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Honey, I'm Home's Morning Mantra ~~ Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh NO, She's up!"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words ~~

First, let me say right up front, there will be no photos on this entry, not a one. Why? Because this story is not only true but…let me tell you what happened.

There is a gal that’s been a dear friend of mine since elementary school, and being that I’m 63, that’s a long, long time. She is smart, she is beautiful, she is loving and honest, and she adores pets, especially cats.  Her very grown daughter lives in NY and travels so much that she hasn’t had enough time to spend with her sweet cat, so she called my friend (her mother) and asked if she would be willing to take the cat.  My friend without any hesitation said of course!  The cat traveled 1400 miles to his new home and was delighted to be with a human that was home all the time just for him (at least that’s how the cat saw it). My friend was just as delighted and couldn’t wait to call me and tell me all about him. Then she started taking pictures just like any new mom would do -- pictures of the cat walking, eating, sleeping, blurred pictures, and sharp pictures. When she told me about how he had taken to sleeping in the bathroom sink, that wasn’t so much of a surprise to me since I’d had any number of cats that loved it.  She said she’d taken this great close up shot of him in the sink and for me to notice how much he looked like my Lucy and so she emailed the photo to me.  I looked at it and yes indeed, he did look like my Lucy. I didn’t think any more about that picture until today. I wondered if the markings on his face were like Lucy’s, so I opened the photo on my desktop and clicked once to enlarge it.  I looked at his face, I squinted, I pulled back and looked, and leaned in and looked again.  As I was trying to find a particular “look” about him, all of a sudden my eyeballs went ZOINGGGGGGG!  What was this? What made me say OMG out loud?  What had all along appeared to be a shadow in the corner third of the picture was my friend, in the altogether from the belly button to the middle of her thighs, taking that picture with her camera phone right in front of the mirror. Well, I started laughing so hard I almost choked!  Immediately I called her and asked her to look at that photo. She said what was she supposed to be looking for and I said, “Don’t you see it? Don’t you see something terribly wrong with this picture?” She said no and then added, “Let me click on it. I’m looking at the thumbnail”.  The next thing I heard was a scream and an OH MY GODDDDDDDDD!  I could hardly breathe for laughing by now.  She asked how she could have ever missed that and then in this terrible rushed voice said, “Hold on a minute!”  Barely an instant went by and she said, “Oh thank goodness! I just deleted it off my Face Book!”  Will I ever get off this floor from laughing so hard. Ohhhh, my sides are killin’ me!

Now I know I shouldn’t be telling on her like that, but I never showed the photo, and I never said her name, so how could anyone pass up a story like that!?  Priceless. Just priceless.

27 comments:

  1. Yep--absolutely priceless, Jen!!!

    Loved this story!

    (Glad I'm not the only one up so early this morning... Insomnia and a blustery winter wind howling away!)

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  2. Oh Jenny, Yes priceless and a warning to all of us. Though I seldom, if ever, take pictures of anything in my birthday suit. Thanks for the smile, but guess your friend didn't smile. Hugs Nita

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  3. LOLOLOL!!! Now, that is funny! So glad you were able to point that out to her, Jenny. Oh, and your blog looks SO beautiful!! I love it, and wish I had your talent!! Have a blessed Sunday, pal. Love ya!!! :)

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  4. Oh my, Jenny? it makes you wonder how many pictures have a hidden secret in their depths...
    Mind you, I suppose it was the bathroom, so 'twasn't strange for her to be in the 'all together' as my Mum used to say!! ;-)
    Thanks for dropping by, and drooling at Johnny, he's quite used to it you know!! Sigh!! xPenx

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  5. LOL!! I loved this story. I would have loved to see the picture. :-)

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  6. Moments like that are priceless! I've seen some dastardly pictures on FB that I'm sure people didn't realize made them look the way they did or exposed things I'm sure they didn't want to share with the world LOL! I'm just glad I wasn't drinking my coffee as I read this!

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  7. THANK YOU! I've been in a funk and this post gave me the BEST laugh!!! So, you got a picture of TWO cats. Ha!!!! I can't make fun of your friend because it sounds like something I, in my infinite wisdom, might accidentally do!

    Thanks again. I love your writing, too! And yes, a beer would be great. Amber Bock, pls.

