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Friday Funnies: Rain, Rain, and More Rain

Hello My Happy People,

We have been having some crazy weather for our part of Germany. It has not been like this since we moved here in 2015. In the last month and a half we have seen more rain that I think we saw in the rest of the year. The temperatures have gone from cold enough to need jackets to just plain awful hot and humid. It was so humid at times I felt like I was visiting my sister in Florida.

One of the interesting things about people here in Germany is the fact that people will go out and ride bikes or go for walks no matter what the weather. There is a saying here for when someone balks at going out in bad weather, "Du bist doch nicht aus Zucker!" Which basically translates to, "You are not made of sugar!" Meaning you are not going to fall apart if you get a little wet, so let's go!

I personally find that rather funny and use it on my husband from time to time, but I have to say, "I am not made of sugar," because when he balks at the weather it is because he doesn't want me out in it. Which is adorable, but I have a rain jacket, rain boots, and various umbrellas ... I'm good.

But with this crazy weather I thought some weather jokes would be appropriate. I hope the weather is better where you are and you have a great weekend.

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Thanks all for now .... on with the jokes!!!!



Q: Why do bananas always use sunscreen before they go to the beach?

A: Because they peel so easily!

Q: Why was the lightning always getting in trouble?

A: Because it didn’t know how to conduct itself.

Q: What’s the difference between a horse and the weather?

A: One is reined up and the other rains down.

Q. What do you call a butcher who can also predict the weather?

A: A meaty-urologist.

Q. What does a meteorologist wear under his pants?

A. Thunderwear.

Q: What happens when the fog lifts in California?


Q: What did one hurricane say to the other?

A: I've got my eye on you.

Q: When are eyes not eyes?

A: When cold air makes them water!

Q: Why is the sun so smart?

A: It has more than 5,000 degrees.

Q: What is it called when it’s pouring ducks and geese?

A: It's fowl weather!

Q: What is the best day to go to the beach?

A: Sun-day!

And last but not least ...

Q: What does everyone listen to, but never believes?

A: The weather report.

Global Warming Isn't Scary Enough. Bengt Washburn

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