Bzzzzzz! Insects are Intense!

Get it? If you’ve ever gone camping you know that insects are found IN TENTS!!!!!Never bees on flowermind. Here are some cute insect & bug quotes with a touch of poetry:

      • Take time to smell the roses and eventually you’ll inhale a bee.  Anonymous
      • Life is hard for insects. And don’t think mice are having any fun either. Woody Allen
      • I am no source of honey so why should they turn on me? Sylvia Plath (about bees)
      • Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?  Anonymous
      • We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.Bill Vaughan
      • The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.  Andy Warholclos eup beetle
      • God in his wisdom made the fly/And then forgot to tell us why. Ogden Nash “The Fly”
      • I am no source of honey so why should they turn on me? Sylvia Plath ( about bees)
      • There was an Old Man in a tree/ Who was horribly bored by a Bee. /When they said, ‘Does it buzz?” /He replied, ‘Yes, it does! /”It’s a regular brute of a Bee!’
        Edward Lear

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Clawsome Quotes About Cats

  • No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. AbrahamMan with Cat Lincoln
  • I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.Winston Churchill
  • Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal. Eddie Izzard
  • Cats regard people as warm-blooded furniture. Jacquelyn Mitchard
  • Time spent with cats is never wasted. Sigmund Freud
  • The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. Paula Poundstone
  • In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.Terry Pratchett

For those of you who love their cats….

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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Giddy Up! Horse Jokes

  • What did the horse say when it fell? I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup!close up of horse face
  • How long should a horse’s legs be? Long enough to reach the ground!
  • What do you ask a sad horse? Why the long face?
  • Did you hear about the horse with the negative altitude? She always said neigh! 
  • What type of story does a runaway horse tell? A tale of whoa!
  • What did one horse say to the other horse? The pace is familiar but I can’t remember the mane! 
  • Yikes!

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Saccharine and Sarcastic Quotes About the Weather!

Ugh! I’m checking the weather way too much this summer!

  • Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there summer dayis really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
 John Ruskin
  • After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.
 Benjamin Franklin
  • Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.
 Kim Hubbard
  • If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.
 Frank Lane
  • A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
 Marcel Proust
  • What can it be about low temperatures that sharpens the edges of objects?
 Ian McEwan
  • It’s so dry the trees are bribing the dogs.
 Charles Martin
  • What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
 Jane Austen
  • You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.
 Chuck Tanner
  • April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.
 T.S. Eliot
  • Weather is a great metaphor for life–sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella. 
 Pepper Giardino
  • Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
 Mark Twain
  • You can’t get mad at weather because weather’s not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life.
 Doug Coupland
  • Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative. Oscar Wilde
  • Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
 Thomas Fuller

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Tom Swifties: A Never Ending Source of Amusement

“We must hurry”, Tom said swiftly…..the little sentence that spawned so many more! Please send us your favorites!

  • “Give me the gun,” Tom said disarmingly.Tom Swifty
  • “I don’t think this ship is tilting at all,” Tom said listlessly.
  • “My mother got a sex change,” Tom said transparently.
  • “I have lost all my Hungarian sheet music,” Tom said listlessly.
  • “I swallowed some of the glass from that broken window,” Tom said painfully.
  • “Watch this insect sail through the air,” Tom said flippantly.
  • “I was the first to climb Mount Everest,” Tom said hilariously.
  • “Someone pass the Parmesan,” Tom said gratingly.
  • “My bicycle wheel is damaged,” said Tom outspokenly.
  • “_____,” Tom said blankly.
  • “It’s not fair!” Tom said darkly
  • “I brush my teeth several times a day,” Tom said implacably.
  • “The prisoner escaped down a rope,” Tom said condescendingly.
  • “I can see naturally,” Tom realized.

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A Family-style Plate of Shellfish Jokes!

Please pass the cocktail sauce!crab jokes

  • What do you call a fashion conscious crab? A snappy dresser!
  • Did you hear about the crab that went to the seafood disco? He pulled a muscle!
  • How does a shellfish get to the hospital? In a clambulance!
  • How does one avoid infection from biting crabs? Don’t bite them!
  • What do you call a lazy crayfish? Slobster!
  • What did one tide pool say to the other tide pool? Show me your mussels!
  • How did the marine mollusk get into college? Apparently it got in on a scallopship!
  • What do you get if you cross an AP student with a crab? Snappy answers!
  • Where do shellfish go to borrow money? To the prawn broker!

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August 7th is International Friendship Day!

Did you know that August 7th is Friendship Day? Nor did I but this crass invention ofbest friends women a holiday intended to sell greeting cards has now been embraced by the United Nations was well as the United States. Here’s a few quotes about friendship that made me smile, think, tear up:

  • When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. Donald Miller
  • Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.Tennessee Williams
  • A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Walter summer camp friendsWinchell
  • Friends are the family you choose. Jess C. Scott
  • Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. Ed Cunningham
  • Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Khalil Gibran
  • The best mirror is an old friend. George Herbert
  • Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
  • It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. Marlene Dietrich
  • There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends. Sylvia Plath

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Summer Camp Haiku

Summer nights. Twinklingcamp kid making s'mores
Stars, fireflies, distant lightning
Full buck moon. Summer.

Charred sweetness. Gooey
O’er soft, warm choc’late
Graham crackers. S’mores!

Summer smells: bug spray,
Sun screen, cut hay, jasmine buds
Campfires, stinky shoes!

Buzz, pop, crunch, chirrupsinking canoe
Screech, ribbut, flutter, crack, hiss
Summer camp night sounds.

Poison ivy scrapes,
Mosquito bites, sunburn, hives
Bee stings. Summer snags.

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Classic Knock Knock Jokes

Knock! Knock!door
Who’s there?
Wooden who?
Wooden you like to know!
Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
Madam who?
Open up! Madam foot is caught in the door!
Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
Figs who?
Figs the doorbell; it’s broken!
Knock! Knock!small door at italian villa
Who’s there?
Wire who?
Wire you asking?
Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
Ice cream!
Ice Cream who?
Ice cream if you don’t let me in!
Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
Gladys who?
Gladys me, aren’t you!
Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
Ida who?
Ida rung the doorbell but it’s broken!
Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
The doorbell repairman! Open up knucklehead so I can fix the bell!

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Stormy Weather? Read On!

Has a bit of rain got you down?rain with kids

  • A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods. Rachel Carson
  • It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
 Dave Barry
  • Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.
 Mark Twain
  • The storm starts, when the drops start dropping; When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.
 Dr. Seuss
  • The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.
 Patrick Young
  • Weather forecast for tonight: Dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning. George Carlin
  • There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
 Bill Bowerman
  • Rainbows apologize for angry skies. Sylvia Voirol
  • Bad weather always looks worse through a window. Tom Lehrer
  • Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes

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