Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Vocabulary

Monday night Mom, Tater and I went to Wal*Mart. Mom and I were in the lightbulb aisle, she on a mission for some 15 watt bulbs and me basically just following her around. Tater had said earlier that they're saying everyone should switch to the new twisty lightbulbs, the ones that last 5 years or so. So we were checking them out.

I don't buy GE lightbulbs - I buy Great Value lightbulbs. So far I haven't noticed a difference in the quality of lighting around my house, so when I saw the price on the twisty lightbulbs I gapsed. When you're used to paying $1.50 for four bulbs, you have a hard time grasping the idea of $7.92 for two.

So I said, "Well, I don't see any 3-way bulbs. Do they come in 3-way? Because we have 3-ways in the living room."

Mom kept on browsing the lightbulbs, but said, "Really. I didn't think Paul was into that."

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As I've whined before, we have no air conditioner now and this week the temps have been well into the 90's. It's been downright miserable in the house from about 3 in the afternoon until nearly 9 at night. Monday night I was getting ready to leave for Ladies' Night and Paul was complaining about how hot it was. We've got stand fans all over the house, oscillating in every direction possible, trying to circulate as much air as possible. I turned one fan off of oscillate and tilted it until it was blowing directly on him. I asked if that was better. He shooked his head and grumbled, "No, not really. Just turn it back to where it's ovulating."

6 comments:

Betty said...

You guess when that fan stops ovulating, it'll be cooler? LOL

Carrie said...

What would we do if men never said stupid things? Hmmmm...

Stewed Hamm said...

Now there's a man who really loves fans.

RJ said...

I have a friend that made a vocab faux pas a few years ago that I still giggle over and manage to remind her of on occasion (evil grin)She was telling a story about a friend who was visiting and fell asleep while they were talking. She then said it much be hard for her friend to have necrophilia. We all looked at her and she could not figure out why! I said that was a very interesting diagnoses. She stopped and turned bright red as we all were rolling on the floor giggling. Finally I asked her if she meant to say narcolepsy?

Kelly said...

lol...he doesn't really want that now does he?

I have a friend who always mistakenly call's Tulsa's Alioli's, a tapas restaurant, "Areola's." Now it's just escalated to "That Topless Place."

Really funny.....

Enjoy today! It's finally cooled off!

Cap'n Neurotic said...

Last year I was at a friend's house helping shoot a movie, and we were trying to get one of the cats to stay out of our way. I told them that not doing what people want is the cardincal rule of cats. Or at least, that's what I meant to say. Instead, the words that came out of my mouth were "carnal knowledge of cats."

Yeah, took a while to live that one down, especially since we watched Team America World Police and one scene made my friend Rose Hips start giggling insanely because it just happened to be about a guy having sex with cast members of (you guessed it) Cats