When you work alongside the Army, going away dinners become a part of your life. The man and I went to one the other night and although lack of participation put a small damper on the atmosphere initially, the evening progressed with many laughs. We left with the impression the young military family would enter the “next chapter” in their lives with humor, appreciation, and respect for the people in attendance and would fondly remember this assignment as they move on to the next one – Korea.
We laughed so very hard at a few different times during the dinner that I felt obligated to share the many ha-ha’s with you all. If I don’t, it’s like I’m cheating on you and we just can’t have that. My loyalty lies with you…I swear!
For some reason we began talking about our favorite commercials at the dinner party the other night. In reverse order of popularity (feel the suspense building?) here they are…and believe you me, these will make you smile, giggle, LOL, or snort your coffee, so beware:
This guy makes me laugh…the flash mob became a solo effort and it just kills me how far he gets into it before he realizes he’s all alone. His focus is INTENSE! LOL.
Any and all of the “Mayhem” commercials were found to be near the top of the list and after naming a few, we realized there are far more of the insurance commercials than we thought. The one posted here is the newest we could recall, and apparently, the friendly guard dog is relatable to many of us. My dog may even open the door for the burglars, get them a beer, and offer to help carry my stuff out for them. Yes, he’s THAT friendly.
And drumroll please….our all time favorite commercial…
This one is called “House Rules” by Doritos and couldn’t be cuter. Little boy Jalen informs his beautiful Mother’s date of “2 things”…don’t touch my Momma, and don’t touch my Doritos…and this is AFTER he delivers a vicious slap to the date for drooling all over his Mom and helping himself to the doritos! The dinner attendees were all going around holding two fingers and repeating his mantra. I think our real goal was to try and get away with a slap, but thankfully, it didn’t work. We’re just not as adorable as Jalen apparently!
Happy Friday all…feel free to share this laughter with your friends so the world smiles today!!
When I’m not where I want to be, which is behind my home computer, I’m where I have to be, which is behind a work computer. An Army work computer.
Please Note: I’m not IN the Army; I just work for the Army. The reactions to that statement vary, but the most interesting was in one of my online classes. I have to post a bio at the beginning of every class. It’s the same bio every time (duh! Work smarter and all that…), but this one particular class a student posted a reply to my bio, “Thank you for your service to our country”.
That was so sweet and instead of milking that situation for all it was worth, I replied, “Oh no, thank you, but no. I am not in the Army, I just work for the Army”, she replied that I helped the soldiers one way or another so it didn’t matter. Now that’s stretching it, but who am I to argue? Bring on the praise if you makes you feel any better.
The reason why I mention all this is because the Army functions on Acronyms. Which can always be entertaining. For example…the following is a real and true statement…”The PM’s and PMS’s are responsible to update their ACRB’s, IDP’s, ULO’s, and keep up with P2, RMS, CEFMS, while managing all LCC’s, CLCC’s, FWI’s, and MIPR’s.” See…wasn’t that fun?!
When in a world that revolves around acronyms and text messages that have all sorts of abbreviations, sometimes it is tempting to compose emails in the same manner. Stop it! This is when abbreviations and acronyms, go wrong. Very, very wrong.
Abbreviations that should not be used:
Red Hat Society hosted PMS – Pretty Marvelous Sale. (I don’t believe the Red Hat Society members can even remember what real PMS was…but just my opinion)
Fulton Unity Christian Knights…well, you get that one. Gooooo…FU…uhmm, KNIGHTS!
Wedding invites are telling you to STD! – Save the Date. Not chlamydia.
Some emailed words that should never be abbreviated:
Analysts or Analyzed is not ANAL. Well, that’s kinda debatable.
Assistant is not ASS. Again…I guess it could be depending on the person.
Here are some great photo examples of when not to abbreviate or turn into an acronym:
For the proper list…please see poster below. I’m pretty sure it was written by a teenager, so we can trust it