September 26, 2011

I love to laugh EXCEPT...

...when milk comes out my nose.
(Woody Allen)

"What's So Funny?"
State College, PA

However, ANYONE who knows me knows that milk makes me GAG! My milk paranoia is so deeply instilled I didn't even kiss my kids when they had "milk lips".  But I HAVE been known to shoot a Snapple out of my nose when an unexpected laugh catches me off guard.  By the BURNS! The older I get, the more I realize a day without laughing is a day wasted.  Sometimes you just HAVE to find the humor in a situation.  It is so much better than crying over spilt Snapple.  

Which wasn't so hard to do this past weekend when someone grabbed my camera and took a snapshot of  moi with my beautiful Things #2 and #3.  Not sure who actually took this, but they caught us in a good nose snorting guffaw. So thank you to whoever captured this moment in time. It contains many things that I love....Penn State football and tailgating, spending time with my family (especially my mini-me's), and laughing. It just doesn't get much better. It also includes a "surprise", which sometimes I like and sometimes I don't. But this one was pretty cool because Thing #2 drove from Cincy to State College to surprise me for the weekend. Gosh I miss my reality television fellow junkie!

Linking up to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesdays.  The theme for this week is "Love" and the use of her textures.  Even tho I didn't take this photo, I did do a bit of editing:

1.   Convert to B/W
2.   Cappuccino tint
3.   "Yesteryear" texture, overlay blend mode at 25%.
4.   "Crackerjack",  multiply blend mode at 74%.
5.    Erased "Crackerjack" from my familial unit...because
      I spend enough money on beauty products so  that I
      DON'T look "cracked"!       
6.    Lightened up the texture on the corners.

Gosh, it doesn't look like I did that much, does it! Hmmmm, that's the secret to good makeup application too...are you listening to me Thing #3???!!!???


P.S.  Breaking news:  my Better Half has informed me that he was the one who captured the women in his life.  I'm sure he felt he needed to document a moment where NONE of us were causing him any angst :)


  1. Happy moments shared. I love the edit and your story made me smile.

  2. Oh Kathy, this is wonderful! I'm with you - DDs have their problems but what a wild ride it is with them!
    I am indeed enjoying the digi - and I'd just LOVE a new camera, so I see a future full of overtime and gratitude that I have a job!
    Nice to "meet" you via KK and TT!! =)

  3. This is such a wonderful photo of you all having a great time! You look so happy!

  4. this is a lovely shot of you and your girls. you did a wonderful job applying the textures!

  5. Oh what a fun shot! And yes...I'm with you on laughter.

    You husband captured such a sweet moment.

    Hope you have a blessed day♥

  6. Wonderful shot, love that your hubs captured this and ofcourse I love the commentary that you write...always, always makes me smile!! (and sometimes laugh so hard liquid could come from my nose)

  7. I absolutely adore this photo.. what a wonderful moment captured.. What a wonderful post. I do believe the same thing we need to laugh everyday!!

    Hugs, Linda

  8. Great photo and story behind it. Kudos to your husband - cool photo!

  9. Love the photo! ...and I'm with you on the milk thing!

  10. ROFL.... (or at least that's what my kids say...) Your photo made me laugh, or maybe it was the quote. Great post and wonderful edits on the photo! I hope you are successful in your hints for a trip to Italy. I know I get cranky if I don't get a "fix" every now and then! Thanks for visiting.

  11. Ah i made the blog! Love you, I was so happy to see you this weekend!

  12. Miss you Thing #2....can u please work on making Cincy closer to Philly?

  13. Such a natural, happy shot, and I like the way the textures enhance it rather than overpower it. I'm with you on milk, do not like! I think it's the idea of where it comes from...;O)

  14. A day without laughing is a day wasted...I like that! Beautiful photo. Great work.

  15. If we just cut out western PA and eastern Ohio (because, let's be serious, would it be that bad if there were a few less cows in the world anyway?) then we would be super close!