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My Thursday Thirteen [edition #49] is below my grandson's birthday card......

Today is my youngest grandson's birthday! He's a whole TWELVE years young...and all I can say is: "Irene? Y'all know what that means, right?" "The last year before he becomes a teenager. LOL!!!" "HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG "D"!!!!"

[card courtesy of 123 greetings]

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~...Thursday Thirteen

I'm being very silly for this week's Thursday Thirteen. I know, I know. Let me tell you a little secret. When I goof off like this, it means I'm bored, right? My son always shakes his head at these antics of mine and blatantly says to me: "Mom? Get a job!" rofl.

So, I take this photo of me, make it black and white [grayscale] in my paint program, and then play around with the distortion effect. And come up with these lovelies!! Go ahead, laugh. Y'know the saying "Laugh and the world laughs with you...." Now's your chance. Give me a big guffaw!! ...."get a job, mom!!"

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  1. ok you are kooky today aren't you:>

  2. Happy, Happy Birthday to your grandson. Today would have been my dear mommas birthday, she would have been 75. You are too funny, thanks for making me smile.

  3. Happy Birthday to Big D:-) Oy, a teenager next, fun, fun! lol look so different in your pictures...did you get a new hairdo?...hmmm maybe it's the makeup you're wearing...wait, I got new earrings right? hehe Isn't photoshop fun to play around with...aren't you glad we really don't look all distorted like that! lol Love ya! xoxo

  4. That's very funny!

    I used one of your headers from last week in my TT today!

  5. ahahahahahaha! Well done! I loved this!

    Happy TT!

    My TT is about Art Candy.

  6. That's the way to do it. What fun! God bless.

  7. I used one of your headers this week! Thanks again. You are looking a little stretched this week so I don't know that you really need extra work...

  8. I've never tried this. I'll have to give it a whirl when I'm in the right mood:)

  9. Wow! I'll bet that was fun!

  10. That's hillarious! Happy birthday to your grandson.

    And I figured out the headers, I love them!

  11. Your grandson has a cool grandma!

    It looks like you had a ball playing with those pictures. From what I've learned of you, Anni, I'm not surprised. I think you make everything fun.

    Happy TT.

  12. Anonymous3/05/2008

    What fun! I wish I knew more about working with a graphics program. Happy TT!

  13. Hah hah're a brave woman to do this to yourself. :)
    Thanks for the chuckle. Don't be sneakin' any pictures from my place. heh heh.

    Happy TT, Anni.

  14. How funny. I'm sitting here giggling!

  15. Way to have fun with the photo shop. I'm going to try that sometime...most assuredly.

  16. Happy birthday to your grandson, big D. I bet he loves having a grandmother who is as mad as you I love the tricks you've played with your's like having one of those distorting mirrors at a fun fair.

  17. You should have posted that for WW, lol ! It's tooo funny ! I am still laughing !

  18. Happy Birthday to Big D. He has a wonderful grandmother that I'm sure has something special in store. Brandon is 12 now and will be a teenager in May. It is a good age.

    Love your distortions. I did get a good guffaw. Thanks for the laugh. I will have to try that. LOL It may make me look better.

    You are such fun, Anni. I always enjoy visiting with you. BTW, I sent you an email earlier today. If you haven't received it, it may be in your junk folder.

    Take care and enjoy your Thursday.


  19. Happy Birthday to your grandson. I have a grandson who will turn 13 on June 17th. He's growing up way too fast.

    Anni, I have something for you in my TT post for tomorrow. It has already been published, so you can come by any time.

  20. Miz Annie, you're not looking too well these days. Hope you get back into SHAPE very soon! LOL So funny! I love doing that.



  21. Those are a hoot! Awesome, I can't imagine my mom playing with a paint program or blogging for that matter. Love it.

    Happy TT and happy b-day to the grandson!

  22. Happy birthday to Big D!!
    Oh, Anni, I have done this with a picture of mine, lol, but never thought of a tt out of it, very creative as always!!
    Happy Thursday

  23. LOL, that was so funny!

    And happy birthday to Big D :)

  24. Good Morning Anni,
    "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to your Grandson D. Our oldest daughter will be 12 next month. I think they call them Tweenagers now. LOL. I love the Birthday card of his. Okay Anni, are you sure you ain't been hitting the bottle some? ROFLMBO. I can barely type looking at what you did with the pictures of you. LOL. I must say, you did a great job in fixing them that way. You are one smart cookie. ROFLMBO. "THANK YOU" for a good laugh this morning. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  25. Oh my! Those are the funniest pics!! :D Thanks for the laughs!!!

  26. *LOL* Very funny, Anni! You did a great job!

    Happy Birthday to the teenie-to-be!

  27. Anonymous3/06/2008

    Hi Anni,

    :) I like to do those funny pictures too! Have posted some of me like that! We're brave ladies- you and I! hahaha

    Happy birthday to your grandson!!


  28. These made me laugh! I love your new blog design too, btw (guess I haven't visited in a while). And, you have the cutest little pics in your sidebar.

    Happy TT, Hootin' Anni :)

  29. that is a great idea! too funny. happy TT! i am going to come back to this one to show my 4yr old when she gets home from preschool. i know it will make her laugh!

  30. LOL!
    That is a great Thursday Thirteen! Well done...(I think)

  31. I absolutely love the bouffant/bee hive hair do in the last picture!
    Wash - dry - rat - shape - pin - and spray, spray spray!!!!
    ps - happy bday to your grandson!

  32. LOL! This cracked me up!! Hilarious! I didn't do Thursday Thirteen this week. I'm just too lazy! Thanks for the laugh!

  33. Happy B'day to grandson.

    And you made me laugh. Took me a looong while before I was able to comment

  34. I want to say Happy Birthday to your grandson! He must be excited to be 12!

    And that sure is a silly but fun photos :) Have a good BTTs and good Thursday :)

  35. Hilarious! I love doing that distortion stuff. Have a great day!

  36. Different moods in pictures? :-)