Sunday, May 23, 2010

Q:What do you give an injured lemon? A:Lemonade

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The local bar was so sure that its bartender was the strongest man around that they had a standing $1000 bet. The bartender would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and hand the lemon to a patron. Anyone who could squeeze one more drop of juice out would win the money. Many people had tried over time but nobody could do it. One day, a scrawny little man came in, wearing thick glasses and a polyester suit.
"I'd like to try the bet," he said in a tiny, squeaky voice. After the laughter had died down, the bartender grabbed a lemon, and squeezed away. He handed the wrinkled remains of the rind to the little man. But the crowd's laughter turned to total silence as the man clenched his fist around the lemon and six drops fell into the glass. As the crowd cheered, the bartender paid the $1000 and asked the little man what he did for a living. Was he a lumberjack, or a weightlifter, or what?
"I work for the IRS."

Disclaimer: I don’t believe in bars or drinking,

polyester suits,

and most importantly…. the IRS

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word yellow?

Yellow is the theme this week at I Heart Faces.

Editing credit goes to my most fabulous friend, and photoshop expert extraordinaire, Drew.

80 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Sunshine!

Sarah said...

Lovely! What a great picture -- you are the best! And so creative. I have no idea what I'm going to enter!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Hmmm...I thought of a Sunflower. I love that color yellow!! I might partake this week.Ihave been off for a while in the I ♥ department!

She Writes said...

I have no problem with drinking. I believe in bars, but dislike much about them. I like the picture and believe in bartenders, too:).

She Writes said...

Yellow. ummm Bees. Love them. Bumble Bees.

Mari said...

The picture is great and I loved the joke!

Marilyn said...

Cute jokes. I think of jonquils.

Raymonde said...

My Dad, he loved yellow. Come to think of it, he probably still does where he is...

Love the entry again.

Take care. xxx

Ami said...

Ahh, but what about yellow polyester suits? Do you believe in those?

Yellow... daffodils. Love 'em.

TechnoBabe said...

Hubby and I got a good laugh at the jokes especially the IRS joke. I like yellow and the first thing I think of is butter.

Trench Mommy (Mandy) said...

LOL! That story is funny! And your picture is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by earlier to day...glad I was able to follow your link and visit your beautiful blog!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Yellow=Sunflowers and Sunshine.
Love this photo..really, you had to photoshop it?
I don't get photoshop. IS there something that I am missing? Do I need it?

Funny joke today...if it was not so true, it would be hilarious!

lifebythecreek said...

Yellow equals dandelions and buttercups and great big sunflowers. And the sun... always the sun. What a lovely pic... perfect for the theme! Now I'm thirsty...

brainella said...

Daffodils. :) Love yellow flowers.

Angela said...

Beautiful!!

4 Lettre Words said...

A banana was the first thing that pooped into my head!

LOVE that apron!!

Mrs4444 said...

That is awesome. And I love the photo :)

Mental P Mama said...

LOL...Yellow was the color I painted my babies' nursery. It will always mean hope and love to me;)

Kimmy said...

Great photo!!

Yellow....I think of the sun, a beautiful sunny day!!

Colleen said...

This is an incredibly amazing shot!
She looks beautiful.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

FABULOUS PHOTO!!! It is so natural....and so BEAUTIFUL!!! Yes, when I think yellow.....I think Lemons....or in this case, lemonade!! I also think of dandelions....hint, hint....that will be my entry this week:)

Hope you enjoyed your weekend....Monday is quickly approaching:(

Lisa

I Heart Faces said...

I think this is just beautiful Becky! You (and Drew) did good! :)

-Angie

amy said...

gorgeous photo and love the joke :)

Anonymous said...

WOW....Drew made me look so much better than the reality of my sun damaged skin! I should put her on retainer!!! Couldn't you tell your blog friends that I had the apron up that high so it would be in the photograph...not because I think it's normal-I'm serious! Love you Beck

Muthering Heights said...

I think of sunshine, bananas...ans summer time! :)

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, Becky, I love your entry! So refreshing in so many ways. :)

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Love this - perfect summery yellow!!

Oh....and all your recent post I haven't commented on...I love those too....ALL OF THEM!!

M said...

I am not a yellow person...but I love the rim of yellow around the orangeness of the sun as it dips below the hills and into the deep blue sky.

Great lemonade photo...as usual, I have to pause in awe at your pics!
lMnop

Grandma J said...

OH I love that photo! I don't know about the color yellow but it's my granddaughter Beauty's favorite color because it reminds her of the Holy Spirit.

Brad said...

Mmmmm... thirsty now.

Anya Coleman said...

Lovely!

Michelle said...

Love the joke (I hope it's a joke anyway) - like Brad said this photo made me thirsty! How fresh and airy :)

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh I LOVE it!! It's so crisp and clear! Beautiful!

Pink Shoes Photography said...

That is summer at its best

amanda thiessen said...

love it!

