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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends.

         Bubba had  shingles.   Those of us who  spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate  this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians  are running their practices like an assembly line?
         Here's what happened to  Bubba:

           Bubba walked  into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him  what he had. Bubba said: 'Shingles.' So she wrote down  his name, address, medical insurance number and told  him to have a seat.

           Fifteen minutes  later a nurse's aide came out and asked Bubba what he  had.
         Bubba said, 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his  height, weight, a complete medical history and told  Bubba to wait in the examining room..

           A half hour  later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had.  Bubba said, 'Shingles..' So the nurse gave Bubba a  blood test, a blood pressure test, an  electrocardiogram, and told Bubba to take off all his  clothes and wait for the  doctor.

           An hour later  the doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently  in the nude and asked Bubba what he  had.

           Bubba said,  'Shingles.' The doctor asked, 'Where?'
         Bubba said,  'Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload  'em??'

Thanks Jerry and Ann!

1962 vs 2012
This should be sent only to those whose level of maturity qualifies them to relate to it...
1962: Long hair
2012: Longing for hair
1962: KEG
2012: EKG
1962: Acid rock
2012: Acid reflux
1962: Moving to California because it's cool
2012: Moving to Arizona because it's warm
 1962: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor2012: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1962: Seeds and stems
2012: Roughage
1962: Hoping for a BMW
2012: Hoping for a BM
1962: Going to a new, hip joint 
2012: Receiving a new hip joint
1962: Rolling Stones
2012: Kidney Stones
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things:
Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mind set of this year's incoming freshmen. 

Here's this year's list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1994 .
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

 Bottle caps have always been childproof and plastic. 

 The CD was introduced 4 year s before they were born.

 They have always had an answering machine.

 They have always had cable.

 They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show. 
 Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
 They don't know who mork was or where he was from. 

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane.."

 They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.
That is going to change - lol).
 McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers. 

 They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

You know someone with a great sense of humor, eclectic, lover of colors, self confident, who wants to have fun must live there. I think that is so cool.

 Find the items game.

Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60; and heading towards 70 or beyond!

Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.

No one expects you to run -- anywhere.

People call at 9 PM (or 9 AM) and ask, 'Did I wake you?'

People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

Things you buy now won't wear out.

You can eat supper at 4 PM.

You can live without sex, but not your glasses.

You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

You sing along with elevator music.

Your eyes won't get much worse.

. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off. 
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

You can't remember who sent you this list.
And you notice these are all in big print for your convenience.


Never, NEVER,
NEVER, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill, and a laxative on t
he same night!   
Thanks Sharon

Now it is only about 45 seconds and stay with it until the end - trust me.

Now why didn't I think of that?  Thanks Jean of The Joy of Bird Watching


"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it." ~ Margaret Fuller
Love, Chatty


Jeanie said...

Great laughs today, Sandie. Since my 65th birthday is just a little over a month away the ones about aging really hit home. If we are lucky enough to get old, we have to have a sense of humor about it.

Jean said...

Many good chuckles today,Sandie.:)
Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend!

Sue McPeak said...

You did it again...Great Laughs...I needed a good LOL!!! Now for some Strong Cheese!!!

* simple sequins * said...

That just made my morning. I loved, loved, loved the comparison between 1962 and 2012 -- tooooo true!

Susannah said...

This post was great, Sandie. Still laughing! I needed a few good laughs today. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning! It's all so funny and REAL to me! Enjoy your day.

val's alentejo said...

All a good laugh Sandie,
thats the spirit we must have when getting keeps us young.
very funny.
have a great weekend

Sandra said...

i could live with the crayola box house except i would have to remove the mouth and the eyeballs.
all the 2012 list fits me to a T but not one of the 1962 fitted me at all.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I was so worried about that mouse and wondering why you insisted I watch it until the end. Phew. Glad he was okay.

Lynn said...

I was worried about the mouse, too. :)

Helen said...

These are wonderful ~ great way to begin the weekend!

I love the Rob-Bear quote on your sidebar.

Cheri said...

Have a great holiday'd the Bubba story.

TexWisGirl said...

oh my gosh - i could hardly watch that mouse video. :)

Debbie said...

I just love Fun Friday at your place!! I always come away giggling.
Just for the record: # 9 on that list made me laugh the most.

I am NOT NOT NOT clicking the mouse one. I'm too phobic for that. Eeek is my middle name.

And can I say that I saw the previous post and just loved it? It tugged at my heartstrings. Are you going to tell which one is your daughter? Or did you tell and I missed it?

So sweet.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh..your post was just prefect! funny!!
have a great weekend my blogging friend!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

My belly is hurting!! LOL! Thanks for the tips especially! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

jack69 said...

Okay lady, I ain't coming back! LOL Amazing how many things makes one realize, hey where did the years go?

I am not feeding our mice that cheese!!!!
Enjoyed the visit. always a pleasure.
Love from here in the MTS!

jack69 said...

When I see a colorful place I think of Rainbow Row in Charleston and the colorful store fronts on Martha's Vineyard.

Karen said...

Thanks for the Friday fav was

"6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way."

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Gloria Hood said...

I think this post will make me smile all weekend!

Jim said...

Good ones, Cathy. I was all business in 1962 but a lot of that stuff started when I reached 1964 and later into the 70's.

I didn't dare watch that poor little mouse. I hope it got free and had a good meal to boot. And that it wasn't too scared with it all.

Terri Buster said...

Funny funnies Sandie- thanks for the grins. I like your list-although I will never, ever, as long as I live- hum along with elevator music. BAHA!

Mevely317 said...

Another great share, Sandie! Unfortunately, I can identify TOO well with those "perks" ... especially singing along with the elevator music!

