Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Ompa Lumpa Blue Berry Gum

Monday, June 13, 2005

Technology is so cool, and sometimes it really stinks. Case in
point; Last Saturday was son #2’s Saturday. We went out for lunch
at Subway (mostly because I have a 2 for 1 card that’s good all
year) and then we went to the dollar store to ‘shop’ then ended up
at Wal-Mart to exchange some stuff. On the way out, we stopped by a
little table with a lady handing out Double Bubble Bubble gum. They
were having a bubble blowing contest for kids 12 and under, so son
#2 said, “Hey dad, let me try!” So I did. Since it was his
Saturday, and we didn’t have much else to do, we stood there for
over an hour trying to blow big bubbles. (I couldn’t get anything
over 9”). But son #2 was doing really well. The record was a 12”
bubble, and he really wanted to beat it. Finally after 30 minutes,
he blew a 14” whopper and took the lead. Not 30 seconds after it
popped, a snotty little girl, (who reminded me of Veronica on
Willie Wonka) came back and wanted to know who broke her record.
For the final 30 minutes, they both blew bubbles as fast as they
could. Son #2 got back up to 13”, but couldn’t beat his 14” one.
Then, just 3 minutes before the time ran out, ‘Veronica’ blew a 14”
one. (In ~MY~ humble opinion, it looked not bigger than a 13”, but
hey, what do I know about bubble blowing contests?) After the time
ran out, and sparring with ‘Veronica’ for 15 minutes, they decided
to split the prizes this way; She got the certificate and the
backpack, and son #2 got 5 balloons, a bag of gum, and the Double
Bubble Bubble meter. (see
www.wal-martfacts.com/newsdesk/PhotoGallery.aspx?CategoryID=78 for
pictures of what the meter looks like.) The lady said she would
enter them both into the national contest, so we’ll see what
happens with there.

Anyway, back to technology. I took a bunch of pictures of both of
them and their biggest bubbles with my cell phone camera. Then I
sent them to my email address, and deleted the pics. Guess what,
they never made it to my email. *sigh*

Oh well. We’ll get pictures when he wins the nationals and gets 10

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

Reader Comment Section:

About 20 years ago our dog needed one of those strange collars to
keep from chewing on a dressing after surgery. Back then you didn't
buy them.. you made them.. from cardboard and duct tape (Red Green
wouldn't loved it!) He looked a little strange wearing it.. but
then they do anyway in those weird contraptions! Hope that buddy
heals up quickly and without any problems.
Kathy A.

[I hope it never rained!]


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