Tag Archives: humor

Smartphone #humor, Victorian Patriotic Home #SWF, #Friendly-Fillins, & #BoTB results

Puritan's Pride Vitamins

Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs!  The new iPhone 8 launches today. YAY! Right? NO! I admit not everyone is ecstatic about this news but I am because we’ll soon be proud owners. Apple makes incredible phones. Ours are four years old and work extremely well considering all things but…we’re experiencing serious battery issues. In fact, mine drained completely down one day leaving me without communications while away from home and DH. That’s scary. Anywho, today Friday Sillies contribution I’m sharing smartphone humor with you. Enjoy!

 

 

 

I’m gonna link up later in the weekend, hopefully, with Sunday Sillies and if you’re not on Facebook but thinking about it then you might want to read this, Should I Really Join Facebook?  Heck, I’ll save you the trouble of skipping away from my site.

When I bought my iPhone, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 186 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, my 13 grand kids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it’s red] headset I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Wal-Mart talking to my wife and everyone within 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, “Re-calc-u-lating.”

You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead. Well, it was not a good relationship…

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven’t figured out how I lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions, checking bathrooms, and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me.

They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden “Paper or Plastic?” every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, “Paper or plastic?” I just say, “Doesn’t matter to me. I am bi-sacksual.” Then it’s their turn to stare at me with a blank look. I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, “No, but I do fart a lot.”

P.S. I know some of you are not over age 70. I sent it to you to allow you to forward it to those who are. I figured your sense of humor could handle it. We senior citizens don’t need any more gadgets. The TV remote and the garage door remote are about all we can handle.

Love, Lucky

 

I nodded my head, smiling at the line… “Re-calc-u-lating!” because we poke fun at the little British lady navigating us when she tries sending us 2 miles out-of-the-way just to turn around. 😀

 

Next segment is for all you photo enthusiasts and Skywatch Friday fans. Here is this week’s contribution, a Patriotic Victorian Home with beautiful blue skies!

What are you celebrating?

Today, I Celebrate The Small Things  although this isn’t really small to me but God’s presence through the tough patches and the soothing effect that mewsic offers when turmoil engulfs my soul.

I celebrate the cloud artwork in the sky, the sun’s kiss on my skin and gentle breeze that brushes over me, a healthy body with two strong legs to walk a mile between appointments and the pain that follows because I know all is truly well.

One last thing I celebrate. It’s not as important as the other celebrations but I’m happy all the same for the successful upgrade to iOS11 on my iPhone 5s. It could’ve gone wrong so I’m celebrating. Keeping our devices updated is an essential and I’m surprised at how well it handles the new software. Apple products always blow me away!

 

Switching gears, I’m rounding things out with these Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by the lovely, Annie and Ellen!

  1. I would never be friends with someone who maliciously wish to harm me, my family, or friends. I will never entertain a relationship with the enemy and if I do not know the so-called friend’s initial intent then when his/her true face is known it ends immediately. I will pray for this person but trust again? Only with God’s direction will I give this person another chance.
  2. I will never refuse the prayers of others. In the words of my late MIL, “We need all the prayers we can get”.
  3. I have never been to the Pacific northwest but I hope one day that we can travel along the west coast highway. I, especially want to see the lighthouses dotting the shoreline.
  4. When it comes to my children, I would do most anything in my power/budget to help them but when it infringes on our well-being or compromises our financial obligations then I have to say no. We all need help once in a while but the brunt of THIS burden belongs to us and a child should NEVER use his/her emotional connection as leverage. That is wrong!

 

In closing, let me share the results of Sept. 15th BoTB, Total Eclipse of the Heart.

When I pulled together the violin, guitar, and panflute cover artists for this battle I knew instantly I preferred the haunting, romantic sound of the panflute best. The other instrumentals are nice but the panflute spoke to my heart earning my vote.

The final outcome…

Violin cover – 3
Guitar cover – 4
Panflute – 4

 

The winner… I don’t have one this round! 🙁 I’m happy the consensus liked the instrumental covers reflecting my own sentiments to not have to pick a cover vocalist over Bonnie Tyler (even though she wasn’t one of the choices).

This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with “Best of Panflute Instrumentals” collection.

 

Don’t forget to hit the dance floor with me freebie style on Mondays Mewsic Moves Me!

