Hello, Kittens & Dawgs! How was your week? Mine was good. I’m getting thing accomplished around the house and am prepping for April’s A-Z Challenge. Speaking of the latter, I’m thinking about putting all my Friday material in one post in March while I work to bring my A-Zing together. What can I say, I’m here to keep you on your toes and mine, too. 🙂 I’m glad you came by this morning for your weekly dose of laughs. Set your coffee down and let’s get started Odd Headline Mews!
Let’s continue the fun with Friendly Fill-Ins with Annie and Ellen. Every
Thursday four fun and easy blank statements are posted for us to borrow, complete, and share on our site. The point is to simply have fun linking, reading, and meeting others who enjoy this sort of thing.
Here’s my response to this week’s fill-ins:
(1) I wish the days where men were more masculine and women were more feminine would come back in style. I blame liberal indoctrination.
(2) I always have a flashlight in my purse (or wallet for men).
(3) I think that I will have oatmeal with cinnamon and pecan pieces for breakfast this morning or eggs and toast; I’m undecided. Alternating between cereal (hot or cold) and eggs each day keeps me from getting bored.
(4) The casual use of the f-word in our culture is a pet peeve of mine. I can’t stress how much it annoys me to hear the unnecessary use of this word in movies. It doesn’t add any value to the story and it takes away my enjoyment.
Are you looking for my Skywatch Friday and Celebrate the Small Things posts? I published it earlier this morning, just click here! 😉
For more social media network fun and inspiration join these ladies below!
That’s a wrap for now but you’re invited to hit the dance floor (mewsic theme – “SONGS FROM 1980s GRAMMY WINNERS”) on MondaysMewsic Moves Me.
Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I am totally into learning about my ancestors. Last Friday, you sampled a taste of my genealogy with Meet my parents. I shared with you that Mom and Dad were both born in southern West Virginia. Of course, I lived there until I married in 1979.
In the era my parents were born (late 30s to mid-40s) times were hard for the mountaineers. Folks in the small woods communities in McDowell County had few luxuries and many lived in conditions we would think are primitive today.
I got to thinking about their many inconveniences and things we take for granted like bathrooms. In those days, you went to the bathroom in an Outhouse (outdoor toilet) in most areas. Although, finding a spot behind a tree would work, too. When I was a little girl that’s the only bathroom my family had until the late 60s. Have you had the privilege of using one?Now, this brings me to the point of post. I have a funny story to share about my last time in an outhouse.
In the early 80s, we went home for a weekend visit to my in-laws. Years ago, we sorta coördinated our trips home when DH’s older brothers and their wives would be there, too. On this particular stay the house was full of people.
It was night-time, everyone was doing their own thing as I laid on the sofa reading a scary book when mother nature made her call. I didn’t waste time to check the bathrooms ~ upstairs bathroom…occupied. SHOOT! Downstairs bath…taken! DANG!! I had no other recourse than to venture out into the darkness…alone. It sounds like I’m a bit of scaredy Cathy, doesn’t it? If you said, yes, then you’re right. Trust me, no one wants to go to an outhouse with you. I grabbed a flash light; out the door, across the lawn, and down the hill I went.
Making myself comfortable, it was then I realized all alone…in the dark… and at the edge of the woods my ears picked up every tiny sound. My eyes darted rapidly back and forth. I heard scratching and movement. Where was it? My heart quickened. It wasn’t uncommon for animals to amble across my in-laws property. Was it a bear? A panther? Anything was possible, after all I was in wild, wonderful, West Virginia.
My brow was tense, my nostrils flared excitedly with each breath, and my pulse beating 100mps. “Okay,” I thought, “If its a bear I can out run it, but a big cat? No way!” Exhaling heavily, I voiced out loud, “Stay calm. Walk, don’t run. Keep alert!” With saucer wide eyes, I gradually opened the door. So far so good!I don’t see anything, I thought.
I paced my feet – not too fast and not too slow. My heart-felt like it would jump out of my chest. DH told me on several occasions how the terrifying cry from the big cat woke him in the middle of the night or how he sensed the stealthy creature prowling around in the shadows after he’s returned home at night when we dated. Why even Grandma Kennedy told us the story of a panther that chased her and her sister home when she was young; barely escaping death from the merciless feline we named Green Eyes.
