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.

I Have Elevator Impairment Disorder

I Have Elevator Impairment Disorder

by Gina Valley

You’d think that with the nearly uncountable rides I’ve taken, or at least tried to take, in elevators over the past week, that I’d be ready to go pro with my elevator skills.

But, you’d be wrong.

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Call it sleep deprivation. Call it distraction. Call it brain misfires. But, whatever you call it, I am clearly suffering from Elevator Impairment Disorder.

It seems like such a simple concept.

You push the button. Some doors open.  You enter a little room (all the while working hard not to think about the fact that it’s hanging over a pit by a string), and, as if by magic, the little room takes you to where you want to be.

It’s almost like those sliding metal doors are in fact leading us to Narnia. Or, at least the cafeteria.

And, all it takes to trigger the amazing magic is the press of a button.  Just pick the floor you want, press the corresponding  button, and you’re off on what is nearly a magic carpet ride.

Simple, huh?

Except, it’s not simple. At least, it wasn’t simple for me this week. For some reason, I repeatedly entered elevators, and failed to select my destination. I don’t know how familiar you are with elevators, but let me assure you that is a pretty crucial step to include.

Somehow, I have developed Elevator Impairment Disorder this week, which causes me to forget to push the destination button after I enter an elevator.

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One morning as I entered the elevator in the lobby of our hotel, I enjoyed listening to the youth hockey players gathered in the lobby chattering away excitedly about the tournament they were going to compete in that day.  I was surprised that their voices carried through the elevator shaft so well, but I, hockey fan and mom that I am, enjoyed listening to them as I travelled to join my sisters and mom at the restaurant 3 floors up for breakfast.

Imagine my surprise when, after quite some time had passed, the elevator doors slid open, and I stepped out to find myself in the company of a large group of youth hockey players, yet again.  At first I was surprised to see that this group of players had brought all of their hockey gear up to the restaurant, but I quickly realized they hadn’t brought their gear to the restaurant.

The doors hadn’t opened because I’d reached the restaurant’s floor.  The doors had opened because some had pushed the call button in the lobby, and the elevator I was in was still parked at the lobby level because I had forgotten to tell it to do otherwise.

I think the trouble started before for I even left on my trip.  I spent so much mental energy focusing on not messing up on the many escalators I knew I’d encounter at the airports I had to venture through on my way, that I completely forgot about firing up my elevator skills.

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My many escalator worries (only try to go up on an escalator that is in fact going up. Don’t fall backward and bounce down the whole thing. Keep my coat from being sucked in with the steps and dragging me in with it. You know, the usual escalator worries) must have over-ridden my previous elevator skills (press the button. Press the button. Press the button).

Not only have I developed the inability to remember to push a destination selection button, I also am apparently quite happy to follow someone else’s elevator lead, and to exit the elevator at whatever destination floor they happen to select, whether that was where I was going or not.

One morning as I tried to travel down from the 7th floor in the hospital to the main exit on the 2nd floor (why is the main exit on the 2nd floor anyway?), when the doors opened and I flew out, I found myself on what was in fact the 4th floor.  Granted, the elevator announces the floor number, and the floor number is clearly visible on the door frame as the elevator doors open, but who pays attention to details like that?

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 I Have Elevator Impairment DisorderAfter wondering around a bit, so as to look like I meant to get off on the 4th floor, I again called the elevator, and hopped in, along with 2 other people.  We all then hopped out again when the doors opened after a short ride.

I looked around, and found that I was then on the 1st floor, not the 2nd floor.  As I did my customary “wander around so as to give the appearance that this was in fact my destination” I wondered if security was watching my travels on the surveillance cameras, and calling Homeland Security because they thought I was casing the joint.

I wish I could say that only happened once, but instead I’ll admit that I got to see all sorts of floors in that hospital that I never would have had the opportunity to happen upon if I was not suffering from Elevator Impairment Disorder.

Perhaps Elevator Impairment Disorder is a genetic problem.  My sister, Kay, seemed to be suffering from it as well.  One time when she entered the elevator first, and was thus, according to standard international elevator etiquette, responsible for pressing the button corresponding to our destination, we stood talking and giggling about silly things our children had done for nearly 10 minutes before the elevator doors opened, revealing that we were still on the same floor.

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 I Have Elevator Impairment DisorderIf someone hadn’t pushed the call button on that floor causing the doors to open, we’d probably still be in that elevator chatting happily away.

