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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

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 I’m sayin’!

 

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 That’s for sure!

 

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Don’t tick off the bovines!!!

 

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Absolutely!!!

 

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We should introduce him to our dog, “Getoffthetable!”

 

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I really want to try this, but my office is at home.

 

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So wrong, yet so funny.

 

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Works every time!

 

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I hate when that happens!

 

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It’s all in the details!

 

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This makes me laugh more than it should!

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

 

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Must be MacGyver’s house!

 

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WAY too many!

 

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I’m gonna try this!

 

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 THAT’S a lot

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 – sccvc (a weeks worth of funnies),

Top 10 Signs This Picnic Is NOT Gonna End Well (it’s not all family fun at the park),

He Used MY Toothbrush!!! (that’s so wrong),

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

Is That A Cannon In Your Pocket? (my littles got me a body guard),

Why They Will NOT Let Me Run The UN (I’m not so good at breaking up arguments).

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!

Why They Will NOT Let Me Run The UN

Why They Will NOT Let Me Run The UN

by Gina Valley

My 2 youngest decided to have a discussion on the way to their sister’s basketball game last week.

It was a rather lengthy discussion. In fact, some (me, for instance) might say it was a marathon-bicker-fest or a non-stop-argument or a major-pain-in-the-neck-for-everyone-unlucky-enough-to-be-within-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 Why They Will NOT Let Me Run The UN ArguingIf I didn’t know better I’d have sworn they’d somehow morphed into 2 little, extremely-grumpy old men.  Their attitudes had passed foul and landed on you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me.

They had bubbled close to the surface for a week before they burst into that full boil crab fest .  Just my luck that they decided to do it while we were all trapped in our van on the way to my 15 year old’s basketball game.

Now by “we” I mean me, all of my kids, and half of the basketball team. And, by “trapped” I mean we were suddenly stuck in stop and stop traffic (that’s like stop and go traffic, except you don’t go).  There was no way I could pull off of the freeway for a quick stare-of-death or MML (Major Mom Lecture).

So, as my OCD stress-level was flying off the charts, worrying that we’d not only be late for the team’s call time, but quite possibly miss the game altogether, I was serenaded by the sound of 2 boys bickering non-stop, to really push me to the edge of insanity.

What were they arguing so intensely about that they had nearly come to blows, and were driving everyone insane?

Nothing.

And, everything.

The color of the sky, how big a sea eagle is, who saw the funny cloud first, whether one of them was breathing too loudly, if trumpets or saxophones are better, long socks VS short socks, which color mouth guard works best, who woke up first, who slept on the sofa the most times, which episode of Kickin’ It is the best, what kind of stuffing is in the coats you wear to Antarctica, which flightless bird is the meanest, and on and on and on in a desperate, unending cycle of negativity that made me want to stick my finger in my eye.

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Oh. My. Gosh.

Judging by the way they were trying not to laugh, I could tell the basketball team members riding with us found my youngest boys’ crabby antics hysterical. Clearly, none of them had little brothers or sisters.

My own children made no effort to hide their feelings about their little brothers’ behavior.  They alternated laughing at them with hollering at them to “Knock it off!”  Both reactions served to add fuel and energy to the grumps’ fire.

I was busy oscillating between shock that my sons would behave so terribly in front of “company,” and constantly recalculating what time we’d be at the game if traffic suddenly disappeared (which it never did) (until we were off of the freeway and a couple of hundred feet away from the gymnasium door).

Nothing swayed the foul tide rushing out of my 2 darling, young sons. I tried bribing, explaining, scolding, guilting.  Nothing worked.

I made them change seats, so that they were in different rows, thinking the whole “out of sight, out of mind thing” might apply to children who have lost their minds.  It did not.  Instead of creating sudden peace, changing seats just provided distance to encourage throwing things at each other, and yanking hair and seatbelts.

I hate to admit that, after one of the offenders screamed that his brother needed anger management classes, I yelled towards my spewing offspring, who were, luckily for them, seated near the rear of our van “If you don’t knock it off, I’m going to pull over and show you some anger management right here on the side of the freeway!”

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This brought peals of laughter from the basketball team, and caused my 2 grumpy sons to sink lower into their seats.  Of course, it did not diminish their arguing.

I kept thinking “Lord Jesus, don’t come today!” I’d hate to go out on that note.

