Thursday, April 8, 2010

LIVING A CHARMED LIFE


My husband lives a charmed life.  I've told him this many times.  Lately it has become more apparent in various situations here.  One day I said to him, "I wish I lived in your world!"  He said, "What world do you live in?"  I said, "I live right next to you, in the REAL world!" 

My husband always talks like he knows everything there is about well, everything.  I do have to admit that he is a very smart person and does know quite a lot - far more than me.  However, I have "caught" him in a few situations where he really didn't know what he was talking about.  I then tell him he is "making up crap".  I got this from a birthday card I gave him one time.  It had an old man on it who was standing by the sea with his wife, pointing out at something.  He says to her, "You see that thing sticking out over there?  That's called a Stick-Up."  Inside the card it says, "One year older, one year closer to making up crap."  If my kids are reading this, they will know what I'm talking about.

Well, one of the managers at the plant here was talking to him one day about turkey fryers. He had heard that in the US some people fry their turkeys for Thanksgiving in a big turkey fryer that is used outdoors.  My husband was telling him that "Sure, lots of people do it and they taste great!"  (He's never had one in his life.)
Well, this guy just wouldn't leave it alone.  He kept bugging him about it and basically making fun of it and would bring it up all the time, even in meetings.  He told my husband to buy him one and bring it back on one of his trips to the States.  He had planned on doing that at Christmas, but we got busy and really, he was hoping this guy would just give it up.  So after Christmas, the night before we left to come back to Ireland, he got online and ordered a turkey fryer from Cabelas and had it shipped to Ireland.  $$$$$$$$$$$$$ - Don't ask. 

Well, they decided they would do a dinner party for about 15 people and serve this.  So I went to the butcher shop and ordered a turkey the week before.  The next day I found out that the place they wanted to do the dinner at, wouldn't let them.  So then they were scrambling to find a place to have it.  I had visions of having to cook this turkey myself and serve it at my house.  :0+  Well 3 days before the dinner, they found a place to have it. 

The night before the dinner (last night) this guy was going to bring a tank of propane and some kind of regulator to my husband.  I guess the turkey fryer didn't come with one, so they bought one.  My husband was up until midnight trying to get this regulator fixed but couldn't.  He stayed home this morning so he could go to the B & Q  - which is our local hardware store like Home Depot - to find parts to fix this regulator.  He found exactly what he needed, fixed the regulator, tested it - it worked like a charm, of course - went to work. 

When he came back in from the patio he said, "It works like a charm!"  I said, "That's because you live a charmed life."  He said, "That's because I have you for my Lucky Charm!"  See, he knows how to get me - just at the point when I'm about to strangle him, everything works out.  Just like a charm.

8 comments:

Dee Ice Hole said...

See, he's even smarter than you thought.

Lindsay Logic said...

This post is cute. :) I call my husband out on making up crap sometimes, too. (Not in front of people), but...

lol

Stick said...

So how was the turkey?

Delirious said...

LOL that's funny! I'm wondering if the turkey turned out! I have had turkey cooked that way, and it REALLY good! The people who cooked it compete in barbecue competitions all over the state, so they know what they are doing. It seems like they used peanut oil, but I can't remember. They also smoked one of the turkeys, and that was the best turkey I've ever eaten in my life!! This guy should investigate smoking meat! But tell him just before you leave Ireland so your husband doesn't have to buy the smoking gear for him. ;)

Amber said...

LOL this was a hilarious post, it is so dad to make stuff up, but it always sounds so good! LOL I think he is where I must get my good luck from.

Nene said...

Yes, we used peanut oil. But here, peanut oil is called "Ground Nut Oil" and it has a picture of a peanut on the front. Also in the ingredients, it says it is peanut oil. Go figure.

I'll let you know how the turkey turns out Monday. His dinner is tonight. He was 45 minutes late leaving to go cook it. We're going to London tomorrow, so I'll have to wait to post on either Sunday or Monday.

Stace-Ghost said...

So this must be where Allen gets it. I have caught him several times making stuff up and he always tells me "no one questions you if you sound like you know what you are talking about" lol except your wife.

Bullet for Babs said...

I really DO do this. I figure, if you don't know what you're talking about, just act like you do because people won't question you and you'll get what you want. :)