I’d look my Elevator Impairment Disorder symptoms up on WebMD, but that would just say I’m suffering from the common cold or have terminal cancer, and frankly I don’t have time for either one of those this week.

I wonder if there’s some sort of 12-step program for the elevator impaired.  Maybe I could get some practical help at a meeting.

I just hope that wherever the meetings are held, it’s on the first floor.

I’m not sure I’m even qualified to operate stairs at this point.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Are you Elevator Impaired?  How about escalators? Ever had one of those get the better of you?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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Friday Funnies – dvovc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week.

Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair, and grab the beverage and snack of your choice.

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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He is!

 

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Having a good manager is vital.
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Ours do this every morning!
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That can’t be a good sign.
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Seagull. Steven Seagull.
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That might be a bit too chumy!
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I thought I saw a puddy cat…
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If the Duke says it, it must be true.

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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Almost too pretty to eat!

 

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Sounds like something our dogs would do!

 

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Does EVERYTHING that happens in Vegas stay in Vegas?!?!
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I think I might have missed that train altogether.
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Dad’s always find a way.
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I’m a nillionaire several times over.

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.

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 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital

Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital

by Gina Valley

I’m staying at the hospital with my dad this week.  He had open heart surgery to correct 5 blockages in his heart a couple days ago.  He is doing amazingly well, and now that he’s out of ICU and in a regular room, he’s getting a bit tired of the whole hospital thing.

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So, I figured today would be a great day to review my Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital.

If you or one of your loved ones is facing a stay at a medical megaplex soon, I hope it eases your mind.  Or, at least gives you a giggle.

Top 10 Cool Things About Being In The Hospital:

#1.  You don’t need to set an alarm clock because someone wakes you up every 15 minutes to ask if you need a sleeping pill.  Convenience on the quarter hour.

#2.  Awesome designer wardrobe provided at no extra cost. It’s breezy.  It’s light.  It manages to combine stiff, itchy fabric with revealing nudity, all completely without sexiness.  It’s a wardrobing miracle.

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#4.  That foldy, bendy bed.   How fun is that thing?  50,000 different positions, every one of them uncomfortable, and a crinkly sound every time you turn over.

#5.  That row of weird equipment hooked to the wall above the head of the bed that even the nurses don’t know what to do with.  Ask a know-it-all health care provider what one of the pieces is for, and sit back and enjoy some made up medical mendacity.

#6.  You meet new people every 15 minutes … Oh wait – that’s the same nurse; you’re just sleep deprived.

#7.  Those funky containers the food comes in.  Don’t you wish you had some of those at home?

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#9.  Completely losing track of what day and time it is WITHOUT the aid of mind altering drugs.  It’s like your dreaming while you are awake.

#10.  Completely losing track of what day and time it is WITH the aid of mind altering drugs.  And, it’s all legal.  Pretty much.

And, relax.  Remember, your medical team is going to do everything they can to ensure you live a long, healthy life.

After all, they want you around to make the payments on your bill.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Has your extended warranty run out?  Any new creaks or squeaks showing up? Any fun medical times in your family?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

For more of my helpful medical advice or fun travel and vacation planning please visit my The Emergency Room – Like Disneyland, But Cheaper and Fun Times At The ‘Ole Urgent Care Center posts.  As always the clicks to get there count as cardio.

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How My Dad Says “I Love You!”…Gina’s Favorites

How My Dad Says “I Love You!”…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

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I’m loading this Gina’s Favorites post at 3AM while I sit at the end of my dad’s hospital bed listening to him softly snore, signalling the first real sleep he’s had in the 36 hours since his quadruple bypass heart surgery.
I’m so thankful for that sound, as it reminds me that he is still here. I’m brought to tears just thinking about the possibility of losing him. I love him, and I’m doubly blessed because I know he loves me.

How My Dad Says “I Love You!”

My dad is the sweetest man alive.

While I visited my parents this past winter I needed to drive from their tiny mountain village to the closest big city to pick up my husband from the airport.

My dad wanted to serve as my chauffeur, as he usually does when I visit. But, had he done so that day, my mom, who has Parkinson’s disease, would have been left home alone with 9 grandkids to care for.

I wished he could come with me, as I love our rare time alone together, but I wasn’t worried about making the drive alone.

My dad, on the other hand, was quite concerned about me making the long, snowy drive.  He knows I’m a SoCal beach girl, and don’t often drive in isolated areas, much less snowy ones.

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He told me to wear my tennis shoes for the afternoon drive to the airport.  “You’ll be more comfortable,” he said.