As I sat trapped in traffic listening to my 2 minions continue to grumble, I remembered a comedian saying that his dad used to keep a fly swatter in the car to reach kids in the backseat.  I made a mental note to buy a fly swatter, preferably with an extra-long extension handle, as soon as possible. I knew I’d never use it, but it would be a great “Peace through Strength” kind of thing, or, I guess more a “Peace through Realizing Mom Can Get Us While She’s Driving” kind of thing.
My boys argued the entire hour and 15 minutes we spent going to the basketball game.

They argued walking from our van into the gymnasium.

They argued through the entire basketball game (even though I seated them at opposite ends of the bleachers) (honestly, their charade and lip-reading skills, which allowed them to continue arguing from such a distance, would have been impressive had they not been so infuriating).

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They argued walking from the gymnasium back to our van.

They argued as we drove onto the freeway to head for home.

Then, they stopped. Suddenly.

No slow down. No warning.

Just a seize and desist so sudden that all of us trapped in the van with them, me, my kids, half of the basketball team, nearly got whiplash craning our necks to see what had caused the sudden drop in din.

My young progenies were leaning against each other, hands folded peacefully in their laps, smiling, and sound asleep.

It was such an insane and sudden change that I had the urge to burst out laughing, but I didn’t dare.

My oldest son expressed what I’m sure all of us hostages were feeling, “If anyone wakes them up, I will pull over and show you some anger management on the side of this road.”

My thoughts, exactly.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you had a meltdown in traffic? Have your kids had a marathon argument? How did you handle it?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Is That A Cannon In Your Pocket?

Is That A Cannon In Your Pocket?

by Gina Valley

I’ve had a really lousy day.

Actually, it’s been nearly 2 days of lousy now, and tomorrow doesn’t hold much promise for improvement.

Funny Humor Love http://ginavalley.com/  Is That A Cannon In Your Pocket?  – Read & Laugh All About It!So, to be totally honest, last night I couldn’t bring myself to do the final read through and hit “publish” on the funny post I wrote for today.  Just couldn’t do it.  It’s hard to be funny, or to even read funny, when you’re sad.

Now, though, my OCD is going bananas, because I didn’t post anything today.

I’ve been torn all afternoon about which of my neurosis to give into. Nothing is ever simple.

I decided to go with a re-run today, one of my posts that always makes me smile.

I hope it brings you a smile, too.

My Bodyguard’s Assault Cannon Is Bigger Than Yours

This is Hunter.  He (well at least I think he’s a “he”) is from HALO and is my body guard this week. At 2 ½ inches tall, he’s the largest plastic body guard I’ve had.

A couple years ago on a Wednesday evening, Sons #3 & #4 came to understand that after they went to bed at night I would stay up to work.  I’m not sure they understood then, although I’m reasonably sure they do now, that I need peace and quiet to write.

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Certainly, it will be years, probably not until they are parents themselves, before they will understand that I’d rather give up my sleep for that peace and quiet than give up my time with my children.

But what I know they did understand that day was that their mommy was up alone in the sleepy, dark house in the middle of the night.

This was, and to some degree I suppose still is, a scary concept to them.  When they wake up in the middle of the night they find it a frightening thing. So, loving sons that they are, they wanted to protect their mommy from the dangers of the night.

They scampered up to their room, and much inaudible discussion ensued.  A few minutes later they returned with a Lego peg-legged pirate, complete with sword and pistol. He (I’m quite certain he was a “he”) looked quite rough and tough and burly, as one would expect a Lego pirate to be.

They handed me their little plastic treasure and explained to me that he was to sit on my laptop computer.  “He’s to keep you company, and to keep you safe,” Son #3 had explained.  “So you won’t be lonely…or scared,” Son #4 added.

I had my first body guard, Pegleg, with me for nearly two years.  He would occasionally be called into service during the day, but, miraculously, he was always in his place standing guard when I sat down to work each night.  If only they had kept such good track of their shoes, or their pet newts!

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But, one night when I sat down to work Pegleg was nowhere to be seen.  In his place stood a proud swordsman from an Arabia Lego set.  Although he didn’t have a pistol, he had a long sword and a swooshing cape.

Swooshing Cape kept me company, dutifully standing guard, for about an hour before curiosity forced me to my younger boys’ room.

