Open Discussion

Thursday evening, I posted in comments that I’m overworked, tired of bad news and would like to write something uplifting.  I asked for suggestions.

Kindheart101 replied:

How about an open comment board to post on for 10/17. “A Happy Place”

Everyone has to post a cute video, something funny, a childhood memory, a special birthday gift, Christmas gift……………anything other than turmoil and grief!

A happy, funny, video filled area to raise our spirits and make us smile.

Find it on Utube……….dig it up from your past………..or make it up!

There is so much to choose from, and so many stories to be shared. 🙂

Just a suggestion.

She started off by sharing a funny story about her hair.

I don’t have a funny story to tell, but would like to share the following video.

Yesterday, our spirits were lifted with the sentencing of Michael Dunn.  My spirit was also lifted upon hearing that the person in D.C. does not have Ebola.   Still, I have something to complete that is time sensitive and I need to dedicate this weekend to finishing.

While good things are the focus, feel free to discuss anything.  Have a safe weekend.




Posted on 10/18/2014, in Happy Place, open discussion and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 210 Comments.

  1. Wouldn’t it be great if we could wake up with the energy of Jessica in this video and pep talk ourselves into having a great day?!

    • kindheart101

      Heck, I refrain from even looking in the mirror in the morning.

      She is too cute!

      • Ha!!
        I refrain from looking out of the window! : )
        I don’t do mornings!
        don’t even know what one looks like! : )

        • kindheart101

          Then don’t ever get a cat Lolypop! LOL

          My cats sleep with me every night, and are quite happy to snuggle up and take a nap in the afternoon also. But……….No matter what time I go to bed, once the sun comes up, they demand to look out the window! I go through at least 4 sets of blinds a year.

          I have put large padded ledges on every single window for them to lay and look out of. I keep the blinds open and available for them to lay comfortably, at any hour of the day, and watch the birds, etc., outside. Yet if the sun rises, and I’m still sleeping, they climb the walls to see out the bedroom window.

          Ha! I thought, I’ll stop this! So I removed the bedroom window ledge, hoping it would force them to walk (all of 10 feet away from me,) and pier out a different window.

          Nope! They bounce on the bed, dig at the covers, meow..meow……meowwwwwww, then they start jumping in the air swinging from the blinds. I was afraid thy would get caught and choke, so I put the ledge back up and leave the blinds raised a few inches, and now it’s a game to see how many slats they can break to peek out from.

          I even tried sleeping in the living room, on the couch, if laid down late. That was a disaster! They fought non stop over the rights to lay on the couch with me. (While the other 2 tore up the living room blinds)

          Yup, I buy blinds in bulk, but I still love them. 🙂

          • That’s so funny kind heart.
            We’ve had cats forever but the last two died also.
            I know another sad story here on Happy, but the happy is that they gave us so many laughs and love, it’s a positive and very sweet memories.
            They slept with us too. You didn’t dare open an eyelid, they would hear it.
            I loved it when they were already awake and every time you moved your feet they would attack them.
            The last 2 were brothers, Jeffrey and Jesse! : )
            I love animals!!!!

            • kindheart101


              Not sad at all. What you expressed was nothing short of love, affection and beautiful memories your beloved animal family gave you.

              We, who truly love animals, connect in a special way.

              Bless you Lolypop, for the love you showed to them, and the love they readily returned.

            • kindheart101

              Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

              When an animal passes that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
              There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
              There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

              All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
              The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

              They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

              You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

              Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

              Author unknown…

            • When my dog of 11 1/2 yrs died, I had her cremated. When the vet called and I picked up her urn, they had “Rainbow Bridge” imprinted, in gold. The poem was in the paperwork, and I balled so badly I could not drive.

              I said then that I would never have another dog — their life spans are short and it hurts so bad when losing them. Then I thought hey — since their life spans are short, then they deserve to live happy, well cared for lives full of love. So, there I was again in the adoption center. 🙂

            • kindheart101

              The love they leave behind with us, that fills our heart and soul, leaves only a small opening for another beloved friend to enter. Never to replace them, but to expand our heart in size, and the volume of love, that only they can give us.

