Thursday, April 08, 2010

Mindless Moments

Last night, just before bedtime, I determined that my nose could use an application of Rhinaris since it's been getting dry and stuffy these past few nights. Unfortunately, a tube of Preparation H was lying just beside the container of my desire. The two tubes were approximately the same size and color, which is probably an unimportant detail since I indiscriminately reached and applied and would probably have grabbed the inappropriate one even if it had been large and purple and the other tiny and yellow.

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This reminds me of a similar thoughtless grab many years earlier. Many many years earlier: in our second year of marriage in fact.

We had a budgie named Flubber who enjoyed a time of flying freedom every evening. One of his favourite perches was the cup in the bathroom. Flubber would sit on the rim and look in the mirror and jabber away at himself to his heart's content. As is a bird's habit, he dropped his ... er, droppings ... frequently. It was a good situation for all, as his offerings fell harmlessly into the glass that was set aside specifically for this purpose. Meanwhile, Cuppa and I used disposable paper cups. It was a satisfactory situation for both avian and Homo sapiens.

Until one night when I mindlessly reached for the bird's glass upon needing to rinse after brushing. I was okay for a second or two ... until I noticed the lumps.

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Back to the present ... I have heard it said that our noses and ears don't stop growing as we age.

This morning, however, I noticed that my nose had actually shrunk. Why would that be? I wonder.

14 comments:

Diana said...

Oh my gosh this was hysterical AC! The lumps, oh my gosh!!! Maybe your nose has shrunk because you are telling us true tales! I love it!
Love Di ♥

Mara said...

This reminded me of my grandparents' teeth, sitting in a cup (usually mine) in the bathroom!

Amanda said...

I love this post...even though the thought of those floaters makes me feel a bit "funny"!!!
Thanks for the laugh :-)

Judy said...

You are TOO funny!

Bernie said...

These are so funny, they have to be true as no one would even think to make something like this up. I am still laughing...:-) Hugs

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Egads...

I'm going to slather Prep-H on my nose, too...

The budgie-water story was truly horrifying...

Garnetrose said...

lol........what else can I say???

Mary said...

HILARIOUS.

Thanks for a good laugh, Juncle. Too funny!

jinksy said...

Hope it doesn't mean it's going to drop off! LOL !

Ruth said...

Perhaps you will discover a new use for Prep H. I have sucked up a spider that got into a straw in my water container, but I would gag more at bird droppings. As for your nose...

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh how funny. Reminds me of the time I picked up the tube of Ben Gay to brush my teeth. Thanks goodness for the strong smell of Ben Gay and didn't make it to the teeth. I just ready your previous blog and so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear blogger friend. She sounds like an inspirational person indeed.
QMM

Donna said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAhahahaaa.....omWORD!!!!
LOLOLOLOL.....SNORTING LAUGH HERE!!!!!!!
I just have no words....
LOLOLOLololp;........tears rolling...HAD to read to Hubby.....

Kila said...

You are always entertaining :)

Lorna said...

How did I miss this? It's funny and endearing and makes me feel the same way I do when I read Captain Underpants to Julia and Emma.