Is That a Turkey in Your Backyard?

I have a couple of rental properties. Over the years I’ve gotten some strange calls about my tenants, especially about their animals. But today was the weirdest one I’ve had in 7 years.

“Did you know XXX has a Turkey in his backyard?”

Huhhh???  A Turkey?

Now, this house is in a normal neighborhood. Not some country property. The typical animal is a pit bull or outdoor cat if you get my drift. But definitely not a large butt turkey in a cage.

Oh, and did I mention the rooster?

Oh my….I can’t wait to talk to him tomorrow on this one….  LOL

Gobble Gobble…..

Follow Up: I sent him a text just saying “Turkey??” He replied, “Yep, Turkey, 2 Ducks and 4 chickens”.  One day I’ll have to write a story on this man as he has provided me many laughs the past 5 years.

Shaking my head………LOL

~~till we laugh again~~~

For a Quickie, Check These Out

We all like a quickie. Sometimes a quickie is just what you need. You know you like a quickie too…

A quick laugh that is. What else did you think I meant?

I’m not addicted to my Twitter account but I do like looking at it for some quick inspirations quotes or quick laughs once a day. There are some folks who dedicate themselves to posting various sayings. Some new, some old, some stupid and some unique. So I thought I’d share a few that I saw just doing a quick scroll. It was pretty popular when I did this last time so I thought I’d do it again. Hope a couple give you a chuckle…

  • I miss the days when you could just push someone into a pool without worrying about their cell phone.
  • You never realize what you have till it’s gone. Toilet paper is a good example!
  • When you’re stressed, You eat Ice cream, Cake, Chocolate & Sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS. Mind = Blown?
  • Lazy Rule 1: If you drop an ice cube just kick it under the refrigerator.
  • “Your phone`s ringing…” “Yeah, phones do that…”
  • We’re all mature until somebody brings out the bubble-wrap.
  • I wanna write “I miss you” on a rock and throw it at your face so you know how much it hurts to miss you.
  • Wife: “Why are you  home so early?” Husband: “My boss told me to go to hell.”
  • You always remember your first crush. Mine was Orange. (get it?)
  • Blanket on = too hot. Blanket off = too cold. One leg out = Perfect (so true)
  • Everyone hates Thursday…Cuz it not Friday
  • Mission Impossible: Not eating a French Fry on the way home from the drive thru.
  • Why are children obese? Probably because burgers are $.99 and salads are $4.99.
  • Son: “I almost went to jail today! I was so scared!” Mom: “Oh my god! WHAT DID YOU DO!?” Son: “Those monopoly games get pretty intense.”
  • Don’t tell me I’m wrong if u cant explain why u right
  • Do you like me? Breathe for yes, lick your elbow for no
  • Weekends are like an orgasm: It’s takes a lot to get there and when u finally do, it’s over in no time.

 

Ok, had to let that last one slip in, it was funny.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

 

~~till you laugh again~~

Don’t Throw Rocks at that Rattlesnake!

Last night my mom and sister came to visit. And boy did we invite the welcoming committee for them!

As I’ve mentioned before, I live in the middle of the desert. For the most part the land is clear except some small bushes and some gravel that falls off the mountain after the rains. In the desert you get all kinds of critters. Not only the normal rabbits, prairie dogs, spiders, scorpions, lizards, geckos (not as cute as the TV one tho) but you always know that some slithering friends can be out there as well.

In the 8 years we have lived there we have had 2 rattle snakes creep up to the property. That is until last night.

My family came to my store and we headed to my house after it was dark. I tell them I’m just going to run in the milk and the other things I was carrying and I’ll be right back to help them carry in their stuff. I head back out with the entourage of the three dogs. They excitedly bound down the steps and I stop at the edge of the small porch when I hear this rattling sound. I look into the flower bed (which is more like a dirt bed with nice stones pretending to be a retaining wall) and I see the snake you see in the picture. Head up, tongue out, and hissing. Now, it’s dark and it is sitting on the water hose, so I’m not sure if there is one snake or two.

