A Few Funnies... and "Your Inner Goddess" Yoplait Giveaway!

Adapted and Posted by C.L. (Cindy) Beck

** Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, an elderly man and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table. The woman spoke up, "Young man, we're both 90 years old; we may not have 45 minutes." They were seated immediately.

** The reason congressmen try so hard to get re-elected is that they would hate to have to make a living under the laws they've passed.

** A shopper stood in the express lane at the grocery store looking highly annoyed. The woman ahead of her had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries. The shopper's scowl turned to delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward, looked into her full cart and asked sweetly, “So, which six items would you like to buy?”

** A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

** Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

** All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the aisle. They reached the altar and the waiting groom; the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand. The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter. Even the priest smiled broadly. As her father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.


THIS CURRENT GIVEAWAY (March 21-midnight, Apr 2, 1010): Yoplait Greek "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" gift pack, which includes 2 coupons* for free Greek yogurt. Your prize pack may differ slightly from mine, but mine included a terry/velor after bath wrap, slippers, loofah, and other bath accessories. Very nice! And should your inner goddess actually be an inner god (yup, guys, that's you) or should you already have all those items, it makes a great birthday gift to give to someone.

In addition, you can also visit Bricks Coupons to download a coupon* and save $0.30 on one cup of new Yoplait Greek today!

*Coupon offers for Yoplait Greek yogurt are not valid in some states, including California, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Tennessee.

Contest open to US residents only.


Here's what Yoplait has to say about it:

With 12 grams of protein -- twice that found in leading yogurts-- new Yoplait Greek nourishes from the inside out. Available in four delicious flavors, Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla and Plain, the brand´s newest offering has a unique thick and creamy texture with the unmatched taste expected of Yoplait.

To celebrate its new Greek yogurt and to encourage women to nourish their inner goddess, Yoplait has teamed up with actress Izabella Miko, who plays Greek Goddess Athena in the epic adventure new Warner Bros. Pictures´ and Legendary Pictures´ film "Clash of the Titans," in theaters April 2 in 3D.

Here's the trailer for the movie, in case you'd like a glimpse:


I'd heard that Greek yogurt was a little more tart than regular yogurt, so used my coupon for the plain flavor. Why? Because I like to use plain yogurt as a substitute for sour cream. The fact that the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt has more protein and is fat-free makes it perfect to use in gravies, or as a topper for baked potatoes. It's thick, creamy, and a little goes a long way. And that's another good reason to use it, in my book. I haven't had a chance to try the following idea yet, but I'm planning on using it with my favorite ranch dressing mix the next time I make up a batch. I think it would give a nice flavor with a touch of zing. If any of you try it that way, let me know what you think!

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Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Loved the picture of the 90 year-old coupled. Great funnies!

Melissa Cunningham said...

You blog looks great! And thanks so much for coming to visit mine. I will definitely become a follower here!

Lindsay said...

Great blog and wonderful giveaway!

Karin said...

Thanks for the day brighteners!

Nice giveaway!

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Triple Nickel said...

Great fun. I loved it. Thanks for a great blog!

Cindy Beck, author said...

Thanks, Kathi, for stopping by. You're entered, and good luck to you.

Cindy Beck, author said...

Melissa: Thanks for following. I'm following you, too. And you're entered in the contest, so good luck!

Cindy Beck, author said...

Lindsay: Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you luck, 'cuz you're now entered in the contest.

Cindy Beck, author said...

Karin: Thanks so much. Glad the funnies brightened your day. Check back in the future, 'cuz you're entered in the drawing! (But don't worry, if you win, I'll let you know).

Girl Tornado said...

I love the express lane funny... how many times has that happened to us,someone with way too many items? I would love it if a clerk would really say that to someone! ('Course, I have to admit there have been a few times I have double-checked my cart count!!!)

Honey Vanilla yogurt sounds pretty yummy to me, and I like the fact that this new Yoplait yogurt has twice the protein.

Taffy said...

I liked the Amish couple pic!
I think I'm a follower on Twitter and here plus, I get your newsletter.

Do you make use plain yogurt instead of mayo to make ranch dressing?

Rachelle Christensen said...

I follow you everywhere, ha ha! I really do though, your blog,Twitter,FB, and I subscribe to your newsletter. Sounds yummy. We love yogurt around here. We could buy it by the gallon. :)

Watchman said...

Funny quips. Boy, haven't we all been behind that cart at the express lane. So what's right? Is a six-pack of soda one item? how about a half a six-pack? Hey, if I only have a half a six pack then I have a three item credit to use up. And that fellow up there has a dozen roses and I only have a single flower, oh and to make up for the difference, I have a bag of ice, a case of beer, our weekly grocery list, oh and yes, a half a six pack of soda.

Once in a while said...

Hi Bernie, Always like the funnies, and thanks for the explanation on tour blogs. I think! I got it. Will work it out later. Turmoil here as we move base this weekend back to England Regards Patrick

Slamdunk said...

I think I daily exemplify the cookie in hand balance diet. Just need to make time for more exercise with that approach.

Carol L. said...

Love the jokes, especially the older couple. :)
Another great give away Cindy. My inner goddess is calling out for help. lol
Carol L.

I'm a follower and subscriber.

Jan Thomason said...

yea!! i love give-a-ways as i always enter thinking that i may win:) and someday i will! lol

i follow your blog and
i tried to subscribe to your newsletter but when i put my email address (polkadotbarn@gmail.com) in the box the "submit" button disappears! maybe you can get me signed up:)

so, those are my entries:
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Jan Thomason said...

oh, yeah, and i'm entering the contest.
my email address is polkadotbarn@gmail.com :)


Elana Johnson said...

Love your funnies! Especially the cookie one. Or that might be because it's almost lunch time and my stomach is growling.

erica m. chapman said...

Oh that movie looks sooo good! Love the little funnies - thanks for sharing ;o)

Cindy Beck, author said...

Taffy: I thought I'd answered your question, but maybe I didn't do it right here. As for substituting the yogurt for mayo in salad dressing mixes, I'm going to try about a teaspoon in place of the mayo and see how it is. Then adjust as I like for more or less tang.

If anyone tries it, let me know! :)

Lisa R said...

The bride funny was hysterical.....As far as the yogurt, I never thought of yogurt being used in a gravy. I have to try this. Thanks for the laughs and the cooking tips.

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Lisa R said...

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Lisa R said...

subscribed for newsletter, tried 3 times but didn't get a confirmation email yet

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Lisa R said...

My apologies, Please disregard this comment as an entry. I had left your blog after filling out entries and got your email confirmation right before shutting down for bed.

Cindy Beck, author said...

Triple Nickel: Thanks for stopping by. And oh my gosh, what a profile picture you have. I know you're not as scary in real life! :)

Cindy Beck, author said...

Oz Girl, Taffy, Rachelle and Watchman: Thanks so much for commenting and for entering the contest.

Watchman: I'm thinking your name sorta matches Triple Nickel's profile picture! :)

Cindy Beck, author said...

Once in a While, Slamdunk and Carol L: Thanks so much for entering the contest and leaving your comments. I enjoyed reading them.

Slamdunk: Thanks for the award you just gave me out at your blog. I'm so tickled! :)

Cindy Beck, author said...

Jan, Elana, Erica and Sibabe64: Thanks so much for your comments and for entering the contest. I always love to hear thoughts and ideas from readers, and I do appreciate you stopping by.

Cindy Beck, author said...

Please feel free to leave any comments, you'd like but as of midnight on Friday, Apr 2, the contest is closed.