As you could tell by my last post, I enjoy a good tease of people's shortcomings. I snicker when someone trips, giggle when someone minces their words, and I will point and laugh if they completely fall (as long as they didn't hurt themselves in the process). Honestly, I am a very nice person and I feel I can do all of these because I am laugh worthy myself. Need a few examples?? These are just a few "Fail!" moments I had this past week (oh and I'm throwing some of Branden's in too because they are pretty humorous!)
1. My Mom's birthday was last week so Branden and I tried to figure out what to make for her birthday video (this is what po folk do for gifts when they live far away). I came up with a 'brilliant' idea that we would spell out each letter of Happy Birthday with our bodies...didn't work so well with our little non-wide angle Flip and our small living room space. However, we did practice on our bed and I almost got dropped a few times (ironic since we practiced on the bed thinking it would be safe and cushy). We then decided we needed to scale down the idea and just use our hands. So we sat on the end of the bed and spelled out Happy Birthday with our hands. Then we just cut and pasted all the parts together so Mom didn't have to watch all of our poor first attempts and random laughter outbreaks. As we were cutting and pasting the letters from the video, Branden asked, "Is there a 'b' in happy?" to which I sarcastically responded back, "Why yes, we just pronounce it wrong. It's really Habby Birthday!". This sent us into another outbreak of laughter and then we realized a small problem...we forgot to make the 'th' in 'birthday' so then we were really laughing over "Habby Birday!". We ended up reshooting to make the 'th' but when we put it all together, we noticed that Branden had done a costume change so our mistake was a bit evident.
2. We needed to get some groceries and we only had 7 euros on us. We figured out what we needed and about exactly what it would cost. After gathering everything but the cereal, we discovered that the store was rearranging the cereal, so there were no prices listed. Since we only had a bit left of our 7 euros, we looked for something else for breakfast. Lo and behold we found a box of 12 frozen waffles, and they were cheap! Quite happy with ourselves, and happy since I can't even remember the last time I had waffles, we headed home with our groceries. When we were putting them away, I noticed the picture of the waffles on the front of the box was of waffles on a plate with peas and carrots... Then I saw "potato waffles". "Um, Branden...these aren't exactly what we thought they were." And in my head, "Well, duh they are potatoes! Everything in this country is potatoes!". Branden however, took a more positive look at things and said, "Well we could still probably eat them with honey!" My mind ranted again, "Who are you, Pooh!?!" But instead I said, "Honey!? Eww! You don't eat potatoes with honey! Mmmmm, how about we put some Nutella on them too? Yuck!" We both cracked up at this and managed ok with our waffles as lunch instead of breakfast.
3. Yesterday we were watching some program where a woman from the UK went over to LA to see the gyms there. She took a spinning class and when they showed her pedaling away Branden all of a sudden said, "OH! That's spinning??" I looked at him as if he were a martian sitting next to me and asked the obvious, "Well what did you think spinning was??" to which he replied in a giggling tone as he realized how silly he was going to sound, "Like people spinning in circles." (sorry, I have to pause in my typing to laugh again!) Thank goodness I wasn't drinking anything or else it would have been shot out of my nose in an instant! I managed to ask in my laughter, "So you thought it was like what 3 year old little girls do in their twirly skirts?? How is that an exercise?!"*more ridiculous amounts of laughter from both of us* Could you imagine how dizzy people would get after an hour of that?!
So there you have it. I am allowed to laugh at people because you all just laughed at me. I am no better than anyone. But having said that, I do have a witty moment to share before you go. One of my friends on Facebook had as her status, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner!" to which I commented, "SuperNanny does!". I scoured the internet to see if anyone else had thought of this and to my surprise, I couldn't find anything!
So I created this: