The Friday Funnies

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

---Steve Martin

 

 

I woke up this morning to check emails and messages. My friend Barbara from Boston sent me an email. We met at family camp at Wyonegonic Camps in Denmark, Maine in 1987, where I lived and was employed for five years. At summer camp everyone walked around with flashlights in the dark because there was no electricity. Sometimes we drove over to Ora's house to get away from the campers and staff just to have some good old fashioned laughs and conversations. Ora always had something good for us to snack on while we sat in the dark on her old front porch, nibbling on crackers, fresh strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries while we drank our wine. This morning Babara sent me an email. I'm going to pass along what she told me:

 

ENJOY & LAUGH HEARTILY!

 

  • I was so bored I called Jake from State Farm just to talk to someone. He asked me what I was wearing?

  • The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 Planner.

  • 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people.

  • The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house & their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!

  • This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her dog. It was obvious she thought her dog understood her. I came into my house & told my cat. We laughed a lot!

  • Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.

  • Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?

  • This virus has done what no woman has been able to do. Cancel sports, shut down all bars & keep men home!

  • I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.


  • I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to the backyard. I'm getting tired of the Living Room.

  • Appropriate analogy. "The curve is flattening so we can start lifting restrictions now" is like saying "The parachute has slowed our rate of descent, so we can take it off now."

  • I never thought the comment, "I wouldn't touch him/her with a 6-foot pole" would become a National Policy! But here we are...

 

Well, I have to confess, I did not call Jake from State Farm, but I have contacted people I haven't seen or heard of from years ago. On Tuesday, while standing in line for early voting, I made friends with JoAn and her husband (around my age). For his hobby he restores planes, flies and does stunts. While standing around the City Hall like Wall Flowers with nobody dancing, JoAn and I hit it off and others in line recognized them and talked across the lines. I noticed only old farts like us got up before dawn to stand in line and what a hoot it was. Meanwhile, JoAn and I had a lot in common about places we lived and things we did in our lifetime. So far, she called me twice and I owe her a telephone call today. The moral of the story is, yes! You can make new friends in the most unusual places and under unusual circumstances!

 

The other day while cleaning my room I came across my 2020 Planner, before I received the funnies this morning from Barbara. It was such a pretty one and I made so many great plans. Now, it lays there with unfulfilled dreams and blank pages in between March and now. I think I'm going to fill in those pages with lessons I learned as a result of the pandemic. Or maybe, I'll just doodle.

 

I got a chuckle out of those jokes from Barbara and I hope you did too! My birthday was on April 3rd and I'll never forget what my daughter said when she called: 

"Hi mom, how are you doing?" I'm okay. I went to the store and I just got home. To which my daughter really did reply, "Mom!" What are you doing! Just stay home!!!"

 

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have gained wisdom and made some new friends recently too. And speaking of the Steve Martin's quote from the top of the page, are you old enough, and do you remember getting so excited when you saw your name in print in the Telephone book? I know I was!!!


Patricia 

 

 

 

P.S. It wasn't until just now that I thought about bending over to take this photograph of this beautiful pumpkin at the Farmer's Market yesterday. Since there are so many surveillance cameras and other people taking photos with their smart phones, I wonder how many times my butt's been photographed while bending over???

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Awe... thanks Lynn B. Friedman! You're the best! I know I don't need to preach to you but I'll say it anyway:

Live! Love! Laugh! Good clean laughter is really good for the soul.  

Oct 17, 2020 09:28 AM #63
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AndreaBFerreira CRS - SRS - CLHMS - Isn't it funny how so much resonates with other people? To quote Anne Frank:

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

We can all do better if we do the right thing. Oh, what a wonderful world that would be!!!

Oct 17, 2020 09:32 AM #64
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Gloria Todor - Happy Autumn to you too! It's time for CHANGE!

