Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Brilliance Is Blinding!

If you were a fly on the wall around here, you would be privy to some truly brilliant conversations between the hubby and me.  I recently mentioned we might be needing assistance sooner than expected... This is another reason.

Hubby works a twelve hour shift and usually calls me, at least twice.  Just a couple of days ago, he called as he was leaving work.

Him:  We gonna go get something to eat when I get
Me:    Yeah, it's either that, or the other option...
          starve! (at least I gave options)
Him:   You gonna wait till I get home?
Me:     Um... yeah?... how would WE go eat BEFORE 
           you get home?
Him:   Oh yeah... duhhhhhh!

Later the same evening, we are sitting in a diner we frequent that plays oldies, when a song comes on.  As much as I like music, I tend to get annoyed and somewhat brain frozen when hubby says... "Do you remember who this is?"  I used to have the same feeling when I would walk into class and the teacher would announce "POP QUIZ!"  It didn't matter how much was in my head, it suddenly became inaccessible!

Back to the male voice singing... love and happiness...

I know who this is... it's on the tip of my tongue, when out of his mouth comes... "Think of a bird and a color."

"What?"  Ok, the name has now completely escaped me, again.  "What are you talking about?  A bird and a color?"  He reaches out and pulls on my shirt.  Now what?


"What are you talking about?"

"Your shirt, what color is it?"

"It's green!  Oh yeah, Al Green!  That's what you were trying to give me as a clue?  You said think of a bird and a color... ok, I get the green, but bird?  What the heck kind of clue is that?"

"A bird, you know, like an owl... OWL GREEN!"

I'll admit this one gave me a chuckle and of course, a cough.  I can't do one without the other.

Today he calls from the cell as he is leaving his Mom's house, after helping her take care of some business.  Once again he asks if I want to grab a bite to eat.  I tell him yes.  Then he asks... "Have you done yourself?"  I replied "Not lately!"  He then said what he meant to say, which was "Have you done your makeup and gotten dressed?" To which I replied, "Yes, I have done that."

Hubby then relays a short snippet of conversation he had with a co-worker about the Super Bowl...
"So, Mike... you have a big party planned for the Super Bowl?"  

Mike replies... "Nope, just me and my LazyBoy."

Hubby says... "Oh, so your son is coming over!"

I'm surprised he was able to admit that last one!  I was sure the stupidness was just between us. 





The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

LOL! You guys and my folks would be best friends!


these are wonderful ... keep 'em comin

KrippledWarrior said...

Owl Green! Get out the butter Ma. We're having corn! I live for the pop quizzes in life.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Girl, does this mean your parents are old, or brilliant?

SFTC, Thanks!

KW, are you saying we're corny? I do NOT live for the pop quizzes in life! I prefer to know the answers AND have them available. It won't happen, but I'd prefer it that way.

Deborah said...

I am laughing so hard! You are a funny girl.

Kristy said...

That happens to me all the time... I think the dewey decimal system in my brain has gone a little haywire because I can't locate my files when I need them.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Deborah, glad to provide a little humor with me and the hubs stupidity. Our conversations usually aren't usually worth repeating. Actually, there are many conversations, period.

Kristy, thanks goodness I'm not the only one! You certainly can't tell it by your posts, you have a great brain.

Ms. Anthropy said...

That was supposed to be AREN'T many conversations, period.

Anonymous said...

Lol!!.. great post..and I had Eagles in my head at that moment..would NOT have come up with Owl Green...lol..

Ms. Anthropy said...

Karen, thank you. I was lucky to guess the green, but the bird clue... flew right over my head! Welcome!