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
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