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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, April 12, 2013

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends.

Blow some bubbles today.

Debby sent me some reading and eye exercises - there are three of them.

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If you can read this, you are one of the 55 people out of 100 who can.

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How old are your eyes?

The Eye Test
Can you find the two B’s?
(DON’T skip, or your wishes won’t come true…)
Once you’ve found the B’s, find the 1…
Once you ’ ve found the 1, find the 6…
Once you've found the 6, find the N. (It’s hard!!)
Once you ’ ve found the N, find the Q...

If any one is interested in the ocean - and this is not a joke - here is a beautiful beautiful video and it shows things you might never see on your own.  Thank you Monica.

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More laughs:

The lift:


Sandra said...

ha ha on the sunday emails... and I am extra crispie when i get up, i tell bob all the time i sound like a bowl of rice krispies when milk is added. only louder. i could read the first one easily. happy friday

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the eye tests - i hope to have a good old friend when i get to the 80's & 90's in my lifetime ... some one to chat with & laugh with. i miss my grandparents & they ways they joke with one another when they couldn't hear each other. missing their hearing aids. they were too tired to turn them on or had misplaced them some where. too funny!! ( :

enjoy your weekend. secrets & all. (wink. wink) ha. ha!!

Beth said...

I am not old either, I am crispy!
Great Friday post!

Jeanie said...

I could easily read the paragraphs. The others were a little harder. Now my eyes are tired. :)
Have a good Friday, Sandie.

Anonymous said...

yup, this made my day!! Although I am a bit dizzy now!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Read what?

Pondside said...

Feeling cross-eyed, but that was fun! I found the '6' the most difficult. Thanks for the good start to the weekend!

Shelly said...

Keeping the brain nimble! I so loved the last one- I'm going to save that.

Terri said...

Ok, I did it! Where's my brownie button? HA HA

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Friday Sandie! I'm 'crispy' also!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I must be having a good day, Sandie! LOL

I'm one of the 55 out of 100. I found all of the letters/numbers in that other thing, and I made it to the end in record time! :-)

I love the "old chicks in a hot tub". FUNNY.



Stacy said...

Crispy...I like that. I am that. :( Those eye tests make my eyes "boogly."

Susannah said...

Hey...I did the eye tests and passed! Whooo Hooo! The ocean video is fantastic...what beauty! And thanks again for your gorgeous header. It reminds me everyday of the gorgeous aqua prom dress I wore over 50 years ago!!!!
(Remember I told you is a family joke?) But I love your header and the color because of it.

Have a delightful weekend.


Bev said...

Love it and I can read it!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, how I look forward to my Friday laughs from you! I was able to read that first eye exercise with no problem. Enjoy the weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

crispy is right. :)

Decadent Housewife said...

It's all true.

I wasn't going to comment - reached for a sip of tea and saw I had poured it into my grandbaby's snack bowl.

mail4rosey said...

We just blew bubbles around here, adults and all. :)

Sandee said...

I love them all and all the reading ones I could do. I found all the letters and numbers too and the "N" was the easiest one. Funny how that works.

Have a terrific TGIF. Big hugs. ☺

The Café Sucré Farine said...

How interesting and fun, you always make me laugh (or cry), :)

Cheri said...

These were really good, when I thought one was funny, the next one was just as funny. Good way to start a Friday/weekend.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I had no trouble...that's how I spell!

I'll catch up with you soon. I'm also trying to walk a little every other day.

My Journey With Candida said...

Just stopping by to say Happy Friday!! Have a GREAT weekend

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm not old, I'm crispy!!! LOL
Thanks for the laughs. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. I'm sure I could do those .. as I don't use glasses yet!

Sunday emails is a fun thought ..

Cheers Hilary

Nonnie said...

Okay. Now I'm dizzy and crispy!! The Sunday emails are funny. Happy Friday.

Betty Manousos said...


yes! i am not old i'm crispy!
i like that.

thanks for the giggles!

happy weekend~


Fabulous video. LOVED it. Brought some tranquility to my day.

Dee said...

My favorite day to visit...I love to blow bubbles and i am proud to say I finally passed one of your tests :) Have a good weekend.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

chicks in a hot tub cracks me up!

Ginny said...

Hope you have a GREAT weekend, Sandie!!! Now I need a cold cloth for my eyes...

Wanda's Wings said...

Love the laughs!

Barb said...

Wonderful post as always. Loved the laughs too. Hope you're having as awesome day. Love you much.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

Me too dizzy and crispy!!!! And smiling. Thanks Chatty.....higs to you

barbara l. hale said...

Those word problems are so interesting. I guess I am one of the 55. I found the last one the hardest.

Gloria Hood said...

Yeah, guess I still got good eyes! lol

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

At least I passed all the eye tests...Hope you have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Paula said...

I like that you can laugh at old age. Since we can't change the fact that it is coming for some and here for some of us we need to make the best of it and look on the bright side.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I still love bubbles! Happy Weekend:@)

SweetMarie said...

Thanks for the laughs! Our brains are amazing!

The Boston Lady said...

