I was sitting here thinking about how I’m so funny and all and I make my kid laugh when I tell her my funny funny jokes … See, here’s proof that I’m funny …
So anyway, as I was saying, I was sitting here thinking I should title this post, “Mary: Totally Hilarious,” when I suddenly started cracking up. No, not because I’m drunk or totally hilarious (although I am, you know because I told you, plus Shelby was laughing at me in that picture) but because of my sister. When she was in grade school, the school library had this program where the parents could buy a book for their kid’s birthday. The kid would get his or her picture taken with the book and then the book would be donated to the library. The school then hung the picture up with a caption that included the name of the child and the title of the book. My parents bought a book in Lara’s name which just so happened to have a very unfortunate title. The upshot is that, for years, the school had a picture of my sister holding a book with the caption, “Lara: Totally Disgusting.” It’s probably been 15 years, but I still crack up every time I think of that.
Last night, as I was coming home from peeping in on my neighbors across the street (they had eggs and sausage for dinner), I spied a piece of blue paper in my yard. Yard nut that I am, I went to pick it up and throw it away. But I was intrigued by what it said, “Fly Shot!”
I don’t know. Maybe the author of the note was leaving a message for her significant other. (You can tell a girl wrote it by the way the exclamation point has a bubble under it.) Like, “Baby, I shot the fly, it’s safe to come home now.” Or maybe she was trying to remember the name of some fancy sports move and suddenly remembered it was called “fly shot” (even though the correct term, as we all know, is “pop shot up the line drive”) and wanted to remember it forever and so inscribed it on a blue sticky note.
At any rate, it’s pretty cool that it ended up in my yard. Now the poor forgotten note will be treated kindly by history and made immortal in my funny funny blog.