Saturday, July 25, 2009

things the rally monkey says

[my father has had a suburban lawn mower tragedy of the most unfortunate order and has had to have plastic surgery on his pinkie finger--I won't go into greater detail.]

YT: I talked to Ma this morning. It sounds like Dad is pretty bummed.

Rally Monkey: Poor guy. That sucks. What are you going to do?

YT: I was thinking I might go visit this weekend, keep him company.

RM: Oh, so you can do your laundry.

YT: Noooo, so I can see my parents.

RM: But do they know you haven't done laundry since you went up to visit them for Mother's Day?

YT: I don't keep secrets like that.

RM: You should go, honey. Your dad's bummed, and [sniff, sniff] you're starting to smell like one.

[FYI--I am NOT visiting my parents this weekend because they have a romantic date to watch a basketball game. So I guess it's Saturday at the laundromat instead. Happy Weekend!]


Melanie Avila said...

Ouch! I hope your dad's okay and recovers as well as mine did after exploding the garbage in the backyard. :P

The First Carol said...

I say go Mommy and Daddy! Get romantic :-) and laundromats are not bad places. From personal experience I have discovered you can do an entire year's worth of laundry in one fell swoop...just get about 12-18 machines going at one time, and be prepared to accept the scowls of strangers. And honestly, the old ladies who come in on the weekend to wash their bedspreads need to get a clue and do it when the rest of us ARE AT WORK.

Hugs to Popsy when you see him, love cures all ailments.

Charles Gramlich said...

Tell Ralley Monkey it's the stench of success. ;)

Sorry about your dad's pinkie.

Kim Kasch said...

I always knew yard work was dangerous. I love planting flowers and veggies but that's as far as my love-affair goes.

Hope your Dad gets better - fast
your laundry woes are in the past
that Mom and Dad get some . . .asp

That's a snake dearie - don't jump to conclusions - read all about Cleopatra ;)

Crystal Posey said...

Never stop posting these conversations. They make me smile.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Couldn't you do laundry at thier house while they watch the game? Or is that not enough time?

Hope Dad's finger gets better soon!

And hope your doughnut(s) was awesome this morning!

H. L. Dyer said...

*snort* Awesome post.

Sorry to hear about your dad.

Stuart Neville said...

Hope you're dad's on the mend soon. :)

Pamala Knight said...

Yikes! Hope the dadrat is on the mend soon.

And tell the RM that killing two birds with one stone (like visiting your ailing parent and getting some laundry done) is considered good planning as well as dutiful daughter-ing (okay, not a word but work with me here). Your parents are happy that they can still provide something for you (a laundromat evidently) and won't begrudge you their washing machine.

Thanks for posting.

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writtenwyrdd said...

He knows you well, I'm thinking. But I seriously doubt you smell like a bum--either variety.

moonrat said...

jalexis--the RM says "i knew i could count on jalexis"


Precie said...

Aw, poor Dadrat.

So...your strategy is to let the laundry go until RM can't stand it and takes over laundry duty?

Natasha Solomons said...

Hmn. Sounds scary. I was mowing the lawn this afternoon in my gardening shoes - a pair of gold shiny ballet pumps (you mean you don't do gardening in a pair?) and wondered what would happen if I mowed my foot.

Guess moonrat would come round and I'd do her laundry.


Chris Eldin said...

I like the way Precie thinks. Sounds like the voice of experience.

ggwritespoetry said...

Sorry to hear about Dad... as for the RM's comments... *grin*

Ulysses said...

Love is NOT "never having to say you're sorry."

Love is being able to say something like that and NOT coming home to find the locks changed and your things piled up in boxes outside the door.

Anonymous said...

That's so funny. We went up there to watch the dogs on Saturday and your mother was like, "did you guys bring any laundry?" and i was like, "no i did some on Wednesday at my mom's." 8)

AANNNDD I bet you can guess who this is. haha

Pretenses said...

Oh my gosh! Your poor dad! I hope he's ok.

Remind me to get you more clothes for Christmas.