X💋X💋,

 

 

 

 

PS:  Beginning next Friday, I will skip this post every other week since DH is off work. It’s too much to play catch up on the following Monday and I encourage you to join my email subscription service (see side menu) to not miss the latest mews!

 

Friday Features Linky Party Save
Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Never Rob A Magician and More #humor

Puritan's Pride Vitamins

How has the week been, Kittens & Dawgs? Yes, I’m running a day late with this but it’s been crazy here. Why? Well, I spent much of my time researching Hoya lenses for my eye appointment on Thursday.  Anytime I do highly detailed oriented and technical stuff then it generally stresses me before wiping me completely out! All I want to do now is relax! Did you see vote in yesterday’s Battle of the Bands? If not, then I’d love if  you did!

Now to share some laughs with you. I saw this video on Facebook and it tickled my funny bone, maybe it’ll do the same for you!

 

On one of our weekend drives in June, I came across a few interesting sights worthy to preserve digitally for all times.  Do you remember the TV sitcom, Petticoat Junction?

 

Well, I found it in Washburn just north of us! I didn’t see any babes swimming in a water tower, though.

 

In stead, I found the local grocery store.

iPhone5s capture

Growing up in southern WV, I remember vividly as a small child visiting an outhouse many times. You can even read about my last experience in an outhouse if you wish, so when I saw this I got a big ole kick out of it!

iPhone5s

Clearly, it’s a gorgeous day with rich blue skies and fluffy white clouds over head when I took these photos. In fact, both shots are in the same area. I now kick myself for not snapping a photo of a barn with a gorgeous patriotic mural on the backside. *sigh* I will NOT make that mistake again, I promise!

I’m sharing these novel moments with other global shutter-bugs joining the Skywatch Friday linky party!

Today, I Celebrate The Small Things with Lexa!

I’m celebrating nearing the end of all of my doctor appointments for the year.

I’m celebrating that Hurricane Irma posed no great threat to us in east Tennessee.  In fact, the mild weather she pushed into the area is reason to celebrate!

I’m celebrating the quick containment of a recent hack to my CC info which forced me to close the account and the small charges pending on my account refuted.

I’m celebrating getting back into the rhythm of blogging. I forgot how busy it keeps me responding to comments and doing return visits.  It makes me wonder if I’m doing too much which worries me I might burn out too quickly.

I’m celebrating our pre-order for the iPhone8. The battery life on our old 5s’ are experiencing problems and we certainly do not want to fing ourselves out somewhere when one or both bite the dust for good! Hey, what can I say they are four years old and work marvelously considering the age of these electronics.

 

Incidentally, I’m way concerned about Lexa. Has anyone learned how she’s doing? I sent her an email with no response. I do not see any activity on her Facebook page or Twitter, either.  Please, if you know any thing share it and Lexa if you’re reading this then know, you’re in my thoughts & prayers.

What are you celebrating?

 

I missed the Friendly Fill-Ins fun with  Annie and Ellen while on my blogging hiatus and am happy to join them again.

  1. I have broken NO bones. *knock on wood*
  1. When I go out to breakfast, I order the usual sausage, egg, & cheese biscuit with coffee.
  1. As Summer officially comes to an end, I need to put away most of my warm weather clothing, pull out my cooler weather stuff all the while sorting through things to toss.
  1. Before this year is over, I really need to do…I don’t know. I think the most important things are now crossed off my to-do list and  I can look forward to making the necessary appointments for next year. Yikes, it just all happens too fast!

 

1FFBadgeThanks for hosting the fun,!

 

That’s a wrap for another week, you’re invited to hit the dance floor for freebie mewsic pick on Mondays Mewsic Moves Me.  Have an awesome weekend!

Until next time, have a laughtastic weekend!

cathy-gif-smiling-cat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more social media network fun and inspiration join these ladies below!

Friday Features Linky Party
 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

#BoTB Total Eclipse of the Heart

Puritan's Pride Vitamins

Per my promise, I’m back to my normal blogging routine pretty much. I’m a bit undecided how I want to handle my participation in this meme yet. Do I continue with playing twice a month or keep it simply to only the first of mid-month?

I reckon I don’t have to decide that now and can make a decision as the first of October nears but for now let’s get this show started! Today’s battle song was inspired by last month’s total solar eclipse phenomena.  Yeah, you know where I’m going with this one, don’t you, kittens and dawgs?

