YouTube can do weird things to you

My son showed me this video.

The hazard of seeing this video, and hearing my son’s amazingly accurate reenactment, is that now whenever I hear the Plain White T’s “1, 2, 3, 4”…I hear:

There’s only 1 thing 2 say, 3 words 4 you…Wai, wuv whoooooooo!

June 12: Update

My son just let me video him imitating Mishka the Dog. This kid cracks me up!

New texting abbreviations for Baby Boomers

My friend Kate Armstrong Lee posted these new texting abbreviations to her Facebook profile. I’m not aware of any Boomers that might be able to use them. The Boomers I know seem so young, but…

New texting abbreviations for Baby Boomers…

ATD = at the doctor

BFF = best friend fell

BTW = bring the wheelchair

BYOT = bring your own teeth

FWIW = forgot where I was

GGPBL = gotta go, pacemaker battery low

GHA = got heartburn again

IMHO = is my hearing aid on?

LMDO = laughing my dentures out

OMMR = on my massage recliner

ROFLACGU = rolling on floor laughing and can’t get up

What would you add? Tell us in the comments!

A lesson in edamame

A lesson in edamame
Had a great time tonight at Barrels Market 1st Annual Dinner by the River.

All locally grown food, some even served by the people that grew it!

But I also had a lesson in edamame.

Look at the two plates above. I grabbed a pod from the blue plate and popped it in my mouth. [Lesson #1: you don’t eat the whole thing, just suck the soy beans out.]

Then, after I’d consumed the pod, I found out I’d picked it from the plate my friend Sarah was using to put her used pods on!

You bet, that was Lesson #2.

The news of my death

Did you see this story from Brazil: “Brazilian man shows up at own funeral”?

A Brazilian bricklayer reportedly killed in a car crash shocked his mourning family by showing up alive at his funeral.

Relatives of Ademir Jorge Goncalves, 59, had identified him as the victim of a Sunday night car crash in Parana state in southern Brazil, police said.

As is customary in Brazil, the funeral was held the following day, which happened to be the holiday of Finados, when Brazilians visit cemeteries to honour the dead.

What family members didn’t know was that Mr. Goncalves had spent the night at a truck stop talking with friends over drinks of a sugarcane liquor known as cachaca, his niece Rosa Sampaio told the O Globo newspaper. He did not get word about his own funeral until it was already happening Monday morning.

The whole story is on the Globe and Mail’s website.

Reminds me of Mark Twain’s

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

At least Goncalves is in good company! ๐Ÿ™‚