Gotta Love These Valentine Jokes-Very Punny!

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  • What’s so great about love at first sight? It saves lots of time!vintage valentine card
  • Do you have a date for Valentine’s Day? Sure, February 14th!
  • What do squirrels give for Valentine’s Day? Forget-me-nuts!
  • Why did the banana go out with the prune? Because it couldn’t get a date!
  • What did the French chef give his wife for Valentine’s Day? A hug and a quiche!
  • What do farmers give their wives on Valentine’s Day? Hogs and kisses!
  • What did the caveman give his wife on Valentine’s Day? Ughs and kisses!
  • What did the painter say to her boyfriend? I love you with all my art!
  • What did one light bulb say to the other? I love you a whole watt!
  • What did one cup of coffee say to the other? I love you a latte!

More to come in the next few weeks!

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Steven Wright-The New King of One Liners

This guy always makes me laugh….after a double take.

  • The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.steven wright as a young man
  • When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
  • The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • A fool and his money are soon partying.
  • OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
  • If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.
  • How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?
  • kodak filmI used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
  • Borrow money from pessimists-they don’t expect it back.
  • Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.

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The Words of 2014: Word of the Year Awards Really Surprised Me!

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Oxford Dictionaries ‘Word of the Year’- vape

The English language is never dormant. With over 350 million people speaking it as their first language and another 400+ million non-native speakers of English, it can’t help but be constantly in flux.

Several different organizations get together annually to anoint one English word the “Word of the Year”.

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is ‘vape’. Vape was added to in August 2014 and is defined as “to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device”

merriam websterThe Oxford Dictionaries has both a UK and US editorial staff and sometimes the “Word of the Year” honor needs to be split, but this year both teams gave the nod to ‘vape’. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year does not need to be a new word merely a word or phrase that has attracted considerable interest and has the potential for lasting significance. Words that made the 2014 short list: bae, budtender, contactless, indyref, normcore and slacktivism.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary also has a Word of the Year. M-W relies on hard data (number of look ups) to come up with their WOTY. ‘Culture’ (as in culture wars, pop culture, rape culture, company culture) received the top honor in 2014 followed by nostalgia, insidious, legacy, feminism, je ne sais quoi, innovation, surreptitious, autonomy, and morbidity., launched in 1995 as an online resource meant to “delight and inspire” hashtagsusers of the English language. They started a Word of the Year award in 2010. This year their editors chose, ‘exposure’ based on headlines and looks ups. Other top words were: borders, disrupt, wearables and brae.

The American Dialect Society takes the Word of the Year title to a whole new level. They have several categories including “Most Likely to Succeed” and most unnecessary”. Most Notable Hashtag is also a category and this year the Word of the Year was #blacklivesmatter.

The ADS was not the only organization to award “Word of the Year” to, what I consider, a non-word. The Global Language Monitor presented top honors to the heart emoji (for love). Language really is changing!

Which word do you think most defines 2014?

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Hard to Not Laugh at These Cannibal Jokes

I’ve always had an appetite for cannibal jokes:tastes funny

  • What did the frustrated cannibal do? Threw up his hands!
  • What is a cannibal’s favorite game? Swallow the leader!
  • What happened to the cannibal who was late for dinner? She got the cold shoulder!
  • When do cannibals leave the table?  When everyone’s eaten!
  • Why don’t cannibals eat clowns? They taste funny!
  • What does a cannibal hit man do? He takes out food!
  • What do beatnik cannibals eat? Three squares a day!
  • What is a cannibal’s favorite game?  Swallow the leader!

So what do you think? Ready for more?

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My Favorite Card and Board Game Quotes

board gamesI’m off to the Toy Fair next month. I’ll be spending most of my time in game section! Tell me, please, which games I should look for?

      • Bridge is essentially a social game, unfortunately is attracts a substantial amount of antisocial people. Alan Truscott
      • Children are the most desirable opponents at Scrabble as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat. Fran Lebowitzboard games
      • Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand. Woody Allen
      • Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris. Oscar Wilde
      • I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly. Steven Wright
      • The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. Stephen Sondheim
      • It is impossible to win gracefully at chess. No man has yet said “Mate!” in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious. A.A. Milne
      • We don’t stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

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Forget the Thigh Master! Ditch the Special K! Try Laughing!