            • Kindheart,

              Never to replace them, but to expand our heart in size, and the volume of love, that only they can give us

              That is beautiful, and it might also explain why I was thinking about getting a second dog. See, I told my son that the dog likes to play, play, play, and she thinks that I’m her playmate. She thinks nothing of bringing her tug-o-war toy to me, or her ball, no matter what I’m doing. So we should get another dog for her to play with, right? Know what my son told me? He said then both dogs will think I’m their playmate. LOL!

            • kindheart101

              LOL Xena!

              I’m not touching that one.

            • kindheart,
              I thought everyone on here was going to say OH NO Loly, Not another sad one.
              But, I know that’s not what is here.
              Besides how can you not talk about your pets and smile or laugh about the things that they do.
              You sould have named your’s the challenger.
              It does remind me of my friend that was telling me about how her cat and how it took off like a challenger and I still can see that. : )

              I love that poem.
              That couldn’t be more perfect and a perfect name Rainbow Bridge.
              I read the sweetest story there one day about a man coming home from work and taking this little bitty kitten home with him.
              It was such a sweet story and I’ve ben back to find it and can’t.
              They do bring such joy into a home and leave us with great memories.
              That’s what they love doing. : )

            • kindheart101

              Dear Lolypop,

              You caught me just as I was logging off. 🙂 I typed this into my search engine: A man taking a kitten home with him.

              There were many stories? It’s a place to start my friend.

              You lift my spirits. Good night.

            • Goodnight kindheart and sleep
              good. Sweet dreams.
              This has been a very special for us.
              What would we do now, if we didn’t have each other?

            • kindheart101

              Your wish came true Lolypop, I had a very restful sleep.

              You touched my heart, and for that I will always be thankful and consider you a very dear friend. 🙂

            • That’s great.
              Glad you had a restful night.
              I’m honored to be your friend.
              I feel the same way too.
              It’s always special to have a great place to come to and talk about everything. : )

            • Lolypop,
              Don’t you dare apologize for sharing your story. If you didn’t love them, then you wouldn’t be sad about losing them. Pets are precious.

            • You’ve got that right Xena.
              They are precious.
              I promise I won’t apologize no more. : )
              You are one special lady. : )

        • yahtzeebutterfly


          Loved hearing about your cats lol (except for all of those window blinds you’ve had to replace.)

          I think you might enjoy this cartoon 🙂

      • ha! Me too!

  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    Here’s a short Buster Keaton clip:

  3. Well………

    This should qualify as a happy song.

    • Annie Cabani

      OMG – does it EVER qualify!

      I just went dancing into my kitchen – and then kept dancing and singing “happy, shining people” while I emptied my dishwasher! Thankfully didn’t wake up my husband (who had a taxing day), but my cat grew a bit concerned since it was an unusual – and therefore suspect – activity going on in her environment!

      Still dancin’ and singin’ …!

    • kindheart101

      Oh Wow!

      I was bouncing up and down listening to this Racer.

      Great video!

    • I m H a ving a h ard t ime t y pin g. T r ying to do t h e d a n c e in t he v i d e o.

    • Absolutely!

    • Annie Cabani

      Oh, oh, oh ……! Lady2soothe, my husband had a taxing day today, and he went to bed a bit early. And now you’ve got me wanting to go wake him up!

      Thank you for those happy feelings!

    • Wooooweee! Franky Beverly. Suki, suki.

      • I absolutely love Frankie Beverly and have since I first heard Joy and Pain in 1980… My favorite is Golden Time of Day

        I listen to it on the way home from the beach on Sunday evenings

    • kindheart101

      “””Original Funk Music”””

      Lady2soothe………all I can say is perfect!

    • Nice!

  4. yahtzeebutterfly

    “Dog Surprises Officer After Being Freed From A Fence”

    • Annie Cabani

      This is great! It needs to be shown to Ferguson cops and cops everywhere – to demonstrate that body cams are WONDERFUL if cops “do the right thing.”

      What a SWEET ending!

    • kindheart101

      Awwwwwwwwwwww…………leave it up to you to find a video like this Yahtzee.


    • Xena,
      That is some dance! lol
      Get down on your bad self!! haha~
      That song will make you happy for sure!! Love it!!

