Sunday, May 3, 2009

Life is Funny - A little extra effort


It's time for the Life is Funny blog carnival! Now I know that you're going to want to join in, and you'll have your chance. You'll find the directions below. There's always room for you at this carnival!

The following story is not mine. But it sure seems like something I'd do.


I was due later that week for an appointment with the gynecologist when early one morning I received a call from his office. I had been re-scheduled for early that morning at 9:30 am. I had just packed everyone off to school and it was 8:45 a.m. already. The trip to his office usually took about 35 minutes so I didn't have any time to spare.

As most women do, I'm sure, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn't going to be able to make the full effort. I rushed upstairs, threw off my dressing gown, wet the washcloth and gave myself a wash in "that area" in front of the sink, taking extra care to make sure I was presentable. I threw the washcloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment.

I was in the waiting room only a few minutes when he called me in. Knowing the procedure, as most of us do, I hopped on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended I was in Hawaii or some other place a million miles away from here. I was a little surprised when he said, "My... we have taken a little extra effort this morning, haven't we?" But I didn't respond. The appointment was over. I heaved a sigh of relief and went home.

The rest of the day went normally - some shopping, cleaning, and the evening meal, etc. At 8:30 that evening, my 14-year old daughter was getting ready to go to a school dance when she called down from the bathroom, "Mom, where's my washcloth?" I called back for her to get another one from the cabinet. She called back "No! I need the one that was here by the sink. It had all my glitter and sparkles in it!"

Ready to play? Here's what you do.

1. Anytime this week, blog about what in life you find funny. It could be something that happened during the week, your general impression about why life is funny, or even just your favorite joke. Be creative!

2. Please put a link to my blog in your post. And I'd appreciate it if you'd add my carnival button (made for me by Andie - thanks so much Andie!) to your post. To make this easy, I've put the code to do so under my blog button on my sidebar to the right.

3. After you've posted, come back here and sign up on Mr. Linky below. For the first box, put your name and your blog (example: Wendy @ Weight...What?), then your URL in the second box. Make sure you link directly to your "Life is Funny" post (not to your main page) so we can all read what you have to say.

4. Visit all the other participants and see what they have to say, even if you don't have a blog of your own. And very important: Comment, comment, comment! Oh, how we love getting comments...

5. If you Twitter, please tweet about this - the more participants, the merrier! So go out and spread the laughter! I can't wait to see what everyone has to say!


Tiffany said...

Oh, that's great. Hysterical, but I would be so embarrassed. I'd probably have to find an new doctor!

katdish said...

oh-em-gee. That was funny. The quick wash around here is referred to as "PTA": pits, tits and well, you know...

Oh, and your comment about Billy this morning? Brilliant.

Helen said...

Wow! Now THAT is something I have NEVER done.......yet.

Jaime (ChaseNKids) said...

Tweeted and facebooked your carnival. :)

Now I just got to think of something funny to write about!

gina said...

oh. my. gawd.

sherri said...

You could start a new fad here- glitter and sparkles to really stand out!

I'm gonna' be extra careful before my next appointment.

I'm a girly girl and all that that would be going a bit too far. Even for me.

Kelli said...

haha! That is seriously funny!

Billy Coffey said...

I don't understand how you ladies walk around with those things.

Yet another reason to be happy that I'm a man!

Helen said...

Wendy, after reading this, I so want my new catch phrase to be

Go glitter your crotch!

I may have to be in seclusion until the feeling passes.