Monday, April 6, 2009

This is why I married him...

We're driving through the desert looking for a place Kenny can take pictures. We've been alternating between listening to Kurt Vonnegut short stories and the local classic rock station. Right now, Foreigner blares on the radio. I 'm hot-blooded, check it and see/I got a fever of a 103.

Me: I bet his fever's not 103. I bet he just picked that number because it rhymes with "see". That guy's a liar.

Kenny: I bet you're right.

Come on, baby, do you do more than dance...

Me: And I think he might have a dirty mind. I think he means something bad by "do more than dance."

Kenny: (One eyebrow inching up). I always knew he wasn't talking about dancing, but are you sure it's something bad? Like maybe he thinks she's really good at Scrabble.

Me: No. It means something bad.

Kenny looks alarmed. Then we both dissolve into giggles.

26 comments:

Kristina P. said...

On the message board I belong to, "Playing Scrabble" has become a euphemism for, you know.

So, maybe he really is good at "playing Scrabble!"

CountessLaurie said...

so funny! thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

How does Kristina have time to belong to a message board. I'm afraid she has learned to clone herself.
Anyway, aren't song lyrics just the funniest things? When you really listen to them, they are a riot.

Becky said...

Hee, hee! It's good to know that there are other people out there who deconstruct song lyrics.

LexiconLuvr said...

I love that you're both silly together. I think laughter is an essential ingredient in every marriage. =]

Lara said...

I definitely think it's something bad. :)

Mina said...

Something bad, like what? I don't get it. I mean, I thought maybe she could also act and sing.

;o)

nano*ink said...

Driving to Cal next week, while you are coming here. Any other listening suggestions? We usually hit the library and pick something up...maybe we could plan ahead so they actually have it in !!

CaJoh said...

Sharp and on the ball— gotta love that in a spouse.

There are way too many moments like that with my wife that I just have to giggle whenever they occur. "Now what" is her typical reply whenever I'm enamored like that.

That Girl in Brazil said...

I personally think it's something GOOD.

Very, very good.

Heidi Ashworth said...

And here I have always thought the line went "one more dance". . . I even owned the album. What a nut!

Eowyn said...

lolol

That's all.

(Oh, and whether it's bad or good depends on your pov! ;)

LisAway said...

You guys got ME giggling, too!

And there's no question that guy's a liar. He's hot blooded, and he's got a fever? So is his temperature from his hot bloodedness, or from a fever? And if he hadn't ever sung this song, should we have assumed he was cold blooded? Like a lizard or something? There's just something very, very fishy about those lyrics.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

hee hee hee

How cute!

Luisa Perkins said...

You guys sound like us. I love it.

Chris said...

Now that is just flat out adorable. :)

Kazzy said...

My husband and I would have fun with you guys! Funny.

Kenny, the husband said...

Want to know why my wife is so awesome?!?

Because she made my big 4-0 my best b-day ever!

Here's what she did:

1. Planned a romantic get-a-way for two at a cool little Moroccan themed Inn and Spa near Palms Springs.

2. Made a mix tape of all the number one songs of every year since 1969 (my birth year). We listened to it on the way out. It was a total "Kenny Jacobson, this is YOUR LIFE!" experience. As soon as it got to 1975, I was able to tell her about the images and experiences I had associated with each song. We had such a fun time listening to it.

3. As always, she gave me other thought-filled gifts...two cool shirts and a very, very nice camera lens.

4. Once we got to the Inn, we didn't have to DO anything or BE anywhere if we didn't want to. She left it all up to me. And consequently we didn't do much and I enjoyed it immensely!

Unbeknownst to her, a few of the songs on her mixed tape were associated with other girls in my past, but each time I heard one of those songs, it just reinforced how lucky and blessed and forever grateful I am that in the end I ended up with Melanie (maybe that was her plan all along…hee hee hee ;).

Thank you, sweetheart!

I love you!

Kimberly said...

Your post made me giggle and Kenny's comment made me feel all schmultzy and gooey. My sweetie is getting SUCH a kissing when he comes home in an hour.

Heather of the EO said...

I love you guys.

DeNae said...

You landed yourself a winner, Miz Melanie.

Wanna know how cool I am? When Foreigner came to SLC a thousand years ago, I sang backup for them at their concert at the Salt Palace.

"I wanna know what love iiiiisss....I want you to showow meeeee..." I was THAT good.

Sorry. No autographs.

Brillig said...

hahaha. That's awesome. Sounds like even the desert isn't boring when you're together!

wendy said...

Yup, those are the kinds of conversations that make for very enriching marriages (tee, hee) and of course he was thinking of something dirty.

charrette said...

I love love LOVE reading about you and Kenny! That was my first introduction to your blog, and I have been so fond of the both of you and your relationship ever since. Kind of reminds me of me and Jeff.

myimaginaryblog said...

I read DeNae's Foreigner post before your one, and now I'm wondering whether the chicken or the egg came first.

And I agree with That Girl in Brazil -- why is it a bad thing? (But maybe it's bad when you have a fever.)

Melinda said...

Okay, just popped over from Heidi's place, I was browsing through your posts, thinking you were pretty darn funny, but this...THIS totally cracked me up! hahaha SO something my husband and I would do!