Sunday, September 14, 2008

something

Big A is forever telling me to not say certain things on the road.

Don't call me dear.
Don't gasp or shout; I'll think there's a deer.

Although these are paraphrased (and he claims he's never said the first one), these are the basis for this tale.
We went to the Husker game last night. Scratch that - we worked at the Husker game last night. We helped his aunt (and her church) sell backrests as a fundraiser. Big A has done this most of last year & all of this year so far. He loves it. You sell backrests until kickoff, then you watch the game, and pick up the rests after. You're there 90 minutes before game time and for about an hour or so after the game. And you sometimes get leftover food (Runzas and hotdogs and popcorn - please fine out what a Runza is for those of you who aren't from Nebraska....it's so yummy!).
Anyway...we went to the game & a few of our friends helped pick up the chairs voluntarily after so (with that help plus our amazing speed) it was done within 30-45 minutes.
To make this long story much shorter, we went to Walmart, Wendy's (for ice cream, of course), and to my in-law's to pick up Moose (oh how I missed my boy!). This is where it gets good.

Please keep in mind this is 1:30am....it's dark out. In the moonlight, on the side of the road, I see her. A doe. A beautiful doe eating on the side of the road.
It registered in my mind (mind you, this all happens really fast). "Oh he doesn't want me to say deer.....oh no!" I didn't know what to say.

So I hollered...."something!" Big A put the brakes on and we missed her as she dashed off into the night.

PAUSE What did I just say??

Something. Wow. Who says that? I giggled for awhile while Big A just said "it worked, didn't it?"
I thought it was funny! But we got home safely and showered and slept until this morning.

This is a Runza. THIS is a recipe for a Runza.

117 comments:

Mommy In Waiting said...

ha
ha
ha

i love it

and you too!

ha
ha
ha

Tiffany said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That is such a great story. You are a writer!

"SOMETHING!"

I feel like we have an "inside joke" now!

Jamie said...

I wish you had been in the car with me when I hit my deer last december. Too funny!

Ritch in Love said...

That gave me a good giggle! Congrats on SITS day!

Tranquility said...

Oh my gosh - that is HILARIOUS! You are quite the quick thinker!

HAPPY SITS DAY!

trashalou said...

V. cute :-)

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

That's brilliant!
I find myself sometimes travelling along in the car and shouting 'cow' or 'tractor' - and then remember I don't have any of the children with me!

Visiting from SITs by the way. Off to have a root around.

April said...

Great post!!! :)

Kimmie0270 said...

That's really funny.

KC Mom said...

Doe...a deer...a female deer...that's what I would have said! Too funny!

Creative Junkie said...

LOL! If it had been me, I probably would have yelled ARRGGHHZZZZPPPTF and my husband would have done one of those "huh?" things and we'd be driving a rental right now.

Dee from Downunder said...

Thats funny! ha ha , at least the deer was ok, and you too! Well, you had to same "something"!

Love it!

Astrid said...

HILARIOUS!

Hey...that's soooooo funny!!!!
Thanks for the laugh!
Happy SITS day!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, that is so funny!

When I was reading it, I totally had a flash of that scene in Tommy Boy with the deer in the the road... But at least you guys missed the doe you saw!

Cheers!

HeatherY said...

Too funny! At least it got his attention!

mommytoalot said...

LOL
love it!

Lynette said...

AAAHAHAHA....that is hysterical. And a pretty good way to get somebody's attention.

Pink Ink said...

Funny :-). Well, it worked, huh?

Congrats on your SITS day!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

That is hilarious. I don't think I have ever read anything so funny. I am so glad that it worked!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Absolutely brilliant verbage. :)

Cammie said...

heeheee!! Love it!

Susan said...

Over from SITS. Too Funny! At least you saw it!

Hope you have a great SITS day!

Karen said...

Here from SITS, what is a runza?! :)

Preston said...

Funny story. Big A certainly is BIG. And I had to google Runza. I have to tell you that I was slightly disappointed because it's just a chain, something like Subway meets Checkers. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not tasty... Congrats of your SITS day!

hellosweetworld said...