Was Pegleg in the midst of a battle paused to continue the following morning? Was Pegleg the recipient of a career ending injury and forced to retire from his bodyguard duties? Had they simply lost Pegleg during the day’s events?

I had to know what had happened to Pegleg!

But, it was 2AM so I would have to figure it out on my own, tempting though it was to rouse one or the other of them from their sleep.

Turning on their bright lights would have woken them up, so that was NOT an option.  I was so thankful for the dimmer switch in their room as I picked my way across the cluttered floor.  I could never have made it in the dark.  Who needs weapons of mass destruction when you have Legos and Hot Wheels on duty?!?!

Their Lego table was covered with structures and figures, but all seemed to be from their modern city building sets.  Their significant pirate population was all on the shelves where they belong, apparently having been quite inactive that day.

I found Pegleg, looking none the worse for wear, sitting on the poop deck of their largest ship.  He was not broken nor missing nor otherwise engaged, yet for some reason Swooshing Cape had taken his place.

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I started back to my office, fighting the urge to wake them up to ask what the deal was (Would that really have been so terrible? At least it would have given them more to talk about during therapy as adults!).

I was nearly safely out of their room when I realized this was going to bug me all night.  So, to put my mind at ease, I went back to their shelves and grabbed Pegleg.  Ok, I get a teensy bit set in my OCD ways. So, sue me.

I put Pegleg on my laptop right next to Swooshing Cape.  Both silently watched over me while I worked.  I think I heard them whisper a couple times, but I wasn’t really sure.

True to my OCD nature, I rose a bit early the next morning so I could return Pegleg to the poop deck from whence he came before Sons #3 & #4 woke up.  I didn’t want my boys to know I’d messed with their body guard arrangements for me.  And, I really didn’t want anyone to know that I couldn’t focus on my work without the aid of a teensy plastic pirate.

During breakfast, I casually asked about the appearance of Swooshing Cape.  Son#4 answered, without skipping a beat, or swallowing his waffle for that matter, that “Other guys want a turn.”  Well, that made sense.

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It was rather unfair for Pegleg to get all of the fun.  Son#3 added, “We thought you’d like to meet some new guys, too.” How many times had I reminded my kids that meeting new people is fun?  Good grief!  They’d been listening!

So, Swooshing Cape stayed with me for about ten days.  He was replaced on a Sunday afternoon by a tiny brontosaurus, who, I was told, “is not a Lego, but still a cool guy.”

Ever since then, each Sunday afternoon my two youngest boys have provided me with a new body guard.  I’ve never had to ask.  I’ve never reminded them.  Sometimes they introduce us.  Sometimes the new “guy” just mysteriously appears at his post. But my body guard is always there.

And, every time I look at my tiny guardian for the week my heart squishes a little, because alongside that tiny toy is a giant reminder of how much my little boys love me.

How do your kids take care of you?  I look forward to hearing all about it, so please drop me a comment.

Laugh AND LOVE Out Loud!

-gina

Isn’t it amazing the ways children find to show love?  So innocent and clear!    What is something special someone has done for you to show they care about you? What have you done for someone else?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Tuesday Tickles – sovc

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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.

He Used MY Toothbrush!!!

He Used MY Toothbrush!!!

by Gina Valley

He used my toothbrush!

How disgusting is that?

And, it didn’t even seem to bother him. He actually seemed to think it was funny.

It was not funny.

There is nothing funny about someone else using your toothbrush.

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Especially, when it’s my toothbrush.

I know what some people think. We’ve made babies together, clearly this is not the first “mixing of our essences.” That’s true. Not even the first time today.

And, I have to admit my tongue has touched his teeth before. Yet, somehow, the idea of using my toothbrush as a go between from my mouth to his is totally unacceptable.

He chuckled as he told me that, after he’d finished brushing his teeth, he realized he’d grabbed and used the wrong toothbrush. Mine, inadvertently, instead of his.

I say there are no accidents.

Besides, my toothbrush is pink and his is dark blue. How do you mix those up? I wonder what Dr. Phil would say about that?

I didn’t want to hurt his feelings by totally freaking out, much as my OCD was screaming at me to do just that.  I couldn’t very well start scrubbing my toothbrush with bleach without insulting him. So, I decided I’d “accidentally” knock my toothbrush into the toilet, thereby making its replacement both mandatory and blameless.

While I smoothed moisturizer onto my skin with my left hand, I used my pinky and ring finger of my right hand to slowly inch the contaminated oral cleaning rod toward the toilet.

