Thursday, March 3, 2011

Random post involving my aunt that isn't my aunt and other such silliness

I have an aunt, who really isn't my aunt (or anything of blood relation) named Beth. My mom "adopted" her (like she does a lot of people) and we like her a lot. She is basically a really a good friend of my mothers, and is like an older sister/aunt/something to me. Her daughter is pretty much like my 6th little sister. We spend a fair amount of time with them.

Why am I telling you think? Well, it will make sense in a moment. This unintentionally became a Beth-themed post. Twice in this past week she has given me something worth posting about and now I'm at last getting around to it.

Might seems totally random, but both things made me laugh!

First off, on Tuesday Beth handed me some money (I weekly babysit for her daughter). As I look down at the bills she put into my hand I can't help but burst out laughing at one bill in particular. "BETH?! Did you happen to look at this five?"

She hadn't. I show it to her and we're both laughing, very disturbed at what out eyes are beholding. This, my friends, is what is wrong with America.

Yes, that does say "LEGALIZE" across the edge...and that generally means one thing...
What is wrong with this picture?

Yes, your eyes are not decieving you. That is one of history's greatest men, smoking what is most certainly not a fine cigar.
I don't know who the sicko was that did this (it wasn't Beth, that much we know. Just to clarify!) (I am assuming it was some college-aged male), but I know it's WRONG. Wrong to draw on national currency and wrong to make good ol' Abe out to be a pot head.
I've seen some weird things on bills, but this is no doubt the weirdest.
Now I'm afraid to spend it; I don't want a cashier to think I did *THAT* to poor Mr. Lincoln!

Second awesome Beth moment of the week occurred earlier on today when I received a (late but worth it) birthday present that had finally come by mail.

I'm sort of an unintentional coffee mug collector (as in I have a collection, given me by people who know what a coffee lover I am). I have some fairly interesting mugs, but this one I was gifted today WINS.

I don't know if you have noticed the side bar of my blog, but there are pictures there with which I state who and what I am. Foremost a writer. Lower down the list is pirate. That being said, look at this mug.

A calico jack surrounded with the words

I don't know where on the world wide web she found that but WOW. Can it get any more well phrased than that? No. No, it can not.

Oh "Aunt" Beth, you make me laugh.

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