Saturday, November 5, 2011

Snot Bubble Stunts Social Development

"I haven't been popular since I blew a snot bubble in first grade." I state.

"Oh that isn't true." Says Mom, angry on my behalf.

"No really," I scratch my head, "The last time I hung out with the cool kids, I was arrested for shop lifting."

"Oh," Mom laughs, "That doesn't count."

"Why," I muse, "because I was on a girl scout trip when I stole a Mickey Mouse ring at Disneyland?"

"Maybe not your finest moment."

I don't mention the coffee cup I lifted from Braniff airlines on my way to Mexico for a USGS wider opportunity, or how adept I was at forging her signature on a credit card.

"You were popular in high school."

I don't miss that her comment is more question than statement. "Maybe for a day and a half."

"Band?" She queries.

"I faked it, so I didn't realize the body of my sax was caved in." I grin at her. "And don't forget the tuba player who use to clean his mouth piece on my jeans."

"Grade school, you loved grade school."

Mom is adament, but no. "Nope," I say, "did you know I wrapped Dad's old rubber boot in casting material, swiped the crutches from the hall closet and faked a broken leg?"

"No." She splutters.

"Yep, the coolest skiers had the best casts." I grin, at what used to be a horrific memory. "I faked a broken leg on thursday, played hooky on friday and on monday, I was completely healed."

"Well," she say's, "I love you."

Huh, turns out I'm popular after all.

37 comments:

  1. Nice ending! But I wish you hadn't stolen the title I was going to use next week. (No, I don't know next week's theme, but I'm sure that title would have worked no matter what it is!)

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  2. One of my favorites. Thank goodness I work with different people each week. Mike you are such a card!

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  3. I'm glad you hooked up with Lucy. You two are a pair of cards! (Jokers aren't usually in the game though.)

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  4. Oh boy....just can't stop giggling..... snot bubble!.... ROTF!!!! I'm sure I saw one of those on 'Funniest Home Videos' once.

    YOu are so good for the soul Lady!

    M

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  5. Dear MIke, Jokers rule the game. Grrr

    Marlia, I've told you before, I'm moving in. Do you bake pie?

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  6. It's quality, not quantity, when it comes to fan clubs.

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  7. Aw, that's Mom alright, quality and heart. Thanks Beth.

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  8. You are such a riot! If you weren't popular, I think you're making up for it now! <3

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  9. You and I could have made a great pair! Another classic! I love your stories! (and I bake pies if Marlia doesn't) :)

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  10. OOh Apple, forget Marlia, I'm headed for your house. Katie bar the door!

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  11. This was awesome :) Mom's are the best!

    Cheers, Jenn!

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  12. Mom was a smart ass english teacher, so I can't hold a conversation, but I sure can speak in platitudes.

    Ooh, she just gave me the evil eye.

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  13. Yet another laugh out loud post..love your blog :D

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  14. LOL oh i KNOW that snot bubble, it what makes what i do POPULAR lol cuz the nurses sure don't want to do it.

    You are funny and love does make everything RIGHT, we eventually work "it" out..sometimes it comes out in bubble form ((hugs))

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  15. Thanks Brenda! Love is the best reward, isn't it.

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  16. very nice and awkwardly familiar as far as memories go. Nice work and thanks for visiting my blog as well.

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  17. Well hello Gordon, thanks for the drop-in. Why are the awkward moments always the funniest? Sigh

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  18. Awww...come on. Snot bubbles are HAWT! All the boys be checkin your style!

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  19. Oh style, I always wanted style. Thanks Dawn!!!

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  20. I like your sense of humor, found you from a friends list of blogs they followed. How can you have kids and not appreciate that everything in life worth doing is messy!!! LOL!

    I like your blog so much that I gave it an award. Come check it out on my blog.

    ;D

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  21. Kewel!! I just found out you're following my blog!! Awesome! Thanks! ;D

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  22. Thanks Wily. My big reward is going home to Rob Dammit. That, and being heckled by Mike :)

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  23. I always dreamed of faking a broken leg when I was a kid just so i could get extra attention. I never did it though. Not as brave as you, I guess. :)

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  24. I remember one Girl Scout trip where my roommate stole everything from the hotel room, including the sheets. When I asked her what she was going to do with them she said, "I'm going to tie-dye them." I thought she was soooo cool, and I bet my 13 year old self would have thought you were too on that trip to Disneyland!

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  25. Brave? Crystal you are a diplomat. At least I didn't try to break a leg like Jinxso did.

    Hi Martha, I can tie dye, but I'm a little afraid to go back to Disneyland. :)

    Thanks so much for popping over ladies. I really appreciate your visits!

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  26. Hello! Wanted to drop in and remind you that I have you signed up for the guest writercize this Friday. When you have a chance, go ahead and drop it off in my e-mail alanagwrites(at)gmail(dot)com - by Thursday morning would be great. Can't wait to see - I'm sure it will be lots of fun!

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  27. LOL, Awesome post!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

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  28. Oh Alana, I can't wait to figure it out. (help anybody?) Thursday morning it is. (define morning.)

    Thanks Kathy :)

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  29. Loved the post! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Stephanie

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  30. I'm glad you're my friend. You crack me up!!!

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  31. Moms are the best--Loved the title of this one!

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  32. You keep me laughing as well. Konig der Welt.

    And yep, Mom's are great. Thanks Diva

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  33. That's why I tell my kids I don't want to know what they were up to when they were in school.

    I was popular for a week in High school when I could whistle through my nose. THen the bugger shifted.

    cranky old man

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    1. Popularity is too much work. Thanks for the visit Cranky, I enjoy your blog.

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