Wednesday, March 21, 2012

fun stories

So, everyone that knows me very well, knows that I love to tell funny stories. I like to make people laugh, and try to at every opportunity. (Yah, I get a lot of blank looks when I try out new jokes on people. For some reason, they don't get the ones I find especially funny. :) So, because it's been pretty boring lately, I've got a bunch of "funny" stories, please laugh!!!!!!!

    Mary Simpson was almost crazy with her three kids. She complained to her best friend, "They're driving me nuts. Such pests, they give me no rest and I'm half-way to the nut hatch."
    "What you need is a playpen to separate the kids from yourself," her friend said.
    So Mary bought a playpen. A few days later, her friend called to ask how things were going.
    "Superb! I can't believe it," Mary said. "I get in that pen with a good book and the kids don't bother me one bit!"

A man was driving down the highway late one night when his mini-van broke down. He turned on his flashers and tried to get someone's attention to help him. Eventually a Lamborghini Countash pulls up.

"Any chance I could get a lift into town?" said the mini-van driver.

"I can do better than that," the man driving the Countash replied. "I've got a V-12 under this hood, I can tow you to the nearest town, no problem. Just honk your horn and flash your lights if I start going too fast."

They head off down the road and eventually come to a stop light and up pulls a Ferrari F40 with a V-10. The F40 began to rev it's engine to get the Countash to race. The Countash revs its engine and the light turns green. They fly out of there, and about a half a mile down the road they pass a speed trap.

The officer there watches them pass and radios to base saying, "Base, you will not believe what I just saw. A F40 and a Countash were driving down the road doing about 120 with a Mini-van honking it's horn and flashing it's lights trying to pass them!"

Last week my wife and I purchased a new computer. We ran into some difficulties while setting it up so we decided to call the customer support phone number we found in the manual.

I picked up the phone and called the number. A man answered the phone and I explained the problem to him.

He began rattling off computer jargon. This confused us even more.

"Sir," I said politely, "Can you explain what I should do as if I were a small child?"

"Okay," the computer support guy said, "Son, could you please put your mommy on the phone?"

For many years, it was believed that most injuries occur in the home.

This is no longer true. Evidence from a recent study suggests that injuries are most likely to occur at social gatherings, right after somebody yells, "Hey, Y'all! Watch this!"

A Sunday school teacher was teaching her class about the difference between right and wrong. "All right children, let's take another example," she said. "If I were to get into a man's pocket and take his billfold with all his money, what would I be?"
    Little Johnny raises his hand, and with a confident smile, he blurts out, "You'd be his wife!"

Things to do while in a elevator!!!!!

- Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: "Quiet, all of YOU! Just stop it!"

- Whistle the first seven notes of "It's a Small World" incessantly.

- Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: "Got enough air in there?"

- Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.

- Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.

- When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.

- Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.

- On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go "plink" at the bottom.

- Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: "I've got new socks on!"

- Meow occasionally.

- Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce "You're one of THEM!" and move to the far corner of the elevator.

- Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.

- When the elevator is silent, look around and ask "is that your cell phone?"

- Say "Ding!" at each floor.

- Say "I wonder what all these do" and push the red buttons.

- Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.

- Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your "personal space."

- Announce in a deep, low voice: "I must find a more suitable host body."

- Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

cold+rain=tons of music and reading (heaven)

It's cold and wet again. I was getting pretty excited about the warm weather that was supposed to be here. Seriously, everyone on Blogger is posting about how warm it is for this early in the spring... It's raining and cold here, and I am spending absolutely no time out there until it warms up!! :) Although I don't think I'll start complaining yet. I am getting to spend tons of time practicing music, and reading my favorite books over and over. (Because I need to get to the Library and get new ones!!)

I love this dress. (Except the price!!!) It is totally pretty, and modest!!!  Source

Lately I’ve really wanted to write, anything (!) but can’t come up with a story. Do you ever feel like there are already so many hundreds and hundreds of thousands of books and stories, how can someone create a new one? Or at least, one that isn’t too ridiculous to be good. I love to read books by the masters, Dickens, George MacDonald,  and other amazing authors, Louisa May Alcott, and Harold Bell Wright, who have written some of the best books out there today, and I don’t feel like I can write anything of any worth, compared to their works of art.
     Have you ever held an old book in your hand, and by the time you finish it the first time, it is a best friend? Or returned to a book five, six, or even seven times, because it was that well written, and the story was that amazing, the characters that real? That’s the kind of story I want to create, but, needless to say, I find it hard to even come up with an idea much less write about it. I think I need to just start writing, and stick with it no matter how stupid it sounds, and practise and practise, until I am able to create like that--hey, that's a good idea... (IT's amazing when I come up with an idea, honest!!! Just ask A.G. Most of the time I forget even before I come up with it.

I’ve gotta run, hope ya’ll are having  a great spring, with plenty of warm weather, while I sit here in the cold—oh yah, I wasn’t gonna complain… J 


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

officially wishing for spring

Don’t you love musicals?!? And classic movies… put the two together, and you get two hours of awesomeness. J One of my favorites is, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and this song is one of the best. J I love the guys dancing together.

