Monday, April 27, 2009

The giggles I've had today

It all started with an email from AT&T for game downloads for my phone.

Brain Training: Train your brain in three different mini-games every day. You should complete all your training to get the best results. Brian Age: Check your Brain Age once a day. If you train your brain everyday your brain age should improve. Practice: This mode allows you to play any of the mini-games as often as you want. Your results will not count towards your training.

I have a brother named Brian and I can tell you the Brian Age is 48.

I had to do some field work with a co-worker, Leslie. Driving through Huntington Park I saw this place.Was "Helen Keller Eye Center" taken? For those not familiar with St. Lucia, she is the patron saint of the blind. She was martyred because she refused to marry a pagan. Her fiance had her tortured and killed. [from Wikipedia] As final torture, her eyes were gouged out. She was miraculously still able to see without her eyes. In paintings St. Lucy is frequently shown holding her eyes on a golden plate. Like this:Is this the eye clinic to whom you want to trust your sight? Side note: doesn't that look like the money you could be saving by switching to Geico?

Lastly, there was this.Finally! I'd been wondering where I could take my choi for his annual cleaning.

We must have passed a dozen foot clinics, eye clinics, medical clinics and dental clinics on our trip to HP. I said, "This town must be filled with people with bad feet, bad teeth, bad eyes and lots of illness." Leslie countered, "Now, let's look at this a different way. Maybe they're in excellent health because of all the clinics available to them." That Leslie, always looking on the bright side of life. Oh, hey, we're back to Brian.


mamamouseiam said...

Thanks for the giggles, Laurie; I needed those today. Your Geico reference made me snort!!!

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

OH MY GAWD. First, *I* have a brother named Brian, and his age is... shoot. How old am I?! Oh, he's 39. Must be a different Brian.

Second, why does St. L have eyes in her head AND on her platter?

And third, my GAWD, scary how they could make such a horrendous mistake on a sign (I assume it's a mistake) and KEEP IT. Really?

{still freaking out a little about the eyes on a platter...}