Hehe....cute story!

Doré said...

something! lol... that is funny! Thanks for the laugh this morning!

I'm here from SITS.

Denise said...

How cute! You were trying to be a good wife! Congrats on being the featured blogger on SITS!

Chandra said...

That's funny!! Sounds like something I would yell!!

Kelly Deneen said...

LOL! "Something!!" That is hilarious!!

Happy SITS day!

jubilee said...

That's funny because my husband is just the opposite. He is always asking the kids, "Are you looking for deer?" Sometimes I think it is to distract them from fussing and bickering in the back seat, but still!

Brandy said...

LMAO!

My hubs says the same thing and he gets so mad when I point out the deer, but I'd rather him be mad then hit a deer.

Katie said...

Thats so funny! I love it. I moved to Central Virginia in the last year and there are TONS of deer here and I always freak out when I see them(I lived in the suburbs of Nashville where we didn't have to worry about crazy things like deer.), which freaks out my husband. I wonder what he would do if I yelled, "Something!"? I will have to try it.

Brittany said...

So cute. The things we have to do to accommodate our husbands.

thrilled by the thought said...

Oh that is truly hilarious! Love it!

Crazy Momma said...

"Something"?! Oh, that is great!

Kat said...

Oh, that is hilarious! I am always worried about deer when driving at night. But what always gets me is listening to the radio. And the commercials will have sirens or some other strange noise...and I have to turn off the radio to see what it is...only to realize, it's not real :-)

Jenners said...

Great story! Happy SITS day!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Very funny! And it worked!

G. said...

that's so funny! My husband always tells me not to gasp or shout either for the same reasons! Happy SITS day!

ScrappinAway said...

Too funny...I always yell watch out or ooooh and my hubby is like What????

Found you by way of SITS!

Casey's trio said...

Very cute! We have deer in our area too and I get so excited when I see them out on the side of the road...although I am always afraid they are going to jump out in front of the car-EEK!

Rhonda said...

Men are so not bright. lol

Jaden Paige said...

LOL! "Something!" That's so great! I might have to use it one day...
Happy SITS day!

Erin said...

LOL! That's great. My husband would get a kick out of this one. I usually can't process words when I think something is going to hit us, so I just utter weird sounds or say, "Babe!" It works though! =)

Found you via SITS!

jsprik said...

i had to laugh cause that is so my husband!! he's like don't just say dear/deer cause i won't now if you are talking to me or saying there is a DEER. lol, MEN!! **sigh**

cynthiaa said...

very funny!

happy SITS day.

Michelle said...

Welllll ya know, when ya gotta say *something* you gotta say something. And it did work. Much better than my "ah! ah!" which usually doesn't work so well.

And the Runza's are the one thing I really miss about my Nebraska ex-bf.

Toots said...

Hillarious! I could totally see myself doing something like that . . . I'm constantly using "words" like "thingy" or hand me "that thing over there under the other thing, you know the THING." . . . . hehehe :-)

Katie said...

That's hilarious! I usually end up saying "UMMMMM.....UHHHH". :)

Amy Fichtner said...

Very funny story, Thanks for sharing!! my husband would get a kick out of this;)

Felicia said...

You know what, that is too funny. I never know what to say when something happens really fast. I just point and make weird noises or "press the brakes" that are on the passenger side. Hey at least you got a word out.

Leah said...

This was so funny!! At least something came out. The made my day.

Merry SITSmas :)

Laurel said...

cute ... now I have to look into the runza thing:).

Tracy said...

LOL, Funny!
Isn't it something how guys are! My husband doesn't like me yelling or gasping either. I swear to you though there have been so many times if I hadn't have been with him and yelled we'd have read ended someone or something, amazes me sometimes how he drives without me without wrecking. haha..
This will be sorta long but I have to share what I did to him once! I guess it was kind of mean but I thought it was funny!
We were crossing a railroad track, he slowed way down and was looking both ways, about the time he got over the middle of the track I made the biggest train horn sound I could make. LOL...........He wasn't expecting it at all and it scared him so bad.
Guess you had to be there but it was so funny at the time.
Have a great day!