      Many Happy songs. gotta love em’
      The dog?
      OMG how sweet!!
      I think I’d be ready to get out of there anyway I could!! : )

    • ha!!

  5. US commission hears experts on ‘stand your ground’

    thought I’d drop this off incase you guys wanted to see it. Ben Crump was there.

    I am especially disgusted at the overwhelming majority of bigoted comments under it since yesterday. note that any normal NON-Bigoted comment is quickly hidden due to low ratings! it’s so crazy I had to say something to the non bigots just to let them know they weren’t alone! shm then today I found MY COMMENTS were hidden! LMAO

    • uh oh I didn’t read the post before I posted this link i just posted and ran back to the page to finish reading and then come back here.
      so i’m sorry to muck up the happy page with this. just ignore.

      • yahtzeebutterfly

        • yahtzeebutterfly

          • yahtzeebutterfly

            Shannon, with the title of Xena’s post being “Open Discussion” I can see how your coming here to post was natural. I actually got a kick out of your return lol.

            • yahtzeebutterfly

              Oh, and, Shannon, Xena wrote the following in her post:

              “While good things are the focus, feel free to discuss anything.”

        • Thank you Yahtzee! lol

          but I shoulda known! and you know how Xena can be.. all this lovey dovey happy stuff!

          here’s something that I think we all should do here once in awhile, and I’m sure Xena will agree 🙂

          • Annie Cabani

            WONDERFUL, shannon! Nothin’s better than a good “Kumbaya” every now and again … except for a CHIPMUNK kumbaya!! (Somehow everything is better when it’s done by the chipmunks!)

            Thank you!

            • yahtzeebutterfly

              “you know how Xena can be.. all this lovey dovey happy stuff!”

              Hahahahaha! Shannon really got you, Xena! And, then she topped it off with Kumbaya!!!

          • kindheart101


            Perfect my friend, just perfect!

          • yahtzeebutterfly

            So funny!!!!

      • Annie Cabani

        No problem, shannon! It’s always a pleasure to hear what you have to say – and thank you for sharing your info.

        (PS – Nothing could strip the buzz that we’ve got going here on “happy night,” anyway!)

    • HA! Mine were hidden too Shannon!

  6. Cute ! ! My Mom said thet had a neighbor who owned a talking parrot. Everytime a woman passed by the house, the parrot would whistle and say , Wow, legs !

    • Hey Renx!!! Parrots are really cool. Had I learned how to care for them years ago, I would probably own one now.

    • Annie Cabani

      Don’t know how I missed your story – sorry! What an absolute HOOT!

      (PS – Do you know where that parrot is today? I’d really like to walk by it!) 😀

    • kindheart101

      Parrots are really talented Renxkyoko,

      This one was obviously a male……..LOL

  7. yahtzeebutterfly

    Hey everyone. I just made up a tongue twister. See if you can say it 10 times quickly 🙂

    Blog frog in a fog

  8. This kid of reminds me of this discussion. I love Hoops and Yoyo! : )

  9. I think you’ve all seen this, but it is priceless.
    We Mom’s all know what mischief the kids can pull and I’m sure her husband got a beating as well. lol

  10. A good laugh now and then helps the soul, right? lol
    Thanks for the good discussion Xena and kindheart and also for keeping us informed on the bad.
    I know it takes a toll on you and you need the laughs!!!!

  11. kindheart101


    I love video’s………I love funny……….I love cute! If you’re feeling down, a smile can mean so much.

    Here’s a laugh I had today:

    A dear friend of mine called me and asked if I could sit with her Mom because she had shopping to do, and her Mother just didn’t feel up to going with her.

    I have known them for 40 years, her Mother is 91, born in 1923, and probably has more energy than I do most of the time. LOL

    As we sat and chatted, I listened intently to her days of the 30’s and 40’s. I felt the struggles of the depression, and drew so much from her wisdom. We laughed about technology today, and the wars of the past, and present……

    Now, let me give you the setting, OK? Then, she told me of several different medications the doctors had prescribed for her, to help with the digestion of food, (Which is typical) as she pulled a tissue out of the box on her bed table. Then, she tipped a small brown bottle on the tissue, and handed it to me?

    I looked at her? I said, what’s this?

