Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Bonehead Brothers turn into The Bonsai Brothers

I'll tell you what's random!
Hearing an Asianish accent on the telephone and then hearing them butcher the pronunciation of Seoul and Phnom Penh.  I guess it was an different Asian than Korean or Cambodian.  Even I can pronounce those cities!

You want RaNDoM?
I've got RaNDoM!
And if you want MORE RaNDoM, get on over to The UnMom and see Keely!
She's got lots of RaNDoM!

* Must. Kill. My. Brother
My brother showed us his new bonsai tree.

He bought it along the side of the road.
Don't ask.
The Bonehead Brothers were so excited about it, they spent the rest of the evening googling bonsai trees.
Seriously, they spent ALL night watching YouTube videos on taking care of your bonsai tree.
They were at the nursery BEFORE it opened.
Then, not finding the exact specimen they wanted,
they went to an actual Bonsai Nursery 45 minutes away.

* Garrett: "I sure wish someone would have told me about bonsai a few years ago."

* They stayed up until midnight creating these:

I guess it's better than hanging out at a bar.

* I stayed up until midnight too!  I was on the phone with the airlines from 4 to 10 pm straight.  Not exaggerating!  It's a whole post in itself.  But I started calling in the morning.  But I got on the phone at 4 and was still on the phone as I drove to the lacrosse game, was on the phone the entire lacrosse game, the whole way home and finally hung up at 10 pm so I could go to Wendy's for chili because who doesn't want Wendy's chili for dinner at 10 pm?

* I called my OB/GYN the other day - thank heavens, not for the OB part.  I'm a teensy behind on having my annual exam done.  But I'm suddenly motivated by the fact that I need a tetanus shot.  They are squeezing me in today.  If I get in there and find out that my last tetanus shot was three years ago, I'm grabbing my clothes and running!

* Ring Ring Ring.......
"Hello.  Drs. Smith, Jones and Doe Obstetrics and Gynecology.  How can I help you?"

"Yes, I need to schedule an exam."

"Okay.  What kind of exam?"

"Ummmm......my five year exam?"

Luckily she had a sense of humor!  Luckily it's really only been 18 months or I would be embarrassed!

* Tuesdays are email days.  I write an email to Trammell in Cambodia
and Tuesday evening, he writes one to us.
We hang out by the computer every Tuesday night around 9.
I am writing an email to him today.
I am writing one to him next Tuesday.
But the next Tuesday, I'm not writing.
I'm getting on an airplane and going over there and PICKING HIM UP!

* I'm a little worried that I have a terminal illness.
Brian tried to buy me a cupcake the other day
and I turned it down.
Something is definitely wrong with me!

Okay - I DID have a little bag with three cookies that I had just purchased stuffed in my purse.

* That's it! 
I have to get back o the phone with the airlines now.
It's going to be another fun, fun day.
And after I can calm down and edit my language, I'll tell you all about it!

Happy TueSDaY!


Raven said...

I love Bonsai trees but I can't keep them alive to save my life. They always die within a week in my house. I think we are cursed by the Bonsai gods. lol

You turned down a cupcake? Can I have it?

Mama Badger said...

Take your temperature, stat!

Those are some pretty sweet bonsai creations. Maybe the landscape thing really is their calling.

valerie said...

Those are cute trees. Good luck on the phone today!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I always wanted a Bonsai Tree. And those look lovely!

You make me laugh and I bet you don't really swear! Do I win or lose?

Captain Dumbass said...

Wait... you turned down a cupcake?

Danelle said...

On days like to today when my kids are complaining of boredom, I just want to gather them around your blog and say, "Look. These boys though of something productive to do. Now go make some Bonsai trees."

silver star said...

You turned down a cupcake? Something is wrong with you!

My husband acted the same way after someone gave him a bonsai tree, he kept watching youtube videos about it, bought a lamp, a light bulb that was made for plants, and a timer so it would only shine for a short amount of time. Despite all his research, the plant didn't live long.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I always thought bonsai trees were neat. I've never owned one, though.
I'm not going to tell you how long it's been since I've seen my OB/GYN...it's too embarassing!

Terra H. said...

I think bonsai trees are totally awesome and would love to own one,but I'm afraid I wouldn't take care of it right just like any other plant in my possession. The photos you took of the trees makes me yearn for one even more.