Now, as you know, I love humor in anything, and from this point on, I’m finding humor in the next 20 minutes. Let me share,

First off, we park right up in front of the house. I have no driveway as I live on the dirt and love being able to pull right to the door. So my mom and sister and the dogs are maybe 10 feet at most from where the snake is which is maybe a foot from our steps. The porch light is not strong enough to see it and being that we are in the middle of the desert, there are no street lights to see. So it is dark. So I use the light on my phone to get a better look. Yep, a rattlesnake. Drats. Nice welcoming committee I formed.

I tell them to stay put and I attempt to usher all three dogs quickly back up the steps and into the house hoping they don’t see our new friend. Knowing them, they would stick their nose right up to it to stiff if it was friend or foe. Once I get them inside, I put the dogs in my room so they don’t accidentally get out. I tell my family I’ll be right back as I”m going to try and find a flashlight. In the window we have like 3. Now let me ask you, do you think any of the 3 work at the moment? Two guesses…..N O.

I search around looking for another one only to find that it also doesn’t work. I guess it could be worse, we could have a black out and I’d really be up a creek I think. At this point I know my cell phone has a cool app that lights up all lights like a flashlight. And let me tell you, I’m pretty impressed with how bright it is.

I head back outside only to see my sister is now about 4-5 feet from the snake and throwing rocks at it!! What are you doing goof? You don’t throw rocks at a snake!

We laugh as I try and figure out a plan. At this point I know the snake is probably more afraid of us (ok, my mom probably is #1, then the snake, then my sister and I) if I was to rank scardi-catness.

How does my mom handle this situation? She climbs back in the car, says she is pulling in her feet just in case he decides to slither her way. Oh, and roll up the window in case it decides to fly the 10 feet into the small crack in the window she has left for herself.

So, I’m using the light on my cell phone to try and get the snake to retreat due to the light in his eyes. Silly I know, but it sounded good. I’m debating whether or not to use the shovel to move him. The angle he is at and the cramp area he is in, I know I can’t be 100% sure I would kill him.

I make the executive decision to at least get everyone in the house and we would go back out and get their stuff. I go back in the house a second and come back out and my mom is telling my sister to once again STOP THROWING ROCKS AT THE SNAKE

Silly girl doesn’t realize that the snake will fly out her if she irritates it enough. I just shake my head.

I tell them to grab the items they might need right away and hurry to get past the snake. Ok, this alone is funny. To me, I might grab one small thing, these two are grabbing all kinds of stuff. Once again, I shake my head. I look back and they are spending what feels like a 1/2 hour to decide on what is their one essential for the island.

Meanwhile, I look at the snake and he looks like he is ready to slither back through the stones and escape this nightmare he found his way into.

Now, I tell both of them to go to the far right of the steps and pray the snake doesn’t attack. (as I laugh at making it sound worse). Now my mom isn’t the fastest person on the planet and I’m just hoping the snake doesn’t look at her and think… “Easy pray”.  LOL

I get them finally in the house. And as we wait out the snakes retreat (which he left immediately after the crazy women went inside) we are sitting at my table talking. My mother reaches in her purse at one point, and says, look at this cool flashlight…

I look at her in amazement, “Mom, why didn’t you think about that when I was looking for a flashlight??!!” … “oh, I forgot.. Hee hee hee..

To which my sister says, “Oh yea, I have one too.”

I just shake my head at both of them.

Now you know why I’ve spent most of my life laughing at the crazy stuff that happens…..I was raised with people that make me laugh by the thoughts they have or rather don’t have.

 

PS. When a rattlesnake crosses your path.

A) Look in your mom or sister’s purse for the flashlight &

B) Tell them not to throw rocks at the snake

Oh and C) Make sure your flashlights have working live batteries

 

~~till we laugh again~~~

My Glass is Half Full Thank You Very Much

There are three types of people in the world. Those that see the glass as half empty, those that see it as half full and those that can’t even see the glass we are talking about.

Those that feel the glass are half empty, look at those seeing it half full as crazy, overly optimistic people with no sense of reality.

Those that feel the glass is half full, look at those seeing half empty as being “Debbie downers” never able to appreciate the good things in life.

Those that can’t find the glass, are just lost causes by both sides. But they make you laugh anyways.

