Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Reminders, Funnies, and Bye For a While

Happy Hump Day

Before we get to your hump day funnies, I have an announcement: I'm going to stop blogging for a bit. I was doing pretty well juggling family, writing and blogging/social media, but the last few weeks it's been family, gardening/yard work, disaster response (we were out again last weekend), writing, and blogging/social media. Guess what's getting squeezed out. I think a month or so should let me get caught up so please check back toward the beginning of July. Don't forget me, okay?

A couple other quick notes before we get to your hump day funnies...

 Just a reminder that the submission deadline for Write Club is  May 31. If you missed my earlier post on this great event, hop over to the Write Club site for all the details.

Also, congratulations to Liz Fichera. Her lastest, PLAYED, goes on sale today.

Okay, just as a change of pace, I'm going to lead off your funnies with a joke (instead of a silly pet picture).

Two  little  boys are going to the hospital the next day for operations.  

The  older boy leans over and asks, "What  are you having done?" 

The  second boy says, "I'm getting my tonsils out, and I'm  afraid."   

The  first boy says, "You've got nothing to worry about.  I had that  done when I was four. They put  you to sleep, and when you wake up, they  give you lots  of Jell-O and ice cream.  It's a  breeze."   

The second  boy then asks, "What are you going in  for?"  

The first  boy says, "Circumcision."  

"Whoa!"  the smaller  boy replies.  "Good luck, buddy.  I had that done when I was  born.  Couldn't  walk for a year."
 Well, he couldn't...

Since I'm going to be gone for a while, I thought I should offer this Public Service Announcement:
Roger Raglin Fan
 Page's photo. 
Hee hee hee.
Okay, now tell me the truth. Do you think this selfie craze is getting a little out of hand?.
I think that guy was the clerk at the BMV when I got my license renewed last week. 
And not to forget your "aw"...
 Can we get some kitty love?

 That's it for now. I hope you're over the hump for this week and you'll manage to get through the next few weeks without your hump day funnies.
 I'll miss you all and may pop in for a comment or two here and there if time permits.

Take care.

Quote for Today: 

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." ~ Maya Angelou    April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014


Karen Walker said...

Not possible to forget you LD. Good luck with getting everything you want accomplished during your break. I'll be gone most of June, so I'm taking a break as well. Take care and be well.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The groaner makes me cringe...
Congratulations to Liz!

Cate Masters said...

Hope you have a nice restful break. :)

Robin said...

I know specifically of what you speak. I am also having to manage my time differently. Today was day one and it is so far, so good.

LD Masterson said...

Karen - Hope we both have a productive June.

Alex - Aw, not even a chuckle. Good thing I'm taking a break.

Cate - Oh Lord, I hope not. This is supposed to be one of those full speed ahead, get caught up breaks.

Robin - Tell me your secret.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks for the usual funnies. Have a good break and I'll be back here when you are.

Maria Zannini said...

I think I'm going to follow your lead. Too much to do and not enough time to do it all.

Why don't we just chuck all those responsibilities and run away to a tropical island?

I know, wishful thinking. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Hope you get lots of writing done! :)

Kaye George said...

Have a lovely break and hurry back! I love the tick joke!

Jeff Chapman said...

Love the lemur selfie. He looks a bit electrified. Have a restful break.

Mason Canyon said...

Love the aw photo and the joke was cute. Don't over do it during your break from blogging. See you when you return. Take care and have some fun while you're gone.

Carol Kilgore said...

Enjoy your break. They're usually much needed. See you in the summer!

Michael Di Gesu said...

OH, NO! A MONTH WITHOUT FUNNIES! I don't know if I can get through the week without them. LOL...

Hope hope you catch up VERY QUICKLY and return to us sooner, LD. Of course we all have to take a break from time to time...

LD Masterson said...

Susan G/K - Thanks.

Maria - Um, with sexy cabana boys and drinks with little umbrellas in them? (If we're going to wish, let's do it up right.)

Stacy - Thanks. Me, too.

Kaye - Thanks. I wasn't crazy about the picture but I loved the last line.

Jeff - Thanks but I hope not. Got too much to do.

Mason - Okay, I'll squeeze in some fun.

Carol - Thanks. See you at the hut.

Michael - Aw, thanks. You made my day.

Mike Keyton said...

Enjoy the break. The treadmill can destroy. Take care and see you, hopefully sometime late summer.

Julie Luek said...

Cute pictures-- joke made me laugh.

Enjoy your break. It's definitely a good thing to do from time-to-time. We won't forget you!

