|Snow shorts, Squaw|
|Margarita o'clock, me at Squaw|
Agreed. Friends, you are talking to a malapropism-spoonerism-eggcorn-loathing madwoman. One who is rendered catatonic by the lyrics of Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic" on the three-hour car ride up to Tahoe. Alanis! I am heard to say: "rain on your wedding day" is not ironic, it's just bad luck! Oh you silly sausage, I sense you thinking, why don't you just switch the radio channel when she comes on?
*At the end of the day, no I couldn't do that, I love winding myself up.
*At the end of the day, said my husband Kevin, cold burns energy. Think how much weight we lost!
Kevin and I worried about how privileged our kids are and lectured them on how they will have to pay for their own skiing one day. "Don't worry, I'm going to be a point guard in the NBA, I can pay."said Cy, eight. "Don't worry" said Harley, 14, our ever-insouciant boy "I have awesomely smart friends who'll make loads of money, they'll take care of me."
*At the end of the day, when did we lose that invincible belief in ourselves - and our friends?
|Jackson, 12, and friends Cole, Mia and Will|
I was anxious too about having paid for a rental cabin and season ski passes when we may only see one week's decent skiing.
*At the end of the day, it's a Sunk Cost said Kevin. (Sometimes it's comforting to be married to an economist...)
|End of the day at Alpine.... Kevin, Tallulah and Jackson|
*At the end of the day...isn't it ironic?
Great post and now I have Ironic moving in my head all day LOLReplyDelete
Oh the irony---- or tremendous bad luck----- as long as you enjoy this time together!ReplyDelete
Speaking of English fallacies, I ** HATE ** when people say "I could care less" when they actually mean that they "couldn't care less" ----- slightly off topic but it popped into my mind!
I hate that too!Delete
Hate that too!Delete
That song is totally playing in my head now.ReplyDelete
Listen, you survived to tell the tale. No irony in that (I think).ReplyDelete
I think I may have to borrow the expression 'sunk cost'. Does it apply to spur of the moment purchases of shoes? Probably not.ReplyDelete
It can apply to all sorts of purchases that can't be taken back. Marginal utility is another goody that I use to justify purchases...Delete
apres-ski Margarita!! makes the slopes sound a whole lot more appealing........!!ReplyDelete
We just love spring skiing and would have this coming week but we feared the lack of fluffy white stuff. Love the pic of the kid in trunks...that is so springtime on the slopes. I agree about one glorious day of powder and it can make your week or month. I also agree with the importance of après cocktails after a long day on the slopes. While I'm at it, I will agree a third time with your choice of cocktail. It's always that or a ice-cold beer.ReplyDelete
your kids are hilarious!ReplyDelete
glad you had fantastic time skiing!
LOL! You are pretty damn funny. :D Love it.ReplyDelete
I love when you go rouge wordsmith on us! I had to look up two today. No irony in that.ReplyDelete
And I love the thought of losing weight by shivering. I'll do pretty much anything but stop eating. A touch of irony there, no?!
We leave for Colorado next week. I'm hoping for a huge snowstorm between now and then. But not once I'm there. Yes, I do prefer the follow the storm not ski in it!
Rouge wordsmith? Brilliant!Delete
Snow predicted for this week!
You always make me laugh so! And I see your children have inherited your sense of humor! :) xoxoReplyDelete
Sunk cost, I like that.ReplyDelete
You've been tagged and not ironically over at mine :) http://www.sarahhague.com/2012/03/id-come-back-as-cat.html
That expression drives my husband bonkers - the UK Wife Swap show seemed to feature people who said it at least a dozen times per episode!ReplyDelete
"At the end of the day, said my husband Kevin, cold burns energy. Think how much weight we lost!"ReplyDelete
What a great spin! Sounds like a lovely time, with or without heat. xo style, she wrote
I love the idea of snow shorts! :)ReplyDelete
I live through you since this doesn't seem fun to me! I'm rather clumsyReplyDelete
Cold burns energy we should be very slim in Ireland sadly we make up for cold by eating loads. I love this saying .ReplyDelete
How sad to have no snow in the mountains:( I had to laugh at your take on Ironic. I feel exactly the same way...not a stitch of irony in that entire song:)ReplyDelete
Um, what is a sunk coast? And why do I have the feeling I have lots of them and they are not good. I love Cy and Harley's answers--I had dinner with my oldest friend Serge last night (you have to meet him, he lives in no cal) and we have known each other since we were 15! I am not even half as confident now as I was then, reality (and sunk coasts) seem to make it disappear! Hope you had a fun time up there!ReplyDelete
xo Mary Jo
LOL! The award for the post that made me laugh loudest today goes to you, Jody! This was really funny. 'At the end of the day' wasn't an expression I had heard until I moved to the UK.ReplyDelete
My favourite line from this: 'Sometimes it's comforting to be married to an economist...' ;)
totally agree with the favorite line part (from the above comment) :).ReplyDelete
can't believe you had only ONE weekend. yep. that margarita must have tasted pretty darn good.
Always does Torrie...Delete
I love Harley's comment! That boy will go far!ReplyDelete
Just learned 3 new words today, thanks!ReplyDelete
Really? Only one w/e, yikes.
You are such a cool mother.....do your kids get that?ReplyDelete
Yes - as that Irish comedian chap (who's name has escaped me) said - the song really should be called 'Unfortunate'. And apparently it IS supposed to be lucky to rain on your wedding day - that's what I was told anyway (as it did on mine!) Another song that turns me into a grammar freak (which I'm so NOT, honest guv) is Spandau Ballet's 'Instinction'. Never been any such word in any dictionary ever but hey.... Strange this makes me sniff as in real life I delight in bad grammar and making up my own words. I think it's 'cos they obv didn't know they were being thick, whereas I enjoy it. Ah well, at the end of the day, does it all matter as long as you know how to calmly turn the dial?.....ReplyDelete