Hello favorite bloggers…I know I’ve been gone more than usual lately, and I apologize, but I’ve been tasked with a very special project at work that seems to be taking the majority of my waking hours. Although it is a very interesting project, I do find myself missing the blog and my outlet of writing. I will be busy with the project for the next four months or so, but I promise to get out here as often as I can. School is still another time stealer, but I’m on my last year in the MBA program and have to get it completed. All these items will be worth it so please continue to check on this blog every now and then and I promise to make some time to either make you laugh, spit your coffee, or learn something. At least, that’s my goal.
Now, for the topic…brace yourself….it’s a doozy……………ready? Ok, ok….it’s (drumroll please)……….READER’S DIGEST. Yep, I said it. The magazine you thought only your Grandma read or maybe you thought it was no longer in production? Well, wrong. I love this magazine more than any Oprah Winfrey or Rachel Ray can drum up, and although I guess I’m TECHNICALLY old enough to be a Grandma – I’M NOT! (let’s all say a prayer that it’ll be many….many….many more years before I become one!) Reader’s Digest is informative on topics such as medicine, shopping, and education, has family stories that will make you smile through the tears, and a cartoon section that will keep you chucklin’. I have a subscription on my Ipad (yes, I’m a dork) and have bookmarked their website on my desktop. Because, and here’s the fun part, there are things on the website that aren’t in the magazine, and vice versa…those witty bid’ness folks!
Here’s an example of the funny and intriguing articles: (access the website here…and we should start a petition…Hey Reader’s Digest, yooooouuuu-wwwhhhhooooo, if your website is inundated with visitor’s from this blog I get a lifetime subscription for free, right? DEAL…and don’t try to take it back, we pinky swore in my mind.)
24 Funniest Town Names in America
Andy Simmons, the humor editor at Reader’s Digest, was sent on a cross-country trip (why didn’t I look into this kind of job? Hey kids…I take back everything I said about med school! How does one major in humor?) to find the town names that were…well, funny! Here’s a few of what he found and as usual, the comments italicized under the photos are my words and my sarcasm and should not be held against those angels at Reader’s Digest…happy bloggin’ everyone!
No map required, just ask any teenager…apparently, they are all born knowing where this is! And as we get older, we try diligently to get back to it.
I don’t want to live here! That’s waaay too much pressure, how’s the market in ”just under average”??
This town, located between high cholesterol and diabetes, has its cake and eats it, too! And they’d BETTER not be skinny!
Mr. Smith renamed this city after his 8th divorce…he just can’t stop lovin’ the ladies….the next city on highway 1? Exwife #4′s city….
What were we thinking?…population 8 and will probably be 9 in a few more weeks.
It couldn’t be more obvious that a man named this city. Didn’t they have to vote or something? Oh, I get it…that was when women weren’t allowed to vote, right?
I can hear them now:
Stranger to a married couple: Where do ya’ll live? (yes, I’m from the south so figured this was from my culture)
Man from married couple says with a smile: Sweeeet Lipssss…mmmm…mmmmmmm (as if by living in a place so luciously named means he’s enjoying a life of sin)
The woman turns to the stranger: It’s real name is Beer Gut Reality with 10 Children and No Angelina so Get a Job Already