tearing through our luggage in hopes a flatiron had spontaneously materialized in one of our bags that I didn’t notice The Professor had invaded the bathroom until he was on his way out.

I’ll spare you the details about what he did in there (why should anyone else be made to suffer?), but I think he was legally required to file an environmental impact report.  I had to air it out for a full five minutes before I could even go in there to check for other victims.  It took 10 minutes for my eyes to stop burning and watering, which was both uncomfortable and producing extra humidity which my hair did not need.

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While I was waiting for the bathroom to return to “safe for human occupancy levels,” I put on my audition outfit.

I’m familiar with the “clothes shrinking while hanging in the closet” phenomenon.  But, this was my first time facing “clothes growing while hanging in the closet” phenomenon.  Somehow, while hanging in the closet all night my clothes had grown larger.  Especially my pants.  And even though I’d only had them on for an hour the day before they were clearly a size too big and would not stay up.  So, to keep my pants up, I had to stick out my stomach and kind of tuck my rear under.

As I pondered the clothes that were apparently trying to swallow me I noticed a large red line across my chest, clearly visible in the V-neck of my blouse.  I moved closer to the mirror to examine it, and realized that it was a big, wide, dark red scratch.  I had absolutely no idea how it had happened.  Naturally, every shirt I’d brought was a V-neck.

I looked like I was trying to be a candy striper or had been in a fight with a tiger.  Excellent.

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 Because Sometimes The Hair Whisperer Is Not Available...Gina's Favorites Bad Hair I dabbed a little concealer on it, and managed to make it appear 3-dimensional and much more noticeable.  I considered wearing my blouse backward, but figured the tag would give me away.

While putting on my eye makeup I discovered the 12-hour eye shadow I’d bought had real staying power, as advertised.  Unfortunately, I discovered it after the eye shadow applicator slipped out of my hand, bounced off of my eye lid, and somehow managed to trace a semicircle around the outside of my left eye as it slid down my face.

After trying to brush, wipe, and wash off the dark charcoal colored powder, I was left with what looked like a first-class shiner.  Coupled with my chest wound, disorderly tresses, and giant clothes, my black eye gave me the appearance of one who had just escaped from a brawl at the docks.

I was sure the producers would be wondering, “Who’s the potbellied dandelion lady who’s been in a bar fight?” when I walked in.

The Professor looked at me as we were heading out the door, opened his mouth, and then shut it without speaking.  Sometimes silence is golden.  Sometimes it’s  life preserving.

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Well, apparently a potbellied dandelion lady who looks like she’s been in a bar fight looks a lot like a harried mother, which is what I was auditioning to be, because the producers cast me.

Or, maybe they just liked my new shoes.

I always get a new pair of heels for things like this.

Just in case.

Because sometimes The Hair Whisperer is not available.

And, I need to provide a distraction.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Ever had it rain disasters when you’re trying to look your best?  Shoot me a comment.  I look forward to hearing all about it.

Photos courtesy of Stock.xchng – Used with permission

Tuesday Tickles – tovc

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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!

 

Momspeak

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

Don’t put your shoes on your feet.

You can sleep at school.

Why are all these dishes in the bathroom?

 

Kidspeak

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

There was just outhouses so I didn’t go the whole weekend.

We don’t have to do our homework because Ms. Higgy is too busy to grade it.

I’m only wearing one sock ’cause it’s not that cold.

 

Don’t miss a giggle.  Be sure to “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 Reasons Daylight Savings Time Is The Devil

Top 10 Reasons Daylight Savings Time Is The Devil

By Gina Valley

There are few things that draw people together like the near universal hatred of the “Spring forward!” part of Daylight Savings Time.

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I’m told that when Daylight Savings Time was first instituted oh so many decades ago that there were many benefits to the average person.

Be that as it may, I’m not seeing the benefits at this point, and I think we need to band together to get rid of the whole thing (and that one super nasty, taste-of-death candy they hide amongst all the good ones in every box of Sees’ candy. What flavor is that supposed to be anyway? Rotting dirt?).

Besides not seeing the benefits, I’m seeing lots of problems. It’s bad enough trying to figure out what time it is here, trying to figure out what time it is in other parts of the world to time communication correctly is really tough.  And, getting my kids up in time for school is near impossible. Truly, Daylight Savings Time is the devil.

Top 10 Reasons Daylight Savings Time Is The Devil

#10.  It forces us to grudgingly use our interpersonal skills, as we, as a group, wander around the week before we change the clocks asking each other, “Is it ‘Spring forward’? It’s ‘Spring forward,’ right? Are you sure it’s not ‘Spring back?’”

#9.  Even as we are in the midst of the sleep deprivation it has wrought, we must exhibit extra coordination as we attempt to adjust our car dashboard clock, while at the same time trying to avoid oncoming cars careening in our direction, piloted by others who are both sleep deprived and trying to figure out how to change their dashboard clocks.