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  8. She is SOOO lucky to have a friend like you! If I did that, some of my friends would have posted it on some 'most embarrassing photos' site! LOLOL

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  9. When I got my first web cam, at my buddy's insistence because it would be so cool to video chat, the first night we used it his girlfriend walked behind him, just out of the shower and buck naked. I cracked up and he had this mystified look on his face for a couple of minutes before I composed myself enough to ask him if ****** had enjoyed her shower. Every time I saw her at work for the next few weeks she got beet red!

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  10. Oh my goodness...makes me think twice about photos I've sent. NOT that I take any in my b'day suit but geez louise...that is priceless! and you are a dear friend NOT to post the photos!

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  11. That is hilarious and horrifying at the same time.

    The Admiral is use to being nude in HER pictures but me, I tend to be more reclusive than she. :-)

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  12. oh my.. you have me in stitches.. what a fantastic story..
    wanted to come and tell you that I have shut down my blog for awhile.. just need some time away..
    but want to keep in contact with you Jenny..
    you are such a dear.. and we just began a friendship.. one that I hope can grow..
    will be by off and on to visit with you..
    hope your day is kind and soft..
    soft hugs Hope

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  13. OMG that's hilarious! Your poor friend though! I wonder how many of her FB friends noticed it before she took it down. lol

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  14. Kimmy, I asked her the same question and she said she had no idea if anyone else noticed it, but get this: it was her MAIN picture and she'd had one person make a comment about how cute it was. Never a mention about "what" was cute, if you get my drift ;)

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  15. I'm not even gonna tell what stupid thing i did yesterday, but I can so relate!I used to watch TV and say ,"Aw,that wouldn't happen in real life." As I get older...more and more amusing things happen to me and my senior friends!
    Thanks for sharing that funny story. Pity no picture...just kidding!

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  16. Just too funny Jenny! And told as only you can tell a story. I'm sure everyone that reads this will think twice before taking pictures, especially if there's a mirror anywhere in sight. Good one!

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  17. Be sure to let your friend know that anything once on the net is there forever. Advise her against running for office. Although, who knows, it might help these days. Tell her welcome to the world of sexting! It is funny how we can focus on something and not see the big picture. When I was in Ireland, I took all these great shots of crumbling castles and things which came out awesomely except for the electric or telephone wires I had never noticed in front of them or above them - nearly every time.
    If your friend ever decides to enrol on a dating site, she need not write much - how I look, and I like cats are all there in one pic. A time-saver.

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  18. Good thing that your friend didn't send that to me.
    I'm the type of person that would make a comment back to her asking "What is that fuzzy object in the picture?"

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  19. Hi Jenny D.just catching up on your life here. Wow those were some really good buys on that on line auction you were on. It was certainly your lucky day. Just watch that you aren't on there for everything now. Even stuff you might not need. What a story with your friend. Yes that is too funny. I am sure the photos might have brought lots of laughs to many. I am taking a day off from shoveling. May need the strenght in the days to come. Glad you enjoyed visiting my neck of the woods. Have a wonderfully blessed week. Hugs Carrie

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  20. Definitely priceless. Enjoyed the story of your friend. Thanks for visiting me. I'm happy to have you as one of my friends. I've signed up to follow you. :-)

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  21. That is hilarious! Poor girl, yeah I could see myself doing something like that too! Not seeing the forest for the trees haha! So funny! Thanks for sharing Jenny!

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  22. OMG!!! It's after 1am and now there is no way I could go to sleep!! LOMO!!!! Yes only you could tell it so well!!!!

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  23. Great way to start my day with laughs and smiles.I too would be rolling laughing. If it was me I would be horrified also.
    Jenny your a riot.
    Love you
    Lisa

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  24. Well that's the best laugh I've had for some time, but wasn't she lucky YOU spotted it and not someone who'd use it as blackmail, Ho, ho, the poor woman, truly wicked. You'd never catch me doing something like that though, especially this weather, I feel the cold too much. thanks for your visits, always a pleasure to read your comments. Love your new look on here.

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  25. Thank you so much for stopping by my friend. I only wish I were seventeen LOL! I think doing what I love makes me look younger than I am...a lot younger it seems!

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  26. Ha ha Jenny ......Me thinks there is a lesson to be learned there.......NEVER TAKE PHOTOS IN THE NUDE...If thats what she was doing of course
    ha ha ha priceless
    xxx

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  27. This sure gave me a good laugh that was so much needed. It's a good thing she has you for a friend.

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