Monthly Archives: July 2018

Friday Funny July 27, 2018 Building a Little Humor

Happy Friday!  This week brought the start of a kitchen remodeling project. So, I thought I would build on that and construct a few remodeling jokes just for you.

Enjoy!

I went to Lowe’s this week and asked the guy in the blue vest, “Where can I find some hammers, nails, a trowel and a bag of cement?”

He said, “They’re all under ‘Construction’.”

I said, “Do you know when they will be finished?”

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I heard that when construction workers party they really raise the roof.

I once hired a nosey roofer who did a pretty lousy job, he kept eavesdropping.

My tile guy had to cancel the job, seems he had a painful case of grout.

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In our information age, it is so easy to find out about people.  So I did a little research my construction crew and was a little alarmed to find that they all had run afoul of the law in the past:

My painter had several brushes with the law but he had managed to cover them up.

My carpenter seemed to think he was some kind of a stud; however once, he had tried to frame another man.

My electrician was once suspected of wiretapping.  He was never charged.

My window guy went to great panes to conceal his past and continues to claim his innocence, he says he was framed but I could see right through his story.

MY HVAC guy is known to pack heat. He was arrested once but managed to duct the charges.

I found it interesting that my cabinet-maker is a well know counter fitter.

I also found out that my plumber once had a promising baseball career but that it went down the drain quickly.

Thought for the Week

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.  ~John Ed Pearce

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Friday Funny July 20, 2018 Tales From The Dark Ages

Happy Friday!  This week I was thinking about how the pace of change continues to accelerate.  Things that, not so long ago, were pretty commonplace have been relegated to the dustbin of history.  While this can makes me feel a little old, it might just provide some interesting tales to my grandchildren about growing up in the dark ages.  Here are a few of them.

Enjoy!

When I had to write a paper for school, I had to go to this strange called a “library” where they had rows after rows of things called “books.”  To find the information you were looking for you consulted something called a “card catalog” that had secret information in this old code that no one understood called the Dewey Decimal System.  If you were looking for more recent information you had to ask for the great and mystical “Readers Guide to Periodical Literature” and then hope the library had the shiny book-like thing called a “magazine” that you were looking for.  Then when you found the information you had to write it on little pieces of paper called “note cards” and then use the cards to help you write the paper.  When I was in college, I had to write papers using something called a “typewriter” which is kind of like a computer/printer without a screen to see what you wrote before you printed it and you had to be careful because it you made a mistake, there was no backspace key, you had to start over on that page.

When I needed to go someplace that I had never been before, I had to use this thing called a “map” that was like a giant picture of roads and streets.  You had to be very careful with maps because once you unfolded them, they could never folded back exactly the same way twice. And the tricky thing was the map did not talk to you, telling you were to turn or when you would arrive.  

We had a different way to remember things back then.  People used this thing called a “calendar” that had a different page for every month.  There were small calendars that could fit in a purse, there were bigger calendars that would hand on a wall.  Busy, important people had calendars about the size of a tablet called a “Franklin Planner.” You would use something called a “pen” to actually write in the secret code of cursive on the calendar and then you had to look at it regularly to remember what you needed to do.  It did not beep or flash to remind you.

When I wanted to communicate with a friend who did not live close I would send them something called a “letter.” It was kind of like a Tweet only a lot longer and slower.  You would write what you wanted to say on one or more sheets of paper, fold them up put them in something called an “envelope”, put a stamp on it and put in a box at the front of your house.  An official government employee would come card and take the envelope out of the box and pass it through a number of other government employees until it got to the box at my friend’s house several days later.  Then my friend would read my letter and write one back to me.  So to send a message and get a reply took 7 -10 days.  The nice thing was there was no limit to how long the letter could be, plus you could keep them,  I still have some letters that I received over forty years ago.

Thought for the Week

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Friday Funny July 13, 2018 Cashing In On Humor

Happy Friday and Happy Friday the 13th!  For some Friday means payday so here are some money related jokes you can take with you to the bank.

Enjoy!

After all these years, I have finally managed to put something aside for a rainy day. It’s called an umbrella.

Is Materialism buying things we don’t need with money we don’t have in order to impress people that we don’t really know?

I discovered that I have one of those unlimited cell phone plans. It seems there is no limit on how much they can charge me.

The other day I was in the phone store and picked up one of those new smart phones that has facial recognition. It took one look at my face and told me that I couldn’t afford it.

I am working hard and putting money in my 401K so that when I am old I will be able to buy the things I could have enjoyed when I was young.

How much money does one need to be eccentric instead of just nuts?

Once in a while when I am cruising the city in a $250,000 vehicle, I pause, lean back and think, “If this bus driver doesn’t speed up I am going to be late for work!”