Just touching it gave me the heebie jeebies. How could I touch something dripping with someone else’s saliva?

My tooth brush was an agent of filth.

My toothbrush was a speed rail for germs.

My toothbrush was bone dry.

How was it possible for my toothbrush to be quite without humidity when he had used it just minutes before?

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My eyes darted around the bathroom, searching for an answer, and fell on his dark blue toothbrush, lying on the counter, next to his toothbrush holder (he never stands it up in its holder. Drives me crazy).

Had he used his own toothbrush, but thought it was mine? Could someone really mix up pink-in-a-holder with blue-on-the-counter? Was it time to start looking for “The Home”?

At the risk of barfing a little, I decided to check his toothbrush for signs of recent usage. His, too, was bone dry.

Was this a miracle? Had toothbrush angels descended from heaven and dispelled the disgusting act?!?!

I stared at our bathroom counter, realizing that even the toothbrush angels couldn’t reverse this travesty of personal hygiene. I might have thrown up a little in my mouth, just thinking about what had happened.

Yes, he had used my toothbrush, but not my pink one from my toothbrush holder.  He’d used the dark green one I keep on the counter next to the sink.

The one I use to clean the gunk out from underneath my fingernails!!!

Maybe there is something funny about someone else using your toothbrush, after all.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What would you do if someone used your toothbrush?  Is the toothbrush the holy grail of hygiene? I’m looking forward to hearing what you think, so shoot me a comment.

Top 10 Signs This Picnic Is NOT Gonna End Well

Top 10 Signs This Picnic Is NOT Gonna End Well

by Gina Valley

There’s a whole lot of picnicking going on this weekend.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes our forays into the great outdoors are less than totally successful.

It’s usually about halfway through one of these great meetings of the lunchmeats meetups that I realize we’re heading for trouble.

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Here’s some clues to tip you off that there’s trouble ahead with an alfresco soirée (you would not believe how long it took me to get the spelling correct on “soirée”).

Top 10 Signs This Picnic Isn’t Gonna End Well

#10.  You parked so far away that you passed 3 county markers and the state line walking from your car to the picnic area.

#9.  You hear someone yell, “Hey look, Cousin Bubba brought his homemade fireworks!”

#8.  The potato salad has been in the sun so long it’s developed a pulse.

#7.  Cousin Beatrice has used the word “pus” four times, and she hasn’t even started to talk about when they had to lance that giant boil on her leg. Yet.

#6.  When you try to use the weather app on your phone to see how hot it is, Siri says. “Help me! I’m melting! I’m melting!!!”

#5.  Uncle Renfro is trying to play volleyball with a watermelon.  Again.

#4.  Just as you’re frantically feeling your pockets in search of your keys, your 5 year old son asks you, “Did you shut the trunk with your keys in there so they wouldn’t get lost?”

#3.  The ants have already carried off 1 cake, half the sandwiches, and Great Grandma Yaya, and it’s not even noon yet.

#2.  The Emergency Room called and asked what time the “friendly game of softball” will be starting this year, so they’ll know what time they should have the cast room open.

#1.  There’re more seagulls lined up in the trees around the food table than in the climax seen in The Birds, and you forgot your umbrella.

Don’t worry.  There’s probably a drive-thru burger place right next to the ER.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Do you like picnics? Are you a sandwich-er or a grill-er? Did you know how to spell “soirée”?  How bad were the bugs at your last picnic?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Friday Funnies – sccvc

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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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Ummm. I think I’m gonna go with the salad.

 

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We have 2, just to be sure!

 

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Happens every time!

 

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Yeah! What’s up with that?!?!

 

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VERY worried!

 

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Sometimes, I’m more of a multi-messer-upper!

 

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Shhh! It’s a secret!

 

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Very accurate at our house!

 

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Dancin’ every night!!!

 

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That will be the most amazing display!!!

 

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From an internet far, far away…

 

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Yes, I’m very happy now.

 

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 I love me a good math joke!

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 – svsvc (a weeks worth of funnies),

Top 10 Signs Your Children Are On Summer Break (there’s been an invasion),

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

Do These Lights Sound Pretty?…Gina’s Favorites (I am not the best shopper),

Happy, Happy Birthday, America! (She looks mighty good for a 238 year old!).

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!

