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baby talk
A group of four-year-olds were trying very hard to become accustomed to school.

The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on NO baby talk!

“You need to use ‘Big People’ words,” she was always reminding them. “John what did you do over the weekend?”

“I went to visit my Nana.”

“No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use ‘Big People’ words!” She then asked Mitchell what he had done.

“I took a ride on a choo-choo.”

“No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. You must remember to use ‘Big People’ words,” she said.

She then asked little Johnny what he had done.

“I read a book,” he replied.

“That’s WONDERFUL!” the teacher said. “What book did you read?”

Little Johnny thought very hard about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride and said, “Winnie the $HIT.”

 


 

Silly Sunday

 

Silly Sunday” is a fun blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus each week and you can click the link to be transported there. Here is how it works:

  • Blog about something funny, silly or laughable – a joke, comic, funny story, etc.
  • To add your funny blog post in the hop, enter your name and your post’s URL in the Silly Sunday Linky that’s shown below.
  • To add the Linky to your joke post showing all the Silly Sunday joke entries for the week, visit Comedy Plus and grab the code that must be inserted in your text editor. You’ll find it at the top of Sandee’s blog under the heading: Silly Sunday Code. The code changes each week. Simply copy and paste the code for the current week in your text editor where you’d like the joke list linky to appear; hit publish and shaazam it appears.:)
  • Hop around (from blog to blog) and enjoy the jokes, etc. posted by other Silly Sunday participants and have a lot of fun and laughs today!
  • Oh yeah, and don’t forget to comment on the jokes that make you smile or tear up with laughter … because your comment will do the same for the blogger who included and posted the joke.:D

 

Here are the jokes included in this week’s Silly Sunday:

 

 

 

snowstorm
Was it just last week that I blogged about Fall in Western New York – all the pretty autumn-colored leaves – all the beauty of this special season? Why yes indeed it was. I did blog about beautiful Fall just last week: My Love/Hate Relationship With Fall.

Ha! Well, that was last week my friends. This week, I’m singing a very different tune – ’cause this week all of our pretty Autumn leaves have become buried beneath a deep and very frigid blanket of snow — ’cause that’s how we roll here in Western New York – we have epic snowstorms in the middle Fall. We’re crazy like that here in Western New York.:)

If you live in America and you’ve had the news on at all lately then you’ve undoubtedly heard about the terrible snowstorm that has been pounding my home area. Western New York and the suburbs of Buffalo have been hit hard with snow the past few days. I’m a Western New Yorker. There are towns here that have over six feet of snow in their yard – there are cars buried – people stranded in homes and vehicles – roads impassible – National Guard workers helping out – State of Emergency declarations being made from the Governor – there are roofs collapsing – nursing homes being evacuated – there have been 10 storm-related deaths thus far. Have you heard about all this?

Our storm is being heralded as “epic” and “historic.” It’s big news. And indeed it is. The adjectives, however, that I’d use to describe this Fall snowstorm aren’t quite as fantastic or pleasant. In my opinion, this Fall snowstorm has been NASTY and COLD and AWFUL … and it’s what’s been going on in my home area this past week.

Here’s how NBC news described our snowstorm:

 

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interview
A policeman was interviewing three blondes who were training to become detectives.

To test their skills in recognizing a suspect, he shows the first blonde a picture for 5 seconds and then hides it. ”This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?”

The first blonde answers, “That’s easy, we’ll catch him fast because he only has one eye!”

The policeman says, “Well…uh…that’s because the picture shows only his profile.”

Slightly flustered by this ridiculous response, he flashes the picture for 5 seconds at the second blonde and asks her, “This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?”

The second blonde giggles, flips her hair and says, “Ha! He’d be too easy to catch because he only has one ear!”

The policeman angrily responds, “For God’s sake, what’s the matter with you two?? Of course only one eye and one ear are SHOWING because it’s a picture of his profile!! Is that the best answer you can come up with?!?”

Extremely frustrated at this point, he shows the picture to the third blonde and in a very testy voice asks, “Now think hard before giving me a stupid answer. This is your suspect, how would you recognize him??”

The blonde looks at the picture intently for a moment and says, “Hmmmm… the suspect wears contact lenses.”

The policeman is surprised and speechless. “Wow! I can’t believe it. That’s TRUE! The suspect does in fact wear contact lenses. Good work! How were you able to make such an astute observation??”

“That’s easy,” the blonde replied. “He can’t wear regular glasses because he only has one eye and one ear.”

 


 

Silly Sunday

 

Silly Sunday” is a fun blog hop hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus each week and you can click the link to be transported there. Here is how it works:

  • Blog about something funny, silly or laughable – a joke, comic, funny story, etc.
  • To add your funny blog post in the hop, enter your name and your post’s URL in the Silly Sunday Linky that’s shown below.
  • To add the Linky to your joke post showing all the Silly Sunday joke entries for the week, visit Comedy Plus and grab the code that must be inserted in your text editor. You’ll find it at the top of Sandee’s blog under the heading: Silly Sunday Code. The code changes each week. Simply copy and paste the code for the current week in your text editor where you’d like the joke list linky to appear; hit publish and shaazam it appears.:)
  • Hop around (from blog to blog) and enjoy the jokes, etc. posted by other Silly Sunday participants and have a lot of fun and laughs today!
  • Oh yeah, and don’t forget to comment on the jokes that make you smile or tear up with laughter … because your comment will do the same for the blogger who included and posted the joke.:D

 

Here are the jokes included in this week’s Silly Sunday:

 

 

 

fall
Autumn in New York…

It’s been sung about, written about, photographed and filmed. Check out this brief YouTube video by Paul Crawford:

 

 

Allegany State Park where the pictures were taken for the above video, is just a 90 minute drive from my western New York home – so now you have some idea what Fall is like in my hometown area.

Autumn is…

 

fall

fall

fall

 

Autumn is all of these things and more!

So why don’t I just completely love it?

Maybe Stephen King summed up my feelings best (in a quote taken from Salem’s Lot):

 

“But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”

 

Yeah – I think that’s exactly why I can’t completely love Fall. I LOVE Summer. I LOVE sunshine and warm temps. September comes and Summer gets booted right out of the ballpark. Days turn colder and shorter. Skies grow gray and winds turn blustery. Fall carries the promise of Winter … and I really really really don’t like Winter … so how can I possibly love Fall?

Yet, in many ways I do.

How can I not?

I live in New York … and the return of Fall each year does indeed feel a lot like receiving a visit from an old friend – a beautiful old friend that I haven’t seen in a while. I didn’t invite her, but she drops by anyway – about the same time every year. She stays a while and her visit changes everything. The long sunny days of summer disappear. The winds pick up speed. Temperatures drop. The leaves start changing color. No longer do I feel the outward warmth of the sun upon my skin, but as Fall’s visit continues, I begin to feel an inward warmth instead. Spending time with Fall seems to open my eyes and senses. I begin to see and more fully appreciate all the beauty that is around me – all the tints and shades and colors of everything. Something about this old friend’s visit makes me feel both nostalgic and comfortable. I get used to having this dear old friend around … but I know she won’t stay too terribly long … she never does …. and I also know that when she leaves, I’ll desperately wish that she would have stayed longer.

Autumn in New York….

Here’s what I love about it … even though I don’t want to:

 

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