Thursday, June 10, 2010

Where is that darn camera when I need it most???

When my kids were younger all of our photo-worthy moments happened in the house. 

When Po left little pink yogurt  footprints from the kitchen to the bedroom?  I got it on film!  (seriously though - never rent a house that has the dining room carpeted, what's WITH that?)

When the teenager was just a toddler and tried to PET a rat that was in our backyard - I have photos of the bite marks AND the rat that died soon after...  and to think we were worried about my SON getting sick from the bite...

Now?  It seems all of our camera moments happen when we're out and about.  I'm actually pretty good about having a camera with me most of the time, but last week when I drove by the local gas station - I was caught completely off guard and without a camera to document their HUGE sign advertising "Ice Cold Ice" - how badly do you all want to know what the alternative is???  Room temperature Ice?  Boiling Ice?  hmmm....



Funny license plates always catch me off guard... I suppose I could snap a photo of them with my cell phone camera (except that it's the world's worst camera) but I actually get worried that I will cause a bit of road rage by taking photos of their license plates!

Funniest one I saw recently?  CYADHL...  what, not funny?  of course it's not all by itself...  but then when you realize that it was the license plate on a UPS truck (who recently forced DHL out of business locally) - it's pretty danged funny.  Unless of course you happen to work for DHL, in which case I didn't laugh at all, I promise.



Today's "man I wish I had a camera" moment?  Actually, it wasn't MY camera I was missing - it was my friend R - who should start a blog JUST to tell this story... but since she won't I'm stealing her thunder.  Sorry R, if you want your thunder back just say the word :) 


R was getting ready for bed last night - pajamas? check.  Lights out?  check.  But her hands feel dry... so she goes over to the cupboard (in the dark) and grabs a tube of lotion, which she proceeds to rub into her hands - and then crawls into bed for the night.


In the morning R wakes to find that she made a teensy tiny little mistake.  The Lotion?  Self Tanning Cream.


Crud!

and of course - I wasn't able to insist on a picture before she scrubbed her hands raw in order to lighten the damage... but I imagine it looked something like this...



well, minus the weird eyebrows, and those criss-crossed suspenders, I have a feeling R would look REALLY bad in those!

17 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I didn't even realize that DHL went out of business! This makes me happy because they were THE WORST. I had problems after problems with them.

One Cluttered Brain said...

Remember that billboard we saw at CBC? Soemthing about we don't need to use TP....

*sigh*

i can't remember it exactly though.

My Mcdonald story is coming up...:)
Soon, very soon.

T said...

I was TOTALLY trying to remember what that billboard said when writing this post... for the life of me all I remembered was that I cracked up and wanted to go back later with my camera... but didn't of course!

Barbaloot said...

Self-tanner all over your hands? That's hilarious. And a good reason for me not having it. I can't even put it on to look normal on my legs---I can't imagine pumpking hands!

Living the Scream said...

ok that is so funny. gotta love oompa loomps's!

Lisa said...

I'm trying to figure out how she didn't notice the smell. Seriously, QT stunk like the dickens. Maybe this new stuff isn't as bad. FUNNY!

Garden of Egan said...

I didn't see any billboard like that. Where were you two at?

Hilarious suntanning story. I think the eyebrows are rather sexy...or not.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

HA! That was funny. Self-Tanner looks horrible on me....

I see license plates all the time that are funny and I never think to pull out the camera!

T said...

ooooh *kicking myself* I forgot to mention the big tanker truck I was behind in traffic the other day that had a "not edible" sign on the back... really? is that supposed to deter the hungry hijackers?

Charlotte said...

We learned the hard way about carpeted dining rooms, too.

I love me some ice cold ice...

Boy Mom said...

Missing camera is the story of my life.

Love those Oompas I want their hair.

sheila said...

LOL! I know! I was at a gas station once and saw an old lady joyfully running out of the store area in a bikini. She should NOT have been in a bikini let's just say, lol. NO CAMERA! uhhhhh! lol.

I found you through comments on a post I made on Laffylady (indian names....)
Yours was great by the way, lol.

Thanks again for your comment on my guest post over on LaffyLady. I can be found on two places: My Crazy Life and My Body/Mind Wellness blog Come visit if you have a chance. Have a great day!

Donda said...

Just found your blog hopping around and I am crackin' up! You are my kinda funny for sure! That's my way of saying I will be back so keep it coming! I am over at dailylifewithbipolar.blogspot.com and askarlee.blogspot.com if you want to swing by.

Heather B said...

Carpeted dining rooms--grrrr--they seem to be the standard in some base houses! I think it's just their way of making money off ya', because when we're done with them and moving out, there's no way they're coming clean!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Ha ha ha!! Okay, that is seriously so funny.

As for the Oompa Loompas, my dad use to LOVE this movie when I was growing up.

I still have nightmares.

See Mom Smile said...

I never have a camera with me when I should. My poor 6th kid will have no record of his life!!

I recently passed a Bank that went under. And out in front of the building was a sign the said "For Sale, Bank Owned". I laughed so hard. I need to go back and get a pic.

Teachinfourth said...

It is sad when we miss those photography moments which will probably never repeat themselves...