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Jim Steinman turned 34-years old earlier this year by Welsh recording sensation, Bonnie Tyler. This was Tyler’s biggest career song, earning her a spot at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the first Welsh artist to ever do this! Here’s the original for your enjoyment, please refrain from voting on this version. It’s not part of the battle showdown.

 

 

I felt most vocal arrangements of Bonnie’s song just couldn’t compete, so I went another route and decided to find three distinct instrumental arrangements for your enjoyment to consider.

Contender #1 – a violin cover…

 

Contender #2 – a guitar cover…

 

Contender #3 – a panflute cover…

 

I like each version for the way it stirs my emotions.  The violin arrangement is a bigger production feel where the guitar and panflute melodies are simplier. The violin makes me think action, the guitar makes me think mystery, and the panflute makes me think of love.  I’ll let you know which I choose next week when I share the results. 😉

What did you think? Which do you like the violin, guitar, or panflute version best? Leave your vote in comments and if you want share why your pick got named.

 

Did you like this edition of BoTB? Would you like to see what others are sharing? Check with Stephen for the list of participants. Before I dash, let me leave you with a few giggles and remember to hit the dance floor on Monday’s Music Moves Me with “your choice” song picks. I’ll share the outcome of this showdown next week same time!

 

Have a bandtastic day!

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

US National Cycling Championship #photos

It’s September and summer is just about gone. The weather is pleasantly nice. I guess we have Harvey to thank for the cooler temps. Something good always comes out of the bad I always say and this is proof. This is my first Friday post in a long time. This summer I slacked way off in Blogosphere to the point you’d think I wasn’t around but I was. Mostly tending to the huge blog clean up repairing or deleting broken files, and other issues with my site.  Photo ops were few and far between but I looked for them every chance I could. In June, Knoxville hosted the US National Cycling Championship. The winner from this competition represented the US at Tour de France or at least I believe that’s what I read. I failed to keep up that but anywho here are my Nikon moments!

In downtown Knoxville banners like this hung on street posts. I shot through the windshield to get this picture.

Like so much of what’s going on in our life lately, we did not plan to go downtown to see if we could watch the bicyclists. It just happened. In fact, we were heading to the Super Wal-Mart to do our shopping when DH suggested the side trip to try to get a glimpse of action.

This is in the Old City. I didn’t know how long it would take the cyclists to get back to this point, so I snapped this photo and waited. We were just about to leave when we heard some commotion. A positive sign the bicyclists were approaching.

 

As they approached, I climbed up on a bench to see over the crowd and to capture the moment. Cowbells and whoops greeted the cyclists. I felt happy for the racers as they rushed by the crowd.

We hung around for just a few mintues before deciding to look for a better advantage point to see the racers better and boy am I glad that we did!

My first attempt to catch the action. I wasn’t completely happy with how this went so we hung around for them come around again.

The first time I had my lens zoomed in too much, so I pulled back a bit to not only get that wide angel sense but when the cyclist went by me the action was very visible and that’s what I wanted!

There were a lot of vehicles following behind the cyclists. This is only a small sample but there they go and so being satisfied with the thrill a possible a once in life time shot to see such a competition, we headed on our way to tend to our errands.  It really was exciting, though.

 

I’m sharing my Nikon experience with other global shutter-bugs joining the Skywatch Friday linky party!

 

This summer as I mentioned, I spent a lot of time cleaning up my blog and while going through my “Drafts” folder I found this vintage video that made me smile. Hopefully, it’ll make you smile, too!

 

 

I’m back with Annie and Ellen playing along in their Friday Fun!

1FFBadgeThanks for hosting, ladies!

1. September bucket things-to-do list (I don’t have a “bucket list”. So, I changed this to “things-to-do list” instead.):  1. Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies or both 2. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate loaded with lots of marshmallows.

2. If I came with a warning label, it would say “once home with you, can’t return, lose, or shake. I’m yours until the end of days – yours or mine, which ever comes first”. This is something DH discovered too late. lol

3. Truth be told, I’m really glad summer is coming to an end even though I tried my best to live in the moment and not wish my days away but I hate the heat! I’m really loving the cooler temperatures brought on by the hurricane season but feel horrible for anyone affected by Harvey and now Irma. Saying prayers for everyone in these areas. God bless!!