The minute long trip back to the comfort of my in-laws’ home took forever or so it seemed. Breathlessly, I told DH about my experience. Trying to not laugh, I’m sure he giggled just a bit, a silly grin creased his face. “That was a mouse more than likely. They like to build nests under the outhouse.”
My shoulders slumped with relief. I was happy my wild suspicions was nothing more than a mouse but I couldn’t help to think, “What if it weren’t a mouse, but ole Green Eyes?”
Please forgive me, but this is a good time to toss in a plug for my children’s story. Check out… The Tale of Ole Green Eyes Thanks! 😉
In retrospect, I like to think my venture was every bit as exciting as a panther lurking somewhere in the dark, unseen and not a little mouse. However, I never used the outdoor facilities again after that and avoided being out after dark…alone. lol
You may enjoy reading the Time’s article A Brief History of Toilets. Personally, I am thankful we have toilets…in our home where you don’t have to wear a coat or carry a shotgun when you go to the bathroom, aren’t you?
In 1972, I was in grammar school when this song came out. It was a hysterically funny hit for someone so young.
Today we are partying to “funny songs” thanks to Chronicles from the Man Cave.
I want to invite you to join XmasDolly, JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know, and little ole me on the best dance floor in Blogosphere right with Monday’s Music Moves Me!
In 1978, when Short People made its début it offended some because they thought Newman was making fun of short people. The interesting thing about Newman’s song is, he wasn’t poking fun at short people. Instead, his son was written in a figurative sense aiming at people who are short-tempered and small-minded.
My best high school buds and I didn’t get the entire meaning, but we thought it was a funny song and we were pretty sure Newman really liked short people despite other’s interruption. Our proof came from this verse in the song….
Short people are just the same
As you and I
(a fool such as i)
All men are brothers
Until the day they die
(it’s a wonderful world)
What kind of short people are you, short-tempered, small-minded, or just short like me? lol
I don’t know what made the next two songs particularly funny but they are classics and a bit goofy from my childhood. Do you remember them? If you’re old enough, you are probably shaking your head yes. 🙂
A few years ago, DS shared this YouTube video with me. I’m not a rap fan, but when I saw this I thought it was kinda clever, witty, and it made me smile.
It’s time to dance, so I’m gonna leave you with this really silly, funny tune.
Are you ready to get started? Admission to this awesome dance party is totally doable. Just grab XmasDolly…well not XmasDolly, but her button here and display it somewhere on your blog and put up your favorite YouTube video (you’ll find the weekly musical themes posted in her sidebar) for everyone to enjoy. Now link up and shake your bootie with the rockin’ bloggers below!
**To be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up** Next stop… your place! What music is moving you?
It’s the first weekend of a brand new year. What better way to kick things off then with a little R&R in your back yard in the warm winter sun, right? Not for me, you say. Well me, either. I think some people are just a wee bit bonkers. Lets laugh ourselves silly with more Friday Sillies…
Exercising is a good thing period, but come on! Isn’t this carrying things too far?
Thank you Mister for covering up, I don’t think I would have made it down the ski slope laughing all the way.
Sledding down a snowy hill is a fun pastime, but I think I would be doing it with a few more articles of clothing. These gals are either brave or being paid a lot of money to do this stunt! It looks like the camera men and crowd are enjoying themselves, though. I can’t imagine why. Pretty. Topless. Girls. May have something to do with the gathering. Just saying….
It would be an understatement to say this is a bit extreme, but who am I to judge? Okay, I am! These folks are off their rockers! Don’t you agree?
I hope you enjoyed the sillies. Have a good weekend and keep smiling!
I want your comments on these questions I posted yesterday:
1. Do you think it would be a fun feature on my blog to send out birthday greetings?
2. Would you be interested in participating in this new weekly or monthly spotlight on my blog? If so, please leave your birthday (month & day unless you’re brave enough to share the year) and your home page URL in my comments.
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