Wednesday, April 11, 2007

When laughing so hard makes you pull over the car to wipe the tears out of your eyes

This weekend’s getaway trip was a breath of fresh air. It had been too long since we got away and were able to just be. To just be a couple, to explore, to relax, to have fun. ( I forgot to say we also saw a 100-year-old shipwreck!) To not talk about construction details, to-do lists and decisions needing to be made. I forgot how much fun we have together, how I truly love talking about political, racial or cultural issues with AdRi, and how much we laugh together. This little story is about laughing. And how juvenile I can be.

In Astoria, there is a home furnishings store, Hunt’s, complete with a large painted sign on a main wall coming into town. We were driving around in the drizzly rain, getting our bearings straight, and had driven by Hunt’s several times. I told AdRi that I heard that Michael owned that store. Also known as Mike. It took a few times of me talking about Mike, when AdRi became confused and asked who Mike was. “Mike who?” I said. “Mike Hunt” she said. “Who?” I asked again. “Mike Hunt, Mike Hunt, Mike Hunt” she said, finally at the last pronunciation finally getting it. In the meantime I was laughing so hard I was crying, just like I was 12 years old all over again.

To think we’ve been together ten years and I’ve never pulled that one on her. Good times, weekend getaways, good times.

6 comments:

Maggie said...

LOL! I love those.

patti_cake said...

Yay for good times! It's nice that the two of you got away together. It's good to just re-group, be silly and refresh isn't it?

Recovering Straight Girl said...

I must confess it took me reading this twice to get it. I'm a little slow I guess, but I WILL be using that one...

Syd said...

LOL. Mike Hunt makes me LOL every time.

I embarrass my niece every year by purchasing ad space in her ballet program under the name Grace Quirrel.

purpletwinkie said...

Oh sure! YOU may be laughing and Adri may be laughing... but poor Michael Hunt!

Rozanne said...

Heeeee, heeee, heee!

You know I love juvenile humor like that.

When I was in school kids would always write false names in the front of their text books--names like Jim Socks. If Mike Hunt was ever one of the names written, I don't remember it or didn't get it.

Brill!