I tried to go out and take photos of my baby goats yesterday, but they wouldn’t hold still long enough for me to take a decent photo. :) They are really cute though.
I lost their mama a couple of days after my last post, luckily for me, though, she was one of the newer goats, and I hadn’t gotten very attached yet. I form attachments with animals very quickly, and I LOVE my animals. Several years ago, my first rabbit died, and it completely ruined my week. I felt so depressed, so I don’t know what I would do if something BIGGER died… Anyhow…
^ Not my photo!!

Everyone was completly *sure* that spring was here, and then it snowed again. (Yesterday.) It melted off almost immedietly, but left the cold behind. *sigh* I really need it to warm up now. *Hint* :) Unfortunantly, here, it doesn't get very green. Maybe for a month, at the very most, and then it's back to being brown. We do get used to the brown, for sure!! :)

Isn’t that darling!!! ^

Becca Anne

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

meeting for the first time

Seeing my family meet my littlest brother, James, was priceless. They were all so excited driving down to pick him up, and were upset when we had to make a couple of stops. Arriving at the hospital, we waited in the parking lot for a minuet while we transferred some things from my Grandparents car into the van, and the kids were almost running off without us. When we finally made it into the room, the squeals and “isn’t he cutes’” were so fun.

^ Cute just isn't the right word. :)

My grandpa and James. Doesn’t he look tiny? J

The kids even let me hold him!! (While complaining that I had gotten to hold him before! J)

My parents let Andrew come over for a few minutes today, and it was awesome to get to see big bro meet the little guy. Andrew got to hold him for a while, and James didn’t cry very much!! Babies usually cry when Andrew holds them. J

So, precious or what?!? Finally something new and cute to photograph!!


Sunday, March 4, 2012


I have a huge surprise for ya’ll!!!!

As you know from my last post, my mom was going in tomorrow to get induced. Well, long story short, mom went in Thursday night, because of a lot of different reasons, and they started trying to induce Friday morning, and through a bunch of problems, James Jeremiah was born at 4:20 this afternoon. I was able to witness the birth, and that was awesome!!! He weighed 7.8 pounds, and was 19 ½ inches long. :)

I’ll post more about all that later!!

And I also had triplet goat kidds born yesterday morning about 6:00 AM, and two of them made it, and are doing amazingly well. The mom is having a lot of problems, and I’m not sure if she is gonna make it, but I hope that it will all turn out great. We are bottle-feeding, and the babies are SOOO cute!!

I promise photos and details to follow soon.


Thursday, March 1, 2012


Happy Thursday, and March 1st, people! It’s a typical blustery March day, windy, cold, and half overcast. (I know, how it can be half overcast?!? Well, the right half of the sky is clear and the left is cloudy. Unless you’re facing west, then the left side is clear and the right overcast. And then north and south… Never mind. ;)
I am so ready for summer, that today; I walked down the driveway to get the mail in bare feet. I’m weird about socks and shoes. I don’t wear them unless I’m going somewhere, working in the barn, or if the weather is that awful. (Like snow and ice, or hiking and things like that.)  I’ve even been known to go get the mail, when there’s 6 inches on snow on the ground, shoeless.  Yah, getting the mail is my job. I don’t know why I enjoy it so much, but I’ve been known to blow up at someone for getting it before I could get out there. So, I have no idea how this post strayed onto barefeet and getting the mail, but hey, It’s good to be random, at least part of the time. :)

Aren’t these awesome?  So colorful. I can’t seem to convince myself to wear things that are colorful like that, but I love them anyways.

We’re getting a package ready to send to Thomas. He asked me to send him this one, ^ and I read it really quick before we send it. I totally recommend it. (Crazy Love by Francis Chan.) I didn’t get quite as much out of it as I hoped, all because I was speed reading, but it was well worth the time spent reading.  

I haven’t read this one, (The Oath. Or any by Frank Peretti, except Tilly.)  But have heard that it’s good. I’ve been trying to find some books that a 20-year-old soldier dude (a.k.a. my bro) would like to read, because, honestly, I don’t think he would appreciate Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, George MacDonald, and Harold Bell Wright quite the way that I do!!! I’ve asked some guys that I know, and they suggested a series, but then one of the guys offered to gift them to Thomas as Ebooks, so even that didn’t work out for me. Any suggestions of books you know about?

Movies, guitar strings, and a bunch of fun colorful picks, makes the photo color packed.

Can you tell that I have no inspiration? I’m taking photos of green beans?!? It’s just so brown outside, and I haven’t been doing anything interesting at all, so…

Ohh, here’s a piece of news…Some of you might not be aware of the fact that my mom is expecting her 11 (twelfth really. I have a stillborn sister, who would about 7 now.) child. And it’s due in a couple of weeks. BUT, they have decided to induce her on Monday, (yes, this Monday) and I’m gonna get to observe the birth!!! I’m pretty pumped. I really want to go into nursing after I finish High school, and am using this as a “test”. I want to find out if I really can handle it. J  So, I think it will be good to test myself, and make sure it really is what I want. (Sorry about the underline, it won't go away... :(

Ok, I'm done rambling. :)