Friday, November 30, 2018

X Marks the Spot Funny Friday

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here's today's picture. It was submitted by Dawn of Cognitive Script.

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1.Wife: Get into the next lane, where the "X" is.
Husband: You're not supposed to go there.
Wife: Of course you are, don't you know, "X" marks the spot.

2. Cop: License and registration, please.
New driver (almost in tears): What did I do?
Cop: Didn't you see the "X"? You can't drive in this lane.
New driver: But this lane is for me, look at my license, my name is Xander.

3. Little second grader (after a tough day at school): Mom, no one's in the next line, go in that one.
Mom: No honey, see the "X"? It's against the rules to go there when there's a red "X".
The little girl thinks about that for a few minutes.
Little girl: Mom, can we stop at the paint store?
Mom: Why?
Little girl: I need some red paint for school tomorrow.
Mom: You have a project you didn't tell me about?
Little girl: No. I'm gonna paint a red "X" on the school.
Mom: What?
Little girl: So it's against the rules to go there.

4. Woman to her boyfriend: Go in the lane with the "X" you said, be a little daring you said, no one's going to catch you, you said. 
Woman to her boyfriend (now screaming): You pay the ticket, that's what I say.

5. Little boy to his mom: Why is there an "X" there?
Mom: Because you can't drive in that lane.
Little boy: Why?
Mom: Because it's unsafe.
Little boy: Why?
Mom: They need that lane for something else.
Little boy: Why?
Mom: Ummm, ahhh, in case a plane needs to land.

Later on, husband to wife: You didn't tell Junior that planes land on the highway, did you?
Wife: Maybe.
Husband: What? Why?
Wife: That. That's the reason.
Husband: What?
Wife: Not "what", "why". All the "why"s. I'm only human and sometimes it's just too much pressure, the never ending "why"s.  

 And now for something yummy: 

Apple Cider Cream Chicken, a flavorful, easy, hearty dinner. Sliced chicken cooked in a creamy sauce made with apple cider, then tossed in tricolor rotini. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dinner

Apple Cider Cream Chicken

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Apple Cider Cream Chicken        

Printable Recipe

2 TBSP olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
6 oz mushrooms, sliced
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced
3/4 cup apple cider
1/4 tsp allspice
salt and pepper
2 TBSP apple bourbon
1/3 cup heavy cream
10 oz tricolor rotini pasta
1/2 cup shaved parmesan 

*Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, green onions and mushrooms. Cook and stir until soft.
*Add the chicken to the skillet. Cook and stir until cooked.
*While the chicken is cooking, in a large pot, prepare the rotini to al dente. Drain, return to the pot and set aside.
*Add the apple cider, allspice, salt and pepper to taste, and apple bourbon to the skillet with the chicken. Bring to a boil. Add the heavy cream, return to a boil, then reduce heat and boil gently for 15 minutes, stirring now and then.
*Add the ingredients of the skillet to the pot with the pasta. Toss and stir until the rotini is coated. Serve with the parmesan.


  1. The ones on the freeway/interstate make sense, but when I'm driving in town and see this hanging over a lane in the middle of no where, I'm all kinds of confused.

    1. Yes, they're definitely weird, and something I'd never seen growing up. Wonder if they only use them in certain parts of the country.

  2. Great minds! Yesterday, at a buffet, I had a dish (not chicken) with an apple onion confit and now you come with an apple oriented chicken dish. OK, the universe is trying to tell me something, and we have apples in the house. Not sure what we'll do (maybe something with reduced almond milk and apples) but I've put my husband, the family cook, on the case!) Alana

  3. Ha! Painting a red x on the school! Genius! And I totally would have told my kids that planes landed there. I probably have...

  4. I bet that sauce would never have a big red X marked on it. Sounds delicious!

    1. Thank you, looking forward to trying it again. Hope you do too.


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