He packed my boots and coat in his car for me. “You never know if the car is going to break down and you’ll need them if it does,” he said.

He sent a water bottle with me.  “It’s cold so it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated and you’ll be gone for 3 or 4 hours,” he said.

He told me to park on the second level of the parking structure at the airport, in the back, on the street side.  “That way you’ll have the shortest walk,” he said.

He demonstrated to me how to work the heater in his car. “You don’t want to over-heat,” he said.

He showed me where the light control switch was located.  “It’ll be starting to get dark before you get there,” he said.

He reminded me to use the car mirrors as I backed his car out of his garage. “Use your mirrors. Use your mirrors!” he said.

He was looking out the window when I returned to his house that evening.

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He’d worried about me the whole time I was gone.  “The roads get slick here. Black ice can sneak up on you,” he said.

He carried in my coat and my boots from his car. “You’ll want these for your walk in the morning. They’ll be warmer when you put them on if we bring them into the house tonight,” he said.

What he really said, each and every time, was that he loves me.

My dad is “Papa” to 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

But, he will always be my dad.

-gina

How does (or did) your dad tell you he loves you?  How do you tell your kids that you love them?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

This post appeared on Dads Round Table in June 2013
Photos courtesy of Stock.xchng – Used with permission

Friday Funnies – dvuvc

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It’s Friday.

End of the week.

Start of the weekend.

Pull up a chair, and grab the beverage and snack of your choice.

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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It is! It so is!

 

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All in, man! All in!

 

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I’ve always wondered about that, too.

 

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Sometimes I blurt it out even faster than that.

 

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Yeah, it’s kind of a pain in the tushie!

 

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I wish we had thought to do this!

 

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Right on, eh?

 

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The Cone of Shame!!!

 

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I’d be a bit worried about the one who were talking.

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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TMI, Cat! TMI!!!

 

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Kids are so helpful!

 

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I knew it!

 

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I do. I really do.

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!

Top 10 Reasons I’m Not In The Winter Olympics

Top 10 Reasons I’m Not In The Winter Olympics

by Gina Valley

The pageantry and spectacle of the Winter Olympic Games always fills us with inspiration and wonder.

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 I'm Not In The Winter OlympicsMany of us watch the amazing athletes compete, and think to ourselves that had we just focused a bit more on sliding and gliding with more style and less pile, we could be there ourselves, competing in The Sochi Edition of the Olympic Games.

But, not me.

I know why I’m not there.

Top 10 Reasons I’m Not In The Winter Olympics

#10.  I forgot to get my pink eye vaccination.

#9.  My skis broke when I tried to cram them into my carry-on bag.

#8.  I couldn’t figure out where to plug in my curling iron for the curling competition

#7.  I’m cold even during the summer.

#6.  I thought Sochi was a city in Japan.

#5.  I get dizzy trying to spell “biathlon” correctly.

#4.  The humidity turned my hair into a Yeti.

#3.  Apparently, holding onto the wall is not allowed to be the primary part of your figure skating routine.

#2.  White is not slimming.

#1.  I can’t stop giggling whenever someone says “luge.”

Maybe I’ll go for the 2016 team and head to the Rio Games.  Lots warmer there.

Plus, I hear they don’t have wolves roaming their hotel halls, either.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Why aren’t you at the Sochi Games?  What’s your favorite Olympic sport to watch?  If you could compete in any sport at the Olympics, which would you pick?

Tuesday Tickles – ddovc

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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 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.

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick…Gina’s Favorites

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick…Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

My 13 year old was in a giving mood this week and shared his bronchitis with me. It’s really my own fault. That’s what happens when you teach your kids to share, and you snuggle with them when they’re sick. That’s ok, though, because the family that coughs together, bonds together. To keep you in giggles while I’m coughing and going through copious amounts of Kleenex, here is a fitting Gina’s Favorites post. Laugh Out Loud! 

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick

It’s different when I get sick.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’m the mom or because I’m the primary caregiver or because I have the bad timing to take ill when the planets are aligned funny.  But, whatever the cause, it’s different.  Definitely different.

When one of my pack gets sick, I take his temperature and bring him juice.

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When I get sick I take my own temperature, and am woken up by pack members who want juice, but can’t locate it in the refrigerator.  Sometimes, they also want help locating the refrigerator.

When one of my pack gets sick, I put a clean, extra soft blanket into the dryer to warm it up for her.

When I get sick, my 4 year old uses the dryer to heat up her grilled cheese sandwich.

