Sunday, February 16, 2014

Words of wisdom from my siblings

Still in the frozen tundra, and my family thinks I'm nuts for wanting to go for walks and stomp around in the snow. Come to think of it, they probably realized I was a bit nuts long before the snow stomping...

It has been nice to see my family and get a break from work and the chaos that had been going on.

I have also had some words of wisdom from my younger siblings on this trip. I took my little brother B to see American Hustle. I thought Amy Adams looked incredible in that film. I wish I'd had a camera so you could all have seen the expression on B's face when Jennifer Lawrence plants a big one on Amy Adams.
B: "She looked good. But she looked old."
Me: "She's two years older than me! And I thought she looked great."
B: "You don't look old. But you are old."

Wisdom from an 18-year-old.
And today, looking through the yucks on Debra's blog, we had to explain to my little sister, who is in junior high, what condoms were.

My dad started out by saying, "It's a small -"
Me: "Depends on who you're with!"

He finished explaining and she said, "That's DISGUSTING!"
I thought, but did not say, "Yes, it's like fucking a sandwich bag."

Anyhow, you will have to wait for snow pictures until I am back. The software to shrink them isn't something I have on this computer.

24 comments:

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Wisdom from me: YOU ARE NOT OLD!
Little brother doesn't have a clue as to what "old" is....lol!
I thought Amy Adams looked GREAT, too...I look forward to seeing your snow pics....Enjoy the rest of your stay, my dear.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Fucking a sandwich bag," LOL! Gonna take a while to get THAT imagery out of my mind!

Elephant's Child said...

No, you are not old. And I am resolutely keeping what is left of my mind away from sandwich bags. Or socks (another analogy I have heard used).

Birdie said...

Whatever happened to the condoms for women? I liked them a lot better. It was still like fucking a sandwich bag but then I developed a latex allergy and that was the end of that.

Jennifer Lawrence is 23. On what planet is that considered old? I must be Methuselah.

Abby said...

I haven't seen American Hustle, but Amy Adams better not be considered old or I'm in big trouble.

And now I've got imagery that will stay with me forever whenever I pack a lunch. Thank you for that.

Memphis Steve said...

I sort of get what he meant, I think. One time I encountered a woman in a bar. She looked terrible, like old and rode-hard-put-up-wet terrible. She recognized me. I did not recognize her. She said we went to high school together. After talking I realized she was right. Then I asked when she graduated. Turns out she was a year YOUNGER than me. But she looked positively ancient.

DWei said...

I've heard a similar analogy. Using a condom is like eating a steak with a ziplock bag. It's cleaner and safer but it just doesn't feel the same.

LL Cool Joe said...

We always think people of our own age look old and we look so much younger. Truth is we don't. I remember going to a concert a few years back and saying to my partner "Blimey the audience all look so old". They weren't, they we all my age. Sigh.

Vanessa Morgan said...

There goes my wish to go and eat a sandwich at noon ;-)

Granny Annie said...

That is why I go to the senior center, I am the youngest person there. (Not because of condoms.)

Charles Gramlich said...

sandwich bag? ewww.

Rock Chef said...

I remember thinking that 35 was ancient. I passed that point a long time ago, but I am still not old...

Lynn said...

No - you are not old at all. I remember my young cousin telling me she couldn't wait to be old. Puzzled - I looked at her and said, "old as me?" She said (aghast), NO! Not THAT old!" :)

A Beer For The Shower said...

Unfortunately, the sandwich bag is not 100% effective. Tried that about 9 months ago, and now I've got a ton of snack bags roaming around.

G. B. Miller said...

Remind me that I have to start talking to the younger generation again.

Walking in the snow is cool, been doing that this weekend.

At least they're not using ziplock sandwich bags. Gives new meaning to the phrase, "Getting it caught in your zipper".

Lee said...

Jennifer Lawrence certainly is the young star of today. She's really doing so well. I see she received the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.

A sandwich bag....hmmmmmm.....

Cheryl said...

A sandwich bag..so funny...so true.

I totally love stomping around in the snow too. (although this year it's starting to lose a lot of it's appeal. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

Riot Kitty said...

Weeeeell...sorry to have put people off of lunch!

CraveCute said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying MN. I love winter and snow but not the bitter cold, so I am getting the H out of here to go someplace warm.. More snow is on the way too.... skipping over the whole sandwich bag thing....

Dexter Klemperer said...

I guess that's a compliment from B. Sandwich bag is too funny. Had you said it, she would have been very confused for many years.

Ms. CrankyPants said...

hahaha - love the "depends on who you're with" comment. No, I am not a 12-year-old boy, but I still get mighty amused when I find opportunities (and I DO find opportunities) to say, "That's what SHE said."

Okay, maybe I am a 12-year-old boy...

Betty Manousos said...

no, you are not old!! glad to hear you're enjoying MN...and i can't wait to see your snow photos.

big hugs!

Introverted Art said...

old is nothing but a number!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

Sometimes, I see these concerts with 60s singers on TV. The audience is ancient, all gray-haired, balding, and overweight. I am shocked all those old people love that music of my teen years. Then, I realize I am their age. The first time that happened, I was positively shocked. But, due to my age and brain, I think the same thing every time!