JoJoisms

October JoJoisms in Review

Written By: JoJoisms - Nov• 06•19

Here are all the JoJoisms I’ve created and posted over on Facebook this past month:

It’s Coffee Time:

TV Roles:

A Little Chronic Illness Humor:

Will the Real JoJo Please Stand Up:

A Little Pun:

Thanks for visiting JoJoisms. Come back again next month for another installment of fun!

Where are you from?

Written By: JoJoisms - Oct• 15•19

My life is complicated. It has been since the beginning of JoJo Time. But it’s also pretty funny which is why I originally started this blog and why I create my funny memes for social media. Often, a simple question can lead to a most hilarious story. So, instead of more visual JoJoisms (which I’ll share later on this month), I wanted to share with you how the conversation has often gone when someone asks me a seemingly simple question.

Here’s a question you probably get a lot, but you probably have a quick and easy answer. The entire exchange most likely takes a few seconds. Where are you from? Oh, I’m from Ohio. Well, here’s what that question leads to quite often.

Poor Confused Soul: Where are you from?
Me: You mean where did I move from? I moved to Indiana from Arizona.
Poor Confused Soul: Oh, so you came here from Arizona.
Me: No, I moved here (Indy area) from NW Indiana.
Poor Confused Soul: Oh, so you grew up in Arizona!
Me: No, I grew up mostly in New York.
Poor Confused Soul: Ok. So, you were born in New York!
Me: I was actually born in Colorado.
Poor Confused Soul: So, after Colorado, you moved to New York?
Me: No, at two weeks old, I moved from Colorado to Florida.
Poor Confused Soul: So Colorado to Florida to New York to Arizona to Indiana?
Me: No, after New York, we moved to California.
Poor Confused Soul: So, Colorado to Florida to New York to California to Arizona to Indiana?
Me: Yes.
Poor Confused Soul: Are you going to settle here in Indiana, then?
Me: Probably not. After our son graduates from Purdue, we may move.
Poor Confused Soul: Back to Arizona to be with your family?
Me: No, only my mom and dad live there.
Poor Confused Soul: Where does the rest of your family live?
Me: Scattered around Northern and Southern California, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, and parts of Mexico.
Poor Confused Soul: So, where would you move?
Me: What were we talking about again?

Now, does anyone have the patience to ask me, “How are you?”

September JoJoisms

Written By: JoJoisms - Sep• 04•19

I’ve been busy creating more Visual JoJoisms this past month. Here are the ones you may have missed if you’re not on Facebook or they didn’t see fit to show all my posts to you!

New JoJoisms for August

Written By: JoJoisms - Aug• 11•19

I’ve been busy creating new JoJoisms to post on social media. Here are some of the ones I posted this past month:

I’ll be back next month with more of my JoJoisms…as I think of ’em!

New JoJoisms

Written By: JoJoisms - Jul• 23•19

I’ve been busy creating! Most of life has a funny side and I make a point of finding it. I especially love finding humor in the struggles. So here are a few of my latest humor memes.

And here’s one I did for my Life Beyond Surviving blog:

I Can’t Prove I’m Me!

Written By: JoJoisms - Jul• 06•19

Over the last month, Facebook has demanded that I prove I’m me in order to allow me to continue to post on my For the Love of Purple Facebook fan page I’ve had for almost 10 years.

I have almost 9300 fans over there who miss my purple posts. In fact, the number went up by almost 300 since I’ve not been able to post!

I’ve written the entire story out over on my For the Love of Purple blog site so you can click over on the above link to read the entire ridiculous story.

Meanwhile, I thought I’d just talk a bit about how ludicrous is it to have to prove I’m me. First off, I’m a 56 year old, chubby, post-menopausal, tiny woman with Fibro and Essential Tremors. Who else would WANT to be me?!

The purple Facebook fan page in question doesn’t talk about anything of a political nature so I’d have no influence of any value or threat to Facebook. The way they’re clamping down on several of the large purple fan pages over there, you’d think purple people were taking over the world!

Wait! Are we?

I may not be able to prove I’m me on Facebook, but here at home, my husband and son recognize me. Maybe someday Facebook will too. Anyway, I’ll keep you posted.

What’s the strangest question you’ve ever been asked?

Written By: JoJoisms - Jun• 20•19

Believe it or not, the reason I ask is that I have two! The longer I live, the more I realize just how complicated life has become to the point where we are regularly asked questions I never in my wildest dreams would consider having to answer when I was young…you know, last century.

The most recent bizarre question I was asked was by a TSA agent in San Francisco. It erupted into an entire story of its own which I have recounted for you in all its hilarity here.

As odd as “What’s in your bra?” was, there is another even more bewildering question I was asked way back when my husband and I were merely dating, about 35 years ago, and here is that story.

My (then) boyfriend, his sister, and I decided to take a day trip from Southern California to Baja Mexico. Coming back across the border, we got stopped by Border Patrol. They asked to see our “papers” so Rich gave his green card, his sister handed him her California birth certificate, and I handed him my Colorado birth certificate.

Rich and his sister were asked some questions in English. They answered and then, turning to me, he switched to Spanish. After taking 2.5 years of high school Spanish, my understanding was minimal and all I could say was, “Donde esta’ el bano?” which does come in handy, but wasn’t helpful at the time.

I tried to tell him that I didn’t understand so he asked in English, “Where are your loyalties?” Where are my LOYALTIES?! What was that supposed to mean? I guess the look on my face resembled a cross between clueless and suspect because he began asking me in a decidedly more authoritative tone of voice. My husband muttered under his breath, “Say United States! Say United States!!”

“United States,” I said in vague bewilderment, at which point, I began to be questioned about my Colorado birth certificate. They were convinced it was forged. I’m the only person in the car NOT of Hispanic heritage and I’M the one they suspect?!

You see, back in the olden days…last century…Colorado birth certificates were black with white lettering. And the white lettering wasn’t the crisp clean lines you see today. I guess technology wasn’t that good back when I was born. It was all I could do to convince them that it was, indeed, my real birth certificate and I wasn’t feigning ignorance, I really WASN’T fluent in Spanish and my birth certificate, though odd by modern standards, was not doctored.

Where are your loyalties? I’m partial to purple myself!

I’m taking a blog hiatus

Written By: JoJoisms - Apr• 01•19

Just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be taking some time off from my blogs and newsletter for the next several months while I concentrate on my health and a project my husband and I are working on together.

I recently added a few new diagnoses to the growing list. Last year I was diagnosed with Essential Tremors and just recently with an esophageal issue. It’s going to take me some time to find some treatments that can help, especially since my fibro has kicked up another notch.

Some New JoJoisms

Written By: JoJoisms - Mar• 06•19

Here are some of my newest JoJoisms:



Creativity, Age, and Silver Linings…Oh, My!

Written By: JoJoisms - Feb• 04•19

I’ve been busy creating memes for my clients and my social media platforms, but I did create a few new JoJoisms this past month.  Here they are in no particular order.

I created these three slightly differently. Which one is your favorite?

A Facebook friend of mine asked everyone to post how old they were.  I, of course, was a bit creative with my answer and it sparked this JoJoism:

It occurred to me that there is always a silver lining. After my parathyroid surgery, the doctor actually told me to eat more ice cream.  I can’t say this has been a difficult pill to swallow…

And that’s about all the new JoJoisms this month.  I’ll be back next month with either funny story about my life or more JoJoisms because of funny stories about my life.  Either way, as Arnold says, I’ll be back!