21 December 2007

Moments to Remember

Do you ever have those moments that you know you'll remember for a long time? Not the important, life-altering moments. Just the moments where you think you were especially funny or witty or smart. (I just know G has to have some of these.) Here are a couple of mine.

Months ago, I was sitting with C at his parents' house. His dad was working on a tough crossword puzzle. Knowing that I also do crosswords, he gave it to me to see if I could fill in anything. Some time later, I handed it back to him. Upon receipt and before looking at the puzzle, he asked, "Were you able to get any of them?" As he looked down, he noticed that not only did I get some of them, I got all of them. Now, I don't share this to tell you how great I am at puzzles. But rather, just because I was super proud! Sometimes I feel like much smartness is expected of me in that house, a smartness that I don't feel worthy of most of the time. So to be able to come through at that moment, was awesome. Just please don't expect me to play Rook with the same smartness.

I make no claims to be funny. Rather, I'm like John Stockton to the funny Karl Malones: I just assist. I'll set you up so you can be funny. But I got a good chuckle out of myself the other day. Wednesday night C and I went to dinner. C ordered pepperoni pizza, and I had a chicken souvlaki. C had enough pizza left over so that he could take the remainders to lunch the next day. I wrapped the pizza that night getting ready for the next day's lunch. But my yogurt breakfast the next day didn't quite cut it. So when I was packing C's lunch, I took a good-sized bite of his pizza before putting it in his lunch box. Then forgot completely about it...until after work that day when C says, "I got a nice surprise in my lunch today." At first, I was trying to remember what surprise could have been in there (a different cookie perhaps?) but then I remembered...the bite! And then I got to pat myself on the back once again for being so funny. In fact, I'm still patting myself on the back. These moments don't happen that often.

7 comments:

Gretchen said...

These are awesome, e! And you KNOW I have tons of these moments. They are the things that I always say that I'll write into my joke book. Or they are the things that I think add up to make me a quirky and interesting person. But really they're just the things I do to entertain myself and keep me chuckling all day long.

emily said...

that is rather quite funny. i think i'll do it someday. . .

Niederfam said...

it's making me laugh just thinking about it----FUNNY indeed. i'll have to work on convincing P to take his lunch to "work" (he works from home----- his office is around the corner) anyways......i'll still give it a whirl!!! see you soon!

nckuhn said...

I'm simply in shock and awe that C was not able to finish the pizza on the first attempt. Gone are those days, I guess. I'm a little bit sad and proud at the same time. I can't really explain either of those emotions, but that's just how it is.
Merry Christmas.

erin said...

ooh sweet daniel. it's not that he couldn't finish it, it's just that i can't stand to see it done. he's doing it for me, definitely not for him.

Nicole said...

I think we all have a few moments like this...nice work on the crossword puzzle. I would totally be proud of myself too!

Melissa said...

I love the John Stockton of humor metaphor.