Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. ~Seán O’Casey
Since my posts have been pretty heavy lately, I wanted to come back to my preferred reality of fun and humor. This post is a bit unconventional, but what the hay, life is short!
Yesterday, I was going through my photos on iPhoto, which usually originate from my iPhone, some from my iPad. Looks like over a year or two, when there was a funny text message, I would take a screen shot. Usually when I do this, it’s to be accompanied with a blog post, but some may have been forgotten or there wasn’t the space. So in honor of these silly text messages, here they are for all to share. Enjoy!
Warning: These text messaging screen shots are really NOT funny, but they sure do bring a smile to my face.
This isn’t funny, but simply sweet. I must have taken a screen shot of my phone screen. Naturally, guess who always seems to take center stage. This picture was accrued during a Santa Workshop at Kyle’s elementary school. He always did love me showing up and helping out, believe it or not.
Here is one that cracked us both up. My friend Kelly and I were texting back and forth and it appears I wanted to make a Barnes and Noble run, but I was already involved in another book serious. I have a sneaky suspicion the “book” Kelly was referring to was Allegiant by Veronica Roth. Usually, I order my books online, but sometimes I do swing by the store in a moment of book desperation. This one I remember I ordered to begin upon completion of the Harry Potter books. The show, which involved the auto correct is called Mike & Molly. Auto correct struck again!
I remember this day very clearly. For it was a day of disgust, intrigue and pure victory. After much distraught and confusion, I finally found what was running rampant in my house. I thought it was a mouse, a super mouse to be exact, but after I caught the elusive critter, I found out it was a chipmunk! Gross. Yes! But victory was mine and I could now find peace in my own house. Of Mice and Me … Part 4
Every year, Nicole takes Kyle for a week in the summer. It’s been referred to as the ‘Aunt Nikki and Kyle’s Week of Fun’. Sometimes they do stuff locally around the D.C. Metro Area or sometimes they go away for the week or a few days. It’s a nice time for them to spend together.
This particular trip included a bunch of cold showers. Kyle cracks me up! We’ve been bribing and fighting with Kyle to take showers for as long as I can remember. He never wants to! I still have no idea what his aversion is to being clean, but there it is.
There were times when I wouldn’t get him for a week, and when I did, he was greasy and filthy! Then, to only be resistant when taking the plunge. You could tell it wasn’t an act that was reinforced regularly and instilled in him (not from my family, we love to shower and do it regularly, meaning daily). I had the same problem with Kyle and brushing his teeth.
Recently, Kyle said to me, “I always take a shower, every night.” What? News flash buddy, who are you trying to kid? He made it out like he’s been do this his whole life, but in reality it was this past week. I’m on to you and I have proof!
This did crack me up. While outlining Christmas plans for the year, out of nowhere, Nicole started the Soft Kitty song. She cracks me up. I showed it to Kyle and he was grinning from ear to ear, being a fan of the song and the show, The Big Bang Theory.
I read random things online. Usually they are human interest stories, news articles, breaking news, politics and such, but there is the occasion, when I find something that catches my eye for pure entertainment.
I started writing blog posts about these interesting facts, eventually calling them ‘Random Fun Facts’. They are simply information and statistics, which I was not aware of or did and forgot, or information I feel others might find interesting. This particular blog topic was focused on flatulence. Yes! Farting! I found it funny and entertaining, which I clearly replied to Nicole, after she evidently read the blog post. Facts About Farting Read it, it’s actually enlightening!
This conversation started out discussing business, Thrill of the Hunt, our start-up company. Apparently, I needed a check for something. If my memory serves me correct, it was to pay for our booth at either the Banana Split Festival in Latrobe or the Steelerfest at Saint Vincent College (Random Fun Facts: Saint Vincent College, Bertha Nesser’s Alma Mater May You Both Find Eternal Peace).
I am happy to announce the business has come a long way in a little over a year, yet we still have many more journeys ahead.
What cracks me up, in the middle of our presumably serious conversation, Nicole goes south. Please refer to the previous screen shot and entry, where she makes fun of me and my flatulence topic. Can’t tell we’re sisters? At least mine was in response to an infographic I read, hers was due to an experience. Notice how I instantly threw my dog, Seven under the bus!
These screen shots were my proof, I needed to sent to Kyle, showing I’m not a terrible chess player. We both love to play the game, and as I’ve mentioned before I taught Kyle to play when he was just a little man. Checkmate – Game of Chess Naturally, at that time I used to crush him, not so much in present days. This particular instance, I was playing the computer and I won! Twice! I was on fire! Granted, I’m sure if it was on the hardest or easiest setting. However, come to think of it, it might have been on the hardest, since Kyle is the one who manages the controls. Regardless, I took screen shots and IMed them to Kyle. Victory was mine!
On a side note, I always have to be white and Kyle black, as per my little man.
This conversation was between me and Kyle. To be honest, I don’t really remember why he was asking about my legs or what book he wanted. I wish I would have kept some of Kyle’s other text messages, even though they usually only consist of “Ya” and “Ok”. Man of few words. The funny part of this text is Kyle’s call out of “Bad Girl”, an inside joke (that I guess is not so inside anymore) WannaBe 80’s Scavenger Hunt & a Puppy In a Day.
Kyle strikes again. He will only reach out if he needs something, and of course I always comply. This time he needed a recipe for school. I guess he was making something in Home Ec or they were reviewing recipes (I remember doing the same thing). Later, I told Kyle we needed to work on his spelling, I guess his phone doesn’t have auto correct or it’s clearly not turned on.
I love being able to communicate with Kyle through so many different means! My favorite is in person, but I’ll take what I can get when he’s not with me.
This is my favorite of all! At this point, every time I looked at Facebook through the app on my phone, this is what I saw. It totally cracked me up! Look at her face taking up the entire space!
What was really funny, this went on for a few days, every time I opened the app, there was Nicole’s head staring back at me. It seemed to never update and push me through to other posts. It was stuck on Nicole’s head! Taking this as an opportunity to instigate, I screen shot it and shared it with her.