Dream Girl said...

That's positively priceless. I just love it!

Thank goodness you said..well, something!
I couldn't bare a story involving a bambi that didn't end well! =]

Aubrey said...

Oh! I can't stop laughing! That is GOOD stuff. LOL SOMETHING!!
My honey hates when I do the *gasping* thing in the car. I can't help it.
And now you got me craving Runza! Everytime we go back home, that has to be one (or 2) of my stops! Yum!

Michele said...

That's great. It certainly helped you avert danger. I probably would have called out "Watch it", but "something" is sure a good one, too! Whatever works. :->

pumpkinpatches said...

Soooo cute, my husband is always on my case for gasping or saying something stupid when we drive together, I can totally relate!
Happy SITS day :)

Tabitha Blue said...

Hahahaha, that's great!! I love that you said "Somthing!" Perfect :)

Angela said...

Visiting from SITS --

That is so cute! My husband always tells me not to yell things and scare him, too!

kjamama said...

Visiting you from SITS...great post!!

Annikke said...

My husband is originally from Nebraska so when I married him he told me "there are only two things I want you to learn how to cook - 1 is a Runza and the other is my mom's lasagna" I have mastered the Runza and although they can be a lot of work, they are SOOOO good! The lasagna I just can't make it as good as his mom!

Inspired Kara said...

That's HYSTERICAL!!!!

Blue Castle said...

That's hilarious! We have deer running mad out here. Makes me so nervous to drive anywhere. Good job spotting the deer. :)

What A Card said...

Very funny! So obedient :) At least you didn't sing to him (Doe, A Deer!) Happy SITS day!

Carrie said...

Visiting from SITS

"SOMETHING!" hahaha That is awesome!

I yell "Deer" and my husband always gets mad because he thinks I'm calling him "Dear." Excuuuse me? When have I ever called you Dear???

Men...

Karol said...

Lol...that's awesome! Going to have to find out what a Runza is!

Vickie said...

That was funny!! Something! You are quick on your feet.

Happy SITs day.

april kennedy said...

I always yell 'HONEY' and he says he would rather I yell "stop" "car" or something else...I'll try "something else" next time!!!!

angi_b72 said...

now everytime i see a deer I will think of this!! Too funny

Oh2122 said...

I laughed out loud readig this! I totally could have happened in my own car! Hubby is forever telling me not to "react" when he's driving... Yeah, right!

Happy SITS Day!

andrea said...

doe, a deer, a female deer...a runza hey?

Momma Drama said...

We have the same problem with scaring each other while driving.

Clippergirl56 said...

That is too funny!!. At least you got his attention.

A Mommy in Jeans and High Heels said...

HAHA Thanks for a good laugh this morning! Can you come side seat drive for me up here?? I'd love a good "SOMETHING" when a moose strolls accross the freeway!

Visiting from SITS! <3

Jen said...

too funny!

pret-a-party said...

happy SITS! hahaha this is hysterical. I've since moved from the land where deer roam free - but whenever I go back home I have to remind myself that I need to be on the lookout! I've totally forgotten about that driving hazard since becoming a Californian - I just have to watch out for crazy tourists in this neighborhood

lynn said...

Too funny!
Happy SITS day! :)

MamaEarthling said...

I'm having a lot of those "something" moments myself lately! Thanks for the laughs!

Kristy said...

lol too funny! i'm glad yall made it home safely! SOMETHING!

Lizzie said...

totally cute. i get the same thing from my hubby. "Stop gasping, i keep thinking there's a kid crossing the street, you wanna drive?"

Love that you shouted "Something!"

Came over from SITS, happy SITS day!!

April said...

ha ha cute!! doing food search now, you have me curious

Elliemae said...

That is too funny!

Grand Pooba said...

LOL! I gotta remember that one! Too funny Mrs. S!

(Hey, I just realized I'm a Mrs. S too!) Yay us!

Avery Tales said...

That so sounds like something I would do!

