Thursday, May 20, 2010

i really need to make dinner, and do laundry, and take out the trash, and do some paperwork…

That was a depressing title!

Here is a joke:

A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.farm 2

"Good morning," said the young man. "If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners."brooke next week

"Go away!" said the old lady. "I haven't got any money!" and she proceeded to close the door.farm

Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. "Don't be too hasty!" he said. "Not until you have at least seen my demonstration."mustang

And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet.juan 8

"If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder."flowers from kaish

"Well," she said, "I hope you've got a good appetite because the electricity was cut off this morning."

laundry

  Look at the treasure I found this week at my favorite thrift store!

6 copies of Life Magazines from 1960.

One has an article called ‘Help, my neighbor is a negro.’

Kid you not.

I am excited to look at the pictures.

goal

P.S. Gary has fuzzy dice in his car.

What do you think that says about him?

I told him it says he is trying

to pick up pretty girls on his way home from work.

He said he doesn’t care if the girls are pretty or not,

he just wants them to be rich so he can quit his job.

Goodness, I love him!

I should go make him some dinner.

Or maybe I should really show him that I love him

and order out…

What is your favorite take out meal?photo story friday

68 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Haha. Love the joke.

jen@odbt said...

Thanks for the laugh. My favorite take out is usually thai or chinese. Yummm!

Dawn said...

oh you make me laugh! i'm starving and you just reminded me that i didn't take the chicken out of the freezer....

Mari said...

I love the picture of the barn and the laundry.
Those magazines will be interesting. It's hard to believe that there would be an article like that. As for Gary - I think I would like him!

H.K. said...

Love the joke and absolutely love the picture of the clothes line, it reminds me of my childhood spent at my uncle's home.

Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

My parents are in the process of moving from my childhood home to an apartment or town home. A few weeks ago we cleaned out the attic and found - get this - 24 shopping catalogs with dates from 1963 to 1984. I also came away with a few LIFE magazines. They're so fun to read through and look at the styles through the years. Funny thing though, SO many of them are back with a fury in 2010!

Emily said...

LOL...that was grossly funny!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love your pictures soooo much! What kind of camera do you use? We usually get pizza for take out. There's also a place near us where you can get a full family meal for $20--baked ziti, cheese ravioli, chicken parm, meatballs & amazing garlic knots! It's more than enough for us plus leftovers.


-heather

ps..hope you blog about what you find in those mags!

latree said...

funny funny joke, hahaha... poor boy.

I love photo #2, cutie pretty baby...

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that JOKE!!! You are so silly...
I also love that you think fuzzy dice attract pretty women. I think they may do the opposite. :)
Baby Brooke is so cute...
We love Pei Wei or Jason's Deli.

Anna K. said...

That story is stinkin' hilarious...quite literally, too! ;o)

My favorite take out food is the kind that I don't have to order or pickup.

Mom24 said...

I love your joke. I love your header. I love your pictures. Always.

Chinese is my favorite take out. Mmm.

Not a fan of that Life. How on earth do you talk about that with a child? I'm glad that we've come a long way. We have a long way to go, but we have come a long way.

Leslie said...

Oh, that is a great joke!!

it's amazing what was considered appropriate, and such a short time ago. We have come a long way.

Anita said...

I would love browsing those old magazines too!

Thanks for the laugh! :)

Anita Johnson said...

I love the joke too. My favorite meal to take out still has to be pizza with Chinese food a close second. McDonalds doesn't count...I eat it in the car on the way home.

Trudy said...

Great joke!

By far, my favorite take out meal is Chinese...yummy!

Matty said...

Oh, love the joke.

I remember those fuzzy dice. Popular back in the .....well, back in my days.

PIZZA!

Amy said...

That joke is hilarious, bordering on disgusting. Still funny!

My favorite take-out is, without a doubt, Chinese food! I love me some lo mein noodles.

I tagged you in a Pay It Forward post. http://purple-hippie.blogspot.com/2010/05/youcapture-depth-of-field.html

Chris said...

I LOVE that joke!

Help, my neighbor is a negro?! Wow.

I love the lines in your barn shot -- very nice composition.

My favorite shot of the week? The laundry. Awesome!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Chinese, i LOVE Chinese takeout! WE had it for dinner tonight and I'll have the leftovers fro breakfast. YUM.

Looks like you totally scored at the thrift store.

xo

Casey Freeland said...

Great yuck yuck! Most common take out is Round Table Pizza. It's two blocks from our house and soooooo dern good. Favorite take out is Chinese. There are a couple in town that do indeed rock.

Casey

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I'm putting a link to your blog in my post tomorrow :)

It's amazing how far we've come from the 60's. Still a ways to go though!

Erin said...

Ohhh I Love the Pony....the car that is. And that barn is amazing!

Seriously, can you come take pics of my boys?

Sonya said...

I love your jokes and stories..lol beautiful pictures and hands down, chinese food is my favorite take out..wish they could ship overseas..lol

Frau said...

Great joke! Love your pictures...I think Gary is smart man ...the fuzzy dice are classic! My favorite take out is Chinese I can't wait to get back to the world of take out. Kinda hard to do that on your bike plus there are no drive thur here. woot woot it's Friday Enjoy!

Christina said...

You are so very funny! I have to say I love Chick-Fil-A (and I like to rhyme, too).
By the way, the title of your post could be the title of my post every day. How about that? :)

Los said...

Ha! Fantastic joke, AND great pictures!

The Flyers lost last night, but that's ok - we still have the series lead ...

GlowinGirl said...

Heehee! Great joke -- and pix!

My favorite takeout -- either pizza or Chinese. Pretty traditional takeout, huh? :)

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Ooh, I love jokes! And the rich girl story is hilarious - at least he knows what he wants!

brainella said...

Great joke. LOL.