Those that feel the glass is half empty, are always waiting for the shoe to drop when anything good happens.

Those that feel the glass is half full, are always looking for the positive that will come from any crisis or rough patch.

Life is full of ups and downs. That is just a fact of life. Why people react differently boils down to one thing. Attitude.

If you feel the bad will pile on, then it absolutely will. That is what you are looking for. That is what you are expecting.

However, if you are looking for the lesson out of the bad, then you will see the message. Sure sometimes there might be a series of bad things happening but you have to keep your eye on this message you are receiving. If your head is full of doubt and negativity, you will never be open to the possibility that something good will come out.

My goal isn’t to change how you see the glass. (ok, maybe just a wee bit). My heart just breaks sometimes for those that see the glass half empty. They are missing out on the joys, the laughter that come on a daily basis. Laughter is what helps us through those rough patches. You think clearer. You get over it faster.

Listen, life is far from perfect. Sometimes it down right sucks. But you will be amazed at how good it can feel for even a moment laughing at the little ant carrying a big piece of bread or a dog chasing his tail or maybe the bumper sticker of a giant bandaid on a dent of a car can be.

Or maybe that moment in your life that is so small where things go just right, it is just what it is. A great moment in your life and not just a calm before the storm. Maybe just maybe, it is what it is. A moment that was just suppose to make you feel good and have faith in what is yet to come.

Don’t automatically lump the next bad thing to that great moment. They had nothing to do with each other. You are just on to the next lesson.

Ok, my preaching is done, just had to get this off my chest.

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend and takes a few moments to enjoy the little things that make them smile and don’t read more into them

😀

 

~~till we laugh again~~

Get Off My Butt, You Maniac

Have you ever watched that old Goofy cartoon where easy going Goofy gets behind the wheel of a car and suddenly he is transformed into a crazy mad dog driver?  I love that cartoon.

People make me laugh when they get behind the wheel of a car. For some reason they all feel like they are in a race.

First off, I don’t drive slow. I am a speed limit kind of person and will go 5- 8 miles over on occasion. I don’t speed for two reasons. First because I know most of the time you don’t get there that much sooner and I like living. Second, probably the most important, I will be the one that gets caught. My lot in life is to live by the rules that cost me money or jail time.

With that said, living in Arizona you get to drive a lot of long stretches of desert road with only one lane each way. You get to share this road with the slow folks, the fast folks and the big butt semi trucks.

While I don’t personally speed, I do expect others to at least go the speed limit. My eyes bug out when I’m behind the person that feels 5- 10 under is the best way not to get caught. Maybe their car is that old and falling apart. Who knows. But you know who I’m talking about. I feel like banging my head against the steering wheel. Yes I do occasionally pass, but luck is, if I’m behind that slow poke, I’m pretty sure the on coming traffic is such that I can’t pass. Thus dragging out my torture.

But my Goofy reference is more for the crazy drivers that feel they will get there faster than the rest of us — one car at a time. Take today for example. I’m on this stretch taking my nephews home. It’s probably 30 minutes going 50-55. Behind me is a big semi and I later learned, behind him was a red truck. In front of me was another semi and another slower car. Not so slow, but doing the actual 50 posted.

Through my side mirror I see a red truck come flying past the semi behind me and past me. Squeezing in between myself and the semi in front of me. You know the kind, where if you don’t slam on your breaks, he will get killed by the on coming traffic so its your duty to let his crazy ass in. I just had to laugh because when all was said and done, he couldn’t pass the semi in front of me and the slow car ahead of him due to the on coming traffic. I just laughed knowing his death defying maneuver saved him exactly 4.5 seconds in the end.

I also love the ones that zip in and out of traffic almost causing accidents, only for you to catch up to them at the light. It makes you just want to wave to them and say, “Hey, thanks for holding the light for me by getting here first.”  Then you just laugh.

I also love when they ride your butt thinking it will make you go faster. Don’t they understand it has the opposite effect on me? Yep, makes me want to go slower. Normally I just go exactly what the speed limit is. Just to drive them nuts. Maybe even set my cruise control to avoid the temptation of speeding up. Some people say do a brake check on them, but I’ve had my baby (truck) for 11 years. No idiot is worth them slamming into it.

