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Wishful Thinking #6

 I'm going to fly like an eagle oneday!


 The rain will wash your car for you.


single scoop: an amazingly fine shower of wax might follow the rain too!

double scoop: Hey Mr. Fly! Are you going for a world record or something!

triple scoop: If you’ve missed the last 5, they are still here and here and here and here and here .



It’s A Puzzle

not for children!

Have you ever watched children do a jigsaw puzzle?

They all attack it differently: some concentrate on the piece shapes, some focus on colors or images, some look for edge pieces, …

But …

when the puzzle gets dumped out of the box, and before most of the pieces are turned over, there is usually one overly excited kid who grabs the first 2 pieces he or she can get their hands on and tries to join them.

The child is always extremely surprised when they don’t fit together and then carries on by grabbing 2 more random pieces.

That kid is the eternal optimist in the bunch.

Life hasn’t made him or her methodical or calculating yet.

I like that;

… and the puzzles last a lot longer too!


note: I’m an “edge pieces first” person. Thanks for asking.

double note: If you’ve got 5 corners, something’s wrong.

triple note: the top puzzle is my next project!

quadruple note: You may think it’s strange, but I don’t like crossword puzzles. A good “word jumble” is nice though.

quintuple note: I wrote about puzzles  a long time ago. (before “notes“,  “humorblog” links, and medium sized photos even)



Wishful Thinking #5


You won’t have to buy any replacement bulbs for your Christmas tree or outdoor lights this year.


single scoop: I bet all your strands were neatly wrapped away last year too!

double scoop: Hey Mr. Fly! You’re not eating very fast.

triple scoop: Why hasn’t anyone ever commented on the fact that soft serve ice cream doesn’t come in scoops?

quadruple scoop: If you’ve missed the last 4, they are still here and here and here and here.



Wishful Thinking #4


After cutting your own hair badly, you will be able to even it out by yourself.


single scoop: it costs nothing to look like an idiot.

double scoop:  Hey Mr. Fly!  Save some for the rest of us!

triple scoop: Why do barbers and hair stylists always show you the back of your head with a mirror? I don’t care what it looks like: I don’t have to look at it.

quadruple scoop: If you’ve missed the last 3, they are still here and here and here.



Wishful Thinking #3


The person sitting next to you on the airplane will be amazingly sexy and seriously attracted to you.


single scoop: I’d be happy if they offered me their dessert.

double scoop: Hey Mr. Fly! There is some very delicious plastic spaghetti over to your left too!

triple scoop: the idea for this one goes to Kelly Pettit.

quadruple scoop: If you’ve missed the last 2, they are still here and here.



Wishful Thinking #2

Standing in line to buy a ticket to the newest Harry Potter movie and thinking the 300 kids waiting in front of you want to see the newest Roman Polanski film.


single scoop: Hermione’s character has really developed a lot since the first movie.

double scoop: Hey Mr. Fly! Are you on some new kind of diet program or something?

triple scoop: movie theatre popcorn is so good I would pay 100 times more than it’s worth to have it: oh …  I already do.



Wishful Thinking #1


Your boyfriend or girlfriend will remain faithful to you while they go backpacking for a year.


single scoop: Riiiightttt!

double scoop: I’m feeling Pat Coakleyish with all these continuing sagas. But I’m not challenging anybody to anything: you have to give me that much.

triple scoop: Hey Mister Fly! Try the chocolate, it’s pretty good too!

quadruple scoop: I took pannonica‘s advice and did something different with the “note” system. Picture of an ice cream: scoop. Do you get it? Ahhhh! it’s soft serve! There are no scoops