Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Score One For Darwin

Larry and I decided to take an evening walk around our neighborhood, eating some popsicles that I stole from the kids. Actually, I came up with the plan, because I am a fun person who hasn't forgotten how to enjoy the little things in life; and Larry good-naturedly went along with it. A slight drizzle started as we stepped out the door; by the time we were down the block, the drizzle had turned into a downpour, complete with thunder and distant flashes of lightning, causing us to hie homeward with our dissolving popsicles. Halfway back, I noticed a dry spot on the sidewalk under a big oak tree. "Hey!" I said. "Let's just stand under here and eat our popsicles and watch the rain!" (See? I'm fun. Romantic, even...)

"Here?" Larry said. "Next to this very large tree in a lightning storm?"

"Yeah, why not? It's dry here."

A slight pause. Then, from Larry, "You know, I'm beginning to see how natural selection works."

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32 comments:

  1. Ohhh...you have one of those funny husbands! Aren't they great? Actually that was a good one!

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  2. ROFL! I knew there was a reason people stood under trees---it's dry there!

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  3. Oh, no, he didn't! I hope you treated him to some more "natural" phenomena, like the fierceness of the female of the species.

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  4. Oh, he is hilarious! This made me laugh out loud. Brilliant!

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  5. Oh I do love a funny person. Tell Larry that was well done!

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  6. I agree - that was a good one. Kinda reminds me of my husband!

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  7. *snicker*

    I was having the same thought.

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  8. You sound just like me!! That sense of sporadic and unpredictable playfulness keeps me A-L-I-V-E. Most of the time The Engineer just shakes his head, but every once in awhile, he'll admit that it's (i.e. ME!)good for his living as well!!

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  9. I would have been standing right beside you.

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  10. OK..that is funny!!

    I love to watch storms and as I run to the backstairs hubby always yells "Wait..let me get you my putter!"

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  11. That was LOL funny.
    I love a person who can come up with the right comment at the right time.
    So, did you run home the rest of the way, dripping popsickles and all?

    Pax< E

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  12. OHHH! Ouch.

    Thems fightin' words mister!

    *pfft*

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  13. haha, really like your hubby's sense of humor :-D at least your last meal would have been a popsicle!

    franzi

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  14. I would have been under the tree too....

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  15. It's so annoying when husbands say smart things like... maybe it's not a good idea to stand under a tree in a lightening storm.

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  16. Do you golf?
    Because I hear that golfing in a thunderstorm can be fun too. Walking around holding that little lightning rod of a glof club.............
    I'm surprised there are so many golfers left in the world.

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  17. Some people just have to let daylight in on magic.

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  18. *chuckle!

    Funny and smart that Larry!

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  19. I love that you are young at heart - well done Larry for saving you!

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  20. ROFL!

    He and Donn would get along well.

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  21. Oh thats too funny, thanks you made my night!

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  22. Now that right there? That's funny. Good thing you didn't push Larry out from under the tree so he could attract the lightning. Chivalry is dead.

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  23. Oh, that Larry is QUICK! Love it.

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  24. The real natural selection is when you strangle him after making such a comment and walk home, perfectly fine, with TWO slightly dissolved popsicles. Mwahahahahaha.

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  25. He is quite the romantic, isn't he? Where is his sense of adventure?
    That cracked me up. I think it was a great idea to go spend some time together.

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  26. Oh, that's grounds for a popsicle in the ear!!

    LOL!

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  27. heehee I kind of like Larry. :>

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  28. Funny. But in your case a little late. I think you've done your part to pass on those genes.

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