All I know is, people get “goofy” when they get behind the wheel…..

 

~~~till we laugh again~~~

Never Good To Laugh With a Headache

So I woke up today not feeling the best. Tummy and headache. Never fun. But try as I might, I couldn’t avoid laughing. I can’t help it. People crack me up.

And we all know that when we don’t feel well and it hurts to move or use our noggin, laughing while feeling good in our soul, makes our other issues worse. We protest “Don’t make me laugh, it hurts”.

So it begs the question, should we laugh when we don’t feel good just to avoid the pain?

I say no. I’ll take the little extra pain to have laughter in my heart. Besides, it’s no fun being a grumpy sick person.

But, then again, I really wish this headache would go away.

 

~~~till we laugh again~~~

Tag Your It! Darn it, I knew I should have hid better!

No matter how great my hiding space was, I still got caught. Then again, I really wasn’t hiding from her, just the other crazies in my life.  😀

Yep, I’ve been tagged by Kewsmith over at randomreasoning. She was just too fast for me to out sprint. Must be all that free time she claims she has now that she is an empty nester.   😉

To those not in the blogging world but more of the “I read because you make me” type, let me explain my babbling. This is a fun “get to know you” game that helps your loyal readers know you better but also helps introduce you to some new victims, I mean readers.

Like any award (real or fake) there are rules to follow, so I must set the stage for anyone that I torture, I mean tag, further down. Otherwise they will not know what to do with the tag and just try and exchange it for some other award. (refunds always work best with the original tag).

The rules are:

  • you must post the rules (have I mentioned I’m not good with rules?)
  • answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post (but what if I don’t like them? Tough is the only answer I got)
  • create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged (why 11? Seems like an odd number. – No really, it’s odd)
  • tag eleven people with a link to your post (again with the 11, this might take some research)
  • let them know you tagged them (even more work for me to accomplish)

The questions I must answer are: (if you are new to my blog, I should warn you ahead of time, I’m a smart ass so these answers are just my way of expressing my true self)   😀

  1. What happened on the best day of your life?

When I was 12 or 13 I fell asleep for like 24 hours straight. I was exhausted I assume. And since it lasted 24 hours it was a true “day” in my life. And to be honest, I have yet to remain asleep longer than a few hours since. So it was truly a standard to attain again.

  1. What is your greatest talent?

Besides my wit & sarcasm? I’d have to go with my ability to write upside down and backwards. I consider it my “stupid pet trick”.

  1. What have you done in your life that makes you the most proud?

That I have remained true to myself and my ability to get through all of life’s challenges with my sense of humor.  Even though many people think I’m nuts.

  1. What do you believe in that others might doubt the reality of?

A few things. One we can accomplish anything we set our mind too. Two, we get exactly what we predict for ourselves. And Three, life on other planets. There are way too many planets out there in the universe to think this one was that darn special to contain the only human existence. I’m pretty sure God spread us out a little.

  1. If you could travel in time, where would you go?

I believe in looking forward, so I’d love to see what this place will look like in 100 years. Do our cars ever fly? Will cell phones go away and we just tap our nose and talk? Will Walt Disney ever be de-thawed? Will there ever be a successful Bachelor couple? Stuff like that.

  1. What’s your favorite holiday and why?

National Ice Cream Day! Duh, I own an ice cream shop for a reason!

  1. Anytime in your life that you would like to have a ‘do-over’? Explain in you can.

Yes, the first 6 questions, I’ve answered. I’m sure they could have been funnier.

  1. What’s your favorite movie and why?

Clue – hands down the funniest movie I have ever seen. Almost knocked myself out watching it. I’ll be doing a post on this one so I can’t spoil it by telling you more.  😀

  1. If you could spend one day doing anything you wanted, what would it be?

See question one. SLEEP. I haven’t had a good day off in years. I would want a lazy do nothing day with lots of naps.

  1. What are your views on social media?

Social media has been a great tool for introverts to make new friends around the world. Unfortunately, it has also allowed more people to say or do really stupid things for everyone to see. However, it gives me pleasure at watching other people’s stupidity so I’m back to loving it. And for those of you that post or do stupid things? Did you really think no one would find out?

