Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PROM... I could do it all for a buck fifty.

THIS YEAR, PROM IS GOING TO BE AT THE 
JOHN G. SHEDD AQUARIUM IN CHICAGO.

So, my kids told me they each need $250 per couple for Prom tickets. Two hundred and fifty dollars, EACH.  JUST FOR THE TICKETS.  I, NATURALLY, assumed that meant it came with a Beluga Whale. 


NATURALLY!!! 

But NO, thats just to get INTO high school prom. I said, "Do you get to take a Beluga whale home? No? Then this is outrageous!" 


Now I'm the bad guy.


THEY TRIED TO GIVE ME REASONS WHY THIS TICKET PRICE IS REASONABLE.   I heard things like:
"WE'LL BE DANCING ON THE BIG MARBLE FLOOR 
WITH THE FISH TANKS ALL AROUND US." 

(I could put crushed marbles on the gym floor, with goldfish bowls all around instead, WA LAA!)  

"WE'LL BE OVERLOOKING LAKE SHORE DRIVE FOR PROM!"

(I could make a deadly S curve in the school parking lot &
 splash the kids as they drive by, WA LAA!) 

"WE'LL BE IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, 
WITH ALL THE SKYSCRAPERS AND SHINING LIGHTS!"

(I would be happy to go up in the rafters of the gym 
and shine flashlights in all their  faces to save $250, WA LAA!)


I don't see the problem. 
I think I could do it all for about a buck fifty.



UPDATE:  Well, I guess I couldn't have done it for a buck fifty after all.  It included transportation there & back, dinner, an all night after party back at the school, and then a pancake breakfast the next morning.  The kids said it was a great night and well worth the price in the end (because they didn't have to pay it).

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bev/Lucy Ricardo's missing cell phone

April 7, 2011

So my cell phone ran out of service days and minutes 2 weeks ago.  My husband made the mistake of saying to me, "Bev, I don't see why YOU need a cell phone.  YOU'RE JUST A HOUSEWIFE, you have a HOUSE phone and no car anymore."  So he didn't budget in any money for my cell phone.
BIG MISTAKE BUDDY, BIG MISTAKE.  

So day 1 of me having no cell phone hubby says to me, "What time will the kids be home?"  Me, "I have no idea, they can only text from school, so I can't communicate with them for the next 2 weeks."  Then I had to go to the grocery store.  I told him I'd need his cell phone.  He said, "But, what if my work calls?"  I said, "OH WELL, I guess I'll tell them your wife DOES need a cell phone." (in my most sarcastic voice ever).   Then it was the week of the bowling party and no one could contact me on my cell phone, I complained about that.

I continued until he said, "Enough already, how much longer are you going to keep this up?"  I said, "Until your next pay day.  Why? Do you think I need a cell phone now?  But, I'm just a 'HOUSEWIFE'".  He said, laughing, "OK, I'M SORRY, YOU'RE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT, YOU'RE EVERYTHING, ALRIGHT?  FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, I'LL NEVER LET YOUR CELL PHONE RUN OUT OF MINUTES EVER AGAIN!"  So we laughed and kissed and made up and last Friday he put money on my phone.  Yeah for me!

Then yesterday, of course, I couldn't find it anywhere.  Why couldn't I lose it during the last two weeks when it was out of service days and minutes and I could have cared less?
After cleaning every inch of my house yesterday and doing ALL the laundry, it was still missing.  People kept calling my house saying they left me messages on my cell phone, which they said was now going right to voice mail.  I thought, thats strange, its fully charged, it should be ringing, telling mama where its at.

So about 10pm, I was putting the last load into the dryer and I heard a loud thump.  Utt Oh.  WELL OF COURSE IT WAS MY FULL CHARGED, FULLY LOADED, SOAKING WET, CELL PHONE!!!    LUCY!!!  I dried it out all night, used a blow dryer this morning, but the screen is burned out, its useless,  I need a new cell phone.

Lorens just laughed at me and said, "Sorry Lucy, this ones on you. Not my fault."  So I started in with all the complaining again of why I must have a cell phone and AFTER ABOUT 10 MINUTES, HE WAS ALREADY CONVINCED.  He said, "OK, ok, you win, you'll get another cell phone TONIGHT, just please STOP!"

So once again, the spirit of Lucy Ricardo was with me yesterday and now tonight I get a new cell phone, thanks Lucy!  And if you left me a message on my cell phone, this is why I don't know about it and why I no longer have your phone numbers.    

Sorry, Love,
Bev/Lucy Ricardo