Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Round II - Jen & Em

Day two of Luckiest Week Ever was right swell.

I adore Jen.

Do we just radiate serenity and contentedness, or what?

Don't judge. Drastic double chins call for drastic measures.

And Jen was nice enough to play along, too. She had sympathy for me and my girls. That's what I call my chins - The Girls. I know many of you may have, a time or two, referred to other, finer features as The Girls, but for me, it's all about the chins, Baby.

Back in college I yukked it up with the best of 'em over Richard Fish waxing poetic on the virtues of the waddle.

I'm not laughing anymore.

FPFG: I can count on one hand the number of times I have blow-dried my hair this Summer.

Jen: (It's true what they've been saying - she's let herself go. Poor thing. Maybe she just needs someone to listen...)

FPFG: Do I have corn in my teeth?

Jen: (Smile, Jen, Smile! Make her think she's sort of normal! So very sad...)

Jen: FPFG, I think you should consider leaving your farm once in a while. I think you might benefit from some...civilization! I'm just sayin'.


Jen: Also, as your friend, I'm here to tell you as nicely as possible that your hands are even more claw-like in person. Especially when you hold them like that.

Jen: (I still can't believe she put peppers in the salad!)

FPFG: anyways, our house is for sale. You should buy it! We could pick blueberries every Wednesday and have book club every Thursday and every Friday, we could have dinner together! Friday Night Fajitas!! You like peppers, right?

Jen: (Note to self: Never again stray North of Kokomo. It's just not safe.)

Jen: (Please. Stop. Talking! Is it 3:00 yet?)

I love our day, JJ. I loved every sweltery moment. I loved the blueberry picking and the Dented Can browsing and the back-roads driving, but I especially loved the lemon bar eating.

Next time, let's actually take some pictures, M-Kay?


  1. Haha I love your posts... you are so stupid in a good way ,as we like to say!!

  2. This was HILARIOUS. I haven't been blow-drying my hair either... I tell myself it's healthier for my hair, after all. ;) And I laughed out loud at the hand comment. You are too funny.
    Thanks for the tip on the apron front sink--$$$$. I'm gonna have to start pricing those suckers! I'll just explain to my husband that it's my equivalent to a plasma screen... that'll work, right?

  3. Lol!! Ya big dag!

    By the way, that's the Aussie way of saying you are FUNNY!

  4. Shannan ~ you are very funny :)

    ~Andrea in NH

  5. Loved he dialogue! Loved it!! And girl - I have more chins than a chinese phonebook-so I got ya beat on that one - sounds like you had such a fun day! I just have a feeling that you had a wonderful day with Jen.....

  6. HYSTERICAL!! ( i'm not one to use caps)
    love you two that's for sure
    the claw hands & peppers in the salad?
    oh my lord, make it stop
    you are too funny
    i'm jealous
    i have girls too & would gladly have been up for a facelift photo op!!

  7. still crying I'm laughing so hard... everytime I see folks refer to their chickens as 'the girls', I wish someone had never started calling the other unsaid body part(s) the same. Oh welll, can't rewrite history. Although sometimes I think you write so well, I thinnk maybe, you could! lol-

  8. LOL! You are too much fun!! Come to Ohio and see me! :)

  9. Oh my word. Those are SOME pictures. And you Missy! You don't even know how gorgeous you are. Thanks for the wonderful day. I'll remember it always! Blueberry picking, book club and fajitas sound perfect. I think I've about got the Hubster convinced!

  10. I'm thinkin' Saturday Night Live needs to contact you to be a writer. You are seriously messed up...they would LOVE you;) I know I do!!!! Oh and puh-lease with the double chin.

  11. BTW You don't have a double chin... I can't even wear a turtleneck b/c I had have to get a neck first! ha

  12. Lucky you. Two fun visits in two days.

  13. Oh you made me laugh. Thank you for that. I just posted today about my Sister friend, and she too makes me laugh. I just wish I could see and talk to her in person like this. Still giggling in Canada. In fact I think I'm going to read it again...

  14. Sounds like another great day. Didn't know you were a mind reader!

  15. Ok, so I laughed OUT LOUD! You are so darn funny!

    I'm so glad you had a great day...and has anyone alrady mentioned that you two sorta match? Adorable. :)

  16. Sounds like you had a great day full of lots of laughs! I am so glad that you are enjoying her company!


  17. Ok, seriously, Cory is a lucky guy to have you. I'd be all "Why the stink are you taking my picture while I'm talking" :) But the pictures are very worthwhile here so I'm glad you like to get your pictures taken while talking. Hilarious post! :) :)

  18. Isn't that how all we girls talk to one another? LOL

    This was hilarious!

  19. yes...the running photo commentary was hilarious! hope you had such a fun day.

    question away could email me...i'm just sayin is all:)

  20. ah ha ha ha ha... you crack me up! I love coming to your farm for some fresh air!! =)

  21. I've been reading your blog for a couple of least, whenever I get the chance...I have four kids under the age of 6. Thank you for understanding.


    Anyway, I've loved your stories, your pictures, your house-selling drama. I am always in the throes of house drama. I love our house. But it's too small for four kids. At least, it will be, when they grow to be bigger than 4 feet tall. And we homeschool, which means that when winter comes, we will be clawing the walls, wishing we weren't bumping into each other every 5 minutes. Or maybe that's just me. And we want to live in the country. I really identify with you, ya know?

    And then I read this post and saw the magical word "Kokomo" and was thrilled to see that you must live somewhere in my near vicinity, since that's where I abide. I don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but I'm sure I had no idea you were nearby. So fun.

    Thanks for your honesty with your chins. I too have trouble trying to figure out how to make them disappear for photos. It's a hard road. :)

  22. You are so lovely!!! (even when you're being silly, ya goof).