23 April 2014

snicker snicker ~ posted by Melissa

How about a laugh at my expense?  C'mon ~ I know you want to!
 
I've turned into a complete brain-addled dork lately which has led to a few misunderstandings...some with a good outcome & some, well ...I'll let you be the judge.
 
First ~ the good.  I almost never read my horoscope but as it's on the flip side of the NY Times Sunday crossword page in our paper, I do occasionally take a peek.  This past Sunday printed neatly by VIRGO was this:
 
"Romance flowers today and tomorrow."
 
Which prompted an excited reaction from me to my husband after reading it for the third time. 'This says I'm going to get flowers two (TWO!) days in a row', she said with glee.  Only, when I spoke the words aloud I realized that, doh, that's not even close to what it said.  Romance itself was predicted to flower...no actual flowers involved.  Which he thought was pretty funny.
 
But guess what?  My horoscope came true ~ haha!  Romance flowered AND I got flowers :)
 
eek ~ better go swipe away that spider web!
 
My husband surprised me with this lovely hanging basket for our front porch the next day ~ we're on a tight budget and alas, had crossed our annual hanging baskets off our list this year but he received a birthday gift card to a local hardware store on Sunday & decided to spend it on me ~ yup, romance abounds.  My horoscope came true ~ any-which-way you read it! (Thanks JR & Kelli for your part in this ~ I thought you might find this amusing!)
 
 
Now onto the other faux pas of the week.  It was horrifying but ridiculously funny.  Let me just start by saying this ~  if you drive by a sign that says:
 
Amber's Red Hot Coffee
 
it's probably NOT referring to coffee as the hot item.  Learned this myself the hard way.  The coffee was not that hot but Amber sure was ~ good lord ~ pretty sure my face turned the exact same color red as the coffee hut when I pulled up to the window & realized that Amber (or one of her cohorts) was about to make my coffee dressed in her undies.  REALLY?  I don't make my own coffee dressed in lingerie, my friends, and I found it beyond embarrassing to have some young missy wearing hers while brewing my morning java.  Needless to say, I will NOT be visiting there again...I don't care how long the line at Starbucks is.  My husband got a good laugh ~ I called him immediately to tell him I was drinking a dirty, dirty coffee and he was in hysterics listening to me. 
 
If this happens to you, don't say I didn't warn you!
 
For the few of you who have messaged me that you've missed my more frequent blogging...
are you wishing I'd have stayed away a little longer??!
 
HAH :)
 
Since I hate to leave you with a mental picture of Amber in her negligee, here are a few flowers for YOU from our blossoming yard:
 
our rhododendron

summertime sweet yellow osteospermum

volunteer chives

'romance flowers' ~ hehe
Hope you're having a good week ~ thanks for stopping by!
Melissa


24 comments:

  1. Hahahahaha!
    And THAT is what I call a gimmick! Doesn't your life feel so much richer now that you've had that cup of joe? Ooh, maybe there could be a "Cuppa Steamy Joe" shop...

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    1. snort...that would be right up YOUR alley :)

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  2. You are sooo funny, my sweet literal friend. Your basket and flowers are beautiful. Bella was asked to prom and she got pink roses, which I kindly and helpfully swooped up to set on our dining table. I was paid to take pictures of Kristi's 'new friend' in his little MG car today, due to flowers (tulip fields). Yeah flowers!

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    1. almost as funny as my new bobbins/new boobs gift misunderstanding (remember that gem??)

      I'm hoping to get up to the tulips this year before they're all gone ~ it's been awhile since I've been to see them

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    2. This tulip year is almost gone. sadly. It's Tulip Days Street Fair thingy, this weekend in Mount Vernon.

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    3. ah, well...there's always next year (did you work Tulip Town this year?)

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  3. Wow, I think I would have thought it was hot coffee as well :)

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me :)

      most of these places have huge signs stating they're one of 'those types of coffee shops' but this one was just a cute little red hut with twinkly white lights and this little tiny oval sign with the name on it ~ there should be a big warning flag out front!

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    2. I had no idea that 'those types' of coffee shops existed! Only in Seattle, huh? Let me just say that Midwesterners have no imagination when it comes to selling coffee.

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    3. maybe we have a little too much imagination here??? ick

      there aren't a lot that I've noticed but you usually DO notice them since they usually have pretty big signs saying they're selling more than coffee (i.e. 'wet tshirt Wednesdays', 4 beautiful girls and an ugly one too'....the signs are awful but at least for naïve people like me, it's a warning to stay away!!)

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  4. Your flowers are beautiful! I hope next week is stays you'll get yarn!

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    1. ha - now I'll have to read it and see if I can twist whatever it says to my benefit, only on purpose this time :)

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  5. Sheesh... so glad you cleansed our minds of scanky Amber with beautiful flowers.

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    1. now, now ~ she may have been a very lovely person that just chose a really odd line of work ... :)

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    2. Penny. Penny. Penny. :)
      (see what you started? ~ hehe)

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  6. Post was great.. No pictures of Amber? :) Your flowers are beautiful, basket and in the yard. Whatever works is my motto and it worked wonderful .Keep reading.

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    1. oh, my ~ aren't you the funny one :) ~ imagine me asking her...

      'excuse me, nearly naked lady...could I take your picture to post on the internet'...ick

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  7. interesting coffee shop......we do not have that around here, yet. You never know! love your basket of flowers and how sweet that he thought of you! True love and all :)

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    1. it is true love ~ we're coming up on our 20 year anniversary :)

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  8. Wonderful flowers in the hanging basket!
    Beautiful blossoms!

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    1. agree :)
      thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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  9. Your sweet husband picked a beautiful basket! So nice to see blossoms!

    Amber you say? Talk about an early morning eye opener! :^)

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    1. Hi, Dixie ~ he is sweet...I'm a lucky girl :)

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