Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday Thoughts

I wish it were socially acceptable for me to bring my Snuggie with me everywhere. Restaurants, work, friend's houses. It's so cold these days it's hard for me to get the chill out of my bones. I'll never have as much nerve as the people in the Snuggie commercials. Or the guy in this picture.

Remember the other day when I told you I can't remember any jokes? Kathy reminded me of one I do know, so for your S.A.D. pleasure, here it is: If you're American when you're not in the bathroom, what are you when you ARE in the bathroom? Answer: European. Get it? You're a pee'in?! {Sigh} If I have to explain it to you, it's not funny. My then-ten year old nephew told that joke at a family party this past summer and prefaced it by asking the little kids to leave the room, explaining that it wasn't appropriate for them. It might not be appropriate for you, either.

This week I decided to try succotash for the first time, and let me tell you, if there's a food that can't be taken seriously because of it's name, it's succotash. The few people I've mentioned it to have just laughed when I asked them if they've tried it.

I can't believe it's almost the end of 2009. A couple weeks ago, when writing the date, I found myself writing 199-. I don't know how after almost a decade I would revert back to the 90's when writing the date! I haven't done that in a long time (at least two years). I still don't know how that happened but it made me laugh.

In forgetful news, I keep forgetting what day it is this week and to make matters worse, I got a text from a friend this morning that said "have a nice Thursday!" I guess I'm not the only one who can't keep the days straight. Either that, or it's Thursday.

Happy Wednesday. Or Thursday, as the case may be.


Kathy said...

Isn't succotash what Sylvester the cat said was suffering? I'm confused- it's a food? I never knew that.

Happy Friday!

Jenna said...

You need a snuggie you can easily roll up and put in your purse. It will never be socially acceptable until SOMEONE starts the trend. I nominate you.

Katherine said...

Yeah, sorry about laughing at your succotash. But it's just ridiculous. I love the European joke, though, and don't worry, I didn't need the explanation. ;) Happy Friday!

Heather said...

i am crying, i'm laughing so hard. I could barely get it out when i was reading about "199-" and it being thursday. I always lfeel like i need to wear depends when i read your blog

Erin said...

The think I love most about the peeing joke is that the set up makes no sense whatsoever. Usually jokes play off of some known and expected circumstance. But since when is anyone put in a different social category based on whether they are in or out of the bathroom?

Anonymous said...

I told the Euro joke when I was in 4th grade, that was awesome. But I noticed you're trying to rush us into 2011 and 2010 hasn't started yet but you claim it's ending? 2010 is going to be a great year for us, I mean me, don't try to rush it.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Haha, I meant 2009. I swear, I have no idea what year it is. I'll change it.