  1. Have you ever broken the law and what did you do?  You needn’t answer if it will get you thrown in the pokey.

First, I plead the 5th.  Second, a true story. We were driving to Wendover, NV with my nephews in the back one day. They were doing that typical kid arguing that kids feel the need to do while you are driving. Meanwhile my exit was coming up and being that we were in the middle of nowhere and going 75 miles an hour (allowed). I turned to yell at them to knock it off while exiting only turn back as we passed a cop. Me still doing 75 in a 45 exit ramp.  A) I never get tickets, B) I did that day and C) I still blame them today for it even though it is like 13 years later. Sometimes, thing still sting.   LOL

Ok, enough about me. That is hard work trying to be cute and clever when demanded to. Way easier when on my own time and terms. Note to self, find a way to torture Kewsmith in a few months….

Time to tag the others.     What criteria do I use?

Do I play a game of eeniee minee mo? Nah, too hard to catch that tiger by its toe.

Do I pick the first 11 I see? If I do this, people might start diving over hedges so they don’t get seen.

I know, I’m going to pick on the ones who show me love by making comments on my posts. We all love to read the comments people leave us and these 11 are always good for some love my way.  Besides, we always hurt the ones we love…

So hide if you want, but the following folks are getting tagged with some spray paint so they can’t wash it off…

  1. Pouringmyartout – (side note on him, his true entertainment is the comments he leaves me – always cracking me up)
  2. Jeandayfriday
  3. Chlost – Allwaysinthebackrow.wordpress.com
  4. Candy S –FindingOrderInChaos
  5. Photosfromtheloonybin
  6. J A Robbinson – TheDailyGraff
  7. CKsdays – CK’s Days
  8. Paprika F – GoodHumored
  9. DiatribesandOvations
  10. Nosugarjustspice
  11. ClipSnark

Honorable mention: Kimberly but looks like her site is being retooled. Otherwise you were getting tagged girl!  😀

My mom & sis also comment regularly but I didn’t want to be accused of nepotism.

Ps, I would have tagged kewsmith but she said “no fair tag backs” and I had to let her go. Darn it!

PSs, if you’ve been tagged before, I guess you should have learned to run faster or hide better.

Oh, almost forgot, here are your 11 (not 10, or 12) questions you lucky devils

  1. Who is the one person you can 100% guarantee will make you laugh when you need it?
  2. What is something that your friends and family laugh at that you do?
  3. Pajamas in public – are you for them or against them?
  4. Blackberry, Android, iPhone or some cheap little phone that does nothing but let you talk and maybe text on it?
  5. What is the one thing if someone took away from you that you would throw a 2 year old temper tantrum on the floor crying fit over?
  6. When was the last time you had a giggling fit? And do you remember why?
  7. Have you ever worn socks with little toes in them?
  8. Do you have any animals? If so, what species are they and why did you name them what you did?
  9. Have you ever accidentally / on purpose / will never admit it – tripped your kid?
  10. If your high school would have seen how you turned out, what would they have put in your year book? What title would you have?
  11. Would you have preferred serious questions or goofy ones like these? (even though your vote is too late)

Thanks again kewsmith for the tag. I was looking for a good subject for today’s post and this was a good distraction from finding some humor in my own life.

Hope everyone finds some good humor in your own answers as you read. I know human nature and even if you didn’t get tagged, you still tried answering at least 7 or 8 of the questions above. You just couldn’t help yourself.

Finally, if you hate the game of tag, it’s all good. No pressure in this playground.  😀     We’ll just shoot you some readers to check your site out, because I love ya all!

 

~~till we laugh again~~

Oh and since we are playing tag, why not highlight some other folks that were tagged recently if you really dig reading on the subject and the crazy questions people get asked.

Pajamas ~~ Not Just for Sleeping Anymore

When you were a kid, did you ever go to a slumber party? Part of the fun was picking out the perfect pajamas to hang out in with your friends. Not the ratty comfortable ones but the ones that still were comfortable but looked cool so you weren’t embarrassed wearing them in front of your friends?

Today, we have a whole new perspective on the pajama wearing party. Everyday and every occasion will do. No special requirements in 2012. Nope, have Jammies will travel.

