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Friday, February 25, 2011

Good News and Answers and Laughs, Oh My

Happy Friday!  Sort of.  Mother Nature is doing her thing again and area schools are closed.  You know there have been too many snow days when this news is greeted with, "Oh man, we're going to have to spend our whole summer vacation doing make up days."  (From a sixth grader.)

First, some good news - To all of you who offered prayers and good wishes for our young friend who was severly injured in an accident last weekend, thank you.  Stephanie made it through three emergency brain surgeries this week.  Her condition is stable right now and there are reasons for cautious optimism.  She still has a long way to go, so all prayers are gratefully accepted.

Answers, to Wednesday's Brain Teasers - There were not a lot of brave souls this time but all the riddles were solved.  Dru was the first to correctly get number 2, Stacy was the first to get number 4 and came very close on number 3, and Mary C nailed number 1 and number 3 (and saw plot possibilities in number 4).  Honorable mention to Maria for the most creative suggestion involving the orange juice.

On to the laughter - My only criteria for adding a funny to my blog is that it made me laugh out loud.  This one did.  Of course, it might be a generational thing but I'll bet it makes you laugh too.  (And who can't use a little laughter to wrap up the week?)

Did I win my bet?

I'll be spending much of my weekend in a race to the finish on the "30,000 Words in February" challenge.  With luck, I might just make it.  How about you?  Any fun plans for this weekend?

My current word count: 24,650

I'm currently enjoying: Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters

Groaner of the day: I went through a bunch of puns this morning trying to find one that passed the LOL test.  This one did.  

A pair of chickens walk up to the circulation desk at a public library and say, "Buk Buk BUK." The librarian decides that the chickens desire three books and grants their request...and the chickens leave.

Around midday, the two chickens return to the circulation desk quite vexed and say, "Buk Buk BuKKOOK!" The librarian decides that the chickens desire another three books and gives them another three. The chickens leave as before.

The two chickens return to the library in the early afternoon, approach the librarian, looking very annoyed and say, "Buk Buk Buk Buk Bukkooook!"  The librarian is now a little suspicious of these chickens. She gives them what they request but decides to follow them.

She follows them out of the library, across town, to a park. At this point, she hides behind a tree, not wanting to be seen. As the watches, the chickens begin throwing the books at a frog in a pond - to which the frog was saying, "Rrredit Rrredit Rrredit..."


Maria Zannini said...

I'm so glad to hear Stephanie is stable. Hugs to her parents.

Mason Canyon said...

Good hears about Stephanie. Will be keeping her and her family in my thoughts and prayers. Love the video.

Thoughts in Progress

MaryC said...

Good news about Stephanie. Will keep praying!

Good luck on the finishing - how can you not when you're SO close! Keep at it.

I've had the week off and spent much of it cleaning. So sad to now have a clean house and have to leave it to go back to work.

Dru said...

That's good news about Stephanie.

You can do it, I know you can get that word count.

Love the video especially the part about why did I walk into that room, happens to me all the time.

Mary Vaughn said...

Prayers to Stephanie and her family.

The video was too funny.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria - Thank you. I'll pass those hugs along.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mason - Thank you. And I'm glad you loved the video. So did I.

Linda Leszczuk said...

MaryC - Thank you for the prayers. I'm determined to hit that 30,000 word count. Even if I have to write a very, very, very, very, very, long sentence to do it. *grin*

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru - Thanks. See my comment to Mary about the word count. One of my grandkids recently tried to reach a minimum word count on a school paper that way.

I loved the video (she had such great facial expressions) - it was the "what the heck is his name" one that struck home for me.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Mary - Thank you for the prayers. I think that video was a hit with everyone. Makes me happy.

Linda Leszczuk said...

All - But not a word about today's groaner. I thought it was a good one.

Karin said...

Really laughed at the video and the groaner!! Thanks for adding humor to my day. So glad Stephanie is holding her own and she will continue in my thoughts and prayers.


Arlee Bird said...

I can relate to that video. Hilarious! And she has a lovely singing voice.

Tossing It Out

Linda Leszczuk said...

Karin, glad I could give you a laugh. Thanks for the prayers for Stephanie. It looks like they're working.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Lee, she did have a beautiful voice but it was her facial expressions that really got me. As much fun to watch as to listen.