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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wonderfully Whimsical Watery Wednesday ...

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Surfing - USA
Championships last weekend
Huntington Beach Pier

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"Laughter is an instant vacation." Milton Berle
According to recent studies, we need 12 laughs a day just to stay healthy. Therefore, before I share a funny story here, I offer all who pass this way the gift of a link from Simple Truths ... to brighten YOUR day. Perhaps like me you'll watch it more than once ... and perhaps choose to pass it along to others like I did.

My 10th Witty Wednesday
Courtesy of Comedy Central's Jokes.com Newsletter ...

Vet Tales
A man rushes his limp dog to the veterinarian. The doctor pronounces the dog dead. The agitated man demands a second opinion.

The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat. The cat sniffs the body and meows. The vet says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead, too."

The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead.

The vet brings in a black Labrador. The lab sniffs the body and barks. The vet says, "I'm sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead, too."

The man finally resigns to the diagnosis and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, "$650."

"$650 to tell me my dog is dead?" exclaims the man.

"Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $600 is for the cat scan and lab tests."

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My first ...

This week's theme is: Cupcakes

Cupcakes remind me
of a silly quote in this
Simple Truths movie

"Inside of me is a thin person trying to get out,
but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes."
Bob Thaves

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Thought for Today
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Sir Winston Churchill


James said...

Great looking sets at Huntington.

Stephany said...

Great surfing photos! I really like the splash under the pier. The dog is a riot! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Ebie said...

Perfect waves for the perfect competition!
P.S. My daughter installed a plug-in called right click disable. I did not know that it also affects the posting. I will ask her to check on it. Don't worry about the spelling errors, I do that all the time.

Carletta said...

Surfing - what a perfect watery subject!
That doggie pick really made me smile - soooo cute.
I absolutely love the cupcake quote.

Maggie May said...

Wonderful surfers. Aren't they clever?

Leora said...

Your joke made me smile. I don't think I have the nerve to surf. Watching those makes me think, what if one of my sons took up that sport...

BPOTW said...

That's some cute stuff!!Thanks for the giggles.

RobinfromCA said...

I love your surfing mosaic! And, the face of happee really does bring a smile.

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Inday said...

I'll tell Aussie surfers about this collage of perfect waves, they will worship you.

To the rest, your reflective quotes are always an inspiration.

The quotation movies makes me happy. I watched it and will find a way to share it. Thanks for the blessing.

Unknown said...

nice collage...beautiful surf! and a funny story!:P

penny said...

It looks like the 'surfs up' at Hunington Beach. Great college.

Anonymous said...

Surfing is something I've never had a chance to try out, mainly because I'm scared of the ocean. But it sure is fun to watch!

Have a great week!

Martha said...

Great surfing shots!

LOL at the vet story. My 'baby' Princess is at the vet having surgery as I write this today. The house seems so empty without her

Mine is here

bj said...

Great mosaic !! Good outdoor shots.

susan said...

Great surfing shots! Thanks for the video. I do believe laughter will cure a lot of things!

No Longer 25 said...

Great photos and great start with the Haiku, I do not know that film but that's a funny line.

teachermomof2 said...

Great mosaic of the surfing scenes!

Thanks for stopping by today. I am a PA girl...and our Idlewild is an amusement park geared toward families with small children.


Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

Hey there! Great haiku - love that line ;)

Thanks for participating - hope to see you again next week!

Have a wonderful day :)

Hootin' Anni said...

G'day miss "V"!!! You know I never tire of your collages. And that Happee face is so sweet!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Mom Knows Everything said...

Looking at those photos makes me want to go to the beach!

DeniseinVA said...

Impressive watery photos there, and enjoyed how you put them all into a collage. If I were younger I would love to learn how to surf, but as I have problems standing on my own two feet at times - and don't swim very well - maybe in my next lifetime ;) Thanks for the cute doc pic too with the vet joke. We all need a good laugh, good for the soul.

George said...

You've created a wonderful surfing collage. I like your 'happee' face.

LarryG said...

super - you are amazing, I love the quote...
"thin person inside
trying to get out,but I
sedate with cupcakes."

I hope Bob Thaves approves :)

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