Thursday, February 11, 2010

Define random...

(the Puerto Rican capital building ... now a gladiator arena)

Phil: "I just installed a sweet home theater system in the family room. The...umm...the trouble is Claire struggles with technology of any kind...I mean remotes, cell phones, computers..."

All I wanted to do was watch The Hangover while cleaning...
really just listen to it,
but I wanted it on...
and I can't figure out the tv.
I think the playstation is now what plays movies?
but I can't figure it out.
the blueray thingy ... I guess isn't plugged in?
I have no idea.
I can't make it work.

Phil: "Where were you pointing it?"
Claire: "At the tv"
Phil: (laughing) "uh honey, no...I'm sorry, it's a home theater"
Claire: "What? So I ...I can't point it at the tv when I want to watch the tv"
Phil: "No. You point it at the receiver"
Claire: "What's a receiver?"
Phil: "Ok. Imagine our home theater system is a human then the receiver is the brain, the tv is the face..."
Claire: "I know what part you are"

I started this post...
and the power went out...
now the alarm system is beeping at me.
You guessed it.
I can't make it stop.

(on the phone)
Claire: "Hey it's me"
Phil: "Heyyyy"
Claire:"Listen, I've got a bunch of moms over here that want to watch the talent show dvd and I can't get the sound to work"
Phil: "Is there a picture?"
Claire: "Yes"
Phil: "Be honest...did you do that thing where you get frustrated and you start pressing all the buttons?"

Claire: "I have this theory that Phil purposely installs complicated technology so he has a reason to talk to me like I'm a child. Last month it was the thermostat."

Phil: "The little snowflake makes it cold, cold, cold. Set Temperature makes it hold, hold, hold...The little flame makes it hot..."

The boys are back in school.
Yesterday they went back on a one hour delay...
they'd been out for so took me a minute to remember what time they normally went,
in order to factor in any sort of delay...

You can tell they've spent the majority of their lives in the south,
because they all ask where their toboggans are...
when they're looking for their hats.

to·bog·gan (tə-bŏg'ən)
n. A long, narrow, runnerless sled constructed of thin boards curled upward at the front end.

winter hat.

Valentines are done.
Thank goodness.
I'm still finding glitter on my face,
even after showering...
I watched too much BigLove while making them I think...
because I'm starting to think a sister-wife isn't such a bad idea.
I could use the help frankly.
Especially tonight when all three boys have to be somewhere at 5:30.
I'm not sure why people aren't excited when their kids learn to drive.
Three drivers and three kids just seems to make better sense.

I have to go clean now.
minus any hysterical movie playing in the background to amuse my ears...
minus a sister wife to help out...
not minus a super annoying beep-beep-beep every four and a half minutes...

Claire: "Ok Phil I apologize for breaking the worlds worst remote...that you bought...stupidly"
eta: I can actually work the stereo,
I'm now listening to the GLEE all is not lost.
and... all those quotes are from Modern Family. Just in case you didn't know Phil and/or Claire...


pakosta said...

HAAAAA what a day you have there! Call the alarm company and have them walk you through it?!
I can't believe how much snow we got and still not home from school, along with a minor earthquake that woke me up in the middle of the night, how WEIRD!!
have a great day!

gabbyfek said...

you are my favorite
the funniest.

sarah said...

this post made me laugh. a lot!
and it made me adore you even more. i'm thinking you missed your calling as a school teacher - teachers can never work a/v equipment either ;)