Roaming around Walmart? Yep. Shopping for Groceries? Yep.  Baskin Robbins? Yep  Garage Sales? Yep Dinner at Golden Corral? Yep

Well, you get the point.

Pajamas in public aren’t just for toddlers anymore. What started as a way for mom’s to run around town without spending an hour getting their kids dressed has become a full blown excuse for all of us not to shower or put on clean clothes.

Don’t get me wrong. I love nothing more than going home and climbing into my Jammies too. I can’t wait to be comfortable and relaxed. I’m sure many of you are reading this right now in your pajamas. And I’m OK with that. (Especially the one of you I see wearing Penguins ~~ however, you in boxers with the tongue hanging out, not so much)   😀

This whole craze begs the question…If everyone is wearing their pajamas there must be a reason. Most I’m sure are doing it to be comfortable. Which tells me that we put too much emphasis on wearing clothes that are uncomfortable. We need clothes reform!  Long live the flannel!

Sure there are some folks that feel they do not have enough energy to change their clothes. After all, how many of us end up needing to take a nap after lifting not one but two legs up off the ground 3 inches? Not once, but twice? (if you happen to change your undies too). I know some people that need a 1/2 hour nap after tying their shoes. Which is why we all know that you should slip on your bunny slippers when dressing in your pajamas.

The other thing that cracks me up about wearing our Pajamas in public is how brave we all become. We are not brave due to being caught in public in our pajamas. No, we are brave because when in our pajamas we have no fear. Yep, how else can you explain grown adults running around with Hello Kitty, Spiderman, Betty Boop, Scoobie Doo or Rubber Duckies all over them?

Well, I suppose it is time to finish up my work and accomplish something. That way I can head home and hop into my Pajamas too.

 

~~~till we laugh again~~~

My Bingo Should Have Been a Shadow

This is my baby, her name is Bingo. Why Bingo? I’ve always thought it would be funny to have a dog named Bingo so I could sing – B I N G O and Bingo was her name-o.   😀

Bingo is almost 14 years old. Her momma was a Dalmatian and her daddy was a Chow. Yet, she looks just like a Black Lab. So for years we have just told people she is a black lab. Although she is a little thicker in the middle like a chow and has the chow black spotted tongue. But her looks and personality are of a black lab so that is what has stuck.

Bingo is an awesome dog. Greatest personality and temperament. And knowing that she is in her final years makes me really sad. Each day it is hard watching her age. The grey on her muzzle has grown so much, her hips are going out more and more and some days your heart breaks as you know she wishes she could run the big back yard like she use too.

For years she has been the first one to greet me when I come home. She gets so excited to see me and that makes me smile no matter how bad my day may have been.

For years I have called her Shadow because she follows me everywhere. And I mean everywhere. If I move more than 10 feet from her or round a corner she gets up and follows me. Even in her advancing years and the pain I know it must cause her, she still gets up. Even though I tell her not too.

I wish we could see in the future when we name our animals. Normally I wait a few weeks to see a little of the personality but even I wouldn’t have guess that 14 years later she would still be my Shadow.

Then again, it is fun yelling out Bingo when I’m trying to call her (now that is funny all on it’s own especially if you play bingo which I do occasionally). And when I’m really playing with her, I call her Bingo Dauber. (more bingo inside humor).

Today Shadow, I mean Bingo was making me smile which is why I was inspired for today’s post. I was in the shower and heard a big thump. Looking through the glass I could only smile because today like almost every other day, she came in and plopped down on the mat while I showered. And I realized how with each passing year, soon I will get out of the shower and she will not be there. But I will have wonderful memories for years to come of my baby girl following me everywhere.

 

~~~till we laugh again~~~

 

I Bet You Will Never Look at a “&” the Same Way Again

Looks like I might survive the weirdos of the full moon. My sense of humor is back today and I’m back to laughing at the silly things people do or life tosses at me. Thanks for all the words of encouragement. Like a stadium wave of support my laughter button was brought home.

So last night I posted on my Facebook page one of those silly sayings that just cracked me up. I just have to share here as well.