Nicki Elson said...

We'll be here waiting when you get back. Good luck accomplishing all that you've got going on.

As a little See-ya-soon gift, I'm telling YOU a joke (just heard this on an old season of Survivor)...

I went to visit my grandad at the nursing home, and one of the nurses explained that every night they give all the male patients hot cocoa and Viagra."

"Hot cocoa and Viagra?" I asked.

"Yes. The hot cocoa helps them fall asleep, and the Viagra keeps them from rolling out of bed."

Jan Newman said...

Have a nice break and come back raring to go again. Funny funnies!

Marcia said...

Enjoy your time, off, LD!

Lexa Cain said...

I'll miss you lots. Where will I get my weekly quota of smiles from? I loved the joke, the selfie and the "Aww." I hope your break is fruitful but COME BACK QUICK!!

Heather Holden said...

Wow, you have a lot going on right now! No wonder you have to cut out blogging. Good luck catching up with everything!

Also, this week's "aw" is so, so precious!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the lemur shot! They are so cute.

Donna K. Weaver said...

ROFL Couldn't walk for a year.

LD Masterson said...

Mike - Thanks. See you then.

Julie - Okay, I'm counting on that.

Nicki - LOL! I love it.

Jan - Glad you liked them.

Lexa - Okay. I promise.

Heather - Thanks, and I'm glad you liked the "aw".

Diane - I don't know, that one looked a little crazed.

Donna - Well, he couldn't.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

How could we possibly forget you??? Ain't gonna happen. Enjoy your break.

And thanks for the farewell funnies.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wonderful quote - thanks for sharing a bit of Maya Angelou today!
And awwww - so sweet!
Hope you have a wonderful time away! Enjoy the summer!

Arlee Bird said...

A break will probably be good for you while the rest of us sink into a depression without the laughs you provide. Have a good summer.

What is the best short story ever written?
Tossing It Out

mshatch said...

Love the kitty love and see you when you get back :)

LD Masterson said...

Susan F.S. - Thanks, and you're welcome.

Tyrean - Maya was a national treasure. Such a loss.

Lee - Oh, don't do that. I won't be too long.

mshatch - Thanks. said...

Have a productive, meaningful month away (from blogland), LD.

Wonderful quote from Maya Angelou. Thanks.

Liz Fichera said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out!

And enjoy your time away from blogging. I'll be doing that myself shortly. :)

Julie Dao said...

Of course you won't be forgotten! Hope you get everything in order and come back soon <3 Thanks for sharing these funnies. Love the one with the two boys discussing surgeries :P

LD Masterson said...

Robyn - And thank you.

Liz - My pleasure. I think a number of us are dropping off for a bit for one reason or another. Hope your break is a productive one.

Julie - Thanks.

Tara Tyler R said...

taking a blog break is a great thing - tho we will miss your fun fun funnies!

enjoy your time off =)
hope it's productive!

Julie Flanders said...

Enjoy your break, LD! And yes, I think the selfie craze is getting a little out of hand LOL. Love that pic. :D

Misha Gericke said...

Hahahaha the tick warning made my day. :-D

Have a good time away. I hope things settle down for you soon.

Maryann Miller said...

Will miss your funnies. I always look forward to what you have to offer on Wednesdays. I do understand the need to take a break, and I admire you for all that you do. I thought of you last Saturday when I was doing Red Cross training to work at a local shelter. They asked if anyone would like to deploy, and I was tempted. That is such important work.

Enjoy your break. Hope you get some good gardening and good writing in.

LD Masterson said...

Had to come back by and answer my last few commenters. Couldn't leave you hanging.

Tara - Thanks. So far I'm editing up a storm.

Julie - I don't take selfies. At my age, closes up are not kind.

Misha - Thanks. Watch out for those tick checkers.

Maryann - If you get a chance, definitely deploy for Red Cross shelter work. It's such a worthwhile experience.

Al Diaz said...

The tick scam made me chuckle. And I must say I like that lemur? selfie. I think that's pretty much how I look when I've had too much real life. And don't worry, dragon does not forget you. He forgets everything else but not you. ;) DRagon Hugs!

farawayeyes said...

I'm do far behind, I just got here today. I will miss you, but at least for me the time will be shorter.

That tick picture gave me the shivers, but the joke/scam made up for it.

See you in July.

Crystal Collier said...

Well you're going to be missed. Of course, it's already half way through June, so July will be here before we blink. I hope you're having a grand time away, and I can't wait to see your wonderful face around the blogosphere when you get back!