Funny Days

My darling 12 and a half year old Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Angus, was diagnosed with terminal, inoperable Oral Cancer on August 6, 2009, but is still in fine enough shape for now to be with us a while longer. He’s just in need of some special consideration and TLC. I’ve started pureeing Angus’ food in the blender for the first time yesterday.

Picture this: It’s 7:00 a.m. and I’m dollopping his lumpy food into the blend with a little warm water. The food bubble won’t pop in the middle/the vortex, and it keeps mounting. I open the lid, while the blender is still operating, and poke a hole into the middle of the pureed guck and POP!…pureed dog food ALL OVER ME! All over my face, in my hair and even under my eye lids! Yuck! It was just like that Jerry Seinfeld episode where Jerry’s girlfriend looks into the toilet bowl because she hears a noise percolating in there and then the thing explodes on her…and poor Jerry can’t stomach the idea of dating her any longer because she’s been covered with toilet water and he’s such a germ-a-phobe. Funny, eh–about ME, but YUCK!, all the same!

So that’s how my September 22nd, 2009 business day STARTED.

THEN, at 8:30a.m. I ran an errand in my car. I’ve noticed for several days now that I must have a little spider in somewhere in my car, because every morning there are little spider webs strewn around. I’m driving back from my errand and right in the middle of singing along to a radio tune (Eric Carmen’s Hungry Eyes from, Dirty Dancing), down came a BIG spider–I mean BIG!–right in FRONT OF MY FACE! It was all I could do to pull over, grab the web and try to shoo the thing our of my car! It fell in my lap, then on the floor and then, finally, I swooshed it out the car, all without killing the little beastie (I’ve finally arrived at a point in my life where I don’t kill little things unless I really must). If this episode was a movie, I’m sure the audience would have just been howling!

So, I’m thinking there must be some sort of Candid Camera on me today. Punked? Or maybe a Just for Laughs crew out there having a good laugh at my expense? Or maybe it’s just GOD having some cosmic fun with me today. Regardless, I feel I’ve been in TWO comedy skits–at my expense–so far this day and it’s not even 10 a.m.! I’ll be looking over my shoulder the rest of the day, I’m sure (and, perhaps because of the Careful What You Wish For Philosophy, I may just end up with some more funny tales to tell). I wonder what other outrageous antics may be in the stars for me this September 22nd, eh???

So! May YOU have as funny a day as I seem to be having so far! :)

And remember this: Alfred Hitchcock used to say that drama was just regular life with the boring parts cut out. Well Comedy is sort of the same–yes?

Hope you have a laugh or two or three today!

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