Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm Falling For You

I received a handheld video camera for Christmas. I’m excited to be able to record Homer’s baseball games and Scrappy’s soccer games and school pageants and the like. But what I’m really looking forward to is my chance to win the big prize on America’s Funniest Home Videos. You see, I have this perverse sense of humor and laugh hysterically when people have physical mishaps and truly cannot keep myself from laughing at incidents that result in someone falling down (after I’m sure they’re OK of course). So I love America's Funniest Home Videos. I’ve been in and witnessed so many funny mishaps lately that I’m sure I would have been awarded a prize if only I had been able to record the gaffe.

There was the time at Six Flags when Homer won a small basketball and we walked down the sidewalks throwing it up in the air - I threw it up really really high and moved back so Homer could catch it and instead it bounced very hard off my head, knocked me to the ground and kept bouncing along into a group of coeds. Or the time Homer got a hole in one playing putt putt and threw his arms above his head with his fingers in the “I’m #1 position” and walked backwards falling right into a water trap. Or when Scrappy was looking sideways and walked right into a pole. Or when Skip fell down walking on an icy sidewalk and skidded about 20 feet on his butt. And then there was this past Christmas when a relative tripped over a box taking a plate to the table for dinner and got stuck bottom-first in the box covered in rice. Alas, none of these is captured for posterity - or prize money.

So now I have the video camera and I can’t wait for some crazy physical comedy to come my way! Until then, enjoy:

1 comment:

A Frugal Friend said...

Oh.....I just found you on BlogHer and I have to tell you I fell in love with the name of your blog!

Too awesome!