Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I should have had to buy a ticket……

I'm a big fan of snow. I'm a big fan of outside. I'm a big fan of entertaining others when I go roaming. The story I'm about to tell has all three of those elements, but the best part is even though it's my story I don't have the punch line.

I went to the grocery store the other day. When I got out of my car it was snowing really hard. I was walking along and of course smiling at the snow and just generally enjoying being alive.

Even though the snow was [obviously] coming down, a snowflake went right up my nose.

Which of course delighted the hell out of me, gravity should not allow that, but it did, so I rolled with it.

I went into the store still grinning about the snowflake. After a bit I got to the fish counter where I saw Frank, my favorite fish counter guy, and he asked me how this fine day was treating me.

I of course told him in my cute bubbly waving my arms around to make the story more interesting way that I was walking along and despite the laws of gravity had a snowflake go right up my nose.

Without missing a beat he looked at me deadpan and said

"My god, you could have been killed."

Hee hee hee………

27 comments:

Marisa Birns said...

Snorting snowflakes is an addiction! As a good friend I will gather the others for an INTERVENTION.

Even your fish guy knows you were lucky this time.

And you made Newton and Einstein cry!

Alan W. Davidson said...

10,000 comedians out of work and Frank, the fish guy, is trying to be funny (cute story).

Karen from Mentor said...

Yes Alan, Frank the fish guy is a lot of fun. I also enjoy Ryan the guy who juggles lemons for me. And Trish the happiest person I think I've ever met.

Even the grocery store can be fun when everybody knows your name....

Karen from Mentor said...

*hangs head in shame* I'm sorry Marisa, I know I'm weak, but they're just so sparkly and available....

Anonymous said...

Lauren C said:

Hee heee heeee! I did not expect that punchline, not one bit.

Cat Connor said...

How fabulous!

Of course we're heading into another day of smothering the kids in sunblock and trying to locate shade... so snowflakes just seem kinda weird!

lindacassidylewis said...

Thank you for the laugh out loud this morning.

Helen Ginger said...

Death by snowflake snorting. I see a mystery in this.

Helen
Straight From Hel

judy said...

You're adorable. (And Frank is my favorite fish counter guy now, too.)

netta said...

Classic. There's nothing better than a good straight man :)

Cathy Olliffe said...

Better a snowflake than a blackfly. Hey, where do you get those happy pills, anyway?

Laura Eno said...

You need to take Frank with you for your debut in Vegas... :)

Karen from Mentor said...

I can just see that Laura, Me, you, Jezebel, Frank, and Frank's wife opening in Vegas.

Gee I hope they don't have a little dog...Jezebel might eat it....

Karen from Mentor said...

Cathy..re: the happy pills...every morning I spend twenty painstaking minutes making fresh ones out of sugar and [edited]. Then I gently rub them behind my earlobes.

The earlobe part alone is a great fun way to begin the day.

:0)

Karen from Mentor said...

Netta said:
Classic. There's nothing better than a good straight man :)

or a straight good man.


[I tried I REALLY tried...but it's just such a great set up line!!!]

Editor's note: tweak the line until it fits your specific gender/sexual orientation preference. It works for just about any variation. I tried it already... I got 36 combinations. Well, 35 because I'm not so sure about the one with the pineapple.

Karen from Mentor said...

@ Helen...I KNOW! We even explored that route while regaling the crowd...my brain being suddenly flash frozen due to an evil plot hatched by a despot intent on ruling the world....

Those damn depots. They can make even something as innocent as a snowflake into an implement of mass destruction.

Karen from Mentor said...

Hey Lauren!
I can just hear the glee in your voice. I'm glad I caught you off guard and made you laugh.

It was so fun to have Frank one up me. That doesn't happen very often, but when it does, man I get a kick out of it...

Karen from Mentor said...

Sure Cat, just rub my nose in the fact that you're having summer...sure...I don't mind...really....

[looks out window at six inches of snow...]

Karen from Mentor said...

Yay! I made Linda laugh out loud. [I actually think I may have heard it...]

And Judy? You'd love Frank. And after one visit he would become your favorite fish counter guy...but you should probably not go to his store, because he's happily married as far as I know and I could just see that situation spiralling out of control....he'd take one look at you.... the violins would swell, a chorus of angels would start singing.....

Could get messy pretty quick...

just sayin....

:0)

Laura Eno said...

Jezebel is pretty careful about not eating the friends of friends. There've been only 2 - no, make that 3 - accidents.

Linda said...

:^)

Karen from Mentor said...

Huh. A pointy nosed smiley face. That's a new one. He looks a bit like Ray Bolger.

:0)

Karen from Mentor said...

Jezebel and careful in the same sentence....are you sure you're talking about the same Jezebel Laura?

~Tim said...

I'm joining Marisa for the intervention. [But secretly, I'd have bought a ticket to see that in person too.]

Karen from Mentor said...

You guys are just too strict Tim. Loosen up, try snorting a snowflake or two, you just might enjoy it......


[come to the dark side...we have cake]

~Tim said...

Ooh, can we make snow ice cream to go with the cake? Wait... I wouldn't have to put that up my nose would I?

Karen from Mentor said...

Hey, you're an adult, what you do with ice cream and cake in the privacy of your own home is up to you.....

[I try not to judge]