Posted by: gymcandy1

Mundane - 11/11/12 07:58 PM

"Sometimes, big trees grow out of acorns. I think I heard that from a squirrel."
Jerry Coleman


The teacher of the school geography class was lecturing on map reading.

After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked:

"Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?"

After a confused silence, little Johnny volunteered - "I guess you'd be eating alone!"

These are actual excuse notes teachers have received, spelling mistakes included.

My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him.

Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.

Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33.

Please excuse Gloria from Jim today. She is administrating.

Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.

John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.

Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.

Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.

Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.

Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels.

Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea and his boots leak.

Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.

Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father's fault.

I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because I don't know what size she wear.

Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.

Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral.

My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the Marines.

Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well.

Please excuse Mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps.

Please excuse Burma, she has been sick and under the doctor.

A mother and her young son returned from the grocery store and began putting away the groceries.

The boy opened a box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table.

"What are you doing?" his mother asked.

"The box says you can't eat them if the seal is broken," the boy explained, "so I'm looking for the seal!"

A little boy was in a relative's wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd (alternating between bride's side and groom's side). While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar loudly.

So it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR all the way down the aisle.

As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the front. The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing, and was near tears by the time he reached the pulpit. When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, "I was just being the Ring Bear!"

The teacher asked little Johnny if he knows his numbers.

"Yes," he said. "I do. My father taught me." "Good. What comes after three." "Four," answers the boy.

"What comes after six?" "Seven."

"Very good," says the teacher. "Your dad did a good job. What comes after ten?"

"A Jack."

This one little boy in about 4th or 5th grade was trying out for a school play. He earned a part and went home to tell his father.

His father was really proud of him. So his father asks what part did you get?

He replies I got the part of a man who has been married for 25 years.

His father congratulated him. And then he said "That's good son, maybe next time you'll get a talking role!"

Little Johnny was in the garden filling in a hole when his neighbor peered over the fence.

Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was doing, he politely asked, "What are you up to there, Johhny?"

"Well, my goldfish died," replied Johnny tearfully, without looking up,"and I've just buried him."

The neighbour was concerned, "That's an awfully big hole for a goldfish, isn't it?"

Johnny patted down the last heap of earth then replied... "That's because he's inside your cat!"

Good morning everyboomie.  wave

Break's over, back to work untill next Wednesday. I can hardly contain my excitement. My feet are tingling all under.  rolleyes

What are you all excited about today? happydance

Maybe I can help you contain your excitement. I have some experience. 

All my life I've had to contain my excitement.................or, was it to hold my water?..... think

I don't think they're the same. I'm just not so good at holding my water. 

As a matter of fact I think I'll most likely lose my water any number of times before Friday.  oops

I don't even like holding my water. It's very heavy.

It's like when someone says to you, "get a hold of yourself man!" blush


Every time I do that, people look at me like I belong in a psyche ward. crazy

They're like, "We're going to leave you alone now."  slapforehead

Have a happy day everyone.

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/11/12 08:25 PM

lol Thanks for the chuckles Joe! I hope you have a fantastic Monday and that somebody makes you laugh and smile. kissy

Happy Monday everyone! Dancing tonight and I have a feeling I'll be back in the corner at some point.

Ana wave
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Mundane - 11/11/12 08:26 PM

Good morning Joe and all boomers,just got home from a wedding! Time for bed for me tired
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/11/12 08:29 PM

woot Sue! Glad you it was a happy occasion. Sweet dreams.
Posted by: aserID

Re: Mundane - 11/11/12 10:11 PM

Enjoy your dancing night, Ana! penguin

And whenever you have to retreat
to your corner, don't stay away
so long. Your gang misses you!!

Take care, rah

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/11/12 10:19 PM

Thanks Aser! I'm always here just in case. Have a happy day!

Ana wave
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 01:56 AM

Good morning boomers,have all a nice and
happy day flowers
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 04:18 AM

fall Good Morning Joe, Ana, Cailyn, Aser, Haroula and all who come in later. Hope everyone has a sunny Monday!
Posted by: venus

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 06:07 AM

Hello and goodbye. wave

Have a great day, everyone. fall
Posted by: Midge

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 06:19 AM

Good morning all. I've just got a minute to check in and say hi. Got to get ready for work. Have a nice day everyone.

Midgie hearts
Posted by: GBC

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 06:33 AM

Good Morning Boomers

Joe, thanks for the funnies.

