Friday, July 18, 2008

A Sporkful Of Sugar

Daily Hoop Conversation:
(On the plane)
Tink: Is this seat taken?
Business Woman: No.
Tink: Mind if I-?
BW: Go right ahead.
Tink: Thanks! I promise I don't bite.
Hoop: But she DOES lie a little bit.

Hoop Quote Of The Day:
(While passing an "Adam & Eve" adult store)
We should open a gay version and call it "Adam & Steve"!

Around The Water Cooler:
Receptionist: That applicant was jumpier than a one-legged cricket!
Tink: Did you really just say that?
Receptionist: What, you've never heard that before?
Tink: Nope, and now that I have, I think I need to move.

Random Conversation:
Funeral Speaker: And now I would like to read a poem that I wrote in 8th grade...
Family Friend: Who is this schmuck?
Tink: One of Chris' military buddies. He didn't really write that poem. I've gotten that same one in an email at least ten times.
Family Friend: Oh my God, I have too! Should we stop him?
Tink: At a funeral? I think that would probably be against etiquette.
Family Friend: It might break the tension.
Tink: True.
Family Friend: You get his legs.

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At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Jay said...

hahaha .. That would have been hilarious if you had stood up and said "Dude! You didn't write that!"

Or maybe if you had just gone up to him later and said "Hey, I didn't know you are the author of such a famous poem. It's been floating around the internet for years. Way to go!"

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger LL said...

Hmmmmm... seems the conversations are back to normal. Well... not that they ever were normal, but...

Glad to see you back Tinkie, I missed ya!

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Reb said...

I agree with Jay, you should have gone up to him after...hehe.

Glad you are back Tink.

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Chatty said...

I particularly love the random conversation. You SHOULD have done it ...but I understand why you didn't!
I'm glad the services were beautiful.
Now, as suggested, on with life. You will comment again when and if you feel you need to. Just know that you and Hoop are in my thoughts - everyone's thoughts, I'm sure...
You wanted news from us - well,
I got brought down by a shih-tzu - you wanted our stories - that's mine! She dropped down to eat a slice of cucumber that I had given her, and I tripped over her while carrying a jar of olives to the sink to be drained. I went down ass over elbow, olives went everywhere, and so did the glass. Now, I call her "the doorstop"...and I'm still picking glass out of my butt.

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Alice said...

Random converstion...beautiful!

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Pamer said...

don't you think a one legged cricket would be half as jumpy as it's 2 legged brethren?? I mean he only has 1 leg to jump on, so me that would mean the applicant wasn't all that jumpy at all

Now if the phrase was "jumpy as a 3 legged cricket" i could get on board..seriously

glad to see the random conversations are back

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Eileen said...

Were his legs good?

(I need Hoop. Because the obvious thing to say is "Almost anything tastes better with a nice spicey rub," but I'm much too old and stern-looking to get away with saying such a thing...)

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

So, where are the pictures from you guys breaking up the tension? Inquiring minds! ;)

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Maggie said...

even at a funeral. your family has the best sense of humor.

and tell Hoop that Adam and Steve is sheer brilliance!

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Gordo said...

even at a funeral you have better conversations than I do. Enjoy!

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger the Bag Lady said...

Ahhh, my daily dose of weirdness! Thanks!! :)

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Jen said...

I love that Hoop still found it in him to make some fun. I'm glad you're the one that's there for him and in turn, he for you.

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger Mary said...

teehee. starting the weekend with a giggle.

ya gotta find the humor for life to keep on keeping on. (((hug)))

At 18 July, 2008, Blogger said...

Glad you're back!

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger Peggy said...

I wish you would have body tackled Chris's military buddy at the funeral or at least heckled him. I bet Chris would have loved it.

Glad you're back on form!

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

Oh lawdy did I lol.

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger womaninawindow said...

Even in the face of it make us laugh.

Creepy weirdo military guy. Was the poem at least...good?

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger Sparkling Red said...

I can't get over that guy taking credit for spam! Honestly. It's perfectly OK to read aloud a poem someone else wrote, as long as you give credit where credit is due. "Gentle listeners, I will now be reading a poem which I got as an anonymous e-mail four months ago. Please memorize it and tell ten other people before the end of the day tomorrow, and something really good will happen to you!" :-p

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger furiousBall said...

i think you should have taken him out... the plagiarist

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger meno said...

Family friend is a real friend to offer to help you take the guy out.

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger Dianne said...

lol @ sparkling red!! that would have been awesome!

love 'Adam & Steve' - brilliant

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

I am happy you are back, Tink.

At 19 July, 2008, Blogger captain corky said...

"That applicant was jumpier than a one-legged cricket!"

Brilliant! I plan on using this quote in the very near future.

At 20 July, 2008, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

I've heard of being knee-high to a grasshopper, but never jumpier than a one-legged cricket!
Hey, did you ask him if he made any royalties off of that poem, what with it being in circulation and distribution for so many years and all?

At 20 July, 2008, Blogger Fortune Cookies said...

oh, and I think Adam & Steve is a great idea! Hoop should hop to it.

At 20 July, 2008, Blogger PEACE said...

Did you start busting out in uncontrollable laughter? For some reason, I always see something that makes me bust out in uncontrollable hysterics at funerals, even of close family members. Must be my way of dealing with grief.

Hope you got through the day with peace and remembering all the good times.

At 21 July, 2008, Blogger gary rith said...

"Adam and Steve"? you'd be millionaires!

At 21 July, 2008, Blogger Newt said...

I'm glad to hear that "Peace" is like me. Laughter at funerals. I've always coped with the bad stuff by laughing. It really annoys people but I can't help it.

And, as is your gift, you found something wonderful and humorous at a funeral. I love you for that. Cause I know our loved ones that pass would want us to celebrate and find the humor and good in the day. Not just the pain and the tears.

At 21 July, 2008, Blogger Tequila Mockingbird said...

hmmm yeah, that cricket comment sounds dr phil-ish. which automatically makes it "fail"

At 22 July, 2008, Blogger Janet said...

Speaking of Adam and Steve:


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