Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Silly Stuff

Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle

I woke up this morning on the wrong side of the bed.

I was grouchy, I was hungry and I had menstrual cramps (I'm 51, for heaven's sake: much too old for this nonsense!) I tried blogging first thing, which always makes me feel good. But Blogger's image upload program has apparently been down for the past two hours. So I used the time to figure out why my previously almost-perfect credit score has recently been dinged -- only to find that a final payment I made in the huge amount of $28 is showing as being 30 days late. The payment was applied to my daughter's account in error, so now I need to jump through the hoops to get that fixed (and my credit score back to where it was. Grrr!)

So what's a person to do, when the morning starts like this?


Being silly can go a long way toward fighting off those blues that can ruin a day started on a sour note. So in that spirit, I offer you the following silly MEME, sent to me by my friend Marsha. I invite you to post a personalized version for yourself, using only the first initial of your first name in your answers. It's not as easy as it looks!

1. What is your name? Pattie
2. A four-letter word: Path
3. A vehicle: Prius
4. A city: Paris
5. A boy's name: Peter
6. A girl's name: Priscilla
7. Drink: Pepsi
8. An occupation: Paralegal
9. Something you wear: Pants
10. A celebrity: Paula Poundstone
11. A food: Pizza
12. Something found in a bathroom: Pills
13. Reason for being late: Pottying
14. Something you shout: Par-Tay!
15. An animal: Panther
16. A body part: Penis (Hey, it didn’t say a body part on ME!)

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One last silly thing, then I'll stop. If you're not familiar with LOLCats, let me introduce you to something that makes me laugh each and every morning:

The website is called I Can Has Cheeseburger and it features goofy photos of cats and other animals. What makes them so funny are the captions, written as if the animal in the photo is speaking. I know, I know - humor is very subjective, but I find these things so funny! I subscribe so I get a few LOL Cats in email every morning. It's a great way to start the day.

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So here's to lots of laughter in your day! And always remember: never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics! :-)

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

1. What is your name? Scott (so much for anonymity!)
2. A four-letter word: Soap
3. A vehicle: Saab
4. A city: Sydney
5. A boy's name: Stewart
6. A girl's name: Stella
7. Drink: Sangria
8. An occupation: Samba Instructor
9. Something you wear: Skorts
10. A celebrity: Sam Shepard
11. A food: Sandwich
12. Something found in a bathroom: Sink
13. Reason for being late: Stalled
14. Something you shout: Shit!!
15. An animal: Squid
16. A body part: Spleen

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ptg said...

Definitely a frustrating way to start the day - but good for you to find the "bright side" to turn it around!

NanaKaren said...

Pattie, I hope your day is going well despite the early AM grouchiness and cramps. Those are a real pain...literally. Maybe soon, you'll be over and done with that!

With my name starting with K, I decided not to try your little word game....certainly you'll agree?!! HA HA HA

Katschi said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love the glasberger cartoon.
My sister is 59 & is STILL having ladies day (manuela's term)which doesn't bode well for me, now does it? I hear ya, sister :(
1. What is your name? Karen
2. A four-letter word: knit
3. A vehicle: KIA
4. A city: Kanata, Ontario
5. A boy's name: Karl
6. A girl's name: Keisha
7. Drink: Kahlua :)
8. An occupation: kennel owner
9. Something you wear: kravat
10. A celebrity: Kevin Kline (2pts?)
11. A food: kale
12. Something found in a bathroom: kneepads (it's a stretch..for washing floors)
13. Reason for being late: knocked-out
14: Something you shout: Kowabunga!
15. An animal: koala bear
16. A body part: knuckle

Katschi said...

I just want to say that SCOTT got off easy! ;)

Katschi said...

I just noticed that another reason for being 'late' would be Knocked-UP. Oh God I am hilarious.

Rayann said...

1. What is your name? Rayann
2. A four-letter word: Rake
3. A vehicle: Rio
4. A city: Rancho Cucamunga
5. A boy's name: Ryan
6. A girl's name: Rachael
7. Drink: Rootbeer
8. An occupation:Race Car Driver
9. Something you wear: Rings
10. A celebrity: Richard Gear
11. A food: Ratish
12. Something found in a bathroom: Razor
13. Reason for being late:
14. Something you shout:Rad
15. An animal: Rabbit
16. A body part: Ribs

Manuela said...

I love that cat website too!

You'll think I'm nuts but I actually don't mind getting "it" because it still makes me feel young.


(I've been noticing the same thing with the blog lists not updating--must be a glitch with blogger and I too have been going into layout and just resaving it)

Thanks for the haha :)

As for the size 8, you gotta love the stretch of lycra!

Deborah said...

I am rolling with laughter at "never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics."

You have definitely brightened my day, so sorry yours started of badly.

1. What is your name? Deborah
2. A four-letter word: D&*n
3. A vehicle: Dodge Ram
4. A city: Denver
5. A boy's name: Doug
6. A girl's name: Donna
7. Drink: Dr. Pepper
8. An occupation: Drugest
9. Something you wear: Dungaries
10. A celebrity: Drew Barrymore
11. A food: Doughnuts
12. Something found in a bathroom: Dedorant
13. Reason for being late: Drunk
14. Something you shout: Duh
15. An animal: Donkey
16. A body part: Digestive Tract (I know its called intestines but I couldn't think of anything else that began with a "D")

Cammy said...

"And always remember: never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!"

Well, shoot. There went my weekend. :)

I'm so glad you turned your day around. I use the lolcats for that very same purpose!

Okay, so here's my meme:
1. What is your name? Cammy
2. A four-letter word: Care
3. A vehicle: Camaro!
4. A city: Cairo
5. A boy's name: Caleb
6. A girl's name: I'm guessing 'Cammy' is out, so I'll go with my full name, which is Camille.
7. Drink: Coke
8. An occupation: Carpenter
9. Something you wear: Coat
10. A celebrity: Chevy Chase
11. A food: Cashews
12. Something found in a bathroom: Comb
13. Reason for being late: Car wreck
14. Something you shout: Craps!
15. An animal: Cougar
16. A body part: Collarbone

Fun stuff, Pattie! Thanks!

sybil said...

LOVE the PMS Diner cartoon! And, I'm with you.....51 is too old for cramps/PMS. It's just not fair.

jillytacy said...

You made me laugh. I hope being silly brightened your day too! It stinks when the day starts off bad but sometimes you have to put on the breaks and turn your day in another direction. Sounds like you did just that! Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day!

Susie said...

Hi Pattie,
Hope your day went better once you got that bad morning out of the way.
Loved reading your meme and how you brightened everyone's day with this post!

Kathy said...

I did the list on my site and dedicated it to you...thoroughly tongue-in-cheek answers!

Nicole said...

1. What is your name? Nicole
2. A four-letter word: Nice
3. A vehicle: Nissan
4. A city: Niagara Falls (!!)
5. A boy's name: Nathan
6. A girl's name: Nora
7. Drink: Non-alcoholic beer
8. An occupation: Nurse
9. Something you wear: Necklace
10. A celebrity: Nicole Kidman
11. A food: Nuts
12. Something found in a bathroom: Naproxen.(AKA Aleve--in my medicine cabinet.)
13. Reason for being late: Not paying attention to the time.
14. Something you shout: No! (I have a 19-month old, you know.)
15. An animal: Narwhal
16. A body part: Neck

The drink, animal and bathroom ones were horribly hard. I had to look the animal and drinks up on the Internet.