It is sad when your take home pay won’t even get you home.

I am too cheap to pay to take my kids to a corn maze, so I just set them loose in IKEA.

If I really did profit from my mistakes, I would be pretty well off by now.

Thought for the Week

When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart. ~John Wesley

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Friday Funny July 6, 2018 Unique Travel Stops in Kentucky

Happy Friday!  I hope you had a good July 4th.  If you have some vacation coming up and still do not know where to go – never fear!  Let me offer you a few options in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Enjoy!

Not Quite the Lincoln Memorial – Along Route 23 in Stanville, Kentucky sits a replica of the Lincoln Memorial.  Supposedly the World’s Second Largest Seated Lincoln. It was funded by a lawyer who, in 2017, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, then fled the country. Guess he was not as honest as Abe. remains.

Duncan Hines Museum – There’s an exhibit devoted to the life of Duncan Hines at the Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University.  Before “Duncan Hines” was a brand of cake mixes, Duncan Hines was a trusted author of restaurant and lodging recommendations. Mr. Hines was a real person, and passionate about good food and hospitality. He was born in Bowling Green and returned to the city after making a name for himself. I have been there and it is an interesting exhibit.

World’s Largest Baseball Bat– It sits outside the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.  It is an interesting museum with a factory tour where they show you how the bats used to be made as well as how they are made today. A must see for baseball fans and, of course, I have been there.  Take in a Louisville Bats (AAA) game while in town.

Birthplace of Kentucky Fried ChickenColonel Harland David Sanders was a real person and you can visit the Café where, in 1940, he perfected that secret combination of herbs and spices.  This is another place I have been to, there is a modern KFC attached so you can get your fried chicken fix while you learn about the Colonel.

Florence Y’all Water Tower- The Water Tower along I-75 in Northern Kentucky proclaims “Florence Y’all” to motorists passing by. When the Florence Mall developed in the 1960s, the first thing built was the water tower.  Seemed like a great idea to promote the soon-to-be mall on the water tower by painting “Florence Mall” on the tower. However, for some reason it was determined this was not a legally permissible.  The tower had to be repainted but they wanted to minimize the expense. So, the change was made from “Mall” to read “Y’all.” It has stayed that way since and is now a familiar landmark.  I have been by this many, many times over the years.

Grave of Man o’ War-How often do you get to visit the grave of a horse?  Man o’ War was perhaps the most famous racehorse in history.  He was the undisputed king of the turf during the roaring twenties. Man o’ War died in 1947, and a year later a larger-than-life bronze statue of him, sculpted by Herbert Haseltine, was erected over his farmyard grave. His body was embalmed and placed in a giant casket lined with his racing colors. In 1977 the big casket was dug up, and Man o’ War was moved, along with his statue, to Kentucky Horse Park where you can still pay homage to him today.  I have been to the Kentucky Horse Park. 

Moon Bow – Rainbow visible at night-Near Corbin, KY in an area known as Cumberland Gap. The Moon Bow from Cumberland Falls, is only visible on a very clear night during a full moon. The best time for viewing is around midnight. The only other place you can see this is Victoria Falls, Africa. The moon and this waterfall are in alignment so the moon’s light creates the “Moon Bow” in the spray created by the water fall. This is one I would like to see one day.

Shopping Center Tomb of Miss Dynamite-Miss Dynamite was a half-terrier, half-chihuahua dog who lived from 1958-1973.  She had her own checking account, stayed in only the fanciest motels, and enjoyed letters from prominent figures of the day.  When she died her owner had her embalmed and placed in an above-ground crypt directly beneath the sign for her shopping center, which the dog legally owned in Scottsville

Feudin’ Pig and Stabbing Cabin-The Feudin’ Pig and Stabbing Cabin in McCarr sparked several key flare-ups in the Hatfield-McCoy feud. In 1878 one of the McCoys accused one of the Hatfields of stealing a pig. A trial which saw the Hatfields acquitted was held in the cabin, which belonged to the local judge.  The main witness was later killed by the McCoy. In 1882 a fight broke out at the cabin; three of McCoy’s sons killed Hatfield’s drunk brother who was stabbed 27 times.  The cabin was rebuilt in 2012 on its original foundation. What adds more to vacation memories that feuds and pigs?.

Wagersville, Kentucky – On HWY 89 south of Irvine you can pass by (don’t blink) the remnants of Wagersville and yes, I am one of those Wagers.  After you see Wagersville you can take a hike up nearby Happy Top Mountain one of the highest points in Estill County.

For more unique travel ideas visit http://www.roadsideamerica.com

Thought for the Week

And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel:  it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.  ~Dave Barry

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