Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Say What?


The other day, I was sitting around knitting  running around getting prepared for Christmas when Mr. Larger Than Life dropped by the house.  Here is our entire conversation:

Rudee:  "Hi Dad."

MLTL:  "Oh hiiiiiiiiiiiii!" (he always lengthens his greetings-makes it seem like he is conversing more).

R:  "Are you and Lo coming for dinner on Christmas?"

MLTL:   (clapping hands) "Ohhhhhh yeah.  We wouldn't miss it!"

R:  "Oh Good.  We're having beef tenderloin this year."

MLTL:  "What can I bring?  How about you let me buy the ham?"

R:  "We're not having ham.  We're having beef tenderloin."

MLTL:  "OK then.  I'll get the ham at Biondo's."

R:  "We're not having ham-Biondo's does have beautiful beef tenderloin though."

MLTL:  "OK, how big a ham should I get?"

R:  "WE AREN'T HAVING HAM. WE'RE HAVING TENDERLOIN!"

MLTL:  "Huh?  How much??  I'll get a nice ham then.  Oh!  They have such beautiful hams there."

R to her honey:  "Dear, could you stock up on wine please?  Rudee foresees a need for a bottomless glass."

If you're entertaining someone as difficult in nature as I, may all of your wineglasses be bottomless.  I'll see y'all later this week.  Have a blessed holiday!

16 comments:

laurie said...

that sounds like any conversation with my mother, who adopts an imperious air and says, "if you wanted me to hear you, you'd speak louder!"

and then, when i do, she says, "you don't have to shout! i can hear you!"

grrrrrrr.

more wine, please. much more wine.

The Crusty Crone said...

hahahaha Maybe you should have a byod. Bring Your Own Dinner. Good luck.

Brenda said...

Well, sounds like you are having some ham or someone is. Ha...I didn't get the image though..what is that?????

Rudee said...

Brenda-it's a hearing aid. Usually one recognizes such a thing when it's in an ear. Like MLTL, his usually isn't in his ear either.

I like CC's idea for BYOD. If it doesn't stop snowing soon, everyone gets oatmeal.

Betty Flocken said...

Oh Rudee that was a great post. I know I Know.. I don't have to live it! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Jane said...

You always make me smile, Rudee. "Bottoms up!" as they say where I come from. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

Winifred said...

Oh Rudee that's so funny, I know it probably isn't for you though. Let him get his ham and stick it - in the freezer!

Keep that glass topped up all day long. Here's wishing you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful year in 2009.

Anonymous said...

And I thought we were having sloppy joes. I was bringing the sour cream and onion chips.

Fred

sue b said...

enjoy your ham....and all the best for the new year.

Rositta said...

He needs two hearing aid me thinks... Greetings from Calgary, we made it and we will eat whatever the offspring cooks. Your right, lots of wine will help...ciao

Anonymous said...

Make sure you have enough wine for the both of us. If the party starts at 3 we need to start drinking at 2 (I'm sure it will be 5 o'clock somewhere) at that point.


sebba

Sandy said...

hahahah, funny post! Have a great holiday Rudee!

Cheryl said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with your beautiful family. Sending you lots of love, blessings, peace and joy.
XXXXXX

Rose said...

Merry Christmas! And of course, the kerfuffles worked out just fine.

laurie said...

hey, merry christmas!!!

i wore the thrummed mittens while shoveling. so thats's what it's like to have warm hands....

Gill - That British Woman said...

another super post........

Gill in Canada