    She said: “Darlin, you better put that to your nose right now, cause the medication they give me is about to kick in.”

    It was Peppermint extract, because she was about to pass gas! I tried so hard not to burst out laughing, but we both did anyhow!

    I live in the south now, and have for many years. (Though I was raised in the north) To say “Southern Ladies” are proper, to me, at times is an understatement.

    All I could think of was GONE WITH THE WIND!

    I can’t wait to read these posts, and watch the video’s. 🙂

    • Annie Cabani


      I live in the south but was raised in the north, too. But I’ve lived in the south quite long enough to understand “Old South” southern women. “Graciousness” (within context) is an understatement for them, to be sure. Her giving you the peppermint extract in advance: What a CLASSIC HOOT!

      • kindheart101

        Oh Annie, I lost it!

        I totally lost it! And by your response, I think you know what I mean. I laughed so hard, I hurt!

    • Oh, that IS hilarious!! Gone With The Wind? Good one. kindheart! lol
      I love the warning she gave you instead of trying to blame it on the pet. : )

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      So funny, kindheart! You have such great stories!

      And, then for you to top it off with “Gone with the Wind”!!! What a gas! 🙂

      • peni4yothot

        Kindheart is hilarious period. She kept us in stitches (Huffpo days) mocking O’Mara’s dentures during JFT.

        • yahtzeebutterfly

          Oh, lol, I wish I had been there to read Kindheart’s humor re: O’Mara’s dentures!!!

        • kindheart101

          Oh Peni, I must have done something really bad in my life, somewhere, sometime.

          Just when I thought O’Mara….O’Haha (as Joseph called him), or O’Money (as Racer called him), would fade into “Never Never Land,” taking his horse teeth with him………..he returned in all his SUCKING GLORY after the Trayvon Martin trial.

          I was watching CNN one night, and poof…….there he was! They had a new so called attorney on their panel. It was an attorney with sunken cheeks, and bigger than ever teeth that made me drool just trying to watch him keep them in his mouth.

          O’Mara was haunting me, taunting me with his smile! I was once again tempted to take bets on whether he could keep his over sized dentures in his mouth, or would he spit them across the room during the next interview????? To bet, or not to bet?

          Tissues…….I have to put tissues by the TV. How often will he startle me, popping up on my news channels, sucking in his lips, and rearranging his dentures before even being able to say a word? And even then, (being a math major) I’m at awe how this man can talk at all, considering the ratio in size of teeth to mouth surface. My only explanation is his dentist must have been a student, or very far sighted when making those choppers!

          And he sucks on them, constantly. It makes me salivate, uncontrollably. I find myself sitting, rocking back and forth, waiting for that huge upper denture to hit the screen at any minute. Then, as he rocks that skinny little chin from side to side, supported only by those very thin, sunken cheeks. I fear the weight of those teeth will sever the whole lower part of his face…………………………………………………

          • peni4yothot

            You got me snorting like a pig laughing! Every time I see him, my eyes immediately go to those choppers. LMAO, thx to you; we all are cursed by the donkey teeth. 🙂
            (spit my cherry skin on screen laughing)

            You made my day Kind.

            • kindheart101

              Heh Heh Heh Peni.

              I live on the edge……..remote in hand, ready to flash tune my TV to the baking channel at any given moment now.

              Love ya Peni, 🙂

          • yahtzeebutterfly

            Kindheart 🙂

            During the gz trial he probably soaked them in Dershowash in a cup at night.

            • kindheart101

              DOUCHE? Like to end the YeastLying Infestation of his mouth? He may have soaked those monsters, but it didn’t help.

            • yahtzeebutterfly


              No…..”Dersho” as in “Dershowitz”

            • kindheart101

              I knew that dear friend………and to me, they were both Douche Bags!

              Love you.

            • yahtzeebutterfly

              🙂 got it


            • During that trial, I was more focused on Don West, wondering if the water bottles were filled with Vodka. Even when he drank from a glass, he held it like he was sitting in a bar.

            • kindheart101

              He was a weird one, for sure.

      • kindheart101

        ***What a gas*** LOL Now my sides really hurt!

  12. Annie Cabani

    My first contribution here is about Mr. G (a goat) and Jellybean (a donkey).

