Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday's Funny

Today is a day to celebrate. Spring arrived this morning, Friday, March 20, 2009 at 744am. I will be missing the much cooler weather as I live in Florida. I am not looking forward to the very humid, sticky, sweaty, extremely sunny, no rain for days, dry days of summer and you have to wear sunglasses 14 or more hours a day or you will burn out your corneas! Basically have them on the nightstand and put them on before your feet hit the floor in the morning and let them be the last thing you take off at night!!

AND let's not forget the gianormous electric bills as we have some of the highest in the state thanks to Lakeland Electric, and probably the nation! I'd like to shoot Benjamin Franklin for inventing Daylight Savings Time. The AC just has to run longer, course he most likely didn't have AC way back when! I even go to the grocery at night when the sun has gone down!

The birds will be singing, the flowers will be blooming and all the pollen from the oak trees has gone somewhere. I am so glad I don't have allergies!! And the snowbirds will be headed back north! Being from the deep south, ya know I had to say that or I wouldn't be living up to my moniker of Florida cracker but I prefer Southern Belle with genuine southern drawl!! Just kidding about the snowbirds, they don't bother me as I am half yankee, unless they are on my side of the one way street going the opposite direction!!

Today's Friday Funny ****When I'm broke, I'm broke!!!

A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.
'Good morning,' said the young man. 'If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.'
'Go away!' said the old lady. 'I'm broke and haven't got any money!' and she proceeded to close the door.
Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open.
'Don't be too hasty!' he said. 'Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.'
And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet.
'If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.'
The old lady stepped back and said, 'Well, let me get you a fork, 'cause they cut off my electricity this morning!!!!

Have a terrific week-end everybody out there in blogland!! Love you girls!!!


Chele said...

Eeewww! LOL!

Don't forget those summer storms that blow up and are over within 20minutes and make everything feel like a rainforest.

Progress Energy just got approved to lower our rates...supposedly it will save the average home $16 a month.

Happy First Day of Spring!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Becky you're singin' my song just on the opposite coast. I live in the inland areas of central California and, while I'm LOVING the beautiful days of spring we're having right now, we are headed for astronomical heat and bank-breaking power bills. And we're STILL not cool because we can hardly run it do to the cost.

If we run the AC for a 1735 sq. foot home, set at 80, it will cost us $800 per mo. So we use the swamp cooler and die. And for that privilege we will pay $300. Saints preserve us!

Raggedy Girl said...

I too do not do well with "hot" but I try to indulge the summer girls in the hope that they will return the favor when it is below zero and I am loving it. Great post.

Have A Fantastic Friday
from A Raggedy Roberta Anne

Neas Nuttiness said...

I must admit, there are two things about where I live right now, that are better than Lakeland...I get to be with my husband every night, AND cheaper utility bills!

Missing you Becky!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tatersmama said...

Ahhh... the joys of summer! Thankfully, we're coming into Fall here and things are cooling down nicely, but I sure don't miss that heat - and the electricy bills - at ALL!

When it gets hot here (115F), I keep a wet towel draped around my neck and use a big ol' beach towel wrung out in cold water for a blanket in bed. It's heavenly !!

Mountain Woman said...

We don't even have air conditioning up here. I guess that's why all the snow birds flock this way. It's kind of the opposite of your place. It's peaceful and deserted in the winter and then summer all the tourists arrive until that first cold blast of air.
Loved your post.

Anonymous said...

I love the horse manure joke!!!LOL!