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Monday, June 02, 2008

So This Is It

Believe it or not, this mixing bowl is why it's totally impossible to stay irritated at Razor/the Guy Who Knows a Song about a Chicken for even fifteen seconds:You know how when someone comes over and you're like, "Well, he's not here yet. I get a chance to put away my dirty socks before he sees my sorry excuse for housekeeping."

And then like ten or fifteen more minutes go by and your like, "Let's see, do I start some serious cleaning or do I just settle in with a book and try to pretend to be one of those relaxed kind of people?"

So then you start reading blogs instead. But every single time the cat jumps up about some godforsaken piece of fluff you told the kids to throw away three days ago, y'know how you have to stop and figure out if the cats are trying to use their supersonic hearing to tell you someone's coming up the stairs?

But then no matter how many times they jump up it turns out that the piece of fluff really was the cats' main concern and that they don't actually care if anyone's climbing the steps or not.

So you think you'll call up a friend and chat, but realize that it's too late to call and even if you did you'd mostly likely have to cut the conversation short because surely he's about to waltz through the door any ole' second.

So you go back to reading for awhile. But then it occurs to you that maybe turning on the cell phone would be a good idea because maybe, God forbid, he's in a ditch or a hospital somewhere. Or as my cousin and dad explained once, he could have been an explosion that blew off both his hands so he couldn't dial a phone.

And you remind yourself that it never turns out that the men are in a ditch OR have both their hands blown off. It always just turns out that they were totally convinced that time would bend or stretch out for them JUST THIS ONE TIME. Occasionally it turns out that the cell phone ran out of battery.

So then you turn on the phone and it turns out he HAS been trying to call.

And when you call back he says something about the possibility of you being asleep by the time he gets there and you're all thinking, "WHAT?!?! I've been sitting here analyzing every last noise in the apartment complex (not to mention my cats' motives for attacking fluff) for the past hour and I'm going to fall asleep when you're twenty minutes away?!?! None for me thanks!!!!!" But your better judgment takes over just for a split second and all you say is, "I'm awake."

So then you decide it's a great time to get some vacuuming done. Because why wouldn't 11:00 at night be the perfect time to vacuum?!?

But then you get this idea in your head that maybe he mentioned falling asleep because he's really thirty or forty minutes away and not twenty. So you call up to make sure but then hang up on him after one ring because for some reason your rational side takes over just in the nick of time...

No? That doesn't happen to you? Is all that just me then? Ok, because I thought everyone was as impatient as I am.

Something VERY similar happened to me recently, but when Razor/The Guy Who Knows A Song About A Chicken DID show up, he arrived with the above pictured glass mixing bowl. Did I mention I broke my favorite mixing bowl awhile back and had wished for a replacement just the previous morning?

I mean seriously folks, how can you even attempt to stay irritated with a guy like that?!?!?!? It's just not even possible.

13 comments:

Christine said...

Awwww...he's the mixing bowl fairy. I like a man who pays attention.

Derek Wong said...

It always pays to make a note of things, huh? I'll have to remember that!

So...late night then huh? (If it started at 11:00.)

ALF said...

awww - that is so sweet.

Ingrid said...

I love the new bowl! He knows songs about chickens and has swell taste in mixing bowls. You're a lucky girl!

Beth said...

can I just suggest a backup mixing bowl in plastic? I have a very nice sturdy one with rubber on the bottom so it won't slip. Perhaps Razor can get one of those for you the next time he wants to bring a gift. Strange actually, most men bring candy or flowers when they come a courtin!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

The mixing bowl fairy - I like that Christine! :-)

Derek - Apparently making note does make a difference... Yeah, even the original 10:00 time was unusually late.

Alf - Ain't it though?!?!

Ingrid - I find that a guy who knows a song about a chicken makes an EXCELLENT mixing bowl fairy! :-) :-) :-) And yeah, I'm still sort of amazed by my blind dumb luck on this one...

Beth - Actually, I have a really nice set of plastic mixing bowls, even with the little non slip thing. It's just that I really liked my glass one. Maybe he figured he'd btdt with the flowers & candy?!?!? :-0 :-0 :-0

Incidentally Razor & I had a really funny conversation about how the Chickfila gang would react to my latest bat mitzvah idea, which is that giving Mohawks would make for cheap and fun party entertainment.

It more or less went along the lines of Razor telling me that no parents would let their kids come over anymore. I was like, "Beth would still like me!!!!!" And it went on from there...I'll have to tell you next time at the chickfila. :-) :-) :-)

SJ said...

I see that he "bowled" you over :D

Kimmie Sue said...

What a guy! I think it's great when guys remember that you need something for the kitchen, it shows that they were actually listening to what you were saying. :::wink:::

Noelia said...

Me likey the Guy Who Knows that chicken song...
What's not to like? He's late but has a very good excuse for it, kitchen supplies?...SCORE!!!

Carey said...

Very sweet!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

You're so silly SJ! How on earth do you manage it every time?!?!?! :-)

Kimmie Sue, Noelia & Carey - Very sweet, right? Maybe I should get a wild hair one of these days & actually cook him something in it...
:-) :-) :-)

uncle_bernie said...

A "guy" returned my "mixing bowl" once...if you know what I mean...and since he'd had both hands blown off in a hunting accident, well, someone had to help him "hold the spoon" and "mix the ingredients" as the kids are oft wont to say and well, let's just say that while I was still mad at "him" he certainly did create a "mixture" I won't soon forget...

Ms. Q said...

I thought you created "Razor" so you wouldn't have to type out that Chicken and Song stuff and now you've put both names together with a forward slash??

I've gone though, well, not exactly similar thoughts while waiting for a boyfriend to arrive (no cats and no hands blowing off) but I have analyzed the time ("20 minutes and asleep?")

I thought the mixing bowl was VERY romantic. Razor is a man who hears and listens and knows what is important to you.

I've always though he was great ever since he laughed at your spilling (can't recall - hot chocolate? coffee?) a entire cup of something on his car rugs.

Razor is a man who knows what is important!

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