Friday, July 30, 2010

A good idea gone bad

The story goes like this ......

A kindergarten teacher wanted to teach her students about plants and thought it would be nice to have them grow something easy and put them in a small planter that was suitable for children. Unfortunately, the teacher did not think ahead about what a simple cactus looks like and did not envision the outcome. I think the picture speaks for itself.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Band Album Cover

Last year on Facebook, my cousin posted his "Band Album Cover" and how to create one. I followed the instructions (below) and mine came out very cool, I think.
To create your band album cover:
1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”or The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"or The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Things you don't expect to see

The restrooms at my office in the 4th floor of our building are being rennovated, so we have to use the restrooms on another floor. So this morning, I pressed the elevator button and as the door opened for me to get on the elevator, I see the head of maintenance on a ladder changing a light bulb in the elevator. Not something I've ever seen before - a man riding an elevator on a ladder changing a light bulb. Then, as I was washing my hands in the restroom, the side door opens and a woman comes into the restroom from an entrance that I thought was just a closet! I kind of stared at her, then asked her what that room was. It's a women's locker room that is actually housed within another company's space, so no one uses it except them. I'm waiting for the 3rd oddity today and if it's a good one, I'll post it later. ;)

Friday, July 23, 2010

More silliness

Benjamin has always had a good sense of humor and "gets" most humorous situations. Jim taught him a funny joke about tomatoes that he's pretty much mastered. I'll let him tell you - it's much funnier in person.

So a few weeks ago, we're riding in the car and Benjamin says, "It smells like up dog in here." I wasn't really paying much attention to what he said, but I replied, "What's up dog?" and we laughed for a long time. He told me his 3rd grade teacher taught him that! Love it!

I recently played a song by Bare Naked Ladies for him called "Pinch Me". Towards the end of the song, the lyrics are "I could hide out under there / I just made you say "underwear"." He didn't really laugh too much when I played this song for him. However, this morning on the way to Nana's house, we were talking and he said, "What's that under there?" And of course, I said, "Under Where?" and we both laughed. I'm still giggling

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kids and Honesty

My son is 9 and keeps me laughing most of the time. When he was 2 1/2, he did some pretty funny things. One of my favorite stories that always makes me laugh is this one:

We were at WalMart in the checkout line. There was a man in front of us with cut off shorts, a cut off shirt, long hair, tattoo, etc. I thought it was kind of funny that he was only buying Nivea lotion. I guess bikers have dry skin too. Anyway, I was holding Benjamin and he kept staring at this man's tatto (on his arm) of a skull with fire coming out of the eye sockets. The man noticed B staring and turned and said to him, "Do you like my tattoo?" Benjamin nodded and said, "Yes, I like your stamp." (He called tattoo's stamps) The man asked Benjamin if he was going to get one when he got older and Benjamin nodded yes. After a short pause, Benjamin asked this man, "Do you HAVE enough HAIR?" I wanted the earth to swallow me up. I had no idea how this man would react, but he laughed out loud and said, "I wish everyone was as honest as kids are". I wish everyone had a great sense of humor like this man did.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Runaway Thoughts

So I've wanted to blog for awhile, but never created one. I have thoughts that run through my brain and I think, "this would be good for a blog" and then they either get stuck in there or just go into outer space somewhere. I wonder if that's true...that your thoughts either stay in your brain, filed away, or actually go out into space and take up room. Yes, these are the types of things my brain thinks of occassionally, when I'm walking down the hall or sitting by the pool daydreaming.
Sometimes my thoughts are funny and make me laugh out loud. Then people look at me strangely because I'm laughing out lout by myself. Ah, I'm used to it. Enough people have laughed at me that I've learned to laugh at myself too. I'm pretty funny sometimes, even when I don't mean to be. Maybe I'll be funny on here one day. We shall see. My humor sometimes doesn't "translate" well and can be quite obscure. Just ask my brother. He said we cannot be comedians because we're not Japanese.