Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Caption Contest Winner and a New Batch of Sillies


Wednesday: Happy Hump Day!

Before we get to today's sillies...

Congratulations to the winner of last Wednesday's Caption Contest: Angela Brown. 

I'll be contacting Angela by e-mail so she can select her prize.

Also, if you get a minute, hop back to last Wednesday's blog and check out the last comment I added.  A couple of my grandkids offered up their caption ideas and I promised I'd post them.


Okay, on with this week's Happy Hump Day.


First - well, this one sort of speaks for itself.






This one ties in with the t-shirts I shared a couple weeks ago.  Be careful of the quiet ones.






Well, it's about time - a Windows improvement we can actually use.





You know you've felt this way.  Come on, admit it. 





Now this takes the pressure off.  Forget about that stupid diet.






And you know I wouldn't leave you without your "awwww".





That should do it.  Got you over the hump and on the downhill slope to the weekend.

No need to thank me.

Well, a comment is always nice.

See you on Friday.


Groaner of the Day:  It's well known that some species of fish on the coral reef have adapted to be able to survive the poisonous sea anemone's sting, which gives them a safe place to hide from predators.

What isn't so well known is the story of the single fish that decided to be different. One day he swam away from his protective anemone, in search of some other hiding place.

A first, he swam into a small crevace in the rock, but he very quickly swam out of there, chased by an eel. Then he decided he could hide inside a shell, so he found a nice big one that he liked, but had to retreat from the crab that had got there before him.

Finally, exhaused, he swam into the coral beds, and hid among the brilliant coloured fern-like fronds of the corals.

The next day, when he hadn't come back to the anemone, some of the other fish decided to go out and look for him. The hunted everywhere for him, but they couldn't find him. Eventually, just as they had given up, they heard him calling to them. They looked around, but they couldn't see him anywhere - he was perfectly hidden by the coral.

Finally, he showed himself, and they tried to persuade him to come back home, but he refused - the coral was too good a hiding place to leave.

"After all," he said, "with fronds like these, who needs anemones?"


32 comments:

Stephen Tremp said...

Love the Word and wine pic! Mind if I borrow it for Facebook?

Linda G. said...

LOL! Those are great. Thanks for the laughs, the awww, and even the groan. :)

Maria Zannini said...

Congrats to Angela!!

So many good funnies today.

• I can sympathize with the cat.

• I have definitely needed wine when a file has gone missing.

• And for friends who need a pat with a hammer--sometimes it requires a pointy stick. :snicker:

LD Masterson said...

Stephen - Be my guest. That's where I found it.

LD Masterson said...

Linda G. - My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed them.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - Ow. Sneaking the pointing stick in through a blog comment. So not fair.

Jessica R. Patch said...

I got some good laughs this morning! And I needed them. I meant to comment on the captions and forgot to come back. Boo!

Have a great Wednesday!

Cate Masters said...

Yay Angela!
When does that Windows version release? I'd like to preorder one!

Angela Brown said...

I'd like to have that Window's message downloaded to say, we've found the file, care for a glass of wine to celebrate? That way I get it more times than not :-)

I'm thrilled to win last week's caption contest. Going back to check what got added.

Happy Hump Day!

LD Masterson said...

Jessica - Aw, sorry you missed out on the contest. I'll do another one next month.

LD Masterson said...

Cate - You and me both. Think Bill Gates will ever come through for us?

LD Masterson said...

Angela - You should have an e-mail from me. If not, please let me know.

And let me know what you think of the grandkis' captions. I thought they came up with some good ones.

Carol Kilgore said...

Love the snarky cat! And the groaner!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the original weight one! LOL

Sarah Ahiers said...

Hah! That groaner was just terrible... ;-)

LD Masterson said...

Carol - I'm not much of a cat person but I can relate to that one.

LD Masterson said...

Diane - But I was only trying to get back to last year's weight.

LD Masterson said...

Sarah - Aw come. You know you laughed.

Julie Dao said...

What I wouldn't give for a computer prompt that asked me if I wanted wine whenever something bad happened... :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to Angela!
And give me a hammer.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I needed some wine while looking for a file myself recently. Problem was, I was at work, at school. Didn't think it would go over well.

Jemi Fraser said...

That hammer one is awesome!!! There are a few places I'd love to hang that up! :)

Isis Rushdan said...

These are awesome. I need the laugh. And the Windows one should come standard for all writers, lol.

LD Masterson said...

Julie -Asking would be good. Dispensing would be better.

LD Masterson said...

Alex - You have someone in mind, don't you?

LD Masterson said...

Susan - Bosses are just so fussy that way.

LD Masterson said...

Jamu - Yeah, that one spoke to me, too. Feel free to borrow.

LD Masterson said...

Isis - Glad to give you a laugh. I think we need to petition Microsoft for that Windows upgrade.

Mike Keyton said...

Yup loved the windows upgrade with everyone else, and my groan for your groaner could be heard across Wales

LD Masterson said...

Mike - Well, if you're going to share your groan with all of Wales, I hope you share the groaner with them, too. We could have a Welsh groan-fest. :-)

Eve said...

Hey LD! What a terrific post! I laughed and laughed, and yes, I would love some wine!

LD Masterson said...

Eve - I'm glad I gave you a good laugh.