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Thursday, October 23, 2008

More things that make you go hmmm....

Riding on cars with boys - Yesterday after I dropped Bubba off at work, I was driving down Hohman Avenue (a fairly busy thoroughfare), and noticed that there was a woman sitting on the hood of the car driving next to me! The sight of a woman nonchalantly perched upon the hood of a moving car made my think, "what the?," and then I immediately called Bubba to have someone to share my incredulity with.


Goose on the Loose - I don't know if geese lawn ornaments are endemic to Northwest Indiana, but I certainly don't recall ever seeing so many of these lovely home accents anywhere else. My favorite part is that people actually dress these ceramic geese when the weather turns cold - take, for example, this specimen decked out in witch hat and cape. I'll know I'm really turning into a Hoosier when I purchase one of these geese for our own doorstep.


Free? Credit Report.com - Who would have guessed that checking your credit report on freecreditreport.com isn't really free? Okay, probably most people. Maybe the company's catchy jingle lulled me into stupidity and forced me to skip over the small print, but I swear when I checked both mine and Bubba's credit reports on the site I didn't see anything about enrolling in a $14.99 per month credit protection program. So, our free credit reports ended up costing $30 and a very annoying phone call to cancel our membership in the program. Stupid misleading jingle.


Mixed-up Marquee - The message on the marquee for Munster Christian Reformed church has me all confused. It reads: "Christ will turn you life "upside down" - displayed upside down. Does this baffle anyone else? I do not think the sign means what they think it means. To me, the phrase "upside down" connotes catastrophe - as in, "our finances are upside down," or "the divorce turned her life upside down." I think the better phrase to use here would be "rightside up." Unless, of course, I'm missing something. Maybe I'll have to attend the service to find out...

Let me see your toilet roll - Why is Henry completely fascinated with throwing things into the toilet? The other day I went in the bathroom to find this - a brand new roll of toilet paper soaking in the toilet. I swear the thing weighed 10 pounds and had absorbed about 2/3s of the the water. It wasn't as bad as the day I went in to see him dipping Bubba's toothbrush into the bowl and then brushing his teeth. Yuck! Now that's something that really makes me go hmmm.....

7 comments:

Marci said...

So funny! I have to admit, living here in the South, that some weeks the churches marquees make me want to attend just to get some clarification on what they really meant.

Cheryl and William said...

hahaha! I love that the ceramic duck is all set for winter- I'm surprised that they don't have a halloween costume for it :-)

janel said...

My next door Provo neighbor had a goose on her porch (she served a mission somewhere...I forget...where the porch-goose-decorating thing was HUGE) until Eliza broke its head off in a fit of love. I really hope you get one for your porch--then you can buy it one of those little doggie Halloween costumes! Or any weird baby shower clothes you get could go there.

Also, I recently fished a roll of TP out of the toilet, too. Will the fascination never end, or at least transfer into potty training? Sigh.

The Beckstead's said...

Hmmm? Great comments! Love it!

Stacy and Mike said...

OHHHHHHHHHH, once again you have me rolling. Love the commentary. In college I fell for the Free Credit Report.com CRAP too. They need to call it...... "14.99-Creditreport.com" and is it true they only give you info from one of the bureau's? Also I despise how their jingle stays in my head AGGHH!
Thieves twice, taking my money and my taking space in my brain.

Kristen said...

Hilarious! I love the goose! You have got to get one of those and make it look all prego. You could really have some fun with it. Dress it for Halloween...do people have kids out there, or are they just getting those geese? And the lady on the hood? What?

Casey Painter said...

You can get actual free credit reports by going to annualcreditreport.com They will give you a free one from each of the 3 reporting companies once a year. Pretty awesome. I like to check one of the reporting agencies every four months instead of doing all 3 at once.