This just makes me laugh…

Makes you wonder if he ate some chilies and it was burning. Or maybe he ran out of toilet paper. Or maybe he just loved the feel of his new carpet. Who knows.

All I know is, like one of my friends said, I’ll never look at an ampersand the same again.  LOL

Have a great weekend everyone….

 

~~~till we laugh again~~~

The Full Moon Effect ~~People are Nuts!

We have had a full moon for the past few days. So if you have been wondering why it seems everyone around you seems to be conspiring to drive you absolutely batty, that is why.

It seems every full moon all common sense is sucked out.

I like think I’m a pretty patient person. My real issue is tolerance of stupidity and for some reason the two are colliding the past few days. My patience is in hiding and my tolerance is pretty much on vacation.

People seem to be arguing over nothing, others are forgetting everything they ever knew, people are rude, and others are just doing plain stupid things. Then again, maybe the rest of the world is sane and I’m the one going coo koo.

Most of the time I just laugh at it all. But this full moon for some reason I’m not laughing as much as usual. Maybe it is a test. A test of my laughing ability.

The good thing is, the moon will be less full tomorrow and the world will go back to normal or as normal as it gets.

Tomorrow my test will be over and hopefully I’ll at least get an “E” for effort. I’ll be able to laugh again at the oddness in the world.

Till then, I’m needing you all to pick up the slack.

😀

 

~~~till we laugh again~~~

Survivor ~~ Fans Going Crazy

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I have been watching Survivor ever since Richard Hatch first stepped his naked butt on the beach in Pulau. I’ve missed two episodes in all 24 seasons. Both due to power outages that even TiVo couldn’t fix. It is safe to say I love the show. Am I fanatic? On one level yes, but I never memorize all the people and locations like some freaks can do. But I can hold my own in a good conversation.

What I love best about survivor is the dynamics of the “characters” on the show. Yes, I said “characters” vs people. They are real people but sometimes are portrayed in a certain way. Personally, I think they are who CBS leads us to believe they are in most cases. They just get a little enhanced if you will by the editing. If someone is an ass, they will just be made a bigger ass. If they are a “good guy” then they will be played up as an even bigger good guy.

Each year I watch, I find myself shaking my head at some of the silly things these people do. When they do silly stuff late in the 39 day stay, I chalk it up to starvation or going looney being on the island, but when they do stupid early on, they are just stupid.

I find it humorous during the game when one side is all arrogant and rubbing it into the faces of the other team, then when the tide turns and the shoe is on the other foot, they get all mad at the other team for celebrating. Helloooo, wasn’t that you just the last episode that was prancing around and pointing at the other team? Or maybe through the first 1/2 of the season someone is lying to everyone and making false promises, but then when the 5th person in a 5 person alliance turns on them down the line since they know they are next to go  they are branded a lying scum bag. First off, you lied the whole time yet obviously live in a glass house and secondly, you just got played by the person you thought wasn’t smart enough to realize they were next out if they didn’t flip. It’s a game people, get over it.

Then I crack up by the reverse, people that are so naive to think that NO ONE would lie to them. Certainly not their BFF for the past 23 days. The person they didn’t know 24 days ago that they would now give up a million dollars for. I’m always amazed how people forget why they came on the show in the first place. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t to make new best friends.

Did they forget the OUTLAST word on their flag? Never mind the OUTWIT.

I also love to watch with other people and laugh at how mad they get at times as well. How they grow to hate someone so much just for playing the game.

A few years ago when everyone hated Russell Hantz, I loved him. Was he a nice guy? No. But like it or not, he played part of the game better than many people. It was so transparent how he was playing, yet people were foolish enough to miss the obvious signs. After all, the guy wasn’t really hiding his game play. And, his arrogance did cost him the win, not once, but twice. He was so blinded by the fact that his plan got him to the end in the first place, he missed the fact that he forgot the social part of the game, not once, but twice!. He played the second time the exact same way with the exact same result. Amazing.

End the end lately, people are so mad at being played that they find it better to give $1,000,000 to a person who did nothing for 39 days other than align themselves with the most hated person on the island. These are the winners that no one ever remembers. They are so unmemorable that only Survivor fanatics or Wikipedia can remember their names.

