Week-End Review 5/14: “Just For the Pun of It” Edition


Scroll on down past the links for the Silliness of the Week! It shouldn’t take you too long to get there, since I’m a little light on linkage this Friday. It happens when I get behind on my blog-reading, which has definitely been the case this week (and it may be next week as well)!

Posting in general may be lighter than usual next week, period, since I’ll be focused on preparing posts and doing behind-the-scenes stuff to get ready for Armchair BEA the week after next (May 25-28). My non-blogging life (I sort of have one – who knew?!) is in a pretty busy phase right now as well, so if I can get away with a little slacking around here, that’s my plan. Of course, you know how I am about plans, especially when they involve cutting back on blogging, so we’ll see what actually happens – I just like to give y’all a heads-up when I may be around less than usual.

And on that note…one month from today, my family will be heading off to Washington DC for the first leg of our East Coast vacation! We’ll be there for five days, and then take the train to New York City to spend another five days there. I intend to schedule some posts in advance for those two weeks, but that’s another time when I’ll be around less than usual, so I thought I’d throw this out there now – is anyone interested in guest-posting here during June? I will probably make an official pitch closer to the time, but you can start thinking about it now – and e-mail me at 3.rsblog AT Gmail DOT com if you’d like to discuss it!


Dispatches: Links from Across the Blogiverse this Week

The real story from a real “real housewife” from Orange County

Facing up to the fact that you just can’t be good at everything

If your Twitter follows disappear, do you still exist? Speaking of disappearing: five criteria for purging feeds from your Google Reader (just don’t use them on me, please!)

A poetic plea not to forsake blogging for Facebook and Twitter; 10 reasons to quit Facebook (which IS becoming the new AOL – ha, I was right!)


Just For Pun Fun

(via the Inbox, from my uncle)

1. The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .

3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

10. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

11. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: ‘You stay here; I’ll go on a head.’

12. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

13. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: ‘Keep off the Grass.’

14. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

15. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

16. A backward poet writes inverse.

17. In a democracy it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism it’s your count that votes.

18. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.


Friday Fill-ins #176

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1. I just had dinner, and I’ll get some dessert after I post this!
2. I have no idea what that is.
3. The third sentence on the 7th page of the book I’m reading: “He was all Fantastic Four wrapped into one; and his most death-defying mission was messing with Geoff, my older, bound-for-college brother.” (from The Heart is Not a Size, by Beth Kephart)
4. Hearing about new books tickles my fancy.
5. I was walking up the stairs when I remembered what I forgot, so I had to walk back down the stairs.
6. My husband’s laugh makes me laugh!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to vegging, tomorrow my plans include seeing Iron Man 2 (and writing up a review if I have anything to say about it!) and Sunday, I want to spend some time getting a dedicated blog set up for Armchair BEA!

Have a great weekend!

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