Happy, Happy Birthday, America!

Happy, Happy Birthday, America!

by Gina Valley

July 4th is a big day here in the United States.  It’s our birthday!

We love to celebrate, and having something we can all celebrate makes it extra special.

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 Happy, Happy Birthday, America! Independence Day

So, Happy, Happy Birthday, America!!!

238 years look great on you!

Here’s a few thoughts for your birthday – some serious, some silly:

Let freedom never perish in your hands – Joseph Addison

Did you hear about the cartoonist in the Continental Army?  He was a Yankee doodler!

Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty – Louis D. Brandeis

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better – Albert Camus

The difference between a duck and George Washington is:  One has a bill on his face; the other has his face on a bill!

Liberty is the breath of life to nations – George Bernard Shaw

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it – William Faulkner

The 4th of July is coming up and you know what that means! Time to use Sparklers as wands and shoot spells at people again! And, to write your name in the air!

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 Happy, Happy Birthday, America! Independence Day

From every mountain side – Let Freedom ring – Samuel F. Smith, “America”

What kind of tea did the American colonists thirst for?  Liberty!

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves – Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul – Moshe Dayan

What was the craziest battle of the Revolutionary War?   The Battle of Bonkers Hill.

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave – Elmer Davis

What did one flag say to the other flag?  Nothing. It just waved!

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself  – Thomas Paine

Food, Family, Fourth of July, and Fireworks. The four best F-words ever!

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Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell?   Yeah, it cracked me up!

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace – Hamilton Fish

What happened as a result of the Stamp Act?   The Americans licked the British!

People have forgotten what the 4th of July really is. It’s the day we got the freedom we use every day. It’s not fireworks and parties. That’s just what makes it fun.

Why were the first Pennsylvania settlers like ants?   Because they lived in colonies.

American Soldiers don’t fight because they hate what’s in front of them.  They fight because they LOVE what’s behind them!

What’s red, white, blue, and ugly?  A revolutionary warthog!

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Being an American is awesome. The end.

Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?   Because the horse was too heavy to carry!

Thank you to our Veterans on this 4th of July.

What was General Washington’s favorite tree?   The infantry!

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth – John F Kennedy

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it – Thomas Paine

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have – Harry Emerson Fosdick

7,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained from fireworks. Don’t be a statistic.  Let your friend light the fuse!

Never forget – freedom is never free – Victor Killingsworth

Be safe, be sane, and have a joyous day!

Celebrate & Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What do you love about your homeland?  How do you celebrate it?  Shoot me a comment.  I look forward to hearing all about it!

Do These Lights Sound Pretty?…Gina’s Favorites

Do These Lights Sound Pretty?…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley      

As I stood on the candy-gum-and-other-stuff-you-have-no-good-reason-to-buy aisle in the jumbo warehouse store, listening to my pack debate the various merits of the 973 different types of gum available for them to choose from, I thought about my Do These Lights Sound Pretty? post, and knew that it’d be great for Throwback Day this week.
Laugh along with this Gina’s Favorites post.                            

Do These Lights Sound Pretty?

“The lights on this one change color.  Let’s get it,” Daughter#2 said.

We were standing in the giant electronics store in front of a giant bank of car stereo receivers.

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 Do These Lights Sound Pretty?...Gina's Favorites ShoppingEach and every receiver looked exactly the same and totally different at the same time.  They were each flashing bright lights.  Some were red.  Some were blue.  Some changed colors periodically.

I wondered how many seizures this display had triggered.

Originally, Daughter#2 had wanted me to buy one of the receivers with red lights, because we were buying and having it installed in The Professor’s red car as a surprise, while he and most of her brothers were out of town.

Color coordination is important to Daughter#2.

I have to admit that the color of the lights on the thing was not even on my list of what was important about the unit for his car.  Would it work with his iPhone? Did it support Bluetooth? How powerful was it?  And, most importantly, could they install it before he got home, so he wouldn’t try to install it himself?

You see, it may seem to the unmarried that the new sound system is the gift.  The unmarried might look at his decrepit car audio unit, with its stems where buttons used to be and its long darkened LCD screen, or listen to the pops and wheezes from the speakers, and think that buying him a new audio system would be a great gift.

And, it would be.

But, the married know that the true gift is having it installed while he isn’t home.

