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Thursday, April 25, 2013

On the way home from fetching cat food, I was listening to NPR. They were talking about the flooding on the Mississippi, and how it's difficult to get cooperation because it passes through so many different jurisdictions. The commentator said, "It's like a child with 800 parrots, but he's an orphan."

"Yeesh", I thought. "If my son had 800 parrots, I'd leave home, too."

I was a good ten miles farther along before I realized he'd said 800 *parents*.
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    Har de HAR HAR...I LOVE NPR! When we had our little cabin in N. Carolina NPR was one of the only radio stations that had a signal strong enough to be heard. You learn some really GREAT stuff on the station! Television was banned at the cabin. Actually it should STILL be banned in our Florida home too. Mostly just brain rot crap is on anyhow. I'd much rather read...but the hubs is totally wonder men are so duh...AND easy to entertain! emoticon emoticon

    Love your parrot story...and glad it gave you a laugh for the rest of the trip home!


    1878 days ago
    Do you empathize with that wacky commercial they used to show of people standing in their showers, etc. singing their favorite songs and totally butchering the lyrics? LMAO I can't say a word.....been there/done that. But with me I believe it is a 'blonde' thing, even tho my hair has been gray for so long....that blonde syndrome just never seems to go away. (sigh) However, they say if you can laugh at yourself, you are ahead of the game.....I am a sprinter, if that is true. LOL
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    I lol'd AND snorted!!!
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    LOL. emoticon
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    Wow, that made me giggle!
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    OMG your brain did it's own autocorrect. emoticon
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    LOL!When I was a little girl living in southern Oregon, we had a collie dog that died.To my little kid ears I heard she was eaten by a green alligator!Years later,as an adult,I mentioned this to my oldest brother,wanting to know how that could happen in Oregon.Needless to say he laughed until he cried,and said,"Oh Robbie,that is so like you,she was trapped in a grain elevator!"P.S. She did not die in there,the teenage boys that took her in there were found out in time,my little brain just mixed up the events in so many ways!! P.S.S. My brother still likes to tease me about that one:)
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    LOL. I love parrots but not 800 of them. Would not want 800 parents any more than 800 parrots but of the two I would opt for the parrots.
    1883 days ago
    Oh you silly thing I wondered what the punch line should be. Thanks for the LOL, DH wondered what I was chuckling about. I also love N PR, DH like the music. I like the talking heads. It keep me interested-some times downright mad but not often HUGS Pat.

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    1883 days ago
    Oh, yeah. I really hate it when I accumulate 800 parrots. That makes me, too, want to flee. Especially when they break out into petty verbal spats.
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    LOL! That is a good one! emoticon emoticon
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    Too funny! When I first started reading I thought you had made a typo (as I so frequently do). Funny.
    1883 days ago
    I often misread road signs that way. Must be the full moon.
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