Beating around the bush. . . . . . . . .75
Jumping to conclusions . . . . . . . . 100
Climbing the walls . . . . . . . . . . 150
Swallowing your pride. . . . . . . . . .50
Passing the buck . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Throwing your weight around
(depending on your weight). . . ..50-300
Dragging your heels. . . . . . . . . . 100
Pushing your luck. . . . . . . . . . 250
Making mountains out of molehills. . . 500
Hitting the nail on the head . . . . . .50
Wading through paperwork . . . . . . . 300
Bending over backwards . . . . . . . . 75
Jumping on the bandwagon . . . . . . . 200
Balancing the books. . . . . . . . . . .25
Running around in circles. . . . . . . 350
Eating crow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Tooting your own horn. . . . . . . . . .25
Climbing the ladder of success . . . . 750
Pulling out the stops. . . . . . . . . .75
Adding fuel to the fire. . . . . . . . 160
Wrapping it up at the day’s end. . . . .12
Putting your foot in your mouth. . . . 300
I’m sure I’ve lost at least 1,500 calories just last night, what about you?
Laughter opens the lungs, and opening the lungs ventilates the spirit. — Unknown
Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease. — Norman Cousins
Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion.
Peace begins with a smile—smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at all—do it for peace. So let us radiate peace…and extinguish in the world and in the hearts of all men all hatred and love for power. — Mother Teresa
Let your heart by merry. — Judges 19:6
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be
serious when people laugh. – George Bernard Shaw
Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. — Danny Kaye
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Continue to learn. Play with abandon. Choose with no regret. Laugh! Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is. — Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey
Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitter for the moment. Cheerfulness keeps up daylight in the mind, filling it with steady and perpetual serenity. — Samuel Johnson
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy. — Robert Newton Anthony
No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds. — Red Skelton
Of all days, the day on which one has not laughed is the one most surely wasted. — Sebastien Roch
On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on
earth, and bring to perfection everything on earth. — I Ching
I wanted to take my kids to the movies but did not want to
wait on line to buy the tickets, so I called ahead to the
theater to buy them over the phone.
I asked, “How much is a ticket?”
They said, “Seven dollars.”
I asked, “How much for children?”
They said, “Same price, Seven dollars.”
I said, “The airlines charge half fare for children.”
They said, “OK, put your kids on a plane to somewhere, and
you come to the movie. You’ll enjoy it a lot more that way.” 😁
“And I despise your citified claptrap.”
Answer: Tom Jones!
In this scene 18th century London resident Miss Western (Edith Evans) is visiting her country farmer brother, Squire Western (Hugh Griffith), and speaks to him from a second-floor balcony. She considers him an uncouth country bumpkin. He considers her a pretentious citified busybody. She says line one and he replies with line two. She also says, “Brother, as I am here to stay awhile I shall sign a peace treaty with you.” This hilarious comedy tells the story of Tom Jones (played as a young adult by a young Albert Finney), a child of unknown parentage who is raised as a gentleman in 18th century England. “Tom Jones” is based on English author Henry Fielding’s classic 1749 novel “The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling” and is one of my all-time favorites (the version with Albert Finney, Susannah York, and Hugh Griffith).
“Do you like to gamble, Eddie? Gamble money on pool games?”
“Fats, let’s you and I shoot a game of straight pool.”
Five brothers share a common trait of forgetfulness that has gotten them in hot water with their girlfriends. After a string of forgotten birthdays, anniversaries and even dates, the brothers’ girlfriends were fed up. After a brainstorming session, the brothers devised a new holiday – Girlfriend Appreciation Day. For the big day, the five brothers have dates with their girlfriends. Each one bought a different gift and a dozen roses of a different color. Each couple is going to a different destination on their date. Determine each brother’s name, the name of their girlfriend, the gift and color of roses he is giving her, and their date destination.
Brothers – Ted, Tim, Tom, Travis, Tyler
Girls – Andrea, Brooke, Jessica, Laura, Vanessa
Gift – Bracelet, Candy, Music Box, Necklace, Ring
Color of Roses – Pale Purple, Pink, White, Red, Yellow
Date Destinations – Basketball Game, Dinner, Ice-Skating, Movie, Theater
1. The five brothers are: Tyler, the brother giving his girlfriend the ring and red roses, the one giving his girlfriend pink roses, the one taking Laura to a movie, and the one taking his girlfriend ice-skating.
2. The five girlfriends are: Andrea (who isn’t going to the basketball game), the woman getting the ring, Brooke (who isn’t getting the bracelet); Ted’s girlfriend, and the one getting the candy and the yellow roses.
3. The brother taking his girlfriend to the movie is either Tim or Tyler (who isn’t giving his girlfriend the necklace).
4. Vanessa and Ted’s girlfriend (who isn’t receiving the necklace) are, in some order, the woman going to the theater and the one receiving white roses.
5. Neither Travis nor Tom (whose girlfriend isn’t Andrea) is taking his girlfriend to the basketball game.
Tim, Laura, Candy, Yellow, Movie
Tom, Vanessa, Ring, Red, Theater
Travis, Andrea, necklace, Pink, Dinner
Tyler, Brooke, Music Box, Pale Purple, Basketball Game
1. Our – Start
2. Strip – Tumble
3. Clause – Idea
4. Cash – Broom
5. Plight – Lam