Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A + A // My Hilarious Pirate Jokes

- Picking up the phone and saying repeatedly "Hello? Hello? Is anyone there?" because the line was dead and although there was no dial tone there was no one on the other end either! Turned out it was one of the many telephone pranks that get pulled by my family members. :)
- Near misses.
- Being taught how to properly cut hot bread.
- Sophie trying to explain the different types of exercise. "So there's like, 'really' exercise, and then there's like, 'not really' exercise. "
- Being punished in a Kangaroo Court at camp because nobody liked your [hilarious] pirate jokes.
- Discovering that secrets can become widespread very easily.
- When you're walking down a grass verge beside the road, talking to your sister, when all of a sudden a voice right beside you says "hello" and you get an awful shock and almost cry out! Turned out to be a jogger who had come up beside me very silently. So scary though.
- When someone takes a very terribly awkward photo of you and puts it on social media. For all the world to see. Like, seriously? It's kind of funny at the same time, however.
- Being so terribly tired that you say the first thing that comes into your mind. Believe you me, it was most certainly not the sort of thing I would have said if I had been in my right mind, so to speak.

- When your four year old brother comes up to you and says "You're beautiful."
- Camp!
- Listening to Danella practicing her harp music.
- Parallel parking the car for the first time. Granted, it took, like, forever to do it, but Dad was patient and we got there in the end.
- Having lots of fruit to bottle and make into jam.
- Winning card game after card game after card game. No feeling quite like it.
- This photo of Lydia and Baxter.

- All the funny things Jacob comes up with to say. Today at lunchtime Sophie went to get him a drink of water and Daddy said, "Isn't it wonderful, all the things that Sophie does for you." Jacob looked thoughtful and said, "Sophie makes me hungrier."
- Apricots. Fresh ones. Sun ripened ones. Nothing nicer in all the world.

Are you a pro at cutting hot bread?
What's your favourite pirate joke?
Are you a card game or a board game sort of person?
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  1. My viewpoint on cutting hot bread is that if people don't like how I've cut it, maybe they should cut it themselves. No, I'm not a pro. Still learning.

    I think the Judge of Kangaroo Court would have wanted you to make a third section, after Awkward and Awesome: Awful. Where you could put all your pirate jokes. (I didn't think they were awful, but apparently Caleb did.)

    1. Haha. That is true.

      Well at least the kids enjoyed watching the kangaroo court. And that's the main thing. (I must confess I sort of enjoyed it too...)

  2. haha, I love dried apricots! :D uhh, noo, I'm not good at cutting bread at any time..I always cut it too thin so its just half a slice. :P I'm more of a card game player. :D Awesome post!

    1. The only thing better than dried apricots is fresh ones!! :D
      What's your favourite card game?

  3. I'm good at cutting hot bread for myself--a nice thick slice--and not so good cutting it for others. (I try to make them thinner so that there's more for me and it doesn't always turn out well. :P Hehehe...

    What were the pirate jokes you made that were hilarious?

    I'm a board game person. Like Settlers of Catan.

    1. Since you asked....
      My best pirate joke is this one:

      Q. What did the pirate say when his wooden leg got stuck in the freezer?
      A. "Shiver me timbers!"

      And the one that Caleb hated the most, the one I made up myself: (I made it up when I was serving porridge for breakfast one morning)

      Q. What did the pirate say when he got porridge stuck in his mouth?
      A. "This is t-oat-ally terrible!"

  4. After years of trying and trying, I think that I can count myself as a professional at cutting bread, and even thin slices at that—last time I tried none of the bread ripped.
    As for what types of games I prefer, I don't. It really depends on who I'm with. If I'm with my siblings, more board games. If I'm with my grandmother, card games.

    1. Wow, congratulations!!
      It does depend on who you're with, doesn't it! The great thing is that there are so many wonderful games (both board and card) to choose from. :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Ashley! Will check out your blog. :) Have a lovely day!

  6. I guess this is my favourite pirate joke:
    What's a pirate's favourite letter?
    You'd think it was aRRRR...
    But his first love is the C!

    1. That is a great one! (I wish I'd known of it sooner... would have been good to add to the collection, lol.) Thank you for sharing.


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