October 11, 2009


While at my grandmother's, I had dial-up for a few days.  And then, we exhausted her monthly usage.  Take a moment and turn your mental clock back waaay to when you paid per minute and only got a certain number of hours per month.  On dial-up.  Oy.  We knocked it out in no time flat.  So come Wednesday morning, I had no more internet for the week.

Friday my husband called and said that he didn't have access either, though for a sadder reason than I.  He then said that he thought a buddy was pulling his leg by saying that Pres Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize.

I was at the lunch table with several relatives.  I could've asked them if they'd heard about this news, but honestly, I thought it was too absurd to repeat out loud.  I would've felt more serious asking, "Hey, have you guys heard that some people see Elvis at 7-11?"  I mean, I just thought it was too stupid to repeat.


I hung up the phone and everyone at the table wondered what my husband had asked me about.  So I had to say it.

And then found out it was true.

Let me repeat for emphasis: I thought the mere fact of asking my relatives if Pres Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize was too embarrassing.

Imagine my embarrassment when I found out he did.

Man, I missed a good day to be on the internet.  I hear people had mad jokes.

Posted by: Sarah at 04:44 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 I'm pretty sure he's got American Girl of the Year locked up as well.  That one's pretty cool, because you get a doll and a storybook made about you and marketed at all the American Girl Doll stores and online.

Posted by: airforcewife at October 11, 2009 05:50 PM (9sMSe)

2 I wish he would've declined it. He hasn't done anything to deserve it. I think he would've earned a lot more respect by declining it like a few others before him. I thought it was a joke too.

Posted by: Sara at October 11, 2009 09:54 PM (mjMky)

3 Even many of my liberal friends were making "Seriously?" and "What for?" -type comments on facebook. 

Posted by: leofwende at October 11, 2009 10:10 PM (28CBm)

4 Build-A-Bear has the First Dog, so an American Girl doll seems terribly likely really...

Posted by: wifeunit at October 12, 2009 11:25 AM (4B1kO)

5 I couldn't believe this and ranted on Facebook about it that entire day. It's more so a reflection of the out-of-touch elitists in the world who mainly compromise the NPP committee (big surprise).

Personally, I thought this year was Morgan Tsvangirai's year - you know from stopping a tyrannical dictator from committing genocide and mass mutilation against his own people. But, eh, what do I know. As they said on Ace of Spades - the other nominees didn't have their own cover on People magazine, so there naysayers.
To lighten my mood, I took one narcissistic village (aka Hollywood) idiot and pitted him against our Emperor with No Clothes in Chief. Thus the beauty of Photoshop in our everyone-has-an-unsolicited-opinion age of society: "Kayne West Finally Properly Interrupts An Acceptance Speech" http://tinyurl.com/ylz3dvh

Posted by: BigD78 at October 12, 2009 02:09 PM (W3XUk)


LOL.... I love this line:  "I thought the mere fact of asking my relatives if Pres Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize was too embarrassing."


Posted by: AFSister at October 16, 2009 03:53 PM (mUuHm)

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