#8.  We run the risk of a cardiac event when we’re staring at our phone at 1:59am and it suddenly switches to 3am, causing us to panic, as we wonder whether we have just time experienced time travel or a black out.

#7.  It brings out extra personality in our children on Monday morning, and causes shoes, backpacks, and homework to disappear at near-double the normal rate.

#6.  It turns adults into children, as we attempt to grasp any reason, no matter how flimsy, as to why we must remain in bed for another hour, and probably for the rest of the week.

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#4.  None of us “Spring forward!” We all barely stumble forward, and the whole “Spring forward!” and its cheerful tone is just mocking us.

#3.  It makes everyone arrive 30 minutes early for the second service at church on Sunday morning, when we were in fact all shooting for the first service, but forgot to adjust our clocks.

#2.  It turns our co-workers into seeming philosophers or heroin addicts, as they wander from cubicle to cubicle, muttering “What time is it? Does anyone know what time it is?”

#1.  It’s just another way to torture parents of small children, because small children neither know nor care what Daylight Savings Time is, and see no reason to go to bed an hour before they did last week, yet somehow manage to get up an hour earlier each morning.

It’s time to stop the madness!

At least I think it is.

Does anyone know what time it is?

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

How do you feel about Daylight Savings Time? Do you love it or hate it or just don’t care? Do they follow Daylight Savings Time where you live?  Why do they put that one nasty candy in with the good candy? Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Friday Funnies – tsvc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week.

Start of the weekend.

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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Yeah, it’s really just makes that worse!

 

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I knew that.

 

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Like a boss!!!

 

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Clearly, I’m a pro!

 

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Sometimes, you just need a hard re-boot.

 

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Parenting well you are.

 

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I would calmly burn the house down.

 

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Every flippin’ time!

 

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Irony awesomeness!!!

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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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Gotta love physical sarcasm!

 

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Makes for a whole different fairy tale!

 

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Is that THE Rock?!?!

 

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Truly, agents of evil!

 

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At least he’s honest.

 

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Gonna do this next time at the store!!!

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 – dvovc (a weeks worth of funnies),

I Have Elevator Impairment Disorder (giggles about my inability to operate a simple elevator properly),

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

I’ll Just Stick My Finger In My Eye…Gina’s Favorites (laughs about a slight over-reaction to a kamikaze moth)

Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital (medical mirth),

How My Dad Says “I Love You!”…Gina’s Favorites (the non-traditional ways my dad shows his love).

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 Reasons My Teen Freaks Out When She Has To Empty The Vacuum Cleaner

Top 10 Reasons My Teen Freaks Out When She Has To Empty The Vacuum Cleaner

by Gina Valley

It’s a terrible burden.

In our house, before you vacuum, you have to empty the vacuum cleaner canister. Every time.

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We tried using the “empty it if you find it full” rule, but, even when it was overflowing and dirt was flying out, no one ever thought it was full.  So, we now have the “always empty it before you use it” rule.

My teenage daughter just went out to dump the vacuum cleaner canister contents into the trash can.  She was so happy to do it.  And, by “so happy to do it” I, of course, mean “not happy at all.”  I think I can still hear her mumbling about it.

It’s such a quick, simple task, but she pitches a fit every time she has to do it. “Why?” you might wonder. I’m so glad you asked.

Top 10 Reasons My Teen Freaks Out When She Has To Empty The Vacuum Cleaner

#10.  All those spiders we’ve been sucking up all week  – they’re in there & they’re mad.

#9.  One of her friends might see her and know that she has a family (talk about embarrassing!).

#8.  It’s windy outside and she just finally got her hair to, like, work.

#7.  She’s texting with her friend, Milly, who just got dumped by her boyfriend, who BTdubb’s is such a creeper, and she can’t just keep her waiting.

#6.  Our weird neighbor is standing on his roof with his leaf blower cursing at the leaves up there while he blasts them. Again.

#5.  She’s wearing her brand new combat boots, and doesn’t want them to get anything on them that looks even the least bit combat-like.

#4.  The raccoons in our trees throw stuff at you when you go into our trash can area (they really do. And, I think they’re laughing while they do it).

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 Reasons My Teen Daughter Freaks Out When She Has To Empty The Vacuum Canister#3.  She is not our maid (we knew that, being as we don’t have a maid [like anyone would take that job!], but she made a point of telling us, just in case we were a bit confused on that point, I guess. Teenagers are thoughtful like that).

#2.  She always has to empty the vacuum cleaner canister (in a related note, she also pointed out that she is the only one who ever does anything around here) (in another related note, I’m laughing, I might be rolling my eyes, and I emptied the vacuum canister yesterday. And, picked up the dishes she left in the bathroom) (that’s right, the bathroom).

#1.  It’s so disgusting! (Just wait until next week. She’s on bathroom cleaning duty).

Teens! Gotta love ‘em!

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Do you have a chore you particularly hate?  Is there a chore your family hates?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Tuesday Tickles – tcvc

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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.