When one of my pack gets sick, I bring her meals to her in bed on a tray.

When I get sick, my pack assumes it’s “starve a fever AND starve a cold.”

When one of my pack gets sick I give him a chilled bottle of water with a sports top so he can drink without spilling while lying down in bed.

When I get sick, my pack runs the garden hose through my bedroom window to my bed so they won’t have to come up the stairs.

When one of my pack is sick, I bring her books, art supplies, and a portable DVD player to help her stay entertained.

When I get sick, my pack brings me buttons to sew back onto jackets, laundry to smell-check for re-wearing, and quizzes me about where their cleats and library books are currently located to keep me entertained.

When one of my pack gets sick, I keep the house quiet so he can sleep.

When I get sick, my pack takes turns waking me up every 15 minutes so I will feel like I’m in the hospital.

When one of my pack gets sick, I walk her down the stairs when she is feeling good enough to be up and about.

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When one of my pack gets sick I know he’s done being sick when all the extra sleep and focused nutrition have filled him with renewed energy.

When I get sick, I declare myself done being sick when the sleep-deprivation and concern for the state of my kitchen push me too close to the edge of permanent insanity.

When one of my pack has been sick and announces she is well, I tell her that I am so glad she is well, but that I want her to rest a bit extra for the next few days to get her strength back up.

When I have been sick and announce I am well, my pack tells me they’re hungry, the toilet is backed up, and they need to finish a report, including a full color 3-D poster, about Koalas before school the next morning.

It’s just a bit different when I get sick.

Laugh Out Loud!

gina

How about you?  Is it different for you, too?  Tell me all about it.  Shoot me a comment with the details.

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Pre VS Post: Marriage Changes Us …Gina’s Favorites

Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us …Gina’s Favorites

by Gina Valley

I’m off hiding from our kids with The Professor this weekend, so I figured my Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us post would be a great way to keep you in giggles this weekend.  I hope you’ll Laugh Out Loud with this Gina’s Favorites post.

Pre VS Post:  Marriage Changes Us

Jason Clark of @JasonTheDad shot out a tweet that made me literally laugh out loud.  Thank you for that, by the way, Jason.  Still giggling!

Here it is:


Here’s my reply:

His tweet didn’t just make me laugh.  It made me think about how marriage changes us.  I’m not saying that’s bad.  Not saying it’s good.   Just saying it’s different.

It’s really different.

And, it’s funny.

Pre VS Post

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  • Pre – night to see who’s the most adventurous
  • Post – night to see who is snoring and hogging the bed (credit to Jason on this one!)

She says “I’m hot!’

  • Pre – he tears off his clothes and jumps into bed
  • Post – he jumps out of bed and turns on the fan

Friday night

  • Pre – standing date – dinner at a hip new restaurant and then seeing the latest hot movie
  • Post -standing date – samples at Costco for dinner and then seeing if you can get the hot roast chicken home without it leaking all over the car

Nail polish

  • Pre – trying to impress him before each date with perfectly polished toe and fingernails
  • Post – pressing him into painting her toenails for her so she’ll look nice for her night out with the girls.

His Gut

  • Pre – sucking it in every time she so much as glances his way for the duration of the date
  • Post – asking her to watch as he tries to push it out far enough to use it to operate the remote

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Dinner

  • Pre – he cooks his special spaghetti and meatballs dinner for her
  • Post – he over-cooks water until it burns, then calls to ask her to pick-up pizza on the way home.

Children

  • Pre – dreaming about the exquisite, perfect geniuses your progeny would be
  • Post – never dreaming because your progeny never let you sleep

Sub-wardrobing

  • Pre – Her skivvies are beautiful and matching
  • Post – if her skivvies are both clean she calls that a match

Underneath it all

  • Pre – he slips into silk boxers he bought because they’re her favorite color
  • Post – he slips into a pair of his Walmart cheapos that he found on the bedroom floor

Movies

  • Pre – He asks her what her favorite part of their shared favorite movie is
  • Post – He asks her if he has seen the movie they’re currently watching, and, when she says that he has, he asks her if he liked it.

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  • Pre – everywhere everyday just in case
  • Post – only the basics without a two day advanced warning.

Candles

  • Pre – candles burning in the bedroom to set the mood for romance
  • Post – candles burning in the kitchen to cover up the stench created when someone didn’t take their turn at doing the dishes.

Which reminds me – it’s my turn today for dishes.

I wonder if we have any candles.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

What changed when you exchanged jewelry?  Shoot me a comment.  I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.