And people make fun of Southerners for eating grits!! I had never even heard of a Runza, but it looks deliciously yummy!

Happy SITS Day!

kimberly said...

that is hilarious, and i am definately gonna try that on hubby next time i need to yell out in the car!...or at home....or, well, anywhere would work, wouldnt it?? hehehe....love it!

Andie said...

My dh is the same way with gasping, sighing, any extraneous noises coming from my mouth while in the car. Now I have to find a Runza next time I drive through Nebraska! :0p

mrsbear said...

My husband hates it when I shriek or gasp while he's driving, he automatically thinks an 18 wheeler is going to plow in to us and starts to look around in a panic. "Something" is definitely better than nothing.

Janna said...

What a funny story- happy SITS day!

Debbie said...

"Something" is much better than some other words that people might use!
Oh my gosh - a Hot Runza in Cold Nebraska hits the spot!!! Thanks for posting the recipe, too!!!

BoufMom9 said...

Great story, SITSta!

Creative Coquette said...

!!LOL!!!

Y'all are too funny!

xo-z

Eudea-Mamia said...

I have to remember "something!"

Last time we just missed a dear - I shouted "sh-t" and the Oldest said it over and over for a week.

Congrats on SiTS!

Irene said...

Men are too funny sometimes. How funny that it worked, LOL!

Frankie and Bella said...

That's a new one but it works! :)

Nessa said...

That's so funny! It makes me think of me and my Dh, who also doesn't like the me to say dear, or deer, or grab his arm, or gasp, or scream look out!

Also, I love runzas, although I had no idea they were called that! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Happy SITS day!

Rhea said...

That's pretty funny!! LOL Love it. Very cute.

Elle MD said...

That is hilarious!

And that Runza looks yummy!

- a SITSta

misspro312 said...

That was funny!! My hubby hates it when I shudder or gasp when I am cold in the car, he always thinks something is coming!!!


When something was actually coming I can't say anything or I do the shudder or gasp.

Happy SITS!!

Steph said...

SOMETHING! hehehe So cute.


And Runzas look delish! Wish I wasn't trying to lose weight. lol

Hairline Fracture said...

Hahaha! We don't get deer by the road where I am or I'm sure my husband would have the same rule. I always scare him by gasping LOUDLY when I just remembered something I need to do.

Jenni said...

That was funny. My husband has banned the gasps and such as well. I also must say, "after the truck you can go." As opposed to, "You can go after the truck." Apparently he has a trigger foot and might not hear the rest of the sentence!

Lisa @ Serah's said...

I have a friend that hates for me to gasp also so I hope I can think as quick on my feet as you can.

becky said...

Sounds like something I would do. Hee hee!

wenderful said...

Great! Happy SITs day! So funny!

The Boss Lady said...

I'll have to try that one someday...the words I'm shouting can't usually be repeated. :)

Happy SITS Day!

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

Something! That pretty much summed it all up,didn't it!

Very cute...

Sheena @ Mommy Daddy Blog said...

How funny! Runza's sound like SOMETHING I'd love to try!

Andrea said...

haha, that was cute!

littleeverydaythings said...

That was really .... something! Very funny story! My husband already thinks I'm vague about things I point out, so it probably won't work for me :) Happy SITS day (a day late ;)

mrsmouthy said...

Oh deer, that's too funny. I think if my husband yelled, "Deer!" in the car I'd just say, "Honey, I'm right here; you don't need to--" (sentence cut off due to imminent collision with deer)

Auds at barking mad said...

That's hilarious!

We're always on the lookout for deer and moose up here. I'll have to remember this and show it to the hubby when he gets home tonight!

Happy SITS day!

Rachael said...

That is so funny! Like he said - at least it worked!

Tracy P. said...

I would have stammered away until we were long past. I'm impressed that you got ANYTHING out!

Happy SITS day (a little late!).

Anna Lefler said...

Woot! Very funny...

:^) Anna

Laurel Plum said...

I am just SO impressed you were able to think at all, much less enough to remember what he didn't want you to say! I would have panicked. What a great story!

Judy Haley said...

awesome story

happy followers