Tuesday, August 9, 2011

skewed

Last night driving home, I was feeling reflective.  I live close to home, and the car can find it's way, so I often let my thoughts wander (partially wander, I am not airheaded enough to not pay attention while I drive).

I was thinking about something Wretch said last weekend.

"Mom, it's a good thing we can all laugh at ourselves.  We are a strong family because we can laugh at so many things, especially at ourselves and each other.  We may have a weird sense of humor, but we understand it."  (Or something to that effect.)

And from that thought I remembered the night before, when Wretch and I were watching TV.  We've been having a lot of thunderstorms the past few days.  (Muggy days but a bit cooler than the three inches from hell we normally experience this time of year.)

Crash of thunder...blink of electricity.

But when the electricity blinks, it causes the satellite TV receiver to reset itself.  Doesn't sound like much, except that it takes minutes to recover from that split second.

So Wretch and I were griping about it...then we hear a faint voice that sounded like it was coming from a great distance....

"son of a b**ch..."


Wretch and I looked at each other....

The electricity blinked again....

"what the h*ll????"


We looked at each other again...it was *Darth Vader...making himself known to us...

The electricity blinked again...

"well I'll be a peeled pig fart..."


That did us in...we looked at each other and burst into laughter...and laughed like maniacs for the 5 minutes it took the satellite to reboot...knowing Vader was missing the end of the show he was avidly watching in bed...

*Darth Vader = Stevie Wonder in his C-Pap, a device made to aggravate anyone sleeping near him...when he wears it to sleep at night and speaks, it sounds EXACTLY like Darth Vader... well ok, with a southern accent.

May the force be with you...laugh today...
~cath xo
Twitter @jonesbabie

16 comments:

  1. Very funny. Life is such a trip.

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  2. HA!! Life is so much better when we can laugh at the little things!

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  3. Love this post Cath. I can just picture the scene. Also like your new banner photo.

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  4. peeled pig fart?!?!?!! huah huah huah huah

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  5. LOL, I know exactly what you are talking about because I wear one of those and yes, it is very difficult to talk when the air is blowing.

    I also let my thoughts wander while driving. I assume that despite this I am paying attention. But a couple of times I have arrived at my destination with no memory whatsoever of the driving I did. It's scary, but I am still here.

    I think...

    Phanto

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  6. I have to remember the 'peeled pig fart' lmao!

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  7. I love this story! I can only imagine...

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  8. @Thom Brown and I hope the trip never ends! :D

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  9. @Beckeylaughing at the little things helps get you through the harder times Beckey. :D

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  10. @hocamThanks Mary, the photo is from one of the few beach photos I got the other weekend. I thought it was time for a new header. :D

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  11. @Janine You'd think I'd have heard all of Steve's euphemisms after 41 years of marriage...but that was a new one. :D

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  12. @Phantomimic Funny you say that Phanto. There are also many times I arrive home and don't remember driving. But I remember paying attention while I was driving. Sort of. Road amnesia?
    ~cath

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  13. @AnnaI don't think I'll ever forget it. :D

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  14. @Maryimagining isn't nearly as vivid as the real deal. The best part? Wretch and I looked at each other and had the same thought at the same instant. For me there is nothing better than shared laughter. :D
    ~cath

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  15. LOL...quality time spent together...:)

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  16. @JANU I have to say most of the time we spend together is quality ...of some kind or other... :D Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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