Saturday, April 4, 2009

I'm always thinkin'...

...but can't always remember what I was thinkin' 'bout.

Thank goodness for my handy-dandy notebook (aka my left palm)

I can't tell you how many times I have thought, "Ooh, I need to remember to tell Dave about that," or, "I should blog about that," and then I get home and have the CRS's. I draw a big fat old blank. Bugs the crap out of me. So, I usually jot down stuff on my hand. See? You can see there that I had MYOOALL, DVADER, and YUP. 'portant stuff.

DVADER- Today in line at Borders, there was a guy in front of me with two boys. Guy's phone goes off. It is Darth Vader's theme. You know, the "dun-dun-dundun" that they play when he enters any scene. Guy goes, "Ugh." and hands the phone to one of the kids. "It's your grandma." Now, I am going with the theory that it is mother-in-law because you know that is a wicked-funny ringtone to set for when your mother-in-law calls. It better not have been his own mother. I would hate the thought of my son pulling that punk-ass move when he is older and married. His wife, yeah, who cares...but not my boy. Actually, future daughter-in-law will probably be one with an off sense of humor if I know my oldest kid. So, she will probably have something like "Superfreak" set as the ringtone when I call. I actually may suggest it one day.

MYOOALL- This was a vanity plate I saw today. The best I could come up with was "mule" (??) Seriously, if you are going to have a vanity plate, don't make it so flippin' hard to figure out. Then again, I am a total "eediot" when it comes to figuring those things out, so maybe I am missing something? Do help a sista out, won't ya?

YUP- This is my new pet peeve, just next to spelling/grammatical errors. And let me preface this part by saying that I totally misspell words on PURPOSE. Sometimes I like to write out a word the way Dave and I say it, like total hillbillies. For instance, I posted a while back about hors-de-overs. Now, I know how to spell and correctly pronounce hors d'oeveurs, but Dave and I like to act like total rubes sometimes and mispronounce words. Mainly because we have three kids, it's cheap entertainment, and we are basically dorks. Back to YUP. Why do people, after you say "thank you", have to respond with "Yup"? I find it to mainly be teenagers. I have been to many a store, and when I have received my change and reciept, and say "Thank you" (which, shouldn't that be something they should be saying to me anyway? But, I digress...) The appropriate response should be something along the lines of "You're welcome", but I suppose that takes too much effort...one syllable versus three and all that. It bugs me. And I am old, so I get to bitch about those darned kids.

I'd say it's a good dadgummed thing I wrote those notes down on my hand today. Imagine what you would have missed.

You're welcome.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, the ring tone thing is hilarious.

The vanity plate? I got nothin'.