4. I would rather do something creative – blog, photography, photo-edit, sketch, … than do house chores. What’s the fun it that?

 

In closing, I want to ask everyone to say prayers for those affected by hurricane Irma. Some are going to get hit hard…really hard. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Be safe and God bless!

 

 

 

That’s a wrap for now. You’re invited to hit the dance floor with “Remembering 9/11” mewsic theme on Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!

 

 

Have a laughtastic weekend!

cathy-gif-smiling-cat

 

 

 

 

 

 For more social media network fun and inspiration join these ladies below

Friday Features Linky Party

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Alvin and the Chipmunks

I can’t spell DNCE with out U. 🙂 I’d like to take credit for that funny but DH came up with that after hearing a different funny spin-off of DNCE’s Cake by the Ocean. I stumbled upon these cute little furry friends singing this dance worthy tune and decided to turn today’s Friday Fun Stuff into a dance party featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks.

 

 

 

 

 

Recently I watched the 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunk movie. Jason Lee does a fabulous job as Dave Seville.  Overall I enjoyed this adorably cute and predictable flick capturing my inner child. 🙂

 

Things are progressing about normal with DH’s retina attachment surgery but his vision issues remain.  This may not resolve itself until after he finishes the process which includes two other procedures and getting new glasses. We aren’t venturing off for long day trips but keep closer to home. It’s funny how we still find a lot to do and places we haven’t seen or been to in a long time. It’s interesting how we can drive 15-20 minutes out of the city and it’s almost like rural east Tennessee.This is a view of House Mountain not too far from where we live.

 

Hostess: A by author, Lexa Cain!

 

Today, I Celebrate The Small Things, such as DD#1. This week, she turned 29. She was once so tiny weighing less than 6 pounds. I baked her a Triple Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting (See recipe below).

Next year, she enters a new decade. My beautiful baby girl is now a beautiful woman…a single, beautiful woman! 😉 lol

 

Triple Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Triple Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate cake mix
  • 2 small boxes Jello Cook n’ Serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 12oz. Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ c. apple sauce*
  • ½ c warm water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. Daisy sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips and frosting. Beat 4 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake in a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes; turn out on wire rack or serving plate to complete cooling. Frost inside tube, top, and around sides when completely cooled. (I used a sheet pan.)
  2. *If you don’t want to use applesauce, then use equal amount of cooking oil.
  3. Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting
  4. 2 pounds Confectioners Sugar
  5. 1-cup (2-sticks) butter, room temperature
  6. 3-6 tablespoons milk
  7. 2 tablespoons LorAnn Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste
  8. Cream confectioners sugar and butter; continue mixing while adding vanilla bean paste and finally add milk to suit consistency preference.
http://curiousasacathy.com/2017/06/alvin-and-the-chipmunks/

In honor of DD#1 who loved watching Alvin and the Chipmunks, especially features of the Chipettes because well…she shares the name of Alvin’s girlfriend. Let’s hear for The Chipettes!

What are you celebrating?

 

1FFBadgeThanks for hosting the fun, Annie and Ellen!

(1) My next scheduled post will be Monday Mewsic Moves Me and you’re invited to hit the dance floor with “Independence Day or Celebrating the Holiday” tunes with a blogversary giveaway kicking off.

 

(2) Fireworks originated in China some 2,000 years ago in an accidentally discovery when a Chinese cook working in a field kitchen mixed charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter (items commonly found in kitchens in those days). The mixture burned and when compressed in an enclosure (a bamboo tube), it exploded. Can you imagine the kaboom? (source credit)

 

(3) This week, I am thankful to live in the good ole USA. There’s no better land than only in America!

.

 

(4) Freedom earned by our forefathers and maintained by today by all who SERVE this country and the LOVE from the ordinary American fighting to protect the liberties of this great land through voice and action.

                              .

I appreciate you joining me. I’m taking it easy this summer with posts loosely done on a whim.  Hopefully, you get notifications delivered to your email whenever I add a new post but if not, then you may want to join now to not miss out!

That’s a wrap for now, I’ll see ya on the dance floor for independence Day or Celebrating the holiday tunes and a Mondays Mewsic Moves Me anniversary giveaway! 

Until next time, have a laughtastic weekend!

cathy-gif-smiling-cat

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more social media network fun and inspiration join these ladies below!

Friday Features Linky Party
 

Save