    I’ve shared this with others, and it’s always a dilemma for me whether to share the Lawrence O’Donnell Show clip – where I first learned about the story – or the original, “viral” video. Tonight, I’m opting for the Lawrence O’Donnell Show video because it adds context and substance via interviews with the people involved.

    If you want see the original, “viral” video on YouTube, its title is “Mr. G and Jellybean.”

    • kindheart101

      Love and Bonding. No species, No color…… If only the world would learn from them!

      Thank you Annie

  13. Annie Cabani

    My second contribution is also an animal video, but it has no “heavy” message or anything – it just cracks me up! There’s just something about owls and their eyes….

    • kindheart101

      I said I LOVE cute, but that goes way beyond cute!

    • Oh, Gee thanks Annie.
      At about 1:47, I nearly fail out of my chair. lol
      Something really pissed him off.
      I was really looking close into the screen too at his eyes. lol
      Jump Back!
      Too funny!!!!

    • Annie, I love animal funny videos.

      You have got to see this one.
      Especially the dentist one at about 1:30, somewhere in there,
      Oh Rank! lol

      • yahtzeebutterfly

        So hilarious!

        Oh, and that dentist one is super!

        Love the joke teller one, too!

      • H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      • Annie Cabani

        Who tha’h ?
        This is your conscience, Sid.
        Wha’h ? … Wha’h ?
        You’ve been a very naughty boy, Sid
        I ain’t !!

        “Nighttime…. DAYTIME! Nighttime…. DAYTIME!”
        “Stoap lookin’ a’ ‘er!” “You just toalt me ta look a’ ‘er!”
        “John, I don’t think we’re allowed to wee here.”
        “Got any kids?” “Auahr…” “Please don’t talk when my hands are in your mouth, sir.”

        “Haa, haa haa haa haaaaaaaaa heh!”

        Way too many great lines and scenes to recount. And even a Michael Jackson side slide!

        Thanks, Lolypop – SO EXCELLENT! My eyes were tearing from laughter! Gotta love those Brits!

      • Allen Allen Allen … love this

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Amazing, Annie!


  14. yahtzeebutterfly

    Just woke up and finished reading!

    You all are a riot!!!

  15. yahtzeebutterfly

    Here’s another dog video:

  16. Heartwarming Touchdown For High School Football Team

    8-year-old Gabe White is a “manager” for Rhinelander High School’s freshman football team in Wisconsin. He’s also the team’s biggest fan. Moments after time expired during the team’s last game of the season on Oct. 16, Gabe was called off the sidelines and onto the field. All of the sudden, everyone was cheering for him.

    Gabe, who has Down syndrome, is the younger brother of the team’s #84, Owen White. Rival high school Mosinee had already won the game by the time Gabe took the field, but that didn’t stop him from giving it his all when he was asked to score a “winning” touchdown for the Rhinelander Hodags.

    As he ran for the end zone, football in hand, Mosinee players did their part by diving to tackle him, missing him only by inches. Through it all, his big brother was right behind him.

    When he made it to the end zone, the Hodags celebrated by lifting him onto their shoulders, to cheers from the audience.

    “When they went to go lift him up at the end, that was the minute. That was the big minute for us and even some of our coaches were tearing up and that’s a weird thing because I haven’t seen that side of them,” coach Mark Apfel told NBC 12.

    Apfel and Gabe’s family said they wanted to “do something special” for him because of the incredible influence he’s been on the team this season.

    “[When] we’re losing and it’s kind of a rough game, he’ll go up to a player, give him a hug, just changes your mood,” Owen told ABC 9.

    Go Gabe!

  17. yahtzeebutterfly

    This delightful video really had me smiling 🙂

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      I am so glad you posted this. I am fascinated!

      Who would have guessed how much Gus would enjoy Siri! So moving!

    • kindheart101

      This truly brought tears to my eyes Lady. To know Gus is so comforted, and able to interact in this way is a true blessing. Thank you for posting this.

