Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some People Avoid Me Like The Plague, But The Brave Remain

This photo was taken on Valentines Day of the last year I taught school. This is me (tallest) and my Peeps! I love them all! We used to have SO much fun doing mundane everyday things, as well as, everything else. Now we are scattered from Florida to the Left Coast. But we still communicate.

This is one anecdote about us.
We joined my son in collecting and delighting over "Unfortunate Names." One summer day said son called when we were all together sitting around my pool. He had an Unfortunate Name. It was "Pujole" which I believe a baseball player's name. It is pronounced "Pooh Hole."
We spent the rest of the afternoon thinking up perfect first names that could make it even funnier. Like Wendy Pujole, and so on.
Fast forward to one winter day, in a restaurant, having lunch. Someone says, "What was that unfortunate name we were playing with last summer?" No one remembers. The conversation moves on to other equally intellectually uplifting topics.

Except for me. My mind is running through all of the names I can think of.
I WANT to remember.
I no longer hear anything that is being said.
My mind is churning.
Suddenly, it pops into my head and I am SO delighted to have remembered it that I yell, "POOH HOLE!!!"
The restaurant goes silent and I, realizing that I have re-entered the world with an incongruitous shouted word, covered my face.
Someone said, "And, YES, every one in the place IS looking at us right now."
Another one of the girls, just looked at the people staring at us and said, softly,
"Tourettes." and pointed at me.

24 comments:

Lisa C said...

Why do I cry with laughter everytime I think of this story? Oh, if I hadn't have been there, I would not have believed it! I also remember when the words FLEW out of your mouth, pickled beets from the salad bar FLEW out of Luci's mouth/nose! Love you Lynn-Guini!

Nancy said...

I love friends like this! I love the side splitting laughter that something as simple as a word, a play on a word, laughing and laughing even harder at the laughing causes. The picture of one of our circle of friends by the pool, in Florida, is so vivid. We still can say just the word and start it all over again except by Facebook now.

Thanks for visiting. It reminds me to hop over and get my best dose of "that's me" entertainment.

I do want to see that handbag when it's done! :-)

drollgirl said...

hahah! well, you guys will never forget this story!

Barbara Jean said...

oh tooo funny!!
What a great and quick comeback.

blessings

barbara jean

Cathy said...

Haha!! This is fantastic! I love good girlfriend stories....especially ones involving outbursts that no one else understands.

stefanie said...

soooo funny!

The Muse said...

ROFLMPatootieO...
Oh my!
LOL


The horror..the shame!

Lori E said...

Ha, ha. Love this. Like my coffee group we are not happy unless someone has coffee squirting out of their nose.
A lofty goal to have every morning.

Lori R. said...

girl times! it is what keeps us going in this world....

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE this post, Lynn! Thanks for my first laugh of the day! (0: Well, I can't help but think of you as I was posting today! I put down my crochet hooks for a moment, and got out the Mod Podge! Thought you might be proud of me and my little project!.. So stop by if and when you can! ~tina

pjcrook said...

check you out skinny mini!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How funny girl..I wished I still had friends sighs...May you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tara said...

Stopping by from Friday Follow to say Hi! I am now a follower! ;-)

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Pam said...

Thanks for following. I'm a follower too.

POOH HOLE...LOL!!!!!!!

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Hi. I'm your next Friday Follower!


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The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Friday Follow follower! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment! :) I love this story and I'm looking forward to reading more!

And I'm going to use the Tourette's excuse from now on for all the inappropriate things that I do.

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow. Thanks for the belly laugh. This story is hilarious!

~Shelley~ said...

Love your header..beautiful!

New follower from "Friday Follow"! I'd love for you to come visit me!

Have a great weekend!
~Shelley

Janie B said...

Love this story! So funny. I'm following you from Friday Follow. Nice to meet you.

Lynn said...

:)

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