Saturday Sillies


Catastrophizing – Nature or Nurture?

You guys may remember my “Guest Blogger” some time back?  Well, whether you do or don’t, this is the one I refer to as “the Littlest”, Mary. She’s my baby, though officially into the traumatic teens now.

I digress…

She seems to have inherited the gift for CATASTROPHIZING. This is the innate and sometimes exasperating ability to take any bit of information, imagine the worst, most improbable scenario, and let it run to it’s logical conclusion, convincing yourself that it really COULD happen! I don’t know if I have somehow TAUGHT her this or if its a genetic component. I can only assume its a mixture of both.

What follows is a beautiful illustration of what I mean. Its an email she sent out to several of her friends which she gave me permission to post. She didn’t necessarily understand what I found so fascinating, but she reads this blog and I feel fairly certain that I will hear how she feels I have interpreted the implications. 😉

May I just inform everyone that I ABSOLUTELY HATE FINALS?!?!
;; Hangitall, I’ve got to go to Mrs. (Miss? Ms.?) Dun-dun-dun-dun-Durret next semester…and I’ll be THE ONLY ONE IN MY ENTIRE GYM CLASS IN ENRICHMENT. DX
Which means I’ll be the only one IN enrichment…and with my luck, they’ll probably cancel my class because of that, and I’ll be transferred to the class nobody knew about or worse, EVERYONE knew about EXCEPT for me and didn’t sign up for and it’ll be called ‘Cleaning the Band’s Spit Valves’ and I’ll have to clean the band’s spit valves with a toothbrush and then one day, I’ll be in there cleaning when suddenly, out of NOWHERE, everyone will turn into zombies, grab their instruments, and try to kill me. But it won’t work, and all it’ll do is give me extreme brain damage, to the point I’m mute and can’t operate my pencil or a keyboard correctly, so I’ll fail all of my classes. And then I’ll be sitting in the back of the graduating class in ninth grade, and everybody will graduate and toss their caps with the fuzzy pompom things RIGHT AT ME and I’ll graduate only eight years later, and by then everyone will of left (hometown) and I’ll be in a deserted city.
So I’ll move to New York, only I’ll only be able to get a job as an ORCHESTRA spit valve cleaner/instrument shiner where EVERYBODY is the same zombie-people as in seventh/eighth/ninth grade and will all be married and have 2.5 kids, and a happy zombie household, but ME? No, the non-zombie-spit-valve-cleaner-slash-shiner will be forced to live under the Saxophone, Second Chair, third row seat at night and will have too many instruments to clean at day and therefore will have to no life, and will eventually attempt suicide but instead breaks both my legs, making me unable to run and then, THREE SECONDS AFTER I TRY TO COMMIT SUICIDE a mugger comes and because I can’t say “No, I don’t have any stinking money, I’m a spit valve cleaner!!!” AND I can’t run and OF COURSE I STILL DON’T HAVE A CELL PHONE, they’ll stab me and throw me into a frozen pond, and I’ll die an unmarried, non-zombie, retarded spit valve cleaner that’s now frozen AND stabbed.
All this…because I didn’t get anyone else in my enrichment class.
Hmm. I’m tired and need to study.
Hope I entertained you with ‘One of Mary’s Worst Nightmares’. Now…STUDYYYYYY!


Quite honestly, I would love her to pieces even if she DID become ….whatever it was she catastrophized she would!
Then again, maybe I’d better forward this to her enrichment teacher, just to be on the safe side!

Scrabbled Up

OMG! I should have KNOWN!!

You Are Scrabble

You are incredibly clever and witty. You can talk your way out of (and into) situations easily.You are an excellent decision maker. You are good at weighing the options in front of you.

You’re the type of person who can make something out of nothing. You are very resourceful.

You know a lot of things. Most importantly, you know when people are wrong – even when they won’t admit it.

Sunday Funnies

I don’t know why…it just makes me giggle

The post should be titled “Sunday Funnies and Other Disturbing Things”!

What would you get if you crossed a camel and a llama?!

A Cama!

Cama – Camel(M) + Llama(F)

A cama is a hybrid between a camel and a llama, produced via artificial insemination by a breeder in Dubai attempting to create a animal with the size and strength of the camel, but the more cooperative nature of the llama. The Dromedary camel is six times the weight of a Llama, hence artificial insemination was required to impregnate the Llama female (matings of llama male to Dromedary female have proven unsuccessful).

Though born even smaller than a Llama calf, the cama had the short ears and long tail of a camel, no hump and llama-like cloven hooves rather than the dromedary-like pads. At four years old, the cama become sexually mature and interested in llama and guanaco females. This first cama has been a disappointment behaviorally, displaying an extremely poor temperament.

I would have a pissy attitude too if I was a “cama“!  Poor thing – never knowing your parents and not fitting in with any breed!

Too many times to count, I needed a 16×20 of  that above my desk! heh




And finally,

found on Cherish Me’s Blog:

ANAHEIM — Disneyland management has fired the four actors who played pirate Jack Sparrow because officials were worried about young female park-goers flashing the swashbuckling actors late at night, according to one former cast member.

“They lost control when they saw Jack Sparrow,” said former pirate Brandon Pinto, who left the role after a dispute with management a year ago. “This is a sexy, rock-star pirate.”

The pirate actors said they were told they were no longer needed for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride at about the same time that additional fairies were added to the park’s cast, presumably to promote Disney’s new movie “Tinkerbell.”

Disneyland recently opened “Pixie Hollow” to capitalize on the new movie.

Disney denies that they pirates were replaced by Tinker Bell fairies.


Now officially the Crappiest Place on Earth_________________________

LoL!  Now THAT is funny!

Wordless Wednesday-Evolution of Dysfunction

Thanksgiving Pictures of my Parents and all their grandkids…

I call it the Evolution of Dysfunction 😉

Evolution of Dysfunction -Thanksgiving Picture 2008

Evolution of Dysfunction -Thanksgiving Picture 2008



Sunday Funnies

I took these recently and thought they were hilarious!

Hugh just a little TOO intense for the eldest!

Hugh just a little TOO intense for the eldest!




ATTENTION: Remote Control Locomotives

Operate in This Area

…Locomotive Cabs May Be Unoccupied”

REAL sign on the side of the Interstate, we pass all the time

REAL sign on the side of the Interstate, we pass all the time

Borrowed from Cherish Mes SU Blog

Borrowed from Cherish Me's SU Blog

I saw this here. I pride myself on some creative parenting, but I admit this hasn’t been something I’ve had to come up with. Can’t you just hear this girl?

Mom! DUDE! I mean, seriously? Did you have to put it on the web??”


And I just loved this!






Afternoon Humor


Yes, its true.

I’ve been LOLcatting again…


Random quizzes that we were sitting around and taking …

just to laugh:

What Type of Weather Are You?

You Are Rain
You can be warm and sexy. Or cold and unwelcoming.
Either way, you slowly bring out the beauty around you.

You are best known for: your touch

Your dominant state: changing


What’s Your Inner Color?

Your Inner Color is Blue

Your Personality:
Your natural warmth and intuition nurtures those around you. You are accepting and always follow your heart.

You in Love: Relationships are your top priority, and this includes love. You are most happy when you are serious with someone.

Your Career: You need to help others in your job to feel satisfied. You would be a great nurse, psychologist, or counselor.

Mix them together and what do you get??

Rain Advisor? Or some such nonsense!

Rain Advisor? Or some such nonsense!