Monday, November 15, 2010

That DIDN'T Just Happen, Did It?

Have you ever seen or heard something that you totally wouldn't have believed if you read it in a book? I was just telling someone the other day about the day Slayer proposed. He'd bought a bottle of sparkly and a couple of nice glasses, and we toasted each other, and it was all romantic-like. And then I was so flustered by the whole thing that I tried to put the glass down halfway off the table. Naturally, it fell over and broke.


Now, one of the things I love about Slayer is that he doesn't hesitate to give me a hard time, and he takes it as good as he gives. So he's washing up the one remaining glass, and he starts talking smack.

"Well, at least we have ONE glass left."

At that EXACT moment, the base of the glass falls off. PLUNK! Right into the sink. He didn't hit it on anything. He didn't move it. It just FELL OFF BY ITSELF.

Now, the scientist in me says there must have been a flaw in the glass, and that combined with the abrupt change in temperature--aw, heck with that. It was the Universe screwing with my husband to be. And to this day, one of us can look at the other and say, "Well, at least we have ONE glass left," and crack each other up.

So have you ever had one of these I-wouldn't-believe-it-in-a-book moments? I want to hear about it!


Andrea Cremer said...

That is awesome :)

Claire Dawn said...

Mine are morbid. My Mom's family's deaths are always crazy weird. It's like they can't just die like regular people.

lotusgirl said...

That's cute. Sometimes reality is harder to believe than fiction.

N. R. Williams said...

That's funny. Last week I fell face first into two foot tall weeds and messed up my shoulder and got weeds in-bedded in my face. My daughter was all over me about it. Wanted me to start walking more, etc. as if trotting on uneven ground with a dog attached to my arm would help. Over the weekend, she took a nose dive on cement. So, I guess that qualifies as one of those moments.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Candice said...

My sister got asked out by two men who were twenty years older than her in the same week. The first one had five kids and his mother helped him pay his bills. The second one lived with his mother and was a wannabe actor who had just returned from Germany for his custom Toupee fitting. You can't make up that kind of stuff.

Unknown said...

My husband's co-worker has been in two big airplane crashes and she lost a husband in both of them--and in one, she was the ONLY survivor out of 200 people. Definitely stranger than fiction, and I'm never flying with her. :)

Twi-sessed said...

I know I have so many, but the one that comes to mind is the day my boyfriend and I thought our cat ran away. (She didn't. She was sleeping behind our dresser during the entire frantic search. Chris circled our neighborhood looking for Buffy (the cat, not the Slayer) and decided to "hop" the fence--that's how he envisioned tackling the 8 foot privacy barrier--to get back into our yard.

He stood on the top support while I continued the search below. Then I heard the scream and thud. I looked up and all I could see were two foot-sized holes busted out of the top of the wooden fence. Evidently, it was not meant to hold 140 odd lbs.

I sprinted around to the other side to find him sprawled out in the grass, chalk outline style, moaning. Visions of Art from the brilliant Tom Hanks movie The 'Burbs sneaking into the Klopek's basement flashed through my mind. I almost wet myself laughing.

Whenever I'm sad I think of that moment. I'm sure he appreciates my amusement at his expense. ;)

Abby Minard said...

SO cute! I'm sure I've had those, but I can't think of any at the moment! Oh, my dad was on our roof when I was young and the ladder totally did the whole Christmas Vacation thing where it tipped and he was left hanging on the gutter- just like Chevy Chase.

Jessica said...

That's so cute...and totally just like my husband and I! He loves to take any chance to rib me that he can and I've now learned to give it right back. Sweet story!