    • This is fantastic. What a gift, an incredible gift, the ‘relationship’ between Siri and Gus, and you having shared it with us

      • Couldn’t help myself 🙂 … My oldest son, now in his 40’s with 3 kids of his own, once told me. “Cell phones are the best thing that could happen for the deaf”… My 1st thought was “huh?” Then he explained “They can text if there’s an emergency.”

        • Lady2soothe,
          LOL! So logical that it’s funny.

        • kindheart101


          I had a cousin far older than me, (now deceased) that was deaf from birth. She never married, but was very self sufficient, and lived on her own most of her life.

          Her whole house was triggered by lights. The door bell, when doors or windows were opened, and even the phone. She had a “Teleprinter” on her phone that allowed her to read every phone call, and respond by typing her response. (It was all done by the local phone service at the time) and took forever!

          I had never thought about texting in this way! My cousin would have been blown away if she could have had a mobile phone, set to vibrate, and be able to text and talk instantly.

          Again, yet another thumbs up for technology. 🙂

        • Very good Point!!

  18. yahtzeebutterfly

    Oh, hey Everybody….My husband’s birthday is coming up soon.

    Do any of you have ideas for little things I can do for him during the day?

    I was thinking of getting up before him in the morning of his birthday and stuffing balloons under the covers on my side of the bed. 🙂

    • kindheart101

      What a neat idea Yahtzee!

      How about putting a note inside all of them? Like……you get 3 wishes on your birthday. Or, you get to pick what we have for dinner. Or, put a few of your favorite pictures inside one of them. Or, write a special note, something you remember from the past.

      • yahtzeebutterfly

        I like that idea, Kindheart! (all of them)

        Ha! When we were first married, we were driving and, because the radio was on, I didn’t hear clearly what my husband said to me.

        I thought he said, “I love you, roof possum.” and so I gentle asked, “Roof possum?”

        And he said, “No. Rose Blossom.” 🙂

        • kindheart101

          Well there ya go Yahtzee 🙂

          A few Rose Petals with a note asking……… “I love you, roof possum.?” That should bring a chuckle, and a beautiful memory as well! I’m sure you can think of many others.

        • ha ha!!

  19. Hey everybody! Dropping in to say “Hey” and share the happiness.

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Happy and clapping!

    • kindheart101

      Hey Xena!

      Great to see you! 🙂

      • It’s great seeing everyone and sharing a time of “happy” with everyone. Kindheart, thanks so much for your suggestion. Should we do this again at least once a month? More?

        • kindheart101

          That is totally your call my friend, but I do have to say the imagination and feelings shown here have made me smile.

          I tend to take everything to heart, and I have really enjoyed seeing what others posted, and watching all of the video’s.


          • yahtzeebutterfly


            This page provided much needed refreshment for me!

          • Although I wasn’t able to participate much or keep up with comments, what I did read and watch blessed my socks off.

            As soon as time allows, I’m going to add a “Happy Day” tab on the top menu so this thread will be easy to find. In a moment, I’m going to add that as a category so it can be found using the “Search categories” on the right-side border.

            All warriors need some R&R. You knew exactly what we needed, and words cannot express my appreciation.

  20. kindheart101

    I just wanted to take a minute and say how much I enjoyed all of the videos and posts today.

    What a wonderful group of people this is. A better, more loving support system, could never be found.

    Good night all…………I wish you a blessed and peaceful night. 🙂

    • Kindheart, (((APPLAUSE))) Same here. I’ve not been able to catch up on all the comments and videos, but what I did see lifted my spirits.

      Hopefully, I’ll have a new thread up by tomorrow afternoon, or a reblog. Have a blessed night.


    • kindheart101

      LOL! This is a MUST read Mindy! I found some of the responses hysterical.

      Thank you.

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Loved the questions about the hippo, about north, and about walking along the railroad tracks!

      Thanks Mindy!

      • kindheart101

        Me too Yahtzee, I’m still laughing just thinking about some of them. (Go South, turn 90*, start walking, then we’ll give you further directions!) Oh…….LOL

        • yahtzeebutterfly

          Go south turn ninety degrees…..I loved that one…..that’s the one I read to my hubby!

          So many humorous answers!