So now we have Colton Cumbie. Colton, Colton, Colton. This kid is amazing and CBS must be loving him! He is ratings gold. In the first episode they set him up as the poor gay guy that would rather be on the women’s team. The other big bad boys didn’t like him and he didn’t fit in. He even got one of the women to give him an immunity idol. By the next episode he was driving the women nuts. Then on episode three we discover that now Colton is the Godfather. Getting grown men to do some of the stupidest things in Survivor history. The same men that dismissed him as the first gone.

I laughed my butt off all episode last night. How stupid these men were being by giving up their immunity all because Colton didn’t like one of them. Never

mind the stupidity of agreeing to go and possibly get your butt voted off. At least say no. Who cares if they get mad. You have 3 more days to get them to move on to a new target!

Now, before the “haters” come out and attack. Don’t get me wrong. Colton is a first class ass. He is arrogant, racists, elitist and basically a sucky person. And for the record, by the end of the episode, Bill Posley showed what real class was. I was so impressed at how he handled Colton at tribal council and how he was the true good guy. (I really hope Bill gets a shot on Last Comic Standing as I’d love to see what his comedy looks like since his internal character is so good).

But here’s the thing. I go back to what I said up top. These are “characters” on a TV show. Yes, they are real people. But without people this obviously “whacked” we would moan and groan about how boring the show is. Ratings this year have been down. But I bet more people start to watch to “see” what the heck all the Colton bashing is about. But the dynamic I find fascinating, isn’t what an “ugly” person Colton is, but how the other idiots on his tribe can’t see it. Once again, normally smart people doing stupid things.

Look, I can sit here and bash CBS for showing his acid spewing or I can sit back and just watch as it plays out. I’m telling you, I am constantly fascinated on this show by the stupid things people put up with or do. Plus, Colton isn’t the only “ugly” person on TV. If a person can not watch the show and see for themselves what an idiot he is then they have bigger problems.

I watch Survivor for the insight it gives into what makes people tick. How they react in certain situations. I know it is a game. I know that some people go on the show for their shot at not only the money, but also their shot at fame. But let’s face it, Reality TV continues to be popular because we get to see all sides of “real” people. The good, the bad and yes, the ugly.

Do you watch Survivor? If so, what are your thoughts? Does the show make you laugh at times too?

 

~~~till we laugh again~~~

Who Would Have Thunk It? Hitting the 100 Post Mark

Wow, this post will mark my 100th rambling of Laughing at Everyday Life. Not to be confused with hitting 100 straight days of rambling as that isn’t for a few more weeks. But hey, 100 posts is pretty darn good. And based off what I’ve seen trolling around other bloggers, it is cause to celebrate… Cue Kool & the Gang…. Celebration… Come On…

The hard part is, how do I celebrate? Do I do the flash back post like so many do where I introduce my wonderful audience to past posts they may have missed or that others found absolutely fascinating?   Nah, not grabbing me.

Besides, if you are curious, look down the list for some that catch your eye. I’m pretty sure with me shooting for 366 straight days, I’ll need at least one or two flashback days so I should save that “shortcut” for another day.

I guess we could start singing 100 bottles of beer on the wall. But then, someone try and pass it around and probably knock one down and next thing you know we will have 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

If I would have thought about it sooner, I would have arranged for one of those jumpers with the balls, one of those miniature ponies and maybe a face painter. I definitely wouldn’t have gotten a clown because I know some of you are afraid of them. And I want everyone to come to the party.

I did buy a keg of beer, well keg of Rootbeer. Some of us have to work in the morning.

Well, I think this party is a bust. But, there is always milestone 200. And by my calculations, using all my toes and fingers and borrowing a few of my friends’ fingers and toes, as well as using my neighbors abacus,  I should hit it in exactly 100 more posts / days.

Meanwhile I’ll try and create humor to help each of us through our days.

Remember, no matter how much crap we each face, there is humor somewhere in there. Whether we choose to laugh at ourselves, laugh at the situation, laugh at other people or just laugh for no reason…Laughter makes everything easier to handle. Laughter is the key to surviving our crazy lives.

 

~~~till we laugh again~~~