I Just Go Around Breaking Stuff. But I'm Trying to Confine My Special Breaking Talents JUST to the Kitchen and not to the Road. | Do Try This at Home: I Just Go Around Breaking Stuff. But I'm Trying to Confine My Special Breaking Talents JUST to the Kitchen and not to the Road.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I Just Go Around Breaking Stuff. But I'm Trying to Confine My Special Breaking Talents JUST to the Kitchen and not to the Road.

My boy had his first ever high school final in Hebrew last week. I had just asked him whether or not he felt adequately prepared and his answer was
Yes but...the only thing hard about Hebrew is...ummmm...y'know...the words

I had to laugh, even though I knew what he meant (that vocabulary was harder than conjugating verbs). But still, isn't learning the words the hardest part of learning any foreign language?!?

I'd like to make fun of this sign more, but...forgetting to pay rent is something I'd might actually do. Otherwise, I'm thinking most people who don't pay the rent probably do it because they don't have the money. Right?
Here's the car I wrecked, the poor thing:
Yes, it was my fault. No I wasn't careful enough, which is confusing to me. Because I was actually telling myself to be very careful right at that very moment. But either I forgot to listen to myself, or I just wasn't quite careful enough.

I was wondering if I should blur out the license plate for privacy and stuff, but then I remembered that the license plate ended up in someone's front yard near the intersection.

At any rate, I'm sure the yield sign I neglected to give all the respect it was due wasn't anywhere near as confusing as this:

I'm actually sort of impressed. One can rarely ever go east AND west at the exact same time!

Not only that, but you can more or less pick any direction and still end up on both highway 521 AND highway 36 going either east, or east and west at the same time. Don't even worry about north and you're bound to get exactly where you're going. Probably.

Last but not least, I had this conversation with The Guy this week at the tail end of a conversation in which I had already listed a multitude of minor failures on my part:

Me - "...and I broke a glass in the kitchen."
The Guy - "Was it one of the good glasses?"
Me - "No. It was one of those glasses you got for me to break."

So see?!? If I can just contain myself to the kitchen, The-Guy is already well prepared. Anyway, happy holidays to all! Hopefully everyone is surviving them quite nicely and even enjoying themselves!

16 comments:

Nicki said...

I am glad that you were not injured in the wreck. When I was pregnant it was a sign of things to come - all prior balance/smoothness/sway succumbed to full out clumsiness. The hand-eye coordination was lost and while I managed to avoid any auto accidents, I did shut my finger in the side door of the van (broke finger), pulled into the driveway too short and busted the oil tray - and lots of broken glasses (and a plate or two).

Congratulations to your son on surviving his first Hebrew final. Our daughter made it through her first Japanese final - and while she can speak a little German and had 4 years of Spanish - learning another language is always an impressive accomplishment.

Staci said...

I'm glad that you're ok! Happy holidays!

BloggerFather said...

My wife had an accident when she was pregnant. Must be a rite of passage.

Arizaphale said...

Awww Jill. You sound a little bewildered at this time of year and at this special time in your life....take care of yourself and know you are well loved and well looked after. I mean, not many people's husbands are thoughtful enough to provide 'breaking' glasses :-D Oh and LOVE those road signs!! WTF???????????

Maria said...

Your son's comment about Hebrew reminded me of my son's comment when he was seven years old: "The only thing hard about church is learning the prayers." I'm glad you are O.K. from the car accident! Yikes! Your poor car! And that is very thoughtful of your guy to provide you with glasses that are ready to be broken. LOL! Happy holidays!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Nicki & Blogger Father. It's good to know I'm not alone. Especially since I always feel it's only other people who can blame thing on "pregnancy brain", because I'm pretty much flighty no matter what.

Thanks Staci!

Thakns Arizaphale & Maria - Isn't he the BEST!?!?!?! And Arizpahle, yeah, I'm pretty much always bewildered this time of year...all those, "Oops! Imeant to..." and "I man I forgot to..." seem to multiply by about ten fold this time of year.

The Ceol Mors said...

So glad you are okay!!

Angela2932 said...

That is one crazy set of signs! The signs alone make me want to break glasses, on purpose! I'm glad you're ok, and still have an impressive sense of humor about it all. When I was pregnant, I was too busy mastering the fine art of driving LA freeways and throwing up without breaking my stride to have any time for crashing as well. There's only so much multi-tasking one can do!

Mz-Cellaneous said...

when I used to have my store years ago, one month I just flat out forgot to pay rent. I could have sworn I had. I was really surprised when the landlord called wanting her money.

The nerve.

Dr Zibbs said...

Glad you didn't get hurt. Car accidents suck.

Margie said...

I am glad you're ok!Happy Holidays, and I am looking forward to keeping up with you on your blog!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Cid!

Funny on the on-purpose glass breaking Angela! Thankfully with the new medicines I'm not doing anywhere near the throwing up I was last time!

Mz-Cellaneous - I would do that.

Thanks Dr. Zibbs & Margie!

Slyde said...

sucks about the car, but at least you're ok.

i laughed at the hebrew comment. ive been to so many bar and bat mitzvas that most of my friends say that i speak better hebrew than they do...

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Slyde! And hope you're enjoying all the bar mitzvahs!

Tracy said...

Glad you weren't hurt.
Maybe reading all those signs got you off track when driving....or taking the photo, teehee.
Loved your smart arse remark to your hubby, lol.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Tracy - The sad part is, he really DID buy those glasses because I break so many!

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