Monday, August 24, 2009

Isn't It Ironic?

I sent an e-mail to Canetto earlier (he is picking up a piece of furniture later today out in Gainesville that we had painted and distressed) that read:

"Please drive carefully out there...lots of two-lane roads. Please play attention."

Perhaps I should heed my own advice.

17 comments:

Dilettard07 said...

I never heard of the "attention" car game. How do you win?

Brutalism said...

Tard -- That is exactly what Canetto said. And noted that he would rather PAY attention while he's driving than be distracted by some game.

dilettante07 said...

Typical--Cap'n Spreadsheet raining on your parade.

ZenMom said...

You swingers and your code words. ;)

Jennifer Leigh said...

We're allowed mistakes, they aren't hee,hee!

dilettante07 said...

You should've told him you thought he'd be more likely to PAY attention if you made it sound like a game.

Ri, the Music Savvy Mom said...

Y'know what I found MOST interesting about this post? The fact that when I read "Canetto"...for the first time, it seemed perfectly normal, as if that were the correct spelling of his name.

I believe the brainwashing is now complete, Master...

kath said...

Sounds like the furniture isn't the only thing that's distressed...

Brutalism said...

ZenMom - Yes, we "play attention" and "rain on parades" -- life in a cul-de-sac is one big swinging party after another. Ri - My work here IS done. I'm so happy. Jennifer - Speaking of mistakes, I have convinced my 3-year-old that the mistakes on the crossword puzzles I do are actually "improvements." On Sundays, she will pick up the puzzle and point out all of the "improvements" that I've made. Kath - Canetto is so mean to me.

Jason said...

I'm waiting for Attention, the home game.

I hear it goes great with a year's supply of Rice A Roni the San Francisco Treat.

(Just how much is a year's supply? I've always wondered...)

Brutalism said...

I do not know anyone who has ever eaten the stuff. If you guessed that a year's supply for me would be zero boxes, you would be correct. And that is not much of a prize.

Dilettard07 said...

Yes, you do. You just never bothered to ask (typical).

Brutalism said...

Tard - No offense. I should have guessed that a bon vivant such as yourself would partake in the 'Roni (as I like to call it). For goodness sakes...you really need to get yourself on Price is Right...they seem to give that stuff away all the time.

Dilettard07 said...

I've since personally moved on to Near East brand. And I never said I actually bought the stuff. Just ate it. I'm sure my mother had a coupon.

Now one thing I never had was Hamburger (or Tuna!!! vomit) Helper.

At least Rice-a-Roni is a complete dish in the package. If you have the wherewithal to saute ground beef, do you need something out of a box to spice it up? Or, more to the point, if you need something out of a box to spice up your ground beef, ask yourself this: "Should I really be preparing meat? And feeding it to my family?"

Rice-a-Roni is much less likely to contain e. coli.

dilettante07 said...

Aw c'mon! Vomit helper was fantastic stuff!

Brutalism said...

That reminds me...since we're in a recession...we'll be serving bratwurst helper this year at Oktoberfest.

Dilettard07 said...

Bratwurst Helper...does that contain a lot of soluble fiber?