Your comment was perfect! Surveillance cameras and photos snapped with smart phones doesn't allow us to comb our hair, apply make-up, or fix our clothes. Nor do we get to accept, reject, or decline when we don't know when we are under the eye of a camera. Whether our position is up, down, bending over, looking at the camera or not, we don't have time to make corrections, especially when we have no knowledge of where the angles are coming from or going! There are parts of our anatomy that we have no control over when we don't know. Photographs are more organic and we never know how photos will be used for or against us. 

I'm glad you enjoyed the humor. As always, Live! Love! Laugh! And have a wonderful day!!! I always enjoy hearing from you. 

Oct 17, 2020 09:40 AM #65
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Dana Hollish Hill - It's a real pleasure to meet you here on ActiveRain! I'm looking forward to reading your blog posts. Until then, live a little more, love better, and find the humor - laugh often!

Chuckles are good for the soul!!!

Oct 17, 2020 09:42 AM #66
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Oh, Patricia, this is so precious! Say 'Hi' to your friend Barbara from Boston from me and thank you for the chuckles. I laughed outloud to some. Beautiful photo and frame!

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Thank you for the laughs, Patricia - I don't even know which one I laughed the hardest when reading! Levity is so important in life - ESPECIALLY now! 

I hope you have a delightful weekend...

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Some amusing chuckles here, especially the one about the ten foot pole!

Oct 17, 2020 04:20 PM #69
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Thanks, Steffy Hristova - I'm glad you got a good laugh. We have lived with too much pent up fear for too long. It's time to get real!!! Also, thank you for the compliment on the photo I took of the pumpkin and the frame I created. I really loved that pumpkin - natural colors; not painted. If I had money to splurge, I would have bought it!

I hope you're doing great! Until later: Live! Love! Laugh!!!

Oct 18, 2020 03:12 AM #70
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - It's good to see you here on a Sunday morning! I'm happy to hear you had some good laughs. Every time I read them, I laugh louder and I don't get tired of laughing! Isn't that something? If I read too long - I get tired. If I sit too long - I get tired. But when I find something good to laugh about, I can't stop laughing. For me, it's such a natural euphoric high without the running!


Live! Love! Laugh!!!

Oct 18, 2020 03:17 AM #71
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - As they say, be care what you wish for... I think the same would apply if you repeat the same saying all the time. I couldn't even count how many times I used that expression about the 10 foot pole! Now that it's a  National Policy it makes standing in line with tape on the floors even funnier and less stressful. 

Live! Love! Laugh!!!

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Oh, I am in complete agreement with you! Crying while watching America's funniest videos is the norm in my house! That is laughing so hard, I cry! LOL

Happy Sunday!

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Your daughter sounds a lot like my daughter! Telling me to stay home and avoid people. Sometimes you just have to go out, especially in this business.

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Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ,

I'm so glad I read your post today..I love the funnies Barbara sent you! They are all hysterical, I enjoyed all of them!

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Thanks for the chuckles, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, MRP!  Just what I needed today! :-)

 

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Debe Maxwell, CRS - When you can find something funny to laugh about when everyone else can't or won't even try, you're exercising your freedom of choice. You are one classy lady!

I wish you continuous happiness!

Oct 20, 2020 03:41 AM #77
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional - Our daughters are alike! Doesn't it feel great to be cared about by our daughters who we spent and will continue to spend a lifetime of caring. When the shoe is on the other foot, it's very comfortable.

I wish you and your daughter love, good health, happiness, and frequent visits when possible. 

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - I'm sure glad there is no ban on laughter! Let's continue to live life to the fullest and stop watching the news. I think we have the CDC guidelines well planted in our heads. A smile and making someone laugh is a beautiful thing!

Oct 20, 2020 03:48 AM #79
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Greg Mona - I'm so happy to hear you got exactly what  you needed this morning! May you receive all the joy and happiness you can. I wish you the best always!

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I hope you are enjoying a productive month.

Take care and be safe.

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Hi Patricia:

I came back to read this again - and it was as enjoyable as the first time. Thank you!

Jeff

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