after what had turned into
a very crazy up and down and all over the place day
i had one last task to complete
making a copy of a document to be delivered
realized i was at my limit
when i held up my car key
pointed it at the big red doors
trying to use the door open button on my key
to exit the store.
it didn’t work.
then the door did open.
i made eye contact with someone entering the store
while i was trying to push button my way out.
we both smiled.
tomorrow is another day.
“humor comes from the surprise release of some buried tension.”
if you’re like many of us who grew up in the 60s-70s
you’ll no doubt remember the popular ‘days of the week’ underwear sets
i loved the colors, the names,
the sense of knowing what day it was
without having to be burdened with a real calendar
yet i always wondered one thing about them –
why no ‘sunday’ pair?
what was the possible reason for this?
would god be mad if we wore underwear on sunday?
wouldn’t he be even madder if we didn’t?
i knew my catechism nuns wouldn’t have the answers.
i was left wondering.
in the following scene from ‘when harry met sally’
sally explained the reason behind her latest breakup. great minds…..
HARRY: So how come you broke up with Sheldon?…SALLY: Well, if you must know, it’s because he was very jealous and I had these days of the week underpants.HARRY: [Makes buzzer sound]. I’m sorry. I need a judge’s ruling on this. Days of the week underpants?SALLY: Yes. They had the days of the week on them and I thought they were sort of funny. And then one day Sheldon says to me, “You never wear Sunday.” He’s all suspicious, “Where was Sunday? Where had I left Sunday?” And I told him and he didn’t believe me.HARRY: What? SALLY: They don’t make Sunday.HARRY: Why not?SALLY: Because of God.
“this is sunday, and the question arises, what’ll I start tomorrow?
image credit: sassygrannysnickers on etsy
i bought this gum
because is was $1.00 and it was sugarless.
it also read “truth or dare – censored”
on the front of the package
and like a 13 year-old
i couldn’t resist seeing what it was all about.
inside the package
each piece of gum
was wrapped in a series
of fill-in-the-blank sentences
meant to be provocative in some way
with some of the words ‘censored’ out.
i thought that i must have been the only one to buy this
because it was on sale and there was still a full shelf of it left
until i went to lunch and shared it with my friends
and one told me
that she had bought the “uncensored” version for her office.
what? i mean #$% what?
“the only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen”
– tom smothers, 1960s
w is for?
my friend’s dogs on a friday night.
the vet said about one,
“she’s just not very athletic.”
“current position: tired from the human race.”
― deyth banger, Deep Legend
image credit: steve t, founding member of bambs
late night friends chatting about the current state of things.
“kakimi chertyami oni viigrali holodnuyu voinu?”
this translates roughly to:
“how the hell did these people win the cold war?”
― dave barry, big trouble
image credit: kellydbrown
another summer’s day
after a year or so of middle school
with too much time on our hands
trying to act grown up
we decided that
we’d lounge around
on the back patio
grill up some food
have some lemonade
sit around, eat, talk, be lazy.
but when the fire on our hibachi
somehow got too big
we did the obvious thing
threw it into the hedge
and yes, there was some collateral damage
and no, we didn’t think they’d notice
but actually, they did
and no, it didn’t end well
and yes, our day of lounging ended rather abruptly.
“the grass is always greener around the fire hydrant.”
and the rest should stay back?
sign found by the parent drop-off circle
at my school in the morning.
from a class the night before
but it works in the morning too.
“you cannot have the drama without comedy.”