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Posts from ‘July, 2013’

Face Time


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I haven't had much time to put together a blog post this past week. Our daughter Megan and the kids came to visit and we've had a lot going on! Needless to say, we've had a lot of "face time" with our kids and grandkids. Megan put together a nice blog post which recounts many of our activities, so rather than re-inventing the wheel, I'll just point you to her post if you're interested in what we've been up to and in seeing some cute pics of our three oldest grandchildren playing in the kiddie pool at Mark and Katie's.

Here's a picture of one activity Drew especially enjoyed:

Drew Poppie Campout

Our daughter Nora who is expecting and is about at the end of her first trimester. She is ending her employment as a full-time nanny today and will be concentrating on building her cookie business — The Cookie Kiln. In the side bar of my blog I have put a collage of some of her recent creations and her business card. These link to her site in case you decide you want to order cookies from her for some special event in your life.

For the sake of those of you who never venture onto my blog, here's the collage to which I'm referring:
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Positively Negative


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Are negative people doing their best (worst?) to rain on your parade? I have to admit that there are many things going on in life in today's world that make it easy for those who want to to feed their negativity. I hope you, dear reader, are not one whose blood type is "Be Negative!" Today's iv is humor, all of which contains some aspect of negativity that I hope you'll find positively humorous. I'll start off with one of my favorites about double negatives.

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The Signs Are Everywhere


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It's been a while since I posted the signs that have come my way. From people's remarks and the comments to posts with signs, I think many others share my enjoyment of funny signs. This post has a couple of signs that the faint of heart may not enjoy. They aren't terrible to most readers, but I thought it best to let the fragile know there are a few signs that might disturb. 🙂

I have actually ended up with quite a few food-related signs in my sign folder. At least, I think this first one is about food....

Fresh Brats

This next one reminds me of when I hear the same ad on TV several minutes apart.
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NeverWet


Those of you who live in the Upstate of South Carolina already know that we have had an incredibly rainy summer. I don't remember the last time our lawn was still green in mid-July! On the 4th of July I saw the following meme on Facebook:

4th Ark

Almost ironically, a friend from college days sent me a link to an amazing, new product last week. It's called NeverWet™ from Rustoleum. I'll try to embed the YouTube video below, but I have no idea if/how it will come through in e-mail for those of you who read my blog that way. Here goes:
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Postal Humor


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Monday of this week was the 50th anniversary of the introduction of ZIP codes in the USA, on July 1, 1963. I rarely sent letters until I started corresponding with cousins in France in 1967. Therefore I don't remember life without ZIP codes. I was amazed that the letters of one of my cousins arrived in a timely manner because of how she formed some of her numbers. One number in particular was her 4, which for the life of me looked more like the letter h. My ZIP code at the time contained two 4's and her number 4 looked something like the following picture, only even more h-like than this:

French 4

At the same time we were introduced to the official two-letter abbreviations for states, some of which made perfect sense — OH for Ohio, NY for New York, etc. But I still get confused about which letters go with some states. For instance, is AK for Arkansas or Alaska? And then all the M-states! Is MI Minnesota, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri? Is MA Massachusetts, Maryland, or Maine, or even Manitoba, Canada?! Is MS Mississippi, Missouri, or Massachusetts? And why in the world did Missouri end up with MO instead of MOntana?! If you pick the wrong letters, that ZIP code could be really important!

If you want to explore this subject some more, there's a good page on it on Wikipedia.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the ZIP code, the humor will be postal without "going postal".

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An airhead says to her psychiatrist, "I'm on the road a lot, and my clients are complaining that they can never reach me." Here's how their conversation continued:

Psychiatrist: "Don't you have a phone in your car?"

Airhead: "That was a little too expensive, so I did the next best thing. I put a mailbox in my car."

Psychiatrist: "So how's that working?"

Airhead: "Actually, I haven't gotten any letters yet. I figure it's because when I'm driving around, my zip code keeps changing."
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