Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hump Day - Running Ahead of the Storm

Happy Hump Day

Okay, I admit it. Hump Day sort of sneaked up on me this week. I felt a little like this guy.

What the... Where did that come from?

I'm also having a little trouble getting anything done this morning because we have thunder rumbling through and when Sophie can't find a good place to hide...

...she insists on being held. 

Kind of like this guy.

(This is an oldie but I still love it.)

Sophie's not that big but it's still very hard to type this way.

Maybe I should get her some brownies.

Well, at least the thunder wouldn't bother her.

This joke is a follow-up on one of last week's, from a slightly older perspective.

This is from Scotland where students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam.

The last question was, 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk. The question was worth 70 points. One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. He came up wit six: 

1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.

But then he was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang, he wrote:

7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it.  

 Bet he got an A.

I'm going to keep this post short because that thunder had morphed into a monster storm and I'm betting we lose power soon. 

(I tried to capture the local weather radar map but it didn't copy well. We're just in front of that dark red.)

So let's jump to your weekly aw.

I should have had this one for last week's post since my theme was "soggy".

Did you know otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart with the current?

Maybe we should all do that.

Getting darker here so let's wrap it up.

Hope this shorter post still had enough giggles and grins to get you over the hump and on your way to the weekend.

Have a great week/weekend and I'll see you next Wednesday.

Thought for Today:
(perfect for a stormy day, don't you think?)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd give him an A for number seven!
Stay safe.

Karen Walker said...

love your hump days, LD

Stacy McKitrick said...

Man, that was one big storm, wasn't it? Now it's sunny. Yay!

I think only a guy would come up with THAT #7. :) Although, I'm stumped as to what the actual #7 could be. Oh well... :)

Maryann Miller said...

Great post today. I agree that the kid probably got an A on the test. Loved the otters, and I did not know about them holding hands. The thought for today was perfect. Made me smile.

Hope the storms are not too bad. We are having some here in E TX, and some predicted for the weekend.

Maria Zannini said...

Poor Sophie. Iko can commiserate. He doesn't like thunder either. I hope the storms don't last too long.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That was perfect. Only rain here but very gloomy. I did know that about otters.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Those are great. And I'll bet he got an A too. lol

Carol Kilgore said...

Poor Sophie. I know you took good care of her. Loved everything! Especially the otters :)

Linda G. said...

Hope you (and Sophie) came safely through the storm. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

My cat clings to me like that dog in the photo. It's cute.

LD Masterson said...

Alex - Of course, you would.

Karen - Why, thank you.

Stacy - Good point. I don't know what it would be either.

Maryann - We're forecast to have storms every day this week. Hopefully milder than this morning's.

Maria - Does Iko become a lap dog when it storms? He'd be quite a lap full.

Susam G/K - Wishing you some sunshine soon.

Donna - Well, I would have given him one.

Carol - Glad you enjoyed.

Linda G. - Yup. We didn't even lose power, although my friend a block away did.

Diane - Hope he keeps his claws in.

Anonymous said...

It just doesn't get better than an otter-aw!

Mark Koopmans said...

Hope the storm isn't that bad... that's a scary weather map!!

I just noticed that the buds are coming out on the trees (excuse my use of high-technical language:) so I *hope* there's no snow anymore in VA... until, like, December 24 :)

Stay warm/dry/powered up :)

farawayeyes said...

I did know that about otters and live them all the more for it.

Karen Lange said...

Hope you didn't get hit too hard by that storm! Thanks for the smiles today. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

LD Masterson said...

Barb - Aw, thanks.

Mark - We came through the storm unscathed but, yes, that radar map had me nervous. I'm more of a snow buff than you. I'd like it to return a week or so before Christmas. And I don't mind if it goes away a week or so after New Year.

farawayeyes - Definitely. What's not to love?

Karen - We're all good, thanks. You, too.

Stephen Tremp said...

That Kermit the Frog is a pretty darn smart guy. And loved the Brownie image!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Your storm came here today. Hope it's cleared up by you. I also hope he got an "A" on his test! The otters look so cute and cozy together!


LD Masterson said...

Stephen - Thank you! I was beginning to think I was the only one who found the "brownie" dog funny. Maybe I liked it because I remember those brownies (a long, long time ago).

Julie - We've been getting hit with one storm after another the last couple days. Poor Sophie is a wreck. Hope you're faring better. said...

That's an adorable photo and factoid about the otter. We humans otter learn from them.

Arlee Bird said...

I think the mother's milk student got it right.

We had a little rain the other day, but no storm here in Los Angeles. However the power went off for a while on a perfectly beautiful afternoon. Don't know what that was about but it was a good excuse to take a nap.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
A Faraway View

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha that 7th reason is too sensible not to get an A. ;-)

I hope the storm wasn't too bad.

Heather R. Holden said...

That first dog pic cracks me up!

And those otters...awwww. I had no idea they hold hands while sleeping. So, so precious!

Julie Flanders said...

Aww, I've seen that otter pic before and it is just the cutest of the cute. So sweet. <3
My dog is afraid of storms too so this week has been rough! I hope we're finally getting out of that weather pattern for a while.

Emily R. King said...

I'd give him an A too! And the Kermit quote is sweet. :)

Mike Keyton said...

The otter hand holding, the drama of your approaching thunder storm, and the kermit 'thought for the day' were all pretty wonderful. Thunderstorms? I'm a sucker for them!

LD Masterson said...

Robyn - And that was a terrible pun. *groan*

Lee - Since when do we need an excuse to take a nice nap?

Misha - It was noisy and dumped a lot of rain but no damage. Didn't even lose power. (Well, not that day. We had another one the next day and did.)

Heather - I knew I'd get some aw's for that couple.

Julie - We had four consecutive days of severe thunderstorms. Poor Sophie was a wreck. The weather and Sophie are calmer now. Hope things are there, too.

Emily - Glad you liked it.

Mike - I love them, when I don't have to deal with a terrified Sophie. My dad and I used to sit and watch them together.

Liz Fichera said...

Love all these photos!!

P.S. Thanks for the insight and info on the Alaskan cruises. Much appreciated!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Awww - that is super sweet! :)

Thanks for the funnies.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Be sure to visit my Tuesday post - I have a surprise for you!

LD Masterson said...

Liz - I hope the cruise info was useful. And thanks.

Tyrean - My pleasure.

Alex - Naturally, I popped straight over. That was so nice of you. Thanks!

Sherry Ellis said...

I'm loving the seventh reason why mom's milk is best! Too funny!

Liza said...

Laughed at the joke and needed the thought for the day! Thanks!

LD Masterson said...

Sherry - Got to admit, it was a great answer.

Liza - Hi. I don't think you've been here before. Welcome, and I'm glad you enjoyed the funnies.

Melissa Sugar said...

Glad I tuned in for hump day. I loved all the photos. Any doggy photos lift my spirits for the day. Thanks for sharing.

Book Dragon said...

That is great! Tara sent me over after stopping by my blog for #AtoZChallenge. See you tomorrow.

LD Masterson said...

Melissa - My pleasure. Thanks for coming by.

Book Dragon - I'm glad you stopped by. Please do come back tomorrow.

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