Jan 18, 2008

be it ever so humble...

there's no place like home. except for Reno, of course.

oh, so many stories.

so much fun.

we watched "The Water Horse," which i gotta admit was FAR better than i expected. we played Clue and Monopoly and i taught the kids how to play with my Nintendo DS.

i found out what it must be like to be a suppository.

it's like this, see. i flew out of Long Beach, the city of my birth, which has a small, totally cool airport. they don't even have jet ways, you walk out onto the tarmac to get to your plane.

and as i walked up the stairs to get in the plane, i thought 'dang. that flight attendant is t-a-l-l.'

foolish me.

she wasn't tall. the plane is small.

my brother-in-law, who works for the FAA, calls it SmurfAir. when i entered the plane, the ceiling of the plane was maybe four inches above my head. and i ain't that tall.

but a nice airline. i'd fly again.


while up in Reno, darling niece says -
"Aunt Valerie, are you old?"

"you bet, baby. i'm REAL old."

"then you need LifeAlert, so you can live alone."

OK kids. if you know me, and most of you do, you know i usually have an answer, smart-ass or serious, for pretty much everything.

not this time. sit down. i was speechless. finally, i managed to get out, "well.....ok.....but what about Uncle Brendan?"

"it's OK, he can get one, too."

ah - out of the mouths of babes.


Pat said...

Awww...that's so sweet! Now you know how much she really cares about you! (Either that or she watches waaay too much TV!) LOL!
Welcome home!

ScrapAddictNV said...

That's fuuny cause my 8 y.o told me the same thing after seeing the commercial. I can understans since I have medical issues, but still it stung. I'm only turning 34 on the 26th.

Kids, there's just no filter for what comes out of their mouth!

Melissa said...

Ha ha! At least she thinks Brendan is eligible for one too!

Glad you had a good time - Anna Marie has been wanting to see that movie too.

doodlebugmom said...

hehe. ouch!

Once, my ds asked me if I grew up with Santa Claus.

Another day, he asked how I got the white hairs mixed in with my brown hair.

And yup, I did let him live to adulthood after those! He turned 18 last week..thats an ouch!

katarinasmama said...

So cute!! Love the innocence of youth, eh??? Glad you had a good time in our neck of the woods...my DS is dying to see "Water Horse" so maybe we'll have to go...and hey, it's snowing right now...hard...sigh...will winter ever end...

Susie Q said...

Oh the things kids say...*grin*

But it is cute huh? And you had a great time huh? Well, apart form the whole little plane thing. Oh I dread those. I feel like a whale in them and I really do not dig being cozy with strangers, the window and the beverage cart. Nor do I like my ample tush hanging in the aisle. Okay, now

HEY! Cool about the weight loss...men always lose faster than us. Just another goodie like making more money at the same jobs and looking distinguished as they age while we just get haggard.Okay, so *I* get haggard...which reminds me of Harry Potter. So NOW I am rambling...glad you are back!!!

Love ya,