Humor – A Boomer’s Story

Humor – A Boomer’s Story: This definitely falls under the category of “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I found this while browsing Flickr; it was uploaded by loungelistener with the name “Al’s Hat.

Al is our head prop man at the theatre. It seems lately that it’s always one thing after another in his life. Today John (our head carpenter and my best pal) and I had to do a work call at noon. While at lunch, he and I recalled Li’l Abner and the guy Joe Btfsplk, and thought that fit Al lately… one thing led to another, and this hat was born. John helped me round up the parts (and modelled it for this photo with appropriate pout), and I constructed it. Some cardboard, cotton batting, 3M spray adhesive, black & grey spray paint, an old hat, and a coat hanger to hold the cloud up. …oh, and some fishing line for the dangling raindrops too.

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Our Local Weather

If you have ever lived in north Texas, then you have heard the expression “don’t worry, if you don’t like the weather, wait a couple of days!” Well, normally July is the beginning of the hot and dry season here but, this year it decided to rain every day for two weeks! Some parts of the area made it to national news as the flash floods and general flooding made life miserable for some folks of the area.

Well, the weather has now decided to give us back the sun and heat that we are supposed to have. The only problem is that everything is so saturated with water that being outside for more than five minutes is like having a steam bath! While the temperatures are not extremely hot (90 to 95 F – 32 to 35C) by Texas standards, the humidity just kills you.

It’s strange though, three years of drought or near-drought conditions were wiped out in just a few weeks of rain. As if that were not enough, we had days where the freeway (I-35) was shut down a couple of times due to flooding from one of the local lakes. Together with the rivers and creeks, they are just now beginning to return to their normal levels. In the meantime, it is instant sweat the moment you step out of your home or car.


What do you think?
What has the weather been like in your area?
How difficult has it been dealing with the weather?

Take a Giggle Break…

(This humorous article comes from the AARP web site.)

Three older friends were discussing the travails of getting older. One lamented “Sometimes I catch myself standing in front of the refrigerator with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand and can’t remember whether I need to put it away or start making a sandwich.”

The second friend chimed in, “I know what you mean. Sometimes I find myself standing at the turn in my stairs and can’t remember whether I was on my way up or on my way down.”

The third responded, “Well, knock on wood that I don’t have that problem.” As she rapped her knuckles on the table, she jumped up exclaiming. “Oh! Someone’s at the door. I’ll get it!”


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Do you have a joke or a humorous situation that you want to share?