I love Thai take-out. Then again, I just love take-out so I don't have to cook!

TechnoBabe said...

Pretty funny joke. I like the picture of the clothes on the clothesline. I have a sentimental thing about clotheslines. This is a really great picture. If we get take out food it isn't at the fast food places; we occasionally get fried chicken at the grocery store deli and take it home to eat while we watch a movie.

Mary Lou said...

I've heard that joke forever, I know what the punch line is going to be, I wait, I still laugh...
love your photos.
My fav take out is anything....
Great blog.

Mental P Mama said...

LOL! Pizza of course!

Cecily R said...

You always make me smile. I love the way your posts feel like you and I are having a conversation (does that make sense to anyone but me?). As always, the pictures are fantastic.

Marla said...

Great joke...

I'm a Chinese food addict. Love love love. :)

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Lolli said...

Awesome joke!! Haha! And what a cool find at the thrift store. I love that kind of stuff! Beautiful pictures, as always!

Rebecca said...

Well, that's an entertaining story. And I bet Life isn't too proud of that title today!

Jack said...

I love that joke, even used it a few times myself.

Can't say what my favorite take out food is because it depends on my mood.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Great joke.

CRAZY Life title... It's amazing what life was like just a few decades ago...

Also, I'm thinking that rich girls may not be too impressed with fuzzy dice. Call me crazy...

Jen said...

Your photos are beautiful...and thanks for your lovely comment ;)

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh... what a fun post this is! Love the joke and love the photos!!

mimi said...

Oh.good.gravy...you are a hoot!!

I just loved this post and all your pretty pictures...you made me laugh out loud~~out loud, I tell ya!!

Tracey Axnick said...

I will tell you a true (sad) story...
When we moved to Atlanta from Charleston in 1980, when I was 12... we stopped in a little podunk town somewhere in rural East Georgia to have lunch. My Dad was making conversation with the wife of the proprietor and asked her "How many people live in this town?" (I don't even remember the name of it... it was a tiny town...)

And her reply was (get ready)...

"Including the 'coloreds'?"

Even at 12, I was floored by that reply.

Our world is still crazy and broken, but it was REALLY crazy and broken then. (That she wondered if she should include someone of a different race in her "population total".... AMAZING!!)

Unknown Mami said...

You should let Gary pick you up on his way home from work.

Shelle said...

lol that was funny...love the washing...just glad i'm not hanging it (that was my job when i was a kid)

fav takeout....it's gotta be fish & chips...aussie style...and fresh king prawns & oysters a close 2nd.

bluecottonmemory said...

I love the joke, the pictures - everything! Espeically the quote you have in the header about treating boys like sons and you'll have a hero. My favorite take out? Cajun Po' Boy Sandwich with crawfish and lots of romoulde sauce!

jane said...

Hihi that is funny.
Have a wonderful and relaxed weekend.

deiala said...

What a great joke!

Hope you're having a good weekend...

MommyTime said...

I figured the punchline was something about how the woman got him to vacuum her entire house for her while she was doing the laundry, thereby cutting her chore time in half. Your punchline was funnier.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

hahhahA!
What happened to cause the tree to become up-rooted? crazy! The life mag article sounds interesting......

Linda said...

Very Funny Joke! Also about the Life magazines, if you weren't around pre-1970, you have no idea how bad it was. I'm old and grew up in the south. Fortunately I had smart parents who taught me the right way to look at people.

Stacey said...

OK, I love this post because this about how my brain works lately! You crack me up. My favorite take out is Papa Murphy's pizza that you cook at home. It's so delicious!

Stacey said...

I just realized your banner pictures change. Am I the last to notice that? Again, I am amazed and enamored with your pictures!

Angie said...

that's a great joke! My husband could only hope and dream of a moment like that with a door to door salesman LoL.
As for the Life article..disgusting.

My favorite take-out? A place called Bajios...mmmmmm...just typing that made me hungry! It's the best mexican food on the planet, and one of my secret dreams is to eat lunch and dinner every day there for the rest of my life :)

Karin said...

OMGosh...that joke cracked me up!! :) Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Love that laundry shot. Not so much with the Life magazine title.

PennsylvaniaBelle said...

I don't know if I laughed harder about the joke or the article!

Kelly said...

Wow, you take incredible pictures! I think I've heard that joke before. It's hilarious!

My favorite take pout meal is Chinese.

Katherine said...

Hahah lovely joke! And the photos are gorgeous!

Hope you are having a rather good weekend despite the work that needs to be done :)

K xx

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a cute joke!!! Maybe not for the vacuum cleaner salesman.....

The pictures are beautiful as always....you have such a great eye:)

You really did find a treasure in those magazines. Like looking back to a different world.

xoxo,

Lisa

Sam_I_am said...

haha, stupid pushy salesmen. I'm with Gary, I want to be rich so i don't have to work anymore, too!

Mrs4444 said...

Aren't you the comedian this week?! I LOVED this post--LOL'd and shared with the family. Well done :)

Mrs4444 said...

What?! No button?!!! Send me a square photo (with room for text) and I'll help you out.

Grandma J said...

I thought you were funny, but I think Gary takes the cake! That would be Birthday cake!!!!

Tisha said...

ha! i love the jokes on your posts! So i went shopping saturday with the husband and 2 kids! i bought new t-shirts and jeans...nothing glamorous but at least they fit! baby steps. thanks for checkin' out my little blog!

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL!! Good one!

My favorite is Chinese....you have to have good Chinese take out or life isn't worth living!!!!

Haddock said...

Oh, Life mag... . . . never seen them since ages....

Michelle said...

Hi:) I'm new to your blog and was just reading around to get to know you.

I'm just dying to know what was the year/date of that Life Magazine article?

Love your blog...and Kaishon and Gary seem wonderful!