  21. yahtzeebutterfly

  22. yahtzeebutterfly

    “Love Peace and Wisdom”

    Lyrics by Bliss

    If Love were a bird, I would stroke her bright feathers
    Then I’d watch her fly free, cross the still of the dawn

    And if Peace were a mountain, we’d gather around her
    To bathe in her silence, her power, her call

    If Wisdom could sing or whisper his secrets
    Eternity teaching the ways of the free

    In my mind I can see them, I hear them and I feel them
    For Love, Peace and Wisdom are all part of me

    If Love has her freedom, and Peace her expression,
    Surely Wisdom will grow like a flower in bloom

    The seed has been planted, and tended and watered
    By the prayers of the hopeful and the tears of the brave

    We long to return to that place of still waters
    And sit on the banks under some shady tree

    In my mind I can see it, I hear it and I feel it
    And Love, Peace and Wisdom are all that we need

    Some call me a dreamer, some will call me a seeker
    One who follows her stars on a quest for the truth

    But every believer holds a deep hidden memory
    Of a time when the earth was a flower in bloom

    We long to return to that place of still waters
    And sit on the banks under some shady tree

    In my mind I can see it, I hear it and I believe it
    And Love, Peace and Wisdom are the three golden keys

  23. To add on to the discussion of pets above, our dachshund has been my happy spot in a world full of bad news. He was abused and malnourished before we got him from a rescue, and he’s so happy to be with us that it automatically makes me happy. No matter what else is going on, he always greets me with a big smile on his face 🙂

    • Eurobrat,
      They are indeed, man’s best friend. I see the photo of your dachshund smiling. It brings a smile to my face. 🙂

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Thanks for this great link, Mindy. 🙂

      I really had some good laughs!

      Dog asks, “How long will you be gone?”

      “Why can’t dogs name their humans?”

      “How long will I have to wear this cone?”

      And, then, human saying, “I’ll just buy a new lamp”

      “Put it back.”

    • kindheart101

      Oh Mindy!

      This is great!

      Where are you?
      I’m on a train.
      Is that a dog?
      Did you stroke him?
      A little
      Don’t bother coming home!

      Why can’t we name our owners?

      I am rolling!

      Thank you for a wonderful laugh. 🙂

  24. yahtzeebutterfly

    According to Time Magazine, in 2006:

    Matt McAllister gained 100 lb. in four hours when he donned 155 T-shirts to set the Guinness World Record for the most number of T-shirts worn at one time. The Phoenix-based radio host wore shirts sizes small through 10XL, ending appropriately with a “Big Dog” shirt.

  25. Hellooooooo,
    Everyone and Yahtzee.
    My hubby and I were playing Yahtzee and I got 5 yahtzees and my score was 705.
    I know this is the funny page and to me that is a funny story considerating my other scores. lololol
    So since I wanted to tell someone I thought WHY not here.
    Excited, Loly

    • kindheart101

      5 Yahtzees????????????? Wow!

      I love Yahtzee, as do several of my friends, so we play it often. But 5 Yahtzees?????

      Congrats Lolypop!

      And Yahtzee…….be afraid, be very afraid……….ROFL!

      • LOL,
        Thanks kindheart!!
        Tooo funny. : )
        We call our son-in-law the yahtzee nahtzee. : )
        He loves it.
        When he finds out tomorrow that I got 5 yahtzees, score 705 he is going to love it. RIGHT? : )
        That IS his very favorite game.
        I think he would rather play yahtzee than eat.
        It is a very fun game. My son loved it too. It was his favorite. : )
        Maybe I had some help, you think. : ) : )

        Yahtzee doesn’t have to worry.
        We had to play a while longer just to get me back down to earth again, before going to bed.
        YEP it brought me back down. lol

        • kindheart101

          I’m still SMH………..LOL

          705! I think the best I have ever rolled was a little over 500.

  26. 500???
    That IS really good.
    Last night when I rolled my first yahtzee, I couldn’t believe it. I usually have to scratch that one out.
    That’s how bad I am. lol

    • kindheart101

      LOL Lolypop……….it was a fluke! Ha!