More and more people are studying the effect of laughter on over all health. The grouches glassestricky part is finding proof. Here are a few articles I read about the health benefits of a good guffaw last year:

The Discovery Channel has a nice blog called “Curiosity”. This article , “10 Reasons Why Laughing is Good for You” lists the many benefits of laughter and backs it up with lots of data. My favorite line? “Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 10 minutes on a rowing machine or 15 minutes on the stationary bicycle “.

Dog wearing Groucho GlassesIn June 2014 National Geographic posted the article, “Is Laughter the Best Medicine” that claims only full body laughter, the kind that might bring tears to your eyes, is beneficial. A timid little tittering does nothing.

The Huffington Post (Post 50) reports on a study done on older adults in, “New Study Proves That Laughter Really is the Best Medicine”. I can’t remember what tho article was about…har har har! Read it to find out.

My favorite? This past December NPR reported that Russian prison guards were urged to use humor to improve their captives’ morale. Here’s a joke from Bloomberg News: What do Vladimir Putin, the price of oil, and the ruble’s value against the dollar all have in common? They’ll all hit 63 next year!

Need a laugh right now? This video makes my husband howl every time he sees it:

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Pregnancy-It’s No Joke!

Soft book for babyKnow someone who is pregnant? These might be good for a belly laugh or two:pregnant woman

  • I’m 2 months pregnant now. When will my baby move? If you are lucky right after he finishes college!
  • Is there any reason I need to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor? Not unless the word “alimony” means anything to you!
  • Must I have a baby shower? Not if you change the baby’s diaper very quickly!
  • Are birth control pills deductible? Only if they don’t work!
  • Little Sally: My mom is having a new baby! Little Johnny: What’s wrong with the old one?
  • Mustache PacifierWhat position should the baby be in during the ninth month of pregnancy? Head down, pressing firmly on your bladder!
  • How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu? If it’s the flu, you’ll get better!
  • Should I have a baby after 35? No, 35 children is enough!

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Mirth, Merriment, Hilarity and Har-De-Har: Quotes About Laughing

Don’t let the long, cold winter snuff out your sense of humor!laughter

  • I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. Woody Allen
  • When humor goes, there goes civilization. Erma Bombeck
  • Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin
  • The human race has a very effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain
  • Laughter brings out the child in all of us. Bill Cosby


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  • Somebody once said that laughter is the best medicine, and that was clearly written by a man that never tried Vicodin. Wayne Federman
  • A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused. Shirley MacLaine
  • A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller

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New Year’s Resolutions of an Optimist

These are not cut and pasted from last year’s resolutions!new years resolutions

The following goals have eluded me for years. They aren’t life changing but, hey, they’ll make my life better if I actually accomplish them! What are your resolutions?

1. Figure out how to use the new TV remote …. so I can watch and record whenever son one (Alex) is on past my bed time.
2. Make a list of all the books I want to read…so when I finish a book I’m not scrambling to for a quick, trashy fix.
3. Find my heart rate monitor (and wear it)….so when I work out I have some clue what type of work out I am doing…so I can get better.
4. Buy a new work out journal…so I can track my massive improvements and pat myself on the back in December 2015.
5. Dump junk from attic and basement… so I can move slightly better junk from storage facility to attic and basement so I can save the 300.00/month storage fee.

Yeah, yeah. Seem easy but if I can tick these off my ‘To Do” list for 2015, I’ll be way ahead next January! Have you ever accomplished any of your New Year’s Resolutions? Which ones? And which ones make your list year after year?

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Dieting? 5 Tasty Jokes!

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? How’s that working out for you?sundae

  • Why did the gourmet avoid unfashionable restaurants? He didn’t want to gain weight in the wrong places!
  • Why did the overweight man go to the paint store? He heard he could get thinner there!
  • What’s the most fattening thing to put in a sundae? A spoon!
  • What do you call a person who abandons his diet? A desserter!
  • What’s the difference between a hungry man and a glutton? One longs to eat and the other eats too long!

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