Ana, Enjoy the day!

Aser, nice to see you!

Cailyn,if you sleep in this morning the coffee will await you!

Haroula, happy day!

Gerry, sunny Monday to you also.

Venus, have a nice workday.

Midgie, see you after work.

Nan, how's your weather been?

Happy Monday to All! Foggy out there this morning. Can't see a thing. Mild weather today will rake up any leaves left that were under the snow that has disappeared now. Dog walking this morning.
Posted by: connie

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 07:26 AM

Good morning everyone. Yard work today. I have Petunias, Pansies, and Snap Dragons, to replace summer plants. To all here and all who follow, have a Great start to the new week. Danish, Muffins, Cereal with fruit, and Bacon Sandwiches in the NC. penguin
Posted by: Darlene

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 09:50 AM

wave Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Hope your Monday is far from Mundane! kissy

birthday Darleen! Woohoo and booyah!

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Alrighty, gotta skoosh! See you later!
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 09:58 AM

thanks for the laughs joe , and hope your day flies !
muffins sound good ,connie !

have a wonderful day everyone ! i'm off to the abbey to get a bit of gaming in before errands - see you later !
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 10:09 AM

Joe thanks for the chuckles!! lol Only one afer today then you will have some much deserved time off. yay Hope work flies and goes well.

Ana have fun at class tonight!! Hope the corner project moves right along for ya when you get it.

Aser have a lovely day!

Cailyn weddings are always fun!! Have a lovely day!

Haroula hope it's not too cool there. Have a lovely day!

Gerry have a lovely day!

venus may work be fun. Have a lovely day!

Midge are you almost through packing?? Have fun at work!

Gail it is a tad cold out there this morning and we woke to a dusting of white stuff. Wouldn't be too bad if the wind went away. lol Have fun raking and enjoy the walk!

Connie have fun with the yard work. Nice pick of plants!! thumbsup Thanks for the danish!

Darlene may work fly and all go smoothly!!

Off to take a friend to a doc appointment in Duluth and then lunch at Red Lobster!! happydance


Edit: niteowl have fun at the Abby!! lol Oh and hope the errands are fun too.
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 10:41 AM

COLD. Ugh. Nobody told me that the temps overnight would be in the FORTIES! Amazing. Rarely gets this cold here. Have the wall heater on for the indoorsie cat, Bubba who is hugging the arm of the sofa near it. He's cold too. Gonna warm up to 70's today so it's only temporary. Must be the snow in the mountains blowing our way with a cold Santa Ana.

Have to check with my Kaiser medical stuff today. Wrote doc an email asking for a prescription refill LAST Monday and have not heard a thing. Weird. Even if he's on vacation, the nurse or another doctor monitors the email. Then I decided to just email the pharmacy for the refill (who always writes back that they have to check with the doc for this medication). So that was 3 days ago and still no confirmation of refill. I wonder if Kaiser closed and forgot to tell everyone? rotfl
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 10:52 AM

Happy chilly but sunny Monday morning. It's 26 degrees but not a cloud in the sky.

Haroula, hope life has been good these days.

Sue, did you sleep in?

Gerry, have a great day.

Venus, hope work goes well.

Midgie, packing almost done?

Gail, we had a mild weekend, enjoy it while you can.

Connie, will the plants last through most of the winter?

Darlene, have a great day.

niteowl, enjoy your gaming!

Nan, how is Sassy feeling today? Enjoy your lunch.

Sorta, good luck getting your meds! How frustrating.

Ana wave

Posted by: flutist

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 11:39 AM

Good Munday morning all.

We had 26 also, Ana. But the sun is shining, so that is good. We got an inch of rain yesterday and last night.

We just got back from taking Cory for his walk. My nose got cold. lol Going to make a pot of spaghetti for dinner tonight. Will put some in the NC. Crusty garlic bread with it. Better yet, if I get ambitious, will make some bread in the breadmaker. Bill has been after me to make some. If I get the bread flour out of the freezer and put it on the counter, then maybe I will remember to make it.

I think I may download that puzzle game on Game Giveaway of the Day. Something different and maybe it will help my brain. lol

Have a great day.


Oops, too late for the game.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 11:51 AM

Magnificent Monday ya'll puppy

Hubby, son, and kids are all here, so no quiet. Sipping, surfing, goes the day. wave
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 11:58 AM

Morning; for 2 nites the temp was below 20. This morning is pouring rain. Go figure.
Not a lot planned except for this morning's coffee and crossword puzzle of course then home to consider the day. Always best to do a bit of gaming while considering....

