Hope and humor ‘zine: Lazy, hazy, crazy days

June 5th, 2016 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized

June 5, 2016

Hi, I’m Jim, and welcome to more encouragement and entertainment than you can shake a memory stick at! It’s June, so here here’s my Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer issue:

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Enjoy some hope and humor,


Laziness is a virtue

Ah, those “lazy, hazy days of summer.” Time to laze in the hammock and ponder the importance of . . . well, lazing in the hammock.

Laziness, you see, is a vital virtue! Think about it over a tall glass of lemonade. Where would we be today without this important quality? “Necessity” is not the “mother of invention”! (Maybe a sister or a second-cousin, but not the mother.) Laziness is the mother of invention! [Continue reading]


Top ten clues a man should wear a shirt in summer

I have in my right hand, direct from the home office in hot and humid Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category:

10. Take a tape measure. Drop it on the floor. If you can’t pick it up without bending your knees, put on a shirt.[Continue reading]

But wait, there’s more . . .

Vacations are not a vacation if . . .
Traveling the world on one tank of gas


Cartoon of the week

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Quips and quotations on summer

That awkward moment when you write a super long, heartfelt note in someone’s yearbook and they write “Have a Great Summer!!” Inspired by The Wonder Years

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you. Erma Bombeck

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. Raymond Duncan

If you are not barefoot, you’re overdressed!

One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter. Henry David Thoreau

It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility. Yogi Berra

It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do. Walter Winchell

I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer. Come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches. Oriana Green

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