Linda (Granspics) said...

Great shot as always! Love the colors and the jokes!

Carrie said...

Your jokes always crack me up!!! And your picture is gorgeous. Hope you have a cheery, yellow week.

Jan said...

Surely a winner!! Love it!!

Shelle said...

Lovely photo! Now I want some lemonade :) Yellow makes me think of daffodils!

McKay Family said...

Very funny...and great shot! Nothing says yellow like lemons!

Melissa said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Tiaras said...

lovely photo

Rana said...

Love it! You crack me up!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Pretty Shot!

Anita Johnson said...

Your entry is perfectly refreshing! When I think yellow, I think of the sun. :-) Love the joke...maybe it's really not a joke?

Marvett Smith said...

Love it!

Danielle said...

Yum. I am craving lemonade now! You always crack me up!

Tracey said...

Leave it to you to always have the good jokes on here! Beautiful pic!!! You always amaze me!

Tisha said...

i love your photography!

when I think yellow, i think pee. but maybe that's because we are potty training with our almost 3 yr old right now. :)

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I love that joke, and that photo, and that shirt!

Amanda Rooney said...

Beautiful picture - and it's making me thirsty!!!

Scarlett Clay said...

Wow, you get a lot of comments! :) I can see why, your photos are awesome and I love this week's--really creative and fun! and a funny joke :) Can't beat it! Have a great week!

Evette Mendisabal said...

I love visiting your blog for a good giggle and great photo's. Thanks for sharing both.

Unknown Mami said...

Beautiful picture of a beautiful woman. Yellow makes me think of California Pizza Kitchen. I worked there for 5 years and there was a lot of yellow.

RoseBelle said...

What a great story. It's always the ones that look like they can't that could. I don't think anyone likes the IRS. I've dealt with them one time when I tried to help my brother file an out of state income. Not so customer friendly people to deal with. Anyhoo, I think of my house when I hear "yellow" because my house is yellow :)

Vanessa @ SoDarnHappy said...

I adore this! It looks like it came straight out of a magazine.

Emily Joy said...

Lemonade!!! Best drink in the world!
(Wow! 57 is a lot of comments :)

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Is it OK that the first word that comes to mind is pee? Cause it is. Must be all that damn potty training I have been doing.

Forgive me, my friend.

xo,
-Francesca

Angie said...

Cute joke and wonderful photo.

Angie said...

great photo, and great joke yet again :)
I think of happiness and sunshine :)

Amy Henderson said...

Love it!

Brooke said...

Great picture! And yes, Drew is a photoshop expert extraordinaire! I wish I could clone her.

Eddie Bluelights said...

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If you agree I will send all the details.

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wenderful said...

You always have the best posts! Light. Sun. Warmth.

lisa d. said...

This just makes me shout SPRING!!

Susan Gary said...

I love Yellow too! this is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

the monkeys' mama said...

EEE! I saw these on your FB page. I totally and completely love it for several reasons but i really like that you included an adult and made her look beautiful (well, she's already lovely but your mad photographic skills make her even prettier). Hope this picture keeps you sunny and smiley!

Lena said...

HAHAH love the joke. Too true!
Beautiful shot.
Yellow makes me think of dandelions, since I don't have a back or front yard, I find them beautiful. Guess things will change a bit if we ever get a house =)

Lolli said...

Gorgeous, fun, and unique shot!! I always love your quotes and jokes, too. :)

Baloney said...

That pictures looks like it would grace the cover of Southern Living magazine.
When I think of yellow, I think of my mom. It is her favorite color!

ameliaandaleon said...

Love this photo and your blog! So funny...thanks!

Kimberley said...

Haha, great joke! Lovely picture too!

Tricia Nugen said...

I love your blog Becky! This is a great picture!

Adeena said...

That's awesome! :D

Lemons are a great idea.

Mighty M said...

All I can think about are lemons, now! And I am sure thirsty!! :)

Seasonsmom said...

Yellow is totally not my fav color pic but I do so love lemonade! Freshly squeezed Meyerlemons are the juciest. In fact, I love lemonade so much that I order a clean washed lemon cut in half every time I eat out. I squeeze it in my water glass and add my stevia drops or packets. My husband and family are always betting if the waiter(ess) will bring the lemon cut in half the way I ask them (there is no way to check if it was washed or spit on :)) and there are always rolled eyes when it does arrive, LOL. I've seen all sorts of half cuts, quarters, etc y'all! HIlarious. I think it's so simple, but not to some people. But lemons is what I think of when Yellow is mentioned. Awesome pic and hilarious joke -IRS indeed, who else could squeeze not one more drop but 6!

America said...

Great photo! Loved the story you posted along with it! Too funny!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

Love the photo! I love her outfit. Could she be any cuter! Seriously! Great Pic Bec!

Katrina said...

What a fun shot! Nothing better than lemonade to capture the essence of yellow!

Capturing Sunshine said...

Excellent photo! Super story!