Wishes to all for a great day.
Posted by: Gimli

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 12:07 PM

Happy Mundane my friends kissy

Back in Switzerland since yesterday late night.
About the break-in: The gardeners who wanted to start the olive harvest last Tuesday found the entrance door open and inside was everything wet from the rain and fog. They alerted the police and called us in Switzerland and we jumped into our car and drove the 8 hours to Italy in a frenzy. My husband and I were very sad and emotional and the 8-hours-drive in this condition was a bit dangerous. We arrived and found the damage on the aluminum shutters and the entrance door, and they first damaged the burglar alarm (ha!) with a fast-reacting hardener. It was a complete mess. Since we never have valuable things and no money in the house, they found nothing of value and so they took instead things like five pullovers, a hat, Swiss Knives, a thermos flask, my hairdryer, a bath towel and a looking glass. It’s ridiculous actually. So much damage for so cheap goods. I’am still completely confused and for hubby and me the emotional damage, you know, that somebody violated your personal life, is much bigger than anything else. Unfortunately the police will never catch the thieves. There are too many doing this kind of “business” and when they catch one, they have to let them go again because there is not enough space in the prisons. This is a lost country, I tell you. So many youngsters who are unemployed and of course they want to have their mobile phones nonetheless and their design cloth and everything, so they go steal it. It’s such a sad time.

Going to bed now and I hope I will be happier tomorrow. Don't want to spoil your day with my misery.... crazy

Oh I could have needed this guy all right sherlock
See you tomorrow. LOVE!!

Posted by: Lotus777

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 01:22 PM

Oh the mundaneness of it all. Been busy as usual around here. Stormed all night but the wind should let up late this afternoon. It hasn't been bad but most likely a reminder of what is to come. I don't like winter. I'm sad because Evelyne is sad. Such a rotten thing to happen. Well, I'm off to flirt with more pumpkins. I so wish I could share some of this bounty. Happy Gaming everyone! wave
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 02:19 PM

Both errands are done and now trying to make myself walk the dogs. It's so cold and windy, but I know I need to buck up and do it anyways. lol

Lotus, you really have a full time job harvesting!

Evelyne, I am so sorry. I feel your pain. Amazing how they were able to shut off the alarm. I am glad you did not have anything of great value, but dealing with the emotions is the most difficult. hearts

Trippy, a rainy day is perfect for gaming! Hope you and the pups are feeling better.

L4L, maybe you and soot can run away somewhere fun today!

Bets, the GGOTD are only on the weekends. Sorry you missed it. I love homemade bread. Enjoy your day.
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 03:39 PM

I'm so sorry Evelyne. I know how you feel. My house was robbed years ago and I still feel the cringes when I look at certain areas that 'they' touched and things that they took which I miss. Worst thing is they used MY toilet. Ugh! Not enough Lysol in the world to make it feel clean again.

Hope all works out for you and the damages are able to be repaired. Hopefully you won't have the experience I did when I had to confront one of the guys in court and had his defense attorney accuse ME of having an affair with his client! Was a surrealistic day for sure.

Wish people would realize how awful their victims feel, but I don't think they have consciences. mad
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 03:47 PM

Good afternoon Boomers. Lots of rain here today but at least it is not snow. smile
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 04:30 PM

sleep wave
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 05:45 PM

I just came home from the Vet and Sassy is in the hospital. When I got home from taking friend to doc appointment I took Sassy out and all she did was poop blood. PLEASE say a prayer for her. Thank you!!!!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 06:03 PM

Oh Nan, I am sending a gazillion prayers her way. Please keep us informed. Big Hugs!

SpaceQ, good gaming weather!

Haroula, sweet dreams.

Ana hearts
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 06:22 PM

Evelyn, so sad to hear about the break in. Sadly there are to few prisons/jails in every country.
The same is here in that not enough room in the jails. Would certainly aid in jobs if they did build more jails.
I too feel the pain of having things stolen.

Thanks Ana, I'm feeling much better, Shawnee and Rebel are doing well, but Skye just seems to be depressed/listless since the surgery and whatever kind of "bite" she got.