The freedom from having to choose between spending time doing it himself or spending money we could have spent on something else to have someone else install it is the real gift.

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In fact, having to deal with the installation decision and the details and potential guilt-feelings it involves is probably why he hasn’t slapped his AmEx on the counter and bought himself a new unit, even though this one has barely functioned for years.

So, while Daughters #1 & #3 were on the GPS aisle typing made-up city names into the GPS display units to see if the units could find the fictitious places, Daughter#2 and I stood before the wall of electronic car audio options, hoping that the best answer would present itself.

It did not.

But, Mr. YELLS-WHEN-HE-TALKS did.

Mr. YELLS-WHEN-HE-TALKS seemed like a nice salesperson.  He asked if we would like some assistance.  No, he yelled if we would like some assistance.  Not spoke.  Not emphasized.  Not talked loudly.  Mr. YELLS-WHEN-HE-TALKS actually full out yelled every syllable he uttered to us.

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 Do These Lights Sound Pretty?...Gina's Favorites Shopping“HOW ARE YOU TODAY?!!!” he bellowed, startling the lady looking at the speaker display next to me, causing her to drop her purse.

“IS ANYONE HELPING YOU?!!!”

“WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ASSISTANCE?!!!”

Or, my favorite (in answer to my query for guidance about the differences between the multitude of units on display) “THEY’RE ALL PRETTY MUCH THE SAME!!!  IT JUST DEPENDS WHAT YOU WANT IT TO DO!!!”

That narrowed it right down for me.

Just as I was thinking, “What the heck, maybe we should just get the red one,” Mr. Knows-It-All appeared.

Mr. Knows-It-All helped me to quickly “eliminate units that don’t meet your (my) needs.”  He also pointed out a second giant wall full of receivers to choose from that I hadn’t even noticed before.  Good thing he was helping me to eliminate some from consideration.

Does the car have the original audio equipment (do Cheerios crammed in the speakers count as “original equipment”?)?

Will he be using his iPhone with it (does he have to remember to bring the phone in the car for that to work?)?  

Would he want to use a Bluetooth with that (does that mean one less wire to lose?)?  

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What kind of music does he listen to (is “makes my head hurt” a kind of music?)?

We narrowed it down to 6 then 4 then 2 then 1 unit.  It was not one with color-changing lights.

Daughter#2 was disappointed.

Then, Mr. Knows-It-All asked the year of the car, so he could determine the speaker size.  When I told him the year, we both suddenly became aware of the fact that The Professor’s car is older than Mr. Knows-It-All.  “Are you sure,” Mr. Knows-It-All asked, “that it still has the original audio equipment?”

After Mr. Knows-It-All rang everything up and gave me my receipt, Mr. Guy-Who-Actually-Works-With-The-Stuff appeared.  He was older than Mr. Knows-It-All and would be installing the system.

Mr. Guy-Who-Actually-Works-With-The-Stuff politely suggested that I buy a different brand of receiver because it works much better and costs the same.  He also pointed out that if I bought speakers in the same brand as the receiver, I would receive a $100 discount, and that that brand’s speakers have better sound quality and longevity.

I said to Mr. Guy-Who-Actually-Works-With-The-Stuff, “How about you pick out what you would get for your car in this basic price range, and cancel the order for this stuff.”

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 Do These Lights Sound Pretty?...Gina's Favorites ShoppingMr. Guy-Who-Actually-Works-With-This-Stuff amazed Mr. Knows-It-All by cancelling my first transaction and crediting my credit card, all without the help of a manager.

Mr. Guy-Who-Actually-Works-With-This-Stuff then disappeared for a few minutes and reappeared laden with boxes containing the elements of what was to become The Professor’s car’s new audio system.

Overall, I spent $150 less and got a better system. He showed me each item and explained why he selected it.  I thought his explanation about why he picked the receiver was especially interesting.  He pointed out several features making it more user friendly than most.  He demonstrated how to use it to get the best sound quality.

Then, he said, “This one also has another feature that a lot of people like.”

I was kind of hoping it was Cheerio-repellant or had child-noise-dampening.

Mr. Guy-Who-Actually-Works-With-This-Stuff pushed a couple buttons on the receiver to demonstrate the feature.

“The lights on this one change color.”

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Have you made a very complicated, simple purchase?  Does your receiver change color?  What’s your favorite kind of music?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

Tuesday Tickles – stcvc

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-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.