Our friend Debbie sent us the following Friday Funny to go along with our current series.
See ya Monday!
Janelle for the girltalkers
Social Networking Breakthrough
SILICON VALLEY (The Borowitz Report) – A new social network is about to alter the playing field of the social media world, and it’s called PhoneBook.
According to its creators, who invented the network in their dorm room at Berkeley, PhoneBook is the game-changer that will leave Facebook, Twitter and even the much anticipated Google Buzz in a cloud of dust.
“With PhoneBook, you have a book that has a list of all your friends in the city, plus everyone else who lives there,” says Danny Fruber, one of PhoneBook’s creators.
“When you want to chat with a friend, you look them up in PhoneBook, and find their unique PhoneBook number,” Fruber explains. “Then you enter that number into your phone and it connects you directly to them.”
Another breakout utility of PhoneBook allows the user to arrange face-to-face meetings with his or her friends at restaurants, bars, and other “places,” as Fruber calls them.
“You will be sitting right across from your friend and seeing them in 3-D,” he said. “It’s like Skype, only without the headset.”
PhoneBook will enable friends to play many games as well, such as charades, cards, and a game Fruber believes will be a breakout: Farm.
“In Farm, you have an actual farm where you raise real crops and livestock,” he says. “It’s hard work, but it’s more fun than Mafia, where you actually get killed.”
It seems that translation issues are causing a more than usual number of funny moments in the Whitacre home of late. Last week Steve overheard Tori introducing Sophie to the characters on the Rice Krispies box. In her sweetest, most sincere five-year-old voice she explained: “Sophie, their names are Snap, Popple, and Crap.”
Our apologies to Mr. Crackle and Mr. Pop. We really love your cereal.
Steve and I have been great friends with Gary and his wife Dawn for several years now. Recently, they watched their four young grandkids for a week which inspired Gary to compose the following top ten list:
You Know You’ve Been Watching Your Grandkids a Long Time When…
1. The soap dispenser has more water in it than soap.
2. When you go into the pantry in the morning, the cereal boxes are all opened and there are crumbs on the floor.
3. Your house looks like the Caterpillar Room in Toy Story 3
4. You begin to believe that their mom really does allow them to watch Star Wars every day.
5. You’ve broken up more fights than the United Nations.
6. You don’t panic when your grandson announces that he just finished off the chocolate milk from the Red Robin glass that has been sitting in a hot car for over 24 hours.
7. Nobody can find the TV remote, the DVD remote, or half the Wii remotes.
8. You wonder why you ask who did it, because you know everone’s answer will obviously be, “Not me”.
9. They have more loop-holes in your instructions than a legal firm could find.
10. When someone asks them, “Who is looking forward to seeing Mommy and Daddy tomorrow?”, your hand is the first one in the air.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers and grandfathers—especially to CJ, Brian, Steve and Mike!
Thanks to faithful girltalk reader Pam Nelson for our Friday Funny. This adorable little boy has some words of wisdom for all the kids out there who are learning to ride a bike. We’ll see you all Monday, Nicole for Carolyn, Kristin, and Janelle
Thanks to one of our favorite pastors, Bill Kittrell, for passing along this week’s Friday Funny.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Nicole for Carolyn, Kristin, and Janelle
A Homeless Man’s Funeral
As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Kentucky back country.
As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn’t stop for directions.
I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.
I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.
The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”
Bridgette sent us a funny story that all sleep-deprived moms will relate to:
I recently had my 5th baby in December. Last week my oldest daughter lost her top tooth and I had sent a picture of her to my friends asking if they had seen her missing tooth for fun. I had taken her tooth and placed it in an envelope for safe keeping and placed it in my desk. It just so happens that my sister-in-law was visiting and saw me do it.
The following week my daughter lost her other tooth. I was looking everywhere for the envelope I had put her previous one in but could not find it. Once again I took a picture of her and sent it to everyone asking if they had seen the other one.
A day later I got an e-mail from my sister-in-law (who had returned back home) telling me that one of my daughter’s missing teeth had been found. You see I had put her tooth in an envelope that was from a wedding card I had filled out and given to my sister-in-law to give to this new happily married couple. Little did I know it was in that envelope!
Since my sister in law was the one who gave them this card, I was told that they had the tooth and thought it was very funny it was inside!
Don’t forget that Monday is the deadline for the Pick One Spot Contest. See you then,