Nan, prayer that Sassy will be okay. Did they give you any kind of idea what it might be?
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 06:54 PM

Trippy, I hope that Skye shakes it off soon. Don't you wish they could talk to let you know how they feel?

Ana wave
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 07:03 PM

Hey everybody. wave

I came home and threw my clothes and my bird in the car and high tailed it over to Mom's.

I took Baby out to play and look for heads.

Baby had a blast. puppy

Me too. I love watching her run and jump around. yay

I have another early early day, but tomorrow I get off at 1:00 to start my weekend. penguin

Gotta get ready for beddie-bye now. sleep

Evie I'm so sorry to hear about your break in. I know that feeling all too well. mad

I think we've all been affected at one time or another and had that feeling of violation.

It affects me every day in fact, because we have soooo many things stolen from Lowe's. smirk

I hope everyone has a nice evening. yes

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 07:40 PM

I am in line waiting for class to start. Joe, I am glad you got to see your baby today! smile
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 07:48 PM

Ana I should be in bed asleep before you get through shaking it up. kissy

Enjoy your evening. hearts

Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 08:22 PM

Prayers for you, auntiegram and Sassy that she will be OK!
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 08:31 PM

awwww,sorry some are having such terrible times today.
evelyne , i know exactly what it is like to be broken ibto and robbed.

nan - of course i will pray for sassy , please keep us informed. hugs and fingers crossed.

trippy , same for you - hope skye gets to feeling better soon.

everyone else , have a great evening , and i'll see you all tomorrow.
Posted by: Midge

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 08:42 PM

Oh Nan. I'm sending prayers for your sassy. Hugs my dear.

I'm headed for bed now. After working split shift, packing and unpacking, doing laundry in my very own washer and dryer YIPPEE! See you in the morning. I finally have the morning off. I'm sleeping in. Night all.

Midgie sleep hearts
Posted by: GBC

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 09:07 PM

Evening All!

Evelyne, glad you're back safe. Such a sad situation with the break-in.

Oh Nan, prayers sent out your way for Sassy. Hugs! hearts

Night everyone, sleep
Posted by: Darlene

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 10:42 PM


Home, fed, NCIS'd..

Evelyne, so very sorry about the break-in in Italy. Big hugs to you! hearts

Nan, so very sorry about Sassy! Big hugs to you, as well! hearts

Trippy, hope your Skye is feeling better quickly! hearts
Posted by: Lotus777

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 11:24 PM

Oh Nan, that just makes me sick for you and your little Sassy. I just prayed for both of you. Worried about Skye as well, Trippy. Have the vets maybe missed something? Can you get a second opinion? Hope you have fun dancing, Ana. As far as that garden goes, you are right and we are going to make it even bigger next year, as in even more variety!! We do share with family and friends and there is always surplus. I'm tired. Going to read or watch tv or maybe a little of both. Either one will knock me out so Good Night all. sleep
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 11:33 PM

Well I am home again. lol Went to BINGO!! The Vet called and said that Sassy was resting comfortably and no more diarrhia or vomiting. happydance

She had been having this issue over the weekend so I thought maybe she had the flu as Zoey just got over that. But then this afternoon it was all blood and she hadn't eaten Sat.

The Vet says that it's NOT parvo virus though so that is great. She became dehydrated so they wanted to keep her for a couple days and give her IV's and some IV antibiotics. I will go and see her tomorrow.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!! I might be lost for a couple days. duh

Hope everybody has had a wonderful day!

Evelyne so sorry about the breakin but glad nothing major was removed. Why they would take things that they know don't belong to them is beyond me. HUGS!! Glad the Band was with yiou and hubby!!

Ana hope class is fun!! Did you ever walk the dogs??? Any new project??

Trippy prayers that Skye is back to self in no time at all. HUGS!

Joe glad you had a good time at your moms!

wave Haroula, niteowl, Midge, Space, Lotus, Darlene, Gail!!

Well I think I shall look for my pillow. Night everybody sleep well and pleasant dreams.

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Mundane - 11/12/12 11:42 PM

Nan, I am so happy to see this before I go to bed. Prayers still heading Sassy's way.
I am still not back in the corner so I am enjoying my free time.
I ran the dogs in the forest preserve across the street that they can't be off leash so I risked a 150 dollar fine. We ran into a coyote and then I leashed them and we ran together. I was very cold so running was the only way to keep warm anyway.
Class was awesome as always. Next week I have it on Monday and Tuesday night, so I can't wait!