Hi and another Wednesday is here and today it is my youngest wee chaps 8th birthday, he went to bed very excited last night hoping for a new bike and some Lego. He also asked for chickens, a rabbit and a dog but he may be disappointed on that front!
Anyway back to my desk...
I've got some stamps from PI out on my desk with there new Stamping card which is fab plus one of my folders of Spellbinders dies open ready to play with. Today I shall mostly be making some cards for my up coming demo and classes in Aberdeen mentioned earlier in the week.
What's on your work desk Wednesday is organised by the lovely Julia here where you can have a look at other peoples crafty spaces and find out what they're up to this week.
I hope you have a look later this evening but thank you for popping by.
I want to leave you today with a story my father told me yesterday, it's a bit long so sorry Julia but I do normally keep my posts short.
I just had to send this....it was sent to him from a friend....the language is a bit base in places but I have left it as it was told.
You really should read it to the end as you are guaranteed to be rolling laughing.
My mum and I both needed tissues we were crying that much! It is real belly laugh material.
Needless to say I think I might have to get one of these......
A Pocket Tazer Stun Gun a great gift for the wife.
A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary
Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my
The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a
little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a
100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized Tazer.
The effects of the Tazer were supposed to be short lived, with no long term
adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to
WAY TOO COOL! Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home.. I
loaded two AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I
was disappointed I learned, however, that if I pushed the button and pressed
it against a metal surface at the same time, I'd get the blue arc of
electricity darting back and forth between the prongs.
AWESOME!!! Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Julie what that burn spot
is on the face of her microwave.
Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it
couldn't be all that bad with only two AAA batteries, right?
There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting
little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really
needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target.
I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and
then thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to
give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want
some assurance that it would work as advertised.
Am I wrong?
So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses
perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and
Tazer in another.
The directions said that:
a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant;
a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of
bodily control; and
a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the
ground like a fish out of water.
Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.
All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5" long,
less than 3/4 inch in circumference (loaded with two itsy, bitsy AAA
batteries); pretty cute really, and thinking to myself, 'no possible way!'
What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best.
I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side
so as to say, 'Don't do it stupid,' reasoning that a one second burst from
such a tiny lil ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad.. I decided to give
myself a one second burst just for heck of it.
I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and...
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. WHAT THE... !!!
I'm pretty sure Hulk Hogan ran in through the side door, picked me up
in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and
over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position,
with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles
nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest
position, and tingling in my legs! The cat was making meowing sounds I had
never heard before, clinging to a picture frame hanging above the fireplace,
obviously in an attempt to avoid getting slammed by my body flopping all
over the living room.
If you ever feel compelled to 'mug' yourself with a Tazer,
one note of caution:
There is NO such thing as a one second burst when you zap yourself! You will
not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent
thrashing about on the floor!
A three second burst would be considered conservative!
A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that
point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed
* My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace.
* The recliner was upside down and about 8 feet or so from where
* My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching.
* My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my
lip weighed 88 lbs.
* I had no control over the drooling.
* Apparently I had crapped in my shorts, but was too numb to know
sure, and my sense of smell was gone.
* I saw a faint smoke cloud above my head, which I believe came
I'm still looking for my testicles and I'm offering a significant reward for
their safe return!
PS: My wife can't stop laughing about my experience, loved the gift and now
regularly threatens me with it!
If you think education is difficult, try being stupid!!!!
I said it was funny didn't I? Have a great Wednesday, crafty hugs from me. x