Overheard – Kids, talking about Destiny video game characters:
Brother: So Toland the Shattered-
Sister: Wait, why is he Toland the Shat Heard?-
Both pause as mom about splits her guts laughing.
Sister: What? What did I say? Why is mom laughing so hard?
Word of the Day: Minus
Well, I didn’t get my post written up last night, and now I’m minus coffee, that’s for doggone sure. It’s probably still too early for me to actually be writing, but I don’t want to be minus a day for this challenge.
Can you believe we’re halfway through?! We’re minus half, only half to go! How are you holding up?
My mind keeps reaching for “sub-zero” when I try to think of something for minus, and I don’t want it to. I suppose if I was raised in a place that measured temperatures in Celsius that would be true, because freezing is at 0°C. But I was raised on the Fahrenheit scale, and freezing is still above zero for us. When I was a little girl, the first time I saw the thermometer get below freezing, I thought it was the Apocalypse. I’d seen meat in the freezer, I knew what happened when things got too cold, we were surely all going to die! It was 28°F. (I can hear you Northerners laughing!)
Then I moved to the Great Lakes region of the Midwest.
Yeah, that’ll teach you what minus temperatures are like! A couple years after I got here, there was a cold snap and temperatures got to around minus 50°F, with wind chills in the minus 80°F range. (Roughly -45°C and -65°C respectively) Canadians mock me, I’m sure. “That’s flip-flop weather for us, ya wimp!”
People around here said I’d acclimate. I never have. I suppose I am minus the adaptive gene or something, lol.
At least I am now no longer minus coffee. Whew!
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
An Eternal Solution
After twenty years of shaving himself every morning, a man in a small Southern town decided he had enough. He told his wife that he intended to let the local barber shave him each day. He put on his hat and coat and went to the barbershop, which was owned by the pastor of the town’s Baptist church. The barber’s wife, Grace, was working that day, so she performed the task. race shaved him and sprayed him with lilac water and said, “That will be $20.” The man thought the price was a bit high, but he paid the bill and went to work.
The next morning the man looked in the mirror and his face was as smooth as it had been when he left the barbershop the day before. “Not bad,” he thought, “At least I don’t need to get a shave every day.” The next morning the man’s face was still smooth! Two weeks later the man was STILL unable to find any trace of whiskers on his face. It was more than he could take, so he returned to the barbershop.
“I thought $20 was high for a shave,” he told the barber’s wife, “but you must have done a great job. It’s been two weeks and my whiskers still haven’t started growing back.” The expression on her face didn’t even change, expecting his comment. She responded, “You were shaved by Grace. Once shaved, always shaved.”
Where is this Grace and how much does she want for shaving legs?! LOL
Have an awesome weekend!