Archive for June, 2020

‘Daily Giggles’ have helped us through

If there is a silver lining on what we’ve endured since middle of March, it’s the shared experience we now have.

You cannot minimize how hard it has been on some.

First, for the ill and those who have succumbed to the virus.

But also for the children residing in hard places. For the breadwinners who can’t provide because they cannot work from home. For the parents who can but who have had small kids to care for. For the business owners forced to shut down. For the elders shut in.

Lord, help us.

Notwithstanding the hardships, laughter has helped us through. This shared experience has given us something to latch onto.

Below are my favorite tweets, memes and posts from this season of quarantine, many of them courtesy of a clever relative who sends a text of “Daily Giggles.”

“I’m not adding this year to my age; I did not use it.”

“This quarantine made me realize I have no real hobbies besides going out to eat and spending money.”

“I am now limiting screen time to one hour per hour.”

The meme of Marty McFly and Doc Brown in Back to the Future: “Marty,” Doc says, “Whatever happens, don’t ever go to 2020!”

The image of the perplexed woman on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The question: What day is it? The choices: A. Monday B. Tuesday C. 1982 D. Saturday

“Happy Thursday, everyone. Only two more days ‘til it feels like the same day as today.”

It feels like life is being written by a 4th grader right now: “And there was this virus and everyone was scared and then the world ran out of toilet paper. Yeah, and then there was no school for like a month and then it snowed!”

“Where is Morgan Freeman? Shouldn’t he be narrating this or something?”

“Imagine if you will a world where Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday only to be ruined by a virus named after a Mexican beer.”

Me: “This show is boring.” Boss: “Again, this is a Zoom meeting.”

“Homeschooling is tough. Today I had to tell my son he didn’t make our baseball team.”

The photo of a kid stepping onto the school bus and waving back to his mom. The caption: “What moms really want for Mother’s Day”

“Not to brag, but we haven’t been late to anything in two weeks.”

The billboard at the Mexican food restaurant: “Today’s offer: Buy any two tacos and pay for them both.”

“I might sleep on the couch to cut down on my morning commute.”

The picture of a half dozen hot dogs warming in a coffee maker carafe of water with hot dog buns sitting nearby. The caption: “Follow me for more recipes.”

“When we come out of this and ask where you want to eat, I do not want to hear, ‘I don’t know.’ YOU HAD 45 DAYS!”

“For those who have lost track, today is Blursday the Fortyteenth of Maprilay.”

And this one as we start to open back up for business: “I don’t want to hear about your gym workout unless you fell off the treadmill.”

Happy Renaissance!


Kevin Thompson writes regularly for The Boerne Star. He can be reached at



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