PS - Yea, mouse! I was almost too "chicken" to watch, but then you said "Trust me."

lailani said...

Yes to Friday fun!! thank you!!!

dr momi said...

......I'm still smiling! Love that cheese commercial! LOL

Sally said...

LOL! Good ones, Sandie.

I'd love to paint my house like that just to tick off the HOA! :)

Have a wonderful day.


Angela said...

Whoo Hoo Sandie! That video of the mouse is just hilarious!

Happy Fun Friday!

Beansieleigh said...

Great post today!! LOVED the Shingles joke, and the mousetrap video!... Have a very Happy Memorial Day Weekend! ~tina

* simple sequins * by Renae said...

ok - with your mild nudge, I corrected my way of having me appear on sites I've joined. So now it appears I am your newest follower, but just a new 'corrected' follower. My dear old brain does have a few memory banks still in it. hahaha!

SweetMarie said...

I knew you wouldn't show a sad video. :) Really cute! Happy Friday!

Belle said...

Lots of great stuff today, Sandie! I love jokes about being old. I can relate so very well. That house is so funny and cute - it reminds me of a fairy tale. The shingles joke was very funny too. Love and hugs.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Thanks for the laugh. Have a wonderful weekend :)


Ginny said...

Oh no!!! What happened to God and Dog??? I had e-mailed people telling them to watch it and it is gone. I am could not have changed your blog in the few minutes since I saw it because you have too many comments to have just changed it. Well, I think I can find it on YouTube.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are some amazing facts. Love the mousetrap! Have a great weekend. Love, Debby

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandie,
I'm a newbie blogger since May. Just caught on to your Fun Friday. I always like visiting your funny, delightful blog with the purple, yellow, white daisies. Fav saying today: 1962- Rolling Stones 2012 Kidney stones. I'm still stuck in 1967 at age 18 dancing to Rolling Stones at night club all night in Santa Monica. So I'll be back to see you next Fun Friday to get a dab of your funny perfume in my overly-serious head.
Right on!

EM Illustrator said...

I LOVE that MOUSE - Have seen it before and I laugh as hard each time I watch this one! Thank you for the funnies today. Have a lovely day!


Arkansas Patti said...

I was laughing right along while nodding my head at all the previous snippits, so I trusted you on the video. I was totally stunned and was really questioning your sense of humor but hung in till the end. Phew am I glad. That was cute.

Paula said...

I would like to see the colorful house in person. Bet some of those Homeowners Assoc. would frown at it. lol

Dee said...

Your blog is the only on where I say to my Frank...Hey Frank you gotta come see this:) I stayed to the end with the mouse...only because I trust you. ♥Dee

Rob-bear said...

Suddenly I'm feeling very old, regardless of what my age is.

BelovedBomber said...

Watched the mouse video and almost clicked off after the snap...glad I watched until the end.

Munir said...

As usual fun and wisdom at the same time.

Munir said...

As usual fun and wisdom at the same time.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks for all the SMILES today!

The Jones Family said...

Great way to end the week! Thanks.

Blondee said...

One of my most favorite posts, yet!!

I really thought shingles was something only older people could come down with, I was floored when my husband had it when he was only 29. He was miserable with pain. :(

Susan said...

Ha ha ha haha Oh, Sandie. That was a hilarious post. The colorful house is perfect (except, I'd ditch the eyeballs and mouth, too).

Loved the shingles story. ha ha hahaha FUN-NY.

You are a riot. Have a great weekend. Susan

Ann said...

thanks for the giggles today. I don't know about that house. might be a bit too colorful for
have a great weekend

That corgi :) said...

LOL with the mouse! I thought he was a goner :) Too funny!

loved the shingles joke too :)

and what a colorful house indeed!

enjoy the weekend!


Crack You Whip said...

Very funny post! I had a friend who really had the shingles, but I bet she would have preferred to unload them from a truck!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great 'funnies' today, Sandie. Thanks!!!! I absolutely loved the video... TOO cute!!!!

Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend. It's going to be a hot one here (temps. in the 90's)... Yipes!!!!!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Sandie,

Wow, that is a mouth full! First off, I LOVE your header and it is so true.
The jokes you put on here + mouse video is great too, even though it hit me first with the poor mouse. Happy ending though.
Wishing you a great Pentecost weekend and Happy Memorial Day.

Mimi said...

having had shingles twice...YES twice.....I LOVED the BUBBA story!!!
I wish I had the roof kind...hope to never get them again!!!
Loved the then and Now too!!
Happy Memorial Day

SquirrelQueen said...

Thanks for all the laughs.
I love the mouse one, that is just too cute.

Happy Weekend!

Wendy @ ECTaS said...

Wot you like? Loving your photos, jokes and spending time soaking up some laughter... Thanks so much for my daily dose of medicine :D

P.s. still praying for you and hubby. xx

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great laughs! That clip on the fridge is smart. Oh, and popcorn in my house? On the stove - we have a whirleypop!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you for several very honorable mentions this time! How high is my bill getting?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Some funny stuff here my friend! I'm not feeling very good today...which makes me feel even older! So the old jokes are even funnier...I think! haha! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to share that joke with my Mom, she'll get a kick out of it.

The college thing, I was trying to figure out how much of that stuff I actually remember, being born in 1982.

Bev said...

What a cute post!!!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Wow! You put a lot of work into this one!

Loved the shingles story.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I like the house too, but would prefer it be next door to you rather than me. I'm going to have enough trouble selling someday.

Hope your husband is behaving and still just sitting and not bending over.


LOVED everything, but that mouse is too cute. I'm behind answering my emails. I was in the hospital. Now I have problems beside my husbands, mothers and daughter. happy MEMORIAL DAY.