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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Laughter Lives Tuesday.

This post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.


My Nephew roomie

I am sure he is going to cringe when he sees this, ok probably not. He shares his apartment with a friend, over the past few years I have heard the most unique stories about her... ok some are a bit weird. (for instance, upon finding green spots on bread and cheese.. commonly refered to as mold) he was told to pinch off the yucky parts and that it was still good.. sure if you are sick.. i hear they call it penicillian. ;o)~ if it wasn't so gross it would be sort of funny) He got scolded for throwing it away in favor of safe fresh foods. Sadly.. that is not the story I am here to tell. He and said roomie have what seems to be a daily fight.. over the thermostat. They had set an agreement to a livable (almost) temperature but she seems to think that she lives in the Arctic. Recently he walked in the house, to find the temperature set at 85 degrees... no wait it gets better.... there sat the roomie. Under a blanket, in sweats and a sweatshirt.... Last year when this happened, he opened up all the windows and doors while she was at school the next day and turned it down. Thus beginning before he even is married the thermostat fight.. may he be the victor :o)~

I had to search my memory for another story, and with my family we put the fun in dysfunctional.. it was not that hard.. .but I am going back a few years. My Uncle Stanley was possibly the funniest man I have ever met in my life. He had comedic timing that was so dead on he would put some of the worlds best comics to shame. Anyways, Uncle Stanley was large man (about 400 lbs), and one day he was having a conversation with a lady from the employment commission, and she asked him what kind of work he was looking for. he told them that anything would do, but he really missed his career that he had to give up. And the lady asked him "well what did you used to do?" and with a straight face he told her "I was a jockey" and she said "I see" and he told her "Yea I had to give it up cause it got to be hard....on the horse" you have to understand this is a 400 man totally snowing this woman. because that was his personality. Uncle stanley was one of a kind, may he rest in peace.

2 comments:

Gayle said...

We pinch mold off bread...and could that be why no one in my house is hardly ever sick....five kids, hubby and me...rarely sick. Give it a try! :) Cute story about the thermostat...I know that one all too well!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

what? you mean I should pull the green stuff off and give the rest to my kids? but that saves me money, you know so I have enough to buy my lotto tickets and smokes :) jk

my mom followed this rule so i did until they taught us otherwise in school.