Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I Like Hump Day, But There's a Camel in My Kitchen

Happy Hump Day

There's a camel on my kitchen table.

No, he's not for hump day.  In fact there's also a donkey in my sink. A couple lambs on the floor. And Joseph, Mary, and a shepherd sitting on my kitchen chairs.

I sort of volunteered last Christmas to repaint all the figures in our church's Nativity scene. I planned to do this over the summer but...well, you all know what happened to my summer. So now I'm frantically trying to get these done so we can decorate the church on Sunday.

Yeah, yeah, you know what this is. It's my excuse for being late with your hump day post.  I would have skipped it but I promised DL Hammons after I missed a week a couple weeks ago that I'd do better. So here we go. It's gonna be short, sweet and hopefully funny.

Here's a cat photo I missed last week.

How do they do that?

Remember that blog I did a while back about blending in?

Yup, this little one's got it figure out.

Joke time...

Several days ago as I left a meeting at our church, I gave myself a personal TSA pat down, looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly I realized, I must have left them in the car. Frantically I headed for the parking lot. My wife, Diane, has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them. Her theory is that the car will be stolen. As I burst through the doors of the church, I came to a terrifying conclusion. Her theory was right. The parking lot was empty. I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen.

Then I made the most difficult call of all, "Honey," I stammered. I always call her 'honey' in times like these. "I left my keys in the car, and it's been stolen." 

There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard Diane's voice, "Ken, I dropped you off!"

Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, come and get me."

"I will, as soon as I convince this policeman I have not stolen your car!"


Hey, here's a great tip for second graders of all ages.

This one was trying for a little creativity in the parent's signature department.

Did you know I was a techno weenie in my former life (IT Director)? We wanted to have shirts made up that said: "Have you tried rebooting?"

It made sense in the office. Maybe not so much here.

 Did you get hit with snow this week? We got about 5" with record setting cold.

I think I saw this lady...

She wasn't quite ready for winter.

And I wouldn't forget your weekly "aw".

I know we see a lot of these 'kids aad dogs sleeping together' pictures. But there was something about this one, especially the look of endless patience on the dog's face, that made it an "aw" for me.

Was it for you?

Okay, this is a post and run but I hope I came up with enough funnies to get you over the mid week hump and coasting toward a fabulous weekend.

Did any of these tickle your funny bone?

Back to my painting. Wish me luck.

And have a wonderful week. See you next Wednesday.

Quote for Today:

There are three kinds of men: Some learn by reading. Some learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.  ~ Will Rogers


Crystal Collier said...

Yay! I laughed a couple times--as my son (who gave me funny looks) will attest. I loved that camouflage one.

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That poor dog!
Unplugging and then plugging in again - it works for computers.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love the forged signature for 'mom.' As a teacher, I've seen some really bad forgeries in my day.
As a former farm girl, I know some brothers who prove Will Rogers right.

Lexa Cain said...

The cleverly camouflaged kitten had me rolling on the floor! Thanks for the laughs, and good luck with the Nativity scene! :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Yep, got me to laugh. Thanks! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Well, I'm glad you're back! I just loved the story about the stolen car. Also the one about rebooting the IT person on life support.

Carol Kilgore said...

I kind of like the plugging me back in to see if it works. Can't hurt!

And I love the AW photo, too :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The one of the puppy and kitty is adorable!!

mshatch said...

Loved the blending in pic :)

LD Masterson said...

Crystal - would you son enjoy the funnies?

Alex - Yup, that's we always tried that first.

Susan G/K - Do your brother have really wild hair?

Lexa - Thanks, I need it.

Stacy - My pleasure.

Clarissa - That stolen car struck a little close to home.

Carol - Thanks. I wasn't sure if that "aw" was gonna work for anyone but me.

DIane - Yup, I'm a sucker for pups and kittens.

mshatch - what kitty?

Eva Prokop said...

LOL! Love it! I always tell my kids to keep me plugged in at all costs, and plug the radio in too...I like that. Love the cat tree!

Eva Prokop said...

LOL! Love it! I always tell my kids to keep me plugged in at all costs, and plug the radio in too...I like that. Love the cat tree!

Liz Fichera said...

I don't have a favorite among all your pics--I loved ALL of them!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie Flanders said...

Absolutely love the kitten blending in to the dog, too cute!
I hope you finished the Nativity scene in time. Sounds like such a fun and cool project. I always love seeing those go up in church. :)

LD Masterson said...

Eva - I'd be concerned there'd be just one outlet and they'd choose the radio.

Liz - Thanks. And to you, too.

Julie - Well, it came down to the wire but I got it done. Looks very nice. (I should go take a picture.)

M. K. Theodoratus said...

Thanks. Just had to pin the picture of the cat tree. Our cats mainly do the couch, chair and heat vent bit,

LD Masterson said...

M.K. - This time if year, I'd definitely be going for the heat vent.