Holy Cow!! Are you trying to make me work now?!?!? This was fun and I could read the "codes" which pumped up my ego, then it took me the longest time to find the second "B"! I think I need to do those every day for mental exercise! It is amazing how we compensate. Ann

acorn hollow said...

Love the chicks in the hot tub I hope your friday was a good one.

jack69 said...

Hey it is late, but I just found out I am smart, blind, but very good looking. hahahahahahaha

Thanks for a great read.
I'm with the Cat.. CRRRAAACK!

Love from North Carolina...

Donna said...

Friday is Always fun with you Girl!! the Sunday email one!!Hahaa

Ann said...

LOL, I like that one about delivering emails on Sunday.

Dar said...

okaaaaaay, the tests were fun. and yes, crispy, yes, olt. but I'm having a blast.
I loved the ocean, so did Ben.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...That was such a cool post. The video filmed under the ocean was quite awesome.

It's true I never saw some of those incredible fish before. Wow. What magnificent photography.

God sure made some marvelous things, didn't He?

Thanks for sharing. Susan

Sharon said...

This was quite some exercise!!

I am proud to say that I am in that 55 that could read that paragraph! And, I obediently did the other eye puzzles, too.

Now I feel smart - and I have a headache!!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

tee hee - happy Friday!

Jim said...

Nice Friday stuff, Sandie. Blowing some bubbles is more fun when you're playing with a young grandchild.

Try putting some goggles on and sit by the acquarium. You will see a lot of those underwater things.

jean pell said...

I would love to say that I am way to young to relate...but I can't. Dog gone it. Got a big laugh anyway. Have a great weekend!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I had no trouble reading any of them and found the letters and number easy as........what does that say about me...........probley that I am normal

nancygrayce said...

Love the old chicks in the hot tub! I can read those things without even thinking but then I can read my husband's writing and sometimes even he can't read it!

Thanks for always making me smile!

Theresa said...

What a fun post:) I found the letters pretty quickly... SO I guess my eyes are OK! Have a blessed weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Jemma said...

Enjoyed it all, laughed and related to-But I LOVED the scuba divers and this wondrous video!!


cube said...

Getting old has never been this much fun... don't you just love the internet.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Lol, I am not old I'm crispy. I have got to remember that. Thanks for the eye test. I passed with flying colors. Have a great weekend.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Well, I may be crispy, but I've got good eyes. I was able to read the sentences and also zeroed right in on the odd letters/numbers. Do I get a prize? Ha ha. Fun post! Enjoy your weekend!

Inger said...

I love all this old age stuff. I did pass the reading test, but passed on finding the Bs. I think the memory one is my favorite, but I would pass on those chickens. Thanks for the fun, if I had some I would go and blow some bubbles right now. It is important to something unexpected every now and then.

Eva Ason said...

Wohooo! My eyes are good tehee...I like the word crispy. Great post as usual! Hugs x

Terri D. said...

Good chuckles! I found all the differences fairly quickly. Do I get a gold star? LOL I always enjoy your posts!

Betsy said...

OH MY GOSH! the old chicks sitting in the bathtub, so darn funny, I love it.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Could read the passages and find the B, N, 1 and whatever else!! Had to read Kdg. and 1st grade writing for a number of years. Can read anything :-}}
So sad we're at the end of the break!! Hope you're staying well with all this pollen!

Lynn said...

I could read the paragraph and found all the numbers and letters in the other thing. I'm proud!


Hi Sandie...Those tests gave me a headache. LOL [kidding of course] I don't know if I'm all that crispy, but I can tell you I'm well basted. [kidding again...I'm on a roll!!]

I just got back from going out to the Botanical Gardens for the day, and posted earlier a new post...It's been a busy week here in Texas. Hope your weekend is going well.

Dolores said...

I always love your funnies!
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Theresa said...

Love the chicks in the hottub! I am one of the 55 out of 100 :)

Catherine said...

I think the last quote is my favorite. So true!
Hope you are having an extra wonderful weekend!
xo Catherine

Cathy said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog. It's so great to meet you and I'll be back to visit.

I totally loved this post and that video was really cool. I haven't seen so many of those things.

I especially liked the one with the 2 ladies talking about their memory.

See you again soon.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Oh dear, I'll have to come back and read this post when I get rid of this headache.

Granny Annie said...

Lots of tests for this eyes this Friday.

Ida said...

Those did make me laugh, especially the old chicks in a hot tub.

Connie Arnold said...

Seems that I passed all your tests, including the bad memory and crispiness! Thanks for the fun post, Sandie, and have a great week!

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

Hahaha, that post gave a good laugh!

Mevely317 said...

Hi there! As always, thanks for the chuckles; it feels good to smile again!

I sure HOPE you copied/pasted those crazy passages/misspelled words ...vs. typing -- Now THAT would make me run down the hall screaming and pulling my hair. lol.

Have a beautiful new week!

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Annesphamily said...

I feel extra crispy most days! Love your shares!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The video of the ocean is just amazing! I'm going to watch it again! Thanks girlfriend!