Very funny Chili Humor

This is a really humorous short story about a man who got to judge a chili contest by accident. 

Very funny. 

Click this to read!

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Zoe Meme #120: Pounce

Oh my gosh, my grandogter’s human (aka my youngest daughter), what can I say? She treats this dog so bad sometimes. I mean, look at that face! The poor dog is obviously starving, exhausted from being so cute, and desperate for a french fry!

So the poodle strategy begins in her quick tiny noodle brain. She sets up the strategy of attack by acting like she is disinterested.

Her unnoticed muscles tense for the pounce. Her normally round black eyes narrow to small focused slits.

This picture is deceptive. Or is it? I think she is ready to pounce on those fries. My daughter said she was exhausted and lazy.

My grandogter Zoe is all of 4.7 lbs when wet and unshaven. Her appetite though, is the size of a Labrador’s stomach. Actually, having owned labradors, I can tell you this dog would fit nicely into the size of a Labrador’s stomach.

Poor thing.

In the mean time, she sits and stares at the fries, those crispy salty delicious human fries. Those things are not going to eat themselves.

She will pounce given the first chance she gets. If not, just throw some cheese (<–look back at the first Zoe Memes and her obsession with cheese) on it and she will go for it!


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Zoe Meme #119: BROLLEAGUE

I have been a ‘murse,’ a male nurse, since 1990. I work in an area that has few fellow male RN’s. I work in a neonatal ICU, a NICU. It isn’t the job I thought I would do when I graduated from nursing school, but it clearly is the job God has for my heart.

The NICU I work in is large, with many separate areas branched across a portion of the hospital between two floors. We employ something like 175+ RN’s. We work long shifts and most of the time work only 3 shifts per week. The chances of working with the same someone repeatedly is not realized often.

Meet Roger. He is a brother colleague, now designated as a ‘brolleague.’ He has worked day shift since I began working in this particular NICU. He is spending a spell on nights this year. This has afforded us the opportunity to work together.

Our first night in the same section of the unit, we spontaneously took a picture. I didn’t know if we would work together again. Being the character I am, I made the pic into a quick man cave meme and put in on our private NICU page on the face place.

Then we had the pleasure of working together again and found we had a bit in common. Coffee, as you can see, was one of them. We are both fathers, love to BBQ, love our job, and like to laugh about goofy crap. This necessitated another meme and posting on the NICU private page on the face place.

We discovered we failed in our bro code to drink beer on a day off. We rectified that situation quickly at a local brewery.

We then worked together a third time and that is when I codified the NICU Murses phrase onto a necessary meme for our NICU group. I doubt I’m original with that wording, but a beer convinces me of many things.

I thought I would give you a glimpse into uncommon world of NICU Murses.

Meanwhile, we have beer to drink and babies to fatten up so they can go home.


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Zoe Meme #118: Dare

This is not a stance of play?, it is a full head on dare.

Meet Amigo, my dogphew, cousin of Zoe my grandogter. Amigo’s a big strong dog that has finally mellowed about one tail wag now that he is eight human years old.

This is one powerful dog. He dared me to pull my arm out of socket holding that thing. I mean, this dog has four legged drive in reverse with low gear grinding hard when that pull toy hits my hand. His endurance level is sustained with a never tiring mystical source of energy when his uncle Robert enters the room.

He is even tricky. You see, he likes to emit a strange mostly clear slimy gooey substance onto my portion of the pull toy handle so that it will slide out of my hand just as my shoulder dislocates.

He’s smart like that.

Will you accept his dare?


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Zoe Meme #117: Memorial Day 2017

In reflection upon the men and women who died serving our country, Zoe Memes will set aside all silliness and levity. May God bless all who risk their lives serving our country. Today, we honor those who gave all.


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Andrew Vasek Memorial Scholarship 2017 Recipient Presentation

Here is a short video, less than 3 minutes in length, I did for a cousin’s fundraiser. Her son, Andrew Vasek, passed away in September 2014 from his first and only grand mal seizure. His passing has caught us all off guard and brought much sadness to our lives.

While events such as fundraising are not meant to change the pain, it does help focus our hearts. Andrew’s amazing family started a fundraiser in 2015, rather spontaneously, to raise money for one $500 scholarship. They ended up raising so much more as this short video shows.

If you are interested in reading/knowing more, go to my blog post called “How to Light Up a Room.” You might just find that good reading and the video by the same name is rather touching, kleenex not included.

You will rarely meet such a fine family.

God bless you all.

Video of The Andrew Vasek Memorial Scholarship 2017 recipients.


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Zoe Meme #116: Resemblance

Meet Brady.

Brady is a big black female cat with a human who is silly in love with Brady.

Brady gets brushed almost every day, not sure why though.

Brady’s human is my sister-in-law.

Brady has big black fluffy hair and ears.

Brady’s human has a cap that makes me think of Brady’s ears.

One looks happy in this picture, one looks … like a cat.

Notice the shoes. What is it with cats and their human’s shoes?

Can you see any resemblance?

See you next week for a special Zoe Meme to honor all fallen veterans on Memorial Day.


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