      This is me playing Yahtzee:

      hmmmmm second roll, only two 4’s?
      hmmm last roll, ok, my chance is full, I’ll take two 4’s

      1234……..come on 5!
      second roll…….come on 5!!!
      third roll…..shoot, I already have the small run……..ahhhh (scratch 4 of a kind)

      ahhhhhh two 5’s!
      I need an extra 5…….(blowing on dice)…….come on 5’s!
      three 5’s…….one more!……..roll……..oh man! I’ll take those in 3 of a kind

      two 2’s…..two 4’s……..yes!
      Come on full house! nope………..
      come on full house!!!!!! a 5??? what the heck is up with the 5’s? (scratch full house)

      first roll………three 5’s! Yessssss
      one more……one more 5!…………nope.
      I need one more 5……….come on 5!………..I’ll take the three 5’s….:(

      two 6’s………yes yes yes
      I have to have 2 more to make the top……….roll………grrrrrrrrrrrr
      OK……2 more…….come on 6’s………..hmmmmmm (scratch Yahtzee)

      Only 6’s and large run left……2,2,4,5,6
      Give me a 3……………3333333333……………….6?
      Oh no! Do I go for 6’s or large run? Come on 333333333 (scratch large run)

      I need four 6’s or I won’t make the top…….What!?! four 5’s????
      Come on 6……..23455……….figures
      last roll,,,,,,,,,,,,,(scratch the 35 bonus!)

      Everyone beats me, no matter how much I sweet talk the dice.

      • OMG, LOLOLOL That is tooooo funny kindheart.
        Actually sounds just like me and the rest of us who play around here. lol
        It’s supposed to be relaxing and I just can’t stand it if I don’t get my bonus on top.
        I’ve needed one specific number, not 4 or 5 and after 3 rolls, I’m like oh well I didn’t get my bonus. lololol

        That is a perfect explaination, can’t wait to show
        my family.
        That’s why I was almost in shock last night after getting my bonus plus 5 yahtzees.
        I hate to take chance on the first roll. lololol
        That’s usually me!!!!!! : )

        • kindheart101

          What really stinks is when you have to take a little tiny chance.

          I have a REALLY hard time when I have three 5’s or 6’s, then on the last roll I get two other high matching numbers. It kills me to take that as a full house. LOL

          So dummy me always tries to get a full house in 1’s and 2’s…..and of course, most of the time it doesn’t work out, so I wind up taking a total of 8 or 9 in chance.

          My Mother and I would play Yahtzee for hours when I would go home to visit. My poor Father would ultimately holler from the bedroom “ENOUGH WITH THE DICE ALREADY!” (So I bought a rubber mat to play on after my Father went to bed) 🙂

          • Yes, I think we just finished about 4 games, half I didn’t get my bonus and yes only needed two 5’s. Here’s Loly, 5555555555 not after 3 rolls did ONE five come up. Plus that was my roll. lol
            I think the dice are messin with us. lol

            And if you want to see a large straight, scratch it and you’re next roll, you get it and so excited, but forgot you had JUST scratched it. lol

            Same with any of them. It’s crazy but it keeps us from going insane. lololol

            Funny about your Dad. lol

            • kindheart101

              Happy Halloween Lolypop!

              “And if you want to see a large straight, scratch it and you’re next roll, you get it and so excited, but forgot you had JUST scratched it. lol”

              True! LOL So very True!

            • yahtzeebutterfly

              Happy Halloween, Lolypop and Kindheart.

              May the Force be with you:

        • yahtzeebutterfly

          Oh my gosh! 🙂 Look at all of both of you Yahtzee-game-gabbing! lol

          Looks as if you two are on a ROLL!

          Wow! Congratulations, Lolypop on your game with 5 yahtzees and a score of 705 !

          • Hahaaaa Thanks Yahtzee!!!
            What a cute yahtzee picture. : )

            AND Happy Halloween back.
            May the force be with you. : )
            Perfect discription from kindheart about playing yahtzee. lololol
            My family could all relate!!!!~
            In fact we all do our kindheart expressions now! : )

            Puppy looks so excited. lolololol
            What pets go through just to charm us. lol

            You should see my last 5 games of Yahtzee, back to normal/ : /
            I love it.
            y’all have a great day.
            I’m expecting a lot of little trick or treaters. : )

  27. yahtzeebutterfly

    How about a little dancing? 🙂

    I have always enjoyed this song:

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